Marion Art Center announces ArtStart director, takes counselor applications

Feb 6, 2021

MARION — The Marion Art Center announced Benares Angeley as its 2021 ArtStart Director in a Feb. 5 press release.

ArtStart is the MAC's summer art program for kids four-and-a-half to nine years old, offered from late June to July.

Angeley has been working with children in creative art endeavors for more than twenty years.

She is the founder and director of Children’s Art Lab, a creative, process-based mobile art studio that brings art to children and families through the South Coast.

Angeley has run many Art Lab programs at the Marion Art Center and has contributed to the MAC’s virtual programming, as well as other community partnerships such as the grassroots organization Tri-Town Against Racism.

The Marion Art Center is currently accepting applications for ArtStart 2021 counselors and program teachers for art-making and theater. Camp runs for five weeks this year, from June 28 to July 30, and children attend camp Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.

Camp counselors should have experience working with young children.

Those who wish to apply for a counselor position may request an application by emailing (with “ArtStart Employment” in the subject line), by calling the MAC at 508-748-1266, or by inquiring in person during gallery hours (Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion.