Group Show: Santa's Secret Shop of Small Works Show:
14 Nov - 29 Dec. Art Walk: Dec. 7th
CalvART Gallery announces Small Works Show from Nov. 16 to Dec. 29, 2013 and holiday party
Saturday, Dec. 7th from 5 PM to 8 P.M. Gallery Hours for December are Monday through Sunday 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
CalvART Gallery's most popular show and best reception of the year -- "Small Works/ Exquisite Gifts." Instead of the stuff we all tend to buy, give friends and loved ones a gift they will cherish for life. CalvART will be filled with amazing jewelry, pottery, paintings, ornaments, glass and woodwork. The show runs from November 16th through December 29th, 2013. The Reception/Party is December 7th, 20013.
CalvART Gallery is a destination for those interested in fine art. Every inch of this beautiful gallery space is bursting with beautiful gift ideas and opportunities to invest in great, local art. The gallery will be open Monday through Sunday for the duration of the holiday show. What are “Small Works?” Just for the holidays, each artist creates small pieces that are reasonably priced while maintaining the high artistic standards that have made the Gallery the place to come for fine art in Southern Maryland. Each “small work” is an unforgettable gift for someone you love. A Hospice Tree will be up and heavy with silver hearts and other ornaments made by our artists and on sale to brighten your tree.
Join us for an unforgettable shopping and fun event at CalvART Gallery. "Small Works You Can’t Live Without" Show runs from November 16 to December 29, 2013 with a Reception on Dec. 7th from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center at the corner of RT.4 and Duke St. in Prince Frederick Maryland. For more information please visit www.calvartgallery.org or visit us on Facebook: Calvart Gallery.
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Solomons Christmas Walk 2013
Start your holiday celebrations off right at the annual Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In addition to all of the attractions on the island, from Annmarie Garden in Lights to the ever-popular lighted boat parade, the Calvert Marine Museum is offering its own holiday delights for visitors of all ages – and admission is free!
Shop locally for unique, high-quality, Made in America gifts at the Museum Store to please everyone on your holiday list. The store will be open both nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is stocked with jewelry, home décor, clothing, toys, books, and more.
On both Friday and Saturday, the museum will host local musical acts beginning at 6:00 p.m. Performances this year include Cosmic Flute Choir, Patuxent Voices, and Southern Maryland Sound on Friday and Bruce Rider & Friends and Patuxent High Orchestra on Saturday. Santa will be on hand both nights and watch for an appearance from the museum otter to join in on the holiday cheer. Children can create a holiday craft to take home. Enjoy punch and cookies on Friday and Santa’s Coffee House on Saturday offering complimentary coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies.
To learn more about the Solomons Christmas Walk, visit their website .
College of Southern Maryland 2013 Vocal Concerts
Save the Dates: Annmarie Garden in Lights SOLOMONS, MD October 10, 2013—Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland. The Fabulous Annmarie Garden in Lights holiday event will be held the following dates:
December 6, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Held nightly from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
The Light Show will be closed the following days: December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25 and January 2
Winner of Maryland Life Magazine's Finest Holiday Tradition Award, Annmarie Garden In Lights is a magical tour that takes you on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will experience a fantastical place of spectacular lights and amazing "light sculpture" stories. You will be surrounded by mythical beasts, wild animals, airplanes, pirates, princesses, circus performers, superheroes, and more. Because all the "light sculptures" are hand-made by the Annmarie staff, the designs are one-of-a-kind; nothing in this show is commercially available. It is all made just for the Annmarie Garden In Lights! Enjoy the "Holiday I Spy Game," nightly entertainment, special discount nights, sweet treats, and other fun activities. Finish your experience at the Dennis Murray Arts Building where you can enjoy some hot chocolate, coffee, and treats at the Dream Weaver’s Holiday Cafe, as well as live entertainment AND shop the Ornament Show & Sale. A detailed list of all the nightly events, as well as any discounts, to follow soon. A coupon for $1.00 off will be online soon. For a copy of this press release, click here .
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The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society presents: A Renaissance Christmas with guest performance by the Schubert Singers
This Christmas season the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society will present A Renaissance Christmas, under the direction of Michael Santana and Leroy Pressley. The concert will feature works from the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods as well as more modern works in the style of the those eras. Many traditional favorites will be performed as well as more modern works (Eric Whitacre's Lux Arumque, and Randall Thompson's Alleluia) to provide the audience with a sense of how musical styles have changed, while remaining true to their roots.
They will be joined by the Schubert Singers, a well-known local concert choir for children under the direction of Angela Garvey and Paula Fitzgerald. The Schubert Singers was founded in 2003 to offer to the children of Southern Maryland the opportunities to learn the art and experience the joy of choral singing.
The concerts will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday December 15, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Both performances will be at the College of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, military, and youth. Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash/check/credit card) or reserved by calling Carol Charnock at 301-642-0594.
Cox Art Center is pleased to announce its Grand Opening on Sunday December 8th, from 1 pm to 5 pm at 32 Cox Road, Huntingtown, MD. Light refreshments available.
Don’t think you are an artist? Here is your chance to learn how to do or make the following under the guidance of our experienced art instructors. Courses make great gifts too!
For registration: call (410) 535-0014.
Christmas Events (For additional information contact: Sherrod Sturrock, 410-474-2430)
Patuxent Voices performs A Musical Journey through the Season
Patuxent Voices, Southern Maryland’s premiere women’s a cappella group, presents “A Musical Journey through the Season” during this holiday. Three concerts are planned: Friday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland; Saturday, December 14, 7:30 p.m. at Middleham St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Lusby; and Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, St. Mary’s College. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Kicking off the concert with the perennial favorite “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,” this performance promises to get you into the Christmas spirit as you journey from familiar carols, through a swinging Christmas party, to beautiful sacred Christmas music, a special celebration of Christmas Eve, and then welcome Christmas day with “Joy to the World.” Embracing the beauty and joy of this special holiday, Patuxent Voices will make you smile, lift your spirits, and fill your heart with the spirit of the season. This year’s concert includes some instrumental accompaniment as well, adding to the spice and variety of the performance.
Patuxent Voices has been performing since 2004, started by friends who love to sing unaccompanied music. The 11 women who make up Patuxent Voices hail from Calvert and St. Mary’s counties; the group offers concerts for the Christmas holiday and in the spring. Patuxent Voices can also be heard December 6, at 7:00 in the Calvert Marine Museum as part of the Solomons Christmas Walk. To learn more or see additional performance dates, visit www.patuxentvoices.org or friend us on Facebook.
Attention Teachers, Homeschoolers, and Senior Centers: Weekday Matinees! Reservations are REQUIRED for matinee performances
All weekday matinee performances take place at the La Plata Campus in the Fine Arts Center. The theatre seats ~ 400 people. Ticket price is $5 per person, including chaperones, bus drivers, etc. Payment for exact number of seats required is due two weeks prior to the show date in order to hold the reservation. Check made payable to "CSM". VISA/MC by phone or in person. Performance times: 10 a.m. for productions targeting the Middle/High School grade levels; 10:30 a.m. for productions targeting the Pre-K/Elementary/Middle School grade levels. Please direct all questions to the Box Office. Call 301-934-7828 or email email@example.com
Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery
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Arts Council of Calvert County to present Poetry Open Mic Happy Hour at the CalvArt Gallery in Prince Frederick on Friday January 10, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
The Open Mic event will feature Rocky Jones poet, musician and conceptual writer who will read his original works after social time with hor’dourves and beverages provided by Dream Weaver Cafe’. Rocky Jones co-produced and hosted poetry readings in Annapolis since 2005, including the Poet Experience at Zu Coffee and Evil Grin at Ahh Coffee. He has performed his poetry and music at multimedia events including the Concert in the Woods in Accokeek Maryland, the Maryland Faerie Festival in Upper Marlboro Maryland and the 333 Coffeehouse in Annapolis Maryland. His work has appeared in the Poet’s Feast, Poet’s Ink and Gargoyle Magazine. All local poets are welcome to share their poems or prose in the open mic session afterward. The CalvArt Gallery is in the Prince Frederick Shopping Center adjacent to Sakura and Dreamweaver restaurants.
The Arts Council of Calvert County is supported by citizen donations, funding from the Board of County Commissioners of Calvert County and the Maryland State Arts Council.
MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: William Chambers 12-5-13 Executive Director / 410-257-7005
Call for Artists - Nature’s ARTcade: A Regional Exhibition at Flag Ponds Nature Park – on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. June 7 – June 29, 2014. Indoor Gallery. $2,000 in Prize Money. Curator: Margaret Dowell, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, College of Southern MD. Prize Jurors: Jayme McLellan, founder / director Washington DC’s Civilian Art Projects and Tom Horton, author and former environmental editor for the Baltimore Sun. Artwork may be any aesthetic, size and year of completion. Artworks should in some way reflect the natural world typical of the Southern Maryland Region. Information at www.calvertparks.org/ARTcade . Questions – call Anne Sundermann (Executive Director Battle Creek Nature Education Society) at 301-204-4730. Deadline: May 1, 2014.
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.
PAT GIARDINA CARPENTER WOMEN IN BUSINESS FUND
Dedicated to helping women achieve their dreams. Providing funding for vocational training, college courses and projects for women-owned businesses. For more information on the Fund or to make a tax-deductible contribution in her memory, visit www.pgcwomensfund.org (leaving site).
The Patricia Giardina Carpenter Women in Business Fund
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P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714
Sponsored by the Bay Business Group -- P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714
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
Eleanor Nelson, President
Joanie Kilmon, Vice President
Judith MacWilliams, Secretary
Peter Hooper, Treasurer
Linda E. Woods, Grants Review Chair
Linda Patton, At Large Member
Colleen Sabo, At Large Member
Carl Wood, CalvART Gallery Liaison
Executive Director -- William Chambers
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
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