Archive for Thursday, June 26, 1997


June 26, 1997


A juried exhibition of artworks in Atchison will reflect the spirit of aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

"Soaring Spirits, a Celebration of Amelia Earhart," a juried exhibition sponsored by the Atchison Art Assn. in conjunction with the Amelia Earhart Centennial Celebration, is coming to the Muchnic Gallery, 704 N. Fourth St., Atchison.

An artists' reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Juror Judi Geer Kellas, of Lawrence, has selected Lawrence artist Janet Satz, Baldwin artist Evonne English and Eudora artist Colleen Gregoire for the show, which also will include art by Kellas.

These four artists were selected for their artistic endeavors and their embodiment of the spirit of Earhart, who "live life following her dream, while encouraging others, especially women, to do the same."

All four artists work two-dimensionally, in painting, drawing and printmaking. Each will exhibit about 10 pieces of work.

As an addition to the exhibit, Kellas has produced a small limited edition of 24 serigraphs in three colors on white Japanese woodblock paper that features Kellas' interpretation of Earhart. (Serigraphs are original, hand-pulled screen prints.) The print is called "Follow Your Dream" and will be for sale during the exhibition.

"Soaring Spirits" can be seen at the Muchnic Gallery from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through July 27. The centennial celebration is July 24-27.

For more information, call (913) 367-4278.

A closing reception for "Transformation and the Richness of Diversity," an exhibition of artwork by Laurie Culling, will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hummingbird Song, 10 E. Ninth. The show will close Monday.

Other paintings by Culling can be seen through Monday in the lobby of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Hummingbird Song manager Tiffany Merkel-Rinke expects to offer a new art exhibit every four to six weeks. For more information, call 749-2600.

Kansas/KC Camera 97, a statewide and greater Kansas City area juried photography competition, will be showing today through July 26 in the Raymond Eastwood Gallery at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

The juror for this year's competition is Terry Evans, a photographer of rural Kansas and the prairie, who looks at ecological issues in her photographs of Cheyenne Bottoms, the Flint Hills and the Water in the West project.

Evans has selected 58 photograph-based artworks from 35 artists to be shown and will present at least $1,000 in cash and awards prior to the reception slated from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 6.

Of the 35 artists selected for the show, 13 are from Lawrence. They are: Martin Braun, Brian Perry, Matt Chiodini, Mark Hutchinson, Hobart Jackson, Shakura Jackson, Steve Jackson, Mike Johnson, Luke Jordan, Randall Statler, Nick Stewart, John Wysocki and Carolyn Young.

The juror also will give a presentation during the reception. The Kansas/KC Camera competition is sponsored by the Lawrence Photo Alliance, which will issue a catalog with artists' statements to accompany the show.

Artist John Wysocki will add the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to his list of exhibits and awards this summer.

Wysocki will show color photographic images, featuring Polaroid image transfers of local scenes, throughout July in the Chamber office, 734 Vt.

The exhibit can be viewed by the public during normal business hours, and all the photographs are for sale.

On June 8, Wysocki participated in Kansas City's City Market Art Market, held on Sundays May through September at Fifth and Walnut, Kansas City, Mo. Out of about 50 eligible artisans, Wysocki was selected for the Artist of the Week Award.

Washburn University is putting out a call for artists to enter the second annual sculpture exhibition on the Washburn University campus in Topeka. Deadline for entries is Tuesday.

Artists may enter up to three finished works suitable for outdoor public display. A brochure will be published featuring reproductions of each of the selected sculptures and a map of the walking tour of the sites.

The exhibit is patterned after the highly successful Downtown Lawrence Sculpture Exhibition, which is in danger of being eliminated by the Lawrence Arts Commission.

The Washburn University Sculpture Exhibition will run Oct. 1-July 31, 1998. For more information or a prospectus, contact Greg Inkmann at (913) 272-4722 or fax him at (913) 232-5946.

Tune in to "Art Talk," a show about the visual arts on Lawrence community radio station KAW-FM 88.9. The show is aired from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays.

On this week's show, Rose will discuss the Artrain and why some artists are upset that money is being diverted from other projects to pay for its visit.

KAW also broadcasts its community arts calendar at 6 p.m. Mondays.

-- Diana Dunkley is a part-time reporter for the Journal-World and a professional artist working out of her Lawrence studio.

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