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Buttery to feature Banks artwork; reception, pril 2 An art reception and exhibit for artist Pamela Banks will be held at The Buttery Restaurant, Sec- ond Street and Savannah Road in Lewes, Friday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvre will be served anff a cash bar will be available. The exhibit will be on display for the month of April. Banks is a self-taught artist. After years of drawing portraits for family and friends, she decid- ed to enrich her talent and attend the Glyndon School of Tradition- al Art, in Glyndon, Md. At Glyndon she studied pastel and oil painting and became an instructor for children with spe- cial needs. While pursuing a career as an artist, she was employed by the Baltimore County School System for 23 years. During this time, she honed her craft. Her creations includes, but are not limited to, graphic and portrait works of arts, as well as murals. Banks maintains an interest in using her artistic expression in communicating family unity. Ben Franklin's kite coming to Georgetown March 25-26 Possums performance to be staged at Del Tech Possum Point Players will bring "Ben Franklin and His Kite" to the Del Tech stage. Ben Franklin is one of our most interesting and inventive Founding Fathers and who will take audience members on an "enlightening" journey into his life and times and into the ex- periment that changed the course of history. Join the party as Ben Franklin "shocks" the world and renders Scientists "thunderstruck" by dis- covering that lightning holds elec- tricity. This entertaining and educa- tional play brings the history and science curriculum to life. Pos- sum Point Players and Theatre IV will present two performances daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 25 and 26, at Delaware Technical and Community Col- lege Theatre, Georgetown, Tick- ets are $5.50 each and may be re- served by call the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560. And a sneak preview upcoming in May the group will be present- ing "The Jungle Book" to be held at the Sussex Central High School Theatre. Join young Mowgli as he learns the laws of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends like the black panther, Bagheera, and Baloo the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and sur- vival. This musical version of Rud- yard Kipling's classic will delight both the young and the young at heart. Performances will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., May 17 and 18. Reserve seats by calling the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560. Classes and large groups wel- come. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 19 - March 25, 2004 - 111 Submitted photos Pamela Banks's creations includes, but are not limited to, graphic and portrait works of arts, as well as murals. An art reception and exhibit will be held at The Buttery Restau- rant, Second Street and Savannah Road in Lewes, Friday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Biggs Museum to exhibit Janvier Family Tree April 7-July 4 in Dover The Biggs Museum of Ameri- can Art in Dover will celebrate the artistic achievements of the Janvi- er family in an upcoming exhibit, The Janvier Family Tree: Delaware Craft, on view from April 7 through July 4. The Janviers, one of Delaware's preeminent historical families, in- cluded men and women who lived and worked in Cantwell's Bridge, today called Odessa, and pro- duced an amazing body of art - landscape and portrait paintings, poetry, textile objects, sketches, and most notably, a remarkable array of furniture. Together they have created an extraordinary look at Delaware craftsmanship from the late 18th to the late 19th century. The exhibition includes objects from the 1770s to the 1880s from a host of lenders, including Win- terthur: An American Country Es- tate, the New Castle Historical Society and the Historical Society of Delaware, as well as private collectors and descendants of the Janvier family. Much of the furni- ture for which the Janvier family is renowned was last seen togeth- er on public view in 1982, when Winterthur in Odessa exhibited the work of these talented carpen- ters and cabinetmakers. In addition, this exhibition is accompanied by a wide range of activities for young people and adults alike. Every first Saturday of the month from 2 to 3 p.m., the muse- um presents Biggs Kids, a free program about traditional textile arts, theorem painting and devel- oping a family tree. The museum will also ha,e self-guided tours for landscape painting and furni- ture. For questions, times and up- dates call the Biggs Museum at 302-674-2111 or check the web- site at www.biggsmuseum.org. Admission is free. Roadhouse fundraiser benefits Sweet Adelines The Roadhouse Steak Joint will host a fundraiser for Sounds of the Atlantic Chorus of Sweet Adelines International from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Members of Sounds of the Atlantic Cho- rus will assist Roadhouse wait staff between 6 and 8 p.m. The Road- house, located at Midway Shopping Center in Rehoboth Beach, will donate 10 percent of its entire daily proceeds to Sounds of the Atlantic Chorus which promotes music programs in local schools and commu- nities throughout the Delmarva Peninsula che out the special ] Spring Home t section islde th edltionl I U t l0 B [ N [