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Conrad Jay BlaBy Caroline Schulenburgdey

402 Nancy Ave. Linthicum, Md. 21090 U.S.A. cbladey@verizon.net

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Conrad Jay Bladey

e.mail: cbladey@verizon.net  Phone: 410-789-0930, 443-370-4011

Education

B.A. Anthropology

University of Maryland, College Park

Supported by Classes taken at: University of Maryland, Munich, Germany, Durham University, England.

Teacher's Certificate

Bowie State University
Maryland, Secondary, History and Anthropology

Graduate Work:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville: Anthropology, Archaeology, Urban Planning

Chronology
Elementary School
- Gaywood Elementary, Seabrook, Maryland.

Middle School- Robert Goddard Middle School - Lanham, Maryland
                          Central High School- London England

High School- Central High School, London, England
                      Jefferson Davis High School, Montgomery Alabama (Graduated 1971)

University-  University of Maryland College Park
                    University of Maryland Munich, Germany
                    Durham University, Durham England, (Anthropology, Arch
                    University of Maryland, College Park, (Graduated 1975-6) Anthropology, History)

Graduate School- University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Archeology, Urban Planning

Teacher Certification- Bowie State University, Bowie Md.

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e.mail: cbladey@verizon.net

Phone: 410-789-0930, 443-370-4011

Postal: 402 Nancy Ave. Linthicum, Md. 21090

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Author Publisher

  • Director Hutman Publication- Publishing.
  • Author:

Publications:


1. Pósadh and Bainis  -A guide to the Culturally Correct Irish Wedding- all of the wonderful customs. ISBN 0-9702386-3-0   

2. Irish Tea time Companion: A grand collection of Irish tea time recipes with traditional sayings. ISBN 0-9702386-2-2     

3. The Good St. Brigid of Kildare - A short guide to the Saint, Her Stories and customs ISBN 0-9702386-1-4   

4. The Wake that Knows No Sleeping- A guide to Irish Wakes- how to go out in style! ISBN 0-9702386-4-9   

5. Brigid of the Gael- A complete reference work  stories, recipes, customs, crafts-second edition ISBN 0-9702386-0-6  

6. The Irish Crafts,Customs for Samhain/Halloween- A  reference for crafts, stories and customs ISBN 0-9702386-5-7     

7. Bonfire Prayers Customs Recipes Songs and Chants For Guy Fawkes Day The best short guide to Guy Fawkes      Day. ISBN 09702386565

8. The Book of Bonfire Night  A Complete Reference and Primary Guide to the Customs and History of Guy Fawkes Day and its celebration- In Production..

9. Do the Wassail!: A collection of wassail songs, recipes, customs- a handbook of the traditions. ISBN  0970238673

10. A Beuk of the Sangs of Tommy Armstrong the Pitmans Poet-  A complete collection of the Songs and Recitations of Tommy Armstrong with commentary and musical scores. ISBN 0-9702386-8-1


11. Traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest Songs., Traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest songs and customs

12. Prayers from American History- A Prayer book for use in American History Classrooms

13.. Saint Stephen and the Wren: Primary source for St. Stephen's day customs.


14. Human Adaptation to the Fall Line Setting: A Framework for the Archeology of Laurel, Maryland

15. Travels With Charley and Mrs. Helen Linthicum., 2008, Guidebook to places associeted with John Charles and Helen A. Linthicum.

16. Mrs. Helen and Uncle Charlie Linthicum Maryland Patriots of the Gilded Age.,  2009.

17. The Celebration of St. Martin of Tours in German Speaking Lands 2010

18. The Book of Wassail, Five volume primary reference concerning Wassail traditions, 2011.

19. Newcastle Eccentrics and Folk Music

20.The Book of Guy Fawkes Day and its Bonfire Night
, Multi-volume, extensive study

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Lecturer/Teacher

Adult Education- Lecturer in Irish Studies, Art, History, Pub Lore, Storytelling. Course development, lesson planning and instruction. 18 years classroom experience, course development, lesson planning.

Harford Community College
Anne Arundel Community College
Community Colleges of Baltimore County
Baltimore County Public Schools

Teacher-Secondary

History- Seton Keough High School- part time, long term substitute. (certified: Secondar, History and Anthropology.)

Lecturer

National Park Service Interpretation: Clara Barton House, Edision National Historic Site, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.

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Storyteller

  • Expert in Irish Traditional Storie
  • Experienced storyteller/performer, all ages.
  • Lecturer- Irish Storytelling, Ancient Irish Tales

 

Contact: e.mail: cbladey@verizon.net Phone: 410-789-0930, Postal: 402 Nancy Ave. Linthicum, Md. 21090

Visionary Artist/ Artcar Artist

Visionary Artist: Artcars, Folk Environments, Horn Hats, Art Clothes,
Art Hats, Innovative Materials, Event Development, Workshops.

Awards- 

Partial list...

  • Orange Show, Houston Texas, Artcar Weekend Parade 2005 : First Prize, Daily Driver.
  •  Charles  Village Parade: Best Artcar, Multiple years.
  •  Kentucky Artcar Weekend, Museum of Art and Craft Louisville, KY.
  • Columbia Festival of the arts Kinetic second prize 2007, 2010.
  • Galesville Md. Fourth of July Parade 1st place.

Events with Honoraria

Partial list....

  • Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Columbia Festival of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture Parade
  • Orange Show, Houston, Texas-artcar weekend
  • Art Farm Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Polar Bear Plunge-Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Providence Rhode Island Artcar show
  • Arts evenings Baltimore County schools

Artcars/Vehicles

1. Sticker Car- Dodge Omni, 1978, covered with bumper stickers and interactive installations. (dead)

2. Sticker Car II- Dodge Shadow, Covered with bumper stickers, interactive installations and sports trophies. (dead)

3. Handy Car- 1990 Pontiac Grand Am. Shrine to the Helping Hand, doll hands, mannequin hands, music, beads, buttons, mirrors, shells... with interactive installations. Solar Lights Vision: "It is important to help one another" Trumpet playable from within, hubcap spinners.

4. Party Car- 1966 Pontiac Catalina, Style of Jackson Pollack. Now illustrated the vision:"Someday the Frogs will inherit the earth" Covered with frogs, car parts, trombone on hood playable from within.

5. Magnet Truck- 1995 GMC Pickup. Vision- "the heads of our dolls will last longer than we will - what will they say?"Santas on hood, magnet art on sides, brass instruments and toys on cap and cab roof, hub cap spinners.. Interactive installations. Folk art depiction of Adam and Eve.Solar Lights

6. Bowling for Mondrian- 1965 Dodge Coronet in the style of Piet Mondrian with three dimensional sculpture on roof with interactive installations and sports trophies.Brass instruments playable from interior, hubcap spinners.

7. The Soul Car- 1965 Dodge Coronet covered in buttons, shoe soles, transponders.Solar lights, trumpets. Hubcap spinners. Brass instruments playable from within, turbine fan, cooler on roof, beads

All Artcars have moving parts, external speaker systems and three dimensional artwork. Each is a visionary artwork some have multiple themes. All have functioning brass instruments. For the artcar web pages click here.

Art Bycycles

Tandem Green Man Bycycle-Schwin tandem bike covered with greanery, painted green, green men dolls in basket.

Barbie and Fire Bycycle- Bycycle painted in hot colors with Barbies in the basket.

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Folk Environment:

402 Nancy Ave. Linthicum Md 21090-

1. Reality Changer- discarded weight scale mechanism helps viewer change reality.

2. Plate Bird- Abstract sculpture, Cast Iron Piano plate fragment.

3. Wald Klavier- Functioning Stringed Piano Plate set in concrete with strings and sports
trophies depicting the triumph of arts over sport, cymbal.

4. Leg Planter: Large Doll Leg in stainless steel planter.

5. Flamingos Across the Sky: Flamingos on wire with flowers in flight.

6. Sandbox Keyboard/Foot Gate: Gate leading to driveway entrance decorated with computer keyboards and two large sandboxes in the shape of bug and frog (outer), doll legs set in spray foam, inner.

7. Flamingo Vine Garden- Plastic Flamingos set in flock on 10 foot metal conduit over grape arbor.

8. Assorted Gnomes-Concrete, stone and wood representations.

9. Bowling Ball Fruit Fall- Assorted bowling balls arranged as fruit on the ground under dogwood tree garden.

10. Plate Lizard- Part of piano plate transformed into lizard- moves

11. Cubist Plate- Piano plate with wind chimes transformed into a cubist man.

12. Butterfly Gate- Two piano plates transformed into butterflies either side of a path.

13. Granite Arrow- Two large granite rectangular slabs set in path with smaller rocks forming the arrow head pointing the way.

14. Art Gurney- Human powered, Medical Gurney covered in doll head, beads, Billy Bass, Painted.

15. Fabric Wrapped Perimeter- See web pages. Wrapped front boundary with orange cloth and landscaping stakes.

16. Bottle Tree, bottles, brass instruments, dolls, wind turbine

17. Piano plate gate, trumpets, flags, bottles, two piano plates representing flowers abstract.


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Art Clothes:

1. Hand Suit: Raincoat, Overalls, Shirt, Hand Mace of Office- Painted hand impressions to go with Handy Car.

2. CD Coat- Suit coat covered with CDs to go with magnet truck

3. Sticker Coat- Suit coat covered with bumper stickers to go with Sticker Cars

4. Pollack Coat- Raincoat painted in the style of Jackson Pollack.

5. Soul Coat- Covered with colorful shoe sole outlines in paint.

6. Upside down male female sole shoes- Pair of shoes painted with high heels sticking up from tips. Buttons.

7. Flaming Baritone art Coat- horn mounted on back of raincoat painted.

8. Green Man Suit Jacket- baritone horn surrounded by vines on back of suit jacket

Art Hats:

1. Shell Helmet-helmet covered in found sea shells.

2. Magnet Hat- metal cooking pot covered with magnets

3. Hand Hat- Helmet with hand projecting from top with beadwork.

4. Sticker Helmet- Helmet covered with bumper stickers.

5.Dot Hat- Helmet covered with portions of fun noodles, sequins, glitter.

6. Sole Officer's Hat- Hat with shoe sole sticking up in front transponders on top.

 

Horn Hats: Helmets Modified by the addition of Brass horns which are playable by wearer. These include:

1.Horn Hat 1-French Horn and Helmet. Horn Hat

 2- Bombay taxi horn hat modified with mouthpiece and velvet fabric.

 3. Pistacio hat-trumpet on helmet liner covered with nut shells.

 4. Mondrian Horn Hat-Trombone, foam insulation fabric and helmet liner.

 5.Stereo trumpet Napoleon hat- Two trumpets with slide trombone action on Napoleon hat.

6. Big Blow and the Bushwacker Hats: 6 hats commissioned by the band Big Blow and the Bushwackers for performance.

7.  6 hats commissioned by hot times festival Columbus Ohio 2003 Trombones Converted into hats with foam, buttons and fabric.

8. Frog hat with trumpet and frogs and swamp grasses.

New! Horn Hat Workshops are available. Participants learn about how brass instruments work, how sound is formed, and are introduced to playing brass instruments. Additionally students create horn hats and learn about the elements of design. First workshop conducted at the Hot Times Festival, Columbus, Ohio 9/2003. Great for children and adults.

Innovations:

  • Inventor of: Car Dots (magnetic decorations for artcars made from fun noodles),
  •  Mosaic Magnet Shapes
  •  Art Platzits (Decorative Coverings for Parking Space lines),
  • Large Sculpture magnets for cars. First use of large magnets for functioning car application.
  • Inventor of Art Platzets to decorate street lines and cross walks,
  •  Inventor of the "Horn Hat" (brass horns mounted on helmets which can be played by wearer).
  • First Development of Standards for Artcar shows and presentations.
  • Creator of the first Artcar e.mail list serve.
  •  First Brass instruments on vehicle designed to be played while driving
  • Creator of World Artcar Day- An event linked via the web connecting cartist around the world for one celebration.
  • First use of Solar outdoor lighting on an artcar.

Current Projects: Ongoing perfection of existing artcars, public appearances at festivals and shows as is appropriate within a visionary context. Available for horn hat design and construction, audiovisual presentations and workshops providing that the visionary context is maintained. Available for the development of artcar events and public relations within the visionary context. 

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Articles and Media

1. Numerous Articles: Baltimore Sun, Maryland Gazette, Towson Tower Light and other periodicals.

2. Around Town Maryland Public Television

3. The Dan Rodricks Show Channel 2 Baltimore

4. Monster Nation Episode 11

5. The Voice of America- Television

6. Baltimore Magazine.

7. The American Visionary Art Museum- Tabloid

8. George Foreman's Houston

9. Artscape, Baltimore tabloid guide.

10. Wierd Maryland- Book

.15. Art Cars: The Cars, the Artists, the Obsession, the Craft  Harrod Blank 15.Essential Material Artifact Description

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Actor/Santa Claus

  • Mall Photo Op Santa
    Arundel Mills Mall (IPI) Two seasons
     
  • Experienced with private parties and guest appearances
     
  • Radio-Laura Ingram Show

 

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Archaeology/Cultural Resource Management

  • Experienced in Historic Register Nomination Process
     
  • Metals Conservation- Experienced conservator.
     
  • Archeologist- Experienced in Archeology of North America, Britain prehistoric and historic.
     
  • Experienced in Cultural Resource Management Survey Archeology
     
  • Founder and director of the City of Laurel Archeological Survey
     
  • Past president Southwest Chapter, Archeological society of Maryland.
     
  • Publications
Human Adaptation to the Fall Line Setting: A Framework for the Archeology of Laurel, Maryland-First ever comprehensive source book for the archeology of Laurel, Md.

Essential Material Artifact Description- Innovative development of new methods for better description of artifacts in archeological reporting.
Kings Meade, Howard County, MD.: Preliminary Archeological ReconnaissanceConrad J. Bladey (Author) Mary C. Bladey (Author)1984.

Settler's Landing, Section II, Howard County, Maryland, Archeological Research Unit 13, Archeological Reconnaissance 1983.

  • Experience
  • Guildhall Museum, London, England- Peter Marsden, Crew Chief, Rescue team member, Historic and   Roman Archeology, Training in Cermamic Identification.

    Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts- David Chase, prehistoric and historic archeology, training in artifact identification, field survey, conservation, museum display.

    University of Mayrland Field School Oldtown, Md.- Russ Handsman, Mel Thurmond, introduction to cultural resource managment, field testing.

    Department of Anthropology University of Tennessee- Archeological Lab work, Osteology, conservation, artifact processing, Prehistoric,historic.

    Alexandria Virginia Archeology-Pam Cressy, Established organized and managed archeology lab, torpedo factory, studied historic ceramics, supervised volunteers.

    City Of Laurel, Maryland Archeological Survey- Director, Resarch design, pulblic relations, volunteer coordinator, Lab supervisor, Conservation, public speaking, Photography, Surveying, Excavation, Writing, Publication.

    Museum Services, National Park Service, Harpers Ferry- Museum technician, metals conservation. All aspects of metals conservation and restoration.

    Laurel Mills Archeological Survey- Director, Contract Archeology, Research design, conservation, writing, excavating, Worked with Maryland Historical Trust to complete several cultural resource management projects.

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Public Relations

  • Proven track record with over 20 years of experience in public relations
  • Expert in Press Release composition and design
  • Event planner and Organizer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • I do all of my own publicity- search periodical data bases under Bladey, Hutman Productions/

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Web Page Design and Internet

  • Experienced Web Page designer
  • Lecturer: Internet for Paupers and Peasants
  • Experienced Web Presence consultant

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Chief Election Judge

Over 20 years experience supervising a polling place for Anne Arundel County Maryland. Supervision of staff, public relations, technical skills, training of staff.

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Skilled in the History of Recorded Sound

Skilled in Phonograph repair and recorded media conservation.

Director and Lecturer: Hutman Museum of Sound

Demonstrations of early phonographs and lectures in the history of recorded sound.

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 Offices Held

  • Director City of Laurel Archeological Survey- first ever official archeological resource team of the mayor and city council of Laurel Maryland, Fund raising, volunteer ordination, publicity, writing, archeological research...
  • President South Plainfield Historical Society- Special events, fundraising, volunteer management, publicity, public speaking.
  • President Laurel Historical Society- Fund raising, volunteer management, public speakin, publicity.
  • Chairman- Mayor's Museum Committee- Responsible for leading the committee and for draughting the proposal which resulted in the establishment of the Laurel Museum, Laurel Maryland.
  • President North Linthicum Improvement Association-Public relations, volunteer management, special events, fund raising, public speaking, advocate for local resident concerns.
  • Director: Center for Fawkesian Pursuits- Founder and director. Special events, research, fund raising, publicity, public speaking, writing, editing, musician, folk cookery and folkways, re-enactment.

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Research Projects  Areas of Expertise

Folk Music of Newcastle and Northumbria- Created one of the largest archives of Folk Music and information of Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria in the UK. This involved research and collection of information, tunes and lyrics, transcription and writing. See;
sang/geordiesang.html

The Irish Potato Famine-
In Depth research produced a comprehensive web page concerning the history of the Irish Potato famine.This involved archival research, work with songs, notation, scientific reserch and food ways. See:
patat/PotatCom.html

Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot and it's Celebration- Extensive archival research involving history, folklore, calendar customs, fine arts, music has lead to the creation of a major web source and a multi volume reference work currently in production. See:
guy/html/maina.html

Brigid of Kildare- In the area of Irish Studies I have specialized in the history and life of St. Brigid of Kildare. This has produced two publications including a definitive collection of primary documents as well as a family guide to the celebration. This work involved archival research including history, folk music, literature and food ways as well as seasonal celebrations and hagiography. See:
brigid/thesaint.html

Wassail- An extensive study of the calendar customs, literature, food ways, music and celebrations related to Wassail has produced a large definitive publication as well as a comprehensive web page resource. See:
wassail.html




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Music

Instrumental Music
-French Horn
-Alto Horn
-Folk Tin Whistle
-Bones

Editing and Transcription

-Very experienced in the use of ABC music transcription language.
-Experienced with Midi arranging and voicing

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