Local ArtWeek Events Schedule

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

Erica Strzepek, program aide at the Harwich Cultural Center, is excited about having the ArtWeek festival located at the center here. WILLIAM F. GALVIN PHOTO

HARWICH — ArtWeek begins at the cultural center on Saturday under the title “Harwich Is Creative.” That creativity will be on display for 10 days with numerous demonstrations, performances and exhibits.

This is the first year Harwich is participating in the festival that began in Boston in 2013, started by the Boch Center, and has spread to 155 towns and neighborhoods across the state. The Harwich Cultural Center was chosen as one of 20 partners in the festival and notices about events will be promoted on billboards along major highways in Eastern Massachusetts. The list of Harwich ArtWeek events follows.

Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m.

ArtWeek Open House Harwich Cultural Center, Sisson Road

Ongoing:
• Open Artists’ Studios throughout the building.

• Harwich Cape Verdean Museum will be open through- out the day

• Library: Art Exhibit featuring artwork by Harwich Cultural Center artists-in-residence

•ActivityWing:MeetandGreetwithCapeCodTheatre Company, Home of Harwich Jr. Theatre – Learn about their summer theatre program coming to the Harwich Cultural Center beginning July 2

10:30 a.m.:I Love Harwich Diorama Art Show.Dioramas will be remain on exhibit during ArtWeek, April 27-May 6.

11 a.m. Library: The Cape Cod Ukulele Club lead by Cathy Hatch will be performing.

Noon Art Room: ProducingYour Own Television Show. Local students discuss writing, directing, acting, and producing their own sci-fi television program, “The Jethroverse,” airing this spring on local public access, Facebook and YouTube.

12:30 p.m. Library: Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. Members of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra discuss their new group.

1 p.m. Music Room: Walking the Labyrinth accompa- nied by Crystal Singing Bowls. Walk an indoor canvas labyrinth with music by Alchemy Crystal Signing Bowls.

2 p.m. Studio 115: Scrimshaw Demonstration by artist-in-residence, Nancy Lion.

Sunday, April 29
3 – 5 p.m. Library, Live performance by In The Pocket.Admission is $8 for adults, free for children under 12.

Monday, April 30
noon – 2 p.m. Studio 214 Fanciful Furniture Painting.Harwich Cultural Center artist-in-residence Gail Hickey will explain the steps to transform your old furniture anew. Have an idea but don’t know where to begin?

Bring a photo of your piece for Gail’s expert advice.

2 – 4 p.m. Studio 105 Silk Scarf Dyeing Demonstra- tion, Harwich Cultural Center artist-in-residence Sharon DiGennaro will demonstrate in-studio.

Tuesday, May 1
noon – 2 p.m. Music Room, Indoor canvas labyrinth walk by Veridatas-certified labyrinth facilitators Dr. Margaret Rappaport and Darlene T. Hagon. A one- hour guided walk will be followed by an open walk at which the facilitators will be available for questions and discussion.

2 – 4 p.m. Basement studio, Printing and carving demonstration with Jesse Marsolais.

Wednesday, May 2 noon – 2 p.m. Library (second floor) Turning Your Hobby into a Business. Erika Nickerson of Beach Cot- tage Living will have a talk and open discussion in the library on “Turning Your Hobby into a Business.”

2 – 4 p.m. Studio 204, SoulCollage and labyrinth walk with Harwich Cultural Center artist-in-residence Laurinda Raquel. Meet at the labyrinth in the music room and then go to Studio 204 SoulCollage.

Thursday, May 3 noon – 2 p.m. Art Room (second floor) Encaustic Paint- ing with Robin Litwin, a Harwich artist and photographer.

2 – 4 p.m. Art Room (second floor) Egg Tempera Painting Demonstration with Alla Zbinovsky.

Friday, May 4 noon – 2 p.m. Library Brooks Free Library Memoir

Writers Group Reading lead by Dr. Jay Anderson.
2 – 4 p.m. Art Room Using Epoxy Resin with Barbara Ford Doyle.

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cafeteria, Activity Wing: Bird carv- ing demonstration presented by the Harwich Historical

Society with decoy maker Paul Phillips.

Sunday, May 6
3 – 5 p.m. Library WE CAN Pre-Mother’s Day Tea, poetry reading by Wilderness Sarchild, author of “Old Women Talking,” and Christine Ernst, creator of The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch; with a dramatic monologue by writer, actor and dancer Joanne Powers. Light pastries and tea. Free admission. All profits from the sale of Old Women Talking will be donated to WE CAN.

Download the full schedule at www.harwich-ma.gov/home/news/artweek- 2018-cultural-center-information.
For more information, call Erica Strzepek at 774-212-3482 or email estrzepek@town.harwich.ma.us.