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September 2017

Kids in the Gallery

September 11 @ 9:30 am - December 21 @ 2:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Kids in the Gallery is a visual literacy and art appreciation program for students grades 1 through 5.

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November 2017

Holiday Show

November 17 - December 30

November 17-December 30 The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook.These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children's clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more. The show opens on Friday, November 17, with a special Preview Party on Thursday, November 16th 5pm   Main and Studio Galleries Curator: Sue Wright

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The drawing of the human figure requires the highest level of artistic ability and when mastered, these same skills apply to the still life, landscape, and all fields of art. RiverArts offers opportunities to practice your skills by hiring a live model for Life Drawing, Every 4th Monday Afternoon 2 to 5 pm. There are tables, chairs, and easels in the space for your use. Acceptable to arrive late or depart early. Bring a snack and a drink. All levels of…

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Tuesday Evening Life Drawing

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The drawing of the human figure requires the highest level of artistic ability and when mastered, these same skills apply to the still life, landscape, and all fields of art. RiverArts offers opportunities to practice your skills by hiring a live model for Life Drawing, Every Tuesday Evening 5 - 8pm Every 4th   Monday Afternoon 2 to 5 pm. There are tables, chairs, and easels in the space for your use. Acceptable to arrive late or depart early. Bring a snack…

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Try It! Discover the Magic of Clay

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Always thought it looked like fun to throw clay on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to try it at a one-time 2½ hour session. You’ll get basic instruction from a great teacher and hands-on help from friendly assistants. You’ll get a feel for the clay and discover how magic is made on the potter’s wheel. This is a great class for the curious, a friend’s night out, or a date. No experience needed. Just wear clothes that you don’t…

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December 2017

December First Friday Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This is a parent/child(ren) class that involves handbuilding with clay (Approximate time: 15-20 minutes). Please come to the clay studio December First Friday or Saturday December 2 of the  Dickens of a Christmas weekend to construct your own colorful holiday ornaments. Volunteers will show you the secret to making holiday ornaments with a variety of cookie cutters, and you will decorate them with your choice of colors. We will clear glaze and kiln-fire your ornaments in plenty of time for…

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Saturday December 2nd Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This is a parent/child(ren) class that involves handbuilding with clay (Approximate time: 15-20 minutes). Please come to the clay studio December First Friday or Saturday December 2 of the  Dickens of a Christmas weekend to construct your own colorful holiday ornaments. Volunteers will show you the secret to making holiday ornaments with a variety of cookie cutters, and you will decorate them with your choice of colors. We will clear glaze and kiln-fire your ornaments in plenty of time for holiday…

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Intro to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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An introduction to simple Asian- style painting of grass, orchids, wisteria, shrimp and crab images as well as characters using brushes.  Instructor Xidan Zang will have examples for students to study and copy and will demonstrate techniques. Ink supplied with class. Students will need to bring rice paper and a brush; links to purchase these will be sent upon registration. Must be 16 or older.  

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Cookies & Milk for Santa

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Learn how to paint a holiday scene on a pottery cup and cookie plate! This workshop is suitable for children of all ages, including those young at heart. (Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Participants can paint their own design or trace one of the available designs on a provided plate and cup. The finished work can be picked up at the Clay Studio after it is glaze fired...in plenty of time to be…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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 ***NOVEMBER PHOTO CLUB CHANGED TO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 @ 7 PM*** Beginning, enthusiast and professional photographers meet at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month at the RiverArts Education Center to show our latest images for each other to comment on, praise and offer suggestions for improvement. If you are fairly new to photography we know it might be kind of scary to have others evaluate your work for the first time. But we find it is a very good…

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January 2018

Annual RiverArts Members’ Show

January 5, 2018 - January 28, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The annual RiverArts Members' Show highlights the quality and diversity of our arts community.  This popular exhibit includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry,  sculpture and fiber arts.  The show will run from January 4 through 28, with the opening reception on First Friday, January 5. Main and Studio Galleries Shown above, Last Dune, by Cindy Bowers Fulton, acrylic on canvas

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Video Editing Techniques and Strategies

January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Did you always want to know how to edit your video in a way that it flows seamlessly and with progression? In this course, you will learn techniques and strategies to take control over the edit of your video, creating smooth and coherent cuts.     Supplies: Participants may wish to bring their computers if there is already an editing program installed, however, it is not a requirement to participate. The instructor will have FCPX on their computer, which will be…

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February 2018

Black and White Exhibition

February 2, 2018 - February 25, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Black + Whtie Exhibit, celebrating the art of simplicity, will be on exhibit in the Main Gallery. Opening Reception Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm

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Joanne Scott: Elements

February 2, 2018 - February 25, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Joanne Scott's "Elements" will be on exhibit in the Studio Gallery. Reception: Saturday, February 10, 2 - 5 pm Image: Monhegan by Joanne Scott

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March 2018

Birds and Their Houses

March 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Birds and Their Houses Show will be on display in both galleries. Image above: Bird House by John Siepelinga

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April 2018

Art of Stewardship 2018

April 6, 2018 - April 29, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Exploring the dynamic intersections where land meets water, air meets earth, man meets nature, the built meets the wild, upland reaches lowland and the wood’s edge opens to fields. Image above: Marilyn Banner-Effervescence

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May 2018

Working Artists Forum

May 4, 2018 - May 27, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Since 1979, Working Artists Forum has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations, who meet monthly for demonstrations, group critiques, and lively discussion. WAF members actively show their work on the Eastern Shore, separately and together, and have pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. The work of WAF will be on display in the Main Gallery Image above: The Last Tea Bag- Pat Lang

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African American Tradition Bearers

May 4, 2018 - May 27, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The African American Tradition Bearers "Pop up" Gallery will be on display in the Studio Gallery. Image above: Humans of Kent County 2016

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June 2018

Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft

June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Juried Painting and Contemporary Craft Show will be on display in both galleries. Image above: Interplay - Marcy Ramsey

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Summer Camp

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Aummer arts camp that offers 6 weeks of classes for campers ages 6-13, and 2 weeks of morning sessions for ages 4 – 6, with different themed activities each week.

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July 2018

Faces and Spaces on the Eastern Shore

July 6, 2018 - July 29, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This show will highlight the beauty of the people and places surrounding us on the Eastern Shore. Image above: Blackwater Marsh - Evie Baskin

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August 2018

Juried Photography

August 3, 2018 - September 2, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Chestertown RiverArts  Annual Photography Awards Show, “The Soul of Photography,” to be on exhibit in the Main Gallery for the month of August. You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.  This open-themed call for entry is open to all subject matter. All capture types, subject matter, and photographic processes are eligible…

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Extraordinary Journeys

August 3, 2018 - September 2, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Opening Reception Friday, August 3rd 5pm-8pm Image: Morani - Pangea

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September 2018

Abstract and Ceramics

September 7, 2018 - September 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The definition of abstract art, such as it is, refers to a visual language of color, shape, line, and form from which compositions exist with a degree of independence from visual reference. Moving from its origins in the 20th century, into the 21 st century, the genre has expanded to respond to the stimuli of the times, which may include new materials or new perspectives on the tried and true. Artists are casting about for ways to utilize a broader…

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October 2018

Studio Tour Artists’ Show

October 5, 2018 - December 2, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28. Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork –  and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends Opening…

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December 2018

Annual Holiday Show

December 7, 2018 - December 31, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook – from stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, home decor to a child’s sweater. Opening reception: Friday, December 7th 5-8pm  

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