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Virtual Family Day: Art & Healing

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Saturday, January 23, 2021,
10am - 11am

Online via Zoom

$5 per Household | Free for MAH Members

Grab your craft supplies and creative kiddos for our new series of virtual family-friendly events. Hop on Zoom as MAH Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil, takes you through a hands-on art activity alongside featured artists from our upcoming exhibition In These Uncertain Times.

For our first edition of Virtual Family Day on January 23rd, we'll be making collages. We have all been through a lot this past year so this Family Day Series is starting with some reflective and healing art.

Featuring artists from In These Uncertain Times, this event will include different projects and activities focusing on processing our feelings through art. Good for all ages, we recommend bringing paper, coloring utensils, scissors, magazines, old books, news clippings, stickers, tape, dried flowers, or any other items you want to collage plus tape or glue.

Register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Once you have the Zoom link you can stay the whole time or pop in and out when you can on January 23rd. You can sign up to become a MAH Member here to receive free admission and support the MAH while you're at it.

We look forward to seeing you online as we stay connected and creative through these challenging times.

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Memberships start at $40 and are a great way to get more involved and support the Museum. Once you sign up to become a MAH Member, RSVP via the Free Membership Ticket on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link for this event.

Meet the Artists

Myra Eastman

About: I am a visual artist, primarily painting large scale narrative paintings on canvas. My paintings tell stories about our world and the people who live in it.

How Art Helps You With Healing: I am able to use the canvas as a way to tell the stories I see in the world.

Art featured in In These Uncertain Times

Covid Series 14 - This is part of an ongoing series of paintings that narrate how life under Covid took hold of us and where it has taken us.

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Sofia Treadwell

About the Artist: Sofia is a precocious fourth-grade student who loves art, dogs and riding her bike. She recently picked up the saxophone and is looking forward to playing in her school band, she lives in Santa Cruz with her family and her dog Stella

How Art Helps You With Healing: “Art helps when you are stressed, it helps when it gets tough and you need something to help you calm down. Art has helped me during this time, the colors help me express my emotions.”

Art featured in In These Uncertain Times

Stop. It Will Be Okey – At the start of the pandemic, 9-year-old Sofia sat down and made this to reassure herself that it will all be ok. The piece remains on our mantle as a colorful reminder to all of us.


Reach out via email to membership@santacruzmah.org we're more than happy to confirm your membership status and/or help you renew so you can take advantage of these membership perks.

For this event, we'll be using scissors and tape/glue to collage, so while this event is great for all ages those younger than 6 will most likely need extra support.

We do ask that parents and/or guardians join this activity with their kids and do not leave children unattended during the event.

You'll need to RSVP or buy a ticket on Eventbrite (linked above). Eventbrite will then instantly send you the Zoom link and send a reminder the day of the event.

If you have any technical troubles or have any questions please reach out to us at info@santacruzmah.org.