So excited to be blogging about our 2nd Annual Art Expo. We are nearly there! The artwork is waiting to be hung and ready for the public to see. The works are impressive. We have 20 artists with over 30 pieces to view! It is a thrill to see so many talented people in Manville and the surrounding area. The work should be shown. The Manville Arts Council is proud to offer a place to be seen. Opening Night on Friday, May 5 at 6 pm at the Manville Public Library will be the place to be! Refreshments and a prize will be available.
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Thank you to our sponsors: Wegmans, Manville Pizza & Pasta, Signarama, Manville Chiropractic, Couch Accounting, Maggiano’s Little Italy and Walmart. A heartfelt thank you to the Manville Public Library and staff for continued support of the MAC. We appreciate your support of the arts!
The deadline to submit an application has been extended to Friday, April 14. Enter today to show your art in the upcoming Manville Arts Council 2nd Annual Art Expo. Please disregard the previous deadline in the guidelines and application. Download it here!
The Manville Arts Council is currently sponsoring an ongoing writer’s workshop for writers of all genres and skill levels. The group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at the Manville Public Library. Participants are encouraged—but not obligated—to bring up to two pages of current work to share with the group (five copies).
“April is the cruelest month,” wrote the great poet T.S. Eliot. Yet April is also National Poetry Month, an opportunity to enjoy the diverse forms and styles of this under-appreciated art form. To commemorate, the Manville Arts Council will host a one-time Poetry Workshop on April 6. Participants will examine several forms of poetry and the work of diverse poets. The group will experiment with writing poems in different forms. Facilitated by Beth Borrus, MFA Poetics.
Join Beth on Thursday April 6th at the Manville Library, 100 S 10th Avenue. All are welcome!
Our March meeting has been moved to Thursday, March 16th. We hope you can all make it!
After hosting a create your own comic book class at the Art of Diabetes event this past November, the MAC finds itself celebrating this fantastic art form one more time. Several highly regarded comic book artists have generously donated artwork to the MAC that will be auctioned off to support arts programming within our community.
Artists Alan Davis, Bill Sienkiewicz, Tom Rainey, and Mike McKone have created original signed sketches of Batman, the Joker, the Hulk, and Wolverine. A selection of these pieces will be on display at the opening night reception of the 2017 Art Expo on May 5, 2017. Other works include signed Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and Game of Thrones prints. More information on these prints and pricing coming soon.
New Year, New Look! The Manville Arts Council unveils their 2017 Flooded in the Arts T-shirts. There is a variety of styles and colors.: Black, Gray or White-Unisex Tee, a Pullover Hoodie, a Women's Slim Fit Tee, Children's Tee, Football jersey Tee or a 3/4 sleeve Baseball Tee. Support the MAC by purchasing a shirt — Click HERE.
At the Manville Borough Council Reorganization meeting on January 7, 2017, Mayor Richard Onderko and the Manville Borough Council honored the Manville Arts Council with the Community Spirit Award. The MAC was recognized for their work during their first year, for providing "all residents the opportunity to explore art in their everyday lives by participating in programs or by enjoying art of local talent" and for bringing a sense of community spirit back to Manville thru the arts.
The Manville Arts Council is honored to receive this award. Thank you Mayor Onderko and the Manville Borough Council.