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Carroll Community College Announces Fall Fine and Performing Arts Events

Release Date: 8/23/2011

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CONTACT :Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Announces
Fall Fine and Performing Arts Events

Westminster, Md.—Carroll Community College (Carroll) is proud to present a variety of cultural programs, events, and gallery exhibits at the college. The fall, 2011 season in the arts includes a wide array of activities ranging from theatre productions, to music recitals, to exhibitions by students and regional artists.

VISUAL ART

Theater in the Scott Center

James Pollock: Art for the Rust of Us!
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 11 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Oct. 14
Jim Pollock enjoyed the woods as a child, and grew up carving wood thanks to his three high school art teachers. His childhood wish of becoming an archeologist merged with his dream of being an artist as art sprang from piles of rusty trash unearthed at the point of disintegration. Preserving the recent past in this way, Jim leaves his artifacts to a future audience for interpretation.

Nancy Schmitt: Felt Worthy
Reception: Sunday, Oct. 23 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Dec. 10
By combining her fine arts and textile design backgrounds, Nancy Schmitt creates unique vessels, wall hangings, and items to wear made of felted wool. Her passion for working with wool fiber, along with the organic nature of the medium, help her connect the ancient traditions of felt-making with modern artistry.

Langdon Gallery

Willie Schaefer Natsukashii, A Bittersweet Nostalgia for the Past
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 11 | 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Oct. 14
William Schaefer, Computer Graphics faculty member at Carroll presents a series of work which is a reflection on the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred in April. Prior to his time as an instructor at Carroll, he lived and worked in Japan. Schaefer has created a distorted view of the destruction caused by such disasters as large quakes. A portion of all sales will go to the ongoing relief effort in Japan.

Candy Aaron Paintings: It’s in the Details
Reception: Sunday, Oct. 23 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Dec. 10
Candy is a Carroll student whose work has made amazing progress over a very brief period. Candy’s positive outlook and scrupulous attention to detail will amaze her audience and give credence to the adage, “God is in the details”.

Babylon Great Hall

Carroll County Artist’s Guild: Autumn Offerings
Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 29
A perennial favorite, the Carroll County Artist’s Guild continues to produce art that pleases. Works in many diverse styles and media give the community a sense of the breadth of artistic talent in our region.

Matthew LaRose: Man in the Woods, Recent Paintings and Drawings
Reception: Sunday, Oct. 23 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23through Monday, Nov. 21
A Yale graduate, Matthew explored both figurative and non-objective motifs in his painting. Currently, he looks to his environment in Southwest Virginia for inspiration and stimulation. His naturalistic depictions of such things as tree roots give him the substance and metaphoric content crucial to his painting process.

MUSIC

Music performances are in the Theatre in the Scott Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. All music performances are $5 for general admission, and free for senior adults, faculty, staff, and students with ID, unless otherwise noted.

Guest Performers

Duo Expedition
Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Duo expedition was formed by Caroline Mueller (marimba) and Sonja Leipold (piano & flute) in 2006 to promote a new listening experience of original chamber music composition of the 20th Century. Compositions articulate a unique sound with fascinating facets of flute, marimba and piano. Passion, temperament and a vibrant energy represents the Duo’s love for their music that is felt to the fullest in every performance.

Table Top Poets
Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 7:30 p.m.
After having garnered critical acclaim for their albums Finding Your Ped(t)als and The Secret EP, the Table Top Poets have morphed their sound into an acoustic quartet, merging pop melodies with an intriguing musical soundscape. Featuring guitar, piano and bass, this performance will introduce new selections, as well as songs from their prior albums.

Faculty Recital
Featuring Sarah Howes, soprano, and Patrick Kisicki, guitar
Tuesday, Oct. 18 | 7:30 p.m.

Student Recitals
Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 12:30 p.m.
Free Admission

Guitar / Clarinet Ensemble
Thursday, Dec. 1 | 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Choir and Combo
Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 p.m.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, Dec. 6 | 7:30 p.m.

Rock N’ Roll Ensemble
Wednesday, Dec. 7 | 7:30 p.m.

THEATER

Snow White and the 3 Slobs
By Edith Weiss
Directed by Bill Gillett
Saturday, Sept. 3 | 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4 | 2 p.m.

Our fifth annual children’s theatre production is suitable for audiences of all ages. This show will tour to local elementary schools and libraries, but you can see performances at Carroll before it hits the road.

This is an original and humorous adaptation of the Snow White story. Snow White flees her vain and evil step-mother, the queen, into the woods where she takes refuge in the home of three slobs; Grouchy, Snivelly, and Slacker. She lives with these three slobs while avoiding the attempts of the queen to kill her, Snow White meets a lovely prince and helps the slobs to learn a better way of living and treating people.

With a wonderful mix of rich humor as well as delightful physical comedy, this play pleases audiences both young and old!

Free admission for this 50-minute performance

Speech & Debate
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Brad Watkins
Thursday, Oct. 6 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9 | 2 p.m.

Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.

“…savvy comedy…bristling with vitality, wicked humor, terrific dialogue and a direct pipeline into the zeitgeist of contemporary youth…Karam has a keen ear for how teens talk, move and think, how they view each other and the adult world…and uses both the advantages and perils of cyberspace to make amusing, original points…" —Variety.

"A triumph…hilarious, cliché-free, and immensely entertaining…Stephen Karam's dark comedy seems to be about a frumpy girl, a nerdy guy and an openly gay guy who band together to disclose the truth about a teacher who preys on his male students. But that topical plot is almost window dressing. The play's real accomplishment is its picture of the borderland between late adolescence and adulthood, where grown-up ideas and ambition coexist with childish will and bravado." —NY Times.

"One of the top ten plays of the year…Even if you're not fluent in IM, you'll LOL at this subversive comedy!” —Entertainment Weekly.

$10 General Admission
$5 senior adults, faculty, staff and students with ID

The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Bill Gillett
Thursday, Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20 | 2 p.m.

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play! Set in Salem, M.A. in late 1600s, the story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. "A powerful drama." —NY Times.

$10 General Admission
$5 senior adults, faculty, staff and students with ID

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