Sunday, December 1, 2013

First annual L.Q.C. Lamar House Art Day - Oxford, Mississippi

     The L.Q.C. Lamar House teamed up with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Chick-fil-A and supporters of the L.Q.C. Lamar House for a free event for kids and parents on November 15th. The concept of the art day was getting people to see how history and art are linked together in Oxford while starting an annual event where the arts council does something art related with historic homes. Lamar was noted for his oratory speaking and writing and the art project for the first annual event was decorating postcards and writing letters.
     The idea was for visitors to be able to tour the exhibit for free and learn about Lamar's writing while making vintage post cards that they can mail off. With this event, the sponsors goal was to use the story of L.Q.C. Lamar to engage children and families to visit the home and do an art project related to his life while encouraging people to start visiting the home. For more on this story please click on the link below.

Photo courtesy of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

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