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African Children's Choir Performs In Dillon by Patience Stevens On Friday November 6, 1997, the city of Dillon was entertained by the appearance of several gifted young African children. The free concert was held in the BCHS auditorium, where every seat in the house was taken, leaving several people standing. The African Children’s Choir was started in 1984 and since then has been touring North America and Europe. Every child in the choir can tell a story of triumph over suffering and grief. They represent thousands of other children in the East African countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and southern Sudan. Friends In The West, the supporting backbone of this operation, help support these children by providing food, shelter, education and love. The children in the choir then share their love and gratitude through their gift of songs, dance and music. The purpose of the African Childrens Choir is to help “create new leadership for tomor rows Africa. These children are being trained to become quality leaders with vision and moral strength.” The performance was amazing and you couldn’t help but be touched by these youngsters’ love for God and for life. Art Gallery Check Out What's New! by Amy Cotton When walking past main hall stop in and look at the paintings in the Art Gallery. The current exhibit traces the influential career of Gennie De Weese, one of Montana’s early modernist painters. The exhibit samples De Weese’s explorations in portraiture, impressionism, and abstraction. Much of the work focuses on the Montana landscape as experienced by De Weese around her home in Bozeman. In a resent interview De Weese was asked, “How do you feel about objective (images with recognizable objects) verses nonobjective (images without recognizable objects)? Does it make any difference to you? She answered, “No, it doesn’t make any difference at all. It’s all the same thing, you’re organizing visual things. You turn a representational (paintings) upside down and you have a nonobjective painting. What’s important is the visual part of it.... To be visual, to be really visual, all parts have to relate. What’s over here has to relate to what’s over there, and what’s up there, has to relate to what’s down - visually. That is the visual language. Music is sound and painting is visual. I think its the same thing only a different language.” Gennie De Weese was awarded the Governor’s Award for excellence in the Arts in 1995. At the age 76, having raised a family of five, De Weese remains prolific and vital. The exhibit was created by Terry Karson of Billings, and organized by the Art Museum in Missoula. The exhibit is sponsored by the Montana Art Gallery Directors Association. Gennie De Weese’s work will be shown in Westerns Art Gallery until December 12. Exhibit catalogs are available for five dollars from Randy Horst, MH 112, or 683-7232. Coming Attractions at the WMC Art Gallery Western Art Faculty Jan.12 - Feb. 13 Exhibition of new work by Art Professors Canvas the Town Feb. 19 - Mar. 13 Beaverhead County High School students interpret Oillon Student Exhibition Mar. 25 - Apr. 15 New work by Western students in various media Senior Exhibition Apr. 20 - May 1 Art Work by Western Senior Art Students Gallery/Museum Hours % M-F 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. , and T/R evenings from 7-9 p.m. when classes are in session. Located on the first floor at the south end of Main Hall, WMC-UM, 710 S. Atlantic, Dillon, MT 59725. Arrange special times or group visits by calling (406) 683-7126. A Night With Shakespeare by Jamie Godfrey After a lot of discussion and red tape, “A Night with Shakespeare,” a play, directed and edited by Jamie Godfrey, will grace the stage of Western Montana College. With the aid of Drama 241, Play Production, the show should be a screaming success. Originally, the plan was to have the Gargoyles Drama Club produce the show, but complication’s arose and it was decided that Gargoyles would produce Brian Idstrom’s “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and the theatre group would do “A Night With Shakespeare.” Both organizations are very excited about their shows, and expect them to big crowd drawers. With the new arrangements both shows should benefit. The Gargoyles were blessed this year by the Student Senate with a large budget to do their show, which is optimum for Brian’s show. Shakespeare, on the other hand, seeks for a minimalistic set and costumes which suits the needs of the monetarily lacking CO-OP SUPPLY®® We’ve got it all under one roof! Hardware • Propane • Clothing • Gasoline • Diesel • Fishing/ Hunting Liscences and Supplies •Animal Health* Tack »Pet Food «Beer »Pop •Groceries* Ice «Feed »Seed and more! school system. All in all, it seems to be a good deal for both sides. “A Night with Shakespeare\ held auditions Monday, Nov. 24, at which several parts were cast. Do not fear, however, if you signed up for the class and missed auditions but want a part, several were left open for that exact purpose. If the prospect of standing before hundreds (well, maybe not hundreds) stuttering Shakespeare at the top of your lungs, scares you to death, don’t worry. Throughout the rehearsal proc ess there will be several work shops on speaking and acting the Shakespearian dialogue. So far, the play is off to a great start. Tentative production dates have been put forth as the first weekend of March. In the words of the director, “Hope to see you all there.” STATE BANK ^TRUST GO. Dillon, Montana Member FDIC NEED CASH? CHECK OUT OUR ATM M A CHINE IN THE S.U.B. For more information, call: 683-0093 or 683-5203 5:00pm 2nd and 4th Sundays SIMPLICITY, COMMUNITY Wescolite Wednesday, December 10, 1997 7