Howard County artist returns from Poland EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

December 22, 1992|By NATALIE HARVEY

Artist Maureen Bannon Bushey of Owen Brown Village has returned from her second trip to Poland, where she was based in Warsaw during the opening of the new American Cultural Center.

Ms. Bushey's trips have triple purposes. She is interested in learning more about her Polish heritage, culture, roots and language for her personal satisfaction, as well as using these and other facts as material for a book she is writing.

Her sketches and paintings of Poland are in preparation for a future exhibit "Passions of Poland," to be held in cooperation and assistance with the Polish Embassy. Traveling by train, she also visited Prague, Czechoslovakia, and had the opportunity to visit small villages, as well as the larger cities.

"When I meet the people and see how hard they struggle for their daily survival and still have hopes for the future, I know that I have to translate my feelings to canvas for others to understand," Ms. Bushey said.

Ms. Bushey's oils are included in many of the New Arts Alliance exhibits in Maryland and her work is featured in the Marvel Gallery, in Lewes, Del. A member of the Patuxent Photographers, her photographs can be seen in annual local exhibits.

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Ann Walls has retired from the Oakland Mills Post Office, but her holiday exhibit returned again this year. The miniature general store with second-floor living quarters attracts visitors to the Other Barn and is a challenge to returning postal customers to identify which grocery or holiday items have been added since last year. It would seem that Ms. Walls has established her very own tradition and shares it with young and old. Interestingly, this turn-of-the-century lifestyle is once again being suggested for the '90s planned communities.

For your information: To determine the status of Howard County Parks and Recreation Department classes, workshops, bus trips and special events, please call 313-2762 during regular office hours. After 4 p.m. and on weekends, the number to call is: 313-2900, Ext. 9810.

Senior citizens are reminded that they may request free tickets (the limit is eight) for either the 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Parker Playhouse production of "Pinocchio" at Howard High School, Sunday, Jan. 10. Please send your request with a SASE to the Parks and Recreation Department at 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 170, Ellicott City, 21043.

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The HTS Environmental Group, of Owen Brown Village, challenged the students of Clarksville Middle School to a volleyball game as the kick-off for its partnership with the school. (HTS won.)

The company plans to involve parents and students in natural sciences and environmental activities through nature hikes and other outdoor activities.

In the classroom, environmental responsibility will be stressed with the focus on recycling and hazardous waste.

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Kudos to local artist Chris Famme, whose work is featured in the 1993 ARC Calendar, on sale for $5.95 at the Cover To Cover Bookstore in Owen Brown Shopping Center.

Featured for the month of March, his work "In Like A Lion" had previously won local, state and national awards. Mr. Famme's art was selected from hundreds of entries received from all over the United States from developmentally disabled students and adults.

The ARC calendar can also be purchased from the Howard County Association of Retarded Citizens, 10705 Charter Drive, Suite 330, Columbia, 21044. For further information, call: 730-3099 or 730-0638.

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The Clarksville Lions Club is proud to announce that it will receive the Governor's Citation Award for Community Service for this year's very successful clothing collection.

The Lions Club extends a special thank you to Delegate Virginia Thomas and all of the Howard County residents who contributed the 850 coats and jackets, which were distributed at both of the Lions' holiday dinners.

Columbia Patuxent Rotary Club and Columbia-Howard County Association of Life Underwriters co-sponsored the dinners. Clothing was given to needy people.

The Hopkins United Methodist Church Mentor program, Howard County Youth Services and Springfield Hospital accepted the remaining coats for their clients' use.

* Happy holidays and peace on Earth to men of goodwill.

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