Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meet the Quack Pack!

I'm very excited to present the Quack Pack:  my new flock of friends who have flown to Shelburne Museum to bring kid and family visitors a variety of fun things to do this summer.  

Below is each person's likes and interests.  If you like the same things as they do, be sure to let them know when you see them!

Name:  Callie L.
From:  East Fairfield, VT
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Phish Food
Best Place on the Grounds:  Print Shop. I love thinking about how our world has changed because of technology.
Cool fact:  Montpelier, VT is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s.

Name:  Nina
From:  Chicago, IL
Favorite Ice Cream:  Cherry Garcia
Best Place on the Grounds:  Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building. Impressionist paintings are my favorite.
Cool fact:  Impressionist artists were inspired to paint outside, or en plein air, when paint began to be sold in portable tubes.

Name:  Rocko
From:  Burlington, VT
Favorite Ice Cream:  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Best Place on the Grounds:  Pantry of the Prentis House. I love old cooking techniques!
Cool fact:  Sea stars have five eyes.

Name:  Callie F.
From:  Darien, CT
Favorite Ice Cream:  Chocolate & Vanilla Twist Creemee
Best Place on the Grounds:  The Café. That’s where the creemee machine is!
Cool fact:  A group of zebras is called a zeal.

Name:  Britt
From:  South Newfane, VT
Favorite Ice Cream:  Black Raspberry
Best Place on the Grounds:  Print Shop. I have a strong interest in graphics and old techniques.
Cool Fact:  I can touch my tongue to my nose!

Here are just a few of the many activities you'll see the Quack Pack helping out with this summer!
  • Owl Cottage Activity Center:  June 18-August 12, 12-4 p.m.  Join Quack Pack members each week between June and August to enjoy a free and fun art activity  based on the Museum's collection and exhibitions. 
  • Art on the Go Cart: June 18-August 12  Our bright blue Art on the Go Carts, stationed at Stagecoach Inn and Hat and Fragrance Gallery, are filled with art supplies, games, activities, and books for you to explore.  Join the Quack Pack on weekdays at 11 a.m. in Stagecoach Inn and 2 p.m. in Hat and Fragrance Gallery to participate in hands-on artmaking inspired by the museum's American Folk Art collection.
  •  Sunsets:  Thursdays, June 21-August 9, 5-7 p.m. The Quack Pack thinks you and your family won't want to miss Once Upon a Time on July 5, Robots and Rockets on July 12, and Artscape on July 26.

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