Frida Kahlo Lecture
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Frida Kahlo Lecture

Listen to Art Historian Beth Stein lecture on the influence of Mexican folk art on Kahlo’s work and life

Like many artists in Mexico City’s vibrant intellectual circles, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) avidly collected traditional Mexican folk art—arte popular—as a celebration of indigenous and mestizo cultures. She drew inspiration from these objects, seizing on their political significance after the Mexican Revolution and incorporating their visual and material qualities into her now iconic paintings.

Following the recent acquisition of Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) (1928), this is the MFA’s first exhibition on Frida Kahlo. It tightly focuses on Kahlo’s lasting engagements with arte popular, exploring how her passion for objects such as decorated ceramics, embroidered textiles, papier-mâché effigies, and devotional retablo paintings shaped her own artistic practice. A selection of Kahlo’s paintings—including important loans from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin—is brought together with representative examples of arte popular. Bringing fresh attention to Kahlo as an ambitious, ever-evolving painter, this exhibition also opens broader discussions about the influences of anonymous folk artists on famed modern painters.

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48th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 16, 17 & 18
Aug
16
to Aug 18

48th Annual Festival of the Arts- Aug 16, 17 & 18

Our Festival is Cape Cod's Premier Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, showcasing beautiful work. We have a wonderful variety of 120 artisans exhibiting at the show.

Exhibitors from around the country showcase one of a kind pieces including clothing, jewelry, fine woodworking, art, ceramics, graphics, metalwork, glass and much more. Delicious food trucks and an ice cream van are conveniently located in the center of the green to ensure your energy to keep exploring!

The Children’s tent features fun activities as always, including face painting. Chase Park is a short walk off Main Street, with a free shuttle bus to bring you directly to the entrance of the Festival from the Parking lot at the Creative Arts Center and behind the Community Center on Route 28.

We'll see you this summer for another amazing Festival of the Arts!

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French Pastels Bus Trip to MFA Boston
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

French Pastels Bus Trip to MFA Boston

We will be taking a bus trip to MFA on Friday Jan 4th to see the exhibit. A pastel is rarely exhibited due to the fragility of the powdery pigment and the light sensitivity of the paper used to display it.  During the late 19th century, some of the most famous avant-garde artists in France and beyond took up pastels, including  Cassatt, Degas, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Redon, and Renoir.   They captured the fleeting moment, the passing effects of light and weather, delicate blossoms that might soon fade in these most exquisite pieces.

These very special works of art that are part of the current exhibition “French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Presentation only- $30/$25/member
Bus trip only- $60/$55/member
Both- $75/$65/member

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June Blooms
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

June Blooms

Garden Tour- 10am-4pm
Reception-5-6:30pm
8 gardens to Tour

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by cash or check at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham!

Open to All Artists!
If you would like to be a featured artist who paints in a garden please call us at 508-945-3583!

 

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Robin Litwin- Intro to Encaustic Painting Demo
May
23
10:30 AM10:30

Robin Litwin- Intro to Encaustic Painting Demo

Free of Charge, Bring Donation to Food Pantry of Cape Cod

 

DEMO: WED, MAY 23 10:30am

 

CLASS:

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 18 & 19: 9:30AM-1PM

2 DAYS- $90 MEMBER/$110 NON-MEMBER

Learn something new and exciting in this 2 day workshop. Beeswax, resin and pigment are combined, heated and applied to create encaustic paintings. Robin will walk you thru the steps and show you the techniques. All materials included. 

                                                            SIGN UP FOR CLASS HERE

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Beth Stein Lecture on Norman Rockwell
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Beth Stein Lecture on Norman Rockwell

$20/ $15 member

Norman Rockwell was an ‘American Original’.   He was one of our most beloved artists, capturing some of our deepest emotions on canvas.  He produced some of the most iconic and uplifting images of any American artist.  Yet, he was not the “Norman” he appeared to be -  he was a complicated individual, whose private life in no way reflected what appeared on his canvases.  He also became controversial and politically active in the latter part of his career.  Underlying every painting of Rockwell is the belief in the power of storytelling.   Come hear the story of Norman Rockwell as told through the power of his art. 

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CAC Openhouse
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

CAC Openhouse

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Art Demos, Kids activities & more! See our Galleries, Painting, Pottery & Jewelry Studios!

Faculty Art Demonstrations

·    Vera Champlin, Watercolor 10-11:30am

·    Rosalie Nadeau, Oil 11:30-1pm

·    Ron Dean – Raku Fire 10-1pm

·     Childrens Craft 10-12:30pm

All Welcome - Free Admission. We will be collecting Food Items for The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.

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Diane Heart Teapot Workshop
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Diane Heart Teapot Workshop

Please join us Saturday March 24th (1-4pm) for an afternoon with Nationally Published Potter, Diane Heart. She will start with a brief showing of her past and current work in porcelain wares. Then, followed by an in depth demonstration and conversation on throwing and constructing teapots for the perfect pour. All levels welcome.

Cost $40 for members $50 non-members

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