MCA • November 2020
Last week we planted 125 tulips and daffodils, given to us by MCA Artist, Pat Seklar. This is a metaphor for a lot of what is happening here this month.

Blossoms don't just happen. The garden needs to be designed, the space has to be readied, the bulbs gathered, and then someone has to dig them all in. It is all based on good design, faith, and hard work.

This month our schools are similarly planning for the unfolding of the winter semester. We have indoor air purification units, a mask policy in place, and smaller class sizes.
We are starting to reach the end of our backyard classes, but it has been a really good season, and we look forward to doing it again pandemic or not!

We are truly delighted to enter the winter season with new (restored) windows. That work behind us now, we move on to tackle the accessibility needs of the building. We have just completed an accessibility survey by IHDC with a detailed list to get started on, and drawings for a vertical lift. We have concurrently begun an HVAC engineering study to improve year-round temperature control.
We welcome aboard Pam Rice, who is volunteering to document some of our stories. If you don't get the Lexington Minuteman, you can find her stories online about the Barrier Beautification Project downtown, and the Bat Mitzvah project this summer in our art garden.

To volunteer with the arts center email us with your interests and skills, or review our volunteer listings to read about projects needing community input. Currently there are opportunities for gardeners, sewers, and finance types! Not a lot of commitment, but big rewards.

We are also planning some fun outdoor art projects, so if you are a creative who wants to have some fun, be sure that we add you to our notification list!
Community Art

Thank you to all the artists who painted panels for the barriers art this fall. The panels are down and being stored for possible use next spring. We are working to have a gallery show of some of the panels this winter - stay tuned for details.

ArtWalk has started with area artists' work on display in shop windows in Lexington Center now through the Taste of Lexington event in early December. Go to the retailer & artist directory to find out where the artwork is, and download a fun scavenger hunt.

Take yourself to the bike path near Hancock St. and pull over to look at the 4 fabulous art doors that the Lexington Council for the Arts has assembled. They too will be stored for the winter next month, and added to more along the bike path next spring.
Next Performance
Saturday, December 5
7:30 pm

Artists are coming to the aid of Munroe Center for the Arts with a fundraising concert. Back by popular demand, Maitreyee Chakraborty (Tagore, Me, and You) returns to Munroe Saturday Nights joined by a wonderful group of talented musicians, elocutionists, and dancers. Soul to Soul (Moner Katha Koi) – With Tagore’s Poems & Songs will be a concert centered around bringing us closer together even when we have to be physically apart. This will be a chance to support Munroe Center for the Arts and also to connect with each other through the music of Tagore and his universalist message.

A Facebook Live event (Facebook account not required)

MCA current and past leadership are coming together to create a challenge fund for the community to match this year.

Thank you in advance to all our leadership who support us now and in the past. And thank you to all our gardeners now, and in the future.

🥳 December 11th
VOLUNTEERS - email us if you would like to join the online end-of-year staff, tenant, and volunteer party - featuring Zoom bingo, spin-to-win, craft rooms, and more!