Flashback Friday: Fun for Families at the Dixon

In honor of Art Family Day tomorrow, we are flashing back to some of the Dixon's past family events!  We love having children at the Dixon, and the Education Department works hard to make sure they have fun and learn while they are here. Join us at the Dixon for Art Family Day tomorrow, November 21st from 10am to 2pm.  There is a lot of fun planned, and it's free for the whole family! Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, November 20, 2015 | 0 comments
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A Basic Flower Arranging Kit

Assembling a tool box of items needed to create simple flower arrangements makes the process of creating an arrangement a pleasure. All you have to do is bring flowers home or the grocery store or go out in the yard and cut some branches and flowers and pull out your tool box to start arranging.  In your kit you will find all sorts of gadgets that help in cutting and arranging plant material. Floral scissors, pruners, floral preservative for the water, wires, picks, candle holders, and... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 0 comments
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November Family Studio Recap:Collage

Thank you to everyone that came out to Family Studio. It was quite chilly outside, but inside, we were nice and cozy while we crafted. Our craft this month was a simple one, and you probably have everything at home to recreate it.  We used 3 simple things:   Paper   Glue  Scissors You'll need a plain piece of paper to begin with. This is the background for your craft. You'll also need other paper. It can be colored, or patterned. All of our paper... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Monday, November 16, 2015 | 0 comments
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Flashback Friday: The Dixon's pool becomes the Hughes Pavilion

In 2003, construction was completed on on of the newest additions to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Hughes Pavilion.  The Hughes Pavilion is directly over Mr. and Mrs. Dixon's swimming pool.  The swimming pool had already been covered and made into a patio of sorts before the construction of the Hughes.  In fact, the pool is still under the Hughes Pavilion and used as the main source of irrigation throughout the Dixon property.  The Hughes Pavilion was a lovely addition... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, November 6, 2015 | 0 comments
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Natural Dyeing Workshop with Melissa Petersen

Fourteen ladies. Two hours. Seventy skeins of yarn. Saturday’s natural dyeing workshop produced a rainbow of colors from pounds of petals, bags of beans and berries, and a sack of (flower bulb) skins. With a quick overview of the process under their belts, gloves were donned, yarn was wetted, and the comfortable chaos ensued.    We had eight stations, each with a different dyestuff to produce a particular color. Fresh and fermented pokeberries were squished and strained to... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Monday, November 2, 2015 | 0 comments
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Flash Back Friday: 1986 Addition

In honor of the reopening of the museum galleries this Sunday after six months of renovations, we are flashing back to the 1986 opening of the newest wing of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens.  You can see in the image the two additions that have been made to the original Dixon residence.  While we didn't add additional square footage to the galleries, we did expand the museum store and create an all new cafe that will open early in 2016!  The Dixon has seen many improvements... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Friday, October 30, 2015 | 0 comments
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