The MAC Presents Twelve SouthCoast Spring Arts Events

MARION — The Marion Art Center joins more than two dozen local cultural organizations to launch a celebration of the arts across the SouthCoast region May 6-15.

SouthCoast Spring Arts is a 10-day festival celebrating the arts in our communities by connecting innovative, creative, and affordable art and cultural events in communities across the region, from Fall River to Wareham.

The MAC joins this effort with twelve new cultural events in theater, live music, art history, film, movement, and visual arts. All Spring Arts events at the MAC are hands-on or interactive and are offered at low cost or for free.

The MAC will kick off their Spring Arts events on Thursday, May 5 from 6-7 pm with a conversation with artist Paula Stebbins Becker (free to attend) whose work, along with painter Tracey J. Maroni, can be viewed in the MAC’s current show Emergence. Paula will share her inspiration and discuss her various processes of unraveling and weaving threads, natural dyeing, and using thread in her printed works on paper. During the event guests can also view an image slideshow in the MAC Theater featuring additional works by artist Tracey J. Maroni.

On Friday, May 6 from 7-8 pm, attend a concert and hands-on learning experience with Latin Percussionist Jesús Andujar at the MAC. Dive into the wonderful world of congas, timpani, guiros, cabasas, djembes, claves, bongos and shakers. Jesús will perform his own rhythmic improvisations and guests can learn some basic patterns and join in the fun. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 15.

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