- Life Drawing
- Creative Lives Lecture Series
- Woodworking Workshop – Vicco von Voss
- The Potters Wheel
- Beginner’s Pottery on the Wheel
- Art of iPhoneography
- Introduction to Painting with Encaustics
- Visual Journaling and Vino
- Bus Trip to The Barnes Foundation
- David Kessler Painting Workshop
- Introduction to iPhone Photography
- Annual Events
- ArtsAlive! A Night in the Tropics
- Art of Stewardship Exhibition
- Earth Stewardship Days
- Paint the Town
- Art in Bloom
- Studio Tour
- Gift Shop
- Clay Studio
- Support Us
- About Us
Mark Your Calendars for a Night in the Tropics
Imagine 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!
Art of Stewardship
The second annual Art of Stewardship Exhibition is a joint effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of the Carla Massoni Gallery and the Art of Stewardship Project led by Greg Mort. The exhibition will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the earth. Greg Mort, acclaimed international artist and environmentalist, is the judge for the exhibition and will be announcing winners at the Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony. Greg will also provide critiques of artist work for interested Art of Stewardship artists. Marcy Ramsey, president of the Chester River Association and curator and juror for this show is herself an accomplished painter and book illustrator. The exhibition is a central part of a month-long event, Earth Stewardship Days, focusing on the critical role of the artist as steward of our planet and our natural resources.
Curator for the “Fiber Show and Works on Paper”, Sue Wright, challenged artists to think creatively and stretch traditional boundaries be it watercolor painting, altered books, knitted garments or grass baskets. RiverArts hasn’t done a fiber/paper show before and think there could be great synergy.
For RiverArts’ second annual iShow, curator, Zane Carter, reached out to artists to work in any genre that incorporates contemporary expression in imaginative ways. This exciting exhibition will showcase area artists working with sound, video, light, animation and digital images. Artists were encouraged to demonstrate innovative techniques that transform traditional mediums in surprising ways that challenge our perceptions.
Join RiverArts on Thursday, May 14 for a wonderful trip to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. The bus leaves the Roses’ parking lot at 9 and will arrive at 11. Spend the day taking in the amazing collection of Post-impressionist masters, American masters, and world art. Learn more and register.
Empty Bowls – Food Pantry Fundraiser
March 23 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
Enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup, served in handmade bowls created by local potters including artists from RiverArts clay studio, community members and Washington College students. These bowls are a unique keepsake to take home as a reminder that there are “empty bowls” everywhere. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the program begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for students and $20/
Thank you for your support!
Chestertown and RiverArts are featured in the February/March issue of American Craft Magazine. Published by the American Craft Council, the magazine features Chestertown as this month’s stop in the “Wide World of Craft.” RiverArts gallery as well as many member artists are featured.
Read the full article here.
Paint the Town 2015 brings 50 artists to Chestertown to paint in and around Kent County. The paintings are sold at our “Wet Paint Show and Sale” on Saturday, April 25. Your $25 contribution as a Patron brings an invitation to the pre-show of the wet paint sale and mention in our program. Sign up to be a Patron on our website at ChestertownRiverArts.org, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 410-778-6300.
First Public Arts Installation Selected
The 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.
RiverARTS Camp Registration Open!
RiverARTScamp 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.
Upcoming ClassesTHE ART OF iPHONEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR: Anne Highfield Tuesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14 6:00-7:30 pm KidSPOT Cost: $135 members, $165 nonmembers More info and to register
April 2015INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING WITH ENCAUSTICS
Instructor: Lee Butera Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and May 5 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. KidSPOT Cost: $155.00 Members; $195.00 Nonmembers Registration Deadline: April 2 More info and to registerVISUAL JOURNALING AND VINO
Instructor: Raven Bishop Tuesdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. KidSPOT Cost: $150.00 Members; $190.00 Nonmembers Registration Deadline: April 14 Complimentary wine will be served More info and to registerView All Classes
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
FIBER SHOW AND WORKS ON PAPER
Friday, Mar. 6
Read the Call for Artists.
A NIGHT IN THE TROPICS
RiverArts Annual FUNraiser
Saturday, March 28
The Chesapeake Room,
Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department
Reserve your tickets now!
ART OF STEWARDSHIP
Thurs., April 2
PAINT THE TOWN
PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL