Welcome to October! We have a wonderful new crop of programming for you to harvest this month at the Carroll Arts Center. Take your pick of classes, concerts, and other performances between now and the holidays. For a full calendar of our events, go to www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
We are excited to be bringing the Beijing Guitar Duo to the Carroll Arts Center. Thanks to the generosity of the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Touring Grant, we are presenting an amazing performance by guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. These graduates of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore will grace the Carroll Arts Center with their breathtaking guitar virtuosity and elegance. They have performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America and are widely known for their breathtaking technique and elegance.Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, but if you purchase online, you can get 50 percent off. Enter the coupon code DUODEAL18 and see this spectacular show for half the price. Bring a friend!
The Film Lovers In Carroll County (FLICC) are showing “Get Out” on Friday, Oct. 12. This Academy Award-winning movie tells the story of a young African-American who visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him reaches a boiling point. Showings are at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are just $7.
On Oct. 13, get ready for “The Return: A Beatles Tribute.” Beatlemania is alive and well, thanks to this tribute band from Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve got the look and sound of the Fab Four. Sing along to your favorite hits from the Ed Sullivan era through the “Sgt. Pepper” album. Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for students/seniors. Thanks to Penguin Random House for sponsoring this event!
A View from the Gallery
You have a few weeks left to check out the three colorful and captivating exhibits in our galleries! In the Tevis Gallery, we have the exhibit “Synergy,” featuring local artists Tara Will, Michelle Tangieres, and Charlie Maiorana, whose work creates a synergy between sculpture, abstract pastels, photography and painting using color as language. The artistry continues upstairs in the Director’s Hall, where we are “Showcasing Carroll County Public School Art Teachers.” Come admire the talent of the artists who teach our kids. In the Community Gallery, the Carroll Camera Club presents “The World Through Our Eyes.” This popular exhibit by the Camera Club includes prints and cards for sale.
Behind the Scenes
Registration opened Oct. 1 for our 21st Annual Festival of Wreaths. I am so excited to be part of this Carroll County holiday tradition! Check out Pinterest and be inspired this season to create a unique holiday wreath and donate it to the Carroll County Arts Council for our silent auction. It can be Christmas themed, but doesn’t need to be. I understand that some of the most popular wreaths are year-round designs. We ask you to register your wreath so that we know how much space to allocate, so please fill out the form online at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. You have until Nov. 17 to finish your wreath, so no need to stress! Mark your calendar for the Festival of Wreaths, Nov. 23-Dec. 2.
If you are a fan of the Barn Quilt Trail in Carroll County, join us for a Barn Quilt Painting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will create their own 16 by 16 painted quilt block from one of our designs or their own quilt pattern. Participants will be led step by step through the process, taking home a finished 16 by 16 square panel suitable for mounting on smaller buildings or a wall.
Join us for our popular Fall Art History series for adults. The next lecture takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., where Susan Williamson will talk about “Portraits of the First Ladies.” Prices and locations are listed online, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org, where you can also find a complete listing of our classes and information on becoming a member. Remember, Arts Council members get 10 percent off all our programming!
Don’t forget to check out our gift shop in the lobby of the Carroll Arts Center. We have a great selection of artistic products, jewelry, candles, and crafts, all by Maryland artists. If you’re looking a special and unique gift, come by and see what we have to offer— and support the arts!
Judy Morley is the executive director of the Carroll Arts Center. Reach her at email@example.com.