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Carpe Lucem

Carpe Lucem showcases work from photographer, painter and printmaker Gary Schubert in the Benedum Gallery this March. Schubert, an artist, art collector, and professor has had his work featured in many public collections in the US, including the Whitney Museum of Art and the Huntington Museum of Art. His work features themes of nudity and nature, given new life with technology-driven patterns and design. His public reception will occur on Friday March 16 at 5:30 pm.

MAC Literary Night featuring Ginger Brookover

Join us March 20 at 7pm for another MAC Literary Night. This time our featured reader is Ginger Brookover reading from her new book Capital Murder Imbroglio. The author of Storm Path, a novel based on historic events surrounding the 1925 Tri State Tornado and its link to a tornado in north central West Virginia, Brookover has released second work of fiction,Capital Murder Imbroglio . As a college teacher for more than two and a half decades Brookover continues to teach a variety of classes through West Virginia University OLLI. She is available as a public speaker and accepts commissioned work in landscape photography. With an emphasis on story telling throughout her teaching career, Brookover is pursuing writing with the same enthusiasm evidenced by award winning teaching that revolved around story telling as a tool to facilitate interest and understanding. Suspense is the heart of writing. Whether the reader is anticipating a solution to events surrounding a murder or resolution to suffering in the midst of a natural disaster, Brookover lures the reader into the lives of characters who could easily reside next door. The mystery within the stories is character driven. Further information can be found on the MAC Literary Night Facebook page or at Ginger's website

Its an Art and a Science

Join us this March to welcome the works of local Scientists and Students, in this exhibition of research based images and science inspired art! We will be featuring work in our Davis gallery from the students and faculty of the WVU Biology and Astronomy departments. Our exhibition headliner is Kristyn Lizbinski, a doctoral student who's work won first prize in DRVision and Interstellate's 2017 Neuroscience Travel Award contest, which promotes interesting art from the neuroscience field. We hope y'all will be able to attend the opening of our new exhibit in the Davis gallery on March 2 at 6PM, as always there will be refreshments and a fascinating crowd.

The Rustic Mechanicals' Richard III at The MAC

The Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia's Shakespeare troupe, is pleased to invite audiences in and around Morgantown, West Virginia to join us for a stop on our Naked Villainy Tour and a performance of RICHARD III on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. On Saturday, doors will open at 7:30p and the curtain will rise at 8p. On Sunday, doors will open at 1:30p and the curtain will rise at 2:00p. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Reservations can be made by emailing Shakespeare's immortal tale of ambition, lust, and murderous treachery will be brilliantly updated and brought to life by The Rustic Mechanicals this spring. A savage civil war between two royal families has just concluded. But even as the newly installed King Edward takes the reigns of power, his ruthless younger brother Richard sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the crown for himself. Enlisting the aid of equally duplicitous allies in the court, Richard embarks on a merciless, single-minded campaign of betrayal, seduction, and cold-blooded murder to achieve the goal that has obsessed him all of his tortured life.

...Arts is our middle name.

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