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Artist, newsman have photo show at the...


Artist, newsman have photo show at the JCC

The work of the two artists who constitute the latest show at the Jewish Community Center involves photography, but in different degrees. Doris Rief's abstractions on paper and canvas, such as "Gettysburg," reproduced here, combine various media including collage, painting, photographs and sometimes writing. Craig Terkowitz is a news photographer who also branches out in other directions. He works for the Baltimore Jewish Times but has also published in other newspapers and magazines. His work at the JCC ranges from news-related work to portraits to photographs of the Jewish population of Odessa, Ukraine. The show runs through Aug. 21 at the Norman and Sarah Brown Art Gallery of the Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. For information, call (410) 542-4900. The 13th annual Baltimore Playwrights Festival continues with openings Thursday and Friday. "From Vision to Inheritance," a play about the destruction of a young couple's marriage, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at AXIS Theatre, 3600 Clipper Mill Road. Written, directed and designed by AXIS artistic director Brian Klaas, the play takes place in the past, the present and the afterlife. Tickets are $10. Curtain times, after Thursday's opening, are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through July 24. For more information, call (410) 243-5237.

"Listen for the Miracle" opens Friday at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. Written by and starring Mary Cinnamon, this is also a play about relationships -- specifically the efforts of two young adults to serve as matchmakers for their parents. Tickets are $8 and $9. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 30. For more information, call (410) 752-1225.


J. Wynn Rousuck The Bowman Ensemble will present its first Shakespeare production, "Love's Labour's Lost," outdoors on the campus of McDonogh School, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, beginning Friday. The comedy about a king and three followers who attempt to forswear the company of women and devote themselves to study will be directed by Bowman artistic director Matthew Ramsay, who is updating the play to the United States in the 1930s.

Show times are 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday and July 13-17 and 20-23. Tickets are $10. A gala fund-raiser will be held July 9; tickets are $35, including admission to the play. For further information, call (410) 337-6512.


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