Westminster group to present premiere ballet performance...

ARTS NOTES

May 03, 2002

Westminster group to present premiere ballet performance

Westminster Ballet Theater is a dance company in residence at State of the Arts Dance Center in Westminster, formed to create a world-class performing dance company.

The ballet group will present its premiere performance May 25 at Eichelberger Performing Arts Theatre in Hanover, Pa. The program will feature Simply Elegant, a contemporary ballet set to the music of J.S. Bach; and Unknown Zone, a visual and movement display with music by Enya.

Guest artist for the performance will be concert pianist Katherine Jacobson, who has performed around the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. She teaches piano ensemble at the Peabody Conservatory and Goucher College.

Tickets are available at the Eichelberger box office at 717-637-7086.

State of the Arts Dance Center is at 90 Aileron Court, Unit 6-B, Westminster.

Information: 410-848-6048.

Folk musicians to play at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts will sponsor performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Singers Al Petteway and Amy White will appear Wednesday. The pair performs traditional and original instrumental music with a Celtic influence. Tickets are $15.

Juno award nominee James Keelaghan performs May 15. He presents stories, humor and emotional songs. Tickets are $15.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

Farm museum to offer two arts classes in May

Carroll County Farm Museum will offer two traditional arts classes this month.

Registration and payment in advance are required for these classes:

Heat Treating & Tool Making: from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 11 and 12. The cost is $125. Blacksmith experience is required.

Gardener's Salve: from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 14. The cost is $18. Students will learn which herbs are healing for the skin and make a salve. Materials and handouts will be included.

Information: 410-848-7775.

Louisiana artist wins Md. wine festival contest

Thad Matthew Morgan of Carencro, La., has won the 2002 Maryland Wine Festival Poster Design Competition.

His entry, chosen from 76 submissions nationwide, is an improvisational acrylic in vibrant colors, depicting a vintner stirring grapes. The annual contest is coordinated by Carroll County Arts Council.

Carroll County Farm Museum will award Morgan a check for $1,000 in addition to having his design on the publicity materials, T-shirts, sweat shirts and event brochures. The original poster will be on display June 1 at Art in the Park at Westminster City Hall Park.

Honorable mention posters will be displayed at Art in the Park, in addition to being exhibited at the arts council from May 15 to May 31.

The following people received honorable mentions for their designs: Martin Ali of Baltimore; Lisa Carnes of New Windsor; Michael Corsini and Jill Popowich of Westminster; Justin Cox, Michael Johnson and Michael Culliver of Troy, Ala.; Patrick D'Atri of Cumberland; Linda France Hartge and David Hartge of Brookeville; Padaric Kolander of Portales, N.M.; John Langton of Sykesville; and George Wills of Blacksburg, Va.

The Maryland Wine Festival will be held Sept. 21 and 22 at the farm museum.

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