Friday is the official start of summer, and as we move into this active season, you can find plenty of events to help you fill those long evenings at the Carroll Arts Center. Look for all of our programming on our website at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
We are excited to announce the launch of our first-ever season pass. We have scheduled programming from now until July 2020, and you can purchase tickets to at least four designated events for 20% off! You also have the option to purchase additional tickets throughout the season at the discounted rate, and exchange tickets if needed by just paying the difference in the face-value price. Season-ticket subscribers also receive a free drink or popcorn per event. We kick off the new season on Saturday, Aug. 3 with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary. You can sign up on our website.
Our free Summer Family Movies, sponsored by Ting, continue every Tuesday night through Aug. 6. Up next week is “A Bug’s Life,” sponsored by Maggie’s Restaurant, followed by “The Incredibles 2” on July 2, sponsored by RockSalt Grille. The doors open each week at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served, and concessions will be for sale.
The Film Lovers In Carroll County (FLICC) present “Leave No Trace,” Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m. This powerful tale of self-reliance features a veteran with PTSD and his daughter, who are forced to abandon their peaceful, voluntary isolation in the forests and embark on a harrowing journey back to their home. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
On Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m. we welcome Wherligig to our stage. An ensemble of traditional Celtic and Nordic string and wind instruments playing a repertoire from the British Isles and Northern Europe, Wherligig has performed for audiences all over the Mid-Atlantic. In a unique twist, they will be using instruments from our exhibit, “Art of the Musical Instrument.” Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.
Coming July 31, we will be presenting “Carroll’s Got Talent,” held for the first time at the annual Carroll County 4H/FFA Fair. Judges will choose a winner from each age group, plus an overall winner, who will be the opening act for the concert on Aug. 1. Mark your calendars and come support our local talent.
A View from the Gallery
Join us this afternoon for the opening reception of two new exhibits! “The Art of the Musical Instrument” opens in the Tevis Gallery, guest curated by Ryan A. Koons. Weaving together sound, narrative, history, and actual instruments, this exhibit focuses on musical instruments as crafted art objects with diverse histories, in addition to objects that create beautiful sounds. Wherligig will take our stage on June 29, using several instrument from the exhibit. Join us for the opening reception tonight from 5 to 7 pm.
Also opening this afternoon in the Community Gallery is our annual exhibit of the Carroll County Camera Club. Always a crowd-pleaser, you won’t want to miss this amazing photography! The Camera Club will have cards and prints of their original photos, so you can take your favorites home with you.
Behind the Scenes
We have summer camps starting Monday. For kids 9 to 12, we are offering Art Expressions, June 24-28. This week will be busy with arts and crafts, experimenting with different art media and enjoying gallery walks. Weather permitting, they will have lunch breaks at King Park. The younger kids, ages 5 to 8, can participate in Kids Need More Art, July 8-12. They will get a fun introduction to the arts through a creative mix of craft projects, drawing and painting, games, and more.
We also have a theatre camp starting Monday. Kids ages 8-10 can enroll in Theatre Camp, June 24-28, in which campers will produce a full length play written just for our stage, complete with costumes and scenery. Older campers, ages 10–13, will be immersed for 2 weeks in Musical Theatre Camp, July 8-19. They get to experience the magic of live musical theatre as they learn dialogue, music, and choreography for a large-scale musical production. You can get all the information and register at our website.
If you aren’t a member of the Carroll County Arts Council yet, please consider joining. Members get a 10% discount on most programs.