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Be Part of the Art at the County Museum ArtJam

artjamThe final event in the San Bernardino County Museum’s ArtMuse project, ArtJam, is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum visitors are invited to “be a part of the art” by making their own art during the program, which is included with paid museum admission.

Event activities begin at 11  a.m. with family-friendly art making and an overview of recent program initiatives. Families with children, young adults, and seniors are especially suited to ArtJam creative experiences. From noon to 1:30, groups of artists and community members will facilitate art making that reflects their special place in their communities. Visitors are encouraged to join in, creating visual, literary and photographic art that reveals their experiences with place. Several art activities will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for everyone to enjoy. Live music will round out the day, with performers to be announced the day of the event.

The two-year ArtMUSE program, supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation, has offered a wide variety of workshops to encourage community involvement in the arts. This year, ArtMUSE community programs incorporated the CSUSB community and Manuel A. Salinas Elementary School to develop family activities in visual arts, film art, and literary art. The April 26 event at the museum is a collaboration between the County Museum, CSUSB, San Bernardino Generation Now, and San Bernardino Valley College.

“Everyone who has participated in our ArtMuse art-making events over the last two years can bring their own artwork. This is a great way to share your experience and inspirations from our program,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “There will be opportunities for museum visitors to hear poetry, create their own art, and meet community leaders. Join the fun!”

ArtJam will also feature an opportunity drawing for participants in the Art Hunt, a “scavenger hunt” for murals, sculpture, and public art in San Bernardino County. “It’s not too late to be a part of the Art Hunt and share your own favorite public art, like murals or sculptures from your own neighborhood,” said Redvale. “Just visit ArtMUSE on Facebook and get all the details.”

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