Archive for Sunday, September 23, 2001

Arts notes

September 23, 2001

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Sale of photograph to benefit American Red Cross efforts

Lawrence photographer James Nedresky is donating all proceeds from the sale of one of his photographs to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

The photograph, "Early Summer in the Flint Hills," above, is 23 inches by 28 inches, which includes a frame and double matting. The photograph is available at Fields Gallery, 712 Mass.

It's time to show and tell

The Journal-World is looking for photos but not just any old posed pictures. We want to see you at club picnics, fraternity and social parties, birthday gatherings, benefit fund-raisers any event where you, your friends and colleagues might gather.

You can sent your photographs to Karrey Britt, society editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 609 N.H., Lawrence, 66044. All people in the photos must be identified and information about the gathering must be included. The events must have taken place within the past month.

Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and, if available, e-mail address.

If you know of an event that would make a good society photo, please give us a call at 832-7190 or e-mail kbritt@ljworld.com.

Library to hand out treats as part of promotion

The American Library Assn. has designated September as Library Card Sign-up Month.

Lawrence Public Library is observing the occasion by giving out treats to all children and young adults who present their library cards, old or new, to the youth or young adult services desks.

For more information, go to the American Library Assn.'s Web site, www.ala.org.

Legendary mime to appear at Wichita venue

Wichita Mime legend Marcel Marceau will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas.

Marceau, 78, will choose selections for the first half of his show on the day of the performances, which likely will include such classics as "David and Goliath," "Creation of the World," "The Trial" and "The Maskmaker." The other half of the show will feature his alter ego, Bip, which he created 50 years ago and modeled after Charlie Chaplin.

He also will talk about the history of mime and his background and influences.

Tickets range from $10 to $30 and can be purchased by calling (316) 978-3233.

Kansas City jazz group to play at Baker

Baldwin The Doug Talley Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rice Auditorium at Baker University.

Members are Talley, a saxophonist who is known in the Midwest as a jazz performer and educator; Wayne Hawkins, piano; Keith Kavanaugh, drums; and Tim Brewer, bass.

The Kansas City group's second CD, "Night and Day," focuses on the music of Cole Porter.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door. For more information, call Susan Buehler, (785) 594-8421.

Lawrence artists listed in 'Grand Nude' show

At least three Lawrence artists are included in the "Grand Nude" exhibit in the Hobbs Building in Kansas City, Mo.

Drawings of male nude figures by John Haller and Hobart Jackson have been selected for the show. Haller is a retired artist-designer who is a member of the Valley Lane Studios drawing group. Jackson is associate professor of architecture at Kansas University.

As previously reported, Kansas University alumnus Jiri Lonsky also has a work included in the exhibit.

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