Art in spotlight at museum

CLYDE – The Clyde Museum is to begin its Summer Family Program Series on the third Thursdays of the month during June, July and August from 2-3 p.m. at the museum.

The theme of the series is “The Arts” and is to feature area art and artists of the past, including Karl Anderson, John Tichenor, George White, James Wales, Lee Stanley and Hughes Granite and Marble.

The first program June 20 is to focus on visual art. Families can use their own skills to draw like Lee Stanley, “The Old Hometown” cartoonist, or James Wales, the political cartoonist; carve a monument like J.B. King and Co. of Hughes Granite and Marble (only out of soap); make a Suffolk puff (Yo Yo – fabric rosette); paint like George White or Karl Anderson; weave with Native American beads; or work with clay to make a pot.

Facilitators with a background in art will be on hand to assist at each station and will have a few pieces of their own artwork to display, along with an exhibit of the museum’s art collections.

The July 18 program is to focus on musical arts and the Aug. 15 is dedicated to theater arts.

The programs are sponsored by the Clyde Heritage League and are free for all ages. Simple refreshments are served.

Registration is appreciated by emailing or calling (419) 547-7946.

The museum is at 124 W. Buckeye St. and is open 1-4 p.m. Thursdays and by appointment.