Wine & Music Wednesday, Sept. 2017


September 20, 6:00pm

Featuring Dawna Hammers.

Wine and Music Wednesday is an open house held in our Gallery on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, with wine tasting and live music.

The first event was held in March of 2010 and it has become a very popular event at the Center. It’s the perfect way to end your day, start your evening or just join friends for a night out looking at terrific art. Tickets are just $10 or $5 for members and are only available at the door.

Join us for a splendid selection of wines and live music!

Dawna Hammers

Dawna grew up in a musical home with a Daddy (Johnny Hammers) who played Jazz & dixiland on tenor sax & clarinet.  He taught Dawna to really listen to music and exposed her to some of the best songwriters such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday and Carlos Jobim.  Dawna was Daddy's little girl and always went with him to visit his musician buddies, mostly drummers. Her father was also a pharmacist. Dawna's mother was a tap dancer and nurse. She was also Irish so Dawna learned to naturally sing at a very young age and used to sing around the house all day long!  In her teens her older sister (Leslie Ann Flood "Lassie") turned her onto James Taylor and Carol King. From then on Dawna started writing songs on the old upright piano in the cellar and would listen and sing along to records in her room for hours and hours. Dawna continued to study music at Weymouth South High School where she won the "Choral Award." She also attended Berklee College of Music for one year studying voice and piano and joining the jazz choir.  Dawna then joined a band that her mother named; "Polaris" just before she died in 1979.  Then she decided to embark on her solo career as a songwriter and continued to study music and spirituality, studying with amazing Native American and African American spiritual teachers such as The Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo of the Cherokee/Buddhist traditions and World renouned, Nigerian Master Drummer; Babatunde Olatunji.  Dawna has spent years singing for local community groups, schools, political rallies, powwows, spiritual services as well as in clubs, coffeehouses, concerts throughout New England.  She has also been teaching music and private piano & voice lessons to children of all ages and was also the director of the Children's Choir and her own World Unity Choir in Burlington, VT.  Dawna is an amazing recording artist and has produced or co-produced 3 cassettes and 6 cd's of her original music.  Her recordings are all very special and unique. Dawna is currently working on several new cds and wants to bring her music to a much wider audience now. 

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