Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ninth annual Love at the Maier looks at art, love, and nostalgia

Art and love have a very long-term relationship. The ninth annual Love at the Maier event this weekend will again shine the light on their long, intertwined history.

Love at the Maier includes activities for adults and children to explore themes of love in art at Randolph College's Maier Museum of Art.

On Friday, Feb. 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., come hear members of FRAME, the College's student docent club, as they present stories of love from the lives of artists whose works are in the museum's permanent collection. In conjunction with the museum's student-curated exhibition, Mirror of a Passing World: Ephemeral Places, Vanishing Spaces, the presentation will feature stories of lost love and nostalgia. This event will feature include hors d'oeuvres and wine at a cash bar. Admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members.

On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., children ages 5 through 12 are invited to make "antique" valentines inspired by the exhibition. They will use a variety of material to create truly unique valentines with the beauty and charms of days gone by. Admission for this drop-in event costs $4 for museum members and $5 for non-members.