Baltimore film animator T. Carlos Williams wins Sony Corp. ++ Innovators award

ARTS NOTES

March 28, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Film animator T. Carlos Williams of Baltimore recently won $2,500 award from Sony Corp. as part of its annual Sony Innovators Awards Program, a national competition recognizing African-American achievements in music and film/video.

Mr. Williams was named 1993 Sony Innovator in Animation for his film "Da Bridge." His award includes a mentoring seminar conducted by film and video professionals.

"Live, Gifted and Black," a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra open rehearsal featuring the world premiere of "Festival Music," a piece by African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

The open rehearsal, supported by American Telephone & Telegraph Co., is free to the public. Dr. Hailstork will start the program by talking about his work. Then the Morgan State University Choir will perform his piece "I Will Lift up Mine Eyes." After a break for a brief reception in the lobby, the orchestra will begin to rehearse "Festival Music."

For details, call (410) 783-8000.

A dinner and dance performance to raise money to send the Ojczyzna Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of Baltimore to the international Polish dance competition in Poland this summer is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the Holy Rosary School Hall, 420 S. Chester St. Tickets for "A Taste of Poland" are $25 per person. For details, call (410) 276-4019.

Impossible Industrial Action Theatre is seeking artists to contribute works that examine contemporary and traditional gender roles in a juried exhibition, "Lie on Your Back and Think of the Empire: Sex and Society." The show will run April 22 through May 2 in the Theatre Project's John Fonda Memorial Gallery, 45 W. Preston St. Deadline for entries is April 5. For details, call (410) 467-0865.

Artists over age 18 can submit proposals to the Baltimore mural program by Friday if they wish to be considered to paint a mural in South Baltimore. The two sites in this year's program are at 1224 W. Lombard St. and 115 S. Carey St. The winning artists, selected by a panel of arts professionals and community representatives, will receive $3,000 for their work as well as scaffolding and paint. For rules and applications, call (410) 396-4575.

Women film and video makers are invited to submit features, documentaries, commercials, industrials, public service announcements and film shorts to the "Femmes of Film" Film Festival, which will run April 25 at the Orpheum Theatre, 1724 Thames St. in Fells Point. Pieces should be in 16mm or half-inch video cartridge. Deadline is April 7. For details, call (301) 270-6922.

Auditions

The city of Baltimore is inviting local bands to compete for a spot in the Preakness Talent Showcase May 14. Area jazz, rhythm and blues, reggae/world beat, Top 40 and country groups are eligible. For details, call (410) 752-8632.

No Lines Project, a new improvisational theater company, will hold auditions at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Ella Bailey Recreation Center, 100 E. Heath St. in the Federal Hill area. The show calls for two men ages 35-50 and two women ages 20-45. For details, call (410) 366-0396.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College will hold auditions for men and women age 17 and older at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. At the same time, the circus will audition female dancers who have a strong background in dance, preferably jazz, modern and ballet. Dancers should be at least 18. For details, call (410) 547-2424.

Auditions for Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre's 21st season are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m to 5 p.m. next Sunday in the Humanities and Arts building at Essex Community College. Summer productions are "I Remember Mama," "Social Security," "Chicago," "Carnival," "Twelfth Night" and "Heidi." Singing and non-singing parts are available, as well as technical, costume, orchestra and volunteer positions. For details, call (410) 780-6534.

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