Monday, November 8, 2010

Holiday Extravaganza at the Morris Museum

The Morris Museum of Art is hosting numbers of special holiday events in November and December that promise something for everyone—“Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy,” silhouette portraits by artist Clay Rice, a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus provided by Barry Koenig, a children-friendly concert by family favorite Tara Scheyer, and a trunk show by jeweler Katrina Gray.

“The Morris consistently strives to offer events that all ages can enjoy, and there is no better time than the holidays to bring your family to the Morris,” said Janna Crane, special events coordinator at the Morris Museum of Art. “Plus, the majority of our events are nominally priced or free.”

2010 Holiday Events at the Morris Museum of Art
Sunday, November 21, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Magic in the Making: Sweets with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Join the Morris Museum and Dance Augusta and be transported to the wonderful world of the Nutcracker. An afternoon spent in the company of Clara, the Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy, ends with an opportunity to create a tiara or crown. $5.00 per child; adult members, free; adult nonmembers, $5.00. Call 706-828-3825 or email to RSVP.

Friday, December 3, noon
Art at Lunch: Low-Country Artist Clay Rice
Silhouette artist, author, and musician Clay Rice performs songs and tells stories about growing up in the low country and traveling throughout the United States. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Lunch by Wife Saver. Paid reservations due December 1 by calling 706-828-3867.

Saturday, December 4, 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus and pose with the couple for a photo by Barry Koenig. (Photos will be available for purchase at Afterwards, create a special keepsake ornament. The $10.00 per person fee includes breakfast, museum admission, and a supervised art project. Reservations (required), can be made by calling 706-828-3825 or emailing

Saturday, December 4, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Silhouette Portraits by Clay Rice
Renowned silhouette artist Clay Rice creates personalized portraits of your loved ones. Advance reservations only. $40 per person for two copies. Call 706-828-3825 or email to make an appointment.

Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m.
Artrageous! Family Sunday: Holiday Time!
Take part in a gallery scavenger hunt, and create handcrafted ornaments and greeting cards at various stations in the museum. FREE.

Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m.
Music at the Morris: From One to Ninety-Two
Singer/songwriter Tara Scheyer celebrates the holidays at the Morris with songs the whole family will remember and enjoy. FREE.

Sunday, December 5, noon–4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show: Katrina Gray of EarthWear Jewelry
Katrina Gray has been creating jewelry for forty years, and her skills as a potter and silversmith help to make each piece an exquisite work of art. One day only. FREE admission.

Sunday, December 5, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Sunday Sketch
Sketch in the galleries, with materials supplied by the museum. Check-in in the activity room. FREE.

The Morris Museum of Art was founded in 1985 and opened to the public in 1992. It is the oldest museum in the country that is devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The museum’s permanent collection of nearly five thousand works of art spans more than two hundred years, from the late-eighteenth century to the present. The Morris is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, noon–5:00 p.m. For more information about the Morris Museum of Art, visit or call 706-724-7501.
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