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Leadership Anne Arundel Day with the Arts

Leadership Anne Arundel, a program devoted to fostering leadership and familiarizing future Anne Arundel County leaders with the County, had a very successful Arts Day this month  with the help of the Arts Council and several community volunteers and LAA alumni.

The day began at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

The day began with an overview presentation given by Arts Council Executive DIrector April Nyman.  The class of approximately 40 professionals and volunteers interested in developing leadership skills,  was then treated to a hands-on learning experience led by students from Bates Middle School. The hands-on learning experience was coordinated by Arts Integration Specialist Laura Wixon. The LAA students were divided up into four groups and utilized poetry, visual arts, and movement to  process information and express thoughts.

PVA Students from Bates Middle School teaching members of the LAA Class.

Vice President of Marketing and Development at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Donna Anderson gave a tour of the building which houses art classes, artist studios, exhibit space. performance space . Maryland Hall is also home of the Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra,  Ballet Theater of Maryland, and Live Arts Maryland.

The Day continued with a walk through the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District and re-convened at the Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge where members of the flagship class broke out into roundtable discussions organized by Annapolis General Manager Kathy Swekel, with Directors and Representatives of seven historic preservation and art nonprofits.

Roundtable discussions

Local arts patron and restauranteur Gavin Buckley spoke about the Art and Entertainment District and its affect on local business. A panel discussion after lunch featured  Arts Council Board Member Roberta Pardo, former Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer, and artist Jeff Huntington in a panel discussion of Art in Public Places.

Footworks performance for the LAA class at Arts Day

The class then walked to the Compass Rose Theater and were greeted by founder and director Lucinda Merry Browne who treated them to an excerpt from Camelot currently playing at Compass Rose.  (Their next show will be “God of Carnage”) .The three lead actors performed several songs and then the stage was turned over to the percussive dance group Footworks who gave a  performance and taught the LAA participants some forms of percussive dance and lead and follow chant singing.  A successful day, many of the participants promised to return soon to see more performances with their friends and families and to sign up their children for art classes.  The 2017 Arts Day was chaired by writer/artist  Nadja Maril, LAA Flagship graduate class of 2002;

2016 Annie Awards

annie-awards_2016logo_final-01Join us as we celebrate this year’s Annie Award winners and their outstanding contributions to the arts in Anne Arundel County.

Reception will begin at 5:00 PM

Ceremony will begin at 6:30 PM

RSVP is REQUIRED to attend.  Please contact 410.222.7949 for more information.

Art, Opera, Music, History Events to Enjoy

Sunday's Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

Sunday’s Concert in the Park will include romantic songs from Opera and Musical Theater.

June Art events, including free lectures and a free concert this weekend, are just a few of the many things to do in Anne Arundel County  that are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to promote history, music, opera, and art.  Visit the exhibit,  A SIngle Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building,  currently on display at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  Tonight, Thursday June 9th and Thursday June 16th there will be free lectures open to the publc in the Maryland Hall theatre.

Thursday, June 9 | 7 pm Pete Lesher, Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will discuss John Trumpy and Sons in the historical context of yacht builders on the Chesapeake Bay.

Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm
 Longtime Trumpy Yacht owner Dr. Jacob Deegan (Aurora #444) will share his thoughts on restoring a historic yacht and the distinctive elements.

Saturday and Sunday June 11th and 12th from 11:00 a.m to 2:30 p..m. tour a Trumpy Yacht.  This is a special opportunity to tour the recently restored “Adonia”. Tickets are $10. The boat is docked adjacent to Susan Campbell Park, Dock Street, Annapolis.  Tour proceeds help support the exhibit and last approximately 30 minutes. Please go to the Maryland Hall website  to purchase your tickets in advance.

If you enjoy Musical Theatre, Broadway favorites, and Opera Classics , you will want to attend Concert in the Park. Pack your picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre favorites at Quiet Waters Park! this Sunday June 12 at 5:00 p.m.  Produced by the Annapolis Opera Company Concert in the Park will feature the voices of Augusta Caso, Emily Ezzie, Matthew Hill, Andrew Sauvageau, and Laura Whittenberger.  Enjoy songs from  My Fair Lady, Carousel, Carmen, RIgoletto, and many more favorites.

The Weekend of June 18th and 19th at London Town Public House and Gardens you’ll want to attend the Weekend: Shore Party

Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm and Sunday: 12pm – 4:30 p.m.

Included in the price of general admission , this special event celebrates  London Town’s heritage as a prominent seaport in colonial Maryland.  Boats will once again ply the South River! Stop by their Carpenter Shop and buy some handmade furniture by Seneca Creek Joinery. Join living history sailors to try your hand at knots and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day, and experience the art and science of navigation.

June 15th is the William Paca House and Garden annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party. While the regular tickets have sold out, VIP tickets (starting at $150) are still available and give you early entry into the signature event that focuses on enjoying the English gardens and charm of the Paca House. To Find out more visit the website  or call Sarah Wade at 410-349-5110.

Enjoy the William Paca Garden on Sunday, June 18th as an artist at the event: Painting in the William Paca Garden( Enter at 3 Martin Street).This event gives you a unique opportunity to paint in the Paca Garden, a secluded reconstructed 18th century garden. Jean Brinton Jaecks, landscape and garden watercolorist, conducts this landscape painting workshop focused on the study of light in a garden setting. All levels of students are welcome. Small class size allows plenty of access to the instructor and a detailed critique at the end. Class meets rain or shine and the cost is $75 and you can register onlineTime: 9 am – 1 pm

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.

Capture the beauty of spring flowers in a painting workshop.

 

 

 

 

Romance, Art, Music at “An Evening in Venice” Arts Gala

KameronSupport Art in Anne Arundel County by attending “An Evening in Venice” on Saturday March 19th.  The Art Fundraiser  features delicious food, tempting drinks, face painting, and the chance to win a trip to Italy.  Music, dancing, and maybe a strolling opera singer to start the evening— all will combine to make this year’s Art Council Gala “An Evening in Venice” the best one yet!  Haven’t bought your ticket yet?  They’re going fast and your don’t want to miss the opportunity to bid on a wide array of exciting auction items that include fabulous artwork, dining opportunities, designer fashions, jewelry and more.  The weekend of March 18th is the weekend that Faust, produced by Annapolis Opera  is being performed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday and Sunday.  Saturday night, one of the chorus members, Kameron Ghanavati, is stopping by to sing a few songs.

Kameron Ghanavati first began his opera performance career at the tender age of twelve. He has performed with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, UD Chorale, the Russian Opera Workshop in Philadelphia (Iolanta), Ocean City Theatre Company, the University of Delaware Opera Theatre (Little Women; Abduction from the Seraglio; Werther), and was selected last summer for the Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artist Vocal Academy. He has also competed in the regional NATs and Classical Singer competitions respectively placing as a first place finalist and semi-finalist.   He is currently a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in vocal performance.

Dreaming about a trip to ROME. There is still time to buy a raffle ticket and you do not have to be present at the gala to win. The winning couple will stay at the luxurious Marriott Park Hotel and Spa for five nights and tour the Sistine Chapel as part of their memorable Italy Adventure.

 

 

Family Art Events

Saturday January 30th

Saturday January 30th

Coming this April

Coming this April

Great ideas for  Family Holiday GIft Giving–The gift of experience!  Anne Arundel County has some great family performances scheduled for the start of 2016.  And even better, you can buy the tickets online and avoid the traffic rush while supporting local arts and historic preservation groups at the same time!

Annapolis Opera presents Cinderella, a children’s opera on Saturday January 30th and The  Ballet Theatre of Maryland will be producing Sleeping Beauty April 15-24.  These are wonderful performances to share with grandchildren.  Children learn through stories and experiences.  For the teenagers in your household, consider “The Diary of Anne Frank” playing mid March into April at the Compass Rose Theater.  Learn more about the famous Maryland writer Edgar Allen Poe by spending An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe at the Hammond Harwood House January 15th or 22nd.  February 6th experience the power of dance at the Chesapeake Arts Center when Full Circle Dance Company Presents: Human Conditions: Dance About Love, Loss and Life.  There are so many performances and events available for the residents of Greater Annapolis and Anne Arundel County from Pasadena to Shadyside, make a New Year’s Resolution to take discover all the talent within our county.