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Opportunities for Maryland artists

The works of little-known artists will be the subject of three summer exhibitions at two locations in Maryland.

On Friday, the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City will host a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for two exhibits designed to provide the chance for new artists to show their works.

"First Come, First Hung," in the center's Gallery I, will display the works of artists living or working in Howard County who want their art hung in a professional gallery. The center at 8510 High Ridge Road will accept ready-to-hang work on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Works must be no larger than 7 by 4 feet, with more than two pieces accepted from any artist. Works will be hung until the gallery is full.

Also on Friday will be the opening in the center's Gallery II of the New Arts Alliance's "Emerging Artists Exhibition." The exhibit will feature drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and mixed-media works.

The exhibitions run through Aug. 16. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, call 465-6700.

Opening July 30 at the Maryland Federation of Art's Gallery in Annapolis will be the MFA's "Emerging Artists Exhibition," an all-media show devoted to students who have not previously shown their work at the gallery.

Entry forms are due at the gallery, at 18 State Circle, by July 19, with delivery of the works a week later. Awards totaling more than $800 will be presented at an opening reception Aug. 4; the exhibit is scheduled to run through Aug. 18.

For more information, call (301) 268-4566.

Folk music doings

This is a big week for folk music in Maryland.

On Wednesday, folk singer-songwriter Bob Gibson will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the North Baltimore home of some members of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Admission to the performance is $5 and seating is limited to about 50 people. For location and reservations, call 381-2460 or 323-2973.

On Friday, Mr. Gibson will appear in concert with fellow folkies Tom Paxton, Fred Koller and Mack Bailey at 7:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts in Frederick. Tickets to the concert are $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. For information, call (301) 694-8585. Tickets to the concert plus a reception for the artists are $25; call (301) 694-6038.

And on Saturday and next Sunday, Mr. Gibson will hold a two-day songwriting workshop at the Holiday Inn on Patrick Street in Frederick. The cost of the workshop, which is limited to 50 people, is $145. For more information, call (301) 694-6038.

Conducting workshop

Samuel Gordon, director of the Maryland Camerata and chair of the music department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will lead a workshop on choral conducting Thursday to Saturday at the college's Catonsville campus.

The Choral Technique Workshop will focus on identifying and correcting the sources of vocal problems as well as analyzing the dynamics between conductors and singers. Warm-up procedures and rehearsal techniques will also be demonstrated.

The fee for the workshop, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is $150 and carries 1.8 Continuing Education Units. The deadline for registration is Wednesday.

For more information, call 455-2336.


The following auditions are coming up:

*The Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., tomorrow and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., for "Italian American Reconciliation." Call 435-7697.

*Theatre Hopkins, Johns Hopkins University's Merrick Barn, for performers and technicians, Saturday and next Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. Call 338-7159 weekdays between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

*Cockpit in Court, for "The Fantasticks," to be produced as part of the 1991 Shanghai Workers' International Art Festival Oct. 20-28. The government of China is picking up the costs of the stay, but cast members will be required to assume part of the transportation costs. Call 522-1434 to arrange a private audition.

*Dundalk Community Theatre, for Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," Saturday and next Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and July 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 409 of the College Community Center at Dundalk Community College. Call 285-9667.

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