ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, THE WALKER ART CENTER PRESENTS FREE FAMILY PROGRAMMING. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE AND AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 612.376.7622.
In December, the Walker teams up with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) for an exploration of language, art, and winter. Watch a sporty performance, see wintry films, visit the galleries, and go on a wondrous printmaking adventure. The mission of the MCBA is to advance the book as a vital contemporary art form, preserving the traditional crafts of bookmaking and engaging people in learning, production, interpretive, and collaborative experiences.
LITERARY PERFORMANCE: POETIC PLAY
It's basketball season at the Walker! Join children's book author John Coy for an interactive reading of his recent book Strong to the Hoop. Begin by composing your own basketball poem, then join in or sit back and listen to his reading accompanied by teacher Mary Jo Thompson and Sheridan School students. Lively music and basketball raps will be performed by David Ellis and students from the High School for Recording Arts. Coy will sign copies of Strong to the Hoop and Vroomaloom Zoom after the performance.
12 NOON-4 PM
ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: WINTER PRINTS
Join Derek Black, former MCBA artist-in-residence and proprietor of Pandemonium Press, to create beautiful winter prints to keep and share. Use an assortment of found objects and hand-carved rubber stamps.
12 NOON AND 2 PM
FILM PROGRAM: WINTER TALES
These animated short films explore the magic of the first snowfall, the act of bundling up for chilly weather, and ice-skating in a winter wonderland. 34 minutes.
FAMILY TOUR: HEAR ALL ABOUT IT
During this engaging gallery tour, find out more about the cool colors in the exhibition The Cities Collect. Meet in the lobby.
FREE FIRST SATURDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY COLDWELL BANKER BURNET.
SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TARGET STORES, AND THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION. THE DECEMBER AND JANUARY FREE FIRST SATURDAY PROGRAMS ARE ALSO MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS.