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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sky News: Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' Lyric

Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' Lyric: "She has sold millions of albums and her latest songs are being sung by fans around the world, but now Taylor Swift has taken action to ban the unauthorised use of her lyrics.

The Shake It Off singer has trademarked phrases such as "This sick beat" and "Cause we never go out of style" to make sure they do not appear on merchandise.

It has been a busy week for the star after her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked on Tuesday.

According to the legal database Justia, the filing prevents the use of phrases from her album 1989 on everything from umbrellas to removable tattoos.

Other lyrics listed include "Party like it's 1989" and "Nice to meet you. Where you been?""

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Success comes from hanging on when others let go. Never Give Up!

Success comes from hanging on when others let go. Never Give Up!
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See Dick Hull's latest photography at the Carroll Camera Club’s annual exhibition, Lens Flair” at the Carroll Arts Center.

January 29, 2015 KED

On Friday, February 9, 2007, Dick Hull retired from Carroll Land Services. The creative genius that made Carroll Land Services so successful can still be seen through the lens of his camera.

Find his latest work at the Carroll Arts Center in an exhibit with the Carroll Camera Club’s annual exhibition, Lens Flair.”,0,2829628.story

According to Carroll County Times writer Jacob deNobel, the exhibition started on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and is “running until Feb. 28. The exhibition features photography from the group's 38 members and families, with subjects including nature photography, still-lifes, abstract images and landscapes


Mr. deNobel quotes Mr. Hull to remark, “Richard Hull, a nature photographer from Manchester who will be exhibiting in the show, said he began taking pictures in the mid-'80s when he became involved with underwater photography. When he bought his first digital camera in 2005, he had trouble with the new technology, though soon embraced the tech wholeheartedly.

“‘I’m not a computer guy, so to learn computers and the programs was pretty tough," Hull said. "In my opinion, it really is superior a lot of the time, even though there are people who would hate to hear me say it.’”


Where: Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster

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Carrie Knauer's Muddling Through Midlife: Writing

Be sure to check out Carrie Knauer's latest piece on her website "Muddling Through Midlife:"

Muddling Through Midlife: Writing:

"Wow, I was really excited to see how many people read my last blog. I got 70 hits in the first day, which is more than any of the previous 9 posts I wrote three to four years ago. Thanks for taking an interest! "

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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. 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fortunately, every day comes with an evening #partylikeajournalist @kevindayhoff

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ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule

ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule

ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
·         March 28-29 Sculpture on the Human Form Workshop for students and beginning artists
·         April 30--Artworks entry deadline
·         June 21 ManneqART Madness--Public introduction of the 2015 artworks
·         September 12-26  Public Display of Artworks
·         September 27 Gala and Stage Show 

ManneqART is a 501c3 nonprofit arts and education organization and competition based in Howard County, focused on bringing the Wearable Arts to the public.  

Now in its third year, it’s mission is to inspire creativity and reward excellence in the field of wearable art.  ManneqART reaches out to beginning and accomplished artists of all ages and skill levels and invites them to think outside their comfort zones to create artworks unlike anything our community has seen in the past.   A gallery of more than 150 artworks created by ManneqART contestants from 30+ states can be seen at: 

Since ManneqART was founded in 2013,  it has become an exciting Howard County arts event and a part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts.  Nearly 200 artworks have been presented to the community,  including over 100 shown at 16 Howard County locations for two weeks in September, 2014.   

Last year's entries included artworks from 19 states made of all kinds of materials, from metals and paper, to spray foam and melted plastic bags.   Artist awards totaling $10,000 were presented to artists in several categories.

For 2015,  ManneqART has entered into a Partnership Agreement with the Howard County Public Schools System to train students to create 3-dimension, wearable art.  Studies suggest that arts training might be related to improvements in math or reading skills.   

A March 28-29 Workshop will feature accomplished wearable artists teaching students and others  how to work with materials,  structure and colors to create artworks for the 2015 Competition. 

ManneqART is unique and growing non-profit but we can't provide these artworks to the Howard County community with the communities support.  We are seeking contributions for the 2015 competition.   and would be grateful for support in many different forms, including artist sponsorships, events support, in-kind contributions, cash donations,  fundraising outreach, volunteers and more.  
For more information about entering or supporting the 2015 competition,  go to the ManneqART website at, email or call 301.725.5555



Lee Andersen, a Kiwi from the North Island of New Zealand, founded ManneqArt in 2013, as an innovative nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization created to promote the arts and the artists.  ManneqART is patterned after New Zealand's 25 year old World of Wearable Art which attracts artists from all over the world and welcomes 50,000 plus visitors each year to Wellington, NZ.   An artist and highly successful "art to wear" fashions designer by trade,  Andersen is also well known for her unique knitted fashions worn by both public and private clients, such as Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad.   Some of Andersen's cutting edge designs are on display at the Te Papa Museum in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.   Today, she manufactures the Lee Andersen Collection at her 16,000 square foot factory in Howard County.   Her label is currently found in 800 boutiques in the US and Canada. 

More than 100 entries in the 2014 Competition were displayed free to the public for two weeks in September at 16 locations around Howard County.   Hundreds of people visited the displays.   The  June 2014 Hair and Makeup Competition attracted 1000+ visitors to Historic Savage Mill to see all the extreme hair and makeup designs professionally photographed on models wearing the unique 2014 artworks.     

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spare the duct tape, and spoil the job

As Karen, Harold, Lindsey and Shannon Scott taught us well, “Spare the duct tape, and spoil the job.”

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Bowling with Bob

A Veggie Tales card I found in a box of papers from around 1999. Brings back memories. Whatever became of Veggie Tales anyway?

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Monday, January 19, 2015

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Monday January 19, 2015  
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10 am - 5 pm on Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat
10 am - 7 pm on Thurs
We are also open on many Friday and Saturday evenings for shows. During these events the galleries and box office are open to the public.

Celebrate a Day of Service TODAY at the Carroll Arts Center! 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Program
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Lee Daniels' The Butler  
Monday, January 19, 1 pm
(2013; PG-13; 132 mins)
The Carroll County Arts Council has a tradition of presenting thought-provoking programs in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, we present Lee Daniels' The Butler, which tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family.   

Our special guest will be KIND snacks who will be giving out free samples
which is #kindawesome! 

$6 Adults / $5 CCAC Members, 18 & Under, Seniors 60+

As this is a day of service, CCAC is offering FREE admission to anyone who has volunteered for a non-profit organization during the past year.
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Sponsored by Carroll Community College 

Children's Chorus of Carroll County
Disney's Teen Beach Movie 
Saturday, January 24, 1 pm

Come sing a long with the Children's Chorus of Carroll County to this fun family flick! This event is a fundraiser for the Children's Chorus of Carroll County.

Catch a perfect wave of fun in the sun, splashed with excitement, surprises and budding romance. Cowabunga! A rogue wave magically transports the teens inside the classic '60s beach party flick "Wet Side Story," where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. Overflowing with hilarious comedy and high-energy musical numbers, TEEN BEACH MOVIE makes it an endless summer all year long!

Entry donation to the Children's Chorus of Carroll County - $17 Adults / $15 Ages 2-12 / Under 2 Free / $55 Family of 4   
Free Interactive Goodie Bag!

This event is being hosted by a rental organization and is not presented by the Carroll County Arts Council.

Artword Bound Book Club
Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X" 
Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Beginning in January, the new Artword Bound Book Club will meet to discuss a different art-themed book on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Carroll Arts Center. The first meeting is January 27  and we will be discussing "Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X" by Deborah Davis. Facilitated by JoAnna Crone, CCAC's Communications Coordinator.

Participants procure their own books. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to JoAnna Crone at 410/848-7272 or click here to e-mail  

Common Ground on the Hill
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen      
NEW DATE! Saturday, January 31, 8 pm

FS&DK's newest release on Compass Records, COLD SPELL was recently nominated for a Grammy - BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM!

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he's built a reputation as a monster mandolinist - and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they earned a three-peat 2012, 2013 and 2014 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. These individually brilliant musicians have combined their vocal and songwriting skills to make their new album, Cold Spell, into the perfect progressive album filled with instrumental virtuosity. 

$25 adults / $22 Seniors >65, Children <19 amp="" mcdaniel="" strong="" students="">
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This event is being hosted by a rental organization and is not presented by the Carroll County Arts Council.   

ArtsPower National Touring Theatre presents
The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle 
Saturday, January 31, 1 pm

Little Blue Engine dreams of someday leaving the train yard to pull the big cars on the main line track. But can she convince Big Silver that she is worthy of being a main line engine? ArtsPower's dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper's timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. 
The first 24 households purchasing tickets will receive a free copy of "The Little Engine That Could" thanks to the generosity of Penguin Random House. (Limit one per household.) After the show, characters will be signing the books and taking photos in the lobby. Children are also welcome to bring their own copies of the book to have them signed. 

$8 Adults / $6 CCAC Members, 18 & Under, Seniors 60+ 
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Maryland Arts Day

Maryland Arts Day in Annapolis  
Tuesday, February 10  

This annual day of advocacy is how we encourage our State lawmakers to support and fund the arts throughout Maryland.  This inspiring and important day is organized by Maryland Citizens for the Arts.   If you enjoy the arts, or if you represent one of our County's many non-profit arts organizations, please consider attending. The CCAC will be organizing car pools from several departure points throughout the County.  Early bird registration discounts available until January 30, 2015!

Workshops for Teens

Theatre Techniques   
Saturdays, 1-3 pm  
Single Class- $15 CCAC Members, $20 Non-members
Workshop Series- $60 CCAC Members, $70 Non-members 

This well-rounded collection of workshops will develop techniques for actors hoping to hone their skills and be prepared for their next big role! Instructors are local theatre professionals who are highly experienced in their fields.    

Call to Artists!
12 x 12 Footworks - Celebrating 12 Years at 91 W. Main St.  
Exhibition Dates: April 16 - June 5, 2015 
Return Entry Form by: March 31, 2015 
To celebrate 12 years in our current location, we are hosting an exhibit of works of art that measure 12"x12" (including frame).  All original art forms (painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media, etc.) will be accepted.

Click here to download the registration form with more information

In the Director's Hall Gallery

Puros: Vistas of Cuba
On view through
February 28, 2015

In the Director's Hall Gallery,
"Puros: Vistas of Cuba" will feature works of art created by five local photographers taken during their May 2014 Cuban adventure sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. The artists exhibiting are Stella Fouts (Millers, MD), Sharon Hafner Yingling, Don Hobart, Becki Maurio, and Mike McMullin (all from Westminster, MD). This exhibit has been extended and will be on view through February 28, 2015.   

In the Tevis Gallery
On View through February 28, 2015
Terry Whye "Hinalea Lauwili" 
Patrick Timothy Caughy "Raku Vessel with Branches"

Sculptural works by five regional artists that take visitors into a lean, tall forest of art casting elongated shadows on the Tevis gallery walls and reaching into the imagination. 
Mary Bowron - Boyds, MD
Patrick Timothy Caughy - Catonsville, MD
Patrick McGuire - Jarrettsville, MD
Virginia Sperry - Eldersburg, MD
Terry Whye - Finksburg, MD

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The Carroll County Arts Council is now a registered charity on "AmazonSmile." Now when you shop on AmazonSmile (INSTEAD of, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the CCAC. This benefits the Arts Council at no extra cost to you!

Click HERE and sign in with your regular Amazon account. Then bookmark the page to ensure that each time you shop your purchases benefit the Arts Council. Every little bit helps. Thank you!

(You may notice that our charity name is listed as "Carroll County Arts Council Mrs Slater." Mrs. Slater was the Director of the Arts Council when the 501c3 was formed and according to the IRS that is our "official" name. We have been unable to get it changed.) 

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