We Are Family

Blogger Erin Williams reports back on Carroll Cloar Family Day, held July 13, 2013 at the Brooks.

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I don’t know where you were on Saturday afternoon, but all the cool kids (and their parents and friends) were making crafts, interacting with Southern folklore history, and even nibbling on a few treats at the Museum’s Family Day.  The Side Street Steppers provided a warm welcome and withstood the heat as they strummed and jigged on the Plaza.

Inside, there were tons of ways to tap into your inner artist….Scavenger hunt maps were given to guests to mark off once they found the selected icons in the Cloar exhibit:

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Mold your own take-home magical creature:

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Or you could create paper squares for a Collaborative Quilt:

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Downstairs, the Cloar paintings came to life with the help of actress Patty Carreras. She transformed into the subjects of various paintings and talked with passers-by about their experiences and memories.

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If all the walking and talking made you hungry, food trucks featuring water ice, corn dogs, catfish and funnel cakes made for a satisfied appetite:

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And winners of the Scavenger Hunt even took a butterfly home – a tattoo or sticker, that is.

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If you missed out, don’t worry – Wacky Wednesdays will continue through July and the Brooks always has Creation Station on the horizon.
Visit Summer of Cloar for all events offered in conjunction with The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South.

Go to Brooks’ Flickr to view all of Erin Williams Family Day photos.

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