River Hill High School art auction scheduled Nov. 21

NEIGHBORS

November 11, 1998|By Heather Tepe | Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BEN AND Eileen Woodbury of River Hill are planning River Hill High School's art auction.

Heisman Fine Arts Gallery of Ardmore, Pa., will bring 200 pieces of art to be auctioned at the event, to take place at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the school, 12101 Clarksville Pike (Route 108), in Clarksville.

Prospective buyers are invited to preview the art from 6: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

Rosemary Lather -- the school's orchestra director and director of the Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Orchestra -- has arranged for students to play in a string quartet during the preview.

The Woodburys are members of the parents' Booster Club, which hopes to raise enough money at the auction to sponsor a chemical-free graduation celebration for seniors this spring.

Chemical-free graduation requires students to sign pledges to stay alcohol- and chemical-free through all the parties and graduation events, Eileen Woodbury said.

The plan is to take the graduates on a cruise aboard the Lady Baltimore in the Inner Harbor.

"It's a great opportunity for the graduates to have a wonderful time and for the parents to keep them safe," Woodbury said.

If the auction is a success, the cruise could be offered at little or no cost to the students.

Wallis Washington is handling refreshments for the auction with the help of the hospitality committee.

Kathy and Bill Hutson are selling ads for the program.

Auction tickets, available at the door, are $5, or five tickets for $20.

Information: 410-997-5630.

Job-search orientation

The central branch of the Howard County Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, will hold a job-search materials orientation from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Marjorie Lewis, senior library associate, will give a tour of the library's facilities. "Our library has a reputation for emphasizing job-search materials," Lewis said.

Topics to be covered at the orientation include researching careers, accessing job listings, using the Internet and finding information on specific companies.

Registration is required. The group is limited to 10 people.

Information and registration: 410-313-7850.

'Time's Fool' at Atholton

Atholton High School will present the comedy, "Time's Fool," at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 19 through 21.

The production includes a series of short comedies and sonnets that revolve around the theme of love.

Drama teacher Nathan Rosen directs, while physics teacher Mike Simmons heads up the technical production staff.

The student crew includes Joy Belding, props; Tony Bell, stage manager; Julie Butler, sound; Dana Kistler, publicity and program; Bryan Kitch, lights; Saara Mahjouri, assistant director; Becky Simpson, costumes; Jon Sykes, assistant technical director; and Joanna Hubbard, house manager.

Admission is $6. Tickets will be available at the door.

Those attending are encouraged to bring a canned or boxed food item for the school's food drive. The school is at 6520 Freetown Road in Columbia.

Information: 410-531-1263.

Welcome to Pointers Run

Pointers Run Elementary School welcomes several new staff members: music teacher Annette Ortiga, art teacher Pam Lennon, second-grade teacher Georgianne Brickner and cafeteria worker Dee Shingara.

Lisa Huriaux, Pointers Run Elementary's full-time art teacher, has been named Career Art Teacher of the Year by the the Maryland Art Education Association. Clarksville Elementary's art teacher, Laurie Basham, also was honored.

Student art displayed

Longfellow Elementary School pupils have artwork on display at Chatham Mall in Ellicott City.

Participants are Jajuan Adams, Tessa Burke, Laura Leffner, Julian Xu and Kyle Stevenson.

Artists wanted

The Artists' Gallery, in the American City Building on Wincopin Circle in downtown Columbia, is expanding its membership, hours of operation and the art the gallery will show.

Artists are invited to submit applications for membership. Work will be reviewed on the last Tuesday of each month.

Columbia's only cooperative gallery, Artists' Gallery features the work of one or two members each month. All 20 members also exhibit work each month.

Drawings, oil paintings, watercolors, stained glass, photographs, pastels, metal sculpture, monotypes, mixed-media pieces and painted furniture are shown.

Two of the gallery's newest members -- Clarence Page and Albert Kocourek -- are west Columbia residents.

Page is a sculptor who uses metal in a variety of forms. His work includes wire jewelry, wire sculpture, cast bronzes and embossed metal pieces.

Photographer Kocourek's work reflects his fascination with the color, abstract sculptural forms and patterns found in geological formations. Kocourek travels to remote canyons in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico several times a year to capture the beauty of these formations.

The American City Building is at 10227 Wincopin Circle, in Town Center, Columbia. The gallery's phone number is 410-740-8249.

Atholton band wins

Atholton High School's Marching Band is the 1998 United States Scholastic Band Association regional champion.

At West Chester University in Pennsylvania on Oct. 24, Atholton's Marching Raiders competed against bands from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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