Recap: Fall Family Day

On Saturday, November 16, Family Day returned to the Dixon and was a huge success! With more people than ever before, all who came experienced a fun day full of special activities and surprises in the colorful fall setting of the gardens. 

During Family Day, friends and families enjoyed  scavenger hunts, face painting, games, and live music by The HappyThings. Kids created unique fall art projects like quilt collages, corn husk dolls, and scarecrow paper bag hats. Hattiloo Theatre entertained and audiences by performing excerpts from one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, Charlotte’s Web. Memphis artist Frank D. Robinson wowed the crowd by creating works of art with objects found in their own pockets and purses! 

Inside, visitors explored Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery which examines the ever shifting intersections of aesthetics and belief.  Ashe to Amen includes 59 works of art and design that date from the late 19th century to 2012 by nearly 50 artists, 24 whom are still active today. 

This Family Day was certainly one to remember! Each year, the Dixon’s education  programs strive to reach diverse audiences and provide an environment that applauds personal interpretation and advances creative thought. These programs and events promote interest in the arts and horticulture through specific programming for children, adults, and outreach groups. 

Posted by Carolyn Fly at 1:54 PM
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