Arts Foundation of Cape Cod



Call to Artists for the Major Winter Exhibit So Big!

So Big!
The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, together with the Cotuit Center for the Arts, announces the fifth year of their collaborative winter exhibit from January 8 - February 12, 2011. This year's exhibit is titled SO BIG! and is an exploration of size, scale, and impact.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. A series of child-friendly events are scheduled over the course of the month. School groups will be welcomed to the exhibit for free for the duration of the show, and will be given docent-led tours and art instruction customized to the age level of the children.

All Cape Cod established and emerging artists are invited to submit their art for consideration for inclusion in SO BIG! All mediums are accepted and final acceptance will be determined by a panel of jurors. Submission deadline is November 5.

Read the full guidelines for requirements and submission details.


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This exhibit is made possible by the generous sponsorships of the
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation and the Donald C. McGraw Foundation.


Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Announces Fall 2010 Grant Deadline
Funding Available for Artists and Cultural Organizations


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The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the designated local arts agency for Barnstable County, is pleased to announce its next grant cycle. Applications are now available for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Spring grants cycle, which has a deadline of Monday, October 18, 5 pm.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Grants Program
provides cash awards to local artists and cultural organizations that are engaged in projects that help create a strong, stable, and diverse arts and culture industry on Cape Cod, and contribute positively to the quality of life and economic vitality of the region. Preference is given to specific program initiatives, particularly those enhancing the arts education of learners of all ages, and to collaborative efforts within the arts community.

Applications available online.


October is National Arts and Humanities Month

NAHM
National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast celebration of culture in America. Held every October and coordinated by Americans for the Arts, NAHM is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation. From arts center open houses to mayoral proclamations to banners and media coverage, communities across the United States join together to recognize the importance of arts and culture in daily life.

Read the White House proclamation that President Obama issued on October 1 to recognize the value of the arts and humanities.


We're Finally on Facebook!


FacebookIt's a work in progress, but we hope it will prove to be a useful communication tool. The arts and cultural communities of Cape Cod are filled with vitality. We hope our Facebook presence will help to keep you informed and involved - and for you to keep us informed!

Our Page will provide another way to promote and feature our members and help get the word out about the exciting projects and events that are always happening on the Cape.

Please visit us on Facebook and "like" us!


Call for Fall for the Arts Event Photos

FFTADid you or your organization / business / gallery take photos of your event(s)? If so, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod would welcome Fall for the Arts photo submissions to help promote the weekend throughout the year.

Please send photos to: fallforthearts@artsfoundation.org



In this Issue
AFCC Enewsletter Table of Contents
Literary Arts
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Family
Classes and Workshops
Applications, Grants,
Spaces and Work
Auditions
Other Events and Notices


Visual Arts

Secrets, Mysteries & Lies and Masks Exhibits at CCAA

Mask of Thailand by Roberta Miller
Roberta Miller
Cape Cod Art Association presents Secrets, Mysteries & Lies, a juried artists exhibition and sale in the Main Gallery from October 7 - November 10. CCAA also presents Masks, an exhibit and sale of masks by juried artists in the Talbot Gallery from October 14 - November 8. The grand opening and awards reception for both exhibitions is on Friday, October 15, 4 - 6 pm.

The Cape Cod Art Association is located at 3480 Route 6A (Main Street) in Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2909 or visit www.capecodartassoc.org.


Varujan Boghosian Honored at PAAM

untitled by Varujan Boghosian
Varujan Boghosian
In conjunction with this year's PAAM Gala, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at PAAM, the 2010 honoree, Varujan Boghosian, will be celebrated through an exhibition of works from PAAM's permanent collection. Included along with works by Boghosian will be art created by many of his friends and colleagues - Fritz Bultman, Carmen Cicero, Sideo Fromboluti, Ed Giobbi, Bud Hopkins, Leo Manso, Paul Resika, Nora Speyer, among others. The show will be on view October 8 - November 24, with a reception on October 22, 7 - 9 pm.

PAAM, located at 460 Commercial Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.


Exhibit, Demonstration, and Reception at Addison Art Gallery

Addison Art Gallery
left: Passing Storm by Mary Moquin
right: Forest Beach by Vera Champlin
The exhibit Clearly Inspired will open with a reception on October 9, 5:30 - 7:30 pm and run October 9 - 31. The exhibit includes works by gallery and invited artists.

A watercolor demonstration with Vera Champlin will be held on October 9, 2 - 3:30 pm. From value and color studies to the final painting, Vera will show her approach to this challenging medium.

A reception for Creative Convergence will be held on October 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Creative Convergence is a renowned group of artists from across the United States and Mexico who met on Cape Cod to be inspired by the landscape, the light, the sea, our communities and each other. The resulting exhibit of works will be shown October 14 - 31.

Addison Art Gallery is located at 43 Route 28 in Orleans. For more information call 508-255-6200 or visit www.addisonart.com.


The Guild of Harwich Artists' Small Works Show and Sale

Guild of Harwich ArtistsA special show and sale of unframed 5" x 7" canvas panels in oil and acrylic, and matted watercolors and pastels, will be offered by the 22 member artists at the Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists on Saturday, October 9, 10 am - 5 pm.

The Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists is located at 551 Route 28, Harwich Port, with parking at the Visitors' Center across the street. For more information call 508-432-1012 or visit www.guildofharwichartists.com.


Cultural Center of Cape Cod to Host Northeast Woodland: Interpretations

Cultural Center of Cape CodThe Cultural Center of Cape Cod will host the exhibit Northeast Woodland: Interpretations now - October 17 with an opening reception on October 9, 5 - 7 pm. Artist demonstrations and music by the blues trio Wood Bees from 11 am - 3 pm. There will also be artist demonstrations on October 16, 11 am - 3 pm and October 17, noon - 4 pm.

Interpretations is an all-Native, invitational art exhibit open to artists from the Wampanoag Nation and the New England region. Curator for the exhibit is Mashpee Wampanoag artist and musician Ej Mills Brennan. The exhibit is supported by a grant by Native Arts New England.

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.


Upcoming Exhibits by Priscilla Levesque

Priscilla Levesque
Circa 1830
by Priscilla Levesque
Priscilla Levesque will exhibit at Impulse Art Gallery from October 9 - 16, with a reception on Saturday, October 9, 5 - 7 pm. 188 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call the gallery at 508-487-1154 or visit www.impulseartgall.com.

Priscilla has also been invited by the Bourne Society for Historic Preservation to exhibit her work at the Briggs-McDermott House from October 12 - 23: October 12, 1 - 4 pm; October 14, noon - 5 pm, October 16, 10 am - 4 pm; October 19, 1 - 4 pm; and October 23, 10 am - 4 pm. Sandwich Road, Bourne Village. For more information call 508-564-4616 or visit www.priscillaart.com.


Kathryn Lee Smith's Contemporary White-Line Prints at CCMA

Along the Garden Path
by Kathryn Lee Smith
Kathryn Lee Smith
Kathryn Lee Smith's Contemporary White-Line Prints will be on exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art October 9 - December 12. Related events are a Gallery Talk by Kathryn on Saturday, October 23, 2 pm, and a White-Line Woodblock Printmaking Workshop with Kathryn on November 21 & 22.

Kathryn Lee Smith has made a career out of creating beautiful work using the white-line printmaking technique. Kathryn Smith's grandmother, Ferol Sibley Warthen, taught her the white-line print technique when she was only four years old, and she has been making prints ever since. In 1988, Smith returned to Provincetown full-time and has dedicated her career to teaching and creating work using the white-line print technique.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.


Sarah Dineen Studio Reception

Dormant
by Sarah Dineen
Sarah Dineen
Sarah Dineen will hold an open studio reception on Saturday, October 9, 5 - 9 pm. The reception will showcase the new studio space for Sarah and completed new paintings.

Sarah Dineen's Studio is located at 12 Independence Way in Brewster. For more information call 508-237-5096 or visit www.sarahdineen.com.








Current and UPcoming Art Shows at the Falmouth Art Center

Falmouth Art Center
In The Shade of
My Farm House

by Len Haug
Now - October 10: All Media Fall Juried Art Show & Sale
This show includes a wide variety of media on display, the floral interpretations of selected artworks by the Falmouth Garden Club, and the participation of guest juror, Lois Griffel.

Now - October 28: By Invitation Only
A show of work by 19 professional artists and gallery owners, including Joseph McGurl, Sean Boyce, Hillary Osborn, Doug Rugh, Herb Edwards and other outstanding artists.

October 13 - 24: Open Spaces III
An art exhibit showcasing art inspired by the Shining Sea Bikeway, with an opening reception on October 17, 2 - 4 pm. Sponsored by the Falmouth Artists Guild, The 300 Committee Land Trust and Friends of Falmouth Bikeways.

The Falmouth Art Center is located at 37 Gifford Street in Falmouth. For more information call 508-540-3304 or visit www.falmouthart.org.


Fresh: New artSTRAND work

Paul Bowen
Coil by Paul Bowen
artSTRAND presents Fresh, a show of all new work by the nine artSTRAND artists, and will be on exhibit now - October 11. New, never before exhibited sculpture, paintings and photographs by Bailey Bob Bailey, Paul Bowen, Breon Dunigan, Maryalice Johnston, Irene Lipton, Francis Olschafskie, Jim Peters, Anna Poor and Bert Yarborough will be included in the show.

artSTRAND is located at 494 Commercial Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1153 or visit www.artstrand.com.




Flotsom & Jetsam: Marine Assemblage Sculpture at CCMM

Mike Wright
Big Blue by Mike Wright
Cape Cod Maritime Museum presents a new rotating gallery exhibit, Flotsam & Jetsam: Marine Assemblage Sculpture, which is on display October 12 - December 19.

Flotsam & Jetsam
includes marine-related scavenged materials assembled into exquisite sculpture representative of Cape Cod maritime cultures. Curated by contributing sculptor Mike Wright of Provincetown, exhibit artists include Bailey Bob Bailey, Conny Hatch, and the late Martha Dunigan.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is located at 135 South Street in Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-1723 or visit www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org.


Traces: Daniel Ranalli, Cape Work 1987-2007 at PAAM

Daniel Ranalli
Spiral Start #9 by Daniel Ranalli
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is pleased to present a twenty-year survey of the work of well-known artist Daniel Ranalli from October 15 - January 16, with a reception on October 22, 7 - 9 pm. In what could be called a site-specific offering, the exhibition will focus exclusively on Ranalli's environmental works that are embedded in the ecology and landscape of the Outer Cape. Curated by Leslie K. Brown, former curator of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston and current independent curator, the show will include over 30 works from several series.

PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508.487.1750 or visit www.paam.org.


17th Annual Current Images Exhibit by Brenda L. Bechtel

Brenda L. Bechtel
The Asparagus are Happy
by Brenda L. Bechtel
Brenda Bechtel's annual Current Images Exhibit will be at the Old Selecmen's Gallery now - October 17. Wednesday - Friday, 10 - 4 pm; Saturday, 10 - 6 pm; Sunday 12 - 4 pm; open Columbus Day, Monday the 11th, noon - 4 pm.

Over 30 selected paintings in oil on linen, watercolour, acrylic, pastel as well as archival limited edition giclee prints on view and available for purchase. Meet artist and published illustrator Brenda L Bechtel who exhibits widely throughout New England, New York and Philadelphia.

Old Selectmen's Artist Gallery is located in Route 149 (Meetinghouse Way) in West Barnstable. For more information contact the artist at 508-362-9712 or visit www.Angelfire.com/Art2/Brookside.


Laurie Balliett Exhibit at Nirvana Coffee House

Laurie Balliett
Whale Power by Laurie Balliett
An exhibit of oil paintings by Laurie Balliett are on display at Nirvana Coffee House, through the Cape Cod Art Association, now - November 30.

Nirvana Coffee Company is located at 3206 Main Street in Barnstable Village. For more information contact the artist at 508-237-9499.





Current Exhibits at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

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bottom: photo by Michael Karchmer
Now - October 30: Fusion 12
Stone carver Dave Campbell and glass artist Michael Magyar, came together every week for 1 year to create 12 sculptures. They had worked together on some smaller projects over a period of 4 or so years, when they decided to focus on a series of work designed by both artists. Working together in each other's studio opened many ideas and gave each artist a renewed appreciation for the other's material.

Now - November 6: Hands
A special exhibition shown in conjunction with the Cape Cod premiere of the documentary film See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainer's Documentary. As the primary method of deaf communication is through signing and the use of hands, this exhibit is a compliment to the screening. The exhibit is the first in the newly dubbed "Art Above the Sails" gallery on the second level of the Theater.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.com.


More Visual Arts
  • The artist-owned Gallery 31 celebrates its tenth year anniversary with new works of art by ten artist members in its newly renovated space in the historic Old Post Office, now - October 11, 10 am - 5 pm; extended hours on October 7, 10 am - 7 pm; October 15 - December 20, Fridays - Mondays. 31 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 508-247-9469 or visit www.gallery31capecod.com.
  • Printmaker and storyteller Vicky Tomayko of Truro will exhibit Mediator - Medicant in the Higgins Art Gallery now - October 8. Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2131 x 4484 or visit www.capecod.edu/web/higgins.
  • The Creative Arts Center will hold a Sacrifice Art Sale on Saturday, October 9, 9 am - noon. Original art, prints, frames, books and supplies. 154 Crowell Road, Chatham For more information call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.
  • Leftbank Gallery presents the exhibit A New Season Begins by Deborah Howard, now - October 31, with a reception on October 9, 5 - 7 pm. 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-7939 or visit www.leftbankgallery.com.
  • artSTRAND announces the gallery's second invitational show of the season, headJAM, a portrait invitational that will feature the work of more than sixty artists from the Cape Cod community and around the country now - October 10. 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1153 or visit www.artstrand.com.
  • The Cape Cod Maritime Museum presents Surfing Cape Cod: A Modern Cultural History in an exhibit now - October 10. Learn about the anatomy of a surfable wave, surf-inspired artwork and stories, photos of Cape Cod surfing past and present, and the surfing legends of the past 50 years on Cape Cod.135 South Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-1723 or visit www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org.
  • At the Cape Cod Museum of Art: Glass Transformed, a photography exhibition of sea glass by Celia Pearson now - October 10; and two exhibitions from its permanent collection now - November 14: Unseen Gifts, donations made to the museum in 2009 that were not shown in the museum's annual Recent Gifts and Acquisitions, and Red objects from the CCMA collection that use the color red within the context of the piece. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • Two of PAAM's current exhibits are Larry Collins: A Career Survey, featuring works from each stage of the artist's career, on view now - October 10 and Saudade: Photographs by Mischa Richter, featuring images of Provincetown's people and places, on view now - October 24. 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
  • The Studio on Slough Road is exhibiting work by Leslie Kramer in an exhibit titled Writing & Stones now - October 11. The exhibit is a study of ancient writings and stone inscriptions and their use in printmaking. 75 Slough Road, Brewster. For more information call 508-367-5749 or visit www.studioonsloughroad.com.
  • This month's featured artist at Barnstable Town Hall, through the artwork on loan program, is Richard Neal. The exhibit is on display now - October 12. 367 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-862-4767 or visit melissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us.
  • Highfield Hall Exhibits: Pocketful of Posies: The Art of Salley Mavor, an exhibit of 51 original fabric relief illustrations from Salley Mavor's book for children, Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Gallery talk with the artist on Tuesday, October 12, 10:30 am, on exhibit now - October 31; A Fortunate Traveler: The Photographs of Howard Dunn exhibit of black and white silver gelatin prints, on exhibit now - October 31. 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.
  • Studio on Slough Road presents The Influence of Each Other: Artist & Students Respond in a reception on October 16, 4 - 7 pm. The exhibit is an Oktoberfest themed show that will feature the history of German expressionist printmakers in the works of interns and students of the Cape Cod Museum of Art. 75 Slough Road, Brewster. For more information call 508-367-5749 or visit www.studioonsloughroad.com.
  • Mary Giammarino's and Deborah McCauley Buck's Second Annual Color of Nature is on exhibit at Rowley Gallery now - October 30. 84 Route 6A, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-3690 or visit www.elizabethrowleygallery.com.
  • Art of the Final Farewell: The Gravestones of Cape Cod at Heritage Museums & Gardens, now - October 31. Explore the art of the carver through photographs and rubbings of the earliest stones of the 1600s and 1700s and learn about the development of a local carving industry in the nineteenth century. 67 Grove Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-3300 or visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.
  • Shore Galleries is open on the weekends now - October with group shows of gallery artists. Hours are Friday, Saturday 4 - 9 pm, Sunday 11 am - 2 pm. 292 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-3139.
  • On exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art now - November 7, is The Subject is Light: The Henry and Sharon Martin Collection of Contemporary Realist Paintings. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • Woodruff's Art Center will exhibit new works by the South Cape artists in a show titled Striking Moments now - November 15. One North Market Street, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-5767 or visit www.woodruffsartcenter.com.
  • The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) presents its special exhibit 100 Views, 100 Years, featuring 100 images of the Pilgrim Monument over the past century, now - November 30. High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1310 or visit www.pilgrim-monument.org.
  • The Centerville Historical Museum's latest exhibit, called Out of the Toolbox, celebrates the artistry and functionality of historic tools. The exhibit runs now - December 18. 513 Main Street, Centerville. For more information call 508-775-0331 or visit www.centervillehistoricalmuseum.org.
  • The Many Faces of Peter Rabbit is a new exhibit currently on display at the Thornton W. Burgess Society's Green Briar Nature Center now through the fall. 6 Discovery Hill Road in East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-6870 or visit www.thorntonburgess.org. This exhibit is funded in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.
  • Robert John Cook is now represented by Narrowland Gallery in Chatham and owned by Rich Khoury and Chris Seufert. At the gallery there are Cook's paintings and sculpture pieces, made from found items-driftwood and pebbles. 483 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-367-5571or visit www.thecafeart.com.
  • Michele Kennedy has opened an art painting studio/gallery in the Barnstable Municipal Airport Main Terminal. Watch the artist paint and/or commission her to paint a private commission for you. Route 28 Rotary, Hyannis. For more information call 508-737-5346 or visit www.michelekennedy.com.
  • Hydrangea House of Dennisport features beautiful and unique handmade home decor, jewelry and paintings by Cape Cod artisans. 227 Depot Street, Dennisport. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm through Labor Day, then weekends until Christmas. For more information call 508-394-1516 or visit thehydrangeahouse.webs.com.
  • 820 Main Gallery features the work of many well known Cape Cod artists: meet Dona Spillane on Mondays; William Maloney on Tuesdays; Joyce Hawk on Wednesdays; Larry Folding on Thursdays; Vivien Oswell on Fridays and Milton Welt on Saturdays. Talk with the artists as they work on their paintings. 820 Main Street, Harwich Port. For more information call 508-430-7622.
  • The new Three Fish & a Ram Art Gallery is now open. Hours are Tuesdays 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 8 pm. 19 Fountain Street, Mashpee Commons (south side). For more information call 508-292-7338 or visit www.threefishandaram.com.
  • Aline Gagne, a 90-year-old artist, has over 150 paintings available in her home gallery. Open house every Sunday afternoon, 1 - 5 pm. Aline is a member of the Eastham Painter Guild, Cape Cod Art Association and Creative Arts Center Chatham. Her works have been purchased by many visitors to Cape Cod. Oils and pastels; all types of subject matter from ocean to still life. For more information call 508-255-1633.
Visual Arts Offered Weekly or Monthly
  • The Photographic Society of Cape Cod meets year-round on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 7 - 9:30 pm. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-428-3937.
  • Cape Cod Art Association invites photographers, amateurs and professionals, to join their Camera Club, which meets second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 9 pm, educational pre-meetings at 6:30 pm. CapeAbilities, Inc., Lyndon Center, 895 Mary Dunn Road, Independence Park, Hyannis. For more information call 508-362-2909 or visit curator@capecodartassoc.org or www.capecodartassoc.org.
  • Artful Thursdays at the Cape Cod Museum of Art hosts talks by exhibiting curators at 11 am, docent-led museum tours at 1 pm, and special events on selected Thursday evenings. Off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 x12 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • The Creative Arts Center hosts Art and Alzheimer's Project which meets every second Friday of the month is designed to bring art and conversations into the lives of individuals living with memory impairment and their caregivers. For more information call the Center or Alzheimer's Services. The Creative Arts Center is located at 154 Crowell Road, Chatham. For more information call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.
  • Arts Care of Alzheimers is an art activity session to provide hands-on experience for caregivers and Alzheimer's clients held at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis, on the third Friday of each month, 1 - 2 pm. Ann Hitch is the instructor. There is no charge, but registration is required. Please call 508-385-4477 x 16 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • Harbor Your Arts features Sarah Holl Artspace at 46 Pearl Street in Hyannis, open Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm and by appointment (www.sarahholl.com). Also featured are artist work studios at 50 Pearl Street with artists Melanie Chartier, Carole Ann Danner, Jenny Fragosa, Sandra Ginnis and the pottery studio of Molly Driscoll. Guyer Art Barn, featuring year-round exhibits, is located at 250 South Street, next to the properties on Pearl Street and is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm. For more information visit www.harboryourarts.com.
  • Brown Bag Crafters, an adult crafting group that has fun being creative together while dedicating their projects to help fund the Centerville Public Library Children's Room Programs. For more information call 508-790-6220.


Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work

5th Annual New Playwrights, New Plays Competition

Eventide Arts
Garry Mitchell as Robert Frost from 2010 production of A.M. Dolan's This Verse Business, photo by Shannon Goheen
The New Playwrights, New Plays Competition encourages and stimulates the writing and production of new full-length plays by Cape and Island writers. The competition is co-sponsored by the Jeremiah Kaplan Foundation and Eventide Arts, a Cape Cod non-profit organization devoted to producing stimulating theatre for the purpose of inspiring thought and debate, and showcasing the work of local artists.

The Competition is open to full-length plays written by both new and experienced playwrights who live on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. One play will be selected by the judges and presented as a staged reading in June 2011 on the historic Gertrude Lawrence stage as part of Eventide Arts' 2010-2011 season of plays, concerts and workshops. The winning Competition entry will be awarded the $1,000 Kaplan Prize.

Completed plays and works-in-progress must first be submitted to the Competition by the October 15 deadline to be included in the Competition. The second and final deadline for submission of edited plays is March 15, 2011.

For more information and application visit www.eventidearts.org/kaplan.html.


Be a Part of StoryCorp National Day of Listening

StoryCorps
The National Day of Listening, celebrated this year on November 26 is an effort to encourage all Americans to honor a friend, a loved one, or a member of their community by interviewing them about their lives on the day after Thanksgiving. Participants can record their National Day of Listening interviews using equipment that is already available to them - a computer, mobile phone, tape recorder, or even pen and paper. StoryCorps offers a free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide with equipment recommendations, great questions to ask, and ways to preserve and share your interview at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.

Organizations may become official representatives for the National Day of Listening 2010 in Massachusetts by (1) conducting at least five National Day of Listening interviews with members of your organization or others in your community and (2) posting a summary of your interviews on StoryCorps' online Wall of Listening.

For organizations interested in being a representative call 646-723-7020 x65 or email kpacker@storycorps.org by October 15.


LCC and PASS Grants

MCC
The deadline for both of these grant applications is October 15.

Schools and libraries can apply for Local Cultural Council Program grants to fund cultural enrichment activities (field trips, artist-in-residency programs, lectures, performances, etc.) that are led by outside artists, humanists, or scientists. Expenses related to classroom or extra-curricular activities are not eligible. More on LCC criteria.

PASS grants fund cultural field trips for children, grades Pre-K through 12, by subsidizing the cost of admission to attend programs in the arts, humanities and sciences (including performances, educational tours and exhibits).


Big Yellow School Bus Applications Now Being Accepted

bus grant
The MCC is proud to announce the return of the Big Yellow School Bus. This grant program is made possible with the support of Bank of America Charitable Foundation, and is here to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips for their students to cultural institutions and events across the Commonwealth. Last year, Big Yellow School Bus supported 744 field trips to nearly 200 nonprofit cultural organizations, attended by close to 60,000 students.

Any Massachusetts school, K-12, is eligible for a $200 grant to be used during the 2010-11 school year (one grant per school per year). Funding is limited, and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Schools that received a grant last school year are eligible to apply again this school year. Rolling deadline. Read the guidelines and apply online.


Call for Professional Musicians

LIFE
A recent performance with
Entrain's Sam Holmstock
The LIFE Coffee House is a project initiated by LIFE Case Manager and professional musician, Ron Williams. Ron works individually with residents to polish their instrumental and vocal pieces for the "open mike" experience. He also encourages non-musical expression such as poetry and presenting visual art. Each month a professional musical guest is invited to perform for the group.

LIFE, Living Independently Forever, Inc., serves adults with learning disabilities through a model program within its condominium-communities. LIFE provides support and resources in the areas of vocation, education, social/community involvement and daily living.

If you are a professional musician who would like to perform for a very appreciative audience, contact Ron Williams at ronw@lifecapecod.org.


More Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum offers unpaid internships that may be customized to take advantage of the strengths and interests of the individual intern. Valued attributes of qualifying interns include the ability to: pitch in and help in varied circumstances; operate intelligently, responsibly and independently; and maintain a sense of humor. Knowledge of Excel, Word, PageMaker and/or In Design helpful. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
  • The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is seeking high resolution photography of scenic vistas, vibrant main streets and member businesses for use on the Chamber's website and travel guide next year. Not all photos are guaranteed to be selected. However, all submissions will be given careful consideration. The Chamber is also seeking information on new businesses or locations, new programming, new renovations, new equipment or features and special awards. For more information or to send a submission email michele@capecodchamber.org.
  • The Provincetown Theater is looking to train, in paid tech positions, a few highly responsible individuals in how to use and run the sound and light boards during performances in paid tech positions. 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-7487 or email operations@provincetowntheater.com.
  • Grumbacher Paint is looking for accomplished artists, capable of demonstrating realistic still life, landscape, seascape, and floral, who can teach two-hour workshops at a major retailer. A flexible curriculum in acrylics has been developed for an artist to use or to adapt it to fit the artist's style. Compensation is $100/workshop. Two to four workshops will be conducted per store per month and the artist will have flexibility in their scheduling. The retailer is geographically located all over the U.S and Canada making it easy to locate a store within driving distance of many artists. All teaching materials will be provided to the artist at no cost. For more information contact Jen Kopec at jkopec@Chartpak.com.
  • Call for artists: LunaSea Studios has openings for Cape Cod artisans and crafters to join the gallery shop. 265 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 774-840-0393 or email tonigisone@comcast.net.
  • Call to musicians and visual artists: the Barnstable Senior Center is looking for artists and musicians to share their talents and passions to visitors to the center. Classes are offered year round and there is a small stipend for teaching. For more information contact Susan Griffin, Senior Center Activity Coordinator, at 508-862-4761 or susan.griffin@town.barnstable.ma.us.
  • The competitive, anonymously judged MCC Artist Fellowships program offers fellowships of $7,500 and finalist awards of $500, as direct support to individual artists in recognition of artistic excellence. Applications in the categories of Crafts, Film & Video, and Photography will be accepted beginning December 1, with a deadline of January 24, 2011. Learn more about Artist Fellowships or view the program guidelines.
  • New England Foundation for the Arts offers several grants opportunities with rolling deadlines. For more information about these grants and services, visit NEFA's website.
  • Three Fish & a Ram is calling for volunteers. We have opportunities for artists, teachers, and anyone who loves artists and art. For more information call 508-292-1417 or visit www.cltartcenter.com.
  • The Provincetown Art Association and Museum became one of twenty-one associates of the Cape Cod Youth Empowerment Initiative (CCYEI), of Compassion Massachusetts. For more information on Compassion Massachusetts contact Steve Brown at 508-560-1189 or by email sbrown@donahue.umassp.edu.
  • Call to artists to help support veterans: in search of artists, professional and otherwise, whether it's with a paint brush, cooking spatula, a guitar with a few chords, or a poet writing a poem. Those with creative skills are asked to volunteer and share their skills with veterans. For information or to participate contact Robert John Cook at 508-367-5571 or by email at MayflowerStudio@aol.com.


Auditions

Auditions
  • The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra holds open auditions each spring. If you would like to be notified when these auditions will take place, email Lisa Sheehy, Director of Concert Operations, at lsheehy@capesymphony.org. Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, 712A Main Street, Yarmouth Port.


Family
Super Hero Shin-Digz at Children's Museum

CCCM
The Cape Cod Children's Museum's next Family Fun Night Shin-Digz theme is super heroes. This annual Halloween costume party is on Friday, October 15, 6 - 8 pm. Fun activities include the Bat Cave where Miss Kim Torres of elements, etc will teach about bats, a Super Hero training ground with Lori Dutra of Klub Kidz, and crafts to make. Sponsored in part by Cape Cod Five.

The Cape Cod Children's Museum is located at 577 Great Neck Road South in Mashpee. For more information call 508-539-8788 or visit www.visitcccm.org.


Gordon Titcomb and Wendell Minor Talk About The Last Train

Titcomb's Bookshop
Titcomb's Bookshop hosts a special storytime and book signing with musician Gordon Titcomb and artist/illustrator Wendell Minor on Saturday, October 16, 1 - 3 pm. Gordon Titcomb will read his new children's picture book The Last Train and Wendell Minor will display some of his original artwork created for the book. There will be train related activities and a craft suitable for children ages 3-8.

Titcomb's Bookshop is located at 432 Route 6A in East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-2331 or visit www.titcombsbookshop.com.



College Reps Review Student Portfolios During Portfolio Day at CCMA

CCMA
Students will be able to meet with 16 college representatives at Cape Cod Museum of Art during its Seventh Annual Portfolio Day on Saturday, October 16, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. The portfolio review, a three-hour event open to individuals seeking a professional critique of their artwork, is especially useful for high school students applying to art schools, or students looking to transfer from their current college to an art school. There is no fee for students to participate in Portfolio Day.

Participating colleges this year at the event in Dennis include Massachusetts College of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Maine College of Art, Pratt Institute, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 ext. 25 or visit www.ccmoa.org.


Starcreations Theater Presents Two Productions in One Weekend

StarCreations
Starcreations Theater presents Clue on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 7:30 pm and Hocus Pocus on Sunday, October 17, 2 pm. Both productions are at the Tilden Arts Studio Theatre.

Tilden Arts Studio Theatre is located on the Cape Cod Community College campus, 2240 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable. For more information or tickets call 508-747-1234 or email info@starcreations.org.






Halloween Carnival at Hertiage Museums & Gardens

Heritage
Heritage Museums & Gardens will hold its annual Halloween Carnival on Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23, 5:30 - 8 pm.

Families of all ages can take part in non-scary Halloween activities such as a treasure hunt, tractor hayride, games and craft projects. Participants are welcome to dress up in costume. In the event of rain, all activities will still take place indoors, except for the hayride.

Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich. For more information or to register call 508-888-3300 or visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org.


More Family Events
  • The Harwich Junior Theatre will perform Thornton W. Burgess stories The Tales of Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox and Old Mother West Wind on October 9, 2 pm at the Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street (Route 130), Sandwich. This performance is sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the John K. and Thirza F. Davenport Foundation.
  • An English Country Dance will be held on Friday, October 15, 7:30 pm at the Fisher House, Church of the Messiah. Beginners welcome. All dances taught by Linda Nelson, live music by Paradise Bird. 13 Church Street, Woods Hole. For more info call 508-540-1151.
  • Fifteen costumed characters from the 17th - 19th century will appear during a Lantern Tour along the Old King's Highway (Route 6A) in Yarmouth Port on Friday, October 22, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm (rain date October 29). Ghosts, myths, and legends of Old Yarmouth will be examined by interpreters from the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. The length of the tour is 1/2 mile and approximately 1 hour and is limited to 25 in each group. Reservations required. For more information or reservations call 508-362-3021.

  • The Cape Cod Conservatory offers Suzuki Method music classes, music performance workshops, art and dance classes for children and adults. Falmouth campus: 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. West Barnstable campus: 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. For more information visit www.capecodconservatory.org.
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Art offers a wide variety of art classes and workshops for children and adults. Children's classes include: Fashion Design with Sioux Campbell; Drawing and Painting Animals with Ursula Coute; and Clay for Kids with Jenn Reed. 60 Hope Lane (off Route 6A), Dennis. For more information or to register 508-385-4477 ext 16 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • The Cahoon Museum of American Art offers children's art classes. The Cahoon Museum is located at 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-7581 or visit www.cahoonmuseum.org.
Family Events Offered Weekly
  • Nature Book Club for Young Readers at The Thornton W. Burgess Society meets in the new education center on the last Friday of each month from 4 - 5:30 pm. 6 Discovery Hill Road, just off Route 6A in East Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-6870 or visit www.thorntonburgess.org.
  • The Hyannis Public Library hosts The Chess Club every Wednesday, 4 pm. The club is open to children ages 7 and up. The Hyannis Public Library is located at 401 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-775-2280.
  • The Eastham Public Library has a Weekly Story Time every Friday, 10:30 am. The program features books, rhymes and action for children aged 2 - 5 years old. Everyone is welcome! The Eastham Library is located at 190 Samoset Road, Eastham. For more information contact Fran McLoughlin at 508-240-5950 or at franm@easthamlibrary.org.
  • The Pizza Art Club, 5 - 7 pm, on Saturday nights for kids ages 7 - 11. Two hours of art instruction. All art supplies, pizza dinner and drinks are included. Black Whale Gallery is located at 349 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information, a list of art instructors, fees and to register call 508-771-8600.


Literary Arts

Hilde Olsen at the Provincetown Public Library

Hilde Oleson
Poet Hilde Oleson will talk and read from her work at the Provincetown Public Library on Saturday, October 9, 2:30 pm.

From a pretend husband at age 3 to falling in love at age 80, Hilde Oleson has lived on dreams. The daughter of a Methodist minister in small Vermont towns, she lived a quiet life. Later she worked in urban slums as a social worker and a teacher. She moved to Cape Cod and Provincetown after the death of her husband, and from that grief emerged a new life as a poet. Dreams Reward is her first published collection.

The Provincetown Public Library is located at 356 Commercial Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-7094 or visit www.ptownlib.com.


Reading Carolyn Forché at the Fine Arts Work Center

Carolyn Forche
The Fine Arts Work Center presents a reading by Carolyn Forché on October 9, 8 pm.

Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry. The most recent, Blue Hour (2004), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Other collections include Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us, and The Angel of History. Forché currently teaches at Georgetown University, where she also serves as Director of the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.

The Fine Arts Work Center is located at 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-9960 or visit www.fawc.org.


Literary Evening at Brewster Ladies Library

Sally Gunning
The Brewster Cultural Council and Brewster Ladies Library are co-sponsoring a Literary Evening on Thursday, October 21, 7 - 9 pm at the Brewster Ladies Library.

Writers from Brewster will do short readings of original work in poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. A special reading by critically acclaimed Brewster author Sally Gunning will also be featured. Gunning will read from her new novel The Rebellion of Jane Clarke which has been described as "a historical novel of integrity and substance." A reception will follow the readings.

Brewster Ladies Library is located 1822 Main Street in Brewster. For more information call 508-896-6812.


More Literary Arts
  • The Tilden Arts Center presents a play reading series: Meridian Summer by Candace Perry on October 7, 7 pm; Evening of Student Work on October 14, 7 pm; and Got Jesus by Daniel Groves on October 21, 7 pm. Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable. For more information visit www.capecod.edu/web/tilden.
  • A discussion of books by Mark Kurlansky will be held at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on October 20, 2 - 3 pm. Mark Kurlansky's books, especially Salt, Cod and The Big Oyster, encompass the fascinating history and economies of the world and the ocean. Attendees are encouraged to read at least one book to be able to participate. 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3867 or visit www.ccmnh.org.
  • The next Poetry Session with an open mic, hosted by Greg Hischak and Robin Clark, is on Thursday, October 21, 7 - 8:30 pm. October's featured reader is Cape poet Hilde Oleson, reading from her new book Dreams Reward. To sign up arrive before 7 pm in the back room of O'Shea's Olde Inne. 348 Main Street (Route 28), West Dennis. For more information call 508-398-5434 or email alarmpup@verizon.net.
Literary Arts Offered Weekly or Monthly
  • Poetry Venue every Monday, 7 pm, at the Mews Restaurant & Cafe, 429 Commercial Street, Provincetown.
  • Chatham Writers @ 02633 meets every Monday, 10:30 am - noon, at the Eldredge Public Library - in the Friend's Room. The members meet to explore different writing genres, share work with the group, and receive guidance and feedback. Each year they publish an anthology of their work. The Eldredge Public Library is located at 564 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call Jeff Hahner at 508-945-9962.
  • A Book in the Hand celebrates the tactile pleasure of the printed page and the intimacy of the spoken word. On the second Monday of the month two Cape Cod authors will read from their published prose. Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center Street, East Dennis. For more information call 508-385-8151.
  • Cape Lyceum Lecture and Discussion at 7 pm takes place on the second Monday of each month, held at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. For more information visit www.newenlightenmentinstitute.com.
  • Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm, at the Marstons Mills Library. The Marstons Mills Public Library is located at 2160 Main Street, Marstons Mills. For more information call 508-428-5175 or visit www.mmpl.org.
  • Stony Hill Book Club is open to the public and meets at the Chatham Senior Center, 193 Stony Hill Road, Chatham. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 pm. For more information call 508-945-5190 or email kdalton@chatham-ma.gov.
  • British Authors Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:45 - 7:45 pm, at the Osterville Free Library in the Library North Room. The Osterville Free Library is located at 43 Wianno Avenue, Osterville. For more information call Lee Ann Amend at 508-420-0550.
  • Centerville Public Library Book Club invites anyone to join them to discuss books. Held on the last Tuesday of the month. 585 Main Street, Centerville. For more information about the book club contact Vicki Mitchell 508-775-2426 or zionwanderer@aol.com.
  • The Writer's Voice Café meets the second Wednesday of the month from November - June, 7 - 8:30 pm, upstairs at Napi's Restaurant and provides an opportunity for Cape writers to read from their work and discuss it. Napi's Restaurant is located at 7 Freeman Street, Provincetown.
  • The Truro Library Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm, at the library. All are welcome whether you can attend regularly or occasionally. Copies of each month's selection are available for check-out at the circulation desk. 5 Library Lane (Off Standish Way), North Truro. For more information call 508-487-1125 or visit www.trurolibrary.org.
  • The Poetry Session with an open mic, hosted by Greg Hischak and Robin Clark, is held the third Thursday of the month. To sign up arrive before 7 pm in the back room of O'Shea's Olde Inne. 348 Main Street (Route 28), West Dennis. For more information call Gregory Hischak, Cape Poets Theater at 508-398-5434 or email alarmpup@verizon.net.
  • Poets' Corner Open Mic Night. Come early to sign up. The mic is open to poets 14 and older. Free and open to the public. The Poets' Corner takes place the last Thursday of the month. The open mic begins at 7 pm. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.For more information email bmhellman@comcast.net or visit home.comcast.net/~bmhellman.
  • Open Mic Poetry Night at Buckies's Biscotti, every Friday, 6:30 pm. Buckies's Biscotti is located at 281 Main Street (Route 28), Dennisport. For more information call 508-398-9700.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Book Reviews at the Hyannis Public Library, 401 Main Street, Hyannis, held the first Friday of the month at 12:15 pm. For more information call 508-775-2280 or visit www.hyannislibrary.org.
  • Writers Night Out is a monthly event of the Cape Cod Writers Center. For a listing of upcoming readings, meetings and more information visit www.capecodwriterscenter.org.


Performing Arts

Opening Night for Dark of the Moon

CCftA
photo by Daniel Fontneau
The Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Dark of the Moon from October 7 - 24, 8 pm. Set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the 1930s, Dark of the Moon, is an enduring classic of American Theatre which has been in near constant production since its 1945 New York premiere. Featuring live music and song throughout, Dark of the Moon revolves around the dilemma of a Witch Boy, John, who falls in love with a Mountain Girl, the 'wild child' Barbara Allen.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-428-0669 or visit www.artsonthecape.com.



Advance Screening of WIlliam Kentridge: Anything is Possible at CCMA

William Kentridge Cape Cod Museum of Art will host a preview screening of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible by Art21 on Friday, October 8, 6:30 pm. Following the film, a panel of regional artists will lead a discussion about themes addressed in the film.

The documentary provides a rare, intimate look at the creative process, political and artistic philosophies, and personal background of one of the most provocative and dynamic artists working today. Kentridge's work, which includes drawings, sculpture, animated films, tapestries, live performance, theater, has received worldwide recognition and accolades. The documentary will air on PBS stations on October 21.

Cape Cod Museum of Art is located at 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.


Women's International Theater Festival

Provincetown Theater
Pathways by Ema Partoll
CTEK Arts presents the first annual Women's International Theater Festival from October 8 - 16. The WIT Festival will present short plays, full-length solo performances, writing workshops, and breakfast panels.

Producing Artistic Directors Priscilla Sample and Margaret Van Sant announced that the theme for the Festival this year is Writing and Performing Women's Auto/Biography.

The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford in Provincetown. For more information, tickets or reservations, call 508-487-7487 or visit www.provincetowntheater.com or www.ctekarts.org.


Pianist Thomas Pandolfi and Ensemble Jazbo's at the Cultural Center

Cultural Center of Cape CodOctober 8, 8 pm: American pianist Thomas Pandolfi is a prodigious virtuoso who is reviving the core repertoire from the "Golden Age of Pianism." His recitals regularly include works by Busoni, Godowsky, Dohnanyi and Chasins, and his orchestral appearances often feature concerti by Paderewski, MacDowell, Moszkowski and Anton Rubinstein.

October 9, 8 pm: Jazbo's is an indigenous ensemble devoted to original compositions and standards. Featuring Ej Mills Brennan (piano/flute/vocal), Tom Glenn (guitar), Glenway Fripp (electric bass) and Paul Foley (drums).

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in SOuth Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.


Osborn & Righ Gallery Host Sea Fever

John MurelleSea Fever, a recital of classical and popular songs celebrating the sea with John Murelle, baritone, and Lucy Banner, pianist, will be held on October 9, 5 pm at the Osborn & Rugh Gallery. Seating is limited.

The concert will include Italian arias, German lieder, French melodie, and English songs celebrating the vastness and mystery of the sea and other bodies of water.Mr. Murelle and Ms. Banner have performed together for years, presenting many classical recitals throughout Cape Cod and New England.

Osborn & Righ Gallery is located at 114 Palmer Avenue, Queen's Buyway, in Falmouth. For more information call 508-548-2100 or visit www.osbornandrughgallery.com/jm.html.


David Malliett Performs at the Grange Hall Coffeehouse

David MalliettThe Grange Hall Coffeehouse presents David Malliett in concert on Saturday, October 9, 8 pm.

David Mallett hails from small town Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, even the Muppets, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic. He has performed throughout America and Europe.

The Grange Hall Coffeehouse is located at 91 Old County Road in East Sandwich. For more information or tickets call 508-418-0888 or visit www.grangehallcoffeehouse.org.


Met Opera Broadcast Season Begins at WHAT

WHATThe Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre presents its first Met Opera Broadcast of the season with Das Rheingold, by Wagner, on October 9 and 16, 1 pm.

Two unparalleled artists join forces to create a groundbreaking new Ring for the Met: Maestro James Levine and director Robert Lepage. Lepage (La Damnation de Faust) brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world's greatest theatrical journey. Bryn Terfel, singing his first, much-anticipated Met Wotan, leads the cast in Das Rheingold, the Ring's first installment.

The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6 in Wellfleet (next to the post office). For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.


Cape Cod Music Festival

CC Music FestivalCape Cod Music Festival featuring local musicians on Sunday, October 10, 3 - 10 pm, with gates opening at 2 pm, at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. Enjoy great jazz, swing, blues and rock from Entrain, The Rip-It-Ups, Groovy Afternoon and the George Gritzbach Blues Band, and great food by local restaurants.

The Barnstable County Fairgrounds are located at 1220 Route 151 in East Falmouth. For more information or tickets visit www.capecodmusicfest.org.


Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Fall Concert

CC Chamber MusicThe Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival presents Nicholas Kitchen and Yeesun Kim, of the Borromeo String Quartet, in a multi-media exploration of music for solo and duo strings on Sunday, October 10, 7:30 pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature one of the earliest known pieces written for solo violin - the rarely performed Passacaglia by Heinrich Biber - and three Bach Fugues performed on electric violin and electronic pedal board.
Two Elegies, composed for Kitchen and Kim by 24-year-old Palestinian composer Mohammed Fairouz, will be given its second performance following a New York premiere on September 18. Included will be projections of handwritten manuscripts of music by Bach, Biber and Fairouz.

The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-247-9400 or visit www.capecodchambermusic.org.


The Extremes at the Art House

The ExtremesThe Extremes, a collective of performance artists, blend music, theater, dance, and the art of storytelling, will showcase their original production, It's a War Out There - Casualties of War: The Daughter's Story, during Women's Week in Provincetown at the Art House Theater on Sunday, October 10, 5 pm and Tuesday, October 12, 8 pm.

It's a War Out There is written and performed by 6 daughters telling their story of growing up with dad in the wake of WWII. When the war was over, he traded his rifle for the brief case and the battle at home was waged. Dad taught that life is short, life is tough, don't forget to smile, look them right in the eye, wash your hands before dinner, and be prepared...

For more information or tickets call 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.ptownarthouse.com/tickets.


Eventide Arts presents Arcadia

ArcadiaEventide Arts presents Arcadia from October 14 - 31, 7:30 pm on Thursdays - Saturdays, 2:30 pm on Sundays on the Getrude Lawrence Stage.

Playwright Tom Stoppard's time-jumping modern masterpiece focuses on the relationship between the past and present residents of an English country house. Encompassing many endeavors of the mind - from mathematics and physics to poetry and landscape architecture - Arcadia is wildly intelligent, extremely funny, and poignantly human.

The Gertrude Lawrence Stage is located in the Dennis Union Church, 713 Main Street in Dennis. Eventide Arts is located . For more information or tickets call 508-398-8588 or visit www.eventidearts.org.


Closing Weekend for The Glass Menagerie at HJT

HJTHarwich Junior Theatre presents The Glass Menagerie from now - October 10, 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 4 pm on Sundays.

Tennessee Williams' youth is recalled in this transcendent memory play. Tom, an aspiring writer remembers his mother Amanda, an aging divorced Southern Belle with high hopes and his painfully shy sister Laura who feels most of the pressure to realize them. Hope arrives with a gentleman caller at the door of their St. Louis tenement.

Harwich Junior Theatre is located at 105 Division Road in Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 or visit www.hjtcapecod.org.


A Weekend of Concerts at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Cultural Center of Cape CodOctober 15, 8 pm: Tripping Lily
This quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities, or perhaps a cutting edge vocal quartet with acoustic instruments. Tripping Lily blends a unique sound of traditional and contemporary genres.

October 16, 7:30 pm: Dane Vannatter & the Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Dane Vannatter has performed in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and on Cape Cod and was awarded the Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist by the critics of BackStage in New York. With Joe Mongelli on trumpet, Fred Boyle on piano, Greg Loughman on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

October 17, 7:30 pm: Jennifer Kreisberg
Jennifer has performed with the critically acclaimed Native women's Trio Ulali since she was seventeen, helping to create a new sound in Indian Country. Jennifer has happily shared the stage with such performers as Buffy Saint-Marie, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Ritchie Havens, Sting, Floyd Westerman, Charlie Hill and many others.

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth. For more information or tickets call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.


Holiday Pops Spectacular Tickets are Selling Fast

CCSOThe Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Spectacular concerts are on December 3, 4 pm & 8 pm, December 4, 3 pm & 8 pm, and December 5, 3 pm.

This star-studded celebration features local favorites Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and Fred Inkley - plus the Chatham Chorale and Extol Bell Choir.

The Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, 744 West Main Street in Hyannis. For more information or tickets call 508-362-1111 or visit www.capesymphony.org.


More Performing Arts
  • Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents Jazz Guitar on October 7, 7:30 pm, Reid Jagger/Joshua Millard Duo on October 8, 7:30 pm, Link Montana on October 9, 7:30 pm, Chandler Travis Trio on October 10, 7 pm; Jazz Mondays with the Fred Boyle Trio, October 11, 6:30 pm. Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, 776 Main Street (Route 6A), Dennis Village. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit www.harvestgallerywinebar.com.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art will have a preview screening of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible by Art21 on Friday, October 8, 6:30 pm. Following the film, a panel of regional artists will lead a discussion about themes addressed in the film. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • Harwich Junior Theatre presents The Glass Menagerie now - October 10, 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 4 pm on Sundays. 105 Division Road, Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 or visit www.hjtcapecod.org.
  • Jazz this week with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group, with special guest Clay Lyons, at The Island Merchant on October 10, 4:30 - 7:30. 302 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information visit www.bartweisman.com.
  • CinemaWHAT presents a showing of the film The Girl Who Played With Fire on October 12, 7:30 pm. Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet (next to the post office). For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.
  • The Woods Hole Theater Company will perform Woman In Black, a ghost thriller adapted by Stephen Mallatratt based on the book by Susan Hill, on October 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 8 pm and October 24, 6 pm at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. For more information or reservations call 508-540-6525 or visit www.woodsholetheater.com.
  • On Saturday, October 16, 2 pm, two New Horizons bands from Cape Cod and Sudbury Valley will give a Fall Concert at St. David's Episcopal Church. The bands will play pop music, marches, songs from the '40s and '50s, Gershwin and more. New Horizons is an international group of men and women 50 and older who have never played, or are returning to a wind or percussion instrument after a long separation. 205 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
  • Cape Rep Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with Warren Leight's Side Man now - October 17, 8 pm on Thursdays - Sundays, 2 pm on Sundays. 3299 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information or tickets call 508-896-1888 or visit www.caperep.org.
  • Danny Casolaro Died For You, by Dominic Orlando, is on the Julie Harris Stage at the The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater now - October 17, 8 pm Wednesdays - Sundays. 2357 Route 6 in Wellfleet (next to the post office). For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.
  • The Odd Couple is presented by The Academy Playhouse now - October 31, 8 pm Thursday - Sunday, 2 pm Sundays. 120 Main Street, Orleans. For more information or reservations call 508-255-1963 or visit www.apacape.org.
  • The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is seeking additional musicians. The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is a volunteer classical orchestra rehearsing and performing in the Falmouth area. They welcome calls from all classical musicians. For more information call June Gallant at 508-274-2632 or email sonnichs@berkshire.net.
Performing Arts Offered Weekly or Monthly
  • Open Mic Night at The International Inn on Wednesdays with Blues, Rock, Jam, Funk, Fusion, Acoustic, Full Band, Improv, Comedy and featuring The Clayton's Hat Jam Band. 662 Main Street, Hyannis.
  • Open Mic Night at Three Fish & a Ram every fourth Saturday, 7 - 9 pm. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-2788 or visit www.threefishandaram.com.
  • The Provincetown Theater Company's Playwright Lab meets every other Sunday, 4 - 6 pm. 238 Bradford Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-9793 or visit www.provincetowntheater.com.
  • The New Horizons Band, with chapters all over the country, is for seniors who want to make new friends and share their love of music and who have never before played an instrument and would like to learn in a group setting or who used to play but haven't in some time. The band rehearses every Monday, 3:30 pm. A Chord in the Hand is a club for people who enjoy traditional folk songs, Child ballads, classic protest songs, sea shanties, and the like, meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 pm. Both groups meet at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.


Classes and Workshops

Oktoberfest Pumpkin Carving at Woodruff's Art Center

Woodruff's Art CenterBack by popular demand, Woodruff's Art Center will hold a pumpkin carving workshop with local artist Neil Collins on Saturday, October 9, noon - 4 pm. Watch and learn how to carve or paint unique artistic pumpkins. There will also be some beautiful painted and carved pumpkins available for sale.

Woodruff's Art Center is located at One North Market Street, Mashpee Commons in Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-5767 or visit www.woodruffsartcenter.com.


Classes at Provincetown Art Association and Museum

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Visual Memory: Painting in Oils with Peter Watts, October 12 - 15, 9:30 am - 1 pm: Participants will be guided to retrieve and apply visual memory in the creation of landscape painting. Watts will work alongside participants to demonstrate the rich possibilities of creating from the personal filter of memory. All levels of experience welcome.

The Artist's Toolbox: A No Nonsense Approach to Setting up a Business for today's Artist, with Laurence Young, October 13 - November 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Wednesdays: Like any other profession, art has a business side. This seminar was created to help artists acquire the basic tools to set up their own business. For more in-depth information on certain topics, there will be guest speakers.

How to Read a Film: A Seminar on Film Language and Aesthetics with Howard Karren, October 15 - November 5, 1 - 2:30 pm, Fridays: Though filmmakers are hyper-aware of the conventions of film communication, most people absorb those cues subliminally. This seminar explores the elements of film language - what they are, how they developed, and most important, how they can take a movie into the realm of art.

Provincetown Art Association and Museum is located at 460 Commercial Street in Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.


Classes at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall ClassesFresh Florals
Wednesday, October 20, 6 - 8 pm
Working with the flowers that are abundant and available that day, under professional florist Anna Holmes's watchful eye you will make your own arrangement to take home that evening.

Word Play: Creative Writing with Terri Lerman
Fridays, October 22, November 12, 10 am - noon
Instructor Terri Lerman has a unique approach to teaching. She inspires creativity by distributing items such as buttons, photographs, headlines and hundreds of subject cards loaded with random details. Take one session or all.

Bread Making 101 with Gail Blakely
Monday, October 18 or Monday, November 15, 1 - 3 pm
Gain hands-on experience in all phases of creating mouth-watering rustic loaves as you learn the friendly "language of bread." Mix, shape, score, bake and sample yummy breads.

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. For more information on these or other classes, or to register, call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.


More Classes and Workshops
Please check out our Family Section for additional Classes and Workshops for Children
  • Three Fish & a Ram is offering a fall schedule of classes that include painting, drawing, watercolor and pastel classes, life drawing, kids create, acrylics, found art, open studios for teens, graphic arts, and other exciting new things. There is also a Saturday Workshop Series: October 16, 2 - 4 pm: Masterpiece Workshop; October 23, 2 - 4 pm: Wild with Wire!; October 30, 2 - 3:30 pm: Tool-Bag Meditation; November 13, 2 - 4 pm: Snowflake Pergamano; December 4, 2 - 4 pm: Art Dolls; December 18, 2 pm: Tool-Bag Meditation Level 2. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information or to register call 508-477-2788 or email info@threefishandaram.com.
  • Priscilla Levesque will be teaching the following classes: Casein Workshop, October 18 and 25, 9 am - noon at the Falmouth Art Center, 37 Gifford Street, Falmouth, for more information or to register call 508-540-3304 or visit www.falmouthart.org; Casin Painting, November 4 - December 16, 6:30 - 8:30, Thursdays at the Sandwich Community School, 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road. East Sandwich, for more information or to register call 508-888-5300 or visit www.scslearn.org; Collecting Affordable Art, November 6 and 13, 10 am - noon at the Sandwich Community School, 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road. East Sandwich, for more information or to register call 508-888-5300 or visit www.scslearn.org.
  • The Creative Arts Center offers fall classes, such as Light is the Subject, In or Out with Rosalie Nadeau, Composition and Color with Mary Carroll Allen, and Watercolor the Next Level with Robert Mesrop. For more information or to register call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.
  • An ongoing Digital Photography Workshop is offered by Judy Jalbert on Thursdays, 3 - 5 pm throughout the year at Iona Print Studio & Gallery. Move beyond taking snapshots into the exciting world of taking pictures suited for fine art quality giclee prints. 379A Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-7500 or visit www.ionaprint.com.
  • The Academy of Performing Arts offers classes year-round in dance, music, theater, workshops, main stage Playhouse and School productions as well as informal in-class demonstrations and presentations. Students may enroll now for new spring classes. 5 Giddiah Hill Road, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-5510 or visit www.apacape.org.
  • The Cape Cod Conservatory offers a variety of classes for students of all ages in art, music, dance, photography and early education for children. The West Barnstable campus is located at 2235 Iyanough Road (Route 132), West Barnstable and the Falmouth campus is located at 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or to register for classes, call the West Barnstable office at 508-362-2772, the Falmouth office at 508-540-0611 or visit www.capecodconservatory.org.
  • Robert K. Roark offers ongoing private painting classes in all media and subjects at The Studio Gallery. Students at all levels are accepted. 766 Route 6A, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4713 or visit www.masterfulart.com.
  • Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill offers workshops year round. 10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro. For more information call 508-349-7511 or visit www.castlehill.org.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis offers adult and children's classes and workshops. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information or to register call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • The Guyer Barn offers a variety of new and ongoing classes for adults, teens and children. Classes include collage, painting and drawing, ceramics, painting in different mediums and levels, drawing from still lifes and from a live model, the sculpture-making processes and poetry. Students are now being accepted. 250 South Street, Hyannis. For more information or to register call the Guyer Art Barn Director, Mellissa Morris at 508-566-2880 or visit www.harboryourarts.com.
  • The Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum offers many classes and workshops. PAAM is located at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information or to register call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
  • Join the Centerville Public Library Knitting Group. Free and open to the public on Fridays, 3:30 pm at the library. Beginners through experts welcome. 585 Main Street, Centerville. For more information call 508-790-6220 or visit www.centervillelibrary.org.
  • A variety of art, writing and dance classes is offered at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information or to register call 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.


Other Events and Notices

Wellfleet Preservation Hall's First Oyster Plate Art Auction

WPH
Wellfleet Preservation Hall invites all OysterFest visitors to their first Oyster Plate Art Auction that will take place in the upper hall of WPH on October 16 -17, 11 am - 5 pm. Visitors can leave their silent bids on up to 100 Oyster Plates created by artists, creative community members and oyster lovers. Some of the artists included are Ed Christie, Ellen LeBow, Bob Rindler and Joe Fiorello.

Throughout the weekend, members of the Board of Directors of WPH will give tours of the Hall to show how it is being renovated and what is envisioned when it is completed. Proceeds from the auction will go toward completing the renovations of the interior.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street in Wellfleet. For more information see www.wellfleetpreservationhall.org.


More Events and Notices
  • The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will hold an archaeology open house on October 9, 1 - 3 pm. Learn about the Museum's efforts to uncover and tell the story of 9,000 years of human history in the Stony Brook Valley. Discover how the artifacts found on Wing Island have helped us understand the culture and history of Cape Cod's first people. 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information or reservations call 508-896-3867 or visit www.ccmnh.org.
  • Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary Director Ian Ives will lead a fall trail walk on Sunday, October 10, 10 am on the 50-acre nature preserve. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. Walkers meet at the Gate House, behind the Yarmouth Port Post Office on Route 6A. For more information call 508-362-3021 or visit www.hsoy.org.
  • The first meeting of a new wine club called "Meritage" will take place at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Wednesday, October 13, 7 pm. Starting in November, the club will meet at the Cultural Center on the third Wednesday of each month. The group's name is a wine term that means "a blend" and comes from combining "merit" with "heritage". Participants will share, learn, explore and discover wines from all over the world. No prior knowledge of wine is required. 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information or to register, contact the group leaders, Suzanne and Floriano Pavao, at 508-398-6142.
  • The Provincetown Community Compact will honor Attorney Roslyn Garfield for her longtime service to the community on October 13, 4 - 6 pm at the Lobster Pot Restaurant, 321 Commercial Street, Provincetown. The reception is in tribute to Roslyn's contributions she has made to the community and generosity of spirit. The Compact was established in 1993 by Jay Critchley as a community-building and philanthropic organization to support living artists and the vitality of the arts community.
  • The Wine List will host a seated, five-course meal with live jazz from The Trio, comprised of Jeff Joiner, Charlie Jameson and Al Orlando, on October 15, 6 pm. 655 Iyanough Road, Hyannis. For more information or reservations call 508-771-wine or email info@the-wine-list.com.
  • Herb Walk with Stephan B. Brown, owner of Great Cape Cod Herb Spice Co., on October 16, 9:30 - 11:30 am. Learn about traditional herbalism in all of its forms on this special walking tour. Meet at the Great Cape Cod Herb Spice Co., 2628 Main Street, Brewster. For more information call the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History at 508-896-3867 or vist www.ccmnh.org.
  • Highfield Hall hosts Scents and Sensibility: Getting More from Your Glass of Wine with Betty Stuermer on October 21, 7 pm. Participants will have the opportunity to smell a variety of herbs and other wine elements, and then see which ones show up in the wines tasted. Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. For more information or to register call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.
  • Local vendors and artists at work convene at the Cultural Center every Thursday morning now - October, 8:30 am - 1 pm for the Bass River Farm Market. The South Yarmouth Library has activities for kids. 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information about visiting or participating in the market, contact Billy Snowden at 508-280-8798 or the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at 508-394-7100 or visit www.bassriverfarmersmarket.com or www.cultural-center.org.
Other Events Offered Weekly or Monthly
  • The American Rhododendron Society Cape Cod Chapter meets at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road Route 132, West Barnstable, in the first floor Room SG8 in the South Building on the second or third Sunday of each month from 1 - 3:30 pm. For more information visit www.capecodrhododendrons.org.
  • Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc. is pleased to announce its Cape-wide Arts & Alzheimer's Initiative, a series of moderated conversations stimulated by artwork for those with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their family caregivers. Free programs will be held several times each month in sixteen different galleries, museums and other venues beginning in January. A list of locations, dates and times can be found on the Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc. webpage or by calling 508-775-5656.
  • Highfield Hall and Beebe Woods Walks: First Sunday Estate Walk and History of the Beebe Property the first Sunday of each month, now - December 5, 1 - 2:30 pm. Beebe Woods Trail Walk with Alison Robb the fourth Tuesday of each month. Reservations encouraged, especially for groups. 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.org.
  • Tutti Italiani is a gathering for those who love Italy, meeting the fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm. Table Francaise will gather for those who enjoy French culture and language, meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. Conversational Italian meets on Saturdays, 11 am - 1 pm. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, 508-394-7100 or visit www.cultural-center.org.
  • Wine tasting and live local music in the Cotuit Center for the Arts gallery on the third Wednesday of the month from March - September. New wine offerings and different musicians each month. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Rd. (Rte 28), Cotuit. For more information call 508-428-0669 or visit www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org.

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