Arts, wellness center near Marston plans poetry event...

ARTS NOTES

August 23, 2002

Arts, wellness center near Marston plans poetry event Sunday

Brightspot Arts and Wellness near Marston will hold an International Poetry Forum at 2 p.m. Sunday. The guest will be poet Carol Williams.

The event features guest poets from around the world, an open-mike forum, networking, critiquing, publishing ideas and opportunities, and art and music.

Meditation and visualization sessions are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The program is free, but donations are welcome.

The center will hold the Art of Living Course at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with guest teacher Ramola Prabhu. She will offer meditation and breathing exercises, and Indian cuisine. The introductory Art of Living talk is free, but reservations are required.

Brightspot Arts is at 2200 Brightspot Drive.

Information: Susan Tegeler, 410-875-2411.

Series of folk concerts set at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Bluesman Guy Davis will perform Wednesday. He is a musician, composer, actor, director and writer. Tickets are $15.

Singer-songwriter Jon Carroll will take the stage Sept. 4. A member of the Starland Vocal Band, he has performed with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett and Jonathan Edwards. Tickets are $15.

Shows are at 8 p.m., and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required. Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

College offers courses on theater and acting

Carroll Community College is expanding its theatrical course selection in anticipation of the Scott Center theater's opening this fall.

Besides Introduction to the Theatre, the college is offering acting. A one-credit theater practicum course is planned for spring for students who want to be involved in the spring production.

The introductory course is designed to prepare the student for greater understanding and enjoyment of the theatrical arts. It will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. Mondays.

The acting course studies the theory and basic principles of the creative processes of acting. Emphasis is given to the development and understanding of the practical application of acting through physical, vocal and creative exercises, improvisation, monologue and scene work. No acting experience is necessary. This three-credit course is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Registration for courses will continue through Sept. 3. Classes begin Sept. 4.

Information: 410-386-8435.

Arts council holds contest for design of new logo

In celebration of its coming move to the newly refurbished Carroll Arts Center, Carroll County Arts Council is sponsoring a design competition to choose a new graphic logo for the organization.

The winning design will replace the old logo and will appear on printed publications, stationery, the group's Web site and souvenir gift items such as T-shirts.

The winner will receive $500 cash. Entries are due Sept. 13.

Graphic designers who wish to enter the competition should call the council at 410-848-7272 for a copy of contest rules and design specifications.

Pa. arts center slates concert, musical comedy

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will present Michael Card in concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

Card will present a contemporary Christian concert. Reserved seats are $25 and $20.

The center will present the musical comedy Nunsense from Sept. 19 to 29. Shows are at 8 p.m. opening night, Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets for reserved seating are $18 and $13. Opening night tickets are $10.

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center is at 195 Stock St.

Information: 717-637-7086.

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