The public is invited to enjoy the music of Caleb Stine and The Honey Dewdrops at Our Town Theatre's fund raising concert on Saturday, July 26. Caleb will return to the OTT stage with the husband and wife duo Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman of The Honey Dewdrops.
OTT is honored to have Caleb perform on its stage for the third time. The Baltimore Sun has called Caleb Stine the “lynch pin of the Baltimore folk scene.” To date, Stine has released six albums of original songs, played throughout the United States, and scored soundtracks. He directed the music and performed in the Off-Broadway play Woody Guthrie Dreams in 2011. He organizes the annual Round the Mountain Concert in Baltimore to showcase regional rockin’ folk groups. His sixth album "Maybe God Is Lonely Too" was released on April 12, 2014.
The Honey Dewdrops’ first two albums were both #1 on the Folk Radio chart. Their new CD, "The Honey Dewdrops Live from Folk Alley", features live performances at the Fayetteville Roots Festival 2013. They won first place for the 2008 talent show on NPRs "A Prairie Home Companion", met Caleb on the road, and they’ve toured together many times since.
Reservations for adults are $12 through July 25 and $17 on the day of the concert, July 26. Reservations for children under 16 are $5. All reservations will be paid at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Our Town Theatre is located at 121 Center Street in Oakland, Maryland 21550, across from Ruth Enlow Library.
When OTT doors open at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, the audience will be able to purchase CDs and beverages. For those with proper identification, beer and wine can be sold, limited to a maximum of two selections of beer or wine. Soft drinks and water will also be sold. Light refreshments of sweet and savory goodies will be offered.
Call OTT at 301-334-5640 to make a reservation.
Artists of Garrett County, in conjunction with the Garrett County Arts Council, invite the public to visit their working studios on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27. Studios will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. The tour will encompass a broad section of the county and includes more than 25 artists at 10 separate locations. Artists will provide demonstrations and artwork for sale, as well as the opportunity to talk with them about their artistic process and the business of art in the region.
An array of work will be featured. Bear Creek Studios, home of woodworker Jeff Lyon and potter Joan Lyon will host Michelle Arrington of Evening Song Photography and Connie Pardini of Wirestorm Creations jewelry. Deep Creek Pottery (formerly Laurel Ridge Pottery) will feature the work of Ron and Lorie Skidmore as well as 4Wheels Photography by Marcia Warnick. Four Storm Artists Gallery on Swallow Falls Road showcases the work of over 20 artists including the owners, members of the Blizzard family. A special guest artist from Germany will be at this location as well. Peter Schweifer is a glass blower and will be demonstrating his craftwork. Nearby, acrylic painter Sharon Elsey will open her home studio to showcase her work that includes landscapes and whitewater sports scenes.
In addition to the owners Alan and Sue Arnson, at the Loft Shop near Bittinger tour participants will find jewelry by Frostburg artist Mary Kammauff, the photography of Jon Philipson, whimsical furniture of Meg Romero and artful pottery by Josh Brown. Also in the Bittinger area, handmade paper artist Annie Simcoe will be joined by painter Josh Gambetta at her ABPH Studio along Rock Lodge Road.
Snowbird Creations Glass Studio, home to glass artist Julie Turrentine, hosts potter
D. Ann Schneider and Debra Robinette, known for her rustic bird and bat houses. On Ezra Savage Road, just off Turkey Neck Road, Mary Lou Bauer's studio features brilliant color abstracts on Yupo paper, a synthetic, archival paper that produces intense colors and patterns. Bauer paints transparent watercolors of Deep Creek Lake in all seasons. Just around the corner is Appalachian Studio, home of watercolor artist Robert Yonke. His subjects include music, the mountains, and local wildlife and landscapes. His paintings on both paper and canvas will be available.
In the Oakland area, two studios are taking part in the tour. Eye for Art Gallery & Studio owned and operated by photographer Angie Sincell and the J.F. Mazur Fine Art Studio, owned by painter and art instructor Jillian Mazur. Sincell focuses on fine art photography specializing in traditional black and white techniques. Mazur's subjects include contemporary interpretations of landscapes, portraits, still-life and everyday life. She uses various mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylic, and ink.
The Artist Studio Tour is free. “This is a chance for the community and our guests to really make contact with the variety of talent we have locally. Some of the locations are not generally open to the public.” said an Arts Council spokesperson.
A brochure of the studios is available at a number of area locations including The Gallery Shop, the Visitors Center in McHenry, Ruth Enlow Libraries, and various businesses throughout the area. There will also be directional signage along the tour route to guide drivers to the sites.
For more information, contact the Garrett County Arts Council at 301-334-6580.