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October 8, 2009

Bank Left to show Helm paintings

Featured artist for Bank Left Gallery at Palouse for October is Tamara Helm, WSU Art department faculty member. Her exhibit is “Past to Present,” a compilation of over 40 paintings.

The opening reception with the artist will be Oct. 10 from 1-5 with live music from 1 to 3:30. This exhibit will run Oct. 10 to Oct. 31 and is free to the public.

In honor of Frida Kahlo, Tamara’s favorite artist, dinner at the The Bank Left Bistro that evening will feature recipes inspired by Frida’s fiestas. Reservations for the dinner required.

Tamara Helm has shown in solo exhibitions and group shows throughout the Northwest and Southwest. At WSU, she teaches drawing, painting and Women’s Art History.

CROP hunger walk

The 26th annual CROP Hunger Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at Pullman’s Chipman Trail head. Registration will begin at 1:30 for the 10 K (6.2 miles) walk or run. The event is a fund-raiser for Pullman and Moscow food banks and world hunger relief through Church World Service. Donations welcome. http://www.cropwalkonline.org

Teen Read Week contest

Teens can enter their original photographs or digital drawing/creations for display on the WLC Teen web link. Two winning pictures will be selected for $15 iTune gift cards. Deadline for entry is Oct. 24.

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Club & Youth Groups

Guy-Albion H Society

Annual meeting of the Guy-Albion Historical Society will be Sunday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. at the community building. A potluck lunch and brief meeting will be followed by a piano performance by Dan Lohrey who will play Ragtime and contemporary music.


Mathia son born

A boy, Levi Leonard, was born Oct. 1, 2009, at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax, to Heather and AJ Mathia. Maternal grandparents are Sandy and Leonard Malott, Spokane. Paternal grandparents are Tracy and Leonard Mathia, Colfax. Weighing eight pounds, 13 ounces, at birth, he is the couple’s first child.

Weitman great-granddaughter born

A girl, Khloe Hayden, was born Sept. 19, 2009, at Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, to Kaytra Ann Hanes and Nathan Allen Toombs of Spokane. Grandmothers are Amye Lee Hanes, Oakesdale, and Janet Thorne, Bakersfield, Calif. Great-grandparents are Lin and Glen Weitman of Oakesdale; Duane and Bonita Herman, White River, Ariz., and George and Patricia Hanes, Spokane. Great-great grandfather is Lavern Herman, Haugen, Mont. Weighing six pounds, nine ounces at birth, she is the couple’s first child.

Grange calendar

TWISTED THREADS AND WHEATLAND GRANGE will sponsor a Fiber Arts Day Saturday, Oct. 11, at their hall located on Highway 23 east of St. John. from 10 to 4 with potluck.

Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and project and share their skills. No cost.

For more information call Margaret Gisselberg at St. John.

On Campus


WSU Museum of Art will display Don Normark’s 1948 photos of three Mexican-American neighborhoods in Chavez Ravine at Los Angeles, Oct. 2 to Dec. 19. The neighborhoods were eventually razed to make way for Dodger Stadium. Title of the exhibit is “This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, Issues of Eminent Domain.” Normark will conduct a lecture tour of the exhibit tonight, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts auditorium. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

University of Idaho’s Prichard gallery in downtown Moscow will present the work of Mark Klett and Peter Vincent, two photographers who have produced extensive work focusing on the American West. Klett traces the influences of human interaction with the environment, and Vincent has a particular interest in car culture and its expression at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Aug. 19-Oct. 11.

“Mingle‚” two distinct bodies of work, portraits and still lifes, by painter Craig Cully will be on display Oct. 7 - 30 at WSU’s Gallery II in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will consist of small to medium-sized images painted with oil pigment on wood panels.

Cully, an assistant professor at New Mexico State University, earned his bachelor of fine arts from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and his master of fine arts from the University of Arizona.

Gallery II is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 -5 with a noon break.


The second concert of the WSU music faculty Series, “Romantic Octets,” will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in WSU’s Bryan Hall Theatre. Faculty from WSU and guests from the University of Idaho will perform chamber music. The evening’s concert will present Octets from by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert.

The series was created by WSU music faculty in the fall of 2006 to raise additional funds for the school of music scholarship fund.

Tickets will be available in the lobby one hour before the concerts begin. The costs of tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and non-WSU students, and free for WSU students with ID. Season passes for all faculty artist performances are also available for $45.


Dracula, WSU’s Jones Theater in Daggy Hall, Oct. 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. Students Jason Keene of Camas and Syleanna Campbell of Auburn play the lead roles of Count Dracula and Mina. Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for age 65 and over and for WSU students, $5 for 17 and under. Daggy Hall box office will open 2-5:20 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, during weeks of performance and an hour before curtain time.


WSU visiting writers program will host poets Kate Greenstreet, Oct. 12; Margo Tamez, Nov. 12, and Sarah Vap, Dec. 3l.


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