Part of our vision for the Nelson Homestead / Wood and Stone Retreat is to elicit fun, share art, inspire youth and leverage our 25 years in the music business to bring excellent programming to Somerset County. If you have ideas for programs or would like to sponsor a program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR 2017 PROGRAM
Artist in Residence, Katrina Kadasky
With stage, song and historic images, Vancouver Island actress/singer/songwriter Katrina Kadasky brings to life Crisfield's own Lilyan Stratton Corbin, telling the story of this fearless and unconventional woman and her extraordinary life lived between Crisfield, MD, New York City and Reno, NV during the Chesapeake Oyster Boom years. The Waterman's Daughter runs ~ 45 minutes. This work is sure to live on as an important piece of Lower Shore Heritage as well as a beautiful interpretation of one of Crisfield's most iconic characters.
Friday, July 28 The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD w/Naked Blue
Saturday, July 29 The J Millard Tawes Museum (on the dock) Crisfield, MD
Sunday, July 30 The Milton Theatre Milton, DE w/Naked Blue
Saturday, August 5 Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Chincoteague, VA get tix here
ABOUT KATRINA: After spending 3 years care-taking the legendary historic heritage site, Cougar Annie's off-the-grid homestead and garden in the Clayoquot Sound, Tofino, BC., Katrina created Cougar Annie Tales, a 65 minute play channeling Ada Annie Lawson and the fascinating characters involved in her life. Katrina’s creative talent, sensitivity to place, ability to channel characters and her passion for history make her a wonderful choice for curating The Waterman's Daughter piece on the Lower Shore. Katrina is also a touring recording artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist.
"A confident performer who has created a well-polished cultural addition to Vancouver Island's heritage." - Times Colonist, Victoria, BC Friday
Written by Katrina Kadasky | Produced by Jen Smith & Jay Tawes | in partnership with The Somerset County Arts Council & The Lower Shore Performing Arts Company and The Crisfield Heritage Foundation.
The Nelson Homestead/Wood and Stone Retreat is excited to announce it's
2016 Somerset County Summer Arts & Education Programs:
BIG thanks to our Partners and Sponsors for a wonderful 2015 Arts & Education Series!
With the help of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation, our first season has been a wonderful collaborative effort to bring nationally and internationally touring music artists to the Greater Crisfield Area for concerts, workshops & music education. We are looking forward to more in 2016!
June 8, 2015
Masters of Song - Concert on the City Dock - Made possible by Crisfield Heritage Foundation, Tawes Insurance, Somerset County Arts Council, Crisfield Chamber of Commerce, Annemessex Plumbing & Heating, The Ward Museum, Guitar Man, Nachyo Taco, Smith Island Cakes, The Pizza Shoppe, Pat Carson, Delmarva Shorebirds & Print & Ship (Princess Anne).
The 5th L ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCE at CRISFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Made possible by the Somerset County Arts Council
(not open to public) Concert, Question & Answer and discussion on Spoken Word Poetry as Performance Art.
David 'Native Son' Ross and Femi 'The Dri Fish' Lawal, The 5th L, fuses hip hop, theatre, and performance poetry together to create an unmatched entertaining, thought-provoking experience. Their work is on permanent exhibit at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryalnd African American History and Culture. Ross and Lawal were both honored as 2011 Living Legends by the Baltimore City Council. The 5th L has released three award-winning compact discs ' 'Circle Circle Dot Dot,' 'The Water Margin,' and 'Reset.' The 5th L has performed at a wide variety of conferences, festivals, clubs, concerts, public and private grade schools, and universities throughout the United States. The 5th L appeared on BET's 'Lyric Caf',' and they have shared stages with Bill Cosby, The Last Poets, and KRS-One to name a few.
Made possible by The Somerset County Arts Council and Crisfield Heritage Foundation.
Check out the feature story!: http://www.wboc.com/clip/11885814/travels-with-charlie-hip-hop-edition