Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Members of the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins trekked from the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore to meet students at the Maryland School for the Blind who are also performing the play.
A group of student actors at the Maryland School for the Blind got a special surprise Wednesday morning when cast members from the touring Broadway production of Mary Poppins stopped by. The students, who will perform the play for their annual musical Wednesday and Thursday nights, got a chance to ask the performers about travelling and performing and even to show off their musical chops: singing "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Supercalifragilistic" for their guests. The Maryland School for the Blind production of Mary Poppins is open to the public and the curtain rises at 7 p.m. The traveling production at the Hippodrome Theatre runs through the end of this weekend.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Bill will be one of the artists to display and sell his work at the Sugarloaf Arts Festival later this month at the Timonium Fairgrounds.
Bill Schaefer, a 30-year sales veteran of the pharmaceutical industry, is enjoying retirement. He has his wife, his children and a great hobby: taking photos. The difference is that Schaefer is trying to make a go of photography as a post-retirement career. To see some examples of Schaefer's photography check out the gallery above. "It's harder than I thought it would be," Schaefer said. “It takes more time than expected, more expense than expected. All that really weed outs who really loves [photography]—you’re either in it or you’re not." The expense and hours have paid off though—later this month Schaefer, a Carney resident, is scheduled to be among the 250 craftspeople exhibiting at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Timonium …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dan Keplinger, a Parkville High school graduate and artist, returned to his alma mater to speak to students Thursday.
Check out this gallery of Dan Keplinger's art. A renowned artist and the subject of the Oscar winning documentary "King Gimp," Keplinger is a Parkville High School graduate and he returned to the school Thursday to talk to students there. Keplinger has cerebral palsy and creates his artwork—everything from oil paintings to ceramics—using a unique piece of headgear he calls his "head stick." For more on Keplinger, check out a one-on-one interview here on Patch.
Dan Keplinger, a famous artist with cerebral palsy, talks about his time at Parkville High School and his forthcoming move back to the community.
After a speaking engagement at Parkville High School Thursday morning Patch sat down with Dan Keplinger to talk about his hometown. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after his birth, Keplinger lacks fine motor control over his limbs and so he uses his head to paint. Growing up in Parkville and attending Parkville High School before heading to Towson University, he's had his share of naysayers. But he's overcome the odds to become a nationally renowned artist. It all started when he made the transition to Parkville High School—at the time, Keplinger said, Parkville was the only mainstream school that would have him. It also employed an art teacher who believed in him. "I was always into art," Keplinger said. But, in his own words, it …
Dan "King Gimp" Keplinger returned to his alma mater to speak to the sophomore class about his journey as an artist.
Almost 20 years ago at Parkville High School, a student rolled across the stage to receive his diploma. That student would go on to become a renowned artist: he's been featured in a Super Bowl commercial, won an Academy Award in 2000 and his work hangs in private collections between art world giants Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Back then, though, Dan Keplinger was just another Parkville High School student. To check out the Super Bowl commercial featuring Keplinger click on the video attached to this article and check out this gallery of his art here on Patch. On Thursday, Keplinger returned to his alma mater for the first time to speak to the sophomore class about following their dreams. Keplinger developed cerebral palsy at birth …