Fresh off a very successful Wet Paint celebration in September, the Dartmouth Cultural Center is announcing exhibits and programs for October and November.

The mission of the cultural center is to promote the work of SouthCoast artists while extending the life of their home, the former Old Southworth Library building on Elm Street.

Pauline Santos, President of the Dartmouth Cultural Center, stopped by Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss upcoming exhibits. An exhibit of paintings entitled "Coastal Calling," by artist Heide Hallemeier opened this week.

"Heide works out of Westport and attended art academies in Germany and Austria," Santos said. "She trained as a graphic designer, but does watercolor, and her interest is in landscape."

Hallemeier's work can be viewed at the Dartmouth Cultural Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the month of October.

Also scheduled is a Pumpkin Painting Day on Saturday, October 15. Santos said that unfortunately, all 25 slots were filled 24 hours after the event was posted.

In November, artist Christine Bean will display her artwork at the cultural center. Santos said Bean has been a Dartmouth resident for more than 45 years, and has worked as an art instructor and does watercolor paintings.

Bean will turn 101 years old next month and her paintings will be on display throughout the month of November.

You can learn more about the Dartmouth Cultural Center by visiting their website at Donations are always welcomed.

The complete interview with Santos can be heard here:

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