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Celebrate Winter at the Karshner Center
Celebrate Winter at the Karshner Center
Posted on 01/10/2019

Celebrate snowflakes, snowmen, and icicles. Learn about blizzards, white-outs, and winter wildness. Visit the Karshner Musuem and Center for Culture & Arts on Thursday, January 17 and Celebrate Winter!

There is a special event at the Karshner Center every Third Thursday and on January 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. we will have fun with winter. Visitors will look at varieties of designs that are in real snowflakes, make some fancy snowflake art projects, and make snow – yes, make snow!

Kalles Junior High science teachers will join Teresa Clifton and student volunteers in handling dry ice, liquid nitrogen, and other “cool” science demonstrations in stations visitors can rotate among including:

  • - See a hot dog shatter
  • - Observe fog in different colors
  • - Find out what a marshmallow ice cube is

At the Karshner Center, we are committed to creating exhibitions and learning experience which will help visitors make connections between themselves and the world in which we live. Our goals is to be a leader in participatory education for students, teachers, parents, and the community.

It’s not typical for a school district to own and operate a museum and arts center. The Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts is a unique feature in the Puyallup School District. It’s a busy place where there is ALWAYS something going on.

At the Karshner Center, our goal is to provide hands-on activities that encourage participation education for students, teachers, parents, and the community. As a center for culture and the arts, we wish to enhance cultural awareness and promote cultural competency.

With these goals in mind, the Puyallup School District is pleased to present An African American Odyssey, a Culture & Arts Festival at the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from noon to 5 p.m..

Featured on February 9 will be the Northwest Tap Connection telling the rich story of African American History through song, dance, and spoken word. With a mosaic of movement, performers from the all-ages dance company will interpret the economic, social, political, artistic, and racial imprints that have cultivated the black experience in American culture.

Visitors will also experience an outstanding trio of musicians tracing the history of Blues and Jazz in the performance of Blues Queens and Jazz Royalty featuring Joseph Seamons, Tina Dietz, and Forrest Marowitz.

The festival will include storytellers, art projects for children, and exhibits including:

  • • The Art of Jacob Lawrence and other African American artists
  • • The artifacts of Dr. Warner Karshner

Over the next several weeks, the Karshner Center will host festivals, exhibits, fieldtrips, and celebrations – and they are ALL FREE.

Mark your calendars:

Thursday, January 17               Third Thursday Event: Celebration of Winter                4 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 9                Culture & Arts Festival: African American Odyssey     12 – 5 p.m.

January 10 – February 5             Art Show: The Art of Winter

February 9 – March 5                Art Show: Celebration of African American Artists