Exhibits and Events

 If you’re interested in showing your artwork or contributing to a gallery show at the Center, please contact Janette Jones, our Visual Arts Coordinator, at mailto:jjones@dorchesterarts.org or at 410.228.7782.  To have artwork considered for display, all artists must follow the Gallery Guidelines.

Administrative Assistant Position Available

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dorchester Center for the Arts announces Administrative Assistant Job Opening

 Position summary:

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the daily operations within the Center’s Gift Shop, known as Studio Works, and staffs the Reception Desk; provides clerical assistance to Executive Director as needed. The Administrative Assistant works Monday through Friday mornings, opening the facility at the necessary time that day to accommodate classes.  Range of hours is 20-23 per week. EEOC

Qualifications:

  • Must be a high school graduate;
  • Have a minimum of 1 year office or related experience;
  • Possess general mathematical skills;
  • Have effective and positive written and verbal communication skills;
  • Possess proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Send a resume with cover letter to mml@dorchesterarts.org, or Dorchester Center for the Arts, Attn. Executive Director, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. No phone calls will be accepted.

“A One-Act Weekend”

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

“A One-Act Weekend”

July 25th, 26th and 27th

Dorchester Drama Guild presents “A One-Act Weekend.”  Four great one-act plays, one weekend only.  The four plays include:  “A Matter of Husbands,” “First Love,” “Bank Robbery,” and “Whole Shebang.”

This is a gallery stage performance directed by Sharon Gilroy and Nicole Millette.

Friday, July 25th and Saturday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, July 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Admission $10 members and $12 non-members.

Discover Crochet

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Discover Crochet

Discover Crochet on Saturdays in July from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with Mary Romans

Beginners interested in the fiber art of crochet will learn the basics in this four-week session;  how to “cast on” (make your first chain), the chain stitch, single crochet, and more as time permits.

No supplies are needed for the first class.  Crochet needle provided; sample yarns will be available to begin your work.

This is a great way to discover if this art is for you!

$50 for members and $85 for non-members

Night Camp for Grownups

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us Wednesdays in July from 6:30-8:30 for our Night Camp for Grownups (we’re allowed to have fun too)!  Unplug and relax in this casual weekly gathering for creative expression.  Guided projects will highlight eco art and use of natural and/or recycled materials.  Bring a friend and make some new ones!  There will be no adult camp on Thursday, July 23rd.

Cost is $10 weekly.  Refreshments and materials will be provided.

Art for All

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Art for All
Join us Second Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 in July and August for Art for All!

Drop in and discover your inner artist!  Guided projects vary monthly.

Special feature for July:  Flexigons and poyhedra with Chris Carter – an integration of art with math and science.  All are welcome!  No registration necessary.  Under 16 please be accompanied by an adult.

This program is FREE!

Daryl Davis Lecture and Concert

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Daryl Davis Lecture and Concert
Dorchester Center for the Arts, Harriet Tubman Museum and MTS Broadcasting proudly present Daryl Davis, International Recording Artist, Author, Actor, Educator, and Award-Winning Race Relations Expert.

Free afternoon lecture at 4:00 on August 16, 2014 at DCA.  Come hear the amazing true story of a black man, a piano, and a klansman.

Daryl Davis concert on Saturday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Rock’n’Roll, Country, Rockabilly and Blues. tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

 

Fine Art Finds & Attic Treasures

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Fine Art Finds & Attic Treasures
Attention Artists, Collectors and Pack Rats….Join us for DCA’s August Art Antics this summer!

In addition to our usual fine art, for the month of August our galleries will be filled to the brim with great attic treasures from all over Dorchester County.  On August 9th, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., our Artists’ Reception will be taken over by a merry band of salespeople offering bargains you won’t be able to refuse.

Are you a regional Artist?  Donate a piece of your work and we’ll give you a space in the August show…along with our undying gratitude for your generosity.

Keep reading all of you non-artists…we can take any treasures that are gathering dust off of your hands for you.  There’s more to this show than fine art (though the fine art will be in the spotlight).  Think about all those treasures gathering dust in your attic, garage, or storage unit. They, too, could help make some money for DCA. Sculpture, Elvis paintings on velvet, frames, undiscovered Rembrandts, jewelry, watercolors, Great Grandpa’s portrait, carvings, art supplies… we’ll take it all off your hands (with the understanding that whatever doesn’t sell by Saturday, August 30, the last day of the show, will disappear—unless you specifically state that you want it back AND you pick it up on August 30).

If you’d like more information, or if you have an item to donate please contact Janette at 410-228-7782.

Landscapes Near and Far

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Landscapes Near and Far

Be sure to stop by Dorchester Center for the Arts to view our July installation entitled Landscapes Near and Far.  This show features a selection of photographs showcasing Maryland and the D.C. area, our nation’s national parks, and spectacular locations around the world presented by Lee M. Goodwin, Ken Marks, and Frank Lee ruggles.

The show dates are Thursday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 26th.

There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, July 12th from 5:00 – 7:30 with music and light refreshments.

Art Camp Angel

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Art Camp Angel

Dorchester Center for the Arts is offering an amazing summer of art opportunities for children. However, for some, the cost of attending camp is out of their means.

But you can help! Become an Art Camp Angel!

  • Your gift of $75 gives a 6-year-old a full week of mini camp.
  • A $125 contribution allows an 11-year-old to experience a week of full-day art camp.
  • Or, your $500 gift means a 9-year-old will have an unforgettable summer month of art education.

Please help us to give children an enriching summer, traveling around the world through art. Send your check to DCA, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. Be sure to write Art Camp Angel in the memo. Or, call 410-228-7782 and make your donation with Visa, Master Card or Discover. Your gift is tax deductible!

Journey Into Color Workshop

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Journey Into Color Workshop

Summer Feature:  Two-and-a-Half-Day Workshop with Chris Carter “Journey Into Color:  Color Mixing, Color Schemes, and Watercolor Techniques”

July 18th, 19th, 20th;  Friday: 5-7, Saturday: 9:30-4 and Sunday 9:30-4

Chris-Carter.jpgCreating mandalas, students quickly understand, apply and enjoy basic color theory using various color schemes to develop strong yet simple design.  Daily demos of color mixing and techniques inspire and encourage experimentation toward personal expression both abstract and representational.

Chris Carter is an exuberant artist, drawing and painting daily in sketchbooks; studying the natural world as well as the inventions of mankind.

Cost is $195 for members and $210 for non-members.  The supply list is available at DCA.