Acrylic Studio with Odin Smith
Six Fridays, beginning May 17, from 2-4:30pm. 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. Open to all levels of experience. $150/$125 members. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Don't Get Precious with Jackie Reeves
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 10am-3pm. Loosen up and stretch your creative muscles! The goal of this two-day workshop is to explore a variety of mark-making techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you. Playfully experiment with drawing marks, painting spills, drips, drags, imprints, and collage. The idea is to let go of control, get out of your own way and push your limits, allowing the materials to take the lead as you aim to develop a small series of artworks. With step by step guidance from Jackie, you will develop your skills with design and composition as you begin editing and composing abstract images through a process of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction. Slide show presentations of contemporary and historical artworks will be given to demonstrate how cutting, ripping, masking, glazing, and layering paint will add intrigue to your abstract images. All levels welcome. $230 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
Studio Two: The Early Beatles Tribute
Saturday, May 18, at 7:30pm. Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles -- the early years. Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and danceable ‘50s and ‘60s Rock 'n' Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time! $25. Complimentary refreshments. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
We Are the Men in Concert
Sunday, May 19, at 3pm. This men’s choir is based on Cape Cod but is really Welsh at heart, performing hymns and other traditional pieces in both Welsh & English. The choir also sings songs from Ireland and Scotland, sea shanties, spirituals, a little opera, English and American folk songs, a few pieces in German and Latin … quite a range or memorable music. $20. Complimentary refreshments. For reservations, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Cape Cod Cod with Chef Joe Cizynski
Monday, May 20, from 6-8pm. Codfish were an important food item for coastal Native North American tribes. When codfish appear in Native American legends, their role is usually simply as something that other characters are eating or fishing for. Some Nuu-chah-nulth tribes tell the story that a lunar eclipse is the result of a codfish trying to swallow the moon. Some Native Alaskan fishermen make a special offering of the first cod they catch each season, similar to how it is done for salmon and halibut. Codfish is used as a clan crest in some Northeast Coast tribes and can sometimes be found carved on totem poles. We will have brandade du morue au gratin, yeast fried cod with saffron aioli, braised cod in an octopus red wine sauce and finish with fresh cheeses. We will sip on Rose, Lager, Syrah and Grenache. $65 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
My Last Supper with Chef Joe Cizynski
Tuesday, May 21, from 6-8pm. 50 Great Chefs and their final meals!! In her book "My Last Supper" Melanie Dunea photographs and asks 50 great chefs worldwide what their last meal on Earth would be, what guests, the setting, what music would be played. We will be doing these meals twice a month and be covering great Chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Lidia Bastianich, Charlie Trotter, Eric Ripert, Lydia Shire, Helene Daroze and 44 others!! Tonight, we will feast on Tetsuya Wakuda's tartare of tuna with goat's cheese, Jamie Oliver's spaghetti alla arrabiata, Lydia Shire's steak au poivre and Jonathan Waxman's shortbread ice cream sandwiches. We will sip on Riesling, Chianti, Cabernet and demi-sec bubbles. $65 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
AND COMING SOON
Art Reception for New Exhibits
Friday, May 24, 5-7pm. Tibet-inspired paintings, Thangkas (Meditative Paintings), photographs of Tibetan scenes and more, in the Board Room. Paintings, mixed media, fashion, and jewelry by ArtWorks mentors/mentees, in the Vault. And “The Goreyosity Shop: An Exhibit of New Artwork Created from the Collections of Edward Gorey”, in the Great Hall. All from May 22-June 2. Plus “Cape Waters Abstracted II,” oil paintings by Suzanne M. Packer, in the Blue Room, May 22-June 9. And open studios by resident artists and Joshua Allen’s charcoal on paper exhibit in the Owl Hall. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth, MA.
Friday Night, Wine Down with Odin Smith
Friday, May 24, from 6-8:30pm. TGIF! Ready to be inspired and to nourish your creative spirit? Paint together with friends at the Cultural Center’s paint night! BYOBeverage and enjoy delicious appetizers fresh from our culinary arts kitchen. All while you relax and engage in the creation of a work of art made by you, guided with the lighthearted, interactive instruction of artist, Odin Smith. No experience is necessary. Simply follow along as Odin guides you step by step through the painting and at the end of the night you will have created your very own masterpiece to take home! $50. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Bruce Abbott/Fred Fried Quintet Featuring Marcelle Gauvin Presents
New York, New York! A Jazz Celebration of The Big Apple
Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm. One of New England’s best known Jazz quintets led by Bruce Abbott on saxophone and flute and Fred Fried on 8-string guitar with the fabulous vocalist Marcelle Gauvin, will treat you to a thrilling Jazz celebration of New York City – From Take the A Train to On Broadway, from the beautiful Autumn in New York to 42nd Street to New York State of Mind the group will give you a New York City inspired night to remember! Also featuring Michael Lavoie on bass and Miki Matsuki on drums. $20/ $18 for members. For tickets, please visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Art Journal Workshop with Lenore Lyons
Tuesday, May 28, from 10am-1pm. Join us to create journal pages that inspire your ongoing creativity! You will be guided through a variety of journaling techniques that will open you up to new and fun styles. Interesting prompts will motivate you to experiment and explore your handmade pages. A large assortment of art supplies will be available to use as you learn new ways to add expressive lettering and interesting graphics to your pages. It's a relaxing, social and fun way to think about life. No art experience or drawing ability is necessary at all, really! New to art journaling? Contact Lenore in advance and we will get you started. $30 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Goreyosity Shop Exhibit and Gala Auction
Saturday June 1, at 6:30pm at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Goreyosity Shop: An Exhibit and Auction of New Artwork Created from the Collections of Edward Gorey, is an inspired repurposing of materials from the vast collections (or, The Wondrous Hoardings) of author/artist Edward Gorey into new works of art and fine craft by local artists. A benefit for the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth Port, Goreyosity Shop is the result of 26 Cape and off-Cape collage and assemblage artists, fabric artists, illustrators, sculptors, furniture makers, miniaturists, jewelry makers and painters being allowed to rummage through Edward Gorey’s barn. Clothing, fabrics, small metal objects, large metal objects, very large metal objects, architectural remnants, glass, beads, kitchenware, ceramics, tiles, cutlery, partially intact books and magazines, and plush toys have now all returned as new works of art—either decorative, contemplative, outrageous, wearable, useful, or otherwise. There is every possibility that you will want to own one, or more, of them. Goreyosity Shop exhibits in the Great Hall Gallery from Wednesday, May 22nd until the culminating Goreyosity Shop Gala Auction. Tickets to the Gala, which includes music by Broadway Central, delicious food and lovely libations, and the auctions—silent and live—are $60 per person and available from the Cultural Center either via phone at 508-394-7100 or online at https://www.cultural-center.org/ More information can be had by contacting the Gorey House at mailto:[email protected] or at 508-362-3909. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
Screening of Documentary "Tsurphu, The Giant Appliques"
Sunday, June 2, from 7-9pm. This documentary provides a glimpse into a world rarely seen by the West and tells the incredible story of two Westerners working side-by-side with Tibetan seamstresses to reclaim a piece of history. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org or 508-394-7100.
Becoming a Fearless Painter: Sweet Summertime with Odin Smith
Four Tuesdays, beginning June 4, 10am-noon. Join Odin in a series of sessions that change their directive each month and are devoted to working in a smaller and more intensive learning environment, to improve specific artistic skills. In June, Fearless Painters will be working on painting the Summer Landscape. Students will be learning to see the colors and textures common in summertime and add them into their work. They will focus on breaking up the abundant greens and trying new color choices to make their work more interesting. With the use of warm and cool colors, painters will be able to create a sense of distance and atmospheric perspective as is seen so beautifully in the warmer months. Please be prepared with your own reference material, paints, brushes, all supplies and any size canvases. $140 per person. To register, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Tuesday, June 4, at 6pm.Table Française meets the first Tuesday of every month for adults who enjoy French culture and language, who want to meet other people who enjoy speaking French, eating French food and sipping French wine. Each month, we enjoy a different theme that enhances our love of all things French! Participants should have basic conversation skills. $7 / $5 for members of the Cultural Center. Contact JoAnna at 508-685-6561 or [email protected] for information. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org
Bass River Press Book Launch: Leo Thibault Reads from Bay Windows, Followed by an Open Mic
Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm. Come celebrate the launch of Bay Windows by Leo Thibault ... and bring a poem of your own to read! Thibault was born and raised in Greenville, New Hampshire, before moving to Cape Cod in 1974. He started writing seriously after his retirement from the Forestry Camp in Brewster in 1999. For a decade, Thibault was a member of the Salt Wind Poets, a writing group that was featured annually at First Night Chatham. Since then, he has belonged to the Narrow Land Poets, a working group which began in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and meets monthly. Over the years, he has attended workshops conducted by Galway Kinnell, Carolyn Forche, Martin Espada, Derek Walcott, Robert Pinsky, and others, including every Dodge International Poetry Festival from 1996 until 2010. His most recent awards have been at the 2016 Jacaranda Poetry Festival and the New Port Richey Art Festival in Florida, and the Veterans for Peace contest in Centerville, Massachusetts. His work has appeared in Prime Time, The Cape Codder, and The Aurorean. Bay Windows is his first published collection. The reading will conclude with an open mic and a signing. Refreshments will be served. The event is free but donations to Bass River Press are most welcome. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org. 508-394-7100
Reception for Art Exhibit and Music by Station Avenue Elementary Students
Thursday, June 6, from 4-6pm. Come enjoy the art and music by Station Avenue students. It’s amazing what kids can do. Art on exhibit in the Blue Room gallery from May 30-June 17. All are welcome. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. www.cultural-center.org 508-394-7100
Friday, June 7 from 5-7pm. Join us for a celebration of two new exhibits: “Color My World” – a juried exhibit of art in many media with a focus on excellent use of color, in the Great Hall from June 5-30, with interpretive floral designs by the Garden Club of Hyannis from June 20-23 (and a second reception to celebrate the collaboration on Friday, June 21, from 5-7pm). And “Preserving Legacy: Celebrating Life Stories through Art,” photography by Augusta Rose, in the Vault from June 5-16. Plus continuing exhibits by Suzanne Packer and students from Station Avenue Elementary School, and open studios by the Owl Artists. All are welcome. There is no admission fee to these exhibits or their receptions. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth.
The Box Car Lilies and Jim Henry, in Concert!
Saturday, June 8, from 8-10pm. Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music. Though each member of the Massachusetts-based trio has a distinct singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar), Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar), and Jim Henry (guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring. Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel. The trio’s sparkling and lush brand of Americana has led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist. A recent addition to the group, award-winning song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Jim Henry has toured the world with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Paula Cole, Tracy Grammer and many other A-list artists. He is the go-to session player in New England, having played on hundreds of records. A rich baritone voice delivers his heartfelt songs about home and family coupled with his fiery guitar playing make a musical force of unrivaled stature. As Susan Werner said, "Jim Henry sings like the guy you want to marry and plays guitar like the guy you wanna date." Don’t miss this amazing group. Complimentary refreshments. $25, $20 for members. For tickets, visit www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.
Dan Kennedy/Piano Concert
Sunday June 9, at 3pm. Having a style described as “Classical Crossover,” Dan Kennedy is a contemporary solo piano artist who tinges his music with jazz and rock, playing mostly originals with an occasional classical or pop piece included. He has worked with Will Ackerman (George Winston, Liz Story), Grammy Award winner Corin Nelsen, Charles Neville (the Neville Brothers, BB King), and T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates, Billy Joel). His music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, Music Choice (on cable TV), and SiriusXM. $20. Complimentary refreshments. www.cultural-center.org. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth.