Arts Notes


October 17, 2003

Jazz pianist Byrd to play tomorrow at Westminster center

Jazz pianist Eric Byrd will perform at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

The concert will include a group of Byrd's friends and vocalist Lea Gilmore.

Tickets are $20. Proceeds will benefit the William J. Byrd Scholarship in Music at Common Ground on the Hill.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Baltimore artist to display paintings at Carroll college

Baltimore artist Chevelle Makeba Moore Jones will exhibit her paintings Monday through Nov. 21 in the gallery of the Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

Jones was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to produce an Absolute Moore for its 1997 collection, which traveled around the country. Her work was featured as one of the best of the Absolut collection in its 20th anniversary exhibition in 2000.

She has a bachelor's degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996 and four individual artist awards from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster.

Information: 410-386-8256.

Jon Seligman Quartet to present jazz concert

The Jon Seligman Quartet will perform a jazz concert at 7 p.m. Monday in McDaniel Lounge at the college's next Monday Night Music concert.

The quartet of Gary Thomas on saxophone, Harry Appelman on piano, Michael Formanek on bass and Jon Seligman on drums will play original compositions and jazz standards, such as Bye, Bye, Blackbird, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise and April in Paris.

Seligman, an adjunct lecturer of music at McDaniel since 1993, received a Faculty Creativity Award at this year's convocation. He also was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council grant in jazz composition this year.

Thomas, director of jazz studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, has performed on more than 70 recordings in the past 15 years.

Formanek, a faculty member at Peabody Conservatory, plays acoustic bass. Appelman has toured North America with the Woody Herman Orchestra and Artie Shaw Orchestra.

Information: 410-857-2599.

McDaniel College to stage musical based on `Working'

A day at work, from traffic to housecleaning, will be set to music when Working takes the stage at McDaniel College.

The musical, based on Studs Terkel's book on workers, will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Oct. 25 in Western Maryland College Alumni Hall.

Student actors portraying blue-collar workers will tell the stories of their daily routines and dreams in monologues, vignettes and songs, all based on interviews Terkel conducted.

Songwriters for the play include pop singer James Taylor and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music for Godspell.

Tickets are $10; and $8 for senior citizens and McDaniel students, faculty and staff. Tickets may be reserved in advance at the box office, 410-857-2448.

Information: 410-857-2294.

Free gallery talk Thursday to accompany `Goddess'

The Carroll County Arts Council will present a free gallery talk at noon Thursday to complement the current exhibit, The Gaia Girls: Re-calling the Goddess.

Leading the discussion will be Finksburg artist Terry Whye, whose ceramic work is included in the exhibit. She is to provide insight into the techniques used by the artists whose works celebrate the goddess theme.

The free discussion is part of the arts council's participation in National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Guests may take a brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverage will be provided.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7272.

`Frankenstein' to be aired at arts center Oct. 25

The 1931 horror classic Frankenstein will be shown on the big screen at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Carroll Arts Center.

Patrons attending in costume will receive free popcorn.

Tickets are $5; $4 for children younger than age 12 and people older than age 60. Arts council members receive a $1 discount.

The center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are available in advance at the box office or by phone at 410-848- 7272.

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