Johns Hopkins Gazette | June 27, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 27, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 38

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'A Summer Evening at Evergreen'

Amy Chan's 'Lullaby Land'

'A Summer Evening at Evergreen" begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, when visitors are invited to tour the studio of the historic house's artist in residence, enjoy an outdoor dress rehearsal of The Merry Wives of Windsor performed by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and have a picnic.

Evergreen House annually offers a two-month summer residency to a visual artist living outside Maryland. The residency includes housing, a studio and a stipend, allowing the recipient the time and space to create new work. The art produced then forms the basis for an exhibition held the following year. While at Evergreen, the artists have access to the extraordinary and diverse collections of the estate and its 25 acres of gardens and meadows. Says Evergreen curator Jackie O'Regan, "Evergreen's unique setting inspires artists to respond and produce work that may not have been made otherwise."

Amy Chan, a painter from Brooklyn, N.Y., will be in residence throughout June and July, working in Alice Warder Garrett's former painting studio, the Maroger Studio, now on the adjacent grounds of Loyola College. At the July 7 event visitors may tour Chan's studio and see her work in progress.

In her paintings, Chan uses humor and appropriated imagery to convey the loneliness of the modern American landscape. Her recent work addresses middle class attitudes about suburbia and home, using materials such as Pottery Barn catalogs and wallpaper, combined with traditional painting. Chan, selected for the residency by Jan Howard, curator of prints, drawings and photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum, received her bachelor of fine arts from RISD in 2000. She has shown at Wave Hill, Rotunda Gallery and the Bronx Museum of Art and is currently a Special Editions Fellow at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York.

In conjunction with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival's annual outdoor summer performance series at Evergreen House, visitors to "A Summer Evening" may watch a 7 p.m. dress rehearsal for The Merry Wives of Windsor. (Performances will be held July 8 to 24; for ticket information, call the festival at 410-366-8596 or go to

Evergreen's former owners, the Garrett family, were cultural and philanthropic leaders and patrons of the arts. During their years at Evergreen, 1878 to 1942, they opened their home to musicians, artists and friends; held theatrical and musical performances in their private theater and literary events in their library; hosted resident artists; and viewed their home as a center for creative thought and expression.

"I have to believe that the Garretts would love this evening," O'Regan says. "It's precisely the kind of mixture of art, culture, entertainment and history that they so enjoyed."
—Abby Lattes



Sat., July 9, 8 to 11 p.m. The Summer Film Series presents Finding Nemo. Sponsored by the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs. Live music and food vendors at 8 p.m.; movies at 9. 410-516-4548. Upper Quad (rain location: Shriver Hall). HW


Information Sessions

Tues., June 28, noon. MS/MBA Biotechnology information session and lunch; an opportunity to meet prospective students, talk to advisers, submit applications. 134 Central Bldg., Montgomery County Campus.



Mon., June 27, noon. "Liability Implications of Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine," a Complementary and Alternative Medicine lecture by Michael Cohen; Weinberg Auditorium. EB

Wed., June 29, noon. "Using Blogs for Information Management" by Christina Pikas. Part of the lecture series Emerging Information Technologies, sponsored by Welch Medical Library. Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB. EB



Mon., June 27, 9 a.m. "Conversing in Colony: The Brasilica and the Vulgar in Portuguese America, 1500-1759," a History thesis defense seminar with Kittiya Lee; 315 Gilman. HW

Mon., June 27, 10 a.m. "Rome Reborn on Western Shores: Classical Antiquity and Revolutionary America's Quarrel With History, 1756-1788," a History thesis defense seminar with Eran Shalev; 323 Gilman. HW

Mon., June 27, 4 p.m. "Mechanical Stretching of Proteins," a Biophysics seminar with Marek Cieplak; 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Tues., June 28, 12:15 p.m. "Positive Deviance: A Viable Concept," a Center for Communication Programs seminar with Alex Heckert, Indiana University, and Druann Heckert, Fayetteville State University; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Wed., June 29, 12:15 p.m. "In the Trenches: Communication Messages in Action, Part 1: Indonesia, South Africa and Mali," a Center for Communication Programs seminar, with various speakers; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Thurs., June 30, 12:15 p.m. "In the Trenches: Communication Messages in Action, Part 2: Malawi, Namibia, Bangladesh and Burkina Faso," a Center for Communication Programs seminar, with various speakers; Suite 310, Candler Bldg., 111 Market Place. EB

Fri., July 8, 10 a.m. "Labor Market Responses to the Onset of Disabilities or Health Problems for Older Workers: A Longitudinal Study of Race Difference," a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Judy Xu; 688 Hampton House. EB

Mon., July 11, 1 p.m. "Parental Functioning and Adolescent Marijuana Involvement," a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Andrea Leigh Stone; 688 Hampton House. EB


Special Events

Mon., June 27, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Skip Viragh Memorial Golf Classic, charity golf tournament sponsored by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Avenel, Potomac, Md.

Thurs., June 30, 2 p.m. Basic Science Town Meeting; 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., June 30, 4 p.m. Memorial service in honor of Kenneth Johnson, director of the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute; Glass Pavilion, Levering. HW Mon., July 4. University closed for Independence Day.

Thurs., July 7. Welcome reception sponsored by the Johns Hopkins International Society, with a representative from the Office of the President. Open to all newcomers to the university. Reed Hall. EB



Mon., July 11, 3:30 to 6 p.m. "Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Public Policy," a Hopkins Population Center symposium with Bernadine Dohrn, Children and Family Justice Center, Jay Giedd and Laurence Steinberg. Co-sponsored by Health Policy and Management, the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities and the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB



Fri., July 1, Sat., July 2, 8 p.m.; and Sun., July 3, 2:15 p.m. Theatre Hopkins presents the final performances of The Royal Family, high-spirited comedy about a stage family and their off-stage dramas $15; $14 for senior citizens, $5 student rush tickets. 410-516-7159. Merrick Barn. HW

Thursdays, June 30 and July 7, and Fridays, July 1 and 8, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 2 and 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Democracy: A Work in Progress, a SummerStage performance by Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Sponsored by the Homewood Arts Programs. $15; $10 for students and senior citizens. For reservations or more information, call 410-516-4695. Swirnow Theater, Mattin Center. HW

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