Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Denee Barr Art News and More

Howard County Arts Council was honored to present over $300,000 worth of grants to this years recipients!

The Grant Awards were announced at the Arts Council’s annual meeting and reception at the Howard County Center for the Arts on September 11, 2009. These matching grants will be used by 16 Howard County organizations; 10 Howard County public schools; and 11 key Baltimore City organizations to support general operations, artist residencies, and special projects in the arts.

FY10 Mark Ryder Original Choreography
Grantee: Donna Jacobs
Since coming to Baltimore, Donna Jacobs has performed with several local companies. Ms. Jacobs is the director of the Morton Street Dance Center and has over 30 years of teaching, choreography, and production experience. Her choreography has been featured in the Broadway Dance Center's "Best of Choreographers' Showcase". She has been inducted in the Daily Record's Maryland "Circle of Excellence" for her professional accomplishments, having been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women three times. Ms. Jacobs is a Senior Vice President at the University of Maryland Medical System.

Baltimore Artist Breon Gilleran (in the Cowboy boots!) chats with visitors in the Main Gallery of the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, Maryland at reception on Friday, September 11, 2009. Howard County Center for the Arts is one of several arts venues ushering in the new art season in Road to the Arts Howard County 2009.

Make Art a Lifestyle!

I studied modern dance with the absolutely fabulous Mark Ryder at the University of Maryland College Park in the 1980's. What a joy to see his legacy honored and celebrated through the Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant...

Howard County Center for the Arts Gallery Hours:
M-F 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
(410) 313-ARTS

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