Artists guild planning exhibition for the season
"Autumn" will be the theme for the annual exhibition by Carroll County Artists Guild today through Nov. 17 at Carroll County Arts Council.
An opening reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the gallery, 15 E. Main St., Westminster.
Paintings and drawings in a variety of media, focusing on the artists' interpretation of the season, will be displayed.
Budding artists, weekend painters or accomplished artists are welcome to join this group that exhibits around the area on a regular basis.
The artists guild, an affiliate organization of visual artists of the arts council, holds monthly meetings and welcomes new members and works in its exhibitions.
Information: 410-848-7272, 410- 549-6151 or 410-848-7349.
Frederick Harrison's work to be on display at WMC
Artist Frederick Harrison's work is featured in "Abstract Paintings: Lines of Color," which runs Sunday through Nov. 3 in Esther Prangley Rice Gallery at Western Maryland College.
An opening reception with the artist is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Harrison started experimenting with abstract colors about 15 years ago and strictly with lines in 1992. All of the work is done in acrylics.
A retired civil servant and shipboard Navy officer, Harrison started painting at 18 after seeing a friend do reproductions.
After practice copying a painting in his mother's home, he began carrying paints and materials while serving in the Navy. He continued painting while an intelligence officer in the federal government.
The reception and the show, which includes about 20 pieces, are free to the public. Information: 410-857-2599.
Brooks Williams, Kennedys to perform in Sykesville
Uptown Concerts is sponsoring Wednesday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.
Folk-blues guitarist and singer Brooks Williams takes the stage Wednesday. His repertoire includes traditional blues and original contemporary folk songs. He will feature songs from his new CD, "Little Lion." Tickets are $15.
The Kennedys perform Oct. 11. Pete and Maura Kennedy offer songs from their new CD, "Evolver," featuring 12-strings and harmonies. Tickets are $12.
Shows are at 8 p.m. unless noted. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating and dinner. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Uptown Concerts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of folk and traditional music.
Baldwin's is at 7618 Main St. Information: 410-795-1041.
Carroll Players to present 'Killjoy' for fall production
The Carroll Players will present "Killjoy," an unpredictable romantic comedy thriller, as its fall production in October.
Directed by Tom Scanlan, the play features Susan Cote as Carol, Amy Smith as Vicki, Bob Perry as Victor, Ryan Howe as Sonny, Greg Goodell as Rick, Barbara Gasper as Claudia and Dave King as Father Mulcahy.
Performances will be held Oct. 6 and 7, 13 and 14, 15 (light fare brunch matinee), Oct. 19 (light fare), and Oct. 20 and 21 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 467 at 519 Poole Road, Westminster. Doors open at 6 p.m. for night shows and noon for the Sunday matinee. Meals are served at 7 p.m. (1 p.m. for the matinee). Curtain time is 8 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee).
Tickets are $21 for the light fare shows, and $24 for all others, with three entrees in the buffet dinner. Tickets are available at Dutterer's Florist, Locust Books, and the Treat Shop in Westminster, and Country Sunshine in Hampstead.
Night of poetry, music scheduled in Westminster
Common Ground on the Hill and One Tree Productions are sponsoring an evening of poetry and music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carroll County Arts Council gallery, 15 E. Main St., Westminster.
Poets Kathleen Corcoran, Danuta Kosk-Kosicka and Robert Carter will read their poetry. Jesse Palidofsky will provide music.
Information: Christina Smith, 410-857-4075.
Historian to discuss medicine during Civil War
Historian Burton K. Kummerow will discuss "Mercy Amidst the Mischief and Misery: The True Story of Civil War Medicine" at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Westminster branch library, 50 E. Main St.
The Civil War caused 620,000 deaths.
Kummerow will use artifacts and photos of the Civil War to tell the story of medical care in the period.
Owner of Historyworks Inc., Kummerow is dedicated to bringing history to the public in museums, publications and television. He has a master's degree in classical history from the University of Maryland, College Park.
The program is sponsored by the Speakers Bureau of the Maryland Humanities Council and is free to the public. Registration is requested.
Information: 410-386-4490, Ext. 728.