It’s that time of year again when everyone is getting ready for cookouts, vacations, and days at the beach. Don’t forget to check out all the things happening right here at home at the Carroll Arts Center! You can find a complete list of all our performances, movies, and exhibits 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 for 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. The rest of the season has a variety of rock, dance, drama, bluegrass and holiday events. You can find the entire line up and enroll on our website.
Tonight, Carroll County Public Library presents a free event at the Carroll Arts Center, Beats, Bows and Remixes. Join Christylez Bacon and Wytold as hip-hop and classical music collide with multi-cultural collaboration, transforming well-known songs into new compositions. Learn how these musicians work as a team, listening to each other’s different backgrounds and perspectives as they shape modern versions of all-time favorites, from Hot Cross Buns to Bruno Mars. Create a team remix with that twists and turns a familiar tune into a brand-new musical invention. The show starts at 7 pm and, although it’s free, pre-registration is required.
Our free Summer Family Movies, sponsored by Ting, continue every Tuesday night through Aug. 6. Up next week is “The Incredibles 2” on July 2, sponsored by RockSalt Grille, followed by “The Muppet Movie,” sponsored by Cultivated. 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.
This 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
We currently have a unique exhibit in the Tevis Gallery. “The Art of the Musical Instrument” is 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.
In the Community Gallery upstairs 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
If you have a little one ages 5 to 8 at home for the summer, there’s still time to sign them up for Kids Need More Art camp, running July 8-12. They will get a fun introduction to the arts through a creative mix of craft projects, drawing and painting, a pottery wheel lesson, games, and more.
For the drama king or queen in your house, ages 10-13, we have Musical Theatre Camp running 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. All campers will perform in the show. You can get all the information and register at our website.
If you aren’t a already member of the Carroll County Arts Council yet, please consider joining. Members get a 10% discount on most programs.