April 2023
Register for Summer Term
Registration for summer 2023 will begin on Wednesday, May 17 at 12:30pm. Summer programs will be viewable online on May 2. Registration can be done online, in person, or by phone at 503-823-2787.
MAC Summer Arts Camps Are Back!
We’re excited to announce that summer arts camps will be back at MAC this upcoming summer term! MAC is programming a variety of full-day and half-day camp experiences for youth and teens in the visual and performing arts. Registered campers will be welcomed by enthusiastic camp counselors who will be with them as MAC’s Arts Instructors guide them in structured arts education programming. Campers will create art while building confidence and self-expression.
Past favorites including Young da Vincis, Young Performers, and Jr Picassos will be back along with a few new offerings, from Piano Pods to Ceramics Camps! From drawing and mixed media to music and theatre arts, there will be over 40 day camps to choose from!

Registration for summer term will open at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17, with the complete schedule being released online on May 2.
Spring Arts & Crafts Sale
Presenting works from MAC Students, Staff & Instructors

May 5 – 6, 2023
Friday 9 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

MAC’s halls will be filled with a wide range of beautiful work for sale, just in time for Mother’s Day! MAC students, staff and instructors who have taken a class or worked at the Center in the past 3 years are eligible to participate. The deadline to sign up is April 30, or when available spots are filled. More information can be found here.
Coming Soon to the MAC Gallery
Jessica Poundstone – archival pigment prints
Leondra Brackett – watercolor paintings and book arts

Exploring the colors, shapes, and abundance in nature.
May 5 – June 10, 2023

Join us for the reception on Thursday, May 11 from 6-8 pm

Jessica Poundstone will be exhibiting prints from her Superbloom collection. A superbloom occurs when many different wildflowers germinate and then blossom at the same time, filling the desert with color. Drawing inspiration from this abundance, Poundstone creates large, vibrant, abstract pieces that fill the one’s field of sight. She hopes that viewers can experience the expansiveness of this natural phenomenon and be inspired to find new ways to create abundance for themselves and each other. Poundstone says that this work “asks us to consider how we might keep working toward building a life, a society, and a world that gives everyone the very best chance to bloom big and flourish freely.”

The 101 small watercolor paintings and books by Leondra Brackett explore abundance on a more intimate scale. Brackett’s process begins with observational sketches created during her many outdoor adventures in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Colorado. Back home in her studio, she uses these sketches to create imagined landscapes with “joyful liberty.” Brackett says, “I create places I’d like to wander.” Some of these landscapes she turns into books that link together visually to create small 3D sculptures, while others she fills with more landscape imagery that connects from one page to the next. Each of her pieces is an invitation to journey, to experience “a breath of wilderness,” and to be inspired. 
MAC Celebrates Earth Day
We celebrated Earth Day with the rest of the Multnomah Village today on April 22. We had live performance and taught kids and adults how to make gardening greenhouses made of paper plates and gave away many vegetable and fruit seeds for indoors and outdoors in front of MAC building on SW Capitol Highway. Happy planting!
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