Maryland Hall Begins Its Second Decade

November 16, 1990

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, located on Constitution Avenue and Greenfield Street in Annapolis, will finish its 10th year of operation and begin its second decade with a full calendar of events.

Singer and songwriter Red Grammer, formerly with the folk group "The Limelighters," performs a family concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Maryland Hall.

The concert will be sponsored by the Be Beep A Toy Shop, and ticket proceeds go to benefit the Hall's children's performing arts series.

General admission tickets are $5 and are available at the Be Beep A Toy Shops in Severna Park and downtown Annapolis, as well as Maryland Hall.

Tickets are also available for the 1990-1991 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts concert season.

The adults' series begins with the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concert, featuring Philip Aaberg, Liz Story, and Nightnoise at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

24. Tickets are $18 for non-members and $16 for members.

The Bobs, one of the country's top a cappella singing groups follow on Jan. 11, 1991, with guest performer Keith Terry. Tickets are $18 for non-members and $16 for members.

Branford Marsalis arrives March 16, 1991. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $18 for members.

All shows feature reserved seating and begin at 8 p.m.

The children's portion of the season starts Jan. 12, 1991, with Dinorock Productions' presentation of "Dinosaur Rock," followed by Carl Warhight Productions' presentation of "The Little Prince," on Feb. 9.

It concludes with the ArtReach Touring Theatre's production of "The Sword in the Stone" on March 2, 1991.

Tickets are $6 for non-members and $5 for members. All performances are general seating and begin at 11 a.m.

Membership discounts apply for the member only, and must be purchased in advance. Individual memberships receive one ticket at the membership price.

Family memberships receive one ticket per family member at the membership price.

Tickets may be purchased at Maryland Hall or through the new Maryland Hall newsletter. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Credit card purchases are subject to a $1 service charge.

There is also an ongoing need for volunteers to staff the new box office, which will be responsible for ticket sales of all Maryland Hall-sponsored events. It will be open from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Volunteer benefits include discount tickets and free admission to Maryland Hall-sponsored events.

Artists in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are invited to take part in Maryland Hall's new Visiting Critic-in-Residence program.

Independent critic and curator David Tannous has been selected as this year's visiting critic.

Selected artists will be able to meet privately with Tannous, after which he will contact up to 12 artists, whose studios he will visit during March and April. Up to 20 artists will also be invited to Maryland Hall for a private portfolio review of up to 10 original works plus slides in March.

From these visits and interviews, Tannous will select from three to five artists to take part in the Cardinal Gallery's "Inside the Mid-Atlantic" exhibition during the summer of 1991.

Interested artists should send a current resume and no more than five labeled slides. The information should include the artist's name, title of work, media, size and date, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Visiting Critic-in-Residence Program, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Constitution Avenue and Greenfield Street, Annapolis, Md. 21401.

The deadline for receipt of slides is Dec. 7.

The next program in Maryland Hall's eight-part "Artists Talk on Art" series, directed by Maryland Hall artist-in-residence Duane Lutsko, takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29.

The topic will be "Galleries and Art Representation." It will feature slides of artists such as Robin Coplin, director of the G. H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Anne Gawlak, director of the Middendorf Gallery, Lynn O'Sullivan, director of the Knight Gomez Gallery and Susan Perrin, a consultant and artists' representative.

Funded in part by the Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation and the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts, the program was established to provide access to a wide range of views on the arts to the community, promote greater community involvement in the arts and expand the artistic community.

The programs are open to the public. Suggested donations are $2.

Information: 269-1089, 263-5544 or (301) 261-1553

ARTS GRANTS AWARDED; COUNTIANS HONORED

The Anne Arundel Commission on Culture & the Arts recently honored two county residents and awarded $115,000 in community arts grants during the annual Cultural Arts Dinner at the Bay Ridge Inn, Annapolis.

County Executive O. James Lighthizer was presented with a scroll listing all cultural arts organizations that have benefited from his support during eight years in office.

Lighthizer presented community arts grant checks to 34 non-profit arts and cultural organizations during the dinner.

The commission honored Elizabeth Whaley and Robert Rude, who both received photographs by Kevin Fleming, for outstanding service to the arts community.

Whaley, a founding member of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Maryland Hall Story Theatre, and the Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, has worked extensively for the Colonial Players Theatre. She served as a teacher for 28 years in county schools.

Rude has worked with the Children's Theatre of Annapolis for 11 years, directing, and conducting workshops. He is member of the board of directors, and a fifth-grade teacher at Belvedere Elementary School. He also is the musical director for the Pasadena Student Theatre, which he organized with the Pasadena Theatre Company.

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