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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: January-April 2013

Nov 09, 2012 05:53PM ● Published by Anonymous

Showcase Artist Series: Jayme Stone
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15/$10 MCHA members

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.

Stone thrives on unexpected inspiration: Japanese poetry, Brazilian literature, instruments he found while traveling in remote Malian villages. He finds it with influences as diverse as Anouar Brahem, Bill Frisell, and Toumani Diabaté. His Juno Award-winning albums, most notably Africa to Appalachia, both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling music.

*Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 7 pm.* Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the evening.

Exhibition – January 11 – February 24
Chaney: Annual Artists-in-Residence Exhibit
Martino: At The Surface: Paintings by Annapolis artist Channing Houston

Showcase Artist Series: Aaron Weinstein
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15/$10 MCHA members

"An Evening of Jazz Violin: Live & On Film" features New York City based rising star jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein presenting a night of rare film footage of jazz violin pioneers including Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith. Weaving a mix of live performance with film narration, Weinstein brings his Berklee College of Music credentials to a night of film and music featuring his own compositions which famed historian Nat Hentoff called "the rebirth of the hot jazz violin". He's risen to the top of the NYC jazz scene by collaborating on performances and recordings with the likes of Les Paul, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross.

*Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 7 pm.* Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the evening.

Main Stage Performance: Peking Acrobats
Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets: $30/$18 MCHA members

The Peking Acrobats, a troupe of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists, and gymnasts complemented by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments will bring their 2,000-year-old tradition of acrobatics to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series: “Cafeteria Man” – Richard Chisholm
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets: $10/$7 MCHA members

“Cafeteria Man” tells the true story of rebel chef Tony Geraci and his mission to radically reform the way kids eat at our nation’s schools. It’s about overhauling a dysfunctional system. It’s about what’s possible when citizens come together and what it takes, and who it takes, to make solutions happen.

Come early for a beer or glass of wine and have the opportunity to meet the director. *Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 6:30 pm.*

Main Stage Performance: Footworks Percussive Dance – “Steps & Stripes”
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 8 pm
Tickets: $25/$20 MCHA members

”Steps & Stripes” was conceived when The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts commissioned Footworks to create a piece to commemorate The Star Spangled Banner’s 200th anniversary and perform it for the 50th annual Americans for the Arts conference in Baltimore in June of 2010. Robert L. Lynch, President of Americans for the Arts, wrote that it was a “rousing and patriotic performance” and that the audience “loved the portrayal of our American history and its many threads through dance. [It was] a deeply moving and entertaining piece that resonated with us all.”

On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series: “Abel Raises Cain” – Jenny Abel
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets: $10/$7 MCHA members

In “Abel Raises Cain”, the filmmaker provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life and extraordinary career of her father, Alan Abel, the notorious media prankster who has made a name for himself several times over with a series of elaborate hoaxes and schemes, all of which were designed to provoke, amuse and make people question everything that they see, hear or read.

Come early for a beer or glass of wine and have the opportunity to meet the director. *Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 6:30 pm.*

Showcase Artist Series: The Farewell Drifters
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15/$10 MCHA members

Rising out of Nashville’s thriving independent music scene, the Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for their 60’s era-inspired harmonies and adventurous musical energy. They have crafted a seamless blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs that openly explore the brightest and darkest corners of life with raw intensity. The Farewell Drifters’ latest album, Echo Boom, has been met with critical praise and finds them growing from young men into thinking men and establishing their considerable place in this world.

*Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 7 pm.* Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the evening.

Fundraiser: All That Art Auction
Friday, March 22, 2013 | 6 – 9 pm
Tickets: $75/person

All That Art Auction is a reception with live and silent auctions to benefit Maryland Hall's visual arts program and the participating visual artists.

Open House: ArtFest
Sunday, March 24, 2013 | noon – 3 pm
FREE

Explore all that Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts has to offer at ArtFest on Sunday, March 24 from noon – 3 pm. From performances to demonstrations; hands-on projects to gallery events, this FREE event will be an exciting afternoon full of fun and creativity for all ages.

Exhibition – April 12 – June 2
Chaney: Anima Mundi – World Soul by Claire McArdle

Showcase Artist Series: “Music in Art” – Joe Dickey
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15/$10 MCHA members

After jamming together for two decades, friends Joe Dickey and Henry and Cindy Whitesel took their music to the streets, and Crabgrass made its debut at a street festival in Annapolis in 1993. From there, the band played at gallery openings in the local area, retirement homes, and street festivals. When the washtub bass player retired in 2001, Tim Bowen joined the band. The band has been playing regularly at the famous 49 West Restaurant and Café in downtown Annapolis since 2000. They bring their special blend of harmonies and instrumentation to traditional and contemporary bluegrass, gospel, folk, and country music. On display will be a collection of woodturning pieces by Joe Dickey.

*Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 7 pm.* Wine and beer will be available for purchase during the evening.

On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series: “What We Need Is The Impossible” – Sam Green
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 7 pm
Tickets: $10/$7 MCHA members

“What We Need Is The Impossible!” gathers together an evening length program of short films by Academy Award nominee Sam Green. The eclectic mix of documentaries range from a portrait of the world’s largest shopping mall in China to an elegy for Meredith Hunter, the young man killed by Hells Angels at the notorious 1969 Altamont concert, to an exploration of the little- known universal language of Esperanto.

Come early for a beer or glass of wine and have the opportunity to meet the director. *Patrons will receive free popcorn and one complimentary glass of wine per paid ticket beginning at 6:30 pm.*

For more information or to order tickets, contact the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or visit www.marylandhall.org. Box office hours are Monday - Friday from noon – 5 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is located at 801 Chase Street, Annapolis.

 

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