Memphis – Christian Brothers University (CBU) will host the first Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA) show and marketplace, “A Celebration of Fine Craft.” This event will be held in the CBU Canale Arena Friday April 17 through Sunday, April 19. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thirty-four MACA artists will have their art displayed and available for purchase during the show. In addition, students from CBU and two local high schools will each have a booth displaying their artwork. These displays allow the students to take part in the technical aspects of working with seasoned artists to learn methods of marketing while at the same time exhibiting their own work. A silent auction with pieces donated by all 34 exhibiting MACA artists will be held by CBU students. The proceeds of this auction will be donated for scholarships and craft equipment for the new Bachelor of Fine Arts program at CBU.
MACA, a non-profit organization formed in 1966, is the Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. MACA’s mission is to promote and nature fine craft artists in Memphis. Its current membership supports over 80 artists. MACA is open to everyone interested in fine craft from the beginner to the most accomplished artist in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton counties. MACA promotes member communications and education through meetings, workshops, community activities, exhibitions and marketplaces.
Hours for the show and marketplace are Friday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 19, 12:00-5:00 p.m. Entrance to the show is through the parking lot on Central Avenue.
For more information on the show and marketplace or joining MACA, contact Gail Grice at (901) 274-0522 or visit http://www.memphiscrafts.org/ . ###