IT APPEARS that the director of the Maryland Film Commission, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, is a man of many talents. For more than 18 years, Jay has worked as an artist, but only recently has begun to show and sell his work. On Saturday from 5-7 p.m., the public is invited to a free reception at the Ruby Blakeney Gallery in historic Savage Mill to celebrate his first Maryland art show.
"Figures in Motion," is an exhibition of cut-out mixed media works on paper of dancers and musicians. The show, which will run through Dec. 28, is a benefit for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, which means that Jay will donate a portion of sales to the company. The gallery is located at 8600 Foundry St. in Savage, near Laurel. Call (410) 317-4028 for more information.
The forecast is for a sunny mid-December wedding day for WJZ's bachelor weatherman Bob Turk and Tina Avig, a nursing school student who works for Podiatry Associates. Tina and Bob met at a party 2 1/2 years ago. And from what I hear, even if the sun doesn't shine, there would be plenty of light shining from that incredible rock on her left hand. Congratulations to both of you.
Special congratulations to Doris and Dale Anderson (he's the former Baltimore County Executive), who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Nov. 15 in grand style. Close friends and family members gathered at the Eastwind to help them celebrate 50 years together.
On hand were Mr. and Mrs. Pete Michel, who were the Andersons' attendants when the couple eloped to Elkton to be married in the Immaculate Conception Church. Other friends at the celebration included Dr. Leonard Berger, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bodie, Mr. and Mrs. Mimi Lorenzo, Judge Frank Cicone, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller, Daniel McGuire, Carol Coale, Dan Colosino, Mr. and Mrs. John Lazzell and Mr. and Mrs. John Steadman.
The highlight of the evening was a special present from the Andersons' daughter, Mindy Voelker, who worked for days with Dave Bishop of The Hobby Horse in Easton to put together a "50 years and Better" slide show with music. It was a nice evening for a couple who have weathered the best and the worst that life can offer with a wonderful sense of humor.
If you're looking for decorating ideas for the holidays, stop by the St. James condos on North Charles Street from Nov. 21 through Jan. 3. Area celebs have been invited to participate in "A Holiday Perfect Setting," which is free and open to the public. Celebrity participants who'll be be creating beautiful holiday table settings are Sloane Brown, WLIF-radio; Nancy Sachs, Saks Fifth Avenue; Tom Williams and Robert Hale, Federal Hill Interiors; Sandie Nagel, Jewish Times; Michael and Ansela Dopkin and Gail and Lenny Kaplan, Classic Catering Company; and Phyllis Brotman, Image Dynamics. Call the St. James for more information, 467-3704.
Gov. William Donald Schaefer rolled out the red carpet for Gov. Kim Won Seok and a delegation of Korean officials yesterday in Annapolis. This was the formal beginning of a Sister State alliance with the province of Kyongsangnam-Do and the fifth Sister State for Maryland. Dr. Hoke Smith, president of Towson State University, has done a great job as chairman of the Kyongsangnam-Do Sister State Committee.
The Towson Town Center will kick off the Christmas season Friday evening at 7 p.m. when its 36-foot-tall tree will be lighted. WJZ's Sandra Pinckney will emcee the festivities, which includes Christmas music by the Loyola College Choir and Orchestra and a visit from Santa.
Speaking of Christmas, don't forget "The Nutcracker" will be performed at the Lyric Opera House Dec. 11-22. This is a wonderful Christmas present for children of all ages. Call 685-5086 for ticket information.
Here's another neat idea for an unusual present: How about buying an engraved brick which will be placed in the Baltimore Waterfront Promenade, a 7.5-mile public walkway and park stretching from Canton to Key Highway? Ted Rouse, president of the Baltimore Harbor Endowment, says special areas have been set aside for businesses, civic groups and families wanting a place in Baltimore history. There's also a Baltimore's Best section where you can buy bricks for your children, friends or lovers. Call 732-8155 for prices.