Carroll Community College Hosts Art Open House on Friday April 26 A performance of the musical “Guys and Dolls” caps the evening

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Carroll Community 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.


Hands-on Demonstrations


From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Lifelong Learning instructors will demonstrate techniques in various media in the arts classroom area.

  • A105 - Stained glass, Fused glass/glass jewelry
  • A103 - Ceramics, Sculpting
  • Open areas - Drawing, Painting   

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 30, 2019.

  • Gallery in the Scott Center - Nilou Kazemzadeh: The Space Between

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, often-polarizing world.


Nilou received 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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  • Babylon Great Hall – Priya Vadhyar: Continuum [The Illusion of Edges] Paintings and Works on Paper

Priya Vadhyar’s 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


“Guys and Dolls” Performance


On Friday, 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 show. 


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





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