Holiday Open House at Central

Step into the holiday season with an afternoon of creative art, music, performance, and refreshments at the downtown Central Library. Featured: an Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) clay sculpture workshop, a youth-centric gingerbread house art project, music from pianist Po Fim Fanny, and two script-in-hand performances of Dylan Thomas’ beloved A Child’s Christmas in Wales.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Program: 
2:00 pm
Step into the holiday season with an afternoon of creative art, music, performance, and refreshments at the downtown Central Library. Guests of all ages can take part in a clay workshop, adding their individual touches to a communal Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life). The project, in conjunction with the Library exhibit Craft Research Lab: Mattie Rhodes Folk Art Collection, is led by Mattie Rhodes Art Center instructor Maggie DeMeulmeester.

Area artists with the Westport Center for the Arts direct a youth-centric art project on the Library’s second floor, where attendees can collaborate on a 2D paper gingerbread house and kids will make individual houses to take home.

Po Sim Fanny performs on the piano in Kirk Hall.

Fifth-floor Helzberg Auditorium is the setting for two script-in-hand performances of Dylan Thomas’ beloved A Child’s Christmas in Wales at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.