Arts Notes


January 31, 2003

Maryland's All-State High School Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Alumni Hall at McDaniel College.

The concert will be directed by Ron McCurdy of the University of Southern California. Seventeen high schools from across the state will be represented, with students also participating in a series of jazz clinics earlier in the day.

Concert tickets are $5.

Information: 410-857-2550.

College to show `Roots' for Black History Month

McDaniel College will show the television miniseries version of Alex Haley's book Roots as part of Black History Month.

The first episode will be shown from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Decker Auditorium. The series will continue at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16, with the final three episodes from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23.

Black history events continue with a speaker from the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in Decker Auditorium.

All the events are free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2416.

Women's art display set at community college

Carroll Community College will hold an exhibit of women's artwork Monday through Feb. 27 in the Great Hall of the college's 1601 Washington Road campus.

A reception with the artists of Women in the Arts will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

About 65 works, most for sale, will be on display by women from across Maryland. Portraits, landscapes, still lifes, human figures and animals done in acrylics, oils, watercolors, graphics, pastels, color and other mixed media (including photographs) will be displayed.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Any woman, age 18 and older, wishing to exhibit in future exhibitions can call Carroll County Arts Guild President Barbara Schnell at 410-374-2015.

Carroll farm museum to hold teas for holidays

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold a series of teas this year in the Carroll Room, a Victorian tea parlor.

Scheduled teas include:

Valentine's Day Tea, Feb. 13 and 14. Seating begins at noon and 2 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes sweet treats, teas and a guided tour of the farmhouse. The Museum Gift Shop will be open. Groups of eight or more can reserve a time slot for a private tea. Groups of fewer than eight might be seated with other guests.

St. Patrick's Day Tea will be held March 13 and 14. Seating begins at noon and 2 p.m.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876- 2667.

Art classes to focus on people, landscapes

Carroll Community College will offer a noncredit Saturday Studio Art Series featuring the human head, the human figure and landscape form this winter.

All courses will be held at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster. Ken Ecker will teach. Available classes are:

"Studio Art: The Human Head" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22. Live models will be used to study and draw the human head. Students will use timed studies and sustained work with charcoal, tempera and acrylic paint to examine volume, form and light.

"Studio Art: The Human Figure" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 and 8. Students will work from a live model with emphasis on anatomy, proportion and composition. Students will practice drawing with a paintbrush and explore color and painting techniques.

"Studio Art: Landscape Form" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and 12. Students will work on composition, light and color, and explore the interaction of natural elements with charcoal, tempera and acrylic paint.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Arts council plans trip to National Gallery of Art

Carroll County Arts Council has planned a bus trip for Feb. 27 to the National Gallery of Art in Washington to see the exhibition Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting.

Visitors will see trompe l'oeil painting, which depicts an object, person or scene in such a realistic manner that it appears to be genuine. The exhibit showcases more than 100 works by international masters of the genre.

Travelers will have time to explore other Washington landmarks or the rest of the gallery.

Tickets are $30 for arts council members and $35 for nonmembers and include bus, snack, exhibition audio guide tour and gratuities.

Reservations are required. Information: 410-848-7272.

Concert to pay tribute to music of Conway Twitty

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center will present "Memories of Conway," a tribute to late country singer Conway Twitty by his son Michael Twitty, at 8 p.m. Feb. 8.

Michael Twitty will perform Conway Twitty classics such as "Hello Darlin," "It's Only Make Believe" and "Tight Fittin' Jeans." Also on stage will be another generation of the family, Michael's son Tre Twitty.

Tickets are available at the box office, 195 Stock St., Hanover, Pa. Information: 717-637- 7086 Ext. 1.

Music shop to present program on digital piano

Stu's Music Shop will present a free program on the digital piano for church musicians at 7 p.m. Monday at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

Keyboardist and composer Brent Mills will present "Exploring Uses of the Digital Piano in Worship Services." The program is designed for musicians interested in how the technology of the digital piano can enhance church music performances.

Mills is a church musician in Portland, Ore.

Wilhelm's is on Route 140.

Information: 410-848-7585.

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