Baltimore producers Susan Hadary Cohen and William Whiteford recently received top honors and an award of $5,000 from the National Media Owl Awards for their film "Grace," a documentary about an Alzheimer's victim. Sponsored by the Chicago-based Retirement Research Foundation, the Owl Awards try to encourage accurate and sensitive portrayals of aging by honoring producers of outstanding films, videos and television programming on aging.
"Grace" was broadcast on Maryland Public Television last fall. It has been nominated for two regional Emmy awards.
Show for emerging artists
To encourage and promote serious new artists, the Maryland Federation of Art will hold an Emerging Artists Exhibition from July 28 to Aug. 23 in its gallery in Annapolis. The all-media exhibition will be devoted exclusively to the work of college and continuing education students who have not previously shown in the MFA gallery.
The deadline to submit entry forms is Friday. For details, call (410) 268-4566.
'Othello' in the park
Shakespeare on Wheels, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's traveling theater, is presenting its eighth season of free outdoor performances throughout the region. Performances of "Othello," directed by Sam McCready and starring James Brown-Orleans, begin at 7:30 p.m. at various sites and are inter
preted for the hearing-impaired.
Following is a list of performances in the Baltimore metropolitan area:
July 23, Leakin Park, 4921 Windsor Mill Road; July 26, Wyman Park Dell, N. Charles St. and Art Museum Drive; Aug. 4, Allen Pond, Bowie; Aug. 6 and 7, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 12826 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel; Aug. 14 and 15, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia; Oct. 3 and 4, UMBC, Fine Arts Hillside, 5401 Wilkens Ave., Catonsville. For details, call (410)-455-2476 or UMBC TYY (410) 455-3233.
The nationally distinguished Dorothy McIlvain Scott Collection American Furniture and Decorative Arts will come to the Baltimore Museum of Art this fall as gifts and promised gifts.
This collection will make the BMA's American decorative arts collection one of the most outstanding in the country. Ms. Scott is a Baltimore resident and museum trustee.
Call him President Bergman
Dr. Robert P. Bergman, director of the Walters Art Gallery, has been elected president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and chairman of the board of the American Arts Alliance. The Association of Art Museum Directors is composed of directors of the 160 largest art museums in the United States and Canada. The American Arts Alliance is the chief national lobbying and advocacy organization representing art museums, symphony orchestras, opera companies, theaters and dance, and presenting organizations.