Art Notes


September 12, 2004

Character sculpture on display until Oct. 13 at McDaniel

The McDaniel College Art and Art History Department is showing Through My Eyes, the character sculpture of Cindy Parker-Katz, through Oct. 13 at the Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.

Parker-Katz specializes in life-size character sculptures of people in polymer clay. She has been creating the sculptures for more than 13 years.

A nationally recognized, award-winning doll artist, Parker-Katz is a member of the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild. She creates her sculptures at the Parker-Katz Arts Studio in Westminster.

Information: 410-857-2595.

Photographer Shaffer showing 12 of his works

Westminster native and photographer Tom Shaffer is exhibiting 12 of his photographs this week at Ain't That A Frame gallery.

His photos of American western landscapes, wildflowers, birds, and scenes from Maine, Florida and Australia are on display through Saturday.

A 1949 graduate of Westminster High School, Shaffer, a retired electrical engineer, lives in Cheyenne, Wyo. He started taking photos in the 1940s.

He took some of his pictures while he lived on a 40-foot sailboat for more than a decade.

Ain't That A Frame is at 31 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-876-3096.

3 writers to speak at community college

Carroll Community College will hold a panel discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. Friday when three local authors will tell how they juggle careers and writing.

Edith Morris Hemingway, Lois Syzmanski and Susan Beverly describe their personal writing methods, the importance of the revision process, getting published, securing an agent and realistic expectations of money to be earned.

Hemingway, co-author of two historical Civil War novels for young people, is a recent graduate of Spaulding University's master of fine arts program in creative writing.

She is coordinator of admissions at the college and gives presentations on the research process and the art of writing. She is working on a novel loosely based on an autobiographical incident.

Syzmanski has published 16 books for children and written numerous stories and articles for children's magazines. She is the Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia regional adviser of the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators.

Beverly is a Carroll County poet, musician and consultant. She is the author of numerous books and tapes of original poetry, the founder of Brightspot Arts and Wellness Center and creativity consultant. She has a master's degree in liberal arts from McDaniel College.

The three women also will teach writing classes at the college this fall.

The public is invited. Information: 410-386-8100.

Artist raising funds for teens' workshop

Baltimore artist Bruce W. Walsh will hold an art show and sale of his work from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Westminster fire hall on John Street.

His art includes oil paintings, metal sculptures and photography.

Walsh is raising money for a youth art workshop to try to keep youngsters out of trouble. An admitted juvenile delinquent in his youth, Walsh hopes to give at-risk children something creative and positive to do in their spare time.

Admission to the show is free. Only cash or checks will be accepted for sales. Commissions also will be taken.

Information: 443-570-3337.

Weekday performances set at Baldwin Station

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

Lisa Moscatiello and Rosie Shipley perform a mix of Irish tunes and Celtic melodies from ballads to reels and jigs Sept. 22. Tickets are $15.

Singer-songwriter James Lee Stanley takes the stage Sept. 29. He worked with such performers as Bonnie Raitt, Robin Williams and Bill Cosby before going out on his own. Tickets are $15.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Advance tickets are recommended.

Baldwin Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

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