Family Day Extravaganza: Who Art We? Where Art We?

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD says
Who Art We? Where Art We?
Saturday, November 12th, 12pm-4pm
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Our fall Family Day Extravaganza is packed with unique, mind expanding activities for kids and parents that encourage critical thinking, active listening, and self expression through the creation of art and music. Alyson Jones, founder of Searching for Telos, a philosophy organization for youth, presents multiple activity stations designed to get kids talking and thinking about our city, our world, and our planet. Professional singer/songwriters will help kids create and sing original blues and folk songs based on their ideas for societal change. MOCAD’s Teen Council youth docents will provide fresh perspectives on the exhibitions and Super Happy Sushi at Café 78 offers a special kid friendly menu to meet a variety of snacking needs.

More about Alyson Jones:
Alyson Jones Turner is a native Detroiter, that resides in the city. She enjoys teaching in the elementary classroom. She holds a degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate degree in Education from University of Michigan. She is the founder and director of Searching for Telos, a Philosophy for Children Program (P4C) in Michigan. Her training in Philosophy began in her undergraduate studies. She received training from the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children in Mendham, New Jersey. She is a member of International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children. She spends time as a Bookseller at Source Booksellers. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys hobbies of numismatics, and music.

More about singer/songwriter Joe Reilly:
Joe Reilly is a singer, songwriter, and educator from Ann Arbor, Michigan who writes songs from his heart. Joe’s songs are playful, clever, engaging, joyful, and always have something meaningful to say. The core of his message is an invitation to heal our relationships with our selves, with each other, and with the earth. Joe uses his music to bring people together and build community across lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, and nationality. Joe is Italian, Irish, and Native American (Cherokee) and was raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan in a creative household by musical parents who encouraged him to find his own voice. Joe loves to inspire others to do the same and to water seeds of compassion, joy, wisdom, and peace in our collective consciousness through the sharing of his music. Joe has recorded seven albums of his music, including two children’s albums of environmental songs, Children of the Earth (2007) and Let’s Go Outside (2011). Children of the Earth was featured on National Public Radio’s Living On Earth program in 2008. In 2011 Joe was selected as the official troubadour for National Get Outdoors Day.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD

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