Two Baltimore artists receive $7,500 in grants from a Philadelphia arts group


Baltimore artists Ardai Baharmast and Mark Douglas Clark have received grants from the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia for art projects which explore new definitions of cultures, disciplines and traditions.

The 1993 New Forms Regional Grant Program awarded $71,200 to 19 artists from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington and Virginia.

Mr. Baharmast received $5,000 to work with more than 100 city schoolchildren to create an interactive, multi-media work of art which conveys sound, music, computer graphics, animation and text. The focus of this work of art is Africa.

Mr. Clark received $2,500 for an installation which uses larger-than-life photographs, sculpture and painting. The project

attempts to identify the human body as the site of existence and explores its place in the world of images and the realm of consciousness.

Other artists in Maryland receiving grants were Kristine Yuki Aono of Cheverly, Linda Reeves-Cook of Oakland and Jennifer Silitch of Annapolis.

The Painted Bride Art Center is a multi-disciplinary presenting organization. A partner program of the Artists Projects Regional Initiative, the New Forms program is supported with funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Delaware State Arts Council.


* Auditions for a production of "Love and Anger" by George Walker are scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. The cast needs three males in their late 40s and early 50s and one female in her mid 40s. For details, call (410) 484-8120.

* Pumpkin Theatre will hold auditions for "Tom Sawyer" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Roland Park Public School, 5207 Roland Ave. Parts are open for men and women age 18 and over. Actors should also prepare a song. For details, (410) 323-9402.

* The Children's Theatre will hold auditions for "Cinderella" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and 7 pm. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at F. Scott Black's Towson Dinner Theatre, 100 E. Chesapeake Ave. Children age 5 through 18 are invited to audition. They should take their own music. For details, call (410) 321-6595.

* The Other Little Theatre will hold auditions for its Christmas program at 2 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Annapolis Naval Station Theater, 330 Kincaid Road, Annapolis. Men and women of all ages and children age 6 and over are invited to read. For details, call (410) 573-0835. The theater is also looking for acts for its road show. Those auditions are scheduled at 4 p.m. today and 7 p.m. tomorrow at the same theater, and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Meade Youth Center, Reece and Ernie Pyle roads. For details, call (410) 674-7956.

* The Vagabond Players will hold auditions for "Little Foxes" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 at the Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway. The production calls for four men in their 40s, one man age 55, one man age 20, three women in their 40s and one 17-year-old woman. For details, call (410) 563-9135.

* The Maryland Youth Symphony Brass and Wind Ensemble, a new group under the direction of Jeff Silberschlag, will audition for players on Oct. 23 at Catonsville Community College. The ensemble will include flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, horns, saxophones, cornets, trumpets, trombones, baritones, tubas and percussion. Applicants should be either high school or college students and play at an intermediate or advanced level.

The new ensemble is affiliated with the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary year. For details and to arrange an audition time, call (410) 442-5645.

* Extras are needed for "Major League II," a film starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen, which is being shot in Baltimore through December. Extras are needed for night scenes filmed Friday and Saturday and day scenes Oct. 16 and 17. These scenes will be filmed at Camden Yards. For information, call (410) 889-STAR.

* The Bel Air Community Band is looking for new members. It performs a varied repertoire of marches, symphonic transcriptions, contemporary concert band literature and show music and rehearses from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Mondays at Harford Community College. For details, call (410) 879-7957.

* Ballet dancers of high intermediate and advanced abilities are invited to audition to dance in a George Balachine ballet staged by dancer John Clifford next month at Goucher College. Auditions are 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Todd Dance Studio in Lilian Welsh Hall of the college, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road.

These auditions will select dancers for the Nov. 18-20 performances as well as for free ballet classes taught by Mr. Clifford during his nine-day residency at the college. For details, call (410) 337-6390.

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