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"Camels and Leopards and Bears, Oh My!" Workshop

In conjunction with its current exhibition, Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University has planned a family workshop, "Camels and Leopards and Bears, Oh My!" The workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, March 18, from 12-4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Under the guidance of art educators Sarah Mace and Julie Perko, children and their parents will create sculpture and wearable art inspired by the animals in the exhibition. In addition, storyteller Sarah Stein will offer colorful animal folktales from ancient Mongolia at 1 and 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to pick up a family guide and follow the clues to find other animals hidden in the exhibition and throughout the permanent galleries.

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation has been supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, please call 503-370-6855.

03-09-2006