Charging Station: Meditation Prompts

Here is a recharging experience that you can create for yourself anywhere!   Place your feet shoulder-width apart and become aware of gravity anchoring you to the earth. Breathe deeply. Inhale, allowing your chest to lift and expand. Exhale and let your shoulders melt downward releasing tension.  In this place, you feel safe and comfortable.  There are sounds of nature. You can hear a gentle breeze. You can hear birds,... Read More
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Tour at Two: John Singer Sargent

Artist John Singer Sargent would have been 165 years old today, January 12. In celebration, we are taking a look at Ramón Subercaseaux in a Gondola  for today’s #tourattwo.   Born in Italy to American parents, John Singer Sargent was seen as a prodigy from his very arrival in Paris as a young art student in 1874.  By 1880, when he painted his friend, the Chilean diplomat and amateur artist Ramón Subercaseaux, in a Venetian gondola, he was only... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Tours at Two: Bill Branch and The Saint John's Bible

Dixon Docent Bill Branch talks about the Valley of the Dry Bones illumination from The Saint John's Bible.    Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Sunday, January 10, 2021
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Houseplant Care with Kim Rucker

Today is National Houseplant Appreciation Day, and while we don't need an excuse to enjoy all things horticulture at the Dixon, we decided to ask Cutting Garden and Greenhouse Manager Kim Rucker for some tips for beginners.  Do your research….introducing new plants into a home with pets requires some initial planning. Many plants are toxic to pets and children. Cats especially will chew on foliage if they are stressed or left alone. The most reliable... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, January 8, 2021
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Art Activity: Expressive Portraits

A video that explains expressive portraits and ways to create daily mindful art through this method! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Tours at Two: Phil McMillion and The Saint John's Bible

Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about the Ten Commandments page of T he Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Sower Illumination in The Saint John's Bible . Dixon Docent Phil McMillion talks about The Shema from Deuteronomy in The Saint John's Bible .   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Staff Passion Projects: Pandemic Edition

During 2020 Dixon staff kept their creativity going through long months of shelter-in-place and staying safe. Here are just a handful of projects staff members have worked on -- creating artwork, clothing, and more!  Charlotte Sechrist Visitor Engagement/Museum Tour Coordinator Vacancy,  acrylic on canvas. 2020  In June I had a bedroom in my apartment open up, so my current roommate and I decided to turn it into a music and art studio. Since graduating from... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Where Do Colors Come From?

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this activity by Shelby Watson, learn to make natural dyes and pigments for tie-dye using ingredients from your kitchen! Download PDF activity!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Art Activity: 3D Snowmen

Let’s talk about snow and frost! Then let’s make a 3D snowman with Ms. Allison! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 26, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Illuminated Calligraphy

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Rakhshanda Rehmat and Kailey Hildebrand focuses on the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Download the activity PDF .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Tours at Two: Martha Kelly

Martha Kelly talks about the art she created for the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship , which is included in the Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible exhibition.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Art Activity for Kids: Make Paper Birds

Follow along with Mr JT as you learn how to make this easy craft for kids! Using simple materials you can create a whole canopy of colorful friends.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 19, 2020
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