Pop culture, poetry at the Marion Art Center

Feb 2, 2020

MARION — The Marion Art Center will open a Marvel-themed exhibit titled Thor’s Hammer on Feb. 21. 

The exhibit will combine works by sculptor John Magnan, with art from emerging artists André Olivier and Sarah Swible. Magnan calls the exhibit, “inspired by and based on Marvel Comics imagery,” though he clarifies that knowledge of Marvel comics or movies is not required.

“Each sculpture re-imagines an aspect of Marvel Comics in the context of current issues. The exhibit follows in the Marvel tradition of using fantasy imagery to comment on the human condition and examine some of today’s social challenges,” Magnan said. 

The show will open with an evening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Magnan will give an artist’s presentation on Thursday, Feb. 27 beginning at 6 p.m. During the presentation, he will discuss his creative process and the works, followed by an informal Q&A. The show will run through March 28.

The next meeting of the MAC Open Poetry Club will be on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 to  6 p.m. at the Marion Art Center.

The MAC Open Poetry Club meets on the first Thursday of each month. Laurie Knight, B.A., M.Ed., and former English teacher, leads the poetry group in a workshop format. Participants should bring a poem to share, give and receive feedback, refine their style and contribute to the MAC poetry collection. The February focus is emotive voice and the use of descriptive language.