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University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

University of Idaho accepting submissions for "F-Word" Poetry Slam

The University of Idaho Women's Center is currently seeking submissions for the “F-Word” Live Poetry Slam in early November.

This event is meant to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces. The slam and exhibit are open to poets and artists of all skill levels, abilities and genders.

To submit visual pieces, email a photo of your piece to bekahm@uidaho.edu. To submit spoken word pieces, visit this link here. The deadline to submit is October 17, and artists who are chosen will be notified by Monday, October 27.

“F-Word” Live was created to form a space in which anyone can express their feelings and experiences related to the “other f-word” - namely, feminism. “F-word” Live is a safe space for all to showcase spoken word and visual art pieces or to come and watch as others perform.

There is no charge to perform in this event. The event is free to all students with a valid student ID. General admission for non students is $5.

Child art workshops open now for registration

Child art workshops open now for registration

The City of Moscow and the 1912 Center & Heart of the Arts, Inc. have partnered to prove art workshops for children.

These workshops provide not only a day of fun, but an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in a variety of art fields.

These workshops include Drawing in Color with Dana Aldis, Painting on Glass with Nancy Attebury and Hands-on Holiday Fun with Nancy Attebury.

 

Drawing with Color

Children will have classes in which they will develop their drawing skills and hand-eye coordination while working from observation, not photographs. Students will learn basic traditional drawing techniques such as line, structure, value/shading and cross-hatching, as well as composition. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Students will work at their own pace and complete two or four pieces of art to take home.

Dates: October 8, 15 and 22

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Sue the T-Rex takes over Mobius Science Museum

Few things will ever be as cool or awe-inspiring as dinosaurs, and today is the first day you can meet one up close and personal at Mobius Science Museum. Not just any dinosaur either, but Sue – the largest and most complete fossil of a T-Rex ever discovered.

Sue's trip to Spokane began as a whirlwind affair, with an empty stretch in her schedule the options were to either be shipped back to Chicago for storage or find a museum who would be willing to take her.

“Sue is what we call, in the business, a last minute booking,” said Mobius CEO Phil Lindsey. “Some of our board members had been reaching out to the Field Museum in Chicago about her availability and we reached a point where we thought we were going to be able to get her out here. From the booking to the shipping, everything was about six weeks.”

Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

About three months after my heart attack. I was asked the go and introduce Robin Williams at the Fox when he came to town. I got there an hour early because I wanted to make sure that everything went well. After meeting David Steinberg he asked if I would you like to meet Robin. Of course, I said.

We went to Robin Williams room made introductions, some small talk. I told him that I had spent time growing up in Denver, Colorado and also in Boulder, where the Mork and Mindy house was. He explained how the owner of the house had sued the production company  several times never really winning because as the show became so popular. People come by it at all hours screaming for Mork or Mindy to come out.

I talked about how the food in his room was heart healthy and he said he had open heart surgery sometime before that and was trying to eat healthy. I said I had a heart attack and I died and he immediately shot back " show off !".

David said let's go back to my room and go over  the script .

Local game designer looking for success with Kingdoms in Peril

If you're a board game enthusiast who's always on the lookout for a new addition, you may want to check out local Spokane designer Thomas Kaufman and his fast-paced, highly competitive card game Kingdoms in Peril.

I had the chance to sit down and learn Kingdoms recently, and picked it up almost immediately. Set in the ancient middle east (the cards themselves designed with historical carvings from 700 BC, featured in the British museum), each player builds their own kingdom of villages and towns with their capital as the crowning jewel.

Once set-up is complete, players then go to work building a hand of cards that houses their armies, equipment and defensive tactics before turning on each other in an ancient battle royal. To the victor go the spoils, and with a two-hour time limit the winner is declared by either a tally of points (each village, town and city has a numbered value when captured) or when one kingdom emerges victorious.

City of Moscow seeking art instructors for 2015 workshops

City of Moscow seeking art instructors for 2015 workshops

The city of Moscow, Idaho and the Moscow Arts Commission are seeking enthusiastic instructors for art workshops in the upcoming year.

All workshops will take place in the Arts Room at the 1912 Center from January to April 2015.

Instructors in all art media are encouraged to apply. You can download an application here.

The Art Workshops are sponsored by the City of Moscow, the Moscow Arts Commission and the Heart of the Arts, Inc. The workshops are for young adults and the young at heart and provide not only a day of fun but an opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience in a variety of art fields.

The deadline for applications in September 10 by 5 pm.

Family fun provided in Moscow's East City Park

Family fun provided in Moscow's East City Park

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