Archive for Sunday, April 28, 2002

Arts notes

April 28, 2002


Percussion ensemble to perform Monday

The KU Percussion Ensemble will present "Around the World in an Hour or Less" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Kansas University's Murphy Hall.

The concert features music from the United States, Haiti, Egypt, Japan and Cuba and includes three marimba soloists. Payton MacDonald, percussion professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will perform Maki Ishii's "Concertante," and KU graduate student Keith Lloyd and undergraduate Seth Rowoldt will perform Yoshioka's "Obsession from Three Dances" and Blake Tyson's "Anubis."

The ensemble also will play "Ogoun Badagris" by Christopher Rouse and "Six Marimbas" by Steve Reich. KU percussion professor John Parks will direct.

The concert is free and open to the public.

KU professors' works displayed in gallery

Prairie Village Several KU art professors are exhibiting their works at the RG Endres Gallery, 7700 Mission Road.

The show features small works from the 2001 exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland.

Participating faculty members are Jane Asbury, Phillip Blackhurst, Robert Brawley, Carol Ann Carter, Rik Dishinger, John Hachmeister, Tanya Hartman, Cima Katz, Michael Krueger, Judith McCrea, Yooni Nam, Robert Price, Roger Shimomura, Peter Thompson and Maria Velasco.

The exhibit ends Tuesday.

Deadline approaching for annual arts festival

Olathe The deadline for the 14th Annual Hidden Glen Arts Festival is May 1.

The festival will be Oct. 5-6 at Cedar Creek Community in Olathe.

The festival will include two- and three-dimensional works by more than 100 regional artists. A panel of jurors will review the work May 9.

For more information, call the Hidden Glen office, (913) 780-3540, or visual arts chair Mary Jo Gurley, (913) 829-4664. Application forms are available at

Dance company set to give Topeka program

Topeka The Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Washburn University's White Concert Hall.

The performance is a benefit for the Topeka Rescue Mission and Doorstep Inc.

Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door.

For more information or tickets, call Kay Rytting at 841-0223.

Millfest celebration set for next weekend

Lindsborg People can experience the sights and sounds of early Kansas flour milling at the Old Mill's Museum's annual Millfest celebration, which will be Saturday and May 5 at 120 Mill Street.

The weekend's activities include tours of the region's oldest operational roller flour mill, artist demonstrations, antique tractor show, music, barbecue and a bake-off.

For more information, call (785) 227-3595 or e-mail

Theater seeks actors for 2002-2003 season

Mission Theatre For Young America announces auditions for adult actors for its 2002-2003 season.

The season includes "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," "The Toughest Kid in the World," "Chicken Little," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "Harriet Tubman," "Curious George," "A Wrinkle in Time," "Cinderella," and "The Boxcar Children and the Yellow House Mystery."

Auditions will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 and May 6 on the second level of Mission Center Mall.

Actors, ages 18 and older, should call (913) 831-2131 to schedule an appointment. Actors need to prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes each. Vocalists should bring 16 bars of sheet music for the accompanist.

Washburn students exhibit artworks

Topeka Washburn University's annual juried art student exhibition is open through May 23.

Juror is John Kudlacek, professor emeritus of art at Emporia State University.

The exhibit is in the Mulvane Art Museum at 17th and Jewell. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ceramics sale Thursday at KU

Kansas University's Ceramics Department plans its spring sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in room 315 at KU's Art and Design Building.

A portion of the proceeds will be used to build the newly endowed Ceramic Club Award fund. The award will be given to KU ceramics students beginning in the 2002-2003 school year.

Functional and sculptural ceramic ware made by students will be available.

KU students sweep music competition

Kansas University students won five of six awards at the KC Music Club Scholarship Competition April 6 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus.

The awards included three $1,000 scholarships and three $500 scholarships, which are given to students in the Midwest to assist their career development.

Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships were: Amir Khosrowpour, piano, and Geoffrey Yeh, violin.

The $500 prize winners were: Melanie Hadley, piano; Hsin-Hsin Hsu, piano, and Tomas Korczynski, cello.

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