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rk's Michigan. This piece is complete
with a campus slide show and an es-
)ned pecially big hit on tour with the
the alumni. Also, this concert will end
ira's with a very special version of "You
rich, are So Beautiful," complete with
an's sign language.

By Preeti Malani
Spring is a busy time of year for
the University's Women's Glee
Club. Currently, the group is
preparing for their Spring Concert
which will be performed tomorrow
night. The feature of the performance
is the world debut of "Clara's Sea," a
piece specially commissioned for
"Clara's Sea" is the combined
work of Ann Arbor poet Simone
Juda Press, and Laura Clayton, a
doctoral candidate in composition at
the University. Clayton was inspired
to compose the piece after hearing
Press' poetry. Clayton is a winner of
the National Composers Competi-
tion and a receiver of an honorable
mention in the Burge-Eastman Prize
competition for major new works for
solo piano. She has studied at Ohio
State University and the New Eng-
land Conservatory for Music.
Press' two published books of
poetry include Thaw and Lifting
Water. "An Alleluia of Larks," upon
which "Clara's Sea" is based, can be
found in her current manuscript,
entitled Pieces of Thunder. Press is
Artistic Director of the Ann Arbor
Repertory Theater, Associate Profes-
sor of English at Siena Heights
College, and will be teaching play-
writing at the University this fall.
Additionally, Simone's play Willing
was produced at the Attic Theatre in

Detroit in 1983 and at New Yo
Vortex Theatre.
Press says of the commissio
piece, "It is thrilling to hear
poem treated so beautifully. Lau
music is so hauntingly full andr
and the University of Michig(
Women's Glee Club sings it
The UMWGC is under the di
tion of Rosalie Edwards. This is
tenth year as director of the
member Glee Club. Tomorro
concert will include a salute

t so

The University Women's Glee
Club Spring Concert will be per-
formed on Saturday, April 16th in
Rackham Auditorium at 8 pm.
Tickets are available at the door for
$5, $4, and $3.


The Medieval and Renaissance Collegium
A Mini-Conference

Marley's Melody Makers
Ziggy Marley, the 19-year-old son of late reggae legend Bob Marley, will be performing with his band the
Melody Makers (who, like Ziggy, are all children of Bob Marley) at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit on Saturday
night. The band delivers a Rasta righteous, political punch with a pan-world beat sound. Showtime is 9 p.m. and
tickets are $14.50.

Exhibit highlights landscapes

Saturday, April 16,1988, 9am to 4pm
The Clements Library
The University of Michigan

a By Lauren Shapiro
Have you ever seen a house made
out of postage stamps? How about a
whole neighborhood? If you're inter-
ested, come by the University Art
Museum's cozy upstairs gallery.
These small collages are just one
facet of an exhibition on University
professor of painting Mignonette Yin
Cheng. She is described as a "master
of close harmonies" by Evan Maurer.
Harmony exists not only within the
lavish colors and shapes of the
artist's work, but also between the
various styles she experiments with
- from structuralist forms to im-
pressionistic hills and even Matisse-
like still life.
Cheng's works are surprising be-
cause her style is impressionistic to
the point of being abstract, yet she
convincingly captures the essence of
her landscapes. "The Spanish Hills"
burst with red plateaus and spheres of
yellow light. In "Sprung Rhythm"
the artist meshes a bright red sea
with a black undertow, creating a vi-
brant contrast of energy and power.
This same energy is instilled upon
the viewer through almost all of
Cheng's works.
In many of Cheng's paintings,
colors and shapes seem to flow
lightly through space, as she incor-
porates a sense of freedom with en-
ergy in her works. Open brushstrokes
reinforce this effect. By painting with
mostly pastels and some primary
colors, Cheng seems to capture the
essence of spring.
In her more structured works,
Cheng divides the canvas into four
quadrants and then continues to build
her work by layering different colors.
She calls these works "abstractions"

because colors act as "the principal create depth in her canvas that almost
medium for reconstructing, synthe- draws the viewer into the scene.
sizing, and capturing the essence of a MIGNONETTE YIN CHENG'S
particular natural image." exhibit will be at the University's
Cheng's recent works have been Museum of Art until May 1. The
landscapes because they are part of a Museum is open Tuesday - Friday 10
universal feeling, "a fundamental re- a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 1
lationship between form and light." - 5 p.m. For more information call
The wax emulsions that she uses 764-0395.

No Registration Necessary
Public Welcome
Call 763-2066 for further information

540 East Liberty
1220 East University
Michigan Union

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