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Family Day: Pillow Power

Sewing and art-making at the Smart

Led by special guest artist Alexandra Antoine

Drop by and join in the Smart’s free family activities every month! Each Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them.

This Saturday, join Alexandra Antoine and explore the power of a good night’s sleep! Sew and design pillows using letter stencils and create powerful statements to fuel your dreams at night.

FREE. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.

Family programs at the Smart Museum are supported by the Harper Court Arts Council.


Alexandra Antoine

Alexandra Antoine is an interdisciplinary artist from South Florida who now resides in Chicago, Illinois. Her work addresses the themes of identity and culture through the use of typography, line and portraiture. She uses the portrait as a tool to re/present individuals of the African diaspora while exploring her relationship to them within the larger narrative of her Haitian identity. She incorporates bold colors and intuitive line gestures to portray the richness and beauty of her people. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited around Chicago at institutions such as the Hyde Park Art Center, Roman Susan Gallery, Roots & Culture Gallery, South Side Community Art Center, ARC Gallery, and Griffin Gallery.