Exhibits and Events
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hugh Gregory Gallagher
Theater has cancelled its performance scheduled for this
Saturday, February 6th at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. At
this time an alternate date has not been rescheduled.
Anyone who has purchased tickets will receive a full refund.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
“What If ?” A Solo Show by Artist, Chris Carter
In the Gallery,
Thursday, February 4 through Saturday, March 26
Open Demonstration- Saturday, February 13th 10 am – 3 pm, Free
Artist’s Reception- Saturday, February 13th 5 pm – 7:30 pm, with music and light refreshments, Free
Winter Workshop- Saturday, March 12th Playful Watercolor Techniques
Our sincere thanks to Upwind Systems LLC for sponsoring this month’s show.
“Discerning Palates” First Course
Saturday, February 6th and Saturday, February 13th.
Discerning Palates is a yearly fundraiser for the Center, providing funds for their operating activities that include youth and adult classes and programs. Discerning Palates features specially prepared meals served at some of the most beautiful homes in the region. We will be providing Discerning palates events in “Courses”. The First Course events are in February: the Second Course Events will be in March-April, and the Third Course Events will be presented in May and June.
Saturday, February 6th at 6:00 pm will be A Winter Evening at “Addition to
Rosses’ Chance,” hosted by Midge and Jon Ingersoll.
Seating is limited to 14 guests, and the cost is $65 per person.
Saturday, February 13th at 6:30 pm will be Fancy 2 at Canterbury,
hosted by Addie and Fred Beveridge
Seating is limited to 8 guests, and the cost is $65 per person.
As seating is limited, early sign up is encouraged. If unable to attend at this time, Second Course and Third Course notices will be sent in future months.
To make a reservation and charge tickets for the First Course by phone, call 410-228-7782.
Fused Glass Experience
Instructor: Paul Winters
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
In this workshop, students will be introduced to fundamental concepts related to creating glass objects in the kiln. You will make a 5″ x 5″ fused and slumped trinket dish with your choice of decoration. A wide variety of glass will be available from which to choose. Dishes will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up one week after class date. No experience with glass is necessary—beginners welcome!
A $10.00 materials fee payable to instructor on class date to include use of tools and two firings.
Fee: $35.00 for DCA members, and $75.00 for non-members.
Off the Cuff! Bead and Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet
Instructor: Jennie Seifert
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10 am to 2 pm
Bring a lunch and drink.
In this jewelry workshop students will learn how to bend wire into organic wavy shapes and secure them in place using wire wrapping techniques. The wires will be embellished with glass beads to add color accents. Magnetic beads will be available for adding a healthful bent along with copper wire!
Each student will receive a kit of supplies and have the use of tools supplied by DCA and the instructor. If you have beads of your own that you would like to use, please feel free to bring them to the class.
Please go to the ” About ” category to read the biography on Jennie Seifert.
Class is $25.00 for DCA members, and $55.00 for non-members. A$15.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor on class date.
“Intuitive Painting with Watercolor—Allowing the Painting to
be the Boss”
presented by Chris Carter
Open Demonstration: Second Saturday,
February 13th 10 am to 3 pm.
This is an ongoing demonstration— visitors may come and go, returning throughout the day to see the progress of the paintings.
One person may be chosen by DCA to “apprentice” for the entire day, working side by side with Chris to create her/his own intuitive painting.
FREE — all are welcome!
Friday Night Live: Winter Coffeehouse
Spoken Word, Story, and Song
in the Gallery Room * January 22, February 26, & March 25.
DCA offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets,
storytellers, and other folkies.
Piano available on site.
Interested in sharing your talent? Just give us a call 410-228-7782. Coffee, tea, sodas, and wine for purchase.
In the event of inclement weather, give us a call to be sure that the Center is open and that the event is still scheduled. 410-228-7782
New, Traditional Rug Hooking
Instructor: Elissa Crouch
January 21 through March 10
Thursday mornings, 9 am to 12 noon
This traditional rug hooking class uses 100% wool flannel. Elissa is a certified
McGown Teacher who has been teaching for 20 years, rug
hooking for 35 years.
The cost of this class is $95.00 for DCA members and $135.00 for non-members, plus a kit fee of $125.00 that
includes all wool flannel, pattern on linen, and hook. The kit fee is payable to the instructor.
Questions call 410-228-7782
Notice ! ! ! ! from DCA
We have a change in our schedule.
We are now open on
Sundays, and closed on Mondays.
The new hours are effective immediately.
Our hours are: Sunday -1 pm to 5 pm
Monday – closed
Tuesday – 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday – 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday – 10 am to 5 pm
Friday – 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm
Evening hours are also available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when classes are in session.
Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The community Arts Grants program. These grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council.
Deadlines: July 15, 2016 for Fall 2016 ( for programs July 30, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016) and Dec. 21, 2016 ( for programs Jan. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017).
Supported arts Disciplines includes:
- visual arts
- film/media arts
- literary arts
- folk/heritage/traditional & multi-disciplinary arts programming
Individual grants average $100-$900. Granting allocations will total $2000 for the fiscal year.