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MLK FREE COMMUNITY DAY JANUARY 15

The Muskegon Museum of Art invites the public to annual MLK Free Community Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 15; from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities will include film screenings, arts and crafts, mini docent tours presented by Muskegon High School art students, and a special exhibition—Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert. All MLK Community Day admissions and activities are free.

Support for this event has been provided by the Michigan Humanities Council.

Schedule:
Crafts in the classroom from 11 am – 2 pm
Muskegon High School AP Art Student Docents 1 – 3 pm
MMA Docents 10 am – 1 pm3 – 5 pm
Film – “Up from the Bottoms” (58 mins) starting at 10 am and running on the hour all day.

Special Exhibition
Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert

Winfred Rembert
Chain Gang (A Web), 2012
Dye on carved and tooled leather
Courtesy of Adelson Galleries, Boston

Winfred Rembert works in the medium of carved and dyed leather, creating vibrant and rhythmic imagery of his life in 1950s Georgia. A storyteller, Rembert reveals images of culture, community, family, and struggle through intense color and repeating patterns. His most recognizable pieces depict pickers at work in the cotton fields, a grueling task the artist himself experienced in his childhood and later on a prison chain gang. Over 25 works, including the premiere of several recent paintings by the artist, are featured in the exhibition. The artworks in Southern Roots appear courtesy of Adelson Galleries, Boston, and the artist. Southern Roots will be on display December 14, 2017 through March 18, 2018. Southern Roots is underwritten by the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation and PNC Bank. Additional support has been provided by the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Southern Roots: The Paintings of Winfred Rembert is underwritten by the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation and PNC Bank.

Additional support has been provided by the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located next to Hackley Public Library in downtown Muskegon. Call 231-720-2570 or go to www.muskegonartmuseum.org for visitor information.