“ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY” EXHIBIT
TO SHOWCASE HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
AT ALI CENTER THROUGH JANUARY 3RD
Initially, most of us likely connect the Holidays with Christmas trees, wreaths, and mistletoe. But in some locations around the world, Dragon Dances, Eid and Diwali are what symbolize and bring life to the season. “Once Upon a Holiday” is a festive new exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center that will showcase ten holidays around the world, allowing visitors to walk through life-size storybook pages to learn about how other cultures celebrate the season. The exhibit will run from December 3rd to January 3rd.
The community is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4 pm at the Ali Center. This Family Friendly event will include milk, cookies, and hot chocolate for kids of all ages. Visitors can also cozy up around the fireplace mantle while hearing live storytelling about these various holidays.
“Once Upon a Holiday” is designed and painted by students at the University of Louisville’s Fine Arts Department who are enrolled in a two-dimensional art class. Marcy Werner, a graduate student at the University, oversaw the project and liaised with the Ali Center. Professor Ying Kit Chan, Chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, enthusiastically supported the project.
This exhibit was made possible through donations from Sherwin –Williams, Preston Arts Center, and Walden Theater. Admittance to “Once Upon a Holiday” (including the opening reception) is included in the Center’s regular admission price.
The Ali Center is located at 144 North Sixth Street in downtown Louisville. For questions, please call (502) 584-9254 or visit www.alicenter.org.
The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. Featuring an award-winning visitor experience, educational and public programming, and global initiatives, the Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission: To preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.
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