FCC Faculty to Host “An Art-Full Evening”
Frederick Community College art and drama faculty will combine talents to present “An Art-Full Evening” Saturday, November 3, 2012. The evening will begin with the opening reception for the FCC Art Faculty Exhibition at 5 p.m. in the Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery in F Building. During the reception, there will be live jazz music, performed by the David Conrad Trio. Following the reception, FCC’s drama department will contribute their part to “An Art-Full Evening” at 8 p.m with, a Frederick Community College Student Production, written by David Lindsey-Abaire. Wonder of the World, opens Thursday, November 1, and will continue 2 and 3, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
The Art exhibit is free to the public, and the theater production, Wonder of the World is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors for general seating. The art exhibit will be displayed through November 29.
Twenty-two faculty artists showing photography, watercolor, acrylics, oil on canvas, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and video in the exhibit will include Gary Kelly, David Bottini, Joe Campbell, Jason Santelli, Margaret Hluch, Richard Schellenberg, Lisa Sheirer, Dave Moreland, Marc Weinberg, Cynthia Baush, Ryan Browning, Laura Kline, Mary Scire, Robert Rock, Bill Roseberry, Mark Burrier, Lisa Kovatch, Mark Dean, Bob Sibbison, Shane Sellers, Brady Wilks and Wendell Poindexter.
Art Center Director Wendell Poindexter said, “We have an amazing array of talent among our full-time and adjunct faculty artists. It’s exciting to be able to exhibit some of their work, as both a teaching tool for our students and as an opportunity for the community to enjoy some fantastic art. Combining the opening with the drama faculty’s production will make for an exceptional evening of entertainment, and you can’t beat the price!”
Students in FCC’s drama department will also present “Wonder of the World,” an award-winning comedy written by David Lindsey-Abaire. The production tells the story of a young wife who dumps her husband and heads to Niagara Falls to search for adventure and romance. Audiences should be aware that the production includes mature themes and language.
"We've been doing scenes from the insanely funny play in class for the past couple of years and the students, basically, begged me to produce it,” said faculty member Tad Janes. “We have a really strong cast of student actors taking on an hilarious script by a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright."
For more information about the faculty art exhibit, contact Wendell Poindexter, art center director, at 301.846.2513 or email@example.com. For information about the drama production, Wonder of the World, contact Tad Janes, drama program manager, at 301.846.2515, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art gallery offers a new exhibit each month. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with most openings occurring the first Saturday of the month from 5-7 p.m. All exhibits and opening receptions are free and open to the public.