Chesapeake Arts Center Board of Directors FY 2014


  • Robin Sokoloski, President 
    Director of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman
  • Mary Toth, Vice President
    Arts Consultant
  • Karyn Tasker, Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                               Audit Manager, Cohn Reznick
  • Michael Braxton, Secretary                                                                                                                                                                          John Hopkins Case Manager / RN
  • Pat Barland
    Retired Sr. Planner, AA Co.
  • Danny Boyd
    President, Boyd & Dowgiallo, PA
  • Brian V. Furr
    Director of Health Services
  • Temisha Kinard
    Principal, Brooklyn Park Middle School
  • Brenda Fraley Hodgson
    President, Permit Services & Vice President Fraley Group Corp
  • Lauren Parker
    Register of Wills, Anne Arundel County
  • Tony Topita
    Vice President, Sandy Springs Bank & County Executive Appointee
  • Lou L. Zagarino
    President, Whitehall Management Group
  • George Maloney
    President, Helix Construction Services
  • Myrna Dembowski , Community Liaison
  • Thomas Herpel, Vice President of Arundel Federal Saving & Loan
  • Rik Forgo, Manager, Internal Applications, Software Engineering at National Geographic


 The Chesapeake Arts Center Staff:


About the Chesapeake Arts Center

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Entertainment and Education for Adults and Children.

The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts facility located in Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses an 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, scene-shop and classrooms.

Chesapeake Arts Center Mission Statement: Chesapeake Arts Center provides opportunities for culturally diverse and rewarding experiences in the literary, visual and performing arts.


Chesapeake Arts Center Facilities

  • Hammonds Lane Theatre


    An 752-seat wheelchair accessible theatre featuring a state of the art sound system, lighting and stage area. If you would like to rent the Hammonds Lane Theatre, please call or email Mary Manning at or P:410-636-6597. Hammonds Lane Theatre Price Packet

  • Studio 194

    The Studio 194 room, located at the rear of our facility, is a 120-seat raised-level seating area with removable seating, and wheelchair access. The Studio  is an ideal location for smaller productions, concerts, meetings and rehearsals. If interested in renting the Studio 194 room,  please call or email Mary Manning at or P:410-636-6597. Studio 194 Theatre Price Packet


Event Proposal Information:

Proposals are sought out from artists for exhibits, theatrical productions (originals and licensed), dance and music recitals, classes, workshops and touring performances.  The proposals are reviewed initially by the Staff for completeness and scheduling viability.  These proposals are then brought before the Program Committee by the Executive Director.  This committee is comprised of three current CAC Board Members and one local area business person (formerly on the CAC Board) and Director of Operations and Programming.  

In Program Committee, the proposals and sample works are carefully scrutinized, discussed and voted upon.  The views of the CAC Staff are carefully taken into account during this process.  All works (art work, original & licensed plays, music performances, poetry & literature presentations), as well as proposed classes are reviewed for general audience and membership appeal, artistic merit, and basic decency standards.  Everything exhibited, produced or presented here at CAC must fit within the vision set forth by our mission statement.

Please send proposal to Mary Manning at

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Support the Chesapeake Arts Center!

Looking to fulfill your passion with the arts and help support your local community? Volunteer at the Chesapeake Arts Center! We have many benefits to offer here at the CAC! In addition to working around creative, fun people, there are some nice perks to donating your time at the CAC: for example, every volunteer qualifies for a free family membership after working 2 shows! To volunteer please email Deb Hofler at or Call: 410-636-6597 for more information.

Personal Benefits:

  • Congenial Work Environment
  • Serving the Community
  • Seeing a Show for Free
  • Fulfilling Your Inner Artistic Passions

Yearly Benefits:

  • After 20 hours a Family Membership
  • After 40 hours Personalized Name Badge
  • After 60 hours a Gold leaf
  • After 80 hours all of the above benefits, plus 4 complimentary tickets to selected CAC Show

We recognize volunteers on a monthly basis for their outstanding contribution to the Chesapeake Arts Center.

Congratulations to our January volunteer of the month, Joanne Clouse!

Joanne has been a volunteer at the Chesapeake Arts Center since October 2014. She helps us around the office, take flyers and posters around our community and helps at our shows. She always has a big smile and loves supporting the arts!






CAC would like to thank the following sponsors

Click icons for more information on each of these organizations. For information regarding corporate sponsorships, please call or email Belinda Fraley Huesman at ; P:410-636-6597.