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Archive for Sunday, October 21, 2001

Arts notes

October 21, 2001

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Brejcha and his students showing works at KU

Retiring Kansas University associate art professor Vernon Brejcha has turned his retrospective show into as much a celebration of his career as an educator as that of his work as an artist.

Brejcha, who ran the glass program for KU's art department from 1976 to 1991, when the program ended, is justifiably proud of his students. Successful artists and educators from coast to coast call Brejcha their mentor, and he has received work from a variety of his former students for inclusion in his own retrospective show. Above, Brejcha holds "Venom" by Brian Higer.

Brejcha is exhibiting his prairie-inspired glass artwork Monday through Nov. 2 in the Art and Design Gallery in KU's Art and Design Building.

To read more about Brejcha and his work, visit the Arts Section of ljworld.com.

Lerner to give talk about 'dance of connection'

Topeka Author Harriet Lerner will talk about her new book, "The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in White Concert Hall at Washburn University.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The talk is free and open to the public.

KU alumna returns for screening of her movie

A screening of "Lisa Picard Is Famous," co-written by and starring Kansas University alumna Laura Kirk, will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. Kirk graduated from KU in 1989.

The movie, which also stars co-writer Nat DeWolk, is directed by Griffin Dunne and produced by Mira Sorvino and Dolly Hall.

The film features cameo appearances by Carrie Fisher, Buck Henry, Spike Lee, Charlie Sheen, Dunne and Sorvino.

Kirk, a Lawrence native, serves on KU's department of theater and film's professional advisory board, which will meet Oct. 26-27 on the KU campus.

Tickets for the screening are on sale at the Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982, and Liberty Hall Box Office, 749-1972. All seats are $7.

'Orfeo' cancels; Canadian band added to lineup

The "Orfeo" performance scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Lied Center has been canceled because the company decided to discontinue the tour.

However, an event has been added to the Lied Center Series as its replacement.

Hart Rouge, a five-member, Montreal-based band known for its harmonies and musicianship, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

Those with tickets to "Orfeo" can use them for the Hart Rouge concert, exchange them for another show or ask for a refund. Requests need to be made before Friday.

For more details, call the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS.

American Royal lineup includes country acts

Kansas City, Mo. Several rodeo-concerts are scheduled during American Royal 2001 at Kemper Arena, 1800 Genessee St.

The lineup includes Travis Tritt, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Riders in the Sky, 1 p.m. Saturday; John Michael Montgomery, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Jessica Andrews, 2 p.m. Oct. 28; Brad Paisley, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31; Sawyer Brown, noon and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1; Martina McBride, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2; Clay Walker, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3; and Aaron Tippin, 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

Other American Royal events include Oktoberfest, 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Fiesta Charra, 7 p.m. Oct. 29-30; and Superbull Tour World Finals, 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

To order tickets, call Ticketmaster, (816) 931-3330.

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