Children’s Mural Painted in the Workshops
MAC GalleryEducationBryce Works Performance

Bryce Muir Exhibit at Phillips Andover

Bryce Exhibit at Philips Andover

In June, MAC friend Jim Torbert and Peggy Muir moved 30 of Bryce’s sculptures and stands to
Massachusetts.  They installed a four day exhibit  for the 50th Reunion of Bryce’s Phillips Andover Class of 1964.
There was an ongoing showing of Mark Ireland’s MPBN film on Bryce. Hundreds of Bryce’s classmates and other alumni/alumnae toured the exhibit and learned about the Merrymeeting Arts Center. The PA Class of 64 gave generouslyin 2007 when the arts center was created. We hope that many Andover folks will visit the Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham in the future!

Bowdoinham Open Studies

Bowdoinham Open Studio DayAlthough it already happened, back in May, this video is a great look at the creative energy at work in Bowdoinham, including Merrymeeting Arts Center!


The Merrymeeting Arts Center in Bowdoinham announces its Annual Fundraising Gala on Friday, June 20th, from 5-8pm.  Food! Music!  Merrymeeting Bay Film!

The Gala evening will include previews of exhibits, an introduction to the new MAC Pottery Project, and guests will get previews of the major summer art show “Celebrating Bay Boats: Jane Page-Conway and Friends” which opens to the public on Saturday June 28, and a new exhibit in the bryceworks room “The Artist’s Family – works they keep.” The MAC Pottery Project, planned as a center of ceramic classes and studio work and located across the street in the little Green Building, will be open for guests to visit as well.

Dinner will be followed by the showing of a new film on Merrymeeting Park, the historic trolley park in Brunswick, by Topsham filmmaker Mark Ireland. The film is excerpt from four films underway which focus on Merrymeeting Bay. There will be music by local pianist Jesse Feinberg.

Tickets are $25 apiece and can be reserved by calling 207-370-5002.

The Merrymeeting Arts Center opened in 2007 in honor of the late Bryce Muir, a local artist whose works are on permanent display. With a Vision of “Art for Everyone,” the arts center offers classes, workshops, exhibits and special events .

The Gala kicks off a full summer schedule including DropIn Art, classes (Sun Photography, Encaustics, Pottery), a filmmaking project, and a Wonderland Doll Tea Party.

SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES at the Merrymeeting Arts Center

The Merrymeeting Arts Center announces two summer photography classes, one is a six sessions class over two weeks in July and the second is a one day workshop in August. Both are taught by Jane Page-Conway, a Bowdoinham photographer with extensive experience teaching photography and graphic arts classes. Class space in both classes is limited.Continue Reading