Gwynns Falls Greenway, artfully done

ARTS NOTES

February 13, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

The deadline is Feb. 25 for artists and designers to submit plans in a competition to develop public amenities such as art works, picnic areas and bathrooms for the Gwynns Falls Greenway.

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore and administered by the Mayor's Committee on Arts and Culture, the competition seeks to define a six-mile recreational trail in city parkland.

Competing design teams should include a visual artist, an architect, a landscape architect and an urban planner. The visual artist will serve as team leader.

Teams should submit letters of interest along with their qualifications to MACAC. An independent panel of artists and designers will select three finalist teams -- each will receive $3,000 -- to develop the design for the amenities. For details, call MACAC at (410) 396-4575.*

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Choral Society is looking for new members from Hopkins and the general community. The society rehearses at 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays in the East Wing Auditorium of the School of Hygiene and Public Health, at the southeast corner of Wolfe and Monument streets. The group will perform a mass by Haydn this spring. Prospective members are invited to attend a rehearsal. No auditions are necessary. For details, call (410) 955-3363.*

"Treasure Boxes and Treasures," an auction of commissioned work by roughly 160 nationally known crafts people -- including local metal artist David Bachrach -- will run from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center in conjunction with the American Craft Council and its craft fair. The event, which is $60 per person and includes a weekend pass to the crafts fair, will benefit the Maryland Committee for Children. For details, call (410) 752-7588.Audition

Liberty Showcase Theatre will hold auditions for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 20 and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at Winand Elementary School, 8301 Scotts Level Road. Directed by Ray Thompson, the play will run in April and May. Actors and actresses of all ages are welcome to audition. For details, call (410) 653-2917.*

March 11 is the deadline for entering the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition, established to encourage and support emerging chamber-music artists in Maryland. A maximum of three ensembles will each receive a $2,000 honorarium to perform in July at Artscape, the city's festival of the arts.

All classical, instrumental, chamber-music ensembles residing in Maryland are eligible for the contest. Members of the ensemble must have performed together professionally for at least one year. For details and to receive an application, call the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture at (410) 396-4575.*

Artists who maintain studios in Baltimore are eligible to register for the Sixth Annual Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture and School 33 Art Center.

Downtown artists -- located south of North Avenue in such

communities as Fells Point and Mount Vernon -- will open their studios on April 30; those artists in such North Baltimore neighborhoods as Charles Village and Mount Washington will open their studios on May 1. The open-studio program will run from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

Artists with studios outside the city may rent or share a space in the city for the day. Groups of artists may display their works in one location.

To register, each artist must submit a registration form and $15 fee, 10 slides properly labelled in a 9-by-12-inch plastic slide sheet, a resume and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the slides. For details, call (410) 396-4641 or TDD (410) 396-4642.*

Playwrights are encouraged to submit unpublished original works to the First Annual National Children's Theatre Festival held in October at Actors' Playhouse in Miami.

Prizes of $1,200, $500 and $250 will be awarded to the best

musicals aimed at an audience of children ages 5 to 12 and to the best plays for children ages 12 to 17. Scripts and songs should lend themselves to both adult and children's humor. Actors' Playhouse also encourages themes that confront contemporary social issues and/or provide moral lessons.

Deadline for submitting scripts is June 1. For details and entry forms, call Suzanne Roberts at (305) 595-0010 or write Ms. Roberts at Actors' Playhouse, National Children's Theatre Festival, 8851 S.W. 107th Ave., Miami, Fla. 33176.

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