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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 10, 1981-Page 3-F

PLENTY OF PLACES TO BROWSE... AND BUY
Need a study break? Tour a gallery!

By ANNETTE STARON
Ann Arbor is a city for visual art
lovers. Whether the art be orginial
graphics, pottery, textiles, or paintings,
it can be found in abundance here.
Below is a listing of the different art
galleries, shops, and stores which cater
to art lovers of all varieties. Happy hun-
ting!
A lice Simsar Gallery
Located at 301 N. Main, this gallery
specializes in prints, paintings, sculp-
ture, and handmade paper. The gallery
shows works of artists with whom it is
familiar, including Robert Motherwell,
Julian Stanczak, and William Weege.

The newest works are on display, but a
large inventory of other works can be
seen on request. On the whole, local ar-
tists are not represented in the Simsar
Gallery, but Vincent Castagnacci, an
associate professor of art in painting'
and Sherri Smith, an associate
professor of art in weaving, have shown
their work at the gallery.
Ann Arbor Art Association
This exhibit gallery, both a sales and
rental gallery, is located at 117 W.
Liberty. Most of the works at the
association belong to local artists, with
a few state artists included. Shows of
pottery, stained glass, photographs,
paintings, and fiber works change

every month. The association also of-
fers art classes in the visual arts, such
as painting, ceramics, and weaving for
adults and children all year long.
Baobab
Textiles, pre-Columbian artifacts,
and South American pottery are the
fare at Baobab. Works purchased by
Baobab for resale include handwoven
works which range from five to 60 years
old. The shop, at 123 W. Washington,
doesn't carry any local artists' work.
Blixt Gallery
Full of both well-known and lesser-
known photographers' works, Blixt
Gallery is situated at 229 Nickels Ar-
cade. For more information about

photography, the gallery has a selec-
tion of photographic books and posters
on sale. Shows by photographers like
Edward Weston, Imogene Cun-
ningham, and Ralph Steiner change
every month. Blixt tries to have a
variety in its shows, such as a lan-
dscape show one month followed by a
black and white nude show the next.
DeGraff-Forsythe Gallery
This gallery works with art as an in-
vestment and doesn't carry much in the
way of handicraft works. Specializing
in Mexican and contemporary art, the
gallery also carries Eskimo prints and
some work of local artists. Considered
the oldest renting gallery in Michigan

in one location, DeGraff-Forsythe has,
been at 201 Nickels Arcade for 33 years.
Dreyfuss Gallery
This gallery is located right outside
the heart of Ann Arbor, at 2091/% N.
Main. The shows feature new and
unusual art work. Paintings are the
mainstay of Dreyfuss, but some
photography and drawings can oc-
casionally be found.
Lake's Gallery
In one large room at 211 S. State is
Lake's Gallery It specializes in
decorative art works, especially pieces
from mainland China. Lake's also
carries soapstone, porcelain masks,
and sculptures. Craftspeople there also

design and make jewelry on request by
customers, and most of the jewelry is
hand-made. Some locally produced
crafts are also displayed and sold.
Lotus Gallery
Inside Harris Hall, next door to Cam-
pus Inn, lies the Lotus Gallery. Full of
antique art ranging from 100 to 2000
years old, the gallery sells "unique ob-
jects." Three-quarters of the art work
inside the gallery is porcelain, jade,
bronze, Japanese ceramics and find
contemporary jade jewelry. The objec-
ts, primarily from Asia and the Far
East, are of museum quality and some
are purchased by museums. They also
See LOTS, Page 5

Students enjoy abundant local

theater for viewing, parti

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By JOSHUA PECK
The evocative rustling of the curtain
just before it rises on opening night.
The smell of freshly cut wood recently
,fashioned to resemble the castle at
Elsinore, or the sitting room of the
Kowalskis' place, or Preacher Purlie's
church. The exhilarating sight and sen-
sation of a famous actor's expec-
toration spraying from the stage into
your front row seat.
If these are a few of your favorite
things, you have most definitely come
to the right place. Ann Arbor is brim-
ming year-round with opportunities for
actors, backstage types, and especially
for theatergoers. The city's stage scene
is busy, far out of proportion to its
population.
ONE PROGRAM that involves at
Camp
by co
expk
By ANNE SHARP
There's something funny going on
here.
Comedy (some call it "collegiate
humor" )-al written, produced, and
performed by University un-
dergrads-has become all the rage on
this campus. Last year, the University
sponsored Laugh Track, a weekly
stand-up comic revue; the Sunday
Funnies, a theatrical comedy troupe
modeled after Chicago's notorious
Second City; and two humor
magazines, the Gargoyle and Michigas.
And they'll be back by popular
demand this fall, with all new material
and staffs, eager to strut their stuff for
an audience of laugh-starved Ann Ar-
borites.
LAUGH TRACK, the University's
stand-up comedy showcase, opened last
Jan. 14 to a packed audience at the
University Club, and played to large
\ crowds each Wednesday night until the
end of the term.
Cindy Glazar and. Mark Cendrowski,
creators of Laugh Track, attribute its
popularity partly to a very low ad-
mission charge of $1 per person, to the
comfortable nightclub atmosphere of

least as many participants and audien-
ce members as the rest of the troupes
combined: the University's
Professional Theatre Programme.
PTP will present 10 major produc-
tions over the school year under the
auspices of three different series. The
offerings vary from 18th Century
Venetian comedy to modern South
African political drama to musical
comedy about Texan prostitutes.
The big moneymaker for PTP has
long been its Best of Broadway series,
which brings touring productions of
current or nearly-current Broadway,
shows to the Power Center for the Per-'
forming Arts. The performances are
usually a notch or two below Broadway
polish, but they offer a level of
professionalism tough to find in, say,
us hit
medy
)sion
the U-Club, and above all to the
"unique" quality of the show itself.
"We usually feature six to seven local
acts, then a feature headliner," ex-
plains Cendrowski, last year's
programming director. "As far as local
talent,- anybody can get five minutes
onstage-they just have to sign up with
the show's director.
HEADLINERS AT Laugh Track
usually come from the professional
world of stand-up comedy. Star acts
from last year include Mike Binder and
Dave Couwlier, two Detroit natives on
loan from Los Angeles clubs such as the
Comedy Store.
One of the more popular "local acts"
seen occasionally at Laugh Track
polishing a few routines is the Sunday
Funnies, a studentscomedy troupe
which has. a format similar to that of
Second City and the Fridays-Saturday
Night Live complex, but, they add,
"better."
Formed in November 1979 and com-
posed of an ever-changing cluster ,of
producers, directors, writers, and ac-
tors, the Funnies has assembled
several different shows featuring
y monologues, sketches, and humorous
See COMEDY, Page 5

Muskegon or Iron Mountain.
THE BEST of Broadway series
debuts December 4-6 with Morning's At
Seven, a 1939 family comedy/drama by
John Osborn. The play did quite well
when it was revived on Broadway last
season, and might prove to be quite a
crowd-pleaser hereabouts, as it's about
Midwesterners.
The first weekend in March brings a
highly acclaimed play from a highly
acclaimed playwright: Mark Medoff's
Children of a Lesser God. The drama
follows the love of a man and his deaf
wife, their trials, tribulations, and
triumphs. It has wowed most of its
audiences, though a few critics have
cursed it for coyly demanding -to be
liked (owing to its touchy subject mat-
ter).

cipation
As finals get underway, so will the
Best of Broadway's final production:
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
Some might accuse PTP string-pullers
of pandering to low-brow tastes with the
tits-'n-glits Broadway hit, but
Whorehouse will undoubtedly fill the
Power Center, thus making the artier
PTP offerings possible.
LAST MARCH, PTP ventured into a
new and treacherous area; with its
production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll
House, the University had realized
what for many was a long-time
dream-it had its own resident theater
company.
Michigan Ensemble Theatre will
begin its first full season with Carlo
Goloni's Mirandolina, an 18th Century
See Az, Page 8

Refreshing! Daily Photo by JACKIE BELL
Susan Schell, Bruce Dondero, and Stamps Honeyman, owners of the
Afghanistan Banana Stand, have spent several summers freshening up
Ann Arbor.

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UNIVERSITY
MUSICAL
SOCIETY
CONCERTS,
Choral Union Series
(in Hill Auditorium)
Zagreb Philharmonic ..................... Fri., Oct. 16
Nathan Milstein, Violinist.. . .. . .. . .....Thurs., Oct. 2,9
Soviet Emigre Chamber Orchestra .........Tues., Nov. 3
Cesare Siepi, Basso ...................... Sun., Nov. 22
Vienna Chamber Orchestra &
Philippe Entremont, Conductor & Pianist . . Tues., Dec. 8
Andre Watts, Pian st &
Charles Treger, Violinist ................. Sun., Jan. 10
Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano ............Sun., Jan. 17
Sofia Philharmonic.. ................Thurs., Feb. 4
Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
Erich Bergel, Conductor ... . ........... ...Fri., Mar. 5
Maurizio Pollini, Pianist ................. Wed., Mar. 24
Series of 10 Block B-$65; Block C- $50, Block D- $40: Block E $30
Chamber Arts Series
(in Rackham Auditorium)
London Early Music Group .... . . ....Fri., Oct. 23
Panocha String Quartet .................... Sat., Nov. 7
Tashi: Clarinet & Strings .................Sun., Nov. 15
Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia........... Sat., Dec. 12
Orpheus Ensemble ..................... . . Sun., Feb. 7
Chamber Orchestra of Versailles ...... . ...Thurs., Feb. 18
Heinz H-lliger, Oboist....................Sun., Mar. 7
Tokyo String'Quartet......................Sat., Mar. 20
Series of 8 Block A $50; Block B- S40; Block C- $30
Debut and Encore Series
(in Rackham Auditorium)
Aurora Natola-Ginastera, Cellist and
Anthony di Bonaventura, Pianist . . ........Sun., Oct. 18
Uto Ughi, Violinist ....................... Fri., Nov. 20
Peter Serkin, Pianist ............ . . .... Thurs., Mar. 18
Tedd Joselson, Pianist ... . ............... Thurs., Apr. 1
Series of 4 Block A- $25; Block B-S20; Block C-S15
Choice Series
(in Power Center)
(Choose 4 or 8 erentsfor a series)
Goldovsky Opera Company .... Sat., & Sun., Oct. 10 & 11
Okinawan Dance Troupe ................. Wed., Oct. 28
Martha Graham Dance Company .............Fri.-Sun.,
Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Lublin Polish Folk Festival ............... Mon., Nov. 23
Paul Gaulin Mime Company .............Tues., Nov. 24
Romanian Folk Festival .................. Wed., Dec. 2
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre,

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HOUSING OF, BY & FOR
STUDENTS

FRIENDLY, ECONOMICAL, CONVENIENT,
SHARING OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Write or come to Burton Tower and choose your own
.concerts from a variety of presentations:
Orchestras (symphony and chamber), Virtuoso Soloists
(including pianists and violinists), Chamber Groups (string
quartets, early music and small ensembles), Dance Com-
panies (ballet, modern and folk dance), plus Cabaret, Mime
and Opera Performances.
Brochure with complete information available upon
request; series orders only until September 8 when single
ticket sales begin. Contact University Musical Society,
Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.
Phone (313) 665-3717.

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