Artscape accepting entries for next summer's festival


January 16, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Five visual-arts exhibitions, a performance-arts series and a film and video series are planned as part of this summer's Artscape, the city's annual celebration of the arts held in the Mount Royal Avenue cultural corridor. This year's festival will run July 15-17.

Deadline is Feb. 4 for submitting entries to the visual-arts exhibitions and performance-art series.

There are three indoor visual-arts exhibitions. "The Ecstatic Garden of Sublime Delirium," curated by artist Laure Drogoul, will be a series of artists' installations that focus on delirious illusions and ironic and disillusioned visions of utopia. "Beauty," curated by artists Linda Day and Tom Miller, will address beauty as an essential element of the technical, visual or narrative content of the work. Artist Luis Flores will curate "Bedtime Stories, Dreams and Nightmares," a show which considers dream imagery.

Artists may also submit work to two outdoor shows. "Artifice and Nature," curated by Tex Andrews, will display up to 15 commissioned sculpture/installations, and "Car Show," curated by D. S. Bakker, will select automobiles which have been dramatically modified to reflect the artists' or owners' personal views.

The performance-art series will show three indoor and four outdoor pieces curated by performance artists Kirby Malone and Joyce Scott.

Video artists and filmmakers may submit works less than 30 minutes in length. This series, curated by Vin Grabill and Michelle Parkerson, will show six different films and videos during the festival. Deadline for submissions is March 4.

In addition, Artscape will have a fine-arts market, which gives selected local artists a venue to exhibit and sell their works. April 8 is the deadline for submitting proposals.

Artscape exhibitions are open to artists living in Maryland and the Washington metropolitan area. For details, call (410) 396-4575.


Center Stage has announced that the theater will charge only $5 per ticket for performances on days when Phase Two of Baltimore City's snow emergency plan goes into effect. For details, call (410) 332-0033.


Five full-tuition undergraduate scholarships in creative and performing arts, renewable for up to four years, are available to high- school and community-college students applying to the undergraduate theater department of the University of Maryland College Park.

These awards are sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities. In addition, the Theatre Patrons Association awards two $1,000 scholarships to theater students entering the university as full-time freshmen.

Faculty from the theater department base their selections upon applications, teachers' recommendations, academic reports and auditions held Feb. 27. All applications must be received by Feb. 11. For details, call (301) 405-6676.


* Center Stage will hold auditions Jan. 23 for the key roles of Stewie and Mitchell, the adolescent brothers in Donald Margulies' "The Loman Family Picnic." The auditions are scheduled at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. Boys will be asked to read selections from the play and to sing a short song without musical accompaniment. Audition appointments are necessary. The play will run March 25-May 8 in the Head Theater. For details, call (410) 685-3200.

* Stages Theatre Company, a theater for young audiences, will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 for two original productions, "Tale Races II" and "Work in Progress," at the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. The shows, which will be performed in repertory and tour locally this spring and summer, call for 10 men and women over the age of 18 and for one musician. For details, call (410) 323-7810.

* The Heritage Players will hold auditions for a spring production of "Something's Afoot" at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 and Jan. 26 at Ames United Methodist Church, 9 Walker Ave., Pikesville. All auditioners should bring a prepared song and expect to read from the script. For details, call (410) 484-3515.

* Auditions for the Maryland Arts Festival's summer production of "Phantom" are scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 in Room 343 of the Fine Arts Center of Towson State University. The production calls for two sopranos, two baritones, three baritones who are singing actors and two character actors. Other parts are also available, including roles for trained dancers and ballerinas. The production, directed by Kathleen Marshall, will run June 24-July 30 at Towson State University. All auditioners should make an appointment and prepare songs and readings. For appointments and for details about audition times, call (410) 830-2076.

* Avalon Theater Company will hold auditions for its April production of "Everything in the Garden" at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Catonsville Recreation Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave. The play, directed by Susan Weber, calls for five men and four women approximately 35-50, one woman about 60 and a teen-age boy. For details, call (410) 744-4964.

* The Handel Choir of Baltimore will hold auditions for singers in all voice parts. Singers must be able to sight-read music and have previous choral experience. Rehearsals run from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday evenings. Spring concerts include a performance of "Carmina Burana." To schedule an audition and for details, call (410) 366-6544.

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