Apocalypse exhibit gets extension Show: Visionary art show about the end of the world will now close in April.

Arts Notes

December 21, 1997|By Karin Remesch | Karin Remesch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The American Visionary Art Museum has extended the closing date of its exhibition, "The End is Near! Vision of Apocalypse, Millennium and Utopia," from Jan. 4 to April 12.

The exhibition, curated by Roger Manley, is an artistic exploration of the fast-approaching new millennium and its influence on human imagination. Among the 250 works are a 1,000-pound mechanical, wooden "perpetual motion" and prophesying machine; a 300-foot-long painting illustrative of the Book of Revelation; and Z. B. Armstrong's plaid painted, clock-infested, Doomsday Computer environment.

Also part of the exhibition are 22 works from the Prinzhorn Collection of Germany, the Art Brut Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland, the Gugging Art Center in Austria.

The AVAM is at 800 Key Highway in the Inner Harbor. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and admission is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children.

For more information, call 410-244-1900.

Christmas concert

There's one day left to enjoy this year's Baltimore Choral Arts Society's Christmas concert. The performance, originally presented at the Basilica of the Assumption two weeks ago and HTC then aired on WMAR television, will be rebroadcast on Channel 2 at 9 a.m. Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

The hourlong program, presented by the full chorus and orchestra, the Carillons Bell Choir and the Peabody Children's Chorus, features music by Handel, Bach, Berlioz and Beethoven, and audience sing-alongs.

Docent training

The B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum is looking for volunteer docents interested in participating in a docent training class beginning Jan. 13.

Volunteer docents at the museum guide tours and assist museum visitors. During training, docents attend lectures by museum director Ori Z. Soltes, artists and other guests, take field trips to other museums and receive discounted and complimentary admission to museum events.

Training sessions are conducted Tuesdays for about 15 weeks. Call 202-857-6647.

Auditions

Magical Productions. "Biloxi Blues." 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2013 St. Paul St. Needed are several men between the ages of 20 and 45; one woman, 18-25; and one woman, 25-40. Call 410-491-1472.

Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. "Birthday Celebration." Actors and actresses of all ages are needed to portray characters and creatures from Poe's life and works in the birthday bash scheduled Jan. 16-Jan. 18. Needed in particular are men 6 foot 2 inches tall or taller. For audition appointment, call 410-396-7932.

Timonium Dinner Theatre. "The Will Rogers Follies" and "Beauty and the Beast." Tomorrow at the theater, 9603 Deereco Road. Children, ages 9 and older, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Adults, 7: 30 p.m.-9: 30 p.m. Needed are strong singer-dancers for both shows. All roles are paid. For more information, call 410-560-1113.

Millennium Theatre Company. Two one-act plays, "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Tennessee Williams and "The Well of the Saints" by John Millington Synge. 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and Jan. 4 at Cuppers, 1319 Bedford Ave. in Pikesville. Needed are six men and six women of various ages. Technical positions also available. Call 410-494-8496.

Covered Bridge Theatre Company. "Inherit the Wind." 7 p.m. Jan. 5-6 at Cecil Community College Cultural Center, 1000 N. East Road, North East. Needed are actors for the roles of two lawyers, the defendant, the newspaper reporter and the town reverend. Also needed are male and female actors for other character roles and adult and child extras to play the townspeople. Call 410-287-1023.

Pasadena Theatre Company. "Little Shop of Horrors." 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 5-6, Our Lady of the Fields Church, Cecil Avenue, Millersville. Needed is a multiracial cast of eight principal roles -- four men and four women -- and various chorus members. Call 410-440-0764 or 410-969-1801.

Bowie Community Theatre. "Harvey." 7: 30 p.m.-9: 30 p.m. Jan. 8-9 at Bowie Playhouse, Whitemarsh Park, Route 3. Cold readings from the script. Needed are five women, ages 20-45, and six men, ages 25-60. Call 301-577-9047.

Pub Date: 12/21/97

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