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Portrait of a bearded man, 161-167 B.C. (marble, 33-11/16 inches) at Museum of Art, BYU. Courtesy MFA, Boston.
Portrait of a bearded man, 161-167 B.C. (marble, 33-11/16 inches) at Museum of Art, BYU. Courtesy MFA, Boston.

The Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, will host a free lecture Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m. The lecture, "The Strict Standard of Truth: Greek Poets Respond to the Sculpture of Their Own Time," will be given by Michael Tueller, assistant professor of humanities, classics and comparative literature. For more information call 378-2787.

The Springville Museum of Art announces a call for entries for its Religious & Spiritual Art of Utah exhibition to be held Nov. 7-Dec. 24. All religious preferences accepted. Art must be received at the museum between Oct. 26-30. (No slides.) For more information call Ruth Allred at 489-2827.

The Utah Arts Council announces that applications for the 2005 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program grants are now available. Interested individuals should call George Schoemaker at 533-5760. The grant deadline is Dec. 31.

Mainly Art, Crossroads Plaza, will host an auction of the decorated seagull sculptures that have been scattered around the city during the summer months. The auction will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. and proceeds will be used to bring art supplies to local schools, support youth art programs and fund a mural project created by local youths. Seagulls may be previewed at the "Flying Away Party" at Library Square on Oct. 9 from noon-7 p.m. Tickets for the event can be obtained by visiting Mainly Art or calling 355-2376.

The Art Access is hosting three 8-hour workshops for adults with and without disabilities. Each workshop will be taught by a local professional artist. Jody Hansen will conduct "Altered Books Workshop" on Saturday; Bonnie Poseli will teach a "Plein Aire Oil Painting Workshop" on Saturday, Oct. 16; and Louise Fischman and Wayne Geary will teach a "Tile Mosaic Workshop" on Saturday, Nov. 6. For fees and registration call 328-0703.