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CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, December 31,2015 By AL STOVER Staff Reporter For families that want a jump start to getting healthier in the new year, the Cheney School District is partnering with Communities in Schools (CIS) to host two health and wellness fairs, one at Betz El- ementary School, Jan. 12, from 5:30 -- 7 p.m., and another at Sunset El- ementary School, Jan. 13, from 5:30 - 7p.m. This is the second year for the events at both schools. Alise Mnati, program quality director for CIS, said both Betz and Sunset Teceived 21st Century Learning Center grants. Mnati said the district and CIS decided to create an event to' focus on bringing in various organizations to provide information to families and activities to show them ways they can be healthy. The events are a way to compliment the district's I f "There are different reasons that parents don't ........... 'iiii!Jiii cook healthy food at home Sometimes it's lack i! of time or lack of funds. It's expensive to buy ii i i iN iliN ili L ,, healthy food and even if they buy it, they don't! !iUi i iiii!iiiiiiiiii iiii!iii!iii !ili!i!ii iiiiiiii!ilili i know how to cook it." i!iii!iii Community in Schools program quality director Alise Nnati efforts of better health and obesity reduction. During last year's fair, the dis- trict and CIS worked with Molina Healthcare, Eastern Washington University's Physical Education De- partment and other local organiza- tions and provided information and several activities, including teaching kids how to measure the amount of sugar in their drinks and how to read food labels. There was also a cooking class where families learned how to make salad, spaghetti with whole grain pasta and homemade spaghetti sauce. "Molina also brought in a bike blender," Mnati said, referring to a machine where a person uses a bicy- cle to power a blender. "Kids peddled on the bike and as they were making it go, it was blending the fruit into a smoothie. It was exciting." Mnati said the fair at Sunset had about 150 people, though the one at Betz wasn't as well attended. For this year's fair, Mnati said they are planning 12 activities, including another cooking class where parents will learn how to make soup and salad. Mnati said the district plans on having cooking classes in Janu- ary at both Cheney and Westwood middle schools as a way to empha- size healthy eating at home. "There are different reasons that parents don't cook healthy food at home," Mnati said. "Sometimes it's lack of time or lack of funds. It's expensive to buy healthy food and even if they buy it, they don't know how to cook it." See Health page 10 Eastern W; ;hington University Gallery of Art to feature 'Domestic Legibility' xhibit In a news release, the East- ern Washington University Gallery of Art announced it is holding an exhibit titled "Do- mestic Legibility" featuring artists Aaron Trampush and Bradley Gunn. The exhibit will run from Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, 2016. There will an opening reception Jan. 13, 2016 in the EWU Gallery .of Art at noon. "Domestic Legibility" incor- porates a variety of ephemeral and often unseen domestic ar- tifacts reclaimed from demol- ished homes. The show devel- ops an evolving conversation between the Gallery of Art and domestic spaces of the Pacific Northwest. A catalogue of objects, texts and images are displayed along the outer walls while architec- tural installations interact with the gallery's light, volume, aro- matics, sounds and textures. Thoughtfully choreo- graphed, each fragment con- tributes towards expressing subliminal characteristics of typical domestic spaces: a hall- way, an attic, a threshold and a kitchen. Gunn is an artist whose cur- rent practice enriches everyday experiences by exploring the process of interpreting the palimpsestic layers of our spa- tial environments, the release stated. Often incorporating found objects and decommis- sioned spaces, his expressive and richly textured works capi- talize on the empowering sense of discovery. Working in a great diver- sity of mediums, he focuses on unique and thoughtful proj- ects. Home-schooled for the majority of his youth, Gunh earned degrees in fine art and architecture at Washington State University and now re- sides in Seattle. To date he has received re- gional design awards, earned his inclusion on competitive artists rosters, successfully completed multiple public art projects and is a co-founding director of the Seattle Demo Project. Trampush, a co-founding director of the Seattle Demo Project, creates component based sensory artwork that emphasizes the sense of touch and evokes emotional respons- es. His work is developed by extensively researching user interaction and is informed by the perception of materiality and context. Gunn and Trampush have collaborated on various instal- lations and exhibitions for the past five years. Together their worl