Art Notes

ARTS NOTES

January 16, 2004

Hanover arts center schedules 6th annual variety show Sunday

The Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will hold its sixth annual variety show at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Returning and new acts include gymnasts, musicians and singers, twirling and pom pom groups, tap dancers and impersonators.

Tickets are $10 and $15. Eichelberger is at 195 Stock St.

Information: 717-637-7086.

Community college offers new fine crafts courses

Carroll Community College will offer two new fine crafts courses for the first time this month.

Melinda Byrd will teach "Rya Rug Making" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 20 through Feb. 10 at the Gateway School (next to Carroll's campus). Once worn by Vikings as cloaks, rya rugs are now used as bed coverings, floor rugs and wall hangings.

Byrd has worked as manager and designer for Lundgren Rya Inc., teaching the centuries-old craft, and has made custom designs for rug-makers.

Shirley Lippy will teach "Papermaking" using natural fibers and recycled materials. Students will learn how to use simple equipment to make paper at home, enhance paper with dried flowers or ribbon and embossing.

The papermaking classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, and again Feb. 21 and 28, at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Noncredit art classes available at college

Carroll Community College is offering noncredit art courses in such areas as drawing, painting and collage.

One class is Ken Ecker's "Painting from the Heart" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays Jan. 31 to Feb. 21 at the 1601 Washington Road campus. Students will explore the artist in themselves and develop their own painting language. Free association, individual expression and imagination will be encouraged while working on still lifes, figures and landscapes.

Another course is "Electronic Scrapbook." Students will learn how to scan photos into the computer and turn them into presentations or give them as gifts. Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays Jan. 26 to Feb. 6, and again March 8 to 19 at the main campus.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Annual juried art exhibit scheduled at Fairhaven

The Sykesville retirement community of Fairhaven will sponsor its seventh annual juried art exhibit April 15 to June 1.

Submissions for the exhibit will be accepted through Jan. 31. Slides and entry forms from Maryland artists and those who live within about 100 miles of the state are welcome.

Paintings in any media, completed in the past three years, may be submitted.

Five cash prizes ranging from $50 to $1,000 will be awarded.

Information: 410-795-8800, Ext. 3809; or 410-795-0652.

Arts Council celebrates Elvis' birthday with movie

In celebration of what would have been Elvis Presley's 69th birthday this month, the Carroll County Arts Council will show Viva Las Vegas as its monthly movie at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

Presley stars as a race car driver in this 1963 romantic comedy with Ann-Margret, a Vegas swimming instructor.

Patrons are encouraged to attend in their best Elvis garb. Free popcorn will be given to those in costume.

Also, 10 passes to coming movies will be given away in a "Know your Elvis" trivia contest before the movie.

Doors open 30 minutes in advance. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for children younger than 12 and adults older than 60, available in advance. Arts council members receive a $1 discount.

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

Information: 410-848-7272.

Farm Museum announces festival poster contest

The Carroll County Farm Museum has announced the Maryland Wine Festival poster design contest for this year's event.

The winning design will be reproduced on posters, T-shirts, brochures and other promotional materials for the Wine Festival, which will be held Sept. 18-19 at the museum.

The winning artist will receive $1,000.

Any two-dimensional media is acceptable, including painting, drawing, collage, photography and computer-generated design.

Artists must be 18 or older and Maryland residents.

The deadline for applications and original designs is 3 p.m. March 12.

Applications, with contest rules and design requirements, are available from the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster 21157.

Information: 410-848-7775.

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