Archive for Sunday, June 17, 2001

Arts notes

June 17, 2001


Art museum offering classes for children

The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art is offering summer art appreciation classes for elementary school-age children that focus on printmaking. Sandy Groene will teach the small-group, two-day sessions combining art study with studio work.

In "Collage Relief Prints" students will study original prints from the Spencer Museum's collection and make collage relief prints of their own. All materials are provided.

Students will work with a variety of materials, including found objects, and learn to print on paper and cloth.

Classes for children entering first through third grades are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 26-27, and for children entering fourth through sixth grades from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 28-29.

Cost is $30, or $25 for Friends of the Art Museum children. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

For more information, contact Kristina Mitchell at 864-0137 or

Camp concert canceled

A concert planned in conjunction with the Midwestern Music Camp Festival will not be presented, according to David Bushouse, camp administrator.

The concert was scheduled for June 24 at the Lied Center.

World's fair recalled in library display

The 150th anniversary of the first world's fair, held in 1851, is being celebrated at Kansas University's Spencer Research Library in an exhibit on view through July 19.

The library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The library's display recalls the Great Exhibition of Victoria and Albert, when people from around the globe converged on London's new Crystal Palace for the first world's fair.

In western Europe and much of North America, the mid-19th century was an era of new industries, urbanization and a race for colonies, marked by the spread of railroads, the telegraph and steamships. The Spencer display recalls this time of revolutionary change, which foreshadowed the 20th century and the age of science and technology.

James Helyar Spencer graphics curator, who recalls from his London boyhood the destruction of the Crystal Palace in a fire has prepared a visually attractive and informative look into a time of great change similar to the present day.

For more information, contact the Spencer Research Library's Special Collections department at 864-4334, or visit

Shimomura showing in Chicago gallery

Chicago "An American Diary," an exhibition of paintings by Kansas University art professor Roger Shimomura, is showing through June 29 at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago.

The paintings are based on diaries kept by Shimomura's grandmother, Toku Shimomura, while she was interned during World War II in Camp Minidoka, Idaho.

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