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. 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 five 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.
Step Outside-Plein Air Painting with Betsy Payne Cook
Six Wednesdays, beginning June 19, from 8:30-11:30am. No class on 7/17. All mediums welcome! This class is devoted to the experience of painting on location! Beginners to painting en plein air are welcome but if you paint in a medium other than pastel you should have a good working knowledge of your medium. Betsy paints in pastels but information shared in class will apply to other drawing & painting mediums as well. Painting outdoors is an exhilarating experience, and this class is ideal for artists who want to take the challenge of stepping outdoors to paint! Whether you are a novice or an experienced painter, the opportunity to paint together outdoors is rewarding. Betsy notices that her time plein air painting makes a difference to how she approaches pastel painting when in the studio. Each week you will paint at a spot that is either walking distance from the Cultural Center of Cape Cod or a short drive away giving participants a variety of local scenes. Class will begin with a pastel painting demo at each site at 8:30 am, and Betsy will share pointers for setting up on location and narrowing the field of vision to choose a composition for your painting. Goals will include developing sketching and planning skills, painting masses, simplifying shapes and details and selecting color harmonies. Students will receive individual feedback and coaching while working at the easel. On days that the weather does not cooperate, typically rain or high winds, the class will meet at the Cultural Center for a studio painting class. $225 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.
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.
AND COMING SOON
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 “Borderlands,” photographs taken at the US/Mexico border 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.
Irish singer, 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.
Introduction to Poetry with John Bonanni
Five Mondays, beginning June 24, from 6-7:30pm. Looking to spark some creative energy this summer? This class will meet once weekly over the course of five weeks. The first four classes will focus on the craft of poem-making, the role of poetry in contemporary literature, and explore a variety of forms, while allowing participants to generate and workshop their own poems. The final class will focus on experimental forms and how to submit work to literary journals. Readings of both poems and essays will challenge common presumptions about poetry, while illustrating a variety of methods for taking risks in our own work. $130 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.
Introduction to Drawing with Craig Caldwell
Six Mondays, beginning June 24, from 6-8pm.This class is designed for the beginning drawer who appreciates art and has always wanted to learn to draw as well as for those looking for a refresher course. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of free-hand drawing: line, perspective, composition, understanding light and form, as well as creating illusions of depth, contrast, and texture. Different drawing material, techniques, and methods will be explored. Open to all levels of experience. $150/$125 members. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Art Journal Workshop-Travel Journal with Lenore Lyons
Tuesday, June 25, from 10am-1pm. In this one-day workshop we will explore documenting your travel adventures with an art journal. Journaling is a meaningful way to remember interesting people and experiences that you might otherwise forget. There are easy ways to add comments from traveling companions or children. We will discuss ways to journal on the spot and add to your page back at your hotel. We’ll talk about carrying small but versatile materials that will fit into a purse and how to prep your journal in advance of your trip. 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? It’s never too late to start. Fun and easy. Beginners welcome. $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.
Beginning Throwing with Jamin Eldredge
Six Tuesdays, beginning June 25, from 6-8:30pm. This 6-week course will give you the foundation of throwing on the wheel. We will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary that goes along with it, and begin to talk about the two firing processes that clay goes through. During this class students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware. Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class. The class will be broken down into these categories; wedging, how to use the potter's wheel, centering, first pull, compression, shaping, ribbing, cutting off, throwing on a bat, throwing off the hump, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, grinding, and lots of fun! Beginners and refreshers are welcome. $245 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.
Simply by Hand with Holly Heaslip
Six Wednesdays, beginning June 26, from 9:30am-12:30pm. Hand building is one of the most versatile ways of transforming clay into useful objects. In this class all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the class will be tailored to the individual. We will learn coil, slab and pinch methods to make every day functional ware for the table, home and garden. Using these three methods alone or in combination opens up a wealth of possibilities. Learn basic techniques or if you are more skilled, use them as a stepping point from which to take off on your own! All tools, materials and firings are included. $245 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.
Oil Painting Techniques with Lance Walker
Six Wednesdays, beginning June 26, from 6-8pm. Whether you are just learning to paint or if you are continuing to develop your skills Lance will cover all the basics that you will need in developing a painting practice. We will explore techniques, color theory and application, and composition; and a variety of subject matter including landscapes, still lifes, urban scenes and more. We will begin with painting from a photo in the subject of your choice or you may continue with any unfinished painting you may have. Lance will meet you where you are and tailor his lessons individually to you. $150 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 Potter's Wheel with Holly Heaslip
Five Thursdays, beginning June 27, from 9:30am-12:30pm. No class on 7/4. Clay is a magical material with lots of paths one can take. In this class all levels of students will be accommodated according to their skill level. Through demonstrations and personalized instruction, the class will be tailored to the individual. Beginners will be led through the basics of throwing a cylinder and bowl on the wheel along with learning about the vocabulary, tools and firing process. Those with more skills will have the flexibility and guidance to work on techniques which will enhance their personal skill set and further their knowledge of the craft. A student who wishes to work independently but within a class setting, can do so and be assured they will have access to the instructor should they need some direction concerning more advanced techniques. The benefit of a multi-level class lies in the energy created when students with varying skills share their experience and enthusiasm. Demonstrations, individualized instruction and plenty of hands on time round out our class. Books, handouts and examples of pottery will be available to reinforce lessons. All tools, materials, and & firings are provided. $205 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.
Tai Chi for Health-Sun Series/Part Two, The Extension Movements with Holly Healsip
Four Thursdays, beginning June 27, from 1:30-2:30pm. Tai Chi for Health-Sun Style/Part Two, The Extension Movements. This class will be a continuation of new movements added to the original Core Movements, further extending the practice of Sun Style Tai Chi. These movements are called the Extension Movements. Students should be comfortable with the Core Movements from Part One before taking this class. By the end of the 6 six weeks students will have a full practice and be well on their way to enjoying the many health benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Instructor Holly Heaslip is certified in this program developed by Dr. Paul Lam. Please wear comfortable clothing, appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle. If you have any concerns whether this program is appropriate for you, please check with your doctor before participating. $50 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.
Stepping Up Your Game with Lance Walker
Five Thursdays, beginning June 27, from 6-8pm. No class on 7/4. Designed for those who have a foundation in oil painting, this class allows intermediate as well as more advanced students to work on independent projects with Lance's guidance. Whether you are starting a new piece from scratch or if you would like to bring in an unfinished piece he will meet you where you are and tailor his lessons individually to you. $125 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.
Acrylic Studio with Odin Smith
Six Fridays, beginning June 28, from 2-4:30pm. Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work. Open to all levels of experience. $150/$125 members. 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 Susan Carey and Daphne Emanuel
Friday, June 28, 5-7pm. Join us to celebrate “Birds, Buoys, and Beaches” in the Blue Room through July 14. Susan Carey’s paintings explore the colors and themes of summer. Daphne Emanuel’s paintings represent part of a body of work begun in order to investigate the nature of birds. Continuing exhibits by Jon Moore, Barry Margolin, and Joshua Allen, as well as resident artists. Complimentary refreshments. There is no admission fee to these exhibits or their receptions. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. Visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100.
Friday Night Wine Down, with Odin Smith
Friday, June 28, 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.
Rod Abernethy in Concert
Saturday, June 29, at 7:30pm. Chart-Topping Folk Artist Rod Abernethy is an authentic southern folk troubadour, storyteller, and master guitarist performing songs of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Leo Kottke and originals from his album, “The Man I’m Supposed To Be.” $20. Complimentary refreshments. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Yakkity Yak, Classes are Back! with Chef Joe Cizynski
Monday, July 1, from 6-8pm. After taking most of June off, we’re ready to get back in the kitchen! Once you try Yak you’ll never go back! These Yak are 97% lean, raised approximately four to five years on family owned pastures in Colorado. Yak carries three times the amount of oxygen in their blood stream allowing for a higher count of minerals, omega 3 and protein. Raised at elevations higher than 9500 feet, these Yak are grass-fed and grass-finished. This breed of cattle has a deep red color and a slightly sweet, delicate beef flavor, while being noticeably more tender than beef or bison. This meat does not have a gamey taste. Part of the “Never Ever Program”, these cattle are never administered antibiotics, hormones or steroids. Yak is a lean, heart healthy meat, that is a great alternative for the beef lover in your family! We will have classic beef tartare, spring rolls with ginger and lemon grass, rib-eye steak with green peppercorn sauce and finish with cheeses. We will taste chenin blanc, pinot noir and cabernet. $65 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.
Becoming a Fearless Painter: Hitting a Brick Wall with Odin Smith
Five Tuesdays, beginning July 2,10am-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 July’s Fearless Painter we will be discussing and working through those times when you hit a wall with your painting. Have you ever felt stuck and couldn’t find a way to jump start your creativity? Have you ever become bored with your subject matter and found that nothing excites you? Have you experienced creative paralysis and felt like totally giving up painting? This month, we will work through these thoughts and feelings and discuss ways to recharge the excitement and try some short exercises to spark a renewed enjoyment of paint on canvas!!Please be prepared with your own reference material, acrylic paints, brushes, all supplies and any size canvases. $175 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.
Tuesday, July 2, 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.
My Last Supper-July 2 with Chef Joe Cizynski
Tuesday, July 2, from 6-8pm. In her book "My Last Supper" Melanie Dunea's photographs and asks 50 great chefs worldwide what their last meal on Earth would be, what guests, the setting, what music would be played. We will be doing these meals twice a month and be covering great Chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Lidia Bastianich, Charlie Trotter, Eric Ripert, Lydia Shire, Helene Daroze and 44 others!! Tonight we will try Nancy Silvertons’ eggplant caponata, Juan Mari Arzaks’ boiled egg and truffle flowers in goose fat with chorizo and date mousse, Tom Aikens’ scallops with sauce vierge and finish with Lidia Bastianichs’ peach granita. We will taste bubbles, Beaujolais and Vermintino. $65 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.