events & exhibits

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

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..    

Beneath The Gathering Sky

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

Oil Paintings by Kevin Muente
 

VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK CAN BE VIEWED HERE
 

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: Desert Shield

Miami University Regionals

05/03/2021 - 5/13/2021
Main Exhibition Hall

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
The Middletown Arts Center is presenting the Miami University Regionals 2021 Student Art Exhibition in our main exhibition hall.

 

The show will be featuring work from student artists and designers who are representing the Miami University Regional Humanities and Arts Department.

 

There will be a wide variety of mediums on display including Drawing, Digital Drawing, Painting, Digital Painting, Photography, Designs, Printmaking, and Illustration.

 

Admission is free to anyone who wants to join us in celebrating these up and coming artists. The exhibition will be on display from 5/3/21 through 5/13/21. 

Pictured: Charcoal work by Hannah Cortez, 2018 Exhibition Winner

Ben Frederick

06/01/2021 - 07/29/2021

Lobby Gallery Exhibit

Oil Paintings

A Word From The Artist:

I make oil paintings. I derive my imagery from moments throughout my day. They include spaces in my home, my wife and kids, going on walks, and when my kids are playing or preparing for bed. I am interested in how the translation of these subjects into paint helps to rediscover something familiar. Through my process I imagine fictions, find meaning and make connections that expand upon my initial observations.

Watercolor Paintings by Shirlee Bauer

04/05/2021 - 05/27/2021
Lobby Gallery

Shirlee Bauer grew up and resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. Her love for art started as a child with coloring books, and has gone from crayons to computers throughout her life.

 

A graduate of Central Academy of Commercial Art, she worked as a graphic designer and is now devoting herself to Watercolor painting.

 

She studied under many artists at Middletown Arts Center (MAC) and attended workshops with nationally acclaimed artists.

 

Her range of Expressive Portraits, Landscapes, and Figurative paintings are developed using creative blending and textures. She thinks a lot about composition, colors, values, and how use them to capture the joy, the sparkle and the beauty. When something moves her, she wants to paint it and share that moment, that place, that emotion with others.

 

As an award winning Watercolorist, she is a signature member of Ohio Watercolor Society (OWS), a member of Western Ohio Watercolor Society (WOWs), and Fairborn Arts Association (FAA).

Pictured: Portland Romance by Shirlee Bauer

64th Annual Student Show

06/03/2021-07/01/2021

Main Exhibition Hall


Middletown Arts Center offers art education in Painting, Drawing, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Fiber, Enameling, Metalworking and more.
 

The talented MAC instructors help hundreds of students each year to develop their artistic skill. 

 

Our annual exhibition showcases the best of the best of our students' work.

Prospectus/Entry Info Coming Soon!

Photo - 2020 Best Of Show "Lana On Her Princess Chair" by Jainie McCauley

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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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