Exhibits and Events
Third Course of Discerning Palates
Saturday, June 18, 2016
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Host: Dorchester Center for the Arts.
An island getaway celebrating DCA’s 45 years.
While not actually in the islands, you will feel like you are there with
the sounds of ” Spark In Da Pan”, a steel drum ensemble providing the entertainment.
Music performed is inspired from calypso, soca, reggae, pop, and more.
Plus, the evening wraps up year-long festivities recognizing DCA’s 45 years of
providing arts programs.
Evening includes tropical-themed appetizers, dessert, rum punch, wine, and beer.
Tickets are $35.00 Call for more information 410-228-7782
Fiber Art Friday
Every Friday 10:00 am to 12 noon
Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists.
From knitting to quilting to
rug hooking – all are welcome!
This is a FREE class.
If you need instruction on a fiber project, we have two instructors available.
Windy Karpavage is skilled in knitting, crochet, crewel, needlepoint, sewing, etc.
Mary Romans is skilled in crochet.
Stop by on a Friday and join our group, you will have a great time.
DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.
Questions call 410-228-7782.
a Workshop with
Nationally-Recognized Artist David Grafton
Intermediate to Advanced
Saturday, June 4th
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Students may work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pastel. Learn how to make your paintings come alive with atmospheric narrative, how to use a snapshot as a thumbnail sketch, and how to work small outdoor studies into large studio paintings.
David Grafton is known for his atmospheric landscape paintings and bold abstracts. His work is featured in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe. He maintains a gallery in Easton, MD.
One-hour lunch break. Bring lunch and a drink.
$95.00 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members
ALL ABOARD the Summer Arts Express!
First Stop: Imagination Station at DCA!!
That’s right – Dorchester Center for the Arts offers a summer arts experience that provides the children in your life with enriching, creative fun under the supervision of experienced artists. All materials are provided for each weekly session – the only thing kids need to bring is their imagination! For summer 2016, DCA gives young artists opportunities in the visual arts, fiber arts, literary arts, music, and the performing arts. All classes are instructed by talented and professional artists ensuring a quality arts experience.
Programs run from Monday to Friday (with the exception of week 3) and have a varied curriculum from week to week. Our specialty theatre and film camps are two-week programs that require registration in both weeks. Please note that theatre camp for ages 8 – 11 is a half day program; film camp for ages 12 and up is full day. Important note: children must be the ages stated on the class descriptions. Grouping is designed according to attention span, hand size, and manual dexterity, not creative maturity.
Scholarships are available – please call 410-228-7782 for details.
Please see the Full Schedule of Classes on the Website Sidebar. This schedule can be viewed and downloaded.
Please call now to register for the classes. 410-228-7782
Gallery Lecture: The Art of the Aria, Soul Food
Presented by Bonnie Forgacs,
Friday, June 3, 2016
This one-hour interactive session will explore the opera aria on three levels: emotional, actual, and artistic. If you
have never had any experience with opera, this is for you. If you are an opera aficionado, this is for you, too.
Dare to experience music in a new way!
Refreshments to follow the lecture.
Admission $10 DCA members, and $12 for non-members.
Advance reservations advised.
Choptank Writer’s Group
meets every Wednesday at DCA from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
New members welcome.
Young People’s Art Show
In the Galleries for May 2016
Artwork in a variety of media from school-aged children.
Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 28
Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 14 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Live entertainment by young musicians and
321 High Street, Cambridge, MD
Our sincere thanks to Delco Packaging Products for sponsoring this month’s show.
DCA Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6 pm.
This is a correction to the date that is in the Focal Point Newsletter.
Returns to DCA
on June 5, 2016
The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) will present a concert
in the George B. Todd Performance Hall
June 5 at 3 p.m.
This is the second time BMO has come to Cambridge, as it was the first concert performance on the
second floor when the upstairs venue opened in 2014. Mandolin orchestras were enormously popular all across
America at the beginning of the 20th century. The BMO was founded in 1924 by Baltimore band leader and music
teacher, Conrad Gebelein. The orchestra’s current director is Kristin Turner, who took over the baton in 2011.
(Cambridge’s own Joy Staniforth is a member of the orchestra.)
Tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert are
$12.00 for DCA members and $15.00 for non-members. Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission.
To purchase tickets call 410-228-7782.
Acrylics for the Beginning Painter
Instructor: Jacqueline Pfaff-Pratt
May 5 through June 9: 6 week session:
Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pm
Learn the basics of how to work with acrylic paint, mix colors, set up a palette, and paint what you see. Work from the still life and grow your ability in a no-pressure, supportive environment. Acrylic is a truly versatile medium for the beginner. Because of the properties of its polymer base, acrylic paint can be used in thick application similar to oils, but can also be thinned with water or medium tobe used in a manner comparable to watercolors.