The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County seeks to honor individuals who have contributed their time and talents to Arts and Historic Preservation in the county with the annual Annie Awards. One of this year’s Annie winners 2017, is Wallace Treiber.
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 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.
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.
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.
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;
Guest Panelists Include:
- Anne Arundel County Librarian – A library expert will share key local, state and national resources for researching grants that fit your organization’s mission.
- Tricia Sanborn, Consultant, National Firefighters Association – Tricia will provide an overview of the key elements of writing and winning a grant proposal, from entering your username to pressing ‘send.’
- Kerry McHugh, Program Officer, The Helen J. Serini Foundation – Kerry will provide a Funder’s perspective on what her Foundation looks for in a grant application and how to best manage funder relationships.
Long summer days mean plenty of time to enjoy music outside and around Anne Arundel County and there are plenty of venues providing FREE concerts. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel wants to make sure you don’t miss a beat when it comes to savoring the entertainment provided by local and regional musicians. Our summer newsletter puts the focus on July and August outside concerts, so be sure to visit our website often and become a supporting member of the Arts Council to join our mailing list. In the meantime, as you think about the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, start enjoying music this weekend with some exciting Anne Arundel County concerts starting this Thursday June 23rd.
Cool off on Thursday evenings in the city of Annapolis with Dixie Hotel Thursday Jazz
Every other Thursday June 9-Oct. 6. This concert series plays homage to an earlier landmark hotel that hosted famous musicians and artists including Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. Free. 7pm. Whitmore Park, Clay and Calvert Streets, Annapolis. Larry@wecareandfriends.org, annapolis.gov
June 23 – Spice
July 7 – Michael McHenry Tribe
Fridays take a ride over to Parole for Annapolis Towne Center’s Friday Night Summer Concert Series – Fridays, June 3-Aug. 26. Local talent performs at Towne Centre Blvd. Beer & Wine Garden, hosted by a different restaurant each week. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. 7-8:30 pm. Annapolis Towne Center. visitatc.com/events/
June 24 – Peterbuilt
July 1 – Dublin 5
Saturdays head to West County to enjoy the Summer Concert Series at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. June 11-Aug. 27. Free outdoor concert series happening thru June. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 7pm. Waugh Chapel Towne Center, Gambrills. ggcommercial.com
June 25 – A Classic Case
July 2 – Speakers of the House
Sunday head north to Downs Park for the Bayside Summer Concert Series at Downs Park e. Alcohol is not allowed. Free. 6-8 p.m. Downs Park, Pasadena. 410-222-6230, aacounty.org/RecParks/concerts.cfm
June 26 – Ain’t Misbehavin
Or spend the evening in Annapolis with the Gospel in the Park concert series.
Sundays June 12-Oct. 9. This brings high energy gospel music to the park. Free. 7pm. Whitmore Park, Clay and Calvert Streets, Annapolis. Larry@wecareandfriends.org, annapolis.gov
June 26 Zionaires
JULY 4th before the sun goes down head downtown to the Annapolis waterfront to enjoy the first of the USNA Band Summer Concerts. The U.S. Naval Academy Band Summer Concert Series begins at 8 p.m. July 4 before the fireworks show. The series continues at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., every Tuesday from July 12 through Aug. 8 at Susan Campbell Park.
- July 4: USNA Band
Prefer a seat inside? Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is offering a Free Summer Concert June 39th.
Performance begins at 7:00 PM
Air National Guard Band of the Northeast
Three Art Exhibits in Anne Arundel County provide plenty of opportunities to see and enjoy artwork created by local county artists.
Currently on display at Anne Arundel Medical Center in the Clatanoff Pavilion near the Healing Garden, through June 10th, is an exhibit of works in a variety of mediums by Anne Arundel County Artists.
Hyancinth Remix by Churchton artist Frances Borchardt is one of the 21 works currently on display.
Over at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall AIrport you can see the exhibit “Cities of the World”. The exhibit on display between concourses C & D is a juried group show featuring Anne Arundel County artists’ work in a variety of two dimensional mediums including watercolor, oil on canvas, and photography. The show will be on display through August 19th. See two selections from the “Cities of the World” exhibit below.
“Repblected” by artist Leo Hylan III
“Place de Catalunya Barcelona” by artist James Earl
Check the Arts Council website under the heading “exhibitions” to get the latest news on upcoming exhibit themes. You can enter your submissions online and selected works will be posted in an online gallery to provide more opportunities for the public to enjoy artwork by Anne Arundel County artists.
Go to the Arundel Center at 44 Calvert Street in Annapolis to see the Artists Without Limits exhibit entitled “Life in Anne Arundel County”. On display through June 30th, the exhibit is sponsored by the Arundel Commission on Disability Issues and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
There are many opportunities to see art exhibits in Anne Arundel County. Visit the Arts Council Facebook. Become a supporter of the arts by joining the Anne Arundel County Arts Council as a supporting member and remember that the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is your gateway to the arts!
An Arts Grant can help your organization reach new audiences in Anne Arundel County. The deadline is April 15th. A mini grant is one type of grant funded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
A $2,500 Mini Grant awarded for fiscal year 2016 to the Performing Arts Center for African Culture (PACAC) in Laurel has helped to fund drumming, dance, game and storytelling workshops.
The Mini Grant program was designed to provide matching funds to community based organizations that can enable them to produce targeted arts activities and reach underserved audiences.
PACAC grants provide funds for programs that focus on authentic African music, rhythms, dances of antiquity and storytelling. Giving students the opportunity to experience the interpretation of rhythmic patterns and movements is just one of the benefits of a PACAC Community Drum Circle Event.
FY2017 General Operating, Founding and Mini Grants are submitted between March 15,–April 15, 2016. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (ACAAC) is a on-profit umbrella organization supporting the arts and historic restoration in Anne Arundel County. ACAAC provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations, providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions. Visit the grant information on our website to learn more.
The first weekend in April is almost here and with it arrives a bevy of arts events in Anne Arundel County. Three tempting choices are taking place in Annapolis beginning with The Annapolis Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday March 3lst. In just four days, 70 films– ful length features, shorts, and documentaries— will be shown on 7 screens. Individual tickets are $10 and $12.50 while a festival pass runs $115. Full schedules and ticket information is available at Annapolisfilmfestival.com.
Opening Night Film: One More Time
USA | 2015 | 98 min | Presented by Nimble Storage
Friday and Saturday night at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra with conductor José-Luis Novo and featuring renowned English pianist Michael Roll will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert in a concert entitled “Unanswered Questions.”.
Saturday night, April 2nd, from 7 p.m. to 10 pm the public is invited to join The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College for an “Evening in an Artist Colony.” Begin by viewing the current museum exhibit “American impressionism; The Lure of the Artist Colony” and then stroll to The Great Hall for food drink and the Rockin Music of The Tiki Barbarians. Non gallery member tickets are $45 (members $35). Dancing and an array of food and drink will celebrate the life of an artist during the 20th century.
So where and how do you divide up your weekend? One of the wonderful elements of the Annapolis Film Festival, now in its fourth year is the opportunity to interact with screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, and filmmakers. Panel discussions, along with Q and A’s enable attendees to gain an intimate knowledge of the film making process. Venues where the 70 films will be shown include:, St. John’s College Francis Scott Key auditorium and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Maryland Hall is also the venue for the ASO’s 8:00 p.m. concert performance on Friday and Saturday while The Mitchell Gallery is in the same building as The Key Auditorium on the St. John’s College campus. Is it possible to take in all three experiences in one weekend? It certainly is, with the locations so conveniently close. Whether you live in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, or are visiting for the weekend, this is a great time to enjoy the Arts!
This year’s Arts Council 2016 Gala “An Evening in Venice”, a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, takes place on Saturday March 19th .
Purchase a $100 raffle ticket to win a trip for two to Rome (including airfare) and support the arts in Anne Arundel County. 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. The raffle drawing is just one facet of an evening that includes dinner, dancing, live entertainment, plus the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items. Old World beauty, romance, Italy and Venice are all integral to the theme of the Arts Council‘s 19th annual Gala, An Evening in Venice
This year’s Gala committee is chaired by Sydney Lamb, the Gala committee which includes Jeremy Allen, Megan Barroll, Jessica Daigle, Kris Kohlmann, Rachelle Millison, Scotti Preston, and Jeannine Triebwasser. Face painting, fine music, and a few surprises will make this an evening to remember.
You do not have to be present at the raffle drawing at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on March 19th to win the trip to Rome. why miss the fun and excitement? Tickets to the Gala are $150 per person (table for 10 $1500) The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 and dinner is served at 8:00 p.m.
To purchase tickets: http://www.acaac.org/programs/gala/ or call 410-222-7949 .
Support 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.