Poetry, music evening set at arts council gallery...


March 29, 2002

Poetry, music evening set at arts council gallery

Common Ground on the Hill and One Tree Productions are sponsoring an evening of poetry and music from 6 to 8 Thursday at Carroll County Arts Council Gallery, 15 E. Main St.

The Thornton Family - Kevin, Susan, Shannon, Sean and Kev - will read from their works and perform music. An open mike session will be held.

Admission is $2 for arts council nonmembers.

Information: Christina Smith, 410-857-4075.

Community Concert series to hold subscription drive

Carroll County Community Concert Association will hold its annual subscription drive the first two weeks of next month.

The organization holds four concerts from October to March each year at 8 p.m. at Westminster High School. Admission is by advance subscription only.

The season's concerts will be:

Oct. 15, Three Hits and a Miss, a '40s- and '50s-style group.

Nov. 16, Robert Bonfiglio, a harmonica master

March 4, Cantus, a 12-member male vocal group from Minnesota's St. Olaf College

March 24, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, a touring production of the Broadway hit.

The cost for subscriptions, which includes reciprocity with Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Gettysburg and Waynesboro, Pa., concert groups, is $30 for adults, $10 for students and $60 for family.

Information: 410-876-6067 or 410-848-7123.

Welsh choral festival scheduled at high school

The annual Eisteddfod choral festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at Westminster High School.

The concert will showcase the talents of Carroll County students, including elementary, middle and high school honors choruses from around the county.

The school is at 1225 Washington Road. Information: 410-751-3055.

Open forums to discuss plans for Carroll Theatre

Construction is under way to renovate the old Carroll Theatre into a multipurpose community arts center.

Carroll County Arts Council will hold open discussions to get residents' suggestions to help the council board and staff develop programs and policies for the center.

Forums will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the council gallery, 15 E. Main St., Westminster, as follows:

Cultural programs and public activities: April 9, will be a general discussion on the programs and arts activities the community would prefer.

Center use: April 17, for those representing a performing group or cultural organization that might want to rent the facility for their activities.

Visual arts: April 18, will focus on visual arts displays in the new facility - who should be eligible to show work, how artists should be chosen, etc.

Advance reservations are requested by calling 410-848-7272.

Noncredit college class offered on opera `Lucia'

Carroll Community College will offer a noncredit class, "Understanding Opera - Lucia di Lammermoor," in conjunction with the Baltimore Opera Company, next month.

Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12, 19 and May 3 on campus, with a trip to the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore to see Lucia di Lammermoor April 28.

The opera tells the story of Lucia, who falls in love with her father's sworn enemy, Edgardo. When he travels to France, Lucia is forced by her brother into marrying Auturo. Then Edgardo returns and denounces her.

To register for the class, call 410-386-8100.

Arts Council sponsors poetry writing classes

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a series of free poetry writing classes taught by Barbara DeCesare, a champion of formal verse and poetic craft.

Students can attend one or all of the following classes, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arts Council's downtown Westminster classroom.

April 16: "What Makes a Poem, What Makes Poetry Important" includes a sample of traditions.

April 25: "Engaging a Critical Eye" describes how to critique about poems.

May 1: "Creating Strong Images" tells how to make your poem vivid and lasting.

May 2: An open mike session at the monthly "First Thursdays" gathering of poets.

May 9: "Form-Fitting" describes new forms of poetry and practice on different styles.

May 16: "Writing for Publication" tells how, where and when to send your best work.

Sessions are free, but reservations are required.

Information: DeCesare at 410-840-9980 or the Arts Council at 410-848-7272.

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