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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, 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

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

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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