Featured Photography Club Photos for September 22

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

4 sessions start Sept 26 - The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie

Deepen your connection to the environment, hone your skills of observation and reflection, and get creative through the practice of visual journaling.

September KidSPOT Newsletter

September Newsletter full of crafts and fun

Salon Discussion: Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson, Creator’s Roundtable

September 29 Salon with Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson: Creator’s Roundtable

Oct 8 - Doodle, Write, & Play with Beth Williams

Explore handwriting as an element in doodling & creating art!

Oct 14 - Intro to Smartphone Photography with Kris Kelley

Learn how to use your smartphone to capture stunning photos and expand your creative horizons

Salon Discussion: Lauren Weber, Realized Potential: The Role of Creativity & Character

September 22 Salon with Lauren Weber: Realized Potential: The Role of Creativity & Character

Featured Photography Club Photos for September 15

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

RiverArts Salon: Street Murals Project

September 15 Salon with the organizers of the Chestertown Unites Against Racism street mural project

QuickKit #2 - Make a Memory Tile

Create a one-of-a-kind tile to commemorate a meaningful event, special person or pet, or just to have fun!

Daily Dose - Tuesday, September 1

And . . . it's September!

Camp RiverArts - Day 17

Make a Merit Badge!

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 31

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 20 meeting

Auction: "Vote" Necklace by Joan Strand

SOLD: A handsawn sterling silver necklace with an important message

Camp RiverArts - Day 16

Explore Rock Hall

RiverArts Salon: Autumnal Artistry

September 1 Salon discussion about fresh starts and new projects as the seasons change

Nov 7 - Clay Bird Feeder with Dianna Frymiare

Make a gorgeous bird feeder using clay hand-building techniques. For beginners & experienced potters alike!

Camp RiverArts: Day 15

Make a Fairy Garden!

Camp RiverArts - Day 14

Take a Drive Through History

Camp RiverArts: Day 13

Take a walk on the Gilchrest Rail Trail!

Auction: Naked Raku Lidded Vase by Chris Neiman

SOLD: A beautiful lidded vase surfaced and fired in a one step naked raku process

Craft Bag Giveaway at the Chestertown Farmer's Market

Collage, beading, and weaving kits for Chestertown families

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 24

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 20 meeting

Naked Raku with Chris Neiman

RiverArts Clay Studio potter Chris Neiman gets into the details of Raku firing in his homemade kiln!

Aug 31 - Stretch Your Creativity with Aundra Anderson

Refresh your mind & your creativity with stretches & easy yoga poses

Juried Photography exhibit 2020

Chestertown RiverArts Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Everyone welcome!

Raising Purple Martins with Dianna Frymiare

Clay Studio Manager Dianna Frymiare shares her experience raising purple martins this spring and summer

My Darling Alice by Mary Wood

Based on Letters and Legends of an Eastern Shore Farm, 1837 - 1935

Camp RiverArts: Day 12

Read a Good Book

Camp RiverArts: Day 11

Visit Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

RiverArts Salon: Olivia Wood, the Poplar Grove Project

August 25 Salon with Olivia Wood: the Poplar Grover Project, Living History on the Eastern Shore

Splatter Paint Party!

RiverArts is offering its second in a series of themed fundraising packages to celebrate colorful end-of-summer fun!

Camp RiverArts: Day 10

Tour Local African American Historical Sites

Camp RiverArts: Day 9

Dare to eat a peach (And make a basket from the pit!)

Auction: Handwoven Scarf by Nancy Holland

SOLD: A handwoven Austrian merino wool scarf by Nancy Holland

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 17

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 13 meeting

Virtual Legacy Day Exhibit-2020

RiverArts celebrates Legacy Day 2020 with a virtual exhibit featuring the art & craft of several talented Kent County artists

Camp RiverArts: Day 8

Sail an Origami Boat

RiverArts Salon: Diane Hunger, Passionate Saxophone Music

August 18 Salon with Professor Diane Hunger, saxophonist and National Music Festival mentor

KidSPOT Advisory Board Transitions

Thank you to Mary Ann Herron and Penny Block for their tireless dedication to KidSPOT!

Camp RiverArts - Day 7

Be Cool in Hot Shades

Camp RiverArts - Day 6

Look Up for Meteors

Featured Photography Club Photos August 11

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 6 meeting

Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth - Poetry Finalists

Celebrate the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation through this Earth-themed virtual exhibit. Poets submitted work reflecting on the themes of taking care of and celebrating the Earth for this judged and juried show.

Camp RiverArts - Day 5

Scream for Ice Cream

Camp RiverArts - Day 4

Take a Walking Tour

RiverArts Salon: Greg Farley talks Green Building Design

Join us August 11 for a discussion of Green Building Design with Greg Farley

Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth - Visual Art

Celebrate the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by viewing this Earth-themed virtual exhibit. Artists were invited to submit work reflecting on the themes of taking care of and celebrating the Earth for this judged and juried show.

Camp RiverArts - Day 3

Speak for the Trees

Camp RiverArts - Day 2

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

Camp RiverArts - Day 1

Be Inspired by the Chester River

August 3 Featured Photography Club Photos

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's July 30 meeting

Introducing Camp RiverArts

Daily ideas for free hands-on activities for ALL ages

Smartphone Filmmaking with Adams Wood

Tips, tricks, helpful hints, and good advice for making video at home with your smartphone.

RiverArts Salon: Mark Hower Talks Art & Travel

August 4 - A discussion of Art and travel with RiverArts Board member Mark Hower

Featured Photography Club Photos July 27

Three photos chosen out of nearly 50 from the Photography Club's July 23 meeting.

RiverArts Salon: What to Do With Racist Monuments?

Washington College Professor Ben Tilghman leads a lively discussion about the meanings and purposes of monuments and what should be done with them.

Handmade Tumblers by Wendy King

SOLD: Colorful Tumblers by potter Wendy King

talkHAMILTON

A panel discussion on all things Hamilton in collaboration with the Garfield

Aug 13 - Cut & Paste the Shore: Landscape Collage with Yolanda Acree

Create a one-of-a-kind art piece using Eastern Shore landscapes as your inspiration. Yolanda Acree will walk you through how to use color and shape to achieve texture, depth, and contrast in your collage work.

Take a Walk and Observe What Sounds Surround You

What Do You Hear?

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

A glimpse into the high stakes world of the art-buying market

Photography Club

Photo Club – Virtual Meetings each Thursday – Free!

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo

Raise a Glass to Freedom

The first in a series of themed fundraising packages commemorates the month of July with the release of Hamilton, Independence Day, and Chestertown's First Friday.

RiverArts Salon: Pam White

Is genius a weed that springs up anywhere or does it need a particular habitat?

Video - Dianna’s Tile Coasters (Inspired by Cora the duck)

Chestertown RiverArts Clay Studio Manager Dianna Frymiare shares her tile duck coasters, and the baby duck who inspired them. Coasters are up for auction the week of July 20 - 24, 2020.

Aug 17-21 - Absolute Beginner Watercolor with Deena Ball

Explore the joy of watercolor and the medium’s limitless range of possibilities in this online class.

Tile Coasters by Dianna Frymiare

SOLD: Handmade Tile Coasters with Cora the Duck

Sue Wright Shawl Auction

SOLD: Hand Knitted Lace Shawl by Master Knitter Sue Wright

Making Raku Ornaments with Chris Neiman

RiverArts Clay Studio potter Chris Neiman shares the exciting process of Raku firing in his homemade kiln!

Daily Dose Tuesday, July 7

Your Daily Dose for Tuesday, July 7: Fireworks!

RiverArts Salon: Anticipating the Hamilton Film

In the Zoom where it happened: A conversation with Maria Wood about where Hamilton came from, what it meant, and what to watch for.

Photo Editing with Snapseed with Anne Highfield-Clark

RiverArts artist and Board member Anne Highfield-Clark shares some wisdom on smartphone photo editing.

Steve Bleinberger Scratch

Watercolor artist and photographer Steve Bleinberger shares a quick "brush tip."

Steve Bleinberger Frisket Stir

Watercolor artist and photographer Steve Bleinberger shares a quick "brush tip."

Forging a Bottle Opener

RiverArts artist and blacksmith Nathan King shares his process of forging a bottle opener!

RiverArts Salon: John Queen

This week's special guest, John Queen, joined us for a good discussion about racial justice and action in our local community.

RiverArts Salon: Carla Massoni

Listen to a discussion about Carla Massoni's journey into collecting art, engaging with gallery owners, and connecting with artists who take themselves seriously and devote their lives to excellence in their practice.

Find Your Photographic Style

Presented by Steven Kane for Chestertown RiverArts

Hello From RiverArts

The staff of Chestertown RiverArts says hello to the community.

RiverArts Salon: "Eat Like a Human" with Dr. Bill Schindler

Tuesday, May 26: "Eat Like a Human" with Dr. Bill Schindler.

RiverArts Salon: Mary and Howard McCoy "What is Art For?"

Mary and Howard McCoy, environmental artists and stewards of the earth who live on a working farm on the banks of the Chester River, spoke on "What is Art For?"

Daily Dose - May 14, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we recognize beauty in nature and draw inspiration from things we see.

RiverArts Salon: Rebecca Hoffberger - "Positive Changes in Nature & Ourselves During Quarantine"

We were delighted to speak with Rebecca Hoffberger, the Founder & Director of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore.

Daily Dose - April 29, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we recognize the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth.

Daily Dose - April 24, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we feature the #QUARANTINECREATION video in which dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater present a compellingly seamless dance from their homes in isolation.

Daily Dose - April 17, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we share about the "Rainbow Hunt" spreading solidarity, good cheer and encouragement.

Daily Dose - April 10, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we show a video from RiverArts board member Kate Livie featuring her lovely sketches and watercolors of the natural world.

Daily Dose - March 22, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we teach how you to implement anchor breathing to deal with stress.

Daily Dose - March 20, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we have a lovely, comic and informative video of good hand-washing technique.

Daily Dose - March 18, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we talk about the good that many individuals are doing in their communities to help during these difficult times.