Kamenetz, Dance unveil new Baltimore County arts show

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Superintendent Dallas Dance shared a stage Monday morning to preview the premiere of “smARTS,” an arts and culture-based television show produced by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences and BCPS-TV.

The quarterly show, which is filmed at the BCPS-TV studio at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology, airs at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Comcast Channel 25.

Each will feature clips from county-based artists and performers, as well as a “Get smARTER” instructional feature from some of the highlighted performers.

During the preview event, Kamenetz said the county has a diverse population and thus, a diverse cultural base. The show is meant to showcase that to families both inside and outside the county, he said.

Dance, who said he’s attended more arts events since arriving in Baltimore County than any others, said the school system was more than happy to offer up its space for the county program—a show host, Carolyn Black-Sotir, chair of the arts & sciences commission, said it was the “smart place to find out about Baltimore County’s art scene.”

The premier episode, which airs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, features segments on the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, and “For All the World to See,” a civil rights photography exhibit at UMBC, plus a preview of the 25th Baltimore Jewish Film Festival.

To view the clips 24/7, go to www.baltimorecountymd.gov.

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