Exhibits and Events
Attention all DCA instructors and students!
The 2015 Instructors and Students Show & Sale will showcase the work of our talented instructors and their students in a variety of media during the month of January. To find out how to participate, download these forms or ask us about it at the Center. We hope to see you in January!
Author Barbara Lockhart will be featured at DCA First Friday Literary Lunchbox November 7, from noon-1pm. The event is free and all are welcome. Participants should bring a lunch; a beverage will be provided.
A graduate of the MFA Program at Vermont College, Barbara Lockhart has received Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council for excerpts from her novels, Requiem for a Summer Cottage and Elizabeth’s Field, as well as for her short stories which have appeared in such venues as Indiana Review, The Greensboro Review, Pleiades, Women’s Words, Baltimore City Paper, Oceana Magazine, and an anthology, Generation to Generation.
Two of her children’s books, Rambling Raft and Once a Pony Time, were written in collaboration with her daughter, Lynne Lockhart, who was also the illustrator. Her latest children’s book, Mosey’s Field, has been recently released by Schiffer Publishing and was illustrated by Heather Crow.
Lockhart has appeared on television after the publication of Once a Pony Time and Requiem for a Summer Cottage. Readings and lectures on her work have taken place at Salisbury University, Barnes and Noble, Eastern Shore Writers Association, Bay to Ocean Writing Conference, Dorchester Historical Society, The Reginald F. Lewis African-American Museum, Enoch Pratt Library, several Eastern Shore libraries and book clubs.
A native of New York City, Lockhart now lives on a twenty-two acre nature preserve she has planted with pines and dogwood on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
The event is free, but reservations are requested and helpful in planning. For more information call 410-228-7782.
Ceramic Flowers for the Fall Garden- Instructor Ann Geiger
Participants will enjoy two sessions in the clay studio making garden art. Using hand-building techniques, students will create decorative pieces to add colors to the fall garden or home. No experience is necessary.
The two-part workshop with take place Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fees are $55 for DCA members; $85 for nonmembers.
Festive Fall Apple Bags – Instructor Windy Karpavage
Students will work with a pattern kit that includes all materials, and yields a charming, felted-wool apple bag in a variety of colors, decorated with beading. This class is for the intermediate student.
The two-day workshop will take place on Saturday, November 15 and Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students should bring a lunch. The fees are $40 for DCA members and $70 for nonmembers, plus a $50 supply fee payable to the instructor.
To learn about these and other classes, call 410-228-7782.
Also on Second Saturday, December 13, 2014 5pm – 7:30pm
Presented by the Wednesday Morning Artists as part of their gallery show and sale.
“Small Works ( and Other Good Things) for the Holidays”
Creative Art Activities * Imaginative Appetizers * Choral Presentation
Free Drawing for a One-Year DCA Membership!
Second Saturday, December 13, 2014 2pmPresented by the Dorchester Drama Guild : “The Night Before Christmas”
A Dramatic Reading, followed by a festive carol.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Adults $3 / Children $2
Ashley Watkins, Flutist, Gallery Stage Performance
Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Sunday, November 16, 2014 5 pm
Don’t miss this encore concert by Cambridge’s own master of performance on flute. Recipient of two standing ovations for her August performance at DCA. Ashley will be bringing down the house again with new selections from her repertoire.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Music in 2007 from James Madison University, studying under Dr. Beth Chandler. In 2010 she received a Master of Music from the University of Akron in Ohio, under George Pope. She continues to perform as a soloist throughout her community and beyond, spreading and sharing her love and passion for music.
Tickets: $10.00 for DCA members and $12.00 for non-members
THE DCA OCTOBER GALLERY SHOW
DCA will present a special exhibit “Art in Architecture” in the main galleries from Thursday, October 2 through Saturday, October 25. The Center is located at 321 High Street in Cambridge, and the show will feature a collection of photographs and drawings of buildings, bridges, and other physical structures.
An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will include live music and light refreshments.
For more information, please call 410-228-7782.
It’s time to prepare for DCA’s Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition coming up in November. Download your application form here: PhotoShow.application.Nov2014, or stop by the Center any time to pick up a copy. We hope to see you in November!
Now that students are back to school, the Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) invites the community to participate in upcoming classes and programs. Enroll in one of the many affordable offerings. Supply lists for classes are available from DCA. To learn more about theses classes, call 410-228-7782, or click on the link to the right for a pdf of the class schedule.
Join us Second Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 for Art for All!
Drop in and discover your inner artist! Guided projects vary monthly. All are welcome! No registration necessary. Under 16 please be accompanied by an adult.
This program is FREE!