Arts Notes

ARTS NOTES

October 03, 2003

Animal blessings are Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church of Smallwood will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals service at 9 a.m. Sunday in the church's picnic pavilion.

People are welcome to take their pets, small and large, for a prayer service and blessing of each animal. Past services have included hermit crabs and horses, as well as cats, dogs and hamsters.

All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.

The church is at 833 Deer Park Road. Information: 410- 848-8923.

Exhibit of photography to open at college Monday

An exhibit covering 20 years of Baltimore photographer Connie Imboden's work, Beauty of Darkness, will open Monday and continue through Nov. 21 in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at McDaniel College. Imboden will give a slide talk about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday in Decker Auditorium, followed by a reception in Peterson Hall.

A teacher at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, she has shown her work in galleries and museums in Europe, the Caribbean, South America and the United States.

Out of Darkness, her first book of images, won Switzerland's Silver Medal, "Schonste Bucher Aus Aller Welt" ("Most Beautiful Book in the World") award in 1993.

Imboden uses water and mirrors to create reflections and contortions to photograph the human body in unusual ways in black and white.

Some photos portray nudity and might not be suitable for children.

The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Information: 410-857-2595.

Film and Discussion Series to focus on African cultures

McDaniel College's 2003-2004 Film and Discussion Series will investigate the gap between tradition, heritage and modernity in African cultures in America and on the African continent during African Identity in a New World.

Debora Johnson-Ross, assistant professor of political science and international studies, will lead the discussions. All films and discussions are free and suitable for children age 10 and older unless noted.

The next film, Pieces d'Identite, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 108 Hill Hall. The film raises identity issues facing people of African descent in the late 20th century through the fable of an old king, his daughter and the prince who rescues them.

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

Theater troupe to perform `Alice in Wonderland'

The Tree of Life Theatre Troupe will present Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldersburg.

The adventures of a little girl who follows a rabbit into a hole will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 11, and 16-18 at the church, 1700 St. Andrews Way, next to the Eldersburg library.

Tickets are $5; $4 for children and senior citizens, with a $20 limit per immediate family.

Information: 410-549-0918.

Pa. arts center to stage musical `Tom Sawyer'

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will present the musical Tom Sawyer at 7 p.m. Oct. 10; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 11; and 3 p.m. Oct. 12.

Tickets are $10 for children younger than age 12 and $15 for adults. Tickets and information: 717-637-7086.

Evening piano recital Oct. 11 to feature college instructor

Carroll Community College will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its 1601 Washington Road campus with "Cake and Classics, An Evening Piano Recital" featuring David Kreider at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Kreider will perform selections by Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt and Schumann.

He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music with a master of music degree and Catholic University of America with a doctor of musical arts degree.

Kreider has taught at McDaniel College since 1982 and is the founder and artistic director of Chamber Music on the Hill. He is pianist in a trio with two Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members.

The concert is free and cake will be served afterward.

Information: 410-386-8186.

Farm museum offering Victorian Spirited Teas

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold Victorian Spirited Teas at noon and 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23 in the Carroll Room tea parlor of the farmhouse.

The teas will feature a discussion of Victorian myths and superstitions. The cost is $10 and will include sweet treats, teas and a guided tour of the farmhouse. The gift shop will be open.

Groups of eight or more can reserve a time slot for a private tea. Groups of less than eight will be seated with other guests. Registration is required.

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

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