December 3, 2023
12-4 pm

Celebrate Japanese culture with a FREE fun-filled and educational day for the whole family. Activities include origami, story time, Kashiman Dojo sword and archery demonstrations, Friends of Koto music performance, and a hands-on watercolor painting activity for all ages. Food trucks will be onsite.


Holiday Floral Workshop

December 5, 2023
6:30 pm

Join our Holiday Floral Workshop and build your perfect table centerpiece for your holiday gatherings! Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and light refreshments. Lead by PIXIES&PETALS

$65 members, $70 non-members

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Artist Talk

December 12, 2023
6-8 pm

Please join us for an enlightening talk by Karyn Plater as she takes us along on her journey of nihon shishu and the step-by-step process required to perfect the skills needed to produce her exquisite Japanese embroideries.  

We will explore the numerous stitching techniques and the use of symbolic motifs in Japanese embroidery. The tradition of symbolism illuminates the quiet and gentle nature the Japanese strive for in their personal lives. A peace and gentleness we can all aspire to.

Karyn will take us on a visit to Japan’s Kuranai-Kai, the professional embroidery studio in Togane City where nihon shishu master classes are taught.  We will learn the story of the silkworm, and its importance in Japan.

After questions, Karyn will demonstrate the difficult silk thread twisting technique she uses in her art. 

The Polasek Gallery will open at 5pm. Please come early for a preview of the exhibition, Japanese Embroidery:  A Journey of Tradition and Innovation.

$10 members, $12 non-members

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Holiday Concert

December 10, 2023
3 pm

Éclectique is a trio that explores different genres, styles and sounds using combinations of flutes and Clavinova. Although we enjoy traditional sounds, that doesn’t stop us from exploring new ways to experience old and new music. We have been together since 2020.

Lisa Fee – flutes and piccolo

Deborah Venezia – flutes and contrabass flute

David Bushnell – viol da gamba and piano

This program “A Classic Christmas” will take us on a musical journey through time and countries. Some of the instruments you will experience are baroque flutes and tenor viol da gamba, piccolo, concert flutes, alto flute, contrabass flute and Clavinova, one player and one instrument and many different sounds.

$45 members, $50 non-members

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Candle-Making Workshop with Brianna Wicks

December 16, 2023
2-5 pm

Join the Polasek Museum for a Candle-Making Workshop with Brianna Wicks Candle Co. on Saturday, December 16th from 2-5pm. Participants will create and take home an 8 oz. candle featuring a festive holiday scent. Supplies will be provided. RSVP is required to attend.

There will be an intermission with light refreshments while your candles are setting.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

$70 members, $75 non-members

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Please view our events calendar for upcoming programs!