Get ready for Marion Art Week
MARION — From scarf making, to street painting, to featuring local artists, the community can expect art-related events across artistic genres for the upcoming ArtWeek.
Beginning April 26 and ending May 5, the Marion Art Center will showcase area artists and organizations while involving the community. Music and dance, history, visual arts and crafts, theater, and children’s programming are just a few of the themes covered in the week-long event.
Marion Artweek Chair Jennifer Wolfe Webb said the event will foster an appreciaton for local artists. “All of the talent is around here, and I think people don’t realize because they don’t see it every day,” Wolfe Webb said. “It’s great for people in Marion to celebrate the talent in our community.”
On April 26, people will begin the week-long event by learning how to improve the energy of their living space through Feng Shui
The day after, people will tap into their groove at an Irish step dancing performance and an after-show audience dance.
A walking tour headed by local art historian Wendy Bidstrup will remember the life and legacy of historical Marion artist, Cecil Clark Davis on April 28.
Later in ArtWeek, on May 2, Executive Director of the Marion Arts Center Jodi Stevens will teach a three hour workshop on Shibori scarf making.
New Bedford artist, Tracy Silva Barbosa will head a sidewalk azulejos tile chalk painting event for children and families. Silva Barbosa said she is expecting her event to be well received. “People just respond to it in this area,” said Silva Barbosa, “it’s perfect for families to engage in.”
The ArtCenter is also seeking participants for a jazz jam event and local poets to read at the poetry knockout event. Participants in the poetry event should adhere to certain themes, and will have the admission cost for the event waived.
Most of the workshops are either free or presented at a low cost.
For information on other workshops, go to www.marionartcenter.org/artweek.