Helping Hands Community Craft with Valerie Flynn from the Coos Art Museum
About the Coos Art Museum: COOS ART MUSEUM IS THE CORNERSTONE OF VISUAL ARTS ON OREGON’S SOUTHERN COAST.
Through collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, we build an arts and cultural community by promoting the appreciation, understanding, and expression of visual art.
The Coos Art Museum traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Early operations were conducted in storefront locations, followed by occupancy of the old Carnegie Library Building near downtown Coos Bay. During this “library period” the Museum began building its permanent collection, and established a reputation for high quality exhibits and educational programs. Throughout this period volunteers were responsible for nearly all Museum operations and functions. In the late 1970’s the Coos Art Museum members pushed for and won approval of a community-wide bond issue to acquire and remodel the old post office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1936. After 5 years of hard work – including a door-to-door campaign to inform the community and raise monies – and much repairs and retrofitting, the Coos Art Museum moved into it’s current location in 1984.
Craft Description: “Helping Hands” is a Juneteenth-themed art project that shows how, with a little work, even a scribble can become something powerful! CAM will also have their button make for everyone to design and create their own colorful 1.25 in button.
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