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Marylanders receive humanities grants


The National Endowment for the Humanities recently awarded 11 grants totaling $64,900 to Maryland scholars -- both adult and student -- to support various research projects in the humanities. A list of awards and project titles follows.

In the Baltimore metropolitan area, Phillip McCaffrey, a professor at Loyola College, received $3,000 for "The Narcissistic Idol in Literature."

Lauren P. Holston, a student at the Bryn Mawr School, received $2,100 for "Who Emigrated West in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries in America?"

Yolanda S. White of Baltimore received $3,000 for "Mahatma Gandhi's Influence on the Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr."

Heather L. Hartig, a student at Roland Park Country School, received $2,100 for "Revolutionary Dreamers: Russian Populism, 1861-81."

Alexander E. Hooke, a professor at Villa Julie College, received $3,000 for "Nietzsche on Ascetic Ideals."

Frederick resident Annemarie H. Hindman, a student at McDonogh School, received $2,100 for "Women's Social Circles in Mid-1800s: In the Settled East and Frontier."

In other awards around the state: Chevy Chase resident Josephine Z. Woll, a professor at Howard University, received $4,750 for "Soviet Cinema and the Thaw."

Lanham resident Cynthia L. Martin, a professor at the University of Maryland College Park, received $35,000 for "Ilya Kabakov, Memoirs of an Unofficial Russian Artist."

Waldorf resident Christine M. Adams, a professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland, received $4,750 for "The Society for Maternal Charity."

Rockville resident Brendan S. McParland, a student at Georgetown Preparatory School, received $2,100 for "The Significance of the Holy Grail in Defining the Medieval Archetype."

Largo resident Andrew L. Habermacher, a professor at Prince George's Community College, received $3,000 for "Cultural Persistence and Transformation among the Mande of West Africa."

These grants were among 584 awards totaling $21.3 million made nationwide to an array of projects in scholarship, education and public programming. Created by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent agency that supports research, education, preservation projects and public programs in the humanities.

Asian art lectureship

Baltimore arts patrons and Asian art collectors John and Berthe Ford will be honored by a new annual lectureship on Asian art that begins today at the Walters Art Gallery.

"Stone, Jade, Glass and Agate: Inspiration for Chinese Art," a lecture by the Rev. Harrie Vanderstappen, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Chicago, is scheduled at 3 p.m. in the museum's auditorium. The lectureship was created by the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society. This free event is followed by a reception.

Most recently, the Fords funded the sand mandala and Tibetan ceremony at the Walters Art Gallery. A native of Baltimore, John Ford began John Ford Associates Inc, his interior design firm, in 1962. He is a former president of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.

Harborplace hopefuls

The public is invited to watch a variety of performers audition for spring and summer entertainment spots at Harborplace from noon to 6 p.m. today. Scheduled at the amphitheatre at Harborplace, the auditions will include acts by musicians and musical groups, jugglers, street performers and magicians.

Poster competition

The deadline is April 19 for artists to submit entries to a poster design competition for the Maryland Wine Festival. Run by the Carroll County Arts Council, the competition will select one design for reproduction and promotion. The winning artist will receive $1,000. The Maryland Wine Festival will run Sept. 16-17 at the Carroll County Farm Museum. For details and an application, call (410) 876-2667 or (410) 848-7272.

Exhibiters invited

Artists interested in exhibiting work in the Tuttle Gallery at McDonogh School in Owings Mills should submit applications by May 1. Six exhibitions of professional work are planned for 1995-1996. This season, special consideration will go to artists submitting works of photography and illustration. For details, call (410) 363-0600, Ext. 224.

Art shows at Villa Julie

The Villa Julie College Gallery invites artists to submit work for exhibition in its series of monthly shows for the 1995-'96 season. Artists should submit slides or photographs of their work by April 15 to Gallery Shows, Art Department, Villa Julie College, Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, Md. 21153.

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