War and violence as seen through eyes of children

ARTS NOTES

October 15, 1995|By Jenny Komatsu | Jenny Komatsu,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

"I Dream of Peace," an exhibition of drawings by children traumatized by war and violence, will be held at the Thesis Gallery in the Fox Building on Mount Royal Avenue Oct. 15-17. The drawings were gathered from around the world by medical workers, field workers and teachers.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be three lectures Oct. 16 at the Thesis Gallery: "Children's Drawings as a Language," by Professor Al Hurwitz; "Working with Bosnian Refugee Children," by Dr. Muriann Brennan; and "Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome," by Dr. Carl Taylor. For more information, call (410) 321-4284.

Gift for the pope

Local glass artist Lucinda Shaw presented a gift -- a rendering of the Basilica of the Assumption etched into a half-inch piece of glass resting on a lighted base -- to Pope John Paul II last Sunday on behalf of the people of Baltimore. The basilica is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States. Ms. Shaw is founder of Acacia Art Glass Studios in Baltimore.

Three more shows

Performing Arts Productions has announced three nonsubscription shows added to its offerings at the Lyric Opera House. Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday will star in Vinnette Carroll's "Your Arm's Too Short to Box with God," based on the Gospel of Matthew, Oct. 30-Nov. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $19-$29.50. "STOMP" the British percussion phenomenon, is slated for Nov. 21-26. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $19-$35. The production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" that played here last season returns Nov. 28-Dec. 3. Details will be announced later. For more information, call (410) 494-2712.

Harmony Hall

A housewarming party will be held at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring food, entertainment, classes, demonstrations and other activities. The event is free. Call (301) 292-8331 for information.

Extras needed

Eden Productions, now in pre-production for the independent feature film "The Jealous God," has openings available for those interested in working as an extra or a production assistant. Call (212) 726-2874 or send a resume to Eden Productions, c/o Steven Gillilan, 9204 Leigh Choice Court, Owings Mills 21117.

Arts Info Center

A celebrational opening for the new Arts Info Center and Box Office in the Towson Library is scheduled for Oct. 27-28. The center will display posters of coming arts events, disseminate brochures, provide information on artists, and contain a box office to sell tickets for nonprofit organizations and individual artists. For more information, call (410) 987-0803 or (410) 821-6694.

Readings begin

The Baltimore Playwrights Festival will begin its 1995 Third Tuesday series of original play readings with "And Here Lie The Boomers," at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. The reading is free and open to the public.

Rail photography

The B&O Railroad Museum is offering a three-week workshop on photographing the railroad environment. The workshop costs and includes lectures, demonstrations and critiques of photographic work. The sessions will be taught by Steven Abramowitz and Carmella Doty. To reserve a place, call (410) 752-2561.

Video talent search

College students are invited to enter the MasterCard American Collegiate Talent Search for a musical or comedic act by sending a five-minute video entry, VHS format only, to MasterCard ACTS Video Entry, c/o NSC, 13 Harbison Way, Columbia, S.C. 29212-2338. For an entry form and rules and regulations for video entries, call (803) 214-3416.

Helping BSO

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Frank S. Pisch as director of development. Mr. Pisch was formerly president of First Counsel, Inc., a national fund-raising consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

Arts advocates

Maryland Citizens for the Arts convened its first meeting of the 1996 fiscal year with five new trustees on its board. The five are Philip Allen, dean of Frostburg State University's School of the Arts and Humanities; Archie Buffkins, senior vice president for broadcasting, Maryland Public Television; Marshall Moore, retired senior vice president of Loyola Federal Savings Bank of Baltimore; Manervia Riddick, director of public affairs for Washington Gas; and John Waltersdorf, chairman of the board and CEO of Tristate Electrical Supply Co., Inc.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts promotes adequate funding for the Maryland State Arts Council and for the arts at the local, state and federal levels.

Auditions

* The National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York, will hold scholarship auditions in Baltimore Nov. 4-5 for a two-year professional actor training program. Actors interested in applying should call (800) 472-6667.

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