Music from brass to polka will be featured in the Charlestown Retirement Community's Community Concert Series this month.
The free concerts begin at 3 p.m. in the Cross Creek Conference Center, except where noted. Here is the July schedule:
* Hard Travelers, July 2 at 4 p.m.
* Middle River Concert Band, July 9
* Rockland Concert Band, July 16
* Washington Brass, July 23 in the chapel
* Lenny Adams Jr. Polka Band, July 30
Norma T. Pinette has joined the Contemporary as director of development after 13 years of working on social service issues.
For the past eight years, Ms. Pinette served as the executive director of Baltimore's Action for the Homeless. Meanwhile, the Contemporary has gained national acclaim for both its provocative exhibitions and its inventive use of unusual places, including a vacant bank in Canton and the Greyhound Bus Garage, as museum exhibition spaces.
School 33 exhibit
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture, and School 33 Art Center are presenting the 1995 Biennial Studio Artists' Exhibition, which will be on view in School 33's Gallery I from July 8 through Aug. 5.
The exhibition features artwork created in the past year by nine ++ artists in residence at School 33, including Jennifer Becker, mixed-media painting; Atsuko Fukui, mixed-media sculpture; Diane Kuthy, painting; Claudia McDonough, painting; Jennifer Merriman, painting; Gary Mitchell, painting; Jyung Mee Park, mixed-media works on paper; Philip Roberts, painting; and James von Minor, wood sculpture.
The exhibition begins with an opening reception Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St. Call (410) 396-4641; (410) 396-4642 TDD.
Works in clay
Baltimore Clayworks features six of its artists' nonfunctional lTC work in "Diverse Visions Shared," a new exhibit in the South Courtyard Gallery in City Hall.
The artists include Adriana Baler, Patrick Timothy Caughy, Blaise DePaolo, Maman Riken, Volker Schoenfliess and Maggie Towne. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 6 and continues through Aug. 11. The gallery is located on the first floor of City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St. Hours are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
"Photos on Photos," a group exhibition of photographs that examine the process of photography, opens at Halcyon Gallery, 909 Fells St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 6.
Jane Bair, Wendy Sandman, Chris Peregoy and Keith Sandman are represented in the show, while Keith Tishken curated the program.
The gallery is open from noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Call the Creative Alliance at (410) 276-1651 for information.
Grant for arts projects
The Cecil County Arts Council is accepting applications for its one-time "Arts Action" project grant for arts projects directed at children. All groups, schools or organizations are eligible to apply by submitting a two- to five-page proposal that includes information about the organization, project and artist. For guidelines or more information, contact Gina Kazimir at (410) 392-5740.
Howard Community College is opening its campus to preteens and teens for television and stage acting classes.
The stage acting workshops will provide training in voice and diction, projection, building a character, improvisation, directing and stage movement, while the television acting workshops will show the difference between stage and television acting by offering immediate feedback on acting techniques displayed in mock commercials.
The stage acting workshops are scheduled for July 10-21, and the television acting workshops occupy the next session, from July 24 through Aug. 4. The workshops are offered twice daily; mornings are for ages 10 to 13, while the afternoons are reserved for ages 14 to 17. All workshops are $150. For more information, call (410) 964-4940.
* The Playwrights Theatre of Baltimore has scheduled auditions for its 1995-1996 season July 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Actors ages 18 to 65 are encouraged to audition for the 45 varied roles, while parts for dancers and musicians will also be cast. Actors should perform a two-minute monologue and be prepared to cold-read from a script. The theater is located at 908 Washington Blvd. Call (410) 727-1847.