Dedication of arts and sports centers set...


Dedication of arts and sports centers set at Goucher

Goucher College will dedicate its new $3.3 million Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Arts Center Saturday at 4 p.m. Maryland comptroller Louis Goldstein is the featured speaker; an open house and tour will follow.

Earlier, at 2 p.m., the college will dedicate its new $7 million Sports and Recreation Center, with Representative Tom McMillen, D-Md., 4th, scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

Together, the new buildings represent the largest construction project at Goucher since the Towson campus was built in the early 1950s. The arts center, an L-shaped 25,000-square-foot structure, includes separate wings for visual and theater arts.

Philanthropists and art collectors Robert and Jane Bernstein Meyerhoff, the latter a 1945 Goucher graduate, made a major donation to the center, the amount of which the college is not making public at their request. The center also received a $1.4 million state grant, according to college officials.

A production of "Lysistrata" will be given at 8 p.m. Saturday in the center's Mildred Dunnock Teaching Theatre, named for the 1922 Goucher grad who became a stage and film actress. Tickets to the production are $5 for adults, $3 for Goucher students and $2 for senior citizens. Call 337-6333.

Grants to locals

Five Maryland students received $3,000 grants earlier this month from the non-profit National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Nineteen other Maryland students were awarded prizes ranging from $1,500 to $100 by the Miami-based organization, which assists young artists in dance, music, theater, visual arts and writing. They were among 256 students nationwide to receive awards totaling $171,400.

Following are the major Maryland winners, their disciplines, hometowns and schools:

*Anika K. Ellis, dance, Fort Washington, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.

*Eric Gudas, writing, Annapolis, Sarah Lawrence College.

*Keyontia R. Hawkins, music, Baltimore, the School for the Arts.

*Kyle L. Kinsella, visual arts, Towson, Towson High School.

*Jeanne K. Wilmot, visual arts, Towson, Towson High School.

Performing in Albany

The University of Maryland, College Park production of "The Rimers of Eldritch" will be presented Saturday at the State University of New York in Albany as part of the regional competition for the American College Theatre Festival.

The University Theatre production is one of four to be presented in Albany, which is one of eight regional sites across the country putting on four or five plays. Five of those plays will be selected for presentation at the Kennedy Center in April.

"The Rimers of Eldritch," by Lanford Wilson, is about a deteriorating Midwestern mining town.

Arts discussion

"Regional Arts Organizations" will be the February topic of the "Artists Talk on Art" series Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

Panel members are Marilyn Zeitlin of the Washington Project for the Arts; Susan Badder, Maryland Art Place; Linda Sullivan, Easton Academy of the Arts; David Bremer, Somerset Center for the Arts; and Michael Bailey, Maryland Hall.

The discussion, one of a series on various topics of the arts, is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $2. Call (301) 263-5544.

Racism and the arts

"Are the Arts Racist?" That question will be the subject of a panel discussion today at 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Meyerhoff Auditorium.

Issues expected to be addressed include the importance of art in a multicultural society and multicultural media coverage of the arts.

Admission to the discussion is free with museum admission. For information, call 396-6300.

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