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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | May 19, 1992
A ceramics show that ranges from the elegance of a Chinese export porcelain urn to the cheerfully bold colors of Gaudy Dutch and Gaudy Welsh, from a garden seat to a watch holder, from a pair of beautiful Chamberlain Worcester sauce tureens to charming Staffordshire creamers in the form of cows, is a show with something to suit just about every taste. And that's both the strength and the weakness of "18th and 19th Century Utilitarian Porcelain and Pottery" at the National Museum of Ceramic Art.The show's name alone implies the breadth of this exhibit of some 100 pieces.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 23, 2012
You can make a case that the vases in "Triple Vision" are meant to be admired as much as used. The three artists showcased in this Columbia Art Center exhibit make vases, platters and other ceramic objects that often have whimsical shapes or surface decoration. Although Pam Hannasch and Dick Roepke generally make functional pieces, they also have playful tendencies. As for Scott McNabb, well, his nonfunctional ceramic art can be used to generate a smile. It's nice to walk around the gallery and see how these three distinctive artistic identities are shaped; however, some of their pieces are displayed on such low pedestals that it's rather awkward to try looking at them.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 21, 2000
In Baltimore City Middle school pupils to exhibit ceramic art Pupils from 21 middle schools in Baltimore and Baltimore County will take part in a ceramic artwork exhibition opening this week at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. building as part of an interdisciplinary project to enhance reading and writing skills. Sponsored by the National Museum of Ceramic Art, a Baltimore arts organization, the exhibit stems from a program that includes afternoon ceramic clubs taught by art teachers.
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July 28, 2011
Erica Kempler , of Columbia, has two ceramics pieces on juried exhibit at the First Street Gallery in New York City, and two other ceramics pieces on juried exhibit at the Bedford Gallery, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She is a 2005 graduate of Wilde Lake High School and a 2009 graduate of Frostburg State University. Kempler is currently a Masters of Find Arts student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Ethel Sturgis , of Columbia, celebrated her 95th birthday July 21, 2011.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 1, 2008
For the past 14 years, Shirley Brown, former director of Baltimore's now-closed National Museum of Ceramic Art, has served as executive director of the Ceramic Art Middle School Education Program that works with disadvantaged and at-risk students. "We help turn the lives of kids around through art," said Brown, in an interview the other day from her Mount Washington home. "These are students from 51 public middle schools in the city and Baltimore County." However, older Baltimoreans might remember Brown, a professional storyteller and Johns Hopkins University graduate, from the days when she hosted a daily children's radio program on WCBM-Radio from 1948 to 1951.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | September 28, 1990
Ceramic SculptureWhen: Tuesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Dec. 30.Where: The National Museum of Ceramic Art, 250 West Pratt St.ll: 837-2529.American EnamelsWhen: Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct. 8.Where: Holtzman Gallery, Towson State University.ll: 830-2808.It has become a cliche to assert that the line between crafand fine art is a mirage, but the assertion keeps getting made, as in two local shows. Of the two, one makes the point more successfully than the other.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,liz.bowie@baltsun.com | October 6, 2009
The colorful murals on the side of the Hollins Street Market glittered in the afternoon sun as small knots of middle school students and their teachers walked up and down the street looking astonished at the art they had created. Seven murals made by Baltimore City and Baltimore County public school students had been inserted into the large arches, an art project that celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and the creativity of children unfamiliar with Union Square or Hollins Market.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | November 5, 1991
To look at the ceramics of Gertrud and Otto Natzler is to know what Cole Porter meant when he wrote "You're the Top."The Natzlers' classic modern ceramics, part of the "Maryland Collects" exhibit at the National Museum of Ceramic Art, have about them nothing of the tour de force, the showy, the attention-getting gesture. Vases and bowls of no great size, often of a single (if modulated) color, they are quiet, pure expressions of utter beauty.They put to flight my long-held belief that collaboration must result in works of art that reveal evidence of compromise.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | March 24, 1992
The whiteness of Paula Winokur's ceramic landscape sculptures only adds to their dreamlike surrealism. They consist of horizontal planes from which rise verticals asymmetrically placed to create a tension of space, and their different sizes create the illusion of a vastness of scale. Sometimes there are markings on the horizontal, as if left there by an ancient culture.These have the effect of placing the viewer in some limbo between strangeness and familiarity, as in a dream we think we recognize a place yet cannot identify it. The suggestion of long-deserted sites of some former civilization -- one of them even named "Avebury, Site I" after the Neolithic site in England -- adds the eerie feeling of an unseen presence, lingering and silently watching; and the way in which the smaller vertical element echoes the larger gives one almost the sense of some sound that cannot quite be heard.
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July 29, 2003
In Baltimore City Medical program gets $97,000 grant to assist city's poor The St. Clare Medical Outreach Project has received a three-year $97,000 grant to help its "doctors' office on wheels" better serve the medical needs of Baltimore's uninsured and poor. The project and its mobile coach are operated by St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The vehicle provides free medical care Tuesdays and Fridays at the Hispanic Apostolate, 430 S. Broadway, and Thursdays at the Franciscan Center, 101 W. 23rd St. The grant was awarded by the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national holding company of Roman Catholic hospitals, including St. Joseph, and long-term care facilities.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,liz.bowie@baltsun.com | October 6, 2009
The colorful murals on the side of the Hollins Street Market glittered in the afternoon sun as small knots of middle school students and their teachers walked up and down the street looking astonished at the art they had created. Seven murals made by Baltimore City and Baltimore County public school students had been inserted into the large arches, an art project that celebrates the neighborhood's rich history and the creativity of children unfamiliar with Union Square or Hollins Market.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 1, 2008
For the past 14 years, Shirley Brown, former director of Baltimore's now-closed National Museum of Ceramic Art, has served as executive director of the Ceramic Art Middle School Education Program that works with disadvantaged and at-risk students. "We help turn the lives of kids around through art," said Brown, in an interview the other day from her Mount Washington home. "These are students from 51 public middle schools in the city and Baltimore County." However, older Baltimoreans might remember Brown, a professional storyteller and Johns Hopkins University graduate, from the days when she hosted a daily children's radio program on WCBM-Radio from 1948 to 1951.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | June 29, 2007
Participating artists in the coming month-long celebration of our nation's birth might evoke a 21st-century reflection of Walt Whitman's poem, "I Hear America Singing," which concludes with "Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs." Beginning Sunday, downtown Annapolis galleries will celebrate America's spirit through paintings, graphics, ceramics, art glass and sculpture in the third annual Red, White and Blue Exhibit sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association. Visitors will discover artists' tributes to Independence Day that should prove as spectacular, exciting and appropriate to the occasion as any dazzling July 4th fireworks display - but far more enduring.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | March 10, 2005
As Baltimore's six-week Tour de Clay festival is showing, clay has been undergoing startling transformations over the past few decades, from a material associated mainly with vessels and other decorative objects to a supple artistic medium expressive of a variety of styles and approaches. At That Moment, an exhibition at Maryland Art Place that presents some of the pioneering figures in the clay community and their students, is both a strong statement about contemporary practice as well as a somewhat bewildering study of lines of artistic influence.
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July 30, 2003
At-large members sought for education advisory committee The Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Education is seeking at-large members for the 2003-2004 school year. The group of citizens and representatives from local PTAs serves in an advisory capacity to the elected school board. The CAC sponsors educational programming for members and provides them with the opportunity to study and provide input into curriculum, education policy, redistricting and budgets. The committee generally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the boardroom at the Department of Education in Ellicott City.
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July 29, 2003
In Baltimore City Medical program gets $97,000 grant to assist city's poor The St. Clare Medical Outreach Project has received a three-year $97,000 grant to help its "doctors' office on wheels" better serve the medical needs of Baltimore's uninsured and poor. The project and its mobile coach are operated by St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The vehicle provides free medical care Tuesdays and Fridays at the Hispanic Apostolate, 430 S. Broadway, and Thursdays at the Franciscan Center, 101 W. 23rd St. The grant was awarded by the Mission and Ministry Fund of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national holding company of Roman Catholic hospitals, including St. Joseph, and long-term care facilities.
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July 30, 2003
At-large members sought for education advisory committee The Citizens Advisory Committee to the Board of Education is seeking at-large members for the 2003-2004 school year. The group of citizens and representatives from local PTAs serves in an advisory capacity to the elected school board. The CAC sponsors educational programming for members and provides them with the opportunity to study and provide input into curriculum, education policy, redistricting and budgets. The committee generally meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the boardroom at the Department of Education in Ellicott City.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | January 27, 1993
Her hands covered with hardened clay, 13-year-old Elaine Marshall proudly shows off a creation lying on a worktable at the National Museum of Ceramic Art. Her work has a forked tongue, sharp toes and bulging eyes that stare tauntingly back at her."It's a gargoyle and it's three animals in one -- just like the one in the picture -- if you can't tell," said Elaine, a seventh-grader at Francis Scott Key Middle School. "It's the way I saw it, the way I feel about it."This month, Elaine and other students from city middle schools have expressed themselves in clay at the museum, located near the Inner Harbor at 250 W. Pratt St.The students and their art teachers have been going to the museum for daylong workshops in which they work with ceramics instructors and art education teachers from the graduate art program at Towson State University.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 21, 2000
In Baltimore City Middle school pupils to exhibit ceramic art Pupils from 21 middle schools in Baltimore and Baltimore County will take part in a ceramic artwork exhibition opening this week at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. building as part of an interdisciplinary project to enhance reading and writing skills. Sponsored by the National Museum of Ceramic Art, a Baltimore arts organization, the exhibit stems from a program that includes afternoon ceramic clubs taught by art teachers.
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