City art studios will open for tours next weekend

ARTS NOTES

April 24, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

Roughly 100 visual artists in the city will open their studios to the public next weekend as part of the Sixth Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture and School 33 Art Center.

Artists will display paintings, sculpture, mixed media, furniture, ceramics, prints, glass and photography. Studios south of North Avenue will open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; those north of North Avenue will open from noon to 5 p.m. May 1.

On April 30, the largest venue is School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street. On May 1, it is Mill Center, 3000 Chestnut Ave.

Maps of the studios are available from the Baltimore Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw St., School 33 Art Center and all participating studios. For details, call (410) 396-4641.

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The Maryland Cultural Arts Center at Towson is holding a four-day celebration of the arts in Towson from April 28-May 1. Arts exhibits, performances and demonstrations will take place at businesses along the York Road corridor. For details, call (410) 823-ARTS.

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Poet Robert Creeley, whose works include "Words," "A Day Book" and "The Gold Diggers," will read at 8 p.m. May 5 in the Mount Royal Station auditorium of the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Considered a writer whose work has challenged established literary canons, Robert Creeley is a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The reading is the last in "Survival They Said: Listen the Way," the Institute's spring poetry and performance series. Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for students and free to the MICA community. For details, call (410) 225-2300.

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Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis will conduct a concert of his music with the Orchestra and Choir of the Hellenic Radio and Television Network May 10 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

The performance includes Mr. Theodorakis' works "The Ballad of Mauthausen," "Epiphany" and "The Axion Esti."

A reception after the concert will benefit the North American Foundation for Modern Greek Arts. For details on the concert and the reception, call (410) 664-4079.

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Baltimore poets Kendra Kopelke and Michelle Tokarczyk will read from their works at 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Irina's Cafe, 32nd and Barclay streets in Charles Village.

Kendra Kopelke, editor of Passager, a national journal that features the work of new older writers, is the author of "Eager Street." She teaches at the University of Baltimore.

Michelle Tokarczyk, who teaches at Goucher College, is a consulting editor to the feminist journal Belles Lettres. She is the author of "The House I'm Running From."

The free reading is part of a monthly series held at the cafe. For the first time, an open reading will not follow the main presentation so that Ms. Kopelke and Ms. Tokarczyk can discuss their work with the audience. For details, call (410) 383-6928.

Auditions

* AXIS Theatre will hold auditions for its May workshop of "The Shard Story" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 27 at the theater, 3600 Clipper Mill Road. The cast calls for four men, ages 20 to 35 and two women, ages 20 to 35. Rehearsals begin May 9; performance of the workshop is May 26-29. For details, call (410) 243-5237.

* The Ward Center for the Arts will hold auditions for "In Trousers" and a Sondheim revue at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the center at St. Paul's School, 11152 Falls Road in Brooklandville. Auditioners should prepare a Broadway selection and bring the music; an accompanist will be provided. The production will run July 7-30. For details, call (410) 825-4400, Ext. 3047.

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