Telfair Museums to host FREE Near East Family Day @ Jepson Center, Aug. 17, Savannah

FREE Family Day at Telfair Museums' Jepson Center

Telfair Museums will host a free Family Day at the Jepson Center as part of its monthly Family Days series, which is free and open to the public.

This month’s theme is “Near East Family Day” and celebrates the art of countries and cultures represented in the “Allure of the Near East” exhibition, which opens at the Jepson Center on August 16. Families will enjoy hands-on activities, storytelling and a performance by TURKU, a popular band described as “Nomads of the Silk Road.”

Family Day is sponsored by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Power and the AGL Resources Foundation.

TURKU’s high-energy performance will feature musical traditions from Turkey, Persia, Kurdistan, Caucasus and the Balkans, blending authentic historical songs with traditional improvisational techniques.

Families are also invited to attend a Pre-Family Day Workshop, which will take place in the morning and focus on making shadow puppets, marbleizing paper and piecing together a carpet puzzle. Reservations are required. Please call 912.790.8823 to RSVP.

FREE Family Day
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Free Family Day – 1-4 p.m.
Pre-Family Day Workshop – 11 a.m.
TURKU Musical Performance – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Jepson Center
207 W. York Street, on Telfair Square
Savannah 31401


Thursday, August 15 | 10-11:30 am | Jepson Center
Exploring Near Eastern art and artists.
$5 per child; free to adult members or with museum admission

WCWM? (What Can We Make?) STUDIO
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 1-4 pm | Jepson Center
Join the museum as they open the studios for drop-in visits for all ages. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. August – Exploring Near Eastern art and artists. Free to members or with museum admission

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah,  31401, Telfair Museums is a advertiser.

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