A visionary's life recalled

Critic's Choice: Celebration

January 14, 2001|By Holly Selby

Remember your third-grade math teacher?

Ever wonder if she ever had fun?

She did if she visited the American Visionary Art Museum.

The museum invites all teachers, any teachers (even math teachers!) to a celebration tomorrow in honor of one of the world's great teachers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event, which is open to all but is free to teachers, includes films (all day) and guided tours (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) of the current exhibition, "Treasures of the Soul: Who Is Rich?"

At noon, there will be cake to eat and music performed by the Calvin Statham Singers as well as the Dunbar Jazz Ensemble. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Abu the Flutemaker and Tin Can Man Professor Bobo will demonstrate how melodic thinking green can be by playing musical instruments made from trash.

At 3 p.m., Maria Broom will tell stories through dance.

Musician and composer Billy Kemp and friends will perform with the University of Maryland Baltimore County gospel singers and the Kings Way Bible Baptist Church choir as part of a lantern ceremony commemorating Dr. King.

AVAM, 800 Key Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors who identify themselves as teachers tomorrow will receive free admission, an education packet (which includes activities for children and scavenger hunt instructions) and refreshments. All others are welcome -- but must pay admission, $4 to $6 per person. Call 410-244-1900.

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