Even if the annual beach trip is already in the rearview mirror, it’s not too late to enjoy a road trip of sorts – all from the comfort of the Greenville County Museum of Art. The GCMA and Certus Bank invite families to explore the beauty of American landscape through music and hands-on art activities at the Museum’s second Certus Saturday on July 20, 2013, from 2 until 4pm.
Kids and their families are sure to enjoy live music by the duo Bluegrass Flash Mob, featuring Kenny Lambert and Trey Gibbs. Lambert, who holds the title of Georgia Mountain Fiddle Champion, has played with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and with such pop stars as Wynona Judd, Johnny Mathis, Marc Anthony, and Jump Little Children among others. Gibbs brings his English and Irish heritage to the team’s bluegrass sound. Playing both traditional and contemporary favorites on fiddle, mandolin, and guitar, Bluegrass Flash Mob will bring the American spirit to life in the GCMA’s galleries.
A visit to the GCMA this summer wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the spectacular exhibition “Masterpieces of American Landscape from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”. Visitors can join a tour with one of the Museum’s education specialists to hear some of the stories behind the paintings, or take a walk across the country (and across history) at their own pace. Inspired by the music and the art, budding artists and their families are invited to stop by the studio and express their own creativity through landscape.
Youngsters will discover how to capture the three-dimensional world on a flat surface by following a few simple tricks that landscape artists use. Artist Bruce Bunch will be on hand to demonstrate and offer suggestions and assistance for this exciting make and take landscape workshop.
Sponsored by a grant from Certus Bank, Certus Saturday is free, and open to the public.
For further info contact Paula Angermeier by calling 864/271-7570, ext. 1028 or e-mail to (email@example.com).