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Free First Saturday: Flashback

Join in an exciting day of art-making, films, performances, and tours that plays with the memories of young and old. Highlights include special guests Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe, who will share their new book, Big Little Brother, with audiences during two shows in the Walker Cinema.

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Performance: Big Little Brother with Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe

Walker Cinema, 11 am and 1 pm
In this fun story-telling event, celebrated playwright and performer Kevin Kling narrates his recent children’s book Big Little Brother, illustrated by painter and cartoonist Chris Monroe. This charming story traces a familiar arc from sibling rivalry to brotherly love.

Being an older brother has its benefits, of that there’s little doubt. But how would you feel if your little brother grew to be bigger than you? And what if he insisted on touching all your things and following you everywhere you went? It’s enough to frustrate the most even-keeled of kids. Then an encounter at the playground teaches him that a pesky younger sibling can actually be a pal.

Fill the Gap

Gallery 8, 10 am–3 pm
Remember when you lost your first tooth? Pretend you’re looking at the tooth fairy’s collection of front teeth, cuspids, and molars from around the world. Select a tooth to recall a memory from childhood and make a larger-than-life-size sculpture in clay.

Felted Garden

Art Lab, 10 am–3 pm
Artists from the Textile Center will teach participants how to make wool felt, one of the most ancient forms of fabric. Transform soft wool fibers into thick felt using just soapy water and your two hands. Make a leaf, a flower, a bug, or rocks from wool fibers and add it to a large collaborative garden.


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