The Huntington Library continues “The Funtington: Family Fun with The Huntington,” five days of free online fun for the whole family, with Work of Art Wednesday at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
This free event will be filled with music, visual art, nature, and cooking demonstrations for kids and families.
In Work of Art Wednesday, kids will first learn about Loretta Pettway Bennett’s work and legacy as a quiltmaker in Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Staff will show Bennett’s 2006 print, “Forever (For Old Sally),” explain how the quiltmaker assembled the different-colored cloth pieces together, and later on demonstrate how you can create a “quilt window” of your own. You can download activity instructions from the Work of Art Wednesday page.
Huntington Community Engagement Manager Kate Zankowicz will then follow with “Giant Hat Buildings,” where she shows a photo of a giant hat building, and explains how you can begin experimenting with scale in photography, using your cellphone camera. Later on, she shows “A Photo of Forever.” Here, she, with a photo of The Huntington’s rare book library basement, will inspire you to experiment with endless repetition and vanishing points.
In Work of Art Wednesday’s “Story Time,” Joy Harding, public programs and community engagement coordinator, will lead a reading of Barney Saltzberg’s “Beautiful Oops!”
The Kitchen Magician, Bob Blumer, finally shows how you could make a quilt pizza inspired by the quilt collection at The Huntington. After his demo, you can download the recipe and enjoy your home-cooked dessert quilt pizza.
As with all days in The Funtington Week, Bhi Bhiman sings the daily Funtington song, “Best Friends.”
Work of Art videos and downloads can be accessed through www.huntington.org/funtington-work-of-art-wednesday.
For more about The Funtington: Family Fun at The Huntington, visit www.huntington.org/funtington.