Art Notes


July 09, 2004

Carroll coffee shop to host two concerts featuring singing duo

Singers Kimberly Hall and Jodi Harman will perform two concerts tomorrow at the Gathering Grounds Coffeehouse in Westminster.

The pair will sing at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the new coffee shop in the rear of 27 E. Main St.

The concert is free. All ages are welcome.

Information: 410-751-2066.

Performance to introduce kids to world music, dance

Nada Brahma Productions will perform at the Carroll Arts Center at 11 a.m. July 22 as part of the Carroll County Arts Council's Summer Concert Series for Kids.

Nada Brahma's high-energy performances introduce world music and dance to children. Director Tim Gregory's interactive program explores the vital role that music plays in many world cultures, and offers insight into the music and wisdom of ethnic traditions behind Brahma's original compositions.

Gregory shares his celebration of international diversity and new material that he gathers from research and travel.

Tickets are $5 a person, and $4 for Arts Council members and groups of 10 or more.

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

Information: 410-848-7272.

Tea and Croquet event planned at farm museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold a Tea and Croquet event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 on the grounds.

Tea will be served on the farmhouse porch, followed by croquet on the lawn for those who wish to play. This one seating will accommodate up to 36 guests.

The cost of the tea is $10 a person and includes sweet treats, choice of iced or hot tea, and a guided tour of the farmhouse.

The museum gift shop will be open.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

Museum offers classes in tinsmithing, weaving

The Carroll County Farm Museum will offer traditional arts classes next month and in September.

Registration is complete when payment has been received. Project materials are included in the cost unless noted.

Tinsmithing: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-8 (three-session class). The cost is $125. Also, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26 (two-session class). The cost is $85.

Both classes are for all skill levels. Techniques using tools and machines of the 18th and 19th centuries will be taught. Various items will be crafted.

18th-Century Painted Tinware: Cookie tins will be made from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 (two-session class). The cost is $60.

Basketmaking: A bucket basket will be made from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15 (two-session class). The cost is $45. All levels are welcome. A 10-inch-high bucket-shaped basket with swing handle and embellishment will be made.

Seat Weaving: The basics of splint oak seat weaving will be taught from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8, 15 and 22 (three-session class). The cost is $45.

Information: 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

`Cinderella' production boasts local cast members

Three Carroll County youths will perform this month in Cinderella, presented by the Young Actors Theatre in residence at McDonogh School in Owings Mills.

Cody Cooley of Eldersburg, Coleen Heaver of Westminster and Kevin Truitt of Sykesville are among the 37 members of the youth troupe who will perform the fairy tale.

The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 17 and 2 p.m. July 18 in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre at the school, 8600 McDonogh Road.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Information: 410-998-3526.

Arts council in Carroll elects board members

The Carroll County Arts Council elected new board members at its annual meeting to replace five retiring members who had all served six-year terms.

Retiring board members included Barbara Beverungen, Patrick Flaherty, Doug Mathias, Carolyn Scott and Stacy Shaffer, board president. They served during the purchase, fund raising, renovating and opening of the new Arts Center.

New board members elected for three-year terms included Joanne Blye, Tim Bryson, Joan Crooks, Rick Davis, Ruth Gray and Susan Thornton.

Also elected were executive officers for 2004-2005. They are: Paul Zimmermann, president; Lisa Breslin, vice president; Mark Pohlhaus, treasurer; and Frank Baylor, secretary.

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