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Arts notes

October 14, 2001

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Painter captures images of Kansas prairie fires

Lawrence artist Louis Copt's "Prairiefire" series is gaining attention across the region.

"The Fourth Horseman of the Prairie," above, an oil on canvas, has been accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society's 11th annual exhibit and competition. The show runs through Oct. 26 at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art in Bolivar, Mo., and Nov. 3-18 at the Columbia College Lake Campus, Osage Beach, Mo.

In addition, about 25 of Copt's prairie fire and landscape paintings will be displayed this month at Leopold Gallery, 327 E. 55th, Kansas City, Mo. His works also will be shown as part of "A Season of Change," an exhibition of oils, watercolors and sculpture through Oct. 31 at the Wichita Gallery of Fine Art, 100 N. Broadway, Wichita.

McCrary, Howe participate in Kansas writer's camp

Two Lawrence residents will be writers-in-residence at the Prairie Winds Kansas writer's camp Wednesday through Oct. 21 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City.

Jim McCrary, poet and journalist, and Priscilla Howe, storyteller, will mentor high school writers, helping them find their voice and learn new writing techniques. A compilation of the participants' writing will be published in January.

The camp is an outgrowth of the Prairie Winds program in South Dakota established by Kathy Huse-Wikka. The program also has a branch in Wyoming.

The Kansas camp is sponsored by USD 239 in Minneapolis, Kan., and Cloud County Community College in Colby.

Photo alliance to show works at Fields Gallery

Members of the Lawrence Photo Alliance will show their recent works through Oct. 28 at Fields Gallery, 712 Mass. Included in the show is "Dreaming of Cows," right, a photomontage by Lawrence artist Shakura Jackson.

The alliance is a group of amateur and professional photographers in the Douglas County area. They meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

ArtWalk preview scheduled at North Lawrence gallery

A preview exhibition of artwork by artists and galleries participating in Lawrence ArtWalk 2001 will be Monday through Oct. 26 at Back to the Garden Gallery, 619 N. Second St.

One piece of artwork by more than 60 artists and galleries is expected to be displayed.

Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. An artists' reception will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

ArtWalk 2001 is an Oct. 27-28 self-guided tour of artist studios and galleries throughout Lawrence.

Two Lawrence artists recognized at Grand Nude

Lawrence artist Jiri Lonsky received a second-place award for his sculpture at the Grand Nude Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo.

Hobart Jackson, professor of architecture and urban design at Kansas University, received an honorable mention for a line drawing of a male nude.

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