Archive for Sunday, June 24, 2001

Arts notes

June 24, 2001


Exhibit deadline nears

The deadline for submitting entries to the Lawrence Own-Your-Own exhibit is July 1.

Artists may submit up to five slides of their artwork. The artwork will be selected to represent a diversity of size, style and price range. Artwork can be two- or three-dimensional. Two-dimensional artwork must be framed; three-dimensional artwork must be ready for presentation.

There is no entry fee. All work must be for sale. Artists must agree to donate 20 percent of their sales to the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.

Awards include a Best of Show, $500; second place, $200; third place, $100; and honorable mentions, $50. Purchase awards are being sought.

For more information or entry forms, call 749-7440, 843-7749 or 842-2858 or send e-mail to, or

Gordon Parks contest seeks photo entries

Fort Scott Entries are being accepted for the 2001 Gordon Parks Photography Competition sponsored by Fort Scott Community College.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers. Entries should reflect the themes in the life and works of Parks, such as social injustice and family values. Each photographer can submit up to four photographs.

Larry Dailey of the University of Missouri School of Journalism is juror.

Entries must be submitted as slides. The fee is $15 for the first two photographs, and $5 for each additional photograph. Deadline for submission is Sept. 30.

To request an entry form, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to The Lucile James Fine Arts Committee, Fort Scott Community College, 2108 S. Horton, Fort Scott 66701; send e-mail to; or visit

Photo exhibit details White House restoration

Independence, Mo. "Restoring the White House, 1948-1952: Photographs by Abbie Rowe," an exhibit of 80 photographs showing the demolition and reconstruction of the White House during the presidency of Harry Truman, will be shown through Sept. 15 at the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, 500 W. U.S. Highway 24.

Also included in the exhibit are original pieces of the White House, including wooden beams, stone, a fireplace mantel, nails and other materials.

Rowe, a National Park Service photographer assigned to cover President Truman, had unprecedented access to the project during construction. The exhibit also includes other photographs he shot during his 25 years of covering presidential activities, from the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt through Lyndon Johnson.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, with extended hours to 9 p.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 6-18.

For more information, call (800) 833-1225 or visit

Science fiction center lists award finalists

Finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science-fiction writing of the year were recently announced by James Gunn, director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at Kansas University.

The Sturgeon Award will be presented to the winning author July 6 at KU. The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science-fiction novel of the year will also be presented, and four people will be inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame: Alfred Bester, Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance and Ursula K. Le Gui.

Finalists for the Sturgeon Award, listed by title, author, magazine or book title, and publication date or publisher, are: "Antibodies," Charles Stross, Interzone, July; "The Birthday of the World," Ursula K. Le Guin, Fantasy & Science Fiction, June; "Heart of Glass," William Barton, Asimov's, January; "The Juniper Tree," John Kessell, Science Fiction Age, January; "Milo and Sylvie," Eliot Fintushel, Asimov's, March; "On the Orion Line," Stephen Baxter, Asimov's, October/November; "Radiant Green Star," Lucius Shepard, Asimov's, August; "Reef," Paul McAuley; "Skylife," Harcourt; "Saviour," Nancy Kress, Asimov's, June; "Seventy-Two Letters," Ted Chiang; "Vanishing Acts," Tor Books; "Sheena 5," Stephen Baxter, Analog, May; "Tendeleo's Story," Ian McDonald, PS Publishing chapbook.

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