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University Of Virginia Art Museum Presents Japanese Family Festival

January 28, 2004 --

WHAT: Japanese Family Festival

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum
155 Rugby Road

ACCOMPANYING EVENT: The festival is being held in conjunction with “‘The Moon Has No Home’: Japanese Color Woodblock Prints from the Collection of the University of Virginia Art Museum,” exhibition on view through March 7.

The University of Virginia Art Museum will present a Japanese Family Festival, Saturday, Feb. 21, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Events will include family activities such as origami, games, kimono wrapping and other traditional crafts, organized by the Young Friends. The gallery guild and the volunteer board will present Japanese treats and drinks, and the docents will host demonstrations of Japanese music and dance, a tea ceremony and a bonsai exhibition.

Terry Kita, a Washington educator who recently led certification workshops for area teachers on curriculum uses of Japanese woodblock prints, will demonstrate the Japanese activity boxes. The boxes are also available for families touring the museum.

To make reservations for the free festival, call (434) 924-7458 by Feb.13.

The University of Virginia Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For details about exhibitions or programs, call the museum at (434) 924-3592, or visit the Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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