The Chesapeake Arts Center Launches New Resident Teaching Artists Program

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The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is proud to announce the new Artists in Residence Program. The program is featuring local artists, Sean FitzPatrick, Sharon Goldner, Athena Hiotis and Noelle Tolbert.  The artists were selected from a competitive field of Maryland artists who responded to an open request for qualifications. The Resident Teaching Artists (RTA) Program was made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and Carol M. Jacobsohn foundation.

The RTA Program exists to strengthen local artists and arts organizations, trust and support the creative process, and allows artists and organizations to build a strong community presence though engaging and highly artistic works and outreach activities.

The Residency Program provides support in the form of time, space, and financial support, and allows artists time to reflect, produce, explore and take risks. Our residency provides 58,000 square feet of performance and rehearsal space, allowing artists to do the work they cannot do elsewhere – allowing each artist to concentrate fully on their creative process.

The RTA Program is a multi-disciplinary program that offers individuals of all ages an opportunity to work in-depth with an arts project. It can also expose them to a professional artist or company that will provide them with a unique, hands-on experience with an art form.

The RTA Program can also provide an innovative approach to solving a problem and achieving a goal. It can serve as a group and community building opportunity and a change to involve diverse populations in working together on a common goal.

Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) provides opportunities for culturally diverse, rewarding educational and artistic experiences in the literary, visual and performing arts. As a regional arts center, CAC serves Northern Anne Arundel County and the surrounding communities. CAC is a focal point of the arts in Northern Anne Arundel County, providing a broad range of creative experiences through quality arts education, visual arts exhibits and various performing arts productions. CAC’s education program offers visual art, music, dance and theater classes, studio space, gallery space, several performance areas and a home for community arts organizations. The MakerSpace, opened in fall 2017, expands the educational and artistic programming by offering advanced technology training in addition to traditional wood-working and metal-working skills. Our organization reaches pre-k children through seniors by offering highly artistic and diverse programming in performing and visual arts.

In addition, CAC’s partnership with local public schools gives the Resident Teaching Artists an opportunity to create with, perform for, and engage school-aged students throughout the year as well as during out-of-school time. CAC’s education program encourages Resident Teaching Artists to develop engaging workshops and projects that provide a platform for students to engage in practical and exploratory experiences with a core group of professional artists.

For more information about the Artist in Residence Program please contact Mollie McElwain, Chesapeake Arts Center’s Education Director at mmcelwain@chesapeakearts.org or 410-636-6597.

About Chesapeake Arts Center:
The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community arts center that has nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events.  The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and it very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region.

About the Artists:

Sean FitzPatrick (b. 1990) is a painter and teacher based in Baltimore, MD. In 2012, he received his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has since exhibited his work in New York, Virginia, and Maryland. Select exhibitions include, a solo show entitled Stage Fright at Gallery CA (MD), Remixes at La Bodega Gallery (MD), BMRE 3 at the University of Maryland University College (MD), Juvenescence at the Silber Art Gallery (MD), Baltimore Artists + Mera Rubell + WPA = Love at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NY). In addition to his own art practice, FitzPatrick has been teaching art in Maryland since 2012. He has taught at a variety of programs and sites, including Baltimore School for the Arts, Art with a Heart, and Baltimore Office of Promotion for the Arts.

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Sharon Goldner is a writer who perpetuates the notion that crazy is just a frame of mind. Her creative goal is to make audiences laugh at things they feel guilty for laughing at because she thinks humor helps break down barriers, enabling honest discussion. Sharon’s award-winning (and published) plays have been performed in theaters from Off Broadway to Los Angeles, and all in-between. She is a 2014 fellowship recipient with Newfoundland’s SheSaidYes! Theatre, a 2017 Midwest Dramatist Conference playwright, a member of The Dramatists Guild, and is honored & thrilled to be a 2018 Resident Teaching Artist with Chesapeake Arts. Her award-winning short stories have been published in literary journals all over the U.S.A, and in England, and she is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.. Sharon assures audiences that no letters of the alphabet have ever been harmed in the creation of her work.

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Athena Hiotis is a musician, producer, and songwriter from Baltimore, MD. With a penchant for a wide range of music, she studied music throughout high school at the Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts magnet program, being one of the first students to participate in both the vocal and instrumental magnet programs. Athena also studied at the University of Maryland at College Park, diving into a wide range of music eras and genres, affirming her love of and sparking her professional career in songwriting, composition, and production. After graduation, she began writing and producing professionally in styles ranging from pop to rock to classical.

Athena co-founded and owns PopRiot Music Group, a boutique songwriting and production house, providing music for TV/Film projects and artists. In addition, she is a member of many successful projects: RÊVE, an art-rock band known for creating and pairing cinematic visuals (both motion and live) along with their music; Steep Steps, a production duo that creates dark, electronic music for film and television; and, the rock group, Circuit Villains, whose focus is to create raw and provoking music with a pulse and a groove. She enjoys sharing knowledge from her experiences to hungry creatives.

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Noelle Tolbert, a creative artist from Philadelphia, has used dance, choreography, performance art, teaching, and storytelling to heal and connect people in order to challenge how we engage with and define art. With a commitment to movement expression training for over 12 years, Noelle is a becoming master of hip-hop, popping, house, modern, ballet and movement research technique. Her talent has graced the stage with training received from Rennie Harris Puremovement, Colleen Hartman, and Music and Motion Dance Company in Philadelphia. Noelle has performed at numerous venues throughout the tri-state area including the Philly Fringe Festival and Live Arts for all five productions including International Touring in Canada. Upon moving from Philly to Baltimore, Noelle graduated from Community College of Baltimore County with a major in Dance, became an immediate member of Poetic Xpressions Dance Company under the leadership of Amanda Fair, and co-founded NAP movement research.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART VENDORS FOR ARTS IN THE PARK 2018 FESTIVAL!

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART VENDORS FOR ARTS IN THE PARK 2018 FESTIVAL!

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, artist and musicians will join forces at the 5th Annual Arts in the Park Festival at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM.

The Chesapeake Arts Center is currently accepting Art Vendor application until August 3, 2018.Space is limited and early registration is recommended! To All Vendors, Please Note: There is a $15.00 fee to reserve a spot at the CAC Arts in the Park festival. Art application available under the “Arts in the Park” event on the CAC website at http://www.chesapeakearts.org or arts in the park festival vendor application 2018

The free outdoor festival will include live music, Corn Hole, local art vendors, Face Painting and all different types of art and entertainment for all ages!

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artist and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 11:00AM-3:00PM

Where: Outside of the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.( Rain or Shine)

Tickets: FREE ADMISSION!

 More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

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CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER 4TH ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017!

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On Saturday, August 26, 2017, artist and musicians will join forces at the “Arts in the Park Festival” at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM. The Chesapeake Arts Center is organizing the FREE event, under the leadership of the Executive Director Belinda Fraley Huesman and sponsors Whiting-Turner and Arundel Federal Bank.

The free outdoor festival will include live music, Corn Hole, Moon Bounce, local artist displaying and selling their art , Batman of Baltimore, dance performances , Food Trucks and entertainment for all ages!

The music component of the festival will combine the talents of local professional musicians, singer-songwriter Colin Rowe, and indie rock bands RÊVE and Leo & Cygnus.

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artists and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

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If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival. Live Music, Local Artist Vendors, Food Vendors, Games, Moon Bounce, Art demonstration & more

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Where: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.

Tickets: FREE!

More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Rain Date Information: If it rains on Saturday, August 26, the festival will be held indoors at the Hammonds Lane Theatre/ back Gallery.

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About Chesapeake Arts Center:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community art center that had nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and is very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or call us at 410-636-6597.

CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER 4TH ANNUAL ARTS IN THE PARK FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017!

Brooklyn Park, Maryland: On Saturday, August 26, 2017, artist and musicians will join forces at the “Arts in the Park Festival” at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM. The Chesapeake Arts Center is organizing the FREE event, under the leadership of the Executive Director Belinda Fraley Huesman and sponsors Whiting-Turner and Arundel Federal Bank.

The free outdoor festival will include live music, Corn Hole, Moon Bounce, local artist displaying and selling their art , Batman of Baltimore, dance performances , Food Trucks and entertainment for all ages!

The music component of the festival will combine the talents of local professional musicians, singer-songwriter Colin Rowe, and indie rock bands Reve and Leo & Cygnus.

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artists and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

 

If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival. Live Music, Local Artist Vendors, Food Vendors, Games, Moon Bounce, Art demonstration & more

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11am-3pm

Where: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.

Tickets: FREE!

More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

Rain Date Information: If it rains on Saturday, August 26, the festival will be held indoors at the Hammonds Lane Theatre/ back Gallery.

 

About Chesapeake Arts Center:

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community art center that had nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and is very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or call us at 410-636-6597.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE ART OF SOUND EXHIBIT AT THE CHESAPEAKE ARTS CENTER

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Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “Art of Sound” exhibition with artist Tom Pearce at the Hal Gomer Gallery located at the Chesapeake Arts Center at 194 Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21060 from August 2-August 31, 2017. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator and must be turned in by Friday, July 21, 2017. Closing Reception on August 31, 2017 from 6-8PM.

Theme of the Exhibit:  MUSIC

SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED

11X17-20X24  Photography pieces MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only! Canvas will be accepted. Artists frame own artwork with wire on the back.

How many can you submit? Artists can submit up to 5 pieces. Artwork will be selected by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator. Only 15 pieces will be selected for this exhibit.

EACH PROPOSAL MUST BE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

IMAGES OF YOUR WORK

The work should be no more than five years old, no nudity, violence or foul language allowed.

DIGITAL IMAGES: Send 5 images in jpeg format- no larger than 1024 pixels in any direction at 300 dpi for review. All image files are to be titled. Email to Nicole Caracia at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org by Friday, July 21, 2017.

IMAGE LIST

A numerical listing including artist’s name, title, dimensions, medium, and file name of each jpeg sent with digital images.

CONDENSED BIO

One or two short paragraphs- A condensed informative statement with your artistic highlights.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name, address, phone number(s) email address of the artist, and website information.

 

Only complete proposal package including all the information listed will be reviewed.  If accepted into the art show, all artwork will be due to the Chesapeake Arts Center by Friday, July 28, 2017 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display in the

Hal Gomer Gallery from Wednesday, August 2-Thursday, August 31, 2017.

SEND ENTRIES TO

Nicole Caracia at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org .

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 410-636-6597 or visit www.Chesapeakearts.org

About Chesapeake Arts Center: The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, maker-space and classrooms.

Chesapeake Arts Center will use the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, it’s artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART VENDORS FOR ARTS IN THE PARK 2017 FESTIVAL!

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On Saturday, August 26,2017, artist and musicians will join forces at the 4th Annual Arts in the Park Festival at the Chesapeake Arts Center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Local artists will exhibit and offer their work for sale, while a festival of live music is presented from 11AM-3PM.

The Chesapeake Arts Center is currently accepting Art Vendor application until August 4, 2017.Space is limited and early registration is recommended! To All Vendors, Please Note: There is a $10.00 fee to reserve a spot at the CAC Arts in the Park festival. Art application available under the “Arts in the Park” event on the CAC website at http://www.chesapeakearts.org or click here.arts in the park festival vendor application 2017

The free outdoor festival will include  live music , Corn Hole,  local art vendors, Face Painting and all different types of art and entertainment for all ages!

The Arts in the Park Festival is a great opportunity to see work of local artist and to enjoy some good music. For the music part of the festival, feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For further information, check the event on the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org or call the office at (410) 636-6597.

If You Go

What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Arts in the Park Festival.

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 11:00AM-3:00PM

Where: Outside of the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225.( Rain or Shine)

Tickets: FREE ADMISSION!

 More Information: The Chesapeake Arts Center website; www.Chesapeakearts.org.

PHOTO BY GEOFF LAWRENCE

 

Upcoming Holiday Events at the Chesapeake Arts Center!

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This holiday season, the Chesapeake Arts Center is continuing its tradition of offering a variety of fun, holiday performances and activities for the whole family. Now in its 14th season, Spencer Humm Entertainment Presents The Baltimore Special’s Christmas Radio Comedy show on December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, 2016. Saturday shows starting at 8:00pm and Sunday shows starting at 3:00pm in the Studio 194 Theatre located at 194 Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park, Maryland. Tickets $35-55. As always wear your pajamas! Tickets and information available at ChristmasSpecialShow.com.

The CAC will be hosting two holiday workshops. On Saturday, December 3, children ages 6-11 can enjoy the “Young At Art” one day workshop with instructor Alexis Smith from 10:30am-11:30am. Register ahead or just drop in for the morning of creative art for kids. The theme for December is “Winter Holidays”. Tuition Fee $15.00.

Or, on Saturday, December 10 bring the whole family for the Nature Ornament Workshop with Echoes of Nature from 1:00pm-2:30pm. A hands-on workshop that’s great for the whole family! Each individual is invited to create a unique holiday ornament out of materials found in our natural environment. Class includes a “guest appearance” by some friendly animal ambassadors! CAC Member $25 for the whole family or $30 for non-members.

Catalyst: The Art of John Gornto gallery exhibit runs from December 9th to the 17th in the Hal Gomer Gallery. An opening reception will be held Friday, December 9th from 6 PM to 8 PM featuring the Pandemic Steelband, and is free to the public. Catalyst: The Art of John Gornto is presented by the Museum Practice students of UMBC Visuals Arts Department and hosted by Chesapeake Arts Center.

In science, a catalyst incites reaction. John Gornto, artist and aerospace engineer, works in the Baltimore area. He creates artworks that react to his personal struggles and to his environment. Over 15 artworks, both large and small scale, including acrylic and watercolor paintings and sculptures within cigar boxes will be featured.

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Hammonds Lane Theatre with the Annapolis Junction Big Band. They will be performing this year’s family-friendly show that promises to delight all ages. Following the concert, we invite everyone to attend the CAC annual Tree Lighting event in front of the Hammonds Lane Theatre and enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts Cruiser.

Also on Tuesday, December 13th, the CAC will be hosting its monthly In the Studio talk with guest speaker, actor and singer, Maia Rodriguez at 6:00pm in Studio 194 Theatre. This event is free to the community.  Maia Rodriguez, a graduate of Syracuse University’s Musical Theater program, she’s worked for Syracuse Stage, Universal Studios, Tokyo Disney Sea, Don’t Tell Mama’s Cabaret NYC, Cirque Du Soleil, Pirates Dinner Adventure in LA & Orlando, and the Star Theatre in Oceanside, CA. She’s sung National Anthems for the Cleveland Browns, the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Chargers, as well as Superbowl XLVIII under Renee Fleming & 50 with Lady Gaga. Maia is the composer of two full length musicals: The Hack & Slash Christmas Special & Evernight: the Musical. Her new production company is “Little Fox Productions” (www.littlefoxpro.com), taking fantastical stories and setting them to music. She sings with the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters as an alto vocalist, performing every year for the PBS Memorial Show hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna.

Finally, the CAC will be offering a 25% off Chesapeake Arts Center membership from December 1- December 31, 2016. Save on class tuition; receive special mailings and every year the CAC host a special members only party.

For more information about holiday programs or classes at the Chesapeake Arts Center, call 410-636-6597 or visit www.chesapeakearts.org.

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About Chesapeake Arts Center: The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a vibrant community art center that had nearly 70,000 visits annually through shows, art classes and community events. The CAC’s diverse programming appeals to a variety of audiences and includes performances that educate and engage dialogue about social issues. CAC offers affordable and free arts programs to people of all ages and income levels, and is very proud to provide arts education classes and workshops for at-risk youth in the greater Brooklyn Park region. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or call us at 410-636-6597.