Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center (MAC) announces new winter classes and workshops for 2019.

Registration is open for MAC adult classes and workshops. Beginning Watercolor Painting with instructor Patricia White will run for 8 weeks on Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm starting February 7. Advanced Watercolor Painting with instructor Jay Ryan will also run for 8 weeks on Fridays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm starting February 8. Tuition is $180 for MAC members and $195 for non-members.

The MAC is offering a new one-day workshop, Expressive Landscape Painting with Acrylics with instructor John Irwin. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the MAC studio. Students must supply their own acrylic paints: red, yellow, blue, white, and black. The instructor will provide canvases for painting. Cost: $30 for MAC members, $35 for non-members.

Please call the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266 with questions. Register for classes and workshops by phone, in person, or online at

Music at the MAC – The Marion Art Center welcomes The David Mitton Project to the MAC stage on Saturday, February 23at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm).

David Mitton, a graduate from the Longy School of Music (2010) is a saxophonist and composer. Since graduating he has produced three albums: Catapult (2013), Microcosm (2015), and Trace (2018) under the name The David Mitton Project. Mitton has been performing regularly with The Flying Dutchmen for nearly 5 years and is in the process of writing a practice guide for scales, in relation to composition and improvisation. Mitton’s musical style is within the jazz idiom, with a focus on hard bop and free jazz, as well as more popular styles such as funk and R&B. Expect to hear interplay between instruments and improvisation over progressions, influenced by such genres. Mitton will perform original material and what he calls “underrated standards,” rearranged to make them his own. The David Mitton Project also includes Jim Robitaille on guitar, John Dalton on drums, and Stefano Battaglia on bass. Jim Robitaille is a seasoned guitarist and composer and a professor of music at UMass Dartmouth and has performed with legendary musicians such as David Liebman and Royal Hartigan. John Dalton, a graduate from UMass Dartmouth, is making his way through the Boston music scene as both a performer and teacher. Stefano Battaglia is a bassist from Italy and a student at the world-renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Tickets are available in person, by phone, or online at A limited number of cabaret tables (seating for 4) are available. Attendees may bring their own refreshments to enjoy with the music.

The Marion Art Center is open for the season. New Hours for Winter/Spring are:

Tuesday – Wednesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, and Sunday – Monday: closed.

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