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Baby Signs program at Children's Museum


Wild Horse Children's Theater and the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada present a Baby Signs Parent Workshop at 10 a.m. today.


This two-hour workshop is the foundation of the Baby Signs Program, and designed for families of children from birth to 24 months.


Baby Signs is a leading sign language program for babies and will teach parents all they need to know to begin using the Baby Signs Program at home.


Children are welcome to attend. The registration fee is $60 and participants will receive the Parent Workshop Kit, which includes the Baby Signs Parent Guide with an illustrated glossary of 100 signs, songs and nursery rhymes, two DVDs with real-life demonstrations, unique flip-card reference book, and Baby Signs bookmarks to be used with favorite books for babies.


The workshop will be at the Children's Museum and taught by Tara Burke.


Call 887-0438 or see wildhorsearts@aol.com.




Brewery to offer audition workshop for all ages


Award-winning producer Temma Keaton-Hammond will discuss cold readings, facial and body movement, working a casting call, development of characters, improvisation for camera, TV/film direction and more at an Acting for Camera workshop starting Jan. 30 at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.


This is a 10-week course and the fee is $250. Sign up at the brewery, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976. The course is for children and adults.




College to show world's nontoxic prints display


"Print is Print," an international exchange portfolio of nontoxic prints, will hang in the College Gallery at Western Nevada Community College Bristlecone Building through Feb. 16. This purpose of this exhibit, representing the work of 20 different artists from seven countries, is to expand safer print-making practices.


In "Print is Print," all of the artists have adopted contemporary, safer printmaking methods in place of traditional, more toxic processes.


The portfolio includes both color and black-and-white prints produced on archival paper. Much of the paper used was Hahnemuhle Copperplate, donated by Atlantic Papers of Ivyland, Pa.


All artists attended Keith Howard's nontoxic summer print workshops at the Canadian School for Non-toxic Printmaking in Alberta, Canada.




College displays printmaking exhibit


"Sight Seeing," a Lynne Haagensen collection of Montreal imagery, is on display in the Main Gallery at Western Nevada Community College's Bristlecone Building through Friday, Feb. 16.


Haagensen developed her drawings into fine art prints at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California, where she was an artist-in-residence. After a period of making art based on other subjects, she returned to her Montreal imagery and created the large works in this exhibition.


Call 445-3000.




Roberts House to hold teas through May


The Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St., will be holding teas on Saturday and one Sunday in February, March, April and May for fundraising.


For dates, prices of teas and reservations, call Paula Cannon at 887-8865.

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