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Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvailis Friday, November 5, 1993 Friday, November 5, 1993, Corvallis Gazette-rimes, Corvallis Ore. mmm -4. On 4 4 4 i ft is vX I Guy tographers, The Eloquent Umbrella, the creative arts journal of LBCC. is seeking local submissions. Send or deliver all works to The Eloquent Umbrella.

AHSS-108, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany. OR 97321. Information: Linda Smith, 753-3335. $7.35 adults.

$5.25 seniors over 60 and students 13 to 18. $3 15 children 4 to 12 free for children under 4 1 Hatfield Marine Science Center, Marine Science Drive. Newport (503) 867-0100 Touch pool, sea life displays, films on weekends. Open daily, 10 a to 4 m. Free.

Corvallis1 Tom Birdseye has created 10 books for his toughest audience: kids Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild, Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m., Old World Deli and Pub, 341 S.W. Second St. Free belly dance show with six to 12 dancers each week. HalnesKanter Project, Nov.

12. 8 to 10 p.m.. New Morning Bakery, 219 S.W. Second St. Brian Hanes and Linda Kanter.

Original jazzpop fusion on keyboard, reeds and vocals. No cover. door. Reservations: 967-6101. Linn-Benton County S.O.S.

project, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 to 9 p.m., Stevenson's Gallery, 264 S.W. Madison Ave. Video-illustrated lecture on national Save Outdoor Sculpture project by Oregon Arts Commission coordinator Margo McCafferty. Free.

Memorial Union Craft Center, Memorial Union East, OSU. Space available for community adults in workshops on magic pillow quilt, glass etching, glazing. Studio space available for crafts. Information: 737-2937. By Meredith Dunn GitJUtfe Tim WOOfW cz7at theicoast i -r 4 Tom Birdseye hated writing in Since that time, this new Corvallis resident has authored 10 children's books And he has traveled to about schools, describing the fun of penning on paper.

But he still recalls school writing assignments with distaste: "The un- kids Arsenic and Old Lace, tonight and Saturday, Nov. 6, Thursday, Nov. 11, Nov. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 7.

Nov. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m., Newport Per-forming Arts Center, 777 W. Olive, Newport. Tickets $9 general. $6 seniors and students some shows, at box office or by calling 265-ARTS.

All The Mornings of the World, Sunday, Nov. 7 and Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive, Newport. Gerard Depardieu stars as Marin Marais.

Part of intenational film series. Tickets: $5 general, S4 seniors and students, available at the door. Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 E. Ferry Slip Road, Newport. (503 867-3474.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission: UNICEF card sale, through Nov. 19. dailv except Sunday.

11 a m. to 5 Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St. UNICEF items will be sold here until Gifts for a Better World opens on Nov. 20 at Avery Square.

Marys River Orange Boiaar, tonight and Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a to 4 p.m., mile west of Philomath on Highway 34 (follow signs from the Craft tables. Kitchen will be open for lunch Harvest Time Craft Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 College Center Building (Commons).

LBCC. 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W. Jewelry, wood, fabric, ceramic crafts; toys, decorations and more. Information: 967-8838.

body so crooked they screw their socks on every morning And when I catch 'em, I'm gonna open up a can of. gotcha and send em airmail to the moon!" READING: Birdseye will read the first chapter of his latest book, "Just Call Me Stupid," at the Literary Cabaret from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Corvallis Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave.

TOUCH LINE: To hear Birdseye read a selection fromjJust dial the G-T Touch Line, 753-8151; category 4000. WHO: Tom author of 10 children's books. He moved to Corvallis from Tucson, in June. WHY CORVALLIS: He and his wife, Debbie, spent six years in Lincoln City, and had considered living in Cor-: vallis. He likes the Corvallis; writer's community better man Tucson's: "For a town this size, it's pretty amazing how much is going on with writers and writing." EXCERPT FROM "AIRMAIL TO THE "My name is Ora Mae Cotton of Crabapple Orchard, and last night somebody stole my tooth some Call to artists, Thursday, Nov.

11 and Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., Memorial Union East (Craft Center), OSU. Registration and jury for Holiday Marketplace Sale on Dec. 1 and 2, open to all community artists. All work must be handmade and juried.

Information: 737-2936. Antique cor swap meet, Nov. 20 at 7 a Linn County Fairgrounds. Albany. Breakfast and lunch available.

Free admission and parking. Preregistration for floor space: Martin Harding, (503 926-3972. Deadline: Nov. 13. Call to writers, poets, artists and pho 'yJ'y i G-T Touch Lint derlying message was that writing was a time to prove that you were a capable speller, and I wasn't, that you had mastered grammar, and I hadn't.

It was 753-8151 category 4 0 0 0 7n Michael ShindlerGazette-Times Children's author Tom Birdseye writes in his Corvallis home. JUST CALL ME STUPID Tom Birdseye Preschool Storytime, today and Nov 12 at 10 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. Stories for ages 3 to 5. This week: "Puppy Dog Tales." Next week: "Favorite Foods." Storyteller: library staff.

Hoolyeh Folkdancert, Saturday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Chintimini Senior Center, 2601 N.W. Tyler Ave. Movement and exploration for 1-to 4-year-olds.

Sessions from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m. International folk dance for ages 5 and up. 11 a.m. to noon.

Admission: $1 per child per session, at the door. Junior International Club, Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Chintimini Senior Center (Game Room), 2601 N.W. Tyler Ave. Opportunity for elementary school-age children from Corvallis and abroad to learn about each others' games, customs, language.

Foreign student guest speakers. Admission: $1 at the door. Nutcracker auditions, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2 to 6 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St.

All participants must have current ballet training. 2 to 2:30 mice (girls and boys ages 6 to 7J. 2:30 to 3: 15 p.m. angels (ages 7 to 8). 3:15 to 4: 15 p.m.: bonbons (ages 9 to 11).

4:15 to 5:30 p.m.: party scene (ages 11 to 16). 5:30 to 6 waltz of the flowers (ages 13 and up two years pointe class required). Final performance on Dec. 23. Information: 754-3207.

Bedtime Storytime, Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. Stories for young children and their families. Storyteller: Brenna Weller.

Magic show, Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.. LBCC (Forum), 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W,, Albany. All-ages show in a theatrical format.

Admission: S3 per person, children 5 and under free. Group and family rates available. Tickets available at the door. jvi at a time to show your writing was slanted neatly to the right, and mine didn't," Birdseye said during an interview in his two-story Corvallis house. I It wasn't until Birdseye turned 30 that he Realized writing could prove more than a test of mechanics He discovered that writing could be a journey to emotional truth i Today he can't get a Franz Kafka quote out of his mind: "A book should serve as an axe for the frozen sea within us." Birdseye 's attitude toward writing changed when he took classes from two Lincoln City authors, Nan Phillips and M.K.

Wren: "I would not be sitting here today talking with you about my writing career if it had not been for these two ladies From these teachers, he discovered that authors are ordinary people, not exotics. "I used to think that writers were all these strange people who lived in New York City," he KVLT Ct'TIi Les EaT-at Africains. Nov. 7, 7 p.m.. S15 and $18.

Garrtson in The Story of Guyt Show," Nov. 10. 6 p.m., $18.50 to J23.50. Howard FSheinQoid, science Journalism lecture: "Virtual Computer Technology." Nov. 13.8 S21 to $35.

Nu Kahkf Theater presents "Fires on the Water." Nov. 13 end 14. TJX p.m., $10 end $14. Eugene Symphony Orchestra wRh Jeffrey Kanane, pianist and guest conductor, Nov. 18, 8 p.m..

$10 to $31. "Man of La Mm-cha" (national lour). Nov. 19 and 20, 8 p.m.. and $27.50.

Tickets: (503) 37-5000. IXXt. MALL 291 W. Eighth Ave. Two Minuet Hate, Gem EUmston, Euckhom, and Elgin.

9:30 p.m. toniJt, $5 door. The Good-men Brothers, Nov. 6, 8:33 p.m., $3 advance, $7 door. Cascade Acoustic Blues Festal, Nov.

7, 1 to 11 p.m., $3 advance. $10 door. Caiiente, Nov. 12. 9:30 p.m., $5 advance.

$8 more challenging readers than adults. "1 think that the toughest audience is a kids' audience. They not cut you any slack," he said. He calls children "the most important readers on earth." Children's books "have an impact at a really important time, when you're becoming who you're going to be." Waiting for children also allows Birdseye to return to his own childhood. At first, he didn't know why he wanted to write his latest book, "Just Call Me Stupid." The novel introduces Patrick Lowe, a fifth-grader who struggles to read.

Then Birdseye remembered. He had felt like Patrick Lowe in school. He had struggled in the lower reading group, the one "for dummies." Birdseve recalled, "I realized remembers. The women also demystified lle writing process: "Martha K. and Nan were very realistic about what you have to do.

This is not magic here. This is hard work." And he learned "the importance of story," stories that discover frozen emotions. The traditional writer's commandment is: "Write what vou know." Phillips took the guideline a -step further, telling Birdseye. ''Write what you want to know more about." He started a short story, which grew into his first novel. "I'm Going to be Famous" was published in 1986.

Only his wife, Debbie, knew he hoped to publish. "I didn't tell anyone," he said with a laugh. "That would be like saying. 'Yes. I'm at home practicing to be a movie star." i Birdseye has continued writing i children's novels and picture i books.

"Airmail to the Moon," "Soap! Soap! Don't Forget the Soap!" and "Waiting for Baby" are available at the Corvallis-Benton County Library. As soon as his daughters leave for school, Birdseye spends mornings writing in his Corvallis study. I In this cozy room with one wood desk, framed covers of his published works line the walls. He looks at the books for inspiration; even now, he gets stuck in writing projects. I When not at home, Birdseye travels to elementary and middle schools around the country.

He'll talk about writing at 80 or 90 schools this year. But he tires of grown-ups who ask, "So when are you going to write some real books for adults? In fact, he sees children as that I had a very negative experience with reading. Writing that story was sort of going back into that again." -r V.irc:::r': Sthnrter. Oregon Symphony prtxvts Cijo Lame and John 0ankioftn. Nov.

6, 8 p.m.. $17 lo $37. Oregon Symphony Kids Concert, Nov. 7, 3 p.m., $13 csnersl, $9 child. Oregon Symphony Qttsait Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 14, 8 p.m., Nov. 15. 7.23 pm. Nov.

18. $1050 to $48. Gf5 Peftomanees (OPB wine-tastmg bene-ttl Nov. 18. 8 33 $30.

$25 tor OPB members. Tickeis: (5C3) 248-4458. ImermedMe: Oregon Shakespeare Festivai presents "Dancing at Lughnesa," through Nov. 27. tl $33.

Tickets: (503) 248-4496. Winninxcj: Tyres Heart Shakespesre Comperty p. "Love's Labours Lost" mrough Nov. 7. 8 p.m.

Fndsy and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $3.50 to $19 50. Ortson Consort presents "Putsating 8 p.m. Nov. 12, and 2 and 8 p.m.

Nov. 13. $10 and $12 evemngs, $7 matinee. Metro dancer present "Dance Mosaic, Nov. 14.

4 and 7 p.m. Tickets (503) 248-4496. P08TLAK3 CtVtC AUDtTOCtUM. 222 Day. Portland Opera presents "Lucia di Lammermoor," Nov.

6. 8. 10. 13. 7:30 p.m., $21 to $56.

An Evening with Robert Futghum, Nov. 19. 8 p.m., $17.50 end $24 SO. Tickets: (503) 248-4498. fcCIUlCCUSrJH.

1401 N. Wheet-er. Depeche Mode, and The The. Nov. 8.

8 p.m.. $22 50. Tickets at G.I. Joe's or cat (503) 224-4400. cektcsl 531 E.

14th. Musical Theatre Company presents "Brtgtdoon." through Nov. 21, 8 p.m. Fridayi aid Saturdays. 2 p.m.

Sosdays. tickets: $12 ta $19 at Fred Meyer or ca3 (503) 230-eS9Z cciutra zzti iwS't ftirAO CLWX. 25C5 N. Vancouver. Mode! Show.

Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20. 21. 27 and 28, .10 a.m. to 6 Admission $3 adors.

$1 tor under 12. Irrfanr- yt fSCJ rr.3-7245. Souths 1Sth and Ovimo. Oeon Fwpenjry Sinjjers present "Bravo frtain." 6 m. Nov.

6.4 p.m. Nov. 7, tickets: $3 to $1 5 al Frtd Meyer's, or caa (SC3) 227-3329. door. Bad Brains, Prong, end Alcohol Funny Car.

Nov. 13. 9 p.m., $13 advance or door. Scott Ccesu Trio, How. 14, 7:30 p.m., $10 ad-vance, $12 door.

Bresfcfast; Love, Oectn and Agriculture; and The -y Notes; Hcm. 18. 8 edvence, soor. Ad-vnce ttckets at Happy Traits. lnkrm4iion: (503)637-2747.

xt'Zknx nototd campus "Way. "The Learned Ladies." Nov. 8, 1 1. 12. 13.

19 and 23. 8 p.m., $4.60 to $8. InJofma-Uon: 3AS-4191. MXtHM tZZSi 2700 Centennial Blvd. Festival of Eans (high school marching bend competition), Nov.

6. a.m. to 10 tickets: until p.m., $3 and 7 p.m. fine and $3, 8-dy $3. tnformaifan; UUa CCVTT fAtZZSGtmS.

West 13th Avenue. World Cup Figure Skating Champions Show, Nov. 7, 4 $15 to $25 at G.I. Joe's or call (503) 33-1669. BUFFALO MII OAtlEST.

33 High St Rod MacOoaald wrth Rob Lsurens, Now 7, 7: 30 p.m.. $8 advance, $7 door; information; (5C3) 424-2215. GOOD TIMES CAT! AMD BJUt 375 E. Seventh Ave. Beneoade Semu end The Strangers, Nov.

10, 9:30 p.m., $3, Dan Oyfcen, Nov. 11, 9:30 p.m., Wor-maOon-503)484-7181. CcnrJafi up in Sc'cm: $Aini AiMOCT. 2310 17th St. E.

10th Annual CFA Cat Show. 10 a m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, 9 am.

to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, $3 adults, $2 seniors and children over 6, under 8 free. FlMTACtl TKIATSL 324 52nd Ave. N.W.

"The Trip to Bountifjl." tonkjht and Nov. 6. 815 $3. fccket (503) 370-7469. G1AKO TKtATEa.

191 High St E. "At Our Lives, (AIDS drama to benefit hospice); tonight and Nov. 8, $10. information: (5C3) 588-7002. fc-UAjerm Smith Aoctwium: An Evening of Opera Excerpts, Nov.

1 2, 8 p.m.. tree. Arena Theatre: "Women of Troy." Nov. 12, 13, 18. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m..

Nov. 14 and 21 at 2 $7 general, $4 students and seniors; reservations: 370-6221, l44(4 4f ll 4 4 it 44 4 4i4 i I I- Watt: I V- Bronze sculptor visits collected widely. Originally a painter, he began sculpting when commissioned to create a pair of broncos in bronze for the owner of the Denver Broncos football club. Stevenson's Gallery and Fine Framing will hold a public reception and special viewing of works by Western artist Bill Shaffer on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Eighteen each of Cut, tonight at 8 Java Rama Cafe, 2047 N.W. Monroe Ave. Leroy Cntcher, guitar; Dan Scollard. bass; Dave Storrs, drums. Admission: $2.

Re-encuentro, tonight. 8.30 to 10:30 Bocchenm's Coffee and Tea House. 208 S.W. First, Albany. Andean and South American folk duo No cover: Sudden Impact, tonight and Saturday, Nov.

6. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a O'Callahan Restaurant. 1550 N.W. Ninth St.

Classic rock 'n' roll. No cover. Otd-Tbne Fiddlers, Saturday, Nov. 6, 7 to 10 p.m.. Old World Deli.

341 S.W. Second St. Open jamming r. fiddlers and stringed-instrument backup. Old-time and Texas-style music.

Free. Dove Feinberg, Saturday. Nov. 6, 8 to 10 p.m.. New Morning Bakery, 219 S.W.

Sec- ond St. ALso Nov. 12, 8.30 to 10:30 p.m., Boccherini's Coffee and Tea House, 208 S.W. First, Albany. Jazz piano No cover.

The Tone Short, Saturday. Nov. 6 at 9 a Squirrel Tavern, 100 S.W. Second St. Admission: $3.

I "I try to catch the angles, verticals, of back-yard views for an upright look at the depth these scenes offer. Briskey said in an LBCC press release. He usually begins his work with pencil sketchings on location. He strives to achieve structural realism in combination with abstract color schemes. Before returning to Corvallis this summer, Briskey worked four years in Kuwait City.

He lost 20 canvases during the Iraqi occupation in 1990. The Art Gallery is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located in the Art, Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Room 100, at LBCC, 65iX V.

Pacify Bvd COflVALLlS ARTS CENTER 700 S.W Madison Ave Through Thursday. Nov. 11 in the Connne Woodman Gallery: woodwork by Jim McILardy: weaving and dyeing by Pam Raby. pollery by Teresa Duncan, and photography by Inga Kolar In the Theater Gallery, through Nov 11 23rd Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition Hours; Tuesday through Sunday, nooo to 5 m. BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, 1101 Mam 51.

Philomath Through Not. 13: Prints and paintings by Oil Meredith, and Marcie Yukiko Amano Hours; Tuesday through Saturday. 10 am to 4 30 MEMORIAL UNION CONCOURSE GALLERY. OSU. Through Dec.

28: Vtsus and Vineyards Mentor Arust Exhibit. Hours: 8 a to 11 m. dailv. ILLUSTRATED GARDEN GALLERY, -US SW Madison Ave. (Madison Plaiat.

prmlS. cujpures and mixed -if TbAaili 4hrouKh Satur day. 11 am to 6 m. AROUND TOWN: Unftarian-OniwrMUtt Fownip. through Nov.

28. 'Art Communicating Science." works by Bonnie Hall and John Megahan. Chiotiminl Sv lor Cfltw. through Nov 24. "Senior Quills." Tn and CotfMhouM, pottery by Cynthia Spencer.

Good Samaritan Hoapnal, through November, photography by Ray Burkhart. Banton Count, Coufthoua. through Nov. IS. "Women's Visions," by women published in Calyx.

Mainttc Theatre, Through Jan 1. paintings by Illustrated Garden Gallery members City Had, through November, ceramics from the Ciech House Gallery lr4l Ait and Graphics, through November, ceramics by Jim Garah Burton's Surwybrook Restaurant, through November, paintings by Ellen Borowski. To list art srws out a fo''ri a. tre GaereT.rnes. 600 SW Jensen Ave Dead! ne' norr-bnTuesday' 'CityscGpes'crtLBCC ALBANY Corvallis oil painter Paul Briskey will exhibit "Cityscapes" from Monday.

Nov. 8 through Dec. 9 at the Linn-Benton Community College Art Gallery. The artist will give a gallery talk at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.

19; a reception will follow. Briskey, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Madison, began painting as a Crescent Val- Shaffer Raven trancfornvs to rsvcil a human spirit in- a ptcy fcy the Kahidi Theaier, a Alaskan troupe. It's coming to Ewgsns's Halt Centar on Nov. 13 and 14; ca3 C37-5C00.

Shaffer's bronzes and oil paintings will be on display from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, 264 S.W. Madison Ave, Shaffer, who lives in Kings cr.eatQS.Bipces. that.

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