FCM | Spring Studio SUPER SCULPTURES

Florence County Museum
Spring Studios 2020
Looking for engaging activities for your child during spring break?
Spring Studios are exciting hands-on programs for children ages 5-10 at the Florence County Museum.
These one-day theme-based workshops will be full days of art projects and activities.
To register for either of the FCM 2020 Spring Studios, please visit FCM website at flocomuseum.org/spring.
Space is limited to 15 students so sign up today!
Draw, Dip and Drip
Draw, paint and create with a variety of materials!
Monday, April 6, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40, or $75 for both workshops
Super Sculptures
Create 3-dimensional art with new and found objects!
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40, or $75 for both workshops

FCM | Spring Studios DRAW, DIP, and DRIP

Florence County Museum
Spring Studios 2020
Looking for engaging activities for your child during spring break?
Spring Studios are exciting hands-on programs for children ages 5-10 at the Florence County Museum.
These one-day theme-based workshops will be full days of art projects and activities.
To register for either of the FCM 2020 Spring Studios, please visit FCM website at flocomuseum.org/spring.
Space is limited to 15 students so sign up today!
Draw, Dip and Drip
Draw, paint and create with a variety of materials!
Monday, April 6, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40, or $75 for both workshops
Super Sculptures
Create 3-dimensional art with new and found objects!
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40, or $75 for both workshops

FCM | Family Day ART and SCIENCE

Family Day at the Florence County Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2020.  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Join FCM the second Saturday of every month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Family Day. No registration required. Free of charge.
ART and SCIENCE 
Colorful Paper Chromatography
Museum Lobby
Participants will learn how different substances (in this case, colors) move and spread across a paper surface when dissolved in water. Each student will create a wonderful work of art while observing this fascinating scientific process.
Slime Time!
Art Studio
Use basic household supplies in this creative, slimy experiment. Participants will learn about polymers and chemical bonds as they create colorful slime.
Simple Acid and Base Painting
Multipurpose Room
What happens when you mix an acid with a base? Participants will learn the basics of this chemical reaction while creating a colorful abstract painting.

FCM | Civil Rights Historical Marker Unveiling and Reception

This March marks the 60th anniversary of one of Florence’s most important civil rights events.
Florence County Museum is hosting an unveiling ceremony and reception for a historical marker commemorating sit-in demonstrations at the Kress department store lunch counter in March of 1960.
Forty-eight protesters were arrested during the demonstrations, all charged with parading without obtaining a city permit.
Their cases were adopted by an attorney for the NAACP and were eventually appealed before the South Carolina Supreme Court, who overturned the protestors’ convictions.
The marker will be unveiled in a ceremony from 3 to 4 o’clock on the afternoon of Thursday, March 5. The ceremony will take place in front of the Kress building on the north side of the 100 block of West Evans Street in downtown Florence.
Speakers representing the protesters, Florence County, and the City of Florence will address the crowd, discussing the social, historical, and personal significance of the protests.
Beginning at three o’clock, museum curator Stephen W. Motte will make a brief welcome, followed by an invocation by Rev. Calvin Robinson of Trinity Baptist Church.
Remarks will then be made by Florence County Solicitor Ed Clements, III, and Mayor Stephen Wukela, after which Rep. Terry Alexander (D – Florence) will present a certificate to a representative of the protestors.
The marker will be unveiled by Mr. John Miller of Florence, who helped organize the protests in 1960.
A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony at the FCM Waters Gallery, 135 S. Dargan St.
The City of Florence is coordinating with the museum for the ceremony and the installation of the marker.
“On behalf of the City of Florence, we are honored to participate in erecting this historical marker to acknowledge past injustices that occurred in our community.  It is by acknowledging our history that we heal the effects and begin advancing forward as one city,” said City of Florence Mayor, Stephen J. Wukela
For more information, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200.

Florence County Museum | Family Day

Florence County Museum | Family Day

Art Around the World

Saturday, February 8, 2020

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Join us the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Family Day at the FCM. No registration required. Free of charge.
Art Around the World
Ojo de Dios
Museum Lobby
Create an Ojo de Dios or “God’s Eye” in the style of the Huichol tribe of Mexico. Participants will weave a colorful Ojo de Dios using sticks and yarn.
African Masks
Art Studio
Create a mask inspired by West African ceremonial culture. Participants will decorate a basic mask form, adding bold colors and three-dimensional elements.
Koinobori Windsock
Multipurpose Room
Prepare for spring with a  traditional Japanese windsock, used to celebrate Children’s Day. Participants will create a colorful carp windsock for home display.

Florence County Museum | Opening Reception Pee Dee Regional Art Competition

Please join the Florence County Museum for the opening reception of the 2020 Pee Dee Regional Art Competition sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Florence.

The reception will be held Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Waters Building, 135 South Dargan Street, Florence, South Carolina.

Awards will be presented at 7:15 pm.

The exhibition will be on display in the Waters Gallery from January 30 through April 3, 2020.

Florence County Museum Public Lecture Series | Green Book Sites

Green Book Lecture Given by Florence County Museum Registrar and Francis Marion University Professor
For thirty years, The Negro Motorist Green Book served as a nationally respected travel guide for African Americans, providing them with advice and recommendations on safe places to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and purchase fuel when traveling in Jim Crow-era America.
Join Cherish Thomas, Registrar of the Florence County Museum and Dr. Meredith Love, Professor of English at Francis Marion University, for a free public lecture, as they explore the history and legacy of The Negro Motorist Green Book and Florence’s “Green Book” sites; including Florence’s most renowned site, the Ebony Guest House, which is still standing today.

The lecture will be held at the Florence County Museum, 111 West Cheves St, on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this and other upcoming exhibits and events, please contact the Florence County Museum at 843.676.1200 or visit the website at flocomuseum.org.

Family Day at the Florence County Museum

Family Day at the Florence County Museum
Saturday, January 11, 2020.  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
From toddlers to grandparents, Family Days at the Florence County Museum are sure to offer something for everyone. Join us the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Family Day at the FCM. No registration required. Free of charge.
Creating with Color
Reverse Rainbow Spinner
Museum Lobby
Learn the science of how our eyes distinguish color by creating a spinning Newton’s Disc. Participants will create a spinning color wheel blends art and science.
Monochromatic Moonlight Painting
Art Studio
Can you create a dramatic moonlight painting with just one color? Participants will use tints and shades of blue to create a nighttime winter scene.
Make Your Own Paint
Multipurpose Room
You don’t need to go to the store to buy paint. You can make it at home! Participants will use kitchen supplies to make their own watercolor paint palette.

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series – Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops
Spring Series
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, May 25, 2019:
Charleston Sweetgrass Baskets
Instructor: Sarah Edwards-Hammond
$125, all materials included, 15 Participant Maximum
All Skill Levels
Experience the art of weaving (sewing) a Charleston sweetgrass basket, one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the United States. Participants will construct a small basket with fragrant sweetgrass, pine needles for accent, and palmetto strips to secure the basket.
Sarah Edwards-Hammond, one of Charleston’s finest Sweetgrass Basket Artists, was taught this unique form of art by her mother, the late Mrs. Estelle Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was taught the craft by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Mazyck-Edwards. Sarah is listed on the South Carolina Art Commission Roster for Artists, she is an active member of the Sweetgrass Basket Association, she has served with the Hand Weaving Guild of American, and the Sweetgrass Basket Cultural Art Festival. After retiring from the Charleston County School District, working as an office manager for thirty-one years, she travelled the state of South Carolina to various schools teaching students this African experience that vividly illustrates the beauty of a diverse culture.
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Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series – Introduction to Natural Dyes

Florence County Museum Adult Studio Workshops Spring Series
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch Break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Required, Ages 16+
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Introduction to Natural Dyes
Instructor: Kimberly Washburn, Curator of Education, Florence County Museum
$80, all materials included, 12 Participant Maximum
Beginner to Intermediate Skill Level
Explore the range of color possibilities from natural dyes with this hands-on workshop. Participants will explore a variety of natural dyes from plants and insects to yield a rainbow of color. Experiment with different mordants, pH adjustments, and assists on protein and cellulose fibers to achieve a broad range of colors. Each participant will leave with useable color samples in a range of fibers and full instructions for dyeing at home. Beginner to intermediate skill level.
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