Showing posts with label Art Artists Culture Carroll Co. Show all posts
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Friday, July 6, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th, 2018

Inaugural gay pride event planned for Westminster on July 7th, 2018 By Kevin Dayhoff

Westminster, Md. June 4, 2018 - - After months of meetings and preparations, a group of Carroll County citizens have formed to develop plans to hold an inaugural gay pride event, The Westminster Pride Festival, in Westminster. The newly formed Westminster Pride Planning Committee is a consortium of civic, business, nonprofit, and church leaders who have joined together with community leaders and members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
 
The planned event, The Westminster Pride Festival is believed to be the first of its kind in our community. It will take place on July 7, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. in the 200 block of East Main Street, between Church and Court Streets. Permits for the event have been issued from the City of Westminster.

All proceeds from The Westminster Pride Festival will be donated to the Westminster Pride Festival Fund, which is a fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County. The fund is the very first LGBTQ+ fund at the Community Foundation with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community.

According to information from the planning committee, The Westminster Pride Festival seeks to raise the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in Westminster and Carroll County. “It is time we showed our pride in our community,” said Jason Garber, who along with his husband Lance Garber have been planning this event with a core group of dedicated volunteers.

“We have made Westminster and Carroll County our home,” said Garber, a McDaniel graduate and former president of McDaniel chapter of Allies. “My husband and I enjoy living in this very close knit and accepting community, and we want to celebrate Pride Month with all the friends, family and allies we have.”

‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month’ - LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated annually in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Inn civil unrest in New York City, otherwise known as the “Stonewall Riots,” that took place following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 43 Christopher Street, in Manhattan. In subsequent years, marches, parades, festivals, and events have been scheduled in the spring to shed additional light on the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community.

According to various media accounts, ever since the initial Christopher Street Liberation Day on June 28, 1970 marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the participants have encountered very little resistance from onlookers.

This year, in Carroll County, it was decided by the organizing committee that in order to be respectful of other Pride events that are taking place in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Frederick, MD, The Westminster Pride Festival wanted to kick off its inaugural year with no calendar conflicts. “People do generally celebrate pride with more than one festival, especially on the east coast where it is easy to make it to various pride parades and festivals.” said Garber.

Founding sponsors of The Westminster Pride Festival include Random House Penguin, MerMaids, and Birdie’s Café. The committee is made up of over twenty volunteers, who have dedicated many hours to ensure the success of this event.

The mission of the Westminster Pride Festival, according to the planning committee, is to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies and the Carroll County community.

According to the planning committee, The Westminster Pride Festival looks forward to creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express and affirm themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity.

“We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students,” said Sherri Hosfeld-Joseph, owner of Birdie’s Café and founding member of the Westminster Pride Festival. “This is something our community is clearly longing for… We look forward to an outpouring of support from our community in support of our LGBTQ+ friends, family members and loved ones.”

Vendors will include local restaurants including Maggie’s, Bud’s at Silver Run, The Food Chick, Starry Night Bakery and many others.

Entertainment will be provided by local bands, Henry and the Big Sleazy, The Flying Faders, Brinjal Band, The Dune Flowers, Faceplant and DJ powerline.

Information on healthcare, counseling services, and resources for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies will be available as well.

Families are encouraged to attend with children to enjoy food, games, activities and a day full of information and affirmation. Merchandise commemorating the inaugural event will be for sale on the planning committee’s website as well as the day of the festival.

For more information on how to become a vendor or sponsor, email the planning committee at westminsterpridefest@gmail.com, or visit the website at www.westminsterpride.org or go to the Westminster Pride Festival Facebook page at @westminsterpridefest. Visit the site to obtain information about the festival schedule and events, vendor booth applications, sponsorship or donation opportunities, or to learn how to volunteer.


Related: “Organizer Jason Garber on the first Westminster Pride Festival” By Jon Kelvey Carroll County Times: On Saturday, July 7, downtown Westminster will host its first LGBTQ+ pride event, as the Westminster Pride Festival fills the 200 block of East Main Street between Church and Court Streets… Read much more here: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/cc-westminster-pride-qanda-20180608-story.html

Related: Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County, May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018 https://wordpress.com/post/kevindayhoff.wordpress.com/771

A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County

May 11, 2018 – updated June 27, 2018
It was announced on May 11, 2018 that the Westminster Pride Festival is an official fund of the Community
Foundation of Carroll County.

It is “the very first fund at the Community Foundation in support of the LGBQT+ community,” according to a release by the Westminster Pride Festival.

According to a page for the fund on the Community Foundation website, “The Westminster Pride Festival Fund exists to assure the success of a yearly festival that includes information, support, music, art, food and overall acceptance and solidarity within the LGBTQ+ community, their allies, and the Carroll County community.

“The Westminster Pride Festival will create a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to express themselves, increase visibility and foster respect for those who want to express their own sexual and gender identity. We endeavor to make this a yearly event that will ultimately lead to scholarships for the education of LGBTQ+ students.”

For more information or to make a donation, go here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360
For more information find a website for the Westminster Pride festival here: www.westminsterpride.org

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/westminsterpridefest/

Follow the Westminster Pride Festival on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/westminsterpride/

A fund for the Westminster Pride Festival has been established at the Community Foundation here: http://www.carrollcommunityfoundation.org/funds.asp?fund_id=360

For additional questions contact the Westminster Pride Festival here: westminsterpridefest@gmail.com



Westminster Pride Festival announces a fund at the Community Foundation of Carroll County https://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/2018/06/westminster-pride-festival-announces.html 27Je2018

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mrs. Nancy Lee Anania December 21, 1933 - May 19, 2018

Obituary for Mrs. Nancy Lee Anania December 21, 1933 - May 19, 2018

Nancy Lee Anania, age 84, died on May 19, 2018 at her home in Ellicott City, MD. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence Eugene Mulcahy and Eva May Leister Mulcahy. Nancy was the wife of the late Peter V. Anania, Sr., her husband of 63 years. 

Nancy was a loving mother who raised four sons. A gifted artist, she took joy in painting, crafts such as making dollhouses, wreaths, and holiday decorations, sewing as well as designing landscapes and interiors. She enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, from opera to rock. She had a beautiful voice and got a kick out of singing with her sons in their garage band. Her favorite artist was opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.

Nancy was a lover of life and learning, and an avid history buff. She enjoyed colonial Jamestown in particular. She was fond of art museums and seeing her old neighborhood in Hamden where she grew up. 

Nancy’s biggest passion was her family. She was a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Anyone who walked through her door would be welcome and would never leave hungry. Her kitchen stayed open 24 hours, her holiday celebrations were legendary, and she went out of her way to make every gathering unforgettable. 

Nancy is survived by her sons, Peter V. Anania, Jr., David S. Anania, and his wife Barbara Anania, Andrew J. Anania, grandchildren Elizabeth Anania, Ashen Anania, Robin Harlan, and Tara Anania, and great grandchildren Dayja, Lily, Ella, Chloe, and Destiny. She was predeceased by her husband Peter V. Anania, Sr. and her son, Thomas S. Anania.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 5 to 7pm. at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville .A Funeral service will follow at 7:00pm. 

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mrs. Nancy Lee Anania please visit our Sympathy Store.

http://www.haightfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Nancy-Anania/#!/Obituary 

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Carroll One Book: African American Heritage Tour


Carroll One Book: African American Heritage Tour

Time is getting short to get your African American Heritage Tour tickets!

Sites on the tour include: Historic Colored Schoolhouse, Henryton Hospital, White Rock Church & Cemetery, Pipe Creek Friends Meeting House, and Bowen Chapel.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale through May 18. Click for tickets. https://bit.ly/2jlFTMY

06/02/2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ET

Admission: $10.00
Location: Meet at Robert Moton Center
300 South Center Street
Westminster, MD

Description: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9am - 3pm

Tickets $10 - Last day to register is May 18.

Join us for a bus tour of the Carroll County African American Trail. The sites and stories along the trail paint a picture of Carroll County's history and its changes through the years. The tour will help bring history to life and put a name and a face on local places and events. Examples of sites on the tour: Historic Colored Schoolhouse, Henryton Hospital, White Rock Church & Cemetery (includes lunch), Pipe Creek Friends Meeting House, and Bowen Chapel.

Depart from and return to Robert Moton Center at 300 South Center Street, Westminster. For ages 14+.

For more information, contact Val Dennis at vadenni@carrollk12.org or 410-386-1673.

Sponsored by the Learning Advantage Partnership. Buses are sponsored by a Choose Civility Grant.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Carroll County Arts Center is showing a documentary film STEP on January 26, 2018

The Carroll County Arts Center is showing a documentary film STEP on January 26, 2018

“STEP” is an inspiring documentary of the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team in inner-city Baltimore.

The film is sponsored by JeannieBird Baking Company and hosted by FLIC - Film Lovers in Carroll County and Carroll Arts Center

Westminster Md. - The Carroll County Arts Center (CCAC) is showing a Documentary film STEP on January 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., highlighting three Senior members of the STEP dance team @ the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women in Baltimore City.

The film documents their senior year preparing for the STEP competition at Bowie State College along with preparation for college entrance. The film shows the young women striving to be the first in their families to attend college and make dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the city.

According to the JeannieBird Baking Company, “this Friday we’re sponsoring two showings of the hip documentary Step at the @carrollartscenter AND we’ll be sampling some of our sweets in the lobby before the evening show!

“STEP is an inspiring documentary of the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team in inner-city Baltimore. The evening screening will be followed with a short step performance by The Lethal Ladies of BLYSW (pronounced bliss.)”

It won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 Sundance American Film Institute Doc’s Festival and the NAACP Image Award.

The young women will be performing live after the movie and then doing a Q&A from the audience. Jeannie Bird Bakery is sponsoring the film. For more information go to www.CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

French Boys’ Choir to perform Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church


Les Petits Chanteurs de France to perform Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm at Grace Lutheran Church http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/08/french-boys-choir-to-perform-wednesday.html 

Grace Lutheran Church will be co-hosting, with the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, a performance by Les Petits Chanteurs de France in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, August 26, at 7pm, as part of our Pot Luck and Song series. 

Les Petits Chanteurs de France is a French Boys’ Choir consisting of 22 boys from the ages of 7 to 17 performing classical repertoire as well as folk, Broadway and even Disney tunes.

They have received notoriety through their many concerts in prestigious places, TV shows, national and international tours, radio broadcastings, religious ceremonies, charity galas, etc (http://www.petitchanteursdefrance.fr/).

Please do not miss what will truly be a memorable musical event for Grace Lutheran Church!





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See also - Kevin Earl Dayhoff Art www.kevindayhoff.com: Travel, art, artists, authors, books, newspapers, media, writers and writing, journalists and journalism, reporters and reporting, music, culture, opera... Ad maiorem Dei gloriam inque hominum salutem. “Deadline U.S.A.” 1952. Ed Hutcheson: “That's the press, baby. The press! And there's nothing you can do about it. Nothing!” - See more at: http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/#sthash.4HNLwtfd.dpuf
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Monday, April 13, 2015

New exhibit at Walters Art Museum showcases the statues of Maryland artist William Rinehart - By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Sun

New exhibit at Walters Art Museum showcases the statues of Maryland artist William Rinehart By Mary Carole McCauley The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/bs-ae-walters-rinehart-20150411-story.html#page=1


The abracadabra of sculpture's appeal

The master and a modern-day disciple

How many Rinehart sculptures can you find on a walk around town?

At a first look and even at a second, you'd swear it was magic.

Those three white towels, two folded neatly and the third rumpled and hanging every which way — surely they're made of terrycloth and purchased at a department store, not carved from white Carrara marble in a stone quarry by the 34-year-old Baltimore artist Sebastian Martorana.

Those two little boys curled up on a mattress, their heads barely heavy enough to dimple a pillow — surely they'll wake up any moment from their nap. But that nap, which was carved in stone by the master sculptor William Rinehart, has been going on undisturbed since 1869.

"Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble," the new exhibition running at the Walters Art Museum, makes a strong case for the undiluted trickery that lies at the heart of sculpture's appeal.


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Friday, March 7, 2014

Textile artist Sue Helmken to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster Friday evening March 7, 2014

Textile artist Sue Helmken to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster Fri March 7, 2014 - Kevin Dayhoff http://westminster.patch.com/groups/kevin-e-dayhoffs-blog/p/textile-artist-sue-helmken-to-open-exhibit-at-off-track-art-in-westminster-friday-evening-march-7-2014
When: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Off Track Art gallery at 11 Liberty Street Side Entrance in historic downtown Westminster:

Sue Helmken is a textile artist with over 30 years’ experience in weaving, dyeing and teaching.

According to information provided by the gallery and the artists, Ms. Helmken earned a B.A. in Design at East Carolina University and has continued learning new techniques by experimenting and by studying with fiber artists such as Madelyn Van der Hoogt, Alice Schlein, Barbara Cooper, Donna Sullivan, Jozef Bajus, and Holly Brackmann.  She also studied at the Penland School of Crafts and the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Experimenting with new techniques and non-traditional materials is her favorite challenge. Mixing wire and yarn, she weaves narrow bands and shapes them into 3-dimensional forms.

Some are patterned after natural forms while others mimic fashion accessories.  She also weaves clothing and accessories.  

Ms. Helmken uses a variety of yarns and fibers to develop cloth with textures and patterns not found in commercially woven fabric.

Ecclesiastical pieces such as stoles, banners, and altar cloths are another facet of her work. 

Ms. Helmken has been a juried member of Gallery 209 in Savannah, GA, Fiberworks Gallery and The Potomac Fibersrts Gallery in the Torpedo Factory of Alexandria, VA, Studio Fiberarts at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. 

Her work has been accepted in juried
shows throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, most recently at AASU Gallery, The Blackrock Arts Center, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, The Art League of Alexandria, VA, and The Workhouse Center for the Arts. 

She taught weaving and dyework at Armstrong Atlantic State University; she conducts workshops and classes for fiber guilds and offers private lessons as well.

Off Track Art: 11 Liberty Street Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157




Friday evening March 7, 2014: “Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective & gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty St. – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of W. Main St & MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Md.

The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. Off Track had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

For the past 4-yrs, the partners in the Off Track Art co-op have changed; however the artist-partners in the co-op have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.


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Friday, November 15, 2013

John & Debby Sosnowsky to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster on Fri., Nov 15


 
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John and Debby Sosnowsky have been designing and handcrafting jewelry, art and music since 1980. Jewelry includes signature niobium and carnelian pieces. Photo courtesy of www.sozra.com

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Join the artists of Off Track Art to welcome an exhibit by award-winning nationally acclaimed artists John and Deborah Sosnowsky, creators of jewelry, art and music. “John and Debby have been making, designing and handcrafting Jewelry, Art & Music full time since 1980,” according to the website sozra.com. Photo courtesy of John and Debby Sosnowsky

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The opening for the Sosnowsky exhibition will be on November 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Off Track Art, 11 Liberty Street, Side Entrance Westminster, MD.

Meet artists John and Debby, who have been designing and handcrafting jewelry, art and music since 1980. Jewelry includes signature niobium and carnelian pieces, and we will enjoy their music as well. Work on view and for sale until Dec. 22, 2013. Parking, refreshments.

“John and Debby have been making, designing and handcrafting Jewelry, Art & Music full time since 1980,” according to the website sozra.com.

“They met at Towson State University in the Art department. John's concentration was in photography and Debby's was in Fabric Design and Weaving.

“Shortly after they were married, they decided to combine their talents to create a jewelry business. John's music and art is a never-ending creative endeavor. His 5th CD Multiverse Vortex will be coming out in the fall of 2013. The music is an extension of the Multiverse Vortex 2D Art series.”

“John Sosnowsky is a graduate of Towson State University and a native Marylander current residing in Frederick County. With his wife Debby he has been teaching, demonstrating and creating jewelry, Art and Music full time for over 30 years under the name Sozra Studio.

“He has been the onsite juror of the Pittsburgh Three River Arts Festival, served on the Maryland Renaissance Arts and Craft Board and the Artist Market Chair of the Frederick Festival of the Arts. John is a contemporary Artist. His work is sold through various juried shows, galleries and on the web at www.sozra.com

John Sosnowsky elaborated upon his concept of “Geometric Surrealism,” in his artist statement:

“Beauty and harmony in nature are defined by their simplicity and apparently effortless existence. Art, regardless of tradition, time, historical relevance or medium has attempted to recreate and mimic nature since the first intentional lines were drawn in the soil beneath primitive feet.

“As my experiences through travel, study, and technology would have it, the medium and creative direction my art has taken spans continents, religions, time and a multitude of resources. In an attempt to recreate the beauty and harmony I have emanating in my being, my experiences and imagination have converged with simple geometry, high technology and ancient symbolism to bring an element of timelessness and universality to the piece before you.

“These pieces are meant to evoke comfort and curiosity, calm through chaos, and the untraditional through convention. Enjoy the juxtaposition of each piece as simplicity draws you into complexity.

“All human construct evolves from basic laws of existence. In the case of visual arts, we remember basic geometry. Nothing starts without a point. Two points may connect a rigid line. Yet a series of points can give semblance to a wave or abstraction of sorts. Regardless of time, space, culture or belief these are the rules we abide by in our visual creations of ‘art.’ With this collection I hope to bring you on a positive, visual journey that spans all that is known while remaining simple.

“With a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Towson University, I have been working for over 30 years, with my wife Debby, creating and selling art at juried shows and galleries.”

Check out their website for photos of their beautiful work: http://www.sozra.com


If you go:

November 15, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty Street, Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157


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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
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Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/ “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
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Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/
Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
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E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com
My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
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