BSO gets support for school program

Arts Notes

April 13, 1997|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its "Arts Excel" education partnership project.

As part of the program, BSO musicians have been assisting teachers in city and Baltimore County Schools, bringing music and the arts to the classroom to develop thinking skills in language arts, social studies, science, history and math. The program is also designed to enrich the educational environment, encourage parental involvement and to help improve academic achievement and attendance.

In its first year, the program reached 1,815 students in 11 area schools -- grades kindergarten through nine. Three grades will -- be added sequentially to the curriculum each year, so that by the year 2001, music-education programs will be offered to students through grade 12.

Honors

Rep Stage, Columbia's professional theater-in-residence at Howard Community College, received three Helen Hayes nominations from the Washington Theatre Awards Society for the Washington-Baltimore area premiere of Arthur Miller's "Broken Glass."

Directed by Jim Petosa and produced in cooperation with the Olney Theatre Center, the production received nominations for outstanding lead actor, Edward Gero; outstanding set design, James Kronzer; and outstanding lighting design, Daniel MacLean.

The awards will be announced May 5.

Toot your horn

Amateur artists and photographers have until May 12 to submit entries for the Junior League of Baltimore's annual juried "Holiday Pops Art Contest."

Each entry must include a French horn -- the Holiday Pops logo -- and should be no larger than 16-by-20 inches.

Judging will take place May 19 at St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park.

The winning artist will receive $350 and exposure in Holiday Pops promotional materials, including 21,000 invitations, 8,000 programs, T-shirts and advertisements. A cash prize will also be awarded to the second- and third- place winners.

Selected entries will be auctioned at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall during the Holiday Pops concerts Dec. 5-7. Artists will receive a percentage of the proceeds, which will benefit the league's community projects. Call 410-902-7626.

Call for collections

The Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College is accepting entries through May 15 for a fall exhibition, "Artist as Collector."

U.S. artists who collect anything -- artwork, objects or ephemera -- and whose collections influence, inspire or become incorporated in their own artwork are invited to submit entries.

Artwork from the following media will be considered for the exhibition: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fiber and mixed media. There is no entry fee, but shipping to and from the Rosenberg Gallery is the artist's responsibility.

Both the artwork and objects from the collections or photographs of the collections will be included in the exhibition.

To receive an application form, send a self-addressed, stamped business envelope to Helen Glazer, exhibitions coordinator, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore 21204.

Art on video

The Columbia Association Art Center offers a free lunchtime video series at noon Mondays at the center, 6100 Foreland Garth in Long Reach Village. Bring a bag lunch.

Topics include "High Renaissance/Venice," tomorrow; "Alexander Calder and Edouard Manet," April 21; "Woodturning with Joe Dickey," April 28; and "The Hermitage," May 5.

Call 410-730-0075.

Auditions

Male and female actors of various ages and ethnic backgrounds are needed for the Baltimore Playwrights Festival's coming season. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Spotlighters Theater, 817 St. Paul St.; tomorrow, Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St.; and Tuesday, Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway. Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare a three-minute monologue and be ready to read from a script. Bring resume and photo, if possible. Call 410-276-2153.

The Timonium Dinner Theatre, 9603 Deereco Road, will conduct auditions at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow for female dancers for the musical revue "An Evening at Minsky's."

Auditions for "Golden Girl Follies" will held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Male and female performers, ages 50 and older, and technicians are needed. All positions are paid. Call 410-560-1113.

And auditions for the children's production of "Pinocchio" are scheduled for 6: 30 p.m. April 23. All roles are open. Needed are dancers experienced in tap and jazz.

2nd Star Productions will hold auditions for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner" at 11 a.m. Saturday and 7: 30 p.m. April 21 at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park. Be prepared to read from the script. All roles are open. Call 301-352-0023.

Pub Date: 4/13/97

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