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Familyfest Offers Holiday Workshops

Sun., Feb. 1, 1998

FOR THE RECORD (February 3, 1998): Date wrong: The Grants for Artists Projects program application workshop will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard. The wrong date was given in the arts notes column in Sunday’s IN Life section.

One thing Spokane offers is access to a variety of customs and traditions. The Cheney Cowles Museum hopes to reflect this diversity with Familyfest, a workshop featuring four holidays celebrated during February in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, parents and their children can make valentine baskets and Mardi Gras masks, participate in an Asian New Year project of the Children’s Museum of Spokane, and enjoy edible treats in honor of the Jewish Purim holiday.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2.50 for students. For more information, call 456-3931, ext. 101.

Indian dance, workshops

Members of the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre will not only perform in Spokane next week, but will offer demonstration workshops, as well.

“Cokata Upo!” (“Come to the Center”) will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Met.

But first, the dancers will stage two free, public workshops: at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium; and at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Lair’s Sasquatch/Bigfoot Room.

The 50-minute presentations relate aspects of Lakota creation mythology, interpreting legends, myths and spirit qualities.

Ballet school auditions

Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet School will conduct auditions in Spokane Saturday for its Summer Course.

Tryouts are open to dancers 12 to 18 years old at 2 p.m. at Ballet Arts, 408-1/2 W. Sprague.

School officials expect to audition 1,600 classical ballet students in 20 cities across the country for 300 available slots in the five-week intensive training program in Seattle.

The school offers classes in modern, jazz and character/Spanish dance as well as traditional ballet.

There is a $15 audition fee. No advance registration is required.

Wanted: art for CdA Playhouse

The Lake City Playhouse in Coeur d’Alene is searching for artists to exhibit their work in its lobby during the run of performances.

Because exhibits will coincide with productions, they will have a display of about three weeks. All works will be offered for sale.

For more information, call Molly Kyle at (208) 667-1323.

State grants for art projects

Washington state artists of all disciplines are invited to apply for the 1998 Grants for Artists Projects program. An application workshop will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spokane Art School, 920 N. Howard.

The workshop will cover how to present work samples and answer questions about the application process. The event is free and no advance registration is required.

GAP awards up to $1,200 to artists for a variety of projects, including the development, completion or presentation of new work; travel for artistic research or to present or complete work; documentation of work; and advanced workshops for professional development.

Forty-plus artists received awards last year for a variety of projects, including a new sound system, child care and equipment for glass cold-working.

Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply, including those working in crafts, dance, literature, music, photography, theater, visual arts and design.

Application deadline is Feb. 27. For an application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: GAP Application, Artist Trust, 1402 Third Ave. Suite 404, Seattle, WA 98101.

Indian Trail library art

Spokane fiber artist Isle Kilian-Tan was awarded the 1 Percent for Art Selection contract for the new Indian Trail Branch Library.

Kilian-Tan was selected by the Spokane Public Library board of trustees from 24 applicants from Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The library, 4909 W. Barnes Road, is scheduled to open March 7.

Film festival

Deadline for Spokane Art Supply’s first film festival will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday - but submission deadline is today.

The festival is open to film students, amateurs and professionals who are to bring VHS-compatible tape to Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe.

The tapes are to be appropriate for all ages.

For more information, call Craig Marshall at 327-6628.

WSU art museum director

Marty Mullen has been appointed interim director of the Washington State University Museum of Art.

Mullen, who has worked as an advisor for student and creative arts committees since 1972, replaces outgoing director Patricia Watkinson.

, DataTimes

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