Two local artists show work in exhibit at Slayton House


September 04, 1996|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WORKS BY TWO local artists will be featured in an exhibit titled "Outside/Inside" starting tomorrow at the Slayton House Gallery.

Wilde Lake resident Sue Anne Bottomley will display 4-foot-long panoramic drawings of Wilde Lake and Hyla Brook Road, as well as drawings of Howard County farmland.

She will also show 10 relief prints she created using a technique she invented, called "stenocut."

"It's a variation on linocuts," she said, but uses inexpensive materials. "The technique is safe and suitable for people of all ages," she added. Bottomley has given workshops on her technique at the Columbia Art Center and around the country.

Mary Jo Tydlacka, a former Longfellow resident, will display oil and acrylic paintings, including local homes, farm scenes and snow scenes from last January's blizzard. Some of the paintings were featured in the summer issue of Potomac Review, a Maryland literary magazine.

Tydlacka recently displayed her work at the Artists' Gallery in the American City Building. Her paintings were included in the 1995 Columbia Festival of the Arts and in an exhibit of women's watercolors at Slayton House last year.

The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the gallery. Music will be provided by classical guitarist Don Miller. There will be a drawing for two framed pieces of art. The show will run through Sept. 28.

Sisterhood open house

The Sisterhood of Beth Shalom Congregation will hold an open house for all Jewish women in Howard County from 9: 45 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Sunday at a member's home in Hickory Ridge.

The theme will be "Circle of Friends." The group's logo, using this theme, will be introduced, and activities for the coming year will be presented. For directions, call the synagogue office at 531-5115.

The group, one of 700 affiliates of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism worldwide, "provides support for women who want to propagate traditional Judaism in their home and community," said vice president Claudia Andorsky.

Library aid offered

Now that homework season is back, the Howard County Central Library is offering help for both students and parents in using the library.

"Find That Fact," a new game for elementary school students, started yesterday and will continue through September. A scavenger hunt, the game "is designed to acquaint students with where things are in the children's department," said children's librarian Jo Puckett.

Game sheets are available at the children's information desk. Students who complete the game will have their choice of prizes.

Parents of elementary school students are invited to "No More Homework Headaches" at 7: 30 p.m. Sept. 17. The one-hour session will explore the library's resources, explain basic search strategies and offer tips on doing homework at the library. Registration begins tomorrow and may be made in person or by calling 313-7880.

Reading games end

More than 1,000 children and young adults recently completed the summer reading games at the Howard County Central Library.

In "Ready, Set, Read to Me," pre-readers had to listen to 24 books. There were 256 children who completed the game. "Read for the Gold" required readers to draw up a contract with their parents for an appropriate number of books. In this group, 470 children finished.

"Mega Mix '96," a reading game for young adults, drew 300 participants.

Pub Date: 9/04/96

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