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The Monson Arts Council welcomes you! Please use the navigation above to have a look around and see what's coming up! We've always got something in the works as we are a very active arts center.

Music is in the Air
There is music in the air this summer as the Monson Arts Council expands its programs for the first time in many years to include significant musical offerings. The most exciting venture for local children is a summer music camp, which will run from August 4th through the 15th for grades 3 - 6. A second initiative of the Arts Council is to join with Monson Rocks in supporting and expanding the Rotary's traditional summer concert series at the gazebo in Monson. Click here for full information and contact details.

Spring Art Show Celebrates Art in Our Region
Our spring art show this year especially honored abstract art and drawings. These were complemented by the vitality of many photographs in every gallery in the House of Art, some very innovative sculpture and many gorgeous paintings. It was a beautiful show, beautifully arranged. Be sure to take a close look at the prize winning work featured in this newsletter.

Monson Arts Council Gives Two Scholarship Awards
The Monson Arts Council is proud to announce the award of its sixth annual scholarship, and a second award to a very deserving runner up. The two top candidates were so strong that the scholarship committee was driven to create a second award for this year. For more information and photos, click here.

Summerfest Art Show: YOUR HOUSE – Could be a Work of Art
July 4, 10am – 3pm at the House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, your house could be a work of art in the Summerfest Art Show! The show will feature art focusing on area residents’ homes. Paintings, photographs, sculpture or other artistic media are all welcome and everyone is invited to participate. Here's a chance to show off your house. An entry form and guidelines for preparing art for exhibit may be found here.

Summer Music Camp 2014
The Monson Arts Council announces a summer music camp from August 4th through the 15th for grades 3 - 6. It will be held on weekday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 noon at The House of Art, 200 Main Street, Monson, and will feature musical games and videos, fun recorder music, instrumental "show and tell" demonstrations by members of the Old Post Road Orchestra, and rehearsals for a musical performance based on the Grimms’ fairy tale, "The Bremen Town Musicians." A student recital will be held at the end of the two weeks (date and location TBA), featuring a reading of "The Bremen Town Musicians" accompanied by students on recorder and percussion and adults from OPRO on tuba, trombone, french horn, ‘cello and percussion. Click here for more details

Summer Art Camp 2014
Let's shake off the cold by thinking about summer 2014! This year's Monson Parks and Rec. Art Camp will be held July 21 to August 1. Young at Art for ages 5-7 will be held the first week, July 21-25. Click here for more details

Spring Concert Brings Down the House
The Monson Arts Council Spring Concert, held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Monson on May 3rd and featuring Nashville recording artist Bonnie Panda, was a big hit with the audience. They also saw two acts native to Monson: singer/guitarist Andii Styron, and Faith Montaperto and Tony Ward. This is the first in an intended series of concerts which the MAC will offer. Click here for the full story and pictures.

Arts Collective Being Organized
Are you interested in meeting with other local area artists for activities, events, arts workshops, discussion, or other shared ideas/activities you may come up with? Monson Arts Council art show committee has set an organizing date for those who are so interested. The House of Art will be made available for this group. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 12 at 7pmat the House of Art 200 Main Street, Monson. You are encouraged to sign up in advance by emailing macartshow@earthlink.net, (so that we may contact you if the date changes.) Thank you!

Monson Arts Council Videos on M-PACT TV
MPACT has several videos about Monson Arts Council activities, you may view the videos by clicking here.

Community Partners
The Community Partners Page recognizes the year-long support of these businesses for the arts in Monson. Click the list to view the page with full information.

Support the MAC!
You can join online, renew your dues - even donate to us using the convenience of your credit card!

Experience the Quaboag Hills Region
While you're in town for any of the MAC's exciting and fun events, download the Chamber of Commerce's Experience the Quaboag Hills Region Visitor's Guide to find listings of many other interesting and fun things to check out while you're here!

Advertising Opportunities with the MAC!

You can now promote your business in the Monson Arts Council's Theater Programs and other printed materials! Click Here for Details!

For further information on any of the Monson Arts Council programs, please contact Maureen Solomon at 413-267-3042.







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