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January 13, 1991|By Eric Siegel

Kennedys' photographer to speak about sessions

The photographer who spent five days with John and Jacqueline Kennedy in 1954 -- the first year of their marriage -- will talk about the photo sessions this afternoon at the Peabody Institute, which has been displaying the pictures for the first time.

Orlando Suero -- whose whereabouts were unknown when the '' exhibit opened in November but who was subsequently found in retirement in California -- will appear from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

"He's got fascinating anecdotes," said Peabody spokeswoman Anne Garside, who recently spent 40 minutes taping his recollections over the telephone.

Mr. Suero took the Kennedy photographs while working for the New York-based Three Lions Picture Agency, owned by Max Lowenherz, who donated them to the Peabody.

He left Three Lions shortly after the Kennedy assignment, working as a photojournalist and later as a photographer for Hollywood movie studios before retiring in 1989.

His appearance will highlight the final week of the exhibition, which has been extended through Friday.

Hours are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow to Friday. Admission to the exhibit is free and entrance is via Charles Street.

For more information, call 659-88257.

Artscape '91 deadline

Entries are now being accepted for the five shows that will make up the visual arts exhibitions at Artscape '91.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 8 and decisions will be mailed March 15. The exhibitions -- which will be located at the galleries of the Maryland Institute, College of Art and elsewhere on the grounds of the three-day summer arts festival -- will be open to the public from July 19 to Aug. 11.

Exhibition categories are:

*Collaborations between an architect or landscape architect and visual or sound artist.

*Fiber artwork -- including yarn, thread, bark and handmade paper -- completed since January, 1989.

*Baltimore Scapes: Images of Baltimore -- images of the city by regional artists.

*The Mythic Vision: images related to storytelling from varied cultural experiences.

*Neutral Ground: Outdoor, site-specific installations focusing on environmental issues.

Artists may enter more than one show, but will only be eligible to exhibit in one show.

For applications and more information, call 396-4575.

Kuwait art is topic

Marilyn Jenkins, a curator in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Islamic Art, will discuss the formation of the Al-Sabah collection today at 3 p.m. at the Walters Art Gallery. The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Walters' "Islamic Art and Patronage: Selections from Kuwait" exhibit, which features highlights from the collection of the exiled royal family. The cost of the lecture is $5; $4 for members.

Also, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Walters will screen "Wedding in Galilee" as part of "The Middle East in Film" series. Winner of the International Critics Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, the film explores the Arab-Israeli question through a wedding in an Arab village in Israel. Tickets to the film are $4; $3 for members, students and seniors.

For information on both events, call 547-9000.

Beadwork tour

Ms. Lily, the Baltimore Museum of Art's puppet docent, operated by director of education Schroeder Cherry, will give a gallery tour of the "Ndebele Beadwork" exhibition today at 3 p.m. The tour is free with museum admission but reservations are required. Call 396-6320.

Audition

Harbour Theater will hold auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors" Jan. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the theater in the Lutherville Recreation Center, 1700 York Road. Ten men and six women are needed for the April production. For information, call 532-2022 or 728-1275.

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