The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its 2016 Arts in Bloom exhibit will run April 29–June 2. This juried exhibition will showcase prize-winning artwork, complemented by one-of-a-kind floral arrangements provided by the Hopkinton Garden Club. Katherine French (Gallery Director, Catamount Arts) will be the juror. Cash prizes will be announced at a public reception on April 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The HCA gallery is located at 98 Hayden Rowe St. and hours are weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on this event, please visit www.hopartscenter.org/in-the-gallery or call (508) 435-9222.
Gallery Director Katherine French retired in January 2015 as Executive Director of Danforth Art, Museum\School in Framingham, MA, in order to relocate to Vermont. She has been acclaimed for numerous exhibitions on historical and contemporary expressionism, as well as featured in both Art New England and Boston Globe profiles. Recipient of awards for curatorial excellence from the New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, French was also named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the Boston Art Awards. Twice recognized as one of the Worcester Business Journal’s Ten to Watch, she has been designated a Distinguished Alumna by Boston University. Under her direction, Danforth Art was named an Outstanding Cultural Organization by the Massachusetts Arts Education Collaborative. French will reside both in Barton, Vermont, and Cambridge, Massachusetts along with her husband Tim Hamilton, a conservator of antique keyboard instruments.
April 29 (Friday) 1:00 am - June 2 (Thursday) 1:00 am
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces a new monthly series, First Friday Open Mic, hosted by singer-songwriter Barbara Kessler. The next open mic is scheduled for Friday, April 1 from 7 to 10 p.m., and will featureLauren Weintraub.
Singers, players, songwriters, poets, storytellers of all ages, and the general public are invited to attend. Sign-ups for performers begin at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m. (To sing to an accompanying track, please bring as mp3.)
All are welcome to attend. A $5 suggested donation is welcome at the door. The event is free for HCA members. Open mics will take place on the second floor of the newly renovated barn at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.
Jazz Jam includes a one-hour concert by the house band, MetroWest Jazz Project, followed by a public jam session open to students and both recreational and professional musicians. All are invited bring in a coffee, sit, and enjoy the music.
MetroWest Jazz Project is led by vibraphonist Tom Phelan, this group plays an exciting blend of post-bebop acoustic contemporary jazz. Their repertoire ranges from bebop and hard bop to Brazilian and Latin jazz. Band members include, Doug Sondak on reeds, Greg Maniero on bass, and Jack Morash on drums.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hopkinton Center for the Arts - The Delbridge Family Performance Space98 Hayden Rowe St Hopkinton, MA 01748
The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to engaging the greater MetroWest community in the exploration, enjoyment, and support of the arts through multidisciplinary programming.