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Short Takes: Audition notices; women's history month event; Huntington art students recognized

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Three Rivers Art Center for Kids (TRACK) and IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs are planning a community event for Women's History Month, “An Evening of Cultural Expression.” The evening includes speakers, live music, dance and theater. It's free and open to the public with refreshments. The event is 7-9 p.m. March 27 in the International Ballroom in the Walb Union at IPFW, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E.Maleah Heck will present the keynote address on “Generations of Women in My Family” with Randi Shepherd from Medway, Ohio, on videotape. Shepherd has fought for six years for Destiny's Law, named after her daughter, who was abused as a baby. The law would make tougher sentences for abusers.

The mission of TRACK is to use art to combat child abuse. Mimi Burns and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective will premiere the dance “To Be on Track,” written by TRACK's Patty Hunter and the play “Angel Fire,” written by TRACK founder Terry Doran.Huntington University visual arts students recently showcased the best of their work from the year and were recognized at the 24th annual Juried Student Art Exhibit held in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery on campus. The show is on display until March 27.

Winners were Abby Kaufman of Grabill, a freshman in graphic design, third place for “Ai” and Larkayla Mosley of Kendallville, a freshman in graphic design, an outstanding achievement award in drawing for “Camel Macchiato.” Hilary Troxel of Bluffton, a junior in art education, received an outstanding achievement award in ceramics for “Circle Bowl.”Civic Theatre will hold auditions 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., for the winning plays of the fifth annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival. The winning plays are:

First place, “Whispers to the Moon” by Kris Bauske, guest director Phillip H. Colglazier. This will be a full production.

Second place, “Tinfoil Memories” by Emily Farris, guest director, Thom Hofrichter. This will be a stage reading.

Third place, “The Teapot Collector” by Jack Peterson, guest director, Steve Sarratore. This will be a stage reading.

Scripts may be signed out with a refundable $10 deposit. For an audition, call Colglazier at 422-8641, Ext. 225 or email PColglazier@fw civic.org.

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