Old Line Bank Sponsors the Arts at CSM

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Old Line Bank has joined the College of Southern Maryland as a sponsor of its Arts program for the 2011-12 season, contributing $10,000 in direct support of the college’s productions throughout the year and the summer.

“In its continuing efforts to support the educational programs throughout our marketplace, Old Line Bank is pleased to provide its sponsorship of the CSM Arts program this year and we look forward to sharing a long and rewarding partnership with the college,” said Christine M. Rush, Old Line Bank executive vice president and chief financial officer.

For more than 25 years, CSM’s Arts program has enlightened and entertained the Southern Maryland community with diverse cultural and educational experiences, and the opportunity to expand and develop musical, performing and visual arts through classroom, studio and performance.

The CSM Fine Arts Center strives to provide Southern Maryland with high-quality arts experiences in the classroom as well as the theatre and galleries. As the programs and performances continue to expand and diversify, CSM will continue to be the cultural focal point and artistic heartbeat of Southern Maryland and serve as a catalyst for artistic development for all residents of the Southern Maryland community.

 “On behalf of the College of Southern Maryland we are humbled by the extreme generosity of Old Line Bank. This $10,000 sponsorship will go a long way in providing valuable resources to the 2011-2012 performing arts program season. We are honored to have Old Line Bank as a partner in our endeavor to bring the highest quality of education to our students,” said CSM Foundation First Vice Chair Steve Proctor.

This season’s arts flourish at CSM with activities and various events taking place on all three campuses. Activities include theater productions, dance performances, Twilight Performance Series, and Kids’ and Teen College Classes in the Arts.

The newest addition to the Arts programming is Cause Theatre, which explores today’s social and health issues. St. Mary’s County Public Schools is presenting Cause Theatre’s production of Linda Daugherty’s ‘don’t you luv me?’ to their high school students as part of the Superintendent’s Bullying Prevention Initiative to educate them on the harms of relationship abuse. “The Cause Theatre initiative presents issues so that we can talk about them, specifically with ‘don’t you luv me?’ we’re looking at interpersonal relationships and how we can educate students on what’s healthy and what’s not,” said CSM Theatre Director Keith Hight.

Sponsorships are available for the CSM Arts program. For information on how to become a CSM Arts program sponsor call 301-934-7649 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6169, Ext. 7649 or visit www.csmd.edu/foundation/events/.

For information on the season schedule, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts or call 301-934-7828 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499, or 443-550-6169, Ext. 7828.

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