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Have Dinner And Do Your Bidding At Annual ‘Works Of Heart’ Auction

The Cheney Cowles Museum will present its 10th annual “Works of Heart” auction party on Saturday, Feb. 7, featuring 100 original art works created and donated by artists who have previously exhibited at the museum.

Terry Gieber will conduct the auction and Shiela Collins of Catered for You will provide the dinner.

A social hour and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the live auction and dinner.

Admission is $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members. Since tickets sell out quickly, reservations are recommended; they can be made by calling 456-3932.

Proceeds will go toward the museum’s acquisition fund, specifically dedicated to “The Jesus Corner,” a tableau by the late Ed Kienholz and his artist/partner, Nancy Reddin Kienholz.

Rita Nachtmann, author of “How I Spent My Life’s Vacation,” will conduct two workshops on three consecutive Saturdays for the Spokane Civic Theatre.

“Writing Yourself Onto the Stage,” an introductory writing course for the actor, will be Jan. 14, 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. to noon. Fee is $50.

“Writing with the Body,” a movement workshop, will be presented the same Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. for a fee of $50.

Nachtmann will be in town for the premiere of “How I Spent My Life’s Vacation,” which will be staged Jan. 27-Feb. 18.

To register for the classes, send checks to Spokane Civic Theatre, P.O. Box 5222, Spokane, WA 99205.

Winter art classes

The Spokane Art School begins its winter schedule Jan. 23, and to ensure a spot, school director Maureen Davidson suggests enrolling now.

There will be myriad classes and workshops varying from short-term to nine weeks in length.

Adult courses include African art and culture, beading, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography and textiles.

New courses include traditional oil painting, which will re-create techniques and materials of the Old Masters.

Winter faculty includes artists Tom O’Day, Bob Evans and Lyn Turtlewoman, among others.

“Art Start” is designed for parents and their 2- to 4-year-old children. Students in grades one to three can choose between after-school drawing, ceramics, painting and sculpture classes most week days and several on Saturdays.

To register, or for more information, call the school at 328-0900 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Spokane Art School in the Valley

For the first time, the Spokane Art School will offer classes in the Valley, joining forces with North Pines Junior High School.

Classes for children and adults will be held at the school, N701 Pines Road.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, classes for students in grades six to nine will be offered from 3:50 p.m. Classes for elementary students will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Evening adult classes will be Monday-Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in beginning drawing, papier mache sculpture, drawing in color, and ceramic sculpture.

To register, or for more information, call 328-0900.


The Washington Idaho Symphony will hold auditions for the following vacancies, beginning immediately, for the rest of the 1994-95 season: violin, viola, cello, double bass, horn and trombones 1, 2 and 3.

Auditions will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Gladish Auditorium in Pullman. For more information, call the symphony office in Moscow at (208) 882-6555 or 1-800-949-ARTS.

Spokane Civic Theatre will hold auditions for “Cyrano DeBergerac” at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 16-17, on the theater’s main stage.

Director John Phillips needs women for one major role and an ensemble of 20 women and men to play multiple roles as well as five men for individual roles.

Production dates are Feb. 24-March 11.

Scripts are available at the theater for a $5 deposit.

Also at the Civic, director Kevin Kuban will conduct auditions Feb. 6-7 in the Studio Theatre for A.R. Gurney’s “Richard Cory,” which will be produced March 10-April 1. He needs three women and three to five men.