Archive for Sunday, October 28, 2001

Arts notes

October 28, 2001


KU murals express feelings about attacks

Community murals created in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks will be on display through Nov. 9 in the Kansas Union gallery at Kansas University.

After the terrorist attacks, Student Union Activities and students from the KU School of Fine Arts offered people in the KU community a chance to express their feelings through two separate community murals.

Photos share spiritual, religious themes

Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art curatorial intern Elissa Anderson's first assignment was to assemble an art exhibition, a project that resulted in this fall's photography exhibit at the Kansas University museum.

A doctoral candidate in art history, Anderson's specialty is 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, so she's spent a lot of time studying religious imagery in art devotional iconography is central to European art of that period. When it came time to determine a theme for the exhibit, she chose the role of spiritual and religious imagery in photography.

"Christo with Thorns, Huexotla, Mexico, 1932" by Paul Strand, above, is one of the images in the exhibit.

The show, "Signs of Faith: Photographs from the Collection," runs through Dec. 30 in the North Balcony Gallery. For more about this show, visit

Country singing legend booked in Ottawa

Ottawa Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Third and Hickory streets.

Price is known for his honky-tonk and country music, including "Crazy Arms," "City Lights," "Heartaches by the Number," "Make the World Go Away," "Burning Memories," "For the Good Times" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me."

Opening act is Amber Kratzberg, a Pittsburg State University student from Richmond.

Tickets are $22 and $25 for adults and half-price for those 18 and younger. Tickets are available by calling (785) 242-8810 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Ballet Hispanico coming to JCCC

Overland Park Ballet Hispanico of New York, the nation's leading Hispanic-American dance company, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

The company will perform "Llamada," a dance choreographed by William Whitener; "Somethin' From Nothin'" by David Rousseve; "Eyes of the South" by Ramon Oller; and "Ritmo y Ruido" by Anne Reinking.

Tickets are $40 and $30 and are available by calling the Carlsen Center Box Office, (913) 469-4445, and online at

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