Clary's Forest woman wins senior art contest ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE


June 14, 1993|By JEAN LESLIE

The judges of the "Maryland You Are Beautiful" Senior Citizens Fine Arts Competition have made their decision, so the Howard County Office on Aging has announced the grand winner for Howard County.

Of the 30 some entries submitted in April, Marilyn Shapiro of Clary's Forest submitted the winning painting, a large figure study entitled "Jean Beth."

The acrylic shows a young woman, Ms. Shapiro's daughter, sitting on a porch.

Ms. Shapiro learned about the contest while attending her first ceramics class this spring. She has studied art with painters at Villa Julie College, the Corcoran School of Art, Columbia School of Art and now studies ceramics at the Florence Baine Center.

Before her retirement, she imparted her love of art to the handicapped in her job at Community Choice.

"When contest officials called me and told me I had won the prize, I about flipped," Ms. Shapiro said, explaining that she never expected to win.

The grand winner from each county and one from Baltimore will be honored by Gov. William Donald Schaefer at an awards ceremony and luncheon on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis on June 25.

Each grand winner receives a Maryland Getaway Weekend. Ms. Shapiro will have her getaway in a bed and breakfast in Talbott County.


Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church in Ellicott City is sponsoring its first annual Fall Festival and Craft Show on Oct. 23. They're planning to serve food and sell their own handmade crafts, and they're looking for other crafts people to join them.

Call Julie Baird at 461-0549 for more details.


Mount de Sales Academy, Catonsville's private high school for girls, is proud to announce its Ellicott City academic honor students.

Rachael Lancelotta, Leonore Lesho, Katherine Malloy, Heather Murr and Shannon Nichols were all named to the honor roll for the first three quarters of the 1992-93 academic year.

To qualify, each of the young women achieved a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 each quarter.

Additionally, Miss Lesho was the top student in Junior Religion and Spanish III; Michelle Webb was top student in Plane Geometry and 3-D Arts.

Congratulations to all honored students.


If you're an at-home day-care mom, you may be interested to know that Howard County Library will provide your kids with a storyteller who will visit your home every other week during the school year.

The story times help the children to grow in reading readiness skills by giving them the opportunity to listen to stories read aloud and participate in finger plays, songs, and other activities.

The storyteller will leave you with a collection of books and follow-up activities to use with the children between visits.

I'll bet that this service is wonderful.

To be sure that your little group gets a chance to enjoy the storyteller, call early.

For more information, contact Susan Morris, early childhood specialist, at 313-7837.


Five Mount Hebron High School students were nominated to The Sun's All-Metro Girls Lacrosse team.

Congratulations to Cathy Nelson, Lori Pasquantonio, Tierney Clark, Ali True and Amy Fine for their hard work.


On June 10, the neighborhood committee responsible for the improvements at Nob Hill Pool brought out a couple of bottles of champagne to celebrate: the redesigned and renovated pool had passed Howard County's inspection, and now the season can begin.

Gina McLean, committee chairman, thanks all the many people who ran the pool in the past 37 years. It's not only her committee, but all of the pool volunteers, who brought this happy moment to fruition.

A grand opening will be on June 25 to allow the rest of the community to celebrate.


I picked up a copy of "Senior Resources, 1992-93" at the Dorsey Search Giant's service counter. I was so pleased about what I found inside that I thought maybe I'd tell you.

Put together by Barbara Harris from the Office on Aging Senior Information and Assistance and committee of volunteers and journalists, the resource offers a great deal of information that seniors may find helpful.

"Howard County has a wealth of resources for senior citizens," declares the text, and this booklet covers them, from health to employment to cable television, as well as a listing of shops and services which offer senior discounts.

If you haven't seen a copy of this nifty publication, call Senior Information and Assistance at 313-7212.


Howard County Arts Council announces the opening reception on June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts located at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City.

They are celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions.

In Gallery III, the 9th annual "First Come, First Hung" exhibit will display works by Howard County artists and art students age 18 or older.

If you want to submit a piece of your work, which can be no larger than 4 feet by 6 feet, bring it, framed and ready to hang with proper mounts and wires, to the Arts Center between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. Art will be accepted on a first-come basis until the gallery is filled.

There are no jurors or judges, so this constitutes a great opportunity to have your work displayed in a professional gallery.

The second exhibition, "Personal Politics," by Katharine Brainard and Katherine McKearn, focuses on the social and political statements expressed through wall hangings of non-traditional quilting methods.

Subject matter is often disturbing and confrontational.

Ms. Brainard's quilts have received national acclaim for her interpretation of personal trauma in her "Divorce Quilt" and "Suicide Quilt," both of which will be displayed at the Center.

In addition, the outdoor installation "Catfish Dreamin'" by New York artist Alison Saar will be located outside of the Center's main entrance.

For more information, call the Arts Council at 313-ARTS.

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