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Day by Day' gives a taste of early 20th century By Tyson Hiatt Signpost arts editor It was a time to remember. The emergence of the industrial revolution, the complexity of two world wars and the greatest depression our country has ever seen. This time in history has been captured in paintings, woodcuts and sketches titled "Day By Day, American Life 1900 -1950." The collection is currently on display at the Eccles Community Art Center.The display is part of the prints from the permanent collection of the University of Arizona's Museum of Art. It carries different mediums of art depicting every thing from children in a mountain swimming hole to an etching of women walking in the shadows of a downtown city street. The pieces are done in classic black-and-white and many of them include specific detail which was common in art during the first half of the 20th century.Many of the works of the time were made possible by the 1933 Public Works of Art Project. The project was a grant fornon-controversial works of art during 1933. Works like George Wesley Burrow's "Trolley Car" bring the viewer back to a time when trolley cars moved across the cities of the United States. The detail includes the inside of the cab with a view of the benches and poles that people hold onto as well as the people inside of the cars. Charles Brooks' piece titled "The Swimming Hole" depicts children swimming in a country hole. Because of the difference in style of current black and whites, it brings the viewer back to the timeless era. The works are also representations of the changes in women's fashion and the role of women in society. Working women were often perceived as victims of unfortunate financial circumstances, poor immigrant serving girls with few prospects for a husband, or young farm girls destined to marry a store clerk. This is the way they are depicted in Martin Lewis' "Shadows on the Ramp" from 1927. The shot depicts women walking home from work enjoying their lunch hour. This piece also depicts the changes in fashion. The Victorian dresses that covered women from head to toe were replaced with knee-length frocks. The change was made to conserve fabric during World War I. Benton Spruance's "Caustic Comment" also is depicts a man yelling at his wife in a bedroom setting and is characteristic of the era. The collection is classic and well worth the time. The early 20th century architecture of the Eccles Community Art Center adds even more to the collection. This is a good exhibit for the person who doesn't want to try to find hidden meanings in works of art. The pieces are simple to understand and don't require any deep scholastic thought. The "Day by Day" exhibit will be at the Eccles Community Arts Center through May31andis open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery will be presenting an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by David Jackson beginning June 2. Capitol Theater date with 'Phantom of The Opera9 confirmed Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," directed by Harold Prince and presented by Cameron MacKintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc. has been confirmed for a multiple-week engagement at the Capitol Theater beginning March 28, 1996. Single tickets will go on sale in the spring of 1995. Patrons are urged to call or write Theater League of Utah at 355-5502, or mail to Box 3838, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110, if they wish to be put on a mailing list. Please do not call the Capitol Theater or Art Tix. Patrons calling these numbers will simply be told to call 355-5502. In addition, subscribers to Ballet West, Utah Opera Com pany, RDT, Ririe- Woodbury and CDT will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets in their 1995-96 season. "The Phantom of the Opera," which had its United States premiere on January 26, 1988 at the Majestic Theater on Broadway, went on to win seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. The original London production opened Oct. 9, 1986 at Her Majesty's Theater, winning every major British theater award. "The Phantom of the Opera," will arrive in Salt Lake City after lengthy negotiations and months of long-term planning. Salt Lake City is one of only 26 cities in the U.S. confirmed to host his national touring production.Presenting the musical in Salt Lake City has required the cooperation of the Utah Opera, Ballet West, RDT, Ririe-Woodbury and the Children's Dance Theater to clear the necessary weeks in the theater for this exclusive engagement.Since opening in London's West End in 1986, the show has broken every box office record and generated a record $18 million advance ticket sale prior to its January 1988 Broadway opening; a $15.3 million advance prior to its opening at the Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles in May 1989; and a $15.2 million advance for the debut of the first national touring produc tion at the Auditorium Theater, Chicago in June 1990. Internationally, "The Phantom of the Opera" has played or is playing in Toronto, Montreal, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, Hamburg, Melbourne and Vienna. The original London cast recording of "The Phantom of the Opera" was the first in British musical history to enter the charts at No. one. It has since gone both gold and platinum in Britain and the U.S., selling nearly two million copies. The original London creative team has been reunited for this national touring production of "The Phantom of the Opera" musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne, lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, book by Stilgoe and Lloyd- Webber, sets and costumes by Maria Bjornson, lighting by Andrew Bridge, sound by Martin Levan,. musical supervision by David Caddick and orchestrations by David Cullen and Lloyd-Webber.The producer Cameron Mackintosh has presented over 300 reductions all over the world. His current interntional hits include Phantom of the opera," Cats," " Les Miserables," " Miss Saigon," "Five Guys named Moe" and "Carosuel." He has recently presented Julie Andrews in the American premire of Stephen Sondheim's "Putting it Together" in New York. He will bring the production to London next Year. He is also planing a revival of "Oliver" to take to London. Nude art done by WSU student removed from Grounds for Coffee Managers deem paintings offensive By Mark Forsberg Signpost managing editor Regulars at the Grounds for Coffee at 30th and Harrison may have noticed a few disappearances from the current exhibit. Grounds for Coffee regularly hosts shows by artists from the community and Weber State University. Examples of the artists' work are posted throughout the coffee shop after being reviewed by the manager. The current exhibit by artist Robert Beckstead includes paintings and photographs of women. Some of the pieces involved partial nudity. Two of the pieces were removed by the management after hanging for about a week. "I think the main reason we removed the pieces is because a couple of the customers were offended," said a manager of Grounds for Coffee. She said some of the patrons felt parts of the show weren't tasteful. Also, Beckstead did not submit the two paintings for their approval before hanging them. "We've had nude photos in the past but they were tastefully done," she said. "When it's just a crotch shot, it's not for art's sake in our opinion." She said Grounds for Coffee could not be compared to an art gallery or a museum. "This is a private establishment, not a community art center. If an artist just shows us their work we'll tell them whether or not they can hang it, but we have quite a few customers who come in every day, and we need their dollar." She said regulars included professors of women's studies and others who could be offended by the work. ' Beckstead said, "I feel my paintings weren't fallacious or anything." "This is Ogden. We've got a lot of the blue collar population. Most of them haven't even been in an art museum," he said. Beckste id was not offended that his pieces had been removed. OPENS MAY 20th EVERYWHERE 2?.