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Community Events
The Arts & Times Community Calendar, highlights special events, exhibits, rural arts, performances, and classes on the Lower Eastern Shore. Look for the print edition quarterly in the local galleries and cultural attractions of Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties.

March 26, 2016
Bill Haley, Jr. & the Comets
7:30pm
Re-live Rock & Roll history with this 100 percent live, high-energy authentic show.
 
May 1-31, 2016
Exhibit: Joan Stockman & Ron Michaels
Opening exhibit reception: March 13, 5pm-8pm. Live music and refreshments. Free.
 
May 3-31, 2016
Dry Media Drawing with Pastel
Tuesdays, 9am-11:30am
Drawing in dry media with a focus on soft pastel. We will see examples of Masters that will inspire and guide us.
 
May 20 - June 24, 2016
Reboot - 2016 Members Exhibition
Art show featuring the work of Art Institute and Gallery members. Opening reception, May 20, 5pm-8pm.
 
August 26-27, 2016
11th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival
As always, the 2016 Sea Glass Festival will have much to offer the whole family on Saturday, featuring expert lecture presentations on the history and collection of genuine sea glass, and prized sea glass collections from all over the world in the Collectors area. The Shard of the Year Contest will offer opportunities to enter your authentic beach finds to win cash prizes.
 
May 29, 2016
24th Annual Soft Shell Spring Fair
Noon-5 pm.
The Soft Shell Spring Fair, held Crisfield in May, offers arts and crafts, Kids' activities, entertainment, and of course, soft shell crab sandwiches.
 
May 31-June 25, 2016
June Exhibits at the OC Center for the Arts
Open daily M-F 9am-4pm, S-S 11am-4pm
"Photography and Digital Media" group show, "Father & Son" exhibit featuring Dean and Christian Peterson & Chase and Gregg Rosner, artists Rebekah Simonds, Susan Buyer, and Bonnie Preziosi.
 
June 1 - August 21, 2016
Larry Barth: Birds, Art & Design
Mon- Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Noon- 5 pm.
Wildfowl artists have dramatically extended the creative ways they represent birds and their habitats. At the forefront of these changes, influencing the art form itself, is 16-time Best in World winner Larry Barth. This exhibit will be a unique opportunity to see the progression of Barth's work.
 
June 1-18, 2016
Strange Pastures by Cheryl Hochberg
Hochberg paints animals, realistically rendered, at times isolated and other times in environments. These creatures are a platform to explore qualities of familiarity and strangeness as well as the knowable and the mysterious. While many of these works are made alone in the studio, Hochberg also works on site in residency situations, collaboratively and across disciplines.
 
June 1-25, 2016
Father-Son Exhibition
Featuring Dean and Christian Peterson, Chase and Gregg Rosner, Photography and Digital Media group show, Opening Reception: June 3, 5pm-7pm.
 
June 1-29, 2016
Painting Class - Mixed Media
Mondays & Wednesdays. Choose morning or afternoon.
Begin or enhance your artistic journey with hands on guidance, inspiration & techniques. Beginners will learn steps to execute a completed painting from conception through completion. Experienced painters will learn tips to boost their skills and personal style.
 
June 1-30, 2016
Exhibit: Rudelle Hall & Larry Wisniewski
Exhibit featuring Rudelle Hall mixed media, and Larry Wisniewski- metal sculpture. Opening reception June 10, 5pm- 8pm.
 
June 2, 2016
Life Drawing Studio
6:30-9pm
Join us for a relaxed drawing session with a nude model. Bring your own drawing paper/sketchbook and materials. Water-media and ink ok! Bring your own easel if you have a portable one.
 
June 2-30, 2016
Ale & Art Drawing
Thursdays, 6:30pm-9pm.
Sip on your favorite brew while learning the basics of drawing. Each week we will focus on a new drawing skill! BYOB and bring your own sketchbook and pencils! Instructor: Diana Mosteller.
 
June 3, 2016
Deborah Rolig Exhibit, Opening Reception
5pm
Also - book Signing with Jennifer Labesky
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Holidays This Month

National Safe Boating Week 7 day period ending on last Fri before Memorial Day
National Transportation Week Week that includes 3rd Fri in May
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 1 - May Day, Beltane (Celtic)
May 2 - Twelfth day of Ridvan (Bahai)
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 8 - Mother's Day, V-E Day
May 15 - Peace Officer Memorial Day
May 19 - Malcolm X Day
May 21 - National Waiter/Waitress Day
May 22 - National Maritime Day
May 24 - Declaration of the Bab (Bahai)

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