Local artists in African-American show


November 21, 1993|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Baltimore artists Angela Franklin, Tamara Lee Jones, Tom Miller, Penny Potter, Elizabeth Scott and Joyce Scott have contributed work to a nationally touring art exhibition, "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African-American Craft Art."

The show is at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, through Jan. 30. It begins its tour in March at the American Crafts Museum in New York.

Other venues include the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta, the Museum of African American Life and Culture in Dallas, the African-American Museum of Fine Arts in San Diego and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute.

The show features the work of 100 contemporary artists throughout the United States in the disciplines of ceramics, furniture, textiles, leather, glass and metal. It is the first exhibition of African-American craft art to travel nationally.

The show is sponsored principally by the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund.


Writers Madison Smartt Bell, Ann Christie and Glenn Moomau will read their short stories and poetry from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Alumni House at Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Road.

The program, "Faculty Originals II," is free to the public. The writers are all Goucher faculty members. Mr. Bell's latest novel is "Save Me, Joe Louis." Ms. Christie has published poetry in many literary magazines, including Poetry Northwest and the Iowa Review. Mr. Moomau's book, "Don't Go Back," was published this year.

For details, call (410) 665-4076.


A mixed-media sculpture by Judy Zinman Heimann is on display in the Giraffe House at the Baltimore Zoo. The work, titled "I was entertained on Madagascar by two lovely lemurs," is on loan for a year. The artist has shown her work at the Nye Gomez Gallery in Baltimore, Helio Gallery in New York and Standiford Gallery in San Francisco.


Playwright and director Marion Isaac McClinton, whose play "Police Boys" was produced by Center Stage last year, will hold open auditions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 for a staged reading of his latest work. The play, which will be read at Center Stage on Dec. 20, calls for African-American men and women over age 14. For the audition, actors should prepare a 1-minute contemporary monologue and bring head shots and resumes. Appointments required. , Call (410) 685-3200.

Act Two Children's Theater will hold auditions for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday at Act Two Dinner Theatre, 8014 Pulaski Highway. The production, directed by Leighanna Freeborough, calls for performers ages 5-20. For details, call (410) 686-1126.

Auditions for Joseph Dennison's "Quackenbush," performed by the St. Martin's Community Theatre, are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church, 375 Benfield Road, Severna Park. The production calls for three men ages 20-60 and two women ages 20-60. For details, call (410) 280-5132.

Auditions for "Our Country's Good," by Timberlake Wertenbake, are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Tuesday at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. The production calls for seven men and five women ages 20-55. For details, call director Richard Jackson at (410) 727-5765.

The Actors Company Theatre is seeking presidential look-alikes for New Year's Eve. For details, call (410) 760-5800.

Colonial Players of Annapolis has changed the audition dates for "A Little Night Music." Auditions are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4; from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Colonial Players' annex, 2132 Rinnard Court, Annapolis. The production calls for seven men and nine women ages 20-50, one "grandmother" and one girl age 9-13. The show runs in March. For details, call (410) 757-9563.

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