Old photographs on display at Carnegie
Leavenworth The Leavenworth County Historical Society and the Carnegie Arts Center will present an exhibit of images from the Everhard Photographic Collection Friday through Aug. 31 at the arts center, 601 S. Fifth.
"Everyone and the Farmer's Cat: Images from the Everhard Photographic Collection" will be shown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.
The collection is made up of works by five photography studios that operated from 1858 to 1968. The photos, like the one above, document life in Leavenworth during those 110 years. It is considered one of the top 10 historically significant photographic collections in the United States.
For more information, call (913) 651-0765 or (913) 682-7759.
Sweet summer: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Ottawa contest features sculptures made in a day
Ottawa The Garage Sale Art Contest a one-day competition that involves buying sale items and using them to build sculptures will be Saturday at Orscheln Town & Country in Ottawa.
Only items purchased Saturday at garage sales and yard sales can be used to create the sculpture. Fasteners such as rope, tape, glue and wire can be used, but power tools are not allowed to help with the construction.
There are two divisions: children 11 and under, and those 12 and older. People can enter as teams.
Each sculpture must be weatherproof and stable enough to travel. The winning artworks will be displayed in Ottawa businesses and in October at the Kansas Sampler Festival.
For more information, call Murray McGee at (785) 242-1411.
Barbershop quartet to appear at acoustic show
The lineup for the acoustic showcase Saturday night at the Brown Bear Brewery, 729 Mass., includes a barbershop quartet called Random Harmony.
Others performers on tap are Carol Dressler, Anthony Ware, John Mitchell, Garet Phillips, Sheri Martin, Bjorn Birkestrand, Bob Linder and Chas Martin, Michael Maher, Justin Brown, Annie Ohrazda and Richard Gintowt.
The showcase begins at 5 p.m.
'Star Wars' exhibit stopping at Cosmosphere
Hutchinson "Star Wars: Art of the Starfighter," a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, will be shown Saturday through Sept. 16 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1100 N. Plum.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 35-foot Naboo Starfighter used in the making of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace."