Community by community, the impact of COVID-19 is variable and changing. We are all in this together. As a local not-for-profit, the volunteers and board of the MCA are dedicated to our community’s well-being in every sense of the word.
As part of our continuing efforts to promote the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, performers, artists and our volunteer staff, and in compliance with the recent state of emergency issued by Governor Phil Scott, The MCA will remain closed until further notice.
We have opened our WIFI to a Public Access Status...while the building may not be open you should be able to get a signal from the front porch and possibly other nearby locations!
At this moment all of our programs have been put on pause.
Most important, we hope that you’ll take extra good care of yourself and one another during these uncertain times. We are so very grateful to you all…when we needed you MOST this winter after our furnace died you stepped up and made sure we had all the funds pledged that are needed. This kind of support shows how much we, as a community can do to share the love of Art, Creativity and Community. We are grateful for your support of Montgomery Center for the Arts, and wish you all the Best Health and We look forward to seeing you all soon!
The Board of Directors and Volunteers of the MCA
The Montgomery Center for the Arts is located in the historic Kelton Hall, situated at the top of Main Street in Montgomery Center, VT. The diverse board of local, volunteer members collaborates with the community to provide a culturally rich and welcoming Center that supports the Arts, Wellness, and Community, as well as the preservation of the iconic building.
The Montgomery Center for the Arts is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of life in our local regional communities by providing a venue for a diversity of educational, cultural, artistic, and social experiences.
The MCA classes have temporarily been suspended until further notice due to Covid-19 health cautions. We will regularly evaluate ways that we can continue to support community creativity and collaboration.
THE PAPER BAG MASK PROJECT
Due to the Pandemic, the MCA regretfully made the decision to cancel the annual summer art show; however, of this decision was born a new creative, socially distant exhibit that featured the work of our patrons, near and far. The MCA sent out a call for paper bag masks. Inspired by the work of Saul Steinberg's own 1950's Paper Bag Mask project and our current times of mask-mandates, we asked for any submissions that used a paper bag to create a unique creative visual identity. The result was a wide range assortment of pieces created by people of all ages and abilities, and from as far away as Tokyo, New York City, Paris, Canada, and of course, VT.
Scroll through the images below to view a gallery of the incredible work put forth by some amazing individuals. Click on a picture to view larger.
MCA Creative Director Sebastian Arujo and Programming Director Melissa Haberman curated a fantastic curbside display of the work during the first week of August on the steps of the MCA.
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