The Town of Barnstable recognizes the importance of arts and culture as part of any economic revitalization, and continues to establish Hyannis as a regional center for creative and performing arts.

Prior to recently establishing The Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Barnstable first introduced the Hyannis Harbor Shanties and Harbor Your Arts (HyA) program in the summer of 2005 as a key component of the downtown Hyannis revitalization initiative to support the creative economy and foster economic growth. The shanties are a welcome addition to Hyannis Harbor. The artist shanties provide a unique, affordable harbor-front location for our local artists to create and sell their work. The program has been well received by Cape residents, visitors and the arts and culture community.

In 2006 the program expanded to include the performing arts, providing free family entertainment at Aselton Park, a beautiful waterfront location on the Harbor, near the artist shanties.

Be sure to take a stroll along the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District Walkway to the Sea. The Town has actively pursued and initiated the installation of various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis. For example, currently, visitors to Hyannis harbor can enjoy the seasonal public art installation, Buoyed Coasts, which consists of 50 lobster buoys mounted on 12’-19’ poles in ornamental grass beds. The buoys frame the harbor and create a display of color, light and kinetic motion drawing activity and attention to Aselton Park. Buoyed Coasts was awarded the Honor Award by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.

The Town’s visual arts program has continued to expand over the years, including a campus of town-owned properties at the corner of Pearl and South Streets in Hyannis. In 2007 the Town acquired two run down properties on Pearl Street and converted them to artist live and work space. From this humble beginning, a campus of buildings that provide living, work and gallery space has been developed as part of the Shirley Blair Flynn Center for the Creative Arts. The campus includes the historic Guyer Barn, Gallery Artrio and Bass River Pottery.  The town's first artist-in-residence  at 46 Pearl housed Sarah for many years.  Sarah's unique sense of space was fundamental to the beginning roots of the HyArts Campus. Sarah's studio is now at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth. While at 46 Pearl, 2007-April, 2016:  Sarah Holl’s ArtSpace.   Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front, where the popular HyArts Shanties are open throughout the summer, offering artists and artisans space to create and sell their work.

The Town offers an "artwork on loan" program for local artists to temporarily display their work on the meeting room walls in the Selectman’s Conference Room and the Town Hall Hearing Room. The pieces are for display only-artwork may not be sold on Town property. Information on the artist is provided for those wishing to obtain further details. For more information on the program emailmelissa.hersh@town.barnstable.ma.us

Those visiting and using the meeting rooms will now find an inviting and culturally rich environment. This program provides an opportunity for our local artists to benefit from this exposure to so many who pass through town hall every day. Spreading the love of art one wall at a time-it’s a wonderful opportunity to see local art! Arts and culture programming is one component of our overall economic strategy.

Tides

Tides

Tides is a 9 foot inspirational  clay sculpture by potter Steven Kemp, cast from the sand patterns of Cape Cod's coastal waters. Read more from the artist (.pdf) located on the HyArts Campus on the corner of Pearl and South Street.  Pearl Street plays an important role as part of the Town-owned properties on the arts campus at the corner of South and Pearl, a unique artist live / work space developed by the Town of Barnstable which also includes the Guyer Barn.

The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce gifted this pubic art to the Town of Barnstable.  Tides was installed in June of 2015.

 

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown Hyannis!

 

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

Artist Market on Main_Main Street Hyannis

An artist collective featuring new artists each week.

Located on the corner of Pearl and Main Street, Hyannis.

Open daily June 23-August 20, 2017  11:00am to 8:00pm

 

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Cape Cod  singer songwriters add to the local vibe at the HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, Ocean Street this season!

Listen to a variety of musicians while browsing at the shanties.  Bring a blanket or beach chair and stay awhile--take in the view and relax and hear and see some Cape Cod talent!

Live Lunch Fridays,  every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm ; and Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm, 

 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

FREE concerts all family friendly. Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song-no rain dates. Performances are subject to change without notice.
This list features free concerts at Aselton Park Hyannis.  
Thanks to Fred Clayton for producing the Tuesday concerts in July/August; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank for the July Friday night series; and Love Live Local and Love Listen Local for the August Friday night series.

 

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club

Barnstable High School Drama Club has stellar performances by students and community cast members. The Drama Club performs a year-round schedule and upwards of an unprecedented 50 nights (and afternoons) of entertainment.  

 

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center

What is the Barnstable Performing Arts Center?
Cape Cod’s 1400-seat premier concert hall Is located inside Barnstable High School at 744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601. Every seat in the hall has a great view!
It is frequently used by the Cape Symphony as well as the Barnstable High School Drama Club.

How do I get there?
Take Route 6 on Cape Cod to exit 6, then Route 132 towards Hyannis. Take a right at the third set of traffic lights onto Phinney’s Lane. Proceed 1.5 miles to traffic light. Take a steep left onto Route 28. Bear right at the fork onto West Main Street. At traffic light go straight. The Barnstable High School campus will be on your left. The Performing Arts Center entrance is located to the far right of the building complex as you face it from West Main Street. 

Where can I park?
Ample free parking is available on three sides of the building.

Is there seating for wheelchairs?
Handicapped spaces for wheelchairs are available in three sections in the performance hall, sections B, C, and E. 

 

Barnstable Municipal Airport

Barnstable Municipal Airport

See two light beacons on display from the airports old FAA tower and take a look at a small historical display in the conference room with artifacts from the Boardman-Polando family.  
​A life size mannequin sports a flight suit from Crocker Snow and look at a copy of the 1929  book about "the flying santa".  It is the story of the pilot that delivers Christmas gifts to children living in lighthouses.  

 

Barnstable Senior Center

Barnstable Senior Center

The Barnstable Senior Center is a place of many opportunities, where services support positive aging and a high quality of life for seniors, where educational, recreational & fitness programs enrich the lives of elders & the community. A wide variety of arts and cultural programs; classes; workshops are offered for the 50 plus community.

For Calendar listings

https://www.townofbarnstable.us/WebTrac/wbwsc/SeniorServices.wsc/wb0330.html?wbsi=93ca10e4-ced9-c8bc-e511-b3661a33b52c     

 

Business Improvement District (BID)

Business Improvement District (BID)

The mission of the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is to promote the community and economic development of the Main Street, Hyannis district as a desirable place to live, work, invest, and visit.  

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

Cape Cod Baseball League Games

A summertime staple! CCBL is a premier amateur wooden bat collegiate baseball league where you may see many future MLB players. Action packed, home-town fun at its best, town of Barnstable boasts two teams, Hyannis Hawks play at McKeon Field, Hyannis and Cotuit Kettleers, Lowell Park , Cotuit.

 

Cape Cod Baseball League Museum

Cape Cod Baseball League Museum

If you are into memorabilia the "dugout" at the Cape Cod Baseball League Museum is for you-celebrating the history of the Cape Cod Baseball League. 
Formerly located on Main Street Hyannis, the museum has plans to re-locate to Independence Park, Hyannis sometime in 2018.

 

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Using innovative teaching approaches the college offers a range of experiences for learned skills and employability. Explore a broad range of media, enjoy performances in the Tilden Arts Center with emerging actors, actresses, playwrights, and more!

 

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Preserving the rich maritime traditions and history for which Cape Cod and the Islands are famous through our exhibitions, the objects in our collection, public events and educational programs, we strive to enable audiences of all ages to understand and enjoy Cape Cod's maritime culture.

Current exhibits include:

  • Cape Cod’s Largest Scrimshaw Exhibit
  • Catboats to Clipper Ships: Boatbuilding on Cape Cod
  • Marine Fine Art Exhibit
 

Cape Cod Melody Tent

Cape Cod Melody Tent

With the Cape's rich history in summer musical theater and Broadway connections dating from the early 1930s, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, once called the Hyannis Music Circus, is now the seasonal stage to major national stars of music and comedy, as well as musical and theatrical special events.

 

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.
From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music.
The Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Once you’ve been, you’ll want to go again! 

 

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Greater Hyannis Civic Association

Each of our village associations support our year round and part time residents, playing a vital role in enhancing the best interests of the community;  fostering and promoting local businesses represent the interests of citizens on matters that affect neighborhoods, citizens and quality of life in the villages.

 

Guyer Barn

Guyer Barn

The barn is open various hours, year round. You will always find the doors open when artists are busy working, or for classes and workshops. 250 South Street, Hyannis.

HYARTS CAMPUS:
GUYER BARN
250 South Street Hyannis, MA  02601
www.artsbarnstable.com
This restored 1865 barn showcases artists in a variety of genres.  It serves as a community art space with year round exhibits, art classes/workshops and demonstrations.  The Barn is an important part on the campus of town owned buildings-the HyArts Campus which includes artist housing and work studios/gallery on the corner of Pearl and South Streets.  Artist studios/gallery are open to the public year round. 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE-THEATER at Guyer Barn:

July-August

New Classics Theater Company www.newclassicscompany.org

The theater company presents a summer of original theater and weekly Improv Comedy Shows.
Get ready for four main stage productions, 24 hour play festival, staged readings, teen improve workshops and improve nights every Friday.  Find the full schedule at www.newclassicscompany.org

GALLERY ARTRIO:

Gallery Artrio specializes in original fine art by award-winning and nationally recognized artists, as well as emerging artists of note.  Media includes oil, pastel, encaustics, hand-blown glass from local artists, and beautiful hand wrought jewelry.  The gallery hosts openings throughout the summer including plein air painting as part of Cape Cod Hydrangea festival and artist receptions.  The annual Gallery Soiree is held in September each year. Find listing of events and artists on line at galleryartrio.com

 

Guyer Barn proposal and use of space form

 

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce

The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce serves to foster, enhance and promote a healthy business climate in the greater Hyannis area and the Town of Barnstable.

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties

Visitors to the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties can spend an afternoon at the harbor. Stroll the boardwalk and visit artists, even have a picnic in the park! There is no fee to browse but if you enjoy fine handmade local arts and crafts or giving them as gifts, it's a terrific place to shop. There are plenty of waterfront restaurants at the harbor and many more right along Main Street.

For more information on participating artists this season, click here.

If you are an artist interested in participating in the program for the following year, click here.

The Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Season opens Friday, May 5, 2017!

Weekends (including Memorial Day), Friday-Sunday:  Friday, May 5 through June 11, 2017

Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 8:00 pm:     Monday, June 12 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
Seven days a week, 11:00 am to at least 6:00pm:      Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) through Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day), 2017

 

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty Application

Participate in the 2018 artist shanty season at Hyannis Harbor.

 

Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus

The Hyannis HyArts Arts Campus located at the corner of Pearl and South Streets features artist live and work space, studios and a community art space.  The campus features the historic Guyer Barn, artist-in-residence Sarah Holl ArtSpace, Gallery Artio and Bass River Pottery.

Pearl Street is located between bustling Main Street and the harbor front.

 

Hyannis Public Library

Hyannis Public Library

Home to the Verizon Language and Literacy Center

 

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

Hyannis Youth and Community Center

A major center of activity, the HYCC is a full service, year round community center that features state-of-the-art accessible facilities for a variety of recreational programs and special events, competitive sports organizations, after-school activities and opportunities for the community at large to foster educational excellence and physical growth across all generations. The center includes twin NHL size rinks, a 12,500 sq ft wood floor gymnasium, skate park and walking track. Residents and visitors can attend theater on ice events, antique and home shows, nature expo, dance and yoga classes; the programs and activies are non-stop!

 

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum

The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, 397 Main Street, Hyannis.  
The Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connection to Cape Cod.  The museum features photographic, video and oral history exhibits.  

Admission includes entry to Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.  508-790-3077.

 

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

John F. Kennedy Memorial, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hyannis

A spot for quiet contemplation and remembrance. A place to sit, reflect, take in the beauty of the ocean.

 

Kennedy Legacy Trail

Kennedy Legacy Trail

The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family. At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories & history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod.  The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order.  Brochures with a map the sites can be downloaded from the website.  They are also available at the JFK Museum on Main Street.

 

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

Korean War Memorial, Hyannis

A tranquil place to reflect on all those who serviced and/or lost their lives during the Korean War.

Veteran's Memorial Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

 

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Local Snapshot,  A Communtiy Mural

Kate Deciccio, 2014
spray paint, plyw
Four piece mural on the stage sheds spotlighting five community members who embody the Cape Cod spirit by honoring a handful of folks who embody the unique, hard-working, creative, fun-loving nature of Cape Cod culture.

Community Spotlight:  A portrait series

This mural spotlights five community members, who embody the unique, hard-working, creative & fun loving nature of the Cape Cod culture.  Artist Kate DeCiccio captured the essence of community locals; these portraits reflect the artist’s dedication to painting people with an attention to how they see themselves within their community.  The mural is on display May through October as a backdrop to the stage at Asleton Park. Those featured include:

Sarah Swain, singer and songwriter, mother of three, gallery owner and president of a non-profit organization helping those on the Cape dealing with cancer, started in honor and memory of her mother.   Brandon and Justin Madison, twin brother commercial lobster fisherman whose shirts display their captains Bro Cote and Pete Brown. Brandon & Justin were adamant that they wanted to include Bro & Pete in the portrait because the Sea Captains have been tantamount in teaching them the trade and cultivating a passion for the incredibly hard work at sea.   Tim Friary, father of three and owner and master farmer at Cape Cod Organic farms, one of the first organic farms on the Cape.  He shares seasonal fruits & veggies all over the Cape and even raises pigs for organic meat. Here, Tim is featured with some of his delectable strawberries.Arlene Johnson, mother, grandmother and lifelong educator, avid birder and gardener, who at over 80 years old, still walks with her husband to a popular ice cream shop to have iced coffee and  a treat at the ice cream counter every day. Arlene taught for many years and now volunteers at a local nursery school.   

 

Map of the Seven Villages

Map of the Seven Villages

This map includes all seven villages, downtown Hyannis, Main Street Barnstable Village, and the Kennedy Legacy Trail.

 

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

Maritime Hyannis Walking Tour

An historical walk along Pleasant Street starting from the Hyannis Transportation Center ...follow to the harbor front and ferries.  
Pleasant Street was often referred to as Sea Captains Row.  This map shares some of the history along the street.

 

New Classics Company

New Classics Company

The New Classics Company is a live theatre production company established in the summer of 2013.  Since that time they have become a staple in the Hyannis Community, bringing to light full-length plays, movie screenings, improv comedy shows and workshops, stage readings, and many other free events.

The New Classics Company takes up residence in the Guyer Barn each Spring , Summer and Fall for special programming.  In fact, each Friday night, head to the Guyer Barn for Improv night.  Check out their website for schedule.

 

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand

Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 13, 2017 5-7PM - pre show entertainment begins at 1 PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

Walkway to the Sea

Walkway to the Sea

In the heart of Hyannis HyArts Cultural District you can stroll along the Walkway -to-the-Sea which takes visitors from Hyannis Harbor to the Village Green and Hyannis Main Street to enjoy the shops, restaurants and even old time carousel!  In the District there are various public art pieces in the downtown and waterfront areas of Hyannis.

A few hundred yards off Main Street is the grandeur of the ocean, the source of so much of Cape Cod's past and present prosperity.  The wave-patterned brick path winds from Main Street at the Village Green all the way down to Bismore Park on Ocean St. and the Hyannis Harbor.

At Aselton Park (corner of South and Ocean Streets) are colorful art installations of lobste buoys. (April-November).  Aselton Park hosts free musical and theatrical performances during the summer months.  Enjoy the view, soft grass and space to sit and reflect.  Past Aselto, the walkway ends at Bismore Park where you will see and the famous Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanties.  Juried artists and artisans rent these seaside studios as both work space and selling arenas.  (May-October)

 

Upcoming events in Arts

Night Music at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/7-18

Night Music at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/7-18

October 18, 2017 1:11 pm

“Night Music,” a series of paintings by Kay Ritter illustrating a charming story poem she wrote for children.

Night Music
The sun descends
Musicians rise.
They comb their hair,
They tie their ties.
When twilight falls the players meet.
Tonight’s quartet is now complete.
Down the lane they softly tread,
Sonatas stirring in their heads.
A forest clearing is the site,
For music offered to the night.
As tunes and rhythms cast their spell,
The audience begins to swell.
The music soars and with a sigh,
Embraces creatures, trees and sky.
A perfect moment all are one.
The harmony of earth is sung.
They take a bow and feel renewed.
A rose expresses gratitude.
Picking up, prepared to leave,
A thread of silence starts to weave.
With dawn now breaking in the east,
They wander home, their hearts at peace.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night w/ Mark Bowie 10/19-22

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night w/ Mark Bowie 10/19-22

October 19, 2017 9:00 am

The Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape from Dawn to Deep Night
Instructor: Mark Bowie
Day: October 19-22
Time: Times Vary (starts 10/19 6:00pm, ends 10/22 12noon)
Price: Members $330/ Non-Members $400

With intricate details in the landscape and sky — from the brilliant orange-golds of sunrise to the theatrical colors of sunset, the luminous blues of twilight and the otherworldy light of midnight — the latest digital technologies allow photographers to push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera.  Creative vision and good field craft are also paramount to creating compelling images.  In this power-packed workshop, professional nature photographer Mark Bowie will examine in-depth the fine art of seeing, offering innovative strategies, tips and techniques for looking deeper, refining your personal vision to create expressive imagery.  He’ll also share processing techniques to convey the desired effect.
Mark will lead day and night photography field sessions to some of the Cape’s finest scenery: the ocean, beaches, marshes, woods, lighthouses and fishing villages.  During indoor instructional sessions, he’ll explore the beautiful interaction of light and subject that speaks to somewhere deep within us.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

All New England Exhibit and Sale Opening Reception 10/19

All New England Exhibit and Sale Opening Reception 10/19

October 19, 2017 5:00 pm

All New England Exhibit and Sale
October 16th through November 12th
Opening Reception October 19th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
This annual open juried exhibit aims to honor the wonderful and vast
region of New England from the shores of Cape Cod to the mountains of
Vermont. Stop by the Cape Cod Art Association to see this Amazing show.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Art Meets Nature - ARTIST EXCURSION - Oct 20, 2017 Sandy Neck Beach at the Halfway Point

Art Meets Nature - ARTIST EXCURSION - Oct 20, 2017 Sandy Neck Beach at the Halfway Point

October 20, 2017 9:00 am

SANDY NECK BEACH: ART MEETS NATURE PROGRAM
2017 DATES:  daytime and sunset excursions—time varies for sunset trips.
Day excursions:  May 5, September 8, September 22, October 13 and October 20, 2017 , 9:00AM-3:00pm
Sunset excursions:  May 19th (2:30pm-8:30pm) ; Sept 10 (1:30pm-7:30pm);  Sept 24(2;00pm-7:00pm);  October 15(12:30pm-6:30pm) ; October 22 (12:30pm-6:30pm)
COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members

A quiet time to create . . .
In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

 

Location: Sandy Neck Beach House at the Halfway Point

Art of Landscape Photography: South Shore w/ Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron 10/20-22

Art of Landscape Photography: South Shore w/ Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron 10/20-22

October 20, 2017 9:00 am

Instructors: Ron Wilson & Bob Bergeron
Day: Friday-Sunday, October 20-22
Time: Varies
Price: Members $325/Non-Members $375
Location: Hotel 1620, Plymouth Waterfront
Explore the South Shore from Minot Beach in Scituate to Ellisville Harbor in Manomet and find autumn color at it’s peak in cranberry bogs, salt marshes and woodland shores.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 9/22-10/27

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor  9/22-10/27

October 20, 2017 1:00 pm

Open Studio with Model
Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays (No class Black Friday & Dec 22-Jan 5)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in

CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING…. OPEN STUDIO W/ A MODEL WILL BE BACK STARTING SEPTEMBER 8!!!

Hone your drawing skills in a fun, no-stress setting with other art enthusiasts. A strong background in drawing is the key to successful paintings and the only way to achieve that is through practice, practice, and more practice! All mediums are welcome to attend and work with their own materials to observe the human figure and draw/paint a model.  No Instructors.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA 02630

Tai Chi Conference 10/20-22

Tai Chi Conference 10/20-22

October 20 - 22, 2017

The Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association (GPYTCA) will hold this year’s annual tai chi conference from Oct 20-22 at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, MA.  Nine tai chi masters will teach workshops during this three day event.

 

Location: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 9/18-10/27

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 9/18-10/27

October 21, 2017 9:00 am

One on One Mentoring
Mentor: your choice from the list below
Price: $75/Hr
Excellent mentors in painting, drawing and photography in our new One on One program who are available to work with ONLY YOU. Whatever you need….advice on a career path, fixing a work gone awry, critiquing your work, offering you sound advice.
There is an hourly fee so you can control the amount of time with the expert—but an hour goes a long way when it is only you asking the questions.
Day, time and place arranged between you and your Mentor
MENTORS-
    Photography
  John Tunney
  Tom Bollinger
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz


 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA 02630

Oil Painting with a limited palette (Beginner/Intermediate) w/ George Scribner 10/21

Oil Painting with a limited palette (Beginner/Intermediate) w/ George Scribner  10/21

October 21, 2017 9:30 am

Oil Painting with a Limited Palette (for Beginners/Intermediate)
At the Yarmouth-Port Fire House
Instructor: George Scribner
Day: Saturday, October 21
Time: 9:30am-3:3opm
Price: Members $145/Non-Members $165
This is a beginning to intermediate oil painting workshop (OK if you prefer acrylics). Using a basic set of supplies and a limited palette of colors, a simple step by step approach to oil painting will be reviewed… from simple drawing tips to mixing a full range of colors using a limited set of colors.
What will be covered:
  Materials- what you need and don’t need to begin
  What is the center interest to your painting
  Tips for drawing on your canvas
  The power of values- the underlying structure of every good painting
Location:  Yarmouth-port Fire Station (Meeting Room), 340 RT. 6A

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Dancing Queen costume exhibit at The Centerville Museum through 12/1

Dancing Queen costume exhibit at The Centerville Museum through 12/1

October 21, 2017 12:00 pm

Dancing Queen
June 2 through December 1
Open hours 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
The Centerville Museum is Putting on the Ritz this year with the fancy gown exhibit Dancing Queen. You may remember the lyrics from the 1976 hit tune by ABBA –You can dance, You can jive, Having the time of your life, See that girl, Watch that scene, Dig in the dancing queen. In the essence of that excitement and pageantry the exhibit Dancing Queen investigates the tradition and ritual of those occasions like the cotillion, the formal ball, the prom in which an obligatory dress code requires the best gown to be presented. Centerville Museum is presenting 35 historic and contemporary ball and dancing gowns. This collection of formal wear contains a period of fashion design and style from 1865 to the present.

 

Location: Main St. Centerville

Express the essence in landscapes at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/21-11/3

Express the essence in landscapes at The Chapman Art Gallery 10/21-11/3

October 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Karen Crocker, Carole Garvey and Mary Moquin, three artists who seek to express the essence in landscapes.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper 10/11-11/19

Contemporary Silhouettes:  The Art of Cut Paper  10/11-11/19

October 21, 2017 1:19 pm

Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper
October 11 – November 19
Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 13 from 5:30 to 7:00pm


Cutting portraits, generally in profile from black card, became popular in the mid-18th century and the tradition has continued into the 21st century. Silhouettes represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature. The group of contemporary artists in this exhibit draw upon the tradition of silhouettes as well as many folk traditions for inspiration, including Scherenschnitte, kirigami, Wycinanki, and others to create custom papercuttings, and this exhibit features an abundance of extraordinarily intricate work produced in the art form of cut paper.
Hours:
10 – 4   Tuesday – Saturday
1 – 4   Sunday

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Paintings by Richard Whitten at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/23-10/28

Paintings by Richard Whitten at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 9/23-10/28

October 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Paintings by Richard Whitten
Matt Brand/Zintaglio Arts: Phantasmagoria
EXHIBIT DATES:  September 23-October 28, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST TALK:
September 23, 5:00-7:00pm
Please join us for a talk with the artists at 5pm
followed by a reception.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Art Meets Nature - ARTIST EXCURSION - Oct 22nd, 2017 Sandy Neck Beach at the Halfway Point

Art Meets Nature - ARTIST EXCURSION - Oct 22nd, 2017 Sandy Neck Beach at the Halfway Point

October 22, 2017 12:30 pm

2017 DATES:  daytime and sunset excursions—time varies for sunset trips.
Day excursions:  May 5, September 8, September 22, October 13 and October 20, 2017 , 9:00AM-3:00pm
Sunset excursions:  May 19th (2:30pm-8:30pm) ; Sept 10 (1:30pm-7:30pm);  Sept 24(2;00pm-7:00pm);  October 15(12:30pm-6:30pm) ; October 22 (12:30pm-6:30pm)
COST: Day Trip $70 Members/$95 Non-Members

A quiet time to create . . .
In the quiet of Sandy Neck Beach Park, the rustic cottage at the halfway point stands in the middle of the dunes, marsh and water.  It provides solitude, scenic landscapes and an endless source of beauty and inspiration. The Town of Barnstable, in partnership with the Cape Cod Art Association, offers day excursions to this unspoiled landscape. It is a special place to create and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. From time to time a Sandy Neck Beach Park naturalist will travel out with the group and share their firsthand knowledge and expertise of this “living museum”.

 

Location: Sandy Neck Beach House at the Halfway Point

Mastering Your Mark 2017 Conference 10/28

Mastering Your Mark 2017 Conference 10/28

October 28, 2017 8:30 am

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
Thank you Cape Cod Life Magazine for being our major sponsor!

Join us for Mastering Your Mark 2017 featuring Award winning artist and author from NYC, Brian Rutenberg

– 21 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your artwork. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to advanced.

– Hands-on activities during the day-Mixed Media Madness, Watercolor, and Paper -Photo Lithography

– Lunchtime Keynote -Brian Rutenberg “I Am Where I Go”

– Vendor Tables all day

– First 100 to register are entered into a drawing for a Wacom Intuos Pro Professional Pen & Touch Tablet worth $350!

 

Location: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop w/ Adria Arch 10/29

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop w/ Adria Arch  10/29

October 29, 2017 10:00 am

Gelli Plate Printing Workshop
Instructor: Adria Arch
Day: Sunday, October 29
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Price: $125
Monoprinting has been around for a long time, and is a well known technique used by Degas, Picasso, and Matisse. Learn the basics of monoprinting (a one of kind print), using acrylic paints on the new, easy to use Gelli Plate, while discovering the qualities of transparent paints, color mixing, and composition. You’ll learn how to print with several colors to create depth and richness, work in a series, and how to make and use your own stencils. Gelli plates and paints provided, students will need a pad of white 11″ x 14″ drawing paper, blue painters’ tape and paper towels.
Gelli Plate Printing Workshop Instructor: Adria Arch Day: Sunday, October 29 Time: 10:00am-3:00pm Price: $125 Monoprinting has been around for a long time, and is a well known technique used by Degas, Picasso, and Matisse. Learn the basics of monoprinting (a one of kind print), using acrylic paints on the new, easy to use Gelli Plate, while discovering the qualities of transparent paints, color mixing, and composition. You’ll learn how to print with several colors to create depth and richness, work in a series, and how to make and use your own stencils. Gelli plates and paints provided, students will need a pad of white 11″ x 14″ drawing paper, blue painters’ tape and paper towels. Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12.
Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, Ma.

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 10/30-12/4

Watercolor w/ Robert Mesrop 10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 9:00 am

Watercolor
Instructor: Robert Mesrop
Day: Mondays (6 classes) Beginning October 30th
Time: 9:00am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
This class will explore the coordination of the mental with the physical processes in developing a painting, and how this helps to create a freer, more spontaneous approach to your watercolor. Intermediate to advanced students.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies 10/30-12/8

One on One Mentoring Mentor Varies  10/30-12/8

October 30, 2017 9:00 am

One on One Mentoring
Mentor: your choice from the list below
Price: $75/Hr
Excellent mentors in painting, drawing and photography in our new One on One program who are available to work with ONLY YOU. Whatever you need….advice on a career path, fixing a work gone awry, critiquing your work, offering you sound advice.
There is an hourly fee so you can control the amount of time with the expert—but an hour goes a long way when it is only you asking the questions.

Day, time and place arranged between you and your Mentor

MENTORS-

  Photography
  John Tunney
  Tom Bollinger
  Painting/Drawing
  Julie Blanchard
  Mary Moquin
  Barbara Stone
  Susan Stranz

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 10/30-12/4

One on One Oil Painting w/ Sean Cassidy 10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 9:30 am

One on One Painting
Instructor: Sean Cassidy
Day: Mondays (6 weeks) Beginning October 30th
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
This course is for the beginner or the advanced beginner. Students will be asked to work from still life and from photographic reference of their choice. The goal is to understand how “to see” the world in a new way and learn to express that through the medium of oil painting. Sean will give individual instruction to you as he walks around to critique your work and give individual attention.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Parlez-vous Français? 10/30-01/8

Parlez-vous Français? 10/30-01/8

October 30, 2017 1:04 pm

Mon. Oct. 30-Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m. Fee-$48 Beginner
Mon. Oct. 30-Jan. 8, 3-4 p.m. Fee-$48 Intermediate
Do you speak French? Need to brush up on conversation?  Would you like to? Are you are a beginner, took lessons years ago or would like to learn to speak a few phrases for an upcoming vacation join instructor Nedra Allen for this fun class. Vive La France

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney 10/30-12/4

Intro to Digital Photography w/ John Tunney  10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 6:00 pm

Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: John Tunney
Day: Mondays (5 Classes) Beginning October 30th
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Price: $135 Members/$150 Non-Members
The class is designed for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to use their digital camera and make better photographs.
We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how to use shutter speeds, exposure and depth of field to craft your pictures. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.
Bring to class your camera, manual and 5-10 pictures on a flash drive.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Putting the Fine in Your Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Singer 10/30-12/4

Putting the Fine in Your Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Singer  10/30-12/4

October 30, 2017 6:30 pm

Putting the Fine in Fine Art Photography
Instructor: Bob Singer
Day: Mondays (6 classes) Beginning October 30th
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Price: Members $150/Non-Members $180
Based on Bob’s highly acclaimed “Putting the Fine into Your Fine Art Photography” presentation, this workshop-style Monday evening class helps you expand your repertoire of digital capture and digital darkroom techniques to more fully realize the image you’ve visualized. This is a true hand-on “you do it” class under Bob’s guidance and instruction so you’ll need your own computer with image editing software to work on your own visualized ideals or images.
This hands-on photography workshop is for immediate and advanced photographers.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Drawing Fundamentals (2-Part Course) w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

Drawing Fundamentals (2-Part Course) w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

October 31, 2017 9:00 am

Drawing Fundamentals (2-Part Course)
Location: Yarmouthport Fire House, 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes/session)

Part I– September 19-October 24 (currently going on)

Part II– October 31-December 5

This is a 2-Part course… Only students who have taken Part I can enroll in this course (Part II).
Time: 9:00am-11:30pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168

Good observational and drawing skills are the basis for creating quality fine art. By learning to translate what they see into drawings, students are prepared to move into other media. This is a class designed for the beginner as well as those wanting to refresh their basic drawing skills. Topics of instruction will include composition, line, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Using both graphite and charcoal, students will strengthen their skills while being led through a series of exercises in addition to creating individual drawings. Subject matter will vary and include still life, landscape, and the figure. This class is a pre-requisite to the Mixed Media Drawing class with Susan Stranz. **The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class**

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 10/31-12/5

Watercolor w/ Julie Blanchard 10/31-12/5

October 31, 2017 9:30 am

Watercolor (Beginner/Intermediate)
Instructor: Julie Blanchard
Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) Beginning October 31-December 5
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140

This course will begin with a review of materials and basic watercolor techniques and end with the successful completion of paintings done on the spot. Direct watercolor painting, wet on wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated and practiced, knowledge of color, value and composition will also be addressed.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Watercolors w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

Watercolors w/ Susan Stranz 10/31-12/5

October 31, 2017 12:30 pm

Watercolors
Location: Yarmouthport Fire House, 340 Main Street
Instructor: Susan Stranz
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31-December 5
Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Price: Members $144/Non-Members $168

This is a class designed for those who enjoy exploring all aspects of creating a watercolor painting. Susan will take you through the entire process from beginning with preliminary sketches, compositional decisions, color mixing and selection, to a variety of watercolor techniques. Students will work from a variety of subject matter including botanicals, still life, and landscape. Drawing experience helpful. All levels welcome. **The instructor is extremely allergic to fragrance. Please do not wear fragrance to class**

 

Location: 340 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch 11/1-12/6

Trust the Process! w/ Ed Chesnovitch  11/1-12/6

November 1, 2017 1:00 pm

Trust the Process!
(All Levels Welcome | For Pastels, Oils and Acrylics)
Instructor: Ed Chesnovitch
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning November 1st (No Class 11/22)
Time: 1:00-3:30pm
Price: Members $125/Non-Members $140
Let go and allow your art to take place without preconceived notions. The journey an artist strives for is to arrive at a place where discoveries happen. Leave your comfort zone, and enter a world of exciting and expressive painting.  This class, for Pastels, Oils or Acrylics will focus on paintings that have light, color and attitude! Working on various grounds, we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Learn to simplify your approach, get creative and trust the process!!

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Photography Lecture: Tanzania Safari and the Chimps of Gombe 11/1

Photography Lecture: Tanzania Safari and the Chimps of Gombe 11/1

November 1, 2017 1:00 pm

Wed. Nov. 1 1-3:30 p.m. Non-member $4, paid up dues members free. RSVP Kathy at (508) 362-9811 or Jill (508) 888-0227.This monthly, the Camera & Photography Club will host Susan Griffin, Activity Coordinator at the Barnstable Senior Center as she presents her photos of a recent trip to Tanzania and the visit to Gombe Stream National Park, which is most famous for Jane Goodall, the resident primatologist who spent many years in its forests studying the behavior of the endangered chimpanzees. Her research continues to this day.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith 11/1-12/06

Beg/Interm. Acrylics w/ Odin Smith  11/1-12/06

November 1, 2017 6:00 pm

Beginner/Intermediate Acrylics
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Wednesdays (6 weeks) Beginning November 1st
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Price: Members $96/Non-Members $126
Find out why acrylic is the hottest trend in making art. Become familiar with the techniques of this exciting medium. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Learn to use these expressive mediums to bring light and life to your paintings, and most importantly, bring sense of self to your work.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin 11/1-12/6

Experimental Masters w/ Mary Moquin  11/1-12/6

November 1 - 6, 2017

Experimental Masters
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Wednesdays (6 classes) Beginning November 1st (No Class 11/22)
Time: 9:15-12:00Noon
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
You have the basic skills, you can paint what something “looks” like with relative ease, but now it’s time to expand your artistic vocabulary and that comes through experimentation. We often fall into patterns of working and develop limiting beliefs of what painting is “supposed to be”. I will challenge those beliefs and ask you questions to help you figure out that direction your work wants to go in. All mediums are welcome and there is also a press so print-making techniques can be explored and incorporated.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/2

November 2, 2017 7:30 pm

Celebrate love, life, and the connections we have with one another! 

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a cycle of songs and monologues by Bill Russell (Side Show, Unexpected Joy) and music by Janet Hood.


The work is inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology.” The piece was developed in the late 1980s and was originally titled “The Quilt.”

Dramatic, powerful and emotionally intense, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens celebrates those have lost their lives to AIDS. Through a series of heart-rending monologues, hear the struggles of various people who have battled with the disease. Each coming from very different walks of life, every character has their own unique story to share, but one tragic link in common. Interspersing these stories are the poignant and uplifting songs from the victims’ loved ones, reminding us that AIDS affects the lives of more than the individual sufferers.

Stage and Music Direction by Katie Lynch Koglin

Reviews:

“Generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing.” - Glasgow Herald

“Immensely powerful…. The songs are uniformly good; the final song is sensational.” - Financial Times

“It is an elegy, not just to ‘Angels, punks and raging queens’, but to suffering and togetherness.” - The Times

“Bursts with humour, rage and hope.” - Backstage

Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens|
In the Black Box Theater
November 2-19
Thurs-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2PM
Tickets $18, $15 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard 11/3-12/8

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques w/ Karen Pinard  11/3-12/8

November 3, 2017 9:30 am

Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques
Instructor: Karen Pinard
Day: Fridays (5 classes) Beginning November 3rd (No class 11/24)
Time: 9:30am-12:00Noon
Price: Members $92/Non-Members $116
(Limited to 8 students)
This course is designed for students interested in learning the methods, various techniques, and materials associated with watercolor. Each week will feature different aspects of this medium. Color theory and basic methods will be reviewed in the first class.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor 11/3-12/8

Open Studio with a Model No Instructor  11/3-12/8

November 3, 2017 1:00 pm

Open Studio with Model
Instructor: No Instructor
Day: Fridays (No class Oct. 20, Nov. 24 & Dec 22-Jan 5)
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Price: $20/drop-in
OPEN STUDIO W/ A MODEL IS BACK!!
Hone your drawing skills in a fun, no-stress setting with other art enthusiasts. A strong background in drawing is the key to successful paintings and the only way to achieve that is through practice, practice, and more practice! All mediums are welcome to attend and work with their own materials to observe the human figure and draw/paint a model.  No Instructors.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 11/3-12/8

Acrylic Painting (Int/Adv.) w/ Odin Smith 11/3-12/8

November 3 - 8, 2017

Acrylic Painting (Intermediate/Advanced)
Instructor: Odin Smith
Day: Fridays (6 weeks) Beginning November 3rd (No class 11/24)
Time: 9:30-12:00Noon
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
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.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Click! 2017 Photography Conference 11/4

Click! 2017 Photography Conference 11/4

November 4, 2017 9:00 am

Click! 2017 Photography Conference
with Kathleen Clemons
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 9am – 4pm
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Join us for Click! 2017 featuring fine-art photographer Kathleen Clemons, plus Lisa & Tom Cuchara, Mike Goodman, Andy Howard,  Jurgen Lobert, Arthur Rainville, Bob Singer, John Tunney, Jim Pennypacker, Shiv Verma, David Wells, Betty Wiley and Ron Wilson.
14 instructors, 28 sessions packed with tips, techniques and inspiration to help you advance your photography. There’s something for everyone – from beginners to pros.

 

Location: Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/4

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal   11/4

November 4, 2017 9:30 am

Wet into Wet (watercolor)
Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
Day: Saturday, November 4
Time: 9:30-3:30
Price: Members $95/Non-Members $125
Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting flowers. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd at The Chapman Art Gallery 11/4-11/17

Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd at The Chapman Art Gallery 11/4-11/17

November 4, 2017 1:17 pm

Paintings by Jason Eldredge and Theodore Ladd
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Passport to Scandinavia with The Cape Cod Symphony 11/4 and 11/5

Passport to Scandinavia with The Cape Cod Symphony  11/4 and 11/5

November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Travel with us through the magnificent countries of Scandinavia as we present famous masterpieces inspired by stunning landscapes and folk traditions.

From “Peer Gynt,” you’ll hear Edvard Grieg’s exciting “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” as well as his well-known “Morning Mood” portraying the rising of the sun.  In addition, we’ll perform Grieg’s most beloved piano concerto featuring his fellow Norwegian, virtuoso Knut Erik Jensen. We’re excited to present the heroic “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius, celebrating the pride of the Finnish people.

For the first time, the Cape Symphony will perform a work by the Danish composer Carl Neilsen, “Helios Overture,” an orchestral showpiece which also recalls a sunrise – and sunset.  At this unique concert, the Cape’s own Bo Ericsson will be featured in Swede Lars-Erik Larsson’s “Concertino for Cello.” These Scandinavian treasures match the timeless beauty of this Northern region, filled with a noble elegance and deeply felt passion.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Knut Erik Jensen, Piano
November 4 @ 7:30 PM
November 5 @ 3:00 PM

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/04

Wet into Wet (watercolor) w/ Evelyn Bernal 11/04

November 4 - 24, 2017

Wet into Wet (watercolor)
Instructor: Evelyn Bernal
Day: Saturday, November 4
Time: 9:30-3:30
Price: Members $95/Non-Members $125
Join award-winning artist Evelyn Bernal for this exciting “Wet into Wet” watercolor workshop. This day will focus on water and the landscape. Evelyn will discuss how water and pigment move with a focus on using wet into wet techniques. The morning will consist of demos, exercises and ultimately painting flowers. The afternoon will be focused on painting the landscape and trees with continued demo and instruction on allowing the paint and water to move freely.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/7

Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/7

November 7, 2017 6:00 pm

Photoshop: Masks & Layers
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Tuesday, November 7
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Price: Members $70/Non-members $90
Understanding layers and masks in Photoshop
Layers and masks are powerful tools in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and can really be described as the heart and soul in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  This evening workshop is designed to demystify layers and masks in Photoshop and Elements and you will see the many ways that these tools can be used in your editing workflow.  Layers and masks are really quite simple to use.
This will be a hands-on class where you will bring your own laptop and work on sample images, step-by-step.  The goal is for you to leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to use layers and masks.  A handout will be provided to workshop attendees.
This class is geared toward those who have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (versions that support the use of layers).  Students should have some familiarity with either program although proficiency is not required.  This is not a computer class however and students will need to know how to access files and navigate the computer.

 

Location: 3940 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

2nd Wednesday Theater: The Money Shot at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/8

November 8, 2017 7:30 pm

2nd Wednesday Theater: a monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classics, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. November 8 we present The Money Shot, by Neil LaBute.
This raunchy, acerbic Hollywood satire presents four characters perched on the showbiz power ladder. Two screen idols past their peak and in desperate need of a hit assemble to discuss a sensitive professional matter with their respective partners. The scene they’ll be shooting together the next day will be climactic in more ways than one, as their psychotic director wants them to have real, honest-to-badness sex on camera. (The term “money shot” comes from pornographic film.) But before they commit their coupling to digital eternity, they want to clear it with their partners. The meeting starts nasty, turns nastier and finally segues into no-holds-barred and often hilarious confrontation.

Written by Neil LaBute, directed by Carol McManus.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
on the Main Stage
FREE admission!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/11

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/11

November 11, 2017 12:35 pm

Annual Member, Student, and Faculty Exhibit

Exhibit dates: November 11 - December 30, 2017
Opening Reception November 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Drop-off day is Monday, November 6. 10:00am-4:00pm
One work per person.
No submission fee.
2D and 3D works accepted/ No size limitation.
An exhibit celebration our creative and supportive membership base.  One work may be submitted and will featured in this exhibit. This annual event allows us to say “thank you” to our artistic community.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

November 14 Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley 11/14

November 14 Photoshop: Masks & Layers w/ Betty Wiley  11/14

November 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Photoshop: Masks & Layers
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Price: Members $70/Non-members $90

Understanding layers and masks in Photoshop

Layers and masks are powerful tools in Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and can really be described as the heart and soul in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.  This evening workshop is designed to demystify layers and masks in Photoshop and Elements and you will see the many ways that these tools can be used in your editing workflow.  Layers and masks are really quite simple to use.

This will be a hands-on class where you will bring your own laptop and work on sample images, step-by-step.  The goal is for you to leave this workshop with a good understanding of how to use layers and masks.  A handout will be provided to workshop attendees.

This class is geared toward those who have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (versions that support the use of layers).  Students should have some familiarity with either program although proficiency is not required.  This is not a computer class however and students will need to know how to access files and navigate the computer.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Digitizing Old Photos 11/15

Digitizing Old Photos  11/15

November 15, 2017 2:00 pm

Thu. Nov. 15, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free
What to do with boxes of old photographs? Discover a way to keep them forever in a digital format. Learn to do this with Computer Tutor,Paul Zevon.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements w/ Betty Wiley 11/18

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements w/ Betty Wiley 11/18

November 18, 2017 1:00 pm

Sky Replacement Techniques using Photoshop/Elements
(and Plug-ins such as Perfect Layers from On-One and Luminar from MacPhun)
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Date: Saturday, November 18
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $70 Member/$90 Non Member
In this class, Betty will show you how to replace bland, boring, colorless skies focusing on using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements.  The techniques that Betty will demonstrate in this session are relatively easy and fast and create a believable look.  This is a popular class that Betty has taught to many groups and organizations.  Learn how to jazz up your images by replacing those ugly, bland boring skies easily and quickly!
This class will be focused on techniques using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements however Betty will also demonstrate other ways to replace skies using plug-ins such as Perfect Layers from On-One and Luminar from MacPhun software.  Perfect layers and Luminar are great alternatives if students do not own or use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
This is a hands-on class because we believe everyone learns best by practicing and doing instead of simply watching a presentation.  Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.  Basic computer skills are required and students should be able to find and access files on their own computers.  Since this class is primarily geared toward techniques using Photoshop/Elements, students should be familiar with using this software although proficiency is not required to take this class.

We will provide sample images for students to work on during class.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

Annie at The Cotuit Center for the Arts Opens 11/21

November 21, 2017 7:00 pm

The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.  Join Annie on her spirited journey from a next-to-nothing start at an orphanage run by the wickedly funny Miss Hannigan to finding her ideal family with big-hearted billionaire Daddy Warbucks.
Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and book by Thomas Meehan.
Directed by Jay Stewart
Music Direction by Leisl Keller
Choreography by Melissa Hallett and Michele Colley
November 21 - December 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00pm
November 24-December 17
Thursday, Friday – 7:00pm
Saturday – 5:00pm
Sunday – 2:00pm
Tickets: $30, $28 seniors/veterans, $25 members, $15 students

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum 11/22

Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum  11/22

November 22, 2017 11:02 am

Fifth Annual Small Works Show
November 22 – December 23
Opening Reception and Holiday Party will be held on Friday, December 1from 5:30 to 7:00pm

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Jewelry; Earring Party, Make a Pair of Earrings 11/30

Jewelry; Earring Party, Make a Pair of Earrings  11/30

November 30, 2017 1:30 pm

Thu. Nov. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP-Free Limited to 12
North River Home Care will be sponsoring an earring party. There will be hundreds of different beads to choose for you to creatively put together various bead combinations and make your own personal earrings. There is no skill required, guaranteed everyone will make a few pairs of earrings by the end of the class. Make and wear your masterpieces or give them to friends or grandchildren as presents. Be sure to sign-up early and reserve your spot, the limit is 12 people for this class.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

Holiday on the Cape with The Cape Cod Symphony 12/1 12/2 12/3

Holiday on the Cape with The Cape Cod Symphony 12/1  12/2   12/3

December 1, 2017 11:21 am

December 1 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
December 2 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
December 3 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
If you love the sparkle of tinsel and the smell of evergreens, the Cape Symphony’s Holiday on the Cape is the perfect place to begin the holiday season. From our family to yours, we’ll open a stocking filled with good cheer and get you in that holiday mood.
We’ll be joined by our good friends the Chatham Chorale and three fabulously talented Cape-based singers who will bring their unique vocal stylings to your favorite songs of the season. They’ll also perform together, creating a beautiful group of angelic voices. Plus, we’ll have a visit from Ebenezer Scrooge. Be prepared to sing all the old familiar tunes along with the most festive of orchestras!
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director
Siren Mayhew, Vocals
Kate McGarry, Vocals
Monica Rizzio, Vocals
Neil McGarry, Actor

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show at The Cahoon Art Museum

December 1, 2017 5:30 pm

Opening Reception and Holiday Party for Fifth Annual Small Works Show will be held on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

This popular invitational exhibit celebrates the high level of creativity of emerging and established local artists; artworks are for sale as a benefit for the Cahoon Museum.  Participating artists are challenged to create works equal to or less than 154 square inches in size. Mediums represented include photography, painting, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber work, and shell work.
Show is up from November 22 – December 23

 

Location: Cahhoon Museum of Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA 02635

Life after NIK/Google– Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others) w/ Betty Wiley 12/2

Life after NIK/Google– Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others) w/ Betty Wiley 12/2

December 2, 2017 1:00 pm

Life After Nik/Google – Exploring other plug-ins such as Luminar (and others)
Instructor: Betty Wiley
Day: Saturday, December 2
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Price: $70 Member/$90 Non Member
This class will be focused on using Luminar (by MacPhun Software which is a great alternative to the popular plug-in Google/NIK plug-in suite used by many photographers.  As many of you know, Google recently announced that they would discontinue further support of the Google (formerly NIK) plugin software suite. Luminar is a plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a standalone image editor. This means that there are lots of ways you can use this software in your editing workflow.
Luminar is very easy to use and comes with presets for quick editing and you can change the effects for the exact look you want.  In this class, you will learn how to add Luminar to your Lightroom and Photoshop workflow and how to use Luminar in place of Nik/Google’s Color Efex Pro filters. There are a wide variety of presets that you can apply to create quick looks or add finishing touches. You can even use it in lieu of Photoshop if you are a Lightroom-only user. Luminar was initially only a Mac product but a Windows version (currently beta) was just released. Betty will show you how the Luminar interface works and how she uses the many filters, presets, and features to give her images extra pop or a special look.  You can quickly create an Orton effect, add a golden hour look to your images, extract details, create a grunge or dreamy look in seconds plus much more!
This is a hands-on class because we believe everyone learns best by practicing and doing instead of simply watching a presentation.  Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Prerequisites:  basic computer skills are required and students should know how to find and access files on their own computers.  Luminar should be installed and running as there won’t be time during class to install the software.  Please see the link below to download the software.  Note that a trial version is available.

https://macphun.com/luminar

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

Good Things in Small Packages at The Chapman Art Gallery 12/2-12/31

Good Things in Small Packages at The Chapman Art Gallery 12/2-12/31

December 2, 2017 1:21 pm

“Good Things in Small Packages” is — you guessed it! — the inevitable, but always popular small works holiday show.
Call 508-681-8170

 

Location: Chapman Art Gallery, 5 Main Street Cotuit, MA

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

Three Steps To A Stronger Process w/ Mary Moquin begins 10/31

October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

Three Steps To A Stronger Process
Instructor: Mary Moquin
Day: Tuesdays (6 Classes) Beginning October 31
Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Price: Members $135/Non-Members $150
This highly structured class will focus on what it takes to find your voice as an artist and learn ways to express it. The class is broken into three topics: composition, value and color… which are the building blocks to stronger paintings.

 

Location: 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable Village, MA

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents"Studio Series"at Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/13

2nd Wednesday Theater Presents

December 13, 2017 7:30 pm

December 13

A monthly play-reading of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.

Weds., December 13, at 7:30pm in the Main Performance Space
FREE admission and $5.00 wine

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

A Christmas Carol at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/19-21

December 19, 2017 7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol
December 19-21

The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

January 1, 2018 11:32 am

Start your year off with a celebration! We’ll be joined by special guests legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Jimmy Webb, Piano/Vocals
Ashley Campbell, Vocals
Party with us on New Year’s Day and start your year off with a celebration! Jung-Ho and the Cape Symphony musicians bring their lighter side to this popular annual event — complete with balloons, confetti, and our own brand of fun!
We’re extremely proud to announce the appearance of legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb, known for super hits like “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” Jimmy’s musical partnership with Glen Campbell will be highlighted by Glen’s gifted daughter, Ashley.  She’ll help Jimmy present the songs that made her father a superstar, like “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get To Phoenix,” and “Galveston.”  Don’t miss this rare event with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
The New Year’s Day Café
1:30-2:45
Arrive early and purchase fine pastries & coffee. And, while you’re there, write down your New Year’s Resolution. We might even share it with the audience!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony 1/20 and 1/21 2018

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony  1/20 and 1/21 2018

January 20, 2018 11:35 am

Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn, the father of the symphony. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

“Haydn created all our music, he gave one symphony after another to the world.” Johannes Brahms, 1896

Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn so much, he kept a bust of the great master in his bedroom. Haydn was known as the father of the symphony – plus, he helped invent the string quartet. Cape Symphony’s star string principals will present the Haydn string quartet nicknamed “The Sunrise.”  A century later, Brahms wrote “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” in tribute to the admired composer.  Brahms is known for creating extraordinarily passionate melodies and intricate rhythms such as those you’ll hear in his Symphony No. 3. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

February 17, 2018 11:41 am

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor  
LaKisha Jones, Vocals
Anne Runolfsson, Vocals
Rob Evan, Vocals

Stars of Broadway join us for a high-energy evening of hits from rock- and pop-inspired musicals.  You’ll hear your favorite songs from such popular shows as Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Rent, Jersey Boys, and Phantom of the Opera.  These talented singers have appeared on the Broadway stage in Phantom, The Color Purple, and Jekyll and Hyde, among others, and recorded critically acclaimed albums as solo artists and, in Rob Evan’s case, as part of the multi-platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You’ll hum “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” soar with “Defying Gravity,” and have the time of your life with “Dancing Queen”!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA