Rep. Harris Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

From Congressman Andy Harris: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions. The competition recognizes talented high school artists around the country. Winners from each congressional district will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. All high school students in Maryland’s First […]

2nd Annual Young Artists’ Showcase at Liriodendron

From The Liriodendron Foundation, Inc.: A Very Special Art Show: A Celebration of Children Drawings, paintings, and multi-media works created by Harford County Public School students will fill the Liriodendron Gallery in the upcoming Young Artists’ Showcase, a community art show that provides students with a venue to display their work outside of classrooms and […]

Dagger Movie Night: “Kong: Skull Island” — Bananas in the Best Possible Way

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As “Kong: Skull Island” enters its final act, there’s a memorable exchange between anti-war photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and aggressively gung-ho Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), one that more or less crystalizes the film’s intent as both a semi-remake and a standalone adventure. “The world is bigger than us,” Weaver intones melodramatically, […]

Harford County Cultural Arts Board Seeks Applications for Artists in Education Grants

From the Harford County Cultural Arts Board: Harford County Cultural Arts Board, which preserves, enhances and promotes the culture of Harford County, is accepting applications for Artists in Education Grants. The Artist in Education funding is part of a Community Arts Development Grant received from the Maryland State Arts Council. Schools and nonprofit, community-based settings […]

Dagger Movie Night: “Before I Fall” — Shameless “Groundhog Day” Rip-Off Feels Like Déjà Vu

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One could make the very compelling argument that “Before I Fall” is an example of audience participation filmmaking. Shallow and popular high school student Samantha (Zoey Deutch) spends the entire runtime reliving the day of the car accident that killed her; the audience spends the entire runtime reliving the movie “Groundhog Day.” This shameless remake/rip-off […]