Chestertown RiverArts

Hadaway to Kick Off Winter Creative Lives Lecture Series

Meredith_Davies_HadawayMeredith Davies Hadaway will bring her harp and poetry to the RiverArts Galleries on Tuesday, February 10. An award-winning poet and teacher of ecopoetry, Hadaway is the author of The River is a Reason, Fishing Secrets of the Dead and At the Narrows (due out in 2015). Hadaway is also a Celtic harpist who is completing her practicum as a therapeutic musician, playing harp at the bedside for patients at Shore Medical Center in Chestertown and Hospice Queen Anne’s in Centreville. Read more and register.

Call for Artists: The Art of Stewardship Exhibition

stewardship_banner_15-2Chestertown RiverArts invites all artists to submit work for the second annual Art of Stewardship Juried Art Show which will run from Thursday, April 2 through Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the RiverArts galleries. The Art of Stewardship exhibition kicks off “Earth Stewardship Days: Rev Up the Planet,” a month-long series of stewardship activities devoted to expanding our community’s understanding of the issues, creating inspirational experiences and promoting personal and collective stewardship actions. Read the complete call.

paint the town bannerPaint the Town Registration Filling Up!

Artists interested in taking part in RiverArts’ Sixth Annual Paint the Town, scheduled for April 23 to April 26, should register soon. This premier plein air event, sponsored by RiverArts, culminates in the Wet Paint Show and Sale on Saturday, April 25 and a Quick Draw Competition, with judge Hai-Ou Hou, on Sunday April 26. Modest cash prizes are awarded. Learn more about Paint the Town and register now.

First Public Arts Installation Selected

Broad-ReachThe Chestertown Public Arts Master Plan, made possible by an NEA “Our Town” grant, secured by RiverArts and the Town of Chestertown, has achieved its first step with a jury-selected sculpture design by esteemed Baltimore artist David Hess. The sculpture, a playscape destined for Wilmer Park, will be created out of premium grade, smooth edged stainless steel, and shaped like waves and sails to convey the spirit of a waterfront community. Read the full story in the Chestertown Spy.

This Public Arts Master Plan is the result of a year-long process involving a
series of public charrettes and meetings with stakeholders and community
members to identify types of and locations for public art projects, as well as a
process for incorporating public art into the planning and funding mechanisms
of the Town. View the plan here.

acc show-smallJoin Us to Visit the American Craft
Council Show

On Saturday, February 21, RiverArts is inviting you to climb aboard the bus to spend the day in Baltimore at the fabulous ACC Show. Several RiverArts members will be showing their best work in one of the most widely acclaimed fine craft shows in the nation. Let the driver do all the work while you have all the fun! Get all the details and register here.

Mark Your Calendars for a Night in the Tropics

ArtsAlive2015Imagine swaying to the soft tropical breezes of an island sunset, cocktail in hand, surrounded by your friends, with no need for airfare! ArtsAlive, RiverArts annual fundraising event, is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department’s Chesapeake Room. Fabulous food and drink, live music, wheels of chance and a live auction will keep you entertained while supporting your favorite cause! Read all about it and reserve your tickets now!

RiverARTS Camp Registration Open!

RiverArtsCamp_logo_15RiverARTScamp is a summer arts camp that offers campers ages 6-13 the opportunity to explore different media and techniques. The syllabus is different for each week. In addition to creating art, campers will explore the town, local galleries, and artist studios and participate in cooperative and art-based games and activities to build camaraderie and art knowledge. Parents can choose between half-day and full-day sessions. Register your favorite child today!

RiverArts Mission:  To engage our community in the creation, appreciation, and support of the arts through education, events, and exhibitions.

RiverArts Vision:  To inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.


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