Exhibits and Events
Yes, the Dorchester Center for the Arts is now
We are so grateful to that original group of men and women
who had a vision for the arts in Dorchester County. As we look
to the future, we
are counting on you, our members, supporters, and friends to
keep the arts alive!
DCA Literary Lunchbox presents:
William S. Shepard, our guest author for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.
12 noon to 1:00 pm
William S. Shepard will talk about his latest e-book,
“Over There: A Doughboy in France 1918″, the story of his
father from Harvard to Mousson Hill and front line service.
It should be of particular interest to writers and researchers. The centennial of World War I inspired him to transcribe his Father’s fading notebook of his service on the Western Front in 1918. The book is an e-book, available on Amazon.com. Shepard has pledged to sign over all net profits to the Wounded Warrior Project.
A career diplomat, Bill Shepard served as American Consul General in Bordeaux as part of his stint in the U.S. Foreign Service. Additionally he served in Singapore, Saigon, Budapest, and Athens in addition to five Washington tours of duty.
Now a prolific writer, Shepard has penned a series of diplomatic mysteries that explore this rich insider background into the world of high stakes diplomacy and government. Other book topics have covered French Wine, The Civil War, and additional historic themes.
Stop by on your lunch hour for a monthly bite of culture along with your sandwich. Bring your lunch, beverage provided.
This is a FREE program, and all are welcome.
DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.
Literary Lunchbox is held on the 1st Friday of each month. Local authors will read from and/or discuss their books. Q & A included.
Please call 410-228-7782 if you have any questions.
” Art Walk and Street Festival”
One day only:
Sunday, September 27, 2015
12 Noon – 5 pm (Rain or Shine )
Historic High Street, Cambridge, Maryland 21613
An art walk and street festival showcasing juried fine art and crafts, music and
dance, maritime heritage, Eastern Shore cuisine, and other treats and sweets.
Two performance stages. Over 100 vendor booths. Family art activities. Raffle of
original artisan works. Community organizations
Sponsored by The Dorchester Center for the Arts and generously supported by
The Nathan Foundation
The 2015 Photography Show is from October 8 through
This show is taking place one month earlier this year.
This show is open to the public.
All registration forms are due by September 28, 2015.
Please mail registration form with check to: DCA Photography Show, 321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Please see that we have provided a link for you to download the General Information and Rules, and also the Registration Form.
New Podcast Launch
A new podcast has been launched for the Dorchester Center for the Arts based upon
recorded shows of “A Love for the Arts” on WCEM-AM 1240. The shows posted to
this site are highlights of the interviews that had the broadest appeal, and podcasts
have been edited for time and content. While some information may address a
particular point in time, the information may still be beneficial, as many ideas come
from a random thought or conversation. The arts are about creativity, and perhaps
something heard will plant a seed, initiate a spark of an idea that can be expanded,
and inspire someone to enhance the arts locally or where they live.
The DCA extends its appreciation to MTS Broadcasting for its support. To visit the
site, go to: http://love4artspodcast.com
Thank you to all, and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy this new format.
August 2015 in the Gallery at the DCA
Working Artists Forum “Creating Art on Maryland’s Eastern
Special exhibit by Lynn Stewart
Gallery Exhibit * Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 29th
Artists’ Reception * Saturday, August 8th * 5 pm – 7:30 pm with music and light
This exhibit is FREE to the public.
321 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
“An Evening with Les Rayne” September 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
A variety show featuring singing, comedy, magic from Gil the
Magnificent, and game trivia!
Laurie Toms, lead singer. Laurie has been singing and dancing since age five. She
has appeared in several different bands as a lead singer. She also plays at the Avalon
Theatre, and her shows and videos air on MCTV Channel 15.
Scott Toms is lead guitarist. Tom has been playing drums since age seven and guitar
a few years after. Scott has also performed in different bands prior to Les Rayne.
This event will be in the Gallery.
Tickets are $10.00 for DCA members, and $12.00 for non-members.
Tickets may be purchased with your charge card by calling 410-228-7782.
Community Arts Grants Deadline is Friday, July 3rd.
Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants program. The deadline for receipt of the application is Friday, July 3, 2015. These grants are an allocation of the Dorchester Center for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council, and monies are to be used for arts programming in the county. For more information call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org.