HAMPSTEAD TOWN Hall Gallery features an exhibit of 25 works by 22 artists, students of Barbara Schnell. The show runs through October and is open daily and during evenings when the Town Council meets.
Schnell is a Hampstead artist who has taught aspiring artists of all ages in her home studio.
A pastel drawing of peonies by Schnell is included in the exhibit. Nearby is a charcoal drawing by the youngest student in the show, Elizabeth Penn Wuorinen, 8, who rendered a duck and a bottle in charcoal. This beginning medium is also used by Anna Zawacki, 9, Cassidy Stoker, 14, Brooks Stoker, 16, and adults Sharon Wagner and George Maurer.
Ida Bald chose to exhibit her pastel drawing of an evergreen covered with snow. Tim Larson, 16, drew a portrait of Jerry Garcia, and Laura Brown, 16, depicts the Beatles in sepia chalk.
Other chalk-and-pastel drawings are exhibited by Amber Maurer, 10, Ashley Mack, 14, Cathy Heine, 16. Heather Smith, 17, is an accomplished watercolorist. Also showing watercolors are Danny Love, 14, and Tim Larson, 16.
Oil painting, which ranks near the top for difficulty, is the medium of adults Lee Furches and Pat Geyer. Teen-agers have tackled unusual subjects in oil paint, such as the neon green tree frogs of Brandon Hirsh, 14, and the expressionist portrait by Trey Shamer, 14.
Other oil paintings are shown by Lisa Shamer, 17, Kyung Su "Ben" Pak, 16, and Elizabeth Sexton, 16.
Sea Lions thank you
The swim competition season ended July 25 for the North Carroll Sea Lions Swim Team. It was a season made possible by community support.
"The Lions [Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club] have been very supportive," said Donna Bressler, a team organizer. "They let us store equipment and use the pool free of charge, and gave us the go-ahead for improvements."
Members of the swim team were required by the Central Maryland Swim League to be members of their home pool in lTC Manchester. The Lions Club permitted the extensive practice every Monday through Thursday from June 1 through July 25.
Bressler wanted to thank members of North Carroll High School Art Club, who painted the Sea Lions logo on the side of the pool clubhouse.
"And a big thank you to our parent committee," she said.
Parents were instrumental in keeping individual scores during events. At the home pool in Manchester, they improved the clubhouse.
"We had a big group that painted bathrooms and built new stalls, making it nice for teams that are coming here from country clubs. Every year we plan to make it a little better," Bressler said. "We have a really good group of parents."
Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.
Pub Date: 8/05/98