Pottery workshop slated


Jamaican artist Samuel Wallace will hold a pottery workshop in making vase and bowl forms from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Baltimore Clayworks, 5706 Smith Ave. The artist, who uses clays he has found on construction sites in Baltimore and at the new runway site near Baltimore Washington International Airport, will demonstrate traditional methods he learned in backyard pottery sheds in Kingston and St. Elizabeth. He fires his work in a Jamaican wood-fired kiln, which he built on the grounds of Clayworks, a non-profit ceramic art center in Mount Washington Village.

The workshop, supported by a grant by the Folklore Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is free to those who wish to observe Mr. Wallace's work. Participation is $15. For details, call (410) 578-1919.

Theater auditions

AUDITIONS: The Jewish Community Center's Jewish Repertory Theater will hold auditions for its November production of "Brighton Beach Memoirs" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the JCC's Straus Auditorium, 5700 Park Heights Ave. For details, call Mitch Nathan at (410) 542-4900, Ext. 272.

The Spotlighters will hold auditions for its October production of "Lend Me a Tenor" at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater, 817 St. Paul St. For details, call director Miriam Bazensky at (410) 655-4826.

Auditions for "Glen Gary, Glen Rosjks," the Spotlighters' November production, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 and Aug. 18, also at the theater. For details, call (410) 526-4787.

Beach party

Music by the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra will enliven a First Thursdays beach party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow on the parking lot next to Louie's Bookstore and Cafe, 518 N. Charles St. The event is part of the monthly celebration of downtown art galleries sponsored by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Participating art galleries will stay open until 7:30 p.m. so the public can tour their exhibits. For details, call (410) 244-1030.

Arts fellowships

The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation will offer 30 visual arts fellowships of $5,000 each as part of its 1993 Visual Arts Fellowship program. Grants in photography, crafts and sculpture will be offered to artists living in the mid-Atlantic region. The awards are offered in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts and regional state arts agencies. Deadline for applications is Dec. 11. For eligibility details and application requirements, call (410) 539-6656.

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