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ARTS
The Michigan Daily Tuesday, November 18, 1986

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Papermaking re
imagination asserts itself through natural ingredients in order to
By Karen Josefsberg the interaction of the perceived preserve the pictures. Damask table
"Alcadia," "Auroral," "Emer - through the conceived. The linen and assorted cotton rags are
gence," "Horizons," "Intervals," objective is transformed through the washed until they are extremely soft
"Plateau," and "Promenade;" these subjective." First, he thinks about in purified water. Plant fibers are
are the innovative and imaginative the color, shape, and mood; colors then beaten to a pulp with water in
titles to Frank Cassara's lastest combine, shapes form, and a mood a beater device. As the squares of
images presented in PAPER - prevails. rags are hammered into pulp, they
WORKS: Dialogue-Interaction, on Cassara's prints have been unravel. Individual rags absorb
display at the Museum of Art. exhibited and well received water and thicken. After
Cassara's hand-made paperworks are throughout the United States, approximately two hours in a
truly exciting and experimental Canada, Europe, and South Africa. carefully controlled environment,
works of art. Although this new media is still the fiber completely unravels.
Papermaking's expansion into a emerging, Cassara is an The addition of select color
highly appealing art form lies not experienced, true craftsman. pigments in the wet pulp further
only in the sculptor's strength and Through a series of skillful enhances this process. By mixing
creativity as an artist, but also in techniques unique to Cassara, he powdered pigment with pulp,
his ability to develop these works constructs powerful, provocative Cassara's creative individuality
into expressive dialogue. According paperworks. shows. The mixture is placed into
to Cassara, "the reality of All of the materials are pure and molds and forms sheets. The sheets

eals

Cassara'S

bond together and are placed onto
blankets. The sheet and blankets are
pressed to remove any excess water,
dry, and form distinct paper
products.
In this type of art form, the
paper itself is the chief art form,
instead of serving as the mere
receiver of concepts as it has in the
past. Such a remarkable
achievement stresses Cassara's
wide-range of paper-making
expertise. Ideas, tools, and
techniques are all his own; in fact,
he uses his own hands as primary
tools. The process is always ex -
perimental, yet transforms
repeatedly into beautiful master -
pieces.
An even more spectacular feature

of this colorful exhibition is that
Cassara organizes shapes and
colors in new dimensions despite
space limitations. Besides engag -
ing audiences thoroughly with the
unique images, he ensures their
durability.
Imagination and creativity are
major sources related to paper-
making. Cassara says, "The
imagination of reality evolves as a
dialogue. A silent dialogue
permeating all action. Questions are,

formed with answers in an ongoin'
interaction as the work develops.
The evolution of the image is
influenced by the media as well as
how reality is perceived or
imagined."
Imagination becomes reality
thus creating spacial sensations.
The Result: PAPER WORKS:
Dialogue-Interaction, on display at
the Museum of Art, - Corridor
Gallery, through December 23,1986

art

SPRING TERM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

'Nobody s Fool'fools nobod y

NEW ENGLAND
LITERATURE PROGRAM
Earn credit as you study
Thoreau, Emerson, Frost,
Hawthorne - in their
native habitat.

By Seth Flicker
Finding the perfect celluloid
couple is no easy matter. The
chemistry has to be perfect and the
ingredients precise. Every time they
kiss, talk, or touch the screen has
to luminate; sparks have to fly.
This feat may be hard but not
impossible. We have seen evidence
of this in Body Heat with Kathleen
Turner and William Hurt, Risky
Business with Rebecca DeMorney
and Tom Cruise andWitness with
Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.
With the Thanksgiving and
Christmas season coming up, the

race to find this "magical" couple is
becoming increasingly tense.
Nobody's Fool, which opened
Friday, got a head start by entering
Rosanna Arquette and Eric Roberts
in this race.
In Nobody's .Fool, Arquette
plays her After Hours' ditzy,
beautiful character with "a past."
This time, her past consists of
forking her discusting boyfriend in
the neck after he dumps her because
she is pregnant. Eric Roberts'
character has a past, too: killing
kittens and other things.
Basically, you've just heard the
plot but to reiterate, Nobody's Fool

is the story of how two crazed
loons meet. It's not as bad as all
that but it comes pretty close.
Actually, the best way to describe it
would be "Federico Fellini tries to
salvage an After School Special."
There's a lot of weird people
running amuck, rambling about one
thing or another while trying to
make a point.
Arquette and Roberts actually
make a very attractive couple and
there is definitely some chemistry
here, but Nobody's Fool is not
quite the right film for them. There
are other "fools" in this movie

beside these two, as well.' Mare
Winningham (St. Elmo's Fire )
plays Arquette's one and only friend
who gets into some rather nasty
relationships, too. Winningham,
like the other two, is very
interesting to look at and listen to
but, again, this movie is not for
her.
Nobody's Fool is not a film to
waste your time seeing first run,
but it does classify as a definite
VCR movie. The producers are
hoping to draw the eclectic, hip,
and wild college audience-but
we're not that foolish...are we?

Carver and Gallagher continue Series

MASS MEETING & SLIDE SHOW
Tuesday, November 18, 8:00 pm
AUD. D, ANGELL HALL
For Further Information, Call 761-9579 between 8& 10 am.
STUDY IN LONDON,
SUMMER 1987
Comparative Health Care Systems:
The British National Health Service
Classroom, Field Trips and Individual Placements
JULY 6- AUGUST 7,1987
at
THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
6 undergraduate or graduate credits
An opportunity for health professional students
to study a different approach to
health care delivery.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
7p.m.
International Center, 603 E. Madison
For Further Information Please Call:
996-4545 or 593-5520
Sponsored by University of Michigan-Dearborn

By Jennifer Karas
The University's Visiting
"Writers Seriescontinues today with
the presentation of Raymond Carver
sand Tess Gallagher at the Rackham
'; Amphitheater. Each of the authors
will read from their respective
works and will also speak of the
individual philosophies that
hexemplify their poetry and prose.
Raymond Carver writes both
fiction and poetry. His books
include: Fires, Cathedral, Will You
Please Shut Up, Please?, and the
recently published Ultramarine.

Carver's writing tends to be a bit
downbeat. Much of his writing
deals with what he sees as the
emptiness and futility of American
life. Although severely critical of
what he portrays as an extremely
superficial society, Carver's writing
is deadpan, tongue-in-cheek prose.
He eliminates the emotional
snivelling that an author could
easily rely on and because of that
his very perceptive points are
painfully accurate and alarmingly
clear.

the National Endowment for the
Arts. He has taught at the
University of Iowa, the University
of Texas, the University of
California, and Syracuse Univer -
sity.
Tess Gallagher has written three
books of poetryiInstructions to the
Double, Under Stars, and
Willingly. She has also written a
book of short stories, A Lover of
horses. Gallagher's poetry is filled
with visual imagery; each action or
feeling is described in intimate
detail. Her words do not ask you to
join her, rather they compel you to
enter the world of the poetry. Her

writing also has an underlying yet
prominent sensual current running
through it. Her use of sensuality as
opposed to sexuality contributes to
the intriguing quality of the poetry.
Tess Gallagher holds an M.F.A.
from the University of Iowa. She
has taught at Syracuse University,
St. Lawrence University, Kirkland
College, the University of
Montana, and the University of
Arizona.
The reading will begin at 4pm,
admission is free. These authors
may not be as well known as Kurt
Vonnegut, but their writing is
certainly worth perusing and this
opportunity to hear their works
should not be passed up.

Raymond Carver
Guggenheim Fellow in
has twice been awarded

was a
1979 and
grants by

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It's Raining
"The Party She
Cried"/ "As If It Were
Today"
Certain Records
What does the phrase, "It's
Raining" mean to you? Is it an
exclamation heard all too often in
Michigan; or perhaps a C.I.A. code
for "Nuclear attack by the Soviets
in five minutes?" Well hopefully
after the next year or two it will be
synonymous with a band of local
boys done good and their music.
It's Raining is four Detroit/Ann
Arbor area musicians who play
their own blend of music, and play
it quite well. In 1984 they released
t their debut EP Radioland and the
title track received good reviews and
some airplay over local waves.
Now It's Raining has released a
new single, and an LP is scheduled
to come out in 1987. The 'A' side.
of the cutsie blue vinyl, "The Party
She Cried," was written by lead
singer/guitarist Matthew Smith and
has a good sound to it. It's like a
cross between Big Country and Joe
Jackson without the immitation
bagpipes or the frequent choruses
of, "Doo wacka didy do dum dum
dumb." This isn't to say that I
don't like bagpipes or doo wop; I
Jdo, but that's not It's Raining's
style. What they are is some fine,
original music with the potential to
not be repetitious.
_"As If It Were Today," the 'B'

While Fairman's drumming is not a
dominant part of the music like a
Neal Peart, nor is it brash and
spectacular like a Tony Williams, it
seems that he has an excellent sense
of rhythm and an ability to
underscore It's Raining's songs
with marvelously timed percussion.
Although It's Raining's debut
hasn't been as 'stupendous and
celebrated as Lynyrd Skynyrd's
legendary debut in front of a team
of press in Atlanta almost fifteen
years ago, they show just as much
potential for success and growth.
Look for their forthcoming album.
Even if it's not on blue vinyl, it
might be worth your time.
-Akim D. Reinhardt

Only "Living in America" and
"Turn Me Loose, I'm Dr.
Feelgood" warrant comparison with
JB's brilliant body of work, and the
latter cut even survives the
comparison. "Turn Me Loose"
features classic hot horns, a loco-
mobile bass, and a tempo that kicks
the Godfather in his butt and drives
the song into the torrid zone. Fans
deserve a twelve-inch of these two
cuts, as the rest of it is SuperBad!
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Soul has finally churned out a new
record. It's terrific that the record-
buying public can now get an
album featuring last summer's hit,
"Living in America" without
encouraging Sylvester Stallone. It's
tragic that Gravity isn't a better
album.
Foremost among this record's
problems is the fact that it was
written by a guy, Dan Hartman,
who has precious little soul.
Hartman's work consists of pale
rip-offs of classic JB formulae, and
limp attempts at forcing James

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" AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR
The University of Michigan- '
* University of Wisconsin
Academic Year
in
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WILL BE HELD ON 0
* WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1986

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will be held on
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