Film examines work of memorial designer At the station: Baltimore Architecture Foundation is sponsoring documentary about Maya Lin.

Arts Notes

January 28, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation will sponsor the Baltimore premiere of a documentary film on Maya Lin at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 in the auditorium of the Mount Royal Station building of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, at 1400 Cathedral St.

The film features the work of Ms. Lin, who as an architecture

student at Yale designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. Her subsequent work includes the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala., and the Women's Water Table, which commemorates the role of women at Yale University.

Tickets: $12 for nonmembers, $10 for members and $6 for students. Call (410) 625-2585.

A Hofmann retrospective

The work of the late Earl Hofmann, a painter and muralist, will be recognized in a retrospective exhibition Feb. 1-29 at the North End Gallery in Leonardtown. A reception is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 10.

Mr. Hofmann's work received national recognition and was part of major exhibitions, including the Corcoran and Venice Biennial. His work also is part of the permanent collections of several museums and a Guggenheim Traveling Exhibition.

His paintings and murals hang in several Baltimore buildings, including St. Ignatius Church, St. Joseph's Monastery Church and Mercy Medical Center.

After maintaining a studio in Bolton Hill for many years, Mr. Hofmann accepted a position as artist-in-residence at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City. He taught painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture at the college while maintaining a private studio.

Clayworks classes

The spring semester at the Baltimore Clayworks, 5607 Smith Ave., begins Feb. 5.

Classes, open to adults and children ages 5 to 10, are offered during day, evening and weekend hours. Call (410) 578-1919.

Columbia seeks ideas, people

The Columbia Association Art Center is planning its spring and summer classes. Anyone interested in teaching an art class or workshop in any medium should contact the center for an application.

The center is also looking for individuals interested in giving a short lecture, presentation or leading a discussion for its "Sunday Sampling of Art" series. Deadline for applications and proposals is Feb. 22.

The center is in Long Reach Village Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. Call (410) 730-0075.

Register for piano classes

The Piano Perspectives School of Music, a nonprofit community music school at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, is accepting registration for its second semester, which will begin Feb. 5 and run 16 weeks.

Introduction to piano will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays for adults; 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays for children 6 to 8; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays for children 9 to 11. Tuition for the 60-minute introductory classes is $350, with a five-payment plan available.

Limited openings are available in late beginner, intermediate and advanced piano classes. After piano class, students receive instruction in music theory in MIDILAB, a computer resource lab. Call (410) 465-6729.

Master piano class at TSU

Richard Morris, a concert pianist, will conduct a master class at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 and perform works by Haydn, Debussy and Chopin in a recital at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at Towson State University's concert hall.

Mr. Morris is on the piano faculty at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was the head of the piano faculty from 1976 through 1995. Call (410) 256-8130.

Auditions

* The Towson Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines has scheduled open enrollment for female vocalists interested in singing barber shop harmony for 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at Towson Presbyterian Church. Needed are singers for mid-range melody and high-range harmony. Call (410) 321-1656.

* The Sky is the Limit, a community theater sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services, will conduct auditions for "The Wizard of Oz" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Eastern Regional Performing Arts Center in Dundalk. Roles are open for children and adults. Bring a photograph and be prepared to sing. Technical people also are needed. Call (410) 887-5370 or TTD (410) 887-5319.

* The Peabody Prep, a division of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, will conduct auditions for its spring musical, Rodgers and Hart's "Babes in Arms," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 31 in Room 214, 21 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 200, in Annapolis. Men and women 18 to 50 are needed. Performances are scheduled for May in Annapolis. Call (410) 659-8125.

* Walt Disney's World on Ice will conduct auditions for ice skaters at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Baltimore Arena. Skaters must be at least 17 or high-school graduates and available to travel. Personality, appearance and ability to learn intricate routines are important. A background in jazz, ballet or modern dance is helpful. Resume, photograph and ice skates required. Call (813) 349-4848.

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