It's the beginning of a new month, so that means the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center is changing the exhibitions around again.
Sam Soto, a sculptor who has a studio in the center, exhibits his stone and rawhide pieces in the Resident Artist's Gallery through June 30. There will be a reception in his honor June 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. As usual, both the exhibit and the reception are free.
Susanne Arnold, a Virginia artist, has been selected from a field of 150 to be the 1995 Montpelier National Visiting artist.
During June, she will be working in the center's bronze foundry, give a slide lecture about her work, lead several workshops and hold open studio hours.
Her newest offerings, "Personal Archaeology," will be exhibited during the annual Montpelier sculpture exhibition June 16 through August 19. She will speak about her work at a luncheon at noon June 15. Reservations are necessary for this luncheon, and donations will be accepted.
In addition, the center will hold a reception in her honor June 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Finally, Allen Linder, a stone sculptor and teacher at Prince George's Community College, will exhibit at Montpelier's Library Gallery Competition Series.
His pieces will be on display through August 23. He will also be honored at the June 16 reception for artists.
For more information about these events, art classes, cheap studio space, musical events or directions, call the center at (410) 792-0664 or (301) 953-1993.
There were 40 Hammond High seniors who graduated as members of the National Honor Society. Amrita Basu, Lauren Marie Belliveau, Amy Beatrice Benedict, Joshua Jacob Blinder, Mousumi Bose, Sandra Jill Bresnick, Michael James Chang, Kimberly Theresa Ciliberti, Adam Harris Clay, Danya Sarah Cohen, Nora Aloysius Denny, Jodi Marie Erickson, Joseph Charles Filteau, Julie Eileen Finglass, Ian Maclane Kennedy, Peter Jaan Laanisto, Melinda Dawn Leone, Nicole Dell Losonsky, Sharon Leigh Martin, Stephen Paul Miller, William Samuel Moore III, Bryan William Mulvihill, Alcine Dian LaTricia Mumby, Tiffany Renee Murray, Heather Chandra Perkins, Erin Beth Rappaport, Rachael Dana Simmons, Martina Marie Siwek, Kalina Aleksandra Sliwinski, Joshua Adam Sommers, Cara Rae Stockham, Eric Michael Sumner, John Rong Sun, Nucleo Volta Rosal Vega, Ryan Allen Waggoner, Andrew Christian Wiles, Molly Cathleen Wilkinson, Michelle Angelique Willis, Sin Kei Yeung and Elena Rochelle Zelkowitz join the honored group.
If it's summer, it's time for vacation Bible school. This year, the First Baptist Church of Savage runs its vacation school from July 17 to July 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call the church at (301) 725-3944.
Also, mark your calendars for July 2, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of old-fashioned gospel singing at First Baptist. The Parton Family, first cousins to well-known country singer Dolly Parton, bring their brand of old-time gospel melodies to the Sunday evening service. All are welcome to this service. For more information, call the church at (301) 725-3944.
Good News Christian Fellowship, which holds its services at South Columbia Baptist Church on Saturday evenings, is running a Children's Music Camp this month, June 26-30, from 9 a.m to noon. The fellowship's youth group runs this camp for pre-kindergartners to eighth-graders. On July 1, the youth group will sing at South Columbia Baptist's 11 a.m. service.
The music camp costs $25 per child for the first two children in a family and $5 for each additional one. For more information about the camp or the fellowship call (410) 531-5304.
The interior decorators of Forest Ridge Elementary are at it again. Talented artists from Roberta Laric's and Sam Alger's classes lend their artwork to the Savage Library.
The artwork brightens the walls. Check out the works by such artists as Scott Costa, Kelly Conner and Mickey Shea, precocious kindergartners all.
See what second-graders Catherine Swift, Alexis Carroll and Aditi Kolhekar are up to.
The third grade provides the bulk of the art, thanks to Kristen Oleszewski, Emily Dwyer, Casey Gallas, Ryan Southard, Daniel Jun, David Rocco, Jonathan Green, Megan Maguire and Amanda Beaver.
The fourth grade enlivens the scene with contributions from Ben Mauk, Maureen Murphy-Ryan, Cathy Fuchs, Elizabeth Sweeney,
Kevin Daciek, Ashley Giddings and Mark Schuurman.
Last, but never, ever least, the fifth grade contributes works by Amelia Walker, Holly Templin, Ian Spector, Ashliegh Knox, Tara Zammichieli, Jesse Wieman and Tommy Newcomb.