MCA Members Re-commit to Support the Arts in 2015

December 9, 2014 many of MCA’s members celebrated the end of a great year and renewed their membership committing to an even better year i_fo-ZmO9yJHSmUaSGTDLfoyXC1saJbY0ym41XNSF8Acn 2015.

This year MCA’s Board of Directors asked the Marion Civic Chorale to join us at the event and perform selections of music from their recent seasonal concert and other holiday favorites.  Attendees enjoyed listening while they met new members, shared stories, and sampled wine and hors d’oeuvres.

NlRfjaIzfvr_2JLyYDCjZnMUSyQvMOwU5cMLwdCjbu4Any MCA holiday party would not be complete without the decorating of the MCA Christmas Tree with the 2014 Arts Angel ornament created this year by Carlynne Hershberger.  Those that joined MCA or made a donation were asked to write their name on the ornament and hang it on the tree.

It is never too late to join MCA, support, and share your love for the arts. Click here to join now. Join us at the next MCA Membership Holiday Party, December 2015.

Enjoy more photos of the holiday party here. 

“All I Ever Wanted To Be Was A Cowboy”

Edward Jones, James P. Hilty Sr.  Financial Adviser, Corporate Sponsor, Robyn Rupley, with Marcie Bailey, Community Sponsors, and Brick City Center for the Arts welcomes Bill Roberts, Artist and Author during the month of February.  The exhibit will open on Friday, February 6th with a reception open to the public at 6:00 p.m.


All I Ever Wanted To Be Was A Cowboy exhibit is the work of Bill as a 82 year old artist. His book of short stories are reflections of cow hunting in Florida from the age of 13 and continued for 35 years.  Bill lived and loved the life of a cowboy and we are excited to have him share stories with us at Bag It at the Brick on, Wednesday, February 11, from 11:30 – 1:00.

Volunteer Spotlight

Tammy Griffin – Vincent


Marion Cultural Alliance would like to recognize Tammy Griffin – Vincent, award winning Professional Photographer, owner of Tammy Portrait Art, and MCA Board member. Community driven, Tammy is generous with her time and talents for MCA, American Heart Association, Pace Center for Girls through her Senior Fashion Show each year, and pet charities such as Sheltering Hands through her Santa Paws photography session each holiday season. She also supports many other charities through her professional organization. If asked, Tammy will most likely say yes. (Continue reading….)

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