Art Notes


December 14, 2003

County artists featured at Carroll Arts Center

The Carroll County Arts Council will feature new works by Tom Holder and Howard Riopelle in the exhibition Dimensions: Form, Space and Motion through Jan. 16 in the Carroll Arts Center.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Holder, from Westminster, and Riopelle, a resident of Manchester, both hold degrees from Maryland Institute College of Art. They met last summer.

Holder's views of Westminster and its residents are seen on the chalkboard of Harry's Main Street Grille. His recent paintings reflect his interest with the planet's spiraling path and gravitational movements as a framework for his abstract paintings.

Riopelle teaches fine art courses and art appreciation at Carroll Community College, and his whimsical fish surround the CCC pond. Inspired by a recent private commission of a cat sculpture, he has created a "Fanciful Feline" series in metal for the Dimensions exhibit.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The gallery will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Eichelberger center plans swing music for Dec. 21

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will present Blue Moon Big Band & Friends at 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets are $10 and $15.

This 1940s-style big band will celebrate the season with A Swingin' Christmas, featuring the music of the swing era with songs by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Rosemary Clooney and Tommy Dorsey.

Information: 717-637-7086.

Choral workshop set for Jan. 24 at school

The Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County will hold a choral workshop, "Carroll County Sings," from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Winters Mill High School in Westminster.

Participating in the workshop will be directors from the Children's Chorus of Carroll County and the Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus.

Community choral directors will teach their specialties, a catered lunch will be held with Audrey and Joe Cimino, and a concert will be held after the workshop.

Workshops include: Margaret Boudreaux, college and community choruses; Jeff Liebknecht, barbershop singing; Eric Byrd, gospel; Diane Jones, children's chorus; Caren Bezansen and Bev Wells, Broadway show choruses; David Kreider, liturgical; and Herb Sell, jazz.

The cost is $22, $12 for children and senior citizens, and $46 for a family (2 adults, 1 child, and $7 for each additional child). All workshops and lunch are included.

Advance registration is required (those who register by Dec. 22 will receive a $2-per- person discount).

Information: 410-848-7949.

Festival of Wreaths takes in $12,000

The sixth annual Festival of Wreaths, sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Council the first week of this month, raised more than $12,000 from 166 entries for the organization.

The public voted on its favorites as follows:

Grand Prize: "Sugar Magnolias" by Nick Vincent of Nathan's Forge. The wreath also brought in the most money, $875.

Favorite Traditional: Orphan Annie's Fine Consignments.

Most Unique: "Holiday Wrapping Blues," the Blue family.

Ho Ho Ho Award: "Charlie Brown Christmas," Jennifer Irwin.

Artistic Excellence: "Driftwood Angel," Cheryl Held.

Spirit of Peace: "World of Peace," Sherry Leonard.

Advertiser Prize: Jiffy Mart.

Year-Round Favorite: "Gardening Angel," Carroll County Artists Guild.

Spirit of Giving Award: "Seabiscuit," Carroll County Public Library Outreach Services.

Kids' Choice: "Fun & Games," M.L. Studio.

Sponsors' Choice: "Lemon Leaves," Southern Living at Home.

President's Choice: "Through the Years," Dutterer's Florist.

Director's Choice: "Stained Glass Wreath," Pour House Cafe.

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