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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First Friday, Spring Sings, a little bit Country

By Joan Clifford / April 2, 2023 /

  First Friday, April 7, 2023, 6-9pm   The lineup is slowly coming together for the next First Friday event, Spring Sings, April 7, 6-9pm at the Milton Art Center as the musicians choose the songs they will perform based off the theme of a little bit country.   The theme is chosen after some…

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Capturing Community, Photography Exhibit

By Joan Clifford / April 2, 2023 /

Capturing Community March 3- April 22, 2023 Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-8pm Milton Art Center   The Milton Art Center announces the exhibition, “Capturing Community,” featuring three Milton residents and photographers, John Gillooly, Jessica Haynes McDaniel, and Deborah Milbauer, who share a passion for capturing everyday moments, relationships and events in our town, Milton.…

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The Artists Are Family

By William / February 25, 2023 /

The Milton Art Center announces the exhibition “The Artists are Family”, with Esther Garcia Eder, Claire Eder, Michael Eder and Luke Eder in the main gallery at 334 Edge Hill Road, Milton, MA, November 4th to January 6th, 2023. The opening reception to meet the family of artists is Friday, November 4th, 6-8pm and kicks…

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Interview with Comedian Will Noonan

By Joan Clifford / February 10, 2020 /

Will Noonan will be performing at the Milton Art Center, Saturday, Feb. 15, 8pm, doors open at 7pm. Opening acts are Andrew Della Volpe and Mike Whitman. Tickets on sale at the Milton Art Center website, www.miltonartcenter.org   Milton native, Will Noonan was recently named “Boston’s Best Comedian 2018” by the Improper Bostonian magazine and…

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Q & A with Laurinda O’Connor, Pastel Artist

By Joan Clifford / January 10, 2020 /

                          Q & A with Laurinda O’Connor,  Pastel Artist exhibiting 1/17/-3/16/20. From a Local Perspective gallery show at the Milton Art Center Gallery. Opening reception, Friday, January 24, 6-8pm. Questions by Joan Clifford, Executive Director at the Milton Art Center Tell us about…

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