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Monthly MACscriptwriters Meeting

scriptwriters logo LONGMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is pleased to announce that it will host MACscriptwriters on the second Tuesday of the month from 6 – 7 pm.

After great community response and a successful trial meeting of the group in November 2015, MAC decided to instate monthly group meetings for MACscriptwriters. The next meeting of MACscriptwriters will be held on Tuesday, December 8 from 6 – 7 pm at MAC.

“MACscriptwriters offers a supportive, positive, and encouraging environment with a focus on helping scriptwriters — both new and experienced — to bring their new works to completion,” said MACscriptwriters facilitator and local Morgantown author Theodore Webb.

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De-Clutter AND Support MAC

t-t logoMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is seeking donations for our fourth Trash to Treasure Sale. To continue its largest annual fundraiser, MAC is relying on its generous patrons to donate their household “trash” and let MAC turn it into “treasure.”

MAC will begin accepting donations on Tuesday, September 1 and will continue to accept item donations during regular business hours (11 am – 8 pm, Monday – Friday; 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday).

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Call for Entries: Senior Showcase 2015

ss2015_imageMonongalia Arts Center (MAC) is excited to announce our annual Senior Showcase, to be held in the Benedum Gallery from Friday, July 10 – Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Sponsored by CLIC (The Community Living Initiatives Corporation), the exhibition will feature multi-media artwork created by regional artists age 50 and older. 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. This year marks the 24th year for this exhibition at MAC.

Individuals interested in participating in this year’s Senior Showcase may pick up a prospectus at MAC or download a copy from our website here. Entries are to be brought to Monongalia Arts Center on Monday, July 6, 2015 between the hours of 11am – 7pm. Only two entries are allowed per senior. Further specifications for this exhibition are included in the prospectus.

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April West Virginia Association of Museums Newsletter

wvamMonongalia Arts Center is proud to call the Historic Morgantown Post Office its home. As a historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, we are pleased to be a member of the West Virginia Association of Museums. To learn more about the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, the 2015 WVAM Conference and Annual Meeting, how to make cheddar cheese, and more, check out the WVAM April 2015 Newsletter.

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MAC Artist Releases Second Illustrated Children’s Book

Lorraine Strieby MACMAC artist, Lorraine Strieby's, second children's book, Mayor Molly McMole Meets Cousin Vinnie The Shrew, will be pre-sold on Amazon/Kindle in August 2015. In Mayor Molly McMole Meets Cousin Vinnie The Shrew, Mayor Molly McMole has a big problem: her underground town in Chatsworth with onion-domed castles has just been covered up with a cement parking lot. In her second children's book, Strieby weaves beautiful illustrations and a magical tale with an uplifting message.

Here comes another children’s picture book by Lorraine Strieby about Mayor Molly McMole and her little mole friends, including Cat Sophia and Spider Leggs. This magical adventure begins because the mole tunnels filled with onion domed castles and fancy cafes in a town called Chatsworth have been covered over by a cement parking lot. Oh, dear! What to do? Can Mayor Molly save her little friends once again?

Quickly she comes up with a whopping adventure. The book will be pre-sold in August 2015 on Amazon/Kindle. This book explains where shrews live and how Molly met Vinnie the Shrew.

The mysterious journey begins in a dark automobile trunk, and then Molly and her friends hop in a Conex Freight Box in the back of a fancy Peterbilt truck. Portholes are quickly chewed by the moles so they can see the sites along the Interstate, but where they are going is a long way from Chatsworth, luckily, Molly saves her friends again. They even have time to stop off in Santa Barbara and learn to surf.

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