Arts Notes

Arts Notes

April 11, 2003

McDaniel's story featured in exhibit at McDaniel College

A look at the man for whom Western Maryland College was renamed McDaniel College will be featured in an exhibit through April 18 in Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in the college's Peterson Hall .

The exhibit, William Roberts McDaniel: One of Us will feature photographs, mathematics and astronomy books, and handwritten speeches and lectures telling the story of McDaniel, an 1880 graduate of the college who returned to teach there and serve as acting president and a trustee.

The exhibit includes a picture of McDaniel riding a high-wheel bicycle on campus in 1886, his writing desk, academic regalia, diplomas and a portrait.

McDaniel's family members also attended the college. His daughter Dorothy graduated summa cum laude in 1918. A grandson, Ober S. Herr Jr. of Westminster, graduated in 1949 and great-granddaughter Karen Herr Mallonee earned a bachelor's degree in 1976 and master's degree in 1979.

Three generations of McDaniel's descendants will commemorate their ancestor at the board of trustees' annual business meeting today during a campuswide celebration of William Roberts McDaniel Day.

Information: 410-857-2595.

Film series on children continues Monday night

McDaniel College is continuing the DuPont Scholar series, "Cherish the Children: A Film/Discussion Series Celebrating Children Around the World," through next month.

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 age 10 and older.

A faculty member will introduce films with a brief talk about the country, historical context and issues raised, and lead a discussion afterward.

The next film will be shown from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. Black to the Promised Land (1992) challenges myths and stereotypes as 11 African-American teens from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, work for three months on Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan, Israel.

The film is a study of the value of alternative education for disadvantaged youth and a portrayal of the importance of cross-cultural exchanges.

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

Youth art classes deadline for registration Monday

The deadline for registering for youth art classes at the new Carroll Arts Center is Monday.

Classes in the visual and performing arts are available and will start this month. Advance registration is required. Costs range from $38 to $62. Discounts are available for Carroll County Arts Council members.

Complete class schedules or lists of adult classes are available by calling 410-848-7272. Registration can be made by telephone with a major credit card.

Folk music concert set April 30 at Baldwin's

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Kate McDonnell and Sue Twohy will perform April 30. Singer/songwriter McDonnell plays the guitar upside down and backward. She has recorded several albums.

Tickets are $14. Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.

McDaniel artist's sculpture installed at college campus

As the war continues in Iraq, an artist at McDaniel College is offering a message of comfort through what she calls "Heart Armor."

Linda Van Hart has created a copper and steel divided heart shape in a nest of columns almost 20 feet tall. The sculpture was installed this week outside the Phyllis and Robert Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

An art and art history lecturer at McDaniel College, Van Hart is known for her jewelry making. But after watching the response to Sept. 11, 2001, she decided "we all need a shield, something that keeps us together and protects us from tragedy."

Van Hart also is exhibiting Three Women: One Family at the community college with two artists she met through Common Ground on the Hill. Van Hart will exhibit heart armor and quilts, which she has been making for decades.

The exhibit also includes quilts and fiber collages by Janet Waters Bailey of Baltimore and abstract paintings by Mercedes Nunez from Bridgewater College in Massachusetts.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Big-band Dinner Dance is April 27 at Antrim 1844

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel will hold a Big-band Dinner Dance from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 27 in the pavilion of the hotel on Trevanion Road, Taneytown.

The 18-piece band Sentimental Journey will perform, led by saxophonist Jim Quinlan. The band has been together since 1977 and has many of its original members.

Tickets are $75, including a four-course meal and wine service. Reduced room rates are available for guests who would like to spend the night.

Information: 410-876-0237.

Piano classes offered at community college

Carroll Community College will offer several classes in piano this spring.

Students can learn to play the piano in "Class Piano for Adults (Beginning)" and can further their skills in "Class Piano for Adults (Continuing)." All classes are held at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus in Westminster.

The first class teaches beginning techniques and reading skills in a group setting. Students learn on electronic keyboard pianos and move at their pace. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays from April 22 to June 24 or Thursdays from April 24 to June 26.

The continuing class is for adult students who have some piano background. Students learn on electronic keyboard pianos and study music of their choice. Classes are offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from April 22 to June 24 or Thursdays from April 24 to June 26.

Students must supply headphones.

Information: 410-386-8100.

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