SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR AN ENDURING GRACE “An Enduring Grace: The Photographs of Laura Gilpin, ” a major retrospective exhibition honoring one of the foremost photographers of the American West, premieres at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, January 24-April 13, before going on a nationwide tour. During her 60-year career, herself as an important commentator on the cultural geography of the Southwest and the culture of its native peoples. Her photographs reveal both the material poverty of the Navajo and Pueblo world and the beauty and dignity of the people she met. For more information contact WORKIN’ TEXAS Project InterAct and Zachary Scott Theatre Center are celebrating the Sesquicentennial by making Texas history come alive with a presentation of Workin’ Texas by Alice Wilson, January 25, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, Austin, 2:15 p.m., $4.00. The play depicts moments from the 1930’s that illuminate the faith, confusion, and courage of Texans who lived through the Dustbowl and the Great Depression; particularly recommended for children ten years and older. Call ZSTC for ticket THE ROCKY FLATS HORROR SHOW Activist/performer Barbara George will present her onewoman comedy and horror show, “Everything I Ever Wanted to Ask About Nukes and Was Afraid to Know,” January 25, University Catholic Center, 2010 University Ave. , Austin, 8:00 p.m. , $4.00 advance tickets. Contact the Austin Peace and more information. LAST OF THE DOCUMENTARIES Austin Community Television, the Austin Chronicle, and the Laguna Gloria Art Museum are co-sponsoring “The Global Village 10th Annual Documentary Festival: The Endangered Documentary and other Species,” the final screenings of which will be January 27 28, Dobie Mall Theaters, Austin, 7 p.m., $3. Featured films for January 7 will be “The Story of Chaim Rumkowsky and the Jews of Lodz,” “Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer of an Exiled People,” and “In the Name of Democracy,” a capsule history of U.S. support of El Salvadorean regimes. Films for January 28 will include: “Crime to Fit the Punishment,” inter views with those who defied Joe McCarthy and his gang to produce “Salt of the Earth;” “Conversations with Roy DeCarava,” the photographer who focused his lens on the depth and vitality of Black America before it was `discovered;’ and the “Cancer War.” For more information contact Laguna POETRY SERIES The Ruth Stephan Poetry Readings, sponsored by the Undergraduate Library, University of Texas, Austin, will begin January 29 and continue monthly through May 7, Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, Room 344, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Participating poets will include Clayton Eshleman, Loris Essary, Jessica Greenbaum, Phillip Murray, and Peter Mortimer. For more information contact Marcia M. Parsons, Undergraduate GUATEMALA UPDATE The Texas Committee for Health Aid to Central America will present a slidetape program, “Guatemala, Healing the Wounds,” and a report by TX-CHACA Board member Chris Catalfamo on her December 1985 trip to Guatemala, January 29, Friends’ Meeting House, 3014 Washington Square, Austin, 7:30 5318, for more details. AUSTIN BOOK AWARDS 1986 AUSTIN BOOK AWARDS The Texas Circuit and the City of Austin, under the auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, will sponsor the 1986 Austin Book Awards program to assist in the publication of original works of poetry, drama, and fiction by local writers. A three member out-of-state panel of judges will choose two winners to receive a stipend of $1150 each. Deadline for submission of manuscripts is February 1. Write and send SASE to Texas Circuit, Box 2082, Austin, 78767, for guidelines. OUT OF THE FORTIES “’45 to ’85: The Urbanization of Texas,” a symposium organized by Laguna Gloria Art Museum in conjunction with the “Out of the Forties” exhibition, will explore the cultural, social, and political changes in Texas since the 1940s, February 2, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Art School, 1-4 p.m., $4 for Museum members, $5 for the general public. Symposium participants will include Don Carlton, Director of the Barker Texas History Center, A.C. Greene, Dallas writer and book reviewer for the MacNeil-Lehrer report, and Becky Reese, Assistant Director of the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas. The “Out of the Forties” exhibit features 114 photographs made as part of a massive public relations campaign mounted in the 1940s by Standard Oil of New Jersey to improve its image and illustrate how oil affected everyday life. Roy Stryker directed the team of photographers; Russell Lee and Esther Bubley did most of the Texas work, depicting a Texas in transition from an economy based on agriculture to one based on oil and industry. For more information about the symposium or the exhibit contact Scout Carr, LGAM, SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Pax: A Journal for Peace through Culture invites small presses and magazines to participate in the Second Annual Texas Small Press Bookfair, February 14-16, Guadalupe Theater, 1300 Guadalupe Street, San Antonio. The fair will include readings, bookselling, symposiums on small press audience development, the development and ‘future of Chicano literature, and performances. For information contact Bryce Milligan, GCAC, 1300 Guadalupe St., San AntoWOMEN AT LAWNDALE The University of Houston Art Department, Houston Area Women’s Center, University Park, and Lawndale Art and Performance Center are co-sponsoring a Women and Peace series featuring music, fiction and poetry readings, and films and video, through February 2, Lawndale Center, University of Hous4155. Call for a schedule of weekend events such as performances by Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band, January 26 and Jo Harvey Allen in “As It Is In Texas,” February 1. 22 JANUARY 24, 1986
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