HCAC to Participate in National Arts and Humanities Month This October

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HCAC to Participate in National Arts and Humanities Month This October
The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is joining Americans for the Arts and arts agencies across the nation in encouraging people to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) by supporting the arts in their local communities during the month of October.
 
HCAC will honor NAHM by hosting a special reception on October 26th for Art Maryland 2012, a biennial juried exhibit featuring regional artists. The reception will take place from 6–8pm at the Howard County Center for the Arts and will include remarks by exhibit juror Philippa Hughes, founder and Chief Creative Contrarian for the Pink Line Project.
 
Other Howard County arts events taking place in October include:
 
 
October 5–28  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents Richard III. Thu–Sat 8pm; Sun 6pm. $15–$36.                               
                        Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Ellicott City. 410-313-8661.
                        www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com       
 
October 6        Columbia Orchestra presents Beethoven and Bernstein. 7:30pm. $10–$25
                        Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia. 410-465-8777www.columbiaorchestra.org
 
October 6–7    Howard County Ballet presents Masquerade Ball. Sat 2pm; Sun 2pm & 3:30pm. $8–$12
                        Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City. 410-465-9414www.howardcountyballet.org
 
October 27      Columbia Pro Cantare presents Carmina Burana. 8pm. $20–$25
                        Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia. 410-799-9321www.procantare.org
 
Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month is designed to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which Americans for the Arts, along with the National Endowment for the Arts, began in 1985. More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.

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