Exhibits and Events
In the galleries for April 2017 at DCA
March 31st through April 30th
“A gathering of six African-American Artists,”
an exhibit featuring the works of
Maryland and Delaware artists: Tony Burton, Alex Gamble, Kennie Jones,
Michael Morris, Ernie Satchell and Carl Williams.
The exhibit reflects a culmination of more than 190 years of
experiences and insightful excursions into creative points of view.
It is a coming together of African-American
artists from the Eastern Shore who
find inspiration from life in America and from an older African consciousness.
In an exhibition such as this, it is often difficult to find a certain connection that unifies the whole, but it is nonetheless present. The exhibition is visually unified by elements of color, pattern, rhythm and a definite sense of spiritual awareness. The six artists use their own unique art styles to depict the social ills, beauty, history and the place of African-Americans in this country using their brushes, camera lenses and computers. Works on display include oils, watercolors, prints, mixed /media, photography, sculpture and ceramics.
Please visit this showing at the Dorchester Center for the Arts from March 31st through April 30th.
Dorchester’s Empty Bowl Meal
March 26th 4 p.m.
at the Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church
425 High St. Cambridge, MD 21613
The “Empty Bowls” is an international project to fight hunger.
Bowls are painted by volunteers on a community level.
Guests choose a bowl to use the day of the event to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
100% of each meal’s proceeds are devoted to fight local hunger.
Tickets are $12.00 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets and information available at:
Dorchester Center for the Arts ( Cash & Checks only)
321 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613 410-228-7782
or on line through the Mid-Shore Community Foundation at www.mscf.org
10th Annual Guest Artist Gala
Saturday, April 22, 2017
George B. Todd Performance Hall
The new teams are in place for this year’s events,
featuring Main Street Gallery Artists and
David Grafton of Grafton Gallery.
This traditional favorite will be an evening of art,
music and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions.
Serving as sponsor for the event is 1880 Bank.
Guest Artist is an opportunity to support Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA)
and raise awareness of the arts.
The premise is that key leaders, who are not perceived as artists,
are selected to be “Guest Artists.”
Local professional artists are then paired with the Guest.
Art mediums vary; watercolor, oils, acrylics, pottery,
photography, jewelry and more.
Working together, and coached by the professional, the community leader
creates a work of art. The Professional Artists and Guest Artists are given several weeks to create the work.
The pieces are then auctioned off at the April 22 event.
Guest Team: Jack Saum, Anastasia Spear, Andrea Vernot, Marlene Lashuk, Robin Burton, Kathy Clark, & Jermaine Anderson.
Artist Team: Dave Grafton, Linda Starling, Leslie Giles, Theresa McFadden, Fran Saunders, Kathy Flament, & Deborah Haynes.
Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer/wine cash bar, and
returning favorites Rich and the Roadrunners, featuring Daryl Davis, to heat up the dance floor.
Davis has an extensive music background and has delighted audiences for years. Rich and the Roadrunners
have received rave reviews from Baltimore, Washington, and Pennsylvania.
(Black tie is admired, not required!)
Tickets are $65 for DCA members, and $75 for non-members.
Discounts given for tables of 10 people: Members $550.00 Non-members $700.00
Please contact DCA for tickets: 410-228-7782
In the Galleries….March 2017
Sabra Richards Glassworks
“Strange Bedfellows: Steel and Glass”
Friday, March 3rd – Sunday, March 26th
Artist’s Reception, Saturday, March 11th
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
with music and light refreshments.
Be sure to stop in and see what’s new in Studioworks, our artisans’ shop.
“The Art of Weddings” Expo
for March 26, 2017
has been postponed….
A new date for the expo will be announced at a later date.
Dorchester Center for the Arts
is pleased to announce two spring concerts
Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Foundation
Trust Music Series.
Martin Hargrove: Art Song: A Spiritual Legacy
Sunday, April 30th
in the George B. Todd Performance Hall (second floor)
Opera singer and concert artist Martin Hargrove will perform
a program of Negro Spirituals and American Art Songs,
and discuss how Spirituals have influenced and shaped American music.
Many of you will remember Martin as a member of the
American Spiritual Ensemble, who performed at DCA last September.
Tickets are $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members. Children under age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.
John Wesley Wright, Tenor
along with Award-Winning Vocalists from Salisbury University
Accompanied by Veronica Tomanek.
Baroque to Broadway
John Wesley Wright, is known for his artistic and soulful interpretations of music.
With a host of opera and oratorio roles, art songs, spirituals, and cabaret music in his repertoire,
Wright is also a member of the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble.
Also performing will be extremely talented Salisbury University students.
Tickets are $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members.
Children under age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.
New Education and Program Coordinator
Brittany Andrew is a graduate student at Goucher College, and is currently completing her Master of Arts Administration. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from Salisbury University with a Bachelor in Fine Art and a minor in Business Administration.
Brittany has been associated with DCA for a number of years, first as a volunteer, and then later named to the Board of Directors.
An Eastern Shore native, born and raised in Cambridge, Brittany is an artist and takes inspiration from the vibrancy of the peninsula and its inhabitants. She believes the arts have the power to bring people together. Brittany and her husband currently live in Hurlock, MD.