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Marion Art Center Presents 12 Events SouthCoast Spring Arts

The MAC will kick off its spring art events on Thursday, May 5 from 6-7 p.m. with a conversation with artist Paula Stebbins Becker (free attendance) whose work, along with painter Tracey J. Maroni, can be seen on the MAC's live broadcast. Classes

MARION — The Marion Art Center joins more than two dozen local cultural organizations to kick off a celebration of the arts in the SouthCoast area May 6-15.

SouthCoast Spring Arts is a 10-day festival celebrating the arts in our communities by connecting innovative, creative and affordable arts and culture events in communities across the region, from Fall River to Wareham. The MAC joins this effort with 12 new cultural events in the fields of theatre, live music, art history, film, movement and visual arts. All Printemps des arts at the MAC events are hands-on or interactive and are offered at low cost or free of charge.

The MAC will kick off its spring art events on Thursday, May 5 from 6-7 p.m. with a conversation with artist Paula Stebbins Becker (free attendance) whose work, along with painter Tracey J. Maroni, can be seen on the MAC’s live broadcast. Emergence course. Paula will share her inspiration and discuss her various processes of unraveling and weaving yarn, natural dyeing, and using yarn in her works printed on paper. During the event, guests can also view a slideshow of images in the MAC Theater featuring additional works by artist Tracey J. Maroni.

On Friday, May 6, from 7-8 p.m., attend a concert and hands-on learning experience with Latin percussionist Jesús Andujar at the MAC

On Friday, May 6, from 7-8 p.m., enjoy a concert and hands-on learning experience with Latin percussionist Jesús Andujar at the MAC. Immerse yourself in 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. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 15.

The MAC is partnering with the Mattapoisett Wellness Center to host workshops to enhance your creativity with yoga and reiki ($18 per class) Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

The MAC is partnering with the Mattapoisett Wellness Center to host workshops to enhance your creativity with yoga and reiki ($18 per class) on Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. In these two one-hour workshops, led by Jennifer Risio, yoga teacher and long-time Reiki practitioner, you will learn first-hand the benefits of both practices: reducing stress, calming the mind, strengthening body. The Mattapoisett Wellness Center is located at 76 County Road, Mattapoisett.