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May 08, 2008

Three artists, three covers

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Gloria Saberin of Chambersburg, and Sessily Carmack and Larry Laird from Waynesboro, Pa., are the three top winners of the 14th annual Embarq Yellow Pages photo contest, held in conjunction with the Council for the Arts. Carmack's photo of a barn on Grindstone Hill Road, Saberin's photo of a hayfield and Laird's photo of a water wheel on the Falling Spring will be published on the covers of the three Sprint Yellow Pages directories that will be distributed in Franklin, Fulton and Washington counties this summer. Winners were announced at a reception held Friday, April 18, at the council office, 159 S. Main St.

Dancers, singers, actors sought for summer show

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Fredericktowne Players Inc. announce the audition dates and times for its summer musical "Once Upon a Mattress."

Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18; and at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 19, and on Tuesday, May 20, at Fredericktowne Players' studio, 306 E. Patrick St., corner of Patrick and East streets.

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The cast is made up of characters ranging in age from 15 and 70. Opportunities are available for singers, dancers and actors. No precasting has taken place and the audition process is open to everyone.

Moore also is looking for dancers between the ages of 8 and 16, to fill the roles of pages in the castle.

Those who audition are asked to bring a song from a different show, and will be asked to do cold readings at the audition. Rehearsals will begin immediately after the audition process is complete and will run through the night before the first performance. For information, call director Bill Moore Jr. at 301-663-4595 or go to www.fredericktowneplayers.org.

Berkeley Springs recognized as a top art destination

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The list of top art destinations in America released recently by American Style magazine places Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as No. 7 among small cities and towns, the smallest in population of the top 25.

Santa Fe and Asheville, N.C., top the list, but Berkeley Springs ranked higher than many notable art communities, such as Boulder, Colo., Sarasota, Fla., and Annapolis.

For information, call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.

May 9 is the deadline to apply for downtown Frederick art event

FREDERICK, Md. -- On Saturday, June 7, Downtown Frederick will celebrate the arts during its First Saturday event with the I ART Downtown Frederick theme.

First Saturday is a monthly event held in downtown Frederick that features exhibit openings, guest artists, and live entertainment designed to showcase the best of downtown Frederick.

As part of the I ART Downtown Frederick theme, Downtown Frederick Partnership will be selecting artists to create works of art during First Saturday. Artists are needed for two categories: interactive public art projects; and I ART Downtown Frederick painters.

The Frederick Arts Council awarded Downtown Frederick Partnership a $900 grant to assist with funding the interactive portion of the event. Each artist will receive a stipend to cover the cost of materials and payment for producing the art piece. The art must include some level of public involvement in the creation, formation or dismantling of the piece of art.

The goal of the Interactive Public Art Project is to involve First Saturday attendees. Interested artists must submit a completed application and photos and/or sketches of their idea for the interactive art project by Friday, May 9. At least three artists will be selected to participate.

Artists interested in applying for the Interactive Public Art projects may contact Downtown Frederick Partnership at 301-698-8118 or go to www.downtownfrederick.org.

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