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MAGC’s vision is to preserve and share our beautiful historic site, while enriching our community through exploration and discovery in the arts and the natural environment.

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In the Studio: “The Way Home”  – Tapestries by Sue Weil

Opening Reception Friday May 19, 5-7 pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, through June 25th

Sue Weil is a tapestry artist living in Northern California. She originally created custom one-of-a-kind fabric to use in her own line of women’s fashion. In 2011 Sue turned her focus to weaving tapestry. Her early pieces incorporated non-traditional materials such as scraps of cast-off clothing and ribbon to create conceptual pieces. She is currently working with a technique called “pulled warp” to add 3-dimensional aspects to her tapestries. Her designs are intentionally spare, and explore rhythm and asymmetry in bold compositions.

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magc events

Fri, May 19th

“The Way Home” - Tapestries by Sue Weil

 

Join us in the Studio to view local fiber artist Sue Weil’s minimalist and bold tapestries.

Thu, May 25th

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe with Sasha Duerr

 

Sasha will give a short talk and demonstrate recipes from her book, Natural Color. Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe.

Sat, Jun 3rd

Marin County Open Day - Glorious Gardens of the Ross Valley

 

This year, the Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC) and the Marin Garden Club are partnering with the Garden Conservancy to bring you the 2017 Marin Open Day: Glorious Gardens of the Ross Valley.

Sat, Jun 10th

Family Programs: Plants and insects go together!

 

Dissect a flower and learn about pollinators and the flowers that attract them (salvias blooming in The Herb Garden). Make your own bee habitat to take home. Enjoy a rhubarb strawberry honey sweetened Ice cream you make from the Herb Garden harvest of rhubarb and strawberries.

Fri, Jun 16th

Groovin' in the Garden - Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs!

 

The Danny Click sound is a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected country rock. Think Tom Petty crossed with Wilco, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click’s searing guitar, reminiscent of Stevie Ray and David Lindley, and you’ve got at least part of the picture.

Thu, Jun 29th

Lorin Rowan's Rattlebox

 

Lorin music gets currently placed on TV and film, such as NCIS, Sons of Anarchy, Young & Restless, to name a few. His song “Soldier of the Cross” is the title cut of Ricky Skaggs Grammy Winning Gospel/Bluegrass CD. Marty Balin sings his song “Gold” on “live” Jefferson Airplane(Starship) “Deep Space”.

Thu, Jul 6th

The Schrammtastics

 

Classics from the 60’s & 70’s! All concerts are on Thursday nights from 5pm to 7pm, held on the Gazebo lawn (lawn chairs, blankets, leashed dogs OK). Our approved caterers provide boxed meals to purchase along with beverages and treats and activities for children.

Thu, Jul 13th

Zydeco Flames

 

The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. The Flames consistently pack the house in venues ranging from contemporary clubs to major festivals and traditional dancehalls.

Sat, Jul 15th

Family Programs: Leaves, stems, and flowers: you can eat them all!

 

Learn about edible plant parts as you harvest artichokes, sorrel, mints and rose scented geranium from The Herb Garden. Make your own mint tea sweetened with rose scented geranium sugar and make herbed sea salt to season popcorn from oregano, sage, and thyme harvested from the garden.

Thu, Jul 20th

Boombox

 

Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of Boombox have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of events and venues, this talented band has seen a million faces, and they’ve rocked them all!

Thu, Jul 27th

Adam Theis MOBtet

 

MOBet is the hottest emerging talent in multi-instrumental and multi-genre performance in the Bay Area.

Thu, Aug 3rd

Kenya Baker Trio

 

Kenya Baker Trio plays blues, jazz, funk, soul and R&B. Their jazzy blues and funk original grooves feature sparse vocals, shredding guitar solos, funky bass lines and old skool drumbeats.

Thu, Aug 10th

Highway Poets

 

With an eclectic sound they can only be described as Rolling Stones meets Nirvana and the Black keys mixed with Tower Of Power. They strive to push the barriers of Pop, Folk/Country, R&B and Rock music with fresh lyrics, soul and a new take of an old form. Not to mention one heck of show.

Sun, Sep 24th

Talons, a Festival Celebrating Birds of Prey

 

Presented by the Hungry Owl Project, a unique and exciting festival. See several different species of Owls and Hawks.

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Weddings, Life Celebrations, Business Events, Special Events

MAGC has won “Best Place for a Wedding” in the Pacific Sun’s annual Best of Marin awards so many times that we have made their Hall of Fame!

owl cam fix!

OWL CAM for all the owl people. Watch them hatch, get fuzzy and leave the nest!.

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GROUNDS HOURS: Open dawn to dusk.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Saturday,
9 am – 5 pm (excluding holidays).

LOCATION: 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94957

PHONE:  (415) 455-5260    EMAIL MAGC

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