Arts Coun­cil: 2016 Juried Show re­sults are in

Cecil Whig - - JUMPSTART - By ANNMARIE HAMIL­TON

Spe­cial to the Whig

The Juried Show opens tonight!

With so much to do this First Fri­day in Oc­to­ber, make sure to in­clude the arts coun­cil as one of your “must see” stops on the Art Loop. The Juried Show brings to­gether artists from all over the re­gion, and they’ve waited ea­gerly to see if their works would be se­lected to hang in the show. Artists may be even more ex­cited to find out if they’ve scored any of the prize money awarded to first, se­cond and third place win­ners. Drum roll, please. Juried by Darla Dolinger, the se­lected artists for 2016 in­clude: Doris Anderson, Anne Bates, Mary Clark Con­falone, Heather Con­nell, Mag­gie Creshkoff, Elec­tra, Judy Hotchkiss, Mimi Ir­win, Eve Jesonis, Norm Letiecq, Jeanne Mur­ray, Deb­bie Pierce, Deb­bie Schiller, Donna Steck-McMa­hon, John Styer, Mary Lou Tabo, Donna Thachik, Tommy Tor­res, David Trout, Janie Trum­bull, Brian Vazquez, Brett Warner, Mar­ion Welch and Mark Wick­kiser.

Spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions to Bert Kras­man (first), Nancy Wood­ward (se­cond) and Deb­bie Pierce (third), who are this year’s prize win­ners! The open­ing re­cep­tion is held tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., with light re­fresh­ments and live mu­sic pro­vided by Daytrip­per. Works will hang un­til the end of Oc­to­ber.

Need an­other awe­some rea­son to visit the arts coun­cil tonight? It is the open­ing of the first 6x6 can­vas show! For six months we handed out can­vases all over the county — some went to super skilled artists, some went to elected of­fi­cials, some went to teach­ers and some went to busi­ness own­ers. The only in­struc­tions we gave was to re­turn the can­vas with some­thing artis­tic on the front and the name of the artist on the back.

Nearly 100 can­vases have re­turned and, for $20, guests can se­lect their fa­vorite piece and be sur­prised whose name is on the back of their orig­i­nal master­piece. All are wel­come!

Want to see more art? Visit the Port House Grill restau­rant on Main Street in North East. Their se­cond floor has been con­verted into a ro­tat­ing gallery space. Elec­tra’s pieces will hang through Oc­to­ber and then Rob Mas­simi­ano’s works will be fea­tured in Novem­ber. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ev­ery­day ex­cept for Mon­day. Ev­ery­thing is for sale!

The Tilted Can­vas is hold­ing a chil­dren’s paint party on Sun­day, Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Even if you’re old enough to vote, you’re still wel­come to come to the arts coun­cil and paint your own glow-in-the-dark friendly ghost! $25 per ticket or 2 for $40. Regis­ter at www.tilt­ed­can­vas­party.com. Ar­rive early; paint­ing be­gins promptly at 1 p.m.

Maybe you have no in­ter­est in paint­ing a ghost that glows in the dark. In that case the next paint party at the arts coun­cil is for you. The Tilted Can­vas will give you ev­ery­thing you need to paint a scare­crow on Fri­day, Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Regis­ter at www.tilt­ed­can­vas­party.com. The party starts promptly at 6!

Get your pho­tos ready! The 17th an­nual Pho­tog­ra­phy Ex­hi­bi­tion opens Nov. 4. Whether they’re big, small, dark, light, brightly col­ored or black and white, the dropoff pe­riod be­gins Oct. 24 and ends the 31st. Prizes and gift cer­tifi­cates will be awarded. Need frames? The arts coun­cil still has deep dis­counts on frames — for some of them you can even name your own price!

The arts coun­cil’s an­nual Silent Auc­tion and Gala will be held on Fri­day, Nov. 11, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Schae­fer’s Canal House. Please join us as we cel­e­brate our 39th an­niver­sary of “pre­sent­ing, pro­mot­ing and sus­tain­ing the arts.” The theme is “A Grand Royal Af­fair,” and tick­ets are $75 per per­son ($500 per ta­ble), which in­cludes a beer and wine cock­tail hour, cash bar, heavy hors d’oeu­vres, dessert, danc­ing and amaz­ing silent auc­tion items.

Call 410-392-5740 to make your reser­va­tions. Black tie is optional. Spon­sor­ship is avail­able and we wel­come do­na­tions for the silent auc­tion.

The art of … flex­i­bil­ity! Yoga classes are hap­pen­ing at the arts coun­cil! Thurs­day at 5:30 p.m. Sarah Mester is teach­ing a one hour class that any­one at any level can do. Each pose is shown at a be­gin­ner’s level, a slightly ex­pe­ri­enced level and an all-out chal­lenged level. You choose what works for you. At 7 p.m., Shay Robb is teach­ing a Vinyasa flow class that will def­i­nitely have you search­ing for your yoga towel. Drop-ins are wel­come. Sarah is of­fer­ing a block of classes at a dis­count and Shay’s classes are $5 each.

Any­body in­ter­ested in morn­ing yoga classes? Let us know! What day and what time would you be in­ter­ested in? Where would you like to go — Elk­ton or North East? Classes are now form­ing and the in­struc­tors want to tai­lor them to your needs. $5 to drop-in, send us an email or mes­sage us on Face­book, www. ce­cil­count­yartscoun­cil.org or on Twit­ter @ce­cil­count­yartscoun­cil.

Annmarie Hamil­ton is ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor for the Ce­cil County Arts Coun­cil, 135 E. Main Street in Elk­ton. For more on the arts coun­cil or to share your art news, con­tact Annmarie at 410-392-5740 or annmarie@ce­cil­count­yartscoun­cil.org. Visit the arts coun­cil on­line at ce­cil­count­yartscoun­cil.org.

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