Sunday, April 21, 2013
This show, put on by young actors, will run May 10-12.
More than 40 young actors, singers and dancers will take the stage in early May in a delightful performance of the musical “Pocahontas” The "Wordspinner" and the rhythmic beat of the tom-toms open and close this charming musical adventure for all age groups. The production is a culmination of a rigorous rehearsal process under the direction of Julie Herber of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre and Tabetha White, the Arts Council’s Children’s Theatre Coordinator, according to an Arts Council news release. It features students in grades three through five and is filled with exuberant music, lively dance numbers and memorable characters. The performances will be held on Friday May 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. and Sunday May 12 at 3 …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Carroll County Arts Center received $50,000 worth of repairs and updates on its 10-year anniversary.
This April marks the 10-year anniversary of the Carroll County Arts Center. The Carroll County Arts Council, formed in 1969 originally renovated this 76-year-old theatre in 2003. The center has since acted as an art gallery for local artists, a classroom for aspiring artists, a theatre showcasing movies, shows, performances and productions of all kinds and more. In honor of the anniversary, the Carroll County Arts Council board of directors allocated $50,000 to be used to spruce up its Westminster Main Street location. The center closed down for a week in early January in order to undergo the updates. Repairs were made to some water damaged areas and an overhang was added at the loading dock. The theatre portion of the center received …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Local students marshmallow machine will make an appearance on the national news this weekend.
Typically in engineering, the less complicated the better, unless you're talking Rube Goldberg. Fourth grade students in the Friendship Valley Elementary School gifted and talented program did such a good job demonstrating the concept of Rube Goldberg Machines -- hilariously complicated machines built to perform simple tasks -- that they will be featured on NBC's Nightly News. The segment is expected to run Sat., March 30, according to Carroll County Schools Gifted and Talented Specialist Ivy Allgeier. The students' machine was built with a seasonal theme in mind, using dozens of Peeps marshmallows. "The project tied in with the curriculum, incorporating physics and simple machines as well as researching using nonfiction text," Allgeier …
Friday, January 4, 2013
This exhibit will present the works of seven women who create in various media and diverse styles.
The Tevis Gallery at the Carroll Arts Center will feature an exhibit entitled “Beautiful” from January 15 to March 15. The exhibit will highlight the work of seven female artists. According to a Carroll Arts Center news release, elegant formal portraits and classically inspired sculpture by Kateryna Dovgan will be juxtaposed next to the bold, painterly brush stroke figurative work of Sherrill Cooper. Lisa Sheppard’s masterful use of pastel and watercolor perfection by Lucille Kerns, and the oil masterpieces of Cris Wenderoth and meticulously acrylic vistas of Darlene Jones give viewers a look and landscape, cityscape and seascape. The bold color and shape in Felisa Flecker’s paintings provides an abstract interlude for the show. The …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Let’s do the Time Warp, Again! It’s just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right. With your hands on your hips, you bring your knees in tight…
Don your fishnets and stiletto heels and brush up on your “Time Warp” steps! The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main St. will be hosting its annual screening of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. The campy horror film initially flopped when it was released in 1975, but now claims to be the largest grossing movie that never received a wide release. It has never quite faded away and has since grossed more than $140 million. It has legions of followers and even has an official fan club, according to a Carroll Arts Center news release. The film features a young Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Tim Curry as the transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter. The plot begins with the misadventures of Brad Majors (Bostwick) and …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Local theatre companies will present a variety of acts and numbers at this first annual showcase event.
Several local theatre groups will perform in the first annual Carroll County Theatre Showcase to shine a much-deserved spotlight on the talents in our community and to inspire audiences to support these outstanding performing groups. The Carroll Arts Center will host the first annual Carroll County Theatre Showcase on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm. Local theatres companies will be presenting a wide variety of short scenes, monologues and musical numbers including those from past favorites as well as “sneak peeks” at upcoming shows. The audience will enjoy short scenes, monologues and musical numbers performed by each of our County’s talented theatre groups including The Carroll Players, Carroll County School for the Performing Arts, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Registration is open for the Carroll County Arts Council's 15th Annual Festival of Wreaths.
The Carroll County Arts Council is putting the call out for anyone who is creative, inventive, involved, engaged and likes a challenge. Artists, decorators, clubs, businesses and schools are invited to participate in the 15th Annual Festival of Wreaths to be held Nov. 24 – Dec. 1 at the Carroll Arts Center in downtown Westminster. A total of 2,511 unique wreaths have been displayed over the past 14 years and collectively they have raised $242,691 for the organization, according to an Arts Council news release. Previous wreath entries have been adorned with everything from $50 bills, to gemstones, to duct tape, to CROCS shoes, to thumbtacks to wine corks, to peacock feathers, to used auto parts, to golf balls to dog biscuits…and …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Check out this go-to list of art courses available this fall.
The Carroll Arts Center has posted its offerings for visual arts classes this fall. Find the full list on the center's website. Here's a sampling: Oil of Wintergreen Transfer Prints Painting a Night Scene in Watercolor Mexican Folk Art Workshop (Creating a painting with yarn-estambre) Creative Journaling through Self-Expression Open Studio with Live Model Learn to Draw the Human Figure the Natural Way Painting with Acrylics Mommy and Me Make Masterpieces Outside the Lines For more information, call the Arts Center at (410) 848-7272 or visit the official website.
Monday, April 16, 2012
A record number of people attended this year's Peep Show at the Carroll Arts Council.
More than 20,000 Peeps were used to create 196 imaginative entries in the 5th Annual PEEPshow that recently closed at the Carroll Arts Center. An estimated 14,000 visitors attended the free event and voted for their favorite PEEP sculptures, dioramas, mosaics and movies. The audience voted for their favorites as follows: The Grand Prize, with 1473 Votes was “Peepin’ Through Carroll County” by The Mondor Family 1st Prize, with 1358 votes was “I Also Speak for the Peeps” by Christian Twamley 2nd Place with 1334 votes is “Very Angry Birds” by Papa Joe’s Restaurant 3rd Place with 1083 votes is “Peep Panther” by Sydney Blacksten 4th Place with 1,067 votes is “Peepafe” by Alannah Van Horn 5th Place with 993 Votes “I Speak for the Peeps” by …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Annual Peep Show will continue through Sunday.
Easter may be over, but the Peeps definitely aren't gone. The 5th Annual Peepshow will continue at the Carroll Arts Center through Sunday, April 15. There is no cost to enter but to maximize the fun, visitors can purchase tickets to vote for their favorite masterpieces. All proceeds will support Arts Council programs and activities. If you go, don't forget to check out the theater, there are Peepshow movie entries this year! After you go, tell us in the comment section which Peep entries were your favorite.