Arts Notes


March 28, 2003

Frederick poet to speak Sunday at monthly forum

A poetry forum is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at 3844 Mount Airy Drive at Buffalo Road, north of Mount Airy.

This month's guest poet will be Daneil Armstrong of Frederick. Participants can read their work.

The monthly event features guest poets, an open mike forum, networking, critiquing, publishing ideas and opportunities, art and music, and information about retreats, workshops, conferences and writers groups.

Information: 301-829-1962.

Pulitzer-winning poet will deliver Bothe lecture

Stephen Dunn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of 12 books of poetry, will give the 17th annual B. Christopher Bothe Lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday in McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College.

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his Different Hours collection, Dunn is a trustee fellow in the arts and professor of creative writing at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Among Dunn's poems are "Named," "At the Smithville Methodist Church" and "With No Experience in Such Matters." He has won numerous awards and fellowships for his work and been poet-in-residence at two universities.

His work has been published in many magazines. Dunn's newest book, Local Visitations, was published this year.

The lecture is free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2294.

CCC to present production of `A Thousand Cranes'

Carroll Community College will present its inaugural theatrical production of Kathryn Schultz Miller's A Thousand Cranes in the new theater of the Scott Center.

Directed by college instructor Jean Burgess, shows will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday and April 5 and 10 and 2 p.m. April 6.

The play is being presented through arrangement with Miller and Children's Theatre

A Thousand Cranes is the story of a young Japanese girl's discovery of her courage and strength. The girl Sadako embraces the legend of the cranes and begins a journey that takes her closer to her Japanese heritage and culture.

The play weaves traditional Western-style theatrical conventions with elements of Japanese Noh and Kabuki.

Tickets are $5 and for general admission. A Thousand Cranes is recommended for children ages 10 and older.

Information: 410-386-8564.

Arts council will award 6 scholarships to seniors

Carroll County Arts Council will award a $500 scholarship this year to a high school senior from each of the county's six high schools with a senior class.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of arts faculty and others appointed by each of the respective high school principals. Students must show artistic promise and be in financial need.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must live in Carroll County and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States majoring in an arts program, including: vocal and instrumental music, music education, performance, composition, music theory, art, art history, art education, design, creative writing, dance, theater, media arts, film studies or arts management.

Application deadline is April 25.

Applications may be downloaded from

Information: 410-848-7272.

Artists invited to submit work for Art in the Park

Carroll County Arts Council invites artists to submit work for display and sale at the annual Art in the Park festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7 at Westminster City Hall Park.

The juried outdoor festival features a show and sale of visual art, continuous entertainment by musical performers, hands-on art activities for children and food.

Selected artists will be eligible to compete for cash awards totaling $800, including a prize for "Best New Artist." given to the person entering the event for the first time.

Acceptable media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, photography, drawing, collage, fine printmaking, mixed media and fine crafts.

The cost for display space is $35 for arts council members and $50 for nonmembers (includes a complimentary membership).

Artists may use their display system or one provided free by the arts council.

Deadline for submissions is April 25.

Interested artists should contact the arts council at 410-848- 7272 to receive a copy of the guidelines and an application form, or send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to Carroll County Arts Council, 91 W. Main St., Westminster 21157.

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