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Virtual Family Day: Foldable Butterfly Valentine's Day Cards

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Thursday, February 11, 2021,
3pm - 4pm

Online via Zoom

$5 per Household | Free for MAH Members

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the MAH! All creative kiddos are invited to join the MAH's new series of virtual family-friendly events.

Grab your craft supplies and follow along as MAH Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil, takes you through a hands-on art activity. We'll be joined by special guests, In These Uncertain Times exhibiting artists Dana Peters, Sarah Bianco, & Angelina Reed as they share more about their art practice.

For this LOVE edition of Virtual Family Day we will be making Valentine butterflies. Design and create your own beautiful butterfly and perfectly folded cocoon envelope to give to someone special in your life.

This event is good for all ages, but may hold the attention of 5-12 year olds best. Best part, this is a great event to invite friends and family from across the state, country, or world. All are welcome to craft, chat, and share their creativity online!

Craft Materials Needed:

  • At least 2 pieces of paper (any color will do),
  • coloring utensils (we'll be using lots of pinks and reds, but the choice is yours!),
  • and scissors.
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Memberships start at $40 and are a great way to get more involved and support the Museum. Once you sign up to become a MAH Member, RSVP via the Free Membership Ticket on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link for this event.

Meet the Artists

Sarah Bianco

Protect What You Love, Sarah Bianco

Sarah Bianco grew up in the midwest, but has spent most of her life in the Bay Area, moving to Santa Cruz in 1998 to obtain her BFA in Drawing & Painting from UCSC. In addition to her fine art, she is the owner of a decorative painting and interior design business, Painting by Bianco. Sarah lives at the Tannery Arts Center and works out of her studio there, Apricity Gallery.

“The gift of this year has been the demand of the pause. This image is a reproduction of a mural created for HOME: A Stay-at-Home Mural Festival for the Planet featuring over 800 artists from around the world.

Dana Peters

Enter the Chrysalis, by Dana Peters

Dana Peters lives and works in Santa Cruz, California where she spends most of my time outdoors, hiking, surfing, making art, and co-curating exhibitions and events at her gallery space: The Art Cave.

My mural captures my own ponderings in the upheaval of Covid-19. What are the parts of us that are going to make it through this chrysalis stage? What will be left behind and what new surprises will emerge? Part of HOME: A Stay-at-Home Mural Festival for the Planet featuring over 800 artists from around the world.”

Angie Si P Screen Printing

Angelina Reed was born in Santa Cruz, California and raised in the nearby hills of Soquel. She loves art, science, and math and was actually a physics major before finishing her BA in Fine Art at UC Santa Cruz. Angie enjoys working in a variety of mediums from photography to ceramics, printmaking to jewelry, drawing to sculpture, painting to book arts. Her inspirations come from stories, memories, and observations, and she is an idea-driven rather than medium-focused artist. She often revisits and explores her subjects, ideas, and themes in different mediums and frequently works in series with multiple pieces that weave together, much like a storyteller.


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These Family Days are great for all ages, but may hold the attention of 5-12 year olds best.

We do ask that parents and/or guardians join this activity with their kids and do not leave children unattended during the event.

You'll need to RSVP or buy a ticket on Eventbrite (stay tuned for updates). Eventbrite will then instantly send you the Zoom link and send a reminder the day of the event.

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