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By Stephanie Corns
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
July 6, 2000
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Art enthusiasts will be excited to hear about the latest Alternate Routes 2000 program. Steina and Woody Valsulka, media art paragons from New Mexico, will present a history of electronic art through both their collaborative and individual artwork. Steina will perform a piece from her "Violin Power Repertoire," while her husband will use videos and slides during his presentation of his album "Brotherhood." The program, "The Valsulkas: Past Present and Virtual," will be held in the auditorium of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building and starts at 7:30 p.m. If you'd like more information on this screening or any of the other Alternate Routes 2000 programs, call the media arts department at 621-7352.

It's the last day of first session, so celebrate with the UA summer chorus and orchestra. They will be performing two poular Beethoven works: "Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)" and "Mass ic C Major, Op. 86." The production, conducted by Josef Knott, will include a performance by UA graduate and award-winning pianist Chris Cano, while UA faculty, staff and students comprise the chorus and orchestra. So come one out to Crowder Hall to support your fellow students this evening. The show starts at 7:30 and tickets, which cost between $6 and $12, can be purchased through the fine arts box office. You can drop them a line at 621-1162 for answers to any of your questions.


No plans for the weekend? Go to Mexico. The Arizona State Museum is sponsoring a trip to Mata Ortiz, Mexico to meet the famed potters of the Casas Grandes revival. For only $350, you can visit archaeological sites, watch artist fire their pottery and buy ceramics directly from the artists. The trip's price tag includes transportation, lodging, entry fees and lunches. And if you're an Arizona State Museum member, you get to knock $50 off. Since classes are over, you have no excuse to miss this trip. So call the museum at 626-8381 to reserve your spot.

If you can't afford a trip to Mexico but still want something to do this weekend, try some star-gazing. San Diego State University professor Gary Peterson will be discussing the collision of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. This example of a rare modern day collision is believed to have occurred quite frequently during the solar system's formative period. The July meeting of the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will follow the lecture. Be at the Steward Observatory Lecture Hall Room N210 by 7:30 p.m. to catch Peterson's speech. You can give John Kalas a buzz at 882-1950 if you need any more information.


Use this time between summer sessions to check out some of the art galleries on campus. The Lionel Rombach Gallery, at the corner of Park and Speedway boulevards, is presenting "Living Arrangements," an exhibit showcasing the paintings, sculptures and mixed media by artists Peggy Hanson, Angie Piehl and Mark Cowardin. The show will be on display until August 10, so give the gallery a ring at 621-4215 for details about current and upcoming exhibits.


The rec center is offering a course in water safety. The program targets individuals who want to assist American Red Cross swimming and water safety classes. The courses will continue until August 15 and start at 6 p.m. The classes are open to anyone 10 and up, and cost $155, which includes books. Call the Martin Tuck at 626-3396 to sign up for the courses.

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