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Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

Arts notes

August 5, 2001

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Chicago punk band's music influences painter's work

Self-taught painter Myke Adams will display his "Death Over Love: Paintings Inspired by '1000 Hurts'" Saturday and Aug. 12 at Kief's, 823 Mass. The works in the exhibit, like "Dancing" above, are influenced by the music of Shellac, a Chicago punk rock band.

Adams' works are on unstretched canvas, unframed and meant to be tacked on a wall. He is showing his paintings in independent record stores across the country where Shellac's "1000 Hurts" is played full-throttle.

Adams has commissioned poster silk-screen designer Steve Walters of Screwball Press to create a limited set of prints of one of the "Death Over Love" paintings. Walters' posters were featured in the movie "High Fidelity."

Adams' paintings are in more than 100 collections throughout the world and have been exhibited in London, Paris and Barcelona, Spain.

Those were the best days of my life

Remember those summer days spent exploring the shore of the lake, or playing double-header baseball games? Or the year you and your friends pretended to be pirates living in the backyard tree house? Or the summer you learned to swim, or won a blue ribbon at the county fair?

We would like for you to share your favorite summertime memory with other readers.

Please write a summary of your memory and send it to Jan Biles, features-arts editor, Journal-World, 609 N.H., Lawrence 66044; drop it by the office; or e-mail to jbiles@ljworld.com. Submit your memories by Aug. 20.

If you have a photograph that reflects your favorite memory, please include it and provide identifying information about those in the photo. All photos will be returned. Remember to include your name, address and phone number.

For more information, call Biles at 832-7146.

Crown Center exhibit includes area collectors

Kansas City, Mo. Five Douglas County residents are exhibiting their collections as part of "Still More Things People Collect" through Sept. 9 at Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.

The collections and collectors are Robert Archinal, Lawrence, egg coddlers; Jo Burr, Lawrence, feed sacks; Charles Hartman, Lawrence, Mini-related toys, models, magazine articles and other items; Carl Findley, Lawrence, calf-weaning devices; and Sally Nixon, Baldwin, milagros.

More than 75 collections will be displayed, including ones featuring banjos, lizards and sake cups.

The exhibit, which is free, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival seeks entries

Lawrence Parks and Recreation is calling for artists and craftsmen for the 22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.

The event features handmade crafts and original artwork from throughout the country. Children's activities, food vendors, a moon walk and train rides will be available.

For more information about making reservations call Duane Peterson at

832-7940 or e-mail him at dpeterson@ci.lawrence.ks.us.

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