Art on the Move Family Event at Illinois State Museum

Art and movement are the focus of the Saturday, June 23 free family event, Art on the Move, at the Illinois State Museum. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. families will enjoy crafts, artist demonstrations, and more while learning how movement inspires art and art inspires movement.

Children will spin, jump, and dance to create a blurred action photograph and then create a one of a kind frame for their photo with artist Rhiannon Gurley. Other motion-inspired craft activities will include spinning mobiles, twirling optical illusions, and rag rugs woven on hula hoops.

Springfield artist Gigi Diabate will demonstrate her method of painting on a spinning canvas, and children will have the opportunity to try some simple yoga inspired by art with Springfield teacher Dave Morgan at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

This program is part of the Educational Series sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street (the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby, and the building is ADA accessible.

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