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September 2, 2001

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l 13th Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show, Saturday-Oct. 21, Museum of Anthropology. Admission: $3 for adults; $1 for students; free for those 5 and younger. Benefit opening, with art preview and sale, reception, silent auction and awards ceremony, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday. By reservation only; $35 a person.

The benefit opening is a day earlier this year to avoid a conflict with Kansas University's planned announcement Friday of a major fund-raising drive.

Last year, about 35,000 people from 40 states and six foreign countries signed the guest book at Kansas University's Museum of Anthropology while the Indian Art Show was on display, according to organizer Maria Martin.

l Haskell Indian Art Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9, powwow grounds, Haskell Indian Nations University. No admission.

Last year's market, which also drew about 35,000 viewers, featured 165 artists from across the United States. While all media are represented, Martin said jewelry, two-dimensional paintings and pottery seem to sell the best.

"A number of the artists have their buyers and audience who wait to come in for the weekend " to see and buy from them" she said. "They draw buyers and collectors from New York, Pennsylvania and Iowa."

The event also includes artist demonstrations and American Indian food, dancing and music.

l Traditional American Indian Beadwork Workshop, with Lawrence artist George Blackwood, Oct. 11-14, Museum of Anthropology. By reservation; a fee will be charged.

l Free group show of prints by contemporary American Indian artists from El Cerro Graphics in Albuquerque, N.M., Sept. 7-Oct. 5, Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

l Free American Indian Art exhibit, Sept. 8-Oct. 21, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University.

l "Healing the Sacred Hoop: Baby Quilts by American Indian Mothers" and "13 Years: Lawrence Indian Arts Show Posters" exhibits, Sept. 1-30, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Haukaas' "Snagging," a drawing of a group of Sioux women that was shown at last year's Lawrence Indian Arts Show, will be used for the poster and T-shirt that advertise this year's events.

Posters are $10, or $25 if signed by the artist. T-shirts are from $18 to $20. Both are available at the anthropology museum or the Haskell Indian Art Market.

-- Features-arts editor Jan Biles can be reached at 832-7146.

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