Road to the Arts gallery tour gets under way tomorrow Its aim is raising visibility of the arts

September 10, 1998|By Jamal E. Watson | Jamal E. Watson,SUN STAFF

In an effort to promote local arts, the Howard County Arts Council will be the host of its annual Road to the Arts tour of county art galleries, beginning tomorrow and continuing Saturday.

The tour, in its ninth year, is part of a continuing effort by the council to raise the visibility of the arts throughout Howard County. The event also marks the official opening of the fall gallery season in Howard, said Stephanie Guerin, program center coordinator of the arts council.

"This tour is designed to draw attention to the galleries throughout the county, as well as the work of local artists," Guerin said.

The nine participating galleries include sites in Ellicott City, Columbia and Savage.

Organizers say the two-day tour will include the membership meeting of the council and a reception tomorrow night at the Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City with Frances Hughes Glendening, wife of Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening. All the events are free and open to the public.

"We are excited that Frances Glendening is coming. She has been one of the strongest supporters of the arts," Guerin said.

Other events include:

TOMORROW

Howard County Department of Education Gallery

Exhibition on Watercolors

Opening Reception: 4 p.m.-6: 30 p.m.

10910 Route 108, Ellicott City

National Quilting Association Gallery

Exhibition on Quilts

Opening Reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City

Howard County Center for the Arts

Maryland Printmakers & Print and Sculptures

Opening Reception: 5 p.m.-7: 30 p.m. (Featuring Frances Glendening)

8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City

Columbia Arts Center

The Art of Ceramics

Opening Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Artists' Gallery

Exhibition on Watercolors

Opening Reception: 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

10277 Wincopin Circle, Columbia

SATURDAY

Slayton House Gallery

Exhibition on Watercolors

Opening Reception: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia

Howard Community College Gallery

Works by Nicole Fall and Blake Conroy

Opening Reception: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

Pub Date: 9/10/98

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