The Spokane Art School will offer a workshop in woodcarving Feb. 10-12 at the school, at N920 Howard.
Nora Hall, a master carver and third-generation Dutch woodcarver, will teach classes in classic relief carving methods, such as scrolls, leaves, shells, flowers and grapes.
The school will provide teachinggrade wood, but students should provide their own pieces of basswood and butternut. Tools will be available for participants’ use.
Hall lives in Cloverdale, Ore., and has created works for state and movie sets, churches, corporations and collectors.
To register, call 328-0900 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $110.
Jazz band’s new CD
Norm Bellas, Clipper Anderson and Scott Ketron, former Spokane musicians who are now members of a Seattle-based jazz group, celebrated the release of the band’s CD - “Out of the Norm” - with a party last weekend at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Pioneer Square.
Other band members are Jay Thomas and Dan Blunck. Anderson and Ketron once played with the Happy Hammers.
Artist learns ‘Joy of Painting’
Bill Fautch, a Newman Lake artist and teacher, has qualified to instruct the techniques of Bob Ross, featured in the PBS series, “The Joy of Painting.”
Fautch attended three six-day seminars to learn Ross’ “wet-on-wet” technique and using big brushes, palette knives and special colors.
Short story course
“Readings in the Short Story,” a non-credit class offered by Whitworth College, begins Feb. 9 in Room A of Whitworth’s Lindaman Center.
Nick Heil, English professor and free-lance writer, will teach the class, which is designed to enhance enjoyment of high-quality fiction. The course will include samples of traditional and modern short stories; discussion will cover both.
Icon painting retreat
The All Saint Iconographers will conduct its ninth annual painting retreat Jan. 27-29 at the All Saints Center, Raft Island, near Gig Harbor.
Both novice and advanced painters will progress at their own speed and ability. The $160 cost covers all meals, lessons and materials, except brushes.
Instructors will be the Rev. John Pierce of Wilkeson’s Holy TrinityResurrection Orthodox Church and Sophronia Tomaras. To register, call Tomaras at (206) 265-6284.
Quilts with a history
Inland Northwest quilters are invited to submit quilts that fit the category of “Quilts: Historical by Design,” scheduled for exhibition by the Adam East Museum & Art Center, April 28-May 27.
Quilts submitted for this juried exhibition should reflect a personal, family, group or community history.
Entry dateline is Feb. 15 and should include photographs or slides of the quilt: one full length and two or three showing details.
For more information and a complete list of entry rules, call the museum at (509) 766-9395.
Tanglewood auditions in Seattle
The Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Boston University School for the Arts will hold regional auditions for its summer season and fall semester in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6556-35th Ave. NE.
To schedule an audition appointment, call the Boston University School for the Arts at 800-643-4796. Students unable to audition in person must submit an audition tape by March 1.
For scholarship material and more information, either call the above telephone number or write to the school at 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 00215.
Visiting professorship filled
William Buzenberg and his wife, Susan, have been selected to fill the one-year Richard S. Salant Visiting Professorship at Washington State University.
Buzenberg is a vice president with the National Public Radio, and Susan Buzenberg is an editor.
Richard Salant’s family established the professorship with a grant of $35,000. Salant is a former CBS News president and a trustee of the WSU Edward R. Murrow Symposium. He died in 1993.
Although the Buzenbergs will remain in their Washington D.C. home and continue their current jobs, they will also produce a book based on Salant’s memoirs. During the year, they will present some lectures at WSU and meet with faculty and students.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for “Cinderella,” 3:30 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls. Each participant must pay a $25 tuition, but a few scholarships are available.
Some of the roles will be played by the Missoula Children’s Theatre touring actors. Assistant directors are also needed.
For more information, call (509) 446-4108.
The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, Ind., is accepting entries for its nationally recognized new play competition: “The 1995 Festival of Emerging American Theatre.”
Either full-length or one-act plays are accepted but must not have been previously produced by a professional theater. Judges’ critiques will be sent to authors who submit a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope.
For more details, call (317) 635-PLAY.