In celebration of Black History Month, we’ll be creating art in the distinctive style of Alma Woodsey Thomas for today’s grab and go activity!
Our current holiday may have also replaced the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, that took place on February 15th. This pagan festival was eventually outlawed, and in the 5th century Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine’s Day.
No matter how we got here, & whether you love or hate Valentine's day, there are so many great reads! There are the epic love stories that will have you pining, and the disastrous ones, which sometimes fit the mood perfectly. See the titles below:
Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout the world. In the United States, Mardi Gras is an official holiday in the state of Louisiana. There people celebrate with parades and dressing up in bright costumes and masks. For today's craft you will make your own Mardi Gras mask! Popular colors used are purple green and gold. Purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.
BPAC (www.BasaltPublicArtsCommission.com) has commissioned four wildlife ice sculptures for the winter of 2021 to be placed around town. You can enjoy scouting out the fox, bear, wolf, and osprey at the library, downtown and in Willits. We would like to invite you to create a beautiful ice lantern to be placed by the art sculptures to add light to the animals at night. Below are instructions to create one at home with the material in your bag!
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