Sunday, June 9, 2019

Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff Arts Council report for the June 10, 2019 Westminster mayor and Council meeting:

Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff Arts Council report for the June 10, 2019 Westminster mayor and Council meeting:

There are quite a number of other events coming to the Arts Council. 

For the sake of time, I will just mention two events here. For more information go to:

I was not able to attend the annual Art in the Park festival held on the grounds of Westminster City Hall. In 1993 I exhibited at the first Art in the Park and have exhibited a number of times in the past, but this year I volunteered to help with the horses at the annual Equestrian Special Olympics.

By all reports, this year’s Art in the park went well – and was well-attended. This year, according to a May 29, 2019 article by Cat Righter in the Carroll County Times - Susan Williamson, the visual arts coordinator with the Carroll County Arts Council, said that about 58 artists participated. Read the full story here:

“The Art of the Musical Instrument” June 20 through August 9, 2019

Some of the highlights include: “The Art of the Musical Instrument” Exhibit at the Carroll Arts Center

The Carroll Arts Center is proud to be hosting a new exhibit in the Tevis Gallery from June 20 through August 9, 2019. The “The Art of the Musical Instrument” weaves together sound, narrative, history, and actual musical instruments. Guest curator Ryan A. Koons, PhD, focuses on musical instruments as crafted art objects with diverse histories as well as objects that create beautiful sounds.

This exhibit coincides with a performance by Wherligig, the Carroll-based traditional Celtic and Nordic acoustic ensemble, who will perform on Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm using several instruments from the exhibit.

Also on exhibit in the Community Gallery are artworks by members of the Carroll County Camera Club in a show titled “Lens Art” featuring new works in a variety of photographic styles.

The public is invited to a … reception for both exhibits on Thursday, June 20, 2019 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.

Respectfully submitted Councilmember Kevin Dayhoff. Any questions, never hesitate to be in touch.


Additional information that will not be announced at the council meeting. From the Carroll Arts Center website:

June 18: Free Family Movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
June 25: Free Family Movie "A Bug's Life"
June 29: Wherligig - acoustic Celtic quartet

Spotlight Musical Theatre presents The Lion King, Jr Saturday, June 8, 1 pm & 5 pm Sunday, June 9, 1 pm & 5 pm A fun-filled show for the whole family featuring local students. $15 Adults / $12 children ages 4-17 (3 and under free but must sit on parent's lap)

Ryan McNulty presents Westminster Film Festival Saturday, June 15, 1 pm Come see incredible short films from local filmmakers! The first official Westminster Film Festival showcases the work of student, independent, and amateur filmmakers from DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. $11 General Admission

FLICC presents Leave No Trace Friday, June 21, 1 pm, & 7:30 pm
2018; 1 h 59 m; PG Captioned - A powerful tale of self-reliance about a veteran with PTSD and his daughter who are forced to abandon their peaceful, voluntary isolation in the forests. Will (Ben Foster) and Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie) embark on a harrowing journey back to their home in this tender story about the complex bond between a father and daughter. $7 Adults / $6 ages 25 & under, and ages 60 & Up. CCAC Members get additional 10% off

In Our Galleries Two New Exhibits On View Now thru June 14 Rock, Paper, Scissors (Tevis Gallery) - Featuring just two artists, this intimate exhibit will allow visitors time to contemplate each work. Emily White (York, PA) adds her own twists and turns to the German papercut art called “scherenschnitte” with her clean angular cuts along and flowing arabesques and circles (pictured at right). Ann Rupert (Silver Spring, MD) sculpts soft, curvilinear lines in wood and stone.

DepARTures Bus Trip "West Side Story" performed by the BSO at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Thursday, June 13, 6:15 pm - 11:45 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars – the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs Leonard Bernstein's score live with the re-mastered film as part of their "Movie with Orchestra" series.

It's Your Time to Shine! Auditions for Carroll's Got Talent Registration deadline: June 21, 2019 On July 31, 2019, the Carroll County Arts Council will host the annual Carroll's Got Talent competition at the Carroll County 4H/FFA Fair! Musicians, singers, dancers and all talented community members are invited to apply to compete in this year’s live show. Completed applications should be submitted by June 21, and video auditions are due by June 24. For more info, call Lindsay Sier at 410-848-7272

Summer is coming! Register Today! Art and Theatre Camps
Summer will be here before you know it and we have some amazing camp experiences waiting for your child at the Carroll Arts Center! Register your child today - our Summer Camps fill up fast!

Kevin Dayhoff for Westminster Common Council
Westminster Municipal election May 14, 2019
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