MAC Events

All events listed here are held at the Ice House unless otherwise noted.

Ice House Theater Project:

imagesAuditions: Lettice and Lovage
The Ice House Theater Project is holding auditions for the comedic play Lettice and Lovage on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2, from 7- 9 p.m. at the Ice House. Written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Abbie Brown and Zach Ziler, the play is set in an historic British manor where the tour guide goes a little mad, embellishing the stately home’s history.The cast requires three women and two men, ages 35 and older. Performances will take place June 5, 6, 7 and 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Ice House. No preparation is needed for the auditions.Lettice and Lovage was originally written for Dame Maggie Smith, who received high praise for her role as Lettice Douffet. Playwright Shaffer is also the author of Amadeus and Equus. Call 304-258-2300 for more information.  

Call for Volunteers:

Arts Integration Film Shamus 6-14MC After 3 – Call for MAC Volunteers!
You have talent!  You like working with kids!  You love MAC and want to help Get More Art Out There!  Share your art, talent, interests at the Warm Springs Middle School MC After 3 – afterschool enrichment program and help MAC earn money for youth programming!  Volunteer an hour or two of your time to support our kids.  Call 304-258-2300 for more information.  More info about MC After 3

Engage Berkeley Springs:

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Join internationally acclaimed artist Patty Ray Avalon in a community art-making workshop.  Learn skills for making a mixed-media collage indoor mural with paint and paper cut-outs in the style of Matisse.  Ages 10 to adult welcome.  FREE! All supplies provided.  Donations warmly accepted!  Saturday March 28 9am to 5pm and Sunday March 29 10am to 4pm.  Call 304-258-2300 to reserve your space. Participate for a few hours or for the entire weekend!  More info for Engage Berkeley Springs Matisse Wall Mural

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Join Janet Gauthier in an encore community art-making workshop as you learn how to make large scale wall murals that will be displayed in Berkeley Springs.    Ages 10 to adult welcome.  FREE! All supplies provided.  Donations warmly accepted!  Saturday April 25 from 11am to 5pm.  Call 304-258-2300 to reserve your space.

School of the Arts at the Ice House:

imagesYouth Art Saturday 
Celebrate Youth Art Month at the Ice House!
 Learn how to paint like the Impressionists with Anna Ruggiero.  Get creative and be inspired by artists like Monet!  March 21 at either 9:30am or 11am.  FREE!  Donations warmly accepted. All supplies included. Ages 8 and up.  Parents welcome.  Call 304-258-2300 to enroll. Kids Painting workshop info

NorbertaShirt-96x107Fabric Classes for Adults
New Fabric Classes for Spring 2015
 April 18: Ink Painting on Fabric with Cheryl Rink; 1-4pm –  $35/$30 MAC members + $10 materials fee
May 2: Screen Printing on Fabric with Jane Frenke; 11:30am-4pm –  $40/35 MAC members + $10 materials fee
 May 9: Ice Dyeing on Fabric with Rika Bennett @ 11am or 1pm –  $20 includes materials
all 304-258-2300 to enroll – space fills quickly. Fabric classes 2015 details


JackKelly-96x106Digital Media Center for Community Engagement
Would you like to learn how to make your own documentary or TV show? Tell your story and the stories of our community!  The next FREE orientation session is Tuesday, April 7 from 6-7:30pm in the Digital Media Center (DMC), Classroom 2.  Learn about the new certification program in videography and broadcasting.  Learn to write, direct, produce and edit TV shows.  For ages 15 and up.
More information on the DMC Orientation 

Ice House Concert:

All girl-band "Potluck" performs on Saturday April 11 at 7:30pm as part of MAC'n Cheese Fundtaster weekend at MAC.
 POTLUCK is a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and Colleen Anderson have gathered their very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community — and the connections between them — into a live performance that’s full to the brim with laughter and love. Fundraiser concert is $15 – or purchase combo ticket that includes Sunday MAC'n Cheese Tasting for only $13!  Doors open 1/2 hour before the show.  Call 304-258-2300 to purchase tickets in advance.  Tickets also available at the door.

Current Gallery Exhibit:

MAC Youth Art CollaborationIce House Special Exhibit Gallery and Hall of Dreams
March 6 – April 5, 2015
Community Youth Art Show
Children from all eight Morgan County Schools plus homeschoolers exhibit a diverse display of art.  Showcase of student performance art at opening.  This show has been held annually since 1996.  Curated by Anna Ruggiero. Opening Extravaganza SATURDAY MARCH 14 at 7pm. Youth Art Show Poster 2015


Upcoming Gallery Exhibit:
10014569_678419695552546_1640807611549829437_nIce House Special Exhibit Gallery, Hall of Dreams and Carr-Kelly Gallery
April 17 – May 31, 2015
Anything Goes
The annual Delectable Mountains Quilt Show and Display showcases new and different techniques of contemporary quilting with a nod to the tradition that continues.  More than 100 pieces of art from more than 50 quilt guild members, including large quilts and small pieces created especially for the show. Opening reception Friday April 17 at 7:30pm.
May 16-17 Quilting Demonstrations in Linn's Lab
May 16 Quilting Appraisals in the Community Room

MAC and Cheese Weekend- "Fund-taster"
11050107_848936235167557_5456056745716404905_oAnnouncing a GREAT! NEW! "fund-taster and friend-raiser" for the Morgan Arts Council! the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12.  
Saturday "Pot Luck" Fundraising Concert – $15,
Sunday MAC & Cheese Tasting and special History Alive! presentation with Juila Child for $5.
Three-course combo ticket all events – $13. 
MACn Cheese FundTaster info 
Click here for MAC’n Cheese guidelines for entrants
Press release for the MAC'nCheese Fund-taster and Contests in April 2015

Unknown-1Following the Uniquely West Virginia Festival at the Ice House will be girl-band "Potluck" on Saturday April 11 at 7:30pm featuring Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams and Colleen Andersen!  For more info check


ChildJuliaYou can enter the first MAC and Tasting that will take place on Sunday April 12 at 1pm. The afternoon includes a special presentation of "Julia Child – History Alive!" by WV Storyteller Karen Vuranch (WV Humanities – Julia Child).  Winners of the MAC and Cheese Tasting will be announced.   Click here for MAC’n Cheese Contest Guidelines for Entrants

Macaroni Art Contest – For the Kids ! 
Kids ages 5 to 18: Enter a Macaroni Art Contest and have your artwork displayed at the Ice House during our MAC and Cheese Fundtaster.  Prizes will be awarded!  Check out Macaroni Art Contest info!  Click here for Art Contest Guidelines and Entry Form

Food Photo Contest – All Ages ! 
Enter a Food Photo Contest and have your artwork displayed at the Ice House during the MAC and Cheese Fundtaster Weekend.  5 winners to be selected!  Check out Food Photo Contest info!  Click here for Food Photo Contest Guidelines and Entry Form

Community Events

Sponsored by Travel Berkeley Springs – Revel in West Virginia Food and Wine at the Ice House from 10am to 4pm on Saturday April 11. For more information call 304-258-9147


Join Rosemary Ellen Guiley for her talk: Dreamwork for Visionary Living on Saturday April 4 from 2 – 5pm in the Ice House Event Space. Rosemary is the author of seven books on dreams and dreamwork, including Dreamwork for Visionary Living and Dream Messages from the Afterlife. She has facilitated individual and group dreamwork since the early 1990s. Sponsored by Transition Talks.  Call 304-671-6127 for more information.


JenDanceTeacher1MASTERCLASS in Belly Dance 
Join Jennifer Carpenter-Peak, MAC Arts Integration artist, as she teaches a Belly Dance Masterclass on Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1-4 p.m at the Ice House.  Call  304-258-7647 to register.  Taqsim Workshop Info


Come join Mary Hott in improvisational community singing on January 18 from 4-5:30pm.  No previous experience required!  Donations warmly accepted. At the Ice House. For more info click here:
Circlesongs 2015


Ongoing Dance and Fitness Classes…




3/14/15    MAC'nCheese Fund-taster and Contests in April 2015
3/4/15      John Devine and Steve Hickman Ice House Concert
3/4/15      Engage Berkeley Springs: Matisse Mixed Media Collage Murals with Patty Ray Avalon
2/26/15    Youth Art Show Opening
1/2/15      Plan B: Alternate Media Gallery Show Opening…
12/12/14  MAC 2014 Annual Appeal: Art Erupted ! artphoto14
12/10/14  Morgan County Introduces New Digital Media Program….