Do the Mu! – Chinese New Year Kites

The 2016 seven-day-long Chinese New Year celebration will begin on February 7.  To mark the year of the monkey, Diane Gibson will help participants make Chinese New Year kites at the Massillon Museum’s “Do the Mu!” workshop on Saturday, February 6, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Open to participants of all ages, the session is free and all materials will be supplied. Guests are invited to drop in any time during the workshop.  No reservations are required.

Gibson, a Massillon artist and art teacher, works primarily with acrylic paints and pencil; creates jewelry using hardware; and experiments with charcoal, pastels, mixed media, and wood. She is a licensed visual arts teacher, with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland College and a Master of Education in integrated arts from the University of Rio Grande. A member of the Ohio Art Education Association, she is a working artist and teaches private lessons and arts workshops through Pat Catan’s and the Massillon Public Library in addition to the Massillon Museum.

“Do the Mu!”—a free event—adds a hands-on dimension to a Massillon Museum visit, providing an intergenerational, interactive outlet for creativity. All materials, tools, and instruction are supplied at no charge.

Visitors can also see the Celebration in Art exhibition; the Studio M Paintings by Melissa Markwald exhibition; Paul Brown and the Integration of Ohio Football; It’s Been Awhile; and Fashion Outlaws. The Immel Circus diorama is always on display.

The Museum shop, OHregionalities, and the lobby café, Anderson’s in the City, will be open, and photostrips from the vintage photobooth will be available for purchase.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit