Painting and sipping at the art center

May 19, 2021

MARION — Brushes and Blanc.

Artist Barbara Healy hosted on a “paint and sip” wine tasting and painting workshop with the Mary Celeste Whiskey and Wine Library as part of the second weekend of the Marion Art Center’s SouthCoast Spring Arts festivities on May 15.

The event was penultimate in the 10-day festival, followed only by a virtual concert paying tribute to Buzzards Bay on May 16.

“Normally for Art Week we would have had more events,” Marion Art Center Executive Director Jodi Stevens said. “But eight feels perfect.”

At the paint and sip workshop, participants were aided by Healy and her partner Pam Clarkson in painting a copy of a landscape on display in front of the class.

The two artists toured the rows of workshop attendees, providing paint and advice.

And once in a while, participants tried a new wine from the Mary Celeste.

“It just seemed like a natural pairing to bring art and wine together,” Mary Celeste owner Mike Achilles said.