Shakespeare Scholar Phyllis Rackin Visits the Literary House April 4

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Phyllis Rackin, the author of numerous books discussing Shakespeare and literary theory through a feminist scope, and a mentor to countless scholars including some of Washington College’s own, will speak at the Rose O’Neill Literary House on April 4. A professor emeritus of English at the University of Pennsylvania, Rackin will close out this academic year’s Sophie Kerr Lecture Series. The event starts at 4:30 and is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.

Rackin, a past president of the Shakespeare Association of America, mentored Kate Moncrief, professor of English and chair of Washington College’s Department of English, as well as assistant professor Courtney Rydel. She’s the author of numerous articles on Shakespeare and literary theory, and of four books: Shakespeare’s Tragedies (World Dramatists, 1978), Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (Cornell, 1990), Shakespeare and Women (Oxford, 2005), and, with Jean E. Howard, Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (Routledge, 1997). She co-edited another book, The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays, with Evelyn Gajowski (Routledge, 2014).

A recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Rackin’s landmark accomplishments have been honored with the Phyllis Rackin Graduate Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities and the annual Phyllis Rackin Lecture hosted by the Penn Medieval/Renaissance Seminar.

For more information on this and other English Department and Sophie Kerr events, visit the website at https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/english/events.php. For more information on the Literary House, visit http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/.

7th Annual Empty Bowls is Set for Monday March 27

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The community is invited to enjoy a meal of soup, bread, and dessert in a keepsake handmade pottery bowl at the 7th Annual Empty Bowls on Monday, March 27. This event raises funds for the Kent County Food Pantry, and is held at the Garfield Center, 210 High Street in downtown Chestertown.
RiverArts Clay Studio artists created the bowls, which are a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The Chestertown Ukulele Club will provide entertainment.
This event is sponsored by the RiverArts Clay Studio, the Garfield Center for the Arts, Kent County Arts Council, Bookplate, MassoniArt, Mimi’s Closet, Peaceful World Enterprise, and Welcome Home.

No one should go to bed hungry.

Reservations are required. There are two seatings, 5 pm and 6:30 pm. For tickets please call the Garfield Center box office at 410 810 2060, or go online at www.garfieldcenter.org and click on all events.

Peabody Conservatory Children’s Opera at the Garfield

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The Peabody Conservatory of Music’s opera department will be at the Garfield Center for the Arts at 10am on Tuesday, March 28th with a performance of Papageno! This special morning show is part of the Garfield Center’s Educational Outreach Program and is made possible by support from the Kent County Arts Council and the Hedgelawn Foundation. Papageno! is a 55–minute condensation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute and is ideal for a younger audience.

 

The main plot thread of the original opera is maintained, but the whole thing is presented from Papageno’s point of view, with the other characters as adjuncts to his story. Those familiar with the opera will note that the roles of Papageno, Papagena, Monostatos, and the three Ladies are virtually complete; Tamino, Pamina, and the Queen of the Night sing about half their music; and Sarastro and all the priestly characters are omitted. The roles of The Queen of the Night and Papagena are doubled by two of the three Ladies.

The Educational Outreach Program at the Garfield Center offers bi-annual high quality multi-cultural performances as a field trip opportunity to the local public and private schools. Tickets are $5, with special rates available for school groups. Tickets for individuals can be purchased only at the door, while school groups should contact the Garfield Center ahead of time to make seating arrangements. Please call 410-810-2060 or contact thogans@garfieldcenter.org to reserve your seats. The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown.

Call for Artists: “At Work” Exhibition

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RiverArt’s May exhibition “At Work” celebrates the work we do and have done in this community through art and stories. Artists are invited to submit art in any 2 or 3-dimensional media that depicts folks at work. Our goal is to show a wide diversity of work including working on farms, on the water, in factories and businesses, in the arts and in the service field. Though art depicting local work is preferred, art depicting work in any geographic area and in any media which is relevant to the theme will be considered.

“At Work” is a companion exhibit to the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “The Way We Worked,” on display at Sumner Hall from March 31 through May 19. The exhibit will also include photographs and stories from Vita Foods, a pickling plant where many African Americans worked in the 1940’s through 1973.

“Boatbuilder” by Bob Miller

“At Work” will be curated by Lani Seikaly, longstanding RiverArts curator and Leslie Raimond, director of the Kent County Arts Council, both of whom have been active oral historians of Kent County residents.

Opening Reception will be held on May 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in conjunction with Chestertown’s First Friday. The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit and to submit on line, visit www.chestertownriverarts.org and click on exhibitions, or call RiverArts at 410 778 6300.

Chestertown RiverArts is located at 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD 21620 – (in the breezeway). Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM, and open on First Fridays until 8 PM.

Jazz Concert at The Garfield Center

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 won’t just be April Fools’ Day – it also will be Music Lovers Day at The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre in Chestertown, Maryland.

WAMMIES* award-winning jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead will team up with jazz and classical pianist Stef Scaggiari to bring the audience an exciting program of selections from the standard jazz repertoire and pieces composed by Whitehead and Scaggiari.

After solo stints during the first half of the program, the two artists will come together after Intermission for vocals with piano by Scaggiari with accompaniment by Whitehead on guitar. The program’s finale will include one of Whitehead’s signature entertainments – requests from the audience that Whitehead melds into a melodic whole – a piece of music that is new and different for every performance and that is a true gift for listeners!

This fun evening begins at 7 PM. Tickets, $15 each, are available online at www.eventbrite.com/e/rick-whitehead-in-concert-tickets-32412015210?ref=ecal or by calling the Garfield Center Box Office at (410) 810-2060. The Garfield Center is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown, Maryland on the beautiful Eastern Shore.

About Rick Whitehead. Rick Whitehead, one of the Baltimore-Washington area’s most honored and sought-after guitarists, was the featured guitarist with the Airmen of Note for 22 years. He retired from the Air Force in 1991 and now performs, teaches, and records jazz standards and his own compositions. According to Eric Brace of the Washington Post, “Whitehead’s style encompasses the entire history of jazz guitar.” Rick’s last appearance in Chestertown was at last year’s Chestertown Jazz Festival.

About Stef Scaggiari. Centreville resident Stef Scaggiari is well known to area classical and jazz buffs for his “lyricism, flawless technique, and crystalline touch” (Jazz Times Magazine). Jazz vocalist Ethel Ennis notes that Stef is one of the few musicians who has “successfully bridge[d] the artificial gap between classic European music, American Jazz, and popular song.” From Bach to Billy Joel – it is all in Stef Scaggiari’s repertoire.

This concert is part of the Garfield Center’s new initiative to add jazz and classical music to its musical programming. These new concerts are programmed by Kent County resident and life-long classical and jazz music lover Muphen R. Whitney. The next concert in this series will be on Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM and will feature the D’Amore Duo with classical guitarist William Feasley and oboist Emily Tsai.

* WAMMIES are awarded each year by the Washington Area Musician’s Association. Whitehead won in 1998 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album (“Live in Captivity” recorded with his jazz trio) and in 2006 for “Best Jazz Instrumentalist”. (For further information: www.wamadc.com/wama/the_wammies.html)

Academy Art Museum Announces April Events

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Virginia Derryberry, Janus IV, 2013, Fabric, embroidery, paint, Collection of the artist.

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star-Democrat.

FABRICation

April 22–July 9, 2017

The exhibition FABRICation is making its way around the country, coming to the Academy Art Museum by way of Art Museum of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Co-curated by Reni Gower, professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kristy Deetz, professor in the Art Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, FABRICation features seven artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith) who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication. Funding for FABRICation was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department (ESWA.org).

Parts and Labor: A Survey Exhibition of Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford

April 22–July 9, 2017

Steven Ford layers colors via simply carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates. The linocut blocks are often re-inked and reprinted with the paper shifted to create layering and cross hatched patterns. The collagraph plates print “real” textures from items such as popsicle sticks and lathe from old plaster walls. Ford works quickly, rolling ink onto the blocks and cranking them through an etching press. At times the thin, strong Asian papers are folded like an accordion bellows and printed, then flattened and printed some more. Steven Ford is represented by Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia.

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Steven Ford, Untitled (N0619A) 2013, Linocut & collagraph with chine colle Image/sheet: 29 1/2 x 59 3/4 inch, Collection of the artist.

Luminous Forms: Marble and Bronze Sculpture by Shelley Robzen
April 22–July 16, 2017
Shelley Robzen’s sculpture is amazing in its purity and its celebration of beauty and craftsmanship. She has a sophisticated sense of form, volume and line. Her sculptures are sensual and sensitive. They are pared down to an essential simplicity. Her sculpture is included in private collections in the United States, Italy, France, England, Canada, Norway, Hong Kong, Israel and Japan. Robzen is represented by Carla Massoni Gallery. The Academy Art Museum is presenting her marble and bronze sculpture in her first solo museum exhibition in the U.S.

Todd Forsgren: Birdwatcher and Ecologist
April 22–May 30, 2017
Todd R. Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history. To do so, Forsgren uses a range of photographic approaches, from documentary strategies to experimental techniques. His work has been shown at numerous venues and has been featured in National Geographic, Nature, and TIME’s Lightbox, to name a few.

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Shelley Robzen, Volo #6, 2012, Carrara White Marble.

Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition
Continuing through April 2
This annual exhibition highlights the artistic talents of K-12 students from Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne and Kent counties. As in past years, visitors can expect a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. The Mid-Shore Student Art Exhibition has been a Museum tradition for over 25 years and are the largest and most prestigious student art exhibition on the Eastern Shore.

The American Society of Marine Artists 17th National Exhibition
Continuing through April 2, 2017
The Academy Art Museum is proud to co-host the 17th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Since the 1970s, ASMA has worked to prepare exhibitions on America’s maritime heritage with its professional artists and illustrators, and to further promote American marine art and history. The exhibition travels from Williamsburg, VA to Easton and St. Michaels, and continues in various other museums in the U.S. Curators Anke Van Wagenberg (AAM) and Pete Lesher (CBMM) have worked closely to mount the best selections in their respective museums.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cocktails and Canvas
Thursday, April 20, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person
Ready for a fun and creative evening? You don’t need an artistic bone in your body. You bring your energy and creativity and we provide everything else! Includes two cocktails and all painting materials.

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Todd R. Forsgren, Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus), 2012 Collection of the Artist.

LECTURES

The Farmers’ George: Washington, the King, and the Agricultural Landscape
Bruce Ragsdale, Fellow, Georgian Papers Programme
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6p.m.
Cost: $20 Member, $24 Non-member. Pre-registration is suggested.
Inspired by the British literature of agricultural improvement, George Washington and King George III simultaneously undertook experimental agricultural projects that they hoped would serve as a model for the farmers of their respective nations. Drawing on documents in the Royal Collections and on Washington’s own surveys of his farms, this lecture will explore how these two national leaders embodied the ideals of agricultural innovation shared by wealthy landowners on both sides of the Atlantic.

NEW PROGRAM!
ART @ NOON From Rembrandt to Picasso
Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator, Academy Art Museum
Dates: Tuesdays, April 4, 11 & 25, 12 noon–1 p.m.
Topics: Canaletto – April 4; Turner – April 11; and Picasso – April 25
Cost: Individual Lecture Tickets: $28/$33
Senior Curator Anke van Wagenberg has a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and has published widely on Dutch and Flemish painting. You bring lunch, we provide the art! Join us for a mini-course in Art History based on works in the Permanent Collection of the Academy Art Museum. See Canaletto, Turner and Picasso from our Permanent Collection in the room. These original artworks are placed in context as you sit back, relax and eat your lunch while enjoying the textbook-free slide lecture.

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

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Ian Marshall, Shipping at the Port of Kilindini, Mombasa 1953, Watercolor. Collection of the artist.

RENWICK GALLERY
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
Wednesday, April 12
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, is the first exhibition to focus on the early career of Peter Voulkos, from 1953–1968. While trained as a traditional potter, Voulkos’ radical methods and ideas during this period opened up the possibilities for ceramics in ways that are still being felt today. The exhibition will feature approximately 35 examples from this crucial body of early work, most of which have not been exhibited on the East Coast for four decades. Also included will be two of the artist’s rarely seen works in oil on canvas, which help to demonstrate how Voulkos developed his ideas concurrently in painting, sculpture, and pottery.

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDENS
Infinity Mirrors—Yayoi Kusama Retropsective
Thursday, April 27
Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-members
The Hirshhorn’s exhibition is the first to focus on this groundbreaking body of work and will present six of the rooms, the most ever shown together. From peep-show-like chambers to multimedia installations, each of these kaleidoscopic environments offers the chance to step into an illusion of infinite space. Kusama began using mirrors in 1965 when she produced Infinity Mirror Room— Phalli’s Field, transforming the intense repetition of her earlier two-dimensional works into a perceptual experience.

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Asselyn, Painter, Etching and drypoint, c. 1647, AAM 2014.006 Purchase with Assistance of the Arthur L.S. Waxter Fund.

ADULT CLASSES

April Florals and Still Life in Pastel or Oil
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks, April 5–26 Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-members

April Transcending Grief through Making Art
Facilitators: Sheryl Southwick and Lauren Todd
Saturday April 1 Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $102 Non-members

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshop, April 6 Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost $75 Members, $90 Non-members

Plein Air Oil Painting for Beginning or Returning Painters
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly

2 days, April 22 & 23 Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost $125 Members, $150 Non-members (For beginners with no materials a material fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at first class. For returning painters, please check web site for material list.

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Peter Voulkos, Rasgeado, 1956.

Oil Painting Workshop: Painting the Ocean
Instructor: Matthew Hillier

2 days: April 8 and 9 Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost $190 Members, $228 Non-members

Painting the Night Cityscape in Pastels
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 days: April 18 and 25 Tuesdays, 6–8:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $102 Non-members

Oil Painting Workshop: Fur to Feathers— Painting Animals in the Studio
Instructor: Julia Rogers

2 days: April 22 and 23 Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Beginning Painting Class for Adults
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
3 weeks, twice a week: April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12 noon
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

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Art created at eARTh Day Art Extravaganza!

FAMILY PROGRAMS
eARTh Day Extravaganza
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $5 per child (parents free)
eARTh Day Art Extravaganza! Save the planet and get creative! Before you throw out that old can, bottle cap, magazine etc…think about what you might do with it to keep it in use. Better yet, come to the eARTh Day Art Extravaganza is offered at the Academy Art Museum in conjunction with the MidShore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) and was co-developed with Suzanne Sullivan, MRC’s education and volunteer coordinator.

DANCE

Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance

Amanda Showell (302)-377-3088. www.dancingontheshore.com.

LESSONS

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesh (410) 829-0335

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Erika Knepp (443) 254-0157

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

KidSPOT Summer Camp Includes Little Kids And Clay Studio Sessions

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RiverArts is once again offering its popular summer arts camp – 6 weeks of classes for campers ages 6-13, plus, new this year, 2 weeks of morning sessions for ages 4 – 6. Sessions begin June 19.  Campers have the opportunity to explore different media and techniques, as well as visit local art galleries and artist studios. They will also participate in cooperative and art-based games and activities to build camaraderie and art knowledge.

Activities include 2 separate weeks of exploring sculpture and pottery at the RiverArts Clay Studio, printmaking, ancient Egyptian art – studying and creating masks and drawing pyramids, multi-cultural media mix-up, and artistic journeys, in which campers will learn and practice different artistic styles. Parents may choose between half-day and full-day sessions.

Mary Ann Herron, program coordinator and instructor, has been teaching at Radcliffe Creek School for 20 years- currently teaching art to students in grades K-8. Additional instructors teach various session throughout the summer. Instructors are talented art educators and local artists.

For more information visit www.chestertownriverarts.org, and click on KidSPOT, or call RiverArts at 410 778 6300.

Chestertown RiverArts is located at 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD  21620 – (in the breezeway).  Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM, and open on First Fridays until 8 PM.

Grammy-Nominated Organist to Perform at Christ Church Easton

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The Christ Church Concert Series of Christ Church Easton continues this Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. with GRAMMY-nominated, international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer, Gail Archer.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the public is invited.  The program will feature music composed by women composers including Joan Tower, Mary Howe, Johanna Senfter, Libby Larson, Nadia Boulanger, and Jeanne Demessieux.

gail archerFounder of Musforum, a professional network for women organists which celebrates and promotes their accomplishments, Ms. Archer’s advocacy for women organists and composers inspired her most recent CD, The Muse’s Voice on Meyer Media. She promoted this disc in Europe during the summer, 2014, at La Verna Music Festival, Florence, Italy, Bayerischer Orgelsommer, Fussen, Germany, Cathedral of Zakopane, Poland, Parish Church of Nowy Targ, Poland, Parish Church of Nowy Sacz, Poland, Parish Church of Lubaczow, Poland, Parish Church of Krasnobrod, Poland, Vespri d’Organo, Pesaro, Italy, Gorlitzer Orgeltage, Gorlitz, Germany, Kirke Kontoret, Lillehammer, Norway, Corsanico Musica, Corsanico, Italy, Gavinana Music Festival, Pistoia, Italy. During the 2012-2013 season, Ms. Archer promoted her recording, Franz Liszt, A Hungarian Rhapsody; highlights include recitals at The Cathedral of All Saints, Milwaukee, WI, Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI, Gethsemani Abbey, Trappist, KY, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO. In summer, 2013, she was featured by the philharmonic societies in Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk and Perm, Russia, and played in festivals in Alessandria, Grondona and Scopello, Italy, Tubingen and Hamburg, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Her 2011 series in New York City included three concerts dedicated entirely to the organ works of Liszt. In spring 2010, she celebrated the 325th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach with six concerts around New York City, concluding with the Art of Fugue at Central Synagogue. Lucid Culture proclaimed, “Like the composers she chooses, Archer’s playing spans the range of human emotions—with Bach, there’s always plenty to communicate, but this time out it was mostly an irresistibly celebratory vibe.” In 2009, her spring series, Mendelssohn in the Romantic Century was inspired by Mendelssohn’s extraordinary versatility as composer, conductor, performer and scholar and included the organ music of his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn as well as music by Clara Schumann. The series was recorded live and is available on-line at Meyer-Media. Ms. Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen for the centennial of the composer’s birth in 2008. The New York Times declared, “Ms. Archer’s well-paced interpretation had a compelling authority. She played with a bracing physicality in the work’s more driven passages and endowed humbler ruminations with a sense of vulnerability and awe.” Time-Out New York recognized the Messiaen cycle as “Best of 2008” in Classical music and opera.

Ms. Archer’s recordings span the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, a festive discography that highlights her musical mastery on grand Romantic instruments as well as Baroque tracker organs. Her most recent CD, The Muse’s Voice (MM14027) features music by women composers, Jennifer Higdon, Judith Bingham, Nadia Boulanger and Jeanne Demessieux. During the 2012-2013 season, Ms. Archer released her recording of masterworks and transcriptions by the great Romantic keyboard artist and composer, Franz Liszt, Franz Liszt, A Hungarian Rhapsody. Bach, the Transcendent Genius, celebrates the brilliant improvisations on Lutheran hymn tunes of the “Great 18” chorale preludes (MM1013). The release on Meyer-Media, is the first recording on the Paul Fritts tracker organ at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. An American Idyll, released by Meyer Media in August, 2008 (MM08011), and recorded on the E. M. Skinner/Randall Dyer organ at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, features American organ music from 1900 to the present, including music by Joan Tower and a work commissioned by Ms. Archer, Praeludium super Pange Lingua by David Noon. Her centennial concerts in honor of Olivier Messiaen also produced A Mystic In the Making (MM07007), recorded on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at Columbia University, which includes two complete cycles, L’Ascension, and Les Corps Glorieux. Her solo debut CD The Orpheus of Amsterdam: Sweelinck and his Pupils (CACD 88043), recorded on the Fisk organ at Wellesley College, was released in 2006 by London’s CALA Records.

The Christ Church Concert Series is supported in part by the Talbot County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.  For more information about the concert, call 410-822-2677.  A freewill offering will be received to offset costs associated with the concert.  Christ Church is located at 111 S. Harrison Street in downtown Easton.

7th Annual Empty Bowls to Benefit Kent County Food Pantry

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Bowls created for the event by Clay Studio volunteers.

RiverArts and the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre invite the public to attend their 7th Annual Empty Bowls on Monday, March 27 at the Garfield Center, 210 High Street in downtown Chestertown. This popular community event raises funds for the Kent County Food Pantry.

For the price of a $25 ticket, $10 for students with ID, guests will enjoy a meal of soup, bread, and dessert in a keepsake handmade pottery bowl. Clay Studio instructor Marilee Schumann worked with her students and members of the community to create the bowls, which are a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. No one should go to bed hungry. The Chestertown Ukulele Club will provide entertainment.

Reservations are required. There are two seatings, 5 pm and 6:30 pm. For tickets please call the Garfield Center box office at 410 810 2060, or go online at www.garfieldcenter.org and click on all events.

This event is sponsored by RiverArts, the Garfield Center for the Arts, Kent County Arts Council, Bookplate, MassoniArt, Mimi’s Closet, Peaceful World Enterprise, and Welcome Home.

For more information visit www.chestertownriverarts.org or call RiverArts at 410 778 6300.

Chestertown RiverArts is located at 315 High Street, Suite 106, Chestertown, MD  21620 – (in the breezeway).  Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 11 AM to 3 PM, and open on First Fridays until 8 PM.