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Friday, February 24, 2012

Winter Show & Show within a Show at MAL

Last weekend was a busy one at Mispillion At League! Since February is "Black History Month" the art league had a special "Show Within a Show" for our Winter Show. Local African American Artists were invited to display their work in the gallery and the art league also celebrated with a special presentation on Black Artists in history by Ms Tamara Cooper, principal at Milford High School at our free "Third Thursdays" art talk, organized by MAL's past-president, Sara Gallagher. 

Friday night was the Opening Reception for the Winter Show and the "Show within a show" and was well attended with everyone enjoying the new works on display Saturday, a musical evening "Journey to Soul" was planned for the "Crystal Ballroom" (aka Milford's Senior Center - the only venue large enough to accommodate the large crowd!) Journey to Soul spotlights local talent in the Delaware and Eastern Show area through art, spoken word (poetry) and Music. Continuing their scucess from last year, event organizers Dwayne Powell and Michael Duker did a great job capturing the history of Milford's art and entertainment history. 

This video was taken the night of the concert, with MAL's doors open to concert goers to enjoy the exhibition. Honestly, I wish more of our members had turned out to mingle with the crowd, but I guess asking folks to come out three nights in a row may have been too much!  I know Bob and I and Cathy and Bill Walls enjoyed greeting and chatting with everyone who came, telling them all about the Mispillion Art League and encouraging them to return.

All in all, the weekend was a success, with many people walking through our doors for the first time and walking out with brochures, and information about our workshops and classes and considering memberships!

This exhibit will come down on February 25, so you still have a little time to check it out! Student Show is up next!

Dr. Donna Blakey, MAL member and a participant in the 
"Show within a Show" exhibit, and some of her artwork:

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