AFCC Voice Of The Arts - December 20, 2012

Arts and Entertainment

December 22, 2012

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod
Calling All Educators - Reserve Your Field Trip Now

making waves will feature the works of over 50 established and emerging Cape Cod artists. This unique, free exhibit will introduce kids to the work of artists from Cape Cod, while encouraging their own creativity through engaging, age-appropriate educational activities during their visit.

making waves will be on display January 7 - February 23 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. School visits will be welcomed throughout the exhibit, but availability is limited. A docent will be assigned to each group that schedules a visit.

For more information about the exhibit, or to schedule your group trip, please email, call 508-362-0066 or visit Please note: the AFCC will handle all scheduling of student group visits and provide any additional information.

Want to bring your school group, but need funds to pay for the bus trip? There's still time to apply for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Big Yellow School Bus grant for field trips to cultural destinations across Massachusetts. These easy-to-access $200 grants are designed to foster partnerships between schools and cultural institutions. Apply for a Big Yellow School Bus grant.

Meetings Schedules to Explore Cape Wide Ticketing System

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will host a series of meetings with members of the arts and cultural community to explore how to improve marketing of the arts for Cape Cod. The discussion will include determining the feasibility of a centralized ticketing outlet on Cape Cod that could service many of the area's theaters and museums. The AFCC received an Adams Planning Grant through the Massachusetts Cultural Council earlier this Fall to explore the outlet's viability.

SANDWICH: January 9, 5 pm - Heritage Museums & Gardens, (67 Grove Street)
PROVINCETOWN: January 16, 5 pm - Fine Art Works Center (24 Pearl Street)
SOUTH YARMOUTH: January 23, 5 pm - Cultural Center Of Cape Cod (307 Old Main Street)
CHATHAM: January 30, 5 pm - Creative Arts Center (154 Crowell Road)
FALMOUTH: February 6, 5 pm - Highfield Hall (56 Highfield Drive)

If you would like to attend any of the meetings, please RSVP by calling the Arts Foundation at 508-362-0066 or emailing Please indicate in the email which meeting you would like to attend.

2013 ArtWorks School to Career Program Applications Available

Heritage Museums & Gardens, in partnership with the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board, is seeking junior and senior high school students interested in the arts to apply for the 2013 ArtWorks School to Career program. Application deadline is January 7.

The ArtWorks program connects high school juniors and seniors with an interest in fine arts, craft, writing, graphic design, landscape design, architecture, videography, dance, theater, music, culinary arts, arts administration, exhibit design, etc . with working creative professionals for eight week (40 hours) arts internships across the Cape and Islands. This real life work experience will enrich a students' career knowledge and provide an excellent complement to academic studies.

For more information contact Amanda Meyer at or download an application form.

This program is funded in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Call to Artists & Performers for 2013 Hyannis Art Shanties Season

The Town of Barnstable is accepting applications for artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2013 Harbor Your Arts shanty program. Applications are due by January 31 (deadline extended) and can be downloaded at

The shanties are open weekends mid-May to mid-June and then on a daily basis through the end of September Artists have the opportunity to rent a shanty for a week, a month or for the entire season and new in 2013, for two consecutive weeks. Visitors to the shanties discover a variety of art including handmade jewelry, paintings, photography, visual art, wood carving, fine Cape Cod inspired crafts, tapestry, ceramics, rope work, glass work and much more. During the season visitors can participate in weekly nature craft programs at no charge and in addition a variety of entertainment is offered that includes musicians, magicians, jugglers and other performers.

The shanties are located in Bismore Park at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis. For more information, contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator, 508-862-4767 or

This program is funded in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Falmouth Art Center Holiday Art Market & Gift Gallery

The Falmouth Art Center is holding its Holiday Art Market & Gift Gallery from now - December 23.

The market features works of fine art and gifts created by artists from across the Cape. In addition to original paintings and photographs, a wide range of hand-crafted holiday gifts will be available including such things as hand-knit and woven bags and scarves, pottery, various kinds of jewelry, giclee prints, gift cards, ornaments, handmade soaps and candles, and decorated table top trees.

The Falmouth Art Center is located at 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For more information call 508-540-3304 or visit

Annual Holiday Store & Winter Group Show

Paul Siccio
Cataumet Art Center continues its Holiday Store & Winter Group Show, now - December 30, 10 am - 5 pm Saturdays, 1 - 5 pm Sundays.

Fine art and artisanry by over 40 Cape Cod artists are on view in both the main and the exhibition galleries during the holidays. A rich display of oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, photography, ink brush painting, pottery, mosaics, wood and metal sculpture, fiber arts, hand blown glass, woven wall hangings and apparel, carved decoys, hand turned wood bowls, handmade jewelry, scarves, artist-made cards and more.

The Cataumet Art Center is located at 76 Scraggy Neck Road, Cataumet. For more information visit

Visual Arts

Capturing the Best of Cape Cod at Brooks Academy Museum

Brooks Academy Museum presents Capturing the Best of Cape Cod: The Dune Shack Experience by Stephanie Foster on December 22 & 29, 1 - 4 pm.

Explore the beauty of the outer Cape in this photo exhibit by award winning photo journalist Stephanie Foster. A Harwich resident, Foster photographed her visits to a dune shack in Provincetown over several years. The exhibit will also feature some of her other works including wildlife, florals, seascapes, and farm related photographs.

Brooks Academy Museum is located at 80 Parallel Street, Harwich. For more information call 508-432-8089 or visit

Giving 100 Percent Closing Weekend at Cape Cod Museum of Art

T. A. Charron
Cape Cod Museum of Art presents the Giving 100 Percent Exhibit and Sale now - December 23.

The show features pieces by 50 artists, all of whom will donate the entire proceeds from the sale of their artworks to the museum.

Also showing: Ocean: Us now - January 3, works by glass sculptor Benton Jones, printmaker Kathleen Sidwell, and oil painter Thomas A.D. Watson; and Artists in Their Own Right now - January 13, an exhibit of work by the museum's docents.

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

Gallery 31 Fine Art Open House Reception

Colleen Vandeventer
Gallery 31 Fine Art presents the exhibit Little Treasures, Small Works exhibit, featuring original paintings, now - December 23.

Also hand blown glass ornaments and art tiles, all made on Cape Cod. The gallery is an artist owned gallery featuring quality original art in oil, pastel, and watercolor, as well as hand blown glass and one-of-a kind jewelry.

Gallery 31 Fine Art is located at 34 Main Street, Orleans. For more information call 617-538-0336 or visit

Jennifer Day Exhibit at Harvest Gallery

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar presents an exhibit of paintings by Jennifer Day from December 27 - January 15, with an opening reception on December 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

While this work explores the mystery of natural phenomena, it communicates a vastness of air, water and space that suggests something is going to happen, or has just happened.

Currently showing is The Impossible Folk Project, photography by James Joiner of Newport Folk Festival 2012, now - December 23.

Harvest Gallery WIne Bar is located at 776 Main Street, Route 6A, Dennis. For more information call 508-385-2444 or visit

Stephen Roth Exhibit at Hot Chocolate Sparrow

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow will host an exhibit of work by Stephen Roth from January 2 - February 15.

A display of palette knife paintings that are vivid, textured "touchable" paintings of florals, Cape-scapes, and landscapes.

The Hot Chocolate Sparrow is located at 5 Old Colony Way, Orleans. For more information call 508-737-7788 or visit

Priscilla Levesque Exhibit at Brewster Ladies' Library

Priscilla Levesque
The Brewster Ladies' Library will present the exhibit Color Mixtures, by Priscilla Levesque, from January 3 - 30, with a reception on January 11, 4 - 6 pm.

Priscilla is a resident of Cataumet who works in watercolor and casein, painting landscapes and still lifes.

Brewster Ladies' Library is located at 1822 Main Street, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3913 or visit

Marguerite E. Falconer Exhibit at Gallery Antonia

Fish Pier by Marguerite E. Falconer
Gallery Antonia is showing an exhibit by Marguerite E. Falconer from now - January 10.

Marguerite's paintings are a part of the permanent collection and archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The American Museum of Art at Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She's also a member of The Copley Society Boston, and the Salmagundi Club, a New York City based art center profiling famous artists from around the country.

Gallery Antonia is located at 578 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-469-4020 or visit

Kathleen Szmit Featured Artist at Barnstable Town Hall

Kathleen Szmit
Barnstable Town Hall, the exhibit space for the Art on Loan program, features the photographs of Kathleen "Kat" Szmit from now - January 18.

Kat is a reporter/photographer for The Barnstable Patriot in Hyannis. She got her start in photography as a child living in southwestern New Hampshire. Favorite subjects then (and now) were old barns, trees of all types, and the cows that roamed the fields of the dairy farms in the region.

Barnstable Town Hall is located at 367 Main Street, Hyannis. For more information call 508-862-4767 or visit

Barnstable Municipal Airport Art Exhibit

The Barnstable Municipal Airport is currently exhibiting its second show of selected works by eleven local artists now - May 2013.

The artists chosen for the exhibit include: Jane Fay Baker of Woods Hole; Mark Chester of Falmouth; Carole Ann Danner of Hyannis; Kevin King of North Falmouth; Coco Larrain and Kathleen Sidwell, both of Brewster; Jane Lincoln of East Falmouth,; Michael McGuire of Provincetown; Elizabeth Mumford of Hyannisport; Carroll Sivco of Harwich Port; and, Edith Tonelli of West Barnstable.

The Barnstable Airport is located off Route 132, Hyannis. For more information email or visit Free 30 minute parking, or 90 minutes if purchasing from the Mad Platter Restaurant.

Literary Arts

Calliope: An Epiphany Party

Calliope, in collaboration with the West Falmouth Library, will hold an Epiphany Party on January 6, 3 - 5 pm. A fundraiser for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and the West Falmouth Library's educational and outreach programs.

There will be a cypher reading of poems read in some way that responds to the preceding poem (by tone, topic, word choice, sound). Poetry echoes images and meaning in a variety of poems. Come with between 12 - 16 poems, organized by tone, or word choice, or season. This is a free-flowing round reading, not all poems will be read, but be ready to participate.

The next regular poetry reading, featuring Justen Ahren, Aimee Sands and Afaa Michael Weaver, will be held on January 13, 3 - 5 pm.

West Falmouth Library is located at 575 Route 28, West Falmouth. For more information For more information visit

Cape Cod Chamber Book Club

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business Book Club on January 7, 5 pm.

The group will discuss The $10 Trillion Prize by Michael J. Silverstein, Abheek Singhai, Carol Liao and David Michael. One hour is spent talking about the book - making observations and taking away ideas from each other - all with the goal of running better businesses.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce offices are located at 5 Patti Page Way, Centerville. For more information or to join the group email

Children, Youth & Family

Cape Cod Conservatory Youth Ballet Performances

Steve Haines
The Cape Cod Conservatory Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Falmouth Campus on December 20, 6:30 pm and during First Night Sandwich at the Sandwich Town Hall on December 31, 4 pm.

Artistic Director Jane E. Caputo offers a fresh approach to the seasonal classic with a performance perfect for young family audiences.

Cape Cod Conservatory Falmouth Campus is located at 60 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. Sandwich Town Hall is located at 130 Main Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-540-0611 or visit

Annual Gardens Aglow Celebration at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens presents Gardens Aglow now - December 23, 5 - 9 pm, Fridays - Sundays.

The museum's buildings and grounds will sparkle with festive lights and decorations and Old St. Nick will hold court in the museum's Ford Model T. For the first time, Hidden Hollow will be open and will feature dancing lights and holiday music. Giant lighted snowflakes made by students from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School will hang from the treetops. A giant carousel horse sculpture by local artist Michael Magyar is along Grove Street. A dinnerscape made from natural materials is in the Automobile Gallery.

Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street, Sandwich. For more information call 508-888-3300 or visit

Adios, Whales! and Therapy Dogs at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Adios, Whales!, December 26 - 28: December 26, 11 am, noon, and 1 pm: Beneath the Waves video produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare; December 27, 10:45 am - 2:30 pm: The Inflatable Whale, learn about the whale from the inside out (reservations needed); and December 28, 1 pm: Do Whales Have Bellybuttons? with Myles Marcus.

A Cape Cod Therapy Dog Program: A Christmas Story, December 29, 1 pm: Join Ruby, Gina Hayes' Irish setter, as she gathers her therapy dog friends of different breeds and sizes to celebrate the holiday season from the canine point of view. The Cape Cod Therapy Dogs present popular monthly interactive programs between children and dogs.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is located at 869 Route 6A, Brewster. For more information call 508-896-3867 or visit

Chatham First Night

Chatham First Night is on December 31, noon - midnight with family events through the afternoon and events for adults through the evening.

Family events include mini golf, Cirque du Jour, Rick Goldin - Music and Puppets for Children, Alex the Jester, Horse and Wagon Rides, Chatham Lightfoots Jump Ropers, nice carving demonstration, and much more. Fireworks at 6:30 at Veterans' Field after the Noise Parade conclude the afternoon performances. The evening includes performances of big swing bands, jazz groups, rock 'n' roll, blues, soloists, instrumentals, and group harmony. A second fireworks display at midnight accompanies the cod drop at Oyster Pond.

First Night Chatham's Headquarters is located at 534 Main Street, Chatham. For more information call 508-945-1122 or visit

Sandwich First Night

First Night Sandwich is on December 31, 4 - 9 pm. Presented by Sandwich Community Television, the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Highlights include a Family Festival of multi-cultural activities with mask making workshops, puppeteers, storytellers, face painting, magicians and more; a vibrant Mardi Gras like procession down Main Street with costumed revelers and spectators will start at 6 pm, and a Grand Finale Countdown extravaganza at the conclusion of the evening's festivities. Cape Cod artists present their works in venues throughout the Village area. Outdoor venues including ice sculptures, store front performances, street performers such as jugglers and mimes, and exhibits.

For more information visit and and Buttons are available at banks, restaurants, and retail outlets in Sandwich.

Musical Performances

Solstice Singers Performance in Woods Hole

Dorene Sykes
The Solstice Singers present To Drive the Cold Winter Away at the Woods Hole Community Hall on December 21, 7 pm & December 22, 4 pm.

The Solstice Singers celebrate their 20th anniversary with musical selections ranging from those that reflect the sanctity of Christmas and the cold of winter to playful pieces more in keeping with the season's warmth of heart and hearth. Accompanied by early music ensemble Passacaglia, the children's chorus Les Enfants du Soleil, and surprise guest performers.

The Woods Hole Community Hall is located at 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. For more information call 508-540-7866 or visit

Music This Week at Cape Cod Chat House

Marcia Wytrwal and John Dirac
Winter Solstice With Alicia Mathewson, December 21, 7 - 9 pm: Music and chanting of Alicia Mathewson who will have just returned from Ireland. Zen percussionist Fugan Dineen will join Alicia for the second set.

Alternative Christmas Party, December 22, 6 - 9 pm: Unusual, off-the-beaten path music for the holidays, including solo guitar music, lyrical lullabies by Alec Wilder, old blues tunes, even old songs from the Spanish Renaissance. Wrapping up with rock/blues/soul/gospel and boogie-woogie with John Dirac on guitar and vocals, Marcia Wytrwal on vocals, and Laird Boles on bass and vocals.

Cape Cod Chat House is located at 593 Route 6A, Dennis Village. For more information call 508-694-7187 or visit

Julia Nixon Returns to Wellfleet Preservation Hall

 Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents Julia Nixon, with special guest David Ylvisaker, for a holiday concert on December 21, 7:30 pm.

For more than 20 years, Julia has been a fixture on the Washington, D.C. music scene and beyond. Her vocal power has inspired comparisons with such artists as Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner, and earned her the lead role in the Broadway production Dreamgirls.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information or tickets call 508-349-1800 or visit

Holiday Music at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

 The Cultural Center of Cape Cod presents Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys! on December 21, 8 - 10:30 pm.

Local musician Sarah Swain will perform selections from her recently released second CD, Every Little Bird. Sarah and her band The Oh Boys! will also perform some rockabilly/garage rave-ups. Café style with a dance floor.

Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information or reservations call 508-394-7100 or visit

A Child's Christmas in Wales with the Aurea Ensemble at Highfield Hall

 Highfield Hall presents A Child's Christmas in Wales with the Aurea Ensemble on December 23, 3 pm and 7 pm.

With poetry, drama, classical and folk music, puppetry and movement, The Aurea Ensemble from Providence presents a unique telling of Dylan Thomas's classic tale. Additional musical selections feature the chamber works of Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, ending with a special session of medieval carol singing.

Highfield Hall is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth. For more information or tickets call 508-495-1878, ext. 303 or visit

Gloriæ Dei Cantores Opens 25th Anniversary Season

 Gloriæ Dei Cantores opens its 25th anniversary season with concerts at the Church of the Transfiguration on December 28 & 29, 7:30 pm.

Having traveled to over 24 countries, and drawing from their extensive repertoire of works from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, the internationally acclaimed choir will present works by Durufle, Bach, Langlais and Sviridov.

The Church of the Transfiguration is located at Rock Harbor, Orleans. For more information or tickets call 508-240-2400.

IBIS Chamber Music Society at Wellfleet Preservation Hall!

 Wellfleet Preservation Hall will host IBIS Chamber Music Society for two concerts on December 29 at 7:30 pm and a family concert at 2 pm, with a program designed specifically for children and families.

The group's musicians are drawn from the Kennedy Center, National Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. IBIS prizes musical excellence and imaginative programming. Friendly and informal performances in intimate neighborhood venues encourage many first-time concertgoers to come out and hear great music-the IBIS audience is comprised of sophisticated music lovers and musical neophytes alike.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is located at 335 Main Street, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-1800 or visit .

Cape Cod Opera Operatic First Night in Chatham

 Cape Cod Opera presents An Operatic First Night at the First United Methodist Church on December 30, 7:30 pm. Admission by Chatham First Night button.

Featuring Aleksandra Romano, Vira Slywotzky,
Matthew Singer, Gregory Zavracky, with Matthew Larson on piano, in a concert of arias, duets and ensembles from opera, operetta and broadway.

The First United Methodist Church is located at 16 Cross Street, Chatham. For more information visit

Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra's New Year's Day Celebration

 The Cape Cod Symphony presents a New Year's Day Celebration at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center on January 1, 3 pm.

This is a modern take on a Viennese tradition - a fun, new mix of waltzes, polkas, light operettas and popular tunes. Vocalists from last year will return and an intriguing concert pianist from Poland will be introduced. Auld Lang Syne has a very new twist.

The Barnstable Performing Arts Center is located at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis. For more information or tickets call 508-362-1111 or visit

Theater, Dance & Film

WHAT Lab Play Reading of Faust in France

WHAT Lab will hold a reading of Faust in France, by Christopher Shorr, directed by Caitlin Langstaff, on December 20, 7:30 pm.

In the trenches of World War One, with bombs bursting overhead, German scientist John Faust tries desperately to crack the riddle of creating poison gas. When all else fails, he turns to the devil himself for help. Selling his soul for the secret, Faust is condemned to live with the murderous consequences of his actions

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is located at 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet. For more information call 508-349-9428 or visit

Willy Wonka Closing Weekend at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents Willy Wonka, now - December 23, 7 pm Friday & Saturday, 2 pm Saturday & Sunday.

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Route 28, Cotuit. For more information or tickets call 508-428-0669 or visit

Sounds of the Season at the Academy Playhouse

The Academy Playhouse presents it annual holiday show Sounds of the Season on December 21 & 22, 8 pm and December 23, 2 pm.

Featuring Rebecca Banas, Martha Whatley, Peter Earle, Rick Smith and Geof Newton, with Jim Davidson, Rachel Hatfield, Maddie Dexter, Evyn Newton and special guests.

The Academy Playhouse is located at 120 Main Street, Orleans. For more information or tickets call 508-255-1963 or visit

Seussical at Harwich Junior Theatre

HJT presents Seussical: The Musical now - January 6, 7:30 pm Fridays, 2 pm Saturday and Sunday and December 27, 7:30 pm.

Musical direction by Robert Wilder with choreography by Suzette Hutchinson. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination - Jojo.

HJT is located at 105 Division Street, West Harwich. For more information or tickets call 508-432-2002 visit


Chatham Drama Guild Auditions for The Mumberley Inheritance

The Chatham Drama Guild is holding auditions for The Mumberley Inheritance on January 6, 4 pm & January 7, 6:30 pm.

Warren Graves' melodrama in the Victorian tradition, complete with the dastardly villain, the virtuous damsel in distress and the hero who saves the day, among others. Needed: 5 men and 3 women-one elderly gentleman, one villainous villain, two true-blue hero types, one villain's henchman type, one youngish damsel in distress, a maidservant and a nurse, both with juicy parts. All actors must be able to over-act and have fun while doing so. Come prepared to read cold from the script. Performances will run from March 1 - 17, Friday - Sunday.

The Chatham Drama Guild is located at 134 Crowell Road, Chatham. For more information contact director Scott Hamilton at 508-945-1943 or visit

Woods Hole Theater Company Auditions for North of Providence and Next

The Woods Hole Theater Company will hold auditions for two one-act plays,  North of Providence and Next, at the Woods Hole Community Hall on January 6 & 7, 5 - 7 pm.

North of Providence, a play about a domestic crisis by Edward Allen Baker, has a role for one male in his 20's and one female, 20 to 30 years old. Next, by Terrence McNally, a comedy about an out-of-shape, middle-aged man who mistakenly gets a draft notice, has a role for one male in his 40's and a female 40-50 years old. Director is Tom Lyons. and production dates are March 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30. 

Woods Hole Community Hall is located at 68 Water Street Woods Hole.

HJT Announces Auditions for Freckleface Strawberry

Harwich Junior Theatre will hold auditions for Freckleface Strawberry on January 12 & 13, 1 - 3 pm.

A brand new family musical based on the New York Times best selling book by actress Julianne Moore. Roles are available for girls and women ages 9-40 and boys and men ages 9-mid 30's. Performances will take place from April 5 - 28. Come with 16 bars of a favorite song and bring sheet music. Be prepared to sing, dance and read.

HJT is located at 105 Division Street, Harwich Center. For more information call 508-432-2002 ext. 12.

Classes and Workshops

Cape Cod Art Association Classes & Workshops

Mellissa Morris
The Cape Cod Art Association will be starting its next session of art classes the week of January 7.

Classes such as: Abstract Painting with Mellissa Morris, Mondays noon - 3 pm, learn how to express one's own point of view through abstraction; One-on-One Oil Painting with Sean Cassidy, Tuesdays 9:30 am - noon, learn how to "see" the world in a new way, Intro to Digital Photography with John Tunney, Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm, for anyone who wants to learn to use their digital camera, and Beginner Watercolor Painting with Abby Lammers, Thursdays 1 - 3:30 pm, learn the basics of watercolor taught in a representational style.

An oil painting workshop with Bill Maloney will be held from January 3 - 5, 9 am - 4 pm. Each day begins with an oil painting demonstration by the artist, stressing composition, values, and color. Students will be introduced to the use of complementary colors as an underpainting to produce a glowing vibration of light in the finished painting.

Cape Cod Art Association is located at 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable. For more information or to register call 508-362-2909 or visit

Portrait & Still Life Workshop with Numael & Shirley Pulido

Quince by Shirley Pulido
Numael & Shirley Pulido will hold a Portrait & Still Life Workshop at the Chatham Community Center from January 8 - March 26, 9 am - 4 pm Tuesdays.

The student experiences great and progress and excitement when introduced to an orderly procedure based on the limited palette. Designed to provide students with concrete and practical answers to questions regarding painting procedure. Applicable to all levels including professionals looking for a more reliable and organized technique. Limit of 12 students; sign up for individual sessions; minimum six-week commitment required for new students.

The Chatham Community Center is located at 702 Main Street, Chatham. For more information or to register call 508-945-8763 or visit

Applications, Grants, Spaces and Work

Artist Barn Studio Available in Harwich

A barn studio space for a potter, sculptor, photographer, etc. is available now - May 1.

This is non-commercial private property that has a large barn space. It could be used for storage or working space, but not for living (no bathroom). A wood stove could be installed as the appropriate chimney is in place. There is adequate electrical capability, and a sink with water hook-up. Approximately 24' x 24' with very high ceiling, large barn door, and a loft. Firm $500/month, with month-to-month agreement possible.

For more information email, with contact phone number, to

Town of Barnstable Seeking Bike Rack Designs

The Town of Barnstable is looking for creative designs for bike racks to placed near Hyannis Harbor at Bismore Park. Submissions are open to all visual artists, designers, and engineers 18 years of age or older. Only original work created within the last three years may be submitted. Designs are due by January 14.

The rack should accommodate approximately 5 to 10 bicycles and be able to support an bicycle by its frame in the upright position, have two points per bicycle to secure the bike to the rack, allow each bicycle to be removed without having to move another bicycle, endure repeated user interaction and engagement, and accommodate a variety of bicycle sizes and shapes.

For more information and submission details, download the PDF or contact Melissa Hersh, Arts and Culture Coordinator, 508-862-4767 or

Provincetown Dune Shack Residencies Applications Available

Residency applications for 2013 for artists, writers and the general public are being accepted for the Fowler and C-Scape Dune Shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore. One week stays are available. Deadline for application submission is January 15.

The Fowler Cottage is located within the "Dune Shacks of the Peaked Hill Bars Historic District", east of Race point Coast Guard Station. It is bounded by the Atlantic ocean and a sand access road on the north, by open dunes to the east and west, and by another sand access road to the south. C-Scape is one of 19 shacks located within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historic District. The primitive nature of the structure - no electricity, indoor plumbing, or telephone - and its physical isolation allow for uninterrupted solitude and refuge.

For more information and application forms visit

7th Annual National and Regional Poetry Competition

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod announces its Seventh Annual National & Regional Poetry Competitions with a postmark deadline of January 31. Submit up to three poems of any style or subject, totaling no more than five pages, typewritten on plain, white paper.

A National Prize of $1000 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem that has not won first prize in any national competition, by a resident of the United States. A Regional Prize of $250 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem (that has not won first prize in any national competition) by a resident of Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha's Vineyard. All Cape and Islands poets are also eligible for the National Award. Poets must be 18 or older to enter.

For more information and general guidelines call 508-394-7100 or email or visit

Call to Artists: The Art of the Catboat

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is looking for artwork in all mediums for an exhibit The Art of the Catboat opening March 12, with a sneak peek February 10 & 18 - 22.

The Museum is seeking catboat sculptures, models, paintings, drawings, pottery and jewelry which will be on display in the rotating exhibit. Multiple pieces will be considered.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is located at 135 South Street, Hyannis. For more information or to submit pictures of work for consideration call 508-775-1723 or email