College Hosts Art Open House on Friday April 26
A performance of the musical
“Guys and Dolls” caps the evening
Westminster, Md., April 19, 2019—Carroll Community College (Carroll) will
host its first Art Open House beginning on Friday, April 26, from 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. at its campus in Westminster. Lifelong Learning instructors will
demonstrate various media in the arts classroom area.The arts events are free
and open to students and the public.
From 4:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m., Lifelong Learning instructors will demonstrate techniques in
various media in the arts classroom area.
Artist Talks and Exhibitions
From 5:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m., the Opening Reception will feature exhibitions from two artists,
Nilou Kazemzadeh and Priya Vadhyar. Refreshments will be served. At 6:00 p.m.,
both artists will discuss their practice and the concepts behind their work in
the Gallery in the Scott Center. The exhibitions will run through Friday, May
In a brand-new
body of work, Iranian-American artist Nilou Kazemzadeh explores the social and
environmental influences that shape identity, drawing heavily on imagery found
in Persian and Middle Eastern art traditions. Her main vehicles for
creation—printmaking and calligraphy—require ritualistic perseverance and
adherence to a strict artistic process. Thought-provoking and multifaceted, her
art asks viewers to consider their own experiences as humans in a dynamic,
her BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016 and
has exhibited throughout Maryland and DC. You can find her online at http://www.niloukazemzadeh/.
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recent work focuses on the meeting of the particular and the universal. Both
restrained and spontaneous, her dreamlike compositions brim with microcosms in
which the viewer may lose themselves. [The Illusion of Edges] is the second in
a set of two exhibitions exploring this thematic material. The first, [Degrees
of Separation], was shown at Gallery Beyond in Mumbai in Fall 2018. Priya holds
both a BA and an MA in Economics and has taken additional courses in Visual Art
in Mumbai, Arizona and Maryland. Her work has been exhibited internationally at
venues such as Seacourt Print Workshop (Bangor, Ireland), Pyramid Atlantic Art
Center (Hyattsville, MD), BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) and
The Drawing Studio (Tucson, AZ). You can visit her online at priyavadhyar.com.
“Guys and Dolls” Performance
April 26 at 7:30 p.m., there will also be a performance of the famous musical
“Guys and Dolls” in the Theater in the Scott Center. Based on a story and
characters of Damon Runyon, the show known as the “Musical Fable of Broadway”
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International
(MTI). It is directed by Jane R. Frazier, Carroll’s Director of Theater and Entertainment
Technology, with music direction by Stephanie Schmidt, Voice Department Coordinator, Carroll Community College.
The show will start promptly at 7:30 so we respectly ask patrons also attending
the Art Opening Reception to take their seats prior to the start of the
Hailed as the
perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic follows larger-than-life
gangsters, nightclub performers and missionaries as they gamble with luck and
love under the bright lights of Ole Broadway. Frank Loesser’s brassy, timeless
score includes the hits “If I Were a Bell,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and “Sit
Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
There are three
additional performances: Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
General admission tickets are $15, and $10 for adults over age 65,
Carroll students, faculty and staff. Box Office opens one
hour before each performance or tickets can be purchased online by typing Guys
and Dolls at www.instantseats.com.