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Museum kicks off "Arts & Draughts"

Jan 5, 2011 1:01:00 PM - thestate.com
First question: Do you drink beer?

“Is that how we’re going to start?” Shannon Burke of the Columbia Museum said in response.

The question was an entirely appropriate way to conduct the interview with Burke, a public programs assistant at the museum. She is coordinating “Arts & Draughts,” the interactive First Friday experience the museum is launching tonight. (The “First” idea is catching on on Main Street. First it was First Thursday, now First Friday. So one has to wonder which day of the week is “First” next.)

Every month, the audience will be stimulated by music, do-it-yourself art projects and, of course, beer.

“We wanted to create an engaging atmosphere that would bring people out who normally don’t come to the museum,” Burke said.

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