Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Artistic Tricks and Treats at Media’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll

The Media Arts Council (M.A.C.) will host the 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll in downtown Media on October 10, 6-9pm, offering a wide array of artistic experiences for all to enjoy.

The main event this month is the Media ICONS & Beyond Photography Exhibit Opening Reception, taking place at 323 West State Street, 6-9pm. The exhibit features more than 30 works selected as finalists in this photography contest. Awards will be presented at 8pm. The opening reception also features music on hammered dulcimer by Elliott Schmuckler.

Families will enjoy many attractions this month, including student art exhibitions, magic, and hands-on activities. O’Malley’s Ice Cream will display work by students from the School of Rose Valley, while Joseph Kinsolving, “The Marvelous, Magic Music Man” performs from 6:30-8:30pm. Kinsolving entertains with folk music and sleight of hand, providing captivating entertainment for all ages.

Quincy's Marquet Basquet Gifts also presents a student exhibition. "The Colors of Us" is an exhibit of self-portraits by 2nd grade students at the Media Providence Friends School.

The First Keystone Bank Window Gallery, a monthly exhibit opportunity for M.A.C. Registry Artists, introduces a new display of paintings and drawings by Media artist Papi Haupt and jewelry by Eileen Newell.

Cafes and shops offering a combination of live music and local artwork include Seven Stones Gallery, The Coffee Beanery, Sweets ‘n’ Stuff and Earth & State.

More than 40 businesses on and around State Street participate in this month’s 2nd Saturday Arts Stroll. Fifteen locations display artwork by local artists, including paintings, drawings, photography and jewelry. Live music at fifteen locations includes singer-songwriters, violin, rock, folk, blues and pop. Also featured are lapidary demonstrations, Reiki, Tango, gingerbread decorating, musical theater, and more.

For more information about M.A.C. featured artists and musicians, upcoming events, and a map of monthly 2nd Saturday events, please visit www.mediaartscouncil.org. The Media Arts Council works to support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community of Media, PA. M.A.C. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization accepting donations from the community that will support our programs. All donations are tax-deductible

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