From the Cultural Center of Cape Cod...
Art Reception for New Exhibits
Friday, May 24, 5-7pm. Tibet-inspired paintings, Thangkas (Meditative Paintings), photographs of Tibetan scenes and more, in the Board Room. Paintings, mixed media, fashion, and jewelry by ArtWorks mentors/mentees, in the Vault. And “The Goreyosity Shop: An Exhibit of New Artwork Created from the Collections of Edward Gorey”, in the Great Hall. All from May 22-June 2. Plus “Cape Waters Abstracted II,” oil paintings by Suzanne M. Packer, in the Blue Room, May 22-June 9. And open studios by resident artists and Joshua Allen’s charcoal on paper exhibit in the Owl Hall. All are welcome. There is no admission fee to these exhibits or their receptions. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA.
Friday Night, Wine Down with Odin Smith
Friday, May 24, from 6-8:30pm. TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirit? Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! BYOBeverage and enjoy delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by you, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin guides you step by step through the painting and at the end of the night you will have created your very own masterpiece to take home! $50. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Bruce Abbott/Fred Fried Quintet Featuring Marcelle Gauvin Presents
New York, New York! A Jazz Celebration of The Big Apple
Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm. One of New England’s best known Jazz quintets led by Bruce Abbott on saxophone and flute and Fred Fried on 8-string guitar with the fabulous vocalist Marcelle Gauvin, will treat you to a thrilling Jazz celebration of New York City – From Take the A Train to On Broadway, from the beautiful Autumn in New York to 42nd Street to New York State of Mind the group will give you a New York City inspired night to remember! Also featuring Michael Lavoie on bass and Miki Matsuki on drums. $20/ $18 for members. For tickets, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Art Journal Workshop with Lenore Lyons
Tuesday, May 28, from 10am-1pm. Join us to create journal pages that inspire your ongoing creativity! You will be guided through a variety of journaling techniques that will open you up to new and fun styles. Interesting prompts will motivate you to experiment and explore your handmade pages. A large assortment of art supplies will be available to use as you learn new ways to add expressive lettering and interesting graphics to your pages. It's a relaxing, social and fun way to think about life. No art experience or drawing ability is necessary at all, really! New to art journaling? Contact Lenore in advance and we will get you started. $30 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
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Goreyosity Shop Exhibit and Gala Auction
Saturday June 1, at 6:30pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Goreyosity Shop: An Exhibit and Auction of New Artwork Created from the Collections of Edward Gorey, is an inspired repurposing of materials from the vast collections (or, The Wondrous Hoardings) of author/artist Edward Gorey into new works of art and fine craft by local artists. A benefit for the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, Goreyosity Shop is the result of 26 Cape and off-Cape collage and assemblage artists, fabric artists, illustrators, sculptors, furniture makers, miniaturists, jewelry makers and painters being allowed to rummage through Edward Gorey’s barn. Clothing, fabrics, small metal objects, large metal objects, very large metal objects, architectural remnants, glass, beads, kitchenware, ceramics, tiles, cutlery, partially intact books and magazines, and plush toys have now all returned as new works of art—either decorative, contemplative, outrageous, wearable, useful, or otherwise. There is every possibility that you will want to own one, or more, of them. Goreyosity Shop exhibits in the Great Hall Gallery from Wednesday, May 22nd until the culminating Goreyosity Shop Gala Auction. Tickets to the Gala, which includes music by Broadway Central, delicious food and lovely libations, and the auctions—silent and live—are $60 per person and available from the Cultural Center either via phone at 508-394-7100 or online at www.cultural-center.org/. More information can be had by contacting the Gorey House at mailto:[email protected] or at 508-362-3909. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
Screening of Documentary "Tsurphu, The Giant Appliques"
Sunday, June 2, from 7-9pm. This documentary provides a glimpse into a world rarely seen by the West and tells the incredible story of two Westerners working side-by-side with Tibetan seamstresses to reclaim a piece of history. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org or 508-394-7100.
Becoming a Fearless Painter: Sweet Summertime with Odin Smith
Four Tuesdays, beginning June 4, 10am-noon. Join Odin in a series of sessions that change their directive each month and are devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills. In June, Fearless Painters will be working on painting the Summer Landscape. Students will be learning to see the colors and textures common in summertime and add them into their work. They will focus on breaking up the abundant greens and trying new color choices to make their work more interesting. With the use of warm and cool colors, painters will be able to create a sense of distance and atmospheric perspective as is seen so beautifully in the warmer months. Please be prepared with your own reference material, paints, brushes, all supplies and any size canvases. $140 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Experiments with Collage with Claire Marcus
Four Tuesdays, beginning June 4, 10:30am-1pm.Try something new, creative, and fun! We will be printing and using monotype prints (done using a gelli-plate) in combination with found papers, old monotype prints you may have or cut up paintings to experiment and make wonderfully creative mixed media paintings. We will use acrylic paint, handmade stamps, linoleum cut blocks, stencils and all sorts of unusual things to make patterns, textures and details. Colorful exciting results take place when you open up your imagination and have fun. $160 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Tuesday, June 4, at 6pm.Table Française meets the first Tuesday of every month for adults who enjoy French culture and language, who want to meet other people who enjoy speaking French, eating French food and sipping French wine. Each month, we enjoy a different theme that enhances our love of all things French! Participants should have basic conversation skills. $7 / $5 for members of the Cultural Center. Contact JoAnna at 508-685-6561 or [email protected] for information. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org
Bass River Press Book Launch: Leo Thibault Reads from Bay Windows, Followed by an Open Mic
Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm. Come celebrate the launch of Bay Windows by Leo Thibault ... and bring a poem of your own to read! Thibault was born and raised in Greenville, New Hampshire, before moving to Cape Cod in 1974. He started writing seriously after his retirement from the Forestry Camp in Brewster in 1999. For a decade, Thibault was a member of the Salt Wind Poets, a writing group that was featured annually at First Night Chatham. Since then, he has belonged to the Narrow Land Poets, a working group which began in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and meets monthly. Over the years, he has attended workshops conducted by Galway Kinnell, Carolyn Forche, Martin Espada, Derek Walcott, Robert Pinsky, and others, including every Dodge International Poetry Festival from 1996 until 2010. His most recent awards have been at the 2016 Jacaranda Poetry Festival and the New Port Richey Art Festival in Florida, and the Veterans for Peace contest in Centerville, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in Prime Time, The Cape Codder, and The Aurorean. Bay Windows is his first published collection. The reading will conclude with an open mic and a signing. Refreshments will be served. The event is free but donations to Bass River Press are most welcome. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org. 508-394-7100.
Drawing Rocks & Shells with Judy Cournoyer & Claire Marcus
Three Thursdays, beginning June 6, 10am-noon. Having skills in colored pencil drawing makes you more observant by being aware of color, values, shading, and form. This class will teach you basic to advanced techniques on how to build light layers to achieve a beautiful result. Drawing your favorite beach "treasures" will give you memories of your great summer days here on Cape Cod. Individual attention will be given as this is a small semi-private class setting. $120 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Reception for Art Exhibit and Music by Station Avenue Elementary Students
Thursday, June 6, from 4-6pm. Come enjoy the art and music by Station Avenue students. It’s amazing what kids can do. Art on exhibit in the Blue Room gallery from May 30-June 17. All are welcome. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org 508-394-7100
Friday, June 7 from 5-7pm. Join us for a celebration of two new exhibits: “Color My World” – a juried exhibit of art in many media with a focus on excellent use of color, in the Great Hall from June 5-30, with interpretive floral designs by the Garden Club of Hyannis from June 20-23 (and a second reception to celebrate the collaboration on Friday, June 21, from 5-7pm). And “Preserving Legacy: Celebrating Life Stories through Art,” photography by Augusta Rose, in the Vault from June 5-16. Plus continuing exhibits by Suzanne Packer and students from Station Avenue Elementary School, and open studios by the Owl Artists. All are welcome. There is no admission fee to these exhibits or their receptions. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org
Steel Drum Workshop with Amy Hughes
Saturday, June 8, 10am-noon. Who doesn’t like to hit a drum? Playing the steel drum, also known as playing pan and requires no musical experience. Producing a note in a pan is easy, and the reward is immediate! If you can tap your toe, you can play. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn a brief history of the steel drum, its Caribbean roots and social significance. Using visual and aural techniques rather than reading from music, we will play and work together to create beautiful calypso music. $40 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
The Box Car Lilies and Jim Henry, in Concert!
Saturday, June 8, from 8-10pm. Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music. Though each member of the Massachusetts-based trio has a distinct singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar), Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar), and Jim Henry (guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring. Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel. The trio’s sparkling and lush brand of Americana has led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist. A recent addition to the group, award-winning song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Jim Henry has toured the world with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paula Cole, Tracy Grammer and many other A-list artists. He is the go-to session player in New England, having played on hundreds of records. A rich baritone voice delivers his heartfelt songs about home and family coupled with his fiery guitar playing make a musical force of unrivaled stature. As Susan Werner said, "Jim Henry sings like the guy you want to marry and plays guitar like the guy you wanna date." Don’t miss this amazing group. Complimentary refreshments. $25, $20 for members. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Dan Kennedy/Piano Concert
Sunday June 9, at 3pm. Having a style described as “Classical Crossover,” Dan Kennedy is a contemporary solo piano artist who tinges his music with jazz and rock, playing mostly originals with an occasional classical or pop piece included. He has worked with Will Ackerman (George Winston, Liz Story), Grammy Award winner Corin Nelsen, Charles Neville (the Neville Brothers, BB King), and T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates, Billy Joel). His music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, Music Choice (on cable TV), and SiriusXM. $20. Complimentary refreshments. www.cultural-center.org. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Traditional Irish Music with Sean Murphy
Four Wednesdays, beginning June 12, from 5-6pm. This class will introduce students to the basics of playing traditional Irish music and they will learn some standard Irish tunes. The class will, if necessary, be graded into beginners and more advanced at the first class. The class is open to students with any instrument that can play in the key of "D" and "G". This class is for adults and children of all ages. No previous knowledge of music is required. The instructor, Sean Murphy, has been teaching Irish music and dance at venues on Cape Cod for many years. He leads one of the weekly “sessions” at O’Shea’s Olde Inne and plays in a local traditional Irish music group. $75/$70 members. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Northern Ireland-6 Counties 1921-1968 with Sean Murphy
Four Wednesdays, beginning June 12, from 6-7pm. Northern Ireland was formed from six of the nine counties of Ulster: four counties with unionist majorities and two counties, Fermanagh and Tyrone, which had slight Irish nationalist majorities. It was created as a separate legal entity on 3 May 1921, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920. The first years of the new autonomous region were marked by bitter violence, particularly in Belfast. The IRA was determined to oppose the partition of Ireland, so the authorities created the Ulster Special Constabulary to aid the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and introduced emergency powers to combat the IRA. Many died in political violence between 1920 and 1923, during which Belfast experienced the worst violence in its history. The origin of Northern Ireland lies in English colonial policy and activity in Ireland. It can be traced back to plantations of settlers in Ireland, in particular the Plantation of Ulster in 1609. The defeat of the old Gaelic aristocracy was followed by a political and economic transformation of Ireland. Confiscation of land and property was followed by laws to restrict and control the indigenous economy and the creation of a Protestant ascendancy to rule Ireland. The Act of Union in 1800 resulted in capital migration from southern Ireland to Northern Ireland further damaging the Irish economy. In the 1880's the British Conservative party formed an alliance with Ulster Unionists and promised them that in return for their support in Parliament they would make sure that they would not become part of an Ireland that broke from the Union. This commitment was fulfilled in the Government of Ireland Act 1920 which gave them their own Parliament and their autonomy from the rest of Ireland. The result of this was continued persecution of a nationalist and Catholic population of the 6-counties and the eventual rebellion in the 1960's that led to a 30-year war ending in 1998. $75/$70 members. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
The Rise of Sinn Fein and the Irish War of Independence with Sean Murphy
Four Wednesdays, beginning June 12, from 7:15-8:15pm. Sinn Fein was formed in 1905 by Arthur Griffith. The execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rebellion changed the political situation in Ireland forever. The Rebellion had drawn attention to the long history of British injustice in Ireland and had demonstrated that the cause of Irish freedom was not illusory. In 1917 the death of Thomas Ashe from being force fed while on hunger strike and the attempted conscription of Irish people were two of the main events post 1916. The Home Rule party was by now discredited. Sinn Fein became the organization for those who wanted a free and independent Ireland. The landslide victory by Sinn Fein in the general election of December 1918 led to the formation in 1919 of the First Dail Eireann which approved a provisional constitution for an Irish Republic. The British refused to recognize the Irish Republic and so the Irish War of Independence began in January 1919. The course will include audio visual materials. All students will receive a PowerPoint presentation for each class. $75/$70 members. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Figure Drawing & Painting with Sarah Holl
Thursday, June 13, 6:30-8:30pm. In this class students can practice their drawing or painting skills while working from a live model. Students will be encouraged to find their own voice and explore various mediums. Students will receive individual instruction as well as group critiques. Open to all levels of experience. Pre-registration is required. $25 per person. To register, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
17th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Arts
Saturday, June 15. Join the fun as the Cultural Center of Cape Cod hosts its 17th annual Run/Walk for the Arts. The whole family can be a part of this event in the scenic Bass River village of S. Yarmouth. Choose between the 5K competitive run, 5K non-competitive walk. Walkers begin at 9am., runners begin at 9:30am. This run / walk has unbeatable scenery and a flat, manageable course that begins and ends at the Cultural Center, 307 Old Main Street. Registration in advance is $20 at www.active.com or by mailing in or dropping off a form available at the Cultural Center.The first 100 pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative Run/Walk for the Arts t-shirt. Registration the day of the event is $25. Group registration: register your walking or running team of 4 or more for $17 each (must be group registration). We encourage team "uniforms" (t-shirts, tank tops, bandanas, etc to show your team spirit)! Teams must be registered by May 1 and will be guaranteed a race t-shirt for each participant registered by May 1. Raise $50 or more in pledges and your registration is free. Raise the most funds and win a special prize. We hope you’ll join us! This year’s event benefits our youth programs. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. 508-394-7100. www.cultural-center.org . Supported by the Yarmouth Tourism Fund.
Great Music, Great Cause! The Paradise Rock Band Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Alex Holmes
Saturday, June 15, from 5-8pm. Come on over to Grumpy’s Pub in Falmouth for great music by the The Paradise Rock Band, all proceeds to support the Alexander Holmes Memorial Scholarship and Recording Studio – free for Cape teen and YA musicians – at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. Alex was a young Falmouth musician who lives on through his music, his friends and family, and these two incredible ways to help other young musicians follow their dreams. Come be part of that legacy as you experience the Paradise Rock sound, a mixture of classic rock and original music performed by four Woods Hole musicians making music since 1980. With local singer-songwriter Mckenna Carlson (an Alexander Holmes Recording Studio artist) opening for the band. Just $15! At Grumpy’s Pub, 29 Locust St, Falmouth. Food by The Barking Claw will be available for purchase. See you there!
An Evening with the George Gritzbach Band
Saturday, June 15, at 8pm. An evening of innovative original songs for listening and dancing pleasure. George's music can best be described briefly as roots, rhythm and blues. George has worked with such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Doctor John, Robert Cray, BB King, Little Feat...Band members include George Gritzbach on guitar, harmonica and vocals; Scott Lariviere on bass and vocals; Christian McCarthy on drums; Peter Murray on saxophone; John Menezes on keyboards. BYORefreshments. $20. For tickets, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA.
The Art of Herbal Medicine with Amy Neill
Wednesday, June 19, from 6-8:30pm. This class will cover the basics of herbal medicine and incorporating herbs into your daily life. We will go over the properties of herbs and learn how to extract their medicine in different ways. From teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, topical applications, and body care products we will delve into the internal and external preparations of each and the correct way to put it into practice. We will then get hands on and make an elderberry tincture for you to take home. $50 per person. To register, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Reception for “June in Bloom,” Barry Margolin, Marie Walsh, & Jon Moore
Friday, June 21, from 5-7pm. Join us for “June in Bloom,” interpretive floral designs by the Garden Club of Hyannis that complement the artwork of the “Color My World” exhibit, in the Great Hall, June 20-23. Mixed media by Marie Walsh in the Blue Room from June 12-23. And “Crossings,” photographs taken in Central America by Jon Moore, in the Vault and “Climate Shift,”abstract/mixed media by Barry Margolin in the Board Room from June 19-July 1. Plus open studios by our resident artists and continuing in the Owl Hall is charcoal on paper by Joshua Allen. All are welcome. There is no admission fee to these exhibits or their receptions. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org.
Crowes Pasture: A Banjo-Guitar Romance
Saturday, June 22, at 7:30pm. Hidden away on the north side of Cape Cod at the edge of the Bay, is a salt marsh known as Crowes Pasture, where the ocean tides recede twice a day to reveal intricate patterns on the shifting sands. To Monique and Andy, this recurring cycle of creation and discovery evokes their own musical journey. The duo performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a banjo-guitar romance. Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer). More than beautiful recordings, Crowes Pasture has an intimacy about their live performances. The romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique Byrne and expressive guitar picking by Andy Rogovin are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally expressive vocals. Nick Noble, host of “The Folk Revival” on WICN-FM, has praised the duo for their “lovely harmonies and a passionate approach to musical performance.” With a full tour schedule and new full-length album due out in June 2019, Crowes Pasture is emerging from the sea grass dunes at the “edge of America” to bring listeners across the country together. Opening for Crowes Pasture will be Kim Moberg with Heather Swanson. Complimentary refreshments. $20. For tickets, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Tommy Sands, in Concert
Sunday, June 23, 3:00pm. “Enchanting,” “Irresistible,” and “Charming,” are but three words out of many that describe Ireland’s most acclaimed performer, Tommy Sands. County Down's singer and songwriter, Sands has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. A rare combination of storyteller, author, singer, songwriter and social activist, Sands has become an integral part of the Irish folk music revival. Since his pioneering days with the Sands Family, who brought Irish Music from New York's Carnegie Hall to Moscow's Olympic Stadium, Sands has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and captivating solo performers in Ireland. His song writing, which draws the admiration of Nobel Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney and father of folk music, Pete Seeger, prompts respected US magazine "Sing Out" to regard him as "the most powerful songwriter in Ireland, if not the rest of the world.” Don’t miss your chance to see him at the Cultural Center. Complimentary refreshments. $25. For tickets, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.