On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Calvert County ,we are pleased and proud to partner with Community Bank of the Chesapeake's gracious support of local artists in Calvert County! The art provided by the CalvART Gallery artists is among the finest in Maryland and it is a true honor to see their work on display at the branch in Prince Frederick.
GOO GOO DOLLS PERFORM AT THE
CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
Friday, August 26
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour, stopping to perform at the PNC Waterside Pavilion on Friday, August 26. Also on the bill is Collective Soul. The Goo Goo Dolls - made up of vocalist-guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac,will be touring in support of their new album, entitled Boxes, due to be released from Warner Bros. Records this spring.
Tickets are $45 for reserved seats and $55 for premium seats (additional fees apply) and go on sale to members of the Calvert Marine Museum on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., and on sale to the general public, Tuesday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m.
If you are not a member of the museum and would like an opportunity to buy some of the best seats in the house, join as a member. Members not only get to purchase tickets a week before they go on sale to the public, they also receive free admission to the museum annually, discounts in the Museum Store, opportunities to enroll in our children's education programs, advance notice of events, and many other benefits. For more information about becoming a member of the museum or to join, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com .
The Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits, including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, and received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations). They've recorded and released ten studio albums, including their latest, Magnetic, which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and at No. 2 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and produced singles "Rebel Beat" and "Come To Me". Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.
Proceeds from the Waterside Music Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This series of events would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Tidewater Dental, Directmail.com, Holiday Inn Solomons, All American Harley-Davidson, Quality Built Homes, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Isaac's Restaurant, Papa John's Pizza, O'Brien Realty, American Eagle Electric, Sherry Carter, United Rentals, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Comcast, Metrocast, ECS, Blue Crabs, TitleMax LLC., World Gym, and Asbury-Solomons.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with food and drinks available on the grounds. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.
The College of Southern Maryland's Spring 2016 Connections series will feature Naomi Shihab Nye, Michael Glaser and Demetria Martinez, three award-winning poets and authors all of whom explore, as Connections Coordinator and CSM Professor Neal Dwyer explains, "how poetry can help us address the complex issues of our times, prod us to more fully embrace our own humanity and shine light on the ways that the long arc of history may bend toward the arc of justice and peace."
A prolific poet, Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Witter Bynner Fellow in addition to having been awarded numerous honors including awards from the International Poetry Forum and the Texas Institute of Letters. She was selected by W.S. Merwin for the Academy of American Poets' Lavan Award and was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2009. Her poetry, marked by her humanitarian spirit, gives voice to her heritage and experience as an Arab-American.
Nye will read from and discuss her work in the framework of an informal conversation with Glaser, who served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. He is professor emeritus at St. Mary's College of Maryland and serves on the board for the Maryland Humanities Council. A co-leader of retreats which embrace poetry, both through writing and reading, as a means of self-reflection and personal growth, Glaser has published seven collections of poetry, edited three anthologies and co-edited a collection of the poems of Lucille Clifton.
Martinez is an author, poet, activist and journalist based in New Mexico. Her work is particularly relevant, Dwyer noted, at a time when issues of immigration have generated national debate and passions. She considers her writing and activism as ways to explore and bridge borders between people. "Being an activist is where I find meaning," she has said. "Involvement with something larger than myself compels me to write." Her novel "Mother Tongue," which won a Western States Book Award for Fiction, is based in part on her 1988 trial in which she was acquitted of the charge of smuggling Salvadoran refugees into the country. Martinez teaches creative writing in all genres including poetry workshops at a youth detention center.
Connections readings will be held with Nye and Glaser at 7:30, March 3, at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, and with Martinez at 7:30 p.m., April 1, at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. Rounding out the series will be the Connections literary magazine publication reading at 7:30 p.m., May 6, at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry, Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room, BI-103.
Deadline is March 17 to submit poetry, short stories or black-and-white photography for consideration in the magazine.
Tickets for the March and April Connections Readings are $3 in advance or with a CSM student ID, or $5 at the event. The Connections Magazine Reading May 6 is free.
Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Independent Film Tours
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has announced the film lineup for the 2015-2016 On Screen / In Person film touring program. On Screen / In Person brings some of the best new independent American films and their creators to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. This year's films, focusing on the arts and women's issues, will follow deaf poets as they enter the world of ASL slam poetry, a choreographer using dance for healing and escape, and a retrospective on the remarkable career of visual artist Miriam Beerman. Audiences will learn the story of hidden female soldiers during the Civil War, the crisis of rape faced by women and children in Liberia, and the incredible musical legacy of the Carter and Cash families.
Selected films include: Deaf Jam directed by Judy Lieff; Foreign Puzzle directed by Chithra Jeyaram; Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos directed by Jonathan Gruber; REBEL directed by Maria Agui Carter; Small Small Thing: The Olivia Zinnah Story directed by Jessica Vale; and The Winding Stream directed by Beth Harrington.
For film synopses visit here . For filmmaker information, visit here .
The tour will travel to seven venues in seven states during fall 2015 and spring 2016. Host sites include: BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD), Carnegie Hall (Lewisburg, WV), Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA), Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ), Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post (Brookville, NY), The Queen Theater (Wilmington, DE), and Zoellner Arts Center (Bethlehem, PA). For a complete list of dates, times, locations, and other program activities, please contact the venues directly.
The filmmakers will tour with their films to the venues for public screenings which include question and answer sessions with the audience. Each filmmaker visit will also include a community engagement activity collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and local host site.
The purpose of On Screen / In Person is to provide screening opportunities for independent filmmakers; increase access to film programming of excellence to audiences across the region, especially in communities that would otherwise have little access to this work; and to provide communities with opportunities that lead to greater understanding of the filmmakers' work and enhance their viewing experience.
Questions concerning On Screen / In Person should be directed to Kimberly Steinle-Super at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Screen / In Person is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists' capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation's programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org .
The Arts Council Announces the New Patuxent Arts Trail
The Arts Council of Calvert County is pleased to announce the creation of the Patuxent Arts Trail. The Trail features public Art Galleries in Calvert County showing and selling local and regional art. All of the Trail Galleries are open to the public. Trail brochures are available at all featured galleries and at the Arts Council offices. The creation of the Patuxent Art Trail is made possible by a grant from the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development.
Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery ...
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Trish Weaver owner of Dreamweaver Café and Catering ( left), recipient of the 2013 Mary D. Harrison Community Service to the Arts Award, and Arts Council President Eleanor Nelson presenting the Award.
Marissa Hill (left), Senior from Huntingtown HS and recipient of the 2013 Mary Beth Harry Student Scholarship, with Judy MacWilliams (right), Chair of the Scholarship committee presenting.
Some of the others in attendance at the Arts Council of Calvert County's 2013 Annual Meeting.
POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION
On January 31, 2013, winners from the Calvert County high schools competed in the County Level Competition of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at CalvArt Gallery. Contestants from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 680 classic and contemporary poems.
Malaysia Johnson (center) from Calvert High School won the 2013 Poetry Out Loud County competition held January 31 at the Calvert Library. Also shown above are Cara Mathers (left) from Calvert HS and Brigit Gilvary (right) from Huntingtown HS.
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CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at 110 S. Solomons Island Road. (Between Sakura and Dream Weaver Café)
The Arts Council of Calvert County has established a scholarship in memory of Mary Beth Harry. “Mary Beth loved encouraging young artists, and therefore we believe this is a way to remember her that she would have appreciated.” The scholarship will be awarded annually to a young aspiring Calvert County artist.
Tim Crout, a friend of Ms. Harry, contributed $400 to the Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship and challenged anyone reading this to meet or beat his contribution to the fund! To accept this challenge or to give whatever you wish to support this important memorial scholarship, click this "Donate" button...
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Special thanks to the following businesses and friends
who have contributed to the Arts Council this year!
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Peter and Nancy Hooper
Earl T. Hurrey
Mar-Ber Development Corporation
Linda E. Woods
Bob and Pat Carpenter
Michael R. Phillips
Margaret H. Phipps
Sneade's Ace Home Center
Alexander Chiropractic Center
Jack Bannister, ReMax United Real Estate
Mary and Joel Bergsman
Christine and David Boesz
Deborah Gann Carstens
Richard and Jean Fleming
Mary Anne Harms
Holiday Inn - Solomons
Beverly and Brooks Jackson
Sue and Steve Kullen
Maryland Country Caterers
John and Jill Menassa
Quality Built Homes
Colleen and George Sabo
John and Luray Schaffner
Don and Mary Smolinski
Donna and Paul Wilson
Paul and Doris Berry
Michael and Gale Bonanno
Joyce T. Bowling
Wilma Forsell Garcia
Jeanette and John Heinbuch
Sylvia S. Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. David Kallal
Joan D. Kilmon
Mary and Warren Krug
Lighthouse Engraving & Signs, Inc.
Judy and Richard MacWilliams
Barbara Fairchild and George Newman
Nikki Lanza O’Malley
Mary and Michael Overfelt
Mary K. Ritter
Joan Boker Shisler
Mary Stuart Sierra
Jack R. Smith
Twin Shields Golf Club
Eliot and Richard Wilson
Jeniene B. Wishart
Adult Day Care of Calvert County
Bay Shore Webs
William and Jean Bozman
Laverne and Austin Good
Joyce and Bill Halstead
Reid’s School Bus Service, Inc.
Roberta Safer & Klaus Zwilsky
Special thanks also to those who contributed to the
Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship
Pat and Bob Carpenter
James and Judith Dobson
Frank W. Skinner
Linda E. Woods
The Mission of the Arts Council of Calvert County is to invest in and encourage the arts in Calvert County. In support of our mission we sponsor:
Grants to schools and organizations for arts related programs
Summer Arts Camps through a collaborative effort with Annmarie Garden
The CalvART Gallery, a co-op gallery featuring local artists
Arts Council Board of Directors
Rane Franklin, President
Joan D. Kilmon, Vice President
Harriet Yaffe, Secretary
Dr. Eugene Karol, Treasurer
Holly Hay, Grants Administrator
Tracy Delaney, Esq.
Hon. E. Greg Wells
Ann Trentman, CalvART Gallery Liaison
Executive Director -- Bob Carpenter
Arts Council of Calvert County Accessibility Statement
As the official Calvert County arts organization, as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council of Calvert County is funded by support from the CALVERT COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, private gifts, contributions, and fundraising activities and a grant from the MARYLAND STATES ARTS COUNCIL (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, a federal agency.
The Arts Council of Calvert County is proud to be a member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts
Arts Council of Calvert County 110 Solomons Island Rd. PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
410.257.7005 / fax 410.535.0302 / www.calvertarts.org .
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