Exhibits and Events
In the Galleries * April 2015
DECORATIVE ARTS for Your Body and Your Home
Sharon Stockley, jewelry artist and glass and metals sculptor
JoLecia Crowe, polymer clay jewelry
Show dates April 2 – 25
Artist’s Reception: Saturday April 11, 5 – 7:30 pm with live entertainment by Summer Snead and Savannah Roman ( guitar).
The Joy of Pen and Ink! A Chris Carter workshop.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
This is a drawing workshop designed to teach and reinforce the elements involved in developing strong drawing skills: line, shape, value, texture, and design.
Chris draws and paints daily in sketchbooks, studying the natural world and the inventions of mankind: cities, roadways, machinery, and objects of all sorts.
Demonstration of various drawing techniques will be presented throughout the workshop. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of pen and ink techniques to find one suited to their personal styles and inclinations.
Material List: sketchbook, water container, fine-tip permanent marker such as Micron or Sharpie, fountain pen ( if you own one….even if it isn’t working…Chris will show you how to clean it and care for it).
Please bring snacks, beverage, and a bag lunch.
Fee: $95 for DCA members, $130 for non-members.
Gallery Stage Performance on May 29th 7 pm
Katelynn Cherry is a 14 year old vocal dynamo. She has performed for the Avalon Theatre, MD House and Senate Dinner, Governor and Lt. Governor, National Cherry Blossom Festival, and more!
Katelynn is a student of master voice classes in New York City, and a local community theatre performer.
$10.00 for DCA members, and $12.00 for non-members.
Come join us for a wonderful evening of music.
Friday Night Live: Young Voices
Presents—- Evan Button in Concert on April 24th 7 pm
A Gallery Stage Performance
The DCA welcomes vocalist and guitarist Evan Button. Hailing from Virginia Beach but big on local connections, this 16 year- old talent boasts, as Veer Magazine states, a “big John Mayer-like voice with a little hint of Dave Matthews.” Evan’s first full length CD, “Walking On Earth”, was released in January 2015. Evan appeals to a wide audience.
All Ages Welcome!
$10 for DCA members, and $12 for non-members.
See you at the concert!
Sue Ellen Thompson – April 12th – 4 pm – In the Gallery
Free Program – All Are Welcome
Poet, Sue Ellen Thompson will discuss and read selections from her published poetry. Known for her elegant control of form, Thompson’s poetry has been praised for its metaphorical heft and sinuous syntax. Her poems have been read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor. She is the author of five books, including most recently: They, The Golden Hour, and The Leaving: New & Selected Poems.
Ms. Thompson has given readings throughout the U.S. She is editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, a selection of work from 94 American poets that is now being used in college classrooms across the country.
Refreshments and reception with the author will follow the presentation. This is a FREE program. All are welcome.
Second Saturdays – Art for All 3-5 pm April 11th
Spring has arrived and now it is time to get out of the house and try something new!!!
Drop in monthly and express your inner artist. Try your hand at a different project each month, and take a great piece home! Media varies. You might paint, make a collage, draw, glue, staple, who knows? This is a FREE program.
Guided instruction provided.
Come be surprised and ready to experiment. No registration is necessary.
Under 16 , please be accompanied by an adult.
FREE FREE FREE
Supplement your child’s curriculum with this series of visual arts enrichment classes. Each session will combine a Gallery Tour and a hands-on art project. Ages 6 and up.
Third Monday of each month. Classes will resume in the fall of 2015.
Each session is $5.00 per child.
Call 410-228-7782 if you like to pre-register your child/children.
Are you a member of the Dorchester Center for the Arts?
Wow, you have survived the winter blues, now it is time to celebrate by becoming a member of the DCA. Treat yourself to that class that you have always wanted to take.
Membership entitles you to discounts on classes, and other special programs.
Our members are very happy people that enjoy learning a new craft, bringing new life to a long forgotten hobby, listening to a guest speaker, attending a concert, or simply socializing with terrific, vibrant people that enjoy the arts.
Single membership is $35.00 for one-year.
Family membership is $45.00 for one-year.
We also have gift certificates for gift giving.