Archive for Sunday, December 2, 2001

Arts notes

December 2, 2001


Model for children's wing on display through Monday

You still have time to see and comment on the proposal for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital children's wing Percent for Art Project. The model will be displayed through Monday at the hospital, 325 Maine.

The finalist for the project, above, is by Lawrence artist Stephen T. Johnson and includes 12 paintings and 15 interactive robot parts from his children's books.

The display provides an opportunity for the public to comment on the selection. The art selection committee will forward the recommendation along with the public comments to the Lawrence Arts Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting. Once accepted, the recommendation will be placed on the Dec. 18 Lawrence City Commission agenda.

Get out the art supplies and enter the J-W contest

The Lawrence Journal-World is seeking entries for its first Holiday Art Contest.

Here's how the contest works: Create an artwork that reflects some aspect of the holiday season. The artwork can be of any media. There are three divisions grades K-8, grades 9-12 and adult with one winner being named in each category. A panel of local artists will serve as judges.

Each first-place winner will receive four movie passes, donated by Southwind Twelve Theatres. Honorable mentions will receive certificates of recognition. Winning entries will be published in the Dec. 23 Journal-World.

Each entry must include the name, phone number and address of the entrant; the title of the work; the media used; and the entry category.

Entries can be sent to Holiday Art Contest, Attn: Jan Biles, Journal-World, 645 N.H., Lawrence 66044. Entries must arrive by 5 p.m. Dec. 14.

Novelist Sara Paretsky to speak at Kansas Union

Novelist and Kansas University alumna Sara Paretsky will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday as part of the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture series.

Paretsky, who lives in Chicago, is the best-selling author of a dozen novels and the creator of the V.I. Warshawski character. A 1967 political science graduate, she has won numerous awards, including the Silver Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Assn. and the Marlowe Award from the German Crime Writers Assn. She also helped found Sisters in Crime, an organization for female mystery writers.

The lecture, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union, is free and open to the public.

Christmas powwow planned at Haskell

The New Dawn/Haskell Color Guard Christmas Powwow will be Saturday in Tecumseh Hall on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus.

A potluck dinner will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with grand entry at 7 p.m.

Head man dancer is Jay Mule, Lawrence; head lady dancer is Margaret Blalock, Lawrence. Head singer is Neil Lawhead, Kansas City, Mo. Ron Brave, Lawrence, will be emcee; and Dude Blalock, Miami, Okla., will be the director.

The Haskell Alaskan Club will perform, and Santa will make an appearance. An Indian taco sale will be sponsored by the Lawrence Native Youth Scholarship Fund Committee.

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