of Heritage College all next week
TOPPENISH - Ann Bowker, a renowned fiber artist and painter,
will serve as the Heritage College artist-in-residence next week.
As part of her residency, Bowker will juror the second annual
Regional High School Art Exhibit that runs March 22 through April 1 at Heritage
College. Art teachers at high schools from Naches to Prosser have been invited
to submit up to five entries of student art.
Bowker's art will be on display along with the student art.
The show will be in the Helen Jewett Student Center on the Toppenish main
campus. Artwork will be open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bowker's art has won numerous awards in painting, jewelry
and fiber art. Her work is frequently selected for juried exhibitions
nationally and internationally.
A public reception to honor the high school artists and
Bowker will be held Wednesday, March 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Helen
Jewett Student Center. Bowker will present a lecture on her work at 7 p.m. that
Toppenish Eagles lodge oyster feed this Saturday night
TOPPENISH - Fraternal Order of Eagles members and their
guests are invited to an all-you-can-eat oyster feed this Saturday night, March
Tickets for the 7 p.m. meal, priced at $12, are available by
calling the lodge at (509) 865-2229.
The Toppenish lodge will also be serving a prime rib dinner
that night, at a cost of $15.
to feature hypnotist
TOPPENISH - Renowned hypnotist Robert Mac will be the
featured attraction at a dinner show to be staged at the Toppenish Fraternal
Order of Eagles lodge.
Mac's comedy routine has delighted audiences for years.
The Saturday, March 27, show will feature a steak dinner at
6 p.m., with Mac to perform at 8 p.m. Dancing to live country western music
Tickets are available by calling the Toppenish Eagles lodge
at (509) 865-2229.
on tap in early May
SPOKANE - The fifth annual Garden Expo, a community service
project sponsored by the Inland Empire Gardeners, will be held Saturday, May 8,
at Spokane Community College's Lair Student Union Building.
The one-day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. event is free and open to the
More than 200 vendors will be on hand selling plants,
gardening products, services and arts and crafts projects. Local gardening
organizations will also be represented at the show. There will also be seminars
and show-me-how demonstrations.
In conjunction with the show, the Spokane Community College
cafeteria will be open that day for food service, and the college is offering
Tattoo art is focus
of Yakima exhibition
YAKIMA - The rise of tattoos in American culture has placed
the tattooist in the category of fine artist. In celebration of that
distinction, the Allied Arts Council of Yakima Valley will host an
exhibition of tattoo art, "Tattoo: Past
and Present," March 19 through April 9, at the Yakima Allied Arts Center,
5000 W. Lincoln Ave.
Former Sunnysiders Jim and Jenni Rosal will be featured
artists at an opening reception tonight (March 19) from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Rosals, who own "Jim and Jenni's Quality
Tattoo" of Yakima, were instrumental in putting together the unusual
gallery presentation, according to Elliot Challandes of the Yakima Allied Arts
"The tattoo display celebrates the tattooist's personal
style used to create unique body art," said Challandes.
Included in the exhibition will be original tattoo art in
ink, pencil, watercolor and mixed media. Works by both contemporary and vintage
artists will be also be a part of the display, along with tattooing equipment
from America, Japan, and the South Pacific.
Zillah student actors to present ‘Wizard of Oz’ this weekend
- The Z
Center Stage Theater Company of Zillah High School will present "The Wizard
of Oz" Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, at 7 p.m. at the
high school auditorium.
Additional performances will be offered March 25, 26 and 27.
Tickets are $5 for general admission.
Directed by Lynn Brant, the musical features a cast of 35
student actors. Holly Lacell plays Dorothy in the high school drama
presentation with Natalia York as her dog, Toto. The parts of the Scarecrow,
Tinman and the Cowardly Lion will be handled by
Erich Sauerwein, Tim Baker and Eric Porter, respectively.
to host 32nd annual photography exhibit
YAKIMA - The 32nd annual National Photography Exhibition, a
juried competition, will be held at Larson Gallery on the Yakima campus of
Yakima Valley Community College, from April 4 through May 1.
The exhibition, founded by Herb Blisard, a photography
instructor at Yakima Valley Community College, will open with a reception on
April 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the gallery, 16th Street and Nob Hill Avenue, and
will run through May 1.
This year's juried competition received submissions from 25
states for a record high of 530 photographs entered, 121 were accepted. A total
of $3,200 in cash awards, including $350 for Best of Show, has been awarded to
18 photographers. Awards will be announced during the opening reception.
As part of the exhibition, contest juror Marita Holdaway,
the owner and director of Benham Gallery in Seattle, will present a free public
lecture, "Finding a Place for Your Art - How to be Seen and Get
Sold," on Friday, April 2. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m., in Anthon
room 102, on the Yakima YVCC
Larson Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For more information contact (509) 574-4875.
‘Dance-art dialogue’ exhibit opens March 20
at Seattle gallery
The famed Trisha Brown Dance Company of New
York will present an exhibition of dance and art at the Henry Art Gallery in
Seattle through July 18.
The exhibition, "Dance and Art in Dialogue," will
open Saturday, March 20. "Dance and Art in Dialogue" is a living
exhibition that will include events staged in and near the museum in the form
of indoor and outdoor performances, workshops and
lecture demonstrations given by Brown and
members of her company.
Admission to the dance performances is $8 for adults.
Admission is free to high school and college students with identification and
for children 13 and under. The gallery, located on
the campus of the University of Washington,
is open 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 11 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
For more information about the dance exhibit and other
exhibits call (206) 543-2280 or visit the museum web site at www.henryart.org.