• This Week: Tammy Kushnir & AnaMarie Liddell Solo Exhibitions Now Open
  • A Look Back | Art Of Pairing: Tacos & Tequila RECAP!
  • Upcoming: Jeff Black In Concert!
  • Upcoming Classes: Photography, Stained Glass, Clay & More!
  • What's Next: Concerts, Events, & Exhibits
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This Week


Two stunning solo exhibitions have begun this week here at Bower Center for The Arts!

UNSTABLE: Exploring The Emotions of Mental Health
by Tammy Kushnir
is now on display in our Braaten Gallery & Gallery Entryway
Artist Reception & Gallery Talk will be held on September 8th from 5-7pm with Kushnir joining us via video from her home in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

WANDERINGS: Graphite Drawings
by AnaMarie Liddell
is now on display in our Terrace Gallery & Hallway
Artist Reception & Gallery Talk will be held on Friday, October 13th from 5-7pm.

Both exhibits remain on display until November 11th!


Art of Pairing: Tacos & Tequila Recap!

We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in, volunteered, donated to, and attended our Bower Annual Fundraiser Event, The Art Of Pairing: Tacos & Tequila!

It was a wonderful and successful night of music, dancing, fun, art, and community. We are so grateful to our community for their continuing support of our mission and programming here at Bower Center for The Arts. 
Find our blog post with photos, video, sponsors, and a full recap of our event soon!

Photos by Jean Wibbens Photography


Upcoming Concert


Jeff Black is a Grammy nominated songwriter & performer who was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lives in Nashville, TN. His songs appear on recordings by Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Dierks Bently, Blackhawk, Jo-el Sonnier and more. Sam Bush has championed him with recording many of his songs including "Same Ol' River" and "Gold Heart Locket". 

Jeff co-wrote the title track to Sam's Grammy nominated album "Circles Around Me". His music can be heard on the soundtracks of "The Thing Called Love", The acclaimed PBS documentary "The Appalachians" and Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Drama "Steel City". BlackHawk's cover of Black's song, "That's Just About Right," was a Top 10 Country single. BlackHawk's cover of Black's song, "King Of The World" was a Top 30 Country single. A master songwriter and performer, Black was voted one of the top 100 Folk artists of the last 25 years by Boston's WUMB listeners. The new album, “A Walk In The Sun” Lotos Nile released in January 2020 is Black’s 12th release. Produced by Black and mixed by Dave Sinko (Chris Thile, Punch Brothers), the new album features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dave Roe, Jerry Roe and Kenny Vaughan. 

In the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. 

“His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside" - No Depression "Nothing short of brilliant. Top to bottom, this stuff is special. Black is an artist of substance." -Billboard Magazine

Join us for an evening concert with Jeff on September 15th from 6:30-8pm

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door

Jeff Black “The End” Music City Roots Black  “Walking Home” NPT Camera One.  


Upcoming Classes


Newly Added!

Mindful Photography: Basics To Get You Shooting!
September 18th | 6-8pm

There are things every good photographer knows and they have nothing to do with what kind of camera you’re wielding. 

Bring your camera and come spend an evening learning how to capture a great shot with the camera of your choice. We will begin in the classroom brushing up on our camera features, tapping into our inspirations, and learning about how the elements of design apply to photography, before heading out into the “wild” to put our skills to use. 

After we’ve taken all the photos, we’ll head into the “editing room” where we’ll work through how to choose the best of the bunch and edit those gems. We’ll also discuss how to get your masterpieces from your phone to your hands and onto your walls. 

This is a one-day, 2-hour workshop for all ages! Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty in as we explore point of view and the value of capturing the unexpected. 

Instructor: Meagan Skinner-Keith, Best in Show winner of the 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Bower Center for the Arts

$40 per person - individual
Bring a friend or register as a couple and receive $5 off the registration fee.
$70 per couple


Adult Clay Handbuilding

with Carol Delledera

August 24- September 28
$165 per person

All That Jazz!

Adult Dance Class

September 6 - April 10th
Full Class: $210
Monthly: $30

Youth Clay Handbuilding

Ages 6-10

September 7 - October 19
*No class October 5th*
$80 per child

Stained Glass Class

With Bud Shaw

Tuesday Evenings from 6pm – 8pm, starting September 12 (6-week class)

Youth Watercolor

& Acrylic Painting Class

September 13th
$65 per child

Needle Felting Workshop

September 14th
$45 per person


Upcoming Concerts, Exhibits, & Events


The mission of the Bower Center for the Arts is to make visual and performing arts available to the entire Bedford population; to become a creative force and an educational resource for the community, and to harness the economic vitality of the arts.
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