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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
Re-live Rock & Roll history with this 100 percent live, high-energy authentic show.
April 8 - June 18, 2016
Exhibit: Organic Space
New Work in Glass by Jon Rees, SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus, Salisbury. Rees' work explores the architectural language of form, space and light through sculpture. Reception: 3rd Friday, April 15, 5-8pm; Artist Talk: Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm.
April 15 - May 13, 2016
Blooming Artists Youth Art Show
Art show featuring the work of youth from the Lower Delmarva region. Opening reception, April 15,
April 15 - May 13, 2016
Solo Artist Show
Ye Jin Han in the Foyer Gallery - Solo show featuring the work of Ye Jin Han the winner of the 2014 Blooming Artists Youth Art Show.
April 28 - May 19, 2016
Senior Art Show
May graduates in the Department of Fine (visual) Arts showcase portfolio pieces. UMES Jazz Combo performs. Opening Reception, 4pm-6pm. Show closes with a reception May 19, 5-6 pm.
May 14, 2016
Line Time, New Paintings
Brooke Rogers' latest works combine hard-edge painting with rich surfaces touched by the artist's hand. His sensibility is rooted in personal experience living near the beach in his hometown, Ocean City, Maryland.
May 1-31, 2016
Exhibit: Joan Stockman & Ron Michaels
Opening exhibit reception: March 13, 5pm-8pm. Live music and refreshments. Free.
May 2-14, 2016
New Media Student Show
SU's Semi-Annual Senior Exhibitions showcase the graduating art students' most recent efforts.
May 2-28, 2016
May Exhibits at the OC Center for the Arts
Open daily M-F 9am-4pm, S-S 11am-4pm
"Food for the Soul" group show, "The Language of Color in the Landscape" featuring Angela Herbert-Hodges and Debra Howard, artists Hannibal Lee, Betty Latourney, Mary Murphy, Suzanne Wilson, and Debbi Dean-Colley.
May 2-14, 2016
Graphic Design Exhibition
Awards Reception: Friday, May 6, 5pm-7pm
May 2-25, 2016
Painting Mixed Media Class
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-11:30am or noon-2:30pm.
Begin or enhance your artistic journey with my 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.
May 3-5, 2016
Gospel Revival
7 pm
Music and ministry by guests.
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.
September 22-23, 2016
Sandcastle Home Tour
9:30-4pm each day
The 12th annual self guided tour will featured 10 beautiful homes in the Ocean City area. There is always a great variety of homes from ocean front to bayside, family homes to penthouses and beach retreats. Cost: $30 per person.
May 4, 2016
Home School Art Day
Topics will include painting, drawing, ceramics, or sculpture.
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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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