Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Exhibition "Beautiful Silence" by Kelly Heck; February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick

Exhibition "Beautiful Silence" by Kelly Heck; February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick

Exhibition "Beautiful Silence" by Kelly Heck

February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


You are invited to attend a photographic exhibition at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll Street, Frederick, MD.

Meet the artist, Kelly Heck, on February 4, 2012 from 3:00 pm till 5:00 pm and enjoy the Beautiful Silence series, which features winter landscapes in and around Carroll County, Maryland.

If you cannot attend the reception, please consider stopping by during the show from January 28th till March 25th.

Note: There will be two more shows up as well for you to enjoy! If you have any questions feel free to contact me (Kelly) or contact The Delaplaine directly at 301.698.0656. Thanks!
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Event Organizer: Kelly Heck (Continuing Education Teacher at Carroll Community College)

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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. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Art Daily: Soaring steel sculpture by preeminent American artist Mark di Suvero at Brooklyn Bridge Park



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Saturday, December 17, 2011



BROOKLYN, N.Y.- Storm King Art Center, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy have announced the installation at the Park of a soaring steel sculpture by preeminent American artist Mark di Suvero. Organized and implemented by Storm King, working closely with the Park and the Conservancy, the presentation of the work, titled Yoga (1991), represents the first initiative in an anticipated ongoing arts program there.

The roughly thirty-foot-tall composition is sited on the Bridge View Lawn at the Park’s Pier 1, overlooking the East River. It comprises an I-beam-bent into a U-shape that rocks and pivots on a stainless-steel pole, itself topped by an O-shaped element. The sculpture creates changing shadows and perspectives as the I-beam variously points to the harbor, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Governors Island, and beyond, while the O may remind viewers of a ship’s po ... More





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December 17, 2011

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Stunning Hercules figure sets new world record at Bonhams' Fine European Ceramics auction

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Kenneth Wayne appointed Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Noguchi Museum

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Sotheby's sells an unpublished autograph manuscript by Charlotte Brontë for £690,850 / $ 1,069,229

Exhibition of new work by Alan Michael at David Kordansky Gallery

Fellowship Exhibition at the School of the International Center of Photography

Museum Kunst der Westküste to create a crocheted coral reef as a collective, cross-border installation

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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. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Common Ground on the Hill Holiday Concert

Common Ground on the Hill
Common Ground on the HillAnnual Holiday Concerts
December 16th & 17th, 2011
Double Concert Announcement
:: Walt Michael Annual Holiday Concerts: Westminster & Baltimore

Common Ground on the Hill Presents

TWO Concerts in TWO Locations:
Westminster & Baltimore! 

Walt Michael

 
Breaking Up Christmas!
Walt Michael Holiday Concert


featuring 

Walt Michael & Company 
with Tom Wetmore, Alexander Mitchell and Ralph Gordon
and special guests  
Barry Mitterhoff of Hot Tuna

Shelley Ensor - vocalist (Westminster concert only)
8 PM
Friday, December 16th
Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church
6200 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 
21212 
and
8 PM
Saturday, December 17th
Carroll Arts Center
91 West Main Street
Westminster, MD  21157

General Admission:  $19.00
Seniors 65+, students with ID, children and teens:  $17
Doors open at 7:30 PM

TICKETS

Breaking Up Christmas!
Half a century ago, people in the mountains of the North Carolina and Southwest Virginia celebrated Christmas quite differently than the way most of us do now, holding two weeks of informal house parties that were filled with old time fiddle music, song and dance - a tradition they called "Breaking Up Christmas."  These Christmas parties ran through and ended with Old Christmas, January 6th.  Walt Michael & Company will "break up Christmas" with you this evening as they share their wide-ranging repertoire of tunes and songs that reflect the rich musical heritage of the Appalachians.  The traditional folk musics of Scotland, Ireland, England and Africa made their way into the remote mountain hollers, later emerging as an integrated American musical genre that continues to evolve. Traditional string band music is passed down from generation to generation., from singer to singer, from musician to musician.  In this great oral tradition, songs and tunes are evaluated and winnowed by time.  Memorable melodies and lyrics that withstand this test of time take their place among the venerable repertoire.  Welcome to an evening of old time music.  Let the season begin! 

Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt's wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to folk, to breath-taking original compositions.  His various musical incarnations, including Bottle Hill, Michael, McCreesh & Campbell and Walt Michael & Co. have spanned over 35 years and taken him from the coal camps of Appalachia to the Closing Ceremonies of the 13th Olympic Winter Games in 1980, when 900 million world viewers heard his signature composition, Snowblind.  As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he has recorded sixteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the White House, the Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.  His music has been heard on ABC-TV, NBC's Tonight Show, Broadway, BBC, TNN, CBC, OLN and PBS.   Walt is the Artist in Residence at McDaniel College, as well as Founder and Executive Director of Common Ground on the Hill. 

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Ring in the Holidays with these artists in two evening performances! 


   Barry Mitterhoff

Barry Mitterhoff        Shelley Ensor 

Tom Wetmore             Alexander Mitchell 

 
Ralph Gordon
  




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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. See our art at "OFF TRACK ART" an Artist Cooperative at 11 Liberty St--side entrance in downtown Westminster, MD Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Westminster teen takes creative approach to helps restart veterans' lives

Westminster teen takes creative approach to helps restart veterans' lives



Westminster High School student Madeline White, 16, was fairly far from home Nov. 11, attending an event in Baltimore on Veterans Day.
But she was there, among some 300 attendees, sharing a view of "home" that could help homeless veterans across the state.
The event was "re-StART with Art," an art auction and gala at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore to benefit Baltimore Station — a residential recovery program treats men, mostly war veterans, who battle homelessness, substance abuse and lack of job skills.
White was among many students throughout the region — most members of their schools' National Art Honor Society chapters — who contributed paintings and photos, as well as specially painted doors that symbolized doors to recovery for the homeless and addicted men.

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And see our art at "OFF TRACK ART"an Artist Cooperative at 11 Liberty St--side entrance in downtown Westminster, MDOpen: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

Our new Off Track Art website is under construction

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And see our art at "OFF TRACK ART"
an Artist Cooperative at 11 Liberty St--side entrance
in downtown Westminster, MD
Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Off Track Art December 1, 2011 newsletter


tracks  ...an E-newsletter of
Off Track Art
an artists’ cooperative gallery
 December 2011
Off Track Art December 1, 2011 newsletter
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11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance) 
Westminster, MD
HOLIDAY HOURS:
open one SUNDAY, December 4,  10 AM - 5 PM
   Wed-Fri      noon - 6 PM
Sat           10 AM - 5 PM
check website for December 24 hours
closed December 24 through January 3.
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  • CALENDAR
December  3rd and 4th -- Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour
Once again, Off Track Art will be a featured stop on the Studio Tour.  More information including pictures and map can be found at http://ccartists.com
November 30th thru December 4th -- “Festival of Wreaths”
The artists of Off Track Art are again donating an artsy wreath to the 14th Annual Festival of Wreaths at the Carroll County Arts Council.  Find out more at www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.
through December 23rd -- Guest Artist, Peter Plant
Off Track Art’s invited painter, Peter Plant, is our Guest during November and December 2011.
Stop in to see how Peter uses pearlescent inks, Sharpie markers, watercolor pencils, colored pencils,  and other materials to create his vivid drawing-like paintings.
Looking Ahead:  Guest Artists schedule for 2012:
January-February Off Track Art Anniversary:  3 years!
March-April Lindsay Wailes, crafty recyclables

May-June Phil Grout, photography
July-August Paula Waterman, animals in art
September-October Jerry Dewitt, watercolors
November-December Stan Gilmore, drawings/paintings
  • OUT and ABOUT:
Gail Elwell in “52 Weeks” on exhibit at Birdie’s Cafe on Main Street in Westminster through December.  Upcoming in 2012, Gail is in a faculty exhibit at Carroll Community College in March and exhibiting at the gallery at Goucher.
Cathy Z. Sawdey in “Art HoCo 2011,” at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, MD, through December 16th.
  • WELCOME New Partner:  Joyce Schaum
Off Track Art is pleased to have Joyce Schaum join the cooperative.  She is well known in the area for her fine basketry and was previously a guest artist at OTA. Visit OTA in the New Year and see her fabulous work.
  • GALLERY ACTIVITIES
Shopping for Maryland-made gifts?  The gallery offers works of art and crafts, jewelry and accessories made by Maryland artists.  Choose from traditional art objects (such as floral paintings, landscapes, and figurative drawings) to more edgy creations from alternative materials.  Also select from jewelry and crafty items like decorative journals and boxes, and look for discounted artwork in bins.    
  • SPOTLIGHT on OTA Artist:  Charlotte Laslo
Charlotte is one of several jewelry artists at Off Track Art who help create the inviting and intimate space in which you can discover these small masterpieces.  
“I make these pieces because working with wire and metal sheet is very satisfying to hand, eye, and mind.  I use wire to contrast or blend the qualities of stones, metals, and fibers into a necklace, something to wear that adds interest, comfort, and thought to my day...”
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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. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Off Track Art E-newsletter for June-July 2011


tracks  ...an E-newsletter of
Off Track Art
an artists’ cooperative gallery
 June-July 2011
11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance) 
Westminster, MD
Open:
Wed-Fri      noon - 6 PM
Sat           10 AM - 5 PM
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CALENDAR:
Closing June 30 --Guest Artist, Kelly Heck.
If you haven’t yet seen these wonderful pictures in landscape photography come by the gallery before the end of June and enjoy “Beautiful Silence.”  (pictured)
July 1st -- Mid-Year Reinstallation.
The beginning of July brings a new arrangement of artworks by OTA artists, as we swap spaces with each other and bring in fresh, new works to fill the gallery.  So mark your calendar:  End of June is your last chance to see works from Winter/Spring, and return in July to view something new, including Guest Artist installation by Katherine Scofield.   
July 29th --Opening Reception for Guest Artist, Katherine Scofield. 
OTA’s Guest Artist for July/August is Katherine Scofield.
Please join us for a reception for the artist on Friday, May 29th, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Advanced Calendar:  
September 9th Reception: Guest Artist for September-October:  Josh Ries -glassworks.
November 4th Reception: Guest Artist for November-December:  Peter Plant -paintings.
OUT and ABOUT:
PopUp Art at 7 East” exhibit in the storefront windows at 7 E. Main Street has ended.  But that doesn’t mean the art is gone!  Off Track Art is still showing works at our regular gallery space across the way, at Liberty Street and Main, through the purple door withCarousel Stained Glass.  Do you like seeing “Pop-Up Art” spaces?  OTA is looking for another empty storefront to fill with art to encourage revitalization of our downtown area.
Off Track Art artists at Room For Friends:  OTA’s Kevin Dayhoff is the featured artist showing through end of June.  Then in July see OTA’s Mary Decker’s work during July-August.  Please visit their web site at www.roomforfriends.com or www.facebook.com/roomforfriendswestminster or call 443-474-8514.  The opening receptions coincide with those of Off Track Art every other month, so park once and stop by both venues!   (Check reception calendar dates above.)
Mary Decker is showing her art on July 16 & 17 at First Floor Arts in Greetings & Readings in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Greetings & Readings is an upscale gift, book and card store that also has a small café.  Formerly located at the corner of Loch Raven Blvd. and Goucher Blvd. for many years, it has moved to Hunt Valley Towne Centre.
Mary’s wonderful floral art can also be seen the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven, June 1 thru July 15, Sykesville, MD... and...
Kevin Dayhoff, too, is represented in the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven, June 1 thru July 15, Sykesville, MD; it is open to the public with approximately 50 paintings and photographs, original oil, watercolor or acrylic paintings available for sale. In addition, prints (framed or unframed) may be available by contacting the artists.
Linda Van Hart spent some of her springtime in creativity abroad, collecting plant specimens from throughout Europe and creating patterns along the way to inspire new botanical designs.  Her drawings and photos of alpacas and llamas will be used in a business card design, on T shirts and a banner, as an entire identity package for a Swiss business, Lamahof.
Linda is also teaching “Sculpting Natural Forms,” and has organized a full day for metalsmiths, blacksmiths and bead freaks.  Check out the site and register for www.commongroundonthehill.org.  Great opportunities to study with national and international masters of art and craft, vocal and instrumental musicians, dancers, poets and writers, July 3-15.  The Roots Music and Arts Festis July 9-10, tickets available.  Don't miss out on this fun local event.
IN the GALLERY at OTA:
Original painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, photography, cut-paper, book art, sculpture, jewelry.
NEW WORK:  Visit Off Track Art and catch them in the act...
Gail Elwell has begun THE THREE HOUR PROJECT:  Is it possible to create a piece of art in three hours?  Gail thinks so.  “I enjoy making art in the gallery.  I think ‘Made Here’ art plays an important part in a successful cooperative art gallery.  However, it would be impracticable to transport work the will take months to complete.  So.... a new exploration is born:  ‘THE THREE HOUR PROJECT,’ to be created during the three hours I sit the gallery, a small collage out of five new, uncut sources.  Fresh images to look at, new connections to make, new books to cut up!  An opportunity to take chances, sharpen design skills, and revel in the pleasure of art play!  “I KNOW” AND “ALMOST” starts the series. They were taken from Horizon magazines spanning 1964 & 65.  I plan on creating two a month, so visit the gallery often.”
Bob Waddell is continuing with the mixed media "Aviary" series and another series that is only sketchbook worthy at this time which involves weaving together different but related images in what he’s referring to as "Aerial Views with
an elevation twist."  He’ll be busy with these on-going works while at the coop during the rest of May and June.  Gallery visitors are welcome to stop by and see work in progress.
Mary Decker is working on new watercolor flower portraits.  Also, after inspiration from a trip to the American Visionary Arts Museum and an art challenge from fellow artists Mary be working on a self-portrait done in the tone of the AVAM.
Our Mid-year reinstallation happens this summer, so June is your last chance to see what’s been in the gallery.  And July will show new works and new arrangements with many fresh-made works. (pictured:  new work by C.Sawdey)
Also find:  decorated journals & boxes, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, greeting cards, scarves.
OTA Says Farewell:
Pam Zappardino, who is leaving Off Track Art end of June, will be sorely missed by those who know the enormity of her contributions.  Pam had been an integral part at launching the artists’ cooperative gallery that became Off Track Art.  She offered much expertise as well as many ideas and talents toward the establishment and success of this group.  As we wish her all the best on her departure, we also look forward to seeing Pam continue her creative output, her paintings, photography, and her writings in other outlets.  
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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. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to http://kevindayhoffart.blogspot.com/search/label/Art%20Off%20Track%20Art