World Art Day is April 15th - the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.
World Art Day is a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, as proclaimed in 2019 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Throughout April, you can celebrate World Art Day with Markeim and help us continue to provide visual, performing and arts education programs to our local communities. Become a Member, try the pottery wheel, sign your kids up for Arts Camps, donate or volunteer!
"Indeed, the power of art to bring people together, to inspire, heal and share, has become increasingly clear during recent conflicts and crises, including COVID-19". - Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO
Exhibition Now - May 30, 2023
FREE community Exhibition.
Markeim Arts Center is pleased to present an exciting new exhibition! Bruce Garrity: History, 25 Years At The Markeim Arts Center. Bruce Garrity is an award-winning artist and teacher who holds a Master Of Fine Arts Painting Degree. He is also a 2022 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellow. Garrity frequently exhibits his artwork in NJ, PA and DE.
This exhibition features a retrospective look at Garrity’s work since 1998. The show references Markeim exhibitions which featured his work as historic touchstones, beginning with “Partners in Art” a two-person show with his wife Noreen Scott Garrity. Garrity's use of bright colors and bold brushstrokes engages and captivates the viewer. This collection will highlight the full range of his subject matter, figures, still life, and landscapes in both oil paintings and drawings.
Meet Aseeli Coleman, a New York-based exhibition designer, artist, and business owner. In an interactive setting, Aseeli will discuss the journey and reality of the career path that led her to becoming the Associate Exhibition Designer at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Audience Q&A.
FREE community event! | All ages
Register and submit speaker questions.
Here’s a creative twist for Mother’s Day candy!
Kids will have fun shaping clay seed pod bon bons for growing herbs. The bon-bons will be placed in mini- cupcake liners in boxes hand decorated by the young artists. The finished project looks just like a box of candy…..made with love!…. a sweet gift to celebrate Moms!
Garden bon bons dissolve into the soil as they are watered. Basil, thyme, lavender, parsley, and oregano herbs should sprout within 1-3 weeks. Hand-outs with planting and growing instructions will be provided.
$20 Members | $25 Non-Members Kids Ages 8+
Garden Markers & Herb Strippers Tools
Just in time for the growing season! Join us for a fun class that will enhance your green thumb and culinary creations!
Create one-of-a-kind ceramic garden marker accessories and an herb stripper kitchen tool.
Garden markers organize and identify your plants so you don’t end up with cilantro in your parsley recipe.
Herb strippers remove fresh herbs from their stalks and drop them right into your handmade bowl, ready to use.
Adults & Teens Class
$30 Members | $35 Non-Members
MEMBERS JURIED EXHIBITION
FREE Opening Reception: June 9, 2023 | 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition On View: June 9, 2023 – August 28, 2023
This Summer, Markeim Arts Center is celebrating our wonderful Members with an exclusive multi-media, juried exhibition entitled “Imagination Inspiration”.
Open to current Markeim Arts Center Members ONLY and all experience levels (ages 16+) .
$10 non-refundable fee per 1 piece of artwork submitted. $25 non-refundable fee for 3 pieces of artwork submitted.
A cash prize of $125 will be awarded to one selected winner. The winner will be announced during the Opening Reception on Jun 9, 2023 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
This year, Rosie Hymerling (Markeim Board Member and Avid Art Collector) and Jake Foster, M.F.A. (Teacher at Stockton University and Manager of the Stedman Gallery at Rutgers University – Camden).
See detailed Prospectus, complete and submit your entries.
FREE to the community.
Exhibition On View: Now – August 28, 2023
This Summer, Markeim Arts Center is celebrating our wonderful Members with an exclusive multi-media, juried exhibition entitled “Imagination Inspiration”. See paintings, mosaics, ceramics, paper sculpture, and winning entry "Beautiful Little Fool" by artist Joey Rihl.
KIDS SUMMER ARTS CAMP 2023
*June 26th - August 25th
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm | Ages 5 -12
Create Like An Artist! Explore Like A Scientist! Move With Yoga!
School's out and Markeim is the place to be this Summer! Join us for 8 weeks of fun, sure to tap into every child's interest! Campers will be introduced to a wide range of creative and exploratory learning opportunities from famous artists and art styles to process art, and STEAM. Weekly themes will include Sand & Sea, Outer Space, Colors/Nature, Superheroes/Princesses, STEAM Week, Bugs & Butterflies, Dinosaurs & Fossils, and Art Around The World. Kids art lessons will focus on 2-D and 3-D projects, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, and clay. Daily guest artists will teach science lab, wildlife, yoga, music, dance, martial arts, outdoor obstacles and more! We’ll celebrate every Friday with ice pops for all!
*Must register for a complete week.
Early bird registration saves 10% on tuition. Use code HANG10 (offer ends 5/1/23 @11:59)
DINE TO DONATE FUNDRAISER IRON HILL, VOORHEES WILL GIVE 20% OF YOUR FOOD BILL TO MARKEIM ARTS CENTER EVERY TUESDAY IN AUGUST MUST Show Digital Flyer To Your Server 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 Iron Hill Brewery 13107 Town Center Blvd. Voorhees, NJ 08043 Magician and illusionist, Kevin Bethea, will be on-site every Tuesday. Fun […]
Meet the Artists! Sunday, September 10th | 11:00am - 1:00pm
You're invited! Join us for a special event - Sunday Brunch and the Opening Reception for our new exhibition: The Art of Joey Rihl & Jay Miller. This is a stunning, bold show sure to leave an impression.
Joey Rihl grew up in Haddonfield and volunteered at the Markeim in his youth. He has trained in classical realism for years, and has studied at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia. He finds the inspiration for his works in history, literature, theatre, and classic film. Joey creates his art using oil paints and graphite/ink on paper. He lives in Merchantville, New Jersey.
Jay Miller's background includes studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, practicing as a full-time painter, and working in the graphic arts industry. Using acrylics and mixed media, much of Jay's work expresses the dynamic tension that exists between the order and chaos that shapes our mutual reality. Recently, Jay has turned his attention to creating semi-abstract representations of people in public life who have meant much to him.
A delicious brunch will be served courtesy of our Board Member, Rosie Hymerling. Please register your attendance for the Opening Reception so we can plan accordingly for serving refreshments. The Exhibition will be on view until November 17th.
$5.00 Members Admission | $8.00 Non-Members Admission