Hanover Area Art Guild to open annual Spring Art Show April 5


March 13, 1996|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE ANNUAL Spring Art Show by the 130 members of the Hanover Area Art Guild opens April 5 and will continue through April 27 at The Gallery, 32 Carlisle St. in Hanover, Pa.

The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"This is our important show for the first half of the year. I expect all of our Maryland artists and crafts people to have work in this show," said Ann Faust Baron, guild publicist. This show and sale includes many Carroll artists presenting paintings and fine crafts. Framed watercolors, drawings and paintings, baskets, pottery, hand-painted china, jewelry and fashions will be included. Top-notch Carroll County artists will be featured. From Manchester studios come watercolors by Suzanne Mancha, woodcut prints by Shawn Scanlan and stained glass by Peg Silloway. Westminster artists include batik artist Carolyn Seabolt, oil painter Dawn Barnes, watercolorist Dianne Fisher, Renaissance-style oil painter Ray Hartland and Sharon Schaeffer, weaver of traditional-style baskets.

Information: (717) 632-2521.

Study watercolors

If you'd like to explore watercolor painting with a well-regarded instructor, register for a class at The Gallery in Hanover.

Suzanne Mancha will teach watercolor landscape techniques beginning later this month through next month. "I teach the skills one would need to go outdoors on their own in spring and summer to paint by themselves," explains Mrs. Mancha. Call the gallery to register, (717) 632-2521.

Musical 'zoo' revue

Visit the "strangest zoo you've ever seen, where all the animals seem to have mixed up their voices," said Joanne Benson, choral music instructor at Spring Garden Elementary.

To celebrate Music In Our Schools Month, the entire first grade is presenting a musical, "Wackadoo Zoo" Tuesday 19 at 10 a.m. and March 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., under the direction of Mrs. Benson and Rachel Reitz.

Cows, monkeys, lions, goats, elephants and pigs parade into the show in costumes sewn by parents. This strange zoo is put into the care of "The Professor."

First-grade student Brianna Gallagher plays The Professor, whose duty is "to straighten all the animals out," said Mrs. Benson. Additional student narrators are Josh Evans and Sara Hollands.

Information: 751-3433.

Bluegrass in Arcadia

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and in Arcadia they celebrate with bluegrass music. On Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m., four big names in bluegrass will play at the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department, off Route 30 south of Hampstead. Plenty of people turn out for Arcadia's indoor and outdoor bluegrass festivals.

"We have anywhere from 250 to 400 people show up for the indoor [bluegrass] shows," says Linda Hale, whose husband, William, puts together the spring and fall indoor shows, and the outdoor September weekend show.

Sunday, with Ray David of Washington radio station WAMU as host, the Warrior River Boys will arrive from Alabama, Lost and Found will come from Virginia, and local favorites Bob Paisley and Chief Powhatan return.

Admission is $15. Tickets are sold only at the door. Information: 374-2895.

Crafts open house

"We do all kinds of country crafts, florals, things from fabric, wall hangings, wooden plaques and garden stakes that say 'welcome.' It's a wide variety," says Sheri Thornton. On Saturday, she opens her townhouse at 739 Clearview Ave., Hampstead, for a craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The open house combines the craft work of five people, Donna and Bill Adams of Family Treasures in Hanover, Pa., Lorna Thomason of Towson, Bev Snyder of Finksburg, and Ms. Thornton. They assemble a show each fall and spring.

"This is our fifth year. Last year was the first for a big sign at Northwoods Trail. We do mailings to about 30 people who've signed up at previous shows," Ms. Thornton said. "This is a hobby for me. I have a full-time job on top."

The show includes gifts for teachers, Mother's Day and weddings, along with theme hats, bears, bunnies, aprons, bags and more.

To reach the show, turn from Route 30 in Hampstead to Northwoods Trail and take the first left to 739 Clearview.

Pub Date: 3/13/96

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