FORMER WILDE Lake Village Board member Janet Mason will be one of two artists exhibiting work at the Slayton House gallery Jan. 9 through Feb. 1.
Mason's exhibit of oil and acrylic paintings, titled "Simply Landscapes," will be in the Bill White Room Gallery.
L Mason said she likes to begin a work by painting with color.
"Different colors have a lot of power," she said.
While working with the paint, "something comes through for me," she explained.
Most often, the "something" is a landscape triggered by a memory.
Mason graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1975 with a degree in art.
This will be her first exhibition because she took off time from painting to raise her children.
About a year and a half ago, while home with a sick child, she "just started again," she said.
She had finished only five paintings when she was accepted for the Slayton House exhibit. Over the last year, she completed another 15. "It was good to have that pressure," she said. "Otherwise I might not have done it."
The Slayton House exhibit will also include pastels and watercolors by Laurel resident Kathy Holzer.
Her exhibit, titled "Mostly Pastels," will be hung in the lobby gallery.
A public reception for both artists will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12.
Wilde Lake resident Don Miller will play classical guitar music. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 730-3987.
Teen-agers work magic
Atholton High School students ripped aluminum cans with their bare hands and turned a dab of soap into overflowing froth for an audience of 6- to 12-year-olds at the Howard County Central Library in December.
Called "Chemistry Magic," the program was one of three that members of the school's Grace Club, under the direction of Kathleen Thompson, science department chairwoman, presented for the library.
Programs were also held at the East Columbia and Miller branches.
Participating from Atholton were Eric Schwartz, Sylvia Lin, Kyung Kim, Ann Cheung, Katherine Bryant, Kim Obst, Troy Elliott, Desi Kaplan, Cissy Ng, Augustin Cherng, Ying Cao, Kelly Fox and Cindy Cheung.
The Grace Club grew out of the school's partnership with W. R. Grace, a chemical company.
The Atholton students "have fun with chemistry, and they wanted to share it with elementary students," said Thompson.
The students wrote a script and selected demonstrations, including "the amazing can trick" -- in which an aluminum can is treated with a chemical that eats away the metal so that it rips easily -- and the soap trick, in which hydrogen peroxide is added to form a mass of bubbles.
Their audience was "very responsive," according to Hope Chase, head of children's services for the library.
She plans to offer the program in the spring at the Savage and Elkridge branches.
Breakthrough Ministries of Columbia will present a series of services at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, next Tuesday and Jan. 8 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.
Titled "Gospel Explosion '97," the services will feature soloists, choirs and dancers from the Baltimore-Washington area, as well as guest speakers.
Breakthrough Ministries, which has been meeting in Columbia since September, is a "nondenominational, alternative ministry," according to Senior Shepherd Dr. Wilbur Keith.
"We want to appeal to everyone," he said.
The services are open to the public. For information, call 312-7492.
Village board to meet
County Council representative Mary Lorsung will attend the next meeting of the Harper's Choice Village Board at 7: 30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kahler Hall.
Residents are invited to ask questions or express concerns about county issues affecting the village.
Also attending the meeting will be two Columbia Association representatives.
Rob Goldman, vice president of membership services, will discuss the recently proposed Columbia Association budget, which includes funds for a sports complex in Harper's Choice.
Fred Pryor, vice president for open space management, will talk about fixing and replacing the signs at the entrances to the village and its neighborhoods.
Snow shovelers listed
Now that winter is officially here, several village centers have been updating their lists of able-bodied shovelers.
If you live in Hickory Ridge, call 730-7327 for listings, or pick up a copy at Hawthorn Center.
You can also check the village newsletter.
Shovelers are available in all three of the village's neighborhoods.
In Dorsey's Search you can call 730-4005 for names, or pick up a copy of the list in Linden Hall.
The list is also included in the village newsletter.
River Hill's list was included in the December newsletter. If you missed it, call 531-1749 or stop by The Meeting Room.
The Town Center Community Association is updating its list. If you want to be included, call 730-4744.
The Wilde Lake Community Association is updating its list. Call 730-3987 to be included.
Carole Black, the village's community liaison, noted that Wilde Lake has a number of elderly people in need of assistance, and could use more teen-agers to help out in all the village's neighborhoods.
Pub Date: 12/31/96