Arts Notes


March 05, 2006

Traditional Arts at Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster will hold Traditional Arts classes beginning this month.

Some openings remain in these classes: basketmaking, blacksmithing, Bauernmalerei, chair caning, crazy quilt pincushion, knitting, Pennsylvania German Fraktur, penny run table runner, natural dyes on wool fiber, open hearth cooking, rug hooking, scratched egg designs, seat weaving, soap making, spinning, stenciled floorcloth, tinsmithing, weaving and theorem painting.

New classes starting next month include: basketmaking, blacksmithing, chair caning and seat weaving.

The Traditional Arts Week will be held April 24-27, offering these programs: blacksmithing 101, Shaker boxes, theorem painting, weaving, open hearth cooking, "Explore with a Fork," wool fabric dyeing, spinning, "All About Garlic" seminar, quilting, Russian punch needle, grain painting, and sweet pies and super pastries.

Call 410-386-3880 for a detailed schedule of classes.

Concert Band to perform March 16

The Carroll Concert Band, under the direction of Glenn W. Patterson, will present its annual "Sousa Style" concert at 7:30 p.m. March 16 in the auditorium at Winters Mill High School, 560 Gorsuch Road, Westminster.

The program will feature a trumpet trio of Rachel Zephir, Kim Rees, and Mirrel Wothers performing Leroy Anderson's Buglers Holiday. Zephir will solo on Anderson's A Trumpeter's Lullaby.

Vocalists Ann Barcroft and Glenn Patterson will perform Warren Barker's arrangements for concert band and As Time Goes By and They Can't Take That Away From Me.

Miriam Beck will serve as narrator and be highlighted on a new arrangement by Robert E. Foster titled A Sousa Portrait.

George Smith III, Kristen Stoetzler and Brandi Jason are assistant conductors.

Other selections include Salvation Is Created by Frank Erickson; The First Suite in E flat by Gustav Holst; Danse Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saens; The Genius of Ray Charles, an arrangement by Michael Brown; Olympic Fanfare and Theme by John Williams; The Purple Carnival March by Harry L. Alford; Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth J. Alford; The Chimes of Liberty and On The Mall marches by Edwin Franko Goldman; and Daughters of Texas and Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.

The Carroll County Arts Council sponsors the concert, with proceeds supporting its Musical Instrument Bank Fund and scholarships for summer music camp students.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for students, and $14 for an immediate family. Tickets are available at the Arts Council, 91 W. Main St.; Coffey Music and Stu's Music in Westminster; and Hess Music in Manchester.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Members sought for community chorus

Carroll Community College invites the public to join its community chorus.

Practice is under way for the spring concert at 7 p.m. May 14 at the Scott Center theater.

Auditions are not required, just a love for singing. Long-term members, especially tenors and basses, are encouraged to join.

Information: 410-386-8575.

Pupil's art to be featured on card

The law firm of Hodes, Ulman, Pessin and Katz recently selected artwork by Angie Martinez, a second-grade pupil at Eldersburg Elementary School, to be featured on its 2006 holiday card.

The law firm represents the Board of Education of Carroll County.

This cooperative effort between the law firm and Carroll County Public Schools gave all elementary school pupils the chance to create and submit artwork to be considered for the card. Three submissions were accepted from each school.

Angie's artwork depicted a winter scene at Eldersburg Elementary. She also received a $250 savings bond from the law firm.

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