Students from the Eastern Shore Hospital Center came to the Dorchester Center for the Arts to learn pottery-making. This over-the-shoulder picture shows the great results. These pieces were sold at a very successful fundraiser.
On the Third Tuesday of each month, some of us gather at a local restaurant for a little social time together. We've been doing this for many years!
We sponsor an annual Summer Reception for artists in the area. Each is encouraged to bring a piece of their art to show. We spend a wonderful afternoon together.
We often donate to the Pleasant Day Adult Day Care Center. Here's a 16-panel window for which 16 of us painted or decorated one panel. When it all came back together, it looked great!
Over the years, we have often decorated the front window of the Dorchester Center for the Arts. This one promoted the upcoming children's classes.
The quilt-makers in our group went to work and created this beautiful quilt to honor Harriet Tubman. It now hangs in the Tubman Museum in Cambridge MD
A few years ago, The Dorchester Banner newspaper honored us with an 18-week series called Meet Your Wednesday Morning Artist. Here's one of the articles.
Alongside many of our friends, we helped to create the mosaic that decorated the burned facade on Race Street. It's gone now but it was quite a work of art.
We drew Halloween pictures on large sheets of heavy paper that fit the empty downtown windows. We took them to the schools and the students painted them. Then we put them in the windows on Race and Poplar Streets.
For a few years, we produced a day of Plein Air Easton in Cambridge MD. We had painters all around town and a prize-awarding ceremony at the end of the day. The artists loved Cambridge.
Here is plein air painter Kirk Larsen who came to our early morning meeting and painted us. Fabulous painting--and his stock-in-trade is that he stands on one foot while he paints!!
One year, we donated a sound system to the Dorchester Center for the Arts. It had multiple mics, some cordless, a control panel, speakers and lots of other features.
Occasionally, one of us gets invited to speak at the meeting of some other group. Here we are at the Cambridge Women's Club.
W've participated in Empty Bowls, a fundraising project to fight hunger. For a donation, you select a bowl that gets filled with soup. The bowl is yours to remind you that someone else's bowl is empty.
This large mosaic at Cannery Way in Cambridge MD shows the development of the town. We are proud to have helped with the design and production of this art. And there is a plaque on site about us.
For the Annie Oakley Festival, we drew a picture on a large board and helped the children to color it. It made us very popular with the younger set.
One of our talented ceramicists/potters helped us fundraise by creating sets of plates with zen drawings on them that were produced by others of us. This was a fun and profitable project.
Each year, we collect holiday gifts for the clients of Pleasant Day Adult Day Care Center. Not all of these gifts came from us but Terry, the lady in the picture did.
One of our members wanted to put on painting exhibits in the window of the Hunt Insurance Building on Race Street. Quite a wonderful idea!
Stay tuned to see what we come up with next. In fact, why don't you join us and lend your voice to the conversations. We'd love to see you some Wednesday morning.
Wednesday Morning Artists