'Barefoot in the Park' will play at...


'Barefoot in the Park' will play at Western Maryland College

Beginning Friday, Theatre on the Hill will present "Barefoot in the Park," Neil Simon's 1963 comedy about newlyweds living in a New York walk-up. Brian Jacobs and Bonnie Webster portray the uptight bridegroom and his free-spirited bride. Direction is by Josh Selzer.

Performance dates are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and on July 22, 23, 24 and Aug. 1, 4, 5, 8, 11 and 12. Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Sundays and 8 p.m. on all other days. Tickets are $11. Theatre on the Hill performs in Alumni Hall at Western Maryland College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. For more information, call (410) 857-2448.

@ Mark D. Clark's art could be said to build on photography. He photographs people, then puts the photographs on wooden forms which give them body, then applies paint, wax and other materials. One of the results can be seen here, and more are on view in the current three-person show at Nye Gomez. The other artists are James Von Minor, whose three-dimensional works employing found materials combine some of the elements of painting, sculpture and architecture; and Cameron Wolf, who specializes in photographing the nude in studio settings. The show runs at Nye Gomez Gallery, 836 Leadenhall St., through Aug. 7. Call (410) 752-2080.

John Dorsey The great collections that constitute the Walters Art Gallery were amassed by two men, William T. Walters and his son Henry. The latter was particularly interested in manuscripts, many of which he bought on annual trips to Europe from Paris book dealer and bookbinder Leon Gruel.

The Walters mounts four shows a year of Walters manuscripts, and the latest, to open Tuesday, will explore the dealer-collector relationship. It's called "Bookish Business: Henry Walters and Leon Gruel" and will include both books and bindings that came from Gruel, including the binding on a book called "Notes on Certain Masters" by R. B. Gruelle (no relation to the dealer). Henry had the book bound as a memorial to his father, and the central plaque shows William and Henry, sculpted by Victor Brenner, who designed the Lincoln-head penny. The show will be at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles S., through Oct. 17. Call (410) 547-9000.

John Dorsey

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