Benedum Gallery

2017 Senior Showcase

Senior ShowcaseMAC will unveil the 2017 Senior Showcase on July 7, sharing the work of Morgantown and North Central West Virginia’s Seniors. The exhibition, a collaboration between MAC and Community Living Initiatives Corporation (CLIC), will include pieces by a variety of artists over 50. The exhibition includes previous MAC exhibitors, such as Thompson Holmes, who contributed this year’s promotional piece.

 

MAC states “older adults play an important role in our community, including their ability to bring beauty, culture and meaning to our lives through their work as artists” and welcomes the community to enjoy, recognize, and celebrate the contributions of these artists. The public opening reception for the 2017 Senior Showcase will commence on July 7 at 6 pm, with a Ribbon Awards ceremony taking place at 7 pm.

 

MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

 

 

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Senior Showcase Prospectus

Senior Showcase Prospectus 2017

 

Sponsored by

The Community Living Initiatives Corporation (CLIC)

 

 

Exhibition Dates:  July 7 – 29, 2017

 

Opening Public Reception:  Friday, July 7 ~ 6 – 8 pm

 

Eligibility:  All entries must be original, completed within the past two years, and created by an artist 50 years or older.  All paintings, drawings, photographs, and poetry must be suitably framed, tagged, and wired for hanging.  Drawings, watercolors and photographs must be under glass or plexiglass.  Sculptures, ceramics and textiles must be prepared for display.  All submitted work will be shown; no rejections unless work is improperly prepared for exhibiting or deemed inappropriate by the MAC board of directors.  Two entries per person permitted.  Any work conceived as a multiple should be in an edition of no more than three.

Artwork must be labeled on back (labels below) to include:  Artist’s name, telephone number, email address, title, medium, and selling price or NFS (if not for sale). 

 

Submission of Entries:  Benedum Gallery, Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV, Monday, June 26, 2017, 11:30 am – 7 pm.  Questions:  (304) 292-3325; info@monartscenter.com

 

Return of Entries:  Monday, July 31, 11:30 am – 7 pm

 

Awards:  Ribbons will be presented for First, Second, and Third Place during opening reception on July 7 at 7 pm.  People’s Choice announced July 31.

 

Commission:  A commission will be paid to MAC on all artwork sold during the exhibition; 20% MACmembers; 30% nonmembers.

 

Liability – All artwork will be given reasonable care; however, neither MAC nor CLIC will be responsible for damage or theft of work displayed.  Therefore, it is suggested that you carry your own insurance.

Senior Showcase

Prospectus 2017

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Please fill out the labels below and attach to the back of your artwork:

 

 

 

Name______________________________________              

 

Phone_____________________________________          

 

Email______________________________________               

              

Title_______________________________________              

              

Medium___________________________________     

           

Price_______________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Name______________________________________             

 

Phone_____________________________________          

 

Email______________________________________              

              

Title_______________________________________              

              

Medium___________________________________    

           

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Explore Americana In MAC’s New Gallery Exhibition

Americana Card FrontMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) welcomes photographer Thompson Holmes to the Benedum Gallery for the month of May. His new exhibition is titled Americana. Holmes has created an exhibition that captures the classic American imagery of the Pacific Nortwest and Appalachia in a fresh and nuanced style. The exhibition consists of photographs, mostly monochrome and low-saturation images, that create a modern and minimalist approach to two of America’s most romaniticized regions.

 

This exhibition will remain on display from May 5 through June 3, 2017, in MAC’s first-floor Benedum Gallery. All are welcome to join MAC for a  Public Opening Reception on May 5, which will commence from 6 to 8 pm. A benefit concert, provided by the High Street Jazz Band, will immediately follow at 8 pm, bringing the sounds of New Orleans to the Tanner Theatre.

 

MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

 

 

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Monongalia County Schools Exhibition

MonCountySchools Poster SmallThe Ingenuity Of Monongalia County’s Youth Displayed Throughout MAC

Each year, students throughout Monongalia County get the opportunity to adorn the halls of a professional gallery with their work. This year, MAC will exhibit grades K-10 throughout Monongalia Arts Center (MAC). The Monongalia County Schools Visual Art Exhibition occurs annually, and highlights the creativity of students throughout the County. The exhibition also serves as an opportunity for the students to make real-world connections, see a real working art gallery and see their own work on display.

 

MAC invites you to support Monongalia County’s young, creative students and witness our community’s next generation of talented artists. The exhibition will run April 7 – 29, 2017, and there will be a later public reception Friday, April 21, 5 – 7 pm. The South Middle School Jazz Band will perform at 6:00 pm at the Tanner Theatre.

 

MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325. Grades 11 and 12 can be found in Gallery 201 on High Street.

 

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Inside Looking Out

Inside Looking Out FrontCombatting Environmental Destruction With Art

 

Morgantown’s home for the arts and culture, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), is once again using art to champion justice. MAC is teaming up with local artist Betsy jaeger, who created an exhibition titled Inside Looking Out to share both the nostalgic beauty that once existed and the current state of ruin in her community in Western Monongalia County.

 

With the advent of modern mining equipment in the mid-2000s, surface coal mining in western Monongalia County quickly grew in scale, and Jaeger perceived a seismic shift in her community. She refused to sell her rural home and mineral rights to a coal company, even though some of her neighbors had begun, one by one, to agree to sell their mineral rights. According to Jaeger, some also sold their entire properties.

 

“We watched what had been a charming farm community become an industrial wasteland in just two years,” she says. “There was not enough bond money to pay for adequate reclamation.”

 

In 2012, strip mining began directly in front of her home, adjacent to her property line. Jaeger tracked more than 200 blasts, which rattled the foundation of her home, and she monitored the water quality in her local stream, finding high levels of heavy metals near mining outfalls.

 

This exhibition recreates the views outside of her 12 windows, past and present, using mixed-media elements such as sculpture, photographs and paintings to highlight the drastic changes caused by strip mining and fracking. The artwork in this exhibition is meant to be both beautiful and eye-opening, contrasting the natural beauty of rural West Virginia with some of the worst aspects of rapid industrialization and waste. The exhibition was featured prominently in The Appalachian Voice, and the article is available at http://appvoices.org/2017/02/10/using-art-to-combat-environmental-destruction/

 

MAC invites all to attend the opening reception with no admission on March 3, starting at 6 pm. Two galleries will open simultaneously, including the gender-bending and thought-provoking Rebel Rebel, upstairs in the Davis Gallery; and Inside Looking Out, downstairs in the Benedum Gallery. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

Image: Power Line by Betsy Jaeger

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