Art Notes

ARTS NOTES

February 13, 2004

Local photographer exhibits collection on lighthouses

Local photographer Sam Gunby will show his latest collection of lighthouse photos in the Great Hall of Carroll Community College today through March 26.

The exhibit, Lighthouse Photography, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Gunby owns Scenic Views Photography. His photos focus on lighthouses, old mills, waterfalls, landscapes, steam trains and local city scenes.

A photographer for 25 years, he owned a general photography studio specializing in weddings, portraits and commercial work. After attending an art show in the early 1980s, he discovered a market for photographic art that led to the creation of Scenic Views Photography.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Music shop to award college scholarship

Stu's Music Shop will award a music scholarship to a high school senior in June.

Any Carroll County high school senior planning to attend college in the fall and major in music is eligible to apply.

Applications and details can be obtained by writing a letter of inquiry to the Stewart W. Myers Memorial Scholarship Committee, c/o Stu's Music Shop Inc., 723 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster 21157.

Deadline for letters is April 10.

Foreign film festival continues at arts center

The Carroll County Arts Council is holding a foreign film festival at 7 p.m. Fridays this month.

Award-winning international movies will be shown on the big screen in the Carroll Arts Center's theater at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Scheduled films are:

Today: Il Postino focuses on a simple postman whose eyes are opened to a world of new possibilities when he finds himself delivering letters to one of the most romantic poets of the 20th century.

The film, rated PG, stars Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret and Marcia Gracia Cucinotta. It is in Italian with English subtitles.

Feb. 20: Kolya follows Louka, a down-on-his-luck musician who agrees to a bogus marriage to a Russian woman for money. She later leaves him and their 5-year-old son, but father and child are unable to communicate because they speak different languages. With time, they learn to communicate and love each other.

The film, rated PG-13, is in Czech with English subtitles. It stars Zdenek Sverak, Andrej Chalimon, Libuse Safrankova and Ladislav Smoljak.

Feb. 27: Like Water for Chocolate (Spanish, rated R). Set in the early 20th century, this film tells the story of a woman's life and how it is shaped by her unyielding mother and the overwhelming power of cooking. It is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for seniors 60 and older and children younger than 12; $1 less for members.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Planning session set for `Vagina Monologues'

Women are invited to a planning meeting for a production of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 108 of Hill Hall at McDaniel College.

There will be eight rehearsal sessions. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. March 26 in Alumni Hall at McDaniel.

Men are welcome to help with stage, sound and technical support. People are also welcome to donate to a worldwide campaign that strives to protect girls and women against violence.

Due to the mature language of the play, the meeting is appropriate for adults only. The production is a joint effort between the college and community.

Information: 410-751-8169; or Rebekah Orenstein 410-751-7794.

Hanover arts center stages `The King and I'

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, Pa., will present the classic love story The King and I from Feb. 26 to March 7.

The musical tells the story of a British tutor hired by the king of Siam to teach his wives and children Western ways. After a while, understanding and respect turn to love.

Tickets are $10 for opening night only. Tickets for other performances are $13 and $18.

Call the center for dates and times.

Information: 717-637-7086.

Photography courses offered through college

Carroll Community College offers noncredit photography courses this spring.

"Taking Photos with Impact" will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays March 4 to 25 at the college's campus in Westminster at 1601 Washington Road. Students will look at the concentrated use of composition, the placement of subjects, light, color and patterns.

A new course, "Using Your Point and Shoot 35 mm Camera," will explore the rule of thirds to arrange the elements of photography. The use of wide angle and telephoto lenses on perspective, film selection, and the benefits and limitations of a built-in flash will be discussed.

Kevin Mick will teach the class from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 12 and 19 in Room 100 at Westminster High School.

Information: 410-386-8100.

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