Spring is half over, summer is on its way, and there are plenty of things lined up 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 yet, please consider joining. Members get a 10% discount on most programs.
On 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, show times are 1 p.m. (captioned) and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Thanks to Evermore Farms for sponsoring this film.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday nights this summer. Beginning June 18, we are once again offering our free Summer Family Movies! Every Tuesday night through August, 6, we will offer a family-friendly movie in our historic theatre. Thanks to Ting for sponsoring the series this year! Our first movie, on June 18, is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” sponsored by Rhoten’s Printing. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served, and you can buy popcorn and other concessions for the show.
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 paying a repertoire from the British Isles and Northern Europe, Wherligig has performed for audiences all over the Mid-Atlantic. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.
A View from the Gallery
This Saturday, downtown Westminster is getting a new piece of public art. Join us for the unveiling for “Sprouts,” by Thomas Sterner. The city will debut the piece on May 18 at 1 p.m. at the corner of Main and Bond, then meet the artist at a reception at the Carroll Arts Center immediately following.
Now through June 14, we have two wonderful exhibits in our galleries. In the Tevis Gallery, we have “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Featuring just two artists, this intimate exhibit allows 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 Ruppert sculpts soft, curvilinear lines in wood and stone.
In the Community Gallery, we have an exhibit of work by the Carroll County Artists Guild. These talented artists work in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and photography. This exhibit is also on display until June 14. Come see the amazing talent we have here in Carroll County!
Mark your calendars for our annual Art in the Park, Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Westminster City Hall. Sponsored by Max Realty and the City of Westminster, this free event features art, music, kids crafts and food vendors. Come enjoy a day of beauty at Art in the Park!
Behind the Scenes
It’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp! We have several options depending on ages. 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.
For the budding thespian in your home, we have two different theatre camps. Ages 8-10 can enroll in Theatre Camp, June 24-28, in which campers will produce a full length pay written just for our stage, complete with costumes and scenery. Older campers, ages 10–13, can be immersed for 2 weeks in Musical Theatre Camp, July 8-19. They will experience the magic and excitement 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 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.