Applications are being accepted for five vacancies on the Spokane Arts Commission. The 16-member advisory board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Members must be Spokane city residents. Of particular interest to the selection committee are people with visual arts experience; marketing and public relations professionals; and representatives from the business community.
Applications may be obtained at the mayor’s office on the fifth floor of Spokane City Hall or in the Arts Office in Suite 610, and online at www.spokanecity.org.
For further information, call Arts Director Karen Mobley at 625-6050.
Symphony kicks off fund drive
The Spokane Symphony has begun the fall drive for its 2004-05 annual fund, with the goal of increasing musician salaries.
This year’s fund is budgeted at $650,000, which helps pays for symphony activities throughout the season. A particular aim this season is increasing musicians’ pay from an average $11,400 to $12,000.
Dr. Richard Stacey of Spokane is the fall drive chair, assisted by individual giving co-chairs Richard Trudell of Post Falls and Sandra Kernerman of Spokane. Longtime Spokane businessman Gordon Budke chairs the corporate giving team.
For more information, call Amanda Livingston at 326-3136, ext. 20.
Seattle Art Museum tour
Spokane Parks and Recreation will host a tour of the Seattle Art Museum on Oct. 23, with the featured exhibit “Spain in the Age of Exploration: 1492-1819.”
Chartered buses leave the Corbin Art Center at 7:30 a.m. with a return time of 9:30 p.m. Participants should bring a sack lunch; a brief stop for snacks will be made on the way home. The group leader also speaks Spanish.
Cost is $59, which includes a bus with restroom, an exhibit handout and the gallery tour. For more information, call 625-6200.
Spokane Area Children’s Chorus will hold auditions for membership in its five choirs by appointment beginning Monday at 411 S. Washington St. Students ages 7 to 18 are eligible. For more information, call 624-7992.
“ Scripts for one-page plays are being sought by the University of Idaho for this year’s “DNA: A Festival of Very, Very, Very Short Plays and Films.” Works can portray feelings of deprivation and desperation as well as abundance and overindulgence; both comic and dramatic writers are encouraged to tackle these issues.
Both one-page plays and four-page screenplays will be accepted, and filmmakers can submit short digital films along with the screenplays. Submission deadline is Jan. 15; for complete guidelines, see www.uitheatre.com
“ The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center is seeking artists to be part of its annual Holiday Show, showcasing fine arts and crafts from around the region, Nov. 19 through Dec. 31.
The museum is interested in three-dimensional work, including but not limited to ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts and ornaments of all kinds. Its sales commission is 30 percent.
Interested artists should send or bring in three to five photographs or slides of current work, a brief written description of the artwork, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of materials.
Postmark deadline is Oct. 30. Mail entries to P.O. Box 1579, Moses Lake, WA 98837. For more information, call (509) 766-9395.
Classes and workshops
“ Idaho Commission on the Arts will present an Essentials of Volunteer Management workshop Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 512 E. Third St., Moscow. Recruitment, orientation, placement, training, record keeping, evaluation and recognition will be discussed. For reservations call (208) 424-2229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ New Horizons Bluegrass Band meets Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. Members can join at any time. Cost is $30/month. Call 326-9516 for more information.
“ Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., is offering the following classes. Preregistration is required by calling 625-6200.
For adults: Holiday Stained Glass Window, Tuesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., $42; How to Buy a Digital Camera, Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $12; Historic Garden Styles, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m., $14; How to Publish What You Write, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $29; Working Light to Dark in Watercolor, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $27; Beginning Needlepoint, Saturdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m., $46; Baskets, Mondays, Nov. 1-15, 6-9 p.m., $49; Beginning Needlepoint, Wednesdays, Nov. 3-10, 6-9 p.m., $46; Painting the Landscape in Watercolor, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $34; and Holiday Soap Making with Aromatherapy, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $30.
For children: It’s for Mom and Me: Flying Ghost for ages 3-5, Oct. 28, 9:30-11 a.m.; Painting Pumpkin for ages 3-5, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Halloween Disguises for ages 6-11, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Ghosts and Goblins for ages 3-5, Oct. 30, 1-2:30 p.m.; and Tie Dye Pillowcase for ages 6-11, Oct. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. All classes are $10 each.