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 […]

January Arts … Painting, Poetry, Performance

Special to Dorchester Banner/Gloria Rojas The Hip Hop Line Dance class stops long enough for a picture.

Suppose you went to the Louvre Museum in Paris because you wanted to see the Mona Lisa. There she is with her mystic smile , but when you read the painter’s name, it says “Andy Warhol.” Wha–aa-t? Well something like that happened on this page last week when I omitted painter Will Dennehy’s entry. The […]

DNR offers photo contest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting submissions in a photo contest featuring the state's outdoors.

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting entries for its annual photo contest. Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash and other great prizes. Winning entries will be posted online, featured in an issue of the seasonal Maryland Natural Resource magazine, and placed in the 2020 […]

DNR holds stamp design contest

ANNAPOLIS — Migratory Game Bird Stamp Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 23rd Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp and 45th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp design contests. These popular contests are open until March 8, 2019. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries March 16, 2019, […]

A new Exhibit, a Hanging in Cambridge

Did you ever hear an English teacher’s old grammar rule, “Horses and cattle get painted and hung, horse thieves and cattle rustlers get arrested and hanged?” So what went on at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on Jan. 2 and 3 was works of art being hung, and Lisa Krentel, an experienced and gifted […]

End of the Year at the Arts Center

December really was “the season to be jolly” at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Two very different choruses performed their Holiday repertoire, making a joyful noise for the crowds that came to listen. The Gift Show visitors explored with delight the varied displays of original goods made by members and their friends. Money raised […]

12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards

BALTIMORE – Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to present the 12th Annual Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards — honors given each year to three of Maryland’s outstanding stewards of folklife or living cultural traditions. The public is cordially invited to attend this free event at UMBC’s Proscenium Theatre, […]

Year-End Wrap-Up at DCA

It’s been “Showtime” at the Dorchester Center for the Arts this month but it’s not stopping yet. The current Gift Show may be thinning out a little as purchases are adding up, but plenty of tasteful gifts are still available. Just looking is fun with plenty of original jewelry, pottery, and paintings. And mittens! For […]

Second Saturday Weekend at the DCA

Every Friday at the Arts Center starts with the Fiber Arts women who arrive at 10 a.m. with their projects. Out come needles, shuttles, hoops, even looms; the women get down to their pleasant work. The group has been meeting for five years but welcome newcomers to join in what one participant calls her “mental […]

Christmas parade draws crowds to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE – “A Merry Christmas to you all!” the child on a float shouted to the crowd. That pretty much sums it up – joy and energy were in plentiful supply Saturday evening, at the Cambridge-Dorchester Christmas Parade. But this one marked a special anniversary for the event. “That’s right, folks – it’s that time […]