HANCOCK ARTS COUNCIL

Chairman: Sinclair Hamilton

Vice-Chair: Suzanne Edwards

Steering Committee: Dan and Debbie Murphy; Michael and Carolyn Kligerman; Phil Edwards: Susan Lothers; Charlie and Emily Hollins;

Dave and Vickie Hott; Ann Knox; Karen Randlev; Tracy Wolford; Ralph Salvagno; and Marian Golden

The steering committee meets monthly and our next big project is the creation of a performing arts center in the Hancock Community

Center which will be used for concerts, dances, plays and other activities.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of Hancock and the surrounding area with art in its many forms. We

want to involve the community, old and young, as viewers and as participants. We want to exhibit and cultivate the talents of local

artists as well as bringing in artists from other areas. The arts council also believes very strongly in education and we hope to offer

workshops and classes in the performing arts, crafts and fine arts for students, teachers and the general public. Our aim is to provide

affordable opportunities for all.

History: The Hancock Arts Council has been active since November 2001. We sponsor many events such as the Winter Festival

& Snow Sculpture Contest. We have had art shows in the Washington County Public Library and sponsored concerts and dances.

We brought the Trinity Chamber Orchestra from Washington DC to perform four times at the Hancock Middle Senior High School.

We co-sponsor the Hancock "Our Town" photo contest and have awarded an art camp scholarship for the Bauen Camp in Wyoming

to a local junior high school student.

Why The Arts are Important: Culturally the arts are important because these are the ways we express our creativity, values, beliefs

and ideals. Culture is a kind of glue that can hold a community together. The arts are a way of preserving and appreciating what is

important and meaningful to us as a society. The arts are a vital part of a mix of actions that will help to bring about the rejuvenation

of downtown Hancock. The Maryland State ARts Council has stated "The arts play an important role in the quality of life Maryland

offers its citizens. This is as true for citizens living in small towns and rural areas as it is for those who live in our major metropolitan

areas. Since the arts make our cities and communities better places to live and work, they are often an important factor used by

businesses in their decision to locate in Maryland".

 

The HANCOCK ARTS COUNCIL 

HANCOCK TOWN HALL 

        And COMMUNITY CENTER

126 WEST HIGH ST 

 HANCOCK, MARYLAND 21750

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hancock Arts Council, Hancock, MD The Hancock Arts Council announced today that TAKE TWO VARIETY BAND will be performing for the Barge Bash Ball on the evening of June 23, 2012, from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Hancock Performing Arts Center, 126 West High Street, Hancock, Maryland. As husband and wife, Russ and Donna Miller have been performing for five years as a duo. Their upbeat music and enthusiasm have been entertaining audiences everywhere they travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. They have been featured in the national online TRUCK CAMPER MAGAZINE and on the Lance Camper Company's website as well as in the Lance Truck Camper 2012 brochure. Take Two's music appeals to a wide range of audiences. Song selections span from the Big Band era to 50's and 60's rock and roll, from Dixieland jazz to blues and swing, and from country to polkas, waltzes, and even a tango. Their danceable mix also includes some tunes by Eric Clapton, The Eagles, and some originals. The songs are performed on instruments appropriate to the style and era of music. In fact, the hallmark of Take Two is versatility. Audiences enjoy guessing what instrument Russ is going to pick up next. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he plays trumpet, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flugelhorn, trombone, guitar, keyboard, and blues harps. Donna is the drummer and plays keyboard as well. Not only does the instrumentation add "color" to their music but also interest. Audiences are captivated by Take Two's joy and love of music. So, be sure to mark your calendar for the Barge Bash Ball. Admission is by donation to benefit the Hancock Arts Council. For more information, contact Sinclair Hamilton at sinclairhamilton@verizon.net.

 

 

The goal of the Hancock Arts Council is to promote creative endeavors in the area of music, art, and cultural events.