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MAC Annual Holiday Craft Fair

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A Monson Holiday Tradition The Monson Arts Council’s 43rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair, which features hand crafted items, will open on Saturday, November 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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As Far as You can See

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Man in nature in 17th century Netherlands Landscape painting in the netherlands in the 17th century is fascinating for many things, but certainly one of them is the balance between […]

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43rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair

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The fair has become a beacon for crafters, drawing a backlog of requests to participate, and always filling early

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A Triumphant Return

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“Steel Magnolias” is now in the books as the most recent in a long line of Monson Arts Council productions put on in Memorial Hall.

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6. Have Box, will Travel

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One of my favorite things is to travel overseas with my paintbox in checked luggage, rent a car for the week, and plan a B&B vacation that hits the best painting spots. 

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A Feather in your Cap

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The inaugural presentation of a new theater award, to be given each year to a local personage who has made substantial contributions to theater in Monson.

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The Nature of Nature

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One of the fundamental shifts that occurred with the emergence of Renaissance thought out of the medieval period was the growing focus on the natural world.

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Steel Magnolias & Honoring Phyllis Hull

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We are very excited to announce the Cast for Steel Magnolias!

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5. Preparing Your Panels

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In my last post I mentioned hardboard panels as my clear choice as a painting ground for Open Air Painting.  Much cheaper than canvas, more durable when trucked around, easy to prepare in batches. 

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MAC Artist Member Exhibition and Sale

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The exhibition comprises artwork and sales items from members of Monson Arts Council who have signed up at the Artist Member level.

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