New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Arts & Entertainment
Ginsberg film, toy part of events
: Alkn Grosberg wifl visit the Sotfh-
f west Texas State University campos : April IO through 12 for a series of : >*rts. Al wM be brid CW foe SWTSU
* icampus and tee free lo foe public. lf, April IO—Roandtebfedbcossaoo
* Poetry through Ginsberg” featuring SWT professors Paul Cohen, June Halons, Michael Henmasy rod Steve Wilson. Rowers HaD 230,2 to4 pm
; Free Film, “The Life aid times of : Allen Ginsberg.” Flowers HaD 341,6
J April ll — Poetry ReaSng, Allen - Ginsberg reading from his work,
* Evans Auditorium (Liberal Aits bofld-.mg) 6 to 8 pm
: Reception, Book Signing (books ‘ available for sale), Evans Aoditoriam
-Lobby, 8 to 9 pm
April 12 — Question-and-answer
* session with Allen Ginsberg, Hines Academic Center Room 202, 11:30
Jto 12:30 pm
:• For more information contact Steve
^Wilson at (512) 245-2163.
“The Dining Room” continues
Grace (Carol Blssett) warns hor daughter, Carolyn (EHean Coin) that It would ba a bad idea to choose to toe a play with her maiden aunt over going to dancing school, In this acana from "THE DRYING ROOM.” The unique human comedy by A. R. Gurney continues this weekend at Circle Arts Theatre. Tickets ara available al China n-TNngs. For reservations, call 609-3092, Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 pm only. There will ba a benefit psrtonnsnce aft 7 pm.
Circle Arts will hold “Big River” auditions April 15
^Canyon Lake photo Contest still growing
New Braunfels Art League
Canyon Lake will be hosting die third annual photo contest sponsored by Canyon Lake One Hour Photo. The -first contest, held in 1994, saw 74 gentries. Last year there were 199 -entries.
; “We are expecting even more entries this year,** said Dana Brennan Jones, owner of Canyon Lake One Hour Photo.
“We have expanded the number of categories horn four to five for this year's contest Children and animals, landscapes, people of Canyon lake, celebrations, and Panoramic
^Children and animals have been •^combined as one category instead of
• Iwo individual categories as they were ✓jest year. AD photos with either a child, *^n animal, or with both will be judged ‘in die same category.
> Landscapes saw the most number ‘pf entries hut year, especially hill coun-'py views. The photos can be of any -landscape in the world.
> People of Canyon Lake is a new category. Subjects of the photograph piust be residents of Canyon Lake, play be of any age, but cannot be a studio portrait. “We are looking for ■ Candid shots — people in action — I an image true to die human spirit of •Hie people in our community," Jones •pud.
' Celebrations take place year round. -Birthdays, Christmas, weddings, they fare all opportunities to make a photo gentry.
% Think about the unusual, too. They '.-backyard barbecue, a child's lint bicycle.
* Panoramic format is another new
category. These are the photos that are extra long, either three and one-half inches by ten, or four by ten inches. A singie-use camera, or a special camera that takes these photos on any film, is available at any photo lab and at some supermarkets, lf you are unfamiliar with this type of format, ask any photo processing laboratory or contact Dana or Bruce Jones at Canyon Lake One Hour Photo. The judges will be looking for best use of the panoramic format.
There is no entry fee. Photos must be five by seven inches in size, except for panoramic format photos, which wiB be either? 1/2 by lo, or four by IO inches. Digitally altered, professional or copyright photos are not eligible. Entries are limited to two photos per category per person. Entries will be taken between Monday, April 29, and Friday, May 17. Judging will take place the morning of Friday, may 24. The pubbc is invited to attend the judging.
Prizes will be awarded for first through third in each of the five categories. Beginning Saturday, May 18 and ending Thursday, May 23, the public may also come to Canyon Lake One Hour Photo and vote for their favorite photo.
The winning photo will receive the People’s Choice Award. The panel of judges will also pick the best of the first place winners in each category and award the Best of Show to the photographer.
Entries should be turned in to and details may be obtained from Canyon Lake One Hour Photo, 1427 FM 2673 in Settler, (210) 907-7901.
Anyone who’s ever wished to travel die Mississippi, following die adventurous journey of Huckleberry Finn, might want to attend auditions for Circle Arts Theatre’s summer musical, “BIG RIVER.”
Readings and singing tryouts will be held this coming Monday, April 15, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Those auditioning need to bring their own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided “As usual, this musical will require 12 to 14 men, a commodity which is always difficult to find,” said director Elizabeth Elliott. “But if we could create ‘Hell Dolly!’ with a total of 17 people, I’m going to remain confident that we can handle this show.” Roles exist for eight to IO women as well.
Some of the colorful characters, besides Huck himself and his friend Jim, a black slave, are: the Widow
form may be requested by calling Pat Deltz at (210) 629-4607 or the Art League Gallery at (210) 629-8022. Written inquiries should be addressed to NBAL, P O. Box 310325, New Braunfels TX 78131.
Wurstfest Association makes donation toward Art Gallery renovations
Some of th* artists participating in the “Floral Expressions" art show st the New Braunfels Art League Gallery include Pat Deltz, Virginia Haas, Ba—IColdeway, Laura SaftTCtory and Marie Rawls. Th# public is invited to a reception Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 pjn. st th* gallery, 239 W. San Antonio. The show continues through April.Artist to demonstrate Southwest landscape in oil
Cliff Cavin of San Antonio will paint a southwest landscape in oil at the Tuesday, April 16, meeting of the New Braunfels Art League.
Cavin was accepted in the 1995 Oil Painters of America national exhibition and has had a painting accepted in the Top 200 in the National Arts in the Parks competition. His art was included in a cultural aits exchange with San Antonio’s sister city in Japan. Represented by Texas Trails Gallery in San Antonio, he has had articles written about him in Southwest Ait, Ait West and San Antonio Magazine as well as local newspapers.
Currently he is working with Jesse Trevino on a nine-story tile mural for Santa Rosa Hospital.
The public is invited to the meeting at the NBAL Gallery, 239 S. San Antonio.Apply for space at Spring Arts A Crafts Show
Sixing has sprung and it is time for area artists to apply for space at the 32nd annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show sponsored by the New Braunfels Art League.
The event is scheduled for May 25 and 26 in the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin.
Exhibitors may show original work only; no kits, no nudes, no commercial exhibits, no food items and not items purchased for resale. Artists and craftsmen who have not displayed with the Ait League before should send several pictures or slides representative of their work for screening purposes and a self-addressed envelope for their return. The fee is $60 for 8 by IO foot space.
Entry deadline is April 15 with acceptance by April 25; late entries will be taken on standby. An entry
Rusty Brandt, president of the Wur8tfest Association, presents a $1,000 check to Pat Deltz of the NBAL for continuing renovations of the Art League building at 239 W. San Antonio.
The New Braunfels Art League has received a $1,000 donation from tire Wurstfest Association toward building renovations of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio.
“We are pleased that the Wurstfest Association has this continuing confidence in our campaign to better the downtown area,” said Elaine Felder, NBAL president. “They also provided
This musical will require 12 to 14 men and sight to IO women._
Douglas and her stem sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke who may not be as harmless as they seem; Tom Sawyer and a rowdy gang of pays; Huck’s drunken father, and the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes.
Adapted from die novel by Mark Twain, the show’s music and lyrics were composed by the late Roger Miller, the Iring of country music. The original production garnered seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book.
Those unable to attend Monday’s auditions may call 625-4824 to make other arrangements to read and sing for a role.
a $1,500 gift last year. Since then we have completely replaced the roof. We are looking forward to accumulating enough money for the next project.”
In his letter informing die group of the donation, Rusty Brandt, president, wrote, “The members of your organization have worked very Mid to develop the gallery which has certainly become an asset to the downtown area.”
The Wurstfest Association has provided much financial assistance in improving Landa Park and New Braunfels landscaping and building projects.
Among other benefits, they also provide exchange trips to Braunfels, Germany, for four area students.
The gallery has become a beehive of downtown activity. Youth ArtBett activities included being die collection point of ait work, site of the judging by Felder and Annette LeBoeuf and site of die poetry comer and face painting last Saturday.
Hundreds of works were displayed there over the weekend.t
An art show called “Floral Expressions” will run through April in the side gallery. Flowers bloom in still Ufos, landscapes and strictly florals. A reception will be beld Thursday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., and die public is invited.
Nine classes in oil, watercolor and drawings are available to adults and children. The children's class is held on Sunday afternoons.
Last month the Art League sponsored an Artistic Outreach free to members of the community. The 32nd armu-al Spring Arts and Crafts Show will be held in the gallery all IO days of the festival.
“We stay very busy, and we like it that way,” Felder said.
The Arts and Business are “keeping company” these days
✓ Every now and then, I realize how ‘ dated my terms are, like “keeping company” for instance. That goes all the ’ way back to the time I was a teenager, ^ and you don’t want to know how long ago that wu! I suppose the phrase
* today would be “they’re an item." ; Somehow, I think my long-gone label ; works best — the arts and business
* are in good company with each other. X And they both know it! In feet, there’s ; a new marketing focus steadily surging ; through the states three days — it’s ; called “Cultural Tourism." Municipal : arts agencies «e looking increasingly to ; visitors re their potential customers for I galleries, theatres, museums and con-
* certs. That bit of information was I recently printed in die San Antonio ! Express/News, and the Texu Com-. mission on the Arts hacked that idea to ; the hilt in its last newsletter.
But it’s not only the arts agencies ‘ that are convinced of the value of the ; “cultural tourist”...visitor bureaus and ^economic development officials are getting the message loud and clear. : What’s emerging is a “mating dance,"
• fi Art c) I the M a t t a r
not only between the visiting consumer and the arts or business community, but also, (and even more importantly) between business and the arts! One could say (if one |K felt a little mischievous) that what we have going is a healthy, legitimate “manage k trois."
In other words, business is supporting the arts, which attract cultural tourists which in turn spend money in
restaurants, accommodations, boutiques, etc., etc., etc.
STEP ASIDE. BIO CITIES!
Yes, we know about Chicago and the 950,000 people who stormed the
city to visit the Art Institute’s exhibit of French impressionist, Claude Monet. A ranking chamber of commerce official summed it up succinctly: “Monet = money!”
And we’ve heard about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which attracts close to 20,000 out-of-state visitors to its summer Opera Festival. But, for a town our size, we can’t be beat! We have enough diversity of arts and cultural exhibits and performances to satisfy the most arts-hungry tourist possible! And here s the best news: so many of our local businesses have come to the same conclusion — what’s good for the arts is good for them!
I hear some of you saying, “Boy, is she naive! lf Business is doing something for the Arts, then there must be something in it for them." Exactly! I know that. That fact makes the arts community even more proud! We who labor in galleries, museums, theatres, and concert hails have known for a
very long time that we had valid commodities. And now, the business community is acknowledging the win-win situation. We’ve become partners, not just to enhance our citizens’ quality of life, but also to enrich our coffers.
It’s scary when you think you might omit someone’s name, because almost all the businesses in our fair city have gotten on the bandwagon, supporting the arts, but there are some, very obviously dedicated to the win-win goal, like: H.E.B., Target, Wal-Mart, Texas Commerce Bank, Schlitterbahn, Victoria Bank, Norwest Bank, Pinto Ranch Grill, Plaza Diner, TreeTops Riverside Grill, Lack’s, First Commercial Bank, Luby’s, and the list goes on...
The final word is — we’re proud of the partnership! It not only puts more coins in our purses, it lends stature to our endeavors.
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities.)
Prospsro, th* lead character in Shakespeare'a “Tbs Tempest," wee vee white magic to help regain Ne throne. The musical production, adaptsd by J. Jay Jennings, will bs staged April 9 through 13 and again April 16 through 20 et 8:16 nightly at the Glade Theatre on the weal campus of Southwest Texas Bate University. The show la sponsored by Century Telephone of San Marcos and admission Ie free. For more information, call the University Theatre Box Office at (512) 245-2204.
Local voices sing with TIC choir
8 for the Arts and Entertainment Page to: iArfe|4 Entertainment, 707Landa St.
7813& Qr fax submissions to 625-1224.
Two New Braunfels residents are members of the 1995-% Conceit Choir at Texas Lutheran College.
These students are Max J. Ebert and Preston D. Voosen.
Ebert is a sophomore music major, and Voosen is a freshman at the college in Seguin.
The 44-voice select choir, which includes students from six states and one foreign country, has just returned from a 10-day concert tour through California. In California the choir presented conceits in San Diego, Visalia, Sacramento, Palo Alto and the San
Under the direction of Dr. Sigurd Christiansen, holder of the Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Choral Music at Texas Lutheran, the choir is already planning its 1997 spring tour which will take the group north to the Upper Midwest.
Texas Lutheran College was recognized by “U.S. News and World Report” in its 1996 college guide as one of the top ten regional liberal arts colleges in the western part of the United States and as one of the best financial values.