Exhibits and Events

Cancellation of the February 6 th Theater Perfomance.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

noticeTheater Performance Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hugh Gregory Gallagher

Theater has cancelled its performance scheduled for this

Saturday, February 6th at the Dorchester Center for the Arts.  At

this time an alternate date has not been rescheduled. 

 Anyone who has purchased tickets will receive a full refund.

                                 We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

In the Gallery for February and March 2016 – “What If?”

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

In the Gallery for February and March 2016 – “What If?”

“What If ?” A Solo Show by Artist, Chris Carter  

In the Gallery,

Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, March 26

 

Open Demonstration- Saturday, February 13th  10 am – 3 pm, Free

Artist’s Reception- Saturday, February 13th  5 pm – 7:30 pm, with music and light refreshments, Free

Winter Workshop- Saturday, March 12th  Playful Watercolor Techniques

Our sincere thanks to Upwind Systems LLC for sponsoring this month’s show.

410-228-7782

“Discerning Palates” First Course

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

“Discerning Palates” First Course

“Discerning Palates” First Course

Saturday, February 6th and Saturday, February 13th.

 

Discerning Palates is a yearly fundraiser for the Center, providing funds for their operating activities that include youth and adult classes and programs.  Discerning Palates features specially prepared meals served at some of the most beautiful homes in the region. We will be providing Discerning palates events in “Courses”.  The First Course events are in February: the Second Course Events will be in March-April, and the Third Course Events will be presented in May and June.

Saturday, February 6th at 6:00 pm will be A Winter Evening at “Addition to

Rosses’ Chance,” hosted by Midge and Jon Ingersoll.

Seating is limited to 14 guests, and the cost is $65  per person.

 

Saturday, February 13th at 6:30 pm will be Fancy 2 at Canterbury,

hosted by Addie and Fred Beveridge

 Seating is limited to 8 guests, and the cost is $65  per person.

As seating is limited, early sign up is encouraged.  If unable to attend at this time, Second Course and Third Course notices will be sent in future months.

To make a reservation and charge tickets for the First Course  by phone, call 410-228-7782.

Fused Glass Experience

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

Fused Glass Experience

 Instructor: Paul Winters

Wednesday, March 30, 2016,    6 – 8 pm

In this workshop, students will be introduced to fundamental concepts related to creating glass objects in the kiln.  You will make a 5″ x 5″ fused and slumped trinket dish with your choice of decoration.  A wide variety of glass will be available from which to choose.  Dishes will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up one week after class date.  No experience with glass is necessary—beginners welcome!

A $10.00 materials fee payable to instructor on class date to include use of tools and two firings.

Fee:  $35.00 for DCA members, and $75.00 for non-members.

Jewelry Workshop, Saturday, February 20th 10 am to 2 pm

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

Off the Cuff! Bead and Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet

Jewelry Workshop

 Instructor: Jennie Seifert

Saturday, February 20, 2016

10 am to 2 pm

Bring a lunch and drink.

In this jewelry workshop students will learn how to bend wire into organic wavy shapes and secure them in place using wire wrapping techniques.  The wires will be embellished with glass beads to add color accents. Magnetic beads will be available for adding a healthful bent along with copper wire!

Each student will receive a kit of supplies and have the use of tools supplied by DCA and the instructor.  If you have beads of your own that you would like to use, please feel free to bring them to the class.

Please go to the ” About ” category to read the biography on Jennie Seifert.

 

 Class is $25.00 for DCA members, and $55.00 for non-members.  A$15.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor on class date.

Chris Carter, Open Painting Demonstration, February 13th

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Chris Carter, Open Painting Demonstration, February 13th

“Intuitive Painting with Watercolor—Allowing the Painting to

be the Boss”

presented by Chris Carter

Open Demonstration:  Second Saturday,

February 13th 10 am to 3 pm.  

This is an ongoing demonstration— visitors may come and go, returning throughout the day to see the progress of the paintings.

 One person may be chosen by DCA to “apprentice” for the entire day, working side by side with Chris to create her/his own intuitive painting.  

 FREE — all are welcome!

 

Friday Night Live: Winter Coffeehouse

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Friday Night Live:  Winter Coffeehouse

Spoken Word, Story, and Song  

in the Gallery Room  *  January 22, February 26, & March 25.

DCA offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets,

storytellers, and other folkies.

Piano available on site.

Interested in sharing your talent? Just give us a call 410-228-7782.  Coffee, tea, sodas, and wine for purchase.  

 

In the event of inclement weather, give us a call to be sure that the Center is open and that the event is still scheduled.  410-228-7782

 

 

 

New, Traditional Rug Hooking

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

New, Traditional Rug Hooking

New, Traditional Rug Hooking

 Instructor: Elissa Crouch

 

January 21 through March 10

Thursday mornings, 9 am to 12 noon

 

  This traditional rug hooking class uses 100% wool flannel.  Elissa is a certified

McGown Teacher who has been teaching for 20 years, rug  

hooking for 35 years.  

The cost of this class is $95.00 for DCA members and $135.00 for non-members, plus a kit fee of $125.00 that

includes all wool flannel, pattern on linen, and hook.  The kit fee is payable to the instructor.

 Questions call 410-228-7782

 

Notice ! ! ! ! ! Change of Open Days at DCA

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

Notice ! ! ! ! from DCA

We have a change in our schedule.

We are now open on

Sundays, and closed on Mondays.

The new hours are effective immediately.

Our hours are:     Sunday -1 pm to 5 pm

                                  Monday –  closed

                                  Tuesday – 10 am to 5 pm

                                  Wednesday – 10 am to 5 pm

                                  Thursday – 10 am to 5 pm

                                   Friday – 10 am to 4 pm

                                   Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm

                       Evening hours are also available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when classes are in session.

 

Community Arts Grants, Guidelines & Application 2016-2017

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

grant guidelines

grant application

Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The community Arts Grants program.  These grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council.

Deadlines: July 15, 2016 for Fall 2016 ( for programs July 30, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016) and Dec. 21, 2016 ( for programs Jan. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017).

Supported arts Disciplines includes:

  •  dance
  • theatre
  • visual arts
  • music
  • film/media arts
  • literary arts
  • folk/heritage/traditional & multi-disciplinary arts programming

Individual grants average $100-$900. Granting allocations will total $2000 for the fiscal year.