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It's summer at the MCA and our doors are open to the public on Saturday's from 12-4PM and Sunday's from 1-4PM. Scroll down for more information on current and upcoming Gallery Exhibits. If you are an artist interested in exhibiting your work, please email us with a sample of your portfolio at montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com.

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The MCA recognizes the accessibility limitations of our old building. Restorations efforts that address accessibility are on our radar for future renovations. For the time being, if you have accessibility needs please contact montgomerycenterarts@gmail.com with a description of your access request at least 24 hours prior to your visit so that we may arrange accommodations to assist your attendance. We want all community members to have the privaledge to enjoy access to the arts, and will do our best to support your needs. 

IN THE GALLERY NOW...

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“Altered Landscape”

The Art of Alan Morse

Artist, Educator, and Humanist

Exhibit Curated by M Sebastian Araujo

 

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Alan Morse, knew at  a young age that he wanted to be an artist. For him, art, was an inherited gift and a passion that would awaken slowly .Before  her death, his grandmother placed her old paint box and pallet in his hands urging him to create Art…that gift is part of the exhibit…As time passed he was told, that making art would be a difficult way to make a living and it was best to continue his education, so off to college he went to study, psychology and sociology, in an attempt to create a career, and to learn more about himself. While in college, he spent time in Romania volunteering at an orphanage, which had a deep and lasting impact on him. It was there that he met an artist who invited him to his studio and encouraged him to paint and created art and be all he would become this had a profound impact on him. Before coming back to America, he purchased a cheap watercolor set and when he came home and began to paint in earnest.

 

His earlier work is often dark and reflected on awareness of the trouble side of the world and his own self exploration and personal growth. He married the young woman that he met at a Vermont summer camp when he was 15 and they decided to settle here and raise their two daughters. As his life changed, and his family grew, his work began to change as well, taking traditional scenes for farms, woodlands, and pastures, and breaking them down into blocks of light and color. Even the iconic covered bridges of Vermont became, under the hand of Morse, twisted into roller coasters and are redefined by his inventive eye and skillful brush. When you walk into the MCA Gallery, anyone who knows and loves Vermont will instantly recognize the lush landscapes that are unique and found nowhere else; however, under Morse’s brush they are given a new life and an imaginative meaning found in few other artistic visions today.

 

Along with the masterful works of Alan Morse is a selection of art created by his daughters, Emersyn and Makenna Morse, who share a love of art and have created their own vision of the world through the medium of paint. It is that connection from generation to generation that makes this show unique and Interesting. Their sense of color and whimsy shine through while expressing a vision of the world uniquely their own.

 

The show “ Altered Landscapes” will be on view through September.

Gallery hours are weekends from 1 - 4PM or by Special Appointment.

There will be an Artist Gallery Talk Sunday, September 10th at 2 PM, which will also be broadcast LIVE on Facebook. 

UPCOMING GALLERY EXHIBITS...

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The People's Art Show

The People’s Art Show is a free, non-juried, uncensored exhibition celebrating all forms of  creativity, diversity, and imagination in our community and beyond.

The exhibition is open to everyone, and all entries will be exhibited. 

To participate, register your entry HERE, drop off up to two works of original art in any medium, any subject, and any size. All submissions must be exhibit-ready with all hanging hardware, mounts, and written instruction included. Gallery staff will have final say on placement, lighting, and labels to accommodate time and space limitations.
 

ARTWORK DROP-OFF : 11AM-4PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 THROUGH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17

at The Montgomery  Center for The Arts 2 Mountain Rd. Montgomery Center Vermont

 

Exhibit runs from October 6th-22nd

OPENING RECEPTION 5-8PM FRIDAY OCTOBER 6th

Gallery is OPEN WEEKENDS from 12-4PM or by Appointment 

Sales are 50/50 Artist/MCA General Fund

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