Our commitments to you: when curating programming, MC3 recognizes all contributors, past and present. While creating programming, MC3 will be proactive in identifying and including projects that involve the voices of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)artists. MC3 displays the artist(s) at the forefront of their project(s). MC3’s default aesthetic is expansive, using inclusive artistic values that represent all of the cultural heritages within our community.
Carr and Sparrows Beach is a historical landmark in the Annapolis community which served as a space for Blacks to gather, perform and entertain from 1926-1974. Today, The Beach is rarely recognized for what it was, a defining moment in Annapolis’ history. MC3 is bringing together local Black artists to commemorate this staple at Park Place in Annapolis. We have chosen this location as it is owned by The Maryland Cultural and Conference Center, which will serve as a version of Carr and Sparrows Beach, bringing together all communities and offering accessible, equitable and dynamic arts programming for the greater Annapolis region.
April 23 & 24, 2021 | Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm
The Maryland Cultural & Conference Center (MC3) is celebrating Spring at Park Place in Annapolis with Project Disco! This Silent Disco + Light Show will feature well-known Maryland based DJs “DJ Griff” (@dj_griff_) and “ALWZ SNNY” (@alwzsnny). The interactive lighting and projections show has been developed by MFA students within The University of Maryland Lighting Department, led by renowned Director and Multimedia Designer Jared Mezzocchi.
For four evenings in November of 2020 MC3’s StageOne was transformed by Orange Grove Dance (“OGD”) into a live, site-specific, socially-distanced performance, Still Standing. Featuring a vivid light installation of 150 wireless lighting units that gently reflected the adjacent Annapolis National Cemetery, dancers and light served as a reminder of the importance of casting our lights together during times of darkness. With the audience viewing from MTPA’s Veterans Overlook, OGD brought their trademark virtuosic athleticism and the alluring music of Composer Dylan Glatthorn to this surreal luminescent landscape designed by acclaimed Lighting Designer Peter Leibold.
Peter Kater entertained the sell-out crowd of over 75 people for over an hour, using his wit and charm to complement his skillful mastery of his music. As he played several selections from his album, “Wings of Sound,” he encouraged members of the audience to lie down beneath the piano to experience the full impact of the music, and many took advantage of the unique opportunity.
Located in Park Place, between West St. and Taylor Ave, The Gallery at MC3 is a 900-sq.ft hidden gem in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. The Gallery hosts a large array of exhibitions and programs each year and gives 100% of commissions to the artists on display. The Gallery is open M-F from 10:00 am- 4:30 pm and closed on weekends, unless a request is made in advance. MC3 can only accept cash and/or checks from buyers. All pieces must remain in the Gallery until the end of the exhibit. MC3 can NOT accept credit cards as a form of payment.