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    This came up during book group... here s the info for those of you who were interested! Becky To view this email as a web page, go
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2008
      This came up during book group... here's the info for those of you who were interested!


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      Mesa Arts Center is sending this message to inform you of special activities and offerings available from
      City of Mesa arts organizations.
      Arizona Museum for Youth presents:
      Jim Henson's Fantastic World


      Saturday, December 15, 2007
      Sunday, March 9, 2008

      Admission for this special exhibition is $7 for ages 1 and older. Click HERE to purchase tickets or call 480.644.3689.

      Jim Henson (1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer, film director and producer—created elaborate imaginary worlds filled with unique characters, objects, environments and even languages and cultures. Beginning December 15, fans of all ages will be able to get a firsthand look at his imagination and creative genius with the debut of "Jim Henson's Fantastic World," a new exhibition coming to the Arizona Museum for Youth (AMY) in downtown Mesa. It will remain on view through March 9, 2008.

      AMY is the only museum in the Southwest—and only the second in the nation—to host this unique exhibit that documents Henson's remarkable process of visual thinking. This exhibition offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of many beloved characters. Featuring 100 original artworks, drawings, cartoons, storyboards, rare artifacts and film props, and Muppets and Creatures, the exhibit highlights Henson's talent as a storyteller and visionary.

      Organized by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in cooperation with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop, "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" is made possible by The Biography Channel. Additional support has been provided by The Jane Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson. The Signature Sponsors of the exhibit are The Arizona Republic, Dee and John Whiteman and the Arizona Museum for Youth Friends, Inc. Additional support provided by Raising Arizona Kids Magazine and M&I Bank. Programming support provided by the Maricopa County Library District.

      Museum Hours:

      Arizona Museum for Youth

      Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      35 North Robson Street

      Sunday: 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 4:00 p.m.

      Mesa, Arizona 85201

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