Upcoming Dartmouth Cultural Center Summer Events

The Dartmouth Cultural Center on Elm Street in South Dartmouth will feature two new art exhibitions during the months of June and July, as well as lectures and informative environmental programs.

Pauline Santos, Chair of the Dartmouth Cultural Center Board of Trustees, and Gallery Director Jill Law joined town square sunday this week with details of upcoming programs.

One of the exhibits starts this week: paintings by local artist JP Powel. The exhibition is titled “Seasons”, with paintings depicting different seasons of the year.

“It’s a beautiful show,” Law said. “JP has been a Dartmouth resident since 1966 and has been painting ever since, and his work is realistic with a touch. Well worth a trip to see.”

Powel will also be participating in an Artist Talk on June 18 at 2 p.m. at the center.

Also in June and September, the center will host a series of Thursday night shows focusing on climate change. Programs begin June 23 with a speaker from the Urban Harbor Institute, followed by a speaker from NOAA on hurricanes in our area. You can find out more by visiting dartmouthculturalcenterinc.org or the the center’s Facebook page.

In July, Dartmouth artist Michael Morris will exhibit his photographs at the Dartmouth Cultural Center.

“Michael Morris is a fantastic photographer,” Law said. “He does a lot of drone imagery as well as still photography. In his own right, he’s an artistic photographer.”

The exhibition begins the weekend of July 1.

Other good news at the center, since Pauline Santos has indicated that she has received two grants from the Mass Cultural Council to modernize the building. Santos said the building’s boiler needs to be replaced and the organization is currently raising matching funds to ensure the work is done.

Pauline Santos and Jill Law’s interview can be heard here:

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