Furniture designers to show works
"Design in Wood," an exhibit of handbuilt furniture by Marty Miller, Will Orvedal and Rick Stein, will be on display Friday through Nov. 1 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.
An opening reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
Exhibit to feature large still lifes
Kansas City, Mo. "Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition," an exhibition of 20 paintings by Sultan, focuses on the artist's untraditional approach to the traditional theme of still-life painting.
The exhibit, which will run through Dec. 3 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd., will feature 8-foot-square paintings of vases, oranges, lemons, buttons and tomatoes.
Benton's works on display at K-State
Manhattan The Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University is presenting "In His Steps: Thomas Hart Benton and His Followers" through Dec. 17.
Last year, the museum acquired Benton's "Jessie and Jake," painted in 1942. The Benton exhibition was organized to celebrate the acquisition. It features some of Benton's work, as well as works by some of his students and colleagues.
The museum, 701 Beach Lane, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.
For more information, call (785) 532-7718.
KC jazz musicians headline benefit
Kansas City, Mo. The Soul of the City benefit will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St.
The 2000 Soul of the City jazz celebration to benefit Kansas City Church Community Organization will include performances by the Scamps, KC's Wild Women and Eldar Djangirov.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $60. For tickets, call (816) 444-5585.
Trio to present acoustic concert
Jubilant Bridge, an acoustic trio, will perform a house concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1723 W. 27th Terrace.
The concert will be preceded by a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call 841-7690.
Dixieland band coming to Ottawa
Ottawa The River City Ramblers, a Dixieland group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory.
Tickets are on sale at Budges Sports Center, 208 S. Main, and the OMA Box Office, 301 S. Hickory, both in downtown Ottawa.
For information or reservations, call OMA from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at (785) 242-8810.
JCCC to offer travelogue series
Overland Park Johnson County Community College will open its "Windows on the World" travelogues with "Spain, Land of Contrasts" at
2 p.m. Tuesday in the Carlsen Center, 12345 College Blvd.
"Windows on the World" also includes:
Nov. 14: "Portugal."
Dec. 6: "Iceland: Europe's Wild Gem."
Feb. 6: "Bavaria and the Black Forest."
March 6: "Alaska: The Last Great Road Trip."
April 3: "Route 66: A Road to Remember."
All films will be at 2 p.m. Tuesdays.
Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets, call the Carlsen Center Box Office, (913) 469-4445.
Kid's show mouse, 7-foot bear
Kansas City, Mo. "Bear in the Big Blue House 'Surprise Party'" will run Thursday through Oct. 8 at the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St.
Based on the daily television series on Disney Channel, the 90-minute production features a 7-foot bear who is planning a surprise birthday party for his friend Tutter, the little blue mouse with a big heart.
Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets, which range from $14 to $24, can be ordered by calling (816) 931-3330.
'Days' star to give talk in Topeka
Topeka Oskaloosa native James Reynolds, who appears as Commander Abe Carver on NBC's daytime drama "Days of our Lives," will talk about his experiences as a Marine journalist and battlefield reporter in Vietnam at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Kansas History Center, 6425 S.W. Sixth Ave.
Reynolds will be available for photos and autographs after the presentation.
Tickets go on sale today. Cost is $7 for the performance and $30 for the performance and reception. Seating is limited.
For more information, visit www.kshs.org; call (785) 272-8681, extension 265; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Painters to hang watercolor exhibit
Works by the Downtown Tuesday Painters will be on exhibit today through Oct. 31 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The group is made up of senior citizens who meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to paint in watercolors, and sometimes other media. They paint a variety of subjects producing high-quality paintings.
The paintings will be hung in the library's lobby, gallery and lower level.
An open house will be held for the group from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vt., where the painters will demonstrate their techniques and discuss them with spectators.