Prog Rock, knitting and art class at the Marion Art Center

Jan 16, 2023

MARION — The Marion Art Center has a number of events and classes this winter for anyone interested in the arts. 

On Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., Join Paul Bielatowicz in the Marion Art Center’s Anne Braitmayer Webb Theater for an evening of music and immersive multimedia, culminating in a complete performance of his original soundtrack accompanying the iconic 1922 silent movie Nosferatu. 

Bielatowicz has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in progressive rock, including Carl Palmer, Neal Morse, Dream Theater, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Arthur Brown, Alan Parsons Project and more. 

For the first time, this show features three video screens, bringing the full-band experience to any size venue and includes an all-star guest musician lineup, joining him via various video screens.

Tickets are on sale now to Marion Art Center members and go on sale to nonmembers on Jan. 21 at

Then, on the last Tuesday of each month, join weaver Lisa Elliott and other fiber artists in the Marion Art Center Studio. This is not a class but an opportunity to work with other artists, share challenges, ideas and tips, show off projects or ask for feedback.

The first meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Space is limited to 10 to 12 people and registration is recommended. Participants may bring snacks and beverages for themselves or for sharing, and the Marion Art Center will provide a hot water kettle for tea. The Center accepts cash donations of any size to participate in this monthly group session to help cover the cost of utilities. To sign up, use the online form at, or email your name and phone number to with “Textile Tuesday” in the subject line.

Finally, enroll a child into an art class with the Marion Art Center’s ArtStart program. 

Registration for the program opens to Marion Art Center members on Friday, Jan. 27 at Registration for nonmembers will open on Friday, Feb. 17.

ArtStart is the Marion Art Center’s summer art program for children ages 4 1/2 to 9 years, offered in late June through July. ArtStart teachers are specialists in music, dance, theater and art, most of whom teach throughout the year and are professionals in their fields. Activities include arts and crafts, theater, music, games, and storytelling.

The ArtStart program runs weekly, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily, with no camp on July 4.

Due to very limited capacity, ArtStart fees are nonrefundable unless camp is cancelled. Sessions fill quickly, and early registration is strongly recommended. See more details and register online at