Art Notes


October 29, 2004

St. John's Church to hold organ recital by Richard Parrigan

St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster will hold an organ recital featuring Richard Parrigan from San Antonio at 5:30 p.m. today in the new sanctuary at 43 Monroe St.

Parrigan, retired chairman of the music and humanities department at San Antonio College, will play the church's rebuilt three manual Moler organ.

He was also the dean of the San Antonio chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music from Midwestern University.

Information: 410-848-4744.

Arts Council to screen Hitchcock film `Psycho'

The Carroll County Arts Council will conclude its series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films at 7 p.m. today with Psycho.

Shown in the original black and white, the film about a strange young man and his possessive mother features the famous shower scene with Janet Leigh at the sinister Bates Motel.

The unrated 1960 classic also stars Anthony Perkins and Vera Miles.

Leigh, who died this month at 77, said in interviews that she only took baths after seeing the finished cut of the movie.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger.

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

Information: 410-848-7272.

`The Wizard of Oz' to be shown Sunday

The Carroll County Arts Council will offer a matinee screening of the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster.

For the 1939 film, the theater lobby will be carpeted with a yellow brick road and costumed ushers and box office staff will greet the audience.

There will be free candy and trinkets for children as well as adults, and the audience will be invited to sing along with the movie characters.

Audience members also are encouraged to come in costume. There will be prizes for the best costumes, including the best Wizard of Oz-theme outfits.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Poetry forum slated for Sunday in Eldersburg

The International Poetry Forum will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Kathleen and Ken Adcock, 6126 Oak Hill Drive, Eldersburg.

The monthly event features guest poets, networking, book signings, refreshments and an open salon for sharing new works.

Listeners are welcome.

Information: 410-875-2411.

Film on activist to be shown at McDaniel College

McDaniel College's Office of Multicultural Services is holding its annual film series this year on "Exploring Our Connections: Documenting Our Lives" at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month in Hill Hall Room 108.

The next film, Thunderbird Woman: Winona LaDuke, will be shown Monday. The one-hour film is a portrait of Winona LaDuke, an activist, author and member of the Anishinaabe tribe from the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be a discussion of the film after the screening.

Information: 410-857-2791.

Folk musicians to play at venue in Sykesville

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

Aengus Finnan, Jory Nash and Terry Tufts will present a tribute concert to Gordon Lightfoot Wednesday. All three singers have been influenced by the Canadian troubadour and mix his music with their original songs. Tickets are $15.

Tim Grimm and Woody Lissauer take the stage Nov. 10. Singer and actor Grimm offers Americana roots tunes, while Lissauer's guitar playing and vocals feature a mix of folk, jazz and new wave. Tickets are $15.

Concerts 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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