January 27, 2006
In a three-week program, Maria Anasazi, artist-in-residence at Thunder Hill Elementary School in Columbia, is teaching fifth-graders how to make "visual-sculptural" books. The pupils are using mixed-media techniques - including paper, fabric, paint, stamping and collage - to create their individual projects. A grant from the Maryland State Arts Council contributed $1,650 toward the program, and the Thunder Hill PTA matched that amount. A small group of pupils is also working to create six sculptural books, one representing each grade at Thunder Hill, to be on display permanently at the school.
December 21, 2003
Maryland's poet laureate since April 2001, award-winning poet, University of Maryland English professor and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference director Michael Collier is expected to step down from the post early next year. The search for his successor is under way. Nominations for the post are being accepted until Dec. 31. The state's poet laureate is an honorary position of the Maryland State Arts Council, a subdivision of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts.
November 28, 1990
The Maryland State Arts Council's guidelines and applications for 1992 grants are available.Awards are based on artistic excellence and range from $2,500 to $6,000.The deadline for organizational applications is Friday, Jan. 18.Arts organizations may apply for general operating or special project grants.Other not-for-profit organizations, such as libraries, community groups and recreation centers, may request special project grants for cultural activities.Funding categories are children's events, dance, folk arts/heritage, literature, media, multidiscipline, music, theater and visual arts.
April 6, 2000
Five Howard County artists have been selected to receive individual artist awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. The five are among 87 Maryland artists, representing eight artistic disciplines, who were awarded a total of $200,000. James A. Adkins (visual arts: two-dimensional), Edward Brown (visual arts: two-dimensional), Ivy H. Goodman (fiction), Elizabeth Mary Larson (fiction) and Jessica Mendels (media) each will receive $1,000. Participants were judged in the categories of fiction, media, solo dance performance, solo instrumental performance, solo theatrical performance, solo vocal performance and visual arts.
July 9, 1993
Dance company names new officersThe Ballet Theatre of Annapolis has announced its new officers for 1993-94.Susan Davies is the new president of the board of trustees, succeeding Bettze Libson who will continue to serve on the board. Tom Saquella is the administrative vice president; Cynthia Stiverson, vice president; Stoddard Knowles, treasurer; Jan Rutherford, assistant treasurer; and John Menocal, technical director. Linda Lamone continues as secretary.New board members are Deborah Potter, Laurie Putscher, Bob Agee and Paul Serini.
March 14, 2003
Nominees sought for volunteer award Nominations are being accepted for the Richard H. Carter Memorial Award, which will be presented to an outstanding volunteer at the Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade on May 18. A $299 donation will be made to the charity of the winner's choice. The Glen Burnie Improvement Association's annual award honors the late Richard H. Carter Nominees must reside in ZIP codes 21060 or 21061 and must have performed a variety of volunteer services. They must have served the greater Glen Burnie community as volunteers, not as part of a job. Those who have previously received the award and members of the award committee are ineligible.