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By John Dorsey 8 | January 25, 1992
J. Carter Brown, the director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington for the past 22 years and one of the most visible figures on the national art scene, will retire by the end of the year, it was announced yesterday.Mr. Brown, 57, said he was retiring to devote more time to his family and his many other cultural and educational activities.The third and longest-serving director of the 51-year-old institution, Mr. Brown was appointed in 1969 when only 34 years old. He has piloted the gallery through major changes including the addition of the East Building by I. M. Pei; a tremendous increase in attendance, budget ($3.2 million to $52.3 million)
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
When Emmy Award nominations were announced last month, two Maryland-made series were front and center in the news. HBO's “Veep” and the Netflix drama “House of Cards” made the short list for best comedy and drama, respectively, with a pack of other nominations for writers, directors and stars. Almost all the coverage - mine included - was about Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. But there were other nominations announced at the same time in the creative arts category - nominations that didn't get nearly as much attention.
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NEWS
July 21, 1992
A memorial service for Katherine Soper, who had been art director for department stores in Baltimore and in New York City, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Joseph Richey Hospice, 828 N. Eutaw St.Mrs. Soper, who was 83, died Jan. 23 of heart failure at a hospital in New York City.A native of Baltimore, she was a graduate of Western High School and the Maryland Institute College of Art.In the 1940s, she was art director and fashion artist for Hutzler's and then moved to New York City, where she worked as an art director for Macy's, Gimbel's and Arnold Constable before her retirement in 1969.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Talk about the magic of television. HBO's "Veep" won an Art Directors Guild Award over the weekend for a most impressive act of TV transformation. Led by production designer Jim Gloster, Baltimore's Engineers Club and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were made to stand in for Helsinki, Finland, in a Season 2 episode titled "Helsinki. " The episode features Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on a disastrous diplomatic trip to Finland.
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August 5, 2002
Emil Lockwood, 82, a former majority leader of the Michigan Senate, died Friday. Mr. Lockwood, a Republican, served in the Michigan Senate from 1963 until 1970, when he made an unsuccessful bid for secretary of state. Under Gov. William Milliken, Mr. Lockwood was chief lobbyist and deputy director of the Michigan Department of Commerce. A native of Ottawa, Ill., Mr. Lockwood served as a Navy officer during World War II. After the war he taught amphibious warfare at Westminster College in Missouri and later taught accounting at Adrian College in Michigan.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1998
New positionPHH appoints Weikel as vice presidentPHH Vehicle Management Services appointed Joseph W. Weikel as vice president and general counsel. The Hunt Valley-based company also selected Stephen A. DiBiagio and Lynn Elsasser as vice presidents.Weikel will oversee the company's legal matters and legislative and industry relations. Before joining PHH in 1994 as a staff attorney, he was an associate with the Baltimore law firm Miles & Stockbridge. A member of the Maryland Bar Association, he is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.AdvertisingRosica named art director at Eisner agencyEisner & Associates named Mark Rosica as its art director.
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April 22, 2000
Carmen Dillon, 91, who won an Academy Award in 1948 for her work as art director on Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet," died April 12 in London. Ms. Dillon, who created sets for many memorable British films for more than 40 years, was the first female art director in the British film industry. Dillon joined the art department at Fox Studios north of London in the 1930s after six years of training as an architect. She worked with Paul Sherriff on the Academy Award-nominated design for Olivier's 1944 classic "Henry V," but it was her work on Olivier's "Hamlet" that won her the Oscar -- for set direction on a black-and-white film.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1998
New positionCollege names Stine area general managerBaltimore International College has chosen Allison Stine as area general manager for its Mount Vernon Hotel & Washington Cafe and the Hopkins Inn. Formerly director of marketing at Hunt Valley Inn, she attended the University of Delaware and lectured on customer service to industry organizations.Hager, Perdue, Jones named VPs at ReginaRegina USA, the Cambridge-based transmission power chain manufacturer, announced the appointments to vice president of: Michael L. Hager, sales & marketing; Thomas O. Perdue, engineering & manufacturing; and Julie C. Jones, finance.
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March 6, 2012
Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency hired Owings Mills-resident Amanda Garman as graphic designer. Garman specializes in web design, logo design, branding, typography and layout. Prior to joining BHC, Garman interned for Baltimore Magazine, where she helped the art director create advertisements for events, including web banners, signage and magazine ads. In addition, Garman conducted image research and photo editing, and helped with editorial layout.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
Herbert Stokes Walesby, former art director of the News American who volunteered aboard the SS John W. Brown, where he sketched his shipmates, died of lung cancer Nov. 14 at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del. The former Sykesville resident was 85. "He was enthusiastic, positive and very talented," said James Toedtman, who had edited the News American in the 1980s. "He was always a bright light in our newsroom. " "Well, the thing about Stokes that was so good was that you never saw him do anything but smile.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
Herbert Stokes Walesby, former art director of the News American who volunteered aboard the SS John W. Brown, where he sketched his shipmates, died of lung cancer Nov. 14 at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del. The former Sykesville resident was 85. "He was enthusiastic, positive and very talented," said James Toedtman, who had edited the News American in the 1980s. "He was always a bright light in our newsroom. " "Well, the thing about Stokes that was so good was that you never saw him do anything but smile.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
Gary Vikan, who has been a dynamic force at the helm of the Walters Art Museum for 18 years, will leave the post of director in June 2013, or when his successor is in place. "I really made the decision in November 2008, when I was 62," Vikan said, "but that's when the stock market was plummeting. So I picked 65. " The museum weathered the economic downturn successfully, thanks to Vikan's leadership, said Walters board chairman Douglas Hamilton Jr. "Gary has carried us through the economic downturn," he said.
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March 6, 2012
Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications agency hired Owings Mills-resident Amanda Garman as graphic designer. Garman specializes in web design, logo design, branding, typography and layout. Prior to joining BHC, Garman interned for Baltimore Magazine, where she helped the art director create advertisements for events, including web banners, signage and magazine ads. In addition, Garman conducted image research and photo editing, and helped with editorial layout.
NEWS
September 13, 2010
Long before school reform became a national byword, the Baltimore School for the Arts, the city's only visual and performing arts public high school, was recognized as a model for excellence. Leslie Shepard, who will be stepping down in June after 10 years as the school's director, was one of the people most responsible for the BSA's sterling reputation, which she helped build over a 30-year career that saw the school become one the best of its type in the nation. Founded in 1979, the BSA was from the beginning different from any other city public school.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | December 28, 2007
As executive director of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County for 14 years, Carol Treiber had to attend a mind-boggling number of performances and exhibitions. Now embarking on her well-earned retirement, she promises to attend even more. Treiber, who plans to spend more time with her four grandchildren and on her golf game, was honored Dec. 18 at a holiday-themed retirement party at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, attended by 100 arts supporters. The warm atmosphere came from representatives of most of the 33 arts organizations that received funding through the council this year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | July 7, 2007
David Boone McElroy, a graphic designer and former art director of the old Sun Magazine, died of multiple sclerosis June 28 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Parkville resident was 54. Mr. McElroy was born in Baltimore and raised in Northwood and Parkville. He was a 1972 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and studied graphic design at what is now Towson University and the Professional Institute of Commercial Art in Reisterstown. He began his career in the early 1970s, at Towson University as assistant to graphic designer Mike Dunne.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
When Emmy Award nominations were announced last month, two Maryland-made series were front and center in the news. HBO's “Veep” and the Netflix drama “House of Cards” made the short list for best comedy and drama, respectively, with a pack of other nominations for writers, directors and stars. Almost all the coverage - mine included - was about Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. But there were other nominations announced at the same time in the creative arts category - nominations that didn't get nearly as much attention.
NEWS
February 1, 2005
Helen M. Braun, a homemaker and former department store art director, died Wednesday of complications from surgery for a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 95. Born Helen Mary McCaffray, the Mount Washington native was a 1927 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and earned a degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She became a fashion artist for the May Co. and later was art director for the old Hochschild Kohn department store in downtown Baltimore, overseeing its newspaper advertising design.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2006
Carton Donofrio Partners named Colleen McVearry an account leader, Erin Casserly project manager and Matthew Reichard a project coordinator. Banking-finance HarVest Bank of Maryland, headquartered in Rockville, appointed Michelle Riley Levenson vice president of commercial relationships, Lynda Tolbert as a commercial loan assistant and Masoud Edalatkhah as a management associate. Insurance-legal Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP named Angela W. Russell managing partner of the regional law firm's Baltimore office.
NEWS
February 1, 2005
Helen M. Braun, a homemaker and former department store art director, died Wednesday of complications from surgery for a broken hip at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 95. Born Helen Mary McCaffray, the Mount Washington native was a 1927 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and earned a degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She became a fashion artist for the May Co. and later was art director for the old Hochschild Kohn department store in downtown Baltimore, overseeing its newspaper advertising design.
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