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November Third Thursday in Denton

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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.

Night Out at the Nursery

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

Night Out at the Nursery

Adkins Arboretum’s Native Plant Nursery will open its doors on Fri., Sept. 9 for a Night Out at the Nursery event. The public is invited for light fare, live music, a cash wine and beer bar, a raffle, a silent auction and shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere. The Nursery offers the Chesapeake region’s largest selection of ornamental native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses.

Following the Night Out event, the Nursery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 10 for a Fall Open House and Plant Sale. All members, including those who join during the Open House, receive a significant discount on plant purchases.

Brilliant orange butterfly weed and stunning red cardinal flower attract pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies to the garden, while native asters add subtle shades of purple and blue. Redbud and dogwood dot the early-spring landscape with color, and shrubs such as aronia and beautyberry provide food and habitat for wildlife.

Fall is the best season for planting. Trees and shrubs planted in fall have a chance to set roots before the heat and stress of summer. The Arboretum participates in the Marylanders Plant Trees program, an initiative by the State of Maryland to encourage residents to plant native trees. The program offers a $25 coupon toward purchase of native trees that retail for $50 or more.

Open House visitors can also learn about the Arboretum’s Native Landscape Design Center, a unique offering that pairs homeowners with a landscape designer to create a beautiful and affordable native landscape that benefits wildlife and the environment.

Proceeds from plants sold at the Fall Open House benefit the Arboretum’s education programs. For more information, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.

Four Seasons, Plein-Air Oil Paintings by Julia Sutliff, on View at Adkins Arboretum

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Four Seasons, Plein-Air Oil Paintings by Julia Sutliff, on View at Adkins Arboretum

Guaranteed to lift the spirits even in the sultriest days of summer, Julia Sutliff’s small oil paintings are joyous, fresh and playful. In Four Seasons, her fourth solo show at Adkins Arboretum, on view through Sept. 30, you’ll find bright flowers dancing among meadow grasses, water glinting under trees heavy with summer leaves, and cattails standing brave and brittle in thin winter sunshine. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Sat., Aug. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Sutliff paints outdoors. She finds it doesn’t work for her to paint from photos or from memory, so she searches out pockets of nature surviving in the suburban sprawl near her home in Cockeysville, north of Baltimore.

“I try to catch nature in a free state, without interference from us,” she said. “So I haunt woods, ponds, streams and fields, looking for images that express the riotous celebration of life all around me.”

She often paints in places someone else might pass and never even notice, but Sutliff has honed her eye to see the magic of fleeting moments of light and color. She finds weather and the changing seasons constantly renewing the landscape and celebrates the shifting scenes they create, painting milkweed plants caught in the full sunlight just as their seedpods are swelling, then later as their color fades under cloudy autumn skies, and again in winter, stark and brittle against the snow.

Like many artists, she returns to similar themes to explore them in depth. Again and again, she paints cattails, branches leaning over water, and fields scattered with wildflowers. The changing seasons offer her infinite variety, and she delights in discovering something new and energizing in familiar scenes.

Two skills, developed over many years of painting, make Sutliff’s landscapes so lively—the lightness of her brushstrokes and the ability to use color to remarkable effect.

Late autumn flowers in luscious shades of orange sing out against the lime and grass green reeds around them and the soft shades of gray water behind in “Water’s Edge, Tangerine.” In “Patapsco, View of Ridge,” brushy strokes of color turn into a symphony of contrasting greens as light shines through the summer trees.

Sutliff’s color range is exceptionally broad. While many of her paintings burst with colors in mischievous combinations, others are achingly subtle. She has a particular mastery of the nuanced hues of winter. Her paintings of cattails capture an infinite range of lighting effects, from silvery reflections glinting off the ice, to the warmth of sunset’s glow, to the softness of overcast snowy skies.

These skills bring freshness to each painting. It’s as if you’re seeing something for the first time—catching a precious, intimate glimpse of nature as each new scene materializes from her quick, playful brushstrokes.

“I need to express grandeur, beauty, respect, awe,” Sutliff explained. “But I think playfulness trumps them all because it’s powerful enough to overcome the frustration of trying to get something ‘right,’ and to somehow let you participate in the beauty around you.”

This show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists. It is on view through Sept. 30 at the Arboretum Visitor’s Center located at 12610 Eveland Road near Tuckahoe State Park in Ridgely. Contact the Arboretum at 410–634–2847, ext. 0 or info@adkinsarboretum.org for gallery hours.

August Third Thursday in Downtown Denton

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

August Third Thursday in Downtown Denton

You’re not going to want to miss this month’s Third Thursday in Denton on August 18th from 5-7pm! Head downtown for this monthly event where businesses and organizations extend their hours and offer specials on the third Thursday of every month. August’s offerings include a 3-Course Wine Tasting Dinner at Harry’s on the Green, a Burley Oak Tap Takeover at the Market Street Public House, a Sip and Shop at Joviality, a $5 Drop-In Yoga Class at Energy In Progress, $20 limited-edition “Tattooing to Save Babies” t-shirts to benefit the March of Dimes at Black Anchor Tattoo, and 20% off coupons to be redeemed in September for those that stop into Parlour 7 & co. Salon.

 

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2016 Heartland Quilters’ Shop Hop

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Tourism News | 0 comments

2016 Heartland Quilters’ Shop Hop

Heartland Quilt Guild of the Eastern Shore will be hosting it’s 8th annual One Stop Shop Hop on Thursday, August 4 at the Denton Volunteer Fire Hall, Denton, MD from 2-8 pm. There is a nominal admission fee of $4, which includes an entry ticket for a fantastic door prize provided by Sulky. With over 20 vendors, door prizes, silent auctions, and our Scrap Bag Bonanza our Shop Hop again promises to be fun and exciting. Inside the firehouse you will find vendors from the Mid-Atlantic region, including quilt and fabric shops, crafters, long armers, raffle quilts, door prizes and so much more!

This year we’ve added an extra day and two new events:

On Thursday a Listen & Learn – Thread Jazz for Quilting and Embellishing, plus Needle and Thread Know-How lecture presented by Sulky. This is a free lecture with limited seating. Its from 11-12:30 at the Denton Library ( which is having a quilt display, too!) We encourage those interested to visit our website www.heartland-quilters.com to register and for more information.

On Friday we’re sponsoring a “Vintage Quilting” class with featured instructor Jane Hauprich. In this class you will take a vintage hanky (one of your own or choose one that she has available for a small fee), and learn to make it into a work of art that you can display instead of keeping those vintage linens tucked away in a drawer!! Visit our website www.heartland-quilters.com to register and for more information.

Just blocks away from the firehouse, there is an antique quilt display located at Caroline County’s Rural Life Museum held in conjunction with Heartland Quilter’s Shop Hop on August 4th. Visitors can take a step back in time and enjoy a garden of botanical quilts spanning over 100 years of quilting history. In addition there will be patriotic quilts to complement the WWII display currently at the museum. As an added bonus visitors will see doll and crib quilts. The display will be at the museum July 15th through August 17th. Heartland Quilt Guild members will be available August 4th and 5th to discuss the quilts and their history.

Then, be sure to visit the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) to view “Tangled in Wool — The Art of Felt”. As the world’s oldest form of fiber art, felting has been through many transformations. Modern felt artists have taken the media to a new level and are using it to paint, sculpt, and adorn. Make your way into the gallery to be delighted by the creations by our local artists. You will be surprised!

Heartland Quilters, currently with a membership of 55, was established to bring together persons interested in quilts and quilting. We support and encourage the art of making, studying and enjoying quilts. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of programs, lectures, and classes/workshops related to quilting. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Choptank Electric Meeting Room (Alt 404 & Rte 328) in Denton, MD.