Art Notes


September 03, 2004

Garnet Rogers, Irish group to play at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring two weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Garnet Rogers will perform Wednesday. His songs, laced with humor, are about people who are not obvious heroes and life's small daily victories. Tickets are $18.

The traditional Irish group teada will perform Sept. 15. The group features Oisin Mac Diarmada on fiddle, John Blake on flute, Paul Finn on button accordion, and Sean McElwain on banjo and bouzouki. Tickets are $15.

Both shows will begin at 8 p.m., and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are recommended.

Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

Artist's Way meetings slated to begin Thursday

Brightspot Arts and Wellness will present an Artist's Way Support Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays every other week for 13 weeks starting next week.

The study also will be open weekly on a drop-in basis for those who want to learn more or join the regular sessions.

Susan Beverly, who runs Brightspot, has been teaching the Artist's Way for 12 years. She trained at the Omega Institute in New York.

Brightspot is at 2200 Brightspot Drive, near Taylorsville.

Information: 410-875-2411.

Sept. 11 documentary to be shown at arts center

A documentary film on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York will be shown free of charge at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules Naudet turned his camera upward in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center.

The brothers followed the company's firefighters for the next week, documenting their devotion to their work and fellow firefighters and their relentless quest to find survivors of the attacks.

The 129-minute film is not rated.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Christian music festival scheduled at college

Caliz Productions will present its ninth annual "Bring the Heat Music Fest" on Sept. 11 at the Carroll Community College amphitheater in Westminster.

The gates open at noon for the Christian rock festival that will feature the band Disciple!, Under Command, Common Clay, Crucial Decision, His Glory, redeem the day, Deana Mears and Keith Andrew Grim.

Disciple! plays 150 shows a year nationwide and has released a CD titled Back Again.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, or $12 each for those in groups of 10 or more. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free.

Proceeds will benefit Compassion International, a corporation dedicated to helping less fortunate children and their families worldwide.

Information: 301-249-1075.

Benefit auction planned at Carroll Lutheran Village

The ninth annual Friends of the Village Fall Fest Auction will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Krug Chapel Auditorium and the parking lot at Carroll Lutheran Village.

Bonnie Ferrier and Martha Hyson are auction co-chairwomen, and Jan Hull and Jim Cochran are the auctioneers.

Specialty items that will be sold at noon include a one-week vacation at a resort condominium in Orlando, Fla.; a 1989 Ford Crown Victoria; a 1995 Subaru Legacy AW; a 1989 Ford Escort; a 1992 Ford van; a 6-foot-by-9- foot CCC Imperial Aubusson blue hand-carved wool rug; a mink stole; and a fur cape.

Collectibles in the auction include John Taylor and Thomas Kincade artwork, railroad lanterns, a Carlin Park thimble, a Don Prechtel Civil War plate collection, and a signed and framed Super Bowl print of Trent Dilfer.

Furniture, appliances, household items, china, sporting goods, tools and gift certificates also will be available at the live and silent auctions.

Food and baked goods will be served. A quilt and other handmade items will be raffled.

Proceeds will go toward the village's wellness center.

Information: 410-848-0090.

Big-band dance set in Pleasant Valley

The Bill Dayton Big Band 13 Piece Orchestra will hold a dance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Pleasant Valley Fire Hall, 2030 S. Pleasant Valley Road.

Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and dance lessons will be given at 1 p.m. Music by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Harry James and Count Basie will be featured. Tom Phillips of Gettysburg will tell stories about his days as a disc jockey and his interviews with big-band greats.

Singles and couples of all ages are welcome for this Grandparents Day celebration. Food will be sold.

Tickets are $12. Reservations are recommended, but tickets will be sold at the door if space allows. Checks may be sent to 474 Palmer Terrace, Westminster 21158.

Information: 410-751-5588.

Farm museum offers classes in traditional arts

The Carroll County Farm Museum will offer fall classes in the traditional arts.

This season's classes include 18th-century painted tinware, American folk art painting, basketmaking, blacksmithing, broommaking, woodstove cooking, uses of garlic, grain painting, hearth cooking, knitting, quilting, soapmaking, tinsmithing and weaving.

Most classes, which range from one to three days, begin the week of Oct. 12. The cost varies according to the class.

For complete details and registration, visit the Farm Museum on weekdays at 500 S. Center St., Westminster, or call 410-848-7775.

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