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Nov
16
Fri
Shop Local for the Holidays at the Carroll Arts Center’s Gallery of Gifts
Nov 16 – Dec 22 all-day
Shop Local for the Holidays at the Carroll Arts Center’s Gallery of Gifts

The Carroll Arts Center continues their annual tradition of transforming their Tevis Gallery into a festive “Gallery of Gifts” during the holiday shopping season. Gallery of Gifts is a special exhibit that resembles a boutique or craft fair rather than a traditional gallery exhibit, as 45+ artists display their unique wares.

Now in its tenth year, the show will feature the same level of artistic quality that Arts Center visitors have come to expect while encouraging them to shop local and buy handmade. There will be a wide variety of hand-crafted creations from inexpensive stocking stuffers, holiday décor and traditional arts and crafts to truly elegant one-of-a-kind gifts. Local artists combine with regional artists for a distinctive flavor of fashion, fantasy and whimsy. Shoppers will find an artful masterpiece to please everyone on their gift list.

“Instead of going to a crowded department store filled with anxious holiday shoppers, visit our gallery and enjoy a more peaceful, creative shopping environment,” says CCAC’s Visual Arts Coordinator Susan Williamson. “And by shopping local, rather than online, you know you are buying quality handmade goods that seem more thoughtful to the gift recipient.”

The Gallery of Gifts will be open November 16-December 22 during regular business hours (Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 10 am to 4 pm; Tue/Thur 10 am to 7 pm) and will also have extended hours during special events, including the Festival of Wreaths. To lessen everyone’s holiday stress, there will be complimentary gift bagging for all purchases!

The Festival of Wreaths will also be on view during the Gallery of Gifts from November 23 through December 2, 10 am – 7 pm daily. Visitors can bid on the wreaths while doing their holiday shopping!

For more information visit www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster, just two blocks west of the intersection of Maryland Routes 27 & 32.

Dec
21
Fri
Mother Seton School Christmas Prayer Service
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am

December 21, 11:30am. Please join us for a special prayer service as we enter the Christmas season.

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
It has become a community tradition for audiences of all ages to gather at the Carroll Arts Center for the annual performances of “A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.”  The animated movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season, has been delighting audiences young and old for over 50 years. After the commercial-free screening of the film on the big screen, the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi jazz score is performed live by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio. The Carroll Arts Center is pleased to present this popular series of family concerts on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 22 at 3 pm & 8 pm.

Each concert will end with a live auction of the charmingly scrawny “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” complete with red ball ornament and blue security blanket. Audience members can arrive early to buy unique handmade gifts for everyone on their list at the annual Gallery of Gifts in the Tevis Gallery, which will be filled with contemporary arts and crafts by 45+ talented regional artists.

For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition. The Trio have been sponsored by the United States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. Trio members Eric Byrd (piano) Alphonso Young, Jr. (drums) and Bhagwan Khalsa (bass) are energetic, masterful musicians of modern jazz.

Guaraldi was born in 1928 and was known as “Dr. Funk” by his compatriots in San Francisco.  He began performing as a piano player in college and quickly rose through the jazz scene.  His career exploded after his performance at the 1st annual Monterey Jazz Festival where audiences were on their feet after hearing his blues riffs.   National prominence was just around the corner the following year when he composed the Grammy Winning “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” He and master cartoonist Charles Schultz collaborated on 15 animated features. Guaraldi’s smooth trio compositions — piano, bass and drums — perfectly balanced Charlie Brown’s kid-sized universe.  Sprightly, puckish, as well as somber and poignant, his gentle riffs established musical trademarks which, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Guaraldi and “Peanuts” was a perfect match.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $10 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Please note that Patron Passes cannot be honored at this event. The performances are sponsored by Woodhaven Building & Development. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 W. Main Street in downtown Westminster.  Online tickets and more info at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272.

Dec
22
Sat
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”

“A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas”
It has become a community tradition for audiences of all ages to gather at the Carroll Arts Center for the annual performances of “A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.”  The animated movie A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its gentle reminder of the true spirit of the season, has been delighting audiences young and old for over 50 years. After the commercial-free screening of the film on the big screen, the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi jazz score is performed live by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio. The Carroll Arts Center is pleased to present this popular series of family concerts on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm and Saturday, December 22 at 3 pm & 8 pm.

Each concert will end with a live auction of the charmingly scrawny “Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” complete with red ball ornament and blue security blanket. Audience members can arrive early to buy unique handmade gifts for everyone on their list at the annual Gallery of Gifts in the Tevis Gallery, which will be filled with contemporary arts and crafts by 45+ talented regional artists.

For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition. The Trio have been sponsored by the United States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. Trio members Eric Byrd (piano) Alphonso Young, Jr. (drums) and Bhagwan Khalsa (bass) are energetic, masterful musicians of modern jazz.

Guaraldi was born in 1928 and was known as “Dr. Funk” by his compatriots in San Francisco.  He began performing as a piano player in college and quickly rose through the jazz scene.  His career exploded after his performance at the 1st annual Monterey Jazz Festival where audiences were on their feet after hearing his blues riffs.   National prominence was just around the corner the following year when he composed the Grammy Winning “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” He and master cartoonist Charles Schultz collaborated on 15 animated features. Guaraldi’s smooth trio compositions — piano, bass and drums — perfectly balanced Charlie Brown’s kid-sized universe.  Sprightly, puckish, as well as somber and poignant, his gentle riffs established musical trademarks which, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Guaraldi and “Peanuts” was a perfect match.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $10 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Please note that Patron Passes cannot be honored at this event. The performances are sponsored by Woodhaven Building & Development. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 W. Main Street in downtown Westminster.  Online tickets and more info at www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410/848-7272.

Dec
23
Sun
Ebenezer UMC celebrates Christmas
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am

            Ebenezer United Methodist Church invites the public to attend its special Christmas events and services at 4901 Woodbine Road in Winfield.

            The Christmas cantata, “The Winter Rose,” will be sung at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday, Dec. 16. The children’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant will be held during the 11 a.m. worship service, Sunday Dec. 23.

           Christmas Eve services will include a traditional family worship with the Chancel choir at 8 p.m., followed by a candlelight worship, with special music, at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Only one worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 30, with no Sunday school.

           The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is pastor.

           Information: 410-795-6136 or www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

Jan
4
Fri
RBG
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm
RBG

Carroll Arts Center to Screen Documentary Films in January
Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen four documentary films to be screened at the Carroll Arts Center in January. The series was born out of FLICC’s love for the art of film and its ability to capture what is real. From real people to real events and overcoming real struggles, the 2018 documentary series is guaranteed to provide an opportunity to explore real history while leaving you with a burst of empathy and energy in the dull winter months.

January 4
“RBG”
2018; 1 hr 38 mins; PG
Feel empowered watching an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: 85-year-old US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles and notorious dissents changed our country.
Sponsored by Sponsored by Cornelius Ridgely and Hill, Barnes & McInerney, LLC

There will be two screenings of each film at 1 pm and 7:30 pm. The matinee showings at 1 pm will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 pm showings will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information call 410-848-7272 or go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Jan
8
Tue
Winter Exhibits at the Carroll Arts Center
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm
Winter Exhibits at the Carroll Arts Center

The Carroll Arts Center is hosting two new art exhibits from January 8 through March 2, 2019.

“Elements” in the Tevis Gallery
The four elements play a leading role in the creative life of the artists in this exhibit. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water all mix in a wondrous formula to end up as pigments, clay, wood, and metals. Artists include Maggie Ball, found objects from nature; Patrick Timothy Caughy, ceramics; Charlotte Laslo, metalsmithing; Virginia Vincent Sperry, rust photography and sculpture; Thomas Sterner, wood; Terry Whye, ceramics; and various artists from The Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio.

“Inspired by Pearls” in the Community Gallery
The Four County Quilters Guild challenge this year was to create a quilt inspired by the theme of a pearl. This challenge commemorates their 30th year as a guild. Twenty -three quilters will be represented in this winter warmer pearl-inspired exhibit

The public is invited to a celebratory reception on Thursday, January 17 from 5 to 7 pm. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be part of the festivities. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 W. Main St. Westminster, MD. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are: M, W, F, Sa, 10 am – 4 pm and Tue and Thurs, 10 am – 7pm. The gallery is also open during special events in the theatre. Please check our web site www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org or call 410-848-7272 for more information.
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CREDITS FOR ATTACHED IMAGE(S):
“Masonry Nail” by Virginia Sperry
“Pearl Earring” by Vickie Brewer

Jan
11
Fri
Rebels on Pointe
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm
Rebels on Pointe

Carroll Arts Center to Screen Documentary Films in January

Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen four documentary films to be screened at the Carroll Arts Center in January. The series was born out of FLICC’s love for the art of film and its ability to capture what is real. From real people to real events and overcoming real struggles, the 2018 documentary series is guaranteed to provide an opportunity to explore real history while leaving you with a burst of empathy and energy in the dull winter months.

January 11
“Rebels on Pointe”
2017; 1 hr 25 mins; Not Rated
Enjoy the liberation and laughter with a handful of individual stories that unfold into a lively look into the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots.
Sponsored by PFLAG Westminster – Carroll County, MD Chapter

There will be two screenings of each film at 1 pm and 7:30 pm. The matinee showings at 1 pm will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 pm showings will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information call 410-848-7272 or go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Jan
18
Fri
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Carroll Arts Center to Screen Documentary Films in January

Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) has chosen four documentary films to be screened at the Carroll Arts Center in January. The series was born out of FLICC’s love for the art of film and its ability to capture what is real. From real people to real events and overcoming real struggles, the 2018 documentary series is guaranteed to provide an opportunity to explore real history while leaving you with a burst of empathy and energy in the dull winter months.

January 18
“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown”
2014; 2 hrs; Not Rated
Absorb the energy and ‘feel good’ watching rare and never-seen-before footage documenting the early life and career of musical icon James Brown from abandoned, impoverished child to Godfather of Soul.
Sponsored by BaylorCAD Drafting Service

There will be two screenings of each film at 1 pm and 7:30 pm. The matinee showings at 1 pm will have open captioning to increase the enjoyment of movies at the Arts Center for those with hearing impairments. The 7:30 pm showings will have captioning if requested in advance. Assistive Listening Devices are always available.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. Tickets are available on-line or at the box-office. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information call 410-848-7272 or go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org

Jan
21
Mon
Carroll Arts Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with “Harriet Tubman: “The Chosen One” on stage
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with “Harriet Tubman: "The Chosen One" on stage

The Carroll County Arts Council has a tradition of presenting thought-provoking programs in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year they are hosting “Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One” on January 21, 2019 at 2 pm. Actress Gwendolyn Briley-Strand brings Tubman to life on the Carroll Arts Center’s stage performing her one-woman show, which she wrote and presents around the country.
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and rescued hundreds of other slaves in the decades before the American Civil War. She became a leader in that era’s abolitionist movement and worked tirelessly to achieve the emancipation put forward by President Abraham Lincoln. Briley-Strand’s performance immerses viewers in Tubman’s life and times through her dynamic portrayals of Tubman as the “Underground Railroad” conductor, as well as some of the slaves she transported to freedom and those who sought to stop her. After the performance, Ms. Briley-Strand will answer questions from the audience, as the character Harriet Tubman and/or the scholar Gwendolyn Briley-Strand.
Briley-Strand, who performed as Tubman at the White House’s Independence Day celebrations in 1991 and 1992, has been performing “The Chosen One” to audiences across the country since 1993, including at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and the New York State Museum in Albany. Her acting credits also include roles in “House of Cards,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets,” “Species II,” and voice-over work for numerous national advertising campaigns.
Sponsored by Carroll Community College, tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for ages 25 & under and ages 60 & up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off. As this is a day of service, CCAC will offer free admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year. Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office. There is no snow date.
The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in downtown Westminster. For more information go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or call 410-848-7272.