June will bring Bugs to the Baltimore Museum of Art. That's Bugs with a capital B as in Bugs Bunny.
"That's All Folks: Bugs Bunny and Friends Present the Art of Animation" -- a major exhibition featuring original animation drawings, or cels, as well as cartoon selections of the Warner Brothers classics featuring Bugs, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck et al -- will open at the BMA next Sunday.
The exhibition will include sections on the history of the cartoons, the process of their production and the individual characters. Several video monitors will show selections from the cartoons.
Citing the lengthy run of "That's All Folks," which will be shown through Aug. 25, and the fact that the exhibit has no corporate sponsor or federal underwriting, the BMA is charging an extra $2 general admission to the show and $1 for students and seniors over 65. BMA members and children under 12 will be admitted free.
The admission fee is in addition to the general admission fee to the museum, which is $3.50 to adults, $2.50 for students and seniors and free to members and those 18 and under. Admission to the BMA is free on Thursdays, but the charge for "That's All Folks" will still apply.
The BMA is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 396-7100.
Registration is being accepted for summer dance classes at Kinetics Dance Theatre and Towson State University.
At Towson State, summer dance programs will be highlighted by the fifth annual International Ballet Symposium June 24-28. Raisa Struchkova, editor of Soviet Ballet Magazine and former prima ballerina of the Bolshoi, will be the guest artist/instructor for the classes, open to students 12 and over who are at at least an intermediate level.
Also, Towson State is offering three-week workshops consisting of six classes of 1 1/2 hours each in modern dance and ballet. For more information, call 830-2760 or 830-3532.
At Kinetics, evening classes for teens and adults in ballet, modern and jazz dance begin June 3. Once-a-week classes for children will be held for several weeks in June and July, while a two-week dance performance class will be held July 29 to Aug. 10. Also, a two-week Jazz Dance Intensive class will be held Aug. 12-24, featuring guest instructors Karen Katrinic and Patty Krauss.
All Kinetics classes will be held at the Howard Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. For more information, call 461-9907.
A benefit reception for the Maryland Ballet will be held from 9 p.m.-midnight June 6 at 336 N. Charles St., formerly the Dalsheimer Gallery. Donation is $20 per person and $30 per couple for the champagne buffet and a chance to meet members of the dance company. For reservations, call 783-0007.
The event will follow another reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. to mark the opening of an exhibit, presented by Artshowcase, featuring a dozen Maryland artists. The show is titled "Media-Mix" and will include, among others, sculpture, etchings, computer images, monoprints, oils and neon.
Student art show
Kyle Kinsella, a senior at Towson High School, has been awarded a $3,000 first-place scholarship in the annual competition for high school seniors sponsored by the Maryland Artists Equity Foundation. Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded to Jamal Lee of Prince George's County and Patricia Wong of Montgomery County.
An exhibit of the works of Mr. Kinsella, Mr. Lee and Ms. Wong and 25 finalists is being held in the lobby of the World Trade Center through May 30. The exhibit is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The following auditions are coming up:
*Liberty Showcase Theatre, in the Sudbrook Arts Center,
Bedford Road and Alter Street, for "Oklahoma!", Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and June 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 922-4803.
*Performers for the AFRAM Festival, in Festival Hall, June 8 and 15. To request an audition, write Lainie Jackson Dixon, AFRAM Entertainment, c/o Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201; enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Call 396-7400.
*The Annapolis Opera Company, at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, for "The Mikado," June 14 and 15, by appointment. Call Ava Shields at (301) 544-1151 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. June 10-13.