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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHDR1DGE HERALD Wednesday, August 5, 1970 Life-Like Features Show In Creations of Sculptor Cornelius (Corne) Martens of Coaldale Plains Indian In Bronze For Gov.-Gen. Michener Local Sculptor Captures Action Of The West By GARRY ALLISON "As a child I'used to sit for of the Ukraine at he said. While still a youngster he moved again with his family, hours on the banks of a river I this time to Coaldale, Alberta near my home in Saskatchewan and model animals with clay from the riverbank." From that humble beginning, Cornelius (Corne) Martens ol Coaldale has become a superb craftsman of western sculpture. Gov-Gen. Roland Michener on Ms recent visit to Lethbridge's Whoop-Up Days, was presented with a bronze sculpture of a Plains Indian Martens. done by Mr. Another recent work of Mr. Martens' was recently pur- chased by C. N. Woodward of Williams Lake, B.C. Mr. Woodward donated the magnificent, large bronze tro- phy of a cowboy surrounded by smaller figures depicting vari- ous rodeo events, to the Cana- dian Rodeo Cowboys Associa- where he still lives with his wife Barbara, son Bucky, 10, and daughter Barbie, seven. Mr. Martens has always had an intense interest in art and can remember as a lad being asked by various teachers sketch decorations for Hallo- we'en, Christmas and other holidays. He will try any form of art; oil painting, pen and ink, or whittling, but prefers sculpture. "I feel that is what I do best, and I enjoy it immensely." Many different materials can be used in sculpturing. "If you can pour it, you can use Mr. Martens said. Bronze, bees wax, plastiscine, tin, aluminum, clay or fibre glass are some of the materials he brings to life with his artistic touch. Mr. Martens has no The trophy will he presented yearly, along with a cash award, to the Canadian cowboy who does the most to perpetuate and promote rodeo in Canada. Born in the Ukraine, of Dutch parentage, Mr. Martens moved to Saskatchewan with his parents while still very young. "I have no came in grade school. TOOLS ARE SIMPLE The tools of his trade are simple an ordinary paring knife and a few dentist "tools, reworked into various shapes. These tools are of little use in til placed in the talented lands of Corne Martens. The lands supply the magic that turns common materials into works of art. During the day Mr. Martens works as promotion director for CJLH-TV in Lethbridge, which leaves only his spare time in which to pursue his art. "An important aspect in sculpturing is the knowledge of the anatomy of both man and The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in (OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION Mr. Martens feels some NU-MODE F 1 "BUILDERS OF AWAR I 1652 Mayor Phones 327-113 i How would you like j Here is our answer With our semi-detached Jan become a home owner for per month, including tax mortgage requirements. There ii no tight mone money at Nu-Mode Hornet for i Down paymenti from inentt from to Q to J748. ACT NOWI Gel your op have your mortgage approved Ihit fall, NU-MODE REAI Phones 327-1130 Frank Gemmel LTD. D WINNING HOMES" Wagralh Drive 0 328-8011 to own your home? !i as to how you may. i i home ownership plan you r as little as down and R I. All you have to do is meet a j: B y or shortage of morlgago T this typo of home ownership. to Monthly poy. alifying earnings from 1 plication tn to tnat we can and you in your now home TV EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENTS 328-8011 70-Albert Sluckart 327-4036 Henry Waack Leaving City By JOAN BOWMAN Staff Writer The Herald's music crilic, Henry Waack, leaves Leth- bridge Thursday for a position with the music department at Douglas Regional College i n the Vancouver area. Mr. Waack, for 10 years a registered music teacher in the city and pianist for musical- comedy productions, will teach piano in the college's two-year music program. He was tapped for the job by David Peteriun, former head of the Alberta cultural develop- ment branch's music division and musical director for the past three Lethbridge Musical Threatra productions. Mr. Peterkin is chairman of iie college's fine arts and fa- culty. Mi'. Waack will also be work- ng with Wally Robertson, former assistant supervisor of misic for Alberta, who has >een placed in charge of bands at the B.C. college. Mr. Waack, 40, was born in Sdmonton and studied piano in Vienna, Vancouver, Calgary and Saskatoon, and arranging m Hollywood for thi'ee sum- mers. He is an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto and Associats (music) of the University of Alberta. Prior to arriving in Leth- >ridge in 1960, he taught for wo years at Mount Royal Col- ege in Calgary. He has taught about 80 stu- 'ents per season in his home, many of whom have won high iwards at Lethbridge and Dis- trict Khyanis Music Festivals. He said he is looking for- ward to the 25-hour, five-day veek at the college "as op- wsed to the long hours of caching in Lethbridge." He was rehearsal pianist and >rchestra membar for numer'- usi LMT shows, and was mu- ical director for four LMT and Allied Arts Council sum- mer shows: Babes in Arms, Pyjama Game, The Boyfriend and Little Mary Sunshine. Mr. Waack, the father of six boys, including one set of twins, said Lethbridge has "always been a good piano town, but it needs help in other areas. "The schools started a good strings program, but dropped it during a cut back." He said he could not account for the slacking off of audi- ences in the past three years foi" music series, those spon- HENRY WAACK sored by the Lethbridge Sym- phony Association, Music Club and Overture Con- cert. 'I dcn't know if it is eco- nomic, I don't think the pro- grams have been any worse. Maybe the novelty of attending wore off." Mr. Waack suggested the provincial government in the past 10 years had "done ft great deal for the arts" through grants and sponsoring of such events as summer music workshop in Camrose. Registration modern art should not come e under the heading of art. r, He said he feels that one who a gobs paint on a canvas and then s has a nude roll all over it is not being honest hi art. He likens this type of art to d having a well-written piece o: d music painstakingly have some one sit dowi and pound haphazardly on piano, to announce he's com posed a piece of music of equ merit. Mr. Martens finished proc nets are of a western m o t i which includes Ms favori sport of explained that a piece o sculpture has to have a life-like quality. Movement must be por trayed as well as capturing tie tension and expectation of botl man and animal. His art is ruggedly hand some. There are no frills, nor is there any effort to "pretty up" the finished product. "I'm afraid of he said, "f like to keep my work masculine." Mr. Martens has a g r e a deal of respect for other western artists in this area. He has a special admiration for the work of his friend, Gerald Tai' Feathers, the fine Indian artist He feels the works of Glen Eagle Speaker, Malcolm McKenzie and Charlie Eeil are very impressive. "Perhaps the greatest sculptor around today is Bob Scriver of Browning, he said. "I'd say that his work ranks with Charlie Russell's, the renowned western artist. "Since Charlie Beil is no longer 'doing the trophies for the Calgary Stampede, I would love the opportunity to do Mr. Martens said. "It would be an honor to follow in the footsteps of this fine sculptor." A frame building at the rear of the Martens' home in Coal-iale serves as the maneqirin with a sculptured head of Charlie Russell, broken pieces of 'Sculpture, desks, chairs, saddles, wax and uncountable other brie brae give the place a real "working" appearance. The ovens, two of them, are outside the shop in a small shelter. There is also a kiln inside the workshop. LIKES EARLY WORKS Mr. Martens likes some of his early sculpture best. "Artistically the early works are as good as the later ones, but technically the last one completed is the best." Mr. Martens works from memory, recalling in his mind every detail pertaining to the event he is recreating. The Martens' living room displays his art. A cowboy entertained in night clubs n Edmonton during Klondike Tourists Shows Boost The Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alber ta has announced registration for the month of July at ita two information huts is up con siderably over the same period last year. The number of cars registering in July 1970 totalled up over 1969. Of this number, were out of province which shows an increase of 67! over July 1969. Total number of people registered was an increase of over the same period last year1. Suspended A Lethbridge woman re-eived a two-year suspended entence Tuesday in magistrates court, after pleading guilty to a charge of breaking and entering. The accused was arrested in jedibridge July 29 after seen caving the premises of the and W Cafe. Several pack-ges of cigarettes and candy ere found in her 5 0 r Summer r In Pinchi i j The Southern Alberta Sum 5 mer Games are scheduled to run Aug. 10-13 at Pinch e Creek. J Following is a list of thos representing Lethbridge in th games. The Southern Alberta Sum mer Games is the first projec of its kind to be held in Can ada and may be the bigges games organization of its typ held on .a community level. About persons are ex pected to take part in the four day competition. Two of the smallest centres Inking part in the games, De Bonita and New Dayton, have the highest percentage of in volvement. Both hamlets have had close to 80 psr cent o their population .participate in various Games events on the local and regional level. They will be represented in Pineher Creek by many of then- teams and individuals. SWIMMING Benlot Chabot, Vanessa Harrison, Ann Chabot, Jamie Henderson, Nicholas Hunt, Sandra Thack-ray, silvana SaccomonI, Gordon Ba-bick, Lloyd Takeyasu, Lori MaClpan, Lorraine Daw, Evelyn Daw, Tom Kve-aer, Gayle UtcMleld, Robin Sheridan, Michael 'Graham, Lello Kueder, Aimela saccomani, steell Sheridan, Sheridan Family, Cheryl Frascr. ARCHERY Larry Popson, Ron ieyer. Bill Bier, Leslie Bertnelctle, Laurey Berlhelette, Lee Speelman, Ralph Beyer, Nora Popson, Walter Glduk, Michael Ponson, Sid Matthews. TRACK and FIELD Al Brewer, Garry Romses, Gerry Carmichael, Joyce Ober, Sandro Tavernini, Lylle Gallant, Fred Sommer, Joanne Hunt, Jennifer Smith, Ken ShaSkln, Byron Lee, Armln Gerstenbuhler, Ed Schnit-zer, Jim Wilson, Guy Pomahac, Paul Zook, Don' Hartman, Peter Sikora, Brsnda Schmidt, Shelley Ibbolson, Debby Bonel, Holly Tokariuk, Barry Niedermler, Roy Robinson, Danny R ckaby, Mark Shaskln, George Taver-nlni, Dana Merkl, Sian Smith. Wendy Rodzinyak, Kathv Oovr, Michaela Kin-arian, Rosanda Saccomani. HORSESHOES Harlon Borggand, Bob EQUESTRIAN EVENTS-Boyd Cave, Tom Byam, Judy Hoot, Wendy Nugent, ?r Creek "Edward Byam, Cindy Young, warre Lvckman, Evelyn Jensen, Darilyn M Kenna. Max Glbb, Sharon Wilson. COMPETITIVE DIVINE Ro Trone, George Coulter, Rob Merger ball, Kent Rossell, Peggy Teynor, J m Richards, Scott Tanner, John rider; a pony express rider racing across the plains; a coyote; Indian heads; steers; >ahitings and wood work all reflect their Creator's artistic ability. One of the life-like figures [ell to the floor and broke one day. It just fell, there was apparently no reason. Perhaps the talented hands of Cornelius Martens had made it so life-like that it thought it was alive and tried to HOUSES TO RENT 2-3-4 Bedroom Furnished and Unfurnished CONTACT: Housing Office University of Lethbridge Phone 327-2171 Ext. Name: Doug's Music and Spor -Jim Wood, Bill Binning, Deloy Wigh Bill ptzzey, Dave steed, Allan Dud ey DeWayne Duce, Girry Bowie, Gu Sabey, Mel Salmon, Ron Legge, Ke Peterson, Ross Wilde. SLOW PITCH, 16 YEARS A N UNDER Team' Name: STP Tioer Bob Vaukovich, Brian Sedgew cl Brian Veres, Brian Fleming, Greg Hamilton, George Irvine, Hal Laughin Perry Scroter, Randy Baddard, wayn Spence, Tom Kenelly, Gerald Davi Ed Doug Glbboney. LADIES SLOWPITCH, 17 YEAR AND OVER Lynette Mavnard, RIt Maynard, Leona Voth, Linda Volh Elaine Lacey, Francis Kazoboff, Elea nor Rlehl, Sharon Glduk, Pat Schan dor, Carolyn PIckett, Joanne Johnson Val Orr, Barb Rea. TRAP SHOOTING, 1M SHOTS, Maclean. IOC SHOTS, Mary Woo. FIVE-MAN TEAM EVEN Ed Manlier, Jim MacLean, Bo Schuler, Darren Alblston, Rex Johnson SMALL BORE, BOYS IS YEAR AND UNDER, 30 yard Iron sight pron S. McKenzie. Twenty yards four pel Ions 5. McKenzie. Twenty Yards four positions buddy s. McKenzie N. Trainer. MEN, 30 yards Iron sight pront F. Lelllngwell. Fitly yards iron B scope sight Don Bartz. Twent yards four positions F. Leffinawe 1 Twenty yards four positions buddy Frank Leftlr.gwell; Don Bartz. LADIES, 30 yards iron sight E. Lelfinowell. Fifty yards Iron o scope sight E. Leffinqwell. Twenl rards tour positions E. Leffinawe 1 Twnety yards four positions buddy E. Lefllngwell; L. Lefflngwell. GIRLS SLOW PITCH Pat Band )avlyn Last, Margita Dombrowsky Caren Malhescn, Lcs Lllfa, Laurie Lynne Miller, Leurell Lllja, Arde Cr ghten, Faye Olson, Susan Ross Jancy Fowler, Debbie Hires Counsellor M a r i e 1 1 e Moreau, former .eacher in Indian and high schools in Manitoba and Sas-catchewan, has joined the staff of the Lethbridge Community College as student counsellor. B o r n in St. Norbert, Mani-oba, Miss Moreau attended eachers' college at Montreal and attained a BA at the University of Ottawa and BEd at he University of Ottawa. She obtained a MEd in counselling psychology at Boston College in Boston. She has had 18 years of eaching experience, some of it vholiy in counsellirg, in the wo Prairie PROFESSIONAL VISUAL ADVICE CONSULT YOUR OPTOMETRIST FIRST Optometrists are constantly investigating the qualities of new optical products. Their professional training and post-graduate education fully qualifies them to properly evaluate any new developments. Recent advert sing by commercial optical firms have mads me public increasingly aware of new lens developments such Type ol Lens Trade Names Light-Sensitive Photogray, Varlgray Gradient Focus Bifocals Multilux, Varilux (Invisible) Progressor Tinted Lenses All Sunglasses Contact Lenses All Types While Optometrists have full access to any of these products, none of them are universally acceptable of recommended for all people. Let YOUR Optometrist advise you if any are suitable for your particular visual problem. BE SURE TO CONSULT YOUR OPTOMETRIST FIRST ALBERTA OPTOMETRIC Inspector First class fireman John