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Nov 21, 2011 07:58PM ● By Anonymous

Gather your best finished artworks, works in progress and sketchbooks for Anne Arundel Community College’s Art Portfolio Review Event from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the Arnold campus.

High school juniors, seniors and college transfer art students can meet with representatives from some of the highest caliber art schools in the nation to present their portfolio. In addition, several high quality liberal arts colleges with solid visual arts programs will attend. The event takes place in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219.

Meet with representatives on a first-come, first-serve basis from 6:30-9 p.m. A special invitational art show for graduating AACC art students is on exhibit from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the third floor hall of the Cade Center.

Representatives planning to attend are:
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Art Institute of Washington
- Chester College
- Cleveland Institute of Art
- College for Creative Studies
- Columbus College of Art and Design
- Delaware College of Art and Design
- Hartford Art School
- Kansas City Art Institute
- Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
- Maryland Institute College of Art
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design
- Memphis College of Art
- Moore College of Art and Design
- New Hampshire Institute of Art
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Salisbury University
- Santa Fe University
- Savannah College of Art and Design
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Stevenson University School of Design
- University of Maryland Baltimore County
- University of Maryland College Park
- Virginia Commonwealth University

Portfolios may include finished pieces, works in progress and sketchbooks. Consider slides or photographs of work too cumbersome to transport. Laptops will be available for viewing digital images and digital media.

The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway. For information call 617-645-8691 or email event coordinator Lindsay McCulloch, AACC assistant professor of visual arts, at Call Disability Support Services, 410-777-2306 or Maryland Relay 711, 72 hours in advance to request most accommodations.


See an original dance-dramatic performance about the life of Buddha by students from the Kalairani Natya Salai dance school in Adelphi from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Anne Arundel Community College.

This event organized by S.G. Theater Group Inc. of Severn and sponsored by the AACC Cultural Events Committee tells “The Story of Buddha,” following his life from childhood to enlightenment. Learn how Buddha’s teachings compare to Hinduism, Islam and Judaism through the show, which is narrated in English. It includes a segment on a woman who became a Buddhist monk in southern India thousands of years ago.

The student dancers wear colorful costumes and perform classical Indian, semi-classical and fusion dance styles as choreographed by Rani Devi, artistic director of KNS Dance School. She teaches Indian dance at George Mason University and has choreographed and staged more than 400 Indian dances.

The show takes place in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. General admission is $10; AACC students pay $5. Tickets go on sale at the Kauffman box office on Monday, Nov. 21. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information, call 410-777-2266 or visit


Rehearsals are under way for the Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company’s Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 fall concert, “Imprints,” which will showcase original dance pieces choreographed by a guest artist, the company director and student dancers. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. both evenings at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater on the Arnold campus. Dancers include (1st row, L-R) Rachael Scaringe (Odenton), Andre Hinds (Severna Park), Kelsey Garrett (Severn) and (2nd row, L-R) Arrington Lassiter (Washington, D.C.), Rachael LaBonte (Arnold) and Cedric Bonner (Severn). Call the AACC theater box office at 410-777-2457, email or stop by in person 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays to order and purchase tickets. Prices are $15 general admission; $10 for AACC faculty, staff, senior citizens, groups and outside students and $7 for those with valid AACC student ID.


A variety of sculptures and ceramic artworks go on display Nov. 22-Dec. 3 for Anne Arundel Community College’s “Power of Three” exhibit in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery on the Arnold campus.

See artworks created by more than two dozen students and faculty members. Meet the artists and talk with them about the creative process and their exhibited pieces at a free reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the gallery.

Among the artworks are a sculpture by Gretchen Amazeen of Bowie and a ceramic piece by Colleen Adair of Annapolis.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays. For information, call 410-777-2218. The Arnold campus is at 101 College Parkway.

Contacts: Debbie McDaniel-Shaughney, public relations manager
Dan Baum, executive director, public relations and marketing