Saturday, February 25, 2006

Second Annual Children's Day at Rice Gallery!

Children's Day: Fun with Drums!

Saturday, March 4
11 am - 2 pm

Rice Gallery invites families to celebrate spring with an afternoon of art and fun. On view in the gallery will be Conversation, a colorful, percussion installation by Brooklyn artist David Ellis. Children and their families can listen to the artist speak about the installation or tour the gallery on their own with a free Family Guide. On the gallery plaza, decorate a drum, watch drumming performances, and try out different kinds of drums!

Schedule of Events
11:15 am...........Gallery talk with artist David Ellis
11:30 am...........Rice Percussion Ensemble Performance
12:30 pm...........University of Houston Steel Drum Band Performance
1:15 pm.............Gallery talk with artist David Ellis
1:30 pm.............Rice Percussion Ensemble Performance

Drum demonstrations by Houston Percussion Center throughout the event.

Children's Day is free and open to the public.
All activities will take place in Rice Gallery, the foyer, and plaza.

For more information, please visit ricegallery, or call 713.348.6069.

Special thanks to the Rice University Shepherd School of Music Percussion Ensemble and director Richard Brown, the University of Houston Steel Drum Band and director Blake Wilkins, as well as the Houston Percussion Center.

Location, Parking, and Wheelchair Access
Rice Gallery is on the ground floor of Sewall Hall, and is best reached using Campus Entrance 1 located at the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard. When the entrance road dead-ends turn left into paid visitor parking (credit card only, $3.00 per hour, $9.00 daily maximum) in the Founder’s Court Lot. For other parking options visit Wheelchair access is on the south side of Sewall Hall, the left side of the building.

By METRORail: Hermann Park/Rice University Station.

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