Friday, November 15, 2013

Corrie John Debby Sosnowsky Kevin Dayhoff Caroline Babylon at John and Debby's Off Track Art opening


Corrie John Debby Sosnowsky Kevin Dayhoff Caroline Babylon at John and Debby's Off Track Art opening

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#KED #Westminster

“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

Exploring the Westminster Cemetery as a walking-running trail


Exploring the Westminster Cemetery as a walking-running trail

November 15, 2013 by Kevin Dayhoff

Yesterday I took a look at running at the Westminster Cemetery on North Church Street in Westminster.

In addition to the trails I discussed here on October 22, 2013, http://westminster.patch.com/groups/kevin-e-dayhoffs-blog/p/fall-is-great-for-running-trails-in-carroll-co?yPos=0; I’ve been wondering how many other walking-running trail opportunities in the Carroll County area I have overlooked.

I mean, I walked the blacktop trails at the cemetery marveling at how many times I had visited the historic cemetery and really never considered it as a walking - running trail.

I saw many other walkers and runners. I did not measure any courses. That will be my next step. Although it is in the middle of Westminster, it was amusingly - and amazingly quiet, bucolic and serene. I grabbed a cup of coffee at Birdie's, http://www.birdiescoffee.com/, and really enjoyed a moment or two to myself - in the middle of town. LOL


Meanwhile, I hope to see many of you at the Terry Burk Wakefield Valley Community Trail memorial dedication service and 5K run on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013. Find more information here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-1103-20131111,0,434181.story
View Westminster Cemetery North Church Street, Westminster, MD in a larger map

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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

Directions and more information for Off Track Art Gallery

Directions and more information for Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty St., Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157


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Nov. 15, 2013 by Kevin E. Dayhoff

“Off Track Art” is an artists’ collective & gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty St. – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of W. Main St & MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Md.

The inspiration for forming the co-op was spearheaded by local artists Susan Williamson & Pam Zappardino. Off Track had its grand opening on Feb. 13th, 2009.

For the past 4-yrs, the partners in the co-op have changed; however the artist-partners in the co-op have been dedicated to advancing the arts in Westminster as well as the careers, ideas, and artistic visions of its members.

The co-op partners currently include, Kevin Dayhoff, Gail Elwell, Linda Van Hart, Judy Goodyear, Charlotte Laslo, Joyce Schaum, Carolyn Seabolt, Robert Waddell, & Gordon Wickes.


“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

John & Debby Sosnowsky to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster on Fri., Nov 15


 
John & Debby Sosnowsky to open exhibit at Off Track Art in Westminster on Fri., Nov 15 http://tinyurl.com/k8vqdr7

By Kevin Dayhoff,


Join the artists of Off Track Art to welcome an exhibit by award-winning nationally acclaimed artists John and Deborah Sosnowsky, creators of jewelry, art and music.

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John and Debby Sosnowsky have been designing and handcrafting jewelry, art and music since 1980. Jewelry includes signature niobium and carnelian pieces. Photo courtesy of www.sozra.com

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Join the artists of Off Track Art to welcome an exhibit by award-winning nationally acclaimed artists John and Deborah Sosnowsky, creators of jewelry, art and music. “John and Debby have been making, designing and handcrafting Jewelry, Art & Music full time since 1980,” according to the website sozra.com. Photo courtesy of John and Debby Sosnowsky

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The opening for the Sosnowsky exhibition will be on November 15, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Off Track Art, 11 Liberty Street, Side Entrance Westminster, MD.

Meet artists John and Debby, who have been designing and handcrafting jewelry, art and music since 1980. Jewelry includes signature niobium and carnelian pieces, and we will enjoy their music as well. Work on view and for sale until Dec. 22, 2013. Parking, refreshments.

“John and Debby have been making, designing and handcrafting Jewelry, Art & Music full time since 1980,” according to the website sozra.com.

“They met at Towson State University in the Art department. John's concentration was in photography and Debby's was in Fabric Design and Weaving.

“Shortly after they were married, they decided to combine their talents to create a jewelry business. John's music and art is a never-ending creative endeavor. His 5th CD Multiverse Vortex will be coming out in the fall of 2013. The music is an extension of the Multiverse Vortex 2D Art series.”

“John Sosnowsky is a graduate of Towson State University and a native Marylander current residing in Frederick County. With his wife Debby he has been teaching, demonstrating and creating jewelry, Art and Music full time for over 30 years under the name Sozra Studio.

“He has been the onsite juror of the Pittsburgh Three River Arts Festival, served on the Maryland Renaissance Arts and Craft Board and the Artist Market Chair of the Frederick Festival of the Arts. John is a contemporary Artist. His work is sold through various juried shows, galleries and on the web at www.sozra.com

John Sosnowsky elaborated upon his concept of “Geometric Surrealism,” in his artist statement:

“Beauty and harmony in nature are defined by their simplicity and apparently effortless existence. Art, regardless of tradition, time, historical relevance or medium has attempted to recreate and mimic nature since the first intentional lines were drawn in the soil beneath primitive feet.

“As my experiences through travel, study, and technology would have it, the medium and creative direction my art has taken spans continents, religions, time and a multitude of resources. In an attempt to recreate the beauty and harmony I have emanating in my being, my experiences and imagination have converged with simple geometry, high technology and ancient symbolism to bring an element of timelessness and universality to the piece before you.

“These pieces are meant to evoke comfort and curiosity, calm through chaos, and the untraditional through convention. Enjoy the juxtaposition of each piece as simplicity draws you into complexity.

“All human construct evolves from basic laws of existence. In the case of visual arts, we remember basic geometry. Nothing starts without a point. Two points may connect a rigid line. Yet a series of points can give semblance to a wave or abstraction of sorts. Regardless of time, space, culture or belief these are the rules we abide by in our visual creations of ‘art.’ With this collection I hope to bring you on a positive, visual journey that spans all that is known while remaining simple.

“With a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Towson University, I have been working for over 30 years, with my wife Debby, creating and selling art at juried shows and galleries.”

Check out their website for photos of their beautiful work: http://www.sozra.com


If you go:

November 15, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Off Track Art Gallery
11 Liberty Street, Side Entrance
Westminster, MD 21157


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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

Friday, November 8, 2013

Westminster Wakefield trail a fitting site for Terry Burk runner's memorial on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013


Westminster Wakefield trail a fitting site for Terry Burk runner's memorial on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013



Westminster Wakefield trail a fitting site for Terry Burk runner's memorial on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013 [Eagle Archives]...

On Saturday, Nov. 16, members of the Westminster Road Runners Club, as well as friends and family, will honor the memory of Terry Burk on the Wakefield Valley Community Trail.

The observance will be held near the Tahoma Farm Boulder Park and historic Fenby Farm Quarry and Lime Kiln Park at 730 Tahoma Farm Road in Westminster.

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"Over the years the eight-foot wide paved Wakefield Trail, the city's first hiking and biking trail, has developed one leg at a time, inspired in part by the legacy of Burk, who ran with the Road Runners Club for many years. Today, the 2.1 mile linear park trail extends from Long Valley Road to Uniontown Road. Planning began in earnest for the trail in 1994." http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-1103-20131111,0,434181.story

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Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz, members of the Westminster Common Council and a fellow runner, Abby Gruber, Westminster's recreation and parks director, have joined with Community Foundation executive director Audrey Cimino, and other members of the runners club in planning the event…. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-1103-20131111,0,434181.story

The ceremony will coincide with the annual running of the Flying Feet Burk Memorial 5K


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730 Tahoma Farm Road: In a November 7, 2013 article I wrote for the Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-1103-20131111,0,434181.story, I reported, "Over the years the eight-foot wide paved Wakefield Trail, the city's first hiking and biking trail, has developed one leg at a time, inspired in part by the legacy of Burk, who ran with the Road Runners Club for many years. Today, the 2.1 mile linear park trail extends from Long Valley Road to Uniontown Road. Planning began in earnest for the trail in 1994."




View Wakefield Valley Community Trail in a larger map

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Related: Fall and spring are beautiful times of the year to run, especially trail running.



[…]

Okay, well anyway; as old man winter approaches, there is arguably no prettier season in Carroll County than the vibrant tree leaves of fall. This is when, for a short period of time, trees are allowed to act-out and show some additional passion with a dazzling wardrobe of color. Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-eagle-archives-20131008,0,5094609.story

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Best place to park is on Tahoma Farm Road, off of Rte. 31, New Windsor Road, west of Westminster, over by the Tahoma Farm Boulder Park, http://www.westgov.com/recreation/rec_parks_tahoma.html, near the Lime Kiln, http://www.westgov.com/recreation/rec_parks_lime.html

For the latest news on the Lime Kiln, go here for a good story by Brett Lake for the Westminster Advocate: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/advocate_of_westminster/news/westminster-no-plans-to-repair-lime-kiln/article_312ed0be-9107-11e0-a026-001cc4c03286.html

For more information on running, where to run, and upcoming running events go the Westminster Road Runners Club website, at https://sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/links

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Walking Running or riding a bicycle

“19990512 runners KED2” Kevin Dayhoff, May 12, 1999

Westminster Road Runners Club https://sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/links







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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

Tumblr: Kevin Dayhoff Banana Stems www.kevindayhoff.tumblr.com/
Smurfs: http://babylonfluckjudd.blogspot.com/
Google profile: https://profiles.google.com/kevindayhoff/

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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“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