Exhibits and Events

Register Now for Fall Classes at DCA

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Register Now for Fall Classes at DCA 

The DCA invites the community to participate in upcoming classes and programs.

Oil Painting for Beginners and Intermediates- Instructor: Tom Ryan 

Zentangle Revisited- An Introduction- Instructor: Susan Green

Knitting for Everyone – Instructor: Windy Karpavage  

Traditional Rug Hooking – Elissa Crouch 

Decoy Carving for All  – Instructor: Warren Saunders 

Piano: Beginner to Intermediate – Young People and Adults  – Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs 

Voice: Classical Italian Style – Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs 

Poetry Workshop with Sue Ellen Thompson

Visit our Fall/Winter Schedule on this website for specific information about each class or program.

 Call to register at 410-228-7782.

Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition

The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing

a Call for Artists for the

Annual Community Photography &

Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition.  

September 29th through November 12th

This show is open to the public and offers three divisions:  Youth, Amateur Adult, and Professional Adult.  The fee for Amateur Adult division

is $8 for DCA members, and $10 for non-members, Professional Adult division is $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members.

  There is no fee for the Youth division ( 18 and under).  The above fee is payable for each entry submitted.  The show is judged and each

photographer may enter up to three works.

 Registration deadline is Saturday, September 24th, and all entries must be delivered to DCA on September 24th or 26th between the hours of

10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on September 25th between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

   Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, October 8 from 5  to 7:30 p.m. and awards will be presented at that time.

 If artists choose to sell their work, DCA commission is 35% of the selling price.  Artists should set pricing accordingly.  All photographs must

be gallery wrapped or matted and framed, and properly wired so that they are ready to hang.

 All entries must be picked up on Sunday, November 13th between the hours of 1 – 5 p.m or

on Monday, November 14th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information call DCA, 410-228-7782.

 

Stained Glass with Jan Boettger returns September 13

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Stained Glass with Jan Boettger returns September 13

 

Stained Glass returns Sept. 13th

Instructor: Jan Boettger

This is a 10-week session on Tuesday evenings,  6 – 8 p.m.

September 13 – November 15

Depending on experience, students will learn basic or

intermediate techniques for creating a stained glass

panel. 

Instruction includes design, cutting, foiling, and soldering. 

Stress free, excellent instruction for creating

custom work with beautiful results! 

$125.00 for DCA members, and $165.00 for non-members.

$75 – $125 ( depending on size of project) supply fee payable to instructor, Jan Boettger. 

Call 410-228-7782 to sign-up for this class.

In the Gallery for September 2016 “Exploring the Tarot”

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

In the Gallery for September 2016 “Exploring the Tarot”

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“Exploring the Tarot:

Twenty-three Artists

Hook the

Major Arcana”

 

Also showing will be local favorite Elissa Crouch,

who is a Traditional Rug Hooker. 

In addition, we have a special exhibit featuring work by

artists, Alan Brock and Michael King.

  Artists’ Reception Second Saturday, September 10, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

with music and light refreshments.

This is a FREE exhibit. 

Our sincere thanks to Wallace and Assoc. for sponsoring this

month’s show.

Piano lessons to be given at the DCA. Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Piano lessons to be given at the DCA. Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs

Piano Lessons at DCA 

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                             Instructor: Bonnie Forgacs 

       Beginner to Intermediate for Young People and Adults

Weekly piano for beginner to intermediate level students of all ages.  Children should be at least 7 years old.  That is the age when small muscle coordination in the hands is ready, plus the child should be able to read. 

Lessons will include theory, technique, sight reading, and playing a variety of musical styles.  Lessons will be individualized to meet the needs of each student.  There will be themed recitals and students will write their own compositions.

Instructor, Bonnie Forgacs formerly maintained piano studios in Weston and Redding, Connecticut.

  Weekly sessions:  Thursdays, Instructor & student will discuss time of lesson.

30 minute lessons at $20.00 per lesson.

 

Poetry Workshops with Sue Ellen Thompson

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Poetry Workshops with Sue Ellen Thompson

Poetry Workshops with Sue Ellen Thompson

Sign up for one or both.

 Notice: We have changed the date of the first workshop.

 

Known for her elegant control of form, Sue Ellen 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, featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column, and received numerous awards, including the 1986 Samuel French Morse Prize, the 2003 Pablo Neruda Prize, and two Individual Artist’s Grants from the State of Connecticut.  She is the author of five books, including most recently: They (Turning Point Books, 2014). Previous books: The Golden Hour(Autumn House, 2006), and The Leaving: New & Selected Poems(2001) were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

November 16th “Opening the Door: How Poems Begin”  6 to 8 p.m.

Let us go then, you and I, where the evening is spread out against the sky like a patient etherized upon a table…”  Poets and poems are often remembered for the opening lines, but is there a “right” or at least a “better” way to begin a poem?  In this workshop, we will explore some of the ways in which poets have traditionally chosen to open their poems and then look at some poems that break with tradition and still manage to draw the reader in.

 

“How to End a Poem”  6 to 8 p.m. The date for this workshop will be determined at a later date. 

Is there a right or wrong way to end a poem? A better way? This workshop will focus on closure— the strategies that poets have traditionally used to bring their poems to a clear, resonant conclusion.  We will also discuss anti-closure– the resistance that so many contemporary poets feel toward poems that “click shut.”  Bring a poem of your own and get feedback on your approach.  Open to poets at all levels.

   Please call DCA to register.       $50.00 per class for DCA members, and $75.00 for non-members.

2016-2017 Community Arts Grant application and guidelines

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

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 programs July 30, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016  and December 21, 2016 for programs Jan. 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017. 

Supported Arts disciplines include:  dance, theatre, visual arts, music, film/media arts, literary arts, folk/heritage/traditional & multi-disciplinary arts programming.

Individual grants average $100-$900. 

Application and Guideline forms are available by using the sidebars on the front/main page.  Just click on the appropriate sidebar and open.  You may then print or download to your computer.

Gift Shop at the DCA

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Gift Shop at the DCA

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at DCA 

Our shop is full of beautiful works of art for sale.

We have framed paintings, framed

photography, jewelry, knitted pieces, crocheted/beaded cowl scarves, silk

scarves, cards,

note cards, pottery, stained glass, mobiles, felted wool purses,

books, & many other items. 

All items are created by local or regional artists.  Stop in to see us during our regular business hours.

  If you are looking for a specific item just give us a call, 410-228-7782. 

We also have gift certificates for gift giving.

Come in and browse at your leisure.

Fiber Art Friday

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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Fiber Art Friday 

Every Friday 10:00 am to 12 noon 

Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists. 

From knitting to quilting to

rug hooking – all are welcome! 

This is a FREE class.

  If you need instruction on a fiber project, we have two instructors available.

  Windy Karpavage is skilled in knitting, crochet, crewel, needlepoint, sewing, etc. 

Mary Romans is skilled in crochet. 

Stop by on a Friday and join our group, you will have a great time.

  DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.

Questions call 410-228-7782.