Irish music and Milton Scenes Exhibit by Mark Vonnegut at First Friday March

By Joan Clifford / February 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Irish music and Milton Scenes Exhibit by Mark Vonnegut at First Friday March

by Joan Clifford, Executive Director   First Friday March, March 1, 6-9pm, is an opportunity for people to come view Mark Vonnegut’s watercolor paintings on exhibit until April 6th, catch up with neighborhood friends, and listen to talented local musicians perform modern and traditional Irish music at the Milton Art Center. There will also be…

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Interview with Mark Vonnegut, artist, musician, author, and pediatrician

By Joan Clifford / January 25, 2024 / Comments Off on Interview with Mark Vonnegut, artist, musician, author, and pediatrician

by Joan Clifford, Executive Director   Interview with Mark Vonnegut, artist, musician, author, and pediatrician for over 40 years, who recently closed his practice MV Pediatrics in Quincy.  Vonnegut is the author of three books, The Eden Express, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, and The Heart of Caring: A Life in…

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Starting a Creative Life in the New Year

By Joan Clifford / January 1, 2024 / Comments Off on Starting a Creative Life in the New Year

Is this the year that you are going to finally commit to starting your art practice? I know that I prioritize my work life over my creative life, because it’s a necessity for living in the expensive Northeast, but it’s also a reality that it doesn’t take much time to start a creative practice with…

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Merry Music

By Joan Clifford / December 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Merry Music

Merry Music, a First Friday, 2nd Annual Holiday Music Event by Joan Clifford, Executive Director Merry Music will be performed again at the First Friday event, December 1, 6-9pm at the Milton Art Center. It was such a hit that a new tradition has started. Some of the musicians gave us a preview of their…

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A Conversation with the Hilarious Hometown Comedian, Corey Rodrigues

By Joan Clifford / November 2, 2023 / Comments Off on A Conversation with the Hilarious Hometown Comedian, Corey Rodrigues

By Joan Clifford, Executive Director   In anticipation of his upcoming comedy show at the Milton Art Center on Saturday, November 25th, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Corey Rodrigues, a proud Milton native and highly sought-after comedian. Known for his national touring performances in colleges, clubs, and corporate events, Corey has garnered…

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Teaching Artists, Art Exhibit, October 6-December 1, 2023

By Joan Clifford / September 29, 2023 /

The public is invited to an opening reception, Teaching Artists, a First Friday event, October 6, 6-9pm, at the Milton Art Center at 334 Edge Hill Road in Milton.  This exhibit showcases the art of the artists who teach at the Milton Art Center. View the art of Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire, Mairead Dambruch, Camille DeMarco, Sue…

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Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Art Making

By Joan Clifford / September 12, 2023 /

Engaging in art-making can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and increase mindfulness. It can also enhance self-esteem, foster personal insight, and support emotional healing. Many of us try to ignore our emotions; they can be uncomfortable reminders of how needy and imperfect we are. But paying attention to what our emotions are trying to tell us…

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Happy Accidents (when creating art)

By Joan Clifford / July 28, 2023 /

Happy Accidents Joan Clifford, Executive Director, Milton Art Center   At the Milton Art Center, occasionally I’ll overhear a teacher say, “That’s a happy accident!” The teacher is excitedly pointing out to the student creating art that the results, through unexpected, are aesthetically pleasing through either a unique color combination, an interesting texture, a new…

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Murals at the Milton Art Center, ‘Butterfly’ and ‘The Origins of the Colors of the World’

By Joan Clifford / July 9, 2023 /

By Joan Clifford, Executive Director, Milton Art Center   The Milton Art Center  held a spring  fundraiser to beautify the grounds at the art center. Two of our teaching artists, Sue Hoy and Mairead Dambruch were commissioned to create murals in the outdoor spaces where we hold summer camp.   Sue Hoy, a painter, specializes…

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First Friday, Spring Renewal Art Exhibit

By Joan Clifford / May 3, 2023 /

The public is invited to the First Friday, Spring Renewal Art exhibit reception, May 5, 6-9pm, at the Milton Art Center to meet 30 local artists and view art they have generously donated to the MAC’s silent auction fundraiser happening May 6, at the Spring Renewal Art Auction Fundraiser.   First Friday’s are a monthly…

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