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Arts Calendar


“Much Ado About Nothing” – Ignite Community Theatre, Booklight Reader’s Theatre, Monday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main St. Performance dates: March 13-15. Call (509) 993-6540, e-mail, or visit

“Shakespeare in Hollywood” – Monday-Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Civic Theatre, Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre, 1020 N. Howard St. Needed: four women and eight men. Auditioners will be expected to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates: April 2-19. Call (509) 325-1413 or visit

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Summer Program – Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Ballet Arts Academy, 109 W. Pacific Ave. Application fee is $25. Required photos: for females, a full body shot in a black leotard, pink tights, and pointe shoes in first arabesque; for males, a full body shot in black tights, a white T-shirt, white socks and shoes, posed in first arabesque. Video auditions accepted in special circumstances. Application fee: $25. Call (412) 281-6727 or see

Classes and workshops

Corbin Art Center Classes Painting Clouds in Oil – Today and Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $25. Composition Essentials – For teens and adults, Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Art Dolls – Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, $14. Beading Made Simple – Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, $24. Soap Making with Aromatherapy – Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $39. Writer’s Market Place: Getting Published – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $27. Personalized Valentines – For ages 3-5 or ages 6-11. Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m., $12. Valentine Gifts – For ages 3-5 or ages 6-11. Saturday, noon-1:30 p.m., $12. Pen and Ink with Watercolor– Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Painting Snow Scenes in Watercolor – Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $39. Painterly Painting in Watercolor – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. Versatile Acrylics – March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $25. All classes are held at Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave. Preregistration required. Call (509) 625-6677 for information or (509) 625-6200 to register.

Sumi-e and Japanese Calligraphy – “Fun With The Brush,” today and Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m., at Spokane Art Supply, 1303 N. Monroe. $15 per session. Call (509) 327-6622.

Quilting Class – For students 12 years and older, learn machine appliqué with textile artist Cheryl Greenstreet, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $30, includes some materials. Call (509) 229-3414 or visit

Adult Improv Classes – Beginning level, Tuesdays through March 3, 7-9 p.m., Blue Door Theatre, 815 W. Garland Ave. $25/class. Call (509) 747-7045, e-mail, or visit

Sandpoint Arts Alliance Workshops – Stained Glass Photo Frame, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Pine Needle Baskets, Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 265-4303 or e-mail

Locker Hooking Class – For students 16 years and older; learn the basics of locker hooking. Students may bring their own fabric and tools or may purchase the canvas and locker hook the day of the class. A complete list of materials is on the Web site calendar. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, Wash. Cost: $25. Registration required by Tuesday; call (509) 229-3414 or visit


Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. Call (208) 762-0976.

Call for artists

Artist Trust’s GAP Project – The state-funded program provides support for individual artists by awarding up to $1,500 for projects, including, but not limited to development, completion or presentation of new work. Applicants must be residents of Washington State, and cannot be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Guidelines available at

Art on the Green Poster Contest – Artists invited to enter 2009 contest for annual Art on the Green festival in Coeur d’Alene. Winning poster design will be awarded $600, and used on T-shirts, pins, programs and festival literature. Art should be original work in finished form, but not framed. Include or allow space for the following information: 41st Annual Art on the Green, July 31, August 1 & 2, 2009, On the Grounds of North Idaho College, The Citizens’ Council for the Arts, and the CCA logo. Entries should be submitted by March 23 to the CCA office, Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene, or the offices of Flammia and Solomon, 317 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-9346.

27th Annual Inland Crafts – Accepting applications for jury. Heritage and original contemporary craft media artists, including photographers, are encouraged to apply. Applications should include six representational digital images (including an optional booth image), the jury application form, and a one page resume. Application deadline is April 3; cost is $30. Show will be held Nov. 6-8 at the Spokane Convention Center. Visit to apply; for information, call (509) 995-7956 or e-mail or see for more information.

2009 Moscow Art Walk Brochure – Open to artists who have officially participated in the Art Walk within the last two years. A jury panel will select one artist to receive $500 from the City of Moscow to create an original work of art for the cover of the brochure. Application deadline is April 17, 5 p.m. Contact Kathleen at kburns@ci,, or Keely at (208) 883-7036 or, or visit

East Sherman Public Art Project – In Coeur d’Alene, open to all artists (including teams) in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Utah. Deadline for submissions is May 15, no later than 5 p.m.; mail to Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, City of Coeur d’Alene, 710 E. Mullan Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. For detailed criteria and more information, call (208) 769-2249 or e-mail

Call for writers

Gray Dog Press – Publishers of SpokeWrite, a new regional journal of art and writing, are seeking submissions of writing, art and photography focused on Eastern Washington/North Idaho. Writing categories include: fiction, nonfiction, essay, life story, opinion, review, poetry, and group or club events. For submission specifics and more information, visit spokewrite.html.

Deadline to submit items is noon on the Friday before publication. Send information to Libby Fisher, Arts Calendar, Features Dept., P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210 or e-mail to
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