Arts Council presents Art in the Park festival tomorrow...

ARTS NOTES

May 31, 2002

Arts Council presents Art in the Park festival tomorrow

The Carroll County Arts Council will present its Art in the Park 2002 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Westminster City Hall Park.

More than 60 artists have been selected to participate with a show and sale of their work, including paintings, drawings, prints, collage, photographs and stained glass. Cash prizes totaling almost $1,000 will be awarded to the best visual arts in several categories.

Entertainment will be provided by Hands Down, a drum ensemble from Westminster featuring Jon Seligman; the Humbuckers, an a cappella group from Washington; Tim Jenkins and Reggis Upshaw, a local jazz duo; Walt Michael & Co., a traditional American string band; and Julie Keough, a contemporary vocalist.

Free children's activities and face-painting will be provided by Girl Scout Troop 2104 and the 4-H Firecracker Club. Food and beverages will be sold.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Handbell ensemble to perform tomorrow

The Westminster Ringers will hold its spring concert, "A Springtime Potpourri," at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the sanctuary of Westminster United Methodist Church.

The handbell ensemble will demonstrate a wide range of musical sounds and techniques as it performs original handbell compositions and handbell arrangements of familiar tunes from a variety of musical styles and composers.

The 14-member ensemble performs on five octaves of English handbells and five octaves of choirchimes. New members are accepted by audition.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for people older than 60 and children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free.

The church is at East Main and Center streets. Information: 410-848-5482.

Work by married artists on display at Arts Council

The Art of Lucida by a hus- band-wife artist team will be the featured exhibition from Wednesday through June 28 at the Carroll County Arts Council gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the gallery.

David Rehor and Amy McCuen Rehor of Westminster created the black-and-white photographs, collages and pencil drawings. Both are graduates of the Corcoran School of Art.

Amy Rehor is the owner of Lucida Fine Art, which specializes in handmade business cards. She also teaches at the Arts Council.

Her works explore existence in a nonsense world, combining colorful illustrations with sequins, beads, fabrics and textured papers to depict whimsical and often absurd figures and contraptions.

Most of David Rehor's photographs are hand-processed silver gelatin prints that capture time and light and document Amy from 1992 to 2001.

The gallery is at 15 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7272.

Mount Airy Players stage `Alice in Wonderland'

The Mount Airy Players will present an outdoor original adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland at 2 p.m. June 8, 9, 15 and 16.

The performance will be held in the grassy area directly behind St. James Episcopal Church, 204 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

Admission is $4 per person or $10 per family (maximum of six immediate family members). Audience members are asked to bring blankets for seating; seating areas will be available for seniors and those who cannot sit on the ground.

Audience members may bring picnic lunches. Pets may not attend.

Parking is available on the church lot, and in the overflow parking area on Main Street next to Prospect Road. Additional parking areas will be posted if needed.

The performance will be approximately one hour long. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Whistlestop Bookstore, 8 S. Main St., Mount Airy, 301-829-9601; at 301-829-1527; or at the door.

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