Free Family Mornings return to the Washington County Museum

Sum of Many Parts (left) and All of the Above (right) by Dey Rivers
Sum of Many Parts (left) and All of the Above (right) by Dey Rivers
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Make collage art greeting cards with artist Dey Rivers

The Washington County Museum launches another series of Free Family Mornings for 2019 starting on February 23rd with a collage card workshop lead by artist Dey Rivers. This workshop, like all of the Free Family Morning events, is a chance for families and folks of all ages to experience the museum as well as roll up their sleeves for some hands-on learning. Rivers presents a celebration of craft, fine art, and the coming together of different elements. She describes teaching art “as a way to actively bring a dialogue into the community on personal and social issues both past and present while expressing the value of our differences.” Visitors will create their own collage art greeting cards for Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and other celebrations. The workshop provides instruction on the process of collage while exploring the history of this fascinating art form.

Dey Rivers is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Portland, OR having recently returned from the East coast where she completed her degree in Fine Art. Rivers’ work encompasses elements of design, portraiture, and storytelling through her personal mantra of the Ghanaian Twi word Sankofa, meaning: “go back and get it.” Her art explores the duality and truth of lived experiences and observations that one must look to the past in order to inform the present and shape the future. Find Rivers online at and on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @artbydey.

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month during the school year the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experienceneeded workshop led by a teaching artist from the community. Workshops are drop-in with no registration required. Museum entrance is always FREE during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits. The Free Family Mornings series is supported in part by the Beaverton Rotary.

Catch all of our exciting spring lineup of Free Family Morning workshops:
March 9: Anke Gladnick, illustration
April 13: Physical Education artist group, body movement
May 11: Kevin Holden, sound art
June 8: Robin Cone-Murakami, cyanotype print

Free Family Mornings at the Washington County Museum
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 from 10am – 1pm at Washington County Museum,
located on the PCC Rock Creek Campus: 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland, OR

About the Washington County Museum
For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of local history, heritage and culture.

The Washington County Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

For admission, memberships, events and more, visit, email or call 503-645-5353.

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