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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Snyder Museum open house slated

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  • The Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center has multiple activities planned for the upcoming week and the summer. Morehouse Magnet School students, under the direction of Ms. Alicia Pratt, have created artwork that is on display in the museum from May 12 to May 31.
    The emerging artists will be honored with an open house at the Snyder from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 20. Works on display include ink prints, color wheels, garden printing and Kandirsky circles. Refreshments will be served.
    "We're glad for the kids to display their art," Candy Nugent, executive director for the Snyder Museum, said. "We would love to see other schools come out and visit the museum during the next school year."
    After the school art show ends, the museum will begin preparing for summer workshops in June and July.
    A "My Louisiana" workshop will take place from June 16 to 19 for ages five to 17. The class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It costs $45 to attend.
    According to the museum, kids will use the unique characteristics of the state of Louisiana to spark their creativity. Paints and pastels will be used, and students will create a sculpture.
    Also from June 16 to 19, children ages eight to 12 can participate in a camp focused on the artist John James Audubon. Students will paint, try out printmaking and create a collage using the birds of Louisiana as their inspiration. The cost of this class is also $45.
    The Snyder will also host the next meeting of the Morehouse What's Cooking Class on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m.
    For additional information on any museum event, call 281.8760. The Snyder Museum is located at 1620 E. Madison in Bastrop.

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