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Stop back every weekend to see what’s happening around the MAC.

Going Green with the Summer Schedule

People everywhere talk about “Going Green.” It’s an expression they use to indicate they’re doing things to help conserve energy, whether it’s riding a bike to work, turning down a thermostat, or eating organic food. Every effort that is made to reduce our carbon...

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Schedule Your Next Event at the Mansfield Art Center

June is around the corner and is traditionally marked as being the most popular time of year for weddings and graduation ceremonies. Chances are, you know a graduating senior, a soon-to-be bride or groom, or perhaps you are even the lucky one! Did you know the...

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People’s Choice Awards Winners Announced

The People’s Choice results are in! It’s official, the votes have been tallied and here are the results you’ve been waiting for! People’s Choice Award Winners 1st Place Grieving Maranda, Mansfield Sr. High School 2nd Place Fake News Series Audrey, Ontario High School...

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72nd May Show Receiving a Success!

72nd May Show Receiving a Success! Our 72nd Annual May Show entry receiving took place at the Mansfield Art Center this past week. It was a busy reception and we are happy to report a great turnout, with a variety of unique and original artwork! During the three days...

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The Gallery Shop at the Mansfield Art Center

Did you know the Gallery Shop at the Mansfield Art Center offers an exclusive assortment of exceptional artwork? The shop is located just left of our lobby and the main galleries, and in it you will find a fine selection of non-juried works of art created by artists...

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An Overview of Upcoming Exhibitions

The first week of April at the Mansfield Art Center began with our Spring classes getting underway, with most classes meeting once a week for the next eight weeks. We also have some upcoming exhibitions which you may not want to miss, so be ready to mark your...

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Mindful Movement in the Gallery

Mindful Movement is a yoga class which is offered by instructor Claudia Cummins at the Mansfield Art Center. This past Wednesday, March 29, began the first of a four-week session which meets Wednesday mornings from 9 to 10:30am in the gallery. This class explores...

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Vote for Your Favorite Art Pieces!

Did you know that you can vote for your top choices of art pieces currently on display at the Mansfield Art Center? The 2017 Annual Regional High School Exhibition is underway and displays through April 16. This exhibit showcases the best of the region’s art created...

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Veterans Expressive Arts Class

Many U.S. veterans and soldiers battle chronic pain, either received as a result or a direct impact of military operative actions. The number of those who deal with pain, as well as the likes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries, suicidal...

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Easy Online Registration for Spring Classes

It’s Almost Spring! How refreshing it is to think that Spring is just around the corner. Likewise, it’s time to start thinking about signing up for Spring classes at the Mansfield Art Center. We have some new and exciting classes offered this season, and many of our...

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What’s On Display at the MAC

March will start off with three exciting exhibitions on the agenda, each to display a wonderful mix of artwork across an array of different media. Showcasing artwork from area high school students in a juried exhibition is our 2017 Annual Regional High School Art...

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Calling All Ohio Artists for The 72nd Annual May Show!

Our upcoming annual May Show is now looking for Ohio artists! The May Show is a juried exhibition which showcases the work and talent of Ohio artists in a variety of media. This is an excellent opportunity for new or established artists to show their work, with the...

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Highlights from MAC Opening Reception for Glow of Paris

An Opening Reception and Book Signing celebration was held at the Mansfield Art Center last Saturday evening on January 21, introducing author and photographer, Gary Zuercher. Zuercher’s The Glow of Paris Exhibition is on display at the Mansfield Art Center from...

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The Benefits of Membership at Mansfield Art Center

Our Mission: Enriching the lives of children, families, and adults through art exhibitions and art education programs for all. If you’re on this website, you likely enjoy the arts, and love to visit cultural and historical institutions, museums, botanical gardens, and...

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Gary Zuercher, The Glow of Paris

We are excited to announce that Gary Zuercher, professional photographer and author of The Glow of Paris, The Bridges of Paris at Night, will be at the Mansfield Art Center this month! He will be here from 7:00 to 9:00 on the evening of January 21 for a book signing...

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2016 Year in Review & 2017 Overview

Believe it or not, it is already the end of December and the new year is here. Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers for another successful year. We’d like to reflect over what has happened around the art center this past year. Twenty-sixteen was another...

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Seasons Greetings!

How are you enjoying this winter snow? We hope you’re staying nice and warm this season! A reminder that The Mansfield Art Center will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25; and for the following week we’ll be closed on December 31 and January 1, for...

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Four Special Workshops that Offer Something for Everyone

At the Mansfield Art Center, we like mixing paint, but we think it’s more fun when we can combine art with education! Beginning in January our winter classes will start and most classes run for a span of eight weeks. Our youth classes introduce children to a variety...

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“Sew” Fun at the Elves Workshops!

Much is taking place at the Mansfield Art Center during our Holiday Fair. It is our festive time of year and we love it when our friends from the community come by and see us and join in the activities. Next week we’re offering workshops, where you and your children...

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Beautiful Bowls Created at Decorate-A-Bowl Workshops

People of all ages came to decorate bowls at an event which took place on two different Saturdays. Held at the center the special event workshops were created with good purpose in mind! Each of the hand painted bowls from the Decorate-A-Bowl workshops will be sold at...

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Holiday Fair Designs Then and Now

This year marks the 47th annual event of Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center. As with previous Holiday Fairs, the design of our Holiday Fair announcement and poster art is created by one or more of our staff or board members. For this week’s post, as a little...

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8 Reasons to Visit The Mansfield Art Center

8 Reasons to Visit the Mansfield Art Center Did you know that admiring a work of art is known to stimulate the same part of the brain that is kindled when we fall in love? According to Robie Benve, author of How Art Appreciation Improves Quality of Life (Benve),that’s...

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CACY Fundraiser a Success at the Mansfield Art Center

The first collaborative fundraiser event between Mansfield Art Center and CACY took place at a private Cork & Easel painting event last week. It was coordinated by Tracee Anderson who is Executive Director at CACY, and the Mansfield Art Center staff. CACY, or...

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Ohio Artist Wins Grand Prize

The Mansfield Art Center would like to congratulate James Mellick, Ohio wood artist, on his recent win at the 8th Annual Grand Rapids ArtPrize event, winning the $200,000 Grand Prize for his Wounded Warrior Dogs installation, which the public voted for using their...

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Decorating Ceramic Bowls for Soup Events

It’s time to get some glaze on at the Mansfield Art Center! Our Decorate-A-Bowl event, coming up in November, will be a fun social time where participants can decorate and glaze a ceramic bowl. It’s an occasion the whole family can enjoy together and all ages are...

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The 71st Annual May Show

Our 71st Annual May Show kicked off on September 18th and will be exhibited in both the Lower and Main Galleries through October 23rd. Each piece of art that was submitted went through a jurying process.  In the event you are unfamiliar with how that process works,...

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Working to Weave Education into Gallery Experience

Working to Weave Education into Gallery Experience Finding innovative ways to tie education into the gallery has always been a top priority at Mansfield Art Center.  We’ve been pondering over some new and exciting ideas that we think would help children become more...

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New Sculpture Welcomes Visitors at the MAC

A new sculpture has been put in place at the Mansfield Art Center. This project, made possible by funding from the Richland County Foundation, came together literally piece by piece on Saturday, September 3rd. Volunteers gathered together by the sculpture pad and with...

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