Arts Notes


October 09, 2005

Lecture to focus on mental illness

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a free "Lunch & Learn" lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Susan Williamson, visual arts coordinator, will discuss the short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which shares its name with a painting in the exhibit, Off the Rack: Not-So-Wearable Art.

The Yellow Wallpaper is a true story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was afflicted with a mysterious mental illness, which in fact was postpartum depression, unknown in 1912 England.

Sent to the countryside for "the rest cure," she is driven to the brink of insanity, wanting to peel the wallpaper from the walls of her room.

The story, painting and viewing of a film adaptation will focus the discussion on past and contemporary views of mental illness and postpartum depression and their treatments.

Participants must register so they can be mailed a copy of the story to read in advance. The cost is $5, free for members.

Information: 410-848-7272.

3 sewing classes offered by county

Carroll County Recreation and Parks will offer three sewing classes.

Classes include Beginning Sewing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 14, at North Carroll High School in Hampstead, $80; Intermediate Knitting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 3 to Dec. 15, at West Middle School, $75; Machine Quilting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 10 to Dec. 15, at North Carroll High, $85.

Information: 410-386-2103.

Council plans events for school holidays

The Carroll County Arts Council has planned a day of arts, crafts, games and a movie on the big screen to occupy children on several of this year's school holidays.

The first session of "School's Out ... Art's In" for ages 6 to 12 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Morning activities will include several arts and craft projects under the leadership of Arts Council staff. After games and a lunch break, children will watch the Judy Garland classic movie Wizard of Oz, complete with popcorn and a drink.

Tuition for the day is $35, or $30 for Arts Council members. Advance reservations are required.

Other "School's Out ... Art's In" days are planned for Dec. 28, Feb. 21 and April 17.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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