Spectrum: Community heart in public art

Sunday May 26, dozens and dozens turned out in the heat for a public paint session at the new Harriet Tubman mural in downtown Cambridge. The back of the Harriet Tubman Museum building at 424 Race St. was all set to be painted in the Log Cabin and Flying Geese quilt patterns, to continue the […]

Art grant opportunities at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts serves as the state-designated County Arts Council for Dorchester. Each county in the State of Maryland, as well as Baltimore City, has an Arts Council dedicated to ensuring local access to the arts. This service includes providing Arts in Education Grants to Dorchester County Public Schools as well as Community […]

Artful March happenings at DCA

Coffeehouse performer Terry White

March 21 at 7 p.m., DCA welcomes David Mercier, M.S. L.Ac., Acupuncturist for a talk on mindfulness and creativity. This talk is part of the “100 Choptanks” exhibit that showcases mindfulness and art through photographs by John Lewis. Mr. Mercier is the author of award-winning A Beautiful Medicine, which is also used as the text […]

Happenings at DCA

Hand-crafted dolls from the “I Am My Sister” collection by A. Renee Designs

Dorchester Center for the Arts offers monthly exhibits featuring a variety of art forms. Weekly exhibit hours are Tuesday – Thursday noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Currently on exhibit through Feb. 23, “Woven through Time: Fiber Arts Past and Present” offers an […]

Hands-on art at DCA

Fiber Arts instructor Windy Karpavage with her felted wool bags.

Dorchester Center for the Arts maintains a full schedule of instructional arts classes in a variety of mediums as well as special workshops and concerts. Numerous opportunities await to learn something new this winter, enhance existing skills, or experience a performance. Visit DCA online for complete schedule: www.dorchesterarts.org. The following classes are now open for […]

Fiber Arts February at DCA

Loom weaving with Michelle Follett

Greetings everyone! It’s good to be back. My deep appreciation goes out to Gloria Rojas for penning this column for so many weeks, and to Sylvia Windsor for her understanding and flexibility that allowed us to continue to share the arts at DCA with the community. A creative winter continues, with a focus on fiber […]

Creative community shines at Showcase

Now in its 42nd year, Showcase celebrates our creative community, and will be held this Sunday, from noon – 5 p.m. Rain or shine, and admission is free. This outdoor art walk and street festival features fine art and crafts, music and dance, maritime heritage, and a variety of tasty treats and sweets along historic […]

Celebrate the arts at Showcase

September is here – the month that heralds not only back to school but also one of the community’s treasured annual events: Dorchester Showcase! Now in its 42nd year, Showcase celebrates our creative community and will be held rain or shine on Sept. 23 from noon – 5 p.m. Admission is free. Showcase is an […]

Artful August at DCA

August heralds the return of opera to DCA with the performance of The Old Maid and the Thief Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. A comedy of errors and small town morality, The Old Maid and the Thief is presented by the Young Artists of WOW!, the Wye Opera Workshop, which is a division of the […]

Pursue your art interests at DCA!

Dorchester Center for the Arts offers a variety of artful interest groups that support creativity in an unstructured format. Groups for drawing, painting, fiber arts, literary arts, clay and photography all meet regularly at DCA. Some are open to DCA members only, others are open to all, although membership is encouraged. All are open to […]