New Printmakers' Exhibit - One of Many Events at MCC on Main

Manchester, Connecticut – (April 29, 2013)…Since opening in September, MCC on Main has quickly become a destination for area residents, along with their families and friends, to experience the arts in a convenient downtown Manchester setting. MCC on Main occupies 7,000 square feet of newly renovated, modern space and is now home to an art and video gallery, a small café with free Wi-Fi access and seminar and conference rooms for classes and event-related programming.

The focal point of MCC on Main is the art gallery named in memory of Adolf and Virginia Dehn by the Dehn Foundation. The foundation was established by Virginia Dehn to promote the arts and is now administered by Virginia’s niece and nephews whose father, Frederick Lowe, Jr., served as Manchester Community College’s first president. The gallery’s exhibition schedule has been developed to showcase a wide range of contemporary art forms and to feature the work of both established and emerging regional artists. The current exhibition, spectacular prints by artists from the Printmakers' Network of Southern New England, is now on display through Saturday, June 22. The network was formed in 1992 with support from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts to encourage experimentation and artistic collaboration among regional artists working in print.

Other events have been scheduled to ignite the creative process, stimulate exploration of the arts among all age groups and encourage interaction between the public and the performers. These include open mic sessions, spoken word and music series, book to film series and live musical performances. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

MCC on Main, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, is located at 903 Main Street in Manchester. For more information, call (860) 647-6030 or visit 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.

News Item Posted On: April 29, 2013
For Additional Information Contact: Joy Dorin at 860-512-2921