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UVU Woodbury Art Museum To Host Free Family Day June 21

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June 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton, 801-863-6807

Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum will host a free Family Day Saturday, June 21, in celebration of the summer solstice. The purpose of the event is to expose local residents to the exhibits currently featured at the museum. It will also provide families and children a fun way to learn through hands-on activities about art.

The museum staff has planned a day that will combine art and science, including holding origami frog races and crafting sun catchers from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by a physics demonstration, drum circle, and summer yoga from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will appeal to adults and children of all ages.

“Family days are a chance for children to explore the art we have on display,” said Melissa Hempel, director and curator of the Woodbury Art Museum. “In a setting where we usually remind them to keep their hands to themselves, our family activities encourage tactile and aesthetic experiences that draw from the current exhibition.”

The Woodbury Art Museum serves as a catalyst in engaging our community in aesthetic investigation and cultural awareness. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and related materials, focusing on, but not limited to, modern and contemporary artistic styles. These exhibitions, programs, and collections stimulate research and serve as a valuable resource in our academic setting as well as in the community. The museum is located in the southeast corner of the University Mall, 575 W. University Parkway, in Orem.

For more information about the Family Day, contact the Woodbury Art Museum by phone at 801-863-4200, by email at uvmuseum@uvu.edu, or by visiting www.uvu.edu/museum.

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