Grant given for 'hybrid' photgraphs

ARTS NOTES

April 04, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Baltimore artist Robert Lawson has won a $4,000 New Forms Regional Project Grant, funded by the Pennsylvania Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation, for his work developing photographic imagery with a laser-scanning technique. His work, called sweep transformation imaging (or STI), translates a combination of motion and object into "hybrid" forms.

Many of Mr. Lawson's images are on display in "Four Mindsets: Photographs Exploring Motion-Form," a collaborative show using the STI technique, running tomorrow through April 24 in the Bloomberg Center for Astronomy and Physics on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University.

A free panel discussion with some of the show's other consultants -- choreographer Peter Madden, dancer and movement analyst Janet Kaylo, Hopkins mathematics professor Edward Scheinerman and Steven Yantis, Hopkins professor of psychology -- is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. April 19 in the Bloomberg auditorium. (410) 366-3749.

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The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, is calling for entries for its ninth annual photography competition.

The journal will publish all accepted photographs in its summer 1993 issue. In addition, juror Duane Michaels will select 10 entrants to participate in a show running Aug. 7-Sept. 10 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will also be awarded.

Entry fees are $18 for up to three prints and $5 for each additional print. All entries must be received by mail between May 15 and May 31. The address is the Photo Review, 301 Hill Ave., Langhorne, Pa. 19047. Call (215) 757-8921.

The Photo Review is a quarterly that covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for photography in the Mid-Atlantic region. It contains reviews, portfolios, interviews, book reviews and news.

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Tenor Samuel Gordon, baritone Robert Kennedy and contralto Beverly Benso, musicians and professors at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will perform as members of the Vocal Arts Ensemble of the National Gallery of Art during its international tour in August.

The ensemble will give concerts at the Rheingau International Music Festival in Germany this summer and perform this fall at the Louvre in Paris and at La Fenice Theatre in Venice.

Dr. Gordon, who chairs the music department at UMBC, will also have 10 of his choral compositions published in a series by

National Music Publishers, a leading publisher of choral music. Already on the market is Dr. Gordon's multi-movement work "This Babe of Bethlehem," which is a collection of seven American folk melodies set for flute, violin, oboe, percussion, piano and choir.

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Lynda Dykstra, voice teacher and choir conductor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, has won a summer internship from the National Association of Teachers of Singing. One of 12 interns selected from a field of 100, Ms. Dykstra will study at Ohio State University during July. She will work with four master teachers on various strategies of applied teaching in voice.

Auditions

The Spotlighters will hold auditions for the comedy "Bathroom Humor" by William Van Zant and Jane Millmore at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. The production calls for several women ages 20-50 and several men ages 30-50. Directed by Mike Moran, the production will run weekends in June. (410) 744-2930.

Men interested in singing barbershop quartet harmony should call the Heart of Maryland Chorus, Patapsco Valley Chapter at (410) 859-1057 or (410) 992-5698.

Auditions for summer productions of the Phoenix Festival Theater, Harford Community College's resident community theater company, are scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in the college's Chesapeake Center. The 1993 season includes "Grease," "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The King and I." (410) 836-4112 or (410) 879-8920, Ext. 112.

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