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Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Art Making

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)

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, 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

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

  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

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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