Exhibit showcases life on the Chesapeake Bay
The oil and watercolor paintings of Westminster artist H. Mc Cullin will be featured at Carroll Life Gallery in the County Office Building today through Nov. 17.
"Journeys" focuses on Mc Cullin's exploration of bay country, subjects that include life on the Chesapeake Bay, marshes and with watermen.
His style, termed "nostalgic realism," blends traditional watercolor technique with extensive use of transparent washes.
He recently showed his work in Wisconsin, Connecticut and Colorado.
Series will present music inspired by literature
The Monday Night Music Series at Western Maryland College opens the fall semester with a look at great music inspired by great literature.
Senior lecturer and concert pianist David Kreider will present "Liszt and the Literary Connection" at 7 p.m. Monday in Mc- Daniel Lounge.
The concert features Franz Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz" and the "Dante Sonata." The waltz details the legend immortalized in opera and drama in which German chemist and astrologer Johann Faust is to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
The sonata follows Dante's "Divine Comedy," an allegorical poem chronicling his personal journey through hell, purgatory and heaven.
Liszt has been called the most celebrated pianist of the 1800s. Born in Hungary in 1811, he was a child prodigy and went to France to study piano.
He was appointed the court music conductor of the German state of Weimar, and his presence made it the European center for music. He died at age 75 while attending a Wagner festival.
The concert is free to the public.
Brightspot Arts to hold International Poetry Forum
Brightspot Arts, near Marston, will hold an International Poetry Forum at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The event will feature guest poets, an open-mike forum, networking, critiquing, publishing ideas and opportunities, art and music.
Information will be announced about retreats, workshops, conferences and writers groups.
Brightspot Arts is at 2200 Brightspot Drive.
Information: Susan Tegeler, 410-875-2411.
Production of 'Lysistrata' at WMC to feature music
Director Bob Garman has added music to the Western Maryland College student production of "Lysistrata," a Greek comedy by satirist Aristophanes that will open at 8 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Hall and continue through Oct. 1.
Garman, a first-year adjunct theatre arts instructor, has taken the words of Aristophanes and set them to jazz, gospel and country-western melodies.
Although the music and a pre-show "street carnival" of characters greeting patrons are modern, the rest of the production follows the script from 411 B.C.
Aristophanes wrote the farcical "Lysistrata" nearly 25 centuries ago as a plea for peace during the Peloponnesian War, a 27-year struggle between the powerful Greek leagues of Athens and Sparta.
"Lysistrata" is the story of the women of Athens and Sparta and their desire to end the war. Led by the title character, the women of the two Greek factions plot to end the violence by withholding sex from their husbands.
Lysistrata, played by senior Martha Tudor, and a large band of wives seize the Acropolis and the treasury of Athens. When the men of the warring powers shake hands, the women keep their word and reunite with their husbands.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. "Lysistrata" is recommended for age 13 and older. Information: 410-857- 2448.
Course will explore link between geography, music
Carroll Community College will offer a noncredit course, "The Sound of Geography," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays Oct. 5 to Nov. 9 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.
Students will learn how musicians throughout the world have used geographical themes in the songs they write.
Instructor Kamia Holt will compare musical styles while examining the geographical environments that inspired the songs.
The cost of the class is $75. The senior adult fee is $25.