Recent Press Releases
November 1st, 2022
PAC grand opening set for December 3rd
A grand opening for the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College has been scheduled for December 3rd at 9 a.m.
The facility – jointly funded by the State of Maryland and Garrett County Government
October 11th, 2022
Canterville Ghost plays to large crowd
Patrons praised both the performance and the venue Sunday afternoon after Endangered Species Project’s presentation of the Canterville Ghost in the newly opened Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
The $21 million facility hosted several small events – including the College’s Joan Crawford Lecture Series – last month in the center’s recital hall….
October 11th, 2022
Canterville Ghost provides spooky good fun
No ghost likes to be ignored – especially by a common American family.
That was one of the central themes of The Canterville Ghost, presented Sunday afternoon by the Frederick-based Endangered Species Project (ESP). The actively staged reading adapted from an Oscar Wilde short story was the first performance in the Daniel E. Offutt III Theatre, the central jewel in the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
June 8th, 2022
PAC preview impresses endowment donors
Garrett College officials conducted a pair of “hard hat” tours of the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College on May 18th.
The tours were comprised of major donors who have reserved naming rights on either rooms or spaces in the PAC as part of to the Garrett College Foundation’s PAC endowment campaign.
June 2nd, 2022
July BSO performance at PAC postponed
The scheduled July 9th performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College has been postponed.
“This was essentially a timing issue,”
May 16th, 2022
PAC campaign receives $1 million estate gift
The biggest gift made to the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College is also the most mysterious.
At least for now.
April 12th, 2022
Naylor Family Trust gifts $200K to PAC endowment
The Naylor Family Trust, working through the Community Trust Foundation, has made a $200,000 gift to the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College endowment campaign.
“I appreciate the Naylor Family Trust’s ongoing commitment to providing access to the performing arts in Garrett County,” said Dr. Richard Midcap, Garrett College’s president.
April 4th, 2022
Railey Realty, Delligatti name PAC recital halls
Railey Realty, Michael Delligatti and an anonymous donor have each gifted recital halls in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Garrett College, which can also be combined as a flexible, multi-purpose space.
March 29th, 2022
Johnsons make named gift for PAC
Garrett County Public Schools students comprise one of the key constituencies to be supported by the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College. Wayne and Barbara Johnson recently recognized that mission, providing a named gift honoring all past and present GCPS students.
March 8th, 2022
Heise, McDonnell provide PAC naming gift in honor of Heise's pioneering parents
Martin Heise and wife Brenda McDonnell instantly knew a fine way to honor Helmuth and Evelyn Heise – naming the catering kitchen in the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College for the pair of Garrett County legends.
March 1st, 2022
First United makes PAC Lobby naming gift
First United Bank & Trust’s choice to name the lobby in the Performing Arts Center at Garret College was made with a clear purpose. “The lobby is a gathering place…
February 22nd, 2022
Richards, Newbaker name PAC art gallery
There were both practical and aspirational impulses behind the naming gift Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker pledged for the art gallery in the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
February 15th, 2022
Myers gift names PAC reception area
Appreciation and support of the arts have always been central themes for Karen Myers as well as for her late husband, Tom. Karen Myers said she is pleased her naming gift for the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College both supports the arts and honors Tom’s memory.
February 8th, 2022
Finkels provide Green Room gift
Many features of the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College are about ensuring patrons’ comfort. The Green Room – supported by a naming gift provided by Judy and Jan Finkel – is all about the performers.
January 31st, 2022
Hoffmanns, Ruddells provide PAC named gifts
Two local couples with a long-standing history of community engagement have made naming gifts for the principal dressing rooms within the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
January 20th, 2022
Versteegens eager to see PAC become reality
Dr. Rosie Versteegen said she and husband Peter are thrilled to be playing a role in seeing the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College move from dream to reality.
January 11th, 2022
Neffs gift PAC waiting room
For Dr. Jeanne H. Neff and her husband, Edward W.S. Neff, the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College means the realization of a vision whose time has finally come.
January 4th, 2022
Susie Crawford and Roger Higgins knew immediately that the theatre box office within the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College was their perfect naming opportunity.
December 21st, 2021
GFWC Civic Club, Davissons provide named gifts for PAC dressing rooms
The Performing Arts Center at Garrett College will be more than just a state-of-the-art theatre. It will also feature cutting-edge support facilities, including dressing rooms that performers expect from this type of facility.
December 14th, 2021
Chaneys' PAC gift has special meaning
Charlotte and Bryan Chaney knew they wanted to make a gift to support the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College – and Bryan Chaney had a specific function in mind in selecting the gift.
December 6, 2021
FirstEnergy Foundation provides PAC light and sound room naming gift
The FirstEnergy Foundation has doubled down on the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Garrett College. Having already committed to a naming gift for one of the PAC offices, the FirstEnergy Foundation has…
November 23rd, 2021
Quartet of donors name PAC office spaces
A quartet of donors have stepped forward with naming gifts for offices in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Garrett College. Bill and Laurie Grant, Walt and Karen Malecki, Dr. Brenda McCartney, and the FirstEnergy Foundation
November 15th, 2021
CTF-funded, 17-unit keyboard lab moving to PAC
Garrett College’s grant-funded, 17-unit keyboard lab will soon be on the move – but it won’t have far to go. The lab – funded in 2019 by The Community Trust Foundation in conjunction with CTF’s Naylor Family Trust Fund – will soon transition from…
November 9th, 2021
Garrett College Foundation officially launches Performing Arts Center endowment campaign
The Garrett College Foundation has officially launched a campaign to create a $2.5 million endowment to support operations of the soon-to-be-finished Performing Arts Center at Garrett College.
September 14th, 2021
Callis updates Chamber on PAC progress
Mary Callis says enduring partnerships and thoughtful design will both play critical roles in the success of the Performing Arts Center at Garrett College, which is scheduled to open next spring.
January 29th, 2021
PAC's name: Performing Arts Center at Garrett College
The Performing Arts Center at Garrett College will be the official name of the new facility currently under construction on the college’s McHenry campus.
The Garrett College Board of Trustees last Tuesday unanimously approved the new name for the facility, which had previously…
August 28th, 2020
Forty years in the making, groundbreaking for CEPAC takes place
On Friday, August 28th at 9 a.m., a decades-long celebration, the official groundbreaking ceremony of the Community Education and Performing Arts Center, took place on the McHenry campus of Garrett College.
October 29th, 2019
Callis named executive director for PAC
Mary Callis, who has served as executive director for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) since 2010, will be adding the responsibilities of executive director for the performance arts center to be built at Garrett College.
October 9th, 2019
County, college reach agreement on Performing Arts Center MOU
The Garrett County Commissioners and Garrett College Board of Trustees have each ratified a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for construction of a Community Education and Performing Arts Center on Garrett College’s main campus.
April 10, 2018
CEPAC project moving forward
A decades-long vision for a Community Education and Performing Arts Center (CEPAC) on the Garrett College campus is moving forward.