Open Studio with a model-no Instructor
Feb
15
to May 17
Art

Open Studio with a model-no Instructor

Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in – no registration. Please pay at office upon arrival.

Hone your drawing skills in a fun, no-stress setting with other art enthusiasts. A strong background in drawing is the key to successful paintings and the only way to achieve that is through practice, practice, and more practice! All mediums are welcome to attend and work with their own materials to observe the human figure and draw/paint a model. No Instructors, no registration, just show up!

*Models are usually clothed, occasionally models do pose nude.

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Liberty & Justice:  The Sweet to Satirical Art by Sally Mavor
Mar
2
to Apr 20
Art

Liberty & Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art by Sally Mavor

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he "Liberty and Justice" exhibit is an opportunity to see a wide array of works by fiber artist and illustrator, Salley Mavor, who has recently added political satire to her list of subjects to explore. She uses small dolls as a metaphor for playing house in a controlled environment that has been taken over by outside political forces. The exhibit features a collection of photographs of scenes she created in a doll house and a stop-motion animated film, which satirize the current administration in Washington. The original dolls and props used in the film will also be on display. Although Ms. Mavor’s foray into political art is the centerpiece of the show, the exhibition also includes original embroidered children’s book illustrations and other artwork from earlier in her 40-year career. The inclusion of these pieces tracks the evolution of her artistic journey from “innocence” to tackling real world issues.

Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor
March 2 - April 20
Opening Reception March 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Talk at 5:20pm

We’re also pleased to announce that on April 13th, 11am to 1pm, you can join Salley Mavor in our Mainstage Theater where she will talk about her exhibition, her journey as an artist and will take questions from the audience. Admission is free.

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Donald Gauland - Artwork at Barnstable Town Hall
Mar
5
to Apr 18

Donald Gauland - Artwork at Barnstable Town Hall

The "Art on Loan" program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.   Artwork by Donald Gauland is now on display in the Barnstable Town Hall, through April 18, 2019. 

 Donald Gauland is a self-taught artist and a passionate student of Eastern philosophy, who works principally in colored inks on mulberry paper and acrylic on canvas. 

Donald’s artistic journey began 1985 with watercolor collages.  A life-long interest in Eastern philosophies and his practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung, he was inspired to work in ink and paint abstract expressions. 
He paints with “chi (energy), jing (essence) and shen (spirit) to create abstract images of growth, stability, and balance.” Each original painting is signed and dated with the Chinese year and stamped with his artistic seal. 

 In addition to painting, Donald plays alto sax and percussion in the Barnstable Town Band, as well as in the Cape Cod Concert Band and Cape Community Orchestra. 
He also enjoys improvisatory Irish sessions playing bodhran and rhythm bones. 
You will find Donald on the Hyannis Village Green every Wednesday in July and August during the Barnstable Town Band concerts. Donald and his wife will be in the Hyannis HyArts Artist shanties for a stay in June and then again in September. 
His wife Janet is a percussionist in the Barnstable Town band and is an artist as well, channeling her creativity as a jewelry designer. 

 The Barnstable Town Hall exhibit is open to the public and on display now through April 18, 2019, in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.  There is complimentary parking in the Town Hall parking lot. Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings. 

For more information on this program email melissa.chartrand@town.barnstable.ma.us

Or call 508-862-4767   Program information available at: www.ArtsBarnstable.com

                                                                     

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Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail - Free Year Round
Mar
6
to Dec 31

Kennedy Legacy Walking Trail - Free Year Round

Take a walk through history.  The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family.  At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video Information uncovers stories and history about the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded at http://www.kennedylegacytrail.com and www.artsbarnstable.com are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis

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A Talented Woman at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
21
to Apr 7

A Talented Woman at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

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Cotuit Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of “A Talented Woman,” a sophisticated comedy by Lynda Sturner and Jim Dalglish. An award-winning play that has received staged readings in festivals at The Actors Studio of New York and the McCarter Theatre, this main-stage production opens Thursday, March 21 and runs until Sunday, April 7. (Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00.)

“A Talented Woman” follows the tumultuous lives of three generations of women living in Manhattan during the Great Recession —a recently widowed grandmother on the verge of financial ruin, her workaholic daughter struggling to balance her professional and family lives, and her 14-year-old hellion of a granddaughter. Ricocheting between hilarity, insight, pathos, and pain, this sophisticated comedy explores the issues women face at three important stages of their lives.

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Cape Cod Art Center Announces New Youth Program Art Teacher for 2019!
Mar
22
to Apr 1

Cape Cod Art Center Announces New Youth Program Art Teacher for 2019!

Cape Cod Center is excited to announce our new youth program art teacher, Karen Shortsleeve. Karen will be teaching art classes for ages 5+ to build self-confidence, cultivate art appreciation and to help find your child’s artistic voice! Cape Cod Art Center is registering now for Summer classes beginning mid-June.

 Karen holds BFA from the University of Hartford and an MFA from Anna Maria College. She has over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. Class offerings include “Crazy Mixed Up Media” for ages 5-8 and 8-11 and “Smart Art” for ages 9-12. Each class will meet once a week and run for 6 weeks in length. Materials will be provided through Karen and Cape Cod Art Center.

 Karen is very passionate about teaching and is always inspired by a child’s uninhibited creativity. Karen is excited to teach and is ready to explore a variety of media and create new projects as the CCAC youth program art teacher. Register for Karen’s classes at www.capecodartcenter.org or give us a call at (508) 362-2909.

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"BAY STATE OPEN" OPEN JURIED EXHIBIT AND SALE
Mar
22
to Apr 7

"BAY STATE OPEN" OPEN JURIED EXHIBIT AND SALE

Artists from near and far are invited to participate in this annual exhibit. Whether you are a Cape Cod local, wash-ashore, or are just inspired by the Cape's majestic beauty, we invite you to participate in this open juried exhibition. Any subject matter will be considered. There is a special award for Best Cape Cod Landscape.

Guest Judges:

John Clayton  johnclaytonstudio.com

Sarah Holl – www.sarahholl.com

Robert Manz – www.robertmanz.net

Entry Guidelines:

WHO CAN ENTER? Anybody. Juried Membership to Cape Cod Art Center is not required for Open Juried Exhibits

ENTRY DEADLINE: JPEGS due to SMARTER ENTRY on SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH (BY MIDNIGHT)

ENTRY FEE: $15 Members/$20 Non-Member per piece. Up to 5 entries allowed

ARTIST NOTIFICATION (VIA EMAIL): Friday, April 19th

ARTWORK RECEIVING DAY: Monday, May 13th

RECEPTION: Thursday, May 16th from 5pm-7pm

ARTWORK PICK UP: Monday, June 17th

AWARDS: Cash awards will be given for First and Second Place Works, Best Cape Cod Landscape and Best of Show

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Harvest Gallery Wine Bar entertainment schedule
Mar
22
to Apr 21

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar entertainment schedule

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Harvest Gallery Wine Bar is a vibrant live music scene, and a diverse selection of Cape Cod Contemporary Art.

Entertainment schedule:

Friday, March 22

8:00pm Spampinato Bros. Band

Saturday, March 23

8:00pm Dirty Water Dance Band

Sunday, March 24

6:00pm Brother Phil

Wednesday, March 27

7:00pm Dave Hickey

Thursday, March 28

6:30pm Open Mic Feature - Larry Johnson

7:30pm Open Mic - Hosted By Kathleen Healy

Friday, March 29

8:00pm Clã Da Bossa Nova

Saturday, March 30

8:00pm Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys!

Sunday, March 31

6:00pm Ric Allendorf

Wednesday, April 3

7:00pm Kim Moberg

Friday, April 5

8:00pm Catbirds

Saturday, April 6

8:00pm Rick Russell Trio ft. Jerry Portnoy

Sunday, April 7

6:00pm Schuyler Grant

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MOVIE SCREENING-More Than Honey
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

MOVIE SCREENING-More Than Honey

Sturgis Library hosts a third movie in their Climate Change series.
More Than Honey documents the spread of Colony Collapse Disorder around the world and its potentially devastating effects on our food supply. Bee hives have been disappearing at an alarming rate and no one knows exactly why. Some authorities point to climate change, others to pollution and insecticides. This film explores potential possibilities and what we can do to help.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/climate-change-movie-series-more-than-honey/

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Art History with Marilyn: Ancient Times through the Middle Ages
Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Art History with Marilyn: Ancient Times through the Middle Ages

Explore art with Marilyn Rossi in the second installment of her Art History series! In this 6-class course taught in a fun and relaxed setting, you'll examine art of prehistoric and ancient times and travel through the centuries, ending in the late Middle Ages, just before the dawn of the Renaissance. 
Art History with Marilyn explores the familiar as well as lesser-known masterpieces through two-and-a-half millennia of art, where you will surely find some new favorites! 
Led by Marilyn Rossi, an experienced art educator, museum guide, and historian who has studied extensively in Italy and has been affiliated with Boston's MFA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Wednesdays Mar 27-May 1
2:00pm-4:30pm in the Schoolhouse

6 classes $225/$191.25 members

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Hyannis Open Streets Fundraiser
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Hyannis Open Streets Fundraiser

3rd Annual Spring Kick-Off Fundraiser

HYANNIS OPEN STREETS

Prizes, Auctions and a 50/50 Cash Raffle

Come out and experience Main Street’s newest entertainment and eating venue while supporting great FREE community events. Passed Hors D’oerves.

Thursday, March 28th from 5-8pm

Flashback Retro Arcade, 294 Main Street, Hyannis, Ma.

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Creating Better Reference Photos for Future Paintings w/ Susan Simon
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Creating Better Reference Photos for Future Paintings w/ Susan Simon

Many painters start their studio work from photos they have taken, often with their phones or a small point and shoot camera. This workshop is designed to help them take better pictures as a starting place for future art. Learn some tips for improving your composition skills and advance your ability to get the most from your phone camera. A couple of inexpensive apps will be recommended, but much of this workshop, taught by a fine art photographer, will be about learning how to visualize your shot and then how to get the picture you want to use to launch your easel arts. 

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Centerville Matinee Movies
Mar
30
to Apr 27

Centerville Matinee Movies

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 The Centerville Historical Museum kicks off 2019 with a series of 10 pre-Code films. (The movie-Production Code was actually in effect at the time these free-wheeling, controversial, and frank movies were made, but it wasn't enforced until the middle of 1934, when the censorship office cracked down on Hollywood. Hence, movies made from 1929 to 1934 are considered "pre-Code.")

ALL SHOWS ARE AT A NEW TIME 1:00 P.M. on Saturdays.

 Admission is free. (Donations gladly accepted.) After-film discussion with Anthony Ambrogio for anyone wishing to know more about the film and the history.

 The Schedule

March 30: Design for Living (1933).

 April 6: Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

April 13: The Man with Two Faces (1934)

 

 

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Jewelry and Accessory Sale at the Sturgis Library
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Jewelry and Accessory Sale at the Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library's annual Jewelry and Accessories Sale will be held April 1st through 13th during all operating hours. Throughout the sale, the library's lobby will be filled with fine, handcrafted, costume, new, gently used, and vintage jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins and brooches, fashion sunglasses, purses and bags, scarves, hats, men’s neckties, and more. Items are composed of a variety of materials such as gold, silver, sterling silver, semiprecious and precious stones. Great deals for everyone!

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Printmaking Play! w/ Eileen Casey
Apr
2
9:15 AM09:15

Printmaking Play! w/ Eileen Casey

Printmaking Play!

Instructor: Eileen Casey
Days: Tuesdays – Class begins April, 2nd 2019
Time: 9:15am-12:15pm
Cost: Members $120 | Non Members $150 OR $25 drop-in rate per class (please pay office day of drop-in)

Creative fun with what can be the most painterly or most graphic printmaking techniques… monoprints and monotypes, with and without a printing press! The surprising results may be works of art in themselves, or inspirational underpaintings for other media.

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Three Steps To A Stronger Paintingw/ Mary Moquin
Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

Three Steps To A Stronger Paintingw/ Mary Moquin

Three Steps to A Stronger Painting

Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (8 Classes) Beginning April 2nd, 2019. (Class meets on 4/2/19, 4/9/19, 4/16/19, 4/30/19, 5/7/19, 5/14/19, 5/21/19, 5/28/19). NO CLASS ON 4/23/19
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Price: Members $180/Non-Members $200

This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

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Learn My Processing Secrets! Using Topaz to Craft Your Images and Give Them Impact w/ Betty Wiley
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Learn My Processing Secrets! Using Topaz to Craft Your Images and Give Them Impact w/ Betty Wiley


Day: Tuesday, April 2nd
6pm – 9pm
Members $55 | Non-Members $75

Topaz from Topaz Labs software has become one of the most popular plugins today and it’s easy to see why. This software can be used as a stand-alone program or with Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop and it can give you many, many different looks without spending a lot of time in front of a computer. In this class, I’ll cover a number of the plug-ins that Topaz offers such as Adjust, BW effects, Remask, Texture Effects and Impression as well as the fairly new Topaz Studio which consolidates many of the existing Topaz plug-ins into one, easy to use application. While Topaz Studio and many of the effects that it offers can be downloaded for free, you can also purchase their pro adjustments for use with this software which can give you the ability to remove noise and sharpen without removing too much detail, add radiance and glow effects, apply dehaze which removes haze, and a clarity adjustment which is just amazing. Topaz also has a terrific and very effective masking feature built-in to the program which allows you to edit images selectively and you will also see how easy it is to replace a sky – all without having to go into Photoshop. This is a hands-on class and therefore students are encouraged to bring their laptops and I will provide practice images where you will add textures, drop in a sky, and add painterly, artistic effects and much more. Basic computer skills are required for this class – students MUST know how to operate their computer and locate files and how to perform basic commands such as copy and paste, save, save as etc.

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Bonding with Bulbs - Mixed Media with Ellen Duarte
Apr
3
9:00 AM09:00

Bonding with Bulbs - Mixed Media with Ellen Duarte

Wednesdays (5 weeks). Class begins April 3, 2019. NO CLASS 5/1/19
Time: 9am-11:30am
Cost: Members $92 | Non-Members $116

Study the world of bulbs (or rhizomes, or corms) and how they grow. Choose your favorite bulb plant and document its growth with drawings and paintings by starting with a rendering of the bulb and, after planting the bulb, adding foliage and flowers as they occur. Compose a beautiful pen and wash illustration of the plant’s development.

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Budding Artists with Ellen Duarte at the Cape Cod Art Center
Apr
3
12:15 PM12:15

Budding Artists with Ellen Duarte at the Cape Cod Art Center

Budding Artists – Watercolor

Instructor: Ellen Duarte

Day: Wednesdays (5 weeks). Class begins April 3, 2019. NO CLASS 5/1/19

Time: 12:15pm-2:45pm

Cost: Members $92 | Non-Members $116

Spring is budding out all over! Many trees, bushes, and flowers will be coming to life, so join me in exploring some of our local plants and their emergence from the winter cold. We will study their shapes, forms, and colors as they grow and change. Follow natures transformation from cool, bland winter to warm, vibrant spring while honing your drawing and painting skills.

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The Accidential Masterpiece by Ed Chesnovitch
Apr
3
1:00 PM13:00

The Accidential Masterpiece by Ed Chesnovitch

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks), class begins April 3, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $135 Members | $150 Non-Members

Striving for perfection leads to paralysis! Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting. Give yourself permission to play! This class will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore shapes, edges, patterns of light and dark, positive and negative space, bold vs. neutral color, underpainting techniques, and fearless mark making to push your paintings further. Learn to simplify your approach, and develop a personal style where happy accidents are welcome! Individual attention and group discussions of student work and contemporary painting practices. ALL MEDIUMS, and mixed media welcome. You bring the supplies you want to work with. Any questions, contact Ed at ecart@comcast.net
*Not a beginner’s class
Bring what you can afford! Don’t worry if you don’t have everything!

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Irish Myths & Sagas with Mary Ann Eaton
Apr
3
3:00 PM15:00

Irish Myths & Sagas with Mary Ann Eaton

IRISH MYTHS & SAGAS

with Mary Ann Eaton

Wednesdays, beginning April 3
8 weeks from 3-5pm $85 per person

From the mists of Irish Literature come ancient pre-Christian tales and sagas that are unique to Ireland-Stories of her goddesses and gods, her heroes and villains of Ulster, her warriors, kings, and queens, along with her epic Tain Bo Cuailnge.

The class is taught by Mary Ann Eaton who has a BA in English and has attended University College Cork, Cork City Ireland, concentrating her studies in Irish and Celtic Literature. Mary Ann will contact students regarding materials/book.

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Land of Saints & Scholars with Sean Murphy
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Land of Saints & Scholars with Sean Murphy

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning April 3
4 weeks from 6-7pm $75/$70 members

From the 5th to the 9th century Ireland was a place of intense religious, artistic, philosophical and cultural activity.

Saint Patrick's time coincided with the fall of the Roman Empire, when the Dark Ages descended on Europe. People lived under constant threat from war and invasion, but Ireland's geographical location made her relatively safe.

Scholars fled to Irish monasteries to avoid the turmoil in Europe, and they brought with them their books. The glow of learning was kept alive in Irish monasteries. They hand-copied the Bible and other ancient writings. Without them, much of ancient learning would have been lost. Ireland became known as the land of saints and scholars. The most famous work from this period is the Book of Kells. All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.

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Civil War in Ireland with Sean Murphy
Apr
3
7:15 PM19:15

Civil War in Ireland with Sean Murphy

CIVIL WAR IN IRELAND

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning April 3
4 weeks from 7:15-8:15pm $75/$70 members

The split over the Anglo-Irish Treaty led to the Irish Civil War (1922-23). In 1922, its two main Irish signatories, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins, both died.  Collins was killed by anti-treaty republicans in an ambush at Béal na Bláth in August 1922, ten days after Griffith's death from heart failure which was ascribed to exhaustion.

The Irish Civil War broke out with the "Battle of Dublin" in which Cathal Brugha was killed. The anti-Treaty forces initially outnumbered the Free State Army which was concentrated in Munster. Within a few months the Free State Army had taken all the strategic sites in Ireland and this was followed by a period of guerilla warfare.

Following the deaths of Collins and Griffith the Free State introduced draconian measures that led to the execution of more leaders of the Republican movement than the British had done during the 1916-1921 period. Erskine Childers was executed for possession of a revolver that Michael Collins had presented him with.

Following the killing of a member of the pro-Treaty Dail the Free State executed four leaders of the anti-Treaty forces that had been in prison since the outbreak of the war - Liam Mellows, Rory O'Connor, Joseph McKelvey and Richard Barrett.

In April 1923, Liam Lynch was killed. This was the "effective end" of the Civil War. His successor as anti-Treaty commander, Frank Aiken, called a ceasefire on 30 April and a month later, May 24, ordered his men to "dump arms" and go home.

All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.

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Festival of Museums
Apr
4
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of Museums

April 6, 2019 • 10AM-4PM• FREE ADMISSION!

Hyannis Youth & Community Center • 141 Basset Lane, Hyannis, MA

The Festival of Museums is just that – a FREE one-day celebration of Cape Cod’s museums and galleries with events throughout the day. Museums and galleries from all around Cape Cod are offering a fun packed day of surprising and exciting events and activities aimed at igniting your imagination. So, whether you’re a mom or dad looking for something to do with the kids, a group of friends looking for a new experience or an art or history enthusiast, come along and join in the fun!

 

A BIG welcome, and thank you, to our 2019 exhibitors !

We’re adding new exhibitors each day! Keep checking back to learn more.

Anthi Frangiadis- The Drawing Room

Atlantic White Shark Conservatory

Atwood House

Books by the Sea

Bourne Historical Society

Briggs-McDermott House (Bourne Society for Historic Preservation)

Cahoon Museum of Art

Cape Capture Photo Booth

Cape Cod Bear Factory

Cape Cod Broadcasting

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Cape Cod Military Museum

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Cape Cod Museum Trail

Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Coast Guard Heritage Museum

Dennis Historical Society

Falmouth Museum on the Green

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union

Harwich Historical Society

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Historic New England’s Winslow Crocker House

Hyannis Main St BID/ TOB Arts & Culture

Hyannis Youth & Community Center

JFK Hyannis Museum

Nantucket Whaling Museum

National Marine Life Center

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Plymouth 400

Provincetown Art Associations & Museum

Taylor Bray Farm

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Zion Union Heritage Museum

The Artful Home with Anthi Frangiadis & Julie Wagner

Shepley Room at 10:30AM – 11:30AM

2018 World Series ChampionshipTrophy

Back of the Auditorium at 12:00PM – 02:00PM

The D- Day Invasion and it’s Ties to Cape Cod

Shepley Room at 01:00PM – 02:00PM

Awareness Inspires Conservation

Shepley Room at 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Bear T- Shirt Decorating

Outside the HYCC from 1:00PM – 02:00PM

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Mixed Media Drawing w/ Ann Guiliani
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Mixed Media Drawing w/ Ann Guiliani

Mixed Media Drawing
Instructor: Ann Guiliani
Days: Thursdays (6 weeks), class begins April 4th, 2019
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $110 Members | $140 Non-Members

Maybe you are not sure about drawing or feel that you can’t draw a straight line. Or maybe you are interested in learning a completely new way to approach drawing or maybe you are stuck in the quagmire of depending on one media and afraid to use your drawing skills with a different media.

This course is for the rank beginner as well as the advanced student. You will receive the basics in drawing with sighting skills, perspective and shading and composition, but you will also have the opportunity to explore different media…even with brush and ink as a drawing tool. There is an aesthetic to Drawing that is worthy to explore and will also enhance your own Art Appreciation.
There is no limitation on the media you use. Even collage. The choice is yours. We will explore a wide range of approaches to drawing. “There is No One Way to Draw”
We will also explore a wide range of subjects from still life, to landscape and the human figure.
You will also learn how to draw from observation as well as using photo references.

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Rose the Kennedy Story
Apr
4
to Apr 20

Rose the Kennedy Story

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Rose is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch who lived it all. Set in 1969 at the Kennedys’ Hyannis Port compound the week after Teddy’s fateful accident at Chappaquiddick, Rose struggles with all the tragedies the Kennedys have overcome and finds new understanding of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children. Inspired by audio recordings Rose Kennedy made, Rose takes the audience on a fascinating and unexpected journey with someone we think we know.

Written by Laurence Leamer, featuring Linda Monchik as Rose Kennedy.

In the Black Box Theater
April 4-20

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

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The Joy of Iphoneography -One day Workshop w/ Meri Walker
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

The Joy of Iphoneography -One day Workshop w/ Meri Walker

The serious and deliberate use of a smartphone for image capture, digital editing, and exhibition is a rapidly developing new art movement that offers practitioners extraordinary access to their personal creativity, radically expanded vision and deep joy.

The right apps and some new skills are needed to achieve consistent clarity and beauty from iPhone (and iPad) images, but time spent learning is fun and so worth the investment.

In this full-day workshop you will learn to use three different camera replacement apps in ways that will show you why the popularity of iPhoneography is skyrocketing. You will also learn the basics of mobile digital editing and get a start on creative image compositing using the dynamic app, SuperimposeX. Expect lots of hands-on practice under the trained eye of Meri Walker, a widely shown and globally awarded iPhone artist who has worked only with mobile devices for the last decade.

About her own creative process, Meri says: “Capturing, editing and sharing mobile images is a rich, highly pleasurable meaning-making process that takes time. Sometimes quite a lot of time. Other times, it’s so fast it makes me laugh out loud. My efforts bring a sense of joy and a depth of emotional and intellectual connection to my life – and to the lives of others – through images I never might have imagined were possible before I started using an iPhone to make “serious” pictures.”

Participants need to purchase and install these apps on their iPhone and/or iPad BEFORE arrival: ProCamera, Camera+2, Hipstamatic, SuperimposeX and ExifWizPro Wizard Pro.

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White Line Print Workshop with Suzanne Packer
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

White Line Print Workshop with Suzanne Packer

White Line Print Workshop with Suzanne Packer

Saturdays, April 6 & 13, 10am-3pm

Artist Suzanne Packer will lead a two-day workshop where she will give an overview of the history of the white line print and instruct participants on how to create a print. Participants learn how to transfer a design, carve, and create a unique artwork to take home.

contact Jennifer Nemec, 508-428-7581, ext. 5: $250, $225 for museum members, limited to 16 participants, please bring materials from list that will be provided.

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The Art of the Short Story with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of the Short Story with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman

Have you ever wanted to write short stories? Join us for a conversation with Chaya Bhuvaneswar and Tyrese Coleman as they discuss varied elements of Fiction and read from their own work. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Topics to be covered: building tension, developing characters, plotting, cross genre, fantastic vs. realism, importance of theme, hot topics in fiction, regionalism/sense of place, submitting/the market, fostering a unique voice, editing, and much more

Bios:

Chaya Bhuvaneswar is a physician and writer whose debut story collection, White Dancing Elephants, was a best book of 2018 for Kirkus Reviews, included as a ‘best book’ for fall 2018 and the year by BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, The Rumpus, The  Millions, and many other publications. White Dancing Elephants was a finalist for the PEN American Robert Bingham story collection prize.  Her work has been published in Tin House, Narrative, Michigan Quarterly Review, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere.

Tyrese L. Coleman is the author of the collection, How to Sit, a 2019 Pen Open Book Award finalist published with Mason Jar Press in 2018. Writer, wife, mother, attorney, and writing instructor, she is an editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. Her essays and stories have appeared in several publications, including Black Warrior Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and the Kenyon Review. She is an alumni of the Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University and a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. Find her at tyresecoleman.com or on twitter @tylachelleco.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or

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Mastering Mobile Artistry w/ Meri Walker
Apr
8
to Apr 12

Mastering Mobile Artistry w/ Meri Walker

To be held off-site at a location on Rt 6A in Yarmouthport- directions will be sent to you

This workshop is for intermediate level students

Unstrapping your big cameras and liberating yourself from hours at a desktop computer editing your digital images are big steps for serious photographers and digital artists. Many of your photographer and artist friends can and will laugh; some may do their best to discourage you.

Yet it’s entirely – and joyfully – possible to make professional quality photographs and beautiful multimedia artwork using only the high-end shooting, editing and painting tools available for your iPhone and iPad. You need to master the right apps. You need to create your own disciplined workflows that can yield superior quality prints from stacked apps. And you need to learn how to use your eyes all over again.

But Mobile Artistry is so doable. And so much fun!

Meri Walker, aka iPhoneArtGirl, has been a photographer, printmaker and teacher for 50+ years. Since early 2009, she has used only her iPhones and iPads to make and sell her award-winning images. Meri bought and tested 900+ image-making apps and she’s figured out for herself which are simply shiny toys and which are fully-capable, reliable digital image-making tools.

For five days in April, Meri and a small group of committed mobile photographers and artists will take a group learning journey through the best shooting, editing, painting and compositing apps available in 2019. You’ll make sure you know how to get the best shots out of Camera+, ProCamera, Blackie and Hipstamatic. And you will master powerful editing routines using iColorama, Procreate, Leonardo, Filterstorm, Stackables, SuperimposeX, LightBrush and other high-end apps that can ensure your finest inspirations will be fully realized in large prints. Best of all, working hands-on every day, you will learn some new ways to use your eyes while developing creative friendships that will strengthen your personal mobile artistry for years to come!

Participants will work together and also enjoy a 45-minute private conference with Meri during the week’s activities. Come prepared to play hard!

During the week we will provide fun activities such as dinners together, special outings, and group activities. More details will be coming as we get nearer to April.

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Cape Cod Art Center’s (CCAC) Anti-Litter Poster Contest
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cape Cod Art Center’s (CCAC) Anti-Litter Poster Contest

Cape Cod Art Center’s Anti-Litter Poster Contest “Litter-free begins with me!”You’re invited to join Cape Cod Art Center in the 2019 Anti-Litter Poster Contest. This year’s theme, “Litter-free begins with me!” is designed to increase students’ awareness of how beautiful Cape Cod is threatened by litter. This contest is open to all K-12 students who are residents of Cape Cod. We’d love for you to participate! Interested? Here are the rules: •Any type of poster board can be used, no larger than 12”x 18.” Please do not roll posters. 3D posters will be disqualified. •The theme, “Litter-free begins with me!” must be on the front of poster. •Any medium (crayons, paint, markers, colored pencil, etc.) are allowed. No glue, glitter, clipart, attachments or copyrighted images. Each poster must be the student’s original work. Younger students can have help from adults with lettering. No signatures on the front of the poster. •Download the entry form to be filled out completely, and attach to the back of poster. The entry form can be found here: https://capecodartcenter.org/postercontest/•One poster entry per student. •Posters will be judged based on originally, message, impact, and artistic appeal.•Posters must be delivered to Cape Cod Art Center, 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, between April 8th-10th during the hours of 9a.m.—4p.m. •Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

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Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Stargazing at Lowell Park in Cotuit

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars! This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate! We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!). 

The rain date for this event is Friday, April 12th @ 7:30 PM..

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Create a Garden Totem at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00
Art

Create a Garden Totem at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Brighten your annuals and perennials with a DIY garden totem! Garden totems are 4-foot cedar posts, topped with fence caps, and finished with a rebar base that can be “planted” into the ground. Show off your skills to all of the spring critters in your garden by using your creativity to produce an outdoor masterpiece.

Participants are required to bring two 3-inch brushes for painting base colors, as well as a few smaller brushes (sizes 1, 3, and 5) for detail work. We will provide a 4-foot cedar post, a fence cap, rebar, and paints for you to use. Join us for some fun!

Nancy Frary is a retired educator and business owner, and has been painting furniture by hand for almost 20 years. Prior to moving to the Cape, she was the co-owner of Yellow Dog Designs where she created custom work for clients on the North Shore. Currently, she paints for pleasure and also paints for a wonderful non-profit called Painting for a Purpose. Each year, she creates dozens of pieces for the organization's annual auction to benefit Portland Public Schools. Her work has also been featured on posters used to promote the event.

Thursdays

Apr 11 - May 23
no class Apr 25

10:00am - 12:00pm
in the Art Studio

6 classes $156/$132.60 members

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The Odd Couple at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Apr
11
to Apr 27

The Odd Couple at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

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This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.

Perhaps one of the most celebrated American comedy plays of all times, The Odd Couple has been reproduced for stage numerous times. If you are in the mood to watch a cheerful show, grab The Odd Couple tickets and you will be good to go.

Written by Neil Simon.
Directed by Holly Erin McCarthy.

April 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 27 at 7:30pm,
plus a 2:00 matinee on April 13

Tickets $35, $30 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 off for members, $2 off for seniors/veterans

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Twenty One in Truro exhibit at the Cahoon Art Museum Reception
Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

Twenty One in Truro exhibit at the Cahoon Art Museum Reception

Marking the 21st anniversary of the Cape Cod artists group, Twenty-One in Truro, the Cahoon Museum of American Art collaborated with these talented local artists on the special exhibition, Twenty-One in Truro: Celebrating the Cahoon Museum Collection.

Contemporary artists often draw inspiration from museums and their diverse collections. In recognition of the twenty-first anniversary of the artists group Twenty-One in Truro, the Cahoon Museum of American Art invited the Twenty-One in Truro members to each create a work of art in response to a selection of paintings from the Cahoon Museum’s art collection. The featured Cahoon collection works include contemporary Cape Cod artist, Robert Cardinal’s Three Boats, early American painter Erastus Salisbury Field’s Portrait of a Woman, and early twentieth century artists Daisy Marguerite Hughes’ Provincetown Dunes and Margaret Jordan Patterson’s Salt Creek, Cape Cod.

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Ink Drop Floral Workshop w/ Mary Wojciechowski
Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

Ink Drop Floral Workshop w/ Mary Wojciechowski

Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo. This workshop will explore the unique qualities of this painting medium that may be used for flowing abstracted works, representational images and subjects that incorporate both. Flowers will be the primary subjects during this class, taking full advantage of these vibrant colored inks that intermingle in ways that create unique textural effects, often with unexpected results.

This workshop is experimental and explorative and the very nature of the inks offers a sense of creative playfulness during the process. Class time will be divided between demonstrations and students creating many paintings on a variety of sizes of Yupo.

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Gail Loves George at the Cotuit Library
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Gail Loves George at the Cotuit Library

Renowned chanteuse Gail Porciello will perform songs by George Gershwin for an unforgettable evening of romance in song. Featuring Cotuit's own John Scullin on some songs, be transported to the glamour of Old Hollywood, movie musicals, and moonlight serenades.

Tickets:
$30 thru March
$35 Apr. 1 - 12

Tickets must be purchased by the 12th at cotuitlibrary.org or at Cotuit Library. Call the Library for more info at (508) 428-8141. Doors open at 4:00 PM with the concert beginning at 4:30 PM.

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Writing the Onion:  Creating Layers in Poetry and Prose with Lauren Wolk
Apr
15
to Apr 19

Writing the Onion: Creating Layers in Poetry and Prose with Lauren Wolk

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Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19
M-Th from 9am-noon, Fridays brunch begins at 10am

In this five-day workshop, award-winning poet and novelist Lauren Wolk will guide students to create work that is complex, layered, and compelling. Students may choose to respond to prompts and assignments through poetry, prose, or both. Each day will focus on a different method for producing work that is interesting, textured, and evocative. Mornings (9am to noon) will be devoted to instruction, afternoons to independent work and reflection (and exploring the Cape). There will be ample opportunity for students to share their work during the course of the week.

Mid-week, each student will be provided with a landscape by one of the painters in a concurrent workshop (Painting the Landscape from Memory…With a Twist!) and will respond to the image through writing. Likewise, each writer will provide an artist with a landscape poem or passage to use as inspiration for a painting. At week’s end we will have brunch prepared by our in-house chef Joe Cizynski, exhibit the paintings and read the poems that result from this ekphrastic exchange.

Instruction will focus on:

Writing without a Map
Showing instead of Telling
Igniting the Senses
Writing Lush and Writing Lean
Dialogue and Description
Setting as Character

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A Universe of Songs and Stories at the Cotuit Library
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

A Universe of Songs and Stories at the Cotuit Library

The Cotuit Library will celebrate April School Vacation and the coming 2019 Summer Reading Program by presenting a performance for families by Parents’ Choice Award winning performing Davis Bates. Entitled A Universe of Songs and Stories, the program will involve the audience in a variety of cultural traditions. Hear how stars came to be in the sky, how foam came to be in the ocean, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands. The program will include plenty of sing-alongs, as well as a short lesson in how to play the spoons, and an appearance by an Irish dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

Pete Seeger called Davis "thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller." Davis' traditional and participatory performance style empowers and encourages audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the songs and stories home with them to share with others. He also encourages listeners to remember and tell stories from their own family and cultural traditions.

Davis Bates has been telling stories for over forty years, in schools, libraries, colleges and community settings around New England and across the country. His recording of Family Stories won a Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and was named one of the year’s best Audio Recordings by Booklist Magazine. Davis has also served as director and consultant for several local and regional oral history and folk arts projects. Davis lives in the village of Shelburne Falls, MA, and when he isn't collecting or learning stories he spends his time gardening, cutting cord wood and working various pollinator and wildlife preservation projects.

This performance is funded, in part, by a grant from the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Magic by Scott Jameson
Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

Magic by Scott Jameson

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The seven Barnstable libraries present Magician and Juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have families laughing out loud and perched on the edge of their seats. Registration is appreciated by calling 508-362-2262, but drop-ins are welcome. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Sci Fi Book Cub at the Cotuit Library
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sci Fi Book Cub at the Cotuit Library

The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is meeting once again for some stellar book discussing. This month we will be reading All Systems Red by Martha Wells, the first novella in The Murderbot Diaries. Copies will be available for checkout at the library and in ebook form on Libby leading up to the event.

Check out this sinopsis of All Systems Red and then come to the library and grab your copy:

“In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.
“But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.
“On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid ― a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.
“But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.”

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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The Easter Egg Hunt at the Cotuit Library
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Easter Egg Hunt at the Cotuit Library

Join us at Cotuit Library this Easter weekend for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Bring along your own basket, seek out those eggs, and meet our Easter Bunny. This event will be rain or shine, so save the date and bring the whole family!

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Dream Tale Puppets presents Rumpelstilskin
Apr
20
10:45 AM10:45

Dream Tale Puppets presents Rumpelstilskin

The Cotuit Library and Dream Tale Puppets present the story of Rumpelstilskin, a lively take on the classic tale of gold and guessing games. This 40- minute show features five skillfully crafted table-top puppets. Puppeteers Jacek Zuzanski and Norina Reif, will each perform a number of roles as they put their twist in this puppetry performance. This program is best for an audience of 4 years and older, and is supported in part by a grant from The Mid-Cape Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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Ruby Rose Fox at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Ruby Rose Fox at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Boston-based award-winning artist Ruby Rose Fox is a cultural messenger of our turbulent modern times. Her music is as sonically compelling as it is subversive, packed with lyrics that reflect and challenge our current political state, from #metoo, to the mass-shooting crisis.

Ruby is a vocal powerhouse of soul-­driven, edgy indie-pop, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room.

The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox’s music as “ arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”

Her debut album, “Domestic” was released in 2016 and reached #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. In, 2017, Ruby was awarded a grant from The Boston Foundation and will release her sophomore record, Salt, in 2018. Also in 2017, Ruby started “Gifted,” a program that offers children voice lessons who could not otherwise afford them.

Part actress, director, and writer with eight music videos under her belt, Fox has never shied away from inventive ways to approach her art. Ruby Rose Fox recently released her sophomore album "Salt," an utterly cinematic piece of experimental pop that features dense soundscapes built to accompany Fox’s wall-shattering vocals.

A concert not to be missed!

More info at www.rubyrosefox.com

Ruby Rose Fox in Concert
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating 
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans

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Words Between Father and Son at Sturgis Library
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Words Between Father and Son at Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library Presents Words Between Father and Son: A Poetry Month celebration of Storytelling, Poetry, Jazz & Hip-Hop

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Join us as Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor and The ZYG 808, two generations of hip-hop jazz artists share a selection of spoken-word pieces in the form of stories, songs and poems.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636

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Lori McKenna at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Lori McKenna at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Home, and the people who make it, have captivated Lori McKenna for years. Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, she has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters in popular music. Her 2016 release The Bird and the Riflenetted three Grammy nominations, along with Americana Music Association nods––all firsts for McKenna as an artist. Then, she made history: In 2016, she became the first woman ever to win the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year two years in a row thanks to co-writing Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and penning Tim McGraw’s no. 1 “Humble and Kind” solo. Both songs also clinched back-to-back Grammy wins for Best Country Song. In 2017, she became the Academy of Country Music’s first female Songwriter of the Year. McKenna’s much-anticipated eleventh studio album, produced by Dave Cobb, takes one of McKenna’s signature themes––family––and builds a tapestry of experiences she has lived and overheard, been told and dreamed up, to create a stunning ode to life’s defining relationships.

Lori McKenna in Concert
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30pm
Tickets $60, $50 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans

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Spotlight Tour with Jane Lincoln
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00
Art

Spotlight Tour with Jane Lincoln

Spotlight Tour with Jane Lincoln

Friday, April 26, 11am

Artist Jane Lincoln talks about visiting Robert Cardinal’s Truro studio and shares how and why she created her painting, Three Blues, in response to his piece, Three Boats. Lincoln focuses on the elimination of nonessential details and the use of color in her work. Jane will bring materials and samples that she used to create her work to share.

Free with paid museum admission; members free

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 SoulCollage FREE Workshop w/ Debbi Kent - April 26th-ArtWeek 2019
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

 SoulCollage FREE Workshop w/ Debbi Kent - April 26th-ArtWeek 2019

SoulCollage FREE Workshop w/ Debbi Kent - Friday, April 26th, 2019 —ArtWeek 2019
Call 508-362-2909 to sign up

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain images as you browse through a magazine? They are touching some aspect in your life, whether it is apparent or hidden, asking you to pay attention. SoulCollage® is a fun, creative process which helps you access your inner wisdom by creating beautiful cards from those images that tap into your imagination and intuition.

In the Introduction to SoulCollage® workshop, you will create personal cards that have special meaning just for you by gathering and piecing together images that speak to your soul. As you consult your cards and ask questions, you listen to answers hidden deep within your heart. Through this process of self-exploration amazing insights are revealed to you.

Come discover the world of SoulCollage® in a 3-hour workshop and find the wonder in your own creative intuition!

About ArtWeek: Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Launched in 2013 and produced by the Boch Center as part of a strategy to strengthen its role in both the community and the creative economy beyond just its downtown historic theaters, ArtWeek’s growth has been explosive.

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Key Idea - The Wisdom of Children
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

Key Idea - The Wisdom of Children

The Key Idea will exhibit The Wisdom of Children • Hundreds of KeyStories by schoolchildren ages 5-18 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Residents and visitors can add their important ideas to this community art project during ArtWeek 2019. 

Used keys and beautiful art supplies will be available, free to all on Friday, April 26, 2:00- 6:00pm.  Students will draw their key and respond to the question, What does your key open or start or do?   Their KeyStories will be added to this exhibit, grouped by age. This project highlights goals and dreams of children; these change as they grow.

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Open Studio with Artist Richard Perry
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00
Art

Open Studio with Artist Richard Perry

Open Studio with Artist Richard Perry in conjunction with Cahoon Museum exhibition:
Richard Perry: Real Illusions

1772 Main Street, Brewster, MA 
Sunday, April 28, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Community members are invited to visit the artist’s studio (located behind the main house) to meet the artist, view additional works and to learn more about his inventive intaglio relief method.

Admission free

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Sing Sistah Sing! at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Sing Sistah Sing! at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join us for the award-winning show "Sing Sistah Sing!" —conceived and written by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Andrea Baker. Through a mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel, and rollicking piano virtuosity, "Sing Sistah Sing!" explores the extraordinary breadth of African American female voices. This celebration of sound brilliantly weaves together the incredible life stories of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement and their struggle for personal and artistic freedom at home and abroad. An expression of the inner truth of all African American women, "Sing Sistah Sing!" spotlights outstanding vocalists such as Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, the great Billie Holiday, and others.

As Andrea Baker pays joyful, soulful homage to women who paved the way, she also tells her own deeply personal story. An artistic trailblazer with a constellation of operatic “firsts,” Ms. Baker made her operatic debut at San Francisco Opera in 1994. She has appeared at many of the worlds’ greatest opera houses and arts festivals including Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Munich National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg Easter Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Beijing Arts Festival, BBC Proms, and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Pianist Peter Maleitzke has a panoply of accomplishments to his name, even beyond his piano virtuosity and music composition. Among his theatrical credits is the first national production of Phantom of the Opera, as well as productions of Gypsy (for which he won a Dean Goodman Award), A Little Night Music, Rags, The Most Happy Fella, and Closer Than Ever.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00pm
Tickets $50, $40 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans

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Cape Cod Landscapes:  The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie
May
2
to May 5

Cape Cod Landscapes: The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie

Photographically, what makes Cape Cod landscapes so special, is how light interacts with this convergence of land and sea. Learning to see the possibilities and then translate them into images can elevate our picture-taking from the commonplace to the artistic. Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop to explore the Cape from pre-dawn to deep night, visiting some of its finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages. He’ll cover in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to creative images with feeling, that come from the heart.

We will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. We’ll also photograph the moody blues of twilight and the Cape’s magnificent night sky. The landscape, so varied and photogenic in daylight, becomes ever-more mysterious and enchanting at night. Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.

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HyArts Shanties Season
May
3
to Jun 9

HyArts Shanties Season

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Stroll along Hyannis Harbor and meet Cape Cod artists selling their art while working in their seaside studios. Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend time at the Harbor Overlook and at Bismore Park experiencing the sights and sounds of a working waterfront.  Visit artists, listen to live music, grab a bite or take out for a picnic in the park.  If you're looking for fine handmade local products or the perfect Cape Cod souvenir or gift it’s a terrific place to shop and always free to browse! 

To view 2019 artists go to https://www.artsbarnstable.com/shanty-artists

Hours:

Weekends May 3-June 9 11am to 6pm

Full weeks June 10-August 25 11am to 8pm

Full weeks August 26-October 14 11am to 6pm

Some artists open early and stay late.

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Wild Animal Photography-Tips, Tricks and Techniques w/ John Klingel
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Animal Photography-Tips, Tricks and Techniques w/ John Klingel

Location: Workshop will be held in Eastham – Location will be emailed by instructor

There’s nothing more exciting than capturing a great photograph of a wild animal be it a mountain lion, a fox or a hawk. However, animal photography which is often referred to as nature photography is very challenging. Which camera settings do you use? How fast a shutter speed do you need? What lens do you need? How high should the ISO be? What makes a good composition? How do you deal with bad light? And there’s a lot more involved in taking photos of wild animals. This workshop will provide an overview of what’s involved in the various camera settings, composition, equipment, choosing the right locations and right light, post processing and lots of tips. In addition, John will show a lot of nature photos as examples of how to deal with various situations. Much of the instruction in this session will also apply to action photography such as sports, pet photography, and street photography. After the workshop presentation, participants are invited to practice what they’ve learned by joining John at a photo shoot at Herring Run.

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Fluid Art:  Acrylic Paint Pouring w/ Joyce Groemmer
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

Fluid Art: Acrylic Paint Pouring w/ Joyce Groemmer

Interested in abstract painting, but don’t know where to start? Acrylic pouring is a fun way to loosen up and create beautiful paintings in a short period of time. Fluid art dates back to the 19th century but gained public recognition with American abstract expressionists such as Jackson Pollack. Today, fluid acrylic pouring artists use new mediums and a wide variety of techniques to achieve intriguing effects and textures. The process is a delicate balance of planning, surprise and manipulation.

In this workshop, Joyce will provide an overview of fluid painting mediums, recipes and paint mixing. She will show examples of paintings created using different pouring techniques, and then demonstrate three techniques. With Joyce’s guidance, students will try each of these on their own, completing at least three 8×10 paintings to take home

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Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Gala at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
May
4
3:30 PM15:30

Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Gala at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Join us for Cotuit’s annual Run for the Roses! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style!

We’ll have live betting, a hat parade and contest, photo ops with horses, surprise events and of course, mint juleps! The race will be broadcast live on our high definition 26 foot movie screen, so plan to join us a cheer your horse and jockey.

This event will sell out, so please pre-order your tickets in advance to ensure that you get into the hottest Kentucky Derby party on the Cape!

The sixth year of this annual event at the Center promises to be something special. Admission is $25 and kids under 12 are admitted free.

There will be four opportunities for betting, with the house taking 50% on everything (It is a fundraiser, after all!) and with opportunities to win some serious cash!

6th Annual Kentucky Derby Gala
Saturday, May 4 at 3:30pm
Tickets $25
Kids under 12 are free

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Ninth Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Ninth Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Come gather 'round people wherever you roam! On Friday, May 10, Cotuit Center for the Arts will hold its 9th annual celebration of the music of Bob Dylan. The show will feature the Dylan-interpreting talents of Art Tebbetts, Danielle Miraglia, and Matt Borrello.

Borrello and Tebbetts share a love for the music of Bob Dylan. Both are accomplished folk singers. Tebbetts hosts an Open Mic in his hometown of New Bedford, which is where he and Borrello first got together share their large repertoire of Dylan songs.

Born and raised in the small Southeastern Massachusetts town of Dighton, Borrello started playing guitar at 14. Now in his mid-20s, he usually performs as a solo acoustic act and writes songs that often blend political and personal themes.

Danielle Miraglia has been described as a dynamic and captivating musician, who “comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson” and “sings with gutsy passion, blows a man harp, and writes songs both tender and timely.” She grew up in Revere, but is steeped in the Delta Blues, and has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Joan Osborne, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, John Oates, Colin Hay, Robert Cray, Rodney Crowell and many more and is a frequent guest of The James Montgomery Blues Band.

Friday, May 10 at 7:30pm
Tickets $32, $27 for balcony seating
Discounts: $5 for members, $2 for seniors/veterans

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Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Landscape Photography w/ John Klingel

Location: Held off-site in Eastham. Location will be emailed by instructor

There’s a lot more to landscape photography than pushing the shutter button. All of us have experienced the joy of seeing a fantastic landscape scene, only to discover later that our camera didn’t capture it. This workshop is designed to teach you how to capture the beauty that inspired you.

In this workshop, John Klingel will cover good landscape composition, appropriate camera settings, choice of lenses, achieving good focus, scouting locations, planning (incl. helpful apps), really working a scene and dealing with bad weather and poor cloud cover. In addition, John will discuss bracketing and HDR, panoramas, black and white landscape photos, and creative landscape photography. There will also be tips about post processing landscape photos and an extra bonus session on sky replacement.

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Embrace the Practice:  Daily Painting Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting Workshop w/ Lisa Daria Kennedy

This one-day intensive workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques Lisa Daria Kennedy uses to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic paint (or oils) students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated. Continuous painting is by far the most effective way to improve creativity and image making skills. She will share examples of how the discipline of daily painting produces personal growth. The class will delve into the principles of design, composition, value, and color. We will examine color mixing, mark making, and personal voice. Lastly, we will discuss practical strategies for painting every day (or almost every day).

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Ink Drop Landscape Workshop w/ Mary Wojciechowski
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Ink Drop Landscape Workshop w/ Mary Wojciechowski

Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo. This workshop will explore the unique qualities of this painting medium that may be used for flowing abstracted works, representational images and subjects that incorporate both. Landscapes will be the primary subjects during this class, taking full advantage of these vibrant colored inks that intermingle in ways that create unique textural effects, often with unexpected results.

This workshop is experimental and explorative and the very nature of the inks offers a sense of creative playfulness during the process. Class time will be divided between demonstrations and students creating many paintings on a variety of sizes of Yupo

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Judy Collins in Concert at the Tilden Arts Center
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Judy Collins in Concert at the Tilden Arts Center

Payomet & Cotuit Center for the Arts are ecstatic to welcome Judy Collins at Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable!!

Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Grammy award winner and legend Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her dulcet tones have graced our ears, and her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released more than 40 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.

Judy has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

As creatively vigorous as ever, Judy is still writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

www.judycollins.com
Sunday, May 26, 2019
7:30 PM
Tilden Arts Center, West Barnstable, MA

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Watercolor Workshop w/ Larry Folding
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor Workshop w/ Larry Folding

Start 9:30 AM sharp.
Composition: Brief explanation of composition and design
Values: Lights and darks and everything in between
Palette: Mixing colors, warms and cool colors, color wheel,
Painting wet into wet: Viscosity of pigments
Painting wet into dry: Transparency and opaqueness
Techniques and tricks

Demonstration by instructor

Brown bag lunch

Students copy the instructors demo painting or paint from their own photos with instructors input.

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Waves and Wildlife Workshop w/ Susan Simon
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Waves and Wildlife Workshop w/ Susan Simon

Capturing motion is something a camera does exceedingly well. With the right settings, we can actually see what our eyes cannot, freezing motion in a fraction of a second or blurring motion to emphasize the passage of time. These techniques are often used to shoot waves and wildlife where shutter speed is key to capture movement. This workshop will begin in the classroom where we will learn techniques to do both and then we will go out to a beach to try our hands at the skills we’ve learned. Please dress in layers as temps will drop and bug spray is encouraged.

Materials:

Bring your camera and tripod (if you have one). Phone cameras are not ideal for this kind of photography

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HyArts Shanties Season
Jun
10
to Aug 25

HyArts Shanties Season

  • Bismore and Overlook Shanties (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stroll along Hyannis Harbor and meet Cape Cod artists selling their art while working in their seaside studios. Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend time at the Harbor Overlook and at Bismore Park experiencing the sights and sounds of a working waterfront.  Visit artists, listen to live music, grab a bite or take out for a picnic in the park.  If you're looking for fine handmade local products or the perfect Cape Cod souvenir or gift it’s a terrific place to shop and always free to browse! 

To view 2019 artists go to https://www.artsbarnstable.com/shanty-artists

Hours:

Weekends May 3-June 9 11am to 6pm

Full weeks June 10-August 25 11am to 8pm

Full weeks August 26-October 14 11am to 6pm

Some artists open early and stay late.

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Father's Day Car Show
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Father's Day Car Show

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Main Street in Hyannis, MA


Treat Dad to a day of admiring 350 classic cars at the 25th Annual Father's Day Car Show! It'll be held on Sunday, June 16 on Main Street in Hyannis. 

Enjoy strolling, socializing and gazing at the spectacular pieces of classic machinery at one of the largest car shows in New England, which is hosted by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce. 

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Art in the Village 2019
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Art in the Village 2019

Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd
10am-4pm
Rain or Shine!
Free parking is available
Barnstable Village, Courthouse Green | 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

Cape Cod Art Center is celebrating its seventeenth year in historic Barnstable Village!

Kick off the summer art show season with Cape Cod Art Center’s annual Art in the Village festival. Featuring artists original works of art and handmade goods, family fun, live music, auction items and more!

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Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years
Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

Crazy Mixed Up Media for Students 5-8 years

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 5-8

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 25th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Smart Art Ages 9-12
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Art Ages 9-12

Smart Art: Ages 9-12

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks). Class begins June 26th

Time: 9am-11am

Cost: Members $100 | Non-Members $125. Includes Materials

Description:

This class will focus on famous artists, artistic styles and important periods in art ranging from the Renaissance to Impressionism to Abstraction. Students will learn color theory and painting techniques by observing the works of great masters to help enable them to find their own artistic voice

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Gardens of Cape Cod Photography Workshop w/ Charles Needle
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Gardens of Cape Cod Photography Workshop w/ Charles Needle

Late June/early July on Cape Cod is a garden paradise! Some of the most beautiful gardens in America can be found here. Join award-winning California-based flower and garden photographer, Charles Needle, on a tour of several breathtaking public and private gardens on the Cape at the peak of summer growing season.
Charles will guide you through the technical craft of flower and garden photography, and you’ll receive lots of personalized hands-on instruction from him, both in the classroom and in the field. Learn tips and techniques for capturing unique close-ups and intimate garden landscapes. Topics covered will include: Impressionistic flower and garden photography, creative macro, in-camera multiple-exposures, soft-glow montage and creative smartphone photography. There will also be field demos, assignments and supportive group image evaluations.

All skill levels and camera formats welcome, including smartphone cameras. Students should also have basic proficiency in post-capture image editing software, such as Lightroom, Photoshop or Snapseed.

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Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Crazy Mixed Up Media Ages 8-11

Crazy Mixed up Media: Ages 8-11

Instructor: Karen Shortsleeve

Day: Thursdays (5 weeks). Class begins June 27th. NO CLASS ON JULY 4TH

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: Members $83 | Non-Members $104. Includes materials

Description:

Build self-confidence and cultivate art appreciation through this creative experience.

Students will explore a wide variety of subjects from robots and rockets to mermaids and sea creatures. They will be introduced to famous artists as inspiration for their projects in paint, drawing, collage and sculpture. A variety of media and subjects will be explored in a new project each week.

Artist Bio:

BFA from the University Of Hartford. MFA from Anna Maria College. I have over 30 years of experience teaching studio art and art history at all grade levels. In my own work, my preferred media is oil paint, oil pastel, and a combination of watercolor with colored pencil. I strive to capture images that touch the viewer in a personal way. In my seascapes and landscapes I attempt to go beyond pure representation and paint not only the place, but communicate the feeling of being in that space. I try to capture the elusive space between representation and the emotions felt from the experience or memory of a place.

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Creative Flower Photography w/ John Klingel
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Flower Photography w/ John Klingel

Location: Workshop will be held off-site in Eastham. Address will be emailed by instructor

Description:

This workshop will cover a wide variety of techniques designed to capture the beautiful colors, textures, lines, and curves of flowers and will cover in-camera as well as post-processing techniques. In-camera discussion and demos will include selective focus, focus stacking, multiple exposures, close-up and macro photos, camera movement, shooting through materials, slow shutter speeds, and other techniques. Post-processing demos will include focus stacking, texture blending, creating painterly effects, creating blur and movement with software, processing multiple exposures, and other techniques. Both in-camera and post-processing will include coverage of how to create painterly flower photographs. We’ll also spend time on composition, using a Lensbaby, extension tubes, lenses, and other equipment, and creating portable backgrounds for in-garden photography. I’ll be using and discussing various software packages and plug-ins including Lightroom, Photoshop, NIK Color Efex, Topaz Impressions, Texture Effects and others. This workshop will be entirely in the classroom but participants should bring camera equipment as there may be time to photograph flowers in my garden.

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Creative Coastal Photography w John Tunney
Jul
24
to Jul 26

Creative Coastal Photography w John Tunney

Come learn the art of creative fine-art photography while exploring the beaches, dunes and harbors of the Lower and Outer Cape and the Cape Cod National Seashore. In this workshop, photographer John Tunney will take you to some of the Cape’s most beautiful locations and give you ideas on how to “see” a scene, discover its creative potential and produce a creative and expressive fine-art image. We’ll go on field shoots in the mornings and late afternoon into evening, plus one night shoot for the Milky Way (weather depending), and have midday classroom sessions for editing and reviewing pictures.

Who’s it for:
Anyone with basic understanding of camera controls and Lightroom and/or Photoshop or the equivalent software.

What you’ll learn:
– How to create impressionistic images using long exposures, camera
motion, depth of field and multiple exposures
– The creative use of wide angle and telephoto lenses
– How to see and use the elements of design in composing your images
– Low-light photography tips
– Processing tips to fine-tune your compositions for better control of light and color, added expressiveness, dimensionality and finish.

What to bring:
DSLR or mirrorless equivalent
Wide angle and telephoto lens
Neutral density filter – 8-10 stop (optional, but recommended)
Polarizing filter (optional, but recommended)
Sturdy tripod
Remote shutter release
Flashlight
PhotoPills App (optional)
Computer loaded with Lightroom, Photoshop or equivalent software.

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Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Creative Post Processing w/ John Klingel

Location: Off-site held in Eastham. Instructor will email you the address

Digital photography gives us an opportunity to take relatively normal photos and turn them in to masterpieces. In this workshop, we’ll go beyond normal post processing and look at creative post processing.

We’ll start by looking at post processing in general. We’ll first discuss corrections that might be needed to improve composition. The next goal will be to help you understand how to look at a photo to determine what needs to be done. One of the basic objectives is to determine where you want the viewer’s eye to go. So we’ll discuss how to direct the viewer’s eye. And as often there are distracting elements pulling the viewer’s eye where you don’t want it, we’ll discuss ways of removing elements or reducing their intensity.

Then we’ll review a number of tools that you can use in creative post processing and demo how these tools can be used to maximize a photograph’s potential. These tools will include Photoshop, Lightroom as well as, a number of plug-ins and pre-sets, including NIK, DxO Optics Pro, Topaz, On-One and others. You’ll be amazed at how much punch and “wow factor” you can add to your photographs. While most of the discussion will center on post processing color, the workshop will also cover B&W conversion and combining B&W with selective color.

This session is designed to stimulate your creativity and help you create photos that have that “wow” factor.

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Love Local Fest
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Love Local Fest

Sunday, July 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Aselton Park (Corner of South and Ocean Streets in Hyannis, MA 02563)


Celebrate the Cape Cod community at the LoveLocal Fest! The annual summer festivals will take place on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Aselton Park in Hyannis. 

This community event will feature a collection of Cape Cod's homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians, among other independent makers. 

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Independence House International Festival
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Independence House International Festival

The 2nd annual Independence House International Festival will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00-6:00pm on the Hyannis Green.

The Cape Cod community is invited to this free event to enjoy multi-cultural foods and vendors, music, dancers and more.

A complete schedule of vendors and musical performances will be made available soon.

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Becoming More Skilled in Digital Photography Workshop w/ John Klingel
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Becoming More Skilled in Digital Photography Workshop w/ John Klingel

Location: Offsite in Eastham (Location will be emailed by instructor)

If you have a digital camera and you’re interested in improving your photographic skills and knowledge, this workshop offers an overview of various areas you need to learn more about. If you want to do more than point-and-shoot with a digital camera, you need to learn about various aspects of digital cameras and the techniques used to take a good photo. The primary objective of this seminar is to show you all the various aspects of digital photography that you will eventually need to learn to master if you’re interested in improving your skills. This seminar is for people who don’t use manual settings, don’t shoot in RAW, don’t understand depth of field, don’t understand basic composition and don’t use software to post process their photos. And it’s also a good introduction to digital for people who have always used film.

We’ll start with the camera and talk about some of the important features of digital cameras that many people don’t use but should. Topics will include: An explanation of why cameras don’t see what the eye sees. Why shooting in RAW is important. Why you need to use manual settings to achieve proper exposure and understanding depth of field. What white balance and ISO settings to use and why the quality of light is more important than the quantity of light. You’ll also learn how to read a histogram and why it plays so important a part in producing good photographs.

I’ll also discuss some of the basic aspects of composition along with what’s involved with shooting back-lit objects, motion, bright objects, macros, and other difficult shooting situations. Most shots, even by professionals, can be improved significantly with post-processing. We’ll go through many of the adjustments you can make in post-processing. The focus here will be on giving you an understanding of what you can easily do in post-processing and how to develop skills in this area. And we’ll review various software packages that are available for post-processing .

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Watercolor in the Garden w/ Wennie Huang - two day workshop
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Watercolor in the Garden w/ Wennie Huang - two day workshop

Day: Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm, each day
Cost: Members $85 | Non-Members $95

In this two-day workshop, participants will magnify garden flora to capture the shifting hues of summer light on leaves and petals, and discover the luminous effects of watercolor paints, a favorite portable color medium of plein air artists, such as the Impressionists. Each session will begin with a focused demonstration followed by individual guidance throughout the session while participants explore various techniques and visual approaches for translating their observations with this versatile and expressive, and sometimes unpredictable and surprising medium. Workshops will be conducted outside, weather-permitting.
In case of rain, flowers from the garden will be taken indoors.
For all levels.

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HyArts Shanties Season
Aug
26
to Oct 14

HyArts Shanties Season

  • Bismore and Overlook Shanties (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Stroll along Hyannis Harbor and meet Cape Cod artists selling their art while working in their seaside studios. Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend time at the Harbor Overlook and at Bismore Park experiencing the sights and sounds of a working waterfront.  Visit artists, listen to live music, grab a bite or take out for a picnic in the park.  If you're looking for fine handmade local products or the perfect Cape Cod souvenir or gift it’s a terrific place to shop and always free to browse! 

To view 2019 artists go to https://www.artsbarnstable.com/shanty-artists

Hours:

Weekends May 3-June 9 11am to 6pm

Full weeks June 10-August 25 11am to 8pm

Full weeks August 26-October 14 11am to 6pm

Some artists open early and stay late.

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The Nature of Cape Cod w/ John Tunney
Sep
6
to Sep 8

The Nature of Cape Cod w/ John Tunney

Location: Orleans based (location will be emailed by instructor)

Join us for a special workshop photographing the natural beauty and wildlife of Cape Cod, including whales, seals, shorebirds and more. Instructor John Tunney will guide you from dawn to dusk through some of Cape Cod’s most scenic and fertile shooting grounds. Exploring the Lower and Outer Cape on land and water we’ll photograph unspoiled beaches, marshes and landscapes rich with coastal flora and fauna. The workshop includes a whale watch tour to photograph whales and other sea life, and a private boat tour through one of the Cape’s most scenic bays to photograph seals, birds and coastal scenes. Along the way you’ll learn techniques and tips for using your camera and lenses, composition and editing that will help take your images to a new level. The workshop also includes critiques and brief technical sessions with information about Cape Cod’s landscape and wildlife.

This workshop always sells out so book early!

What You’ll Photograph:
Beaches, birds, seals, whales, dunes, boats, harbors and marshes

What You’ll Learn:
Tips and techniques for nature, landscape and wildlife photography, and editing with Lightroom and Photoshop

What to Bring:
– Lenses: A range of wide angle to telephoto. Bring a macro if you have one
– Extra memory cards
– Extra battery and battery charger
– Tripod (It’s optional during the day, but you’ll need it for evening shoots)
– Remote shutter release (optional. your self-timer can be used instead)
Filters – Recommended, but not required: polarizer, UV and a neutral density filter or filters for long exposures
– Flashlight
– Bug spray
– Clothing – Typical summer stuff. Think layers. It will probably be warm to hot in the daytime and little cooler in the evening and early morning. Bring a poncho or other rain gear. A hat comes in handy.
– Footwear: Sneakers or sandals should be fine for most locations. A pair of duck shoes could be useful, too. We’ll often be near water, so there’s a good chance your feet may get wet.
– Laptop loaded with Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, or your editor of choice
– Flash drive
– 10 +/- -pictures from home. These can be a combination of good, bad and
ugly. We learn from mistakes – our own and those made by others – so don’t be shy.

The cost includes the workshop, whale watch and chartered harbor cruise. Meals and lodging are not included.

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Walk for MS-Hyannis
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Walk for MS-Hyannis

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise... we're that much closer.

1 mile and 3 mile routes available. Open to all ages

Free to participate. Raise $100 and get a Walk MS T-Shirt!

URL for more details: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30746&pg=informational&sid=13240

Organization: The National MS Society

Event Location: Hyannis West Elementary Starting from: 549 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601,

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Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal
Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal

Open to all levels

Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting waterfalls. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

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Love Local Fest
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Love Local Fest

Sunday, July 28, 2019 and Sunday, September 29, 2019
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Aselton Park (Corner of South and Ocean Streets in Hyannis, MA 02563)


Celebrate the Cape Cod community at the LoveLocal Fest! The annual summer festivals will take place on Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Aselton Park in Hyannis. 

This community event will feature a collection of Cape Cod's homegrown artists, artisans, farmers, food trucks, musicians, among other independent makers. 

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Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley
Oct
6
to Oct 10

Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle Photography w/ John Tunney & Betty Wiley

Join us for a special 5-day/4-night workshop on the beautiful coast of Maine as we photograph Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island. The workshop includes lodging for four nights and all meals (except one lunch and dinner in Bar Harbor) and a lobster dinner (alternatives available).

We’ll be based at the Schoodic Institute near Schoodic Point. Known as the quiet side of Acadia, the Schoodic Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast – from the cliffs at Raven’s Nest to the summit of Schoodic Head along a spruce and fir trail to the giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic at Schoodic Point. Seaside villages such as Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea feature scenes of classic downeast Maine – fishing boats, lobster traps, working docks and more. On Mount Desert Island, we’ll explore picturesque locales such as Bar
Harbor, the Acadia coast, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, as well as places off the beaten track.

Most days will begin with a sunrise and morning shoot, then break and free time around lunch, editing classroom lessons, discussion and reviews in the afternoon, and a late afternoon/early evening shoot.
We’ll also have an optional night shoot. The weather, sun, moon and tides will guide our itinerary.

With two instructors and a limit of 12 students, you’ll have plenty of time for personalized instruction. John and Betty will offer tips and techniques in the field and classroom to help you get the most out of
your workshop and develop your skills. Instruction includes:
– Classic and creative landscape photography
– Long exposure and camera movement
– Depth of field
– Night photography
– Use of filters
– Processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and other programs.

What’s Included:
– Four nights lodging at the Schoodic Institute. All participants will have their own private bedroom in a shared apartment. Accommodations include WiFi, DirectTV, hard line telephones, fully equipped kitchens, as well as dining and living rooms.
– All meals except one lunch and one dinner in Bar Harbor.
– Instruction with two experienced teachers and a low student:teacher ratio

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Cape Cod Landscapes:  The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie
Oct
17
to Oct 20

Cape Cod Landscapes: The Art of Seeing Creatively w/ Mark Bowie

Photographically, what makes Cape Cod landscapes so special, is how light interacts with this convergence of land and sea. Learning to see the possibilities and then translate them into images can elevate our picture-taking from the commonplace to the artistic. Professional landscape photographer and night shooting expert Mark Bowie will lead this power-packed workshop to explore the Cape from pre-dawn to deep night, visiting some of its finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, dunes, coastal waterways, lighthouses and fishing villages. He’ll cover in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to creative images with feeling, that come from the heart.



We will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. We’ll also photograph the moody blues of twilight and the Cape’s magnificent night sky. The landscape, so varied and photogenic in daylight, becomes ever-more mysterious and enchanting at night. Our schedule and selection of shooting locations will remain flexible to take best advantage of the weather and lighting conditions.

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Shipwrecks of Cape Cod at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: A Talk with Historian Don Wilding

On Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 pm in our Community Room, as part of our Sunday afternoon lecture series, join noted historian, author and filmmaker Don Wilding for his presentation of some of the greatest shipwrecks and rescues of Cape Cod’s outer beaches.

His talk narrows in on the earliest days of the U.S. Lifesaving Service (1872) to the early years of the U.S. Coast Guard in the first half of the 20th century, focusing on notorious shipwrecks including the Italian bark Castagna (1914), the Canadian schooner Montclair (1927), and the British ship Jason (1893), in which 25 men perished.

March 24th at 2pm our Community Room

Museum Members $10.00

General Public $15.00

Seating is Limited & Advance Reservations are Required.

Light Refreshments Included

For additional information call

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum

508 - 775 - 1723

www. CapeCodMaritimeMuseum.org

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 Macro/Tabletop Photography Workshop w/ Susan Simon
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Macro/Tabletop Photography Workshop w/ Susan Simon

Day: Sunday, March 24th
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: Members $85 | Non-Members $100

Macro and still life photography both depend on learning to pay attention to details. Whether you use natural light from a window or create your own set up with studio lighting, you can develop your own skills for composing shots where you have control of all of the elements. This class will explore different types of lighting, composition, and backgrounds, and develop your ability to visualize macro and table top shots that surprise the viewer. We will spend the first part of the day in the classroom learning the technical and compositional skills necessary to create macro and tabletop shots. Later in the day we’ll break out the cameras and use objects, produce, flowers, and a variety of lighting to practice the skills learned. Join us for an exciting day and develop your vision. 

Bring the camera that you like to use, a tripod if you have one, lunch, and your creativity. Come see the world up close and in detail!

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Barnstable Harbor Polar Bear Plunge
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Barnstable Harbor Polar Bear Plunge

THIS YEAR'S BARNSTABLE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WILL TAKE PLACE AT MILL WAY BEACH, BARNSTABLE HARBOR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT NOON. FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 11 AM  with music and bonfires and refreshments at the beach.  There will  be a defrost, warm up party at the Dolphin Restaurant until 4 pm including music, warm food, cash bar, drawings, prizes and more.  There will be a small admission fee to that event &($5 - Hey its for charity!) 

BE A SPONSOR AND GET A COLLECTIBLE LONG SLEEVED T-SHIRT WITH YOUR NAME OR YOUR COMPANY'S NAME ON THE BACK.  YOUR SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES THE T-SHIRT! ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT DANCE IN THE RAIN,  A LOCAL PEER TO PEER MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AND SUPPORT  NONPROFIT  ORGANIZATION

(www,danceintherain-wpa.org)  

Tshirts will also be sold for $30 at the event and after party. 

Sponsorship this year will be $150.(Which includes t-shirt; $125 if no t-shirt desired)  Please make your check in that amount made payable to BPBP and send it to me  Ann Canedy at Box 23, Cummaquid, MA. 02637 NO LATER THAN MARCH 1.  Let me know your t-shirt size!! 

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Salon of Shorts
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts

Ongoing: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts on the third Wednesday of each month in the Art Studio. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

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Wine and Music Wednesday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Wine and Music Wednesday at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music. The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Join us for a splendid selection of wines and entertainment featuring musician Ron Williams.

Ron Williams plays Finger-Style Jazz Guitar and sings from the Great American Songbook. He performs a variety of music that includes familiar Standards, Easy Listening and Popular selections from the 1930's to the present.

Wine & Music Wednesday
Wednesday, March 20, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door

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A Very Gorey Evening with author Mark Dery
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

A Very Gorey Evening with author Mark Dery

Sturgis Library presents: A Very Gorey Evening with Mark Dery, author of the new book on Edward Gorey, Born to Be Posthumous.

Wine and cheese reception starts at 5:30pm, lecture begins at 6:30pm.

Admission is $10 per person, seating is limited-purchase tickets in advance!

Call the Library at 508-362-6636 or purchase at the Circulation Desk

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Fantastic Furniture Painting at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

Fantastic Furniture Painting at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Turn that old side table into a masterpiece or that ugly chair into an heirloom! Transform old, unwanted, or unused pieces of furniture into works of art! If you can hold a paintbrush, you can master the techniques taught in this class. You will use acrylic paints to learn a number of basic painting techniques that will turn your piece into a unique expression of your creativity. Please join us to have some fun creating your own piece of fantastic furniture!

Participants are required to bring one sanded and primed piece of furniture -- small table, chair, candlestick, frame, jewelry box or any other wooden item of your choosing. Your piece should be structurally sound before you start to paint it. Instructions on sanding and priming your piece and types/sizes of paintbrushes will be provided prior to class. Nancy will provide instruction and a variety of acrylic paints. If you have a specific color palette in mind and have paint you would like to bring, please do so.

Tuesdays
Mar 19-May 7
1:30-4:00 pm 
in the Art Studio
8 classes
$225/$191.25 members

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Lost & Found:  The Art of Letting Go w/ Jackie Reeves
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Lost & Found: The Art of Letting Go w/ Jackie Reeves

Loosen up and stretch your creative muscles! The goal of this workshop is to explore a variety of mark-making techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you. Playfully experiment with drawing marks, painting spills, drips, drags, imprints (etc), and collage. The idea is to let go of control, get out of your own way and push your limits, allowing the materials to take the lead as you aim to develop a small series of artworks. With step by step guidance from Jackie, you will develop your skills with design and composition as you begin editing and composing images through a process using mixed media collage.

Slide show presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will be given to demonstrate how cutting, ripping, masking, glazing, and layering paint will add intrigue to your images.

All levels welcome

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Cape Cod: An Artist's View -- Women Artists Meet & Greet
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

Cape Cod: An Artist's View -- Women Artists Meet & Greet

Cape Cod: An Artist's View is our newest art exhibit, featuring a collection of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture by local artists. Our beautiful beaches, oceans, bays and ponds have inspired these artists and informed their work.

In honor of National Women's Month, we are hosting a Women Artists Meet & Greet with the women artists featured in our exhibit. Beginning at 5:30 pm, light refreshments will be served, and guests will have the opportunity to mingle, open house style.

At 6:15, each of the artists involved in our exhibit will give a brief discussion about their art and what inspires them, and visitors will have the chance to ask questions and join the conversations.

Friday, March 15th at 5:30 pm in our Fine Arts Gallery

Free and open to the public Reservations are encouraged

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Guitar Classes for Adults with Steve G, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
15
4:30 PM16:30

Guitar Classes for Adults with Steve G, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Learn to play the guitar in this Friday evening 101 class for newbies, beginners, and wannabe rock stars. You'll learn basic chords and strumming patterns to songs that you already know (and might like to sing along to!) with experienced music educator Steve Gregory. Fun and absolutely not intimidating, this class will get you started on your musical journey!

For adults and kids aged 12 and older. Younger kids may participate, too, if taking the class with a parent.Please bring your own guitar.

Fridays March 15 - May 3 4:30 - 6PM

upstairs in the Black Box

8 classes - $160/$136 members

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2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

2ND Wednesday Theater at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. March 13 we present TestingTesting, by Alan Haehnel, presented by Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN), an organization providing opportunities for inclusion and active participation in the arts for people with unique talents and all abilities on Cape Cod.

Each act of this full-length play explores different aspects of school testing: High Stakes, a comedy about a student surrounded by inexplicable chaos during a major exam; Honor Bright, a drama dealing with the complexities of cheating; and Wendy's Tale, a comedy about a brilliant student who doesn't test well, and lets her imagination run wild instead.

Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm
on the Main Stage
FREE admission!

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The Artist and the Underworld: a philosophical look at demons in Art History
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Artist and the Underworld: a philosophical look at demons in Art History

The Artist and the Underworld: a philosophical look at demons in Art History
Demons have long been used to symbolize the dark counterpart of light. An image of sin, artists have personified the unwanted traits within ourselves, and given them faces, along with horns and tails. We’ll explore the use of demons and devils within art as a way to examine our own human nature. Facing your demons may just be more enlightening than you thought! Among the artists to be discussed are Albrecht Durer, Gustave Dore, and William Blake.

Free to the public. Registration is appreciated! Email sturgisreference@comcast.net, call 508-362-6636, or online at http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/art-history-wit-michelle-dugan/

http://www.sturgislibrary.org/event2/art-history-wit-michelle-dugan/

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Auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS at the Barnstable Comedy Club
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS at the Barnstable Comedy Club

Co-directors Carol McManus and Ann M. Ring will hold open auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS, an uplifting comedy by Tim Firth on March 11, 12 and 13 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Rte. 6A in Barnstable Village. A variety of roles are available for 9 women ages 18-75 and 4 men ages 18-65. All but 3 female roles must be comfortable with tasteful partial nudity. Actors will be asked to read selections from the script. Perusal scripts are available at both the Sturgis and Hyannis Library. 

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 March 11th-13th: Auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS, the revealing comedy by Tim Firth
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

March 11th-13th: Auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS, the revealing comedy by Tim Firth

Co-directors Carol McManus and Ann M. Ring will hold open auditions for CALENDAR GIRLS, an uplifting comedy by Tim Firth on March 11, 12 and 13 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Rte. 6A in Barnstable Village. A variety of roles are available for 9 women ages 18-75 and 4 men ages 18-65. All but 3 female roles must be comfortable with tasteful partial nudity. Actors will be asked to read selections from the script. Perusal scripts are available at both the Sturgis and Hyannis Library.

Please call 508-362-6333 for more information. Cast descriptions may be viewed at www.BarnstableComedyClub.org. Performance dates are May 2 -19, 2019.

CALENDAR GIRLS is funny, quirky and poignant. The play is based on a very inspiring true story. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee for the sitting area in the local hospital waiting room. A group of extraordinary women persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and floral arrangements, thus sparking a global phenomenon. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

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Women at Sea - A talk with Barbara Semple
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Women at Sea - A talk with Barbara Semple

On Sunday, March 10 at 2:00 pm, as part of the Museum’s Sunday Lecture Series, Chatham resident Barbara Semple will give a talk about the life of her great aunt, Frances Carleton Brastow Amesbury of Rockport, Maine, a sea captain’s wife who spent much of her life on board various vessels during the China trade of the 1800s.

Based on Mrs. Amesbury’s shipboard journals, Ms. Semple has assembled a travelogue highlighting women’s voyages. She will discuss her great aunt’s travels around the world with her husband, Captain Stanley Amesbury, and what their lives were like at sea. Mrs. Amesbury formed close relationships with other sea captains’ wives on board these vessels, and her relationships with these women were an important part of her travels.

Barbara Semple is a lead educator, volunteer and popular docent at the Atwood House & Museum in Chatham. Prior to moving to the Cape with her husband ten years ago, she was a school librarian in New Hampshire, and Secretary to the Director of Hellenic Studies, a research institute affiliated with Harvard University.

Light Refreshments will be served

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Photo Retouching Clinic Using Light room & Photoshop w/ John Tunney
Mar
9
1:30 PM13:30

Photo Retouching Clinic Using Light room & Photoshop w/ John Tunney

In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use the rich assortment of editing tools in both Lightroom and Photoshop to correct problem images and give your landscapes, scenics and portraits a new level of finish. Working first with sample images and then with your own pictures, you’ll learn techniques to fix exposure and color problems, remove sensor dust, power lines, lens flare and other distractions; move people, skies and other elements; add “pop” and dimensionality and more.
Who is it for?
Anyone with basic knowledge of Lightroom and/or Photoshop (including Elements) who wants to learn and practice techniques to improve their images.
What to Bring?
A laptop already loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop (or Elements) and
3-5 images on your computer. You should bring both edited and unedited
versions of the pictures.

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The History of St. Patrick-free at Hyannis Public Library
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

The History of St. Patrick-free at Hyannis Public Library

Free talk by local historian, Sean Murphy, about Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick is the most famous person in Ireland. He is the Patron Saint of Ireland and is recognized as having played a major role in the Christianization of Ireland. There are many myths and legends associated with him. This talk will look at the historical record based on available facts and accepted understandings.

Open to the public.

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Mastering Light & Color with Light room & Photoshop w/ John Tunney
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Mastering Light & Color with Light room & Photoshop w/ John Tunney

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to control light, shadow and color to strengthen the mood and emotional impact of your pictures. We’ll look at the work of various photographers and painters and examine how they used light and color to make their images work. We’ll then turn to Lightroom and Photoshop to discuss and practice specific techniques, including:

– Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
– Advanced techniques with the Adjustment Brush and HSL sliders in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw
– Dodge & Burn techniques to add dimensionality and “pop”
– How to enhance and add colors for a natural look
– How to deal with blown highlights and blocked shadows
– Matching and replacing colors

Who’s it for
Intermediate and up photographers with experience with Lightroom and
Photoshop. You should know how to import and do basic edits in
Lightroom, and have some experience with Photoshop.

What to bring
A laptop already loaded with a recent version of Lightroom and
Photoshop, and 2-3 unedited pictures and a flash drive.

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1940's Radio Hour at the Barnstable Comedy Club
Mar
7
to Mar 24

1940's Radio Hour at the Barnstable Comedy Club

PRODUCTION DATES:  March 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM
                          March 10, 17 & 24, 2019 at 2:30 PM

 Play with Music by Walton Jones Directed by Corinne Cameron  ~  Music Director - Lisa Zinck Taylor
Full of 1940's music, dancing and old-time sound effects the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942.
 NOTE:  Open Captioning will be featured at our March 10th performance at 2:30 PM

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Seminar a play by Theresa Rebeck
Mar
7
to Mar 24

Seminar a play by Theresa Rebeck

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In the Black Box Theater
March 7-24

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm
Tickets $20, $15 for Members

In Seminar, a provocative play from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon, and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting comedy.

The play dives headfirst into the craft and the business of writing. Writers do not exist in a vacuum; they need editors to help them craft their vision and – hopefully – help them bring that vision to life for an audience of readers. Can that editor be trusted, or is even an editor a potential adversary in the ever diminishing world of fiction publishing? Are your fellow students supportive collaborators, or vindictive competitors? Can a writer only draw from personal experience, or can they reinvent themselves and the world around them?

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Anglo Irish Treaty 1921
Mar
6
7:15 PM19:15

Anglo Irish Treaty 1921

ANGLO IRISH TREATY 1921

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning March 6
4 weeks from 7:15-8:15pm $75/$70 members

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was an agreement signed in London on the 6th of December 1921 between the government of the of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and representatives of the Irish Republic that concluded the Irish War of Independence.

It provided for the establishment of the Irish Free State within a year as a self-governing dominion within the "community of nations known as the British Empire", a status "the same as that of the Dominion of Canada". It also provided Northern Ireland, which had been created by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, an option to opt out of the Irish Free State, which it exercised. The Irish plenipotentiaries were Arthur Griffith, Edmund Duggan, Michael Collins, Robert Barton, and George Gavin Duffy.

Éamon de Valera called a cabinet meeting to discuss the treaty on 8 December, where he came out against the treaty. The Dail cabinet decided, by four votes to three, to recommend the treaty to the Dáil on 14 December.

The contents of the treaty divided the Irish Republic's leadership, with the President of the Republic, Éamon de Valera, leading the anti-treaty minority. The main dispute was centered on the status as a dominion (as represented by the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity) rather than as an independent republic, but partition was a significant matter for dissent.

The Dáil voted to approve the treaty but the objectors refused to accept it.

All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class.

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Saint Patrick with Sean Murphy
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Saint Patrick with Sean Murphy

SAINT PATRICK

with Sean Murphy

Wednesdays, beginning March 6
4 weeksfrom 6-7pm $75/$70 members

Saint Patrick is the most famous person associated with Ireland. He is the Patron saint of Ireland and is recognized as having played a major role in the Christianization of Ireland.

There are many myths and legends associated with Patrick. This course will look at the historical record based on available facts and accepted understandings.

Patrick was kidnapped in Britain by Irish slave traders and taken to Ireland as a slave at age sixteen. He escaped after six years. He returned as a bishop in his forties and spent twenty five years ministering to the existing Christian community in Ireland - mostly foreign slaves and refugees - and helped to convert the indigenous Irish.

This course will examine the historical context of his mission in Ireland. This includes a review of the development of Irish society prior to his arrival; an overview of the history of Christianity in England and Ireland; an examination of the crises in Europe as the Roman Empire collapsed and how this impacted the situation in Ireland in the fourth and fifth centuries.

The class will also review the work that Saint Patrick carried out in Ireland. A special part of the class will be an examination of his writings.

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Olli Soikkeli Trio at the Cotuit Center for the Arts
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Olli Soikkeli Trio at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

Olli Soikkeli is one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world right now and we try to get him to Cotuit as often as possible. We are thrilled to welcome the Olli Soikkeli Trio for what is sure to be an amazing concert on Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm.

Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland and is now based in NYC. At an early age he was introduced to the music of the great Django Reinhardtand the Gypsy Jazz tradition, his primary focus. Olli has performed in jazz clubs and at festivals across Finland and toured Europe with Sinti Guitarist Paulus Schäfer. He has played with such notable artists as Bucky Pizzarelli, Sthochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu.

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Georganna Lenssen:  Reinventing the Real Exhibit
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Georganna Lenssen: Reinventing the Real Exhibit

Contemporary artist Georganna Lenssen’s work is anchored in representational subject matter as a point of departure. With no predetermined end in mind, she works intuitively and responsively, exploring possibilities and directions as part of her process. While constantly referencing the natural world, she creates an image that is unpredictable, ambiguous and evocative. Her work stands out for its intensity, mood and complexity of the painted surface.

Part of her approach is to challenge herself by working outside of her comfort zone. She constantly changes her colors and their order on her palette, often randomly, and varies her surface choices, their sizes and orientations. The end result is unexpected—to her and the viewer.

Georganna Lenssen: Reinventing the Real

March 2 - April 20
Opening Reception March 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Talk at 5:20pm

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Make and Shake:  A Shekere Building Workshop
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Make and Shake: A Shekere Building Workshop

Learn to build and play an Afro-Cuban shekere (pronunciation: SHAY-kuh-ray) with musician Sam Holmstock and artist Nancy Wilde. The SHEKERE is a percussion instrument of West African origin consisting of a hollow gourd covered with a loose netting on which beads, shells, or seeds are strung. It can be played by shaking, tapping, or by rubbing or pulling on the net with the hands, and the effect is sonically similar to maracas or other shaker instruments.

The shekere is found in various forms in a wide variety of West African and Caribbean musical genres, both traditional and contemporary, and is also a mainstay in certain genres of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. Because the shekere is made of natural materials, including (usually) a real gourd, each individual instrument can vary substantially from the next in shape and size, which also affects the tone of the instrument. Part craft, part musical instruction, all FUN, the class will focus on the construction of the beaded skirt and playing the instrument after the skirt is finished.

All materials and tools, including a hollowed gourd, all beads, string, and top rope, will be provided for a $50 fee payable to Sam at the first class.

6 classes

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Documentary:  The Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Documentary: The Ghosts of Machu Picchu

“Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this “Lost City of the Incas,” yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site, clinging to the steep face of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces, and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they robe areas of Machu Picchu that haven’t been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site. Ghosts of Machu Picchu explores the extraordinary trail of clues that began on that fateful day in 1911 and continues to the present.”

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

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CapeCodCan:  Ocean Crafts with Keyhole Studio
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

CapeCodCan: Ocean Crafts with Keyhole Studio

Join CapeCodCAN and Jane Kelly, Keyhole Studio's founder/designer and creator of Plymouth's popular Fairy Door Trail, who will lead us in two sea-inspired projects using items from nature and mason jars. First a tiny faux aquarium perfect for a mermaid with a seashell decorated lid. Next. an "I Spy" beach jar with treasures fit for a pirate.

You may take your creations home or exhibit (or sell!) in the CapeCodCAN HyArts Shanty Art Show, June 13-16.

Students age 16+ of all abilities
Limit 8 students

Check out Keyhole Studio's offerings https://www.keyholestudiocreations.com

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Macro/Tabletop Photography Workshop w/ Susan Simon
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Macro/Tabletop Photography Workshop w/ Susan Simon

Macro and still life photography both depend on learning to pay attention to details. Whether you use natural light from a window or create your own set up with studio lighting, you can develop your own skills for composing shots where you have control of all of the elements. This class will explore different types of lighting, composition, and backgrounds, and develop your ability to visualize macro and table top shots that surprise the viewer. We will spend the first part of the day in the classroom learning the technical and compositional skills necessary to create macro and tabletop shots. Later in the day we’ll break out the cameras and use objects, produce, flowers, and a variety of lighting to practice the skills learned. Join us for an exciting day and develop your vision. 

Bring the camera that you like to use, a tripod if you have one, lunch, and your creativity. Come see the world up close and in detail!

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What's Your Story, Morning Glory:  Writing Class
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

What's Your Story, Morning Glory: Writing Class

Have you always wanted to write but worry that your story's not that interesting? Do you own a collection of blank journals that you never write in because your story's not important enough? Love to write but need a little structure to get back in the habit? What are you waiting for?

Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, just lots of writing — also sharing through reading aloud, if you choose.

(Almost) Every damn Saturday! Drop in or buy a 6-class card — give it a try — the world requires your story.

Saturday mornings
no class Feb 23, April 27

9:00 AM -11:00 AM in the Schoolhouse Meetingroom (park at the rear left of the parking lot and follow the path near the Admin Building)

Buy 5 get 1 free! 6-class punchcard just $100 (pick up card at Box Office)

Drop-in Rate: $20 per class

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Mixed Media Level 2 with Jackie Reeves
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

Mixed Media Level 2 with Jackie Reeves

Don’t stop now! Keep the momentum going with this opportunity to work on your art in a relaxed, supportive, and fun studio environment. Continue developing what you started in previous classes or begin something new. Jackie will provide inspiration by showing slides, videos and books of contemporary and historical art practices and will coach individually while you work in the medium of your choice (drawing, painting, collage, fiber arts, 3D… ). There will be time for group discussions on each student’s progress throughout the 6 weeks. Take advantage of learning from others, engaging in art conversation, getting feedback on your art, meeting new people and gathering with friends to create. The Art Studio at Cotuit has a long history of bringing like-minded people together that have fostered lasting friendships and community connection. Come join us!

Materials:The studio has drawing paper, newsprint, art boards, easels, some brushes and basic drawing materials for use. All other materials must be supplied by students.

Prerequisite: mixed media class or workshop with Jackie or with special permission

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