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  • CCCA Newsletter – May/June 2022

    Joanne Gelles
    Artist of the Month @ The Foundry
    Artist Tribute and Reception
    Thursday, June 2 from 5-7pm @ The Foundry
    Joanne Gelles has long been the tenured artist-in-residence at The Foundry, dating all the way back to 2016. In June she’ll be bowing out to allow other artists to use the studio in the upcoming months.
    Let’s all celebrate her amazing run and incredible talent during the month of June as she is the featured artist of the month. She’s been working on many new pieces for this special occasion and will have them available to view and purchase in the gallery. Her talent continues to grow and we will miss her immensely!
    Don’t worry—Joanne will continue teaching her popular mosaic and multimedia classes at The Foundry each month. To register and to view our upcoming calendar of events, visit www.carolinearts.org.
    Joanne Gelles pictured with original mosaic artwork.
    Upcoming Classes & Events
    A growing variety of classes, exhibits and events featuring our talented artists and performers in Caroline County!
    Alla Prima Oil Painting Classes – Tuesdays in May from 6-7:30pm
    May 3 Delicious Donuts | May 10 Flowers & Plants | May 17 Fresh Fruit | May 24 Bring Your Own Reference
    In this class, we will create a variety of beautiful still life paintings. Each week we will choose a different subject to paint so you can take this class multiple times during the month. Learn the basics of using oils, color mixing techniques, and how to create a dynamic composition. Given the time limit and the nature of the class, we will primarily be working in “Alla Prima”, this term means working wet on wet. ⁠⁠ Ages 13+
    $15 members / $20 non-members. Paint and canvas included. Please bring your own brushes.
    Taught by artist and Colonel Richardson arts instructor Victoria Donovan.
    Beginners Classes – Every Wednesday from 5-6pm
    May 10 Driftwood Mobiles | May 17 Mosaic Tiles | May 24 Crystals & Jewelry Making w/ Kyleen Asche
    Featuring a different project every week! No “artistic talent” required, just come to learn, discover a new medium, and have fun! Taught by a rotating group of local artists including Joanne Gelles, Melody Prairie, Lynn Cegelski, Kyleen Asche, Jenna Bowles and more! $15 per class. All ages.
    Write On! – Every second & fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8pm via Zoom
    Join writer, teacher and local legend Keith Shaffer for a fun, upbeat writing class where participants choose their own writing methods and share their stories with a different topic each session. FREE.
    Paint & Hide a Rock – Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm in Preston
    Bring your own rock to paint at Preston Town Hall, then hide it afterwards in James T. Wright Memorial Park (Preston). Take turns hiding and finding, and have fun for weeks to come! A FREE activity sponsored by CCCA.
    Caroline Pride Festival – Saturday, May 28 from 3-8pm in Downtown Denton
    Come celebrate diversity and inclusion in Caroline County! Enjoy food, interactive art, vendors and musical performances from Ellie Rose, Reagan Kent, Tina Holt, Sammati Dance Co., Guthrie Matthews Method and more! Visit carolinecountypridefestival.com for more information. Sponsored in part by CCCA.
    Concert in the Park: Southbound – Saturday, June 4 from 5-8pm in Preston
    Come enjoy another free concert at James T. Wright Park in Preston, MD as a part of this special ongoing summertime arts programming. In partnership with Town of Preston and Caroline County Council of Arts.
    DIY Fairy Garden House – June 8, 15 & 22 from 5:30-7pm
    Make your very own fairy garden house! Come out for one, two or three sessions. From natural materials such as wood, twigs, bark, leaves and moss, we will create an original mini-house for your garden.  Taught by artist Joanne Gelles. $15 per person. All ages. Materials provided.
    Father’s Day Craft Time – Saturday, June 18 from 10am-12noon
    Color your own poster and/or paint wood cut-outs featuring pictures of Dad! For more info call 410.673.7929. James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston, MD. Sponsored in part by CCCA.
    Arts in Action! Pop-up Musical Performance featuring Ellie Rose – Friday, June 24 TBD @ The Foundry
    Coming soonNew downtown Denton mural installation and shows in Caroline County throughout the Summer!
    For more information and to register for classes: visit us online at www.carolinearts.org, call 410.479.1009, or email info@carolinearts.org.  Be sure to sign up for the CCCA weekly email newsletter on our website or ‘like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram. @carolineccarts for the most up-to-date information and news.