Women's show to include local artists

NEIGHBORS

February 23, 1994|By PAT BRODOWSKI

Artists from Manchester and Hampstead will have paintings on display in the third "Women In the Arts" exhibition, which is open to female artists in and around Carroll County.

This massive show of more than 60 previously undisplayed works takes place during regular college hours from March 1 to 25 in the Great Hall on the Westminster campus of Carroll Community College.

You can meet the artists and discuss their work during a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 6.

After the artists' reception, the college will hold a musical program, "Piano Duo," with Rebecca Long and Jeffrey Winfield in the cafe area.

Among paintings hanging in the superb natural light of the Great Hall will be 'Main Street, U.S.A.," a 10-inch by 40-inch horizontal oil by Helen Frey of Hampstead.

Well-known watercolorist and art instructor Sue Mancha of Manchester will show two watercolors, "Late Winter" and "Summer Landscape."

Barbara Snell, artist and private art instructor for children in Hampstead, will exhibit the oil paintings "River Patapsco" and "Portrait."

Jane Zepp of Manchester has created "Uncle Fred" in acrylic and "Farm" in colored pencil.

"Magnificent oils by Carol Martielli of Monkton" will be shown, said chairwoman Lillian Osten. "They are the largest to come in, 34 by 52 [inches] and 40 by 60 [inches], and are what I call modern, like cubism," she said.

Through the history of painting, women as artists have generally been given little recognition. Women were involved as wives of the famous, or as subjects for paintings. Most American female artists appreciate Mary Cassatt, who studied with Degas, exhibited with the Impressionists, and whose softly focused paintings of children are hung today in major museums.

"Women In The Arts" is notable for bringing our area female artists to the exhibition hall. Few of these artists are able to relinquish home and children to concentrate on their art full time.

Exhibitors in the show were juried by Irby Cole and Maggie Ball, artists and instructors at Carroll Community College, and Lillian Osten, artist and vice president of the Carroll County Artists Guild.

Information: Lillian Osten, 848-9277, or Sherry Glass, 876-9600.

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Parents, are you sure your children can protect themselves? You are invited to Spring Garden Elementary School from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow for a regional guidance program for parents of children in the Hampstead, Manchester and Spring Garden elementary schools.

State Troopers Gary Dorsey and Rick Nash will present an overview of programs they give to school children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

They will focus on personal safety and abuse and show excerpts from their in-school presentations. Parents who attend will also be shown how to reinforce the message of the safety programs at home.

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Early risers Saturday can drop by for breakfast at the Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company hall, 1341 N. Main St. From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., the men and women of the Hampstead Rotary Club will serve homemade pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage, with orange juice, milk or coffee.

Between 800 and 1,100 people usually join their neighbors at the fire house for the annual breakfast. Proceeds benefit the fire company. Tickets are $4 at the door.

Information: Steve Silberman, 876-9092; or Patricia Silberman, 876-9686.

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The 11th annual Hampstead Business Expo opens at 10 a.m. Saturday and closes at 3 p.m. at the North Carroll High School, on Hampstead-Mexico Road. "Rhythm in Shoes" will dance on stage at 10:30 a.m., followed by a fashion show at noon.

The expo provides the chance to see what local businesses and civic groups offer, attend an auction and sample the fare from local restaurants. Expo exhibitors are members of the Hampstead Business Association. Information: Dottie Wilhelm, 374-2767.

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Once a block of wood slightly smaller than a banana, now whittled and sanded aerodynamically smooth, aflame with decals, it was made to race.

This race car and close to 40 others lined up for the Pinewood Derby of Cub Scout Pack 790 on Saturday at Spring Garden Elementary.

Cub Scouts, Tiger Cubs (who are in first grade) and even a couple of adults brought their 5-ounce cars to the pit. Each car whizzed down the track. A car was eliminated after losing twice. With six dens and two Tiger groups, Pack 790 gave about two dozen trophies at the race.

Each year, the race track gets a few improvements. This year the marvel of electronics helped identify the winner. In one race, the difference was in hundredths of a second.

"It was like six hundredths of a second," said Cheryl Wahl, mother of Tiger Cub Daniel Wahl. "Something ridiculous, like hearing Olympic time."

"Some of the kids worked hard on their cars, stickers all over, all colors paint, and carved them," she said. Her son, Daniel, had worked with his father, Doug, to install weights inside and apply graphite to the axles.

Besides speed winners, cubs voted for a favorite car. Dean Thompson's "Batman" car, to which he had glued pieces of a model, won the Cub's Choice award. Dean's car also placed third in his den's speed race.

"I think Daniel's hooked," said Mrs. Wahl. "He got a trophy for second place [Tiger group]. It has a gold car on top. He was all excited."

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