Knoxville Museum of Art to celebrate with a Family Fun Day

 The Knoxville Museum of Art will celebrate the holidays with a Family Fun Day Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday-themed day will be packed with creative art activities, artist demonstrations, continuous entertainment on stage and docents in the galleries.

 Children of all ages will have the opportunity to create art at one of the many art-making stations inspired by current exhibitions, “Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee” and “Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond.”

 In addition, the Thorne Rooms at the museum have been decorated to reflect the holidays, including 18th-century miniature vignettes of the season, presented by The International Guild of Miniature Artisans.

 Members of IGMA will be on hand to answer questions and help families create miniature wreaths.

 Entertainment for Family Fun Day includes live music by the Johnson Swingtet and caricature drawings by Marlee Parnell. Snacks will be available for purchase.

 Family Fun Day is offered to the community at no charge. Sponsors are the Artreach Fund, the Arts and Heritage Fund, Laura and Jason Bales, the Junior League of Knoxville, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and Tennova Healthcare.

 The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas and serves and educates diverse audiences. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

 For more information, call Angela Thomas at 865-934-2034 or visit www. knoxart.org.

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm