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MCC on Main's Grand Opening Set for September

The celebration will include a pre-opening wine and champagne reception .

Manchester Community College’s Arts and Education Center, MCC on Main, located at 903 Main Street in Manchester, will hold its grand opening on Thursday, September 13 (the gallery held a "" in July). 

The celebration will include a pre-opening wine and champagne reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Paula and Anthony Viscogliosi on the great lawn of the historic Charles Cheney Mansion. Food will be prepared by the award-winning MCC Culinary Arts Program. The event will provide the opportunity for guests to meet student and alumni artists.

The evening continues from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a dessert reception, art show and sale by current MCC Fine Arts students and alumni, featuring works in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, printmaking and sculpture. 

Event tickets are $60 per person and should be reserved by Friday, September 7. For more information, contact Sharon Mills at 860-512-3603. 

MCC on Main is an art gallery (including a video gallery), entrepreneurship center, café and seminar and conference room space for hosting classes and event-related programming. The focal point of the MCC on Main initiative is the art gallery that will feature national artists, as well as local and emerging artists. A variety of programs and services that bring arts, education and the community together will be offered. 

Annual memberships to MCC on Main are available for $40 for an individual membership and $60 for a family/household membership. Membership includes 10% discount on seminars and classes, admission to concerts and visiting artist series, subscription to email alerts and calendar of events, and special preview events. 

is made possible by a partnership among Manchester Community College, the Town of Manchester and the MCC Foundation, Inc., and the generosity of First Niagara Bank Foundation.

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