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Art auction draws virtual crowd of bidders, in-person browsers
MARION — The Marion Art Center’s Summer Art Auction Days have begun, and patrons are lining up — virtually, at least — to bid on artwork. The auction began on July 28 at 4 p.m., and runs through July 31 at 5 p.m. Within an hour of its opening, 129...
Music from Land’s End returns to Marion
MARION — After a one-year hiatus, Music from Land’s End was back in Marion on Saturday, July 24 for a pair of classical music performances featuring quartet pieces by Mozart and Brahms. “It’s wonderful [being back],” said Ariadne Daskalakis who...
With a new director, Tri-Town Against Racism looks to become a nonprofit
DA taps Marion resident for lead counsel of diversity, equity and inclusion
Tyler Macallister wins race for Mattapoisett Select Board
Olympic rower with Marion ties has chance at second medal
Tri-Town covid cases continue to rise
Marion’s Meghan Parks in seventh after first day of CrossFit Games
Art auction draws virtual crowd of bidders, in-person browsers
OR student elected President Pro Tempore at national mock government event
Rochester Olympian Gia Doonan places fourth in Tokyo
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Marion Art Center calls for show submissions
MARION — The Marion Art Center is accepting submissions for its Summer Members’ Show. Members can submit up to two art pieces to the show, which will run from Aug. 6 to Sept. 3. Artists must schedule a time for drop off on Aug. 3 between 1o a.m. and...
Mattapoisett Museum open mic night July 23
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum will host an open mic night on July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. This open mic is open to the public, is “radically inclusive,” and is not restricted by age or performance genre. Participants can sing a song, play a...
Mattapoisett artist exhibit starts July 28 at library
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library is hosting an exhibit of local artist Kim Barry’s paintings and pottery in the library from July 28 through Aug. 20. Mattapoisett artist Barry has a bachelors and masters of Fine Arts. She was head...
Wareham art contest accepting Tri-Town submissions
Tri-Town kids are eligible to participate in the Dog Park Affiliation of Wareham’s “Unleash the PAWsibilities” youth creative contests this summer. The contests are open to area kids ages 5 to 18. This year’s contest has two themes: “Animals, Our...
Art center auction starts July 28
MARION — The Marion Art Center’s Online Art Auction will return this year as Summer Art Auction Days, running from July 28 to 31. There will be over 300 auction items displayed salon-style in the art center’s galleries. While registration and...
Music from Land’s End to perform in Marion
Music from Land’s End will host a series of chamber music concerts this summer in Wareham, Marion, and New Bedford. Musicians will perform two programs. The first will feature Diane Walsh on piano, Ariadne Daskalakis on violin, Sebastian Gottschick...
Arts in the Park returns to Marion
MARION — The Marion Art Center held its annual Arts in the Park outdoor artisan market on Saturday, July 10 bringing together 40 local artists practicing a wide variety of mediums. The event also featured live music by Yesterday’s Country, a kids’...
‘Artisans of Dexter Beach’ exhibit opens at Marion COA
MARION — With covid fears fading, visitors of the Marion Council on Aging will once again be greeted with colorful works of art adorning the walls, curated as always by resident Marion artist Mary Ross. In only the second show of the year at the...
Marion Concert Band to host ‘Out of This World’ concert
MARION — Marion Concert Band will continue its Friday evening concert series on July 16 with “A Night at the Movies that’s Out of This World,” a themed concert that will feature soundtracks from a variety of movies both space themed and otherwise...
Buzzards Bay Musicfest returns for 24th year with Swing Band jazz concert
MARION — The 24th Annual Buzzards Bay Music Festival looked a little different this year, as organizers were forced to cancel its orchestral and chamber music events. But the BBMF Swing Band sounded as good as ever during the jazz concert on...
Marion Concert Band starts season July 2
MARION — The band is getting back together. For the first time since August 2019, the Marion Concert Band will perform at Island Wharf on July 2 at 7 p.m. The program is as follows: The program is as follows: National Emblem March – E. E. Bagley...
Marion Art Center to host public reading of Frederick Douglas speech
MARION — The Marion Art Center will host a live public reading of an 1852 speech by Frederick Douglas entitled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” on Monday, July 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. The speech will be given by a “...
Marion Arts Center’s ‘Native Gardens’ brings theater to the park
MARION — The Marion Art Center made its 2021 theatrical debut June 11, as the first performances of “Native Gardens” were presented in an outdoor setting at Bicentennial Park. The play was directed by Kate Fishman of Marion who said she has been...
Grace Morrison: Country recording during covid
ROCHESTER -- When her tour with Shawn Mullens was cancelled by the pandemic in 2020, Grace Morrison sat down to write a five-song EP. Instead, she ended up with a full 15-song country album, featuring the likes of Lloyd Maines (father of the Dixie...
Art center to feature floral festivities in June
MARION — Art in Bloom, a three-day floral arrangement showcase, will return to the Marion Art Center from June 24 to 26. Anyone is invited to create an arrangement for Art in Bloom, and designers may work in pairs or teams. Designers can use any of...
Sippican Historical Society lecture: Christina Connett Brophy
MARION — The Sippican Historical will host Christina Connett Brophy, Ph.D. at 7 p.m. on June 10 via Zoom as part of its speaker series. In her lecture, Dr. Brophy will be speaking about the major themes covered in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s...
New England inspired impressionism at the art center
The Marion Art Center will host a new exhibit starting June 4: “Willoughby Elliott: A Retrospective.” The show will feature paintings, serigraph prints and ceramic vessels by the late artist, spanning over thirty years. Elliot’s works are...
Painting and sipping at the art center
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...
See a play at Bicentennial Park
The MAC Theater will present its first play of the 2021 season, “Native Gardens,” written by Karen Zacarías and directed by Kate Fishman. Six show dates are scheduled for June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Friday and Saturday productions will begin at...
Crafting three-dimensional art from wool
MARION — Wool, soap and elbow grease. That’s all it takes to make felt. And under the instruction of artist Kristina Goransson at her felt workshop on May 8 — part of the Marion Art Center’s SouthCoast Spring Arts programming — participants were...
Spring arts starts this week at the MAC
MARION — After finding out how to schedule an arts festival to act as a surrogate for ArtWeek, Marion Arts Center Executive Director Jodi Stevens is hoping the weather stays nice. “Hopefully we won’t have to use our rain dates,” she laughed. The art...
Mattapoisett students draw art from reality
MATTAPOISETT — Visions of Center School danced in their heads. Now on display in Center School is a wall of drawings kindergarten and first grade students made of the school building. Art teacher Greta Anderson said students made the drawings as...
Barbara Healy brings the color out
MARION — Painting and drinks? Wine not? Barabara Healy is a painter from Dartmouth who focuses on South Coast landscapes, and with her partner Pam Clarkson, teaches painting and wine tasting classes. “We’re trying to incorporate people that may have...
New exhibit at the MAC opens April 30
MARION — The Marion Art Center will open a new exhibit featuring Contemporary Prints by Allison Bianco and Stella Ebner on April 30. The show is a collaboration between the MAC and Cade Tompkins Projects, an art gallery in Providence. The new...
Marion Antiques holds first auction in Marconi building
MARION — Going...going...gone! Marion Antique Auctions held its first event in its new Atlantis Drive warehouse on April 24, which saw more than 500 items from a single collector draw thousands of online bidders. The new space at 13 Atlantis Dr. was...
Sippican Cinema Series to feature ‘Cinema Paradiso’
The Sippican Cinema Series returns from its spring hiatus with a virtual discussion on the classic film Cinema Paradiso on May 24 at 5 p.m. Participants will join host Anne Converse for a discussion about the beloved film, which won Best Foreign...
Saxophone soloist: Meet musician Marcus Monteiro
MARION — You like jazz? Marion musician Marcus Monteiro does. Monteiro has been playing saxophone for nearly thirty years — ever since he was a fifth grader at Sippican School, where he learned music from the same teachers there today. “My son is...
Auditions at the Marion Art Center
The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of Cedar Beach, written by local playwright Mark Howland and directed by John Heavey. Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 23 between 1 and 6 p.m. by...
Tabor Teacher’s play to be performed in May
MARION — Tabor Academy teacher John Heavey would surely have been drafted in the Vietnam War, if he wasn’t a student at Johns Hopkins at the time. Heavey said he’s always been “struck by the injustice of the draft.” He noted that people of color who...
Kathleen Hickey: Writing a novel in the pandemic
MATTAPOISETT — For many, the start of the pandemic was also the start to new hobbies and projects. For Kathleen Hickey, that new project was a novel. On trips to Cuttyhunk Island with her husband, Mike Hickey, Kathleen would pass by Penikese Island...
Virtual concert at the art center
MARION — Join the Marion Art Center and Cape Cod Composer Michael Donovan for “Postcards from Buzzards Bay,” a musical celebration of all who live in the region. On May 16 at 3 p.m., the art center will present a virtual encore of the Tri-County...
Open air painting at the art center
MARION — Join instructor Catherine Carter and the Marion Art Center for an outdoor drawing class and learn to capture the observed landscape in a sketchpad. Through live demonstrations and individual guidance, the MAC will cover methods for...
Join a youth theater troupe this summer
MARION — The Marion Art Center is offering a youth theatre troupe this summer. Midsummer Stages at the MAC is a summer theater company comprising young adults in grades 7 through 12. The program incorporates movement, acting, and performing for a...
Spring Arts preview: Wet felt workshop
MARION — A little bit of felt can go a long way. Anna Kristina Goransson, a Swedish-born felt artist, will be hosting a workshop on May 8 as part of the Marion Arts Center’s 10-day South Coast Spring Arts festival. At the three-hour workshop,...
Marion Art Center seeks donations for auction
MARION — The Marion Art Center’s Online Art Auction will be held from July 28 to 31 and the center is seeking donations for the auction. The MAC’s auction committee is accepting paintings, prints, art objects, unique or handmade items, ceramic,...
Students take home awards for Marion art exhibit
MARION — Four students have been awarded prizes in the Marion Art Center’s ongoing High School art exhibit focusing on covid. The center’s exhibition committee based their decisions on the following: skill and technique, overall presentation,...
Marion Art Center to host “Spring Arts” festival
MARION — The statewide ArtWeek festival won’t be happening this year, but that can’t stop the Marion Art Center from bringing over a week’s worth of artsy activities to the Tri-Town. In lieu of ArtWeek, the art center is collaborating with over two...
Woman’s Club looks to August for Oar and Paddle auction
MARION — The Sippican Woman’s Club is planning to hold the oar and paddle auction that was cancelled by covid last year this summer. According to a press release, the woman’s club is looking to host the event in a “safe environment” in August. The...
Sippican Cinema Series to feature ‘North by Northwest’
MARION — Join Anne Converse and the Sippican Historical Society on March 29 at 5 p.m. for the next installment of the Sippican Cinema Series — a discussion of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” The classic suspense film finds advertising...
Students take inspiration from Black history
Students wowed the judges with artwork, poetry and essays submitted to Tri-Town Against Racism’s Black History Month Creative Expression Contest. A total of 38 students in grades seven through twelve in the Tri-Town submitted work to be judged by...
Psychedelic rock rolls into the Marion Art Center
MARION — The Marion Art Center will host Sundog Organ Trio at a livestream music event in partnership with ORCTV on March 21 at 4:00 p.m. The psychedelic rock group, formed in 2018, features Brian Sances on guitar/vocals, Colin Bradley on organ, and...
See student work at the Marion Art Center
MARION — The Marion Art Center will be opening a new exhibit, the High School Art Show, with a virtual reception on March 12. Student artists featured in the gallery come from Old Rochester Regional High School, New Bedford High, Tabor Academy, and...
Mattapoisett Seed Library begins to bloom
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Free Public Library’s Seed Library is growing — and fast. The program was first sprouted last year by former librarian Liz Shelly, and the library gave patrons about 50 donated packets of seeds. Just a few weeks into...
Marion musician to be featured in New Bedford jazz festival
MARION — Marion’s own Marcus Monteiro will lead the Marcus Four at the New Bedford JazzFest in March. The New Bedford Winter JazzFest Online will feature three bands over three days, musician interviews, and a food and drink demonstration video from...
Art Gallery opens in Mattapoisett
lery at the Ropewalk mall in Mattapoisett. Artist and South Dartmouth Resident Thomas Lynch set up shop next to the Walrus and Captain restaurant, hoping to catch the eye of locals after their meals. The gallery features paintings, rock sculptures...
Learn about the effort to restore Notre Dame with the Sippican Historical Society
MARION — The fire at Notre-Dame on April 15, 2019, was a shock to all who know and love Paris. On Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., the Sippican Historical society will host a lecture, led by Caroline Bruzelius on the repair of Notre Dame via Zoom. Bruzelius is a...
Marion Art Center announces ArtStart director, takes counselor applications
MARION — The Marion Art Center announced Benares Angeley as its 2021 ArtStart Director in a Feb. 5 press release. ArtStart is the MAC's summer art program for kids four-and-a-half to nine years old, offered from late June to July. Angeley has been...
Tri-County Symphonic Band presents Soloists for Scholarships
The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, will present a program entitled “Soloists for Scholarships” on Feb. 14 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be a virtual live-stream — free of charge — and can be viewed on ORC-TV. Those...
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