Would you like to join a group chat about art? Or perhaps you would like a better understanding of works that you “just don’t get”? Join the MAC for a virtual discussion about art (no knowledge of art or art history required!).
The Marion Art Center’s new monthly program, ArtTalk at the MAC, is similar to a book club. Participants will be sent two different artworks by a host. This could be in the form of images, videos, or links. The host will choose one piece of artwork that he or she is fond of for group discussion. The second piece will be artwork the host doesn’t particularly like or understand but might interest others. The host will provide images and/or links, plus short artist bios and/or descriptions of selected works to the group, prior to the monthly scheduled meeting.
Art could be from a private collection, a publication, seen online, or a famous work found in a museum. Art may also include poetry, dance, video, performance, or installation art. The group will meet at a scheduled date and time (currently via Zoom). Participants are invited to make their own cocktails or refreshments! ArtTalk at the MAC will continue on-site when we are able to safely meet as a group.
The first session of #ArtTalkattheMAC is scheduled on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm. This will be an organizational meeting to discuss the schedule and arrange hosts, with a brief art discussion. Jennifer Wolfe Webb, MAC board President, will host the initial meeting. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “ArtTalk at the MAC” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, preferred email address (if different than one you are using), and phone number. Contact Executive Director Jodi Stevens at the Marion Art Center with any questions.
ArtTalk at the MAC is one of the Marion Art Center’s new online offerings through its program titled “the Virtual MAC.” Join an online gallery, submit poetry, see artists’ videos, and more at www.marionartcenter.org/virtual-mac.