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Thu., June 9, 2011


“Brighton Beach Memoirs” – North Idaho Theatre, Monday, 6 p.m., Coeur d’Alene High School Auditorium, 5530 N. Fourth St. Needed: two teenage boys, two teenage girls, two women to play age range of 30s, and one man to play age range of 40s. Performance dates: Aug. 11-21. Actors receive a small stipend., (509) 769-2999

Student One-Act Plays – Theater Arts for Children is holding auditions for three one-act plays – “The Proposal,” “Man of the House” and “Café Murder” – on June 20, 6:30 p.m. at the theater in the Spokane Valley Partners building, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 995-6718, email@,

Classes and workshops

Art Classes for Seniors – Basketmaking: Participants make an Appalachian melon rib basket, a fruit basket using wining, and a gathering basket. Thursdays through June 30, 1-4 p.m. at Riverview Retirement Community, 2117 E. North Crescent Ave. $50. Paint a Still Life – Watercolor: Control what is included in an arrangement. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $15. Impressionists Oil/Acrylic – A Van Gogh Landscape: Rich colors and directional brushwork add pizzazz to a landscape. Bring your own reference or be inspired by Van Gogh himself. Saturday and June 18, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $23, Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 155, Spokane Valley. Drawing - Right Side Brain Processes: Simple exercises to help you see as an artist sees and have fun developing your drawing skills. Tuesdays, June 14-Aug. 2, 1-3 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 207, Spokane Valley. Cost is $27. (509) 279-6027,

Drawing Methods with Andrea Perry – For ages 8-12. Students learn a variety of drawing methods including use of charcoals, pencils, color, pastels and composition. Friday or June 17, 4 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $12 for either class; preregistration required by the previous day. (509) 325-3001,,

The Art Coop Classes – Wild Woman Pin: Friday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Fused Glass Jewelry: Sunday, 1-3 p.m., $35/$40. Mosaic Bowling Ball/Boulder: Monday-Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., or June 20-22, 1-4 p.m., $70. Rounder Soldered Jewelry: June 16, 6-8 p.m., $25. Memory Shadow Box (8-by-8 inches): June 18, 1-4 p.m., $45. Microscope Slide Necklace: June 24, 6-8 p.m., $25. Sun Dyeing (two silk scarves): June 26, 1-3 p.m., $30. Classes are held at a private home studio, 4225 N. “G” St. All supplies are provided. (509) 327-3726,

Oil Painting Workshop – Workshop for adults focusing on under painting and direct painting. Steve Henderson’s multimedia presentation of oil painting techniques for advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced painters incorporates live demonstration, PowerPoint and extensive hands-on, interactive participation. Students paint their choice of subject matter. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $180; preregistration required by today. (509) 229-3414, calendar.asp

Art Time – Sculpture and mixed-media painting classes for children ages 4-7. Each week will feature a different project. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. at Tinman Too, 809 W. Garland Ave. $10; preregistration required by calling (509) 325-3001,,

Fast, Fun and Easy Quilt – June 16, 2-4 p.m. at Sew Uniquely You, 10220 N. Nevada St. $20. (509) 467-8210

Intermediate Bowl Turning – Two-day workshop taught by Len Zeoli for intermediate-level students interested in honing their tool and turning skills on a power lathe. Class covers how to choose wood for bowl turning, good basic bowl design and how to shape and sharpen tools. June 18-19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, Wash. $200, all tools/materials provided. Preregistration required by Sunday., (509) 229-3414

Christian Youth Theater Camps – Junior and Bitty Camps – Weeklong summer camps for ages 5-13 are held June 20-Aug. 12. Workshops include voice, dance, and drama. Held at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $140 for campers ages 7-13 and $85 for campers ages 5-6, if registered by June 30 for July and August camps; after those dates, cost is $160 for ages 7-13 and $95 for ages 5-6 (includes a T-shirt and pizza on Friday). Teen Camps – July 25-29. Theme is “Wow! (World of A.L. Webber).” Workshops are led by local theater artists. Held at Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $150 if registered by June 30, $175 after (includes T-shirt and pizza). (208) 765-8600,

Drama Summer Camp – Presented by the drama departments of Coeur d’Alene High School and Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy. Younger students will learn basic and advanced acting skills as they focus on a play production, while older students learn intensive acting skills for competition and performance. Camp concludes with an evening public performance. June 20-24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene High School, 5530 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $140; limited scholarships available.,,, (208) 769-2999

Call for artists

“Into the West” Art Exhibit – NEWAArts Gallery in Colville is accepting submissions of Western-themed artwork for its Western Art Show and Sale on June 18-30, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, stained glass, sculpture, metal art, silverwork, jewelry, fiber art, clothes, quilts, leather work and Western gear. Artwork must be original and representational of imagery, past or present, seen “out West” including landscapes, wildlife, ranch/farm scenes and Western design. Submissions should be dropped off at the gallery, 130 S. Main St., Colville, by 5 p.m. Saturday. Entry fee is $10 per piece. (509) 685-9000

J.F. Thamm Gallery – Call for artists to display work in the windows of the historic Hutton Building, 11 S. Washington St., in the “Art is … at the Hutton” project. (509) 868-7434,, www.artisatthehutton.

Call for nominations

City of Spokane Art Awards – The 20th annual Arts Awards will be presented in six categories including Individual Artist; Arts Organization; Arts in Education; Individual Benefactor; Business Benefactor; and Arts Community Leadership. Nomination forms are available online at awards.aspx. Submission deadline is Aug. 12. (509) 625-6050

Call for volunteers

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Adult and teen volunteers needed to help with various tasks. (208) 769-7780,

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