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VOL. 117 | NO. 42 | Friday, February 28, 2003

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Artwork by Wess Loudenslager will be on display at the Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S

An exhibition of artwork by Wess Loudenslager begins today at the Greater Memphis Arts Council, 8 S. Third St. GMAC will host a reception for the artist from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Angel Series deals with the human figure with a combination of emotion and detachment. The acrylic on canvas paintings play tricks on the eye, causing the viewer to think at first glance of a collage.

The exhibit, which runs through May 16, is part of a series sponsored by the Memphis Arts Council and the UrbanArt Commission. The series has focused primarily on emerging artists in the community, as well as seasoned artists whose work is not frequently exhibited. For information, call Elizabeth Alley, 252-0802.

 

Belly Dance Basics, a low impact workout that improves flexibility and coordination, runs from noon to 12:45 p.m. every Tuesday at the Pyramid Center for World Dance, 5384 Poplar Ave., Suite 100.

The class also is offered Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For information or to obtain a class schedule, call 682-2476 or visit www.sadiia.com/classes.htm.

 

Ave Maria Foundation of Memphis will host its third annual gala, An Intimate Evening with Karla Bonoff, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Siena Performing Arts Center on the St. Agnes/St. Dominic School campus.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling 386-3211. All proceeds benefit the foundation, which supports the Ave Maria Home.

 

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women presents a free community seminar, Managing Pain Before It Manages You, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospitals classrooms, 6225 Humphreys Blvd.

The seminar is part of the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library Seminar Series, which addresses health and wellness issues. Reservations are required and can be made 24 hours a day by calling 227-8478.

 

The National Education Association is sponsoring Read Across America 2003. The event, set for Monday, is a national celebration of the written word and a time to remind Americans to pick up a book and read with a child.

The event marks the birthday of the late Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

For information about Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511