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January’s Third Thursday in Downtown Denton

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

January’s Third Thursday in Downtown Denton

Don’t miss the first Third Thursday  of the new year in downtown Denton on January 19th! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials from 5-7pm on the third Thursday of every month.

This month’s offerings include a Downton Abbey themed Wine Dinner at Harry’s on the Green and Taco Night at the Market Street Public House. Joviality Gifts and Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery are both hosting Sip and Shops and Black Anchor Tattoo invites you to stop by their Open House. Energy in Progress is offering $5 Drop-in Pilates at 5:30pm, and Patti’s Petals Florist Garden and Gifts is offering 20% off all Valentine’s Day orders placed from 5-7pm.

Tea Tyme invites you to stop by for their Open House and Tea Tasting, where you can sample and learn about the benefits of their Powerhouse Teas. The Foundry, Caroline County’s Community Arts Gallery, is hosting Paint Night with artist Janice Knauss. Materials will be supplied to paint a sailboat on canvas for $25/CCCA members and $30/non-members. For more information, visit DowntownDenton.com.

 

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Adkins Arboretum Offers 2017 Botanical Art Series

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Adkins Arboretum Offers 2017 Botanical Art Series

Adkins Arboretum has announced a series of botanical art programs taught by artists Lee D’Zmura and Kelly Sverduk. Ranging from drawing to painting to working with colored pencil, the series engages beginning to experienced artists in capturing the natural world. Programs include:

Botanical Art: Watercolor I
Fri., Jan. 20 and 27, Feb. 3 and 10, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Watercolor is the traditional medium used in creating botanical art. This program taught by Kelly Sverduk will focus on introducing basic watercolor techniques and color mixing using a limited palette. Class exercises and projects will provide participants with a fundamental understanding and mastery of those techniques.

Botanical Art: Watercolor II
Fri., March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kelly Sverduk will walk students through the process of completing a botanical painting using the techniques introduced in previous classes. Students will prepare a graphite study and then transform the drawing into a watercolor painting. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color mixing and watercolor.

Advanced Graphite
Fri., April 14, 21 and 28, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join Lee D’Zmura to improve your drawing skills. Working with your choice of subject, you’ll compete a botanical piece in pencil. Each class with include new techniques and individual critiques.

Advanced Painting Workshop: Paw Paw Flower
Fri., May 19 and 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Paint a branch and bloom from one of the Arboretum’s paw paw trees in this workshop taught by Kelly Sverduk. Instruction will focus on drawing, watercolor work and detail work of flower and leaves.

Butterflies and Insects Workshop
Fri., Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
This program taught by Lee D’Zmura introduces the techniques used to document a preserved butterfly or insect specimen. Each participant will receive an insect, draft a detailed drawing of that insect and complete the colored pencil study on Mylar film.

Paw Paw Fruit Workshop
Fri., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Discover and paint a native fruit found on the Arboretum grounds. Join Kelly Sverduk to create a small botanical watercolor painting of this interesting and little-known fruit.

Advanced Painting Workshop: Host Plant
Fri. and Sat, Oct. 6 and 7, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
This course taught by Kelly Sverduk will focus on the relationship between native pollinators and their host plants. Participants will create detailed drawings of their chosen subjects and then bring those drawings to life in watercolor.

D’Zmura is an award-winning botanical artist whose experience as a landscape architect enriches her watercolors. She received her certificate in botanical art from the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. Her work is in collections throughout the country. She maintains a studio in St. Michaels, where she draws inspiration from her neighbors’ gardens and from the Eastern Shore’s native wildflowers.

Sverduk specializes in watercolor and is passionate about making and teaching art. With a background in both art and natural sciences, she finds the field of botanical illustration to be a perfect combination of her interests. She holds a BA in studio art from Messiah College and a certificate in botanical art form the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration. She lives with her family in Greenwood, Del.

Program fees vary, and advance registration is required. Register at adkinsarboretum.org or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0. 

“A Breath of Fresh Air” kicks off “Friday Nites in Caroline”

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

“A Breath of Fresh Air” kicks off “Friday Nites in Caroline”

Friday Nites in Caroline kicks off in January with “A Breath of Fresh Air.”  A local favorite, this group presents fresh jazz with a twist of hip-hop. You’ll have trouble staying in your seats! Roger McKnight, Tom (T.C.) Coursey and the crew deliver their smooth sounds at the Caroline County Public Library’s Central Library, 100 Market Street, Denton on Friday, January 13 at 7:00 pm.   Admission is free.

With over 30 years of performing experience, “A Breath of Fresh Air” band members bring historical old school smooth Jazz and Rhythm and Blues sounds to Friday Nites.   Band members have played with legends in the music industry including The Platters, The Intruders, Lou Rawls, Bill Pinkney, the original Drifters and the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown!

For more information contact the Library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org.   Friday Nites in Caroline is presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Caroline County Public Library, Caroline County Recreation and Parks, with support from Caroline County Public Schools, Tri Gas & Oil, Best Western Denton Inn, Eastern Shore Regional Library, and the Maryland State Arts Council.  It is FREE for all attendees (donations are welcome).

Denton’s December Third Thursday on December 15th

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Don’t miss December’s Third Thursday event in downtown Denton on December 15th! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month.This month’s offerings include a Taco Night at the Market Street Public House, an Open House at Joviality, an Open House featuring limited edition t-shirts and posters at Black Anchor Tattoo, $5 Drop in Yoga at Energy in Progress, a Holiday Open House at Patti’s Petals the last day of the Holiday Marketplace at 300 Market Street featuring “Selfie with an Elfie.”

 

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November Third Thursday in Denton

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

November Third Thursday in Denton

Don’t miss November’s Third Thursday event in downtown Denton on November 17th! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month.This month’s offerings include a Tuscan Wine Tasting Dinner at Harry’s on the Green, an Founder’s Brewing Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Sip and Shop at Joviality, an Open House featuring limited edition t-shirts and posters at Black Anchor Tattoo, Third Thursday Art Night featuring batiking with artist Lisa Martin at FACES, a Holiday Open House at Patti’s Petals  and a Cornhole Tournament on Market Street!

 

 
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Adkins Arboretum hosts Author Andrea Wulf

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Adkins Arboretum hosts Author Andrea Wulf

Though nearly forgotten today, the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was immensely popular in his time. An intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age, Humboldt perceived nature as an interconnected global force. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe and politicians such as Thomas Jefferson.

In her newest book, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Andrea Wulf explores Humboldt’s extraordinary life and work. On Sat., Nov. 5, join the New York Times bestselling author for a discussion of how Humboldt created the way we understand nature today. Sponsored by Adkins Arboretum, the program begins at 4 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton.

Described as “an absolutely stupendous biography” and “scholarly but extremely good fun,” The Invention of Nature details Humboldt’s restless life, packed with the adventure and discovery of climbing the world’s highest volcanoes, paddling the Orinoco and racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. Wulf traces Humboldt’s influences through the great minds he shaped in revolution, evolution, ecology, conservation, art and literature, and brings this lost hero of science and the father of environmentalism back to life. The Invention of Nature is the recipient of rave reviews and numerous book awards and was listed on the New York Times’ “10 Best Books of 2015.”

Author of The Brother Gardeners, Founding Gardeners and Chasing Venus, and co-author of This Other Eden, Wulf has lectured around the world, from the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society in London to Monticello and the New York Public Library in the US. She is a three-time fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and was the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence 2013. She has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and many others.

The program is $15 for Arboretum members and $20 for non-members. A reception with light refreshments and a book signing will follow. Advance registration is requested at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

October Third Thursday in Denton

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

October Third Thursday in Denton

Don’t miss October’s Third Thursday event in downtown Denton on October 20th! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month. October’s offerings include a 3-Course Wine Tasting Dinner at Harry’s on the Green, an Allagash Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Sip and Shop at Joviality, a $5 Drop-In Yoga Class at Energy In Progress, an Open House at Black Anchor Tattoo, Third Thursday Paint Night at the Foundry, a Fall Open House at Patti’s Petals,  10% off all living room furniture at the ReStore and a Cornhole Tournament on Market Street!

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Trunk or Treat in Denton

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Trunk or Treat in Denton

Downtown Denton invites you to come trick or treat or decorate your car as part of their “Trunk or Treat” event on October 29th from 11am – 2pm! Cash prizes will be awarded for the best decorated car. To register, email manager@downtowndenton.com.

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Cancelled: Linchester Arts & Antique Festival

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Cancelled: Linchester Arts & Antique Festival

Due to the predicted inclement weather, we are sorry to report that the Linchester Mill Arts & Antique Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 1st in Preston has been cancelled.

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Celebrate the arts in Caroline!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Celebrate the arts in Caroline!

The Caroline County Council of Arts invites the public to attend their 8th annual Community Arts Block Party on Saturday, September 10th from 4-7 pm on Fourth Street between Market and Gay Streets in downtown Denton. Attendees will enjoy a free celebration of the arts – with live entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, art activities for all ages, and lots of fun for the whole family.

Activities will take place throughout the Artsway area including The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), The Denton Community Demonstration Garden, and The Foundry community arts gallery. Food and drink concessions will be available.

The community is encouraged to come out have fun, show support, and find out more about the Artsway, the Arts Council, and its many programs.

All proceeds from gallery & concession sales benefit the CCCA. For more information, or if you need assistance to attend the event, please contact the CCCA at 410.479.1009 or email ccartscouncil@verizon.net.