Art Notes


January 30, 2004

Hospital auxiliary to hold jewelry sale to benefit expansion

The Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary will hold a jewelry sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the hospital's new main lobby.

Jewelry Is Fun, a Reader's Digest company, will offer 14-karat gold, sterling silver and semiprecious stones for 30 percent to 70 percent off retail prices.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the auxiliary's pledge of $1 million for the hospital's expansion.

Information: 410-848-3000.

Contemporary ballet to perform at McDaniel

The Bodiography Contemporary Ballet will dance to a mixed repertoire, including music by Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, during a performance at 8 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Hall at McDaniel College.

The Pittsburgh-based ballet company, which works to educate the public about the importance of health and well-being, will answer questions after the free program.

The ballet performers also will hold workshops at McDaniel on Feb. 6 as follows: Body Image and Movement from 9:10 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.; The Effective Leader - Leading from Behind from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; and Basic Dance Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Bodiography founder, artistic director and choreographer Maria Caruso had watched ballet dancers struggle to maintain a body weight demanded by the field. In 2000, she decided to create a ballet company that was healthy and nurturing toward bodies, focusing on the person rather than the dance.

The workshops are free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Information: 410-857-2535.

Community college to show `Pirates of the Caribbean'

Carroll Community College will present a newly released film at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the theater of the Scott Center at the 1601 Washington Road campus.

All movies are free and open to the community.

The first movie will be Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl starring Johnny Depp on Thursday.

Information: 410-386-8424.

Map-inspired art exhibit goes on display next week

James Banta loves maps so much that he finds artistic inspiration in the geographic boundaries between countries, as well as the political and religious differences that can divide them.

An exhibit of his paintings and photographs, Cultural Cartography, will be held at the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at McDaniel College from Feb. 6 to March 26. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

"I'm very interested in how we carve up the globe socially and physically," Banta said. "That line is a border between two countries, and my intention is to show the difference or the lack of difference between the two sides."

Banta has a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College and a master's degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. He lives in Jackson Heights, N.Y.

Information: 410-857-2595.

Country blues duet to perform at arts center

Common Ground on the Hill will present its next monthly Saturday concert series Feb. 7 at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

Shows will begin at 8 p.m. and cost $15, or $13 for adults 65 and older, and $10 for children younger than 12 and students with identification.

Cephas & Wiggins will perform at next week's show. The country blues duet offers Cephas' baritone singing and ragtime fingerpicking with Wiggins' rural blues harmonica stylings.

The Carroll Arts Center is 91 W. Main St.

Tickets and information: 410-857-2771.

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