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On April 30, the Burchfield-Penney Art Center will host a day trip to two Rochester museums and a visit to artist Wendell Castle's studio. The trip includes a visit to the George Eastman House to see "Edward Weston: A Photographer's Love of Life." A tour of the historic house is also included. Next stop will be at the Memorial Art Gallery to view "Wendell Castle in Rochester," an exhibition of the artist's furniture and sculpture plus drawings and photos of some of his large-scale commissions. The artist will meet the group at the museum to serve as guide for the show. The excursion includes lunch at the Memorial Art Gallery and snacks en route, all museum fees and round-trip bus transportation. Cost is $80 for members of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and $110 for nonmembers (which includes a one-year membership to the center). For information and reservations, call Jeanine Huber at 878-3818.

The Buffalo Summer Institute in Writing and Media Production is accepting registrations for the July 2005 workshop schedule, featuring intensive and dynamic courses in filmmaking, writing, performing and music all geared toward the art and business of entertainment. Courses will be taught by award-winning industry professionals from Los Angeles and New York City. For more information call 833-7139, visit www.theworkshops.org or e-mail jen@theworkshops.org.

Audition
The Four Seasons Players will hold auditions for its June production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 7 p.m. Thursday and next Friday in the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Director David Hall is looking for three women and five men (ages 30 to 60) and three children (ages 6 to 10).

Calls for works
DeLynns' Gallery & Studios is looking for artistic talent. All mediums will be considered and sculptors of any form also are sought. Send photos or slides to Donna Everett, 22 Park Square, Franklinville, N.Y. 14737. For more information, call 676-2233.

The Village of Lancaster's Arts in the Village art show is holding a T-shirt design contest with a $150 prize. For a prospectus, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Art Show T-Shirt Design Contest, Village of Lancaster, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster, N.Y. 14086 or download a copy at www.lancastervillage.org.

Area artists
Catherine Tufariello's book "Keeping My Name" has been selected as one of five finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the category of poetry. The book was the 2004 winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Booklist Editors' Choice title for 2004. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Tufariello has taught literature and writing courses at Cornell, the College of Charleston and the University of Miami.