Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevindayhoffTwitpic: http://twitpic.com/photos/kevindayhoff
Kevin Dayhoff's The New Bedford Herald: http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/ = www.newbedfordherald.net

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Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
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E-mail: kevindayhoff(at)gmail.com
My http://www.explorecarroll.com/ columns appear in the copy of the Baltimore Sunday Sun that is distributed in Carroll County: https://subscribe.baltsun.com/Circulation/
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?

Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid and Captain Cupcake died?


November 21, 2012, was a sad day.

As many were looking forward to sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family; Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs and many other culinary delights high in the food pyramid, announced it was closing its 85-year old business.

The Hostess Brands website did not mince words, "Hostess Brands is Closed. We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets.

"Thank you for all of your loyalty and support over the years. …The wind down means the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes, 570 bakery outlet stores and the loss of 18,500 jobs."

If such treats as Suzy Q's, Dolly Madison Zingers and HoHos are not a critical part of your childhood, then certainly you remember the holy trinity of spokespersons for Hostess: Captain Cupcake, Fruit Pie the Magician and Twinkie the Kid.

Certainly many of the 30 Hostess products are a strong childhood memory for many Carroll Countians. As soon as the news that an expiration date had finally been determined for the Twinkies family, the Eagle Archives crisis lines lit-up with inquiries as whether or not it was true that Dolly Madison and Twinkie the Kid were no longer with us… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1209-20121208,0,344660.story

Eagle Archive: Where were you when Twinkie the Kid & Captain Cupcake died? http://tinyurl.com/bqf5tfo


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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Dayhoff, Yarish, and Seabolt exhibit art at Grace Lutheran Church gallery in Westminster, MD

 Dayhoff, Yarish, and Seabolt exhibit art at Grace Lutheran Church gallery in Westminster, MD

November 2, 2012 / December 9, 2012

Off Track Art co-op members Kevin Dayhoff and Carolyn Seabolt are now also showing at a Group show at the Grace Gallery in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church along with Susan Smith – friend of Grace member from Frederick, MD; Sam Gunby; Gail Albert – friend of Grace member from Mt Airy, MD; and Donna Yarish

The show is expected to continue into the winter months…

For more information about the show contact the gallery curator:

Donna@donnasworldofcolor.com
www.donnasworldofcolor.com
Direct:  410-925-4537
Studio:  410-848-0444
Fax:   866-857-4799

Or contact the church at: Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD 21157 Pastor Kevin Clementson and Pastor Martha Clementson http://gracelc.org/ 410-848-7020

[20121102 pubver KED Grace Lutheran Gallery List of Art] – [20121102 Pubver KED Grace Lutheran Gallery List of Art]

Art, artists, church, Lutheran, Donna Yarish, Carolyn Seabolt, Off Track Art, Kevin E. Dayhoff, Westminster MD, Carroll County

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20121102 Grace Lutheran Gallery List of Art

Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Pastor Kevin Clementson and Pastor Martha Clementson http://gracelc.org/

November 2, 2012

Group show at the Grace Gallery in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

List of participants for The Grace Gallery; Susan Smith – friend of Grace member from Frederick, MD; Sam Gunby; Gail Albert – friend of Grace member from Mt Airy, MD; Carolyn Seabolt; Kevin Dayhoff; and Donna Yarish

Curated by Donna J. Yarish, www.donnasworldofcolor.com

Kevin E. Dayhoff may be reached at Email: kevindayhoff@gmail.com

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 1
Artist: Kevin Dayhoff
Title: “Main Street Rain”
Medium giclee-printed photograph
Dimensions: 21.75” wide x 17.75”
Price: $235.00 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 2
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “The Magic Tree”
Medium: giclee printed photograph
Dimensions: 21” wide x 17” high framed.
Price: $235.00 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 3
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “Church and Flag”
Medium: digitally enhanced glicee-printed drawing
Dimensions: 21” wide x 17” high framed.
Price: $193.17 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 4
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “Sin”
Medium: original college
Dimensions: 18.25” wide x 22.25” framed
Price: $325 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

Date October 28, 2012

“Main Street Rain” giclee printed photograph
March 30, 2011 by Kevin Dayhoff

Main Street Rain
Giclee printed photograph
Prints available
$235.00

“Main Street Rain” giclee printed photograph $235.00. 21.75” wide x 17.75” high framed. [20110330 Wster E Main St rainc]

A solitary man armed with an umbrella, labors up the sidewalk against a cold late winter March rain near the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public library in historic downtown Westminster Maryland.

This photograph was displayed at the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven June 1 to July 15, 2011. It has also been displayed at the Carroll County Nonprofit Center at 255 Clifton Blvd., in Westminster from February 1, 2012 to May 1, 2012.

This copy of “Main Street Rain” is actually my display copy. However this size framed, at this price, can easily be duplicated. Prices for prints depend on the size and whether you want it framed. For example, an 8” x 10” glicee-print framed is $135.00; a 5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25% commission to be paid to the gallery

Kevin Dayhoff, P.O.Box 1245, Westminster, Maryland, 21158, kevindayhoff@gmail.com www.kevindayhoff.com

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 1
Artist: Kevin Dayhoff
Title: “Main Street Rain”
Medium giclee-printed photograph
Dimensions: 21.75” wide x 17.75”
Price: $235.00 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00; 5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25% commission to be contributed to the church.


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“The Magic Tree” January 13, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff

“The Magic Tree” giclee printed photograph $235.00. 21” wide x 17” high framed.

Kevin Dayhoff, P.O.Box 1245, Westminster, Maryland, 21158,  kevindayhoff@gmail.com www.kevindayhoff.com

“The Magic Tree” giclee printed photograph. 21” wide x 17” high framed.

This picture was taken one evening in the vicinity of Rte. 32 and Old Washington Road, just southeast of Westminster, as Caroline and I were going out to Bullocks for dinner on January 13, 2010. 

This photograph has been displayed on a number of occasions, including the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven June 1 to July 15, 2011 and it was included in the December 29, 2010 – Off Track Art 5th display, 11 Liberty Street, Westminster, MD 21157… Most recently, it was displayed at the Carroll County Nonprofit Center at 255 Clifton Blvd., in Westminster from February 1, 2012 to May 1, 2012.

A number of framed prints of this photograph have been sold or donated to charitable causes in the past in various sizes at various prices.

[20100113 CC orange sunset title medium price info] [20100113-sunset-(2)c-orange] $235.00. 

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 2
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “The Magic Tree”
Medium: giclee printed photograph
Dimensions: 21” wide x 17” high framed.
Price: $235.00 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00; 5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25% commission to be contributed to the church.


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Church and Flag July 1, 2006 digitally enhanced glicee-printed colored drawing by Kevin Dayhoff

Church and Flag
Digitally enhanced colored drawing
Prints available
$193.17

“Church and Flag” (“4th of July 2006”) has previously displayed at shows including my 2nd Off Track Art display July 7, 2009 (4.) where it was shown in much smaller size and priced at $125.-

It was also shown at my 1st Off Track Art display February 13, 2009 (10.) in a bit of larger size than what was shown in the 2nd Off Track Art display and it was priced at $155.-

“Church and Flag” has been a very popular and well-received drawing. This is the largest size of the drawing I’ve had printed so far. A number of framed prints of this photograph have been sold or donated to charitable causes in the past in various sizes at various prices. This copy is actually my display copy. However this size framed, at this price, can easily be duplicated. Prices for prints depend on the size and whether you want it framed. For example, an 8” x 10” glicee-print framed is $135.00; a 5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25% commission to be paid to the gallery

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 3
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “Church and Flag”
Medium: digitally enhanced glicee-printed colored drawing
Dimensions: 21” wide x 17” high framed.
Price: $193.17 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

[20060701 Church and Flag] (January 24, 2012)

Kevin Dayhoff, P.O.Box 1245, Westminster, Maryland, 21158,  kevindayhoff@gmail.com www.kevindayhoff.com


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“Sin” is an original college by Kevin Dayhoff. The 18.25” wide x 22.25” collage was completed on February 4, 1985.

This piece of art has, to the best of my knowledge, never been displayed before in a show outside of my home.

It is seriously not really for sale… However this size framed, at this price, can easily be duplicated. Prices for prints depend on the size and whether you want it framed. For example, an 8” x 10” glicee-print framed is $135.00; a 5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25% commission to be paid to the gallery

Grace Gallery Nov. 2, 2012 Artwork 4
Artist: Kevin E. Dayhoff
Title: “Sin”
Medium: original college
Dimensions: 18.25” wide x 22.25” framed
Price: $325 Prints/Giclees: 8” x 10”
Glicee-print framed - $135.00;
5” x 7” – 85.00 which includes a 25%
commission to be contributed to the church.

Kevin Dayhoff, P.O.Box 1245, Westminster, Maryland, 21158,  kevindayhoff@gmail.com www.kevindayhoff.com


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Kevin Dayhoff
October 14, 2010

Kevin, age 57, is a Westminster native who lives on Uniontown Road with his wife, Caroline Babylon.  Kevin has been a freelance writer and artist since 1971; a self-employed artist and businessman since 1974 and exhibiting art since 1981.

As a landscape, collage, mixed media assemblage, sculpture artist, writer and photographer; he has had a life-long pervasive interest in spatial relationships and the juxtapositioning of incongruent objects. 

After graduating from Westminster High School in 1971, he attended Elon College two years before quitting college to pursue a career in writing and art.

He returned to Westminster and worked at a variety of jobs. Dayhoff soon put aside his drawings and collages and concentrated increasingly on technical writing and landscape designing where he could turn his art into a finished product that the greater community could more easily understand - and for which he was paid.

In 1974, Dayhoff started his own business as a landscape designer, contractor, and nurseryman.  As the business continued to get established, he found that he could spend more time on his first loves – art and writing.

In June and July 1981 Dayhoff had his first art show, a one-person show at the Theatre Project in Baltimore, followed by a group show, "Four at 409" at Gallery 409, in Baltimore in October 1982

It was in the 1982 time period that Dayhoff met Carroll County artists Linda Van Hart and Robert J. Waddell while he was exploring photocopier art.

Hart and Waddell opened-up more opportunities for Dayhoff to explore art and have opportunities to show.  In addition to encouraging Dayhoff to continue exploring photocopier art and collage, Hart and Waddell also introduced Dayhoff to ‘Mail Art.”  Dayhoff continues to participate in (幸円 良介 - Ryosuke Cohen’s long-running “Brain Cell” – “Fractal” series, from Osaka, Japan, (from 1988) to this day.

Beginning with a June 1983 one-person show, Dayhoff has had the opportunity to display art locally at the Carroll Arts Center on five occasions over the last 3 decades.  In addition to the Arts Center, he has had about six shows at Western Maryland College from 1985 to 1991, including an extensive one-person retrospective show, “Tales of a Disenfranchised Hilltop Artist/Farmer,” in February 1990.

Dayhoff retired from landscape design, contracting and raising nursery stock after 25 years in the business, in 1999.  From 1999 to 2005 Dayhoff served as an elected official for the city of Westminster; from 1999 to 2001 as a councilmember and 2001 to 2005 as mayor.

He currently writes about history, art, agriculture, community, and crime for several publications including Explore Carroll for Patuxent Publishing Co., since June 2, 2005; The Tentacle, since June 9, 2005 and Investigative Voice since February 25, 2010. 

In the past he has enjoyed collaborating with a number of artist groups, including The Consortionists with Linda Van Hart and Bobby Waddell from 1983 to 1989; the United Art Workers from 1989 to 1991 and most recently with Off Track Art from December 2008 to present.                                                                           

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Donna J. Yarish
822 Snowfall Way
Westminster, MD 21157
Studio Phone: (410) 848-0444
Cell Phone:  (410) 925 4537
donna@donnasworldofcolor.com
Website:  www:donnasworldofcolor.com

Artist Biography

After working in the corporate world for many years Donna took an early retirement.  In January 2007, she took her first art class at Carroll Community College.  She continued with private watercolor classes with Felisa Flecker, workshops and classes with Tara Grim, Carolyn Seabolt, Sarah Abel DeLuca, and Skip Lawrence.  Presently Donna enjoys abstract painting, using acrylics, collage and mixed media with Ed Ramsburg, who continually encourages her to grow as an artist.

She has exhibited at Carroll County Community College – The Great Hall, Carroll Life Gallery, Circuit Court Building, Carroll County Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council (FAC), Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC), The Artists Gallery, FMH Crestwood Gallery, and Frederick County Art Association.  Within this past year, two of the art pieces have been shown at the Annapolis Statehouse Building.  Presently, original pieces and giclees are in private collections and consigned in a local shop.

When Donna was in the second grade art class, she remembered feeling the excitement when painting her first abstract.  Now she is focusing on acrylic, collage and mixed media abstracts - the larger the canvas, the better.  She enjoys expressing creativity through painting and going to new levels using the imagination with whatever materials are available.  The whole process from beginning to end is exhilarating! I love sharing my world of color with others.

Juried Shows

Salon Frederique at The Artists’ Gallery, Frederick, MD, 2010
5th Annual Frederick in Annapolis Show, State Capitol Building, Annapolis, MD, 2011
6th Annual Frederick in Annapolis Show, State Capitol Building, Annapolis, MD, 2012
Art at the Mill (Burwell-Morgan Mill), Millwood, VA 2011
Frederick Memorial Hospital – Crestwood Center Gallery, Frederick, MD, 2011, 2012
Towson Art Collective Gallery, Towson, MD 2012
Art Square, 11th Annual Something Hot Regional Show, Leesburg, VA 2012

Group Shows

Carroll County Artists’ Guild Members’ Exhibit, Carroll Community College Great Hall, Westminster, MD, 2009, 2012
DVAEC Members’ Show, Frederick, MD, 2010, 2011, 2012
Frederick County Art Association Members’ Exhibit, Frederick, MD, 2010, 2011, 2012
Frederick County Art Association @ The Griffin Center, Frederick, MD 2012
International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head, NC, 2010
Grace Lutheran Church Holiday Members’ Exhibit, Westminster, MD 2010
Grace Lutheran Church Gallery 2011, 2012
Artomatic @ Frederick, MD 2011
Carroll County Artists Guild Exhibits @ Circuit Courthouse, Westminster, MD 2011, 2012
Carroll County Artists Guild Exhibits @ Carroll Life Gallery, Westminster, MD 2011, 2012
Carroll County Artists Guild Exhibits @ Carroll Senior Center,  Westminster, MD 2011, 2012
10th Annual Carroll County Arts Council Member Show, Westminster, MD 2012
Hampstead Art House, Sassafras Gallery – “Hues of Spring,” Hampstead, MD 2012

Small Group and Solo Shows

Abstract X 4, a four-person show at the Blanche Ames Gallery, Frederick, MD, 2011
Birdies Café Exhibit – Solo Show, Westminster, MD 2012
Six Pack Abs:  Flexing Abstraction, a six-person show at the Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, MD, 2012
Two-person show at Carroll County Community College, Miller Center, Westminster, MD 2012

Awards

9th Annual Carroll County Arts Council Member Show: Artistic Excellence Ribbon, Westminster, MD 2011

Donations

Grace Lutheran Church, Westminster, MD 2011

Other

Curator for Grace Lutheran Church Gallery, Westminster, MD 2011, 2012

Rev Nov 2012

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October 26, 2012

Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster, local artist and cat lover, has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas” which was released October 1, 2012.

It is authored by James Huckleberry, who has worked with Seabolt on two other books. The book is available locally at Off Track Art and Cat Tracks Studio. Contact Seabolt at cattracksstudio@aol.com for more information.








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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

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Off Track Art: Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster has just illustrate...

Off Track Art: Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster has just illustrate...: Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas” October 26, 2012 Carolyn S...


“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

Monday, November 26, 2012

Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history

Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history
Baltimore Sun Carroll Explore Carroll Eagle Archive: Big Baker Chapel hangs as an ornament of Westminster history By Kevin E. Dayhoff, November 24, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1125-20121124,0,5911926.story

Recently the General Federation of Women's Clubs' Woman's Club of Westminster unveiled Big Baker Chapel as its ninth holiday ornament for the Christmas season.

The ornament sale is a fundraiser for the club, which for the last 101 years has provided community service and support. According to the club, "The sales from these ornaments enable our Club to help serve the needs in our community including the arts, conservation, education, home life, international outreach and public issues."

In past years, the Woman's Club has paid tribute to McDaniel College's (Little) Baker Chapel and Ward Memorial Arch, Westminster City Hall and the Carroll County Courthouse.

Other buildings recognized by the club include the Westminster Armory, the bell and clock tower that sits atop the old Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1 fire hall, the Old Stone Building on Liberty Street and the Shellman house on the campus of the Historical Society of Carroll County… Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1125-20121124,0,5911926.story

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster

Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster



Eagle Archive: Recalling when a Bull Moose 'Teddy' charged through Westminster

In this 1912 photo by Philip Myers, former President Teddy Roosevelt delivers a campaign speech from the front of the American Sentinel newspaper office in Westminster. (Historical photo by Philip Myers / November 17, 2012)

By Kevin E. Dayhoff November 17, 2012

Presidential election politics are over for 2012 (well, sort of), but we can still recall local history related to our nation's chief executives. For instance, the Nov. 15, 1964, edition of the Baltimore Sun's Sunday Magazine carried a story by Philip Myers with the headline, "I Remember … Theodore Roosevelt in Westminster."

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In 1912, Myers was a freshman at then-Western Maryland College — now McDaniel — and one of his hobbies was photography…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/neighborhoods/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archive-1118-20121114,0,4694880.story
“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

Angel tree unveiling launches Westminster's Shop With A Cop drive

Angel tree unveiling launches Westminster's Shop With A Cop drive


“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

Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus

Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus


Remembering the most wonderful time of year for 'Stanta' Claus By Kevin Dayhoff, November 20, 2012 Planning for Christmas in Westminster is almost as much a cherished tradition as the holiday itself… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-remembering-stan-1118-20121119,0,4483663.story

But for many, Christmas 2012 will not quite be the same without Stan Ruchlewicz, the City of Westminster's administrator of economic development and Main Street manager, who died of a heart attack on June 5 at age 56.

During the holiday season, Ruchlewicz was a perennial fixture at the Locust Lane Santa House, serving as "Stanta" Claus to the delight of children and parents alike.

But he was also a driving force behind many of the events that make up the annual Miracle on Main Street activities in Westminster: the parade, the tree lighting and other special events that bring people, businesses and organizations together… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-remembering-stan-1118-20121119,0,4483663.story


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Carroll County Times: Westminster holiday events


And for more news and information on Westminster holiday events go to:


November 10, 2012

Small Business Saturday Shopping Extravaganza

What it is: Small Business Saturday takes place one day after Black Friday. It gives shoppers an opportunity to visit Main Street businesses for potential holiday gifts.

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at businesses throughout downtown Westminster
Miracle on Main Street parade

What it is: The annual holiday electric light parade features floats from area businesses and nonprofits traveling along Pennsylvania Avenue and Main Street.


When: "Miracle on Main Street" airs at 3 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 Youth activities to follow from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Westminster Family Fitness Center.

Carroll County Arts Council Festival of Wreaths

What: The annual fundraiser will feature wreaths decorated by dozens of area businesses and artists. Each wreath goes to the highest bidder in a weeklong silent auction

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Nov. 24-Dec. 1 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster

Starlight Shopping

What: Main Street businesses stay open late for a chance to shop for gifts.

When: 5-10 p.m. Dec. 7 at various area downtown Westminster businesses



“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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Area artists paint the town during book signing

Area artists paint the town during book signing


Area artists set up easels and painted in the cold morning air Saturday as throngs of best-selling author Nora Roberts’ fans lined up for a noon book signing.

Promotions bill Roberts’ “Inn BoonsBoro” trilogy as being “inspired by the inn (she) owns and the town she loves.” The inn referenced is the boutique-style bed-and-breakfast hotel of the same name as the trilogy on the square in Boonsboro. Roberts updated the property in 2008 with a $3 million renovation. ... http://www.herald-mail.com/news/hm-area-artists-paint-the-town-during-book-signing-20121103%2C0%2C2685631.story

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas”





October 26, 2012

Carolyn Seabolt of Westminster, local artist and cat lover, has just illustrated a new book titled “Blackie’s First Christmas” which was released October 1, 2012.

It is authored by James Huckleberry, who has worked with Seabolt on two other books. The book is available locally at Off Track Art and Cat Tracks Studio. Contact Seabolt at cattracksstudio@aol.com for more information.







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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


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art


Please join us at Off Track Art on November 2, 2012 at 5:30 in the evening for a reception for our next guest artist, Stanley F. Gilmore, Jr.

Mr. Gilmore specializes in pen and ink drawings of various buildings and structures found in and around Carroll County. He enjoys this medium as it suits the character and structure of many historic buildings.

The drawings are all limited and numbered edition prints with each subject not just rendered in ink, but many are hand colored with watercolors as well. A few different subjects other than Carroll County scenes will be on exhibit and for sale as well.

In addition, Mr. Gilmore has also illustrated two children’s books for Old Line Publishing, found at Old Line Publishing.com, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.com.

One book is “The Little Match Girl,” by Hans Christian Anderson, and the other is “The Birth of Christ,” as found in the gospel of Luke. These two books will be available for purchase and signing at the opening of his art show on November 2, 2012.

Mr. Gilmore is now a retired art teacher who taught elementary, middle school, and high school art for 38 years in various schools in the county.

He is presently teaching art at the Carroll Lutheran School K - 8, one day a week, and varied drawing classes in the evenings at the Carroll Community College in their Continuing Education Program.

He is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Art Education, 1970, and Towson University with a MS degree in Instructional Technology, 2000.

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective 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 downtown Westminster, Maryland.

For almost 4-years, the ten partners in the coop have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The coop partners include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Amanda Beck Mauck, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, and Gordon Wickes.

After discussions and organizational meetings in December 2008, Off Track opened its doors in January 2009 and had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

Off Track Art’s hours are: Wednesday through Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Our opening reception for Mr. Gilmore is scheduled for November 2, 2012, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information go to: www.offtrackart.com


Pen and ink artist Stan Gilmore to exhibit at Off Track Art

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Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/ “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

“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

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Tentacle: New history book on Maryland Politics by John Willis and Herb Smith discussed at McDaniel College


State’s Political History Has A New Review
Kevin E. Dayhoff October 3, 2012

“Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance,” written by Drs. John T. Willis and Herbert C. Smith, is an in-depth look at Maryland’s political identity.

Steeped in history and tradition, the dark wood paneling of McDaniel Hall on the campus of McDaniel College was the perfect setting for a recent book talk on the arcane, distinctive, and uniquely byzantine political history of the State of Maryland.. 

The University of Nebraska noted that the reference book is “certain to set the standard for understanding the politics of Maryland for years to come…”

“There are fifteen chapters and well over 300 pages of text. Considering we submitted an 800-page manuscript, one has to marvel at the editorial acumen out there”… Dr. Smith said at the University of Nebraska.... http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5375


“It’s truly a labor of love,” Dr. Smith says, “explaining that he and Dr. Willis have gone through a number of updates trying to capture a political system that is essentially a moving target,” according to an article on the McDaniel College website.

The long-awaited 432-page book, written by two longstanding friends of mine, was released on January 1, 2012, and is part of the Politics and Governments of the American States Series by the University of Nebraska Press.

Dr. Willis is the director of the government and public policy program at the University of Baltimore. He has served as Maryland’s secretary of state from 1995 to 2003 and is the author of “Presidential Elections in Maryland.”

Dr. Smith, the director of government relations at the college, has been a professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel College since 1973.

“Maryland, in all candor, is neglected, overlooked… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5375

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Related – see also: http://marylandreporter.com/2012/01/06/video-authors-smith-and-willis-discuss-new-book-on-maryland-politics/ January 06, 2012 Herb Smith and John Willis discuss their new book “Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance” with Maryland Reporter editor Len Lazarick.

For more information on the book go to the University of Nebraska website here: http://tinyurl.com/7n92yuw


Click here to read an excerpt from Maryland Politics and Government:  Democratic Dominance.

Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance John T. Willis, Herbert C. Smith

January 1, 2012

Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/.../excerpts/.../9780803237902_excerpt.... File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View Copyrighted Material. Buy the book. Maryland Politics and Government. Democratic Dominance. Herbert C. Smith and John T. Willis contents. List of Tables, vii ... http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/supplements/excerpts/Fall%2011/9780803237902_excerpt.pdf

Sets the standard for understanding the politics of Maryland for years to come

Then, an in-depth look at Maryland’s political identity, with longtime political analyst Herb Smith and party official John Willis, authors of “Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance.” Herb Smith is a professor of political science and international studies at McDaniel College. John Willis is director of the government and public policy program at the University of Baltimore. He has served as a Democratic party official and was Maryland’s secretary of state from 1995 to 2003.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents:

The Maryland identity
A Maryland political history
Contemporary political patterns
Maryland public opinion
Political parties, interest groups, and corruption
The Maryland Constitution
The Maryland General Assembly
The Maryland governor and the executive branch
The Maryland judiciary
The politics of taxation and spending
"Pleasant living" policies and politics
Maryland in the federal system
Local governments in Maryland
Maryland's future
Further reference for Maryland study.

Tucked between the larger commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia and overshadowed by the political maneuverings of its neighbor, Washington, D.C., Maryland has often been overlooked and neglected in studies of state governmental systems.

With the publication of Maryland Politics and Government, the challenging demographic diversity, geographic variety, and dynamic Democratic pragmatism of Maryland finally get their due.

Two longtime political analysts, Herbert C. Smith and John T. Willis, conduct a sustained inquiry into topics including the Maryland identity, political history, and interest groups; the three branches of state government; and policy areas such as taxation, spending, transportation, and the environment.

Smith and Willis also establish a “Two Marylands” model that explains the dominance of the Maryland Democratic Party, established in the post–Civil War era, that persists to this day even in a time of political polarization. Unique in its scope, detail, and coverage, Maryland Politics and Government sets the standard for understanding the politics of the Free State (or, alternately, the Old Line State) for years to come.

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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