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Monday, May 5, 2014 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
Student Thesis Exhibition

The Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of Jane Aviv Brenner, Erin Bucklew, Morgan Welch and Alix Lindley, four senior artists graduating from the art department. The work ranges in variety of technique, subject and medium but all were designed to tell the story of each artist.

Morgan Welch’s landscape paintings challenge how viewers normally look at nature. Welch pushes for vivid fields of color using thick application of paint rather than detail. Those aspects are what give the painting their beautiful abstract qualities. Welch says that, “I hope the audience will engage in the beauty rather than the reality.”  In her portraits, Welch focuses on the fluidity of paint, color, contrast, and realism. Her use of bright colors is apparent as she highlights the importance of each subject.

Jane Aviv Brenner’s watercolors are an exploration of her own emotions through the portraits of others. Each colorful and highly saturated piece documents and reflects not only a moment in time, but a sentiment. Brenner uses her watercolors as a remedy, expressing herself freely in subject, texture, and color.

Erin Bucklew’s drawings are composed of small lines that make a complex image. One of the subjects is a dreamscape. This is made up of contour lines woven into a complex landscape. The other subject is animals, the marks imitate the fur of the animal. She mainly concentrates on the texture and color of the image.

Alix Lindley’s photography is an investigation of personal relationships. Through her intimate and delicate photographs she explores the complex didactic nature of human interaction.  By using self-portraiture she is able to blend the photographic process with the emotional experience of the subject.

The Senior Thesis Exhibition highlights the astounding work of these dedicated students preparing to graduate from Notre Dame of Maryland University with their B.A.s in studio art and progressing into the world as artists.

Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency devoted to nurturing a lively cultural community where the arts flourish. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission, for more information; call 410-532-5582 or log onto www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Up in Smoke

Starting on Tuesday May 6, we’ll offer FREE quit smoking classes at Northwest Hospital, at the Education Center. FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges are included.

To sign up, call Registration at 410-601-WELL (9355).

Made possible by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Council and funding from the Baltimore County Department of Health, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Program, Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF).

Call now and quit for GOOD!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

Ohr Chadash Academy invites the Baltimore
community to join us as we celebrate Israel’s
66th Independence Day. Enjoy songs and
presentations from our student body, including
our acclaimed Daglanut program by our middle
school girls.

For more information, please call (410) 500- 5984
or email office@OhrChadashBaltimore.org

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Make it in Maryland

The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing manufacturing in the State of Maryland, the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) – the state’s leading advocate for manufacturing and manufacturing issues, and the Maryland World Class Consortia (MWCC) – the State’s leading organization dedicated to process and operational excellence, will launch their new Make it in Maryland program at a May 7th event featuring manufacturers from around the state and special keynote speakers. The Make it in Maryland program is the first of its kind and will showcase and connect manufacturers in the state for networking and business opportunities.

The Make it in Maryland event will be held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on May 7, 2014 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm. The event will be held to kick-off MD MEP, RMI, and MWCC’s Make it in Maryland program and will serve as a networking opportunity for Maryland manufacturers and stakeholders serving the industry.

In addition to welcomes and comments from MD MEP’s Executive Director Brian Sweeney, Mike Galiazzo from RMI and Jeff Fuchs from the MWCC, the event will feature two keynote speakers: Congressman Steny Hoyer and Maryland manufacturer Paul Reed Smith. Congressman Hoyer, a representative for Maryland’s 5th congressional district, supports economic development in the state and is a leader in job creation efforts. Paul Reed Smith owns PRS Guitars which produces instruments played by musicians such as Carlos Santana and Ted Nugent, and has been manufacturing his products in Maryland for almost 30 years.

The Make it in Maryland event marks the launch of MD MEP, RMI, and MWCC’s original Make it in Maryland program which is the first and only program dedicated to Maryland manufacturers and aimed at showcasing companies, demonstrating the value of manufacturing within the state, and highlighting manufacturing successes. The Make it in Maryland program provides companies with business-to-business purchasing, partnering and business opportunities, furthering the goal of keeping the industrial, economic, and workforce benefits of these companies within the state.

Those interested in learning more about the Make it in Maryland event or purchasing a ticket can visit http://makeitinmaryland.mdmep.org/ for more information and registration. Sponsorships opportunities are also available and can be reserved by contacting Sara Marshall at MD MEP (smarshall@mdmep.org; 410-733-0219). Information regarding sponsorship packages are available at the Make it in Maryland website.

 About Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP):

The MD Manufacturing Partnership is a collaborative partnership of RMI-MWCC and MD MEP focused on make manufacturing a growing and profitable industry in the State of Maryland by providing resources and services to manufacturers statewide. Through collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships, MD MEP helps its clients expand their business, educate their workforce, and create mutually beneficial connections with other Maryland businesses. For more information, please visit www.mdmep.org.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Jews of Cuba — Today and in the Past

Presented by Isaac Shafran

May 7, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Meeting House

Columbia Jewish Congregation member Isaac Shafran, born in Cuba, will share his knowledge of the history of Cuban Jewry, as well as the present situation of the Jewish community in Cuba.

The Jewish population was at its peak just before the Cuban Revolution in 1959 but since then has dwindled to a tenth of what it was. There has been no Rabbi on the island for the past few years.

Mr. Shafran and his family visited Cuba in 2012, 52 years after he moved to the US. He will share his experiences and observations as the result of meeting with Jewish community leaders and visiting several synagogues.

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