Exhibits and Events

Learn to Knit Socks Workshop

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

Learn to Knit Socks! 

Instructors: Windy Karpavage & Theo Ewers 


Two Day Workshop:


Saturday, November 11th 

Saturday, November 18th 


10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Advanced needle artist and instructor, Windy Karpavage teams up with DCA newcomer,

Theo Ewers to present this two-day workshop

sure to put some twinkle in your toes! 

With homework, students will be able to complete a pair of custom socks

in the workshop. 

Some prior knitting experience is necessary. 

Theo’s goals for teaching are to share her experiences and strategies,

to help to continue to learn and enjoy fiber arts skills.

You will need worsted to Aran-weight yarn of your choice

or available from the instructor,

along with size 6 and 8 double points or circular needles.

  If your sock size is greater than 9 – 11, you will need size 7 and 9 needles.  


$55 for DCA members and $85.00 for non-members.

Bring a beverage and a snack!


Dorchester Center for the Arts * SHOWCASE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Dorchester Center for the Arts * SHOWCASE



 Dorchester Center

for the Arts

” 41st Annual Showcase” 


Art Walk and Street Festival

on Historic High Street, Cambridge, Maryland


Sunday, September 24, 2017

noon to 5 p.m. 


This is a kid-friendly, pet- friendly free event.


Celebrating Our Creative Community 

Juried Fine Art and Crafts

Eastern Shore Cuisine

Music and Dance

Maritime Heritage

Family Activities

& Community Organizations


  Sponsored by the Dorchester Center for the Arts,

and generously supported by the Nathan Foundation

and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Let’s Talk Workshops at DCA

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments



DCA fused glass instructor Paul Winters

Fused Glass by Paul Winters


Purse by Elissa Crouch

Prickly Pear & Saguaro by Roger Maki

Prickly Pear & Saguaro Photo by Roger Maki

Let’s Talk Workshops at DCA.


Discover something new to love

at one of the upcoming workshops at DCA.


A variety of opportunities

provide the chance to try

several new art forms this fall.


Intro to Fused Glass with Paul Winters,

October 5th   3 – 5 p.m.


Travel Photography with Roger Maki,

October 21st    10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Yarn Dying with Elissa Crouch,

November 4th     9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Finishing Touches for Musicians & Songwriters with Paul Harrison,

November 8th    6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Tea for Two and Two for Tea , Holiday Floral Designs –  Dorchester Garden Club,

November 9th   2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Holiday Greeting Cards and Gift Tags with Brittany Andrew, December 9th   3 – 5 p.m.


More information about each of these workshops

is available in our Fall 2017 Catalog. 

To register, call 410-228-7782

Date change for Yarn Dyeing Workshop

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

Notice !!!

Change of date for Elissa Crouch’s  Yarn Dyeing Workshop.  Original date was 10-28-17,

and is now 11-04-17.  

Also, the materials fee has been reduced to $36.00.

Same hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Upcoming Stage Events at the DCA

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments


Smooth Melodies with Phil Kirkland 

Saturday, October 7th 

6 to 8 p.m.

A Gallery Stage Performance

Born in Beaver Falls, PA, Phillip E. Kirkland is a pianist, singer,

and songwriter who come to us by way of Philadelphia. 

He grew up under the influences of many genres

which have forged his own unique approach to composition.

  His music meanders around the melody

in “stylish” ways that awaken a new

and refreshing response

to music enthusiasts in search of “freedom from the mediocre.”  

Tickets are $10.00 for DCA members, and $12.00 for non-members.  Refreshments available for purchase.



Paul, Liz, and Randy 

Saturday, November 18th

7 – 9 p.m. 


A Gallery Stage Performance

Join us for a fun evening of acoustic music! 

Randy Welch, Paul Harrison, and Liz Fisher will share original

and familiar songs featuring

vocal harmonies and multiple instruments (such as guitar, mandolin, harmonica and wood flute). 

Relax and enjoy their delightful blend of music styles

including folk, blues, pop, and light jazz!

Tickets are $10.00 for DCA members, $12.00 for non-members.  Refreshments available for purchase.


Chorus of Dorchester Annual Christmas Concert

  Tuesday, December 12th

7 p.m. 

 George B. Todd Performance Hall  

Come share in the joy of the holiday season! 

The Chorus of Dorchester is an all-volunteer,

multigenerational group which sings for the joy

that music brings to their lives

and to the community. 

Since its founding in 1975,

the Chorus of Dorchester has been an active

and evolving organization providing concerts

in a variety of venues throughout Maryland. 


Admission is free to this family friendly holiday event.


September in the Galleries

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

September in the Galleries

John Iampieri



John Iampieri Screen Painting


Tara Funk Grim Mixed Media Painting

September in the Galleries

at DCA 


Screen Paintings by John Iampieri  


Mixed Media Paintings by Tara Funk Grim 


September 1st through 24th



  Second Saturday Artists’ Reception

September 9th 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. 


with classical guitar music by Victoria Tarbutton,

a screen painting talk by John Iampieri,

and light refreshments. 

John Iampieri is a visual artist interested in sharing the magical, very functional art form of screening painting.  Growing up in Baltimore, he experienced seeing hand-painted screens everywhere in many Baltimore neighborhoods.  He is a member of the Baltimore Painted Screen Society.  John has traveled throughout Maryland teaching this 104 year old folk art.  He is a roster member with MSAC and a roster member of Young Audiences of Maryland, enabling him to teach in schools throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware using 21st century and common core curriculum standards.  He is also a member of many art leagues throughout Delaware and Maryland and works with many charitable organizations donating screens for fundraisers.

In windows, screen doors, wall hangings, and as porch enclosures, John’s paintings are commissioned worldwide, frequently exhibiting in numerous venues including museums, libraries, businesses, books, magazines, newspapers, movies, and TV, such as the NBC Today Show and the CBS Sunday Morning Show in 2015.

John can be reached via email at [email protected], online at www.paintedscreenonline.com, by phone at 410-352-5695 or 443-235-4068, and on [email protected] Designs.

John’s travels have taken him to the mountains of Virginia, to the shores of Rehoboth Beach, and to all parts of Maryland, sharing this wonderful art form with kids in schools starting from kindergarten up to adult workshops year round.  This magical and functional art is sure to bring smiles to all who see and share these gems!

John hand paints all of his screens, using tear resistant Super Screen material unless otherwise requested.  He can paint on any type of screen any size from one square foot to 40-foot screened-in porches!  From Hawaii to Canada to Key West, He’ll ship it to you!

Tara Funk Grim  A passion for the visual world and the world of imagination has led to both plein air painting and creative exploration in the studio.  Each painting is a journey into the unknown.  The heart and mind become one with inspiration, imagination, and materials.  It is the world of endless possibilities and discovery that beckons me.

Painting en plein air, I try to capture the essence of the place based on what I am feeling, seeing, and what is going on around me.  I push colors and exaggerate natural movements.

More imaginative paintings begin in my studio.  My method of working with mixed media has evolved as a result of experience, intuition, and exploration.  Through layering and weaving acrylic with a wide variety of handmade and altered papers and found fabrics, I open the doorway to a journey into the imagination.  Intuitive choices, thoughts, and ideas are expanded and the many  layers provide pathways to invention, innovation, and discovery.

Layers of acrylic and handmade and found altered papers and fabrics are applied to a canvas surface.  Each paint or collage layer is sealed with gloss medium before applying the next layer, crating great visual depth in the surface and areas in the painting reveal the many layers below.

Beginning an art career painting seasonal themes on Atlantic City boardwalk store windows, I continued my education with a BA from Chestnut Hill College and teacher certification form Kutztown University.  I am a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and have exhibited widely and received many awards.  I have been painting for over 30 years.  My work has been featured recently in several publications, including 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs, and AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture.


Our sincere thanks to Wallace and Associates for sponsoring this month’s show.

Rhythm in Blue presented by The United States Air Force Band

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Rhythm in Blue  presented by The United States Air Force Band


The United States Air Force Band presents:


“Rhythm in Blue”


at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 

in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. 


Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE 

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Rhythm in Blue, the unit’s dynamic new jazz ensemble.  This sleek, 13-

member group presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story.  Made up of outstanding Air Force enlisted

professional musicians, Rhythm in Blue takes great pride in preserving America’s uniquely original art form.  DCA will host this ensemble in the

second floor George B. Todd Performance Hall.

The high level of talent showcased by each member of Rhythm in Blue enables the group to perform with unparalleled excitement and versatility. 

With their extensive repertoire highlighting instrumental and vocal soloists.  Rhythm in Blue makes lasting connections with audiences of all ages. 

Rhythm in Blue honors our American military veterans and shares the message of excellence, courage, and commitment displayed every day by the

brave men and women of the United States Air Force serving through-out the world.

Admission is FREE.

  All are welcome.  Space is limited – reservations advised.

    Call DCA at 410-228-7782


Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit & Competition at DCA

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit & Competition at DCA

PhotoShow.application.2017   Photo Show Call for Artists 2017

Community Photography &

Digital Arts Exhibit & Competition  at DCA 


Registration Forms are due by Sept. 16, 2017.

All entries are to be delivered to DCA

between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  on September 23 & September 26.

Reception and Awards Ceremony at DCA starting at 5 p.m. on October 14, 2017.


Please see the right sidebar

on the website front page to

view and copy

the General Information and Rules sheet, plus the

 Registration Form.

All entries are to be picked up between 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. on November 7, 2017.

Calling Artists and Educators

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Calling Artists and Educators 


DCA is always interested in imaginative and collaborative artists

with new ideas who want to join the effort

of creating community through the arts. 


Instructors are currently being sought for beginning piano and beginner level watercolor painting. 

If you have a particular talent in one of these areas and

would like to share your time with the community,

call DCA at 410-228-7782 for more information. 

The current 2017 Fall Catalog is out,

and features classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, glass art, carving, fiber

arts, photography, guitar, voice, writing and more. 


DCA will start accepting proposals on September 1st from qualified instructors

who would like to teach a variety of visual arts,

 performing arts, music, and literary arts

during the winter and /or spring sessions. 


Proposal forms and information will be available at 321 High St. Cambridge, MD

or online at dorchesterarts.org. 

Come be a part of the arts at DCA!

Fall Catalog 2017

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, In the Galleries, Ongoing Classes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

2017.Fall.catalog.DCA      Please click on right sidebar

                                                  on front page to view the entire catalog.