Enjoy a break from winter-gloom and visit the colorful, calming, enlightening exhibit, “Icons for Our Time.”
So much for you and your kids to see and do! Make a do-it-yourself icon! Children and adults may use paints, wood blocks, brushes and other equipment to make an icon of their own. An educational display explains the “12-steps to icon making.” Each wood square represents one step toward the completion of an icon. A TV screen has didactic videos about icons. If you are hungry, take home a print-out of recipes from the Russian Orthodox feast tradition. There are recipes from Egypt, Ethiopia, Japan and Bulgaria. All this information is of importance to American audiences because the history of the Greek and Russian Orthodox religious and cultural traditions are rarely taught in our colleges and schools.
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