Art Notes


Jazz ensemble performs Sunday at community college

The Carroll Community College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Scott Center theater at the college's 1601 Washington Road campus.

The 19-piece ensemble, made up of students and two community members, will perform a variety of jazz music, including big band swing, contemporary rock and fusion, Latin and ballads.

The ensemble is directed by music instructor Bo Eckard. The concert is free.

Information: 410-386-8153.

McDaniel to stage 'Hay Fever' next week

The theatre arts department at McDaniel College will present Hay Fever, Noel Coward's comedy of manners, at 8 p.m. daily from Wednesday to March 6 in Alumni Hall.

Performed in the round on the main stage, the play tells the story of a weekend at the Bliss family's country home in England in the 1920s.

Unbeknown to one another, the four family members -- Judith, a retired stage actress; her husband, David, a romance novelist; and their two grown children, Simon and Sorel -- have each invited a guest to spend the weekend.

"It's fun to play a character who on some levels is much more mannered and sophisticated than I am, but also just says what he wants to say," said Andrew Gaver, who plays Simon. "I could say the most awful thing to someone, but as long as it's said well and in the proper social context, that's fine."

General admission tickets are $7, and $5 for senior citizens, students and McDaniel faculty and staff.

Information: 410-857-2448.

Arts council plans exhibit on printmaking

The Carroll County Arts Council will display Out of Print: Traditional & Contemporary Expression in Printmaking in the Tevis Gallery at the Carroll Arts Center from Wednesday to April 9.

The show's goal is to dispel misconceptions that printmaking is all "black and white" or even art that is a result of a mechanical photocopying process.

The exhibit features 10 printmakers who demonstrate the diversity of the art form.

Shawn Lockhart, a Westminster artist who recently returned from an artistic trip to Ireland, will offer new twists on her Celtic-inspired imagery. Ahmoo Angeconebh of Ontario, Canada, will show her linoleum and wood block prints based on traditional Anishnabe themes.

Aline Feldman of Howard County will offer her white-line prints created through a Japanese multiblock technique. Carolyn Thorington of Bethesda will display lithographs of landscape, self-portraits and abstractions.

Scot Hollander of Baltimore, Mary D. Ott of Silver Spring and Mary Bowron of Boyds will display monoprints. Ebby Malgren of Annapolis will offer her technique of intaglio prints made from polymer clay plates.

Sculptural books on handmade paper will be presented by Shireen Holman of Rockville. Bradley Hudson of Mardela Springs will show his silkscreen and engraving.

A free artists' reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 6.

Free gallery lectures and demonstrations will be held at noon March 23 with Susan Williamson, arts council visual arts coordinator; and at 7 p.m. March 25 with Shireen Holman, printmaker, bookmaker and paper artist.

Reservations are encouraged for the discussions.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Hot SOUP to perform at Baldwin's Station

Uptown Concerts is sponsoring weekday performances by folk musicians at Baldwin's Station in Sykesville.

Hot SOUP (Satisfying, Off-the-wall, Uplifting and Poignant) will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The all-female trio sings and offers zany entertainment. Tickets are $15.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for seating. Advance tickets are recommended. Baldwin's Station is at 7618 Main St.

Information: 410-795-1041.

Monthly concert series continues at arts center

Common Ground on the Hill is continuing its monthly concert series at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.

All shows will begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens 65 and older, and $10 for children younger than 12 and for students with identification.

Scheduled performances are:

Rory Block on March 6. A singer and guitar player, Block offers an evening of acoustic blues. A four-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner, Block is committed to preserving the Delta blues tradition with her vocals and guitar work that earned accolades from national music magazines.

Footworks on April 3. Footworks, of Riverdance fame, will present Southern Appalachian traditional dance and music while celebrating the connecting roots and branches of the style.

The Carroll Arts Center is at 91 W. Main St.

Tickets, information: 410- 857-2771; or send e-mail to

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