Art Notes


October 01, 2004

Monthlong series of Hitchcock films begins tonight

In celebration of Halloween, the Carroll County Arts Council is presenting a monthlong series of classic films by director Alfred Hitchcock at the Carroll Arts Center.

Every Friday, one of Hitchcock's chilling masterpieces will be shown on the big screen. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the movies will begin at 7 p.m.

Today's film is Hitchcock's first film Rope, made in 1948 and rated PG. The movie is loosely based on the true story of two rich young men who kill a colleague for the sake of committing murder and then throw a party around the hidden corpse.

On Oct. 8, the movie will be 1954's Rear Window, rated PG and starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. The film follows photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (Stewart) and his fiancee, Lisa Fremont (Kelly), as they spy on neighbors and then solve a brutal murder that no one else believes occurred.

Trivia quizzes will be part of the viewings, and audiences are urged to look for Hitchcock's cameos in the films.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger. Series tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for others.

The arts center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Everybody's Quilt Guild plans show this weekend

Everybody's Quilt Guild will hold a Harvest of Quilts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Manchester Firemen's Activities Building.

The event will feature a miniature quilt auction to benefit Christmas in April, raffles for a quilt and a Featherweight sewing machine, vendors, a boutique and a members' yard sale.

Admission is $5. The activities building is at 3297 York St.

Information: 410-876-0363.

Gay and lesbian exhibit set at community college

The Alliance, Carroll Community College's gay-straight partnership, is sponsoring the traveling photo-text exhibit, Love Makes A Family: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Their Families tomorrow through Oct. 31 at the college's Great Hall.

The exhibit, featuring 20 families, uses words and images to express the love and care within the families. The exhibit is intended to educate the community and help eliminate prejudice and homophobia.

"We see this exhibit as the first step in reaching out to the people of Carroll County, to let those county residents who are gay or lesbian know that they are not alone, and to inspire everyone to respect and care for all of their neighbors," said Sharon Main, the group's faculty adviser.

An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the college. It will feature a performance by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, a group that promotes cultural diversity through music.

A lunchtime discussion of the exhibit will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the college boardroom.

Information: 410-386-8259.

County's Susan Beverly presents show in Frederick

County artist and poet Susan Beverly is presenting a one-woman show, All Fall Down, through Oct. 31 at Spirit Arts Gallery in downtown Frederick.

Based on spiritual experiences, the show is a tribute to the autumn season and Beverly's other favorite subjects.

The show will open tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the In the Streets Festival in Frederick.

Information: 410-875-2411.

Common Ground series opens with Northern Lights

Common Ground will open its 2004-2005 concert series at 8 p.m. tomorrow with Northern Lights, a progressive bluegrass and folk band from New England.

Northern Lights features veteran musicians Bill Henry on guitar, Dave Dick on banjo and mandolin, John Daniel on bass and Ben Demerath on guitar.

Henry has recorded with Marty Cutler, Orrin Star and the South County Rounders. He contributed original songs to the band's last four albums.

Demerath studied ethnomusicology, and in 1992 co-founded Sugarbeat with banjo player Tony Furtado, mandolin player Matt Flinner and vocalist and bassist Sally Truitt. He has released two solo albums.

Dick began playing banjo as a teen and performed with local and regional bluegrass groups. In 1997, he joined Salamander Crossing and toured for three years, playing banjo, guitar and mandolin.

Daniel has toured with Livingston Taylor and the late John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas. He has been performing and recording on bass and guitar with singer-songwriter Brooks Williams.

Tickets are $17 for adults, and $15 for Carroll County Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger. Tickets for the seven-concert series, which runs through April, are $100 for adults and $95 for others.

Information: 410-857-2771.

Concerts scheduled at Baldwin's Station

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

Blues singer Guy Davis will take the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday. His repertoire includes traditional and original songs. Tickets are $15.

The Washington-Baltimore band Cerulean Groove will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The group combines folk, rock, blues, jazz and groove. Laura Cerulli sings and plays percussion, T.J. Griffin plays acoustic guitar and Larry Joseloff is bassist. Tickets are $15.

Advance tickets are recommended for all performances. Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

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