Past Exhibitions and Events | 2024

MAC’s Annual Poetry Reading Celebrates

National Poetry Month

April 13, 2024

The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative is hosting their Annual Poetry Reading on Saturday, April 13th from 1:00-3:30 pm to celebrate April’s National Poetry Month, a large world-wide literary celebration. Please sign-up to read a poem or poems by Wednesday, April 10.The event is free and open to the public.

“If you are a poet and/or poetry lover, come join us for a National Poetry Month Celebration at the MAC Downstairs Gallery,” said host Patty Oliver-Smith. “Read up to three of your own poems or choose a favorite poet’s work to read or recite or just come to listen. Poets/Readers will have up to 10 minutes to read depending on the number of people signed up. We invite anyone interested to come share the enjoyment of reading and/or listening.”

The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative is a non-profit 501 C-3 organization. The Gallery is located at 158 Main Street gallery in Newport VT and open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5. For more information, please call 802.334.1966, or visit the web – or Patty Oliver-Smith at

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Photos courtesy of Lynn Rublee.

Block Printing Workshop

January 27, February 3 & 10, 2024 

A three-day Block Printing Workshop for ages 12 and up will take place over three Saturdays: January 27, February 3rd, and February 10 from 1-4 pm at the MAC Center For the Arts in Newport. Lynn Rublee is the instructor. The cost for the three-day workshop, including materials, is $60 and advanced registration with the gallery is required.

“Block printing is a relief printing technique using a carved material to transfer ink onto paper,” said Rublee. “At the workshop, you will learn how to create a design, transfer it onto a block, carve it with carving tools and then print it making multiple copies. This is a fun and easy printing method.”

The MAC Center For the Arts, a 501C-3 non-profit organization, is located at 158 Main Street in Newport. For more information and to register for the workshops, please call 802.334.1966, or visit