Public television station receives federal grant
Topeka KTWU, a public television station in Topeka, has been awarded a federal grant to help fund the federally mandated conversion to digital television.
The grant allocates about $1.3 million and will be awarded over three years. This year, KTWU will receive $522,376.
The grant is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a division of the Department of Commerce. KTWU is the only Kansas public television station to receive the award this year.
KTWU expects to be fully converted to digital by May 1, 2003.
Auction raises money for student travel fund
The Collage Concert Auction raised $8,100 for the Kansas University School of Fine Arts Educational Enhancement Fund.
The auction was Oct. 11, prior to the Collage Concert in the Lied Center.
The auctioned items included a polychromed wood coatrack created by KU alumnus Wendell Castle; an oil painting by Robert Sudlow; tickets to Lied Center and Johnson County Community College events; opportunities to conduct the KU basketball band and the KU Marching Jayhawks; and an opportunity to play the 500,000th Steinway piano.
The proceeds will be used for travel grants for students to go to out-of-state exhibits, competitions and conferences.
Mary Ellen Mark photos on display in Springfield
Springfield, Mo. "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," an exhibition of 125 black-and-white photographs by social documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, will be displayed Wednesday through Nov. 30 in Southwest Missouri State University's Art and Design Gallery, 333 E. Walnut St.
The photographs are of people in rural America, heroin addicts in London, street children from around the world and circus people in India.
For more information, call (417) 866-4861.
Bert Nash benefits from sale of artworks
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center is receiving $3,081 as a result of the recent Lawrence Own-Your-Own Exhibition at Fields Gallery.
The exhibition and sale was developed by the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. Twenty percent of the total sales was donated to Bert Nash.
Forty-nine artists displayed 150 works, with almost 25 percent of the works being sold.