Town Center sculptor to talk about her work

February 04, 2004

"Well, I am an artist," said Town Center resident Vinnie Bagwell, who started sculpting in 1993. "I am untutored."

Bagwell, who is also a writer and graphics designer, says she sculpts people and casts them in bronze.

"I've got sculptures of men with babies, I've got Afro-centric work, I have historical work, like [a sculpture of] Frederick Douglass," said Bagwell, who was a finalist last year in the public art competition for a monument for Frederick Douglass Circle, in the northwest corner of Central Park in New York City.

"[Bronze is] considered an elite medium because of the labor-intensive cost to it. For every piece, I have to really love it. I have to really want it," Bagwell said. "It's prohibitive for a lot of people to spend $15,000 for a sculpture. It'd be lovely if they all sold, but my goal really is to make art that's meaningful to me."

Her art is sold privately, through gallery shows or by word of mouth.

She will show samples of her work and describe her creative process at 7 p.m. today at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-7860.

- Fay Lande

Love-song, dessert event for seniors planned Feb. 12

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will present a "Cherubs, Chocolates and Love" program for those ages 55 and older from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Hickory Ridge Apartments.

The evening of love songs and stories will include desserts of chocolate and other types of desserts. The cost is $2.

Information or registration: 410-313-7279.

Reservations being taken for Historic Oakland tea

The Town Center Community Association will offer Sunday afternoon tea at Historic Oakland from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this week and March 14.

Scones, sandwiches and desserts are included.

The cost is $18.90 a person. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Historic Oakland, a restored 1811 mansion, is at 5430 Vantage Point Road in Town Center.

Information: 410-730-4801 or 800-730-4802.

Military

Graduates: Navy Hospitalman Rebecca L. Marlow, a 2002 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, has graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Charles E. and Tina L. Marlow.

Promoted: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alywin R. Thompson, a 1999 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, was promoted to his current rank and re-enlisted for six years while serving aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Higgins, based in San Diego, Calif. He is the son of Alice L. Jones.

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