Portraits go to Mount Clare Collection: Historic house-museum now has 16 pictures of Carroll family members.


A portrait of Prudence Carnan Gough by John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840) and three cabinet-sized portraits of members of the James Macubbin Carroll Jr. family by William James Hubard (1807-1862) have been given to the Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park in Southwest Baltimore by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. The portraits will be added to the collection of 12 portraits of family members already on display at the mansion.

Mount Clare was the home of Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-83), his wife Margaret Tilghman Carroll (1742-1817) and their heirs.

The four portraits were owned by descendants of the Carroll family until 1995, when they were donated to NSCDA in Maryland. Area artists are invited to enter their work by Aug. 16 for exhibit in the 31st annual Festival of Arts, sponsored Sept. 28 by the Loyola College Alumni Association.

The juried show is open to artists representing various media -- from painting and drawing to sculpture, photography and crafts.

There is no entry fee. Call (410) 617-2475.

See it now

Here's your chance to preview original artwork that will become available Sept. 15 at the 11th Annual Sowebo Art Poster Auction.

The Hollins Hall Village Cultural Center will sponsor the exhibition of collectible posters, created by area artists, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Gypsy Cafe and Mencken's Cultured Pearl in the 1100 block of Hollins Market.

Call (410) 962-8546.

Big choral works

Anyone who has ever fantasized about singing big choral masterworks can join the Annapolis Chorale when it begins rehearsing Brahms' "Requiem" at 7: 30 p.m. Aug. 19 during an open house at St. Martin's in the Field Church, Benfield Road in Severna Park.

Visitors also will receive information about the coming classic and pops season.

The classic series includes the "Requiem" Nov. 16; Handel's "Messiah" Dec. 21-22; "Music For a Great Space" March 22; and Mozart's "Solemn Vespers" and Schubert's "Mass in G major" April 26.

The pops series opens Sept. 28 with "A Night With Three Tenors" and continues with "Celebration of Christmas" Dec. 13; "An Evening With Ethel," featuring Ethel Ennis, Feb. 21-22.

Call (410) 263-1906.

Prizes for plays

The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild is accepting unproduced plays for its annual Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition.

Open to aspiring as well as professional American playwrights, the national event offers prizes of $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

Entry deadline is Nov. 1 and winners will be announced next June. For application and guidelines send a business-size self-addressed, stamped envelope to BHTG, 2815 N. Beachwood Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. 90068-1923. Call (213) 465-2703.

For love of music

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra needs volunteers to help with orchestra operations, administrative operations, development, publicity, volunteer training and recruitment during the September-to-June season. Days, times and tasks are flexible.

The orchestra is also in need of support from local businesses for printing, copying, construction work, displays, accounting and office supplies.

The orchestra was founded in 1990 to give promising area music students, ages 8 to 18, an opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral literature under the direction of professional conductors. Call (410) 647-7494.

Funniest home videos

Cable Eight in Howard County is accepting county residents' funniest home videos for a new program, "You Saw Me Doing What: Howard County's Funniest Videos."

All contestants must be Howard County residents, and prizes will be awarded to the top winners. All videos should be submitted to Cable Eight, Howard Community College, Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md. 21044.

Meet theater folk

Mingle with Baltimore's theater folk beginning at 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Everyman Theatre and help kick off the Baltimore Theatre Alliance's membership drive.

The BTA is a nonprofit membership organization that supports and promotes theater in the greater Baltimore area. The group provides services for actors, directors, theaters, producers, technicians and theatergoers. Through a hot line, the BTA offers a listing of artistic and technical theater needs.

Admission to the membership kickoff is free. Call (410) 752-6757.


The Heritage Players have scheduled auditions for the fall production of the Neil Simon comedy "Rumors" for 7 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at Catonsville Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave. in Catonsville. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. All roles are open. Call (410) 484-5320.

Cecil Community College's Covered Bridge Theatre will auditions for its fall production of "Hello, Dolly!" Aug. 27-28. Audition time can be scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Be prepared to sing, dance and possibly read. Come prepared with a song, preferably not from the show. Needed are 12 to 14 men and 12 to 14 women, age 15 and older. Call (410) 287-1023.

The Handel Choir is scheduling audition appointments for experienced singers interested in joining the choir for the coming season. The 75-member chorus rehearses Mondays, September through May. Call (410) 366-6544.

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society will conduct auditions by appointment for experienced volunteer singers wishing to join the full chorus, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept 3-5. The chorus rehearses Mondays and performs at least eight concerts a season. Call (410) 523-7070.

Players of orchestral instruments are invited to audition Sept. 6-7 for the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, a student/community orchestra. To schedule an audition call (410) 516-6542.

Young Actors Theatre, a company founded in 1995 for students ages 10 to 18, will audition for Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical, "Cinderella," Sept. 10-11 at McDonogh School in Owings Mills. For an appointment call (410) 581-4761.

Pub Date: 8/04/96

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