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Opening of a new “LIGHT” exhibition at MAC and virtually this Saturday – The Bloom

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Join the MAC this Saturday September 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a hybrid opening reception of LIGHT in person at the MAC or live on Zoom. Conversations with the artists start at 6.30am. The exhibition tackles the theme of light through various materials and contents. It showcases the work of five artists new to the MAC alongside longtime artists from the MAC Gallery and includes Aimee Marcinko’s multi-sensory interactive installation.

Aimee Marcinko is a ceramic artist who recently completed a short-term residency at the Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project. Her multisensory installation is created with translucent porcelain, LED lights and sound sensors to produce an otherworldly experience. Discussing his work, Marcinko says: “My sculptural forms and functional vessels are inspired by illusion as a form of communication of nature. They refer to an ambiguous biological life, revealing hidden patterns of intelligent communication. The work raises questions about the innate links between human perception and the natural environment in a world where communication has become vital for survival.

The opening reception will be hosted by MAC co-curator Nicola Chipps, former art and design consultant at Ærena Galleries in Napa Valley. “We’re excited about the new work, the new artists, and the addition of an interactive installation in the Small Gallery,” Chipps said.

The public is invited to the reception at 6 p.m. at the MAC. You can also attend it virtually via Zoom. Visit www.middletownartcenter.org for a link. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook from the MAC page.

LIGHT will be visible until the end of the year. The MAC gallery is open Thursday to Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment at 707-809-8118. The MAC continues to adapt and innovate in this time of COVID-19. The masking is observed inside.

Find out more about events, programs, opportunities, and ways to get involved, support and celebrate MAC’s efforts to weave arts and culture into the fabric of life in Lake County on middletownartcenter.org.


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