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Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center Opens Art Gallery Featuring Local Artists

The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (MRPAC) announces the opening of the MRPAC Art Gallery located in the Upper Lobby of the Orpheum Theater at 1 School Street in Foxboro.
A summer gallery series will run on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Foxboro Farmer’s Market and the weekly Concerts on the Common presented by the Foxboro Jaycees.  There will be three sessions of exhibits: June 10-24, July 8-22, and July 29-August 12. The MRPAC Gallery is open to all and free to view.
Members of the public are invited to visit open house-style, enjoy a beverage from the concession area, browse a variety of art, and dabble in their own artistic experience. The MRPAC Gallery is an opportunity for those visiting downtown Foxboro on Thursdays to take a break from the heat, use the restrooms and view artwork.  A free art activity will also be available for all ages in a sensory friendly space.
As artists emerge from the pandemic and as the MRPAC begins to reopen its doors to the public, the newly redesigned gallery space provides an opportunity to showcase local art-makers. Artists will have the opportunity to provide their contact information with pieces they wish to offer for private sale.
Local visual artists are encouraged to submit samples of their work to be showcased in a gallery setting inside the theater for a period of three weeks, either in July or August.
The MRPAC is excited to welcome the public back into our reimagined community space and look forward to celebrating open doors this summer.  All are welcome!   
Information for Artists
• MRPAC will run three sessions of exhibits from June 10-24, July 8-22 and July 29-August 12. 
• Installation for each session will take place on the Tuesday prior to the first day of the run.  Artists are responsible for delivering the art to the theater, specifying display instructions and providing contact information for interested buyers. 
• Artists do not need to be present for each of the three evenings in their session, but they are always welcome to attend and interact with the public. 
• The MRPAC does not assume any liability for items submitted for display.  Artists will be asked to complete a release of liability and item valuation prior to installation.
• Artists will be responsible for removing their artwork from the gallery space by appointment between their corresponding session end date Friday and Monday between installations.
 Artists interested in having their work featured should reach out to Jennifer Rathbun, MRPAC Artistic Director at [email protected].
About the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center is run by a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, the Foxboro Regional Center for the Performing Arts. The MPRAC is committed to serving the Foxboro region as THE resource and destination for arts, entertainment, educational and community needs. The MRPAC is air-conditioned with 396 seats, is fully accessible and has full theater concessions. MRPAC has year-round programming for all ages, including children’s workshops, sensory-friendly performances, movies, concerts, plays, musicals and more. For additional information please contact the MRPAC at 508-543-ARTS (2787) or email [email protected].