Fall for the Arts Continues!

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is excited to announce that the Seventh Annual Fall for the Arts Festival will be celebrated, now - November 1.

Fall for the Arts promotes and celebrates the vibrant arts and culture of Cape Cod. Cape residents and visitors enjoy and a spectrum of entertainment and activities at a wide array of venues including museums, galleries, theaters, libraries, restaurants, and parks.

For more info visit our AFCC websiteView full listings on our ArtsCapeCod website! 

Sponsored by Cape Cod Media Group, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, and Nantucket Chamber of Commerce.


Go Exploring on ArtsCapeCod!

Visit ArtsCapeCod and fill your calendar with arts & cultural events throughout the Cape!

ArtsCapeCod was designed to promote the estimated 3,000 cultural events that happen right here on Cape. We are currently promoting over 500 events, and we welcome all new events! The site has an on-line box office capability, allowing a site visitor to book tickets to multiple venues, as well as a comprehensive calendar that has the capability of feeding information to other media outlets.
For more information about ArtsCapeCod please call 508-362-0066 or email support@artscapecod.org 
ArtsCapeCod is being made possible through an Adams Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and contributions from the Cape Cod Foundation, John K & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation and the Edward Bangs Kelly & Elza Kelley Foundation.

Opposites Attract: Call for Submissions

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, together with the Cotuit Center for the Arts, announces the eighth year of their collaborative winter exhibit January / February 2015. This year's exhibit is titled Opposites Attract, featuring artists' interpretation of the theme - literally and figuratively.

Submit Your Art
All Cape Cod established artists are invited to submit their art for consideration for inclusion in Opposites Attract. Deadline for submissions on November 15, 2014.

Members of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.
Non-members may submit one piece for a fee of $20.
Schedule A Group Tour
Reservations are now being taken for Group Tours of the exhibit. Perfect for children of any age. Groups of 10 or more students will be offered a docent tour of the exhibit, an art class on the exhibition's theme, and a scavenger hunt through the gallery!

For more info on submitting or scheduling a group tour, please email info@artsfoundation.org or call 508-362-0066 ext. 12 / artsfoundation.org/art-exhibit 


MassCreative Announces October 24 Is YOUR Arts Matter Day!

Arts and cultural leaders and supporters are joining forces tomorrow on October 24 to inject arts into our upcoming state elections!

On November 4, Massachusetts voters will choose the members of the Legislature for the next two years and our next governor for the next four. Arts matter in Massachusetts and should matter in our upcoming state elections. Help build the buzz around arts & cultural issues this election season and make candidates take notice. Share your #ArtsMatter story by sharing this message with your networks AND by posting a video or picture. Be sure to invite your friends to join too!

Ten Artists You Should Know at Tree's Place 

Tree's Place presents a group exhibition titled Ten Artists You Should Know on view from October 25 - November 27 with an Artists Reception on October 25, 5 - 7 pm.

This group exhibit features new works from David Bareford, Karen Blackwood, Robert Bolster, Marcia Burtt, Dana Levin, Steven Levin, Sergio Roffo, Phil Schirmer, Aleta Steward and Katherine Young. These resident Tree's artists are all on the must know and see list, with a range of compositions and styles.

Tree's Place, for over 45 years, has been considered by many realist painters and collectors to be one of the leading dealers of representational paintings in the nation. Tree's is the proud home of some of the preeminent living painters working in the genre: Robert Douglas Hunter, Joseph McGurl, Patrick Kitson, Donald Demers, Sarah Lamb and Michael Whelan, among many others.

Tree's Place gallery is located in a spacious 19th century building at 60 Cranberry Highway; Route 6A in Orleans. Parking is abundant and the gallery is partially handicap accessible. Gallery Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday. Info: 508-255-1330 / treesplace.com 


Bank of Cape Cod's Newest Branch Displays Work by Sam Barber
Senior banking representative
Judi Matson surrounded by
Sam Barber art pieces

Renowned artist Sam Barber exhibits at Bank of Cape Cod's newest branch (1582 Iyannough Road in Hyannis) for the month of October.

Artist Sam Barber has a unique view of the world - he sees things differently than most people. The riot of colors, the dancing light and exquisite beauty of Cape Cod captivate him and he translates that onto canvas. The renowned artist has distinguished himself over an almost 50-year period here on the Cape as one of the premier American impressionists. A prolific painter, he is never at a loss for subjects here on the Cape - a place so many artists are drawn to paint.

Any area artist or photographer interested in utilizing the bank's gallery space should contact Mark Skala at mskala@bankofcapecod.com.

Essence of Light Exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association

Essence of Light Exhibit, now - November 17 with a Grand Opening and Awards Reception on October 23, 4 - 6 pm.

This exhibit and sale of juried artist member works will be displayed in the Talbot Gallery and Shire Gallery. Light refreshments will be served at the Grand Opening and Awards Reception. Awards will be given out at approximately 5 pm.

3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. Info: 508-362-2909 / capecodartassoc.org 

Upcoming Opening Reception for The Enigma of 4am at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents October - November Exhibits: The Enigma of 4am, now - November 22 with an Opening Reception on October 25, 5 - 7 pm.

Inspired by Giacomett's The Palace at 4 a.m. artists Stacy Latt Savage, Katha Seidman, and Laurie Kaplowitz collaborate on this exhibition of their work, including a site specific installation, that evokes their interpretation of 4 a.m. as a creative crucible, a transformative and mysterious time and place. The three artists serve as jurors for an open juried exhibit in the upstairs galleries with a theme of the same name. Related Event Following Friday, October 31 at 12-noon: brown bag lunch artist talk/lecture.

4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Info: 508-428-0669 / cotuitcenterforthearts.org 

A Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Artist Brenda L. Bechtel at Mayflower Place

Mayflower Place presents a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Brenda L. Bechtel titled Nature and the Architectonicnow - October 26.

Meet the artist during the Opening Reception at the Gallery in Mayflower Place. This event is free and open to the public and media.

Image: Blue Skies Smiling at Me by Brenda L Bechtel

579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth. Info: angelfire.com/art2/brookside 

Spiritual Connections at the Maser Gallery

Maser Gallery at FCTV presents Spiritual Connections: Landscapes Inspired by the South Coast and Martha's Vineyard featuring paintings by Willoughby Elliot, now - October 30.

Willoughby (Bill) Elliott was born in Los Angeles, California. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, and his MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Following a studio teaching career of over forty years, he is currently Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Painting and Printmaking in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He has been exhibiting his works since 1968 in prestigious group shows such as the Boston Printmakers National, as well as in galleries across the United States.

310A Dillingham Avenue, Falmouth. Info: 508-457-0800 / fctv.org 

A gallery presents SPOOK

A gallery presents the 3rd Annual Halloween show titled SPOOK, now - November 2 with an Opening Reception on October 31, 8 - 11 pm.

All witches, goblins, spooks, and kooks...take notice! The dark and stormy clouds of All Hallows Eve are gathering around the haunted halls of A gallery for the 3rd annual Halloween show. Dig up your friends if you have any, dress 'em up and drag 'em on down and have a ghoul time. Blood punch anyone?

192 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Info: 508-274-8298 / agalleryart.com  

For the Love of Autumn at Gallery Artrio

Hyannis HyArts Cultural District presents For the Love of Autumn exhibit at Gallery Artrio on the HyArts Campus, now - October 31.

For the Love of Autumn is the gallery artist's celebration of this spectacular time of year on the Cape in a special exhibit.  During Fall for the Arts, you'll not only see original paintings from seven established painters but you'll likely find one of the artists painting in the gallery.

50 Pearl Street, Hyannis. Info: 508-827-4909 / hyarts.org 

Upcoming Art Reception at the Cultural Center

Cultural Center of Cape Cod presents an Art Reception on October 31, 4 - 7 pm to celebrate the following exhibits:
  • Jean Tucker paintings in the Vault, October 28 - November 5
  • Joe Diggs paintings in the Board Room, October 28 - November 5
  • Yarmouth Art Guild paintings in the Great Hall, October 22 - November 5
  • Work by students from Dennis-Yarmouth schools and a silent auction from October 28 - November 5 a benefit for the Education Foundation for Dennis and Yarmouth, Inc.
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Info: 508-394-7100 / cultural-center.org 

Same Beach, Different Birds...A Painted Memoir at Falmouth Hospital

Thomas E. Hanley Art Gallery on the Basement Level of the Faxon Center of Falmouth Hospital presents an exhibit titled Same Beach, Different Birds... A Painter Memoir, now - October 31.

The presenting artwork is by Mimi Schlicter. The exhibition is sponsored by the Falmouth Hospital Auxiliary. 
Related Event: A Closing Reception is planned for October 26 from 1 - 3 pm.

110 Homestead Lane, Teaticket. For more info & anyone wishing to show in this gallery can call Muriel L. Locklin, Director of the Falmouth Hospital Auxiliary Art Department at 508-495-0870.

The Sandwich Glass Museum announces Current Special Exhibits
McDermott Glass Studio in the Contemporary Gallery, now to October 31: There will be exquisite pieces of glass art made by David McDermott and his talented wife Yukimi Matsumoto, and fellow artists Isabel Green and Bryan Randa. They work together with precision, timing and passion. The results are truly mesmerizing. Come and discover the artistry of four special artists, four unique styles and endless possibilities. No two pieces are ever alike yet every piece exudes each artist's desire for absolute perfection.

Swinging the Lamp - Ship Models from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, now - November 2: Dozens of expertly crafted models varying from 12" to 48" long will be on display including Whaling ships, Grand Banks fishing schooners, Pilot schooners and very early tug boats to name but a few. These magnificent model ships are all expertly handcrafted by members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild many of whom are from New England; a few from across the U.S. and from around the world. The term "Swinging the Lamp" comes from the telling of sea tales and refers to the lamps slung from the deck, which swing while at sea.

129 Main Street, Sandwich. Info: 508-888-0251 / sandwichglassmuseum.org 

Closing Reception for Outside The Egg at the Cape Cod Chat House
Mrs. Shoebill by Jamie Elkins

Cape Cod Chat House presents a Closing Reception for the current exhibit, Outside the Egg on November 1, 3 - 5 pm.

This fun, fascinating show features work by six artists who use oil, watercolor, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture to capture the mystery, beauty, and quirkiness of birds. Work by Pamela Blotner, Heather Blume, Jaime Elkins, Tessa Morgan, Vicky Tomayko, and James Wolf. Join the Chat House for a closing reception for the current exhibit, and the last day the Chat House will be open for 2014.


593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. Info: 508-694-7187. Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. capecodchathouse.com 

Fall Pottery Market & Art Exhibit at the Falmouth Art Center
Falmouth Fall Pottery Market - November 1, 10 am - 4 pm: Featuring new work by Sarah Caruso, Hollis Engley, Laurie Goldman, Kimberly Medeiros, Harriet Zabusky-Zand, Joe Fattori, Sue Wadoski, Dennis Howard, Jim Irvine, and Linda Bender. There will also be demonstrations taking place, as well as tours of our new clay studio, and an opportunity to sign up for classes.

Art Exhibit: Fiber, Wood, Glass, Clay and Metal - now November 17:
This unique art exhibit features works from the fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, mosaics, glass, metal work and so much more.

137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. Info: 508-540-3304 / famouthart.org 

Packet Galleries 2014 Invitational

Packet Galleries presents 2014 Invitational, now - November 2.

This invitational includes photography, paintings, clay, textiles and more by eight Cape artists including: Mikael Carstanjen, Mary Doering, Barbara Ford-Doyle, Sandra Godwin, Stan Godwin, Lois Hirshberg, Kate Nelson & John C. Whitmarsh.

311 Stony Brook Road, Brewster. Info: 508-385-3189 / packetgalleries.com 

RELIGION Opening Reception Tomorrow Night at the Larkin Gallery

Larkin Gallery presents RELIGIONnow - November 2.

Larkin Gallery reprises the always popular RELIGION show, presenting work in every medium by a variety of gallery and guest artists highlighting the theme of Religion. Sometimes irrelevant, often reverential, there is always something interesting to contemplate in this exhibit. Free admission to exhibit and reception.

405 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Info: 508-487-6111 / larkingallery.com 

Fabulous Fall at Berta Walker Gallery

Berta Walker Gallery presents Fabulous Fall featuring early Provincetown Masters and gallery artists paintings, sculpture, drawings and photographs, now - November 2.

Representing: Varujan Boghosian, Romolo Del Deo, Salvatore Del Deo, Robert DuToit, Ed Giobbi, *Dimitri Hadzi, Elspeth Halvorsen, Robert Henry, Brenda Horowitz, Penelope Jencks, David Kaplan, Judyth Katz, John Kearney, Anne MacAdam, Danielle Mailer, Erna Partoll, Sky Power, Paul Resika, Selina Trieff, Peter Watts, *Nany Whorf, Murray Zimiles (*Estates).

Photography: Susumu Kishihara, Dana McCannel, Blair Resika, John Romualdi, John Thomas.

Provincetown Masters: Byron Browne, Oliver Chaffe, Marsden Hartley, Charles W. Hawthorne, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Karl Knaths, Blanche Lazzell, Ross Moffett, Agnes Weinrich.

208 Bradford Street, Provincetown. Info: 508-487-6411 / bertawalker.com 

Cape Cod Museum of Art Current Exhibitions


Stuck by Amy Heller

Cape Cod Plein Air Painters, now - November 2: The Cape Cod Plein Air Painters evolved in 2004 when several local professional artists decided to paint together on a regular basis, to observe directly from nature, and to share ideas sand expertise. The group travels to different sites in all four seasons to document moments in time.


Amy Heller: Form: Still + Motion,  now - November 9: Amy Heller is an award-winning photographer/artist whose artwork has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. Amy transforms everyday objects and reinterprets them into her own artistic vision. Her latest work is called, Still Lives, which is a dual series of cyanotype photographs on fabric.

Ellen Lebow: Cosmic Clouds, now - November 9: Ellen LeBow's greatest distinction as an artist is her seemingly endless creativity and the broad diversity of her oeuvre, which embraces a wide range of media and styles often taking them in radical new directions with fearless inventiveness and verve. Her latest body of work is a series of black and white drawings executed in ink on clayboard. In this medium, the artist paints on special white board in ink and then scratches the drawing through the black inked areas as in dry point etching.


Rosemary Simpkins: Seven Sacred Psalm Mantras, now - November 16: In her third exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Book Artist Rosemary Simpkins shares with us a four-year spiritual journey that immersed her in the beautiful and inspiring poems that make up the Bible's Old Testament Psalms. Simpkins selected seven Psalms, rendering them in her own calligraphy on seven triptychs which display in their center panel, a mantra, a phrase or sentence from each chosen Psalm, that personally inspired her.

60 Hope Lane, Dennis. Info: 508-385-4477 / ccmoa.org

Fall Group Show at the Post Office Gallery

Post Office Gallery presents its Fall Group Shownow - November 13.

Featured Cape Cod Artists in this Annual Gallery Artist's Show are Kenneth Hawkey, Bryne Marston, Jason Eldredge, Bonnie Brewer, Lauren Wolk, Jane Row, and many others.

38 Shore Road, North Truro. Gallery is open weekends Friday-Sunday 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment during the week by emailing director@PostOfficeGallery.com. Info: 508-487-3111 / postofficegallery.com 

Miller White Fine Arts Current Exhibition

Miller White Fine Arts current exhibition is on view through November 14.

An exhibition of fine contemporary painting and sculptural relief in the figurative and abstract traditions by four Cape Cod artists - Tom Eaton, Ewa Nogiec, Richard Perry and Heather Pilchard.  The gallery is open by appointment only.  Please contact Director Susan Danton to arrange a viewing.  

Image: Playing Fields by Tom Eaton

708 Route 134, South Dennis. Info: 508-360-4302 / millerwhitefinearts.com 

Woodruff's Art Center No Boundaries-Artists Unleashed

Woodruff's Art Center presents No Boundaries-Artists Unleashed exhibit featuring three unique artists, now - November 16.

Woodruff's Art Center sought out highly creative artists and new faces and selected three artists with unique approaches and styles; Elizabeth Hogan of Brewster, Annamarie Behring of East Falmouth and Brett Kelley of Mashpee. 

1 North Market Street - Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Exhibition can be seen Mondays - Saturdays, 10 am - 6 pm and Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Info: 508-477-5767 / woodruffsartcenter.com 

October Members' Exhibition at the Creative Arts Center

Creative Arts Center presents October Members' Exhibitionnow - November 21.

Reception for artists and art appreciators to open the exhibition of fine art works by members of the Creative Arts Center. Refreshments will be served. Come view the art and meet some of the artists as well.

154 Crowell Road, Chatham. Info: 508-945-3583 / capecodcreativearts.org  


Inside the Pages: Knitting Yarns with Ann Hood & Others in Wellfleet
Wellfleet Preservation Hall's Inside the Pages Series presents Knitting Yarns: Writers On Knitting with Ann Hood, Taylor Polites, Anne LeClaire, Marianne Leone & Elizabeth Searle on October 26, 2:30 - 4 pm.

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What's so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Five of these wonderful authors - including Ann Hood - will be in the house this afternoon, sharing their stories and their experience contributing to this delightful book.

335 Main Street, Wellfleet. Info & admission: 508-349-1800 / wellfleetpreservationhall.org 


Halloween Family Fun Nights at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens presents Halloween Family Fun Nights from October 24 - 25, 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

This candy-free, non-scary, family-friendly Halloween event is designed for children of all ages! Come in costume and be part of the fun (wear comfortable shoes as you'll be walking from area to area.)

On-site events include:
  • Halloween Dance Party with DJ Ooch at the Automobile Gallery & Heald Center
  • Fun around the grounds
  • Find your way through the Hart Family Maze Garden with hundreds of twinkling lights
  • Take a tractor-pulled hayride around the Special Exhibitions Gallery
  • Enjoy themed drinks and snacks from the Magnolia Caf�
  • Halloween games and lights in Hidden Hollow
  • Crafts and temporary tattoos in the Special Exhibition Gallery
  • Rides on the vintage carousel
67 Grove Street, Sandwich. Info & admission (Free for infants 2 and younger): 508-888-3300, ext. 175 / hertiagemuseumsandgardens.org 

Sandwich Glass Museum's 3rd Annual PumpkinFest

Sandwich Glass Museum & Historical Society celebrates its 3rd Annual PumpkinFest this Fall on October 25, 10 am - 2 pm.

Enjoy a pumpkin patch filled with hand-blown glass pumpkins of all sizes crafted by prominent local and national glass artisans on the grounds of the Sandwich Glass Museum. Wander through a dazzling array of one-of-a-kind pumpkins designed to reflect nature's brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. All are unique, no two are the same! They are just perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. All pumpkins will be available for purchase during this event. Fun, games and refreshments round out the festive occasion for children and adults alike. Celebrate the season at PumpkinFest!

129 Main Street, Sandwich. Info: 508-888-0251 / sandwichglassmuseum.org 

Kid's Art Workshops at the Falmouth Art Center

Early Release Day Kid's Art Workshop: Scarecrows Galore on October 28, 1 - 3:30 pm: The Falmouth Art Center is offering art enrichment workshops for kids on school early release days. In Scarecrows Galore children will help build giant scarecrows on the Art Center grounds as well as little scarecrows to take home. Each scarecrow at the art center will receive a special award.

No School Day Art Workshop for Kids: Name of the Game on November 11, 9 am - 3 pm: Do you love board games? This workshop is a chance for kids to create their own design and their own rules. We will also have some games available to play as well as some other art materials available for a fun-filled No School day.

137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. Info & registration: 508-540-3304 / falmouthartcenter.org 


Musical Performances at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Live Webcast on the Big Screen - October 24, 8 - 10 pm: Open seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. With Sharel Cassity, alto saxophone; Gary Bartz, alto saxophone; Barney McAll, piano; James King, bass; Greg Bandy, drums. A multi-generational meeting of legendary masters and up-and-coming musicians, the fifth annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival offers unique celebrations in swing, featuring a variety of artists from around the globe. Join the Center for this wonderful new way to visit Lincoln Center without crossing any bridges!

James Montgomery and Friends - October 25, 8 - 10 pm: James Montgomery, best known as the lead singer, blues harp player, front man, and bandleader of The James Montgomery Blues Band. His blend of gutsy blues is buoyed by Montgomery's direct, gritty singing and his command of a wide spray of electric- and acoustic-harmonica tones and moody sonics and guitar like you dream about. James will appear with Danielle Miraglia, whose old Gibson guitar is the driving force behind her raw, powerful, whiskey tinged-voice. Reserve your tickets ahead of time, last year 150 people called too late!

307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Info: 508-394-7100 / cultural-center.org 

Upcoming Musical Performances at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Debra Mann singing Joni Mitchell - October 24, 7 - 9 pm: Debra Mann is a triple threat. She plays a sweet piano, writes splendidly, and has a voice that envelopes one with warmth and sensuality. Based in Providence, RI, she performs extensively throughout the New England area in clubs, concerts, and festivals. Debra returns to Cotuit after a sold out performance at the 8th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival. Debra Mann on vocals & piano, Alan Clinger on guitar, Ron Ormbsy on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

Hair in Concert - October 25, 8 - 10 pm: The music from Hair with Tedi Marsh & Friends on vocals, Fred Boyle on keyboard, Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

Sloan Wainwright presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse - November 1, 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters.Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles - pop, folk, jazz and blues - held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto. The end result, a unique and soulful hybrid.

3rd Annual Ukulele Celebration - November 2, 2 - 4 pm: The "Uke-A-Long" opens the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele. Song charts are available to download here - there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime and all ages and abilities are welcome. AND there is free admission if you bring your ukulele and participate!
The opening number will be followed by performances from the Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble, the Cape Cod Ukuladies, and the Steve Gregory Household, with Catie Flynn Plus 2 and the CCftA All-Stars.

4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Info & admission: 508-428-0669 / cotuitcenterforthearts.org 

Sebastian B�verstam and Constantine Finehouse at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Highfield Hall & Gardens presents Sebastian B�verstam and Constantine Finehouse on October 26, 4 - 6 pm.

The talented prot�g� cellist Sebastian B�verstam and pianist, Constantine Finehouse, young virtuosos each in their own regard, will perform a variety of chamber music selections. Sebastian B�verstam took first prize in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition in 2006, and several months later performed the Shostakovich First Concerto with the BSO in Symphony Hall. Constantine Finehouse has performed in the US and abroad since receiving his Masters in Piano Performance from Yale University as a student of Boris Berman. He has played with numerous orchestras in the Boston area and has given a number of solo and chamber music performances in the city's best halls. He is a champion of the music of William Bolcom, whose complete solo piano works he is currently recording for Naxos Records.

56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Info: 508-495-1878 / highfieldhallandgardens.org 

Cape Conservatory CJazz Recitals in Barnstable & Falmouth

Cape Conservatory CJazz Recitals at the Cape Conservatory Barnstable Campus on November 1 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm & at the Cape Conservatory Falmouth Campus from 4 - 5 pm.

Small band combos, fun jam sessions...and all that jazz! The Conservatory Jazz (CJazz) program provides a great opportunity for instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages to develop as musicians and ensemble players. These recitals are free and open to the public.

Cape Conservatory Barnstable Campus - 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable | Cape Conservatory Falmouth Campus - 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Info: 508-540-0611 / capeconservatory.org 

Gloriae Dei Cantores Concert in Orleans

The Church of Transfiguration hosts a Gloriae Dei Cantores Concert from October 31 and November 1 at 7:30 pm with a Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 pm.

Glori� Dei Cantores choir of Orleans presents concerts with guest soloist Limmie Pulliam, tenor, with full orchestra, featuring Gerald Finzi's masterpiece Intimations of Immortality as well as For St. Cecilia, and other exquisite works by this 20th century British composer.

5 Bay View Drive, Orleans. Info & admission: 508-240-2400 / gdcchoir.org  

Eventide Arts presents An Evening with Robert Wyatt

Eventide Arts presents An Evening with Robert Wyatt at the Gertrude Lawrence Stage inside Dennis Union Church on November 1, 7:30 - 9:30 pm & November 2, 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

The end of World War I signaled the beginning of a new and distinctively American era of prosperity, changing morals and manners, and a deepening fascination with all types of popular entertainment. Celebrities like
John Barrymore, Fanny Brice, Babe Ruth, and Mary Pickford, dominated the newspapers, airwaves, and magazines. With a runaway hit song called Swanee in 1919, a young Brooklyn-born composer named George Gershwin joined them in the spotlight. For nearly two decades, his fame and musical
output would grow meteorically, catapulting him to international acclaim before his tragic death in 1937. Join pianist and Gershwin authority Robert Wyatt in this lively program exploring the composer's life and legacy.

713 Main Street, Dennis. Info & admission: 508-398-8588 / eventidearts.org 

Spicy Rhythms, Classic Greatness presented by Mastersingers of the Sea

Mastersingers of the Sea presents Spicy Rhythms, Classic Greatness at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth on November 2, 3 - 4:50 pm.

Mastersingers by the Sea chamber chorus with musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. David MacKenzie will perform its fall concert entitled Spicy Rhythms, Classic Greatness. The program will include Astor Piazzolla: Piazzolla for Marimba;  Ivan Hrusovsky: Rytmus; Franz Josef Haydn: String Quartet No. 64 in D Major, Largo Op. 76, No. 5;  Eric Whitacre: Animal Crackers; Tom Cipulo: Shadows Around The House. Featured artists will be the New Bedford Symphony String Quartet and percussionist Yumiko Watanabe.

68 Main Street, Falmouth. Info & tickets: 508-540-4732 / mastersingersbythesea.org 

Mike Garvan Group at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill

Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill hosts the Mike Garvan Group on November 1 at 8 pm.

The Mike Garvan Group will be performing jazz music at Grand Cru in Hyannis.

1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Info: 508-568-2932 / grandcruwinebar.com 


Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves at CCMoNH

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with Dennis Oyster Week and the Dennis Chamber of Commerce present the award-winning documentary, Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves, now - October 24, 1 - 2 pm.

Shellshocked follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth, and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world, the New York Harbor.

869 Main Street, Brewster. Info & admission: 508-896-3867, ext. 133 / ccmnh.org 

Local Lens Series: The Films of Jefferson Thomas at Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Wellfleet Preservation Hall's Local Lens Series presents the films of Jefferson Thomas on October 24, 7:30 - 9 pm.

This is the 4th installment of Wellfleet Preservation Hall's Local Lens series, which showcases the work of regionally-based filmmakers and photographers. A native Wellfleetian, Jefferson Thomas will be sharing 3 of his short films with us including his most recent work in progress, all works of narrative fiction in the classic thriller/horror/noir genres. Jefferson will be present to discuss the development of his vision and style, the filmmaking process and the challenges of producing films as a young artist on the Outer Cape. 

335 Main Street, Wellfleet. Info & tickets: 508-349-1800 / wellfleetpreservationhall.org 

The Orleans Surf Film Festival at the Old Jailhouse Tavern

Orleans Chamber of Commerce presents The Orleans Surf Film Festival at the Old Jailhouse Tavern from October 24 - 25, 5:30 - 10 pm.

Feel the waves at the Old Jailhouse Tavern where we celebrate surf culture. Bringing to Orleans surf independent and feature films plus the pick of short film productions from local surf filmmakers. Walk through our gallery of memorabilia, watch films selected by New England surfers and enjoy drinks, music and more. The featured films are Endless Abilities by Windy Films and The Granite Stoke by Dooster Productions. This festival benefits the Orleans Chamber Scholarship Foundation. Since 1997 we have distributed over $151,000 in scholarships to students at NRHS! 

28 West Road, Orleans. Info & tickets: 508-255-7203 / members.orleanscapecod.org

Stop Kiss at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Stop Kiss in the Black Box Theater, now - October 26.

A play by Diana Son, Directed by Jason Mellin. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Info & tickets: 508-428-0669 / cotuitcenterforthearts.org

Impresario Now! at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape Cod presents Impresario Now! 90% Musicale, 90% Theater, Very Mozart Most of the Time! hosted by the Cultural Center in partnership with Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater on November 1, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

Impresario Now! is a a re-telling of the comic Mozart tale of producers going broke, auditioning out-of-work singers, general mayhem, jealousy, art versus commerce and a true love of music. This version is a new English play with music, including the four original tunes, sung in English and an additional array of Mozart's greatest hits from Cosi fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni. Dueling sopranos, battling barihunks, quick moving producers, and an all singing, dancing, acting cast. Big fun for opera lovers, theater devotees, and anyone who enjoys a chuckle, belly laugh, or a good long giggle.

307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Info: 508-394-7100 / cultural-center.org 

Eventide Arts presents Born Yesterday

Eventide Arts presents Born Yesterday at the Gertrude Lawrence Stage at Dennis Union Church, now - November 2.

A Broadway triumph-turned-1950 Academy Award-nominated film, Born Yesterday is a deliciously witty screwball comedy about a corrupt businessman trying to get ahead. Harry Brock, a junk-dealer millionaire on the rise, hunkers down in a lavishly decorated hotel room in Washington with his brassy chorus girl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow.

713 Main Street, Dennis. Info & tickets: 508-398-8588 / eventidearts.org 

Woods Hole Theater Company presents Harvey

Woods Hole Theater Company presents Harvey at the Woods Hole Community Hall from November 6 - 16.

Harvey, by Mary Chase, and Directed by Joan Edstrom. Join Elwood P. Dowd, his sister Veta, and his friend Harvey. Featuring the following cast members: Dan Tritle, Cathy Smith, Katie Stone, Janet Gardner, Susan Schmidt, Adreinne Baumann, Todd Sadler, Will Kennedy, Robert Bock, Davien Gould, Joe Richards, and Tom Lyons.

68 Water Street, Woods Hole. Info & tickets: 508-540-6525 / woodsholetheater.org 

The King and I at Barnstable Comedy Club

Barnstable Comedy Club presents The King and I from November 6 - 23.

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage. Directed by Sue Lindhom, musical director Geraldine Bowles, Choreographer Kelly Quealy.

3171 Route 6A, Barnstable. Info & admission: 508-362-6333 / barnstablecomedyclub.com 

Funny Girl at Cape Rep Theatre

Cape Rep Theatre presents Funny Girl from November 6 - December 7.

Set in New York in the early 1900s, this is the story of vaudeville, radio, film and theater comedienne, Fanny Brice, from her Brooklyn beginnings as a star-struck Jewish teenager who fast-talked and wisecracked her way into show business, to her turn as the toast of New York, to the unraveling of her personal life. This American classic features the great music of Jule Styne, including the hits People and Don't Rain on My Parade. Music & Lyrics by Bob Merrill & Jule Styne. Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, & Bob Merrill. Directed by Maura Hanlon. Musical Direction by Scott Storr.

3299 Route 6A, Brewster. Info & tickets: 508-896-1888 / caperep.org 


Upcoming Auditions at Cotuit Center for the Arts!

Audition: Toby Britches Improv
Audition Dates: October 27 at 6 pm & 7:30 pm
Audition Location: Basement at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Ever wonder if you've got what it takes to stand up in front of an audience and let good theater just spontaneously happen? Well, now's your chance to find out, with Toby Britches Improv. Toby Britches is a new, developing improv group on Cape Cod. We meet in a workshop once a week (Monday nights) to play theater games and develop our improvisational skills. And we're auditioning new members as we prepare for our FIRST EVER show in February. Plan to do some warm-ups, play some games and have lots of fun. Men and women of all ages (over 16) welcome! There's no charge to be part of the group, but we do hire a professional coach once a month at a cost of $20/member. Members must commit to attending our workshop every Monday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm. February performance dates are still to be finalized.

Audition: Three Viewings
Audition Dates: November 11, 6 - 8 pm in the Art Studio & November 15, 1 - 4 pm
Audition Location: Basement Rehearsal Room
Performance Dates: January 8 - 25, 2015. Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm in the Black Box Theater
Director Garry Mitchell will be holding auditions for Jeffrey Hatcher's Three Viewings, three one-act monologues for one man and two women.
Auditioning Roles
  • Tell-Tale - Emil, male, 25-55 or so. Undertaker. Fussy and detail oriented, mild mannered but fantasizes behind the mask of propriety. In love.
  • The Thief of Tears - Mac, female, 25-45 or so. Jewel thief who robs corpses. Hard and cynical with wry sense of humor. Street smart but hiding secrets, bitterness, and vulnerability.
  • Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti - Virginia, female, 45-65 or so. Recent widow of a wheeler-dealer contractor who discovers her husband has left her in debt to the bank, her family, and the mob.  Optimistic, naive, strong, garrulous. Seemingly a born victim, but...
To sign up for an audition spot, please email Michele Colley at macmoves@comcast.netCotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit.
Upcoming Free Demonstration at Cape Cod Chat House

Cape Cod Chat House announces a Gravity Painting Free Demonstration on October 25, 2 - 3 pm.

The wonders of watercolor are its fluidity and its transparency. The magic of blending color and water on wet paper is exciting to see. If you've always wanted to "paint loose," come to this demonstration of "gravity painting" by artist Dick McGarr and try it yourself!

593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. Info: 508-694-7187. Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. capecodchathouse.com 


Free Meet the Artist Larry Folding Reception & Demonstration

Guild of Harwich Artists presents a Meet the Artist Reception and Demonstration at the Art Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists on October 25, 2 - 4 pm.

Larry is a well-known watercolorist and teacher, and will create a watercolor of the dune shacks of the National Seashore. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to this free event.

551 Route 28, Harwich Port. Info: 508-432-1012 / guildofharwichartists.com 


Farm.Field.Sea: An Island Culinary Adventure on Martha's Vineyard

Arts Martha's Vineyard presents Farm.Field.Sea: An Island Culinary Adventure on Martha's Vineyard from October 25 - 26.

Learn new skills with Island food producers, such as how to shuck an oyster, select the best fish and meat, and how to grow a succulent crop. Experience hands on cooking instruction with top chefs of the foods you have helped gather and source. Adventure behind-the-scenes for an unparalleled access to Martha's Vineyard's authentic food community. And finally, eat very well!

Email eat@ffsmv.com to reserve a spot on the scheduled adventures or to create a custom adventure. For more info, visit: ffsmv.com 

Fall Classes at the Falmouth Art Center

Fall Classes concentrating on painting, weaving, ceramic and pottery, drawing and much more: Prices and times vary depending on the class. Classes for Session VII began on September 15 and are running until October 26, so be sure to check out their variety of classes.

137 Gifford Street, Flamouth. Info & registration: 508-540-3304 / falmouthart.org 

Cotuit Center for the Arts Upcoming Workshops

Artful Thursdays - Wooden Birds with Alfie Glover - October 23, 6 - 9 pm: Create a whimsical wooden bird to hang on the wall or stand on a table. Draw your own bird or choose from several available styles. Choose to make it functional with a decorative peg if you wish. Make a unique piece for yourself or as a gift - start to finish in this three hour workshop.

How to Audition with Jim Pettibone - October 25, 10 am - 12:30 pm: Auditioning can be challenging even for professional actors. Learn and practice techniques that will help you in making clear acting choices as well as how to connect to your partner in an audition. We'll also talk about what's frequently involved in callbacks and typecasting. 

Understanding Abstract Art with Carl Lopes - October 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: If you've ever been to a museum or a dinner party with art lovers, you've probably heard people discussing "abstract art"-but it seems like every time the topic comes up, it gets more convoluted. Abstract art doesn't have to be so unclear. There is a way to "read" an abstract painting and a basic understanding can take you a long way! With a basic idea of the history of abstract art, you can apply a method to every painting you see-so when you're faced with a "what the heck am I looking at" piece, you'll know where to begin. Join this interesting and interactive experience as we discuss the concepts and techniques behind abstract art.

Additional Workshops:
  • Mixed Media Adventure with Lenore Lyons - started October 20 and continuing October 27, November 3 & 10
  • Open Live Model Session with Jackie Reeves - started October 22 and continuing October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3 & 10
  • Drawing People with Jackie Reeves - October 29, November 5, 12 & 19
  • Still Life in Watercolor or Acrylic with Rosalie McCarthy - October 31, November 7, 14 & 21
  • Improv with Jim Pettibone - November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 & 13
  • Illustration Theater with L. Michelle Law - November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1 & 8
  • Three Steps to Stronger Paintings with Mary L. Moquin - November 8, 15, 22, December 6, 13 & 20
  • What's Your Story, Morning Glory? with Christine Rathbun Ernst - November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 20
4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Info & registration: 508-428-0669 / cotuitcenterforthearts.org 

Friends of Snow Library Lifetime Learning Sessions

Great American Singers and Their Songs, started October 16 and continuing October 23, 30, November 6, 13 & 20: Steve Bornemeier and John Whelan, host of WOMR: Our musical experts will examine some of America's best singers of the 20th century: their origins, important songs, and styles. Featured are Bing Croby, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat "King" Cole, Fred Astaire, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra 

Paradoxes and Fallacies in Science Government and the Law - started October 20 and continuing October 27, November 3 & 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm: Dr. Fisher, PhD in Nuclear Physics, will discuss how paradoxes and fallacies have influenced our knowledge of the universe and where they point out the limits of our knowledge. Then, looking at government and legal histories, we re-examine what we were taught in school.

The Many Faces of Robert Schumann - started October 22 and continuing October 29, November 5, 12 & 19 from 1 - 2:30 pm: Kenneth Fearn, Pianist and Professor Emeritus of Music, Smith College, will enlighten us with an introduction to the multifaceted world of the composer as viewed through the lens of his music for piano. This class meets at the Orleans Historical Society Meetinghouse Museum at 3 River Road, Orleans.

The Mind in the Movies, 10th Anniversary - started October 22, and continuing October 29, November 5, 12 & 19 from 10:15 am - 1 pm: Dr Robert Singer, PhD in Psychology, and Sandra Rhodes, will introduce five new films to the class. An interactive discussion, pre- and post- screeening, of the films will be guided by the perspective and expertise of these two mental health professionals. (list of films available at library prior to program)

Our Changing Environment: Can We Make A Difference? - October 24, 31, November 7 from 1 - 2:30 pm: 10/24 Jeffrey Donnelly, PhD, Associate Scientist, WHOI: A Perfect Storm: The Collision of Tropical Cyclones, Climate Change, and Coastal Populatin Growth. 10/31 Richard Houghton, PhD, Aciting Director and Senior Scientist at Wood Hole Research Center: Climate Change, the Global Carbon Cycle, and the Management of Carbon on Land. 11/07: Fiamma Straneo, PhD, Dept of Physical Oceanography, WHOI: Changing Face of Greenland.

The Magic of Mozart - October 27, November 3 & 10 from 10:30 am - 12-noon: T. Joseph Marchio, Director of the Chatham Chorale, will meet the challenge of enriching our Mozart listening experience. Members of the Chatham Chorale  will treat us with their singing at the 3rd session.

67 Main Street, Orleans. Info: 508-255-9607 / friendsofsnowlibrary.org

CCAA Upcoming Workshops & Conference Announcement

Photography Workshop with Michael Melford, October 24 - 26 from 5:45 am - 7:45 pm: When not shooting for National Geographic, Michael enjoys giving seminars and workshops in photography, sharing both his extensive knowledge. During your weekend with Michael you will explore both the technical and creative aspects of photography. He urges you to arrive with an open mind, lots of questions, and prepared to challenge yourself to expand your own creative style and photographic vision.

Additional Workshops:
  • Experimental Masters Class with Mary Moquin - October 27 - December 1, Mondays 12:30 - 4 pm
  • Intro to Digital Photography with John Tunney - October 27 - December 1, Mondays 6 - 8 pm
  • One on One Oil Painting with Sean Cassidy - October 28 - December 2, Tuesdays 9:30 am - noon
  • Photoshop Essentials with John Tunney - October 28 - December 2, Tuesdays 6 - 8 pm
  • Oil Painting with Julie Blanchard - October 28 - December 2, Tuesdays 1 - 3:30 pm
  • Watercolor with Julie Blanchard - October 29 - December 10, Wednesdays 1:30 - 4 pm
  • Experimental Masters with Mary Moquin - October 29 - December 10, Wednesdays 9 am - 12:30 pm
  • Beginning Pastels and Acrylic with Odin Smith - October 29 - December 10, Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm
  • Watercolor with Jean Tucker - October 30 - December 11, Thursdays 9 am - noon
  • Pastels with Barbara Stone - October 30 - December 11, Thursdays 4:15 - 6:15 pm
  • Life Drawing - October 31 - December 5, Fridays 1 - 4 pm
  • Pastels and Acrylics with Odin Smith - October 31 - December 12, Fridays 9:30 am - noon
  • Energized Studio Painting Workshop with Jonathan McPhillips - November 8 - 9, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Click Photography Conference at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center (35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis) on November 15, 9 am - 5 pm: Attend Click! 2014 - a major regional event for every photographer produced by Cape Cod Art Association and Photography Center of Cape Cod. Whether you're a photo beginner or pro, you'll want to be at this event. Roman Kurywczak, Sigma Pro Photographer and noted expert on Macro, Nature and Night Photography will lead the lunchtime keynote "Nature Inspired." There are many sessions to choose from as well as a print competition and a tradeshow with Hunt's Photo. 

3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. Info & registration: 508-362-2909 / CapeCodArtAssoc.org 

Fresh Paint Gallery Free Painting Demonstrations

Fresh Paint Gallery announces Free Painting Demonstration, now - October 31 from 11 am - 3 pm Fridays-Sundays.

Visit the painting demonstrations Friday-Sunday during the month of October celebrating Fall for the Arts at the Fresh Paint Gallery.

169B Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. Info: 508-375-9220 / freshpaintgalleryonline.com

Swine and Dine: A Celebration of the Pig Presented by Arts Martha's Vineyard

Swine & Dine, October 31 from 6 - 8 pm: The Porks & Knives chefs will converge over all-day smoked local pork, and each chef will contribute their personal favorite BBQ Sauce Recipe. Each recipe will be voted on by the attendees, and the winning sauce will be featured on the Kitchen Porch website! This casual event is appropriate for foodies and families alike! Enjoy live country music, local beer, and all you can eat Pulled Pork Sandwiches slow-smoked for an entire day from our locally-raised pigs, with three. All enjoyed with music and even face painting for the kids! A perfect way to celebrate Halloween with friends and community, and meet your local farmers and chefs in a fun, relaxed setting!

Swine & Dine Grand Gala Event, November 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm: This will be a Six-Course Gala featuring local produce and of course, locally raised pork. The Gala is a celebration of our farming community, as well as an upholding of heritage agricultural and culinary traditions. This event is open to the public - chefs, farmers, and community members alike are encouraged to attend for good food and education.

For more information on the teachers, and the Porks & Knives four-day class, visit: kitchenporch.com

Free Chatham Choral Voice Master Class at Barnstable High School

Chatham Chorale announces an upcoming Free Voice Master Class at the Knight Auditorium in Barnstable High School on November 1, 9 am - 12:30 pm.

The Chatham Chorale offers a master class in vocal music, taught by noted vocal pedagogue Patty Thom, chair of Voice and Opera at the Boston Conservatory since 2003. Promising students, selected from among applicants from high schools across the Cape, will perform and receive coaching on stage. Audience members-other vocal students, singers of all ages and experience, and music lovers in general-benefit by listening to the coaching and taking part in a question-and-answer period. Thanks to a generous grant from the Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust, this first-ever event will be free and is open to the public.

744 West Main Street, Hyannis. Info: 1-888-556-2707 / info@chathamchorale.org 

Osterville Village Library presents The Winter Birds of Cape Cod

Osterville Village Library presents The Winter Birds of Cape Cod program from November 12.

Catch a glimpse of the birding opportunities on Cape Cod during the winter months. Cape Cod is renowned worldwide for the abundance of birds during our fall season, but many people don't realize the birding opportunities during the winter months. Vast flocks of winter robins, several species of hawks and owls and the occasional appearance of unusual vagrants make for plentiful birding opportunities on the Cape in the winter. Birds face many challenges in staying warm and finding food during Cape Cod's winters. Join us for a glimpse into the winter birds of Cape Cod, and the many amazing survival adaptations they employ! Cape Cod is renowned worldwide for the abundance of birds during our fall season, but many people don't realize the birding opportunities during the winter months. Vast flocks of winter robins, several species of hawks and owls and the occasional appearance of unusual vagrants make for plentiful birding opportunities on the Cape in the winter. Birds face many challenges in staying warm and finding food during Cape Cod's winters. Join us for a glimpse into the winter birds of Cape Cod, and the many amazing survival adaptations they employ!

43 Wianno Ave, Osterville. Info: 508-428-5757 / ostervillefreelibrary.org 

A 3-Day Fall Playwright Workshop at The Provincetown Theater

The Provincetown Theater announces A 3-Day Fall Playwright Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to be a writing superhero from November 14 & 15, 2 - 5 pm and November 16, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm followed by The Fall Playwrights' Festival & Talkback.

This warm, welcoming writing workshop is designed to focus on what's super in your play - while bringing out the playwright superhero in you. Ed will present his "How To Be a Writing Superhero" seminar, sharing the secrets of how to leap tall piles of printer paper, outrun speeding critics, turn back time for deadlines, defeat writing super villains, live a healthy writing life, make art in a sometimes indifferent world... and save the world with your words! If you choose to, you'll have the opportunity to present a 10-minute-or-under sample of your work (scene, excerpt, or monologue) to be read out loud by your fellow workshop attendees. This can be a pre-existing piece, or something you develop during our time together. After the reading, Ed will lead the group in contributing an incisive, clear, supportive critique with utmost respect for each artist and zero Sturm und Drang. Volunteers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll cover as many as time-allows. Let us know if you'll have something to share when you sign up. Whatever your stage in the superhero writing life (master or novice, Batman or Robin)... whatever your playwriting style... and regardless of your particular strengths or blocks, this weekend will help you reconnect with your passion for playwriting and express the excellence that's uniquely you. This workshop is partially funded by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Call Sunie & Erica at the theater to register and for more details: 508-487-7487. The Provincetown theater is located at 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown.


Cotuit Center for the Arts Looking for Worker Bees!
Cotuit Center for the Arts is building a beautiful new curved stage and setting the room in a position where it will stay into the summer of 2015, and they need some extra help!

Carpentry experience will be helpful, but not necessary. Most of this work does not require getting dirty and lugging stuff around. CCftA is organizing the work into 3-4 hour shifts and will feed volunteers either at the end of the morning or before the afternoon shift.

Volunteer Dates
October 25, 9 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 5 pm
October 26, 9 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 5 pm
October 28, 9 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 4 pm
November 4, 9 am - 12:30 pm & 1 - 4 pm

If you are available please respond with your availability to Jennifer Drugge at jdrugge@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

Maser Gallery Seeking November Artist(s)

Maser Gallery is seeking artist(s) for the month of November!

Important Dates
Hanging Show: October 31, 12-noon to 6 pm.
Opening Reception: November 2
Show take-down: December 5, 10 am to 12-noon

All who are interested can contact:
Marcia Huyette - Maser Gallery Coordinator
508-457-0800 / marcia@fctv.org

Art Bags for Kids Seeks Donations To Expand Reach Within Cape Cod
Art Bags for Kids, a non-profit art therapy program for children who are either limited to their home due to illness or disability, or are not able to regularly participate in social or school art programs, is seeking donations in hopes of expanding its reach!

In the last year Art Bags for Kids has donated supplies to the Pedi Pal program at Hope Health Hospice of Cape Cod. More recently, in hopes of expanding their healing reach, the organization has also donated supplies to several hospitals, including Yale-New Haven Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. They hope to continue to reach children across the US and spread the healing power of art. The organization is presently looking for donations of new fabric, felt, ribbon, buttons and twine to include in their donated bags of supplies. Donations can be dropped off in the specified donation box at The Osterville Public Library or mailed directly to the organization's Founder at the following address: Christine Frisbee, Art Bags for Kids, PO Box 445, Osterville, MA 02655.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Christine Frisbee at Christine@ArtBagsForKids.com / see more about the program by visiting the organization's website at ArtBagsForKids.com .

Holiday Craft Fair Calling Artisans, Crafters & Creators of All Things Handmade
Centerville Elementary PTA announces a call to artisans, crafters and creaters of all things handmade to participate in the Holiday Craft Fair at the school on November 8 from 9 am - 1 pm.

The Bay Lane PTA is looking for handmade items, with a fee of $40 per table or $20 with donation of your product ($20 value) that will be used for the raffle at the Holiday Craft Fair. Participating artists should do very well, as parents and extended family of the students are sure to make a purchase.

All who are interested please contact Bay Lane PTA President Nancy O'Neil: 774-487-0556 / baylanepta@gmail.com

Call to Artists and Performers for the 2015 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties
The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2015 Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program, with an application deadline on November 14.

The shanties are located in the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District, at Bismore Park/Ocean Street, Hyannis. Artists will be juried and first selections made by Friday, December 19 based on applications received.  Subsequent applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis following this date for any remaining spots for the 2015 season and will be filled based on need and availability. 

Applications can be downloaded from the home page at HyArtsDistrict.com. For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator at Melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4767.

Cultural Center Announces Call For Submissions
Heavenly Bodies: The Human Form, Transformed,  juried exhibition with a drop-off date on November 18, 9 am - 5 pm: All work in the exhibit will depict the human form, transformed in some interesting and creative way. A dozen artists have been invited to transform mannequin torsos into art. The results will populate the Great Hall for the duration of the exhibit, November 19 - December 7Submissions of work that communicates ideas, stories, relationships, metaphors, and epiphanies are strongly encouraged. Although digital work will be considered, you are discouraged from using form without function. The transformation should be metaphoric or layered in some way. 
The Art of Recovery, with a Submission Drop-Off Date on November 18, 9 am - 2 pm: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Justice for Youth Collaborative will host the Art of Recovery Exhibit in the Center's Board Room Gallery from November 19 - 30, 2014. Artists are invited to submit work that reflects or is the result of a personal recovery from a physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional trauma... or from any debilitating experience. Original work in any media will be considered. All submissions must be prepared for hanging or display. There is no submission fee, but donations are most welcome. There will be a 30% commission on art sales. This will be a juried exhibit, and emerging artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration. Both organizations are more interested in the creative expression of those who have won a battle of are in the process of recovery that in credentials. 


Complete guidelines are available at: cultural-center.org. For more information, contact Robert M. Nash: bnash@cultural-center.org or Lauren Wolk: lwolk@cultural-center.org at 508-394-7100.

Truro Center for the Arts 2015 Ceramic Artist-in-Residence Program Call for Artists
The Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is very excited to announce its Second Annual Ceramic Artist-in-Residence Program, and they are looking for two talented early-career clay artists to come live and make ceramic art work in beautiful Truro, Massachusetts from January 5 - April 5, 2015 with an application deadline on November 19.

Residents will share furnished housing, studio space and an art exhibition upon completion of the residency for $400/month. Contact the Ceramics Studio Manager, Brian Taylor at brian@castlehill.org for an application or more info.

The ceramics program has historically been one of Castle Hill's most popular programs and since the center's renovation in the winter of 2006, the clay cooperative and community classes have been growing annually. The Truro Center for the Arts at "Castle Hill" was established by Joyce Johnson in 1971 and a group of committed Cape Cod artists who transformed the nineteenth century barn into an art educational and community center in Truro, Massachusetts. Forty-three years later, Castle Hill continues to provide workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and events for residents and visitors in a relaxed, non-competitive environment that is conducive for creating art.

Additional contacts at Truro Center for the Arts: Kathleen Jacobs, Marketing Director - kathy@castlehill.org; Cherie Mittenthal, Executive Director - cherie@castlehill.org / visit castlehill.org/residency.html 

Performers Are Needed for First Night Sandwich
Volunteers are needed in every area of the upcoming First Night Sandwich New Year's Eve event on December 31.

Performance artists who can sing, dance, and play instruments are welcome. We would love to have visual artists and performers in the spoken word, all can register on the First Night Website.  If you enjoy being around creative people and would like to help the night of the event there are many opportunities. The committee is also looking for people who are handy and would like to help construct masks, create luminaries to float on Shawme Pond, or work on general assembly of parade items.  We are an enthusiastic and fun group that enjoys all aspects of the New Year's Eve celebration, but we need everyone's help to complete this wonderful event.

For those who are interested, visit firstnightsandwich.com and there is a volunteer/participate tab to sign up!

CCAA Call to Cape Cod Artists: Applications Now Open for Art Within Reach Grant

Cape Cod Art Association has established a new charitable giving grant program, Art Within Reach, to help assist and promote an individual artist residing on Cape Cod, with a hard application deadline on February 2, 2015.

A $500 cash grant will be given to the selected recipient
Along with a solo show at Cape Cod Art Association's Talbot Gallery in Barnstable Village from March 17 - 23, 2015 with a Reception on March 20, 6 - 9 pm.

The grant will be provided to an individual artist living on Cape Cod with a recognized artistic excellence in Fine Art (film does not qualify) and a demonstrated commitment to their art. These unrestricted funds may be applied toward any expense to enhance the artist's ability to create work. Applicants must be an individual artist. Organizations may not apply. One application may be submitted by a single individual during each round of funding. Artists are responsible for applicable taxes.

Application: Click Here!
Application deadline: Monday February 2, 2015
Notification: All applicants will receive an official notification letter by email or mail (if no email is provided) by Februrary 20, 2015. There is no personal feedback given to jurors.

Please provide application, artist statement, CV and images of your work, emailed as jpegs or burned to a disk and mailed. Email to: amy@capecodartassoc.org & Mail to: CCAA Art Within Reach Grant PO Box 85 Barnstable, MA 02630. For more info: 508-362-2909 / capecodartassoc.org/new-art-within-reach-grant-opportunity/ 

More Applications, Grants, Spaces & Work

Lantern Tours Explore Historic Harwich Graveyard
Brooks Academy Museum presents Lantern Tours Explore Historic Harwich Graveyard, now - October 25.

Meet the spirits of Harwich past on guided lantern tours of Harwich Center Cemetery as costumed reenactors tell the stories of former residents woven into the history of Harwich.

80 Parallel Street, Harwich. Info: 508-432-8089 / harwichhistoricalsociety.org 

Oyster Grand Tasting at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth
Oyster Grand Tasting will take place at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on October 26, 5 - 7 pm.

Leading chefs will offer savory dishes ranging from classics to contemporary fusion creations, to international offerings that will delight your palate however cautious or adventurous. This gastronomic event for food lovers will inspire greater appreciation for oysters both as a culinary staple, and as a vital species in preserving of our one ocean and its coastlines. Guests will dine at sunset to the sounds of the Fred Clayton Jazz Trio. This event is in support of the 6th International Oyster Symposium that is coming to Cape Cod in October 2015 

Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located at 350 Quaker Road, Falmouth. For more info, contact Kahren Dowcett: 508-737-4220 / oystergrandtasting.com 

Artist Ball at Dreamland Presented by Arts Martha's Vineyard

Arts Martha's Vineyard presents an Artist Ball at Dreamland on October 26, 7 - 10 pm.

The Artist Ball celebrates the culmination of Fall for the Arts activities that are happening throughout October. Each year, Fall for the Arts focuses on all of the amazing artists and art and cultural organizations that enrich the quality of life on Martha's Vineyard. This event serves to educate the public about the various art projects and what the different organizations are all about. It also presents a great networking opportunity for artists, but most of all, it is a FUN costume optional party with GREAT music and dancing! Craig Minor will be creating another wonderful art installation known as Whatever the Outcome

9 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs. Info & tickets: 508-693-5444 / artsmarthasvineyard.org/artist-ball/ 

14th Annual Arts & Souls Masquerade Ball at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Cotuit Center for the Arts presents the 14th Annual Arts & Souls Masquerade Ball Outer Space Spooktacular on October 31, 7:30 pm.

There will be music, dancing, and "bone-chilling" refreshments. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. This is one of the best Halloween parties in New England. Check out pictures from some of the previous years' events by clicking here!

4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. Info: 508-428-0669 / cotuitcenterforthearts.org


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