Exhibits and Events

Discerning Palates Carribean Escape at the DCA.

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

45 YEARS logo“Carribean Escape”

Third Course of Discerning Palates

Saturday, June 18, 2016

  6:00 to 9:00 pm 

Host: Dorchester Center for the Arts. 

An island getaway celebrating DCA’s 45 years. 

While not actually in the islands, you will feel like you are there with

the sounds of ” Spark In Da Pan”, a steel drum ensemble providing the entertainment. 

Music performed is inspired from calypso, soca, reggae, pop, and more.

  Plus, the evening wraps up year-long festivities recognizing DCA’s 45 years of

providing arts programs. 

Evening includes tropical-themed appetizers, dessert, rum punch, wine, and beer.

Tickets are $35.00                     Call for more information 410-228-7782

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.

Landscape Painting – a Workshop with Artist, David Grafton

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Landscape Painting – a Workshop with Artist, David Grafton

“Landscaping Painting”

a Workshop with

Nationally-Recognized Artist David Grafton 

Intermediate to Advanced 

Saturday, June 4th 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Students may work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, or pastel.  Learn how to make your paintings come alive with atmospheric narrative, how to use a snapshot as a thumbnail sketch, and how to work small outdoor studies into large studio paintings.

David Grafton is known for his atmospheric landscape paintings and bold abstracts.  His work is featured in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe.  He maintains a gallery in Easton, MD. 

   One-hour lunch break.  Bring lunch and a drink.

$95.00 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members

All ABOARD the Summer Arts Express! Sign Up…….Now , 410-228-7782

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

All ABOARD the Summer Arts Express!   Sign Up…….Now ,    410-228-7782

ALL ABOARD the Summer Arts Express!

First Stop: Imagination Station at DCA!!  

  That’s right – Dorchester Center for the Arts offers a summer arts experience that provides the children in your life with enriching, creative fun under the supervision of experienced artists.  All materials are provided for each weekly session – the only thing kids need to bring is their imagination!  For summer 2016, DCA gives young artists opportunities in the visual arts, fiber arts, literary arts, music, and the performing arts.  All classes are instructed by talented and professional artists ensuring a quality arts experience.

Programs run from Monday to Friday (with the exception of week 3) and have a varied curriculum from week to week.  Our specialty theatre and film camps are two-week programs that require registration in both weeks.  Please note that theatre camp for ages  8 – 11 is a half day program; film camp for ages 12 and up is full day. Important note: children must be the ages stated on the class descriptions.  Grouping is designed according to attention span, hand size, and manual dexterity, not creative maturity.

Scholarships are available – please call 410-228-7782 for details.

  Please see the Full Schedule of Classes on the Website Sidebar.  This schedule can be viewed and downloaded.

Please call now to register for the classes.  410-228-7782

 

Gallery Lecture: The Art of the Aria, Soul Food

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

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Gallery Lecture:  The Art of the Aria, Soul Food 

Presented by Bonnie Forgacs,

Friday,  June 3, 2016  

     7 p.m. 

 

This one-hour interactive session will explore the opera aria on three levels:  emotional, actual, and artistic.  If you

have never had any experience with opera, this is for you.  If you are an opera aficionado, this is for you, too. 

Dare to experience music in a new way! 

 

Refreshments to follow the lecture. 

Admission $10 DCA members, and $12 for non-members. 

Advance reservations advised.    

410-228-7782

Choptank Writer’s Group

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Important Notice:

Choptank Writer’s Group

meets every Wednesday at DCA from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

New members welcome.  

 

 

 

In the Galleries for May 2016 “Young People’s Show”

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Young People’s Art Show

 

In the Galleries for May 2016 

Artwork in a variety of media from school-aged children. 

Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 28 

Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony 

Saturday, May 14  5 to 7:30 p.m.

Live entertainment by young musicians and

kid-friendly refreshments. 

321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 

410-228-7782

 

Our sincere thanks to Delco Packaging Products for sponsoring this month’s show.

 

Correction of date for the DCA Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Events and News | 0 comments

DCA Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6 pm.

This is a correction to the date that is in the Focal Point Newsletter.  

Thank you,

DCA

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra Returns to DCA on June 5

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra Returns to DCA on June 5

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Returns to DCA

on June 5, 2016

The Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) will present a concert

in the George B. Todd Performance Hall

on Sunday,

June 5 at 3 p.m.

 This is the second time BMO has come to Cambridge, as it was the first concert performance on the

second floor when the upstairs venue opened in 2014.   Mandolin orchestras were enormously popular all across

America at the beginning of the 20th century.  The BMO was founded in 1924 by Baltimore band leader and music

teacher, Conrad Gebelein.  The orchestra’s current director is Kristin Turner, who took over the baton in 2011.

 (Cambridge’s own Joy Staniforth is a member of the orchestra.)

Tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert are

$12.00 for DCA members and $15.00 for non-members.  Children under 12 are free with a paid adult admission.

 To purchase tickets call 410-228-7782.

 

Acrylics for the Beginning Painter

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Acrylics for the Beginning Painter

Acrylics for the Beginning Painter

Instructor: Jacqueline Pfaff-Pratt    

May 5 through June 9:  6 week session:

 Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pm

 

Learn the basics of how to work with acrylic paint, mix colors, set up a palette, and paint what you see.   Work from the still life and grow your ability in a no-pressure,  supportive  environment.  Acrylic is a truly versatile medium for the beginner.  Because of the properties of its polymer base, acrylic paint can be used in thick application similar to oils, but can also be thinned with water or medium tobe used in a manner comparable to watercolors.  

 

Open to ages 16 – adult.  Supply list available from DCA.

$85 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members.

Call DCA at 410-228-7782 to register for this class.