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smARTS: Living History, Rosie the Riveter Historic Photos, Get Involved in Local Theater

Hosted by Carolyn Black-Sotir, smARTS is now airing on Baltimore County cable channel 25.

Featured segments include:

Aviation History: Head to the wild blue yonder to visit the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum in Middle River.

Arts in Our Parks: Discover the arts in Baltimore County’s parks, community and rec centers.

Living History: Learn how the Maryland Humanities Council brings into focus literature, poetry, history and all that makes us human.

Emily Dickinson Live: Enjoy a living history performance by actor MiMi Zannino as poet Emily Dickinson.

Get smarter: Find out how to make those onstage dreams come true at your local community theater with insight from the Glyndon Area Players. The company is producing Shrek The Musical this summer.   

smARTS airs Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon, on Baltimore County cable channel 25. Segments also are available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/arts.

smARTS is a production of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Schools and BCPS-TV.


smARTS logoFronda Cohen
Director, Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences


There’s a new place to get smart in Baltimore County.  Actually, it’s a place to get “smARTS,” a new Baltimore County arts television show premiering March 7 at 7:00-7:30 p.m. on BCTV, cable channel 25 in Baltimore County. 

We call the program smARTS because we believe this is the smart place to find out about Baltimore County’s arts scene.  The show covers music, dance, theatre, and visual arts, from Catonsville to Dundalk to Towson and Owings Mills.

We also feel the arts really do make you smarter; smarter about the world, about ideas and emotions, and smarter about how creative expression makes our lives more meaningful and just plain fun.

Carolyn Black-Sotir, chair of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences, hosts the program, The premiere show includes an interview with Marin Alsop about the new Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra, whose new home is the Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Towson; a preview of the 25th Baltimore Jewish Film Festival at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills; and a discussion about For All the World to See, an exhibit at UMBC focusing on the impact of visual images and the civil rights movement. A “Get smARTER” segment looks at how County composer Valencio Jackson developed the show’s original theme music.

smARTS premieres March 7 and airs Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 11:30-noon on BCTV, cable channel 25 in Baltimore County. Segments are available 24/7 on the Baltimore County government web site www.baltimorecountymd.gov

SmARTS is produced by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Schools and BCPS-TV.


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