Current art exhibit at the Lowe Center Gallery:

Come view the artwork Kathleen Huebener and Karen Moorhead on exhibit through May 6. The artist reception & gallery talk took place Thursday, March 16 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Artist receptions are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

March-May 2017 Lowe Park Art Display

Join us and bring your friends and family to the beautiful Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center, a community treasure.

In addition to the featured work, most of the Marion Arts Council's permanent collection is now on display throughout the Lowe Park building. This is a great opportunity to view the work of several talented artists at once.


Save the Date for Picnic on the Prairie susan werner playing piano

Marion Arts Council is pleased to present its fourth annual summer music concert at Lowe Park.

Featuring Susan Werner
Saturday, June 17
7 p.m.
Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts

Come be inspired by music, art and the beautiful outdoors. Bring your picnic basket, blanket and lawn chair. Take a walk on the trail and visit the art gallery as well. The event is free and open to the public.

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today,” Susan Werner has toured the nation with acts such as Richard Thompson, Keb Mo and Joan Armatrading, and was featured in a 1998 Peter, Paul, and Mary PBS special as one of the best of the next generation of folk songwriters.

At age five, Werner made her debut, playing guitar and singing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manchester, Iowa; she learned both piano and guitar by ear. After earning a degree in voice from the University of Iowa, she attended Temple University in Philadelphia, performing in numerous recitals and operas while completing her graduate studies. Werner, who calls Chicago home now, has dedicated herself to songwriting and building a reputation at jazz clubs, coffeehouses, and folk festivals along the Eastern Seaboard.

Don't miss this first class performance!

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