Chesapeake Arts Center Keeps Youth Learning and Creating this Summer

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The Chesapeake Arts Center will be offering camp programs to give kids and teens an adventurous and creative summer. CAC camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

With more free time in summer, and parents having to work, the Chesapeake Arts Center provides a safe and fun learning spot for your children.  The CAC encourages parents to help their kids unplug from technology and explore all the CAC summer programs and classes the center has to offer.

“Chesapeake Arts Center has high quality, enjoyable educational programs that lay the foundation for lifelong learning. This summer we have a myriad of camp opportunities for your child that will give him or her glimpse into a world where dreams are born and lives are changed. “says Belinda Fraley Huesman, Chesapeake Arts Center’s Executive Director.

These are the five camps the Chesapeake Arts Center has to offer in summer 2018:

Magic and Muggles Summer Camp | Ages 6-12 | July 9-13, 2018: 5 days of theatre camp from Erase Hate Through Art, culminating in a Friday afternoon student drama performance (open to friends and family). Campers will spend time each day in Charms, Potions, Herbology, and more! Daily activities include arts and crafts, recreational activities (quidditch!) and rehearsal time. Camp is based on the world of Harry Potter by JK Rowling, and centers around a strong anti-bullying theme.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

 

Creature Colors  | Ages: 3-5 | July 9-13 , 2018: For the younger kids who may not be ready for a full camp experience, join Echoes of Nature this week to learn all about different colors and textures found in nature. Meet animals up close! Books, songs, and crafts round out each day full of adventure! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Musical Theatre Camp | Ages 6-15 | July 16- 27, 2018: The camp centers on the creation of a full-scale revue of musical numbers from great Broadway shows. Divided by age into small groups, the children take classes in acting, singing, dancing, costumes and stagecraft, taught by a staff of musical theatre professionals. Over two weeks, students learn their songs, rehearse their scenes, make their costumes and build the set. On the final day, they present a free performance of their show for parents, relatives and friends. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

Enchanted Daydreams: Dance and Drama | Ages: 6-12 | August 6-10, 2018 : Enter the fantastic world of fairies! Every day during the Enchanted Daydreams camp, we will use our imaginations to create fairy stories and crafts. Students will spend time each day in our dance studio, learning creative movement techniques and dance combinations. Wings and wands are a must, and will be included for each camper. Join the festivities and let your creativity shine! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Art and Animals – Maryland | Ages 6-12 | August 6-10 or August 13-17, 2018: Five days of art and animals! Each day, students will learn about various wildlife, including visits from real animal ambassadors! Students will then take their observations and create their own unique artwork representing the animals. Students will draw and paint every day! Camp culminates on Friday with a gallery presentation of the students’ artwork for friends and family. There are two sessions available! Animals, projects and activities are different for both weeks. Register for one or both! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Chesapeake Arts Center is a leading non-profit community art center located in Northern-Anne Arundel County. The center continues to give youth an enriching, safe experience with a caring and dedicated staff and volunteers. Additionally, the center provides art classes for all ages.

For more information, visit http://www.chesapeakearts.org or call (410) 636 -6597.

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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.

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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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Production Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Position: Production Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Job Days: 9 month contract – 20 hrs. weekly

The Production Assistant provides comprehensive support for all events on CAC. Responsible for assisting and supporting all administrative activities of the rental, facilities and production departments.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supports Production Manager and production department during technical, dress rehearsals and previews as assigned.

• Provide supervision for load-ins and strikes as assigned

• Ability to work hands-on in an electrician capacity including comfort working at heights such as catwalks, ladders and lifts is a must.

• Position requires the following abilities: Hang, focus lighting instruments, program and operate the ETC EOS stage lighting consoles as needed.

• Working knowledge of Midas M32 and Behringer X32 sound boards.

• Basic knowledge of A/V systems

• Act as run crew for various technical aspect on the production during the run of the show.

• Perform general and preventative maintenance of technical equipment.

• Serve as Stage Manager for selected performance.

• Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, mornings and holiday shifts

Education and/or Equivalent Experience Preferred:

• 3 to 5 years professional theatre experience in production.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

• Software: Qlab, Power Point

• Ability to work very long hours as workflow increases and deadlines approach.

• Calm / Professional demeanor, sense of humor encouraged

• Working knowledge of professional theatre systems and personnel

• Familiarity with existing and emerging technologies and practices relevant to theatre and the entertainment industry

• Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of job assignments

• Ability to work independently on multiple projects and be a self-starter

• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Very solid interpersonal, motivational and organizational skills with very strong attention to detail.

• Excellent organizational skills for managing multiple tasks successfully.

• Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment

• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Please email cover letter and resume in PDF format to: asegarra@chesapeakearts.org. No phone calls please.

Chesapeake Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity

Now Hiring Administrative Assistant at the Chesapeake Arts Center!

 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and works closely with the Executive Director, Education Director and Marketing/Program Director in regards to general organizational tasks at Chesapeake Arts Center. This position assist the daily functions of each departments.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee aspects of a customized database, which includes timely and accurate data entry, updating records, organizing/coding, retrieving reports from the system, while maintaining an overall understanding of database.
  • Maintain data correctness by routinely checking information for errors and duplicate files, while maintaining an organized system of information.
  • Handle all student membership, class registrations, and scholarship recipients.
  • Generate and send monthly renewal mailings and communications.
  • Track memberships relating to Education and donation statistics on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Manage confidential student scholarship information, and track student tuition payments
  • File hard copies and digital copies of registration records, financial records and other educational documents.
  • Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.
  • Attend events as needed.
  • Assist with educational event planning, such as recitals, career day, communications, volunteer coordination.
  • Additional duties as assigned; this may include processing class evaluations, taking supply inventory, answering phones, assisting in selling show tickets, etc.
  • Assist the Marketing Director with Eblast
  • Create Press Releases about upcoming events/ classes
  • Assisting Marketing Director with day to day marketing tasks and coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested.
  • Supporting the in-house marketing and design team by coordinating and collating content
  • Support the Marketing Director with Hanging Artwork in Galleries, creating promotional material for the gallery events and corresponding with the artists
  • Help create content for social media
  • Answer, screen and transfer inbound phone calls
  • Receive and direct visitors and clients

 

QUALIFICATIONS, ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to create and adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills; attention to detail is extremely important.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, supporting shared ideas and goals.
  • Experience and comfort working on computers required (experience with Windows, Microsoft Office, database software, social media and different internet browsers).
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends for events as required.
  • Flexibility to support staff and projects as needed for a small to mid-sized organization.
  • An interest in Chesapeake Art Center’s mission
  • Experience working in a gallery preferred
  • Confident and outgoing personality.
  • Must have strong customer service skills to assist students and parents.

HOURS AND SALARY: The Administrative Assistant position is a 20-25 hour a week. Hours are 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday, with a potential to work on a Saturday.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Program/Marketing Director, Nicole Caracia via email at Ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org.

ABOUT THE 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, The Hal Gomer Gallery, a large ceramic lab, two dance studios, multiple music rooms, traditional art classrooms, and maker space.

Our Mission Statement

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

 

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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Presents

“Maryland, My Maryland” Exhibit

At the Chase Brexton Health Care

Glen Burnie Center

 

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

DEADLINES

Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the “Maryland, My Maryland” exhibition at the Chase Brexton Health Care office located at 200 Hospital Dr #300, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 from July 14-October 4, 2017. Proposal is reviewed by the Chesapeake Arts Center’s Gallery Coordinator and must be turned in by Friday, June 23, 2017.

Artwork must be framed by the artist; the only sizes accepted will be 16×20 black wood or metal frame. Artists must also provide wire on the back of the frames and each artwork must have label on the back and wrapped in bubble wrap when dropped off at the center.

Theme of the Exhibit:  Photographs in Anne Arundel County

Artwork Accepted: An exhibition inspired by a location, town, city or place in Maryland.

SIZE OF ARTWORK ALLOWED

16X20. MUST be framed in Black Wood OR Metal Frames only!  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 25 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, June 23, 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 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 between office hours of 10:00am-6:00pm.Artwork will go on display at the Chase Brexton Health Care, Glen Burnie Center building from Friday, July 14, 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.

About Chase Brexton: Founded in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood in 1978, Chase Brexton began as a volunteer-run gay men’s health clinic. Our work took on a new and difficult challenge in the early1980s when we became one of the first clinics on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS. After seeing the needs of the family and loved ones of those we served, we expanded our services, adding Behavioral Health and Case Management services in 1991 and finally expanding to full Primary Care services in 1995.

Chase Brexton became a Federally Qualified Health Center in 1999, the same year we opened a second center, now located in Randallstown. Two years later, Chase Brexton earned accreditation in both Ambulatory and Behavioral Health from The Joint Commission. As the decade continued, we opened centers in Columbia and Easton, and, in 2013, moved our Mt. Vernon Center to its current home in the historic Monumental Life Building on Charles Street. In 2014, we opened our Glen Burnie Center, and in 2015, we achieved recognition as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

Though health care continues to rapidly change, we will always honor our heritage, embrace diversity, and empower our patients, while innovating for the future.

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS:

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Chesapeake Arts Center Seeks Storytellers, Photos for Historic Book on Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay

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BROOKLYN PARK — The Chesapeake Arts Center is looking for people with stories to tell about the memories of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay to help fill a one-of-a-kind history book that will help capture those memories and bind them with the community so they are never lost.

The goal of the book is three-fold:

  • provide the local community with a unique written and illustrated retelling of the area;
  • offer the CAC a meaningful way to connect with the communities it serves;
  • provide local photographers, illustrators and writers an opportunity to publish their work

The book will spotlight histories of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Park and Curtis Bay, and will also focus on areas such as:

  • Masonville
  • Fairfield
  • Hawkins Point
  • Fort Armistead
  • Cedar Hill
  • Pumphrey
  • Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard

In addition to written stories on local events, people and landmarks, the CAC is seeking people who have photos that may have historic significance to these areas. In many cases people may have photos in their personal collections to share. Photos that have a relevance to the book include photos of significant local events, community leaders or landmarks, such as the Polish Home, Club 4100 or Masonville, Fairfield, Pumphrey, etc.. Those with the ability to scan these photos can upload them for consideration to the book team at www.OurMarylandHistory.com.

The CAC board of directors approved the history book project in 2016 and the Center will be having a gathering on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:30PM at its headquarters at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. The Center hopes to pull together people who would like to contribute short stories on their memories for the book that will be published for the holiday shopping season in December 2017.

Proceeds from the book will be directed back into the CAC’s non-profit programs aimed at using the arts to excite, educate, engage, inspire and grow this community’s people, its artists and the region through performances, exhibitions, classes, and collaborations with artists, educators, business and community leaders and organizations.

Those interested in using their writing skills to help us document their memories for this project should attend. For more information contact Nicole Caracia at ncaracia@chesapeakearts.org or Rik Forgo at rforgo@gmail.com.

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.

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