John & Kathy Styer - Simply Styers
Holiday Art Mart
Gift Shopping Extravaganza - jewelry, books, prints, cards, ceramics, paintings & more! Drop off: 11/25 to 12/2
Opening Reception - Friday, December 4 from 5-8pm with entertainment by Pianist Frankie Gray and light refreshments.
FREE, family friendly and handicapped accessible!!
Annual Silent Auction and Gala video
Provided by Mie Mie Strickler
Tickets are still available for the one-of-a-kind, handmade birdhouse, a replica of the North Street Hotel. Jeff Powers builds these fabulous birdhouses (from scratch and without any pattern) and they are very rare to find. He generously donated this treasure to the arts council. Raffle will run through the end of the year.
(Jeff also has one available to purchase immediately, it
is currently on display that the CCAC gallery.)
The birdhouses can be used indoors or out.
Donation $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.
1st Prize - Jeff Powers Birdhouse
2nd Prize - $50 cash
3rd Prize - One Year Membership to the CCAC
Contact the gallery at 410-392-5740 or email at email@example.com
Winner need not be present to win.
Artist In Action
You never know who is going to set-up in the gallery during the Wednesday "Artists In Action" gathering. Bring your supplies and work along with other artists in the open studio setting. Share your techniques and skills or sharpen your own. No registration is required and all are welcome! FREE! Come in every Wednesday from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm and spend the day with the CCAC.
Paint and Sip with Artist Carol Managano
At the Cecil County Arts Council Gallery
135 East Main Street, Elkton
Sunday November 29, 1 - 3 pm
Paint the Christmas Tree on 12 x 12 canvas
$39.00 per person
Registration Link: http://kennett-design.com/
Use Amazonsmile.com and make CCAC smile!
Do you shop with Amazon.com? Use your existing log-in and switch to Amazonsmile.com and shop as you normally would. Amazonsmile will let you select the Cecil County Arts Council as the recipient of their donation program. Every quarter, they send a check representing a percentage of the sales made by people who select the arts council as their beneficiary!
Plein Air Force
Great interest was shown by local artists for painting outside. A start-up session is scheduled for fall and will take place outside of the Arts Council building. The first session will inlude suggestions for Plein Air outing destinations in Cecil County. Of course, since it’s really all about art, the latter half of the session will be painting/drawing/photographing outside, around Rev. Duke’s cabin.
Suggested Supply List:
One of the neat things about getting together to paint will be sharing information, and learning new techniques. Another aspect can be that for many newcomers to Plein Air, painting out in public is more pleasant if you are with a group.
Let us know what day/time would work for you and if you wish to be kept up-to-date.
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Moolenschot Public Sculpture
The preeminent fifteen by five foot mixed metal public sculpture has been installed! Matthew Harris of Principio Furnace, Perryville, Maryland is the blacksmith sculptor, whom with his accomplished hands, forged and fabricated this touching sculpture to honor his late mentor Alphonsus M. M. Moolenschot (1935-2013). The public sculpture resides in the Unity Square Garden at the Cecil County Circuit Courthouse at 129 East Main Street, Elkton, Maryland, an ‘open spaces, sacred places’ community garden.
Click here _ for the link to "Name the Sculpture" contest.
Like Us On Facebook!!
If you haven't already done so, please visit facebook.com/cecilcountyartscouncil
and "LIKE" Cecil County Arts Council on Facebook! You could win a prize!
Find us on Instagram "cecilcountyartscouncil" and Twitter "elkton arts" too...
Annual Photography Show
Gerry Meekins "Cumulative Distraction III"
Ed Lowe "Sand Beach Sunrise"
Jessica St Clair "Tinker & Toil"
John Dixon "Wilmington Waterfront"
Brian Carr "HOGS on Skyline Drive"
Merita McMillian Best in Nature Award
John Dixon "Flowing Fall Leaves"
The Tuesday Poetry Group, "Lunchlines" continues to grow! Stop by to listen or join in the fun! Always merry, and often comical, these clever wordsmiths are not to be missed. The group meets in the beautiful gallery space on the first and third Tuesday of each month, around noon. Bring your lunch or a snack and enjoy... FREE!
Dance Fitness Classes
Have you ever felt dance fitness classes to be too fast, hard, confusing or intimidating? Well, worry no more! Certified personal trainers and dance fitness instructors Allyson Trapp and Christina Hall are hosting a monthly free class for beginners. Feel successful, learn the basics and build your confidence to join a regular fitness class.
Start your dance fitness journey at Cecil College Elkton Station on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
BYOB Painting Party with Tilted Canvas Paint Party!
Join us for a fun night out painting "Winter Birdie" at the Cecil County Arts Council on Main Street in Elkton. Bring your favorite beverage and snack if you wish. This is an easy one to paint!
Saturday, December 12, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
$35.00 to paint
Register: https://tiltedcanvasparty.com/events/open-paint-party-byob/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions?? Contact Janie @ 831-233-1467
Children's Art Lessons
Tully Lane, an art studio for kids, is offering children's art lessons for ages 5 through 10 with Lisa McKeown Dolor. Tully Lane is a beautifully situated art studio in Fair Hill that provides a nurturing environment to promote creativity, discovery and independent thinking. Four week sessions are $48 and space is limited. Call 410-392-3946 for more information.
The Arts Council is planning a beer tasting in a partnership with Vlamis Liquors on December 4, the beer tasting will include a variety of craft beers, many of which include pumpkin as one of the ingredients. Food will be available for purchase. Details will be updated. Tickets are $35 and you must be at least 21 years old to participate.
Kennett Design is hosting painting parties all over the tri-state area. Call them to have them host a party for you.
DOWNTOWN ELKTON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Artists and Artisans, Musicians,
Chalk Artists, and Food Truck Vendors!!!
Applications are now being accepted for the Downtown Elkton Festival of the Arts to be held Saturday, May 21, 2016
from 10am to 5pm!
Further information, instructions, and all applications can be found at www.elktonarts.com
The Cecil County Arts Council is open Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm, and the first Saturday from 10 am-2 pm (unless closed due to holiday). The Arts Council acts as a clearinghouse for information on the arts in Cecil County. Now in its 38th year, the Arts Council is a non-profit organization, dedicated to “presenting, promoting and sustaining the arts in Cecil County”.
Supported by funding from the state, county, individual contributions, and sponsorship, the Arts Council is also a membership organization! We would love to include you as a member of this wonderful group of people!
At venues all throughout Cecil County, the Arts Council provides opportunities for the residents of our community to experience art events such as free concerts along the waterfront, exhibitions, workshops, classes and much more!
The Arts Council also provides grant and scholarship opportunities to community residents, organizations and schools. Each year, the Arts Council offers over $20,000 in sub-grants and scholarships to applicants.
Visit the Arts Council, experience what we have to offer!