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Beacon Hill Coming to the Cape & Arts Matter Advocacy Day!

Commonwealth Conversations Tour - Admiral's Hall Auditorium in the Harrington Building at Massachusetts Maritime Academy - March 18, 6 pm:  Over the past month, your state senators have been holding a series of public forums in every region of the Commonwealth. They're asking for ideas from the public and how to best strengthen the economy, improve our schools, and make our communities healthier and safer. Let's make sure the arts and cultural community is in the audience to show our state senators arts matter! If you are not able to make it, Tweet at @MA_Senate during the forum or use the hastag #MAconvos. For more info, visit: malegislature.gov/CC/About 

Arts Matter Advocacy Day -  Citi Wang Theatre and the Massachusetts State House in Boston -  March 25 from 9 am - 2 pm: Show our state political leaders that arts matter in Massachusetts.  After a morning of mingling, celebrating arts & culture, and sharpening our advocacy skills at the Wang, you will travel together in an "Arts Matter March" to the State House! When you arrive, you will meet with our legislators about arts and cultural issues, including the state budget.  To review the program schedule and to RSVP today, visit: mass-creative.org/amadrsvp


Tourism Budget Slashed - Help Save Marketing Funds

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce announces that the FY16 budget, released by Governor Baker's office, cut statewide and regional tourism marketing funds by 74% from the amount negotiated by the Legislature last summer.

Would your business survive without spending by visitors? This decrease in funding has enormous consequences on the Chamber's ability to continue to attract visitors to the Commonwealth and to Cape Cod. The next step is for the Governor's budget to be debated by the Legislature, so let's help by sending them a loud, clear and overwhelming message of what this dramatic reduction means to you and your business.

Please take the time today and send a strong message that the legislatures can use to overturn the Governor's reduction!
  • Click here for the address of Legislative leaders
  • Click here for a sample letter you may send. Please try to add any specific info that legislators can use to overturn the Governor's reduction.


2016 Winter Art Exhibit Theme Announcement - Balancing Act 

The  Arts Foundation of Cape Cod , together with the Cotuit Center for the Arts, announces the ninth year of their collaborative winter exhibit, running from January 9 - February  20, 2016 titled  Balancing Act.

This annual exhibit will feature artist's interpretations of the theme - literally and figuratively. All Cape Cod established and emerging artists are invited to submit their art for consideration for inclusion in Balancing Act.

Deadline for Submissions: November 13, 2015
Notification Date: December 4, 2015
Submission Guidelines: Click here!
How to Submit: Members of the AFCC may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Non-members may submit one piece for a fee of $25. Please email all submission to balancingact@artsfoundation.org or mail your CD to Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 3 Patti Page Way, Centerville, MA 02632.

To join the AFCC, please click here (Artist Memberships are $30). To pay the $25 Non-Member entry fee, please click here. For more info, please email info@artsfoundation.org or call 508-362-0066 / artsfoundation.org/art-exhibit/ 

 

Learn More About Artist Debbie Pickett Mills!

 

Artist Bio

Deborah Pickett Mills was born in North Carolina. She received her BA from Appalachian State University, where her concentration was painting. After teaching high school art in NC for ten years, she moved to Geneva Switzerland for two years, and then to Cape Cod in 1992, where she currently lives with her husband, and where she raised her two children.


Over the last thirty years, Deborah has worked primarily with printmaking, mostly intaglio and monotype as well as watercolor and pastel. Some notable jurors have selected her work for regional and national juried shows/competitions: Barbara Haskell, Whitney Museum of Art; Irving Sandler, art critic and historian; and Eric Fischl, painter/printmaker. Locally, she received first place in printmaking at the Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show in 2000 and in 2002, the latter juried by Majorie B. Cohn, prints curator, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. In 2003, Deborah's work was included in the invitational exhibit Southcoast New England Printmaking 1939 to 2003, UMass Dartmouth. Deborah's artwork is in corporate and private collections.

As a teacher, Deborah is involved with the arts on Cape Cod. Since 2000, she has been co-facilitator of the Sandwich Schools Art History Program, where she teaches art history to volunteers in monthly sessions, who then present lessons to the school children of Sandwich, MA.

Since 2000, Deborah has been an art teacher at St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School in Hyannis, where her students have received numerous awards. For each year entered, the students at SFXP have received Silver and/or Gold Key awards at the Scholastic Art Awards. She is a member of the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators Association.

Artist Statement
"In my work, I am drawn to images that resonate with me in an aesthetically pleasing way, and which feel true to my everyday life. While reflecting a sense of place and time, my subjects are a response to fleeting images in our lives - spaces, light, people, and animals."

To contact the artist, please use either of the following emails: pickettmills@gmail.com or dmills@sfxp.org

    


Bobby Baker Named Jurors Choice Award Winner at 2015 Winter Member's Show
    Down The Drain  by Bobby Baker

A congratulations  goes out to AFCC Artist Member, CCAA Master Artist, and Copley Artist,  Bobby Baker for his work titled Down The Drain, being named the  Jurors Choice Award winner at the 2015 Winter Member's Show at the Copley Society of Art in Boston.

Bobby Baker's work is shaped by his love of seaside life, especially on Cape Cod. Baker's award winning photographic art has been widely published in magazines, books, websites, calendars, and his limited edition prints have been collected and exhibited in galleries and private collections nationally. His work has been featured by the Office of Massachusetts Travel and Tourism and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. The Providence (RI) Journal wrote, "Bobby Baker is one of New England's best coastal photographers." Shutterbug Magazine called his work "remarkable photography." Bobby has been awarded Copley Artist status at the Copley Society of Art in Boston and Master Artist status at the Cape Cod Art Association; His work is represented locally here on Cape Cod by Gallery 463 in Chatham.  The 2015 Member's Show will run through April 22 at the Co|So gallery at 158 Newbury Street in Boston.

To congratulate Bobby and learn more about his work, visit: bobbybaker.com



20th Anniversary Voices of Peace Poetry Contest Now Accepting Submissions

The 20th Anniversary Voices of Peace Poetry Contest sponsored by Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Cape Cod Chapter 041 Veterans for Peace is accepting submissions open to all poets on the Cape & Islands, now - March 27.

How to Submit Poems: Click here!
Deadline to Submit: All entries must be received (not just postmarked) by 5 pm, Friday, March 27
Notification: Judging will take place on March 28, and there is an awards ceremony planned for May 2 at the South Congregational Church in Centerville.

Support and assistance is provided by Guyer Barn Poets of Cape Cod, who coordinate the judging panel, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, who print the winning poems book, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod who generously funds the yearly project.

For more info, call Nina Tepper at 508-775-4045 / vfpcapecod.org 

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Featured Exhibits at Bank of Cape Cod's Hyannis & Falmouth Branches

The Artist and The Photographer - Hyannis Branch - March & April with a reception on March 12, 5 - 7 pm:  Harwich residents, Elaine Felos Ostrander (artist) and Kathleen Magnusson (photographer) both featured in this collaborative exhibit are friends and share a passion for the arts . Recently, Ostrander and Magnusson partnered for an exhibit at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. They enjoy the opportunity to show together, offering very interesting perspectives on a variety of subjects.

Photography by Linda Marquette - Falmouth Branch - March & April: Lighthouses, scenic ocean vistas, nautical images and all things Cape Cod are among the images captured by discerning eye of freelance photographer Linda Marquette. She loves capturing the natural beauty and peacefulness of landscapes. She has plenty of subject matter as she canvasses Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket for inspiration.

Hyannis Branch is located at 1582 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Falmouth Branch is located at 445 Main Street, Falmouth. Any area artist or photographer interested in utilizing the bank's gallery space should contact Mark Skala at mskala@bankofcapecod.com


Yarmouth Art Guild presents Hint of Spring Show  & Featured Artist Linda Lastoff 

Hint of Spring Show - Artists' Paintbox -  now - March 15:  Come and explore the Gallery and Gift Shop at this art exhibit and sale. The Yarmouth Art Guild Members have created original art based on their interpretations of the coming of Spring. Join the artists and make this your Spring shopping place.

Featured Artist Linda Lastoff - Cape Cod Five Bank's Yarmouth Branch - now - March 30: Linda works in pastels and watercolor. She will be the Featured Artist at Cape Cod 5 Bank during the month of March.

The Artists' Paintbox, Yarmouth Art Guild Gallery is located at 11 North Main Street, South Yarmouth. The Cape Cod Five Bank's Yarmouth Branch is located at 514 Station Ave, South Yarmouth. Info: 508-394-4500 /  yarmouthartguild.com 


 Current & Upcoming Exhibits + Free Demo at the Cape Cod Art Association

Breath of Spring -  now - March 15:  This popular exhibit focuses on the beauty of new beginnings and captures the epitome of spring through the visualization from many talented emerging and established artists.

Art Within Reach Exhibit featuring Invisible Selves by Julia Cumes - March 17 - 23 with a reception on March 20, 6 - 8 pm: CCAA is pleased to announce photographer Julia Cumes from Brewster, as the recipient of the first Art Within Reach grant. Julia was selected from a large pool of applicants and will receive a $500 grant to enhance her ability to create work. She will also receive a solo show to display her project titled, Invisible Selves. The exhibit is an exploration of female identity and experience in the present day. Cumes' photography is influenced by her experiences growing up in South Africa and her work centered on women and women's issues.

Free Watercolor Demo Roaring Into Spring: Lions and Lambs with Julie Blanchard - March 25, noon - 1:30 pm: This demo will take place as part of the CCAA's Brown Bag Lunch series. All levels are welcome to observe Blanchar's approach to watercolor and participate in a Q & A discussion. Bring your lunch and CCAA will provide the drinks.

Fluent in Photography - March 26 - April 20, with the Grand Opening and Exhibit Reception on March 26, 5 - 7 pm: Photography Center of Cape Cod, a program of CCAA, presents this open juried exhibit. 

3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. CCAA is open seven days a week Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 4 pm, and Sundays noon - 4 pm. Info: 508-362-2909 / capecodartassoc.org 


Art Reception for Four New Exhibits at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape Cod announces an upcoming Art Reception for Four New Exhibits  with music by the Fred Clayton Blues Band on March 21, 3 - 5 pm.

All four exhibits are free and open to the public from March 18 - 29:
  • Nothing But the Blues: Paintings by Gregory Stone - Board Room
  • Work by participants in the Habilitation Assistance Corps - Blue Room
  • Turning Fifteen at Fifty: A Juried Show by Cancer Survivors - Great Hall
  • Cape and Islands Art Educators Student Showcase - Vault

307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday, noon - 5 pm; and by chance. Info: 508-394-7100 /  cultural-center.org


Odin Smith Demonstration presented by Guild of Harwich Artists

Guild of Harwich Artists presents a free Odin Smith Demonstration at the Harwich Community Center on March 21, 2:30 - 4 pm.

The Guild of Harwich Artists is offering the public an opportunity to view a demonstration by popular Cape artist and teacher Odin Smith. Odin will create a painting in her favorite medium, acrylic. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to this free event.

100 Oak Street, Harwich. Info: 774-722-4465


Current Exhibits at the Falmouth Artists Guild

In or Out - now - March 23: Artwork in all media are featured in this free art exhibit. Cape Cod artists respond to the theme, In or Out - cozy, dry and warm, or bravely facing the elements.

Contrasts - March 26 - April 27: This free exhibit features artworks with a contrasting theme, such as big and small, light and dark, square and round, complementary colors, and so forth.

Masterful Clayworks - now - March 30: This free exhibit features ceramics and pottery by selected Cape Cod clay artists who are masters of their craft.

Works from Workshops - April 1 - 27: The Falmouth Art Center hosts many workshops each year, led by well-known artists from all around the country. The exhibit displays artwork by students who participated in these workshops.

Reception for Contrasts and Works from Workshops - April 10, 4 - 6 pm: The public is welcome at this free reception and art opening for the Falmouth Art Center's exhibits. Come meet the artists and view the exhibits. Refreshments will be provided.

137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. Info: 508-540-3304 /  director@falmouthart.org


Of Land and By Sea at Tree's Place

Tree's Place presents  Of Land and By Sea, now - March 30.

An exhibition featuring landscapes, seascapes and  nautical  scenes from some of the Master's of the genre. Nearly twenty of Tree's Artists' work will be featured in this wonderful exhibit.

60 Route 6A, Orleans. Info: 508-255-1330.


Thornton W. Burgess Society presents A Tale of Two Artists

Thornton W. Burgess Society presents A Tale of Two Artists exhibit,  now - March 30.

This exhibit features the work of two of the most important illustrators of books and stories by Sandwich native and renowned children's author Thornton W. Burgess (1874-1965). Artists Harrison Cady and Phoebe Erickson each had very different styles to depict the popular Burgess animal characters.

6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. Info: 508-888-6870 / thorntonburgess.org 


Native Plants at the CCMNH's Naturescape Gallery

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History's Naturescape Gallery presents  Native Plants, now - March 31.

Featuring work by Cape Cod nature photographer, conservationist and biochemist, Dr. Hans Rilling. It is Hans' passion for the natural world that is captured in his stunning images.

869 Main Street, Brewster. Gallery is open Monday - Sunday, 11 am - 3 pm. Info: 508-896-3867, ext. 133 / ccmnh.org


Current Exhibitions at the Sandwich Glass Museum

Common Scents, American Cologne & Perfume Bottles - now - March 31: Housed in the Museum's Special Exhibition Gallery dozens of scent, cologne and perfume bottles manufactured by American glasshouses in the 19th and 20th centuries will be on display as well as a selection of European bottles for comparison.

Eggstravaganza, Decorative Eggs & Glass Hen Dishes - now - April 26: The Victorian Era was well-noted for displays of opulence and prosperity with homes filled with numerous collectibles. This exhibit will highlight decorative eggs including glass eggs that were hand-decorated with flowers welcoming the Easter season.

Roger Gandelman, Return to the Age of Excellence - now - June 28: His work is simply exquisite. He is the premier glass artist in the United States, perhaps the world, who has devoted his full artistic efforts into making these objects. While small in scale each vessel makes a grand statement.

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


Members' Show at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham

Creative Arts Center in Chatham presents their  Members' Shownow - April 1.

A wonderful selection of original artwork by our talented members. Paintings, Pottery &  Jewelry  on display and for sale.

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


Museums on the Green presents Sand Dunes, Seals and Solitude

Museums on the Green (operated by the Falmouth Historical Society) presents Sand Dunes, Seals and Solitude: Impressions of the Lower Cape on display at the Falmouth Museums on the Green Cultural Center, now - April 10 .

This showcase of art and writing features work by Falmouth High School AP English and Advanced Art students. Funded entirely by Falmouth Education Foundation (FEF), the collaborative project enabled 42 FHS art students to travel with their teacher, Jane Baker, to High Head Beach in Provincetown, joined by AP English teacher Lauren Kenny and her students.

55 Palmer Ave, Falmouth. To schedule an appointment for viewing, call 508-548-4857 /  museumsonthegreen.org 


Organic By Nature at Woodruff's Art Center

Woodruff's Art Center  presents  Organic By Nature, now - April 26 .

This exhibit features a collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures by a very talented family of artists; it includes a mother Chris O'Dell Ferguson, and her two daughters, Cailyn and Kelly. Chris came from a fairly rural life where she earned her appreciation for nature. Moving to Cape Cod in 1988 Chris and her husband have raised their daughters in a similar environment.

1 North Market Street - Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Info: 508-477-5767.


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Snow Library Authors' Series Features Author Robert Finch

Snow Library will host the final Authors' Series event featuring Robert Finch on March 13, 1 - 2 pm.

Cape author, teacher, host of NPR's A Cape Cod Notebook . Co-editor of the Norton Book of Nature Writing . Author of The Primal Place, The Lambics of Newfoundland , and his latest, Outlands .

67 Main Street, Orleans. Suggested $10 donation. Info: 508-240-3760 / friendsofsnowlibrary.org


An Evening of Suspense with National Best-selling Author Casey Sherman

Cultural Center of Cape Cod presents An Evening of Suspense with National Best-selling Author Casey Sherman hosted by Books by the Sea on March 21, 7:30 - 9 pm.

Join Hyannis native and acclaimed author Casey Sherman for an evening of harrowing tales captured in a series of bestselling books including the block-buster, The Finest Hours, a white knuckle page turner about a dramatic 1952 Coast Guard rescue off Chatham. Disney Pictures is bringing it to the big screen next fall starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana and Ben Foster.

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



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VISI Gala Tonight at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cape Cod and Islands Art Educators Association in conjunction with the Cotuit Center for the Arts invite you to celebrate Youth Art Month and Arts Education Advocacy by attending the third annual VISI Gala on March 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

The evening will highlight honorees receiving annual art advocacy awards, large screen presentation of kindergarten through college student electronic exhibition, special student musical performances, red carpet "runway", hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be available. Open to the public, all are welcome.

4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. For more info visit:  cciaea.com 


Osterville Village Library presents a St. Patricks Day Celebration

Osterville Village Library presents a St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 14, 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Come enjoy performances of Irish Step Dancing from the Kanaley School of Irish Dance and Celtic Music by the Sean Murphy Trio! This event is free and open to the public.

  43 Wianno Ave, Osterville. Info: 508-428-5757 / capesymphony.org/cape-symphony


Sunday Student Showcase the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape Cod hosts the Sunday Student Showcase on March 15, 2 - 3:30 pm.

Part of the Arts Foundation's Collaboration of the Year of 2013, with the Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Conservatory of Art and Music, and Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Come hear students of all ages perform their hearts out! A great way to spend an hour or so on a Sunday afternoon.

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


Workshops for Kids Are Back at the Falmouth Artists Guild

Weekly Workshops Continue

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


February Vacation Week Camp & Ramona Quimby at HJT

Harwich Junior Theatre presents  Ramona Quimby, now - March 15.

By Len Jenkins based on the Newbery Medal-winning books by Beverly Clearly. Hold onto your hats! Ramona's life is a mess! But with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces these challenges as audiences laugh and cheer her on.

105 Division Street, West Harwich. Info & registration: 508-432-2002, ext. 17 /  hjtcapecod.org




MusicalPerformances

Upcoming Musical Performances at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Curtis on Tour - The Aizuri Quartet -  March 13, 7:30 - 9 pm:  Formed in the Fall of 2012, the Aizuri Quartet is a culmination of years of music-making between its members. From their studies together at Curtis and The Juilliard School, to their collaborations at storied chamber music festivals like Marlboro, Caramoor and the Ravinia Festival' s Steans Music Institute.

Violinist Alexi Kenney - March 22, 4 - 6 pm: Alexi is a winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild competition and studies at The New England Conservatory with Donald Weilerstein.

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


Bart Weisman Music Upcoming Performances

Bart Weisman Jazz Group Performances at Grand Cru in Hyannis:
Jazz Jam Cape Cod - Island Merchant - March 15, 4 - 7 pm: Jazz Jam Cape Cod is hosted by Bart Weisman. With Fred Boyle on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.

Grand Cru is located inside Cape Codder Resort & Spa at 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis. Island Merchant is located at 302 Main Street, Hyannis. For more info, visit:  bartweisman.com 


Cape Symphony presents Titans III

Cape Symphony performs Titans III at the Falmouth Academy on March 14, 7:30 - 9 pm.

Be among the first to hear Nth Degree, Cape Symphony's new force in chamber music. Jae Cosmos Lee, our Concertmaster, directs this exciting new group which features our incredibly talented Principals and some special guest artists. Each concert in this four-part series brings your a different piece from three indisputable geniuses: Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

  7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Info & tickets: 508-362-1111 / capesymphony.org/cape-symphony


Musical Performances Coming to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Grace Morrison and Friends, Concert and CD Release Party - March 14, 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Grace Morrison is an award winning Cape Cod-based singer/songwriter. The voice of Cardi's Furniture 2014 holiday campaign, Grace and the Really Small Orchestra won WPRI-12's Big Break Competition. A video of their song The Trouble was featured during the American Idol finale.

A Traditional Tribute to St. Patrick featuring Carraroe and the Haley Dancers - March 20, 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Members of the group are Attleboro piper Torrin Ryan, Duxbury accordionist Kevin Daly, Marion fiddler Mark Oien, and Falmouth banjo/guitar/bouzouki player Bill Black. The performance will also feature the incredible Haley Dancers.

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


Upcoming Musical Performances at the Cape Cod Media Center

Eventide Northeast Songwriters Competition, Winning Performances - March 14, 7 - 9 pm:  Listen to the winners perform their winning songs in various categories. This promises to be a fine evening of great entertainment. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be available.

Live From Center Stage Presents the Groovalottos - March 18, 8:30 - 10 pm: Join Live From Center Stage for an exciting evening of music by one of America's best bands. The Groovalottos are a band comprised of award-winning touring and studio session funk, soul, blues and jazz musicians from the Wampanoag, Cherokee and Choctaw communities.

17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port. Info & tickets: 508-398-8588 /  eventidearts.org


Musical Performances at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Chandler Travis Philharmonic - March 14, 7:30 - 9 pm: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion and singing valet.

Sunday Gospel Brunch: Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir - March 15, noon - 1:30 pm: Are you ready for a little "church" Cotuit style? Then get your gospel bluesy roots over to the Center for an early afternoon concert from the Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir that will have your feet tapping all day.

Wine & Music Wednesday - March 18, 6 - 7:30 pm:  Wine & Music Wednesday is an open house held in the Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month, with wine tasting and live music. It's the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets available at the door.

Deborah Selig, Gregory Zavracky and Patricia Au: An Evening of Song - March 19, 7:30 - 9 pm: Soprano Deborah Selig has earned critical acclaim for her rich shimmering voice, her excellent artistic instincts, and her fine execution of the lyric soprano repertoire.

Cabaret Fest 2015: Headers Meet Headliners - March 20 & 21, 7:30 - 9:30 pm: The Friday concert features last year's surprise guest, New York City singer and composer Drew Gasparini. Drew will be joined by Kasie & Chloe Gasparini for some authentic NYC cabaret. The Saturday concert kicks off with Lynda D'Amour (vocals), Billy Duffy (piano), Rich Hill (bass) and Bart Weisman (drums).

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


Music & More Concert Series at Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art continues their Sunday afternoon Music & More Concert Series, with the Schultze-Ericsson Cello Duo performing on March 15, 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

Playing music of the Baroque period to the present, the Duo and Cape Cod favorite will present with the usual finesse and great musicality.

60 Hope Lane, Dennis. Info & tickets: 508-385-4477, ext. 20 / ccmoa.org 


Open Mic Classical at the Brewster Meeting House

Brewster Meeting House presents Open Mic Classical (aka the mic-less open mic) on March 15, 3 - 5 pm with performers sign in at 2:45 pm.

This new experience in classical music was made to help our community's musicians and their ability to share their music with a friendly, supportive and appreciative audience. Dust off your flugelhorn, oil your keys, and come share your talent in an intimate and casual atmosphere. Admission is free, and classical musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.

969 Main Street, Brewster. Info: 774-353-0244 /  klarinetista.wix.com/monikawoods


Life, Death, and Victory presented by The Falmouth Chorale

The Falmouth Chorale presents  Life, Death, and Victory at the Falmouth Academy on March 21, 4 - 6 pm & March 22, 3 - 5 pm.

Handel's Messiah, a work we most often associate with Christmas celebration, was originally intended for Easter and first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742. On Palm Sunday Weekend, enjoy Part II and III of this Oratorio which heralds resurrection and life renewed.

7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Info & tickets: 774-392-2383 / falmouthchorale.org 


CJazz Performs at Cape Conservatory's Barnstable & Falmouth Campus'

CJazz features youth and adult students performing jazz standards, Bebop, swing, Latin, and smooth jazz

The ensembles have played at concerts, private events, before Cape Symphony concerts and even the Charlie Baker inaugural ceremony. Program Director, Bart Weisman will present the group at the following performances:
Barnstable Campus is located at 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. Falmouth Campus is located at 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Info 508-362-2772 /  capeconservatory.org




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Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense screens at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall

Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents  Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense  on March 14, 7:30 pm.

WOMR and Prez Hall are thrilled to present the first installment of Live & Wired , an exciting new film series showcasing some of the best movies ever made about rock 'n roll.

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


Oleanna Coming Soon to Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts  presents Oleanna  from  March 19 - April 5.

Oleanna is a Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet's most controversial drama. Oleanna has electrifying dialogue, blazing emotion and an ending that will leave you talking for weeks. In this riveting drama, a college professor and his female student become embroiled in a war of words that takes a dangerous turn.

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


The Gift by Steve Lyons at the Provincetown Theater

Provincetown Theater presents The Gift from March 19 - April 5.

The Gift by Steve Lyons is presented by Loramers Productions, LTD. Directed by David Drake. Associate Director, Margaret Van Sant. Featuring Beau Jackett, Gabby Calixte, Jane E. Macdonald (appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association), Sallie Tighe, and Jim Little. This two act play takes place in the 1960's. The themes of racial and social divisions and the conflict between science and religion are as relevant today as they were in this tumultuous time in our cultural history.

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


Anything Goes presented by the Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club presents Anything Goes at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center from March 20 - 28.

The classic musical returns 40 years after the BHSDC last performed it. What's delightful? A cast of over one hundred, including a score of top-notch tapdancers. What's de-lovely? Cole Porter's oh-so-sophisticated lyrics and melodies. Directed by Ed O'Toole, Musical Direction by Marcia Wytrwal, Choreography by Laura Shea, Costumes by Joan Macallister.

744 West Main Street, Hyannis. Info & tickets: 508-771-6246 / bhsdc.org


The Housekeeper presented by Barnstable Comedy Club

Barnstable Comedy Club presents The Housekeeper, now - March 29.

The Housekeeper by James Prideaux will be directed by Marti Baker. This offbeat, delightfully zany comedy deals with the unlikely relationship which develops between a middle-aged, rather stuffy bachelor and the eccentric bag lady he hires as a house keeper.

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




Auditions

Barnstable Comedy Club Auditions for Ravenscroft

Audition Dates: March 16 - 18, 7 - 9 pm
Location: Barnstable Comedy Club
Perusal Scripts: Available at Hyannis and Sturgis Libraries
Performance Dates: May 7 - 10, 15 - 17, 22 - 24 (please note: there will be performances on Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend.)

This psychological drama is a thinking person's Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. he becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women: Mercy, the beautiful Viennese governess with a past; Mrs. Ravenscroft, the flirtatious lady of the manor; Gillian, her charming but possibly demented daughter; Mrs. French, the formidable and passionate cook, and Dolly, a terrified maid. They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of Patrick's demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. There are ghosts on the staircase, skeletons in the closet, and much more than the Inspector bargained for. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, bewildered, amused, frightened and led to a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.

Roles (all ages are approximate, British accents are required)
  • Ruffing - an Inspector (40)
  • Marcy - a governess (25)
  • Mrs. Ravenscroft (35)
  • Gillian - her daughter (17)
  • Dolly - the maid (20)
  • Mrs. French - the housekeeper (38)
3171 Route 6A, Barnstable. Info & questions are welcomed by director, Theresa Cedrone: theresa_d_cedrone@hotmail.com508-362-6333 /  barnstablecomedyclub.org/auditions.html 

ClassesWorkshops
Cape Cod African Dance Continues Drumming for Women

Cape Cod African Dance and Drum presents Drumming for Women (beginning/mixed level) at Carleton Hall in Dennis on Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - (February 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11 sessions passed) continuing March 18, 25, April 1, 8.

You will explore the rhythm creatively through jamming, moving your bodies and singing. It is a time to relax, meditate, explore and be energized by drums with a great group of women. Drums are provided.

Carleton Hall is located at Old Bass River Road, Dennis. Info & rate per class: 508-274-8626 / capecodafricandanceanddrum.com 


Workshops Continuing at the Cultural Center

Exploring Water Media, with Jean Tucker - Mondays, 9 am - noon - (February 23, March 2, 9 sessions has passed) continuing March 16, 23, 30: Learn how to attract a viewer by utilizing some simple and effective compositions to create very colorful acrylic paintings.

Composition, Color and Contrast, with Suzanne M. Packer - Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - (February 18, 25, March 4, 11 sessions passed) continuing March 18, 25: Create paintings that have visual movement using a variety of compositions, color tricks and numerous contrasts. Oil paints and the water-mixable oils are the materials of choice. This is a class for current and returning students of Suzanne's and painters who have some painting experience.

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


Workshops presented by Friends of Snow Library, Lifetime Learning Program

Mindfulness through Meditation - now - March 13: Participants will learn the practice of mindful meditation and experience its benefits in relieving stress. Instructed by James Kershner, Ordained Buddhist Meditation Leader.

Jazz: From Roots to Rhythms - Fridays, 1 - 2:30 pm - (February 20, 27, March 6 sessions passed) final date:
  • Bruce Abbott & Fred Fried: The Art and Craft of Jazz - March 13: lecture and live performance.
Victorian English Literature - Mondays, 1 - 2:30 pm - (February 23, March 2, 9 sessions passed) continuing March 16, 23, 30: Through their works, the best known Victorian writers - Tennyson, Arnold, and Carlyle - reflected and shaped their time.

Reel Time: Five Films to Warm Your Winter - Wednesdays, 2 - 4:30 pm - (February 25, March 4, 11 sessions passed) continuing March 18, 25: Share with us the love of great movies. We'll talk about the stars and directors, view the film, and look forward to hearing what you have to say when the film is over.

Can Public Schools Survive? - Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3 pm - (march 10 session passed) continuing March 17 & 24: The nation's public schools have been under siege for many years. This course will offer a broad look at the causes of the criticism and the issues affecting the public schools today, and consider what the future may hold. Instructed by: Paul Kelleher, Ed. D; Norine R. Murchison, Professor of Education, Emeritus, Trinity University.

  • Francis Bacon - March 20: Irish-born figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Always controversial: one of the foremost chroniclers of the human condition since Caravaggio.
  • Lucien Freud - March 27: German-born painter, known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings; their psychological penetration and often discomfiting examination of the relationship between artist and model.
  • Howard Hodgkin - April 3: Painter and printmaker. His work conveys the relationship between hand, eye and memory that drives their process, visual structure and emotional temperature.
  • David Hockney - April 10: Painter, draughts-man, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the 1960s Pop Art movement, Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

67 Main Street, Orleans. Suggested $10 donation. Info: 508-240-3760 /  friendsofsnowlibrary.org


Lecture & Landscap e for Life at Highfield Hall & Gardens

Irving Berlin: A Robert Wyatt Lecture - March 19, 7 - 9 pm & March 21, 10 am - 12 noon: It was truly a "ragtime to riches" path chosen by the immigrant Russian Jew Israel Baline. A teenaged waif slumming an existence in the Bowery during the earliest years of the twentieth-century, Irving Berlin, as he was later known, began writing songs before he know how to read music.

Landscape for Life: Sustainable Landscaping with Barbara Conolly - March 28 - April 25 on Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am:  Through lecture and hands-on learning, students will learn how to do simply Landscape for Life site assessments of their property, create a checklist for garden renovation and new construction. The beautiful gardens at Highfield Hall will serve as examples from which to learn how to solve real-life challenges that you can translate to your own back yard.

460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Info & sign-up: 508-487-1750 / paam.org 


Workshops at the Cape Cod Art Association

Experimental iPhone Photography Workshop - March 14, 9:30 am - noon: This workshop focuses on how to get the best results from your iPhone pictures. You will discuss some tricks to make the most of the on-board camera, as well as some special camera apps for editing your photos.

The iPad as an Artist's Tool - March 28, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: In this workshop we will explore the different ways the iPad can be used to enhance your existing art workflow. The iPad is extremely portable and flexible way to "put new tools in your tool box".

Photoshop II Workshop with John Tunney - March 28 & 29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Take your images to a new level using intermediate and advanced editing techniques available in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Instructor John Tunney will cover topics including Adobe Camera Raw, basic and advanced processing, layers, lighting optimization, color control, advanced selection tools, re-touching techniques and more.

Weekly Workshops Continue

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


Workshops + Painting Demo at the Falmouth Artists Guild

Painting Demo: Tatiana Yanovskaya-Sink - March 15, 2 - 4 pm: Tatiana will return in May to teach a workshop titled, Painting Flowers with Sill Life Objects. To learn more about the artists, visit: tatianafinearts.com. No pre-registration required, $5 admission.

Watercolor Composition: Sequenced Images - March 30 & 31, 1 - 5 pm: This workshop is taught by Arlene Black Mollo, a professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Within a relaxed and individualized approach to learning, this two-day workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of ways to create a series of small images while utilizing classes watercolor techniques.

Weekly Workshops Continue

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




ApplicationsGrantsSpacesWork

Cape Cod Broadcasting Media Seeking Arts & Culture Submissions

Cape Cod Broadcasting Media is actively seeking arts and culture submissions for new stories!

Cape Cod Broadcasting (CCB) Media through its website  CapeCod.com is expanding its coverage of the arts. CCB Media also includes four radio stations: WQRC 99.9 FM, Ocean 104.7 FM, Cape Country WKPE 104 FM, and WFCC Classical 107.5 FM.

Press releases, newsletters and photos can be sent to news@ccb-media.com.


Artist Invites Others to Celebrate Her Survival-and Theirs-with a Post-Cancer Exhibit

Artist Julie Lariviere invites others to help celebrate her survival--and theirs--with a post-cancer art exhibit titled Turning Fifteen at Fifty, that will be on display in the Great Hall at the Cultural Center of Cape Cape from March 18 - 29, with an Opening Reception on March 21, 3 - 5 pm.

"This spring, I will have been cancer free for fifteen years, just in time for my fiftieth birthday. It's an occasion I'd like to celebrate... As a textile artist, I'd like to show some of my own work, but I hope other artists who have survived cancer will submit their work, too, and share in both the exhibit and celebration. Painters, photographers, sculptors, glass artists... all artists-survivors are welcome to participate."

Submission Guidelines:  Click here! - The artwork itself does NOT need to relate to cancer; all subject matter and all media are welcome.
Drop-off Artwork: March 17, 10 am - 5 pm or by special arrangement. Julie Lariviere will jury this exhibit.
Pickup Work Not Juried: March 18
Pickup Work Not Sold: March 30

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


Calling All Artists & Entertainers - 3rd Annual Spring on Main Festival

The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking artists to participate in the 3rd Annual Spring on Main Festival scheduled for May 2, and are requesting interested artists to respond by March 11.

Calling musicians, roving entertainers and visual artists who will work along the street; including chalk art and plein air painting. Student, emerging and established artists/musicians/entertainers are welcome to Main Street, Hyannis to showcase their talents. Water, snacks and chalk/supplies will be provided to all artists.

Deadline to Respond: March 11
Event Date: May 2, noon - 4 pm

For more info, please contact Mary Ellen Secton: 508-775-7982 / maryellen@hyannismainstreet.com


PAAM Announces Summer Internships & Call for Teaching Artist

Museum School Internships Now Available
Internships focus on: museum studies, administration, education, nonprofit, art, art history, and studio art. The internship is designed to give interns a rich introduction to non-profit arts administration. The Museum School at PAAM features workshops in the fine arts year-round.

Application Deadline: Applications are on a rolling basis, but preference is given to applications received by April 15. You will receive a confirmation email within ten days of your materials being submitted.
How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and letter of reference via email or mail. Send to Grace Ryder-O'Malley, Program Administrator: gyderomalley@paam.org / LOWF Museum School, PAAM 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657. 

For more info on the Museum School Internships, please visit:  paam.org/about-paam/working-at-paam/internships/museum-school

Teaching Artist Sought for Kids Summer Workshop
PAAM is seeking to hire a teaching artist for Children's Art Adventures, taking place Wednesday & Thursday. Times would be 10-noon in July and August. Participants range in age from 5-12. 

Interested? Email Grace Ryder-O'Malley, Program Administrator at gryderomalley@paam.org. No phone calls please.

For more info on Teaching Artist opportunities at PAAM, visit:  paam.org/about-paam/working-at-paam/employment/teaching-artists/ 


Call to Artists - 46th Annual Scallop Fest Professional Arts & Crafts Show

Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce invite local artists to showcase your talent to over 50,000 attendees during the 3-day 46th Annual Scallop Fest from September 18 - 20.

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce is managing the 2015 Professional Arts & Crafts Show. They are excited to work with you all, and continue to create a signature, nationally-recognized event. Review the application and return it to secure your booth at this sought-after event. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Application: Click Here!
Deadline: ASAP - first come, first serve basis
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - 20

For more info, please contact Teri Stanley: member@capecodcanalchamber.orgscallopfest.org 


Wellfleet Preservation Hall Announces Open Call for Curators and Artists

The Visual Arts Exhibition Committee of Wellfleet Preservation Hall announces an open call to artists, curators and collaborators for exhibitions to be held in 2015.

Exhibitions can be about any idea or theme that the organizer finds compelling. Proposals for new works, existing works or touring shows and all multidisciplinary practices will be considered. Curators may include their own work in the exhibition. Submissions from people of all backgrounds are welcomed!

Application Material
  • Completed exhibition application
  • Resume or CV
  • Artist Statements / Biographical info of participating artists / curators
  • Support Material: (pdf or jpegs, max. 15 images)

To submit please send to janet@wellfleetpreservationhall.org with the subject line: visual arts application.


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Gardening History of Cape Cod Lecture at Brooks Free Library

Harwich Historical Society presents a free Gardening History of Cape Cod lecture at the Brooks Free Library on March 21, 2 - 3 pm.

Explore the history of gardening on Cape Cod in this illustrated lecture tracing gardening from the colonial era through the early 20th century. Talk is presented by Leslie Evans, director of the Avery-Copp House Museum, who has designed gardens for historic homes. Topics will include gardening as it was practiced by European colonists, the impact of exotic plants imported during the maritime trade, and changes in styles during the Victorian era. Co-sponsored by the Harwich Historical Society and Brooks Free Library.

739 Main Street, Harwich. Info: 508-432-8089 /  harwichhistoricalsociety.org


The Creative Revolution presents a HobNob Artists Networking Launch Party

The Creative Revolution announces HobNob's first party will take place at Wicked Restaurant on March 31 from 4:30 - 7 pm.

Creative, performing and visual Artists have has nowhere to gather and network on CapeCod - until now. With HobNob Networking, business consultant and leader of The Creative Revolution, Pamela C. Wills of Mashpee brings together creatives from every corner of the Cape to network, talk about what they're working on and otherwise "hobnob". With exclusive sponsorship provided by Alison Caron Design of Hyannis, this networking group gains a beautiful logo and strong ally in the visual arts field. Wicked is generously hosting the group's launch with space in a private room plus 25% off appetizers during Happy Hour (until 6 pm).

680 Falmouth Road, Mashpee. For more info & to RSVP, visit:  www.pamelacwills.com/hobnob. If you or your location would like to host a HobNob Artists Networking party, please contact Ms. Wills at info@pamelawills.com.


Falmouth Artists Guild presents You Art What You Eat

Falmouth Artists Guild presents a You Art What You Eat fundraising event at eight local restaurants and a raffle continuing on March 19 & 26 from 5 - 10 pm.

Support the arts while enjoying a delicious meal during this event. Choose to participate in one or all three evenings at these great local restaurants for fun, food, and a chance to win beautiful works of art in their raffle (including paintings, fiber art, ceramics, and photographs). Artwork to be raffled off will be on display at the Falmouth Art Center starting February 24. 25% of each evening's gross receipts will benefit the Falmouth Artists Guild (excluding tax, tips, and alcoholic beverages). Bring your friends and call to make an early reservation.

Participating restaurants are as follows:
  • Courtyard Restaurant & Pub (1337 Courtyard Rd, Cataumet) - March 26 (rescheduled due to snow)
  • The Bog Pub (618 MacArthur Blvd, Pocasset) - March 19
  • Celestino's Restaurant (444 North Falmouth Hwy, North Falmouth) -  March 19
  • Sopranos Ristorante (681 Falmouth Rd, Mashpee) - March 19

Reservations should be made with the participating restaurant. For more info, contact the Falmouth Art Center at 508-540-3304.


Artists' Paintbox, Yarmouth Art Guild Gallery Seeks Donations for Student Art Classes!

The Artists' Paintbox, Yarmouth Art Guild Gallery is seeking donations to support their student art class program scheduled to occur during the April school vacation week, April 21 - 23 with a Reception featuring the student's masterpieces on April 26, 3 - 5 pm. 

Participating students, ages 7-12 will pay $10 for a two and a half hour long painting experience taught by artists from the Artists' Paintbox. Your donations support the materials or supplies required to run this Student Art Class Program-canvases, watercolor paper, paints, brushes, easels, frames-are some of the necessary materials required to accomplish each student's artistic dream. The Yarmouth Art Guild is a 501�(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Stop by the Artists' Paintbox and make a donation (made payable to the Yarmouth Art Guild) by cash, check or credit card. Currently the gallery is open Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. Or mail your donation to Artists' Paintbox, Yarmouth Art Guild Gallery, 11 North Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. If you are paying by check, please indicate it is for the Student Art Class Program. 

For more info or questions on this program, contact the Student Art Class Program Developer, Elaine Giberti at rgiberti@aol.com / 508-385-5181.
 


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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.  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.
 
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