This Week at The Center
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Virtual Wine & Music Wednesday
TOMORROW , 5:00pm–6:00pm

We may not be able to gather together in person, but we can share a tune, a glass of wine, a wave, and a smile! Please join Executive Director David Kuehn for a virtual Wine and Music, featuring Mary Moquin and Doug Moquin as our musical guests and Hallett Plumbing and Heating as our guest sponsor.

Just join via Zoom by clicking the link below!
NEW! Want even more ways to join in from home? We are starting themes! Last Wine & Music Wednesday, we wore our fanciest hats. Tomorrow's theme is Wear Red . Show your CCftA pride by wearing a red shirt, a red hat, some crimson lipstick—or all of the above!
CCftA Cocktail Corner with Ira: The Suffering Bastard

Bourbon is as American as Apple Pie, a true classic. This week we will feature the whiskey in our cocktail. Good to enjoy on a summer evening, but also good to relieve a hangover.

Ingredients:
  • 1 oz. of your favorite bourbon
  • 1 oz. london dry gin
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters
  • Ginger ale

Steps:
Add the bourbon, gin, lime juice, and bitters into a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Do you have a birthday or an anniversary this week? We want to celebrate with you at tomorrow's Wine & Music! Email your name to  kim@cotuitcenterforthearts.org  by Wednesday morning to be included in this week's shout-outs!
We are looking for volunteers to make face masks for the Center! We have our Gallery set up with socially-distanced worktables, complete with sewing machines and materials. We will have 2-hour mask-making sessions for 4 people at a time. Mask making will end on August 1, so sign up now via the Volunteer Hub if you wish to participate!

Mask-Making Hours (through August 1, 2020):
  • Thursdays, 10am–3pm
  • Saturdays, 10am–12pm

If you're unable to donate your time, we are grateful to accept donations of some fabrics, t-shirts, and thread. Follow the links below for project times, volunteer safety & donation guidelines, and more. And as always, thank you for helping us DO IT at COTUIT!
CapeCodCAN has been teasing exciting new art and music activities; and today we're sharing them with you! Take a peek at what's on offer below, and click here for all the details on these awesome activities!
CapeCodCAN Studio To Go

We have prepared video art lessons with our art teachers! You can order the supplies online and watch a lesson with the link included with purchase. We have options for adults, teens, and kids. Kits will be available to order at the CCftA Online Shop or by contacting us directly for bulk orders and pick up information at capecodcan@gmail.com .
VIRTUAL SING-ALONG

Our June Sing-Along video was a hit! We can't wait to work with the talented young women of Cape Harmony to produce a second collaborative video...singing "Build Me Up Buttercup"!
HYANNIS SOUND in Concert for CapeCodCAN!!

Yes! We're hosting a special Zoom concert with the Cape's all male a cappella group,  Hyannis Sound , on July 22nd at 6:30pm! Enjoy their music, learn some a cappella tips, and participate in a brief Q&A session. Mark your calendars and join us! This is a free event.
OPEN MIC is BACK in JULY!!

Hosted by CapeCodCAN in partnership with  CAPE HARMONY! Join us on Friday, July 31st at 6:30–7:30pm. Register to perform by emailing us at capecodcan@gmail.com by Tuesday, July 28th.

Come leave your creative mark on our second exterior mural, designed and painted by local artist Jackie Reeves and installed on our property by our uber-volunteer Bill Farrell.

It's a BYOB&P (Bring your own brushes and paint) community art project aimed at keeping us connected while staying apart during this pandemic. Click here for all the info!
Check out this time lapse video of the first Connected Together Apart mural!

Love Art?!? Want to explore it more in depth? Join us for Purple Figs ! You won't ever look at a work of art the same again! Click here to watch the latest video.
In The Galleries
At last—our gallery is OPEN to the public again!

Want to see this fantastic exhibit? Of course, you do! Check out our newly updated schedule below and plan your visit today!

Gallery Hours through Saturday, August 1 (no appointment necessary) :

  • Wed 10am–4pm
  • Fri 10am–4pm
  • Sat 1–4pm

The Gallery will be closed August 1–8 to hang a new show, so be sure to see BLUES while you can!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jason Mellin at jason@cotuitcenterforthearts.org , or leave a message at 508-428-0669 ex. 1. We are so excited to see you at the Center again soon. The arts are alive here on Cape Cod!
BRING HOME THE BLUES!

The Gallery is awash with BLUES: artworks inspired by blues music, blue color, or blue mood…the spectrum is as wide as the creativity of the artists.

Pieces from this wonderful exhibit have been flying off the Gallery walls—and with more than 125 works of art on display, there is plenty of beautiful art still available for purchase. This exhibit is closing on Saturday, August 1, so come see the exhibit and buy an exquisite piece of art to take home!  View the works of art by visiting our Facebook gallery via the link below.
Joanne Patukonis, "Tempest" — SOLD!!
Online & On-Campus Classes
NEW! Summer Classes
Try one of our Online or On-Campus socially-distanced classes taught by the teachers you love. More added weekly! Click here for student guidelines for returning to campus.

New to Zoom? Check this easy tutorial!
ONGOING CLASSES:

with Lucy Lee ONLINE
M–F 9–10am, ongoing
Sun 10:30am–12pm, ongoing

with Mellissa Morris ONLINE
Wednesdays, 10am–12pm

with Kim Baker ONLINE
August's selection is The Passion of Artemisia , by Susan Vreeland
Mon, Aug 17, 11am–12pm

with Sam Holmstock ON CAMPUS
Tuesdays beginning July 7, 5:30–6:30pm

with Christine Ernst ONLINE
Saturdays 9–11am, ongoing

with James & Jean Anton ONLINE
A workshop for playwrights and actors.
Monthly, 1st Sundays, 7–10pm

UPCOMING CLASSES:

with Susan Andersen ON CAMPUS
4 Wednesdays, 9–10am, July 8–29

with Steve Gregory ON CAMPUS
6 Saturdays, Jul 18–Aug 22, 9am–10:20am

with Steve Gregory ON CAMPUS
6 Saturdays, Jul 18–Aug 22, 10:30am–12pm

with Laura Bouton & Elisa Sullivan
ON CAMPUS Sat & Sun, 10am–4pm, July 18–19

with Melinda Gallant ON CAMPUS
2 Sundays, 3–5pm, July 19 & 26
with Melinda Gallant ON CAMPUS
2 Sundays, 6–8pm, July 19 & 26

with Bob Singer ONLINE
10 classes: Jul 20–Aug 19
Mon & Wed, 7–7:40pm

with Jenn Pina ONLINE
Sunday, July 26, 9am–12pm

with Mary Richmond ON CAMPUS
July 28 OR Aug 18, 9:30am–12:30pm

with Mary Richmond ON CAMPUS
6 Tuesdays, Jul 28–Sep 1, 1:30–3pm

with Lauren Kalita ONLINE
Fridays, Jul 31–Aug 14, 10–11am

with Jenn Pina ONLINE
Sunday, Aug 2, 9am–12pm

with Neil Maciejewski ON CAMPUS
Sunday, Aug 2, 10am–4pm

with Tristan DiVincenzo & Diana Young
ON CAMPUS M–F, Aug 3–14, 9am–3pm

with Mellissa Morris ONLINE
4 Mondays, 10am–12:30pm, Aug 3–24

with Neil Maciejewski ON CAMPUS
4 Mondays, Aug 3–24, 5–8pm

with Joe Gallant ON CAMPUS
Sat, 9am–12:30pm
Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17
TEACHER DEMO

Mary Richmond gets you started on your own nature journal! Click here to view. Check out her summer watercolor workshop above!
Questions?
Contact Christine in the Education Office: 508.428.0669, or email her at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org
Huge shout-out to all our wonderful teachers at the Center!
View Highlights from Past Productions
NEW videos from Souvenir (2016) and The ABC's of NYC


While the Center is closed, executive director David Kuehn will be uploading video clips of some of his favorite moments from past productions on the main stage. We realize the sound and video quality is not greatwe record our performances for archival and educational purposes onlybut it will give you a chance to come back regularly, check out some of the numbers from shows you saw and loved in the past, or that you missed. You're welcome!
Visit our Little Free Pantry and 'Art Is...' Chalk Wall
In an effort to help our neighbors affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Center's  Little Free Library  has been converted into a Little Free Pantry. Take what you need, and if you can, please donate what you can spare. While you're at it, you can leave a message on our 'Art Is...' chalk wall, letting everyone know how important art is to you! Both are located just to the right of the main theater building.
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