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Behind the Scenes

Dena Bowman of Amherst was recently named winner in National Geographic's "Visions of Paradise" contest for her image of a rock formation in Page, Ariz. She was among 20 winners from around the United States.

The winning images can be viewed at


Artpark & Company is holding auditions March 14 for its upcoming Mainstage Theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Singers, dancers and actors age 18 and older of all ethnicities are being sought for various roles.

An accompanist will be provided at all auditions. Candidates should bring sheet music, resume and a photo. An appointment is mandatory; to schedule, call 754-9000, Ext. 242, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Monday through March 13.


Calls for Works

Artsphere Studio and Gallery is inviting photographers to submit entries for "The Camera i," an exhibition of self portraits by photographers opening March 20. There is a $15 entry fee and deadline is Monday.

Those interested should send entries to: Artsphere Studio, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo, N.Y. 14207, or request an application by e-mailing

Garden Walk Buffalo is looking for artwork to use on the Garden Walk 2009 posters, T-shirts and maps. Artwork must be garden-related, and it is prefered that it relate to the type of gardens, flowers and neighborhoods found on Garden Walk Buffalo held in late July.

All entries are due by March 13 and can come in the form of a painting, photograph, drawing, illustration or mixed-media work. Those interested should submit up to five slides, or a CD containing high-quality JPEG images and send them to: Garden Walk Buffalo, P.O. Box 161, Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Also included should be a resume and a brief letter explaining why the imagery would be appropriate to Garden Walk. For more information, call 879-0123.

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; or e-mail

-- Kelly Boquard

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