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September 19, 1993|By John Dorsey

Exhibit marks anniversary of print and drawing society

The Baltimore Museum of Art's print and drawing society, the museum's first "friends" group, was founded in 1968 and since then has supported the museum in a number of ways, including programs and educational activities. But its most lasting contribution is the addition of works to the collection, both through funds raised from the society as a whole and through gifts of individual members.

To celebrate the group's 25th anniversary, the museum opens an anniversary exhibition consisting of 45 works donated by the society and its members. Included are prints by Goya, Renoir, Picasso, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden and Ellsworth Kelly, and drawings by Matisse, Pollock, Romare Bearden and Mark Tobey. The exhibit runs through Dec. 19. Call (410) 396-7100. Edward Polochick, music director of the Concert Artists of Baltimore, visits the Charlestown Community in Catonsville (715 Maiden Choice Lane, off Wilkens Avenue) with 11 singers and a string quartet today at 3 p.m. Polochick has a knack for building distinctive and beautiful programs, and this one is no exception: Dvorak's "American" quartet and solo and choral songs by Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster and others. Call (410) 247-3400.

Stephen Wigler "Lawd Ha' Mercy!!" -- a new gospel musical by Morgan State University grad David E. Talbert -- opens a one-week run at the Lyric Opera House on Tuesday. Talbert's previous show, "Tellin' It Like It Tiz!" played the Lyric in 1992.

The story of a small-town gospel singer lured to the big city by a pair of slick record producers, "Lawd Ha' Mercy!!" stars Morris Day and Jerome Benton, formerly of the funk band The Time. Musical direction is by Edwin Hawkins. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with matinees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11.50 to $25.50. Call (410) 481-7328.

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