The Art Center will start the holidays with a gala opening of its Annual Holiday Shop on Friday, November 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Both galleries will feature one of a kind and limited edition gifts in ceramics, fiber, photographs, wood, jewelry, paintings, glass, scrimshaw, collage, toys, painted furniture and more. Truman Terrell will entertain on piano while shoppers enjoy food and wine at the opening. Over 30 artisans will be selling their fine arts and crafts through December 20. Holiday Shop hours: Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is free.
The Marion Art Center Players will open their production of “It’s A Wonderful Life – The Radio Show Version” on Friday, November 30, with shows on Saturday, December 1, Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8 (all at 8:00 pm) and a 4:00 pm matinee on Sunday, December 9. This beloved tale, written by Frank Capra, has been adapted by Tony Palermo as a 1940s-style radio-on-stage production complete with a live audience and live sound effects. Rex McGraw is directing a stellar cast who will be put through their paces playing several roles each. This show is a perfect way to enjoy the season with family and friends. Tickets are $12.50 for Marion Art Center Members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are highly recommended: 508-748-3984.
On Saturday, December 8, Timothy Wade, local sand and ice sculptor and painter, will give an ice carving demonstration starting at 10:00 am on the patio outside the Art Center. Visitors are invited to come and watch as he transforms ice into beautiful sculpture, take a few pictures with the finished product or stop by on their way along the Sippican Women’s Club House Tour. The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street, Marion, MA 02738. For more information, visit MAC’s website at www.marionartcenter.org or call 508-748-1266.