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City artists' studios will open for tours


Art lovers can see the most recent work of many of Baltimore's finest visual artists during the city's seventh annual open studio tours Saturday and May 7.

Sponsored by the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture and School 33 Art Center, the free tours will visit the workplaces of approximately 80 artists. Those downtown studios that are south of North Avenue will be open Saturday, those that are north of North Avenue will open Sunday.

Maps of participating studios are available at School 33, 1427 Light St., and at other locations throughout the city. The tours will run from noon to 5 p.m. both days. For details, call (410) 396-4641.

Public relations

Howard Douglas White, former public relations and marketing director of the Walters Art Gallery, has been appointed director of public relations and community affairs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

During Mr. White's eight-year tenure at the Walters, the museum's attendance doubled and the gallery received much national press coverage for such events as the opening of Hackerman House, the Walters Art Gallery Museum of Asian Art.

Before coming to the Walters, Mr. White served as director of advertising and assistant editor for the Biblical Archaeology Society in Washington, as public relations and marketing coordinator of the Denver Botanic Gardens and as the corporate communications coordinator for the American Humane Association in Denver.

Mount Clare competition

Young artists are invited to enter a competition to paint, sculpt or draw the Mount Clare Museum House and grounds for a public art exhibition June 10.

The contest, sponsored by the Mount Clare Museum House and Carroll Park Foundation, is open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Deadline for entries is June 8. Judging will take place the day of the event. The exhibition and competition are part of a free outdoor festival, the Carroll Park Colonial Familyfest Day, which will run from noon to 4 p.m. June 10. (There will be an admission charge for tours of the mansion.) For applications and details, call (410) 837-3262.

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