New Hope Lutheran Church to welcome second full-time pastor


January 27, 1998|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE REV. H. Gerard Knoche of New Hope Lutheran Church, 8575 Guilford Road, has announced that the congregation will welcome the Rev. Mary Zurell this Sunday as its second full-time pastor.

A Service of Installation will be held Feb. 22 at the church.

Zurell, a native of Connecticut, is a graduate of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and was ordained at Gettysburg Seminary in 1985.

Zurell, who comes to Columbia from her ministry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baltimore, is continuing her appointment as adjunct chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Her experience as vice president of the board of directors of the Southeast Baltimore Teen Center will serve her well at New Hope, where she plans to be involved with education and develop a small group ministry.

Two photographers

"Multilayers of Art" and "Nautical Portraits" are the titles of work by two photographers featured in Artists' Gallery's exhibit next month.

East Columbian Denee Barr's "Multilayers" photographs are printed on embossed handmade papers using various inks and emulsions.

Barr's personal interests are layered, too.

She is a mezzo-soprano, majored in engineering, has studied dance and Spanish and worked in radio, television and film.

Her interest in the possibilities of photography first surfaced while she was shooting film on location in China. Since then, she has studied classic and contemporary photography and art.

Ben Dawson's "Nautical Portraits" are a reflection of his life.

He spent time as an apprentice with the Virginia Pilots Association -- following in the footsteps of his father, who was a harbor pilot for 44 years.

His marine photographs were shot in Scotland, Greece, Nova Scotia and on the east and west coasts of the United States.

Chesapeake skipjacks, log canoes and lighthouses are among his subjects.

Sailing is Dawson's particular interest. He has raced his Olympic-class boats, winning the 1983 Eastern Regional Flying Dutchman, and qualifying for the 1984 Olympic trials in Long Beach, Calif., where his wooden-hulled Flying Dutchman sailed its final race.

He won his last regatta, the Michelob Cup, in 1995.

The public is invited to meet the photographers, whose lives and art are so intertwined, at a free reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 6.

The Artists' Gallery is in the lobby of the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Town Center, Columbia.

Information and gallery hours: 410-740-8249.

Watercolors in Long Reach

Nationally recognized watercolorist Helen Garretson is juror of the Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibit at the Columbia Art Center, in the Long Reach Shopping Center, which opens Thursday with a public reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Howard County is well represented among the membership and in the society's exhibition.

Artwork by Jing-Jy Chen, Bonita Glaser, Katie Mark, Joan Bevelaqua and Alice Webb are part of the show.

Founded in 1885 by a small group of women who wished to encourage watercolor painting, the society now has 276 juried members and 73 associate members.

During World War II, the club went on hiatus, using its funds to purchase a Red Cross mobile kitchen.

In 1947, after the war, the members regrouped. Since then, they have had an annual members' exhibit with representation from seven coastal states and the District of Columbia.

Information and gallery hours: 410-730-0075.

Volunteers needed

April 17 is fast approaching, and east Columbia village managers are asking residents to volunteer for each village's election committee.

The committee plans the election, as well as Candidates' Night -- when voters have the opportunity to meet candidates before the election.

Elected village boards and Columbia Council representatives are the "voices" of all residents.

Stop by at your village community center, or call your village manager. Your help will be appreciated.

Meg Feroli, first vice president and registration chair at Dasher Green Nursery School, and school President Jane Jones invite parents of nursery school-age children to an "Open House" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school, 6800 Cradlerock Way in Columbia.

Because space is limited, a lottery is planned, and the names of those who register -- and are chosen -- will be announced at 10: 30 a.m.

Information: 410-381-4911 or 410-730-6680.

Pub Date: 1/27/98

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