Art Notes


October 31, 2003

County Arts Council offers 2 free lectures on women artists

The Carroll County Arts Council will offer two free lectures next week on women artists that complement the current exhibit, The Gaia Girls: Re-calling the Goddess.

Both lectures will be led by Susan Williamson, the council's visual arts coordinator.

"Women Artists of the Surrealist Movement: Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo & Leonora Carrington" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The movieFrida was released last year on the life of Kahlo, who, with Varo and Carrington, played major roles in the surrealist movement in Mexico. Carrington, now in her 80s, is still producing art.

"Women in Art History: Beyond Cassatt and O'Keeffe" will be held at noon Thursday. Williamson will discuss lesser-known artists whose bodies of work have been overshadowed by artists such as Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. They include Baroque artist Artemisia Gentilleschi, Impressionist Eva Gonzales and 20th-century printmaker Kathe Kollwitz.

Dessert and beverages will be served. Reservations are suggested but not required.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

`Superman' TV actress to appear at book signing

Noel Neill, who portrayed Lois Lane in The Adventures of Superman television series in the 1950s, will appear for a book signing of her new biography from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Locust Books in Westminster.

Carroll County native Larry Thomas Ward wrote Neill's story in Truth, Justice, & the American Way, a history of her professional acting career. Neill played Lois Lane in 78 episodes of the series. She also acted in numerous Westerns and made a cameo appearance in the 1978 Superman movie, starring Christopher Reeve.

Ward, who lives in Hollywood, will also attend the book signing.

Locust Books is at 9 E. Main St.

Information: 410-848-6813.

McDaniel flute recital features Mozart, CPE Bach

Kristen Geers, a McDaniel College senior from Manchester, will perform her senior recital at 7 p.m. Sunday in Levine Hall, Room 100.

She will play movements from the Mozart flute concertos, as well as a CPE Bach sonata, accompanied on harpsichord by Don Horneff, adjunct music lecturer at McDaniel.

Guitarist Joseph Begly, a junior from Westminster, will join Geers for a piece arranged by Garth Baxter, also an adjunct music lecturer.

A double major in flute and voice, Geers will offer a second senior recital in voice in April.

Every senior majoring in music must give a solo recital to fulfill the required Capstone project before commencement. Recitals are open to the public.

Information: 410-857-2294.

English professor to reflect on 45 years in classroom

Dawn Trouard, a University of Central Florida English professor, will focus on classroom encounters with unforgettable teachers and literary figures in this year's Holloway lecture at McDaniel College.

Trouard will reflect on 45 years in the classroom - as a student and a teacher - at 8 p.m. Thursday in McDaniel Lounge. The lecture is free.

Trouard will discuss her own experiences and will also turn to such literary teachers as Eudora Welty, Willa Cather and William Faulkner. Trouard teaches modern American aiction, specializing in Faulkner and Welty.

She has a master's degree in English from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from Rice University. She has been treasurer of the Eudora Welty Society since 1992 and is managing editor of The Faulkner Journal, affiliated with the William Faulkner Society.

Information: 410-857-2294.

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