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Innovations 2019 presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Innovations 2019 Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Friday April 26 – 7:30 pm
Saturday April 27 – 7:00 pm

Featuring mostly Stravinsky, BTM takes you on a fantastic journey of works-new, old and bold as it presents Stravinsky’s beloved fairy tale: The Firebird. Mendelssohn’s “Italian Symphonette” returns along with a new Stravinsky work, a new work by New York composer Kevin Keller and more. This performance is a feast for all ages and tastes and is a fitting way for BTM to close its 40th Anniversary Season.

Ticket Prices: $53 adult; $44 senior; $31 student/child

Phone: 410-263-5544

Web Address: https://marylandhall.org/innovations-2019-1

Physical Address: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Snow White presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Snow White Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, February 24, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $53 adult; $44 senior; $31 student/child

Phone: 410-263-5544

Web Address: https://marylandhall.org/snow-white-2

Physical Address: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Our audience voted for Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to create this new retelling of the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale for BTM’s 40th Anniversary. Complete with a magical mirror, poisoned apple, wicked queen and stepmother, seven dwarves, a prince, and more, this ballet will take you on a journey through this beloved tale with unexpected twists and turns that are sure to delight with magic, fun, and suspense before the happily ever after.

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Saturday December 8 | 7:00 pm
Sunday December 9 | 1:00 pm
Sunday December 9 | 4:30 pm
Saturday December 15 | 7:00 pm
Sunday December 16 | 1:00 pm
Sunday December 16 | 4:30 pm

We invite you to the most famous Christmas Party of all time as you attend The Nutcracker where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas and the wonder of the child merge through young Clara’s adventures with mechanical dolls, life-size rats, and whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets. Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell and discover her true destiny.

Ticket Prices: $53 adult; $44 senior; $31 student/child

Phone: 410-263-5544

Web Address: https://marylandhall.org/nutcracker-0

Physical Address: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Muddy Creek Artist’s Guild’s 3rd Annual Studio Tour

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Studio Tour This Fall
Local Artists Open Their Studios for a Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Join the Muddy Creek Artists Guild (MCAG) for their 3rd Annual Studio Tour on September 29 and 30, 2018. Back by popular demand, this self-guided driving tour is free and open to the public, who are invited to visit any (or all) participating artist studios throughout southern Anne Arundel County. Each studio’s “open house” will host one or more artists in a behind-the-scenes experience to discuss the “why” and “how” behind their creations from 11:00 AM–5:00 PM both days. The studios will have a selection of art originals and prints for sale, and some will also offer hands-on demonstrations and art-making activities. A free illustrated tour guidebook, complete with map, will help visitors plan their custom route to meet and mingle with the participating MCAG artists.

For up-to-date announcements regarding this year’s studio tour, including the 2018 Studio Tour guidebook (currently in production), please visit http://bit.ly/MCAGStudioTour.

To find out more about the Guild, visit MCAG’s website at www.muddycreekartistsguild.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Muddy Creek Artist’s Guild’s 3rd Annual Studio Tour

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Hosts 3rd Annual Studio Tour This Fall
Local Artists Open Their Studios for a Behind-the-Scenes Experience

Join the Muddy Creek Artists Guild (MCAG) for their 3rd Annual Studio Tour on September 29 and 30, 2018. Back by popular demand, this self-guided driving tour is free and open to the public, who are invited to visit any (or all) participating artist studios throughout southern Anne Arundel County. Each studio’s “open house” will host one or more artists in a behind-the-scenes experience to discuss the “why” and “how” behind their creations from 11:00 AM–5:00 PM both days. The studios will have a selection of art originals and prints for sale, and some will also offer hands-on demonstrations and art-making activities. A free illustrated tour guidebook, complete with map, will help visitors plan their custom route to meet and mingle with the participating MCAG artists.

For up-to-date announcements regarding this year’s studio tour, including the 2018 Studio Tour guidebook (currently in production), please visit http://bit.ly/MCAGStudioTour.

To find out more about the Guild, visit MCAG’s website at www.muddycreekartistsguild.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents “Build A Better World”

The award winning Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents
“Build A Better World”, a family-friendly show for all ages that will include live music, dancing, audience participation, and lots of fun at Annapolis Public Library.
Come join world class artists as they perform an interactive and uplifting show that is sure to get you smiling, toe tapping, singing, and clapping!

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents “Build A Better World”

The award winning Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents
“Build A Better World”, a family-friendly show for all ages that will include live music, dancing, audience participation, and lots of fun at Odenton Regional Library!
Come join world class artists as they perform an interactive and uplifting show that is sure to get you smiling, toe tapping, singing, and clapping!

Art Events for the Holiday Season in Anne Arundel County

Tis the season to celebrate the holidays with the ARTS.  Our county has so much to offer in the way of entertainment, you don’t have to travel far to find a wonderful play, musical, symphony or art exhibit to enjoy.   If you are looking for that special gift to give, a pair of tickets or a season subscription to the performances of one of the many performing arts groups or a membership in one of the County Historic preservation organizations is a great way to support our artists and shop local!

Whether you travel North, South, East or West, coming up, we have some fabulous opportunities.  In Edgewater there is still time to catch a performance by the National Ballet Company of Swing Time Nutcracker Sweet.  See the information below:

Next Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17th at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will be “Messiah by Candlelight” presented by Live Arts Maryland.

Presented by the South County Concert Association will be  “An evening of holiday carols with Tenora” on   December 14, 2016  at 7:30 p.m. at Southern High School at 4400 Solomons Islands Rd, Harwood, MD  

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents “Christmas Fiesta with Sultans of String”

On Friday December 16, at 8:00pm, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of José-Luis Novo, performs our Holiday Pops concert, entitled Christmas Fiesta with Sultans of String, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Check out the Maryland Hall website to find out about all the upcoming performance events at this venue.

 

 

Meet actress and writer Maia Rodriquez at a Free Event at the Chesapeake Center for the Arts/

In the Studio with Maia Rodriguez
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
in Studio 194 Theatre
Doors open at  5:30pm | Talk 6:00pm
All Ages!
Free Admission

Visit the Chesapeake Center for the Arts website to learn about other upcoming events and performances.

BABES in TOYLAND presented by West Arundel Creative Arts is playing weekends through December 18th at the Nichols-Bethel UM CHurch at 1239 Murray Road in Odenton. Afternoon performances make this a great event for younger children and you can purchase tickets at WACArts.com.

At the Compass Rose Theater, enjoy the class musical ‘CAMELOT” playing through January 22nd. The Compass Rose is located in the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District at 49 Spa Road, www.compassrosetheater.org.

Many musicians will be performing in downtown Annapolis during MIDNIGHT MADNESS on Thursday December 15th.   While you are downtown, look for Art in Public Places. There are several murals and large photographs on buildings to admire around the city in addition to traditional statues and handsome historic structures that include  our State Capital, Hammond Harwood House and Wiliiam Paca House.

Films, Artists, Music Celebrating the Arts This Weekend in Annapolis

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.”.

ASO will be performing at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Friday and Saturday evening.

ASO will be performing at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Friday and Saturday evening.

Evening in An Artist Colony is an event to introduce new members to The Mitchell Gallery.

Evening in An Artist Colony is an event to introduce new members to The Mitchell Gallery.

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!

 

Mural Competition

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Please note that a $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner and that the deadline has been extended to June 26th.
Calling all artists who are residents of Anne Arundel County to submit your design for a temporary mural to be placed on a permanent structure, the east side wall of 47 Spa Road. Bring beauty and vitality to the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment district with a painted creation that will be approximately 60’ wide and 12’ high. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring this competition and the June 26th deadline is almost here. So start sketching up an accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. Come up with a budget that includes your cost for designing and materials. Carefully read the guidelines below and good luck. Remember, in order to be selected you need to enter the competition.
ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to all artists over the age of 18 who reside in Anne Arundel County. Entries must be original works in any two dimensional media following the guidelines below.

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the attached form to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.