Thanks to everyone who visited us for the PEEPshow. Carroll County made it another smashing success! As we enter into May, we have plenty more events, exhibits and activities for the whole family at the Carroll Arts Center. Check out all our programming at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. If you aren’t a member of the Carroll County Arts Council, please consider joining. Members get a 10% discount on most programs.
Coming up Saturday, May 4, join us for the Carroll County Playwrights Festival. Five local playwrights will perform readings from their original material, followed by a question-and-answer period and reception. The event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
The next day, Sunday, May 5, Caring Carroll teams up with Sunday Night Big Band to raise awareness and funds for the programs that connect volunteers with seniors living in isolated areas of Carroll County. The show begins at 2 p.m., and you can get tickets for $20 at our website at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
Saturday, May 11, join us as the Carroll County Cloggers present “Clogging Soul to Sole.” This performance features the first percussive dance form in the USA known as Appalachian Clogging and live Old Timey Music by Thomas Jolin, mixing vocals with hammered dulcimer, banjo, button accordion and harmonica. Experience the evolution of clogging expressed through the soles of this talented dance club. There will be an opportunity for audience participation in a beginner Folk Dance. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Friday, May 17 Film Lovers In Carroll County (FLICC) celebrate the girls of summer with the classic “A League of Their Own.” Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna star in this major league comedy about a washed-up ballplayer who is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943, while the male pros are at war. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail, on the fields and off, for generations of athletes. Show times are 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
A View from the Gallery
Opening a week from today, on Thursday, May 2, in the Tevis Gallery, we have a fabulous exhibit entitled “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Featuring just two artists, this intimate exhibit will allow visitors time to contemplate each work. Emily White adds her own twists and turns to the German paper cut art called “scherenschnitte” with her clean, angular cuts and flowing arabesques and circles. Ann Rupert sculpts soft, curvilinear lines in wood and stone. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., where you can meet the artists and enjoy a deeper appreciation of the work. The exhibit is on display until June 14.
Also opening next Thursday in the Community Gallery is a display of artwork by the Carroll County Artists Guild. Come admire our local talent and be inspired! This exhibit will also be on display until June 14.
Behind the Scenes
If you have a budding actor in your family grades 6 through 8, sign them up to Take the Stage. This class is designed to boost their self-esteem and explore their creativity without the pressure of learning lines. The young actors-to-be will learn basic theatre skills, public speaking skills, short- and long-term improvisation, and spontaneity through games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced, and supportive environment. The class runs six Saturday mornings, April 27 through June 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sign up at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
Encourage your child’s creativity with our Make It and Take It Art Class series! This session of classes is more than refrigerator art. Each work of art will be properly mounted to be hung on a wall or used as decoration. The classes are taught by different teachers who bring their own skill, creativity and enthusiasm to each class. Ages 5-8 meet on for six Tuesdays beginning April 30, and ages 9-12 meet six Thursdays beginning May 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
It’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp! Our art and theatre camps begin June 24 and run through July 19, depending on the subject and ages. Register online at our website.
If you have enjoyed programs at the Carroll Arts Center and would like to volunteer, click the “Volunteer Sign Up” button on our website at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.