ROCKLAND — Beginning Thursday, Sept. 23, and for three continuous Thursdays, the Farnsworth Art Museum presents an in-person scrapbooking workshop entitled “Home: The House as a Mirror.” Led by artist Mj Viano Crowe, the workshop will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the museum’s Gamble Education Center, on the corner of Union and Grace streets.

The Farnsworth Art Museum invites all to join Viano Crowe in a scrapbooking workshop during which participants will create a multi-folding, two-sided, unique accordion book with images and text that investigates their relationship to “home” — whatever the meaning of that word holds for them. Using a wide variety of materials and personal images, participants will use the creative process to explore “the house” as a metaphor and be guided to examine the physical, emotional, and spiritual meaning of the house as a mirror of the self.

Viano Crowe creates mixed media works that often incorporate clothing as art, large-scale photographic assemblages, lightbox shrines, artist books, intricate paper cuts, and mixed media paintings. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally, including in 2019 at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, and in 2020 at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass. Viano Crowe’s accordion book, “Mother Nature Holds Her Breath,” is currently at the San Francisco Center for the Book in the juried exhibition, “Reclamation.”  To see more of her work, visit

The fee for this program is $180; $156 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register for this program, visit