Racine & Me: 5th Annual MLK Creative Day of Service

Racine & Me: 5th Annual MLK Creative Day of Service

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- There will soon be an update to the Visitor Guide in Racine. Cari Greving from Visit Racine County sits down with us to tell us all about it! 

It's this week's community calendar. 

Cari also spoke about the 5th Annual MLK Creative Day of Service, The RAM Staff Selects Exhibition, Paint & Sip at Ember Lodge (second in the series) and A Bead and A Prayer. 

5th Annual MLK Creative Day of Service

It's time for our 5th Annual MLK Creative Day of Service, back again at Mahogany! Bring your little ones in for MLK art craft projects by artist Anna Sparkles and wood block print art projects led by artist Ellen Bashore.

African Fable storytelling for the little ones by local celebrity readers:

Dee Hutch 

Alvin D. Owens 

Olatoye Baiyewu 

Jessica Malacara 

Jamario Farr 

Alvin Owens

Anthony First

In our history exhibit gallery at Mahogany there will also be a screening of " King In the Wilderness".

From award-winning director/producer Peter Kunhardt, King in the Wilderness follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968. 

FREE & OPEN to the public! 

RSVP requested at 


RAM Staff Selects: A Community-Curated Exhibition

What do Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Ai Kijima, and Roy Superior have in common? In addition to being artists represented in RAM’s collection, they also had works selected by museum staff, board, and volunteers for inclusion in the Twentieth Anniversary exhibition, RAM Staff Selects. In an effort to broaden the voices heard in the galleries and acknowledge the critical role staff, board, and volunteers play in getting an organization to a milestone anniversary, the curatorial process shifted into the hands of those who are not typically selecting works for display.

With a group that favors objects over images and takes advantage of North America’s largest contemporary craft collection, the works selected are as varied as the artists and the individuals making the selections. Featured pieces include Wendell Castle’s silver leaf-topped desk, Robert Ebendorf’s necklace made of items found on a beach, Mariko Kusumoto’s multi-piece metal theatre set diorama, and Mark Newport’s embroidered comic book cover. Several works chosen were also voted as favorites in 2013 when the public was invited to select their most beloved pieces for RAM’s Tenth Anniversary.

Those selecting works were encouraged to share their rationale for their choices, if so desired, which are included on label copy and in gallery handouts.

  • October 11, 2023 - January 13, 2024
  • every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 13, 2024
  • Location: 441 Main St., Racine Art Museum, WI
  • Time:10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Winter Paint & Sip Series at Ember Lodge: 

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with Megan at The Ember Lodge during our Holiday & Winter themed Paint & Sip events! Megan, inspired by her passion for the arts and teaching, is thrilled to welcome you to this creative experience.

Indulge in a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ($) while you craft your own stunning masterpieces, guided step-by-step by Megan's expertise! 

There are 4 dates available in this series, including a Mommy & Me class on December 30!

  • Location: 10006, The Ember Lodge at Bear Paw Adventure Park
  • Time:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price:$25-45

A Bead and a Prayer

Join us as we meditate, set intentions and create a prayer that we can wear! This workshop is for anyone who wants to cultivate a greater connection to their soul’s deep purpose.

You will have the option to create a traditional 108 bead, hand knotted mala or a smaller devotional, wearable reminder of where you want your energy to flow. These pieces help us to focus our precious energy and to remember the power of intention, meditation and prayer.

Sunday, January 14, 2024
This retreat begins at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm
Cost: $60 (includes light refreshments and bead kit)

  • January 14, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $60
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