Arts Notes


October 04, 2002

Artists reception Sunday for exhibit of landscape paintings

Carroll Community College is holding its opening exhibit in the gallery of the new Robert Annis and Phyllis Barrett Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, featuring the landscape paintings of Joanne Hicks and Michael Bare.

An opening reception with the artists will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the gallery on the 1601 Washington Road campus. The exhibition continues until Oct. 31.

A graduate of Towson University, Hicks has studied at Schuler School, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Art New England in Bennington, Vt.

Bare is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, where he teaches. He also is an instructor at Carroll Community College and Baltimore County public schools.

Their paintings focus on landscapes in the Maryland countryside in northern Baltimore County and from travels in Greece, Italy and the Caribbean.

Information: 410-386-8153.

Carroll Theatre artifacts needed for grand opening

Carroll County Arts Council is seeking memorabilia from what used to be Carroll Theatre, which is being renovated into a multipurpose arts center.

Renovation is expected to be complete early next year.

The theater opened on West Main Street in 1937. The arts council is looking for photos of the interior and exterior, handbills, ticket stubs, posters and other two-dimensional materials from the era of the theater.

Collected items will be used in a lobby display and in opening publicity materials.

Anyone with items that may be of interest to the arts council is asked to call Sandy Oxx, 410- 848-7272.

"The Greatest Generation' to be discussed at lunch

Carroll County Arts Council will hold a Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 23.

As part of Carroll County Reads Together, a reading initiative program, Greg Becker from Carroll County Public Library will lead a discussion of The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.

Admission is $1 for nonmem- bers.

Reservations are required. Participants should take a bag lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

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

Bus trip planned to N.Y. to see `Les Miserables'

Carroll County Bureau of Recreation is sponsoring a trip to New York on Nov. 13 to see Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre on West 45th Street.

The Tony award-winning musical is in its 15th year on Broadway.

The cost is $89 and includes orchestra seat at the 2 p.m. matinee, transportation and driver's gratuity.

The bus will leave from Carroll Community College at 1601 Washington Road at 7 a.m. and return about 9 p.m.

Information: 410-386-2604.

Wreath decorators sought for holiday benefit festival

Carroll County Arts Council is seeking decorators for its fifth annual Festival of Wreaths.

The festival will be held Dec. 3-7 at Winchester Exchange Building in downtown Westminster. Wreaths will be displayed during a five-day silent auction.

Last year's event featured 150 wreaths and raised more than $12,000 for arts council programs. The public votes for its favorite wreaths and prizes are awarded in several categories.

All registered decorators will be provided with a 24-inch artificial green wreath at no charge. Participants may create a wreath from other materials if they wish. Decorators must register by Nov. 15.

Decorated wreaths are due back to the arts council by Dec. 2. Guidelines and registration forms are available at the council, 15 E. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Pa. arts center to present bluegrass, Christian rock

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will present Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers at 8 p.m. Oct. 12.

Sparks formed the Lonesome Ramblers in 1969, and began a recording career that has produced many bluegrass albums. Tickets are $28 and $23.

The center also will present the contemporary Christian rock band Smalltown Poets on at 8 p.m. Oct. 19. The Georgia group, formed in May 1996, has had two albums nominated for a Grammy.

Tickets are $25 and $20.

Information: 717-637-7086.

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