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Monday January 19, 2015  
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10 am – 5 pm on Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat
10 am – 7 pm on Thurs
We are also open on many Friday and Saturday evenings for shows. During these events the galleries and box office are open to the public.

Celebrate a Day of Service TODAY at the Carroll Arts Center! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler  
Monday, January 19, 1 pm
(2013; PG-13; 132 mins)
The Carroll County Arts Council has a tradition of presenting thought-provoking programs in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, we present Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.   

Our special guest will be KIND snacks who will be giving out free samples
which is #kindawesome! 

$6 Adults / $5 CCAC Members, 18 & Under, Seniors 60+

As this is a day of service, CCAC is offering FREE admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year.

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Sponsored by Carroll Community College 

Children’s Chorus of Carroll County
Disney’s Teen Beach Movie 
Saturday, January 24, 1 pm

Come sing a long with the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County to this fun family flick! This event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County.

Catch a perfect wave of fun in the sun, splashed with excitement, surprises and budding romance. Cowabunga! A rogue wave magically transports the teens inside the classic ’60s beach party flick “Wet Side Story,” where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. Overflowing with hilarious comedy and high-energy musical numbers, TEEN BEACH MOVIE makes it an endless summer all year long!

Entry donation to the Children’s Chorus of Carroll County – $17 Adults / $15 Ages 2-12 / Under 2 Free / $55 Family of 4   

Free Interactive Goodie Bag!

This event is being hosted by a rental organization and is not presented by the Carroll County Arts Council.

Artword Bound Book Club
Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X” 
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Beginning in January, the new Artword Bound Book Club will meet to discuss a different art-themed book on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Carroll Arts Center. The first meeting is January 27  and we will be discussing “Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X” by Deborah Davis. Facilitated by JoAnna Crone, CCAC’s Communications Coordinator.

Participants procure their own books. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to JoAnna Crone at 410/848-7272 or click here to e-mail  

Common Ground on the Hill
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen      
NEW DATE! Saturday, January 31, 8 pm

FS&DK’s newest release on Compass Records, COLD SPELL was recently nominated for a Grammy – BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM!

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist – and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they earned a three-peat 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. These individually brilliant musicians have combined their vocal and songwriting skills to make their new album, Cold Spell, into the perfect progressive album filled with instrumental virtuosity. 

$25 adults / $22 Seniors >65, Children

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This event is being hosted by a rental organization and is not presented by the Carroll County Arts Council.   

ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents
The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle 
Saturday, January 31, 1 pm

Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower’s dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. 
The first 24 households purchasing tickets will receive a free copy of “The Little Engine That Could” thanks to the generosity of Penguin Random House. (Limit one per household.) After the show, characters will be signing the books and taking photos in the lobby. Children are also welcome to bring their own copies of the book to have them signed. 

$8 Adults / $6 CCAC Members, 18 & Under, Seniors 60+ 

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Sponsored by Penguin Random House and Davis Library, Inc.  

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Maryland Arts Day

Maryland Arts Day in Annapolis  

Tuesday, February 10  

This annual day of advocacy is how we encourage our State lawmakers to support and fund the arts throughout Maryland.  This inspiring and important day is organized by Maryland Citizens for the Arts.   If you enjoy the arts, or if you represent one of our County’s many non-profit arts organizations, please consider attending. The CCAC will be organizing car pools from several departure points throughout the County.  Early bird registration discounts available until January 30, 2015!

Workshops for Teens

Theatre Techniques   

Saturdays, 1-3 pm  

Single Class- $15 CCAC Members, $20 Non-members

Workshop Series- $60 CCAC Members, $70 Non-members 
This well-rounded collection of workshops will develop techniques for actors hoping to hone their skills and be prepared for their next big role! Instructors are local theatre professionals who are highly experienced in their fields.    

Call to Artists!

12 x 12 Footworks – Celebrating 12 Years at 91 W. Main St.  

Exhibition Dates: April 16 – June 5, 2015 
Return Entry Form by: March 31, 2015 

To celebrate 12 years in our current location, we are hosting an exhibit of works of art that measure 12″x12″ (including frame).  All original art forms (painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc.) will be accepted.

Click here to download the registration form with more information

In the Director’s Hall Gallery

Puros: Vistas of Cuba

On view through
February 28, 2015

In the Director’s Hall Gallery,

“Puros: Vistas of Cuba” will feature works of art created by five local photographers taken during their May 2014 Cuban adventure sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The artists exhibiting are Stella Fouts (Millers, MD), Sharon Hafner Yingling, Don Hobart, Becki Maurio, and Mike McMullin (all from Westminster, MD). This exhibit has been extended and will be on view through February 28, 2015.   

In the Tevis Gallery

On View through February 28, 2015

Terry Whye “Hinalea Lauwili” 
Patrick Timothy Caughy “Raku Vessel with Branches”

Sculptural works by five regional artists that take visitors into a lean, tall forest of art casting elongated shadows on the Tevis gallery walls and reaching into the imagination. 

Mary Bowron – Boyds, MD
Patrick Timothy Caughy – Catonsville, MD
Patrick McGuire – Jarrettsville, MD
Virginia Sperry – Eldersburg, MD
Terry Whye – Finksburg, MD
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Support CCAC by shopping with AmazonSmile  

The Carroll County Arts Council is now a registered charity on “AmazonSmile.” Now when you shop on AmazonSmile (INSTEAD of, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the CCAC. This benefits the Arts Council at no extra cost to you!

Click HERE and sign in with your regular Amazon account. Then bookmark the page to ensure that each time you shop your purchases benefit the Arts Council. Every little bit helps. Thank you!

(You may notice that our charity name is listed as “Carroll County Arts Council Mrs Slater.” Mrs. Slater was the Director of the Arts Council when the 501c3 was formed and according to the IRS that is our “official” name. We have been unable to get it changed.) 

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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. 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to

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