Archive for Sunday, February 3, 2002

Arts notes

February 3, 2002


Young artists compete in Hutchinson exhibit

Hutchinson "Visions of Health," a statewide art competition for young artists in Kansas, is seeking entries.

The contest features more than $11,000 in cash awards for high school and college divisions.

Deadline for submissions is April 15. Juror is Charles Steiner, director of the Wichita Art Museum.

For more information, contact the Hutchinson-Reno County Cultural Commission at (620) 662-1280 or

Contest targets area writers of all ages

The Kansas Author Club Contest is accepting entries. Writers in Anderson, Bourbon, Coffey, Johnson, Franklin, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Osage, Douglas and Wyandotte counties are eligible.

Entries must be unpublished original works that have not won in the contest before. Categories are short stories, children's stories, humorous articles, nonfiction, patterned poetry, light verse and limericks, free verse and haiku.

Fee is $1.25 per entry. Deadline is March 1.

Additional information is available at local libraries. Awards will be presented at 10 a.m. April 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Ottawa exhibit shows Blacksmith's life

Ottawa A new exhibit at the Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh, celebrates the life and work of John Hughes "Bud" Wilson, the son of former slaves who operated a blacksmithing business in Franklin County.

Wilson amassed a sizable estate, and when he died Western Union reported that almost 200 telegrams of condolences were sent to the family.

The exhibit includes coal-burning forges, horseshoeing tools, goggles and workpants.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

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