MCC on Main February Events

Manchester, CT - (February 1, 2014)…MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, has scheduled the following events for the month of February:

February 6 - Live on Main: Jen Lowe. Join us in the Dehn Gallery for an evening with Jen Lowe, a journey-woman through and through, armed with a beaten-up backpack stuffed with sentimental keepsakes of a woman both beloved and scorned. She is a true natural performer, whether she’s pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen’s shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable. Wine and beer available from bin228. MCC on Main, Gallery, 7:00 p.m. For more, information contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3100. Fee: $5

February 7 - Open Studio: Life Drawing. Join us for an open figure drawing session. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided; please bring your own materials. MCC on Main, Seminar Room, 12:00 p.m. For more information, contact Khannie Homsombath at 860-647-6030. Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members.

February 7 - Hans Weiss "Portraits Through Time." An award-winning artist and portrait painter, Hans Weiss will exhibit drawings and paintings of portraits he has executed over the years. Works will explore the portraiture of well-known Connecticut figures, as well as reflect Hans' years of international travel experience and a diverse selection of human faces and lives on canvas. MCC on Main, Dehn Gallery,6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Maura O'Connor at 860-512-2692.

February 7 - Live on Main: Them Damn Hamiltons. Newcomers to the Americana nu-folk movement, Them Damn Hamiltons blaze their own trail, writing and performing their own personal brand of dark, independent New England folk music, with a touch of gypsy swagger and sea chantey stomp. Beer and wine available from bin228.  MCC on Main, Dehn Gallery, 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3100. Fee: $5

February 8 - Live on Main: Stretto String Trio. The Stretto String Trio is joined by Dave Nevue and Jory Mayer for a night of great music. MCC on Main, Dehn Gallery, 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3100. Fee: $5.

February 14 - Open Studio: Life Drawing. Join us for an open figure drawing. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided; please bring your own materials. MCC on Main, Seminar Room, 12:00 p.m. For more information, contact Khannie Homsombath at 860-647-6030. Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members.

February 14 - Live on Main: Theresa Wright. Grab your sweetheart and join us in the Dehn Gallery for a night of music from Theresa Wright. An R&B and Jazz entertainer from CT, Wright will perform various genres of music from the 1930s and 1940s. Theresa has performed for the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival and worked with artists such as Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers Band, as well as, the J. Giles Band. Wine and beer available from bin228. MCC on Main, Dehn, Gallery, 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3100. Fee: $5 cover.

February 19 - Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks. Celebrate the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Week at our monthly networking and educational event for young professionals. Hear from a panel of local business owners as they discuss their “secrets of success.” Each with a different business model, they’ll tell their stories and share their thoughts on what it takes to succeed. Come with your questions and leave with a better sense of whether you have the mindset, motivation and skills to be your own boss. MCC on Main, 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Sara Vincent at 860-512-3100. Fee: $5.

February 20 - Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series. Poets Christine Casson and Daniel Tobin, creative writing faculty at Emerson College. For more information on each writer, you may view their profiles at www.emerson.edu. Jazz with Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet, featuring Jocelyn on drums; Taber Gable, piano; David Uhl, bass; and Corey Hutchins, tap dancing. MCC on Main, Dehn Gallery, 7:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Stephen Campiglio at 860-512-2824. Sponsored by the MCC Foundation.

February 21 - Open Studio: Life Drawing. Join us for an open figure drawing. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided; please bring your own materials. MCC on Main, Seminar Room, 12:00 p.m. For more information, contact Khannie Homsombath at 860-647-6030. Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members.

February 21 - Movies on Main: 20 Feet from Stardom. The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African American singers is explored through the rock era. 91 mins. Documentary. Rated PG-13. MCC on Main, Seminar Room 2, 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Evelyn Angry-Smith at 860-512-2874.

February 24 - Meditation Mondays: A Walk Through the Dehn Gallery. Join us for a walk through the gallery with Curator Maura O'Connor and a brief conversation about the role of art in community and education. Hans Weiss' portraits will be on display. Hans is a longtime Manchester resident and gallery owner. He has been an integral member of our arts community and leading benefactor of Manchester Community College. There will be quiet time to relax and enjoy the art. Bring a bag lunch or plan a visit to a local shop on the way home. MCC on Main, Dehn Gallery, 11:00 a.m. For more information, contact Maura O'Connor at 860-512-2692. Suggested Donation $5.

February 28 - Open Studio: Life Drawing. Join us for an open figure drawing. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided; please bring your own materials. MCC on Main, Seminar Room, 12:00 p.m. For more information, contact Khannie Homsombath at 860-647-6030.  Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members.

MCC on Main, Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, is an art gallery (including a video gallery), entrepreneurship center, café, and seminar and conference room space for hosting classes and event-related programming. The Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main features national artists, as well as local and emerging artists. A variety of programs and services that bring arts, education and the community together are offered. MCC on Main is made possible by a partnership among Manchester Community College, the Town of Manchester and the MCC Foundation, Inc., and the generosity of First Niagara Bank Foundation. MCC on Main is located at 903 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut and is open Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday  11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Additional information is available at www.manchestercc.edu/mcc-on-main

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News Item Posted On: February 01, 2014
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928