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April 20, 1995
Rebecca Bafford of Washington has been named director of the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach.Ms. Bafford, who has a master's in fine arts from George Washington University, is the logistics coordinator there. She has taught ceramics to children at the Perception Art School in Washington.POLICE LOG* Oakland Mills: 9000 block of Red Branch Road: Someone pried open the rear door of Hazmat Training Services on Sunday and stole a computer, police said.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The just-completed Performing Arts and Humanities Building atop the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes quite a statement from almost every angle — the sun-reflecting, stainless-steel-wrapped Concert Hall; the glass-enclosed Dance Cube jutting from the structure; views of the downtown Baltimore skyline from upper floors. Phase one of the project was finished two years ago; phase two wrapped up in time for this week's start of UMBC's academic year. The $160 million, environmentally conscious edifice brings together under one roof (painted white for maximum reflection and energy savings)
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NEWS
September 5, 1995
Twenty students and instructors were forced to flee Peterson Hall at Western Maryland College when smoke filled the three-story art center about 1:15 p.m. Friday.Fire officials said an air-handling machine, part of the air-conditioning system, malfunctioned and emitted the smoke on the top level of the recently restored building, which houses the college's art gallery and art classrooms.No one was injured, and firefighters used a large portable fan to clear the building of smoke.Units from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley, Manchester and Hampstead were dispatched, and all except those from Westminster were canceled after five minutes.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
For its 33rd season, the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is returning to its roots. The nonprofit, which has been bringing live music and other events to the area since 1982, will once again start holding concerts this September at North County High School, after 14 years at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park. "It's a chance for us to get back to where we started," said Eloise Vaughan, a founding member who also serves on the group's board of directors. PAAL was created by several members of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, who were concerned about the lack of cultural activity in the region.
NEWS
October 2, 1995
The Columbia Association Art Center in the Village of Long Reach recently opened a new children's gallery.The gallery, MontAGE: Young People's Gallery of Columbia, features rotating exhibitions and installations by area school systems, home schooling groups, after-school programs, day care facilities and other children's organizations.The gallery also will present exhibitions by internationally recognized artists to educate youngsters on multicultural and historical themes, puppet shows, storytellers, tile projects and art workshops.
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By Rona Hirsch and Rona Hirsch,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 8, 1995
Walking into Columbia Art Center's newest gallery is like standing in front of a giant refrigerator door.From colorful scrawls to hand-painted tiles of African elephants, the room's walls, tables and floors shimmer with children's artwork."
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | September 1, 2006
Staff members at the Columbia Art Center have installed many works of art for the gallery's changing exhibits, but director Liz Henzey said the latest show offered unique challenges. "It's the first time we've had to comb an artwork," she said. Along with more traditional paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures, Hair: A Juried Exhibition inspired conceptual pieces with real and artificial hair attached. Two sculptures used long, straight locks of black hair flowing from wax bases.
NEWS
By SANDY ALEXANDER | February 29, 2008
The three-line haikus took only a few seconds to read out loud, but as people read the poems off index cards at the Columbia Art Center Monday evening, they elicited thoughtful nods, a few "ahhh's" and some appreciative laughs. Haiku might seem easy, and it is often one of the first types of poetry taught in elementary school, said the discussion leader, Tim Singleton. But it can be very expressive, he said. "It is very little, but it does big things," he said. The evening, which combined Singleton's talking about the history of the Japanese poetry form with audience comments and questions, was the first of what organizers from Little Patuxent Review magazine and the art center hope will be a series of monthly art-themed salons.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1996
We sit and rock and lounge on chairs. We recline and kneel and doze. Now, dozens of Columbia artists are taking chairs beyond the sedentary: They are using chairs for art.Best of all, the chairs are cardboard.In an unusual project designed to attract creative folks of all ages and types, the Columbia Art Center in east Columbia's Long Reach village has invited artists to decorate cardboard chairs any way they see fit.The project is called "Reserved Seating," and more than 40 people -- collage artists, finger-painters, sculptors and crayon masters -- have signed up.The artists say they are inspired by the functional cardboard, designed to support up to 250 pounds.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2002
Now that Thomasine Spore of Ellicott City is retired from being a full-time teacher, she can spend more time being a student - and an artist. Spore was an art teacher for many years, retiring from Owings Mills Elementary in 2000 after 22 years in the Baltimore County school system. During summers and other free time, she enjoyed switching roles to take art classes and workshops, as well as exhibiting her work in the Baltimore area. "You learn new things all the time," Spore said. "I like that."
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
Theater fans have another cause for celebrating the new year with Janet Luby's return to the stage in Theresa Rebeck's one-woman show, "Bad Dates" at the resurrected Bay Theatre. Weekends through Jan. 26, longtime Annapolis favorite Luby can be found in Brooklyn Park, at Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio 194 Theatre After a fruitless search for a suitable Annapolis location, Bay Theatre chose Chesapeake's studio venue for a November Wine and Words reading that attracted an audience exceeding capacity.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 25, 2013
Although Eileen Williams works in fabric and Deborah Berman works in paper collage, these two artists share a collage-oriented artistic sensibility in their separate exhibits at the Columbia Art Center. Williams calls her show "Celebration of Women Through Faces in Fabric. " Her wall-hanging fabric panels incorporate various materials, designs and cultural references, but they have in common Williams' inclusion of female masks that would be suitable for a costume ball. These masks are prominently featured in some of her panels, but in other panels the masks are nearly submerged beneath all of the other clustered and layered forms.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
Housing applications Howard County Housing is accepting applications for the October enrollment period for the Moderate Income Housing Unit program. The MIHU is an inclusionary zoning program that requires developers of new housing in certain zoning districts to sell or rent a percentage of the new dwelling units to households of moderate income. The program offers homes at reduced sale prices and rents to income-eligible individuals and families. Open enrollment ends Thursday, Oct. 31. Information: 410-313-6318 or howardcountymd.gov/housingmihu.htm.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
After losing its home on West Street in Annapolis earlier this year, Bay Theatre of Annapolis has found an ideal temporary home at Chesapeake Arts Center's 110-seat Studio 194 Theatre in Brooklyn Park. The arrangement came at the invitation of Chesapeake's executive director, Belinda Fraley Huesman, and allows for Bay Theatre to host shows in November and January.  Janet Luby, Bay Theatre's artistic director and co-founder, said the company has an event scheduled even before those performances.
NEWS
September 26, 2013
Relax with the smooth, blended sounds of Chaise Lounge, Live at Montpelier!, Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. The group's music sounds like 1962 recordings that have found their way to today's pop charts. Chaise Lounge combines arrangements of standards and original tunes played by five of the Washington area's top jazz musicians, along with the vocals of Marilyn Older. Tickets are $25. Montpelier members and seniors (60 and over) are eligible for a 10 percent discount.
NEWS
September 12, 2013
Tizer Quartet plays jazz fusion at Montpelier Arts Center The Tizer Quartet is live in concert Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. This jazz fusion group is led by keyboardist, composer and a Best New Jazz Artist nominee Lao Tizer, and the lineup includes Cheikh N'Doye, a Senagalese bassist now based in Alexandria, Va.; Raul Pineda on drums; and Steve Nieves on sax, percussion and vocals. Tickets are $25 per person. Montpelier members and seniors (60 and older)
NEWS
November 3, 2006
`To Life' -- Columbia Art Center Galleries is presenting To Life: Celebrating Jewish Life Cycle Events, a juried exhibition sponsored by the art center and the Columbia Jewish Congregation of Columbia, through Nov. 19. The show includes more than 30 works by American and British artists representing birth, brit milah, marriage and other milestones in Jewish life. A reception is planned from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow. 410-730- 0075.
NEWS
September 7, 2013
Attend the opening reception honoring the artists of three new exhibitions, Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at Montpelier Arts Center, 9652 Muirkirk Road. Painter/singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur's exhibit is on display from Sept. 6 to Oct. 27 in the Main Gallery. Kyle Bauer's sculpture exhibit runs Sept. 6 to Oct. 27 in the Library Gallery. Resident Artist Patricia Phillips Bowden's work can be viewed through Sept. 29 in the Resident Artist Gallery. Call 301-377-7800. Montpelier.arts@pgparks.com .
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