The Resident Artist Ensemble is a local theatre ensemble dedicated to complimenting the already-thriving local volunteer and educational theatre community with a professional Actors Equity Association-sponsored theatre company. They'll hold a benefit event Tuesday Nov.20th at 7:00pm at Canvas Art Gallery, 315 South Avenue 2nd floor. Oscar-nominated MSU alum Tess Harper will be guest artist for this performance of short stories by Daniel Woodrell, author of "Winter's Bone" and novelist and short-story writer Katie Estill. The performance will benefit the Resident Artists Ensemble. A reception with Tess Harper, the authors and the other actors of the Ensemble will follow the performance. Tickets are $30, $20 for students with ID. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For information call Sarah Wiggin at 836-6610 or visit www.residentartistensemble.com.