Exhibits and Events

Gallery Stage Events in February & March 2018.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments

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Les Rayne Variety Show

 

Saturday, February 3rd

7 – 8:30 p.m. in the DCA Gallery

You are invited to a night of entertainment!

  Lead singer-Laurie, lead guitarist- Scott, and their talented friends

will grace the Gallery Stage with an assortment of song and dance numbers sure to please.

 

Tickets are $10 for DCA members, and $12 for general admission.

  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Smooth Melodies with Phil Kirkland Phil Kirkland 4

Friday, March 23

7 – 9 p.m. in the DCA Gallery  

 

Born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, Phillip E. Kirkland is a pianist, singer,

and songwriter who comes to us by way of Philadelphia. 

He grew up under the influences of many genres which have forged

his own unique approach to composition. 

His music meanders around the melody in “stylish” ways that awaken a new and refreshing response to music enthusiasts in search of “Freedom from the Mediocre….”

Tickets are $10 for DCA members, $12 for general admission.  

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Gallery Stage Events * The Untouchables * Saturday, January 20th

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Gallery Stage Events  *  The Untouchables * Saturday, January 20th

“The Untouchables”

return to the Gallery Stage! 

 

  Saturday, January 20th 

7 – 9 p.m.

 Come experience the soulful vocals of Elease and Danielle Bryant,

accompanied by keyboardist, Keith Bryant.  A local favorite.music

 

Tickets are $10 for DCA members, and $12 for general admission.

 

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Perspectives on Artists and Their Worlds: A Lecture Series

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Perspectives on Artists and Their Worlds: A Lecture Series
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    Perspectives on Artists and Their Worlds: A Lecture Series

Presented by Gloria Rojas, with audio and visual support by Art Renkwitz. 

A four-week art series of lectures, beginning on January 16th.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gallery Room  

Gloria Rojas is a retired teacher and broadcast journalist.  Her interest in painting dates back to childhood, and her art studies have been independent. Art Renkwitz is a retired Cambridge High School teacher of science and ethics.  He currently is the founder and leader of “Socrates,” a weekly discussion group of philosophy.

  Extensive use of visuals will be used to immerse the listener in the discussion. 

Participants do not need to have a background in art history. 

Come for the full four-week series, or pick and

choose the weeks that most interest you. 

 

The series talks are as follows:

  Week 1:  Tuesday, January 16, “John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth: A Contrast” 

Week 2: Tuesday, January 23rd, “The Art of Everyday Life.” 

Week 3:  Tuesday, January 30, “Murals: From the Walls in Caves to the Streets of Dorchester.” 

Week 4:  Tuesday, February 6th, “Caillebotte Who…and the Impressionists.”  

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 410-228-7782. 

Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

 

  Admission is FREE and light snacks will be provided.  

Introduction to Watercolor…. Instructor: Diana Evans( Postponed until Spring)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Introduction to Watercolor…. Instructor: Diana Evans( Postponed until Spring)

Introduction to Watercolor    

Instructor: Diana Evans  

 

This class is postponed until Spring 2018.  Date to be determined.

Learn the watercolor basics

such as setting up a palette, mixing colors,

brush strokes, etc.,

and experiment with several techniques

to produce a finished painting.

  No experience needed. 

Supply list available at DCA. 

One 4 – week session: Thursdays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  January 11 through February 1

$90 for DCA members, and $135 for future members.

Continuum Dance Company, Sunday, January 21st at 3 p.m.

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Continuum Dance Company, Sunday, January 21st at 3 p.m.

Continuum Dance LogoDCA welcomes Continuum Dance Company

 to the George B. Todd Performance Hall

 on Sunday, January 21st at 3 p.m. 

 

Live musical accompaniment fromthe Front Porch Orchestra will include

excerpts from Camilla Saint-Saens’ 1886 suite Carnival of the Animals.

  Continuum is an emerging,

newly formed professional performance company

bringing concert dance to the Eastern Shore community. 

Continuum showcases accomplished professional artistsContinuumDance_JanPreview (002)

of the region,

provides training and experience

to young dancers through an apprenticeship program,

and celebrates the art of dance through master classes, open houses, and other public events.

The event also includes a preview of the upcoming Heart & Music performance brought to you by For All Seasons, The Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center.  This years Heart & Music is scheduled for March 8, 9, 10, and 11 at the Oxford Community Center, and features the talented cast, the jazzy sound of the Annapolis Junction Big Band, and the smooth moves of Continuum Dance.

Tickets for the January 21 preview can be purchased at the door with cash or check for $12 for adults or $10 for students & seniors.

Call DCA at 410-228-7782 for details and reservations.

Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, now celebrating 50 years of service to the arts.

Winter 2018 Class Catalog

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, In the Galleries, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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On front page of post, go to the sidebar for Winter 2018 Class Catalog to view or print.

New Instructors for the New Year

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

New Instructors for the New Year

New Instructors for the New Year at DCA 

 

Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) strives to maintain a

rigorous instructional arts calendar,

and is always on the hunt

for new programming

to enhance the opportunities for the community. 

In the new winter session set to begin mid-January,

several new instructors will be featured,

including the following:   

Will Dennehy

Will is an architect and fourth (maybe fifth) generation artist. 

Since moving to the Eastern Shore, he has rediscovered his love of painting. 

He uses classic techniques of painted grounds, indirect painting,

and modern acrylics to create realistic portraits and images

of the Eastern Shore.

  Watch for new acrylic painting classes with Will coming in January, February and March.

Diana Evans

A teacher of watercolor for nearly a decade,

Diana enjoys painting landscapes, seascapes, shorelines and boats,

,still life, wildlife, animals, and Eastern Shore lifestyle.  A much sought-after instructor,

Diana has been teach for several years at Brookletts Place in Easton

and will be bringing her talents for beginning watercolor instruction to DCA in the Spring of 2018.

Winter also features returning instructors with new classes,

including Robert Gladney who will teach

Principles of Ceramics for Handbuilding and Throwing,

and Jennifer Cristaudo teaching a clay handbuilding candle box class. 

Jennifer Cristaudo, handbuilt ornamental box

Jennifer Cristaudo, handbuilt ornamental box

Happy New Year to our Members and Friends

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

“Happy New Year to our Members and Friends”  

DCA reopens Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Just a reminder to all regarding inclement weather.  If Dorchester County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the DCA is also closed.  We will be closed all day and night, even if conditions improve.  Check the local TV networks, radio stations, or the Dorchester County Schools’ website.  Classes cancelled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled.  

 

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W. Robert Tolley Memorial Members’ Show January 5-28, 2018

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

W. Robert Tolley Memorial Members’ Show  January 5-28, 2018

 

W. Robert Tolley Memorial Members’ Show 

 

January 5th through  28th

 

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Robert Tolley ( Baskets with Wren)

For 2018, the annual members’ show is named for

the late Bob Tolley, one of the original founders

of the Dorchester Center for the Arts. 

Sadly Bob passed away in 2017,

but left a legacy that will continue for

generations to come. 

Through his efforts and those of Shirley Brannock

and John Bannon – all graduates of the Maryland Institute of Art,

educators and practicing painters – DCA was founded in 1970

and continues to serve as a cultural arts center. 

The show will also include a special exhibit of  Bob’s work. 

“Members Only Meet and Greet Champagne Reception” 

January 13th ……. 4 to 5 p.m.

Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony, Saturday, January 13th  5:00-7:30 p.m.

 

                   The show is open to all Dorchester Center for the Arts members. 

If you are not a member, but would like to participate

in the show, just stop by and join our membership and

pick up an Entry Form for the show.

 

Media (all painting media), Drawings (all drawing media),

Pastels, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Collage,

Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Wood, Metalwork,

Fiber Art, Photography, & Carvings. 

 

Our sincere thanks to 1880 Bank for sponsoring this month’s show.

Classical Guitar Lessons offered by Victoria Tarbutton

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Classical Guitar Lessons offered by Victoria Tarbutton

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“Classical Guitar for Young People and Adults”

 

is being offered by Victoria Tarbutton. 

Students will learn on a nylon string classical guitar

sometimes called a Spanish guitar. 

Lessons will include learning to read notes

on the staff, scales, chords, theory and technique. 

Students should be ages six and older in order to read the music. 

Sessions are held on Wednesdays. 

Call DCA at 410-228-7782 for registration information.