Winter happenings at the Marion Art Center

Jan 8, 2021

The Marion Art Center will open its 2021 season with the annual Winter Members’ Show. The exhibit runs from Jan. 15 through Feb. 25. Current gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, from 10 2 p.m., or by appointment. All visitors must adhere to state recommended safety guidelines including social distancing and mask wearing. 

There will be a virtual reception for the new show on Jan. 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. Join a group discussion with artists, MAC members, and virtual visitors. Depending on the number of guests, the MAC may set up small group “breakout rooms.” The MAC's executive director will give a virtual tour through the galleries, stopping for discussion along the way. Participants are invited to make their own cocktails or refreshments for enjoyment during the reception. To register, guests should email with “Virtual Reception” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and phone number. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link a few days prior to the event to the email address provided. 

The next virtual meeting for ArtTalk at the MAC is scheduled on Jan. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. No knowledge of art history is required for the meeting.

Participants will be sent images or links to artworks, plus a Zoom meeting link, ahead of the scheduled date and time. To register, email with "ArtTalk at the MAC" in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

Two eight-week watercolor painting courses Will be taught by Instructor Jay Ryan starting in late January. Beginning Watercolor classes will meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon in the MAC Studio, Jan. 28 through March 18, 2021. Continuing/Advanced Watercolor classes will meet on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon in the MAC Studio, Jan. 29 through March 19. The cost for each full eight-week session is $195 for MAC members and $220 for non-members. There is also a new drop-in option for the Friday class, for those who cannot commit to the full session, or for anyone who wants a few extra hours of painting in a guided studio setting. The cost for one-day Friday drop-in is $30 per day and depends on weekly availability. All classes will be limited to five students at a time. Students must wear masks at all times while inside the building.

In addition, the MAC is offering a new three-hour online workshop, Painting Water, with Instructor Catherine Carter. The one-day workshop will run on Feb. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. via Zoom. Cost is $90 for MAC members and $105 for non-members, with a max of ten students.