convention n.a large meeting of a group of people who are involved in the same type of work or who have similar interests
This show was held in the convention center of my city, which I toured with my friends.
tag v.follow at heels
Actually, I had tagged along with my friends just to get refreshment.
admission n.permission to enter a place
There was a small admission fee for guests, which we charged gladly.
delighted a.feeling or showing great pleasure
We were delighted to see the various types of art on show.
portrait n.a painting, photograph, or drawing of a person
The first category was portraits, of paintings of various types by various artists.
auction v.sell or offer for sale at an auction
Some of these artworks have also been auctioned at this show.
pottery n.objects that are made out of clay by hand
We've enjoyed pottery art in the next segment.
demonstrate v.to show or make something clear
There was an actual studio where the artist demonstrated how the pots were made.
sculpture n.the art of creating objects out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone
We saw many art forms, such as handicrafts, stone sculptures, jewelry making, and several others.
dedication n.the willingness to give a lot of time and energy to something because it is important
I never knew the dedication they had to bring into their work.
weaver n.a person whose job is weaving cloth and other materials
One weaver said it took him over 30 days to make only one scarf.
admit v.to agree that something is true
I have to admit that this show made me comfortable with different types of art and raised the importance of artists in my mind.
eclectic a.consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.
It had an eclectic collection of paintings from around the globe.
contemporary a.existing or happening now
Lately, I went to the Contemporary Art Gallery Museum last week.
donation n.money or goods that are given to help a person or organization, or the act of giving them
I had also noticed that there was one counter to make donations.
explore v.to search and discover something
Children can actually learn a lot through exploring the arts and doing art activities.
entertaining a.funny and enjoyable
Art exploration is not only entertaining but also educational.
curious a.eager to know or learn something
Children are naturally curious.
wobbly a.tending to move unsteadily from side to side
When a child draws a picture, paints a portrait, or hangs buttons from a wobbly mobile, that child is beginning to communicate visually.
verbal v.able to use words and talk
Sometimes art goes beyond verbal language to communicate the feelings that people may not express.
possibility v.to try something to discover what it is like or find out more about it
When children explore art ideas, they test possibilities and work through challenges, and much like scientists who experiment and find solutions.
relieve v.cause (pain, distress, or difficulty) to become less severe
Giving your child a creative outlet can help relieve stress and work through things happening in their lives.
outcome n.the way a thing turns out
Instead of sitting down with a specific plan or outcome in mind, let your child explore, experiment, and use their imaginations.
unstructured a.without formal organization
Encouraging your child in the action of unstructured art helps them work with intrinsic motivation.
vibrant a.full of energy and enthusiasm
Through their collections, programming, and facilities, great museums are vibrant community centers as well as must-see destinations.
temporarily adv.for a limited period of time
Like many museums, we will temporarily limit our hours of operation and the number of visitors and staff in the galleries.
express v.to show a feeling, opinion, or fact
Art is important because all societies need to express their culture through art.
just a.based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair
Museums, schools, and libraries essentially support a just and equitable society.
diversity n.the fact of many different things being existing together in a group
The artist said that we're examining how to tell a diversity of stories in inclusive, informed, and just ways.
enable v.to make someone able to do something, or to make something possible
I believe in the essential role of arts education, which is to enable people to experience the world through the eyes of artists.
vigor n.physical strength and good health
Museums need to demonstrate their value with renewed vigor.
dynamic n.the forces that control the relationships people or things have with each other and how those relationships can change
Audience development should also be a multilateral dynamic.