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Bastille Day - July 12, 2014 - Second Saturday

Media Arts Council presents the Eiffel Tower and more at Media’s Bastille Day celebration! The Eiffel Tower will again appear in Veterans Square on Media’s Bastille Day celebration July 12th. Standing 26 feet high the Eiffel Tower, sculpted by artist Bob Read, was one of the highlights of last year's Bastille Day celebration. It is a marvel to see this impressive and graceful piece of sculpture on State Street. In France on the night of Bastille Day children carry lanterns through the streets of Paris. This year children will be able to carry lanterns down State Street. Paper lanterns will be at Veterans Square where the Media Arts Council will have its Village de Artistes. Other activities in the Village de Artistes will be face painting with a French flair, musicians, various street performers, and exhibits by local artists 

June Open House Hours for the New MAC Media Arts Center at 609 W. State St., Media

The gallery will be open for visitors as follows:
 
Thursday, June 26, 1 - 4 p.m.
Friday, June 27, 1 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 28, 1 - 3 p.m.
 
Stay tuned for more upcoming dates to visit the Center, see our amazing art and get involved!

Rotary Club of Media, PA Contributes to the Media Youth Film Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Media, PA –May 2, 2014
 
The Rotary Club of Media under the leadership of Courtney Ballauer and Chris Schwartz contributed $1600 to the Media Youth Film Initiative for the purchase of much-needed film equipment and scholarships. Judy Fowler, executive director of the Media Arts Council, received this generous gift at the weekly Rotary meeting.
 
As the president of Rotary, Courtney Ballauer wanted to support arts and music education. Several months ago when Fowler spoke of the Rotary Club Ballauer was impressed with the MyFi program and how it got high school students involved with all aspects of filmmaking. MyFi is a joint program of Media Arts Council and Media Youth Center taught by Hezekiah Lewis, associate professor of communications at Villanova University. Films from the program were featured at the Media Film Festival held at the Media Theatre in April.
 

2nd Saturday - May 10, 2014

Press Contact:
Judy Fowler, Executive Director
exec [at] mediaartscouncil [dot] org | 610.745.1109
2nd Saturday, May 10, 2014
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Media, PA –May 2, 2014
 
The 99th consecutive 2nd Saturday will be held on May 10 at the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union from 6 to 8 PM. Media Arts Council is proud of having presented 99 2nd Saturdays. This wonderful accomplishment is due to the hard work of dedicated MAC volunteers.
 
The evening's activities include music by Larry Levine and a children's activity led by Robin Beaver and Judy Fowler involving a special activity for Mother's Day. The following MAC artists can be seen at these local restaurants: Jeanette Ransing at Picasso, Emily Geddes at Coffee Beanery and Lucie Seaman at Court Diner. Each artist is gifted, creating beautiful and unique works of art.
 
Jeanette Ransing - Picasso
 

Outstanding Local Films Among Selections for the 7th Annual Media Film Festival

Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th.  Now in its 7th year,the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media.  To view the official Festival sneak preview or to purchase tickets visit www.mediafilmfestival.org

Film Festival - Banner Correction

"Oops, recycling mistake!  As we recycled last year's banner (changing the dates) we forgot to change the location.  This year's Media Film Festival will be held at the MEDIA THEATRE, not the Media Community Center.  Sorry about 
the mix up.  We're looking forward to seeing you at the historic Media Theatre on April 4 and 5 for a great film festival."

MyFi Begins on March 5, 2014 - Sign Up Today!

MyFi (Media Youth Film Initiative), a film production class for high school students, announces it spring session starting March 5. MyFi combines the ageless art of story telling with film.  Working with Hezekiah Lewis students participate in all aspects of the filmmaking process.

Media Youth Film Initiative (MYFI) Begins Its Second Year

PRESS RELEASE                                

CONTACT: Judy Fowler at 484-840-3622 
exec [at] mediaartscouncil [dot] org
 

2nd Saturday, December 14, 2013

2nd Saturday, December 14, 2013 "A Carol on Every Corner"

2013 Media Icons Photography Contest Winners Announced

On Second Saturday, October 12th 2013, the winners of the 2013 Media Icons Photography Contest were announced.  The evening event, held in the Schlenker Building, was well attended and appetizers and beverages from local vendors who support the Media Arts Council were featured.
 
The winners are as follows:
1st Place: A Welcoming Place, by Jose Sevillano
2nd Place: Picasso Tree, by Laura Ducceschi
Honorable Mention: New Spring, by Rebecca Michelle Lee

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