Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Check out these creative and tasty pieces of art on display at the Carroll Arts Center.
The 6th Annual PEEP Show is happening now at the Carroll Arts Center. The tasty art event, with 192 entries this year, will run through April 7. It's free to enter but funds raised through the purchase of voting chips, crafts and food will go to support Arts Council programs. The show is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tell Us: Have you been to this year's PEEP Show? What is your favorite entry this year? Sign up for the Westminster Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Carroll Arts Council is getting a good freshening up this week.
The Carroll Arts Center will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 13 for cleaning and cosmetic improvements. Arts Center Executive Director Sandy Oxx said that the improvements include a "major cleaning and reorganizing" among other projects that include: Oxx said that in the spring they will focus on exterior projects, including repairs from water damage, fixing the marquee, and adding an overhang to the loading dock. "Without a doubt--it's not sexy stuff, and a lot of it the public won't even notice it, but it is very important maintenance," Oxx said. The updates are being paid for with Arts Council reserve funds, a Self Help grant from County Recreation & Parks and a Facade Improvement Grant from the city of Westminster, according to Oxx. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local weekend activities and events happening in Carroll County. Tell us in comments if you know of other activities going on. To submit an event in the Westminster Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. The Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland Presents "The Nutcracker" Holiday mini-market event with Rare Opportunity Farm Art Exhibition - Wiley Purkey – The Sykesville Years – 1985-2005 A Christmas Carol Holiday Matinee Holiday Desserts II Wine Country Christmas
Monday, November 26, 2012
Get in the holiday spirit with Charlie Brown.
The Carroll County Arts Council will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic holiday film "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by pairing the film with a live Eric Byrd Trio performance of the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi Jazz score. This year’s performances of “A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas” will be on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. After the commercial-free screening of the film on the big screen, the lively jazz score is performed live by the Eric Byrd Trio. The Eric Byrd Trio has performed throughout the world, at the White House, and they hold the prestigious honor of a Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassadorship according to an Arts Council news release. Vince Guaraldi was born in 1928 and was known …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Get in on fun new twists added to this year's holiday festivities at the Carroll Arts Center.
This year's Annual Festival of Wreaths is set to begin earlier than usual to coincide with Westminster's holiday parade, tree lighting and Small Business Saturday. This year's Festival of Wreaths will begin Nov. 24 and run through Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Carroll Arts Center. The Festival traditionally features more than 220 uniquely decorated theme wreaths that range from wacky to whimsical and from elegant to eclectic. There is an amazing level of creativity, engineering and generosity exemplified in the diverse entries. Proceeds from the week-long silent auction benefit the Carroll County Arts Council. Previous Wreath Festivals have generated an average of $25,000 per year in support of the Arts Council’s wide variety of public …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Two National Public Radio (NPR) journalists will present "A View from Russia, by Rail" at the Carroll Arts Center tonight.
"A View from Russia, on Rail" is an illustrated lecture by National Public Radio’s current morning programming host/correspondent and former Moscow correspondent David Greene & photographer David Gilkey. Nearly 6,000 miles of railroad separates Russia's capital city of Moscow from Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean. While crossing the world's largest country and bridging two continents, NPR's David Greene prepared a three–part series on how Russia's history has shaped its people and where, 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russians want their country to go. Accompanying Greene was David Gilkey, who has traveled the world on assignment for NPR. Gilkey has worked for NPR for about four years as a photographer — for radio. Gilkey…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Campers from the Arts Council learned about instruments at Coffey Music this week.
Several dozen children participating in the Carroll Arts Council's Creative Camp trekked up Main Street this week to learn about a variety of instruments from Bob Coffey at Coffey Music. Coffey said that he has been working with kids from the Arts Council for 15 years and that he enjoys teaching children about music and instruments. The Carroll Arts Council hosts classes and workshops throughout the year for people of all ages, using a variety of art forms.
Friday, May 20, 2011
This weekend's events promise good laughs and good music to savor. Get Out--and let Patch suggest the best places.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Go local Fair Where: Carroll County Farm Museum When: Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why Go: Learn about sustainable living in Maryland. There will be local artisans, musicians, food, interactive demonstrations, organic produce and plants, green building materials, renewable energy technologies and transportation innovations. Price: Free. Event will be held rain or shine. Blue Grass Jam Where: Coffey Music, 31 East Main Street When: Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. Why go: Bring your banjo, guitar or fiddle and let Bob provide the bass. These jams are attracting more and more people. Some people listen, most participate. Whether you're a picker, grinner or listener, you are welcome to join in. Contact: (410) 848-5003 or (410) 876-1045 …