ART OPENING: The 12th annual juried exhibition Small Expressions '95, a showcase of small-scale fiber art, opens with an artist reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Tohono Chul Park Gallery, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Works include weaving, basketry, felting, spinning and handmade papers. A companion exhibit entitled Arizona Tapestry Today features handwoven tapestries and wall hangings with geometric, abstract and pictorial designs. Exhibits continue through September 17. Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a $2 donation. Call 742-6455 for information.
POETRY READING: The Poetry Gallery at Bero, an innovative exhibit of visual poetry, closes on Thursday, July 27, with a reception and readings by exhibiting poets. Participate in the poetry swap by bringing a favorite poem to trade among the other guests. Reception starts at 6 p.m., with readings following at 7 p.m. at Bero Gallery, 41 S. Sixth Ave. Call 792-0313 for information.
WAULKING IN THE HIGHLANDS: Artist in Residence Norman Kennedy presents A Weaver's Tale, a lyrical journey through the history of weaving in many cultures, with particular emphasis on his native Scotland. The weaver will spin tales, "waulk" step by step through a demonstration of this age-old fabric finishing technique, and feature some old-time Scottish folk music. Demonstration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Quality Hotel, 475 N. Granada Ave. Call 622-3000 for information.
BOOKSIGNING: Charles Bowden, author of Blood Orchid, and Brian Andrew Laird, author of Bowman's Line, will sign copies of their novels from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at The Book Mark, 5001 E. Speedway. See this week's feature story for excerpts from Bowman's Line. Call 881-6350 for information.
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