Exhibit at college features 27 artists

September 10, 1993|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,Contributing Writer

Carroll Community College is full of beauty.

The public can see just how much beauty at the Maryland Art League's reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Great Hall of the Westminster campus, 1601 Washington Road.

Works of art by 27 Maryland artists will be on display and for sale. Light refreshments will be provided during the viewing of the works in pen and ink, watercolors, oils, photography and other media.

The reception will be in conjunction with the college's Faculty Recital, featuring Evan Paul Walker, tenor, and Rebecca Long, pianist. The artists will be present to meet the public.

The Maryland Art League is a nonprofit organization formed in 1960 as the Randallstown Art Club. It was incorporated in the mid-1970s. Dedicated to promoting and educating the public about art, the league has workshops, critiques and lectures. Many of its activities are open to the public.

Artists must apply to join the league and be approved for membership by a jury. The league consists of more than 100 artists who work in a variety of media, but not all of what the group has to offer will be on display at the Great Hall.

"We did not have the facility to show sculptures and jewelry," said Cartha Wills, the exhibition co-chairwoman.

Mrs. Wills said limiting each artist to three items for display worked out beautifully, since 80 works could be accommodated in the Great Hall.

She is from Taylorsville and is one of the local artists whose

creations will be exhibited.

Other local artists included in the showing are Catherine Neuwiller, Richard Shultz, Alice Woods and Joyce Blair.

"We have shows as often as we can, depending on what galleries will take us," Mrs. Wills said.

The main goal of the league, she said, is to raise money for annual scholarship awards. Although funds from the sale of works on display in the Great Hall will go to the artists, stationery and calendars created by members will be on sale to benefit the scholarship fund. The theme of the calendars is "Maryland in Miniature."

Meetings of the Maryland Art League are held at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Greater Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Baltimore County. League President Alice Woods said she hopes the show will introduce more people to the league.

The show will run through Sept. 30, with exhibit hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Both the reception and the exhibit are free.

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