Archive for Thursday, December 10, 1998


December 10, 1998


Marion Dyer and Lori Hinrichsen have collaborated for a holiday open house this weekend that will showcase their works in fabric and handmade paper.

The festive sale, at 1205 Pa., begins with an artists' reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dyer, who does fine needlework, will show opulent stuffed ornaments and pouches primarily made from hand-dyed Balinese fabrics and intricately quilted, one-of-a-kind wall hangings. The richly hued hangings show Dyer's expressiveness, based on a variety of quilted kaleidoscopic patterns she designed.

"My thing is color and texture, and that's why I picked quilts," Dyer said. "I like to go for a luminous effect and push the colors to the edge."

Both artists share a strong fascination with texture. Hinrichsen, who works with natural earth dyes and flower petals to create her handmade paper pieces, will show note cards, lampshades, garlands, switch-plate covers, hand-sewn diaries and journals lightly decorated with beads and talismans, and paper "gift cones" which can be filled with candy and trinkets.

Hinrichsen recently started adding texture to the papers, and says it has taken her in a new direction and given the paper a new dimension. She hopes to incorporate storytelling and the sewing and quilting of paper into her future work.

Dyer plans to teach classes this spring. For more information, call 865-1404 or 749-1726.

Kellas Studios and Sue Nutt are holding a holiday open house and sale of new works by Judi Geer Kellas from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The show and sale will be at Nutt's residence, 1620 Crescent Dr., just west of the Chi Omega fountain at Kansas University.

Nutt is presenting Kellas' original paintings, recent works on paper in mixed media with golf leaf, and an impressive original print portfolio.

Also featured are pieces derived from Kellas' experience of the Gulf Coast, with waves and dunes and literally glittering sands. In fact, most of Kellas' new works -- from landscapes and florals to brilliantly hued sunsets from Dauphin Island -- have glints and shimmers of iridescence and gold leaf strikingly incorporated.

For more information, call Nutt at 865-0935 or Kellas at 843-7749.

The Dolphin Gallery, 1901 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo., is showing new works by Lawrence artist Lisa Grossman through Jan. 9.

The exhibit includes more than 35 paintings, in oil on canvas or board, of rural areas throughout the region that Grossman paints outside "en plein aire."

Grossman worked for the past 1 1/2 years on these dramatic landscapes of the Kaw River, the surrounding rural farmlands and the rangelands of the Flint Hills.

Emily Eddins, director of the Dolphin Gallery, describes the work as "very painterly, but based in traditional landscape discipline with a contemporary feel."

Grossman's exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, with the exception of Saturday through Monday, when the gallery is holding a special event.

The Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe, has announced award winners for its 20th Annual Jurored Art Exhibition, selected by juror Lizetta Lafalle-Collins.

Out of the eight artists presented cash awards, two are from Lawrence -- Tanya Hartman, who works in watercolor on paper, and Gesine Janzen, who works in intaglio.

The exhibition will run through Feb. 7. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with extended hours until 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Topeka Competition 22, the annual fine crafts exhibition sponsored by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Gallery of Fine Arts, has announced its award winners. Juror was glass artist Jon Kuhn.

Again, two Lawrence artists received awards out of the nine purchase and cash awards given. They are Marko Fields, for his stoneware, porcelain, carnelian and sterling piece, "Hipflash for Gaia," and Ron Hinton, for his bronze sculpture, "Lay of the Land."

Topeka Competition 22 will show through Jan. 3 at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University campus, 17th and Jewell in Topeka.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

-- 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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