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The Art of Conversation: Climate Reality presented by Scott Richardson

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The HCA is pleased to host Scott Richardson for a special Earth Day event on Thursday April 22nd @ 7 pm.

The Climate Reality Project provides the most current scientific information, as well as offering important easy-to-understand articles for people of all backgrounds and ages to digest what can seem to be an overwhelming topic.  At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, the Sustainability Strategy offered “Twenty-One Actions for 2021”.  This approach aligns with the Climate Reality Project – allowing everyone to incorporate sustainability into their business objectives and personal lives. And most importantly, the Climate Reality Project offers solutions…and hope. 

Scott Richardson is an active member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps. A participant in the international training program led by Al Gore in the summer of 2019, Scott is focused on putting his passion about sustainability into practice and delivers an informative and impactful presentation to audiences who are seeking not only scientific data, but specific strategies that can be employed immediately to help our planet.

This one hour event will be live-streamed on HCAM YouTube page, but a small number of free in-person tickets are available to view the presentation live and participate in a Q&A at the HCA's Delbridge Performance Space (a 3000 square foot room). The in-person audience will be limited to 25 attendees and masks must be worn. Seating will be spaced out to allow for sufficient distancing. Given the limited in-person seating available, please only reserve a ticket if you are certain you are able to attend.  


Sponsored by Atlas Wealth Strategies


Tickets: $0 General Admissions, $0 for members

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April 22 (07:00 pm-08:00 pm)



Art Around the World: Japan (May 2021)

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts—Art Around the World series presents a FREE children's cultural program. You and your child are welcome to join us  as we celebrate a different culture each month with instructor Judith Smith. Kids will listen to a story, hear a themed-song and have fun making a culturally themed art craft. Program runs Saturday 2:00 to 3:00 pm via a Zoom link. Participants will be sent a list in advance of simple materials to provide your child for the craft. A computer screen and internet connection is required.  Recommended for kids 4-8 y/o

Pre-registration is required per family. This program is offered at no cost. Donations are encouraged and can be made here: CLICK TO MAKE DONATION

MAY 1 : Japan (via Zoom)

Art Around the World workshops coming up (registration is required individually for these workhops). 

June 5: Italy (On-site, outdoors @ the HCA)

July 17: Nigeria (On site, outdoors @ the HCA)

August 14 : Indigenous People of America (On-site, outdoors @ the HCA)

September 25th: South Africa (On-site @ the HCA)

October 23: Guatemala (On-site @ the HCA)

November 13: France (On-site @ the HCA)

December 11: Sweden (On-site @ the HCA)

This program is provided by the generous support of Unibank

May 01 (02:00 pm-03:00 pm)



Children's Series: I See Magic!

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Join us for this Magical Interactives Children's Series event!

I SEE MAGIC was created to take the art of magic and live entertainment and allow it to extend beyond the stage. The creator Doug Wonder is a performer who fell in love with the art of imagination, innovation and interaction. This one hour show will dazzle kids and adults alike!

Sunday May 2 | 3:00pm

The performance will take place at the HCA outdoor amphitheater and observe the Covid safety guidelines in effect. Patrons are encouraged to bring a lawn chair/blanket to sit on.  The audience size will be limited to the State of Massachusetts gathering guidlines. In the event of rain, the performance will move indoors Delbridge Performance Space

$10 per child / $5 per adult  

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The Children's Series is supported through the generosity of Middlesex Bank



Tickets: $5 General Admissions, $4.75 for members

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May 02 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)



HCA Mother's Day Concert - Flowers for Mom add-on

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Claflin Hill Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Concert
Sunday, May 9 | 11:00 am

Do you have a Mom in your life who will be attending the Mother's Day concert at the HCA? Let us help you make it extra special with flowers that we will order for you!

For $15, the HCA will arrange for a beautiful bouquet of tulips to be on-site at the HCA for pick-up at the concert. The tulips will be provided by Blush Bouquets in Ashland.

Orders placed by Friday May 7th will be guaranteed ready and on-site at the concert. Ticket to the event must be purchased separately.




Tickets: $15 General Admissions, $15 for members

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May 07 (06:00 pm-10:00 pm)



Claflin Hill Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Concert

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Claflin Hill Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Concert
Sunday, May 9 | 11:00 am

$20 for adult / $10 student  - ticket includes continental brunch and Mother's Day craft activity for children

Sponsored by Scott's Landscaping

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with a lovely brunch concert featuring Todd Brunel and Friends. This concert takes place indoors. Only a very limited number of tickets is being sold in order to ensure plenty of space between concert goers. 

Todd Brunel and Friends: Todd Brunel on clarinet and saxophone, Michael Shea on piano, Alvin Terry on drums, Ron Mahdi on double bass.

Todd Brunel is a clarinetist, sax player, composer and producer who performs extensively as a classical and jazz musician. He is a member of the Armenian folk jazz project Musaner, Know Orchestra, the Eric Hofbauer Quintet, Made in the Shade, the Sonic Explorers and the avante-funk band, The Circadian Rhythm Kings. Mr Brunel is the director of the Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music and has been awarded grants by the Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. In 2012, he formed Opal Ensemble with pianist Paul Carlson and violist Anne Black, a group dedicated to discovering new 20th and 21st century repertoire and often neglected works of the past. He has premiered new compositions by composers Alla Cohen, Pamela Watson, John Morrison,Vache Sharafyan, Vuk Kulenovic and is a recording artist for PARMA Recordings. In addition to his modern music activities, Brunel champions the music of the swing jazz era and can be heard performing as a guest artist at numerous senior centers and for Lindy hop dances in swing dance communities. 

He has played principal clarinet with Opera Ebony of Harlem, ALEA III, the Bulgarian Virtuosi and plays frequently with the Lexington Symphony, the Claflin Hill Symphony and currently plays principal clarinet with the Waltham Symphony. Some of his recent appearances include Carnegie Hall, Brandeis University, ISIM 2014- 2015, the Longy School at Bard College, Spazio Teatro NO'HMA in Milan, the Out of the Box Festival and the Academy of Music Dance and Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Mr Brunel is on the faculty of Wheaton College, where he has directed the Wheaton College Jazz Band, Cushing Academy and is also on the faculties of the Powers Music School and the Lexington Music School. He holds an MM from the Brooklyn College Conservatory and a BM from the Boston Conservatory. To find out more about Todd Brunel, visit him online at: www.clarinetconspiracy.com



Tickets: $20 General Admissions, $19 for members

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May 09 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)



Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: Triangle Landscapes (May)

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Art at Home: Free Adult Art Workshops from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This May workshop will involve a geometric landscape sketch similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 y/o are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but we ask that if you can, please consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its programs.

You only need to register once per household. A laptop/screen and internet connection is required.

Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels, paint.....

May 15 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)



Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/22

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 5/22, 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

May 22 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)
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