Archive for Sunday, August 1, 1999


August 1, 1999


Spencer Museum

offers trip to Spain

Some slots still are open for a nine-day trip to Spain being sponsored by the Friends of the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The trip, from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31, will be led by museum director Andrea Norris.

Deadline for registering is Aug. 20.

The trip will focus on the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. In Madrid participants will visit the Prado, Thyssen Collection, Reina Sofia Museum and the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida with recently restored Goya frescoes. A city tour and overnight in Toledo will introduce the city El Greco painted so effectively. The visit to Barcelona will include a city tour of the architecture of Gaudi, the Joan Miro Museum, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Museu d'Art de Catalunya.

The package costs $2,750 per person for double occupancy, and includes airfare, ground transportation, tours, overnight accommodations, admission fees, eight breakfasts and two dinners, and a $150 donation to the Spencer Museum of Art.

For more details, call Candy Dunn, World Wide Travel, 109101 Lowell, Suite 130, Overland Park, (913) 345-2775, or Wesley Jessup, assistant director for the Spencer Museum, 864-0142.

'Fiddler on the Roof'

sets auditions

Audition dates for Lawrence Community Theatre's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" have been set.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 9-10, with callbacks Aug. 12, at the theater, 1501 N.H.

The musical is based on the short stories of Sholom Aleichem about the people in the fictitious Russian village of Anatevka. The show features such songs as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Matchmaker."

A large cast of singers, dancers and actors is need, with ages ranging from 8 through adult. Featured roles are Tevye, the tragi-comic milkman; Golde, his acid-tongued wife; their three daughters and their suitors; and Yente the matchmaker.

Those auditioning should prepare a short song, and prepare a list of rehearsal conflicts. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals begin Aug. 15.

"Fiddler on the Roof," under the direction of Mary Doveton, will be presented Sept. 24-26, Sept. 30-Oct.3 and Oct. 7-10.

Topeka show offers

arts and crafts

Topeka -- Keepsake Country's Augustfest Art and Craft Show will be Friday through next Sunday at West Ridge Mall, 1801 S.W. Wanamaker.

The show features craftsmen and artisans from throughout the Midwest. A large variety of oak and pine furniture, country folk art, stain glass, floral designs and stoneware will be shown.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Author to speak

at river conference

St. Charles, Mo. -- The Missouri River Voyage of Recovery Conference, sponsored by American Rivers, will be held Nov. 8 and 9 in St. Charles, Mo.

Historian and author Stephen Ambrose will be the keynote speaker. The conference will offer workshops, case studies, field trips and other activities.

For more information or to order registration materials, call (877) 4-RIVERS or visit the Web site,

Salina exhibition

seeking entries

Salina -- Salina Art Center's 21st annual Jurored Art Exhibition is calling for entries. The exhibition will be from Nov. 14 to Jan. 23.

The exhibition is open to all visual artists, 18 and older, who live in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri or Colorado and are working in a particular or combination of media. All entries must be original works completed since August 1997.

Deadline for receipt of slides is Aug. 30. There is an entry fee.

For more information, call (800) 284-6022 or send e-mail to

Deadline nears

for doll show

Winfield -- The ninth annual Walnut Valley Doll Show and Sale, organized by the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Winfield Community Center.

This is the only competition doll show in Kansas. Dolls may be entered in various categories in two divisions: antique and collectible (not handcrafted by entrant) or handcrafted by entrant. Prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded.

There is a $2 entry fee for each doll, and all dolls must be able to sit by themselves or be on a stand.

An exhibit of doll dishes and tea sets will be displayed in the Community Center's gallery through Aug. 31.

Dolls must be pre-registered by Aug. 17. Entry forms and vendor application forms are available from Cheryl Tate, Winfield Arts and Humanities Council, 700 Gary, Suite A, Winfield 67156, or by calling (316) 221-2160, extension 2.

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