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June 26, 2012
I agree that state-of-the-art schools are something to aim for, but your letter writer left out the most important part of the ideal classroom: The person who sits behind the desk in the front of the room ("Baltimore needs state-of-the-art schools to grow," June 23). I was seven years old and had been in school for a year and a half when I was transferred from an expensive private boarding school to a public school in Baltimore City. I was left-handed, but nobody had ever heard of dyslexia.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Carol A. MacPhail, who had been an administrator and art teacher at Friends School and Bryn Mawr School, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71. The daughter of Norbert Albert Witt, who had been president of Noxell, and Cecile R. Porter Witt, a homemaker, the former Carol Ann Witt was born in Detroit. She spent her early years in Evanston, Ill., and Greenwich, Conn., before moving to Homeland in 1954 with her family. She was a 1961 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1965 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master's degree in 1977 in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art . In 1989, she earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from the Johns Hopkins University.
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December 2, 2011
Two former area high school teachers were among 14 current and former Baltimore County Public Schools art teachers honored in statewide exhibition, Duane Sabiston, who taught at Catonsville High School from fall of 1969 to fall of 1971 and at Lansdowne High School from fall of 1987 to fall of 1989, and Bruno Baran, who taught at Lansdowne from fall of 89 to spring of 1998, were among the six retired teachers who took part in the...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Marilyn W. Beckey, a former longtime Stoneleigh Elementary School art teacher who was a world traveler, died July 25 of heart failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 86. "She was a lot of fun and reminded me of 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' " said Brandon Bender, who studied art with Mrs. Beckey at Stoneleigh Elementary school from 1987 to 1990. "She was very friendly and outgoing. She let us run, and if there was anything she could do to help us, she would. " The daughter of Paul West fall, an IRS auditor, and Margaret Armstrong Westfall, a homemaker, Marilyn Westfall was born in Posey County, Ind., and spent her early years in Poseyville, Ind., before moving to Greenbelt with her family in the late 1930s.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | February 9, 1993
While many know the Baltimore School for the Arts exists, some may not know much more about it than that. I, for one. Until I went to the art faculty show a few days ago and talked to Stephen D. Kent, head of the visual art department, I had the foolish idea that the students at this four-year high school took a little of this and a little of that (music, dance, theater, visual arts) in an effort to sort out what they wanted to do.Not at all. Students enter in one particular discipline, and take 20 periods of that discipline and 20 periods of academic studies a week, for four years.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Evening Sun Staff | May 3, 1991
As a small group of Harford County residents pleaded for more art teachers, school nurses and support for volunteer firefighters, the County Council president and county executive continued to lock heads in a power struggle.The dispute pitting Council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, a Republican, and County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann, a Democrat, has become a war of words as well as a question about spending power.About 30 people spoke last night at the first of two public hearings on Rehrmann's $174.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,Staff Writer | March 1, 1993
When it comes to art in Howard County, those who can, teach.It is one of the principles that Barry Shauck emphasizes."I think it's really important to be exposed to people who are practicing," said Mr. Shauck, who supervises the county's 75 art teachers. They "can show the creative . . . and decision-making process."During Mr. Shauck's six-year tenure, the number of art teachers in Howard has more than doubled. The expansion is due to the county's growth as well as Mr. Shauck's leadership and political skill, associates say.At the same time, he has expanded the number of student art exhibits to nearly one a month.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 27, 2001
PARENTS WILL HAVE the opportunity to see origins of their children's artistic inspirations next month when Carroll County Arts Council opens a show featuring the works of several art teachers. The exhibit, "Carroll County Public Art Teachers: Insights Show," will run Sept. 10 to Oct. 3, and feature paintings, drawings and sculptures by teachers Ruth Aukerman, Bonnie Baber, Brigitte Delzingaro, Valerie Estes, Holly Ferraro, Stan Gilmore, Cristina Gruss, Joyce Harrison, Charmayne Noonan, Cara Ober, Jim Roberts, Sharon Shaeffer, Carolyn Seabolt, Melodie Taylor, Jane Van Bibber and Christine Wenderoth.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | November 29, 1992
David Lancaster grits his teeth in concentration and slowly draws an oval on blue construction paper. In a few minutes he'll paint it tan, add some eyes and a nose and top it with a feathered headdress.David and the 20 other energetic 6-year-olds are busy drawing an American Indian, resplendent with a beaded necklace and war paint, because it's Thanksgiving.But the students at Jarrettsville Elementary also are learning about shapes, how to use brushes and follow directions, says art teacher Linda Milano.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff writer | May 5, 1991
The punk rocker looked a bit confused behind the microphone, all 2 feet of him, while the extraterrestrial's big round yellow eyes poppedright out of his head.The subject was art and children.Collen Nowick, proudly displaying her two sons' handmade wooden creations, reminded County Council members Thursday night that art, too, forms an essential part of a child's education.But not in mostHarford County elementary schools.Nowick, whose sons attend Havre deGrace Elementary, enrolled them in private art classes last summer because their school has no art teachers and no art classes.
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By Shelley Silwick, For The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
The Maryland SPCA hosted an art show and open house June 8 at its "Project Adopt" satellite adoption center at the White Marsh Mall. A collection of artwork entitled "Kindness" was created by seventh-grade students at Perry Hall Middle School. Depicting dogs and cats who were at the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the portraits are displayed throughout the store to raise awareness and help homeless pets in the community. The animal paintings are available for sale for the next few weekends and proceeds from the name-your-donation art sale will be donated to the MD SPCA.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Patricia S. "Patty" Farber, a former private school art teacher and volunteer who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro when she was in her 60s, died May 10 of lung cancer at her home in Brewster, Mass. The longtime Towson resident was 87. "We got to know the Farbers through the Gilman School connection because our kids were there, and we did a lot of things together," said Richard W. Sunderland, a longtime close friend of Mrs. Farber and her husband. "Patty was a wonderful person and so full of life.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Mavis S. "Sherry" Sheedy, a retired Baltimore public schools art teacher and longtime museum docent, died April 4 of congestive heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The Reisterstown resident was 74. The daughter of a civil engineer and a registered nurse, Mavis Sherron Grantham was born and raised in Whitney, Texas, where she graduated in 1956 from Whitney High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1960 in Spanish from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and later earned a master's degree in art education from Towson University.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The object was to depict a vivid memory on colored paper, creating a narrative of depth and symmetry. Marriotts Ridge High School junior Taylor Hensh conjured up a piece illustrating what happens when New Year's Eve fireworks go wrong. The piece recalls a vacation at Deep Creek Lake two years ago with her family and a few others, when the fathers decided to set off fireworks — one of which struck Taylor in the arm, putting holes in her North Face jacket but leaving her otherwise unscathed.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green | August 21, 2012
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off the school year in Maryland on Wednesday, with an address and Q&A session with 850 Baltimore County language arts teachers at Perry Hall High School.  According to a release from the U.S. Department of Education, Duncan will join new county Superintendent Dallas Dance, and new state Superintendent Lillian Lowery, in discussing the Obama administration's education reform efforts, specifically those...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2012
E. Carey Kenney, a noted Pikesville artist who headed the art department at McDonogh School for more than three decades and whose oils and watercolors were inspired by the Owings Mills campus' rolling hills and fields, died Thursday of pneumonia at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. He was 98. "Ed Kenney was a dear friend and a fabulous teacher. He was a wonderfully colorful person," said George S. Wills, a semiretired Baltimore public relations executive and painter who graduated from McDonogh in 1954.
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October 11, 2011
Kim and Shirley Seyler, of Parkton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Kate Seyler, to Timothy Joseph Vyskocil, son of Robert and Diane Vyskocil, of Nottingham. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hereford High School and the College of Notre Dame. She is currently employed as an art teachers for Harford County Public Schools. The future groom is a graduate of Eastern Technical High School and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is currently employed as a correctional commitment specialist at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections.
NEWS
May 31, 1992
Museum a supplementFrom: Arnold L. LehmanDirectorThe Baltimore Museum of ArtI would like to draw your attention to a section of the article "Teachers urge council to find money for raises," [The Harford County Sun, May 17] by Carol L. Bowers. A paragraph at the end of that article may lead to an incorrect perception about Baltimore's cultural institutions.Contrary to The Harford County Sun reporter's account, The Baltimore Museum of Art enjoys a strong and continuing part nership with Harford County teachers.
NEWS
June 26, 2012
I agree that state-of-the-art schools are something to aim for, but your letter writer left out the most important part of the ideal classroom: The person who sits behind the desk in the front of the room ("Baltimore needs state-of-the-art schools to grow," June 23). I was seven years old and had been in school for a year and a half when I was transferred from an expensive private boarding school to a public school in Baltimore City. I was left-handed, but nobody had ever heard of dyslexia.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
When Mark Chewning was a kid, he dreamed of being an artist. But at some point, the Baltimore resident's dream became all but dormant, giving way to about 27 years in the photograph-retouching business and a stint as supermarket deli clerk, as well as marriage, parenting, unemployment, divorce and self-doubt. Last week, Chewning, 54, was honored as the Student of the Year at Howard Community College. The single parent says his dream of becoming an artist will probably never come to fruition.
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