Upcoming Events at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

A little something for everyone...
"Crowes Pasture" will perform at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on June 22nd. (Courtesy photo)

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.

 

 

AND COMING SOON

 

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, from 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 with Chef Joe Cizynski
Monday, July 1, from 6-8pm. 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.

 

 

Table Francaise

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 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.

 

 

 

Reception for Steve Salmon, Susan Fitzgerald, Eastwind Gallery and students of Odin Smith

Friday, July 5, from 5-7pm.  Resident artist Odin Smith and her students will be displaying their acrylic work in the Great Hall.  In the Vault will be “The Art of the Artist,” an exhibit showcasing the relationship of an artist and his work through a series of sketches, paintings, carvings and stained glass by Steve Salmon. Alongside Steve's creations will stand Susan Fitzgerald’s photographs, revealing the energy, emotions and focus found within the artist. Art of various media by Eastwind Gallery, a group of award-winning Cape Cod artists creating original works of fine art in oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, sculpture, and photography, will be in the Board Room. All through July 14.  Plus continuing exhibits by Susan Carey and Daphne Emanuel in the Blue Room as well as 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.

 

 

Saturday Night Dance Party with The Bittersweet Band

July 6, from 8-10:30pm. $15 at the door. Adults only. BYORefreshments (coolers welcome). Dance floor. Cafe style. Come have some fun with Bittersweet, a band that specializes in funk, soul & classic R&B. Philadelphia born drummer Greg PoPPa’G Baker was the original drummer and Bittersweet was the backup live touring band for the famed Village People during the height of their popularity. He has also drummed for international recording artists Major Harris, Blue Magic, and Brandy Wells and has shared the stage with Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge, Bobby Womack, Third World, D-Train, Freda Payne, Junior Walker's All Star's, Chubby Checker & Peabo Bryson. Other highlights include touring the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Japan, appearing on The Midnight Special, Don Kirsner’s Rock Concert, The Academy of Music, Philadelphia; Madison Square Garden, New York; The Salt Palace, Las Vegas; The Boston Garden and many more. The band has seen many changes since 1979, but for the last 15 years the partnership and outstanding lead vocals of Danville Virginia native Tracy Howerton have kept the funk, soul and classic R&B of Bittersweet alive and kicking. The pocket is in the socket with: Guitarist, Jim Snider; Bassist, Chris Sweeting; Saxophonist, Aaron Dupont. With featured guest artist Ken Field on Sax and the incredible percussion sounds of Luis Shepard! The Band will absolutely guarantee to transform any event into an unforgettable all out Dancing Good Time! Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org

 

 

 

Ben Rosenblum Trio

Sunday, July 7, from 3-5pm.  After two solo piano appearances at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum will bring his trio to the Cultural Center for the first time, celebrating the release of his second trio album, River City. This afternoon will feature Rosenblum's regular touring trio, with rising stars Marty Jaffe on bass and Ben Zweig on drums. Rosenblum has been called “mature beyond his years,” (Sea of Tranquility), an “impressive talent” (All About Jazz) who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Downbeat Magazine). Since the release of his debut trio album, Instead (4 stars, Downbeat), Rosenblum has toured with his trio throughout the United States, including extensive tours of the Northeast, Midwest, South and West Coast, and internationally in Canada and Japan. He was a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall's Stern-Perelman Auditorium with Maestro Reona Ito's New York Harmonic Band, and he has appeared at numerous prestigious venues throughout the world, including at the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Ravinia, the Library of Congress and Himawari-No-Sato Concert Hall in Yokohama. The most recent album, River City, has been described as “richly romantic” and “well-realized” by JAZZIZ Magazine, which featured the title track as part of their Fall 2018 sampler CD. $20. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

 

 

 

Kids Intro to Throwing with Jamin Eldredge
Mondays & Thursdays, 3-4pm.

Session One-July 8, 11, 15 & 18

Session Two-July 22, 25, 29, August 1
Session Three-August 5, 8, 12, 15

Your child will get a step-by-step demonstration of how to throw on the pottery wheel! This small group setting will allow for independent wheel throwing and lots of one-on-one teaching time. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore Jamin's ten steps to throwing a pot. Participants will also learn about trimming, the firing process of clay, some basic vocabulary, and the proper storage. Each child will create a set of three functional bowls and one larger piece that are microwave and dishwasher safe. Pieces will be available for pick up after final firing. All materials and firing fees included. Kids ages 8-12 years old. $65 per child. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

 

 

 

Kids Art Journals for Fun & Literacy with Lenore Lyons
Six Mondays, beginning July 8, 10am-noon. Art Journals are playful and fun - it’s all about the process! Journals can provide children with genuine self-expression, problem solving and self- directed learning. Children become so busy with art materials and projects they don’t even realize they are building literacy! We will document experiences throughout the summer and the journals will soon become a meaningful keepsake for the family. Children will read and reread their journals and share them with others. In this class we will use all sorts of materials to create art journal pages which they will use to bind into a book. Children will enjoy engaging drawing, painting and printmaking activities which will correspond to read-aloud books and writing prompts. Each child will create a spiral bound book with their summer artwork and present it to their family on the final day of the summer program. This class is for kids ages 6-10 years old. $200 per child.  To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.

 

 

 

Explore Art! Discover What You Like...with Lenore Lyons
Six Mondays, beginning July 8, 1-4pm. Experiment with a wide range of materials and techniques and discover what kind of art you like to make. During this six-week course, adults will have the opportunity to explore over two dozen ways to make art. No prior art experience is necessary; this is a beginner course designed to help adults discover their creativity in a supportive setting. Plan to have fun as you learn about the following:
Collage • let the scissors do the work as you mix papers of all kinds.
Drawing • no worries, get over your fear of drawing with quick sketches and gestures all kinds of mark making tools.
Printing • try Gelli printing, foam block relief, linoleum block, and make a simple stamp.
Painting • experiment with brushes and other tools to move paint, learn the differences between watercolors and acrylics, and how they respond to various mediums
Pastels • try both oil based and chalk based.
Resist • see if you like wax, frisket, stencils or masks.
How will we ever fit this into six weeks? We will briefly touch on many things; you’ll discover what mediums you would like to pursue. Also, each person will select one item to focus on for their art experimentation. For example, if you choose a feather, you will draw, paint etc. that one thing. Each week, you will focus on the how to depict the feather; at the end of the course you will arrange the saved work into a sampler book of visual art techniques. All materials are provided. $240 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.

 

 

Tribute to Bill Buckner with Chef Joe Cizynski
Monday, July 8, from 6-8pm. In May, iconic Boston Red Sox baseball player Bill Buckner passed away. He is one of the most underrated and unappreciated players in major league baseball history, a man whose legacy in the game will forever be misrepresented by so many. He had more career hits than Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Ernie Banks and Manny Ramirez. We will celebrate with classic Boston food. We will dine on Oyster stew with Parker House rolls, Boston baked beans with braised pork belly, a plate of Fenway Park foods (classic lobster roll, Green Monster sausage and peppers, Sam Adams braised pot roast sliders) and finish with Boston cream pie. We will sip on some local brews, wines and spirits! $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.


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