UMBC graduate directs second play in L.A. Moving up: Baltimore native Stephen Moore moved to California in 1990. His latest production is 'Einstein and the Polar Bear.'


Arts Notes

April 07, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt | Laura Barnhardt,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Baltimore native Stephen Moore, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is directing "Einstein and the Polar Bear" at a Los Angeles theater April 5 through May 11. Mr. Moore made his Los Angeles directing debut two years ago with "The Politics of Fairy Tales" at the NoHo Studios. Before moving to L.A. in 1990, Mr. Moore directed "Snoopy!!" and "They're Playing Our Song" as a UMBC undergraduate. As a postgraduate, he returned to UMBC to direct Neil Simon's "Fools."

Architect to speak

Award-winning architect Andrea Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates, best-known for her public architecture, including the Headquarters for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and various U.S. courthouses, will speak about her recent work April 10 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Tickets to the 6: 30 p.m. lecture, which will be followed by a reception at 7: 45 p.m., are $10; $5 for seniors and students. Tickets for the four-part spring lecture series are $27 for AIA, BMA and BAF members, $35 for nonmembers. For information, call (410) 625-2585.

The business of art

Columbia Arts Center and the Artists' Gallery and Graffiti Inc. will present the fourth lecture of a five-part series, "Meeting of the Minds," on the business of art, April 10 at 7: 30 p.m. Sculptor Tex Andrews, program director of Maryland Art Place, will be the featured speaker of the event at the Artists' Gallery in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Admission is $5 for adults; anyone under 21 years old is admitted free. For information, call (410) 740-8249.

Mapmaking show

"Space and Place: Mapmaking East and West," an exhibit of 47 maps, atlases and scrolls that reflect 400 years of Western and Chinese mapmaking, will be shown at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College in Annapolis April 12 through June 16. The exhibit is free. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Friday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call (410) 626-2556.

Computers and literature

The Loyola College Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Humanities Council will present its 10th annual all-day colloquium on language, literature and society April 10 at 10 a.m., 11: 15 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. This year's symposium, "Text, Hypertext and Virtual Text," will explore the evolving relationship of computers, the Internet and literature, and will address the impact on writers and readers. Guest lecturers include hypertext authors Carolyn Guyer and Stuart Moulthrop, and George Landow, author of "Hypertext: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology." To reserve space, call (410) 617-2780.

Portraiture workshop

Daniel E. Greene, one of America's leading portrait painters and a renowned pastel artist, will teach a portraiture workshop April 18-21 at the Howard County Center for the Arts. The workshop costs $375. Workshop artists will study six hours a day under the direction of Mr. Green, whose work is represented in more than 400 public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also will present two demonstrations on the techniques of painting a portrait in oil at 7 p.m. on April 18 and April 20. These demonstrations are open to the public for a $20 fee. For more information or to register, call Gene Pearson at (410) 242-0626.

A writer and a poet

Short story writer Sandy Fleming ("Eastern Peaches," Dragonfly Press, 1995) will share the podium with poet Tillie Friedenberg at Bibelot Bookstore on Reisterstown Road April 12 at 7: 30 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. For information, call (410) 653-6933.

Billie Holiday Competition

The semifinal and final rounds of the annual Billie Holiday Vocal Competition will be held April 13 at the Walters Art Gallery (enter on Centre Street) from noon until 3: 30 p.m. Twelve amateur Baltimore city and county vocalists will compete for first place -- a $1,500 cash prize and a chance to perform at Artscape '96, scheduled for July 19 through July 21. The second-place winner will receive $1,000, and the third-place winner will receive $500. The competition, presented by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, is free and open to the public.

For information, call (410) 396-4575.


The Actors Company Theater will be holding auditions April 9 and 11 for its June production of "On Golden Pond" at the West Chester Community Hall in Catonsville. All roles are open for the play, which is to be directed by John Strawbridge. For information, call (410) 760-5800.

Merrick's Dinner Theatre in Essex will hold auditions for its summer production of Neil Simon's World War II comedy, "Biloxi Blues," April 11 at 7: 30 p.m. Actors are needed for the roles of four male Army recruits, one male Army sergeant and one young girl. "Biloxi Blues" will run weekends June 14 through Aug. 11. For information, call director Kathy Sladek at (410) 665-7194.

Pub Date: 4/07/96

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