Vaux family photo exhibit has art down to a scienceMary...

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August 08, 1993|By John Dorsey

Vaux family photo exhibit has art down to a science

Mary (1860-1940), George (1863-1927) and William (1872-1908) Vaux were a remarkable generation of a well-known Philadelphia family who combined their interests in science and photography. Their work included cityscapes of Philadelphia and Norfolk and photographs of the Canadian northwest, taken between 1887 and 1940.

They frequently exhibited with the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, and shortly after the turn of the century George and Mary joined Alfred Stieglitz's historic group called the Photo-Secession. George's son, also George (born 1908), continued the family interest in photography. Their work will be on view beginning tomorrow through Nov. 1 in "Arts and Sciences: Vaux Family Photographs, 1887-1937" at the University of Maryland Baltimore County's Kuhn Library and Gallery. Call (410) 455-2270. Do you know "The Elephant Show?" You do if you have toddlers in the house and cable service on the tube. Now Sharon, Lois & Bram, singing stars of the daily program on Nickelodeon -- as well as of numerous recordings, videos and other performances aimed at children over the last 15 years -- are coming to the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Their "Great Big Tour -- Singing the Songs America Grew up With," is scheduled for a single performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sharon, Lois & Bram are Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison. Gates open for the "Great Big Tour" at 5:30 p.m., and the concert is preceded by clowns, face painting, a live animal show and other events. Tickets are $14.50 for all older than 1 year. Call (410) 730-2424.

Steve McKerrow Kathleen Barber's "Camisado," the final production of this year's Baltimore Playwrights Festival, opens Friday at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. Barber has now had more scripts produced by the annual local festival than any other playwright.

Directed by Robert Clingan, "Camisado" is about a plain, repressed, middle-aged woman whose perspective on life changes when she meets a con artist half her age. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 7 p.m., through Sept. 5. Tickets are $9. Call (410) 276-7837.

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