Etcetera - 02/16/12

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The members of local band Feels Like Home will reunite for a community performance during The Center at the Park's monthly strawberry waffle supper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

An acoustic, soft-rock group, Feels Like Home formed in 1999 and has produced two CDs of original music and tunes from the 1960s and early 1970s.

More details about the band are available at www.feelslikehomeband.com.

The Center at the Park is also changing its musical format to offer an evening coffee house at least once a month if not more, said Michael Johnson, executive director.

Local musicians seeking a venue to practice or perform and volunteer their talents one or two evenings at the Center are encouraged to contact Audrey Renaud at ajrd822@juno.com, as the Center prepares to line up local talent for its coffee houses. They are seeking mostly local acoustic talent, but will consider soft rock groups, too.

Do you see the world in photographs? The Art Institutes has a challenge for high school seniors and high school graduates who do, with its third annual Storytellers Photography Competition. Entry deadline is March 2.

Six original photographs that tell a visual story can be submitted for the chance to earn up to a $40,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle.

Along with the photos, entrants must submit a 500-800 word artist statement describing the entry and a high school transcript or proof of high school graduation demonstrating a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Entries will be judged on their ability to communicate a story based on the theme Storytelling Through the Lens.

The grand prize winner in the high school senior category can earn up to a $40,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle, and the grand prize winner in the high school graduate category can earn up to a $10,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle. Submissions are initially judged at the local level, with one finalist from each participating school advancing to the national level.

"We are excited to see the creativity and innovation of this year's entries and look forward to assisting these aspiring photographers obtain their educational and career goals," said Elden Monday, president of The Art Institute of Seattle.

For more information on how to enter and official rules, see artinstitutes.edu/photocompetition or contact Chris Galbraith at The Art Institute of Seattle at cgalbraith@aii.edu or 206-239-2226.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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