Arts Notes


January 24, 2003

Westminster Trio to perform chamber music at college

The Westminster Trio will play chamber music for piano, violin and cello, including trios composed by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, at 7 p.m. Monday at McDaniel College.

David Kreider, senior lecturer in the music department, on piano, will be joined by Esther Mellon-Thompson on cello and Melissa Zaraya on violin, both musicians with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The performance in McDaniel Lounge will open the college's Monday Night Music for the spring semester. The concert-lecture series gives the college's music faculty a casual forum in which to explore different musical styles.

The free concert is open to the public.

Information: 410-857-2599.

Auditions are scheduled for Tree of Life production

The Tree of Life Theatre Troupe will hold auditions for its spring play, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, at 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldersburg.

The play is based on the story by C. S. Lewis and will be a celebration of the troupe's fifth anniversary. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the troupe's first production.

Roles are available for males and females age 10 and older. Extra roles might be available for younger children. Auditions also will be held for musicians for pre-show and intermission entertainment and production positions.

The church is off West Hemlock Drive next to the Eldersburg library.

Information: 301-829-2836.

Poster contest entries accepted for wine festival

The Carroll County Farm Museum has announced the Maryland Wine Festival poster design contest for the 2003 event.

The winning design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts, brochures and other promotional materials for the Wine Festival, to be held Sept. 20 and 21 at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The winning artist will receive $1,000.

Any two-dimensional medium is acceptable, including painting, drawing, collage, photography and computer-generated design. Artists must be age 18 or older and Maryland residents.

Deadline for applications and original designs is 3 p.m. March 14. Applications, with complete contest rules and design requirements, are available from the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster 21157.

Information: 410-848-7775.

Smalltown Poets to appear Feb. 1 at Pa. arts center

The contemporary Christian rock band Smalltown Poets will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa.

Together since 1996, the Tifton, Ga., quartet earned Grammy nominations for its first and third albums. The group also earned a Billboard Video award in 1998.

Smalltown Poets musicians are Michael Johnston, vocals and guitar; Dana Alexander, bass; Dana Weaver, guitar; and Matt Goldman, drums.

Tickets are $12 and $10 on sale through the box office at 195 Stock St., 717-637-7086.

Farm museum to offer traditional arts classes

The Carroll County Farm Museum is offering the traditional arts classes during February and March:

Chair-caning: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 13, 14 and 15 (three-session class) with Carol Shook. The cost is $60.

Large field basket with arrow band: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 with Carolyn Freitag. The cost is $50. Previous experience is required.

Woodcarving - Williamsburg pineapple: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 with Jim Calder. The cost is $70.

Felted wool purse or pouch with color inlay: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 with Kathleen Gridley. The cost is $35.

Stenciled floorcloth: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 with Claretta Yingling. The cost is $45.

Tinsmithing: from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 with Jeff Leister. The cost is $45 and $6 materials fee.

Woodcarving - wizard planter: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 22 with Jim Calder. The cost is $65.

Registration is complete when payment has been received. A minimum number of students is required for each class. Students may take a bag lunch for longer classes.

Information or a brochure: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

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