New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 1, 1997, Page 8

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January 01, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HA n Herald Zeitung f| Wednesday, January 11 1997 Herald /eii u rt (jArts & EntertainmentExhibit uwraps the secrets behind mummies '.penal lo the Herald /ertwny Unravel lite secret* of the pa*! with Urcco-Rornan mummies at lite Witte Museum a* part of Mummies: Unwrapping the Past The exhibit also includes archaeological artifacts, a recreation of a predynastic burial anil I ay yum mummy portraits. The Wine Museum is located at 3X01 HriKwlway in San Antonio f or 3,000 years, mummification was used in f gypt to preserve the dead Mummies Unwrapping the Past explores the process of mummification and uses modern science and medicine lo analyze the past and solve the puzzles of archaeology Among the mummification objects on display are a set of canopic jars which were used to contain the stomach, lungs, intestines and liver. An X-ray area in the exhibit enables visitors to see what is under the mummy’s wrapping The elaborately wrapped mummy illustrates a specific form of mummification practiced in the I ayyum area, an oasis southwest of Cairo I hose woven linen wrajtpmgs form an truncate pattern and biggest that she came from a prosperous family In the 19th century, an autopsy performed on a mummy revealed information hut destroyed the mummy, Today, modern medical technology provides methods to examine a mummy without destroying it In 1995, radiologists and forensic experts from the UT Health Science ( enter arui University Hospital performed X rays. ( A'l- scans and needle biopsies to learn more about the mummy’s life and death using non-invasive medical techniques. The results of these tests are revealed in the exhibit The mummy was originally fitted with a painted portrait of the deceased, since lost On display are reproductions of I ayyum mummy portraits depicting the faces of the past Realistic Egyptian portraits of the living were placed on the mummies of the dead These paintings of men. women and children from the I ayyum area of Egypt may have hung in the home* of their owners prior lo death. The ancient Egyptian* believed that when a person died they would need after death everything they had needed in life: tools and weapons, objects of adornment, and stone pottery jars containing food and drink In the exhibit, a recreation of a predynastic burial (4800 to 3100 B C.) features pottery vessels, weapons and jewelry which would have surrounded the body in a burial in the desert sand. Other areas of the exhibit focus on personal adornment and family life. A selection of artifacts on display illustrates objects that were ail in daily use, including papyrus, mosaic fragments, amulets, toga clasps and an oil lamp. An adjacent “touch” table features reproduction objects for visitors to examine. Curated by local Egyptologist Charles C. Van Sic leo III, Mummies: Unwrapping the Fast remains on display permanently at the Witte Museum Angel flying too close to the ground Nm* I it tm f.wmtm i, In tho Tumor Picture s In ton Annotto. SWT 1997 Spring Fine Arts Schedule John Trov otto store In tho Mio roto of "Michoot,” o Hooven-aont but bot I-beni comedy tho! woo filmed partially In Oruono. Tho movie lo currently ploying el The Art of the Matter Resolutions: Some risky, but some artistic Institute of culture needs volunteers '.{MV.tai lf) tim Herald /nitung san AN I(JNK) The Institute of lexan Culture* will start the new year with its Spring 1997 Volunteer Recruitment ( aoipaign lf you are a texas history huff and a "people person" who would enjoy sharing the story of the Lone Star State with others, then call the Institute’s Volunteer Programs Office at 458-2279 before Jan 12 to schedule an interview. Applicants must speak Lnglish, and bilingual skills (especially Spanish, Oerman or French) are a plus Openings are available tor exhibit four guides, outreach docents, clerical assistants, library volunteer* and (Jack 40 intatpreter* Trailing,,fqj .new vol unicef a • includes classroom sessions at the Institute from 9 a rn lo noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning Jan 72 and concluding Feb. 19 "On the job" training will follow forma! ilasers Docents provide support lo the paid stall and assist them in achieving the Institute’s mandated mission as the state’s educational center lot history and culture Using the multiethnic displays on the Institute’s main Fxhibit Moor and the Hack 49, docent* provide tours emphasizing lite ethnic and cultural history of texas lo students and visitors. Docents who perform outreach services take Institute "fex-Kits" to schools and community groups, fex-Kit* arc filled with touchable artifacts relating to texas history I he kits focus on such diverse areas as folk toys, cowboys, medicine, aviation and holiday traditions Docents also support research programs, assist in the various oilier departments of the Institute and perform countless tasks for (he annual fexas folklore festival in August “Institute volunteers have the opportunity to sharpen thetr communication skills, learn more about our wonderful state and share a special camaraderie with fellow volunteers and Institute staff," said Sally Wiskemann, director of Volunteer Programs those completing the training course become members of the Alliance, the organization for Institute volunteers Alliance members receive invitations to special events and exhibit openings, discounts al (lie Institute Store, free admissuai to (lie main Fxhibit floor, free parking during regular business flours and much mea* the university of Texas Institute of lexan Culture at San Antonio is an educ ational center concerned with the history and diverse cultures of Texas. Admission fee is $4 for adults, $2 for children 3-12 and seniors 63 and over, and free for children 2 and under The Institute is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a rn to 5 p in , and is located at Howie Street and Durango Boulevard on Hcmitfair Park. Fntrance to the Institutes' parking arca is now located on Durango Boulevard I can hear you asking. "Aren't you old enough lo qui! thai silly game of making resolutions?" Older than old enough Hut what can I say? I'm addicted to hope So, even though I gave up certain repeated resolutions several years ago, I confest that hoping for delayed dreams still teases me into attempting their fulfillment Arid actually, some reinforcement for that attitude came my way during the stressful, surprising, worn-out, wonderful year that's just walked through history's gates In a very small hook, written by Doug Manning, ministar, award-winning newspaper columnist and family counselor, I found words that make me want to keep on "keeping on " I may have even shared them with you before lf so, chalk it up to my forgetfulness, then be refreshed by the message, again Mr Manning says, "There arc two great days in life: the day you were born and the day you discover why you were bom ... We are bere to become We are valuable because of what we are, not what we do Too simplistic lor you? Maybe so, but it gives mc (he necessary impetus to "become" all (he good thing* I bvt in others, ho I'm going lo give in to hope, and maka a Taw resolution*, in spile of the risk involved. Yes. I said "risk." lf you don’t believe just how risky resolutions (..iii be. you should take ii tip from Calvin, that impish cartoon character c rented by    Hill Watterson CAL VIN S THEORY His stuffed tiger. Hobbes, (who has I fir remarkable capacity for human speech) asks 6 year old ( akin if he’s made any resolutions for the new year lite usually imaginative youngster declares, "Nope* I want everything lo stay the same as it was lh!» year, which was lousy, hut at least ifs familiar " When Hobbes gives him a puzzled look, ( akin explains, "( bange is too disruptive* When things are different, you have to think about the change and deal with it I like things to stay the same, so I can lake everything for granted' Besides, the longer I live. the more complicated everything gets. I say let's stop here, before life gets any harder!" In the next frame ... on second thought, maybe you should ignore ( akin’* fix on resolutions and change I here are already too many (tropic who drag their feet when it comes lo new ideas (to ahead' lake the risk Hi'utive lo Int aribin ! Now don't panic I'm not suggesting that you take up the violin Hut filling your ears with (lie sound of it couldn't hurt Aral you don't need to put paint lo canvass, just resolve to add more color to your life' Fut your right side brain in gear and sec what flapper!* I hat's (lie problem solving side, you know, and if you're like the rest of us, ye hi have your share of problem* lo solve Wlien you let your creative spirit tackle the tough ones, the results can he amazing' And though your vocal range may span four notes, though your feet were not destined for more than walking, though your poetic attempts are limited lo limericks, there'* sn artist iii every one of you! It's that part of you dial dreams of a kinder world, decorating it with "all things bright and beautiful," beginning with your Self Resolve to become There is no greater artistry (hlHubgih Elliott It an urn uih in ale, writing for th* thru Id-/filling, on ihf arb ami humanlllen ami month, on Iring human) Jan 14 Opening reception for a faculty exhibition, 5-7 p.m.. University Art Gallery The exhibit will be displayed through Jan. 30. For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at (512)245-2611 . Jan 23 Visiting artist Joan Livingston will speak on fiber art, 11 a rn.. Chautauqua Room. LBJ Student Center, f ree admission For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at (512) 245 2611. Jan 24 and 25 The Southwest Texas Slate University Opera Workshop presents Opera Goes Southwest; "The f ace on the Barroom Floor" and "Johnny Skceky," K pm. University Performing Arts and Conference ( enter Tickets arc $5 general admission, $1 students. For more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245-2651 Jan 29 Guest artist William Weslney, pianist, will perform at 8 p rn in the Music Building Recital Hall. Tickets arc $2 general admission, SI for student* For more information, call the Music I Ie part merit at (512) 745-26* I fan 31 Faculty artist Cary Michaels, lync tenor, will perform at H p rn in the UPAAC Tickets are $2 general admission, SI for students. for more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245-2651, I eh I Vocalist I conure Sergi's studio recital, 8pm, Music Building Recital flail. Free admission For more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245-2651 I eh 3 Opening reception for "Echola; New Works by James Tisdale." 5-7 pm, University Art Gallery The exhibit will be ^ displayed through noon Feb 14 For more information, call the Department of Art and Design al (512) 245-2611 I cb 3 Faculty artist Mary Anne Bruner, cellist, 8 pm. Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are $2 general admission. SI for students For more information, call the Musk; Department at (512) 245-2651 Feb 4 Visiting artist James Tisdale will speak on ceramic*, ll a rn , Chautauqua Room, LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at (512)245 2611 I cb 8 Southwest Texas State University Jazz Festival, 5 p rn , ( vans Auditorium For more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245 2631. Feb 9 Vocalist Raggy Brunner's studio recital, 3 pm, Music Building Recital Half, Admission is fret, For more information, call the Music Department al (512) 243-2651. Feb IO Faculty artist Tim Woolscy, pianist, 8 p rn , Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are $2 general admission, $1 for students. for na*re information, call the Music Department at (512) 243-2651. I eh 16 Vocalist Leonora Sergi's studio recital, 3 pm, Music Budding Recital Hall Tickets are $2 general admission, SI for students, For more information, call the Music Department id (312)245-2651. Feb. 16 SWT Jar/ Band presents "America’s Great Music Jazz" a* part of the American Music f estival, 8 p m, UPAAC Tickets arc $2 general admission, $1 for students I or more information, call the Music Department at (512) 243* 2651 Feb, 17 Guest lecturer ( hnstophcr Wilkins, music director for the San Antonio Symphony, will speak on "Music of the Americas from the Americas," as part of the American Music Festival, IO a rn , TBA. Free admission. For more information, call the Music Depertment et (512) 245-2651. Feb I 7 Visiting srtist Lee Stone will speak on print collecting, 11 am, Chautauqua Room, LBJ Student Center Free admission For mort information, call the Department of Art and Design at (312)243-2611. Feb, 17 — SWT Jazz Combo performs for the American Music Festival, noon, LBJ Student Center Free admission. For more information, call the Music Department at (512) 243-2651 Fab 17 — Opening reception for "No Fuss et All, Women's Apron Narratives and American Women Printmakers in the Early 20th Century," 3 to 7 p.m., University Art Gallery. The exhibit will be displayed through March 7. For more information, call the Department of Art and Design al (312) 245-2611. Feb, 17 Music by American Women Composers presented as part of the American Music f estival, 8 pm, Music Building Recital Hall. Tickets are $2 general admission, ll for students For more information, call the,, Music Department at (512) 245-2651. Feb. 18 Visiting artist Bonnie Stone will apeak on painting, 11 a.m., Chautauqua Room, LBJ Student Center. Free admission For more information, call the Department of Art and Design at (512)245-2611. Feb, IS SWT voice students will perform as part of the American Music Festival, noon, Music Building lobby. Free admission For more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245-2651. Fab. 18 - SWT Wind Ensemble presents "An American Old-Fashtoned Sousa Concert" as pert of the American Music Festival, 7:30 p m., Evans Auditorium Tickets are SS general admission, S3 for students For more inhumation, call the Music Department at (312) 245-2651. Fab. 19 SWT chmn perform as part of the American Music Festival, 2 p.m., Music Building lobby. Free admission. For mora information, call the Music Department si (512) 245-2651. Fab. 19 Exploring American Opera with Julian Reed of the Austin Lync Opera will ha featured as part of the American Music Festival. 3 pm , Music Building Recital Hall Free admission.    For    more information, call the Music Department at (512) 245 2651 Feb 19 Faculty artists Russell Riepe and Timothy Wool sty, pianist, will perform at part of the American Music Festival, 8pm, Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are $2 general admission, SI for students. For more information, call the Music Department al (312) 245-2651 Feb 20 SWT music students perform an array of American music as part of the American Music Festival, noon, Music Building lobby. Free admission For more information, cal! the Music Department at (512) 245-2651 Feb 21 Music from SWT's Electronic Music Computer Lab will be featured as part of the American Music Festival, noon, Music Building lobby Free admission. For mora information, call the Music Department at (512) 243-2631 Fab. 22 — Guest chamber ensemble "Soli" will perform as pert of the American Music Festival, 3 p.m., Music Building Recital Hall. Tickets ar* $2 general admission, SI for students. For mort information, call tbs Music Department al (512) 245-2651. INsabeth ■Mott Guest Columnist ;

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