Gauguin show opens at Walters Nov. 20

ARTS NOTES

November 06, 1994|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Sun Staff Writer

Tickets to the Walters Art Gallery's show "Gauguin and the School of Pont-Aven," an exhibition of more than 100 post-Impressionist paintings, are on sale at the museum, through the TicketMaster phone network and at all TicketMaster outlets.

Admission to the show, which runs Nov. 20-Jan. 15, is by reserved, timed tickets only. Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for senior citizens on weekdays ($7 on weekends); $5 for students over 12 with an I.D.; and free to children under 5. For information, call (410) 547-9000.

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The recent public opening of the Baltimore Museum of Art's New Wing for Modern Art set a museum record for single-day #F attendance: 10,137 visitors from throughout the region visited the museum Oct. 16 to participate in the free festivities.

WINGDING! celebrated the $10 million, 35,000-square-foot addition, which displays modern art from the museum's permanent collection. Activities included free performances by regional contemporary dance companies, music by the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band and Carl Grubbs & Friends, improvisation by the Flying Tongues, and such family activities as a silk-screening workshop and a sidewalk chalk-drawing contest.

Museum officials had expected 5,000 visitors, according to BMA director Arnold Lehman.

The previous single-day record was set June 7, 1992, when roughly 6,000 visitors came to "Retro Festival," the free family day held in conjunction with the museum's exhibition "Design 1935 to 1965: What Modern Was."

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Carl Filipiak, Jimmy Wells and Ruby Glover are among the local jazz musicians who will perform at a fall festival fund-raiser for WJHU-FM from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bohager's, Eastern Avenue and Eden Street. Tickets are $40 for WJHU members and $50 for non-members. For details, call (410) 516-6307.

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"Life Go Boom!" a play by Baltimore playwright Alonzo D. Lamont Jr., will be presented in workshops Dec. 2-11 at Arena Stage in Washington. A comedy about cable television talk shows, this play premiered last season at the Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore. For details and ticket information, call (202) 488-3300.

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The deadline is Dec. 1 for churches, schools, libraries and other community organizations to apply for grants from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The state arts agency is seeking applicants for its Non-Arts Organization Grants program, a program in which eligible not-for-profit organizations can apply for state funding for a wide variety of arts activities.

Grants are available in three categories: arts program grants, arts project grants and incentive grants. An organization may apply for a grant in only one category.

The grants are available only to those organizations incorporated in Maryland as tax-exempt and not for profit before March 31, 1994; which operate primarily in Maryland; and which have been in operation during the previous fiscal year. For details, call (410) 333-8232 or TDD/TTY (410) 333-4519..

Auditions

Mongrel Theatre will hold auditions for its February production of Goldoni's "The Servant of Two Masters" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 on the main stage in the fine arts building of Towson State University. Auditions will consist of readings from the text and some movement work. A one- to two-minute contemporary comic monologue is optional. For details, call (410) 323-0899.

Auditions for Fell's Point Corner Theatre's productions of "Weird Romance" and "Nothing Sacred" are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-22 at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. The first production calls for men and women aged 18 to 50 who can sing; the second calls for one woman aged 19 to 20, one woman in her 30s, several men aged 20 to 50 and one man aged 60-plus. For details, call (410) 276-7837.

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The deadline is Nov. 21 for Maryland choreographers to apply to the 1995 Maryland Dance Showcase: Workshop for Choreographers, to be held in January at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Internationally known choreographer and dancer Jennifer Muller will teach this year's weeklong workshop. Artistic director of Jennifer Muller/The Works since 1974, she has toured 33 countries as well as produced 13 seasons of dance in New York. She has collaborated with such composers as Yoko Ono, Keith Jarrett and Nana Vasconcelos.

The workshop, which runs Jan. 9-14, includes daily classes in technique, compositional elements, choreography and creative thinking.

Supported by the Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Foundation, the Maryland Dance Showcase is free to the 15 choreographers whom Ms. Muller selects. Applicants must submit an application and videotape to the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture by Nov. 21. For details and an application, call (410) 396-4575, TDD accessible.

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