MAILED: June 17, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- Flutist Peter Phippen will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of June 30.
Accompanied by acoustic guitarist Michael Schlenker, Phippen will begin his free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
Peter Phippen is an international recording and performing artist whose musical focus is on a variety of ethnic flutes, including the haunting Native American flute and the quenacho of South America. He performs ancient folk songs, original compositions and improvisations on his large collection of wood, clay and bone flutes from around the world.
Also on campus during the week of June 30 are these free Summer Session Programs:
- "The Celluloid Closet" will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Davies Theatre. Directed by the team responsible for the Oscar-winning documentaries "The Times of Harvey Milk" and "Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt," the 1996 documentary is a funny, infuriating and instructive overview of a hundred years of largely inadequate depictions of homosexuals in Hollywood movies. Clips from 120 films are lucidly and wittily presented (Lily Tomlin narrates), accompanied by commentary by sympathetic Hollywood insiders and skeptical gay spectators. The 102-minute film is not rated.
- The Robert Baca Quartet will present a jazz concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 7. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 2, 1997