CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Clay Center is hosting hands-on crafts for children and opportunities to make one-of-a-kind art from different cultures from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include:
Monday: Mexican Talavera tiles
Tuesday: Australian Aboriginal X-ray art
Wednesday: African masks
Thursday: Egyptian bookmarks
Friday: Icelandic longboats
For more international learning, visitors can discover the origins of different holiday celebrations and traditions in the original planetarium show "Reason for the Season." In the art gallery, illuminated trees and imaginative displays designed and assembled by local artists and collectors are featured in "Illuminations: Holiday of Light."
Other exhibits include "Every Body Eats," the latest traveling exhibit in the Mylan Explore-atory and the Collectors Club's "Preserving a Legacy: 25 Years of Collecting." The giant-screen film is "The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti."
The Clay Center will offer additional holiday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The center will be closed Jan. 1.
Holiday break activities are included in gallery admission, which is free for Clay Center members or $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.