Arts

Book County

Howard County has a proven love for literature STORY BY Amanda Loudin      PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mary C. Gardella September/October 2017 There wasn’t an empty parking spot to be found. The line of fans curved around the outside of the building. Teenage girls waited in the lobby, hopeful there would be a... Read more →

HOWARD COUNTY CONSERVANCY EXPLORES THE ART OF STORYTELLING

June/July 2017 After standing room only crowds showed up for the Howard County Conservancy’s 2016 storytelling spree, the nonprofit expanded the event to two locations–the Mt. Pleasant headquarters and the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia. The dozen or so storytellers at each location in April included former state delegate... Read more →

Stage Mother

TOBY ORENSTEIN HAS BEEN NURTURING YOUNG COLUMBIANS FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS Elizabeth Heubeck March 2017/April 2017 For 79-year-old Toby Orenstein, a love of performing started very early in life. She recalls being in a pilgrim play in kindergarten. “I was pushing everybody around, saying everybody’s lines,” she recalls. Her... Read more →

EXPAND Your Mind | Expand my artistic horizons

Resolution: Expand my artistic horizons. Rep Stage Spotlights Women Howard County’s own Equity theater has a big year in store. By Beth Rubin DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016 Many of us read a review in the paper or hear an ad on the radio and vow to see something on the stage.... Read more →

EXPAND Your Mind | Theater for all

Theater for all. By Beth Rubin DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016 In its 40-plus years, the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts has brought – and taught – theater to a wide range of audiences The Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA) is democratic – in the true sense of the word. The... Read more →

THE BUSINESS OF ART

Kim Parr Roenigk has found a way to support herself – and others – with her painting STORY BY Jack Livingston PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mary C. Gardella NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 ParrSong Studio and Design was born of necessity. In 2011, after 25 years as a visual arts teacher at Baltimore School for... Read more →

SUMMER THEATER EN PLEIN AIR

When the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) put down roots in downtown Baltimore, it kept its summer home in Ellicott City. The company moved into the former Mercantile Bank at the corner of Redwood and Calvert streets last fall, realizing a dream that had been in the works for some time... Read more →

OF BURGUNDY AND BRUSH STROKES

What to pair with that glass of Tempranillo? How about some tempera? At  Pinot’s Palette, Ellicott City’s new art-studio-slash-wine-bar, you can do just that. “We are an upscale destination where you can create a colorful painting while sippi ng on your favorite beverage while socializing with your friends,” says Jim Noss,... Read more →

THE ART OF COLLECTING

BOTTLE BINGE It was a trip to Napa 11 years ago that gave Kirsten Coombs and her husband, Luke, a taste for fine wine. After savoring the California cabernets, Syrahs and zinfandels, the Columbia couple knew they had to ship some of the good stuff home. They joined several wine... Read more →

WINE COLLECTING

WINE COLLECTING TIPS From Dave & Denise Zuchero, owners of Tin Lizzie Wineworks, Clarksville Why collect? Some people collect wine so they don’t have to run out to the wine store. Others want to “lay down” bottles to see how they’ll age and improve over time. Still others collect for... Read more →

THE ESTATE SALE AND OTHER DISASTERS

STORY BY Marion Winik In case you think your mother’s death is going to put a stop to her always being right about everything and your coming up always just short of the mark, I draw your attention to the Case of the Missing Calder. During the nine months that... Read more →

CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE

 CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE FINDS A NEW GLOBE The Chesapeake Shakespeare Co., (CSC) now in its 10th season, is not all Shakespeare all the time. The CSC, says Sandra Barton, communications manager, calls itself a “classics theater;” in addition to the two shows it does each summer –often alternating between Shakespeare and... Read more →

BREAKING THE CUMULUS CEILING

HEATHER TAYLOR’S DOCUMENTARY FLIES BEYOND AMELIA EARHART STORY BY Judy Oppenheimer PORTRAIT BY André Chung Ask someone to name an early pioneer woman pilot and chances are about 100 percent they’ll come up with Amelia Earhart. Bold, brave, dashing, she broke records, dared to fly over the ocean, was lost... Read more →


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