DCA honors presidents at 50th reception

Submitted photo/DCA, Judy Slaughter
Masks off for a quick photo! Left to right: current DCA President Matt Smyth, past Presidents Georgie Feldman, Graham Slaughter, Jon Ingersoll, Alicia Hoffman, and George Fox.

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester Center for the Arts recognized several past presidents during the October Second Saturday Reception marking DCAs 50th Anniversary. Senator Addie Eckardt was on hand to present citations from the Governor, the Senate, and the entire Eastern Shore delegation.

Additionally, citations from the Governor and from the Senate were presented to Georgie Feldman for five decades of support, beginning in 1970 as the first Treasurer of the DCA Board.
DCA owes a deep debt of gratitude to the three visionary founders: Shirley Brannock, John Bannon, and Bob Tolley, and would like to recognize all past presidents for their leadership in advancing the arts in Dorchester: William Cotten, Mary Rieckert, Mary Hester, Martha Melick, Doris Messick, Andrew Mitchell, Paul Stone, Patricia Blankley, Thomas Fetherston, Georgie Feldman, Mary Lee Kincaid, Anita Moore, Patricia Merchant, Thornton Hagert, Leon Peters, Peter Paul, Pieter Van Huizen, Edmund Connelly, Ralph Decker, Suzanne Dolan, Donald Merchant, Fredericka Jones, Graham Slaughter, George Fox, Linda Roy Walls, Jon Ingersoll and Alicia Hoffman.

Today, DCA is committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of our community by supporting extensive outreach and educational opportunities in the arts.

Currently both in-person and virtual classes are being offered, and the gallery and gift shop are open to visitors Thursday-Saturday noon – 6 p.m.

In the galleries for October: “Behind the Mask”, which explores the connection between creativity and Covid-19. The exhibition features masks as art created by community artists, hung via hand-painted clothespins crafted by the patients at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center. In the main gallery: “Close to Home: Reflections of the Shore”. This exhibit features works by three established plein air painters from Maryland’s Eastern Shore: Carla Huber, Anne Allbeury-Hock, and Patti Lucas Hopkins.

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Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.