Tidewater Camera Club Artists’ Reception Saturday at DCA

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Special to Dorchester Banner/DCA
Spark in Da Pan, sponsored by BP Production’s Bruce McWilliams, will provide the entertainment at Dorchester Center for the Arts Discerning Palates “Caribbean Escape” on June 18 at 6 p.m.

The Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) will host an Artists’ Reception this Saturday, for the current Tidewater Camera Club exhibit. The free reception will be held from 5 – 7:30 p.m. with light refreshments served and musical entertainment provided by Ira Nelson.

The Tidewater Camera Club in Easton, is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1963 by Frederick A. Curtis, Louis Coffin, Lowell Thompson, Doris Reid and C.C. Harris. The club supports photography, knowledge about the use of the camera, and a dedication to improving member skills in producing great pictures. Members strive to promote interest and participation in the field of photography for all levels and ages.

Over 100 photographs are in the show and more than 20 photographers are participating. Community members are invited to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award. For more information, call 410-228-7782.

Spark In Da Pan performing at June 18 Discerning Palates
DCA will present Discerning Palates (DP) “Caribbean Escape” at its facility on June 18 at 6 p.m. This unique experience is among the last of the 2016 series of DP events that celebrates the culinary arts. In addition, it also finishes year-long festivities, recognizing DCA’s 45 years of providing arts programming in service to this community.

In addition to tropical-themed appetizers, dessert, rum punch, beer and wine; the island theme will be accentuated with entertainment by Spark in Da Pan. Spark In Da Pan is an Easton-based steel drum band dedicated to spreading the sounds of the islands throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. It was started with the desire to share island and steel drum music to the masses; especially those who would otherwise not experience it in the Mid-Atlantic region.

All band members share in a love for music, and for the thrill of playing for a live audience, seeing them enjoy this musical style. The band plays not only relaxing steel drum and party songs, but also genuine Trinidad Panorama tunes from the annual “carnival” celebration and steel band competition.

Sponsors to date for the event are BP Production’s Bruce McWilliams; Garden & Garnish; Jimmie & Sooks; Rock Lobstah; The High Spot, and Sylvia Windsor. Menu plans thus far include: Jerk Chicken Skewers from Garden & Garnish; Crab Cevice with Mango and Black Bean Salsa from The High Spot; Jerk Lobster and Crab Sliders from Rock Lobstah; Coconut Shrimp with a Pina Colada sauce from Jimmie & Sooks; and the rum served will be made with Rock Lobstah’s own recipe. An anniversary cake provided by Sylvia Windsor will wrap up the menu.

Tickets for the event are $35 and limited to 50 guests. To charge tickets by phone, call 410-228-7782.
Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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