Two dozen senior artists, representing Baltimore City and 23 Maryland counties, will receive honors for their artwork in the state's annual "Maryland You Are Beautiful" Senior Citizens Fine Arts Competition.
The awards will be presented Friday at St. John's College.
Competitions held statewide received more than 1,000 entries in three major categories: works on canvas, works on paper and wood carving.
A list of winners follows: Allegany County: Irene Strickler of Frostburg; Anne Arundel County: Richard Twomey, Shady Side; Baltimore City: Betty Carp; Baltimore County: Jeanne Hiss, Reisterstown; Calvert County: Kathryne Wolfe, Solomons; Caroline County: Robert Harrison, Denton; Carroll County: Kenneth Nerim Sr., Sykesville; Cecil County: Edwin Friend, Elkton; Charles County: Lona Boggs, La Plata; Dorchester County: James Myers, Cambridge; Frederick County: Eleanor Carter, Frederick; Garrett County: Gladys Betley, Friendsville; Harford County: Ronald Fortner, Bel Air; Howard County: Newt Koenig, Columbia; Kent County: Ruth Voorhees, Chestertown; Montgomery County: Powell Lum, Silver Spring; Prince George's County: Jane Trout, Laurel; Queen Anne's County: Alice Slot, Stevensville; Somerset County: Fred Sernatinger, Westover; St. Mary's County: Catherine Stalcup, Hollywood; Talbot County: Elizabeth Hutchinson, Easton; Washington County: Elizabeth Robertson, Hagerstown; Wicomico County: Carolyn Parker, Parsonsburg; Worcester County: Ann Rinck, Berlin.
The competition is sponsored by Maryland's Office on Aging, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland You Are Beautiful program.
The Peabody Preparatory Sinfonia, an orchestra whose members range in age from 13 to 18, has just returned from a 10-day concert tour of Holland. Under the direction of conductor Gene Young, the musicians performed in Amsterdam, Delft, Gouda and at the Rotterdam Conservatory. Two years ago, the Sinfonia performed in the Black Forest area of Germany.
The Sinfonia's musicians, who come from as far away as Harrisburg, Pa., and Reston, Va., are: Darren Bange, Ellen Barnum, Janz Castelo, Hao-Chin Chang, Jeffrey Chen, June Cheng, Deborah Chien, Elise Couper, Andrew Farrell, Danielle Kalish, Zachary Kaminsky, Leila Khan, Lisa Krebs, Kelly Kroeck, Anne Laro, Lisa Loban, Aaron Nelson, Katie Porter, Alicia Rabins, Jamie Raudensky, Brian Ritterman, Emilo Scarano, Andrea Sematoske, Adam Shapiro, Rachel Shapiro, Eugenia Sozzi, Sherene Strausberg, Heather Streaker, Marianne von Nordeck, Daniel Weiskopf, Warren Wolf, Ali Yazdanfar, Oh-Kyung Yoo, Laurence Young and Eugene Yun.
The trip was organized by Linda Grass Shapiro.
The Dutch tour concluded the Peabody Prep's 100th anniversary celebration.
Amateur African-American playwrights are invited to submit scripts to the 13th annual Drama Competition sponsored by WMAR-TV and the Arena Players in honor of Black History Month.
The winning playwright will receive $1,000 and will assist in the television production of his or her play. The play will air on WMAR-TV next February.
For details and brochures about the competition, call (410) 377-2222.
Covenant Guild will hold auditions for "Red Ribbon Revue," its AIDS benefit, at 7 p.m. July 11 at Towson Dinner Theater, 100 E. Chesapeake Ave. In the revue, singers, dancers, comics and other performers will compete for prizes of up to $2,000. Proceeds of the revue, scheduled for Nov. 13, will benefit AIDS Interfaith Residential Services. For details, call (410) 783-5443.
Pat Moran Casting is looking for Baltimoreans to appear as extras in Barry Levinson's television series "Homicide: Life on the Street." All ages and types are sought to show the "real" Baltimore. Shooting will begin the second week of July. Anyone interested in being in an episode can send a photo as well as his or her name, address and phone number to Homicide Casting, 1701 Thames St. Baltimore, Md. 21231. Phone calls concerning these roles will not be accepted.