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November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Preview Party

The Holiday Preview Party is a first-look at our Holiday Gift Show, and one in a series of Holiday events.

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November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

I Feel Voxish: Trash-Rock Dialectics

Noted art historian Christopher Heuer will speak on garage rock, with a focus on Nation of Ulysses, a legendary Washington D.C. concept band that fused music, fashion, and political manifesto.

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November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Making Something from Nothing: The Creative Process

This three-part lecture series with Julia Pavone delves into what it takes to create a work of art. The last class will serve as discussion with participants and guest panelists.

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November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Making Something from Nothing: The Creative Process

This three-part lecture series with Julia Pavone delves into what it takes to create a work of art. Those interested in the visual arts will learn by examining the methods and materials of artists, the elements and principles of design, and what it means to be “creative,” as well as the cognitive and emotional processes tapped by a creative practice.

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October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Making Something from Nothing: The Creative Process

A three-part lecture series delves into what it takes to create a work of art. Those interested in the visual arts will learn by examining the methods and materials of artists, the elements and principles of design, and what it means to be “creative.”

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October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Calligraphic Quilts with Gail Turgeon

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Create calligraphic letters and use them with other scrapbook papers to create a quilt that is attached to a card.

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October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

I Feel Voxish: What it Means to Eat All You Can

Philosophy professors Simon Feldman and Allan Hazlett travel the world to eat at buffets. Since 2005, they have sampled buffets in 21 states and seven countries.

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October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop: The Writer in the Museum, with Ruth Crocker

Writer and writing instructor Ruth W. Crocker leads a workshop, appropriate for all levels, to guide you into the process of using art as a stimulus for unlocking words and ideas.

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September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hours Return for Autumn

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour. Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries. 

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September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

I Feel Voxish: Court Tennis

Beginning in September, Mystic Museum of Art will host I Feel Voxish, a forward looking monthly speaker series in which leaders in culture and ideas will present topics representing their passions. The program, which will feature both individual speakers and salon style discussions, will be the first series held in Mystic Museum of Art’s 15 Water Street Gallery.

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August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bank Square Books and MMoA Present: A Night with Camille Aubray, Author of Cooking for Picasso

What happened when Picasso disappeared from Paris and arrived incognito in a tiny fishing village in the South of France? Camille Aubray’s novel imagines how it is that the great artist arrived unable to paint but left with his creativity restored.

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August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fake Experience Headline August Art After Dark Concert

MMoA’s family-friendly concert series returns with live music by The Fake Experience, live art by Sam Brown, balloon art by April Brunelle, Pizzetta pizza, drinks, and dancing, all under the tent on our riverfront terrace.

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July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Author’s Talk and Book Launch: Robert Brackman Remembered by Lois H. Constantine

Join Lois H. Constantine, author of Robert Brackman Remembered, for a conversation about her new book on her time studying with this internationally known artist, who was also a former president of The Mystic Art Association—now MMoA.

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June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Night at the Museum

Enjoy dinner and dancing at Mystic Museum of Art’s Summer Gala.

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May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Collage

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour. Tonight’s martini: Cosmo

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May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with The Troublemakers

Live music and dancing and live art all at MMoA’s riverfront terrace

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May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Creative Process: A Discussion with MMoA Artists

Is thinking the enemy of creativity, as alleged by Ray Bradbury? Must we, as Jack London said, attack creativity with a club? Enjoy unique perspectives on the creative process with our panel of artists and UConn Psychology Professor, James Holzworth.

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May 13 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Destination Art: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

A day out in Boston with Matisse, Botticelli, and the treasures of Boston’s MFA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Sculpture from Prehistoric to Contemporary Times: Part 3

This survey of three-dimensional artworks includes historical context, art genres, media and aesthetic appreciation of sculpture dated from Pre-historic to Contemporary times. Artist and instructor, Julia Pavone, will highlight key turning points and innovations using seminal artworks from across the centuries.

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April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sculpture from Pre-historic to Contemporary Times: Part 2

This survey of three-dimensional artworks includes historical context, art genres, media and aesthetic appreciation of sculpture dated from Pre-historic to Contemporary times. Artist and instructor, Julia Pavone, will highlight key turning points and innovations using seminal artworks from across the centuries.

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April 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Slow Art Day

Slow down and enjoy the artworks of the annual Members and Elected Artists Exhibition.

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April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Sculpture from Pre-historic to Contemporary Times: Part l

This survey of three-dimensional artworks includes historical context, art genres, media, and aesthetic appreciation of sculpture dated from Prehistoric to Contemporary times. The instructor, Julia Pavone, will highlight key turning points and innovations using seminal artworks across the centuries.

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March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Calligrams with Gail Turgeon

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour. At this evening’s Artini, part calligraphy, part image, the calligram organizes words in a shape which visually expresses the text.

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March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Young At Art Opening Reception

Opening reception for Young At Art, the region’s foremost annual youth art exhibition.

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March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Night

View the Young At Art exhibition and enjoy games and art activities.

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February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Museum Trivia Night

Join us at Oyster Club in Downtown Mystic and put your world knowledge to the test. Facts have been assembled with the help of museum educators at Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

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February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Upcycled Jam Jars with Sue Palmer

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour. Rope transforms even the most common glass jar into a lovely storage container.

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February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

MMoA’s eighth Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading will celebrate the legacy of the renowned African-American poet. Artists, educators, poets, students, and local residents will read from Hughes’ work.

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January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Zentangle Whimsical Garden

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour! Relax with the captivating method of Zentangle drawing.

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January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This Is Not Art Opening Reception

The opening reception of our annual juried theme show.

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December 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ugly Sweater Party

Put on your ugliest sweater, sip some hot cocoa, and nosh on yummy food.

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December 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Market

Support local artists, enjoy music, treats, and a family friendly craft while you shop the Holiday Gift Show.

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December 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Pine Cone Ornaments with Sue Palmer

Mix cocktails and creativityfor your next happy hour! Using a Styrofoam base, create colorful pine cone ornaments from scrap fabric and ribbon.

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November 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lighted Boat Parade

View the boat parade and tree-lighting from the waterfront terrace and lawn of MMoA!

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November 19, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Holiday Gift Show

Tread off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs with our inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories and more!

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November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Preview Party

Join us for the opening of our Holiday Gift Show to view original works for sale by local and regional artists.

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October 20, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Watercolor Painting with Lisa Lyman Adams

Mix cocktails and creativityfor your next happy hour! Learn basic techniques for layering and creating a sense of light and depth using the medium and working from objects of nature.

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October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Crows Toes and Lisa Lyman Adams

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! This month will feature live music by Crows Toes, live art TBA, and balloon art by April Brunelle.

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September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Walter Robinson Opening Reception

Opening reception for the exhibition Walter Robinson.

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September 29, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo Show 38 Opening Reception

Opening Reception for Mystic Museum of Art’s annual juried photography exhibition

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September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Green Tea

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! This month will feature live music by Green Tea, live art by Russ Kramer, and balloon art by April Brunelle.

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September 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Celtic Tree of Life with June O’Connor

Mix cocktails and creativityfor your next happy hour! Using the idea of the Celtic Tree of Life for inspiration, create vibrant, luminous paintings of trees, symbolizing the balance and harmony of nature.

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August 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Wooly Mammoth

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! This month will feature live music by Wooly Mammoth, live art by Mary Horrigan, and balloon art by April Brunelle.

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July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! This month will feature live music by Marcy Kelly Trio, live art by Sam Brown, and balloon art by April Brunelle.

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June 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer by the Sea Annual Fundraiser

Join us for a night on the waterfront to support our mission, while honoring the Mystic Garden Club.

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May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art! This month will feature live music by Soul Searchers, live art TBA, and balloon art by April Brunelle.

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May 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Burgers, Bourbon & Pop Up Art Featuring Cartoonist Amelia Onorato

Enjoy Engine Room burgers and Old Fashioned’s, and art by Providence cartoonist Amelia Onorato at our new gallery space!

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May 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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April 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Studio Showcase

View student and instructor work displayed in the KTJ Studios while you also enjoy the opening reception of our spring exhibitions.

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April 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MMoA Annual Meeting

Join us to review all that we have accomplished in 2015.

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April 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark

MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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April 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Slow Art Day

Slow down and enjoy the artworks of the annual Young at Art exhibition. Visit with your children and pick up our Eye Spy gallery game. After this scavenger hunt for details in the artworks, children can collect a prize for their effort.

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April 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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March 23, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm

Destination Art: Boston ICA and Harvard Museums

Travel to the Boston ICA and Harvard Museums with fellow art lovers. Leave the travel arrangements to us!

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March 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark

The MMoA’s family-friendly Tuesday night concert series returns early this year with a special event featuring ‘Cabin Fever’, a bluegrass band!

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March 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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March 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Young At Art Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of our region’s largest annual youth art exhibition.

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March 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Night

Games and art activities await you at MMA Family Night. Drop by for face-painting, hands-on art making, and a gallery game.

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February 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Heart-Shaped Baskets

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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January 15, 2016 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

Black & White Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of our annual juried theme show, this year with a “Black & White” theme.

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January 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Zendalas

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries

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December 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Art of the Wine Label

Graphic Designer and MAC staff, James Kaczman, will critique the art on his favorite wine labels, while Stephen Clemente connects the taste of those wines to what each label is expressing visually.

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December 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holiday Market

Family friendly fun, food trucks and festive holiday shopping.

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December 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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November 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Lighted Boat Parade

Watch the Mystic Lighted Boat Parade from our riverside terrace, and warm up in the galleries with refreshments and live music!

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November 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Mystic’s after-hours art scene on select Fridays.

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November 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar

Let MAC studios be the space where you get creative for happy hour with a free-form after-hours art activity.

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November 13, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday Preview Party

Join us for food, drinks and tax free shopping at our Holiday Preview Party on Friday, November 13th from 6pm – 8pm , the opening of our Holiday Gift Show which features fine art and artisan wares by local and regional artists.

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November 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Collecting

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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October 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Halloween Mask-making

Want to march in the Mystic Halloween Parade and need a last-minute costume? Drop in to our studios before the parade to make a mask. If you’re already in costume, make a spooky decoration instead. Parade starts promptly at 6pm from our parking lot.

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October 20, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with John Fries and Caroline Roque

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with pizza, drinks, live music, and live art!

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October 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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October 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Destination Art: Whitney Museum of American Art

Journey with MAC to the new Renzo Piano designed Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

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October 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Color Theory – Red

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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October 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Artists of Gallery One Opening Reception

A cooperative of mid-career artists in Southeastern Connecticut working in a wide variety of media and styles from representational to abstract.

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October 1, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo Show 37 Opening Reception

A juried photography show open to all artists with an emphasis on original imagery.

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September 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Mystic’s after-hours art scene on select Fridays.

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September 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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September 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Shiny Lapel Trio and Russ Kramer

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art.

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September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar: Painted Pots

Let MAC studios be the space where you get creative with a free-form after-hours art activity.

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September 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Emotions

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015. This week, MAC Elected Artist Alison Ives talks about how artists translate something as intangible as emotions into visual art.

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August 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Wild Sun and Mary Horrigan

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art.

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August 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

59th Regional Show Opening Reception

Our annual all media juried show featuring works by regional artists.

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August 13, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

Cuba! Cuba! Karin Forde Whittemore Solo Photography Exhibition Opening Reception

Selected photographs by photographer Karin Forde Whittemore.

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August 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Color Theory – White

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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July 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark with Green Tea and Sam Brown

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art.

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July 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Mystic’s after-hours art scene on select third Fridays.

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July 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: New World Wines & Modern Art

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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July 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Juried Show Opening Reception

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) 104th Annual Juried Show consists of juried artworks from Connecticut artists of all mediums, including photography, sculpture, graphic arts, and painting.

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June 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MAC Summer Fundraiser Lawn Party

Join us on our riverfront lawn for games, music and summer fun!

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June 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Old World Tastes

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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May 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Downtown Mystic’s after hours art scene on select third Fridays.

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May 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:25 pm

Art After Dark with The Crows Toes and Lisa Lyman Adams

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art.

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May 7, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Nature Drawing

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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May 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art of Wine: Landscapes

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MAC 2nd Annual Flea Market

MAC’s 2nd Annual Flea Market features crafts, antiques and vintage treasures.

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April 23, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

MAC Members and Elected Artists Exhibition Opening Reception

An all media non-juried show open to all MAC Members and Elected Artists.

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April 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MAC Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting open to all MAC Members.

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April 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Josi Davis & Hot Damn and Shaun Bugbee

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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April 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Eco-Deco

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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April 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Slow Art Day

Some estimates say that people spend only eight seconds looking at a given artwork in a museum. Slow down and enjoy our Young At Art exhibition.

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April 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Abstract Art and Wine

Join us for a series of wine tasting and discussion on the relationship between art and wine, in conjunction with Frizzante Wine Bar.

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March 12, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Textured Letters

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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March 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Young At Art Opening Reception

The region’s biggest annual youth art exhibition is back at Mystic Arts Center.

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March 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Night

Games and art activities await you at MAC Family Night.

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March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Wine: Connoisseurship

Mystic Arts Center and Frizzante Wine Bar present a series of discussions relating art and wine on the first Monday of every month in 2015.

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February 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar

Get creative in the MAC Studios with a unique craft, cocktails and good company.

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February 14, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Night Out

Children enjoy a night out while you enjoy dinner downtown.

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February 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

NextGen Opening Reception

The opening reception to our millennial focused exhibition, NextGen, held during MIX, our annual winter party.

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February 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MIX Masquerade

Our annual winter party – masquerade style, plus the opening reception of NextGen, our millennial exhibition.

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February 1, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Reading

The 2015 Langston Hughes Poetry Reading will celebrate the work of one of Langston’s major influences: the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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January 16, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Home: A Juried Exhibition with a Theme Opening Reception

MAC’s annual open juried show will feature the theme, “Home.”

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January 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Body Balms and Scrubs

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! This month, Brenda De Los Santos will lead the class as you personalize your body products by making your own.

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December 11, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour – Festive Features

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! This month Sue Palmer will lead the class as you handcraft seasonal decorations for your holiday party, or to give as gifts this December.

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December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Downtown Mystic Stroll

Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Mystic, listen to the carolers and see Santa.

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November 15, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holiday Market

Take advantage of our tax free weekend and support local artists during our special Holiday Market on Saturday, November 15th from 11am – 3pm, featuring food trucks, cocoa and cookies, and a family friendly craft.

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November 14, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Holiday Preview Party

Join us in the galleries on Friday, November 14th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm for a festive evening of food, wine, and live music by Thor Jensen to kick-off MAC’s Holiday Gift Show.

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November 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artist’s Talk with Paul Zelanski

Join us in the MAC Galleries to hear artist, Paul Zelanski, speak about his work in the current MAC exhibition, MAAd Men of Mystic.

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October 31, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Halloween Mask-making

Want to march in the Mystic Halloween Parade and need a last-minute costume? Drop in to our studios before the parade to make a mask.

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October 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour – Anti-Luxe Jewelry

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, as you learn to play with a variety of media in the studios and galleries.

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October 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce

In conjunction with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce’s “Not Your Normal Networking Event” series, take the “work” out of networking and socialize with other young professionals while participating in a hands-on creative project.

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October 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Crow’s Toes and Clancy Philbrick

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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October 18, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Night Out

Children enjoy a creative night out while you enjoy dinner in town. Children’s evenings include pizza, group activities, art-making and movies.

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October 2, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

MAAd Men Opening Reception

MAAd Men of Mystic is a special exhibition featuring three artists; John Gregoropoulos, Anthony Terenzio, and Paul Zelanski, whose abstract art, while gaining national and international recognition, was also exhibited at MAC and in the region during the 1950’s and 60’s.

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October 2, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo Show 36 Opening Reception

Opening reception for MMoA’s annual photography show.

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September 27, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Night Out

Children enjoy a creative night out while you enjoy dinner in town. Children’s evenings include pizza, group activities, art-making and movies.

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September 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Josi Davis & Hot Damn! and Mary Horrigan

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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September 5, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artist’s Talk: Doug Aaberg

Join Doug to hear about his latest work on exhibition now in our galleries. This event is part of Mystic Art in the Evening, a monthly downtown gallery stroll.

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September 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Artist’s Talk with Doug Aaberg

Experience Mystic’s after-hours art scene every first Friday through November during Downtown’s Art in the Evening gallery stroll.

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August 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reading by Author Wally Lamb

Join us in the MAC galleries for a reading by renowned author Wally Lamb, from his new book, “We Are Water.”

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August 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

MAC Benefit Concert at Jonathan Edwards Winery

Tip your glass to a good cause at Jonathan Edwards Winery Summer Nights Music Series benefiting Mystic Arts Center.

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August 9, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival returns, bringing close to 300 international artists and crafts people and an exhibition of local children’s art to downtown Mystic.

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August 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Doug Aaberg Solo Show Opening Reception

Opening reception for Doug Aaberg’s Solo Show, “Figures, Faces, and Food.”

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August 7, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

58th Regional Show Opening Reception

Opening reception for MAC’s 58th Regional Art Show and the Doug Aaberg Solo Show.

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August 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

View the 58th Regional and Doug Aaberg Solo exhibitions. Add your own personal expression to our “Clothespin Canvas,” a group art project.

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July 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Shiny Lapel Trio and Sam Brown

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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June 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Annual Juried Show Opening Reception

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) consists of juried artworks from Connecticut artists of all mediums, including photography, sculpture, graphic arts, and painting.

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June 18, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar – Dip & Sip

Let MAC studios be the space where you get creative. Drop by for some DIY, craft beer, local wine and good company.

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June 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MAC 2.0 – Annual Summer Fundraiser

Join us to celebrate MAC’s next 100 years at our annual summer fundraiser, a festive evening of futuristic delights!

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June 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

See what’s on exhibit at MAC during the downtown evening gallery stroll, every first Friday from April through November.

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May 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Crane Craze with Sue Palmer

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Learn the ancient Japanese art of folding origami paper cranes, then attach your cranes to mobiles.

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May 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Green Tea and Jake Hertzler

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MAC Spring Clean Up

Calling all green thumbs! MAC needs your help to spruce up our grounds for Spring!

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May 14, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Craft Bar – Etch and Sketch

Let MAC studios be the space where you get your creative fix with a free-form after-hours art activity. Decompress with art-making, craft beer, local wine, and good company.

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May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Flea Market

Join us for MAC’s 1st Annual Flea Market!

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May 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Historic Downtown Mystic’s after-hours art gallery scene every first Friday from April through November.

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April 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting

Join us for a look back at what MAC has accomplished this past year, and what’s in store for 2014.

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April 17, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Studio Showcase

Wonder what goes on in our studios? View student and instructor work displayed in the KTJ Studios while you enjoy the opening reception of our Spring exhibitions.

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April 17, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Blues / The Elected Artists Opening Reception

The opening reception for MMoA’s themed open juried show, “The Blues,” and the annual exhibition featuring selected works of MMoA’s Elected Artist Members.

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April 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Chris Leigh Band and April Brunelle

MAC’s family-friendly Tuesday night summer concert series returns to our riverfront patio with a great line-up of food, drinks, live music, and live art!

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April 12, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Slow Art Day

Slow down and enjoy the artworks of the annual juried theme exhibition.

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April 11, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Pecha Kucha Night

Kick off your immersive weekend with the latest event trend. Born in Japan, Pecha Kucha is a gathering of people making and witnessing presentations on various topics.

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April 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Experience Mystic’s after-hours art scene during downtown’s Art in the Evening gallery stroll.

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March 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Beadific Vases

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Using jewelry wire and beads, create funky vases out of recycled glass containers. Bring your own recycled bottle or floral case to decorate.

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March 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family Night at Mystic Arts Center

Participate in games and art activities and view Young At Art, the region’s biggest exhibition of artwork from local youth.

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February 13, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Perfect Pairs

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Create the perfect pair of Valentine’s Day wrapping and a card for a small gift for a loved one.

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February 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MIX

Mix beats, art, food and drink, with other creative types at our winter party.

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February 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Langston Hughes Poetry Reading

Mystic Arts Center’s presents our 6th annual poetry reading celebrating the legacy of America’s renowned African American poet, Langston Hughes.

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January 17, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Annual Members Exhibition / David Madacsi: Solo Sculpture Exhibition Opening Reception

The opening reception for the Annual Members Exhibition, featuring works in varied media by Mystic Arts Center members and Found Objects / Ambiguous Identities: David Madacsi: Solo Sculpture Exhibition.

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January 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Zentangle

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Chill out with the meditative drawing practice of Zentangle.

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December 21, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downtown Mystic Luminaria

Celebrate the winter solstice amongst hundreds of glittering luminaries during the Downtown Mystic Luminaria. Finish up your holiday shopping at Mystic Museum of Art’s Holiday Fine Art Show & Holiday Gift Salon, featuring fine art and unique crafts made by local and regional artists.

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December 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Wrap It Up II with MAC Staff and Volunteers

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Be eco-friendly and funky this gift-giving season: re-use common household items to make gifts, cards, wrap and boxes.

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November 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winter Art Gala

Celebrate the season and the opening of our Holiday Fine Art Show & Artisan Gift Salon.

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November 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Photo Show 35 and 100 Years of Photography

See what’s happening at Mystic Arts Center during Mystic’s monthly downtown gallery stroll. Enjoy the “35th Annual Photo Show” and “100 Years of Photography,” a special exhibiton of historical photographs celebrating MAC’s centennial.

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October 31, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Halloween Mask and Hat-making Workshop

Want to march in the Mystic Halloween Parade, but need a last-minute costume? Drop in to our studios before the parade to make a crazy hat or mask. If you’re already in costume, make a spooky decoration instead

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October 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Centennial Brick Walkway Opening

Participate in the opening for the paved, 1,000 square foot riverfront walkway of customized bricks purchased by donors as a permanent monument to mark Mystic Arts Center’s 100th anniversary.

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October 17, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Card-Making with Lisa Lyman Adams

Mix cocktails and your creativity for your next happy hour! Learn to make your own greeting cards for any occasion

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October 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Green Tea, April Bunelle

Start your weekend on a Tuesday during our family-friendly summer concert series at Mystic Arts Center.
This month: Music by Green Tea and live art. Beer by Cottrell Brewing Co. and pizza provided.

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October 10, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Photo Show 35 &100 Years of Photography Opening Reception

Mystic Arts Center’s annual photo show and a special photographic exhibition in honor of MAC’s centennial.

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October 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Photo Show 35 Sneak Preview

See what’s happening at Mystic Arts Center during Mystic’s monthly downtown gallery stroll. Get a sneak preview of the 35th Annual Photo Show.

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September 25, 2013 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Poetry of the Wild’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us at Mystic Arts Center for a celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of Poetry of the Wild. The evening, which marks the culmination of the Connecticut tour, will include a reading of poems featured in the boxes and an auction of selected poetry boxes.

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September 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Happy & The Moonshine, Live Art

Start your weekend on a Tuesday during our family-friendly summer concert series at Mystic Arts Center. This month live music by Happy & The Moonshine and live art. Beer by Cottrell Brewing Co. and pizza provided.

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September 12, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: As Clear As Black and White with Gail Turgeon

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour! Join us on the patio overlooking the Mystic River while learning easy black lettering, also referred to as Gothic lettering.

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September 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: “Mystic as Muse” Final Look

See what’s happening at Mystic Arts Center during Mystic’s monthly downtown gallery stroll. View “Mystic As Muse” one last time before it closes.

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August 20, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Mystic Horns, Live Art

Start your weekend on a Tuesday during our family-friendly summer concert series at Mystic Arts Center. This month: Live music by Mystic Horns and live art. Beer from Cottrell Brewing Co. and pizza provided.

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August 19, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

More Than Meets the Eye: Mystic as Muse: Gallery Talk with Noelle King

Join our centennial curator Noelle King for an informal walk around the exhibition “Mystic as Muse: 100 Years of Inspiration.”

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August 10, 2013 - August 11, 2013

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Catch a break from the heat in MAC’s galleries and see “Mystic As Muse: 100 Years of Inspiration,” our biggest exhibition of the year celebrating the work of MAC’s founding and elected artists.

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August 8, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Paper Cranes with Susan Palmer

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour! Learn the art of origami cranes. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane.

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August 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Gallery Talk with Artist Haley Lynn Smith

Artist Haley Lynn Smith discusses her work, including Our New Relationship: Becoming Socialites, 2012, on display in the “Mystic As Muse” exhibition at Mystic Arts Center.

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July 18, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Animal Art with Lisa Adams

Mix cocktails and creativity for your next happy hour! Spend an evening creating a work of art about an animal of your choice.

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July 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Rock N’ Soul Revue, Live Art by April Brunelle

Start your weekend on Tuesday! Save the date for every Art After Dark!

This month: Live music by John Fries and live art rt by April Brunelle. Beer from Cottrell Brewing Co. and pizza provided.

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June 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

100th Anniversary Gala

Mystic Arts Center invites you to celebrate our centennial year with a party not to be missed.

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June 15, 2013 - August 30, 2013

Poetry of the Wild / Mystic

View eleven poetry boxes exhibited at various locations throughout the town of Mystic as part of the regional Poetry of the Wild event.

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June 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mystic Moves Dance Performance

Mystic Moves dance troupe adds a third dimension to the artwork of Lynn Walker, with a dance performance staged in Mystic Arts Center’s galleries.

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May 23, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Exotic Bead Necklaces with Kate Geary

Learn how simple it is to make unusual and distinctive looking beads out of rolled paper.

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May 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: John Fries, Tiffany Roman & April Brunelle

Start your weekend on Tuesday! Save the date for every Art After Dark! This month: Live Music by John Fries ; live Art by Tiffany Roman & Balloon art with April Brunelle

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May 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Unleashing Color in Your Paintings

Class features teacher demonstrations and exercises in color dynamics and the integration of rich color. Pastels, oils, acrylics, or watercolors may be used. Previous painting or pastel experience required.

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May 16, 2013 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

Studio Showcase

Wonder what goes on in our studios? View student and instructor work displayed in the KTJ Studios while you also enjoy the opening reception of our spring exhibitions.

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May 10, 2013 - June 22, 2013

“Rhythm in Color” Lynn Walker Solo Exhibition

The show is a collaboration of new artwork with dancer Christine Poland and Mystic Moves Dance Theater.

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May 2, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Gallery Talk with Karen Barthelson

Join us in the Schuster Gallery for a personal tour of our Historical Exhibition and learn about Mystic Arts Center’s early days with Executive Director Karen Barthelson.

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April 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Lure of the Coast: Artist Colonies in Connecticut

Learn about the creative communities of Cos Cob, Old Lyme and Mystic, Connecticut in the early 20th century with Florence Griswold Museum curator and author Amy Kurtz Lansing.

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April 28, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Intro to Jewelry Making with Louanne DiBella

Enjoy designing and making your own rings and learn simple silversmithing techniques.

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April 27, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Slow Art Day

Some estimates say that people spend only 8 seconds looking at a given artwork in a museum. Slow down and enjoy the artworks of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 102nd Annual Juried Exhibition.

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April 25, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artini Hour: Kanzashi Flowers with Barbara Chojnacki

Discover the Japanese art of folding fabric to make flowers.

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April 24, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting

Mystic Museum of Art members will review the 2012 Annual Report, nominate new officers to MMoA’s Board of Directors and welcome new Elected Artists to our membership. All members are encouraged to attend.

Social hour to follow at 6:30

Tickets: $20. RSVP to Gretchen Higgins at 860.536.7601 x205.

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April 18, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Kanzashi Flowers with Barbara Chojnacki

Discover the Japanese art of folding fabric to make flowers.

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April 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark: Green Tea with Jake Hertzler & April Brunelle

Start your weekend on a Tuesday during our summer concert series at Mystic Arts Center!

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April 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Cleanup at Mystic Arts Center

Help clean and spruce up the Mystic Arts Center grounds during our spring cleanup event.

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April 12, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Weaving: Basics But Not Plain! Sampler with Suzi Ballenger

Working on your own rigid heddle loom, explore texture, color, pattern, and hand manipulation techniques for creating patterns on cloth.

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April 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Artist’s Journal Sampler with Gretchen Lally

Connect to the world around you through sketches, writing and a collection of found objects. This class will consist of indoor and outdoor exercises, walks around downtown Mystic, discussions, and personal reflections. It will culminate in a journal full of samples and projects.

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April 6, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Painting Demonstration & Workshop with Sarah Stifler Lucas

Learn media and process as you work on your own painting and observe the instructor’s painting process.

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April 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening: Chris Leigh Trio

Stop by and check out the CAFA exhibition and listen to jazz music by the Chris Leigh Trio in Mystic Museum of Art’s galleries.

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April 3, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Bus Trip to Cos Cob and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Visit the “cradle of American Impressionism” with guided art tours of the Bush Holley Historic Site in Greenwich, then experience art from the 21st century, at the only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art, The Aldrich in Ridgefield.

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March 21, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Mosaic Madness with Diane Gallo

Play with mosaic techniques to create a unique artwork.

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March 14, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Poetry Box Presentation

Connecticut sculptors, artists, painters, poets and box makers! Get involved in the final year of Mystic Arts Center’s outdoor sculpture exhibit led by Eco Artist, Ana Flores.

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February 28, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Experience Your Own Personal Renaissance at Studio Borgo

Mystic Arts Center presents Studio Borgo founder and drawing instructor Tom Ruggio, who will discuss his one-and two-week study abroad programs in Tuscany, Italy. A a brief drawing demo will follow the presentation.

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February 21, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: O’Keeffe Inspired Triptychs with June O’Connor

Paint with translucent watercolor to create three panels of abstracted imagery good for framing as a trio, or singly.

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February 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Crafternoons: Cross-Stitched Pin Cushions with Gretchen Lally

Got cabin fever? Bring some friends to MMoA studios and create cross-stitched pin cushions with mason jars and embroidery.

Call to register: 860.536.7601 x213. Drop-ins welcome.

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February 9, 2013 - February 10, 2013

Intro to Jewelry Making with Louanne DiBella — New Faculty!

Learn how to design and make your own rings. Demonstrations will be given on bending, coiling, hammering, soldering and bezel setting, then students will have time to create two or three rings with one-on-one instruction. No experience necessary. Materials included in fee.

Workshop will be held from 12:30pm – 3:30pm each day.

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February 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artini Late Night: Valentangle Redux with Carol Dunn

Mix cocktails and creativity at Mystic Museum of Art! Take on a creative project with one of our instructors, and learn to play with a variety of media.

Learn various Zentangle designs and create a Valentine’s card for someone special. Bring your own pens if you have them, or share ours. Tonight’s martini: Kiss-me-tini

Thursday, February 7, 7pm – 9 pm

Members $10 / Public $15

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December 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Homeschool Program: Painting on Silk with Kristen Thornton

Apply color theory, patterns and texture to painting on a silk surface. Take inspiration from the artworks and fine crafts in MAC’s galleries.

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December 6, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini: Wrap It Up

Be eco-friendly and funky this gift-giving season while re-using common household items to make gift cards, wrap and boxes with instructor Laura Gaffke.

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November 19, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Making a Dot with Alex Trachishin

Create a mosaic using tiny bits of paper inspired by a reading of The Dot by Peter Reynolds.

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November 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winter Art Gala

Get first pick of the year’s best gifts during the kick off event to a weekend of tax free shopping at Mystic Arts Center.

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November 12, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Sumi-e Resist Painting with Gretchen Lally

Practice the ancient art of sumi-e painting with a modern twist!

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November 8, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative Conversations Series: Empowered Creativity with Laura Gaffke

Discover and develop your creative potential, whether you are an artist, business professional, educator or simply curious.

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November 7, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Art of the Boat” Discussion with Mary Anne Stets

This event has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.

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November 6, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Homeschool Program: Photography with Caryn Davis

Learn about the elements of art and design and examine composition as it relates to MAC’s photography exhibition. Students should bring their own digital cameras for a photo shoot.

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November 5, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Food Stamped: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Does healthy eating come at a cost? We’ll explore this question and more during a screening of the film Food Stamped at Mystic Arts Center. Following the film, Brian Trent, a representative from Connecticut Humanities will facilitate a discussion about food with local farmers, restaurateurs, and social sector executives.

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November 1, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Three Day Printmaking Workshop with Carol Dunn

Experiment with monotype, linocut, and drypoint techniques. This course is open to all levels, and will help painters and printmakers alike to view their work with new possibilities.

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October 31, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Halloween Mask and Hat Making

Make a crazy hat or a spooky decoration for the Mystic Halloween Parade sponsored by the Ocean Community YMCA.

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October 29, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Russian Egg Design with Alex Trachishin

Learn the art and craft of Russian egg design as you design your own.

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October 27, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Shamanic Painting Workshop with Catherine Steinberg and Diana Baker

Take a meditative approach to expressing inner images, words, emotions, and sensory experiences with paint on canvas.

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October 22, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Scary Ghost Trees with Jamie Jackson

Create Halloween sculptures to decorate the house for the holiday.

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October 18, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Spruce Your Spirits

Personalize your party glasses with instructor June O’Connor during our popular craft series. Bring a martini glass, or other glass vessel to paint and adorn with wire and beads.

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October 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative Conversations Series: My Creative Compass

Learn practical tools and proven strategies that insure your creative self never disappears beneath a heap of day-to-day demands. This session includes a lecture followed by personalized and hands-on exercises.

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October 13, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Crafternoons: Felted Figurines

Learn needle felting techniques with instructor Sue Palmer to create an adorable sheep figurine, perfect for fun, gift-able items.

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October 11, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Artini Late Night: Spruce Your Spirits

Personalize your party glasses with instructor June O’Connor during a later evening version of our popular craft series. Bring a martini glass, or other glass vessel to paint and adorn with wire and beads.

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October 10, 2012 @ 9:15 am - 6:30 pm

Bus Trip to the Museum of Russian Icons and Fruitlands Museum

Explore two hidden treasures in Western Massachusetts during peak fall foliage week.

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October 9, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Homeschool Program: Geometry in Art with Gretchen Lally

Learn how artists compose an image by reducing things to basic shapes. Compose your own piece in multimedia.

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October 9, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Geometry in Art with Gretchen Lally

Learn how artists compose an image by reducing things to basic shapes. Compose your own piece in multimedia.

Ages 6 – 10

Advance registration required.

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October 8, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Musical Chairs with Gretchen Lally

Create a one of a kind drawing from all perspectives as you move around the room to music.

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October 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Join us for the opening reception of 34th Annual Photo Show, Art of the Boat: Photographs from Mystic Seaport’s Rosenfeld Collection, and Selections from Mystic Art center’s Permanent Collection. The exhibitions will focus on original imagery and a unique collection of the world’s largest display of maritime photography on loan from Mystic Seaport.

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October 4, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Studio Showcase

Wonder what goes on in our studios? View student and instructor work displayed in the KTJ Studios while you also enjoy the opening reception of our spring exhibitions.

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October 1, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Horsing Around with Hillary Opperman

Paint the different body parts of a horse and discuss the shapes used to create it.

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September 24, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Media Mash up with Alex Trachishin

Discover vibrant colors and textures when you combine watercolor and collage.

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September 20, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Artini Hour: Notan

We’ll create bold simple compositions with instructor June O’Connor using the Japanese style, Notan, which explores the concept of light and dark as they are placed next to each other. Cut paper into flat shapes on a two-dimensional surface to create your own distinct designs. We provide instruction, supplies, martinis & plenty of time to socialize.

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September 18, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Realism Drawing Sampler with Lisa Adams- NEW FACULTY!

Gain practical knowledge of realism working from photographs. Learn graphite techniques from set-up, wrist movements, and layering to more advanced textures and details such as hair and skin.

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September 18, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Intuitive Abstract Painting Sampler with Laura Gaffke

Working with acrylics and sketch journals, learn about the creative process and make meaningful connections to your work. Demonstrations will provide a variety of mark making and layering techniques to foster your own self-expression.

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September 17, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Zentangle II Workshop with Carol Dunn

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Learn to relax while creating these designs. Students will learn a variety of Tangles (patterns) and combine them in their own unique way. It’s easy to learn, and is a great parent/child activity. No drawing skills are necessary! Each intricate design is broken down into easy steps that guarantee a successful and unique piece.

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September 17, 2012 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

Art Explorers: Mural Art with Jamie Jackson

Create giant paintings depicting a scene from a popular storybook

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September 12, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mixed Media Explorations Sampler with Laura Gaffke

Explore and experiment with materials and concepts. Cover a range of techniques including how to create layers with washes, image transfers and mixed media collage. Guidance will be given on composition, content and the concept of chance as part of art making. Emphasis is on the creative process rather than a focus on the end result.

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September 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Homeschool Program: Abstraction with Gretchen Lally

Use everything but a paint brush to apply paint in abstract patterns and shapes and give the canvas almost 3-dimensional quality.

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September 10, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Zentangle I Workshop with Carol Dunn

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Learn to relax while creating these designs. Students will learn a variety of Tangles (patterns) and combine them in their own unique way. It’s easy to learn, and is a great parent/child activity. No drawing skills are necessary! Each intricate design is broken down into easy steps that guarantee a successful and unique piece.

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September 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Studio

Bring your materials and enjoy working in a relaxed studio environment.

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September 6, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Photography: Equipment Selection & Camera Accessories Workshop with Brenda De Los Santos

Discuss different lenses, how to choose new equipment, differences between point-and-shoots, consumer and prosumer levels DSLR’s. Camera accessories, such as flashes, tripods, and filters are also covered.

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September 6, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Stop into Mystic Arts Center’s galleries to view The 56th Regional Juried Show highlighting watercolor, pastel and photography work, plus much more. The galleries will also be exhibiting William Butcher’s Solo Exhibition representing a cohesive series of paintings that explore the mysterious and illusive spiritual nature of human life.

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September 6, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Family Open Studios

No reservations necessary, and no instruction – just you and your family’s creativity. We provide the space and basic materials.

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August 21, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art After Dark – Mystic Horns & Maddie Pryor

Come out on MAC’s beautiful patio overlooking the Mystic River and enjoy refreshments while rocking out to local musicians and take home artwork created on the spot by local artists! Family-friendly event so bring the kids!

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August 20, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Open Studio

Bring your materials and enjoy working in a relaxed studio environment.

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August 14, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert Performance: Songwriting and the Art of Being Yourself

Singer, songwriter, and MAC Summer Guest Faculty, Linda Bonadies, presents an inspiring summer concert featuring her own work as well as the work of her songwriting students.

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August 11, 2012 - August 12, 2012

Children’s Activities at MAC

Cool off in Mystic Arts Center’s galleries during the Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival.

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August 2, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening with Mystic Moves Dance Theater

Get a glimpse of Mystic’s new contemporary dance troupe, Mystic Moves Dance Theater.

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July 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

MAC99…One to Go

Join us for our annual fundraiser! This year we’ll be celebrating MAC’s 99 years in the community with delicious food from Go Fish, an open bar and live entertainment from The Rivergods and jazz improv musician Michael Chicoria. We’ve got opportunities for you to win a brand new Vespa, painted by artist Ted Mikulski and original art by regional artists. Traditional silent auction items, including a behind the scenes tour of the Brooklyn Art Museum and Botanical Garden, 2 Nights stay at the New York Yacht Club and a special Nascar Experience package are up for grabs along with a whole lot more!

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July 12, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Artini Hour: Cake Box Books

Join instructor Laura McCarty for another trash to treasure project. Bring a cake box (or similarly sized cardboard box) and transform it into a bound book. We provide instruction, supplies, martinis & plenty of time to socialize.

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July 5, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mystic Art in the Evening

Visit Mystic Arts Center’s galleries for your last view of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 101st show.

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June 24, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Audrey Heard Retrospective Opening

“I say my piece with colors, with lines, with marks. For me, being  a painter is the freedom to speak my own  language.”

~Audrey Heard, 1924 – 2012

Join us for the opening of a special retrospective exhibit in honor of longtime Elected Artist Member, Audrey Heard in MMoA’s Schuster Gallery. Audrey’s friends and family are invited to attend.

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