Art Notes


February 07, 2003

McDaniel exhibit to spotlight 4 artists in abstract field

Four artists will be featured in an exhibit in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at McDaniel College.

Directions: Four Abstract Painters will be held Monday through March 28 with the works of Calvin Edward Ramsburg, Peter Whitting, Margaret Kennedy and Christine Conko.

The artists live in the Frederick area, but span three generations - Kennedy is 73, and Ramsburg and Conko are 35.

Whitting is a native of Adelaide, Australia. Kennedy has taught at six Midwestern colleges and universities. Ramsburg is a seller and collector of first-edition and rare books. Conko taught herself to paint again after losing her eyesight in a cerebral hemorrhage.

The gallery is in Peterson Hall and open from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Information: 410-857-2595.

Community college teacher to show sculpture

Metal sculptor Howard Riopelle will exhibit his work Crows and Landscapes in the gallery of the Scott Center at Carroll Community College Monday through March 4.

A reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Riopelle's work spans a wide range of media, including computer graphics, illustration, technical art, metalwork, drawing and painting. Over the last five years, he has concentrated on welded metal sculpture. He is an instructor at the college.

Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Information: 410-386-8150.

McDaniel series discusses children in foreign films

McDaniel College is holding the duPont Scholar series, "Cherish the Children: A Film/Discussion Series Celebrating Children Around the World," through May.

The monthly series explores cultural diversity through snapshots of children and their worlds around the globe. The films and discussions are geared for adults, but most films are suitable for children ages 10 and older.

Debora Johnson-Ross, assistant professor of political science and international studies, will introduce each film with a brief talk about the country, historical context and issues raised, and lead a discussion after the showing.

The series is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The next event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Room 108 of Hill Hall. La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil (1999) by Senegalese master Djibril Diop Mambety tells the story of a 12-year-old paraplegic who becomes the first female newspaper vendor in her neighborhood.

Also to be shown is Ajit (1996), an intimate view of an 8-year-old boy who works as a domestic in a middle-class Calcutta household. It shows the realities of childhood among the impoverished in underdeveloped countries.

Information: 410-386-4632 or 410-857-2791.

College to offer noncredit photography classes

Carroll Community College will offer noncredit photography courses for those wanting to learn how to take better photographs or learn more about cameras.

"Taking Photos with Impact" will focus on the use of composition, light and color; the best placement of a subject; and the use of color, patterns and contrast to enhance photographs. Classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays March 4-25 at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

"Using Your Point and Shoot 35mm Camera" will help students explore the "rule of thirds" to arrange the elements of photos - specifically wide angle and telephoto lenses. Other topics will include film selection, best ISO for the type of photograph being taken, and the benefits and limitations of a built-in flash.

Kevin Mick will teach the class from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 12 and 19 in Room 100 at Westminster High School.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Arts center to present Valentine's concert

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center will present a rock-and-swing Valentine's Concert featuring Hanover, Pa.'s Colgan Brothers Band and the Blue Moon Big Band, a Baltimore-based 1940s-style swing orchestra.

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 16 and include music from the 1930s through the 1990s, with songs from Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman to America, Van Morrison and the Eagles.

The Colgan Brothers Band has been performing for nearly 20 years. The quartet's repertoire spans several decades, and includes a wide range of musical styles.

Formed in May 1998, Blue Moon Big Band is a 19-piece swing orchestra, specializing in the music of the American swing era.

Tickets are $10 and $15, available at the box office, 195 Stock St., Hanover, or by calling 717-637-7086 Ext. 1.

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