Marion Art Center

ArtTalk at the MAC

            The Marion Art Center announces its second ArtTalk at the MAC event, scheduled on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. ArtTalk at the MAC is an informal group chat about art (no knowledge of art or art history required!). The group will meet monthly to discuss two artists, pre-selected by a host. Participants are invited to make their own cocktails or refreshments to enjoy during the discussion. To register, email with “ArtTalk at the MAC” in the subject line. Include your name and phone number. The artworks and meeting link will be sent to the email address prior to the event. 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, and see artist videos and more at

Vessels and Arts in the Park

            The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce its reopening in early July with its new exhibit, “Vessels”, featuring Craig Coggeshall, Hollis Engley, and Michael Pietragalla. Three artists will share works exploring the contained form through paint, clay, and wood. “Vessels”, originally scheduled to open in April, will run July 3 through August 15. Gallery visitors must wear masks when in the building, and guests are welcome at a limited capacity. Please check the MAC website for updated gallery hours: An outdoor meet and greet with the artists is scheduled on Saturday, July 11, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on the MAC lawn. This event will coincide with Arts in the Park. Guidelines will be posted on site.

            The MAC’s annual open outdoor artisan market, Arts in the Park is scheduled on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bicentennial Park. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 12. This curated event features a select group of local artists and artisans. Goods include baskets, ceramics, clothing, collage, fiber, glass, jewelry, woodworking, painted, and hand-crafted furniture, paintings, photography, and more. Social distancing and increased sanitation measures will be observed during the event. Attendees must wear masks unless prohibited for health or disability reasons. Guidelines will be posted on site. Arts in the Park is generously supported by a grant from the Marion Cultural Council. For more information, please email the MAC at

The MAC announces the cast of “Good People”

            Director Jacob Sherburne has announced the cast of the upcoming production of “Good People”, written by David Lindsay-Abaire: Maria Hendricks will play the role of Kate; Linda Landry-Pires as Margie; Linda Monchik as Dottie; John Emmett Pearson as Stevie; Susan Sullivan as Jean; Paul Victor Walsh as Mike. The crew also includes Kaylin Blaney as Stage Manager and Kate Fishman as Producing Artistic Director. Good People is currently scheduled to open Friday, August 14 at the Marion Art Center, with seven performances (pending the Massachusetts reopening plan and following state safety guidelines).

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