Exhibits and Events
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.
Elaine Eff- March 29, 2015 2 pm
New! Booktastings- Maryland’s Art, Heritage, and Environment
This is a FREE program. All are Welcome.
Author- Elaine Eff will share the story of Baltimore’s screens and 300 years of painted screens around the world. Her book, THE PAINTED SCREENS OF BALTIMORE: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. Rooted in the vibrant neighborhoods of early 20th century East Baltimore, where they provided a decorative means of ensuring privacy in the row homes. The painted screened exteriors trapped the vision of onlookers, preventing them from seeing inside. Her 256 page book features 300 color photographs representing the life of this folklorist and scholar, who began researching the uber-provincial custom of screen-painting as a graduate student in 1974. She founded the Painted Screen Society in 1985.
Refreshments and reception with the author will follow the presentation.
Seeing the World Through a Photographer’s Eyes
Works by Frank Deak, Larry C. Reese, Jack Upchurch,Jr. and Don Meritt
Also in the Galleries: “Memories in Clay”
Created by patients in the Art Therapy Program at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center using 1,000 year old clay from “The Hill” in Easton.
Show Dates- March 5 – 28
Artist’s Reception – Saturday, March 14, 5 – 7:30 pm – Live entertainment and light refreshments.
Our sincere thanks to Upwind Systems, LLC for sponsoring this month’s show.
DCA welcomes Emma Myers and Sam Pugh
March 20th 7 pm
A Gallery Stage Performance
$10.00 for DCA members , and $12.00 for Non-members.
Tickets are now on sale.
Color Sampler Class- New
March 4 through April 8
If you have always wanted to try the visual arts, but didn’t know where to start or what you might like, this is the class for you!
It’s a sampler of media: oil,pastel,watercolor, and colored pencil. All materials are provided; just bring your creative spirit and a willingness to experiment!
All levels are welcome. Instructor- Jacquelyn Pfaff-Pratt.
Wednesday evenings, six weeks, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$85.00 for DCA members, $115.00 for non-members. Register now
Dorchester Drama Guild welcomes Mary Ann Jung as “Julia Child.”
( A Women’s History Month celebration!)
March 8, 2 pm A Gallery stage performance.
Mary Ann Jung, award-winning actor and Smithsonian scholar will present “Julia Child-Queen of Cuisine.” The show pays tribute to Julia Child with her incredible energy, passion, and sense of playfulness with which she approached her greatest loves: her husband and her cooking. The program highlights Julia’s early search to find her life’s calling. It provides fascinating insight into her struggles at Le Cordon Bleu, to develop and publish “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, and finally to create the groundbreaking “French Chef” television show. Bon appetit!
$10.00 for DCA members, and $12 for non-members. $5.00 for children under 12, accompanied by an adult.
Refreshments to follow the performance. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Annual Members Show and Sale 2015
The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing a Call for Artists for their 2015 Annual Members Show and Sale. This show will be held in February 2015 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open to all DCA members. Sponsoring the exhibit is 1880 Bank.
One entry will be accepted per person. Please fill out the entry form ( available online) or at the Center, and return it to the DCA with the work by Monday, February 2. Awards will be presented for: Best in Show, Best Depiction of Dorchester County, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.
The show is open to all Dorchester Center for the Arts members age 18 and older. If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please call the Center to verify. ( 410-228-7782) Entries must be original works of the exhibiting artist completed within the past year. “Original” means never having occurred or existed before, and invented or created by the exhibitor. No copies of art or photographs by other persons may be exhibited. Work shown in a previous DCA Members’ Show may not be entered again.
Participants may sell their work if they choose. DCA will retain a commission of 35 % of the selling price of each item sold. The artist will be paid approximately one month after the end of the show. Neither artists nor purchasers may remove their items from the show prior to the end of the show. Please sign the Sales section of the entry form if you wish to sell your work.
Media accepted will be: paintings( all media), drawings,( all media), pastels, mixed media, sculpture, collage, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, metalwork, fiber art, and photography. All two-dimensional works entered in the show should be appropriately framed with a sturdy eyelet and wire hanging device. Works without wire hangers will not be accepted. Two-dimensional pieces to be hung on walls must be no larger than 30″ X 30″( including frame) and must not weigh more than 12 lbs. Three -dimensional pieces( sculpture, pottery, etc. must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Please label back or bottom of your work with your name, the title, medium and retail price.
For more information, contact Janette Jones at 410-228-7782 or jjones@dorchesterarts. org.
The Dorchester Center for the Arts appreciates having the opportunity to showcase the best work of its members.
Second Saturdays !!!!!! 3-5 pm March 14th
Do you need to get out of the house this winter 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?
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: Jan 19th, Feb. 16th, and March 16th.
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?
Become a member, and beat the winter blues by joining a class at the discounted rate.
Our membership fees are so—–so—–so reasonable. A single membership is just $35.00 for a year. A family membership is just $45.00 for a year.
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.
We also have gift certificates for gift giving.