A publicity photos from "RebelsOnPointe," a documentary about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The film will be shown Friday, Jan. 11 at the Carroll Arts Center as part of the Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) series.
A publicity photos from "RebelsOnPointe," a documentary about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The film will be shown Friday, Jan. 11 at the Carroll Arts Center as part of the Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) series. (Courtesy photo)

Just because it is dark and cold outside doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to lift your spirits at the Carroll Arts Center! We have a full calendar of events in January and February, with a variety of offerings. Take a look at our website to find out all the things happening at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

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Our documentary film series, presented by Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), is in full swing! This Friday, join us for “Rebels on Pointe,” a lively look into the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, sponsored by PFLAG Westminster. Feel good the next week by watching rare footage of the Godfather of Soul in “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” Jan. 18, sponsored by BaylorCAD Drafting Service, and then finish out the series with everyone’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, in “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” Jan. 25, sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Company. Show times are 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each week, with captioning at the 1 p.m. show. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.


We keep the movie momentum rolling with the Foreign Film Festival in February, sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Co. We have four fabulous offerings, one on each Friday of the month, beginning with “A Fantastic Woman” from Chile on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, or purchase tickets for all 4 films for $22. Find out more and purchase tickets at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

Mark your calendars for a special presentation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, entitled “Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One.” Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Carroll Community College and Susan Williamson, we are hosting actress Gwendolyn Briley-Strand for a one-woman show portraying Tubman’s life and legacy. Born in Maryland, she became a legend symbolizing freedom. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and free for those who have volunteered in the community this year.

Join us for a depARTures bus trip to Ford’s Theater on Sunday, Jan. 27 for the classic drama “Twelve Angry Men.” Behind closed doors, tensions run high as a lone juror argues the innocence of a teenager accused of murder in this provocatively resonant drama about how prejudice can shape the quest for justice. The bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $95, and members of the Carroll County Arts Council get a 10% discount.

A View from the Gallery

We have two brand-new exhibits that just opened this week. In the Tevis gallery, experience “Elements,” as local artists explore the role of earth, air, fire and water in their creative lives. Artists include representatives from The Art of Fire, working in glass; Maggie Ball, using found objects from nature; Nicole Diem and Alex Simms working in ceramics; Charlotte Laslo, metalsmithing; Virginia Vincent Sperry, rust photography and sculpture; and Thomas Sterner, wood.

In the Community Gallery, we have “Inspired by Pearls,” where 24 quilters from Carroll and surrounding counties were challenged with the theme of a pearl. This exhibit features their interpretations in quilted fiber embellished with mixed media and pearls. Join us for a reception for the opening of both exhibits on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Behind the Scenes

Do you think you can’t sing? If so, we have a class for you! Taught by Kelly Stoneberger, a local vocal coach, “So You Think You Can’t Sing” welcomes adults of all musical ability. Everyone can learn to sing, and this class will prove it! Join us for six Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Class registration is $85, and CCAC members get a 10% discount.

If you have a young actor in grades 3 through 5, auditions are coming for our spring production of “A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS.” Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, this whimsical show tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons, following two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. Auditions are Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All students must register before auditioning. You can find out more information on 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.