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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 6A g HeraldZeltung g Wednesday January Arts Entertainment Exhibit uwraps the secrets behind mummies Special to the HeraldZeitung Unravel the secrets of the past with GrecoRoman mummies at the Witte Museum as part of Mummies Unwrapping the Past The exhibit also includes archaeological artifacts a recreation of a predynastic burial and Fayyum mummy portraits The Witte Museum is located at 3801 f3roadway in San Antonio For years mummification was used in Egypt to preserve the dead Mummies Unwrapping the Past explores the process of mummification and uses modern Institute of culture needs volunteers Special to the HeraldZeitung SAN ANTONIO The Institute of Texan Cultures will start the new year with its Spring 1997 Volunteer Recruitment Campaign If you are a Texas history buff and a people person who would enjoy sharing the story of the Lone Star State with others then call the Institutes Volunteer Programs Office at 458 2279 before Jan 12 to schedule an interview Applicants must speak English and bilingual skills especially Spanish German or French are a plus Openings are available for exhibit tour guides outreach docents clerical assistants library volulcers a science and medicine to 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 Xray area in the exhibit enables visitors to see what is under the mummys wrapping The elaboratelywrapped mummy illustrates a specific form of mummification practiced in the Fayyum area an oasis southwest of Cairo These woven linen wrappings form an intricate pattern and suggest that she came from a prosperous family In the 19th century an autopsy performed on a mummy revealed information but 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 Center and University Hospital performed Xrays CAT scans and needle biopsies to learn more about the mummys life and death using noninvasive 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 Fayyum 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 includes classroom sessions at the Institute from 9 to nopn Monday Wednesday and Friday beginning Jan 22 and concluding Feb 19 Onthejob training will follow formal classes Docents provide support to the paid staff and assist them in achieving the Institutes mandated mission as the states educational center for history and culture Using the multiethnic displays on the Institutes main Exhibit Floor and the Back 40 docents provide tours emphasizing the ethnic and cultural history of Texas to students and visitors Docents who perform outreach services take Institute Tex Kits to schools and community groups TexKits are filled with touchable artifacts relating to Texas history The kits focus on such diverse areas as folk toys cowboys medicine aviation and holiday traditions Docents also support research programs assist in the various other departments of the Institute and perform countless tasks for the annual Texas Folklore Festival in August Institute volunteers have the opportunity to sharpen their communication skills learn more about our wonderful slate and share a special camaraderie with fellow volunteers and Institute 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 discounts at the Institute Store free admission to the main Exhibit Floor free parking during regular business hours and much more The university of Texas Institute of Texan Culture at San Antonio is art educational center concerned with the history and diverse cultures of Texas Admission fee is for adults for children 312 and seniors 65 and over and free for children 2 and under The Institute is open Tuesdays through Sundays 9 to 5 and is located at Bowie Street and Durangp Boulevard on Parjt Entrance to the Institutes parking area is now located on Durango Boulevard Angel flying too close to the ground New Une Cinema John Travolta stars In title role of a heavensent but hellbent angel In the Turner Pictures comedy that was filmed partially In Gruene The movie Is currently playing at theaters In San Antlonlo The Art of the Matter Resolutions Some risky but some artistic I can hear you asking Arent you old enough to quit that silly game of making resolutions Older than old enough But what can I say Im addicted to hope So even though I gave up certain repeated resolutions several years ago I confess that hoping for delayed dreams still teases me into attempting their fulfillment And actually some reinforcement for that attitude came my way during the stressful surprising wornout wonderful year thats just walked through historys gates In a very small book written by Doug Manning minister award winning newspaper columnist and family counselor I found words that make me want to keep on keeping I may have even shared them with you before If so chalk it up to my forgetfulness then be refreshed by the message again Mr Manning says There are two great days in life the day you were born and the day you discover why you were bom We are here to become We are valuable because of what we are not what we do Too simplistic for you Maybe so but it gives me the necessary impetus to become all the good things I in others So Im ping io give in to hope and mike a few resolutions in spite of the risk involved Yes I said If you Elizabeth Elliott Guest Columnist dont believe just how risky resolutions can be you should take a tip from Calvin that impish cartoon character created by Bill Watterson CALVINS THEORY His stuffed tiger Hobbes who has the remarkable capacity for human speech asks 6yearold Calvin if hes made any resolutions for the new year The usually imaginative youngster declares Nope I want everything to stay the same as jt was year which was lousy but at least its When Hobbes gives him a puzzled look Calvin explains Change 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 take everything for granted Besides the longer I live the more complicated everything say Jets sjtop life igets any harder In the next frame on second thought maybe you should ignore Calvins fix on resolutions and change There are already too many people who drag their feet when it comes to new ideas Go ahead Take the risk Resolve to be Now dont panic Im not suggesting that you take up the violin But filling your ears with the sound of it couldnt hurt And you dont need to put paint to canvass just resolve to add more color to your llfel Put your rightside brain in gear and see what happens Thats the problemsolving side you know and if youre like the rest of us you have your share of problems to solve When you let your creative spirit tackle the tough ones the results can be 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 to limericks theres an artist in every one of you Its that part of you that dreams of a kinder world decorating it with all things bright and beginning with your Self Resolve to become There is no greater artistry Elisabeth Elliott is an arts advocate writing for the He fold Zeintng on the arts and humanities anil mostly on being women and children from the Fayyum area of Egypt may have hung in the homes of their owners prior to death The ancient Egyptians 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 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 all 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 Siclen HI Mummies Unwrapping the Past remains on display permanently at the Witte Museum SWT 1997 Spring Fine Arts Schedule Jan 14 Opening reception for a faculty exhibition 57 University Art Gallery The exhibit will be displayed through Jan 30 For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Jan 23 Visiting artist Joan Livingston will speak on fiber art 11 Chautauqua Room LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Jan 24 and 25 The Southwest Texas State University Opera Workshop presents Opera Goes Southwest The Face on the Barroom Floor and Johnny 8 University Performing Arts and Conference Center Tickets are general adinission students For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Jan 29 Guest artist William Westncy pianist will perform at 8 in the Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission for students For more information call the Music Department at 512 245265J n7TV f r fM t i iP V Michaels lyric tenor will perform at 8 in the UPAAC Tickets are general admission SI for students For more information call the Music Department at 5 1 2 245265 1 Feb 1 Vocalist Leonore Sergis studio recital 8 Music Building Recital Hall Free admission For more information call the Music Department at 5 12 2452651 Feb 3 Opening reception for Echoes New Works by James 57 University Art Gallery The exhibit will be x displayed through noon Feb 14 For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Feb 3 Faculty artist Mary Anne Bruner cellist 8 Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission SI for students For more information call the Music Department at 5 1 2 245265 1 Feb 4 Visiting artist James Tisdale will speak on ceramics i 1 Chautauqua Room LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Feb 8 Southwest Texas State University Jazz Festival 5 Evans For more information call the Music Department at 5 1 2 245265 1 Feb 9 Vocalist Peggy Brunners studio recital 3 Music Building Recital Hall Admission is free For more information call the Music Department at 5 1 2 245265 1 Feb 10 Faculty artist Tim Woolsey pianist 8 Musjc Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission for students For more information call the Music Depamnent at 5 1 2 245265 1 Feb 16 Vocalist Leonore Sergis studio recital 3 Music Building Recital Hal Tickets are general admission for students For more information call the Music Department at 5 1 2 1 Feb 16 SWT Jazz Band presents Americas Great Music jazz as part of the American Music Festival 8 UPAAC Tickets are general admUsjon for students For more informatidn call the Music Department 245 2651 Feb 17 Ouest lecturer Christopher director for the San Symphony wjll speak on Music of thf from the as part of the American Music Festival 10 TBA Free admission For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Feb 17 Lee Stone will speak on print collecting 11 Chautauqua Room LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Feb SWT Jazz Combo performs for the American Music Festival noon LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Feb 17 Opening reception for No Fuss at All Womens Apron Narratives and American Women Print makers in the Early 20th 5 to 7 University Art Gallery The exhibit will be displayed through March 7 For more information call the Department of Art and Design at 512 2452611 Feb 17 Music by American Women Composers presented as part of the American Music Festival 8 Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission 1 for students fiWfflm Muspc Department at 512 1 ttfi 2651 Feb 18 Visiting artist Bonnie Stone will speak on painting 11 Chautauqua Room LBJ Student Center Free admission For more information call the Department of Art and Design at Feb 18 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 2452651 Feb 18 SWT Wind Ensemble presents An American Old Fashioncd Sousa Concert as part of the American Music Festival Evans Auditorium Tickets are general admission for students For more information call the Music Department at 512 245 2651 Feb 19 SWT choirs perform as part of the American Music Festival 2 Music Building lobby Free admission For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Feb 19 Exploring American Opera with Julian Reed of the Austin Lyric Opera will be featured as part of the American Music Festival 3 Music Building Recital Hall Free admission For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Feb 19 Faculty artists Russell Riepe and Timothy Woolsey pianist will perform as part of the American Music Festival 8 Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission SI for students For more information call the Music Department at 512 2452651 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 call the Music Department at 512 2452651 Feb 21 Music from SWTs Electronic MusicComputer Lab will be featured as part of the American Music Festival noon Music Building lobby Free admission For more information call the Music Department 513 2452651 Feb 22 chamber will perform as part of the American Music Festival 3 Music Building Recital Hall Tickets are general admission 1 for students fof more information call the Music Department at 5 2 2452651
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