January 2017 Newsletter
Empowering the Arts ~ Enriching the Community
Notes from the President

       Here’s to a Happy New Year!   And all that we can do together to help make that so. 
Looking Back:

  • A year of growth, as we climbed to 225 members, and worked with many community organizations.
  • A year of great programs: Village Concert Series, Eleemosynary play, Jazz!, Poetry Fest, Porch Fest, Art Show, Ukulele Fest, Medieval Banquet, author talks, Writers Workshop, Classes and Vacation Kids classes, Arts on Main, Third Thursdays, our Sketches TV show ….. & more.
  • A year of showcasing our many talented members to the town, tourists, and the general area.

Looking Ahead:

  • Much more program(thru June): the Starfish Trail, Gala Fundraiser, concerts, Staged Readings, author talks, Art Show, summer art & music, SandwichFest, …
  • We’re working at being “for artists, by artists”.   We need your ideas, and especially your involvement.

For me,

  • I feel that I keep growing each time I attend one of our events and learn from all of you and experience your art.  While our events are great, so is the time working on them and getting to know so many of you in a deeper way.  Many thanks!

Joanne Westerhouse


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Your feedback is very important to us. You will be receiving a brief membership survey shortly.  We appreciate your time and thoughtful responses to help us plan another year of great Alliance events, classes and performances. Thank You!  
Upcoming Events
Pastel Artist Demonstration at Sandwich Library January 10th
  On Tuesday, January 10  Betsy Payne Cook will be demonstrating at the Sandwich Public Library at 6:45.    Betsy is a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel  Society of America and a signature member of the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod.  Her work is based on landscape and color. We encourage all of our  members to be present and ask that you are prompt so as to not interrupt the demonstration. Place article copy here. Be sure to make the articles short and concise as people tend not to read much more than a couple of paragraphs.

Author Talk at Sandwich Library
January 18th
Dr. Robert M. Reece of North Falmouth will be giving a talk at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Sandwich Library on his books, which combine his medical expertise with fiction.

"To Tell The Truth," available on Amazon, " is a courtroom drama about a baby sitter charged in the case of a head-injured infant.   A review calls it a " haunting expose of the clash between law and medicine, as written by a pediatrician with over 40 years’ clinical and trial experience with shaken baby syndrome.“

"Goodbye Bad Times," which is scheduled to be out by mid-month, " is about Tom Barrett, a trauma surgeon who returns from the Middle East Wars with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He enters a clinical trial for a new drug designed to erase bad memories, but an abrupt change occurs in the patients receiving the drug - and  Tom becomes embroiled in a high stakes investigation to determine the cause.

Dr. Reece is executive editor of The Quarterly Update and a retired clinical professor of pediatrics at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Admission is free to the public.  
Calling All Playwrights and Directors
Join Us to present
The Newest Plays in the Oldest Town

The Performing Arts Group of the Sandwich Arts Alliance is pleased to be organizing another offering in our Staged Readings Series: “The Oldest Town with the Newest Works”, which are produced quarterly. Please send us any new plays that you want to see performed as a Staged Reading. We will jury those works and select one for our next reading, late winter/ spring.

Submissions: One entry per person of a work not yet performed

Where: email plays to sandwichartsalliance@gmail.com  or mail to Sandwich Arts Alliance,  Box 1332, Sandwich, MA   02563

Deadline: postmarked by January 20, 2017

Directors: we need you too, so please email us with your interest and availability! 

The Performing Arts Group of the Sandwich Arts Alliance invites you to a fun  Networking Night   on Monday, January 23, 6:00-8:00 pm at the home of Joanne Westerhouse, 3 Factory St., Sandwich.  

Our goal is partly to find potential plays and directors for our newest “Staged Reading Series”, but also just to give writers and directors a chance to connect for their own opportunities.  

A warm way to spend a dark and cold January night! Need not be an Alliance member or live in Sandwich.

Courtesy email requested for wine and refreshments count.

or call 774.413.0423. 
Register Now! Classes begin January 23rd

With many offerings taught by expert artists in the community, our classes are sure to have something for everyone. 

Village Concert Series from Broadway to Baroque
The Bruce Abbott/Fred Fried Quintet with Marcelle Gauvin
March 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm Town Hall Main St. Sandwich

In  “A Jazz Salute to Broadway”, four of the Cape’s favorite jazz musicians, along with renowned vocalist Marcelle Gauvin, bring a program combining two original American musical genres – jazz and musical theater. Expect to hear such hits as “Give My Regards to Broadway”, as well as much-loved songs from  Porgy and Bess West Side Story The Wiz Oklahoma My Fair Lady , and other musicals.
MIKI MATSUKI – Drums/Percussion
MICHAEL LAVOIE  - Bass
   The Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm Town Hall, Main St., Sandwich

Led by internationally-known baroque cellist (and long time Sandwich summer resident) Phoebe Carrai, this award-winning group of young Boston musicians is dedicated to bringing back to life the vivid rhetoric and dancing rhythms of baroque music. Their program will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in history, with music of “Telemann and Friends”.

What's New
Sketches
on Sandwich Community Television
The most recent episode of the Sandwich Arts Alliance TV show, "Sketches",
is just a click away. 
Alliance Members Around Town
 The work of Diana Payne, Laura Wing, Katharine Berry, Janet Noonan, Michael Helfen, Pamela Snyder, Richard Muccini and Doug Amidon 
will be on exhibition at the Sandwich Public Library until January 28th.

Chris Warrington has a one man show at the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank until early February.

At Marshland Too we have the following artist's on display until March 1: Janet Noonan, Michael Helfen, Richard Muccini, Carolyn LeComte, Ziegmont Guzikowski, Mary Smith and Bett McCarthy.

The work of member Doug Amidon will be featured at the Cape Cod Five Bank (Route 6A Sandwich) from Saturday, January 7 through January 18th.

The gallery of Alliance artwork at the Fishermen's View is ongoing through early March featuring works by 
Carolyn LeComte, Maureen Burbic,
Candice Ronesi, Tony Donovan,
Diana Payne, Katharine Berry,
Gail Scannell, Ann DesRoche,
Bett McCarthy, Fran Elliott,
Michael Helfen, Sue Fellows,
Marie St. Hilaire, Ginny Morris
Janet Noonan, Annette McAdams,
Cris Reverdy, Peggy Richard,
Lourana Thomas, Don Fleet,
Jeffry Burr, and Alan Budney.

  The work of member Tony Donovan will be featured for the month of January in the Sandwich Library Showcase.  Tony's work centers around his art trips to Paris .
Chris Warrington, Artist
Doug Amidon, Woodcarver
Ziegmont Guzikowski, Photographer
Cris Reverdy, Artist
Tony Donovan, Artist
For a complete listing of Sandwich Alliance artist members  Click here.
Sandwich Arts Alliance
Art & Soul Gala  
The Ridge Club 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
A very special and "artful" event is being planned.  
We would love to have you join our committee.  Please  click here  to volunteer .
And be sure to mark your calendar for an extraordinary evening!
What Fun We Had!  Alliance members performed holiday music selections for the clients and staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  Sure to become a holiday tradition!
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