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Fiber Arts Center Seeking Artists, Groups & Businesses

Posted by on Jun 18, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Fiber Arts Center Seeking Artists, Groups & Businesses

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is seeking fiber artists, groups, and businesses from throughout Delmarva to join its online community. The organization received a USDA grant to develop a regional directory that helps fiber arts consumers and enthusiasts discover resources in the region. The project also includes development of a regional events calendar, where information about exhibits and classes is shared. The directory and calendar are available on the FACES website at www.fiberartscenter.com.

Thanks to the USDA funding, fiber artists, groups, and businesses are able to join the directory free of charge through August 31, 2017. FACES has engaged Lynda Blades to serve as outreach coordinator to help artists and businesses complete their directory profiles. Anyone interested in joining the directory may contact Lynda at outreachcoordinator@fiberartscenter.com or 410-829-0334.

Once a member of the directory, FACES helps promote the artist, group, or business through social media and its monthly newsletter. Directory members may share information about their events in the regional calendar, which is also promoted by FACES.

In addition to its online resources, FACES operates a gallery in Denton that features rotating fiber arts exhibits and hosts classes and workshops. The upcoming event schedule includes:

 

Donna Clauer Stufft: Painted Stitches

June 24 – September 2, 2017

Acrylic painting on cotton with free-motion thread sketching over top; assembled with quilting techniques to create stunning wall hangings

 

The Modern Quilt Guild of the Eastern Shore 

September 9 – November 11, 2017

Presenting a modern take on a traditional artform; quilts displayed will feature contemporary patterns and fabrics

 

Holiday Exhibit & Boutique

November 18, 2017 – January 20, 2018

Christmas quilts and seasonal fiber art exhibit; unique gifts handcrafted by local artists will be available for sale

 

African Fabric Exhibit

March 17 – May 31, 2018

Featuring fabrics collected on travels throughout Africa, including materials used for everyday clothing and ceremonial events

 

Additional information about upcoming exhibits, the regional directory, and regional events calendar are available on the FACES website at www.fiberartscenter.com.

 

About FACES:

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) was founded in 2011. The organization’s mission is to preserve cultural traditions and create economic opportunity in the Delmarva region through the fiber arts. FACES operates a gallery at 7 N 4th St in Denton, Maryland that features rotating fiber arts exhibits and classes. FACES also maintains an online community of fiber artists, groups, and businesses through its regional directory and events calendar. FACES is part of the Caroline County Council of Arts. The primary contact for FACES is Marina Dowdall, Executive Director, who can be reached at info@fiberartscenter.com or 410-479-0009.

Antique Car Show in Preston

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Antique Car Show in Preston

The Preston Historical Society is hosting an Antique Car Show on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 10am to 2pm, in Preston.  The event will take place at the entrance of the Fletcher Farm, located  next to Accounting Strategies Group, 145 Main Street in Preston.  There will be 25 Dash Plaques for the first 50 cars registered, 25 Best Awards will be given, and one Best of Show.  Registration for vehicles is $15.00, call 410-673-7032 or 410-310-4555 to register.

Held at the same time of the event will be a Chicken BBQ, featuring half a BBQ chicken, two sides, roll, and a drink for $9.00.  Catered by Choptank Grill & Catering, dinners sell out fast and pre-orders are strongly encouraged.  Call 410-924-9080 to reserve dinners.  To satisfy your thirst and sweet tooth, Amy Cool’s Ice Cream Express will be on site selling drinks and ice cream treats.

While visiting town for the Antique Car Show and Chicken BBQ, the public is encouraged to visit the Preston Historical Society museum located at 167 Main Street.  There is no admission charged to visit the museum.  For more information on any of the day’s events visit www.prestonhistoricalsociety.com, Facebook at “Preston Historical Society”, or call 410-924-9080.

Denton’s Garden Gala set for June 10th

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Denton’s Garden Gala set for June 10th

Downtown Denton Main Street invites you to their annual Garden Gala on June 10th 2017 from 5-8pm. The event will benefit Denton’s Community Demonstration Garden and feature seasonally-inspired light fare, sangria & beer, live entertainment, a children’s area and more. Tickets are available online at dentoncommunitygarden.com or at the Foundry Gallery, Patti’s Petals Florist Garden & Gifts, Tea Tyme and the What’s New Shop. Garden-Gala-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shore Shakespeare Returns to Caroline!

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Shore Shakespeare Returns to Caroline!

Shore Shakespeare is delighted to announce its forhcoming 5-county tour of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Written in 1596, this magical play has been in production constantly ever since!

Lovers and faeries, magic and mayhem, pageantry and poetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has it all!  Directed by Christian Rogers and produced by Shelagh Grasso, the production highlights the talents of Patrick Fee, Avra Sullivan, Brian McGunigle, and Colleen Minahan, with Christine Kinlock, Heather Oland, Robbie Spray, Troy Strootman, Lindsey Hammer, and Greg Minahan.  They are joined by Josh Hanson, John Terebey, Jane Terebey, and Sarah Gorman.

Choreography and original music are by Greg Minahan, with Magic direction by Ian Flinn.  Costumes are designed by Barbi Bedell.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens on June 2nd with three special performances at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD.  TIckets for these performances are $15, and may be purchased directly from the Arboretum at www.adkinsarboretum.org.  Proceeds benefit the Arboretum and Shore Shakespeare Company.

Our Free Tour of performances opens with performances on June 9th and 10th at 6:00pm at the Oxford Community Center in Oxford, and Idlewild Park in Easton on June 11th at 3:00pm.  Then it’s on to Cambridge, with a performance at Long Wharf Park on June 16th at 6:00pm, and two performances on the Cray House lawn in Stevensville, on June 17th at 6:00pm and June 18th at 3:00pm.  The tour concludes with two performances at Wilmer Park in Chestertown, on Friday June 23rd at 6:00pm and Sunday, June 25th at 3:00pm.  Complete information and directions to all venues are available at www.shoreshakespeare.com

All tour performances are free and open to the public.  Donations in support of Shore Shakespeare are certainly welcome!  A donation of $15 per person is suggested but never required.  As an affiliate of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, all donations are fully tax-deductible.

American Pickers is coming to Maryland!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

American Pickers is coming to Maryland!

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series on the History channel that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

Traveling back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics, meeting the fascinating characters and stories that go with them along the way!

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com 855-OLD-RUST.

Also, please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.

 

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April Third Thursday

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

April Third Thursday

April 20th is Third Thursday in Downtown Denton, where restaurants & businesses extend their hours and offer specials from 5-7pm. This month’s event will also feature a Cornhole Tournament on Market, where participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to compete!. Registration is at 5pm and the games start at 5:30pm. $5 50/50 Entry Fee. Participants may also pre-register at Joviality, who will be hosting their monthly Sip and Shop during Third Thursday.

Night Kitchen Coffee will also be at Joviality where they will be sharing information about their spice blends and unique ways to use spice to expand your dining experiences. Stop in for spice samples, recipes, and more goodies for you to enjoy during breaks in playing Corn Hole.

Parlour 7 Salon will also be at Joviality handing out coupons for skin and hair services.

A few doors down, Market Street Public House will be hosting a Ballast Point Tap Takeover featuring Buy-a-Pint, Keep-the-Glass.

Black Anchor Tattoo invites you to stop by their Open House where they will have limited-edition posters and t-shirts to benefit the upcoming “Tattooing to Save Babies.”

Pattiʼs Petals Florist Garden & Gifts is also hosting an Open House featuring samples of gifts, flower arrangements and plants for Administrative Professionals Week, which is the week of April 24th.

In the Artsway, Jan Bakerʼs Fourth Street Gallery will be hosting a Gemstone Grinding Demonstration and Third Thursday Sale. Buy one pair of earrings at regular price and get the second pair same or lesser price 50% off.

The Foundry is hosting a Third Thursday Paint Night with Foundry Artist Lisa Martin. All materials will be provided to paint a still life with flowers on canvas. The cost is $25 CCCA Members or $30 for Non-Members.

Harryʼs on the Green is hosting a Wine Dinner from the Jazz Age featuring a three-course menu paired with wines. The menu includes a first course option of of Shrimp Sazarac Cocktail or Petite Lamb Chops with Raspberry Mint Sauce, a second course of Manhattan Clam Chowder or Iceburg Wedge Salad, and a third course of Prime Rib or Seafood Jambalaya. The cost of the Wine Dinner is $25/person.

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New York Times: Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

New York Times: Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom

The New York Times featured the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in their Sunday, February 26th story, “Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom.” Check out this remarkable interactive story on the 125-mile self-guided driving tour that preserves and interprets the places where Harriet Tubman was born, lived, labored, and where she fled from.

March Third Thursday in Denton

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

March Third Thursday in Denton

Don’t miss March’s Third Thursday on March 16th! 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 highlights include a Tea Tasting and “Eastern Shore Road Trips” book signing with author Jim Duffy at Tea Tyme, Taco Night at the Market Street Public House and a “Celebrating our Roots” three-course dinner served with tastings of wine or Irish stout and mead at Harry’s on the Green for  $25. The menu includes a first course option of Dublin Wraps or Smoked Salmon on Irish Potato Cake, a second course of Mulligatawny Soup or Classic Irish Salad, and a third course of  Pan-Seared Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce or Roasted Dijon Lamb with Country Vegetables.

Joviality Gifts is hosting a Sip and Shop and Black Anchor Tattoo invites you to stop by their Open House.

The Foundry, Caroline County’s Community Arts Gallery, is hosting Paint Night with artist Janice Knauss. Materials will be supplied  and the fee is $25/CCCA members and $30/non-members.

Jan Baker’s Fourth Street Gallery invites you to stop by their Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring a drawing for an artisan gemstone necklace!

For more information, visit DowntownDenton.com.

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Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Adkins Arboretum’s 2017 Juried Art Show

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

Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Adkins Arboretum’s 2017 Juried Art Show

Playful, beautiful, zesty and often reverent, the artworks in Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Adkins Arboretum’s eighteenth annual Juried Art Show, speak about the remarkable variety of ways we look at nature on the Eastern Shore. On view in the Arboretum Visitor’s Center through March 31, this show also brings together a remarkable variety of mediums, including acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal, collage, photography, monoprint, etching, ceramics, stained glass, metal sculpture and dried plant materials.

The show was juried by Katherine Markoski, Ph.D., Director of the Kohl Gallery and Lecturer in Art History at Washington College. Both she and the artists will be on hand for a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 11 to talk with visitors about the work in the show.

From entries submitted by artists from Maryland, Virginia, New York and Washington, D.C., Markoski chose 31 works for this show.

“I was thinking in terms of the strength of the work and how compelling the interpretation of the subject was,” she said. “It was interesting to me to include a range of media that demonstrates the many different ways that you could come at this particular topic.”

Markoski awarded the annual first-prize Leon Andrus Award, named in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, to “Chives,” a large, close-up photograph of a chive blossom printed in soft, subtle shades of brown on Japanese kitikata paper by Washington artist Paige Billin-Frye.

“It’s like a meditation,” Markoski said. “I think it’s compelling how the delicacy of the paper it’s printed on underscores the delicacy of the image. The way it’s presented has an incredible amount to do with its strength. It’s almost a portrait, in a sense, and creates a direct conversation with this single flower that’s part of the natural world.”

Second prize was awarded to Easton artist Diane DuBois Mullaly’s “Sun Stream,” a tiny oil painting of a rising sun spilling its light over meadow flowers.

“There’s something optimistic about it,” Markoski explained. “You feel the sun pulsating. It feels like light, even as it’s definitely paint. I think it packs a strong punch for its size. It feels to me like there’s no way another scale would have been effective.”

In keeping with her interest in showcasing a variety of mediums and approaches, Markoski chose a large wall sculpture and a colorful digital photograph to receive Honorable Mention awards.

The sculpture “Eclipse,” by Baltimore artist Marcia Wolfson Ray, is a virtual explosion of charred and broken pieces of pine whose jagged, curving forms are just barely contained within a series of 15 open “boxes” constructed from dried plants and hung in a grid.

Markoski said, “I like the way this rigid framing powerfully underscores the unruliness of the individual units themselves.”

Of the photograph, which Chestertown artist Richard Hall took by zooming in on the swirls of bright blue water and green algae flowing through the grasses in the Arboretum’s wetland, Markoski said, “The painterly quality of it is striking. It’s an interesting metaphor for the intermixing of materials in our waterways. You could read it as a potential source of beauty but also a harbinger of terrible things to come, so it makes you think, what’s the nature of that particular flow? I think this one is conceptually rich in terms of the questions it might elicit.”

This show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists. It is on view through March 31 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.

Third Thursday in February

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Tourism News | 0 comments

Third Thursday in February

Don’t miss February’s Third Thursday on February 16th! 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 four-course wine tasting dinner by Chef Alan Siu at Harry’s on the Green and Taco Night at the Market Street Public House. Joviality Gifts is hosting a Sip and Shop and Black Anchor Tattoo invites you to stop by for original paintings and limited-edition posters and t-shirts to benefit “Tattooing to Save Babies.” Energy in Progress is offering $5 Drop-in Yoga class at 5:30pm, and Patti’s Petals Florist Garden and Gifts is hosing an Open House.

Parlour 7 Salon is hosting a Sip and Snip with light refreshments, and Tea Tyme invites you to stop by to learn about and taste teas for the Chakras. The Foundry, Caroline County’s Community Arts Gallery, is hosting Paint Night with artist Janice Knauss. Materials will be supplied to paint a park scene on canvas for $25/CCCA members and $30/non-members. For more information, visit DowntownDenton.com.

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