Art Notes


May 27, 2007

Art in the Park kicks off Saturday

The Carroll County Arts Council will present Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Westminster City Hall.

More than 80 artists will participate in the juried art show, with some providing demonstrations of their work in wood carving, pottery wheel, screen painting and cartoon illustration. A range of art styles will be available.

Entertainment will include a dozen roaming musicians performing on dulcimer, banjo, flute, harp, accordion and voice. Performers from Theatre on the Hill's coming production of Jungle Book and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will perform.

A family photo opportunity will be offered. Visitors can pose for a picture as Mona Lisa, Blue Boy or Van Gogh by stepping into a painting. A photographer will take "masterpiece moments" for purchase.

Children's craft activities will be offered for budding young artists.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Fire apparatus is focus of celebration

The 38th annual Maryland Antique Fire Apparatus Muster will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Carroll County Farm Museum's outer grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

This year's event will be a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Seagrave fire apparatus. Muster events include a fire engine pumping contest at the museum's pond (weather permitting), a display of approximately 75 pieces of antique fire apparatus and a flea market of fire service items.

Admission is free to the muster only.

The muster starts with a parade of fire equipment through Westminster, beginning about 9:45 a.m. from Monroe Street, down Pennsylvania Avenue to Main Street to Center Street to the Farm Museum.

Participation in the muster is open to any fire company or privately owned fire apparatus at least 25 years old. For an application, call Bob Alexander at 410-848-8508 or Tim Jones at 301-340-1568.

The Farm Museum grounds and buildings will be open to the public noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 7-18 and 60 and older, and free for ages 6 and younger with an adult.

Information: 410-386-3880.

New York trip is set for July 1

Beth Shalom Congregation of Carroll County is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City July 1.

The cost is a nonrefundable $50. Anyone younger than 21 must be with an adult.

Reservation deadline is June 17.

Information: 410-875-2800.

Catalog outlines summer art classes

Common Ground on the Hill's summer events catalog for the annual summer arts school classes and Roots Music & Arts Festival is available online at

The Traditions Week of workshops, concerts, lectures and dances will be held July 1-6 and 9-13 at McDaniel College.

This year's festival will feature guitar legend Doc Watson, Appalachian singer Jean Ritchie and family artist Tom Chapin.

Information: 410-857-2771.

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