Art exhibits, theater performances, poetry readings, concerts and Tuesday giving are just a few of the events filling the November schedule at CSM – Southern Maryland News Net


“Margaret Dowell: Selected Works.” Oct. 28 – Dec. 2. La Plata Campus, Center for Fine Arts (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. The paintings displayed in this exhibit are inspired by artist Margaret Dowell’s ancestral home in Calvert County, Dowell Farm. Many of his farm-related works contain snippets of the universe because “there is always an overview”. Dowell taught at CSM from 2011-2020 and received an adjunct faculty achievement award. She recently received a scholarship from the Maryland State Arts Council. This is his first show at the CSM. Free.

“Margaret Dowell: Selected Works” Gallery Presentation. November 4. 2-3 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Fine Arts (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Artist Margaret Dowell will tell the stories behind the paintings included in her gallery exhibit, which are inspired by Dowell Farm, her ancestral home in Calvert County. His work is on display until December 2. Free.

Connections Literary Series: Poet Doug Anderson. November 9. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Prince Frederick Campus, John E. Harms University Center (Building A), Room 119 and Zoom. Doug Anderson’s new collection of poetry “Undress, She Said” was released this year. In the book, we walk a fearless speaker through the complex calculations of history, changing relationships, and an aging body. Anderson served as a combat medic during the Vietnam War and later attended the University of Arizona, where he studied acting. He is the author of several books of poetry and his memoir, “Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties, and a Journey of Self-Discovery” was published in 2009. Free Zoom registration required.

CSM Theater Production: Rental. November 11, 7:30 p.m.; November 12, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13, 3 p.m.; November 18, 7:30 p.m.; November 19, 7:30 p.m.; November 20, 3 p.m. Campus La Plata, Palace of Fine Arts, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. Located in New York’s East Village, Rent is all about falling in love, finding your voice, and living today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of poor young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create on New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The way these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, their loves and their conflicts provide the narrative thread of this revolutionary musical. Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 military with ID, seniors 65 and over, youth 17 and under; $5 CSM students, staff and faculty with ID. Cash only. Ticket reservations accepted.

Benny C. Morgan Concert Series: Qun Ren, bassoon. November 12. 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. “Jimmy” Qun Ren is a freelance bassoonist in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area. In addition to his active performance schedule, he is a freelance bassoon teacher. Ren was a former member of the Wavelength Winds, the premier wind quintet at the University of Maryland, and a member of the Washington Chamber Orchestra. In 2018, he won first prize in the concerto competition at the University of Maryland while pursuing his Masters of Music in bassoon performance. This is Ren’s first semester as a bassoon and music appreciation instructor at CSM. The Benny C. Morgan series is sponsored by the CSM Foundation, Carroll L. Alvey, Jr. and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. Free.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Virtual Transfer Fair. November 16. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Online via Zoom. Get your questions answered and plan your future. The Transfer Fairs are an unmissable event for all students motivated to go further! Free. Register at

Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz, piano. November 20. 3:00 pm Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104. Brian Ganz is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. Winner of the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competitions, Ganz has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Saint-Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony. Ganz is on the piano faculty at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he is artist-in-residence, and is also a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. The Ward Virts Concert Series is sponsored by the Calvert County Arts Council, Anne and George “Stovy” Brown, and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts. Free.

Business Speaker Series: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace. 21 November. 12 – 1:15 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113E and online via Zoom. Even if you avoid conflict, it will find you eventually. Effective leaders can recognize and resolve workplace conflict. Join leadership researcher and practitioner Trenace Richardson, director of CSM’s Institute for Organizational Development and Learning, to learn how managing conflict in your workplace and being a better leader can help you advance your career. Free. Registration required for Zoom.

Thanksgiving break. From November 23 to 27. The college will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from November 23-27. The college will reopen on Monday, November 28.

Give Tuesday. November 29. On line. Join us for Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that unleashes the power of radical generosity to transform the lives of our students and enrich our community. Choose CSM and champion student success by donating to scholarships, athletics, or Hawk Feeder, which are micro-pantries on each of CSM’s four campuses. Donations of all sizes, brought in on Donation Tuesday by people like you, will help change lives here in Southern Maryland.

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