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DCA News

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

DCA News: 


10th Annual Guest Artist Gala

April 22, 2017

                   6 p.m.  Anastasia and Linda

George B. Todd Performance Hall

Music by Rich and the Roadrunners with special guest, Daryl Davis.

Live and silent auctions, heavy hors d’oeurves, beer and wine cash bar. 

Tickets are: $65 members, and $75 non-members.

Caption to photo: Guest Artist, Anastasia Spear with Artist Coach


It is not too late to make reservations to attend this weekend’s Guest Artist Gala Event. 

Call 410-228-7782 to make reservations and charge tickets by phone.



Deadline for Community Arts Grants is May 1, 2017 


New dates have been set for two new spring classes at DCA:


The Great Landscape, Instructor: David Grafton

  May 3 – May 24               6 – 8 p.m.

$95 for members, and $135.00 for non-members

Call to register 410-228-7782 


Introduction Printmaking with Monotypes, Instructor: Sheryl Southwick 

May 2 – June 6          6 – 8:30 p.m.

  $95 for members, and $135.00 for non-members 

  $20 materials fee payable to instructor

Call to register 410-228-7782 


Just a reminder:

 Martin Hargrove Concert

 Sunday, April 30th        2 p.m. 


Spring Concerts at DCA April 30th and May 21st

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Spring Concerts at DCA   April 30th and May 21st

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Dorchester Center for the Arts

is pleased to announce two spring concerts

of the

Pauline F. and W. David Robbins Foundation

Trust Music Series.

Martin Hargrove: Art Song: A Spiritual Legacy 

Sunday, April 30th

2 p.m.

in the George B. Todd Performance Hall (second floor)


  Opera singer and concert artist Martin Hargrove will perform

a program of Negro Spirituals and American Art Songs,

and discuss how Spirituals have influenced and shaped American music. 

Many of you will remember Martin as a member of the

American Spiritual Ensemble, who performed at DCA last September.

Tickets are $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members.  Children under age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.


John Wesley Wright, Tenor

along with Award-Winning Vocalists from Salisbury University

Accompanied by Veronica Tomanek.

John Wesley Wright and SU Singers  Sunday, May 21st

2 p.m.

Baroque to Broadway

John Wesley Wright, is known for his artistic and soulful interpretations of music.

  With a host of opera and oratorio roles, art songs, spirituals, and cabaret music in his repertoire,

Wright is also a member of the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble.

Also performing will be extremely talented Salisbury University students.


Tickets are $10 for DCA members and $12 for non-members. 

Children under age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult with paid admission.

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog Classes and Programs

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog Classes and Programs

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2017 Spring/Summer Catalog of

Programs, Classes, & Concerts 


Please look at the sidebar on the

right side of the website front page. 


Click on the catalog to view, download, or print. 


Call 410-228-7782 to register.

Friday Night Live: Spring Comedy Series

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Friday Night Live:  Spring Comedy Series

April 28th

                                                        7 to 9 p.m.                                                       

in the Foundation’s Gallery 


Stand-up comedy and competition take center stage at the Dorchester Center for the Arts this spring.

  Come be a part of pure entertainment guaranteed to break your funny bone and still keep you wanting more. 

The stage is set as amateur comedians

take part in an open mic challenge where YOUR VOTE helps determine the

winner of each night’s money prize! 

Local comedians, comic-newbies, and people who lost bets and

now must succumb to the embarrassment of being on stage are welcome! 

Join us for a night to let loose, laugh, and forget the troubles of Monday through Friday. 


Admission FREE for DCA members, and $5 for non-members. 

Grand Prize determined each night.

  To be a performer, contact Bruce Grove: bricewelter@gmail.com ( Subject: Comedy Night). 

Spring Comedy Series will continue on May 26th and June 7th.

Science to Kids through Art

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Science to Kids through Art

Illustration as a Tool: Bringing Science to Kids through Art 


Saturday, April 29th

2:00 p.m. 

Cambridge native, Sara MacSorley designed and authored Super Cool Scientists – A Coloring Book Celebrating Women in Science.  Come hear about her process of creating the book from idea to production.  Learn about how she built a community of support around the project, raised funds via crowdfunding, and came to use coloring as a tool for science communication.  Sara worked with illustrator Yvonne Page to bring the featured scientists’ stories to life for an audience of kids and adults alike. 

The afternoon will include with a book signing and Q & A.

Admission is FREE. 

To learn more about Sara and the Super Cool Scientists project, visit www.sarmacsorley.com.


April Exhibit for Dorchester Center for the Arts

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

April Exhibit for Dorchester Center for the Arts

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In the galleries for April 2017 at DCA 


March 31st through April 30th


“A gathering of six African-American Artists,”  #9 Raku Vase

an exhibit featuring the works of

Maryland and Delaware artists: Tony Burton, Alex Gamble, Kennie Jones,

Michael Morris, Ernie Satchell and Carl Williams. 

The Artists:

Tony Burton is a graduate of Delaware State University for Art Education and Delaware College of Art and Design in Computer Aided Graphic Design.  He is a retired Art Education Teacher from the Woodbridge School District in Bridgeville, DE.  Tony is a cartoonist at heart and enjoys drawing his life observances in a comedic way to bring them to light.  “We all have troubles”, he says, “but when put into a comedic format, they don’t seem as intimidating.”

Alexander Gamble is a Delaware resident who hails for Brooklyn, NY.  Early loss led to finding comfort in traveling and the anonymity of being an artist.  Since 2003, Gamble’s life as a Christian has defined a new perspective for his work.  His art is a combination of circumstance and the recall of events past.  Representing all aspects of his life, Gamble proudly submits his work to the viewer.

Kenneth Jones explored art through pencil, charcoal and graphite in the 1980s and 1990s, expressing the family dynamic, poverty, and the plight of the poor in American society.  Currently Jones uses his camera to capture the subtle world around him.  He shoots “old” discarded and forgotten things- old metal, with its rich character, old buildings, old people, old cities; things that like him have stood the test of time, weathered every storm, and are, like him, still standing.

Michael J. Morris has been an artist and educator since 1975.  He works in different types of media ranging from pencil to mono-printing, but his primary medium is oil.  His subject matter includes people in day to day situations, poetry and painting combinations, landscapes, Afristracts ( collaged images of Africa) and surrealism that verges on fantasy.

Ernie Satchell is a native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Maryland State College (now UMES and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in ceramics from Towson State University.  Satchell served as the Art Department Chair at the University of Maryland for over thirty-five years, and is known for his work in the development of large pottery throwing techniques.  “I view myself a s a clay conductor “, states Satchell, “who orchestrates images and presents them in ways that make life relevant and meaningful to me.”

Carl Vincent Williams  is a longtime resident of Wilmington, DE, and has been working as an educator since 1975.  Williams’ style consists of using graphic collage and semi-abstract line and shape to form his images.  He works on hot and cold press watercolor paper with acrylics, inks, and a surprising natural material – hornet’s nests!  He has created a multitude of caricatures with this material both natural and man-made, that are designed to evoke self-reflection by the viewer.


The exhibit reflects a culmination of more than 190 years of

experiences and insightful excursions into creative points of view. 

It is a coming together of African-American

artists from the Eastern Shore who

find inspiration from life in America and from an older African consciousness.

In an exhibition such as this, it is often difficult to find a certain connection that unifies the whole, but it is nonetheless present.  The exhibition is visually unified by elements of color, pattern, rhythm and a definite sense of spiritual awareness.  The six artists use their own unique art styles to depict the social ills, beauty, history and the place of African-Americans in this country using their brushes, camera lenses and computers.  Works on display include oils, watercolors, prints, mixed /media, photography, sculpture and ceramics.


Please visit this showing at the Dorchester Center for the Arts from March 31st through April 30th.

An artists’ reception will be held on Second Saturday, April 8th 

  5 to 7:30 p.m.

with complimentary refreshments.