Five young artists win national prizes

Arts Notes

February 25, 1996|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Five Baltimore-area artists, all high-school seniors, earned cash awards totaling $7,000 in ARTS Week '96, the final judging phase last month in Miami of the 1995-'96 Arts Recognition and Talent Search program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Randolph Stewart Albright, of Reisterstown and Carver Center for Arts and Technology, received $3,000 in the Level I Photography competition. Elizabeth Ann Burger, of Towson High School, was awarded $500 in Level IV Visual Arts. Katrin Sirje Kark, of Towson and the Carver Center, was awarded $1,000 in Level III Writing/Multi-genre.

Also, Anupama Pillalamarri, of Bel Air High School, received $1,500 in Level III Dance/Cultural Dance; and Elizabeth Lee Skelton, of Towson High School, earned $1,000 in Level III Visual Arts.

A total of 118 young artists were selected out of 7,000 applicants from across the nation to participate in ARTS Week '96. They were evaluated through performances, master classes, seminars and workshops.

Festival entries sought

Applications are being accepted through March 15 for artists and crafts people interested in participating in the fifth annual "Baltimore's Largest Arts Festival," scheduled for July 19-21 at the Corpus Christi Church in Baltimore.

The festival will showcase emerging artists from the Baltimore metropolitan area.

For forms and rules: Corpus Christi Church, Attention BLAF, 110 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21217. Call (410) 945-6754.

Dance medicine

The fifth annual Dance Medicine Symposium will be offered from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. March 9 in the Todd Dance Studio at Goucher College.

Workshops will be conducted on medical issues relevant to dancers, dance instructors, therapists and physicians.

The event is sponsored by Goucher's dance department, Union Memorial Hospital's Department of Orthopedics and the Foot and Ankle Center and HealthSouth Spine and Physical Therapy Center of Baltimore. Other sponsors include the National Dance Association, the Maryland Council of Dance Inc. and the International Association of Dance Medicine Science.

The fee is $5 for students and dancers and $25 for medical

professionals. Call (410) 296-0511.

Mural applicants wanted

Artists interested in being awarded a mural project for the Elizabeth Hager Center, a city-owned property in downtown Hagerstown, have until March 15 to apply.

The contest is open to Maryland residents who are at least 18 years old.

Arts professionals and community representatives will select three semifinalists. The semifinalists will be paid a stipend to render a color design to scale. The winning artist will receive a $12,000 commission.

Write the Washington County Arts Council, 7 W. Franklin St.,

Hagerstown, Md. 21740, or call (301) 791-3132.

College Art Association

Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, dean of graduate programs at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, since 1976, was named president of the College Art Association. He is the first African-American president of CAA, which includes more than 15,000 individual and institutional members.

Workshop seeks registrants

The Performance Workshop Theatre Company is accepting registrants for two workshops that will be taught by its artistic directors, Marlyn Robinson and Marc Horwitz, beginning in March.

An intermediate "Scene Study Workshop" will be offered Thursday evenings, March 7 through April 11. A "Voice and Speech Workshop" will be conducted Tuesday evenings, March 5 through April 9. Call (410) 659-7830.

Middle-school acting

The Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson will offer a series of Saturday morning workshops in basic acting skills for middle-school students from 10 a.m. to noon March 2 through March 30. Call (410) 887-2775.

Improvisation classes

Dancers, actors and those with movement interests can participate in free improvisation sessions offered from noon to 2 p.m. Sundays through the end of spring at Towson State University.

Contact improvisation, dance improvisation, movement choir work and showing work-in-progress will be encouraged. Previous experience is not needed, but professionals will participate. Call (410) 830-2775.

Gallery seeks artists

The Cardinal Gallery at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, a nonprofit, multicultural, multidisciplinary arts center in Annapolis, is looking for artists for the 1996-'97 exhibition season.

Artists in any medium from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Washington are eligible to submit slides of recent work by April 4.

In addition to 10 to 20 slides, artists should submit a resume, an artist's statement and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Call Two lectures

Two artists will lecture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Mount Royal Station.

Painter Mark Wethli, best known for his studies of objects in interiors, will discuss his work at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.

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