Memphis Wood Day
Saturday, May 11 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us for a daylong celebration of Jacksonville’s First Lady of Art, Memphis Wood. Known for using a wide range of media, Wood’s best known works are sculptural fiber art that are part of MOCA’s Permanent Collection.
Downside Up Film Screenings
Attend screenings of Downside Up, a documentary about how a contemporary art museum revitalized the town of North Adams, Massachusetts at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Workshop with the Fiber Artists Network
Make your own fiber art during an educational workshop lead by artists from the Fiber Artists Network. Drop in for activities and demonstrations anytime between noon and 3 p.m. One activity will be appropriate for children, so be sure to bring them along!
Awards Presentation hosted by John Bunker
The day culminates with the presentation of the annual Memphis Wood Excellence in Teaching Award at 3 p.m. in the Theater. John Bunker will give an overview of Memphis’ time with the Museum followed by a ceremony honoring the 2013 award winner, Julianne French.
Free and open to the public
Mary Ann Bryan
Portrait of Memphis Wood, 1977
Gift of Ms. Memphis Wood