Evening at FCC Will Feature Artwork and Performances by Faculty Members


Frederick, Md. -- Frederick Community College will showcase the talents of its faculty members during an evening of art, music, and theater on Saturday, Nov. 7. 

“We have so many skilled artists and musicians on our faculty and this evening will allow students and the community to see the level of our talent,” said Wendell Poindexter, Program Manager for the Visual Art Department and Arts Center Director. 

“Art-Full Evening 2” will kick off with an opening art reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery. Artwork from more than 25 faculty and staff members in a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, drawings, paintings, 2D and 3D art, and more will be on display.  Music will be performed by the Dave Conrad Trio. 

At 7 p.m. in the JBK Theater, music faculty members will present “Four More”, a concert featuring vocal, string, and jazz quartets.  Paula Chipman, Lynn Staininger, and Sterling Scroggins of the voice faculty will be joined by guest tenor Jonathan Goldblith to perform Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.  Piano faculty members John Wickelgren and Alice Lee will provide four-hand piano accompaniment.  String faculty members Maryory Serrano, Fred Wilcox, Adam Gonzalez, and Lynn Fleming will collaborate in Rossini’s String Sonata No. 2, and this portion of the evening will end with jazz standards featuring FCC’s outstanding jazz faculty members Howard Burns, Anita Thomas, Michael Raitzyk, and Greg Herron.  

Following the concert, Theater FCC will present its new play, directed by Tad Janes, at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theater. 

“Slut: The Play,” tells the story of 16-year-old Joey Del Marco, who is sexually assaulted by three longtime friends during a night out. Through Joey’s story and those of girls in her community, audiences witness the damaging impact of sexual shaming and the importance of being heard.

“This is an important play as it will allow audience members the space to think more deeply about how our culture treats sexual shaming and assault,” said Tad Janes, Theatre Program Manager.  “While the title of this play may be shocking, it shines a spotlight on the cultural shaming that can cause victims of sexual abuse to blame themselves or remain silent.”

All events are open to the public. Admission to the opening reception, art gallery, and concert is free. Tickets for the play will be $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. 

For more information, contact Wendell Poindexter, Arts Center Director, by email or 301-846-2513.