Arts Notes


April 09, 2006

Program to feature Civil War music

As part of "On the Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together," the Carroll County Public Library and Arts Council will present a program on the music of the Civil War.

"Music of an Era: Bruce Hutton's Music of the Civil War" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arts Council, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Hutton, an American folk musician, will perform music of the Civil War era, as well as other pieces that are part of a broader, older tradition popular in the mid-19th century.

Hutton plays multiple instruments, including the dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and mouthbow.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for Arts Council members, adults 60 and older, children 12 and younger, and anyone with a Carroll County Public Library card.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Juried exhibit is in Sykesville

Fairhaven, an accredited continuing care retirement community in Sykesville, will display the entries of more than 50 artists at the Eighth Juried Art Exhibit from Saturday to June 1.

The gallery will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

An invitation-only reception will be held May 7 to award the winning artists five cash prizes, ranging from $50 to $1,000.

Artists within about 100 miles or who live in Maryland were eligible to enter their paintings in any media, completed within the last three years.

Information: 410-795-8800, ext. 3809, or 410-795-0652.

Show is for people with disabilities

The Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Therapeutic Recreation Council will sponsor the Challenged Artist Show for Therapeutic Recreation Day May 22 at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

Local artists with disabilities will participate, and entries are being taken. Artists 15 and older can enter their work and compete for prizes that will be awarded to the top three pieces.

Information: 410-386-2452.

Farm Museum shows gourd creations

The Carroll County Farm Museum is exhibiting gourd creations through June in the large display case in the farmhouse at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

The collection was created by Frank P. Bohn of Union Bridge, who died in 1977. The display is on loan from his son, Neil F. Bohn of Littlestown, Pa., and daughter, Patsy Lee Bohn Hannah of Bel Air, as a tribute to their father.

Frank Bohn used gourds grown in his garden and other natural materials to fashion these whimsical creatures, including penguins, owls, a bald eagle, pigs, bears, a turtle and a snake.

Other creations are a native hut and lamp made from gourds. Natural materials, such as pinecones, were used to create a cat and a skunk, and there is a fish made out of fishbone.

Exhibit hours are April, pre-scheduled group tours only; May and June, noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 7-18 and 60 and older; and free for children 6 and younger.

Information: 410-386-3880.

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