events & exhibits

the 2020-21 exhibition season is supported by the miriam g. knoll foundation

Tomorrow's Artist Today

02/02/2021-03/04/2021
Main Exhibition Hall

Every year the Middletown Arts Center hosts one of the area's best and most respected juried art shows focusing solely on our area middle school & high school students.

We are proud to be a prominent supporter of our local teen artists and look forward to having a fantastic exhibition and juried show every year- 2021 will be no exception!
In addition to an in-person exhibit, we will also be offering a virtual exhibition approximately halfway through the show.


View this year's winners here!
 

View 2021 Tomorrow's Artist Today Accepted Entries List here.

Download PROSPECTUS here.
Read our Letter to Art Instructors here.

 

This exhibit is sponsored by:
Noonan, Brockman & Pollock, DDS.

Pediatric Dentistry | Cincinnati State - Middletown Campus

Pictured: Regan Runtz, 2020 Best of Show for "Geometric"

Young Artist 

Workshop

JUNE 21-24 & JUNE 28-30, JULY 1, 2021

Every summer the MAC hosts an 8-day summer arts experience for our community youth! This immersive class concept is a unique program that enables students to explore their creativity in a relaxed classroom setting guided by experienced instructors.

We'd like to invite all youth grades 1-12 who display artistic ability to apply for a scholarship so that they can take part in this great program for free! Students who apply must be able to attend 2 hours per day for the entire 8-day workshop.

 

Scholarship Application Details Here

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 25, 2021!

Last summer our students completed projects focusing on fiber arts, fused glass, ceramics, acrylic painting, art critique, and more!

If you have questions, please call us at 513-424-2417 or email Kim Minor, Assistant Director.

Shawna Hatton

02/01/2021-04/01/2021
Lobby Gallery

Reflections and Expressions:
Faith, Hope, and Love

From the artist:

I consider myself to be an impressionistic photographer and an expressionistic painter. Through photography, I take in the world around me, observing quiet, often overlooked moments of beauty. I am drawn to light both artistically and spiritually, being especially captivated by reflections. In my imagination, reflections become beautiful impressionistic landscapes of a spiritual realm. Much of my work in the last year focused on combining photography with my love of painting. My Morning Walk series of photographs and paintings is an example of this exploration.

 

To process emotions and energy, especially with regards to the world around me, I turn to drawing and mixed-media painting. This body of work is representational in nature, employing a solitary figure or simple motif while relying on color, line, and texture to express emotions. It is a paradox to me that the simple shape of the heart represents something so complex. By expressing emotions using the fundamentals of art, I hope the viewer will reflect on the fundamentals of life: faith, hope, and love.

Beneath The Gathering Sky

03/18/2021-04/23/2021
Main Exhibition Hall

Oil Paintings by Kevin Muente
 

Artist Kevin Muente is a professor of art at Northern Kentucky University.
 

Muente has stated:
"For the past several years, my desire to explore the human experience via the metaphor of landscape led me to include figures within nature. I hope that the viewer reads these as metaphysical senses of place. The landscape serves as a backdrop to moments of human action that tap into grand, universal themes."

 

Additionally, he hopes that, "The paintings portray facets of the human condition such as loss, doubt, wisdom, and faith as to enlighten and remind viewers of their own humanity."
 

Muente's oil paintings will be on display in our main exhibition hall 03/18/2021-4/22/2021.
 

Visitors to the MAC are required to wear masks and asked to observe social distancing guidelines while visiting the gallery.

Pictured: Section of Muente's "Smoke Signals"

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MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER  

130 N. Verity Parkway

Middletown, OH  45042

513-424-2417

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 masks are required to enter the MAC. Please call 513-424-2417 with any questions.

Monday               9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday               9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday             9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday     

Open periodically for workshops, classes and special events.  Please call for availability..    

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The Middletown Arts Center is an active participant in the Butler County Safety Pledge Program regarding guidelines for health and safety throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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