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  • Noises Off!

    Noises Off!

    by Michael Frayin

    presented by Cotuit Center for the Arts
    in conjunction with Cape Cod Community College

    April 3 - 19, 2014

     Opening Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8pm

    continuing with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm

    Tickets: $20 general admission // $10 student

    The production, to be directed by Michele Colley, will bring together community actors, students, artists, educators and local theatre professionals in the first collaboration of its kind between the CCCC and CCftA.

    “A collaborative project such as this is a wonderful example of each organization’s commitment to the arts and community engagement,” says David Kuehn, Executive Director at CCftA. “We are thrilled to be working together with CCCC.  In bringing together students, community actors, teachers and audiences, we believe results will be both exciting and frutiful, and set the stage for many more collaborative opportunities in the future.”

    Vana Trudeau, theatre program coordinator at CCCC, agrees. “Participation in the arts is, by nature, an experiential process, with far reaching benefits for us to be active, engaged citizens.  By increasing awareness of the arts as a part of our local economy, we enhance our understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our community.”
     

                           

      

     

  • Opening Reception: May - June Exhibits

    Sensual Works

    Jan Lhormer
    Betty Fuller
    Susan Lyman

    An Open Juried Exhibition

     Exhibit Dates:
    May 21, 2014 to June 29, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, May 24 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, May 30, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Steel Magnolias

    2nd Wednesday Theater: Steel Magnolias

    May 14, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works.
    May features Steel Magnoliasby Robert Harling.
     
    A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York's WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Katie Koglin: The Harp of Rodgers and Hammerstein - A 100th Birthday Celebration

    Katie Koglin: The Harp of Rodgers and Hammerstein - A 100th Birthday Celebration

    April 27, 2014

    Sunday matinee at 2pm
    Tickets: $20 General Admission / $17 Seniors / $15 Members

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

     

    Join harpist and vocalist Katie Lynch Koglin and friends to celebrate the music of her 100 year old harp, Magnolia!  Originally owned and nicknamed by Helen Rogers, the harpist for Rodgers and Hammerstein, Magnolia is a Lyon & Healy model 22 harp that was completed on April 14, 1914, and used for many recitals and Rodgers and Hammerstein productions by Helen and Katie. The concert will include selections by Romberg, Herbert, Youmans, Kern, and of course, Rodgers & Hammerstein...and even a little by Helen Rogers!

    Join us for a Harpy Birthday Concert!


    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday- April 2014: The Nameless Trio and ilyaimy

    Trespass Music Monday

    featuring The Nameless Trio and ilyAIMY

    Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    The Nameless Trio has been stirring up the Southern New England music scene with their handmade freestyle blend of acoustic music.  Their rotating instrumentation of upright bass, guitar, mandolin, dobro and banjo is reminiscent of Americana and/or folk music but their songs span a wider spectrum of musical genres including swing, blues, rock, bluegrass and more.  Their music is a mixture that is a bit difficult to pinpoint and that’s because their sound is uniquely theirs.  What they have created is a unique variation of these genres that is simply delicious.

    ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. Recently hailed as an audience-voted “Most-Wanted Artist” at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package.

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  • Trespass Music Monday - May 2014: Hayley Sabella and Jenee Halstead

    Trespass Music Monday

    featuring Hayley Sabella and Jenee Halstead

    Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    Hayley Sabella is a singer-songwriter / local farmer / earnest truth-seeker / independent woman / dork, who originally did her thing in her hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts and is now doing her thing in other places, too. Her first EP was released in December 2012. It was called Farm Fingers, and it showcased her warm, urgent style and graced a variety of venues over the past half-year. Her music feels like:

    warm rainy days
    a cup of tea
    hugs
    good advice
    admitting your human frailty

    Which is all very good. It is important, however, to see Hayley live, if you want to get a sense of what’s really going on here. Her live shows are energetic, thoughtful, sincere, and intimate. On stage, what you see is a well-dressed girl with a nice guitar and a rad haircut, dancing around a bit while singing about friends, family, God, and the problems we all have with all three of those things. What you are actually getting is a night with a full-formed honest-to-god human being, a beautiful soul, a dear friend, and a person you will want to watch over the years.

    In other words: Hayley Sabella is art with a heartbeat.

    Nominally rooted in folk and occasionally recalling PJ Harvey's knack for spare, unsettling underwater lullabies, Jenee Halstead doesn't quite exist in any specific category; despite some tension-racked drum loops, the music doesn't rock, yet it never succumbs to the soft strumming of folk. She, like Neko Case before her, mines allegories and fables for her songs, but Halstead isn't a cyclone. She floats and observes, almost achieving a spectral presence on her own songs. Certainly, her keen, powerful voice is a gateway into Raised by Wolves, but the music, for as many questions as it raises, is immediate. It's a vivid dream world and one that begs for more than one visit. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Kentucky Derby Gala

    Cotuit Center for the Arts presents:
    the 
    Kentucky Derby Gala

    May 3 , 2014 from 3pm to 7pm

    Tickets $20 // Children under 12 are free

     Join us for Cotuit’s inaugural Run for the Roses! 

    Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Cotuit Style beginning with a hat parade (and contest).  Then place your bets and cheer your horse and jockey watching on our 26 ft. state of the art movie screen. ..with a mint julep in your hand, of course!   

    Destined to become another annual event at the Center...

    Check back for a schedule of activities and updates!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Becky's New Car

    Becky's New Car

    May 8-25, 2014
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

    Becky's life isn't exactly unhappy - but from her desk at a car dealership, she can't help but wonder what else is out there.  And then she finds out.  When a wealthy suitor presumes she is a widow - and she doesn't correct him - she finds herself leading a double life until it quickly (and hilariously) accelerates out of her control. This clever and witty new comedy shows us an unexpected and inventive way to escape the midlife doldrums.

     

    Written by Steven Dietz, Directed by Carol McManus

     

  • Fourth Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute

    4th Annual BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY BASH

    Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm

     

    presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

    Premium Tables for 4 with reserved seating and a bottle of wine are also available.

     

    Come gather round people wherever you roam and celebrate Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday with Matt Borrello, Art Tebbetts, and Danielle Miraglia. You'll be sure to hear the classics alongside a healthy dose of obscurities from all five decades of Dylan's storied career. This will be our fourth annual show.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Moms on Broadway

    Moms on Broadway

    Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 5pm

     

     

    Tickets: $20 // $17 Senior // $15 Member

     

    Premium Tables for 4 with reserved seating and a bottle of wine are also available.

     

    A new twist on a Mother’s Day celebration.  This concert will feature performances by mothers.  Grab a glass of champagne, sit back and relax in a comfortable cabaret setting, and toast all the moms in the crowd.  The perfect way to honor your mother!  Bring her to “Mothers in Concert” this Mother’s Day.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - May

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    May 21, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest 2

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings
    Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings

    Free movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest 3

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings
    Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings

    Free movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest 4

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings
    Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings

    Free movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Music Theater Dance Workshop 6-7-8 April

     

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop

    Children ages  6-8

    with Michele Colley and Patti Anderson

     

     

    April School Vacation 2014

    Monday-Friday, April 21-25, 2014 10:30-3:00 

    in the Art Studio and Theater

     

    Experience the world of musical theater in a five-day performance-based workshop were students learn the basics of singing, dancing, acting and the visual arts associated with a  performance. At the end of the week, these disciplines come together in a fun creative production for family and friends.  Musical Theater Dance Workshop has become one of the most popular classes on Cape Cod.

    Children ages  6-8   $250.00  per session // $212.50 members

    The workshop combines children ages 6 to 12. Please register your child for the appropriate age group.

     

    If you are registering for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education, at 508.221.0536 and register by phone.

  • Open Live Model Session 2014

     

    Open Live Model Session

    with Jackie Reeves

     

    Wednesday evenings in the Annex Upstairs 7pm - 9:30pm

    Ongoing  - every week

     

    High angled ceilings, spot lighting and intimate architecture of a real historic home make this space ideal and inspiring for live model sessions. Join artist Jackie Reeves every Wednesday evening in working with a variety of models. Bring your own materials and enjoy the company of like minded artists in a salon style model session.  For more information, contact Jackie at 1jreeves@comcast.net

     

     

     

    6 classes for $100 or $20 per class drop-in (includes model fee) 

     

     

    If you are registering for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education, at 508.221.0536 and register by phone.
    For this class, you  may also just drop in!

     
  • Drum Circle 2014

    Cape Cod Drum Circle 2014


    A Drum Circle is a group of people, from just a few to say 50, sitting in a circle experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and World percussion. It evokes the universal rhythm inside of us all. Anyone can participate. No experience necessary. This Drum Circle will not be facilitated, meaning there won’t be any conductor or coordinator but there will be a set of basic guidelines posted. Drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system, produces feelings of well being and has a calming effect. Some extra drums will be available but bring your own if you have them. Dancers and wind players are also welcome!!                                      

    The First Tuesday of Every Month    7-9:30 pm in the Art Studio                                
    Dates in 2014:
    January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

    $5 suggested donation for the use of the space

    For more info, email Sam Holmstock at samholmstock@gmail.com
  • Sunday Student Showcase 2014

     

    The Sunday Music Showcase is a series of free monthly performance events featuring students from across the Cape. This series is the result of a fantastic collaboration between the Cape Cod Conservatory, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and Wellfleet Preservation Hall, who have joined forces to present local student talent in inspiring, artistic locations. 

    Sunday, January 12,2014 at 2pm

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2pm

    Admission is free to the public and each concert will be followed by a reception.

     

  • Moby Dick! the musical

    Moby Dick! the musical
    June 5 - 29, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performaces at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 4pm


    Moby Dick! the Musical, with book by Robert Longden, and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye is a mixture of high camp, music hall-style smut, and wild anachronism overflowing with double entendres.

     Tickets: $28 // $ 25 senior // $23 member // $15 student

     

  • Grey Gardens

    Grey Gardens

    August 7 - 31, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performaces at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 4pm

    Grey Gardens, the 2007 Tony Award-Winning  musical with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie,  is based on the 1975 documentary of the same title about the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (“little Edie”).
    Tickets: $28 // $ 25 senior // $23 member // $15 student

     

  • Waiting for Oscar: Cape Cod CAN

    Waiting for Oscar: Cape Cod CAN

    Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6pm

    Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 6pm

    Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm

    All tickets $20

    Presented in the Main Performance Space

    Waiting For Oscar - A Hollywood musical revue! The promise of Oscar Night in Mayfield turns the small town upside down as performers prepare for the big event.


    The Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN!) is an entirely Cape Cod–based project sponsored by VSA Massachusetts dedicated to inclusive arts, music and theater for people with disabilities on Cape Cod.

    Our mission is to provide a sustaining program of access and inclusion in the arts for the Cape’s growing population of people with disabilities. It has been proven that such an approach has tremendous benefits to the participants and the community.

     

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  • iPad as a Canvas

    iPad as a Canvas with Lori Cooney

     

    iPad as a canvas - did you know that your iPad is an artistic medium just like any canvas? In this workshop, we will learn how to use an iPad for sketching, drawing, painting, and producing works of art. You will need to purchase the recommended app for approximately $5 after registration.  A stylus would be helpful as well.  For more info, contact Lori at lcooney98@yahoo.com

     

     

    Monday evening April 28

    6:30-8:30  in the Administration Building 

    $20./17. members

     

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time, please email

    Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education at Lenore@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

     

  • Music Theater Dance Workshop 9-10-11-12 April

     

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop

    Children ages  9-12

    with Michele Colley and Patti Anderson

     

     

    April School Vacation 2014

    Monday-Friday, April 21-25, 2014  10:30-3:00 

    in the Art Studio and Theater

     

    Experience the world of musical theater in a five-day performance-based workshop were students learn the basics of singing, dancing, acting and the visual arts associated with a  performance. At the end of the week, these disciplines come together in a fun creative production for family and friends.  Musical Theater Dance Workshop has become one of the most popular classes on Cape Cod.

    Children ages  9-12   $250.00  per session // $212.50 members

    The workshop combines children ages 6 to 12. Please register your child for the appropriate age group.

     

    If you are registering for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education, at 508.221.0536 and register by phone.

  • LEGO Fun - April Vacation

    LEGO Fun - April Vacation with Jane Altshuler

    ages 6-12

     

     

    Use your imagination to build Lego creations! In this class, you will learn to create your own unique designs using exploration, unconventional thinking, and innovation. Each class will include free play (with project ideas), Lego challenges and games, collaborative projects and will end with show and tell. Instruction will include building techniques, project planning, and use of all types of Lego pieces. By the end of the week, Lego-maniacs will have created monsters, amusement park rides, space vehicles, and a town of the future!  Your creations will be photographed and pictures will be printed. For more information contact Jane at altshulerj@gmail.com

     

    April School Vacation     Tuesday - Friday Apr 22, 23, 24, 25

    12:30-3:00 in the Annex Upstairs

    $125./$106.25 members includes all materials

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time, please email

    Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education at Lenore@cotuitcenterforthearts.org

     

  • Mystery Build 2014 Getting Started

    Mystery Build 2014 Getting Started with Lenore Lyons

     

    Discuss ways to approach the Mystery Build challenge. You have purchased a box, thought about it for a while and now what?  Join with others to learn about the supplies, try them out and brainstorm options for their use.  Please come with questions, ideas and pictures to share or just come to learn about what others are thinking.  We had a great time with this last year, but we don’t want to wait until September to begin. Be part of this art challenge, it’s tricky to be sure but we want to help you to get started...so many folks have asked how to begin. We will schedule more classes as needed.

     

     

    Friday evening June 27

    6:30- 8:30  in the Art Studio

    $12./$10.50 members

     

    Mystery Build Kit $50.

    Kit can be purchased at mysterybuild.com for $59.95 or purchase a kit through us and save $10.  

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

     

  • Annie

    Annie

    November 20 - December 21, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performaces at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 4pm

    Annie In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks

    Tickets: $28 // $ 25 senior // $23 member // $15 student

     No performances on the following dates

  • 33 Variations

    33 Variations
    September 25 - October 12, 2014

     Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm

     

    33 Variations, the 2009 Tony Award-Winning play by Moisés Kaufman, simultaneously examines the creative process behind Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and the journey of a musicologist as she struggles with ALS disease and her relationship with her daughter.

     Tickets: $25 // $ 22 senior // $20 member // $15 student

     

  • Center of Gravity

    Center for Gravity

    April 3 - 20, 2014

     Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm

    Center of Gravity,  the 2011 play by local playwright and poet Gregory Hischak, is a historical fantasy that reimagines the lives of the two Wright brothers and their quest to build a heavier-than-air flying machine.                       

      Tickets: $25 // $ 22 senior // $20 member // $15 student

     

  • Member's Choice Movie Night

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    FREE FILMS:

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings

    Movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Member's Choice Movie Night!

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    FREE FILMS:

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings

    Movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Best of the Woods Hole Film Fest 1

    View it. At Cotuit.

    Cotuit Cinema 2014

    This year we are pleased to present a series of free films, popular classic movies that have a thematic tie to something else happening in the theater in the same weekend, a festival featuring exciting new entries from the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival, and a few yet to be determined “Member’s Choice” screenings (yet another reason to become a member at the Center!).

    Watching a film in our theater is a real treat!  And the bar and concession stands are always open, so plan a movie night or two with us this year!

    The 2014 schedule includes:

    Special Film Series:

    October 19-22  Best of the 2014 Woods Hole Film Series
    Four nights of favorite entries from this year’s festival.  If you can’t make it to Woods Hole in the Summer, check out some great films.  Discounts are available for attending all four evenings
    Tickets: $10 or $30 for all 4 screenings

    Free movies shown earlier in the year:
    January 17  Nashville
    To get you in the mood for the Kami Lyle “Sit-A-While”  on January 18

    February 28  Blazing Saddles 
    It’s the night before our 14
    th annual Poetry and Chili Fest – sorry, we couldn’t resist!

    March 2 WCAI presents The Last Days of Edward Gorey
    a documentary by Christopher Seufert.
    A  presentation about a film in the rough cut stage and the difficulties the filmmaker has encountered, shots that don't work, the hazards of independent filmmaking, licensing issues, and how to recover when your subject dies mid-film. Rick Jones,  Director/Curator of the Edward Gorey House and friend of Gorey’s will join the director for a Q & A following the screening 

    March 21 You’ve Got Mail
    Watch the film Friday night and join Dr. Waldo Fielding and Pam McCardle on Saturday or Sunday for a special benefit performance of “Love Letters” in the Gallery

    August 17 & 24  Member’s Choice Movie Night
    Let us know what you want to see and we’ll show it (if your entry wins, that is!) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While Series: Bonnie Hayes and Kimon Kirk

     “Kami Lyle Sit-A-While, Real Songs, Real Writers, Fake Fireplace”

    Kami Lyle Sit-A-While with Bonnie Hayes and Kimon Kirk

    May 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
    Tickets: $25 General Admission / $22 Seniors / $20 Members

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

    AND one EXCLUSIVE Table for Four: the  $500.00 “The Table of Totally Awesomeness”
    (includes  reserved seating for four, a bottle of premier wine, cheese, crackers & fruit plate, Framed Sit-A-While Posters autographed by visiting guests/musicians plus CDs from the artists & lots of extra goodies stuffed into your Top Hat of Fun!


    Totally Awesome, THAT IS what YOU are,
    To thank you, we’ll make you our Sit-A-While Star!
    So, don’t sit with people you’re not supposed to know,
    Cause part of the night you’ll be part of the show! 


    Join Kami for her upcoming series with her favorite singer- songwriters from around the country. Kami will be hosting each round introducing her fans and friends to wonderful artist-performers in a relaxed Cape Cod living room setting, fake fireplace and all.  Kami, with her house bandmates Jon Evans (Tori Amos’s bass player), Tad Price, (Steve Forbert’s lead guitarist) & Rikki Bates (The Incredible Casuals, & the Chandler Travis Philharmonic) on drums, will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters.  The special guests have toured the country as performers and their songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Maura O’Connell & Susan Werner. These artists have also collaborated with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, John Jennings, Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, David Wilcox, Aimee Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and too many others to mention.  Mountain Stage, Austin City Limits, & The White House have hosted some of these talented songwriters.  

    Spring is here and Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle is bringing two rockin singer- songwriters on Friday, May 2nd, 2014, to the Cotuit Center for the Arts.

    Bonnie Hayes helped put Bonnie Raitt back on the map with her Grammy winning album “Nick of Time’ with contributions of her songs “Have a Heart” & “ Love Letter” and the darling Kimon Kirk of New England’s “Session Americana” a local folk-roots super group that has been reviewed by the Boston Globe,

    "Their sound lives on the edge of exploration, where the freewheeling crackle of a great jam session meets the lean groove of classic country music. The result is rock-solid, rippling with surprise, and delivered by some of the best acoustic musicians in town'-Scott Alarik, Boston Globe

    It promises to be a special intimate evening of shared songs, storytelling and humor. 

    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While Series: 3

     “Kami Lyle Sit-A-While, Real Songs, Real Writers, Fake Fireplace”

    Kami Lyle Sit-A-While

    November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
    Tickets: $25 General Admission / $22 Seniors / $20 Members

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

    AND one EXCLUSIVE Table for Four: the  $500.00 “The Table of Totally Awesomeness”
    (includes  reserved seating for four, a bottle of premier wine, cheese, crackers & fruit plate, Framed Sit-A-While Posters autographed by visiting guests/musicians plus CDs from the artists & lots of extra goodies stuffed into your Top Hat of Fun!


    Totally Awesome, THAT IS what YOU are,
    To thank you, we’ll make you our Sit-A-While Star!
    So, don’t sit with people you’re not supposed to know,
    Cause part of the night you’ll be part of the show! 

    Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle presents a series of unique evenings with her favorite singer- songwriters from around the country. Kami will be hosting each round introducing her fans and friends to wonderful artist-performers in a relaxed Cape Cod living room setting, fake fireplace and all.  Kami, with her house band mates Joey Spampinato (founding member of NRBQ) and Tad Price will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters. 

    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Salon of Shorts 2014

    Salon of Shorts
    at Cotuit Center for the Arts

    on the fourth Wednesday of each month  at 7:30 PM
    in the Art Studio

    2014 dates:
    January 22 
    February 26
    March 26
    April 23
    May 28
    June 25
    July 23
    August 27
    September 24
    October 22
    November 26
    December 24

     

    Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak will host the series, which will encompass all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

    “Everyone has in them five minutes of good storytelling, song, stand-up—even genius,” said Ernst.

    Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

    Admission to Salon of Shorts is free. Wine may be purchased for $5 a glass, and other refreshments will be available.

  • The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Outside the Box and Occasionally al Fresco

    The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Outside the Box

    and Occasionally Al Fresco

    July 10-12, 2014

    July 24-26, 2014

    July 31 - August 2, 2014

    in the Art Studio

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
     
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

    Edgy, unapologetic, funny, wickedly honest, hell-bent, and loudmouth, Christine Rathbun Ernst is a writer, poet, and performer. Her play about her battle with breast cancer, Reconstruction or How I Learned to Pay Attention,” has been performed throughout New England. She performed “The Further Adventures of a Fat Ass Cancer Bitch” at Cotuit Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater in 2011, “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Goes Shopping,” there in 2012, and "The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Outside the Box" in 2013.

     

    Ernst continues her autobiographical reflections, blending storytelling, spoken word, poetry, and commentary on daily life we can all relate to. The stories are about politics, aging, changing family dynamics, the examined life, and the “humor that you have to locate in your day-to-day—otherwise it would be unbearable,” said Ernst. “I write because all I know to do is to share the story. And the best part is that I hear the stories back. People say ‘I can so relate! I so hear what you are talking about. I feel the same way.’”

  • Wine & Music Wednesday July
  • Playpen: A 24 Hour Theater Experiment

    Playpen: A 24 Hour Theater Experiment

    July 18-19, 2014

    24 hours culminating in a performance at 8pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014
    in the Main Performance Space
     
    Tickets: $10 general admission
     

     

    When a bunch of actors, directors, and playwrights walk into an empty theatre, there's going to be a play. Usually, there have been years, or at least months, of work leading up to that day: playwrights agonizing, directors dramatizing, designers conceptualizing, producers maneuvering, marketers tempting, actors chop-honing.  On July 18, about three dozen theatre artists will meet as a group for the first time, do all that, and present six new short plays to a jam-packed house the following evening. We call it the PlayPen, and it's no place for the weak.

     

     

  • Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

    Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

     September 11-28, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 4pm
    No performance on Saturday, September 13, 2014
     
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

    Set in the thick of 1956 McCarthyism, the play opens at the local community center where five women preside over their members gathered for their annual quiche breakfast in honor of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. Innuendos, suppressed sexual feelings, shocking revelations and political humor abound as the women compete for best quiche, and cope with an unexpected agenda item: the dropping of an atom bomb on their fair city.

    Written by Evan Linder & Andrew Hobgood; Directed by Jo Brisbane

     

     

     

  • The House of Yes

    The House of Yes

    November 1-16, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm
     
     
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     
    Marty, a college student in New York, decides to pay his family a visit in their ancient and imposing house in D.C. As soon as he gets home things begin to go wrong. It soon becomes clear that Marty and his sister, the unbalanced Jackie-O are just a little too affectionate towards each other, and everything untoward that could happen, does, in this unusual comedy.

     

     Written by Wendy McLeod; Directed by Anthony Teixeira

     

     

     

     

  • A Tuna Christmas

     A Tuna Christmas

    December 4-21, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm
     
     
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members

    A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town's annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp.  Two actors play all 20 zany characters.

    Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard; Directed by Tara Galvin

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Opening Reception: July Exhibits

    Pablo and Me: Sculpture by Zemer Peled

    Marc St. Pierre: Encaustics

     Exhibit Dates:
    July 5 - August 3, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, July 18, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • Opening Reception: August Exhibits

    Photography by William Scully and Alan Trugman

    Modern Quilters

     Exhibit Dates:
    August 7 - September 7, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, August 15, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • Opening Reception: September - October Exhibits

    Paintings by Brian Rutenberg

    Prints by Christiane Corcelle

    Sculpture by Skip Treglia

     Exhibit Dates:
    September 13 - October 18, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, September 26, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • Opening Reception: October - November Exhibits

    The Enigma of 4am:

    Laurie Kaplowitz
    Stacy Latt Savage
    Katha Seidman

    and
    an Open Juried Exhibition

     Exhibit Dates:
    October 23 - November 22, 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, October 31, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • Opening Reception: December Exhibits

    the Annual Member Faculty Student Show

     Exhibit Dates:
    November 29 - December 24 2014

    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Following Fridays:
    Friday, December 5, 2014 at noon

    Our gallery exhibits, opening receptions and Following Friday lectures are free - no advance notice required

  • Meetinghouse Chamber Music Festival 2014

    Meetinghouse Chamber Music Festival 2014 

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8pm

    in the Gallery

    The Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod's longest running chamber music series, presents a concert including the Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major, along with music by Mozart, Haydn, Ernest Chausson and Josquin Turina.  The musicians, all principals in the Cape Cod Symphony:  violinist, Heather Goodchild Wade;  violist,
    Laura Manko;  cellist Bo Ericsson;  pianist and festival director, Donald Enos. 

    Complete with musical styles from France, Spain, Turkey, Austria and Germany, this concert will feature masterworks written for piano and strings that encompass an excellent introduction to the enchanting world of chamber music.

    Tickets:  $20 General Admission/ under 18 free

    Tickets are not available at Cotuit Center for the Arts - Please purchase your tickets directly from the Meetinghouse Chamber Music Festival

     

     

     

     

  • Entrain in Concert 2014

    Entrain in Concert 2014

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

     

    Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since it's inception.

    Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain is also conga/djembe/trombonist Sam Holmstock, and Lead Singer/guitarist wiz Brian Alex. Joining them is bassist M'Talewa, saxophonist/percussionist Phillip Young and keyboardist Tony Falcetti.

    Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood Sweet and Tears.

    "We wanna create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces and bodies moving. You can't beat that feeling. At the same time if we can help to make peace and love cool again... great! There's enough negativity in the world, let's spread a little joy around and watch how infectious it can be."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Pablo and Me: Amit Peled in Concert

    Pablo and Me: Amit Peled in Concert

     

    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

     

    A gallery concert by Amit Peled featuring the Guest of Honor - Pablo Casals's famous cello ca. 1700, featuring works by Bach and Ligeti

    Amit will perform this very special concert amidst an exhibit of his sister, sculptor Zemer Peled.

    Life's and Art's eternity mirrored by a performance on the magnificent historic instrument of Pablo Casals, and surrounded by reflected artwork.

    www.zemerpeled.com

    www.amitpeled.com

    Amit speaking about the Casals Cello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28cXvPf_fkM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - July 2014: Open Mic featuring Carly Tefft

    Trespass Music Monday

    Open Mic featuring Carly Tefft

    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

     

    At just 20, Carly Tefft,“The singer-songwriter phenomenon from Cape Cod,”as stated by The Boston Globe has hit the ground running, releasing her sophomore album“Tell It All”, recorded at the renowned Darkhorse Studios (Nashville,TN). Tracks are receiving continued airplay on MA stations such as 101.9’s The Cheap Seats an 95.9 WATD. A nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the Yearby Limelight Magazine Awards, Tefft has also been named as Cape Cod Magazine’s People to Watch 2013.” Her fan base has proved to be loyal by helping her win the online fan voted Tyler Ward Opening Act Contest and Gavin DeGraw Cover Contest sponsored by Gigg.comAs a singer/song writer, Tefft creates an alternative sound all her own. She refuses to settle on one genre and writes with her blend of folk, rock, and pop-a la Carole King, Grace Potter, and Sheryl Crow. If the Berklee College of Music student's honest lyrics, full voice and rhythmic guitar skills don't grab your attention, her red hair just might.

     

     

     

     

  • Moby Dick: A Chris Boselli Scholarship Fundraiser

    Moby Dick! the musical

    Special event to honor our friend and colleague, Chris Boselli


    Cocktails at 5:30

     Performance at 6:30

     Reception to follow


    Tickets: $15


     


    At the request of his family, Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to host a fundraising event to raise money for a college scholarship in the name of Chris Boselli. Chris, who participated in many productions at the Center as well as the College, Barnstable Comedy Club and other theaters, was taken from us two years ago.  Chris was larger than life, and loved working on productions at the Center. We can think of no better way to honor him than to host a private event in his honor with his theater family, his friends and his loving family.


    So please join us for a preview of Moby Dick! the Musical – a dress rehearsal to be held on Saturday, May 31st.

    Tickets are $15 and include the performance, a reception before and after with food and a cash bar, raffles and a silent auction. 


    All proceeds will benefit the Christopher Boselli Memorial Scholarship Fund.

     

    During the fundraiser, a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a college student who fits the following criteria:

     1.    A current college student or a high school student who has been accepted to college.

     2.    The student may be seeking a degree in any field, not necessarily in the arts.

     3.    Student must have been an active participant at Cotuit Center for the Arts, and state those activities in the application.

     For consideration, interested parties must submit an essay to describe “Beyond the Performance: what the theater has done for me”.

     Deadline for applications is April 15, 2014 and should be submitted to:

     Christopher Boselli Scholarship

    102 Meredith Drive.  

    East Falmouth MA. 02536

      (this event does not appear to the general public on our website, however, you may forward to anyone who may be interested in attending and supporting this worthy cause)

     

     

  • Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

    Four Squared: A Collaborative Theater Project

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    estimated time of performance: 7:30pm

    Free Admission

    With generous support from the Kaplan Foundation, Cotuit Center for the Arts announces a new collaboration designed to workshop four original plays by four local playwrights over the course of one year.  Theater partners include Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, Provincetown Theater, and Woods Hole Theatre Company.

     

    Each work will be presented in staged readings four times, once each season over the course of a year, in four venues from the upper Cape to the lower Cape, reaching four different audiences.  The partners each invited a local playwright and asked that they pen a new full length play for up to six actors. Readings will take place in the four theaters simultaneously, the first with each playwright in the “home” of their presenter, then rotating between the four venues.  Dates of the performances are scheduled for May 5, August 4, November 3, 2014; and February 2, 2015 (Dates subject to change).  A festival of all four plays will be scheduled at the completion of the cycle.

     

    Featured playwrights are Bronwen Prosser (Cotuit Center for the Arts), Susan Kosoff (Harwich Junior Theatre),  Candace Perry (Provincetown Theater) and Joe Richards (Woods Hole Theatre Company).

  • Provincetown Jazz Festival 2014

    Provincetown Jazz Festival

    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 8pm

    Tickets: $25

     
    For 10 years the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United Sates, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and New Zealand.   This year we will feature:
     
    REBECCA PARRIS is from Massachusetts and is making her debut at the jazz festival.  She has performed all over the world with Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and many others.  PAUL McWILLIAMS, also making his debut, will accompany her on piano with AVERY SHARPE on bass and BART WEISMAN on drums.
     
    SHAWNN MONTEIRO is a festival favorite and jazz vocalist and educator from Rhode Island.  She will be accompanied by FRED BOYLE on piano, AVERY SHARPE on bass and BART WEISMAN on drums.

    AVERY SHARPE is making his debut and is a bass player who lives in Massachusetts and is best know for his 20 years performing with McCoy Tyner.  
     
    MINDY TODD from WCAI, The Cape and Islands NPR Station, will be the Emcee for the evening.

     

    THE 10TH ANNUAL PROVINCETOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

     

  • The Woods Hole Plays

    The Woods Hole Plays

    Two new one acts by Danny Mitarotondo and Bronwen Prosser

    June 5 - 29, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 4pm
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

     

    A site specific exploration of playwriting; , a local and a New Yorker team up to create two one acts using one cast, one location, the same theme, and two surprisingly different, quirky plays.

    There will be a reading on April 9th of these plays before they go back into revision for this production in the Black Box.

     

    Directed by Kathryn Walsh

  • Only Wounded: Larry Marsland Sings Peter Allen

    Larry Marsland Sings the Songs of Peter Allen

    June 8-9, 2014
    June 15-16, 2014
    June 22-23, 2014

    Sunday and Monday evening performances at 8pm

    Tickets: $20 General Admission / $17 Seniors / $15 Members

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

     

    Larry Marsland interprets the songs of Peter Allen and mixes in recollections of Stonewall, Reno Sweeney’s, Judy Garland and the explosive, crazy world of Manhattan in the 70s and 80s.

    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Greater Tuna

    2nd Wednesday Theater: Greater Tuna

    June 11, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. June features Greater Tuna, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard and presented by Tara Galvin.

    Greater Tuna is the third smallest town in Texas; a place where books like Huckleberry Finn and Romeo and Juliet are too smutty for the library shelves and the Lion's Club is too liberal. A humorous look at small town life.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - June

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    June 18, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - August

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    August 20, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - September

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    September 17, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - October

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    October 15, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - November

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    November 19, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    Musician: TBD

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • Wine & Music Wednesday - December

    Wine and Music Wednesday

    December 17, 2014 from 6 to 7:30pm

    The Annual Holiday Sing-a-long
    with our own David Kuehn at the piano

     $10 // $5 members

     an open house held in our Gallery with wine tasting and live music
    held on the third Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30pm

    Advance reservations not required; admission fee charged at the door

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Meridian Summer

    2nd Wednesday Theater: Meridian Summer

    July 9, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Art Studio - just for July!

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. July features Meridian Summerwritten by Candace Perry and presented by John Reed.

    Civil rights are challenged, argued, and obstructed in Meridian, Mississippi in the summer of 1964.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Motorola Miracle

    2nd Wednesday Theater: Motorola Miracle

    August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. August features Motorola Miraclewritten and presented by Jo Brisbane.

    Are Rose and Tom Johnson the last American innocents?  Their simple world, set in 1954, is shaped by the fantasy world of magazine advertising.  It is a very cozy world, until the surprise arrival of a brand new television, which brings fear and hysteria into their lives.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: Curbed

    2nd Wednesday Theater: Curbed

    September 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. September features Curbedwritten and presented by Jim Hurley.

    A couplet of calamitous canine capers when pets become problems for overwhelmed owners!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater:The Last Romance

    2nd Wednesday Theater: The Last Romance

    October 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. October features The Last Romancewritten by Joe DiPietro and presented by Carol McManus

    A crush can make anyone feel young again—even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: The Two-Character Play

     

    2nd Wednesday Theater: The Two-Character Play

    November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. November features The Two-Character Playpresented by Daniel Fontneau 

    A classic play by Tennessee Williams. Reality and fantasy are interwoven with terrifying power as two actors on tour—brother and sister—find themselves deserted by the trope in a decrepit "state theatre in an unknown state." Faced (perhaps) by an audience expecting a performance, they enact "The Two-Character Play"—an illusions within an illusion, and "out cry" from isolation, panic and fear. "I think it is my most beautiful play since Streetcar," Tennessee Williams said, "and I've never stopped working on it."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2nd Wednesday Theater: A Christmas Carol

    2nd Wednesday Theater:

    December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

    in the Main Performance Space

    FREE admission and $5.00 wine

     

    A monthly play-reading series of rarely-performed classic, undiscovered gems, old chestnuts, and exciting new works. December features A Christmas Carolpresented by the Center’s Theater Advisory Committee.

    Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - June 2014: Mike Laureanno and Tracie Potochnik

    Trespass Music Monday

    featuring Mike Laureanno and Tracie Potochnik

    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

     

    Mike Laureanno is the real deal Americana: poignant themes, memorable refrains and unforgettable arrangements.  “Folks Mike’s CD Pushing Back Wintertime is a gem! Instrumentally, vocally and lyrically I was glued to the songs from beginning to end” - Jon Stein Folk DJ host of The Hootenanny Café WTBQ-AM 93.5FM.  http://michael.laureanno.com

     

    Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence-based Tracie Potochnik is a rising star on the Rhode Island singer-­songwriter circuit. She was a double nominee in the 2013 Motif Music Awards (Americana Songwriter and Female Americana Vocalist), and is known for writing delicately crafted lyrical narratives in which she fully inhabits a range of complex and sometimes dark characters. Tracie brings three chords, the truth, and occasionally a mandolin to her shows. http://www.traciepotochnik.com

     

     

  • The Last Five Years

    The Last Five Years

    June 29-30, 2014
    July 13-14, 2014
    July 20-21, 2014

    Sunday and Monday evening performances at 8pm

    Tickets: $20 General Admission / $17 Seniors / $15 Members

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

     

    A musical by Jason Robert Brown exploring a five-year relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress

     

    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Brazen Belles Burlesque 2014

    Brazen Belles Burlesque
    Hotter than the 4th of July!

    July 9 - 12, 2014
     Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at 8pm
    Tickets $25 // $22 seniors // $20 Members

    Silver Table for 4: $200

    Gold Table for 4: $300


    The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts! The Center will travel back in time to the good old days of vaudeville.  We are pleased to present the Brazen Belles, a Cape Cod based burlesque troupe. The Belles bring a variety of talents: singing, dancing, acting, wit, sass, and of course seduction to the stage. Every show includes a mixture of racy retro costumes, chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, sultry dance moves, and physical comedy skits. A troupe of dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes, we will have you laughing, lusting, and longing for more.

    Queens of the corset, sirens of the stage, dolls of the dancefloor,
    THE BELLES ARE YOUR VILLAGE VAUDEVILLE
    .


    ********Please email your choice of wine to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*******

    Silver Table for 4 Wine Choices:

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced, Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

    Gold Table for 4 Wine Choices:

    NV Pommery Brut Royal

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

    Far Niente Chardonnay

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse.This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintagesconsistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

    Don't forget to email your wine choice for your Premium Table for 4 to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org!

  • Cape Cod Cabaret Fest 2014 presented by Tedi Marsh

     Tedi Marsh presents the Cape Cod Cabaret Fest 2014

    April 25 and April 26,  2014 at 7pm
    Tickets (for both nights): $50 // $45 Seniors // $40 Members

    One Night Ticket: $30

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating for both nights: $600

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating for both nights: $400

    2 spectacular nights of Cabaret, Cotuit style! Friday evening will feature an “American Idol” type competition among vocalists who were selected by Marsh after audition in March. They will perform cabaret songs during the first half of the show, and the audience will vote to determine the winner.

    After intermission, Tedi Marsh will sing selections from her new CD, “A Different Road.” The album features her original songs from the past 30 years. Some were recorded on Cape Cod with Bart Weisman and Bruce Abbott, and some were recorded in Nashville, where the CD was produced.

    On Saturday night, Marsh will host some of her favorite cabaret performers, including Krisanthi Pappas from Boston and Louis Sacco from New York.   Louis Sacco will be performing a set with award-winning songwriter Drew Gasparini, whose music has been featured in the NBC musical series "Smash”.  Friday night’s audience favorite will have the honor of closing the show.

    Both nights will feature the Bart Weisman Trio, with Weisman on drums, Fred Boyle on piano, and Rich Hill on bass.

    Friday Night Contestants

    • Donna Scheer
    • Bob DiCicco
    • Anthony Teixeira
    • Hannah Carrita
    • Christine Prescott
    • Gina Diana
    • Jennica Deely

    Please note that if you have purchased tickets for both nights, your ticket confirmation may reference only the first night. Discounts do not apply to single night ticket purchases.

     

    *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • If Nothing Changes

    If Nothing Changes
    an original play by Richard Martin

    April 10-27, 2014
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinee at 2pm
    No performance on Sunday, April 20, 2014
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

    If Nothing Changes examines the lives of seven people struggling with addiction and its damaging effects. Characters range in diversity from a self-described Chardonnay Queen to an alcoholic attorney to a heroin addict reeling from the effects of childhood abuse. Revealing that an addict’s most formidable obstacle isn’t simply a substance, the play is witness to the effects of self-administered illusion and the freedom of recovery.

     

     

  • Artful Thursdays • Wire Jewelry

    Artful Thursdays • Wire Jewelry with Jessie Arnone

     

    In this three hour workshop we will make a wrapped wire pendant using a large stone, bead, or piece of sea glass. Whether you have used wire before or are a beginner this will be a fun class for all experience levels. Bring your friends and have a blast!

     

    Thursday evening August 7

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members

    all materials included 

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Artful Thursdays • Art Journaling

    Artful Thursdays • Art Journaling    with Lenore Lyons

     

    Making an art journal is fun. It’s a creative way to think and reflect on life. It’s not about creating a masterpiece; it a book to play with colors, images and words to make pages that are pleasing to you. Explore Art! with a ridiculous amount of supplies. Add background colors and textures, no drawing needed! Document your thoughts with simple and fun art techniques. Make some sample pages in this evening workshop. Give it a try.
    All supplies provided.

     

    Thursday evening August 14

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members

    all materials included 

     

                                  

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

     

  • Artful Thursdays • Kitchen Cupboard Printmaking

    Artful Thursdays • Kitchen Cupboard Printmaking   with L. Michelle Law

     

    Create frame worthy, hand pulled monoprints and etchings using materials found in any kitchen. No press required.

    All supplies provided. Lots of fun.  You will amaze yourself with what you create.

     

    Thursday evening August 21

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members

    all materials included 

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Artful Thursdays • Watercolor Seascape Note Cards

    Artful Thursdays • Watercolor Seascape  Note Cards  with Rosalie McCarthy           

     

    Paint one or more watercolor note cards; the quantity is up to you.  After class,  bring your painted note cards to a copy center where they will reproduced on appropriate card stock- as many as you choose for a reasonable fee. Instructor will have pictures to choose from and several samples.Watercolor is a very forgiving, fun and beautiful medium.

     

    Thursday evening August 28

    6:00-9:00 pm in the Art Studio

    $45./$38.25 members

    all materials included 

     

      

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Explore World Drumming.

    Explore World Drumming with Sam Holmstock 

     

    This multicultural survey course will focus on the theory and practice in the use of percussion as ritual, communication, and recreation from around the world. Students will learn from lecture and practice, rhythms and hand drumming technique from the drum cultures of Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti and the Middle-East. This will be a very hands on class. Students will have an opportunity to learn the traditional rhythms individually and play them in the traditional ensemble setting. We will trace the evolution of world rhythms from their tribal roots to present day musical contexts of Hip-Hop and International Pop styles. We will also explore the aspects and guidelines for the modern day Drum Circle for fun and relaxation. No experience is necessary. This will be an opportunity for beginners to get their feet wet and for experienced players to hone their skills and for everyone to have fun. Drums will be provided for those that don’t already have them.  For more info, contact Sam at samholmstock@gmail.com

     

    Tuesday evenings May 13, 20, 27  June 10, 17, 24

    6:00-8:00  in the Studio     

    $140./$119. members

     

      

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Introduction to Ukulele

    Introduction to the Ukulele with Vanessa Gregory

    for adults and teens

     

    The ukulele has been called “The World's Friendliest Instrument”. Explore music, singing and playing the ukulele!  Musician, singer and author Vanessa Gregory will get you playing and singing in just a couple of classes. Especially welcome are folks with little or no musical instrument experience. Students of Intro to Ukulele will learn basic chords and strumming patterns to classic songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, " Sea Of Love", “Three Little Birds” and “Sweet Caroline”. We’ll also take song suggestions from the group. Singing along is encouraged but not required. Once you’ve learned a few basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to playing pretty much any song you like. Performance opportunities are available as well. The ukulele is a blast, and perfect for the summertime.  Please join us- bring your own ukulele or loaners for class will be available. For more info, contact Vanessa at vanessa.gregory7@gmail.com

     

    Saturday mornings  July 12, 19, 26  August 2, 9, 16    

    9:00-10:30 in the Administration Building

    $105./$89.25 members

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Intermediate Ukulele.

    Intermediate Ukulele with Vanessa Gregory

    for adults and teens

     

    Intro to Ukulele alumni, guitarists, beginner, intermediate and advanced ukulele players are all encouraged to join Intermediate Ukulele with Vanessa Gregory. Even if you've taken our class before, we want you; several folks have taken the class two or three times! Material covered in the class is constantly changing and ever evolving to suit the taste and ability of those taking the class. Intermediate Ukulele also covers finger picking, single note melody playing, advanced and novelty strumming patterns, tablature, jazz chords and other fun approaches to the instrument. Arrangements are new and fresh for each new session. We'll be covering songs by artists such as The Beatles, Van Morrison, and The Lumineers as well as Motown classics and tunes from the Great American Songbook. Join us for some playing and singing. For more info, contact Vanessa at vanessa.gregory7@gmail.com 

     

    Saturday mornings  July 12, 19, 26  August 2, 9, 16    

    10:30-12:00 in the Administration Building

    $105./$89.25 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Bark Park

    Bark Park

    A new play, written and directed by Jim Dalglish

    August 7-24, 2014

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm
    Sunday matinees at 4pm
    Tickets: $15 / $12 Members
     

     Premiering in the Black Box!

     

  • Following Friday - April 18
  • Following Friday - May 30
  • Following Friday - July 18
  • Following Friday - August 15
  • Following Friday - September 26
  • Following Friday - October 31
  • The Kind of True Story of Mona Coyote

    The Kind of True Story of Mona Coyote

    An original play for children and families

    Presented by Theater Under the Stairs

    August 11 - 22, 2014

    Monday, Tuesday and Friday performances at 10am and at 12:30pm

    Monday, August 11th evening performance at 7pm

    Tickets: $15 // $10 members


    A swashbuckling, video gaming, car dueling, merry making, sidekick having, monster fighting, apple eating, potion drinking, life saving, level upping, magically original epic adventure from the imaginations that brought you Lulu's Lemonade Stand and FROG: A Modern Fairy Tale

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - August 2014: An Evening with Danielle Miraglia

    Trespass Music Monday

    An Evening with Danielle Miraglia

    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

     

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    August will feature singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia , a Boston-based blues singer and guitarist. Miraglia’s voice has been described as “strong and expressive, with a whiskey-stained authority, peppered occasionally with a raspy growl.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - September 2014: Mike Holliday and Meg Braun

    Trespass Music Monday

    featuring Mike Holliday and Meg Braun

    Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

     

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    Mike is a Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller from Pottstown PA. His music is hard to pigeon hole into a genre. It's folk, indie, Americana, pop and sometimes even a little Broadway. The last five years have been filled with road trips; singing his songs, sharing his stories, and meeting people so he can get more stories and write more songs. Some of the places he has performed include: Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Burlap & Bean (Newtown Square, PA) and Steal City (Phoenixville, PA) Plan B (Broadway, VA) and Cristina's Café (Strasburg, VA). In 2013 he was the Artist in Residence at listen Live Music (Macungie, PA).https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Hollidays-Music-Page/259788737389880

    Meg Braun is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter known for her fearless writing, dynamic vocal style and performances that have charmed audiences from California to Texas and throughout the Northeast. The Toledo, Ohio native arrived in New York with her diploma and the hopes of building a career in non-profit advocacy. What she found instead, was admission into the City’s vibrant creative class. While living in Manhattan’s East Village, Meg covered for a friend one Tuesday evening as host of the open mic at the legendary C-Note.  Immediately, she knew she had found her place.  When the host position opened up shortly thereafter, Meg gladly took the helm and guided for years what became a weekly salon of sorts, welcoming a distinctive collection of songwriters. http://www.megbraun.com/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - October 2014: Jamie Kent and Ian Fitzgerald

    Trespass Music Monday

    featuring Jamie Kent and Ian Fitzgerald

    Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person

    Doors open at 7pm

     

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    A fresh 26-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern artists like Ray Lamontagne and Amos Lee as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. http://jamiekent.com/home

    Ian Fitzgerald is a writer and performer of American folk songs. Over the past decade, he has performed extensively throughout New England; toured up and down the east coast; and independently released four albums of original material. Ian's compelling lyrics and indelible melodies have won him first place in the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest (for the song "Lillian") and a spot in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. In their review of Ian's latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States." www.ianfitzgerald.com

     

     

     

     

     

  • Trespass Music Monday - November 2014: Open Mic featuring Rick Gottlieb

    Trespass Music Monday

    an Open Mic featuring RIck Gottlieb

    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Suggested donation: $5 per person for performers or audience

    Doors open at 7pm

     

    Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

    Rick Gottlieb is an acoustic musician who has played guitar for more than 40 years. His calling as a musician began when he was just five years old in Flushing, NY.  His mother bought a guitar for herself to learn, but quickly gave it up.  Young Rick picked up the instrument and began strumming simple tunes.  Rick tried for some time to abandon his dreams of being a musician, but he has found that music is such a persistent muse that he cannot let it go forever.  In 2008, Rick released his first album entitled, “Nobody’s Fool,” produced by Steve Rapson. The album included both original compositions and some traditional favorites. Rick’s voice and music is reminiscent of the styles of James Taylor and David Wilcox, but he plays in a number of different genres, including Bossa Nova, Contemporary Folk, Traditional, and Great American Songbook Standards. Rick’s musical stylings range from percussive and driving to soft and introspective, while consistently remaining harp-like and melodic throughout his album. Rick’s music is greatly influenced by some of his favorite singer/songwriters like James Taylor, David Wilcox, Susan Werner and Jackson Browne. His music speaks to the “baby-boomer” generation like himself who are too young at heart to be called middle-aged, but too old for the likes of their own offspring. Rick resides in Hopkinton, Massachusetts with his wife, Cheryl, and his children two teenage children, Rachel and Ethan. http://rickgottlieb.net/wordpress/

     

     

     

     

     

  • Klezmer Swing Group featuring Tedi Marsh

    Klezmer Swing Group Concert
    featuring Tedi Marsh

    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8pm in the gallery

    Tickets $20 // $18 seniors // $17 members

    The Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group has performed Klezmer (also known as Jewish Jazz) and Swing (from the 30’s & 40’s) music for private events and concerts across Cape Cod, opened for the Boston Pops, and appeared with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. This concert will feature guest vocalist Tedi Marsh.


    www.bartweisman.com/klezmerswinggroup.htm

     

  • George Gritzbach Concert and CD Release Party

    George Gritzbach Concert and CD Release Party

     

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200 

    George Gritzbach has been a muscian for over 30 years and has played with musical talents such as BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Coco Taylor, and more. Celebrate the release of George’s new CD: Whoa Yeah!-- featuring all original material in the Roots and Blues genre.

     *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • Second Annual Americana Hootenanny

    Second Annual Americana Hootenanny

     

    September 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200 

    The 2nd annual Americana Hootenanny! A good old-fashioned blues, brews and BBQ throwdown. Stay tuned for this year’s line up!  We promise to have plenty of food at this year’s festival, and the music will be great.  The evening starts with an outdoor picnic featuring live music, then inside the theater veterans of the dynamic New England Americana music scene present their roots-inspired music.

    To help complete the journey, traditional BBQ will be available, as will vegetarian options for those that prefer their swine left fine.

    So come on down and get yer fill at the 2014 Americana Hootenanny!

      *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • Groovy Afternoon presents TOMMY in concert

    Groovy Afternoon presents

    TOMMY in Concert

     

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    October 16 - 18, 2014 at 8pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200 

     

     *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • Debra Mann sings Joni Mitchell

    Debra Mann Sings Joni Mitchell

     

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7pm

     

     

    Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200 

    Debra Mann is a triple threat. She plays a sweet piano, writes splendidly, and has a voice that envelopes one with warmth and sensuality.  Based in Providence, RI, she performs extensively throughout the New England area in clubs, concerts, and festivals.  Debra returns to Cotuit after a sold out performance at the 8th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival.

    The Music of Joni Mitchell.  Debra Mann on vocals & piano, Alan Clinger on guitar, Ron Ormbsy on bass and Bart Weisman on drums

    Website Link:   http://debramann.com/

     *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • HAIR in Concert

    HAIR in concert

    Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8pm

     

     

    Tickets: $25 // $22 Senior // $20 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    Silver Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200 

    The Music from "Hair" with Tedi Marsh & Friends on vocals, Fred Boyle on keyboard, Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

     *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • Oyster Cabaret

    Oyster Cabaret

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7p:30m

     

     

    Tickets: $20 // $18 Senior // $17 Member

     

    Gold Table for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $300

    SilverTable for 4 with a bottle of wine and reserved seating: $200

    Oyster edu-tainment at its finest!  Come and laugh, learn, and slurp down succulent -bi-valves and thirst quenching bubbly. Enjoy this aqua-culture fusion and meet super hero, Sammy Spat - he's one in a million who just might save the world!!

     *****Please email your wine selection to info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org*****

    Gold Table for 4: Wines 

    NV Pommery Brut Royal 

    Famous for dancing to its own tune, Pommery bucked Champagne tradition to make the first Brut (Extra Dry) wine in 1875 to cater for English aristocrat palates. Pommery's Brut Royal continues to be made in that style, sitting in the dry and refreshing aperitif spectrum. Soft, creamy and persistent, the blend is a third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for balance and complexity. 89 Points | Wine Spectator

     

    Jordon Cabernet Sauvignon 

    Jordan Vineyards almost single-handedly put Alexander Valley on the map. Since the release their first wine, the 1976 Cabernet Sauvignon, they’ve been a standard bearer for what this warm-climate corner of Sonoma County can produce. Soft tannins, a rich texture and opulent flavors, complimented by a restrained framework of oak that leads to a lingering finish of violet, earth, smoke, and cola. Vintages consistently score in the high 80s/low 90s from Wine Spectator

     

    Far Niente Chardonnay 

    Founded with a passion to make exceptional wines, and built on ownership of the finest vineyards, Far Niente makes Napa Valley Chardonnays that are rich in aroma, flavor, and texture, yet balanced with a graceful finesse. This wine opens with delicate aromas of citrus blossom, honeydew melon, pear, flint and toasted almonds. The entry is silky with pear and citrus flavors. Refreshing acidity leads to a juicy finish, layered with toasted oak. The 2000’s vintages consistently score in the low 90s from Wine Spectator.

     

     

    Silver Table for 4: Wines

     

    Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 

    Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. It is one of the finest sparkling wines made in the United States. With its inviting, open-knit quality, its citrus and tropical fruit aromas, and its subtle framework of vanilla and toasty spice notes, this is simply irresistible. The 2000’s vintages scored 91-94 from Wine Spectator.

     

    Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc  

    This Sauvignon Blanc has tremendous vibrancy and exotic aromatics. The road map to creating Miller Ranch is simple: cold, stainless steel fermentation to preserve the citrusy freshness, multiple yeast strains to enhance the aromas and enough barrel fermented Semillon to make the texture silky. Attractive aroma of ripe grapefruit and honeydew melon, with spice and floral notes. Medium body, medium acidity with juicy fruit flavors. 92 points | Wine & Spirits

     

    MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir 

    MacMurray Ranch Winery is smack in the middle of Sonoma County's cool-climate Russian River Valley. Film and TV star Fred MacMurray enjoyed the ranch as a getaway and working farm, and when his family put it up for sale in 1996 after his death, they followed his orders to sell it to a "family" who would promise to keep the land in agriculture and his fence line intact. Gallo honored his wishes and now his daughter, Kate MacMurray, a former screenwriter, is spokesperson for the winery. Gallo planted vines and the winery was born in 2000. Flavors of berries and just a hint of mushroom are detectable in the taste. Aged in new and used French, American and European oak barrels for 6 to 9 months supports aromas of raspberry, cherry, red currant and boysenberries, as well as sage and mushrooms- bringing this wine full circle in its excellence. Scores in the high 80s for 2000 vintages.

     

     

  • 14th Annual Arts & Souls Masquerade Ball

     14th Annual Arts and Souls Masquerade Ball

    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30pm

    tickets: $10

    The 14th Annual Art and Souls Masquerade Ball will take place on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31.  There will be music, dancing, and “bone-chilling” refreshments. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. This is one of the best Halloween parties in New England.  Check out pictures from some of the previous years’ events by clicking here!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 3rd Annual Ukulele Celebration

    Third Annual Ukulele Celebration

    Sunday afternoon, November , 2014 at 2pm

     $5 at the door if you bring your ukulele and join the Uke-A-Long


      $10 general admission

    The “Uke-A-Long” opens the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele. Song charts are available to download here – there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime and all ages and abilities are welcome. AND there is free admission if you bring your ukulele and participate!

    The opening number will be followed by performances from the Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble, the Cape Cod Ukuladies, and the Steve Gregory Household, with Catie Flynn Plus 2.

    The Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble is a children’s ukulele group founded and directed by South Yarmouth kindergarten teacher Susan Anarino that offers fun, upbeat singing and strumming. The group is named after the brand of ukulele they play: small, brightly colored soprano ukes.

    The Cape Cod Ukeladies was started two years ago as a ukulele jam group of people who were new to playing ukulele and just wanted to have fun playing and singing. Most played other instruments such as fiddle, cello, guitar, and banjo before taking up the ukulele, and all abilities were welcomed.

    The Steve Gregory Household with Catie Flynn Plus 2 includes Steve Gregory and his family and friends. Gregory founded the Ukulele Orchestra series at Cotuit Center for the Arts. He will be joined onstage by his daughters, Vanessa and Sarah, his wife Joni, and Lower Cape singer-songwriter Catie Flynn, along with Andrew Fietek on bass guitar and sousaphone and Shawn Malcomson on percussion.

     

  • Adult Tap Dance - Summer

    Adult Tap Dance - Summer with Susan Friedman

     

    A Great class for those beginning or dusting off the ‘ole shoes! Cape Cod master teacher Susan Mendoza Friedman brings her tap energy and creative style to every class. Great music…great exercise…great fun! You are guaranteed to leave the class with a smile!  For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com

     

    Tuesday- early evenings  July 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12, 19

    5:00 - 6:00  in the  Annex Upstairs

      $75./$63.75 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time, 

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669.

  • MTDW Summer 2014 - Adults

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop with Michele Colley and Kris Hill

    for all ages

     

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop teaches essential principles of performing musical theater. During this four-week intensive, students practice and hone their singing, dancing and acting skills in a fun and supportive environment.  This program is for actors of reading age who have a true interest in theater. 

     

    Children 7-11  Tuesdays and Thursdays July 15 - August 7  

    10:30 am-3:00 pm   $275./$233.75 members

     

    Teens 14-17   Mondays, Tuesdays  July 14 - August 5  

    6:00-8:30 pm  $55./$46.75 members

     

    Adults    Mondays and Tuesdays   July 14 - August 5   

    6:00-8:30 pm   free of charge but registration is required

     

    Performances are August 9 at 3:00 pm and August 10 at 7:30 pm

     

     

     

     

     

  • MTDW Summer 2014 - Teens 14-17 years

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop with Michele Colley and Kris Hill

    for all ages

     Musical Theater Dance Workshop teaches essential principles of performing musical theater. During this four-week intensive, students practice and hone their singing, dancing and acting skills in a fun and supportive environment.  This program is for actors of reading age who have a true interest in theater. 

    Children 7-11  Tuesdays and Thursdays July 15 - August 7  

    10:30 am-3:00 pm   $275./$233.75 members

     

    Teens 14-17   Mondays, Tuesdays  July 14 - August 5  

    6:00-8:30 pm  $55./$46.75 members

     

    Adults    Mondays and Tuesdays   July 14 - August 5   

    6:00-8:30 pm   free of charge but registration is required

     

    Performances are August 9 at 3:00 pm and August 10 at 7:30 pm

     

     

     

     

  • MTDW Summer 2014 - Children 7-11 years

     

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop with Michele Colley and Kris Hill

     

    for all ages

     

     

     

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop teaches essential principles of performing musical theater. During this four-week intensive, students practice and hone their singing, dancing and acting skills in a fun and supportive environment.  This program is for actors of reading age who have a true interest in theater. 

     

     

     

    Children 7-11  Tuesdays and Thursdays July 15 - August 7  

     

    10:30 am-3:00 pm   $275./$233.75 members

     

     

     

    Teens 14-17   Mondays, Tuesdays  July 14 - August 5  

     

    6:00-8:30 pm  $55./$46.75 members

     

     

     

    Adults    Mondays and Tuesdays   July 14 - August 5   

     

    6:00-8:30 pm   free of charge but registration is required

     

     

     

    Performances are August 9 at 3:00 pm and August 10 at 7:30 pm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • MTDW Summer 2014 Show

    Musical Theater Dance Workshop

    Summer Show

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3pm

    Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:30pm

    All tickets: $10

     

     Join us for the MTDW Summer Show - the culmination of weeks of FUN and HARD WORK!

    To ensure your seat at this terrific show, please purchase your tickets in advance.

    Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability.

    Please note that performance start times are flexible.

  • Adult Tap Dance Beginner/Intermediate

    Adult Tap Dance Beginner/Intermediate  with Susan Friedman

     

    A continuation of our winter tap class and welcoming new dancers also. For ladies and gents.  A great class for those beginning or dusting off the old shoes. Cape Cod master teacher Susan Mendoza Friedman brings her tap energy and creative style to every class. Great music…great exercise…great fun!  You are guaranteed to leave the class with a smile.  For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com

     

    Tuesday mornings  May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10

    10:30-11:30 in the  Annex Upstairs 

    $75./$63.75 members

     

     

     

     If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time, 

    please email Lenore Lyons, Director of Arts Education at Lenore@cotuitcenterfothearts.org

     

  • Further Adventures in Acting for the Fun of It

    Further Adventures in Acting for the Fun of It with Jim Pettibone

    ages 15 and up

     

    In this class, we’ll continue to explore how you get into the character the author created, what methods you can use to take the words on the page and bring them to life and how actors work off of each other. Folks brand new to acting are welcome as well.

     

    Saturday mornings May 31 June 7, 14, 21, 28   

    10:30-12:00 in the Annex

    $90./$76.50  members  

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Improv

    Improv with Jim Pettibone

    ages 15-22

     

    In this class, we’ll examine and apply the key concepts that make up this lively and imaginative type of performing. Through a wide assortment of improv games and scenes you’ll be able to play different characters and create one-of-a-kind types of stories. Contact Jim for more information jpettibone@hotmail.com

     

    Saturday mornings July 19, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23

    10:30-12:00 in the Annex

    $110./$93.50 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Theater Talk

    Theater Talk facilitated by Jim Pettibone

     

    This is an invitation to members of the theater community to get together and chat about different areas of our shared interest. This night’s topic will be “What do directors want from actors and what do actors need from directors.” We’d like to hear your thoughts on how directors and actors can best work together in the creative process.

    Contact Jim for more information jpettibone@hotmail.com

     

    Monday evening July 7

    7:00-9:00 in the Art Studio

    $5. suggested donation 

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Whats Your Story, Morning Glory?

    What's Your Story, Morning Glory? with Christine Rathbun Ernst

    adults only

     

    Hey, busy women! Think you don't have anything to write about? That your story's not that interesting? Boring, even? Join our class and discover a world of story in your day to day. Led by poet/playwright/loudmouth, Christine Rathbun Ernst, each class is structured around simple and fun writing exercises, experience mining, exploration of the personal narrative, and optional weekly take-home assignments. No judgment, no critique, no spellcheck, just lots of writing, also reading aloud if you choose. And it's early on a Saturday so your weekend doesn't get screwed up. C'mon, Morning Glory -- grab your coffee, pad, and pen (laptop if you want) --  what's your story? For more info, contact Christine at christineernstwriter@gmail.com

     

    Saturday mornings May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21

    8:00-10:00 in the Annex Upstairs

    $140./$119. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Solo Show Workshop

    Solo Show Workshop with Bronwen Prosser

     

    In this five week intensive we will tackle the task of how to tell an engaging and performance worthy story. In this class we will write our own material which we will workshop together into dynamic individual performances.  Together we will explore how to create character through written storytelling and physical dramatization. You will be guided through the process of building your own solo performance. Each student will present their material during the final class to an invited audience. Warning! Homework!

     

    Monday evenings May 12, 19 (no class May 26) June 2, 9 16

    6:30-9:00 in the Art Studio

    $140./$119. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Playwriting Workshop

    Playwriting Workshop with Bronwen Prosser and Danny Mitarotondo

     

    Writing a play is an intriguing endeavor. Bronwen Prosser and special guest Danny Mitarotondo will be offering a unique opportunity to come and write a play in a supportive and playful environment focused on leading you through the beginning stages of writing a play. Danny Mitarotondo is an Edward Albee Fellow and graduate of Columbia University's MFA playwriting program. His work is currently being developed and shown all over the country. Bronwen and Danny previously collaborated in New York and are excited to jump into the imaginative and ridiculous world of playwriting with you. Whatever your level, come write with us!  

     

    Saturday mornings June 14, 21, 28

    10:00-1:00 in the Art Studio

    $105./$89.25 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Photography 1: Creativity with Your Digital Camera

    Photography 1: Creativity with your Digital Camera with Jon Moore

     

    Learn about digital photography through a creative and experimental approach to contemporary picture taking. The course will have a fairly objective start by examining light, color, motion as well as menus and modes available with most digital cameras in use today. These issues may seem challenging to some, but we will make it fun through experimentation in a creative way, simply to see the result and learn from it. Students will be given assignments to examine specific techniques and learn how they can enhance creative photography.  You can see the instructor’s work at: www.jonmoor.com  Please contact Jon with questions at m3web@me.com

     

    Materials List:

    -Fixed lens or DSLR digital camera and its manual if possible
    -A tripod (inexpensive is perfectly fine)
    -Storage disks, batteries and a USB Flash disk
    -iPad or Laptop for viewing of images (not mandatory but if you have one please bring to class)

     

     

    Friday afternoons  May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6

    2:00-4:00 in the Art Studio

    $120./$102. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

     

  • Digital Photo Album

    Digital Photo Album with Lori Cooney

     

    In this workshop you have fun creating a digital scrapbook using your iPad and your photos. Participants must bring their iPad and they should have their photos on the iPad in order to successfully complete the workshop. A list of apps will be emailed out to the registrants prior to class. Please note: a fee is associated with the scrapbooking app.  For more info, contact Lori at lcooney98@yahoo.com

     

    Monday evening  June 2

    6:30-8:30  in the Administration Building 

    $20./17. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • iPad as a Canvas.

    iPad as a Canvas with Lori Cooney 

     

    iPad as a canvas - did you know that your iPad is an artistic medium just like any canvas? In this workshop, we will learn how to use an iPad for sketching, drawing, painting, and producing works of art. You will need to purchase the recommended app for approximately $5 after registration.  A stylus would be helpful as well.  For more info, contact Lori at lcooney98@yahoo.com

     

    Monday evening August 25

    6:30-8:30  in the Administration Building 

    $20./17. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 2014

    Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

    3 Tuesdays in August 2014 at 7:30pm

    $35 per General Admission ticket (except as noted), $15 per student ticket, 18 and under are free

    Tickets must be purchased directly from the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Martin Beaver, violin
    Julian Schwarz, cello
    Natasha Paremski, piano
    Jon Nakamatsu, piano

    Tuesday, August 12,  2014
    Cypress String Quartet
    Cecily Ward, violin
    Tom Stone, violin
    Ethan Filner, viola
    Jennifer Kloetzel, cello

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    The Borromeo String Quartet
    Nicholas Kitchen, violin
    Kristopher Tong, violin
    Mai Motobuchi, viola
    Yeesun Kim, cello

  • Explore Art •Vacation

    Explore Art • Vacation  with Lenore Lyons

    ages 8-12

     

    Have fun as you experiment with all sorts of interesting art materials including inks, sprays, paints, water crayons, water graphite and more. Working with the Summer Vacation theme, we will have fun with drawing, painting with masking and textures, stencils, collages and print making with Gelli plates. You will also learn about borders, Zentangles and easy ways to add lettering for big and small messages.  We’lluse lots of paper in this class as you try new materials and discover what you like. Finally, you will create a very personal art book with the work you created with extra pages for future use.

     

     

    Monday - Thursday mornings   June 30, July 1, 2, 3  

    9:30-11:30  in the Art Studio

    $100./$85. members includes all materials

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Young Artists

     

    Young Artists-with Karen Maker

    ages 6-9

     

    Summer on Cape Cod and what could be more fun than a week filled with creative adventures in drawing and painting! Children interested in making art will enjoy five days of different lessons in drawing and painting using a variety mediums and quality materials: pencils, markers, soft and oil pastels, watercolors and acrylics. Still life, seascapes and even a special "Cape Cod 2014" painting are in store for little artists. Each day will bring something new with each child's art being wholly their own!

     

    Monday-Friday mornings    July 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 

    9:30-11:30  in the Art Studio

     

    $130./$110.50 members  includes all materials

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Just Dance!

    Just Dance! with Susan Friedman

    ages 7-11

     

    Join us for a blend of Jazz, Hip Hop, and basic dance technique rolled up with great music into an hour of JUST DANCE  fun.  For more info, contact Susan at smf318@me.com

     

    Monday-Friday late afternoons, July 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 

    4:30-5:30 in the Art Studio

    $60./$51. members

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Summer Art 1 Bring Back the Machine

    Summer Art 2014 withDavid Sigel and Hilary Hutchison

     

    This studio-based two week program will introduce students to a wide range of art materials and methods of making art.  Each session will give students the opportunity to explore projects in a creative and innovative environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography will be taught.  At the end of each session, every student will have acquired new skills, produced a portfolio of artwork, and benefited from the experience of working with peers in a fun, motivating, and creative studio setting.  Enrollment is limited to 18 students per session.  Sign up today!  Contact Instructors David Sigel and Hilary Hutchison with questions: summerartcotuit@gmail.com

     

     

    Session 1  Bring Back the Machine  

    ages 11-16   

     

    Machines of the past, present, and future will inspire the projects for this session: kinetic sculpture, machine inspired dry-point etching, pinhole photography, found object construction.

     

    Monday - Friday mornings    July 7 – July 18  

    8:30-12:30 in the  Annex Upstairs

    $500./$425. members  includes all materials

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Summer Art 2 Forms in Motion

    Summer Art 2014 withDavid Sigel and Hilary Hutchison

     

    This studio-based two week program will introduce students to a wide range of art materials and methods of making art.  Each session will give students the opportunity to explore projects in a creative and innovative environment. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography will be taught.  At the end of each session, every student will have acquired new skills, produced a portfolio of artwork, and benefited from the experience of working with peers in a fun, motivating, and creative studio setting.  Enrollment is limited to 18 students per session.  Sign up today!  Contact Instructors David Sigel and Hilary Hutchison with questions: summerartcotuit@gmail.com

     

    Session 2  Forms in Motion  

    ages 11-16

     

    For this session, projects will use the concept of movement as a theme:  gesture drawing, whirly-gig sculpture, plein-air painting, collagraph plate and printmaking.

     

    Monday - Friday mornings   July 21 – August 1   

    8:30-12:30 in the Annex Upstairs

    $500./$425. members  includes all materials

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Drawing People

    Drawing People with Jackie Reeves

    ages 14 and up

     

    Humans are made up of many complex parts that can seem overwhelming to draw. Many of us feel intimidated to draw people because of the pressure to capture a likeness. In this class students will learn techniques of drawing that will break down this process into manageable steps. We will have live clothed models but will also learn how to draw people in everyday situations. Learn gesture, contour, proportion, composition, shading and bring those human models to life!

     

    Wednesday evenings July 9, 16, 23, 30  

    4:30-6:30 in the Annex upstairs

     

    $120./$102. members includes all materials

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Physical Theater Exploration for Teens

    Physical Theater Exploration for Teens with Anna Botsford and Bronwen Prosser

     

    In this two day workshop we will explore the creation of theater in a variety of different physical applications. We will devise theater through movement and voice work as well as playing with/responding to music and other stimuli. This is a chance to understand a whole body approach to acting. Investigating our own body as our most vast and resonant instrument we will delve into scene work from a completely fresh angle based on our deepest impulses. Bring lots of water and comfortable clothes and snacks! And beware: fun will happen!  For more information, please contact Anna at anna.botsford@gmail.com

     

    Saturday and Sunday afternoons July 12, 13  

    1:00-4:00 in the Art Studio  

    $100./$85 members 

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

     

     

  • Summer Art - Elements

    Summer Art 2014: Elements with David Sigel and Hilary Hutchison 

    ages 8-10

     

    Join a fun and creative one week art experience for enthusiastic young artists. This studio-based program will introduce students to a wide range of art materials and ways of making art.  Using the “elements”, earth, wind, and fire, students will incorporate these themes into art projects, while sharing creative experiences with a class of their peers.   An introduction to printmaking, drawing and painting from life, paper and cardboard sculpture, and artist books will be taught. Enrollment is limited to 14 students.  Sign up today!  Contact Instructors David Sigel and Hilary Hutchison with questions: summerartcotuit@gmail.com

     

     

    Monday - Friday afternoons   July 14-18    

    2:00-4:00 in the Annex Upstairs

    $150./$127.50  members  includes all materials

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Phone Photography for Kids

    Phone Photography for Kids with Jon Moore

    ages 8-12

     

    To kids today, photography means taking pictures with their cell phone. Given the inherent creativity in children, why not teach them about photography as an art form by using the one 'camera'  that they never part with? In this course, kids are given a selective series of photo assignments designed to stimulate their creativity and to have them share their results with the group in a fun, creative atmosphere. Students will need their mobile phone and ability to email their photos to the instructor so that we can share our photos with the class on a larger screen. We will be taking some photos outdoors on the Cotuit property so appropriate shoes and outdoor clothing are required.  You can see the instructor’s work at: www.jonmoor.com   Please contact Jon with questions at m3web@me.com

     

    Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings  July 14, 16, 18 

    9:30-11:30 in the Art Barn

    $75./$63.75. members includes all materials

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Slam: A Workshop for Perfomance Poets

    Slam: A Workshop for Performance Poets with Marney Rathbun

    for ages 13-18

     

    This six-week course is designed to create a space where aspiring slam poets can work on creating and performing original work. Through consideration of poetry as a means of performance, we will work on poems on the page as well as on the stage. This program will culminate in an open mic that will be open to the public, where students will have the opportunity to perform their work for an audience. All levels of experience are welcome; an interest in poetry is required. 

     

    Mondays late afternoon  July 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18 

    4:00-6:00 in the Annex Upstairs.

     

    $140./$119. members

     

      

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Walking Birds.

    Walking Birds with Alfie Glover

    ages 6 and up- family class

     

    Students will imagine and draw fanciful birds and transfer several designs to wood.   They will add legs, tails and  3D wings.   Young artists will learn how to work with wood as a medium for sculpture including color mixing and painting.  They will create several different birds and paint their creations to make them full of personality. Their whimsical birds will be mounted on a wooden base for display.  They will select and add one of their birds to a trellis to be part of a group project that will live outside the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

     

    Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings July 21, 23, 25  

    9:30-11:30 in the Art Studio

    $90./$76.50 members includes all materials 

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Imaginative and Fantasy Drawing

    Imaginative and Fantasy Drawing with Debra Hope Colligan 

    ages 6-9

     

    Put on your thinking cap and prepare for a trip to the land of imagination and make-believe. We will focus on dragons, aliens, and other imaginative fantasy creatures as we develop our drawing skills, organize our thoughts and express our ideas. Create fantastical landscapes and invented creatures and characters while experimenting with drawing and painting with lots of colors using watercolors, acrylics and more. Learn a range of illustration skills as we explore the fantastic side of drawing. Lessons are designed to meet the individual needs of each student as you develop your own illustration style. 

     

    Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings August 4, 6, 8

    9:30-11:30 in the Art Studio

    $90./$76.50 members includes all materials 

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Fairy Houses.

    Fairy Houses with Lenore Lyons

    ages 6-10

     

    Children will use natural and “magical” materials to create their own miniature home for indoor fairies.  With reeds and grapevine they will construct walls, then finish them by weaving and attaching  fibers, raffia and silk flowers.  They may add a roof or second level  or loft.  They will stretch their imaginations when they use an amazing variety of materials to make fairy furniture, gardens or other comforts and accessories. On the last day, they will make the fairies to enjoy their Fairy House that is inviting and fun to play with. This class typically sells out.  Please register early. 

     

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings  August  12,13, 14    

    9:30-11:30 in the Art Studio

    $90./$76.50 members includes all materials   

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time, please call the box office at 508-428-0669.

  • Runway Fashion Designer

    Runway Fashion Designer with Bunky Hurter

    ages 10-16

     

    Dream of being a Fashion Designer? Find out what it's all about in this 5 day workshop that covers everything from fashion illustration to designing and dressing a Barbie model for the " Runway Fashion Designer Show"!

    Taught by a professional fashion designer and educator, you will learn how to draw the fashion figure, how to create inspirational "mood boards" of your design concepts and how to make your ideas a reality by creating an head to toe look for your Barbie model. At week's end, friends and family are invited to attend our  "Runway Fashion Designer Show", where your Barbie model will "walk" the runway in your original design! All levels of experience are invited and no sewing experience is necessary. All you need is your love for fashion and lots of imagination!

     

    Monday-Friday mornings     August 18-22  

    8:30-11:30  in the Art Studio

    $175./$148.75  plus $15 materials fee.

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Rustic Animals and Sculpture

    Rustic Animals and Sculpture with Alfie Glover

     

    Rustic animals...lions and tigers and bears-oh my!  Dogs and horses of courses!  A hippopotamus  Why not-o-mus! Turn your otherwise fire wood into wonderful imaginative four legged creatures.  No previous experience necessary. Just bring your imagination and some of your own materials.  A log approximately 4-5 in wide and 3 to 4 feet long for the body. You will need 4 legs, 2 to 4 inches wide and 2 to 3 ft long. The same material can be used for the neck and tail. If you have something that might work as a head, bring it... think about old bicycle seats, pots and pans. You may want to use old shoes or boots. Why not fill them with cement and make horse boots.  Now that you have the idea, let your imaginations run wild.   Cast your worries to the wind and start your animal park today. If you would like to make a rustic fence, to keep your animals from wandering, we can do that too. Sounds like fun?  You bet it is!!!

     

     

    Saturday mornings  May 3, 10, 17, 24

    9:30-12:30 in the Art Studio

    $140./$119. members

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Pushing Color Boundaries in Pastel- Mondays

    Pushing Color Boundaries in Pastel - Monday Session with Ed Chesnovitch

     

    Fire up your imagination and explore the emotional side of landscape pastel painting. This soft pastel class will focus on creating a series of strong simplified starts by using big shapes of bold color. Working on various grounds we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Go beyond your comfort zone, create a more expressive sense of atmosphere and have confidence with pastel. For more info, contact Ed at  ecart@comcast.net

     

     

    Monday afternoons May 5, 12, 19 (no class May 26) June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    1:00 - 3:30 in the Annex 

    $235./$199.75 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Pushing Color Boundaries in Pastel - Saturdays

    Pushing Color Boundaries in Pastel - Saturday Session with Ed Chesnovitch

     

    Fire up your imagination and explore the emotional side of landscape pastel painting. This soft pastel class will focus on creating a series of strong simplified starts by using big shapes of bold color. Working on various grounds we will explore underpainting techniques, mark making, and significant color choices to push a painting further. Go beyond your comfort zone, create a more expressive sense of atmosphere and have confidence with pastel. For more info, contact Ed at  ecart@comcast.net

     

     

    Saturday mornings July 12, 19, 26  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    9:00 - 11:30 in the Annex 

     

    $235./$199.75 members

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Plein Air Landscape Painting

    Plein Air Landscape Painting with Diana Lee

     

    Paint on location the land and water views of Mashpee and Cotuit. The landscape composition will be approached through the process of working with a limited palette to develop a basic understanding of mixing colors and how to begin a painting using a value study, then progress to the finished painting concentrating on light, space and form to create your plein air painting. Bring a selection of small canvases or boards and a drawing pad for tonal and composition sketches. Students will paint a painting each class on locations to be announced. All levels welcome, some previous drawing/painting experience recommended.For more information or a materials list please contact the instructor at  ddleeart@gmail.com

     

    Wednesday mornings May 7, 14, 21, 28

    9:30-12:30 in the Annex and various locations

    $145./$123.25 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Making Clay Tiles and Flat Forms

    Making Clay Tiles and Flat Forms with Lois Hirshberg

     

    Learn the skills needed to create your own beautiful decorative tiles in this ceramics workshop! Class will cover rolling out clay tiles, carving and surface techniques, making stamps,  glazing and installation.   We’ll  explore various techniques for decorating  tiles, including painting with underglazes,  carving designs and making imprints. You will leave the class with unique ready-to-hang tiles!  Students will be encouraged to expand on what they have learned and take projects in their own direction during class.  All levels are welcome.  For  more information contact Lois at  rakulo@comcast.net

     

    Wednesday mornings   May 7, 14, 21, 28  June 4, 11, 18, 25

    10:00-12:30  in the Art Studio

    Materials Fee:  $40 payable to the instructor at the first class

     

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

     

  • Portrait Drawing..

    Portrait Drawing with Rosalie McCarthy 

     

    This class will demystify the idea and challenges of drawing portraits. Learn simple effective steps to a complete portrait with line and simple shading techniques to add tonal dimensions and depth. A short demo on proper handling of pencil, positioning of paper and other effective tips will be presented.  We will use a before and after approach so you will see what you can accomplish in just the first two hours.  This will be a fun, relaxing and non-intimidating journey to portrait drawing. Bring an 11x17 pad of drawing paper. Other materials will be provided.  For more info, contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com

     

     

    Thursday mid day, May 8, 15, 22, 29

    10:00-1:00 in the Art Studio

    $140./$119. members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Pen and Ink.

    Pen and Ink with Andrea Favret

    for adults and teens

     

    Learn the techniques of pen and ink in this relaxed environment. This popular medium is for every level of artist who wants to practice the fine art of drawing with ink. Every week a new technique or subject will be covered. Start with the basics of line, learning how to see an object’s contour. Progress to observe shape versus negative space. Create the illusion of volume with the application of value by learning techniques of hatching and stippling. Practice different exercises that help students progress at their own pace. Learn to see and think like an artist. You will be amazed as your skill level rapidly improves. Bring a fine point pen, black ink, mechanical pencil and a sketch book, 16 x 20 or larger.

     

    Thursday afternoons May 8, 15, 22      

    2:30-4:30  in the Annex  Upstairs

    $70./$59.50 members

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Multimaterial Sculpture

    Multimaterial Sculpture with Phyllis Hartley

     

    In this class we will repurpose a variety of objects into a small sculpture or wall relief.  Use things of interest to you, including plastic, glass, cloth, bits of rusted metal, paper, crushed can tops and more. These are all great raw materials for sculptures. Use all kinds of found objects, any color or shape that catches your imagination. We will talk about training your eye to see things in a different way. Then we will explore methods of joining different types of materials into a piece of art, including glues, nails, screws, pegs, wiring and others. Tools will be demonstrated. Many materials will be provided; bring your own unique found objects to include in your artwork.  For more information please contact Phyllis at phyllishartley6@gmail.com.  See her work in the gallery April 3-May 3.

     

    Sunday mornings May 11, 18 

    10:00-1:00 in the Art Studio

    $75./$63.75  members  

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Life Drawing Instruction.

    Life Drawing Instruction with Jackie Reeves

     

    Working from a live nude model, participants will learn to draw the figure using a variety of drawing media and ink.  Students will improve their drawing skills through loose and free flowing approaches to drawing. Many quick gesture drawings contrasted by long observational studies help train the hand to draw what the eye sees. Develop your confidence and ability with proportion, spatial relationships, volume and line. This class is for adults and teens, beginners and those wanting to reconnect with drawing.

     

    Wednesday evenings May 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18 

    5:15-6:45  in the Annex Upstairs

    $140./$119. includes the model fee

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669

  • Creating Miniature Paintings

    Creating Miniature Paintings with Debra Hope Colligan

     

    Color and value will be discussed as we bring drawings to life and turn them into paintings that are expressive and imaginative . Techniques for mixing media with palette knives and brushes to create textures and vivid colors in acrylics will be demonstrated. Discussion of artists throughout history will be used as a resource. Each class will revolve around a different subject matter; students will complete several miniature paintings. Using two-dimensional references, students will bring their favorite photographs of land/seascapes, people, pets and other subjects from everyday life that will be applied. Emphasis will be on the beauty, flexibility and special properties of acrylics. Instruction and materials will be tailored to interests and need.  You may contact Debra with any questions at debrahopec@gmail.com  Open to all, beginner – advanced.

     

    Monday afternoons   June 2, 9, 16, 23    

    12:00-2:00 in the Studio

    $95./$80.75  members       Materials fee $15. or bring your own.

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Summer Watercolor Florals

    Summer Watercolor Florals with Rosalie McCarthy

     

    Pick your favorite flowers to paint from a variety of beautiful visual aids, supplied by the instructor and create your garden on canvas. Watercolor is a very fluid and forgiving medium so fussy details are unnecessary.  Join us and enjoy this supportive and non-intimidating atmosphere for beginning and intermediate skill levels.  Please contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com for more information or a materials list.

     

     

    Thursday afternoons  June 26  July 3, 10 

    1:00-4:00 in the Annex Upstairs 

    $140./$119. members      Materials fee $15. or bring your own.  

     

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

  • Polymer Jewelry • Treasures & Trinkets.

    Polymer Jewelry • Treasures & Trinkets with Marcia Simpson

    for adults and teens

     

    Learn how to make a variety of handmade beads using different techniques including caning, mokume gane, carving, imitation, polishing and finishing.  You will learn about color theory and mixing, history of polymer and jewelry design concepts. You will then design and use the techniques to make a pin, bracelet, and /or necklace.  Purchase at least one package of Premo brand polymer clay in the following colors: black, white, ecru, translucent, gold, pearl, red, yellow, blue and turquoise as well as others of your choice. 

     

    Saturday and Sunday July 19, 20  

    9:30-4:00 in the Art Studio

    $140./$119. members  

     

    Additional materials $10. payable to the instructor at the first class.

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669 

     

  • Acrylic Cape Cod Scenes

    Acrylic Cape Cod Scenes with Rosalie McCarthy

     

    Choose your favorite Cape Cod scene: a cottage, beach, marsh, or a doorway and window box adorned with flowers.  Bring in a picture or select from a variety supplied by instructor and discover the versatility and fun of painting with acrylics. These are guided painting classes with individual attention to easily direct you on your painting journey as you discover and develop your own creative style.  Beginners and intermediates welcome. Please contact Rosalie at rosemac1310@gmail.com for more information or a materials list.

     

    Thursday mornings, August 7, 14, 21, 28   

    10:00-1:00 in the Annex Upstairs

    $140./$119. members     

    Materials fee $15. or bring your own.  

     

     

    If you would like to register for a class within 48 hours of its start date and time,

    please call the Box Office at 508.428.0669