The Sanford Museum in Cherokee is preparing one of its biggest exhibit seasons ever for 2006.
The activities begin this Sunday, January 8, at the annual Afternoon With the Blues, a juried exhibit that attracts top artists from around the Midwest. All of the artwork incorporates the color blue, tying in with the jazz and blues festival going on in Cherokee. The exhibit will be shown to the public from 2-4 p.m., with judge Linda Ducommun speaking at 2:30. "Blue" refreshments will be served.
Next week, the gallery features "From Rust to Riches," which examines the art of auto restoration. Richard Boothby will share his 20 years of experience with cars of the 1960s, and 1970s, and highlights of the auto shows he has been in around the country.
Coming later this season:
* A pair of dinosaur hunters who have discovered the bones of a never-before-known beast.
* A ragtime piano event
* An astronomy party for the Perseid Meteor Shower
* A Trash or Treasure event with appraisals of art and antique items
* Wild Harvest, a taste of the wild edible plants of Cherokee County complete with recipes.
* Our Heroes, with local soldiers speaking of the experiences in Iraq.
For more information on any of the events, contact the Sanford Museum at 712-225-3922.