Airport to display century of works by...


Airport to display century of works by Md. artists

Contributions of Maryland artists to the state's history and culture in the 1900s will be showcased during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, during which a display will be unveiled at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will be the keynote speaker. Performances and exhibitions also have been planned as part of "BWI's Salute to A Century of the Arts in Maryland."

The Maryland Aviation Administration commissioned local artist Richard Waldrep to create a collage of likenesses and names of some of the many Maryland artists and performers of the 20th century. The reproduced collage will be mounted and displayed at eight locations in the terminal.

In addition, public performances and exhibitions will take place from 10: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lower level of the BWI Observation Gallery. Performances will include 115 elementary school pupils from Howard County singing at 10: 30 a.m., and a Billie Holiday impersonator and orchestra at noon. Performers will include soloist Shawn Marie Diddy, a Baltimorean and Ms. Iowa 1997. A children's dance team from Anne Arundel County will perform show tunes. Painters and potters will give demonstrations, and authors Edwin Black and Katie Moose will sign books and talk about how to get stories published.

BWI golf tournament is scheduled June 12

The BWI Development Council golf tournament will tee off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. June 12 at Hobbit's Glen Golf Course in Columbia. The registration deadline for the tournament, a major source of funding for the council, is May 22.

The council is a nonprofit organization of several hundred volunteers from the business community in the region. Since 1978, the council has been the leading private sector force in marketing and promoting BWI.

Information and registration: Jeanie Anacker, 410-859-0124, or Michele Koppel, 410- 859-246.

North Pole pilot stops at BWI near end of journey

After a historic flight to the North Pole, Maryland pilot Gus McLeod arrived home at BWI last weekend where he got the royal treatment for the last, short leg of his journey home.

McLeod was taken to the airport's general aviation facilities, where he met members of the American Flight Group of Annapolis who flew him on a Hawker executive jet to his home airport, Montgomery Airpark, Gaithersburg.

McLeod was the first person to reach the North Pole in an open-cockpit plane, completing the 3,500-mile journey from Maryland in a former crop duster. McLeod, 45, began the journey April 5 from Gaithersburg in a 1939 Boeing PT-17 Stearman.

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