Celebrating the Arts Together!
November Kids Crafts
Join us at the Arts Center on Friday, November 23rd from 10-3 for a day of crafting with kids! All ages are welcome to celebrate the seasons through an exploration of the arts. For more information, check out our Facebook page.
Annual Ornament Walk
Once again, MAC will be participating in the annual Christmas Ornament Walk on Saturday, December 1st from 9am-4pm.
News and Noteworthy
DeWine Visits Monroe Arts Center
The Monroe Arts Council hosted a visit from Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine’s wife, Fran, on Thursday, August 16. Mrs. DeWine stopped by the Monroe Arts Center on South Paul Street in Woodsfield and was greeted by members and trustees of the Arts Council board. The visit was an opportunity for Mrs. DeWine to learn about the activities, events, and future plans our local arts council and community members are undertaking.
Among the topics discussed were the ongoing Monroe Theatre restoration project, various art classes available at the Art Center, business start up opportunities, marketing local art, and the numerous programs for which the Monroe Arts Council umbrella provides support. Showcasing Monroe County efforts to people at the state level is a way to promote the interests of our communities.
Monroe Arts Council trustee, Carol Schumacher, and local grant writer, Diane Burkhart, were able to share with DeWine the diverse avenues the Arts Council is using to impact our area. Burkhart, through a tireless effort, has once again secured several grants recently for our community. She was able to gain an $800,000.00 (five year) grant to fund an after school program requested by Woodsfield Elementary School and an on-site pottery instructor for nine months for Monroe Central High School’s art program. The Monroe Arts Council served as a partner for both of these funding streams and will be helping to facilitate these programs as they are rolled out.
Healing Hearts - Local Arts Gather to Share the Power of Artistic Expression
Our community will have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of art mediums this month. Visual arts, music, dance and fiber arts are expressions which have been used for all time to move the heart through the difficulties of life.
On Sunday, June 24th, the public is invited to the Monroe County Senior Center in Woodsfield to share in an eclectic variety of artists, performers and professionals showcasing the benefits of art related activities providing healing results. There will be light refreshments and seating available as well as the potential for visitors to try a number of art forms.
Live music sprinkled throughout the afternoon will allow guests to enjoy that particular type of rejuvenating art. A dance instructor will encourage participation in her area of expertise and artists who chose needlework as their self expression will be making their skill ‘user friendly’. A jewelry artist, a healing plant specialist and a modern artist are among those willing to educate others and discuss their own field of interest.
Please join your friends and neighbors for this chance to, perhaps for the first time, discover ways to nurture your heart during the dark times common to all people. Making and experiencing beauty is a basic human need. Catch a glimpse of your inner artist and connect with people who will be happy to help you develop a new passion. This is a free event on June 24th, 2018, from 1-4 pm at the Monroe County Senior Center (behind the library) to which the public is enthusiastically welcomed. For additional information, please call 740-472-4848.