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August 2018

Clay Studio Private Classes- Adult

August 24, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

RiverArts Clay Studio now offers a flexible custom pottery class for those who wish to learn a basic technique with the help of our talented pottery instructors. We are happy to accommodate your small group of friends or family,  providing a fun activity for a party of 1-4 people. Perhaps you are looking for private instruction outside of our usual offering of classes. Your workshop can be custom designed to enjoy one of the following: - learn throwing on the…

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December 2018

Clay Studio Private Class- Youth One on One

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This course is designed to give one youngster (ages 10-15,)  individual attention from one of our accomplished instructors. The child may choose between the wheel or hand building. The course will be up to 2 hours long and the student will be able to keep ONE piece to be completed (trimmed & glazed) by the instructor and fired in the kiln. Please note, this is not a group class. Each additional child will be another $125. Age Restrictions:  10-15 Please…

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July 2019

Judged Photography and Wood

July 31 - August 31
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 Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the 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 to submit. Photography pieces will be paired…

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August 2019

Behind the Scenes: Environmental Filmmaking from West Virginia and the Pacific Ocean to the Chester River, August 18

August 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chesapeake Movies, 21 Washington Square
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Community Curator: Adams Wood RiverArts Film Society presents a discussion and screening with local filmmakers Adams and Maria Wood featuring selections from Adams' feature documentary On Coal River, the Greenpeace Pacific tuna fisheries campaign, and a sneak peek at select early footage from the work-in-progress Family Tides, a project currently in production about the urgent issue of sea level rise on the Eastern Shore and in South Florida. This event is an opportunity for local audiences to engage with this project and hear about…

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Pattern, Rhythm, and Repetition In Your Art

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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As humans we are naturally drawn to pattern, repetition and rhythm. They occur in nature and in man made environments. They occur in art, music and dance. They move us, they point us to movement, they capture our imagination. Pattern, repetition and rhythm draw us in to their world and hold our attention. In this two day workshop we will explore this dynamic aspect to design and composition. The instructor will be teaching in oils, but acrylic, pastel and watercolor…

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Photo Club – Every 4th Thursday – Free!

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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NEXT PHOTO CLUB MEETING IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019 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 way to…

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Talavera Style Painting: House Number Tiles

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This class is designed to teach the techniques and materials for painting Talavera designs on various ceramic forms. Exercises include transferring designs from paper to ceramic pieces, principle color palettes, sketch design, and drawing on ceramic pieces.  Students will have the option of decorating a tile with a talavera design or painting a design of the student's choosing.  The final tiles can serve as coasters, a house number plate, kitchen tile, or other decorative purposes. 2-3 large or up to 5 small…

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September 2019

Intermediate Pottery Wheel

September 3 @ 6:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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So you have taken a beginner pottery class and you've been throwing some pots but want to up your game. This intermediate throwing class will help improve your forms and take your work in new directions. Be warned there will be critiques involved… your work can't get better doing the exact same thing over and over again. In each class the group will decide what to form or process to work on in the next class. Every week, after a…

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Connections: Work in a Series

September 4 - September 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Creating a series allows each individual piece of work to be able to stand on its own, yet simultaneously relate to the rest of the other works in some manner. The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by…

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Beginner Pottery Wheel

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Have you ever been transfixed when you saw a potter at the wheel creating a wonderful form from a lump of clay?  In this 8 week course, students will explore the basics of how to successfully make a pot on the potter’s wheel.  They will gain experience in centering clay, and lifting and shaping it into cylinders and bowls.  Students will also learn standard decorating and glazing techniques.  All finished pots will be microwave/dishwasher safe and can of course be…

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First Friday Ice Cream Bowls

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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A Clay Studio Fundraiser! Have a scoop of ice cream from a pretty little dessert bowl of your choice at the Clay Studio, and then take the bowl home with you! All bowls are handmade by clay studio members for your enjoyment. Ice cream provided by Lockbriar Farms. Ages 1 - 105. Children under 12 must chaperone their own adult. Bowls are breakable and parents are responsible for any injuries that may occur. PAYMENT BUTTON

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Animal Portraits

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Inspired by Lynne Lockhart's popular animal painting classes, September's Pop-Up Gallery at the ArtsAlive! Education Center, 200 High Street in Chestertown will spotlight work of all kinds featuring animals. We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Kent County Humane Society, who will join the fun at our Animal Portrait Pop-Up with adoptable animals.  

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Dog School with Lynne Lockhart

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Whether you want to try your hand at portraiture or include these pets in the landscape or even still life, this class will add some skills to your toolbox. Included will be: Photographing the uncooperative animal Selecting the right references Basic anatomy and where to begin your drawing/painting Expression and gestures Fur patterns and color Getting a likeness Demos will be in oil and sharpie. Students should bring iPhones or iPads or digital cameras, their painting gear, and a sketch book. Well behaved…

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Jazz on a Summer Day – September 15

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sumner Hall, 206 S Queen Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Community Curator: Leslie Raimond Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film. The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover). The film features…

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Monday Afternoon Life Drawing

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
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 Monday afternoon 2 to 5 pm: Resuming September 16, 2019 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.…

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Hand Building with Marilee Schumann

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Marilee Schumann’s Studio, 506 Old McGinnis Lane
Chestertown, 21620 United States
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A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. The course will be held at Schumann studio. We will use coiling and slabs to make vessels, asymmetrical forms and sculptures. The studio will be available on Saturday afternoon and one other day during the week for open studio time. There will be ample time and space for finishing your projects. The course fee includes your first 25 lbs. of clay (Std. 308) and 4 free open…

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iPhoneography 2.0

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Are you ready to take your iPhoneography to the next level? In iPhoneography 2.0, we will explore techniques to give our photos a painterly or textured look. Painterly techniques and textures draw our attention to the details that we often overlook in straightforward photography. These effects can create different levels of feelings, moods, and impressions in our images. At the beginning of class, we will briefly review how to perform a few basic edits to enhance the general quality of…

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October 2019

Studio Tour Artists

October 2 - October 27
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 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27. 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. Open…

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Painting the Figure with Diane Rappisi

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Join Diane Rappisi for a fresh perspective on the ever-challenging, always beautiful, human figure. Working from the live (nude) model, participants will manage the critical components of composition, gesture, shape, structure, and color. Students begin monochromatically in either charcoal or oil grisaille, and proceed to full color work in pastel or oil. Diane Rappisi is an American contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Impressionist colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian…

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TGIF: Fall Leaf Compositions

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Get ready for fall and do a no-fail project. We will be printing with leaves to make a fall composition. If you have some favorite photos of fall projects or fall items, bring them along and we can push your painting to another level and make it into a collage. This is a great project to do with your children or grandchildren during those boring Christmas holidays. BYOB and snacks for a fun Friday night! Our friends at Chester River…

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A Fall Watercolor Warmup

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts Education Center, 200 A High St.
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Warm up to the season along with award winning water-colorist and popular RiverArts instructor Steve Bleinberger. Learn personalized painting tips and technique on painting the picturesque boatyards of the Eastern Shore. There's never been a better time to capture the rustic charm of old boatyards than in the fall. Steve will supply ample boatyard reference material as well as offering up a painting demo along with instruction on simplified drawing, "composition," and light/shadow theory. Painting old boatyards is fun. Working…

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Go Big with Rick Bisgyer

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This course offers students an 8-week intensive in which they will learn techniques to double, triple, and even quadruple the size of the pieces they can throw on the wheel. If you think you are not strong enough, think again: It is mostly about technique, not strength! This class will focus on bowl and vase forms. Instruction will include centering, throwing, drying, trimming, and glazing of larger vessels. Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students are all welcome to expand their skills and…

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Decorate A Holiday Pie Plate

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Enjoy a relaxing evening, sipping some wine, munching on light refreshments and hand painting your very own clay pie-dish for the holidays. Learn how to use underglazes to personalize your very own creation. In a single class you will learn the techniques and decorate your pre-made piece. After you have decorated your pie-dish, they will be glazed and ready for you to pick up in time for the holidays (about 1 week). Please bring your own wine or beverage. We…

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KCPS Student Art 2019

October 30 - November 17
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School students –  elementary through high school grades. The exhibit is  a partnership with the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre and the Kent County Arts Council . Open Reception/First Friday: November 1:  5-8pm Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, November 10:  2-4pm and Monday, November 11:  10-1pm

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November 2019

Bottomless Mugs

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clay Studio, 204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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We will be selling hand made mugs provided by our very own studio potters. You will be able to come in and fill your mug with: hot coffee, tea, cider, or chocolate, as much as you want all day long. Ages: 1 - 105. Children under 12 must chaperone their own adult. Mugs are breakable and parents are responsible for any injuries that may occur.

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The Fall – November 17

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mainstay, 5753 N Main Street
ChestertownRock Hall, MD 21621 United States

Community Curator:  Alicia Kozma The Fall In 1915 Los Angeles, stuntman Roy Walker (Lee Pace) is hospitalized, bedridden and possibly paralyzed after taking a jump in his first film. He meets Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a young Romanian-born patient in the hospital who is recovering from a broken arm, and begins to tell her a story about her namesake, Alexander the Great. Alexandria is told she has to leave, but Roy promises to tell her an epic tale if she returns the next day.…

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2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale

November 21 - December 29
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. 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. Open Reception/Preview: November 21:  5-8pm Drop Off Dates: Sunday, November 17 & Monday, November 18, 2019 Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, December 29:  2-4pm and Monday, December 30:  10-1pm

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December 2019

The Spirit of the Beehive – December 8

December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mainstay, 5753 N Main Street
ChestertownRock Hall, MD 21621 United States

Community Curator:  Marc Dykeman The Spirit of the Beehive (Spanish: El espíritu de la colmena) is a 1973 Spanish drama film directed by Víctor Erice. The film was Erice's debut and is considered a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ana, a sensitive seven-year-old girl in a rural Spanish hamlet is traumatized after a traveling projectionist screens a print of James Whale's 1931 "Frankenstein" for the village. The youngster is profoundly disturbed by the scenes in which the monster murders…

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January 2020

Annual RiverArts Members’ Show

January 3, 2020 - February 2, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The annual RiverArts Members’ Show highlights the quality and diversity of our arts community.  This popular exhibit is open to all media, and includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and fiber arts. Open Reception:   Friday, January 3,  5-8pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 9.  5:30 Drop Off:  TBD Pick Up: Sunday February 2, 2 - 4 pm Monday, February 3, 10 am - 1 pm Image: Holly's Garden, Rob Manaraze

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February 2020

Seeing Red

February 7, 2020 - March 1, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Look around.  RED. You can see it.  You can feel it.  Red hearts for lovers.  Red hots for tasty snacks. Red at Christmas for poinsettias.  Red in the spring for strawberries.  Lipstick, roses, steamed crabs and cherry popsicles. Consider how dull our world would be without the vibrancy of red. Celebrate its intensity by highlighting the boldness and passion of RED in your most creative artwork. Open Reception:   Friday, February 7, 5 - 8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 13,…

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March 2020

Abstract & Ceramics

March 4, 2020 - March 29, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

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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April 2020

Annual Earth Stewardship Exhibition

April 1, 2020 - April 22, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Each April,  RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting an annual Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on an annual; Earth themed exhibit. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork,  which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.   Opening Reception:   Friday,April 3, 5 – 8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 9,…

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Judged Fine Art and Craft

April 29, 2020 - May 31, 2020
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This annual  exhibition  showcases the region’s finest art and craft work.  Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry) are encouraged to submit to this exhibit. Exhibition Dates: April 29 - May 31, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5-8 pm Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-off: Sunday, April 26 , 2 – 4 p.m.                 Monday, April 27,…

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