Galleries open their doors with shows of local talent

February 14, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Two art galleries, SONO and Halcyon Gallery, are opening in Baltimore this month with exhibitions of work by local artists.

A group exhibition by Scott Arnold, Lester Bill, Keith Huppert and Don Joint will run through Feb. 28 at SONO, 1730 Maryland Ave. The gallery will show the work of emerging artists as well as decorative arts and antiques. It will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. (410) 385-1393.

"Visual Verse," a show by Richard Sober and Sue Lowe, will open Halcyon Gallery at 909 Fell St., above Margaret's Cafe in Fells Point. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. The show will hang through April 4.

Art critic and arts journalist Megan Hamilton and Daniel Schiavone, artist and critic, are co-curators of Halcyon Gallery, which will offer readings and performances as well as bimonthly exhibitions. It will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. (410) 327-2967.

A series of benefit cabarets honoring the music of the late Howard Ashman, award-winning lyricist of "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast," will be held Feb. 25-28 at Dick Gessner's Broadway Corner on U.S. 50 in Annapolis.

A 37-member chorus will perform some of Mr. Ashman's best-known tunes as well as songs not yet heard by the public. Although regular performances are sold out, $15 tickets are still available for dress rehearsals scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 ,, p.m. Feb. 23-24. The money will benefit HERO and people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. For details, call Sylvia de la Rue at (410) 573-0729.

Works by local visual artists Tammra Sigler, Raoul Middleman and Barbara Z. Lipman are included in the annual WBAL Radio Auction to benefit Center Stage on Feb. 21. During the past 16 years, this event has raised more than $1 million for the theater.

Other artists who have contributed work to the auction include Charlotte Kaufman, Salvador Bru, Deborah Donelson, Connie Imboden, Nancy Scheinman, Bennard Perlman, Kim Miller-Thym and Nadia Prvulovic. To place a bid on auction day -- the auction runs from 8 a.m. until midnight -- call (410) 467-5577 or (800) 734-5236.

A fine arts program for children ages 8-16 will be held Feb. 28-April 4 at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Kelly Avenue and South Road, Mount Washington.

The program, sponsored by the Acting Workshop, consists of an hourlong art class followed by music and theater performances. It will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, and costs $25 per person. Part of the

proceeds will benefit the Maryland Food Committee. (410) 367-7287 or (410) 435-8671.

Feb. 18 is the deadline to submit films for the 11th annual Independent and Student Filmmakers Awards of the Black American Cinema Society.

Sponsored by the Western States Black Research Center, the competition has recognized new and emerging filmmakers since Entries should be sent to Black Independent and Student Filmmakers Competition, c/o BACS, 3617 Montclair St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90018. (213) 737-3292.

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Auditions for "Circus Beyond," a newly formed performing arts ,,

company, are scheduled at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Iglehart Center of the Boys' Latin Middle School, 907 W. Lake Ave., and at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Gymnastics Plus, 6655 Dobbin Road, Columbia.

The company would like to establish a permanent local community circus.

The first audition will assess feature acts that are 3-5 minutes long. The company welcomes jugglers, clowns, magicians and those who are skilled at skateboard stunt work, in-line skating and unusual dancing. No animal acts, please.

The second audition will look for gymnasts, acrobats and contortionists.

The company's first performance, to benefit the athletic scholarship fund of Essex Community College, is to take place at p.m. April 18 at Essex Community College.

For details, call Poppin' Magic, (410) 266-6180 or (410) 859-8288.

Faculty members from the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival will conduct modern dance auditions for its summer dance workshops at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Dance Place, 3225 8th St. N.E., Washington. The audition fee is $5 per person.

Jacob's Pillow, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, presents more than 70 performances by world-renowned dancers during its season as well as offering instruction. Workshop participants must be at least age 16. The 1993 faculty includes Carolyn Adams, Milton Myers, Danny Buraczeski and Judith Jamison. For details, call Wende Garton at (413) 637-1322.

Edwin Booth Theater will hold auditions for its production of "Twelve Angry Jurors" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at 704 N. Hickory Ave. in Bel Air. The show, which is to run weekends April 30-May 23, calls for 12 men or women for various adult roles. (410) 836-9200.

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