Auction at art-center celebration
"The Mirror 1947-1993" by Sylvia de Swaan is among the works that will be in a silent auction of artists' contributed works held as part of School 33 Art Center's 15th anniversary party beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. The center, at 1427 Light St., is one of the city's premier alternative art spaces, with three exhibition galleries, subsidized studio space for artists and art 00 classes for children and adults. Saturday's celebration will include a raffle of artists' prints and a presentation by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke. Well-known artist Joyce Scott will emcee the event. Saturday and May 7 are also the dates for the seventh annual artists' open studio tour, organized by School 33. For information on both events, call (410) 396-4641. One of the greatest choral works ever written, Johann Sebastian Bach's B minor Mass, will be performed by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society May 7 at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Five acclaimed soloists will join the full chorus and orchestra -- Beverly Hoch, Molly Donnellly, David Arnold (soloist with the Boston Symphony for six seasons) and Baltimore natives Julia Wolf and John Webber. Music Director Tom Hall said, "The B minor Mass has over the years taken on almost mythical proportions." Reserved-seat tickets are $10, $17 and $21 and can be bought in advance from the BCAS by calling (410) 523-7070. Tickets can also be bought at the Krauchaar Auditorium box office one hour before the performance if any are still available. Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning "Angels in America" arrives at Washington's Kennedy Center Tuesday. An immensely imaginative examination of such eclectic themes as AIDS, politics and religion in the Reagan era, the touring production is co-produced by Baltimore native Margo Lion, directed by Michael Mayer and stars Washington native Jonathan Hadary as Roy Cohn.
The two parts of the seven-hour epic drama will be presented in separate, non-overlapping engagements. Part One, the 1993 Tony-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning, "Millennium Approaches," runs through July 8; the dates for Part Two, the 1994 Tony Award-winning "Perestroika," are June 9-July 9. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with matinees at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets to each part are sold separately and range from $41.50-$49. For more information, call (800) 444-1324.
J. Wynn Rousuck