Bob Porter, owner of Sharper Graphics and of The Hatchery, came to talk about the art gallery and other businesses within his building. Brad Fout told us of his framing business . Here you see Bob with a ren-dering of his "graffiti art" plans for the facades of his building and the nearby Perdue silos.
Chief Dan Dvorak of the Cambridge Police Department is passionate about what he does and he is filled with ideas for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the department . He's also working hard to improve communication with the community and with the young people around the area. Impressive!
Anne Watts, vocalist, pianist and all-around musician from the band Boister, visited with us on an April morning to talk about 447, a local live entertainment venue. With her was Steven Von den Bosch, owner of the business.
Sue Lester's watercolors are on exhibit at the Hunt Insurance Company windows on Race Street for the Month of March.
In February, we saw Lust for Life, the full length feature film about Van Gogh's life. It stars Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn.
Look at what we've already done in 2016--and it's only September! On our schedule are more speakers, a studio tour, a movie about one of the masters, and we are now deeply into the planning for our 6-week year end show and sale. at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge, Maryland.
Maureen Farrell, accomplished mixed media artist, came to share her professional development and to talk about lots of her creative ideas. She's won numerous prestigious awards. An impressive lady! She has set lofty goals for herself and is achieving each and every one of them.
The Cambridge Women's Club invited us to address their January meeting. The topic was The Role of Art in the Development of Cambridge.
In January, multi-talented Kathi Ferguson came to talk about they way she blends her love for the written word with her painting and drawing skills.
We've had an impressive parade of visitors and speakers here in 2016. And we're not done yet!
Cynthia Miles, painter, visited on a May morning. She's painted on floors, walls, furniture, clothing and more. This picture shows a beautiful fireplace screen. Much of what she does now is studio painting.
On February 10, Jill Jasuta visited with us. She's a creative photographer who is anxious to try new things. Her adventuresome attitude has led her to many interesting and challenging projects.
On February 24, we had a roundtable discussion about pricing one's art. And on March 30, we talked about making the most of one's shows and showings.
Come join us if ......
...you love art, or
...you have a lot of education and/or experience in art, or
...you have no art education and/or have never produced a piece of art in your life. or
...you are a self-taught artist, or
...you'd like to make art but don't know where to begin, or
...you don't want to make art but would like to be a part of a fun, active organization.
We're having a great 2016. We are getting ready for Showcase, the Dorchester Center for the Arts' annual street fair. Then comes our 6-week year-end show. It opens November 17 and runs until December 23. We will have the art of 35 (!) artists fill the arts center with unique one-of-a-kind items priced for gift-giving.
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Paul Winters taught Fused Glass Experience at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge and Jeanne Ewell taught Watercolor Boot Camp and Watercolor Tricks and Techniques, and Ted Mueller taught Introduction to Digital Photography.
These are some of the front window displays that our member, Carol Feierabend and her helpers have created for the Dorchester Center for the Arts this year. One is from January that said, "Whew! A New Year!" It had crepe paper being blown by the fans. Then you see the February window that highlighted the classes and seminars of Chris Carter, an extraordinary artist. The third one that you see below is from June and highlights the summer classes of the arts center.
You can drop in on us at Creek Deli in Cambridge, Maryland, on most Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. Or, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 410.463.0148, or you can simply go to Contact Us.
The Painting Room is Cynthia Miles' studio. She entertained us in July with stories about her artistic history, the construction of this wonderful building, the memories and memorabilia of her family, and delicious muffins made by her mother.
In January, some of us assembled at the home of a member to see Modigliani (the movie). It was an intriguing look at the artist's life and his struggles. He was a driven individual as was Picasso, fostering an intense, life-long competitive relationship.
Lisa Skibenes visited with us in March to talk about and show her mosaic creations. They included jewelry, wall hangings, birdhouses and more. She's full of ideas and certainly has the skills for this art. Just look at the one in this picture!
Besides visitors, we've had roundtable discussions, put on art exhibits, decorated the arts center's front window, spoken to a local club, seen a couple of art-related movies, and taught classes at the arts center.
Our member, Ted Mueller, gave a spell-binding presentation on his recent trip to Cuba. His observations coupled with his fascinating photography taught us a lot about this country and the impact of Communism on its development, economy, and protocols.
Dave Grafton, talented artist and teacher and juror, came to see us in April. He talked about the process of being a juror for art shows and gave us lots of good information for submitting our work to juried shows. Priceless hints and ideas.
Michael Rosato is known around the US for his breath-taking murals. They appear on buildings, in homes, and are the backdrops for permanent exhibits in many museums. He's a dedicated and dynamic artist who has worked diligently over the years to expand and refine his talent. His enthusiasm is contagious.
Cynthia G. Miles' art was in the Hunt Insurance Company windows from June through September.