Marion Art Center to open new exhibit, host band, calls for small works

Sep 30, 2019

MARION — The Marion Art Center will host an opening for an exhibit by Anne Holtermann and Nancy Rich on Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Rich is a photographer with “an innate ability to see the beauty in simple objects” and capture it “in a photograph that attracts the eye and stimulates the imagination.” Her subjects range from small wooden boats and seashells to marbles and gems floating in water and ice.

Holtermann paints abstract works that she calls “directly linked to visual memory... a heartfelt communication.” 

The exhibition runs Oct. 4 to Nov. 16 from Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday until 6 p.m. 

The art center is now accepting art for its Small Works on the Wall exhibit, to run Nov. 22 to Dec. 18. Artists can submit up to five works, no bigger than 12 by 12 (including frame). All works must be available for purchase. To apply, send images of the works to by Oct. 25.

Selected artists will be notified by Nov. 8 and must drop works off on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibition will open Nov. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The art center will also host the band The Jethros on Oct. 12. Tickets are $18 for art center members, and $20 for non-members. A limited number of cabaret tables, with seating for 4, are available. Attendees may bring their own beverages. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. 

Attendees can purchase tickets at the art center, by phone, or online at

The Jethros were the founders of the New Bedford Folk Festival Southcoast Stage. Homer Jethro sings and plays guitar, banjo, and mouth organ; Rufus Jethro sings and plays trumpet, trombone, and ukulele, Skillet Jethro sings and plays the drums, Boney Jethro whistles and plays fiddle, bones, and other small percussion; and Gaston Jethro plays bass as though it were seven instruments.