Arts Foundation of Cape Cod



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


AFCC Fall Grants
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 fall grants cycle, which has a deadline of this 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.


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.


AFCC               CCftA

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


Now Available - Pops 2010 Notecards!


Pops by the Sea 2010 by Robert Douglas HunterThe 2010 Pops by the Sea official commemorative painting by Robert Douglas Hunter is avilable not only on posters and lithographs, but now also on high-quality notecards.

The notecards are available in packets of 8 and are printed on heavy off-white high-quality cardstock and are blank on the inside.

Lithographs, giclees and posters from past Pops by the Sea concerts are also available.

Prints and notecards are available by calling 508-362-0066 and through our online store.


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.

We're almost to 100 fans! Be the 100th to like us and receive a Passport to the Arts! Please visit us on Facebook!


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.



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

The Influence of Each Other at Studio on Slough Road

Kathleen Sidwell
Cologne by Kathleen Sidwell
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.

Studio on Slough Road is located at 75 Slough Road in Brewster. For more information call 508-367-5749 or visit www.studioonsloughroad.com.


Group Show at Higgins Gallery Celebrates Paper and the Creative Impulse

Nathalie Ferrier
Tea Bags
by Nathalie Ferrier
Using paper as the common denominator, the Higgins Art Gallery Fall 2010 invitational group exhibit Paper/Process: Celebrating the Creative Impulse opens with a reception on October 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. The exhibit, which runs October 14 - November 12, showcases the work of numerous regional artists and the varied and creative ways they work on and/or with paper.

Artists include established, mid-career, emerging and student artists working in a variety of genres, techniques and paper based material. Working drawings, finished pieces, two dimensional/ three-dimensional, installation and collaborative work are featured.

The Higgins Art Gallery is located in the Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College at 2240 Iyannough Road in West Barnstable. For more information call 508-362-2131 ext. 4484 or visit www.capecod.edu/web/higgins.


Cape Cod Art Association Exhibits Secrets, Mysteries & Lies and Masks

Janine Kilty
Park Street Dream by Janine Kilty
Cape Cod Art Association presents Secrets, Mysteries & Lies, a juried artists exhibition and sale in the Main Gallery now - 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.


Exhibit and Reception at Addison Art Gallery

Frank Gardner
Dyer Street by Frank Gardner
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.

The exhibit Clearly Inspired runs now - October 31. The exhibit includes works by gallery and invited artists.

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


Daniel Ranali and Varujan Boghosian Exhibits at PAAM

PAAM
top: Sprial Start #9
by Daniel Ranalli
bottom: untitled
by Varujan Boghosian
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 and will include over 30 works from several series.

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. The show is on view now - November 24.

A reception for both exhibits will be held on October 22, 7 - 9 pm.

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


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 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.


2010-2011 FAWC Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition

FAWC
Safety Coffin by Kirsten Ullrich
The 2010-2011 Fine Arts Work Center Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition opens with a reception on October 15, 6 - 8 pm. The show runs October 15 - 26.

The exhibit features 2D, 3D, and-time based media from the newly arrived 2010-2011 Visual Arts Fellows. First-year Fellows are: Golnar Adili, Jonathan Edwards, Gal Kinan, Jonggeon Lee, Bridget Mullen, Andy Ness, and John Peña. Second-year Fellows are Matt Bollinger, Julia Brown, and Kirsten Ullrich.

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.


Doris Mee Demonstration at Guild of Harwich Artists

Doris Mee
Three Fishing Shacks on the Beach by Doris Lee
The meeting of the Guild of Harwich Artists on Saturday, October 16, 2 - 4 pm at the Community Center will feature Cape Cod artist and teacher Doris Mee.

After a brief Guild business meeting, Doris will demonstrate her mixed-media/collage technique. She hands-paints a variety of Oriental papers for use in the assemblage of her creations, with an emphasis on design, texture, and color.

The Community Center is located at 100 Oak Street in Harwich. For more information call 508-432-1012 or visit www.guildofharwichartists.com.


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.


Current Exhibit by Priscilla Levesque

Priscilla Levesque
Circa 1830
by Priscilla Levesque
Priscilla Levesque has been invited by the Bourne Society for Historic Preservation to exhibit her work at the Briggs-McDermott House from now - October 23: October 14, noon - 5 pm, October 16, 10 am - 4 pm; October 19, 1 - 4 pm; and October 23, 10 am - 4 pm.

Briggs-McDermott House is located on Sandwich Road in Bourne Village. For more information call 508-564-4616 or visit www.priscillaart.com.






Current and Upcoming Art Shows at the Falmouth Art Center

Christine Weisiger
Little Sippewisset Marsh
by Christine Weisiger
Now - October 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.

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.

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


Current Exhibits at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

CCftA
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.


Marine Artist Dom Demers Talks at the Cape Cod Museum of Art

Don Demers
The Oncoming Sea by Don Demers
Noted marine painter Don Demers will give a lecture on the techniques of marine painting at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on Thursday, October 28, 6 pm, followed by a further discussion in front of his paintings included in the Martin Collection Exhibition.

Demers was born in 1956, in the rural community of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. His interest in painting maritime subjects began while spending his summers on the coast of Maine near Boothbay Harbor. His professional career began as an illustrator and expanded into the field of fine art. His illustrations can be found on many book covers and in national publications such as Reader's Digest, Sail Magazine, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Yankee, and National Geographic.

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.


Edward Hopper's Work Through Photography at the Truro Public Library

Truro Library
Truro Public Library presents its October art exhibit Edward Hopper's Work through Photography now - October 30.

Photo correspondent Charles Sternaimolo has been photographing Edward Hopper's signature locations throughout New England and New York for the past three years. From searching through Josephine Hopper's meticulous notes and studying the work of fellow Hopper scholars, checking with local residents and historians, and even walking through an area in search of a "Hopper scene", Sternaimolo has studied and documented well over 150 places painted by the artist, culminating in a visual comparison through photographs of locations Hopper painted.

Truro Public Library is located at 7 Standish Way in North Truro. For more information call 508-487-1125 or visit www.trurolibrary.org.


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.





Flotsam & 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 now - 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.


More Visual Arts
  • Kathryn Lee Smith's Contemporary White-Line Prints are on exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art now - December 12. Gallery Talk by Kathryn on Saturday, October 23, 2 pm and a White-Line Woodblock Printmaking Workshop with Kathryn on November 21 and 22. 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-4477 or visit www.ccmoa.org.
  • PAAM is exhibiting Saudade: Photographs by Mischa Richter, featuring images of Provincetown's people and places, now - October 24. 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.
  • Pamela Chatterton-Purdy, artist and author, will make a presentation to the Cape Cod branch of the AAUW at their meeting on October 26, 12:30 pm at Nelson Hall at St. David's Church. Joining Ebony magazine after college graduation fueled Pam's interest in the Civil Rights Movement. A long-time proponent of civil rights, Pam created a set of stunning icons depicting the people and events of the Movement. 205 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information call 508-394-9097.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Leftbank Gallery presents the exhibit A New Season Begins by Deborah Howard, now - October 31. 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-7939 or visit www.leftbankgallery.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; 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.
  • 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.
  • Gallery 31 has switched to its winter hours: Friday - Monday, 10 am - 5 pm. 31 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 508-255-7937 or visor www.gallery31capecod.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.


HJT Accepting Program and Workshop Proposals

HJT
Harwich Junior Theatre is looking for program and workshop proposals from community artists for the HJT Art Center. Harwich Junior Theater offers many classes year round in all aspects of the performing arts, but is looking to broaden its cultural offerings to include classes in such areas as poetry, writing, dance and music in its new space on Sisson Avenue in Harwich Center.

Send proposals to Tamara Harper at Harwich Junior Theatre, PO Box 168, West Harwich, MA 02671. For more information call 508-432-2002 x17.


Cotuit Center for the Arts Announces a Call to Artists for Hope

CCftA
Cotuit Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition of Hope, to be shown in its gallery from November 13 - December 18. This exhibit is being mounted in conjunction with the theatrical production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Join CCftA for an exhibition featuring artists' visions of hope, that universal elusive concept.

The Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit. Submission guidelines and form are available on the CCftA website.


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.


Revised Grant Deadlines for NEFA

NEFA
The New England Foundation for the Arts updates its grant guidelines annually, so be sure to review them carefully if interested in applying for a grant through NEFA.

New England States Touring: December 1, 2010
Meet the Composer/New England: December 1, 2010
Fund for the Arts: January 31, 2011
Native Arts New England: February 15, 2011
Expeditions: February 18, 2011
National Native Artist Exchange: Rolling deadline
Presenter Travel Fund: Rolling deadline

For more information about these grants and other services offered by NEFA, visit www.nefa.org.


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.


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.
  • 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.


Cupcake Design Class for Kids

CCCM
The Cape Cod Children's Museum hosts a Cupcake Design class on Saturday, October 30 and December 4, 1 - 2:30 pm. Class size is limited.

Miss Mary shows kids ages 5 and up how to decorate their own cupcake. Each student will be provided a large cupcake, butter frosting and covering fondant. Students will learn basic piping techniques like Swiss dots and shell borders and create fondant cutouts using an assortment of cookie cutters. As a final touch kids take home their masterpieces in a bakery box. Themed cakes are Halloween / Fall & December / Holidays.

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


More Family Events
  • 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.
  • Halloween Mask Making class for kids in grades K-5 at Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center on Wednesday, October 27, 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Paint them, glue on feathers, fabric, beads and baubles; princess, monster, lion, alien or anything. Includes all supplies. 36 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information or to register register(at least 24 hours in advance) call 508-477-2788 or email info@threefishandaram.com.

  • 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

Dan Sanders Tells New England Ghost Stories at Truro Public Library

Truro Library
Dan Sanders will tell New England ghost stories at the Truro Public Library on Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 pm.

It will be an entertaining evening of ghostly tales, told by one of Truro's favorite storytellers, about ghosts and spirits of New England's long-ago and more recent past: Ocean-borne Mary, the Lady in Red, the Angel of South Hadley, and more.

The Truro Public Library is located at 7 Standish Way in North Truro. For more information call 508-487-1125 or visit www.trurolibrary.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.


Next Book Night at The Wine List: The Vintage Caper

The Vintage Caper
The Wine List presents its next Book Night on October 28, 6 pm. The book up for discussion will be The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle. The Vintage Caper is set in Hollywood, Paris, Bordeaux and Marseille, and is filled with culinary delights, sumptuous wines, and colorful characters.

Peter Mayle is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence. He spent 15 years in the advertising industry before leaving the business in 1975. His 1989 book, A Year in Provence, became an international bestseller; it chronicled a year in his life as a British expatriate in Menerbes, a village in southern Vaucluse.

The Wine List is located at 655 Iyanough Road in Hyannis. For more information or to reserve a space call 508-771-9463 or email info@the-wine-list.com.


The Next Poets' Corner Open Mic will Feature Poet Fred Marchant

Fred Marchant
The next Poets' Corner Open Mic night at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Thursday, October 28, 7 pm will feature poet Fred Marchant. Come early to sign up; the mic is open to poets 14 and older. The featured reader performs afterwards. Hosted by Barry Hellman and Joe Gouveia.

Fred Marchant is the author of Tipping Point, winner of the 1993 Washington Prize in poetry, Full Moon Boat (2000), House on Water, House in Air (2002), and The Looking House (2009). He is also the co-translator (with Nguyen Ba Chung) of From a Corner of My Yard, poetry by the Vietnamese poet Tran Dang Khoa. He is a Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program, and Co-director of The Poetry Center at Suffolk University in Boston.

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.


More Literary Arts
  • The Tilden Arts Center presents a play reading series: An 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 (no sessions November and December). 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 Arcadia, Presented by Eventide Arts

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, Arcadia is intelligent, funny, and poignantly human.

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


Women's International Theater Festival Continues Through the Weekend

Provincetown Theater
Pathways by Ema Partoll
CTEK Arts presents the first annual Women's International Theater Festival now - October 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.


Music at Highfield Hall

Highfield Hall Jazz at the Mansion: Laszlo Gardony Trio, October 17, 4:00 pm
Jazz pianist Laszlo Gardony, a critically acclaimed artist who has brought soulful and elegant improvisations to audiences in 23 countries, opens Highfield Hall's 2010 - 2011 concert season with his trio. A faculty member at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and top prize winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Singin' on the Screen: The History of the Hollywood Musical,
October 23, 10 am

Raconteur and American musical specialist Robert Wyatt celebrates the great musicals and legendary songwriters, producers, and performers.

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. For more information or reservations call 508-495-1878 ext 308 or visiting www.highfieldhall.org.


Sixth Annual Provincetown Dance Festival

Dance FestivalTruro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill presents two eclectic nights of contemporary dance at the Sixth Annual Provincetown Dance Festival at the Provincetown Theater on October 22 - 23, 7:30 pm.

This year the festival is welcoming back some favorites as well as introducing some new faces - featuring Kota Yamazaki, hoi polloi, Ori Flomin, Ego Art, Inc., Caitlin Corbett Dance Company, Extremes, Clare O'Donnell/ODTap, Annie Kloppenberg and Brian Crabtree.

The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown. For more information or tickets call 508-487-9793 visit www.provincetowntheater.org or www.castlehill.org.


The Secret Garden at Harwich Junior Theatre

HJT
photo courtesy of J. Hagenbuckle
Harwich Junior Theater presents The Secret Garden, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, from October 22 - November 14, 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm matinees Saturday and Sunday.

This moving musical tells the story of a young girl who must move to England to live with her uncle after the death of her parents in India. Along the way she brings back to life, not only a garden, but the hearts of those who surround her.

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


Met Opera Broadcast Season Continues at WHAT

WHATThe Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre presents the next Met Opera Broadcast with Boris Gudunov, by Mussorgsky, on October 23, noon and November 6, noon.

Bass René Pape takes on one of the greatest roles in a production by Stephen Wadsworth. Valery Gergiev conducts Mussorgsky's spectacle, which captures the suffering and ambition of a nation.

The encore presentation of WHAT's first Met Opera Broadcast of the season, Das Rheingold, by Wagner, is on October 16, 1 pm.

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.


Maureen Burke Santos to Perform a Benefit Concert

Three Fish & a Ram Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center hosts Maureen Burke Santos in concert with Jim Peterson on bass guitar on October 24, 2 pm. Maureen's style is a unique blend drawn from such various influences as folk, fingerpicking styles, blues and light jazz. Also appearing is Michael Oakland. Oakland approaches the guitar as a one-man-mini-orchestra. Contrapuntally playing bass lines within the chords and still managing to solo over the top of it all, while using the guitar body for a drum beat.

Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center is located at 36 Bates Road in the Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-2788 or visit www.threefishandaram.com.


Dark of the Moon at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

CCftA
photo by Daniel Fontneau
The Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Dark of the Moon now - October 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.



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 14, 7:30 pm, Dan Sullivan Jazz Trio on October 15, 7:30 pm, Jerry Portnoy & Rick Russell on October 16, 7:30 pm, Delta Kings on October 17, 7 pm; Jazz Mondays with the Mike Garvan Trio, October 18, 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.
  • Jazz this week with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group: The Riverway Lobster House, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth on October 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Dane Vannatter at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth on October 16, 7:30 pm; The Island Merchant, 302 Main Street, Hyannis on October 17, 4 - 7. For more information visit www.bartweisman.com.
  • 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.
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater: 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; a screening of National London Theatre's Phedre is on October 22, 7:30 pm. Helen Mirren takes the title role in this savage play by Jean Racine, translated into muscular free verse by the late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet (next to the post office). For more information or tickets call 508-349-9428 or visit www.what.org.
  • Musicians' Meeting on October 26, 7:30 pm at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. The meeting is open to all - musicians, managers, club owners, entertainment booking agents, and music fans. Network, swap ideas, brainstorm, ask and answer questions. 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. For more information visit www.thecheapseats.net.
  • 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 hosted by David Jackson at Three Fish & a Ram every fourth Saturday, 7 - 9 pm. Musicians, poets, performers sign in and perform on a rotating basis. 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

Classes and Workshops at Three Fish & a Ram

Ali Tyber
Meredith by Ali Tyber
Fall classes and workshops have begun at Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center for all ages and abilities - ongoing, join anytime and one-day workshops. Oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, life drawing, wire-wrapping, doll-making, kids classes, open studios and more.

Three Fish & a Ram Community Art Center is located at 36 Bates Road in the Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. For more information call 508-477-2788 or visit www.threefishandaram.com.


Workshops with Rosalie Nadeau and Doris Mee at the Creative Arts Center

Rosalie Nadeau
Rosalie Nadeau
Rosalie Nadeau will be conducting two workshops on October 16 - 17 and 30 - 31 at the Creative Arts Center. Both are titled Light is the Subject in or Out. If the weather is nice, the workshops will be plein air.

Doris Mee will be leading a collage and watercolor workshop on October 22 and 23.

The Creative Arts Center is located at 154 Crowell Road in Chatham. For more information or to register call 508-945-3583 or visit www.capecodcreativearts.org.



Classes at Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Robert Henry
Selina, Wellfleet, Winter
by Robert Henry
Introduction to Push and Pull with Robert Henry, October 18 - 22, 1 - 4 pm: The goal is to create paintings that seem to breathe, paintings in which the forms and colors seem to push and pull forward and back in relation to each other in order to establish a monumental scale.

From 3D to 2D: Translating the Physical World with Selina Trieff, October 19 - 21, 1:30 - 4:30 pm: The goal will be to explore various ways of drawing without stressing any particular style. Any drawing material, pencils, pen, crayon, charcoal, etc. can be used.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting in the Asian Style with Bruce Iverson, October 29, 10 am - 5 pm: Through instructor demonstrations and hands-on projects using the "Four Treasures", students will explore the ancient and elegant art of painting bamboo and kanji characters in handground ink with traditional brushes and rice paper. No art experience necessary.

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.


Upcoming Workshops at the Falmouth Art Center

FACThe Falmouth Art Center still has room left in a few of the many workshops it offers:

Nuno Felting with Wendy Pratt-Bagley, October 23, 10 am - 2 pm: Nuno in feltmaking is the fusing of fine wool fibers into sheer silk creating a luxurious light weight wool fabric. Each participant will create a lightweight scarf or medium-sized shawl.

Pastels for Beginners with Betsy Payne Cook, October 30, 9 am - 4 pm: Learn a variety of pastel techniques while using both hard and soft pastels. Instruction will also include the principles of composition and color which will help you create dynamic paintings.

Three Steps to Stronger Painting with Mary Moquin, November 4 and 11, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm: This highly structured class is broken into 3 topics: composition and how it can be used to get your message across; value patterns and how color relates to value; color mixing and color palettes. All levels and all mediums, lots of handouts and discussion.

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


Butoh Dance Workshop in Provincetown

Jennifer Hicks
photo by Alex Miles Younge
Jennifer Hicks will lead a Site Specific Butoh Dance Workshop on October 30, 9 am - noon at the Provincetown Theater, with the workshop continuing from 2 - 4 pm on the beach, and a street performance option afterwards. The workshop will focus on moving from poetic imagery to create new dance.

The Provincetown Theater is located at 238 Bradford Street Provincetown. For more information or to register email chimeralab@aol.com or visit www.jenniferhicks.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.
  • Highfield Hall offers the following workshops: 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; Fresh Florals, Wednesday, October 20, 6 - 8 pm: under professional florist Anna Holmes's watchful eye you will make your own arrangement to take home; Word Play: Creative Writing with Terri Lerman Fridays, October 22, November 12, 10 am - noon: instructor Terri Lerman has a unique approach to teaching by distributing items such as buttons, photographs, headlines and hundreds of subject cards loaded with random details. 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information on these or other classes, or to register, call 508-495-1878 or visit www.highfieldhall.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.


Retired Secret Service Agent Paul Kelly Speaks at CCMA

Paul Kelly
The Friends of Cape Cod Museum of Art present a talk by Paul Kelly, retired U.S. Secret Service Agent, on Evaluating Truthfulness on Saturday, October 23, 3 pm at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Mr. Kelly will discuss both verbal and non-verbal displays that can be of value to anyone engaged in any conversation, whether professional or personal. In particular, he will introduce the concept of facial micro-expressions. He has presented this topic to government agencies, corporate organizations, and colleges/universities, including Harvard Business School.

Cape Cod Museum of Art is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. For more information or reservations call 508-385-4477 ext 7 or visit www.ccmoa.org.


In the Spotlight Benefit Evening of Cabaret

Spotlight
In the Spotlight, hosted at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Sunday, October 24, 4 - 7 pm, is an evening of music, with a raffle of dinner and theater nights on the town. Performers include Larry Marsland, Lisa Jason, Jon Arterton and James Mack, Elizabeth Bridgewater, and Charles A. Griffeth.

In the Spotlght is a collaborative fundraiser to benefit Community Development Partnership, Lower Cape Outreach Council, and WE CAN.

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6 in Wellfleet. For more information or tickets visit www.capecdp.org/info/events.php.


The Great Migration of Our Ancestors to Cape Cod at Sturgis Library

Sturgis Library
Dan McConnell will give a presentation titled The Great Migration of our Ancestors to Cape Cod: the Congregation of Rev. John Lothrop and the Founders of Barnstable at Sturgis Library on October 26, 7 pm.

Learn about the persecution suffered by Rev John Lothrop and his congregation before the religious courts in London and their flight to Cape Cod. Reverend John and his congregation arrived in Barnstable in 1639. His home and meetinghouse built in 1644 still stands today as part of the building which is now Sturgis Library.

Sturgis Library is located at 3090 Main Street (Route 6A) in Barnstable. For more information visit www.sturgislibrary.org.


Cultural Center Receives Grant for the Rise and Shine Program

Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Members of the cast of Everyday Struggles from Harwich High School
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod has received a grant of $2500 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This grant was awarded through the MCC's Cultural Investment Portfolio Program, and it will support the Rise and Shine Program for At-Risk Youth. With this grant award, the Cultural Center has also received "Peer" status, a designation that is the first of three steps towards becoming a full MCC Partner.

State grants are awarded through a competitive process. This grant signifies that the Cultural Center of Cape Cod provides a high level of public value through its programs and community service. Once matched 1:1 by other funders, the MCC grant will enable the Cultural Center to provide arts programs for at-risk youth in the schools and other youth organizations (Rise) and subsequently give these young people a place to exhibit and perform their work (Shine).

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.


More Events and Notices
  • 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 is a gathering for those who enjoy French culture and language, meeting the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. A new wine club called Meritage meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 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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