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ARTS Walk Returns To MAC: Art, Music and More…

TG post cardFriday, September 22 marks the return of the annual Morgantown ARTS Walk from 6 – 9 pm. The program, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, is intended to celebrate the hardworking arts community in Morgantown.

MAC will be one of the information points on the ARTS Walk, which features street vendors and events across High Street, and it will host programming as well. Two new art exhibitions will be unveiled during the event: Life In The Projects, and Transcending the Gutter. The public opening reception for the two events will take place from 6 – 9 pm in accordance with the ARTS Walk schedule, welcoming the public to experience and celebrate the artists’ work.

 

Life In The Projects, the first solo exhibition featuring John Michael Barone, will be featured downstairs in the Benedum Gallery. It will feature many of Barone’s signature pieces, featured in many of MAC’s previous exhibitions, as well as some new pieces. Barone is the executive director at Artist Collective West Virginia, and known for his psychedelic and mystical style and a love for pop culture and humor.

 

Transcending the Gutter will be featured upstairs in the Davis Gallery with contributions from multiple artists. This exhibition features musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide at 9 pm, with a $5 cover charge.

 

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

 

 

Image: Untitled by Capen Snyder, part of Transcending The Gutter

 

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Experience The World Of John Michael Barone In “Life In The Projects”

jmb solo post card (1)John Michael Barone is establishing a name in the Morgantown arts scene. He is the executive director of the Artist Collective West Virginia (ACWV), an organization that works closely with Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) “to build a thriving arts community in Morgantown”. His work has been featured prominently in many ACWV/MAC exhibitions including Cabal of the Hidden, an exhibition dedicated to the occult and mystical; Royal Devotions, a tribute show chronicling the career of Prince; Rebel Rebel, a thought-provoking blurring of gender lines; and For The Love of David Bowie. John Michael’s unique work is known for its incorporation of the occult, mystical and psychedelic, without losing a sense of playfulness and a love for modern pop-culture.

 

MAC will feature a new exhibition in its premier Benedum Gallery titled Life In The Projects, which features John Michael Barone’s most acclaimed pieces together for the first time, in addition to some new pieces. This will be available to the public from September 15 to October 28, 2017 during MAC’s operating hours.

 

MAC welcomes all Morgantown residents, students, faculty and tourists alike to attend the public reception, which will occur during Downtown Morgantown’s Annual ARTS Walk, Friday, September 22 from 6pm to 9pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available, and this will happen in junction with the opening reception of Transcending The Gutter in the upstairs Davis Gallery. After ARTS Walk, and the two receptions, there will be musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide. Admission to the musical performances is $5 at the MAC Lobby Desk or online at monartscenter.com/shop. 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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DVCE

DVCE 2017 ImageNew Exhibition at MAC Promotes Mental Health Awareness

Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) will usher in the return of Different Voices and Common Experiences this Friday, August 4, at 6pm with a public opening reception. There will be a performance art viewing at 7. The exhibition will be located in the Benedum Gallery until August 26, 2017.  Different Voices and Common Experiences is presented by the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living. It is supported in part by funds from the Morgantown Knights of Columbus and private donors. Additional support is provided by community members.

Different Voices and Common Experiences was created with the intent of increasing awareness of mental health issues in the region and has become an integral part of MAC's programming. This exhibition has been assembled with the intention of both showcasing the talent of such a unique and diverse segment of our population and promoting awareness within our region of the effects of mental illness. MAC' executive director, Ro Brooks says “MAC is delighted to once again showcase the work of artists who have been touched by mental health issues. This annual exhibition has consistently been well received by gallery visitors. With each exhibit, I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the artwork and the public positive reaction. I am confident that this year’s showing will also surprise and delight viewers!”

Information was sent to a variety of local and state agencies, mailing lists and Facebook groups, as well as advertised on NWVCIL’s social media pages and website. Submissions were accepted on a first come first served basis. All participants have been affected by mental health issues, either personally or through close friends and family members. This process can be therapeutic and provides those with mental illnesses an outlet to express themselves and share their perspectives.

MAC invites all to celebrate at the Public Opening Reception on August 4, and welcomes donations. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquires should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

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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___________________________________    

           

Price_______________________________________            

              

 

 

              

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