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November 4, 1968

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November 4, 1968 the JIBSHEET Page 3 Opinion: Laughter seems to dominate this year's exhibit of Northwest artists This year's "Northwest Annual" art show is no place for the long-faced art aficionado. The Seattle Art Museum Pavilion at the City Center rings with laughter. Granted some serious work, including some satire, is hanging in the show. But laughter seems to dominate this year's Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists. Imagine, if you will, a 30-foot high chest of drawers rising and narrowing towards the ceiling. From one drawer droops a flexible vinyl hose leading to a three-foot egg; its title, "Communion." Imagine a glossy construct four feet high, reaching out more than four feet from the wall, and looking rather like a giant pea-green book-end; its title, '`Tootles Squigg." Imagine a model sailing ship of burnished steel containing caricature figures of such presidents as Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington (standing in the bow of the lifeboat), and F.D.R., all aboard the "S.S. Ship of State." But let's not depend upon the sculpture for humor. Imagine a baby-coach standing before the BSU continued inter-educational, dealing with re-reading black history. Ferdinand said: Native Costumes "...the funds would be used for a dance and possibly a style show, which the BSU would put on later in the year...the style show would mostly consist of wearing costumes of native will give the black students more pride in wearing their native clothes." " "and I, myself, in the near future, as soon as I get someone who can sew a stitch, plan to wear these clothes." On being asked about the meetings Ferdinand explained: " the first meeting we met at my house and then at the second meeting we met here at school. But it was an unofficial meeting because we were not officially organized at the time. And we haven't been accepted at the school here because we haven't approached the administration as yet. But in the near future we intend to approach the administration." Jibsheet inquired if a speaker program would be planned. Ferdinand said, "this is possible, and we would be having students going to the University of Washington and Seattle University to take notes on speakers ave, there so we can come back over here and lecture on what has gone on over there." Ferdinand was asked by the Jibsheet if there was anything he would like to say in conclusion. Ferdinand added this: What can you do? "I've had quite a few caucasian students come up to me and say "what can I do?" And the first thing I look in their eye, and say: "you can do quite a bit." "But, I say, you have to get yourself ready, and you have to go to your home and get your parents ready, and then you get yonr community ready. .n in that way you will be helping mankind to have a better relationship with the black r.aan." "But, I say, you can't help the bDck man directly if you're one hart here at school, one part at home and another " v" part m your commumt.. Ferdinand was queried Ey the Jibshect as to what he meant by "get ready." He answered: "No, I don't mean get ready for integration, I mean accept the f2ct that the black man has the capabilities and the mental attributes to do as well as any other man, and be treated a.. a n'dtn. imposing gates of an orthodox church, the painting titled "Encyclical." Imagine some fluid, distorted flying forms in primary colors: "Fly Your Own Thing." Imagine a parody of classical art which includes a Tahitian woman in the foreground: "The Temptation of Gauguin." The serious and satirical works range from comment on the used steel trash left in the wake of industrial society ("The Effluent Society") to what seems to be a comment on the vaporous trash left in the air by the industrial society ("Hard Air"). They range from modern man encased in a blankly-uninvolvedshell ("Below the Escape Window Watching") to an anti-war comment involving a single toy-soldier turning back from the advancing line of his fellows ("Progress"). Even the apparently serious work may have self-evaluative qualities. One large nude ("Leslie") painted with no romanticising of expression or figure detail, has around her and visible in the painting a wrinkled backdrop and a spotlight whose rays show clearly on the nude as contrived high-lights: a disarming honesty. Nor is the Annual dominated by the way-out, the pop, the op. One can find such pieces as a small colored ink self-portrait ("Myself") which leaves one with an impression of mixed Renaissance and modern qualities; an india-ink drawing of "The Queen of Vapors"; and a cat on a trip ("Catnip Dream"). This year's Annual, the fifty-fourth, offers lots of visual interest, what might even be seen as a cross-section of whatqs happening in modern art-in the Pacific Northwest, anyway. the show continues through November 17 and is well worth the trip to the Center. And the falling leaves on the Center grounds provide a fitting path to the Pavilion. New secretary BETTE RIDE Photo b V John McMahill The ASBCC now has to secretaries. At a meeting October 14, the Executive Council approved the hirbg of a corresponding ecretary to aid Miriam Bishop in some of her routine office duties. Bette Ride has been hired for that position for :1'.' lcmaind2: :)f Fall Quarter. Miss Ride says her dutics will include writing letters for members of the Executive Council, and maintaining the ASBCC files. She will receive $1.50 an hour for b".r duties, and says her paycheck is "not to exceed $60 a qu,rter." Miss Ride begaq her college career as 'a secretarial major at Seattle Community C,llcgc last year. After two quarter ihere, she transferred to BCC f,r spring quar.r. She w,s a candidate for Miss BCC Dst year Instructional council Seattle Repertory approves appointment of two student members opens 'Off-Cenler' The membership of two students on the Instructional Council of the College was approved by the Council at their meeting October 23. The two members are to be selected by Mike Todd, ASBCC President, and must be approved by the executive board of the ASBCC. The two students have not yet been selected. The student members of the Instructional Council will each have one vote and an equal right to executive offices of the council, as well as to membership on its committees and subcommittees. According to Grace Clissold, chairman, all Instructional Council meetings will be open to the public. All students and staff rnembers will be welcomed as observers. Should a non-member wish to speak in front of the council, they will "by all means" be given time if it is available, Miss Clissold said. Should anyone wish to present an idea to the council at a regular meeting, he should contact Miss Clissold well in advance of the meeting so that she can arrange for adequate time for discussion. The council also approved a revision of their rules, and heard a subcommittee report on work-load distribution. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held in the Newport Covenant Church November 13. The - Seattle Rep's "Off-Center" Theatre opens on Thursday with a performance of O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra." "Off-Center" is intended to describe a Seattle version of New York's "Off-Broadway" theatre, which conventionally presents off-beat and experimental plays. In this case, the plays are staged beyond the Seattle City Center. Due to the length of this drama, the theatre's customary 8:30 curtain will be moved back to 5:45. After the first portion of the performance, the theatre will provide for a 90-minute dinner break. Theatre-goers can get sandwiches in the lobby, or they can reach nearby restaurants, some of which will be offering a "quickie .... Mourning Becomes Electra" special. One week from the "Electra" opening, Off-Center will perform three one-act plays described by director Josef Sommer as % devastating probe into modern morality." The thlee plays-"Football," "The Report," and "Bellymass"-will be billed under the single title of '`Three Cheers for Whats-its-Name." Meanwhile, at the Center Playhouse, the Rep continues to perform "Our Town" and "Juno and the Paycock." Arresting production: "Our Town" being staged at Seattle Repertory By Roger Batura Seattle Repertory Theatre, staged an arresting production of Thorton Wilder's "Our Town". It appears in almost every literature book. "Our Town" i a play tlaat is universalized on the elementary theme of birth, life and death. "Our Town" is Gravers Corners, New Hamphire, but could very well be any other small town in America. It takes place in the early 1900's and each act deals with a different year. Opening in 1901, you're introduced to the characters and given the general theme. "Daily Life". "Love and Marriage" is the subject of the second act which has skipped three years and takes place in 1904. As the subject implies, the main characters, Vietnam, crime, race Metcalf's key issues Vietnam, crime and race relations f were the key issues rei erated by Jack Metcalf, Republican candidate for senator. The senator spoke before approximately 50 students and visitors, as a part of the ASBCC "Candidate 68" program. On Vietnam, Senator Metcalf feels we should have a complete bombing halt. He also feels that the U.S. should end all trade with Russia "While more than 80% of tim weapons scd by Nt., O Vietnam ale nlaoul'ac I,. -oil I)y ,'.as[d."l, European co' r: ,ca. including Russia." The y  ,u: .'., went on to say: "",l:c c,ot :;" crime in the United States is more than tt,e Vietnam w',r...and will :riple in thre" years." He didn't offer any so{utions although. Continuing on race relations, Senator Metcalf felt that the only way the minorities will achieve freedom and social status is th:ough "Economic independence"..."MinoritLs want the opportunity for a stake in the economic system, not h,mdouts." Senator Metcalf has served two terms as a State Representative, he is currently a State Senator and a graduale of Pacific Lutheran Univcrsily. George Gibbs, portrayed by Richard Kavanaugh and Emily Webb, by Jacqueline Coslow, fall in love and marry. Taking place in 1913, the third act revolves around the concept of "Life and Death". In this act your're exposed to the dead actually giving you ideas on how the "living" miss so nmch of their life by rushing around in their own little world. Although "Our Town" deals with such siraple abstractior.s the Rep's production is done in such a lively and noteworthy manner that I can easily say it is the best production of "Our Town" l've seen. Extremely easy to watch and follow the Stage Manager, who injects details about the people and ideas, port,ayed by Archie Smith, held the play together. He narrated the play with such smoothness and ease that I hau to stop and wonder if I rally wasn't in Gravers Corner-- "Odf Town". Other people in the cast who deserve special attention because of how they attriouted to the color and liveliness to the production, which could hay,; been quite dry, are: Mrs. Gibbs, portrayed by Eve Roberts; Emily Webb by Jacqueline Coslow; and Professor Willard played by Patric Gorman. Warwick to appear at Seattle Center Arena Dionne Warwick, internationally recognized as a unique and extremely gitted artist will appear at the Seattle Cer.ter Arena November 15 at 8:30 p.m. A few years ago the name of Dinnne Warwick was unknown to the public. Then came her recording of "Don't Make Me Over." Butt Bacharach and Hal David, who originally brought her to the attention of Scepter Records have written many of her hits including "1 Say a Little Prayer", "San Jose", and her latest single, "Promises, Promises". Tickets a'e r.ow on sale at *he Ban Marche and regular suburban outicts.