Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve Coffee House

Coffee, tea, soda, mixers, food and snacks will be available for purchase. BYOB. We will also have games to play and music by “Monster $ Money”. They are a 4 man group playing experimental improv. This is instrumental background music, I definitely call it artistic! Kaleo Billet plays drums, Jared Colon plays keyboard, Alek Koone plays guitar and Zach Moser plays bass. We will party from 9pm-1am. There is a $5 cover for the band. We also hope to fill our stairwell with the goals and dreams of those who attend. 2009 can be a year for people to create anything!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

2nd Sunday in December

Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 2-6pm
Special exhibit of Hershey Elementary,
Middle and High School Students

Music is Victroling the Yuletide

with Peter and Lillian DeHart
Special Hours Sat, Dec 13 4-8p for
The Holiday Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes

Special exhibit of Performo toys

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Hours

New Hours Temporarily
FRI & SAT 10am-6pm, by appt, for special events, classes and private meetings.
If you are going to be in Middletown on a day other that Friday or Saturday and would like a private tour, call Shari at 717-903-6865 or Marie at 903-6748 and we would be happy to arrange it for you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Call to Artists

Help us support the Feel Your Boobies Foundation to increase Breast Cancer Awareness
Our show “Feelings” will open on September 14th.
It will show here at our gallery in Middletown, then move to the WITF gallery for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
If you are a member of MAAC your entry fee is $5. If you are not a member, your entry fee is $10. Entry fees go in entirety to FYB Foundation.
Artists receive 70% of their entry sale price if sold, 15% of all of our sales from Sept 14th through the end of October will go to FYB.
We are also having a silent auction, so you are welcome to donate a piece to help the cause.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

1st Anniversary Party!

Sunday, August 10, 2008 from 2-6pm
Live Music, Hors d’oeuvres, Demonstrations, Poetry
Special exhibit of “Metamorphisis”
Created by Students who participated in the
Middletown Public Library Summer Reading Program

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Federal funding cuts

President George W. Bush sent his FY09 budget request to Congress last week. He has proposed a $16.3 million cut for the National Endowment for the Arts - from $144.7 million this year to $128.4 million for next year. He has also, for the eighth straight year, eliminated funding for the Department of Education's Arts in Education programs.

The President's budget is the first step in the federal appropriations process. While it serves as an important framework, Congress has the power to set its own priorities and change these funding levels. Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania is asking that you visit the Americans for the Arts Arts Action Center to customize a letter to send to your Members of Congress urging them to support the arts in the funding process.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Writers' Group Forming - January 31

MAAC writers and poets are getting together to organize a writers' and poets' group or groups. Our first meeting will be Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the gallery.

Casting Call - Theater Artists

Casting Call
PA Renaissance Faire 2008 Auditions

Full-time professional actors and part-time semiprofessional actors. See the auditions page of our website for descriptions of the two acting companies.

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16th & 17th, 10AM-4PM each day.

Mount Hope Mansion on the grounds of the Renaissance Faire
2775 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545
14 miles east of Hershey and 15 miles north of Lancaster, Route 72, 1/4 mile south of PA Turnpike Exit 266.

Perform at a 35 acre recreation of a rollicking 16th Century Elizabethan country festival complete with 13 stages.

Full-time and part-time actors receive extensive workshop training in acting, dialect, voice, movement, history, improvisation and interaction. They also have the chance to perform in a variety of theatrical styles such as Shakespeare, farce, children's theatre, commedia, street theatre, improv, stunt & stage combat shows, music, song and dance.


CALL 717.665.7021, Ext 231 to schedule an individual audition time.
Callbacks will be held periodically throughout the day.
Bring a headshot and resume.
Prepare a 1-minute monologue, preferably classic and comic.
Sing a snippet of a song. 1 minute or less. No musical accompaniment will be available.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The 2nd Sunday music is by Krista Voelmle, sorry I missed her name initially.

Second Sunday in Feb - Afternoon with Artists

Insurance sponsors the February Afternoon with Artists. We hope to see you there. If you want flyers to help promote the event and invite people, email us or give a call. Here are the details.

Sunday, February 10, 2008, 2-6pm
Music by Krista with Max Holman on piano from 2-4 pm
Folk Chicken from 4-6 p.m.
Food provided by Karen’s Catering
Special Exhibit of Middletown Area High School Artists
Event sponsored by Insurance

Your ideas, Please?

Dear MAAC Artists:

Our collective ideas and efforts are vital to our success as a group. We have been brainstorming ideas for creative marketing efforts and future gatherings and we would love to have your input. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts.

Here are some of the ideas MAAC artists have shared. Feel free to add your ideas to existing notions expressed below and to share ideas of your own.


1. Promote the gallery with a parade float.
2.Arrange student art exhibits.
3. Arrange student musicians – we may want to try to match up the school artists and musicians when possible.
4. Shari recently spoke to some people who would (as a group – maybe a church group)come in and serve coffee and publicize coffee and wifi hours.
5. Have each event sponsored by a professional or business who would piggy back on our Afternoon with Artists as their “client appreciation event.”