Art Notes


December 03, 2004

McDaniel College presents 2 playback theater events

McDaniel College Theatre Arts students have produced their first playback theater events for public performance, which will be presented at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow in Alumni Hall.

Playback is a form of improvisational theater, created through a collaboration between performers and audience. Someone relates a story or moment from his or her life, chooses actors to play the different roles, then watches as the story is re-created and given artistic shape.

Playback brings theater to the everyday reality of the community, aiming to create a ritual space where every voice and any story -- however ordinary, extraordinary, hidden or difficult -- might be heard and told.

Student performers are Tony Cimino, Krystel Feeser, Jeff Goeller, Amber Grimes, Davalas Henry, Rebecca Huffstetler, Lindsay Stewart, Chris De Rose, Ted Heinrich, Brian Engler and Ryan Brown.

The actors are members of a class in playback technique being taught this semester. Performances are free to the public and refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-857-2293.

ArtWorks in Westminster presents artist showing

The gallery at ArtWorks in Westminster will hold an artist showing from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow to exhibit the work of Beverly Wladowski, known as B Creative.

An artist and graphic designer for more than 20 years, Wladowski creates handcrafted jewelry made of an array of metals, including brass, nickel, aluminum and pewter.

Her jewelry line ranges from pins with movable parts to earrings using silver, copper and found objects. She also creates colorful calligraphy note cards.

The show will be held in the ArtWorks studio at 105 E. Main St. to coincide with Starlight Shopping. Wladowski will discuss her jewelry and create earrings and holiday note cards to customers' specifications while they wait.

Information: 410-871-9590.

McDaniel announces its holiday concerts

The McDaniel College Department of Music has announced holiday concerts for this month.

The College Choir will present "Gloria!" at 7 p.m. Sunday in Baker Memorial Chapel. The program's theme is ecstatic expressions of choral joy from ancient to modern times.

Margaret Boudreaux, department chair, directs the 80-plus singers.

The McDaniel Brass will perform with the choir in "The Gloria" from Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata. Psalm 150 will be presented in Hebrew, featuring Rachel Siegel on the shofar, a Jewish instrument, and African drumming.

The McDaniel Brass, under the direction of Don Horneff, will present a prelude, Three Christmas Carols, arranged by Keith Snell. The carols are "Deck the Halls," "The Coventry Carol" and "Jingle Bells."

Other concerts will include:

A Student Solo Recital at 7 p.m. Monday in McDaniel Lounge.

A Student Guitar and String Ensembles concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in McDaniel Lounge.

The Gospel Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in Baker Memorial Chapel.

All events are free to the public.

Information: 410-857-2293.

Arts Council to exhibit award-winning works

The Carroll County Arts Council will present Art from the Park: Sharing the Winners, an exhibition of the works of eight award winners from the June art festival, Thursday to Jan. 14 in the Tevis Gallery.

The exhibit will feature Melinda Byrd from Woodbine displaying mixed-media works, glassware, floorcloths and Rya rugs. Gary Carver from Ijamsville will display primitive wood carving.

Sherrill Cooper of Finksburg will show seascapes which often feature children enjoying the surf. Photographs by Phil Grout of Finksburg include a variety of subject matter.

Finksburg painter Darlene Jones will display colorful acrylic garden scenes. Chris Niles and Carol Allen of Braddock Heights work together to produce fanciful fused-glass jewelry.

Karen Trimble of Baltimore will show trompe l'oeil paintings, and masterworks by Paula Waterman of Eldersburg round out the show.

A free reception with the artists will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and musician Christopher James will perform. Guests also may see a free showing of The Great Pirate Flamenio in the theater at 7 p.m.

Most works in the gallery are for sale, and if purchased as a holiday gift the Arts Center will allow them to be taken upon payment.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. The center will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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