The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

February 09, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG

MEDIUM HARD

The Carroll Arts Center's latest exhibit, Strictly Sculpture, brings together regional artists and media such as bronze, marble, stone and steel. The goal?

"To show the public how various superb sculptors ... handle the medium and make something very difficult to manipulate appear so beautiful and well-crafted," said visual arts coordinator Susan Williamson.

The exhibit will be open through March 25. Visitors can meet the artists at a reception tonight.

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The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St. in Westminster, is hosting "Strictly Sculpture" in the Tevis Gallery. The exhibit is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. The reception is today, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Call 410-848-7272 for details.

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'ART OF MUSIC' AT ST. JOHN'S

The Art of Music From the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit opens at St. John's College on Wednesday. The exhibit explores the ways that artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Romare Bearden combined music and art in their works, and how this shaped cultures and eras. Visitors can even listen to the music that inspired the artists while admiring their pieces.

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The "Art of Music" exhibit begins on Wednesday and ends on April 9. It takes place at St. John's College, Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Exhibit hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays. For details, call 410-626-2556.

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'ROOTS OF HOWARD COUNTY'

Celebrate African-American history at the "Roots of Howard County" Sunday in Columbia. In addition to checking out events at Historic Oakland and the Rose Price House, visitors can stop by the African American Museum of Maryland and the Howard County Center of African American Culture. There will be musical performances by Rae Bernard and Harmony of Sol and the Ellington-Adderley Jazz Ensemble and speaking presentations by Sen. James Clark, Howard Lyles, Dorothy Craft, Michael Mitchell and Pat Kennedy.

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"Roots of Howard County" takes place Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Oakland and the Rose Price House, 5430 and 5434 Vantage Point Road. The inclement-weather date is Feb. 19. For more information, call 410-730-4744 or visit www. columbiaassociation.com.

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CHARM CITY LOVE STORIES

As Valentine's Day approaches, learn about local loves and losses. The Mount Vernon Love Stories Tour details romantic and heart-wrenching stories of local residents throughout history. A few of the tales on the walking tour are about well-known figures, such as Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.L. Mencken and Francis Scott Key.

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The Love Stories Tour runs at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday and begins at the Brass Elephant Restaurant, 924 N. Charles St. Tours last an hour and a half. Call 603-863-7848.

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AMERICAN GIRL IN 1864

WHAT / / Meet Addy: An American Girl Program

WHEN / / Today from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE / / Harford County Public Library's Joppa branch, 655 Towne Center Drive

WHY / / Explore Addy's world in 1864 through stories, food, games and crafts. Bring an American Girl doll of your own or dress in historical clothing, if you wish. Recommended for grades 2 and up. Registration required.

CONTACT / / 410-612-1660

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ABOUT VIETNAM

WHAT / / Friends of Baltimore Hostel's Open House Presentation on Vietnam

WHEN / / Today at 7 p.m.

WHERE / / The Baltimore Hostel, 17 W. Mulberry St. in Mount Vernon

WHY / / Experience Vietnam as a mother and daughter portray their adventures through a slideshow. Free refreshments will be served.

CONTACT / / 410-576-8880

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