Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series:
Arabesque Design with
Guest Artist Mitch Ryerson

Saturday, February 1, 11:00 AM

Free with Museum admission

When you visit the historic building, keep an eye out for for the Arabian-inspired mirror by the entryway. Back in the new wing, join guest artist and furniture designer Mitch Ryerson in the Studio to create your own arabesque-style frame! Use contemporary recycled materials to show texture and pattern in three dimensions.

Mitch Ryerson is a sculptor and furniture designer with over thirty years’ experience building and teaching. Known for his public furniture installations in the Boston area, Ryerson creates work that re-examines historical and cultural craft legacies in a contemporary context. His work can be seen in the public collections of the Fuller Craft Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. Ryerson serves as a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate. No experience is necessary and no pre-registration required. Activities are designed for visitors 7 and up. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

The Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series is made possible by the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Polly Thayer Starr (1904-2006) was an accomplished artist who captured the culture and whimsy of her native Boston with a unique combination of detail, emotion and curiosity. For more, visit the Polly Thayer Charitable Trust online. Hands-on art-making activities are also supported in part by the Josephine and Louise Crane Foundation, the Caleb C. and Julia W. Dula Educational & Charitable Foundation, the William E. Schrafft & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and The Yawkey Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.