KU alum in cast
at Shakespeare fest
Kansas City, Mo. -- Kari Wahlgren, a 1999 Kansas University theater graduate, is among the cast for this summer's Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
The festival will offer 12 performances each of "Much Ado About Nothing" and "MacBeth" at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 p.m. Wednesday through July 18 in Southmoreland Park, 47th and Oak streets. Wahlgren plays Margaret in the first play and one of the witches in the latter.
Each performance is preceded with "The Green Show" at 6:15 p.m., which features mimes, jugglers, madrigals, sword fighters and a comic parody of each play, and the Speaker Series, which provides information about Shakespeare, the play of the evening and a comparison of the history of Shakespeare's time to the present.
The festival is free and open to the public.
at Topeka fair
Topeka -- Two Lawrence artists were recognized at the seventh annual Mulvane Mountain/Plains Art Fair June 5-6 on the Washburn University campus.
Shellie Bender's sculpture and jewelry were selected for the Best of Show award. Celia Smith's sketches and drawings received the Best Two-Dimensional Award.
The juried show attracted 70 artists from 11 states. Jurors were Jon Havener and Ruth Bowman, both of Lawrence.
Art museum offers
classes for students
Several art appreciation classes for young people are being offered at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art on the Kansas University campus.
The small group, three-day sessions combine art study with drawing and studio work. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
The classes are:
- "Art in the Outdoors," grades 1-3, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. July 13-16, registration due July 6, instructor Maura Coleman-Murray. Participants will discover works of art about nature and the outdoors and draw from original art and nature.
- "Architecture in Art," junior high and high school, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 13-16, registration due July 6, instructor Cindy Sears. Participants will learn about architecture through studying works of art and a walking tour of historical Lawrence and studio activities.
- "Figures from Four Continents," grades 4-6, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 20-23, registration due July 13, instructor Coleman-Murray. Participants will compare and contrast sculpture and paintings of the human figure from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and create their own interpretations in two- and three-dimensional media.
- "Art of the Harlem Renaissance," junior high and high school, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 20-23, registration due July 13, instructor Sears. Participants will study paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Harlem Renaissance artist and create a work of their own.
For information, call Kristina Mitchell, 864-0137.