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Volume XVII, Issue 11 - March 12 - March 18, 2009
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See You at the Dance

Dear Bay Weekly:

What a wonderful article Jane Elkin wrote about dancing (Vol. xvii, No 7: Feb. 12)! Her words and photos capture much of the essence that drives many of us to search out dance in all its forms wherever we can find it. Thank you for following that thread within the Annapolis contra dance community at our January dance. We can be a spirited bunch! Kim and I have a copy of the article pinned to the wall. The photo of Ken and Beth Sparks is great.

Hope to see you and yours at the dance.

–Jan Scopel: Annapolis Traditional Dance Society

Editor’s note: Find the next dance at — or in 8 Days a Week.

Job Well Done on Galesville’s Rosenwald School

Dear Bay Weekly:

I was at a Galesville Heritage Society Board meeting last night, and there were very positive comments about Diana Beechener’s article on the Rosenwald School [Landmarks: Feb. 26]. Job well done. Thank you for a good article.

–Gertrude Makell, Galesville

Editor’s note: Makell heads the team to restore Galesville’s 1929 Rosenwald School.

Artists Needed … to Paint Rain Barrels

Dear Bay Weekly:

All Anne Arundel County schools and artists are invited to take part in the environmental art project Where Does all the Rain Go? A teaching packet — including a video, corresponding activity worksheets, suggested lesson plans and a resources guide — will be provided along with a rain barrel and instructions on how to paint it. All decorated rain barrels will be displayed in public locations for Earth Day and then auctioned off this May. Proceeds of the auction will be split between Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center and participating schools. For more information, please reach me at 410-263-0050; [email protected].

–Joseph Van Deuren at Balanced Life Skills, teaching life, art and peace: Annapolis


… And Join Artfest

Dear Bay Weekly:

There are only a few weeks left to apply to Annmarie Garden’s annual Artsfest, to be held Sept. 19-20, 2009.

Established in 1993, Artsfest’s annual juried show is a top outdoor arts festival in the Mid-Atlantic region, bringing together some of the country’s most accomplished and emerging artists for a weekend of art, music, food and fine brews at the beautiful Annmarie Garden. Over 130 artists and artisans display a broad array of creations, from fine art paintings and sculpture, to fine crafts such as wood-turning, ceramics and jewelry, to folk art such as handmade toys and basketry.

Bands and acts perform continuously throughout the Garden, and an outstanding array of food and drink is sold.

The two-day festival at Annmarie’s 30-acre public sculpture park and arts center draws 10,000 to 12,000 enthusiastic visitors and shoppers, making it a profitable venue for artists, who also benefit from a commission generously structured in their favor.

We encourage artists and artisans to apply to this juried arts festival, which now offers indoor exhibit space as well as outdoor booths.

Get your application by calling 410-326-4640 or at Deadline to apply is March 31.

–Jaimie Jeffrey for Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center: Solomons
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