NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts has said that in the aftermath of Covid, and with much unsettled in our world, they wanted to imagine an exhibit of relevance to time and place.
With this in mind, the latest exhibition at the gallery, Waters of our Lakes, our Lives, was created.
They also saw this exhibition as a way to appreciate some of the ways its members, artists, and crafters, think about waters, lakes, and our lives here in the Northeast Kingdom.
“Water influences our lives, not only in what we do but in how others return here year after year to enjoy the lakes, rivers, and streams so abundant in the Northeast Kingdom,” the gallery said in a statement.
Environmental concerns for both the aquatic plant and animal lives of our waters exist which allows free interpretation by makers, ranging from realism to abstraction in painting and photography, fiber arts, printmaking, and pottery.
The gallery said they are grateful to the Memphremagog Watershed Association for their support in this exhibition.
The exhibition opened Friday, May 27, and will run through Saturday, August 27.
The collection is located in the Downstairs Gallery.
Summer hours at the MAC will be Tuesday – Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The gallery is closed Mondays.
The MAC Center for the Arts is located at 158 Main Street, in downtown Newport.