Arts Council Events May Through June 2010

Through May 29, 2010:  “Catching Shadows: Tintype Portraits and Recorded Voices of 21st Century Native Americans Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore”
This fascinating portrait study of contemporary American Indians using traditional tintype photography includes interviews by Dykeman that explore tribal traditions and everyday life. View and listen through May 29. It is presented by the Arts Council and is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions grant, the Maryland Humanities Council and the Chaney Foundation. Free. 410.758.2520.

May 1 – 31:  Spring Classes in Zumba, Boot Camp, Ballroom Dancing, Photography, Ballet and Pre-K Gymnastics continue at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, 206 South Commerce Street, Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520.

May 10: Boot Camp: A five-week workout with Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick that will have you in great shape for the summer. 5:30 to 6:30 a.m., $99 per student. Pre registration is required by April 30. Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts, Centreville, MD. For more information call 410-758-2520.

May 15: Jazz Concert Featuring Dick Morgan: Don’t miss this enchanting night of jazz with legendary pianist Dick Morgan. Morgan is joined by Steve Abshire on guitar, David Einhorn on stand up base and Bartell Knox on drums. Held at the Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 7 p.m., tickets are $30 advance / $35 door and include a post concert after-party with delicious food. Visit Dick Morgan’s website at For more information call 410-758-2520.

May 17: QAC Arts Council Annual Dinner: This year’s annual dinner will be held at Prospect Bay Country Club beginning with cocktails at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm. Recipients of the 2010 High School Scholarship Awards will be recognized at the event. For more information call 410-758-2520.
May 30: Crop Club. Join paper crafter Cathy Downes on the last Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. having fun and making progress on your memories with unique album designs. All experience levels are welcome. Supplies are available for purchase. No fees for meeting, donations to the Centre for the Arts are welcome. Please call Cathy at 410.758.1251 if you plan to attend. Held at 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520.

June 1- August 31: Summer Hours at the Centre for the Arts. Tuesday-Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.

June 10:  Thursdays in the Park:  7-9 PM, Chesapeake Community Band at Millstream Park, Centreville, MD. Free. QAC Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an evening of American standards and more with this great local band. Rain or shine. Call the Arts Council in the event of severe weather warnings. 410.758.2520.

June 19: Art of the Deals: 9am-1pm. Community wide event featuring artists, a farmers market, music, demonstrations and information tables on the Courthouse Green.  Downtown merchants will have specials and sidewalk sales. Interested artists and civic groups should call the Arts Council about renting a table.

June 24:  Thursdays in the Park. 7-9 PM: The Unified Jazz Ensemble (UJE).   QAC Arts Council invites the public to enjoy an evening of exceptional jazz music with this great band at the Kent Manor Inn, Stevensville, MD. Free. Rain or shine. Call the Arts Council in the event of severe weather warnings. 410.758.2520.

June 26: Motown Madness Dance Party with championship dancer Amanda Showell. Fundraiser for the Queen Anne County Arts Council. Come dance the night away to your favorite tunes from the motown era along with ballroom and Latin dance music. 7:00-7:30pm Single time swing lesson. 7:30-10:30pm Dance party. Cash bar. Contest for best Motown costume and best 60’s hair style!! Ticket cost $18.00 in advance $20.00 at the door. 410.758.2520

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and Centre for the Arts is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. We receive support from the Maryland State Arts Council, corporate and private giving. Visit us on the web