Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2002

Arts notes

January 27, 2002


Photo exhibit honors New York City

A new display of photographs at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art invites public reminiscence and comment on the Sept. 11 attacks and New York City as an arts center.

"Remembering 9/11: The World Trade Center in Photographs" is being display through March 31.

Near the main entrance is the work by photographer Tseng Kwong Chi and a blank display area. People are encouraged to bring in memorabilia, such as playbills, postcards or menus from New York City, and to write comments on the wall display.

Republications of the work were issued to raise money for the World Trade Center relief fund.

Staff at the Spencer Museum and KU's department of art history bought the work for the museum's collection and as a contribution to the relief fund.

Other photos, in the Study Gallery on the fourth floor, include E.O. Goldbeck's panoramic view of lower Manhattan made in 1973 following the completion of the World Trade Center and Wolf von dem Bussche's six photographs from 1976 that show the World Trade Center towers in various weather and lighting conditions.

Elissa Anderson, an intern in photography, will give a Tour du Jour of the exhibit at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 21.

Gilbert and Sullivan operas coming to JCCC

Overland Park Opera a la Carte, the country's foremost Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company, will present "The Mikado" at 8 p.m. Friday and "H.M.S. Pinafore" at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

"H.M.S. Pinafore" is a lighthearted nautical romp while "The Mikado" is a satirical attack on Victorian society. The productions are fully costumed and staged with full sets and orchestra.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the Carlsen Center Box Office, (913) 469-4445.

Concert to raise money to replace flag holders

Ottawa Ottawa VFW Post No. 5901 is sponsoring a benefit concert to raise money to replace Grand Army of Republic flag holders in every Franklin County cemetery.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Third and Hickory. Dale Reese Band and Luke Town are among the performers.

Franklin County has more than 60 cemeteries. Many of the flag holders are too damaged to be used.

The veterans want to replace the holders before Memorial Day if possible.

Seem-To-Be Playerslooking for actors

The Seem-To-Be Players has openings for two professional actors for its spring touring productions of "Stuart Little" and "Sacagawea."

The national tour begins rehearsals Feb. 11 and is on the road from March 1 to May 18.

The company is casting one male actor, ages 21-40, for the title role of "Stuart Little." The actor also will play Capt. George Clark and ensemble roles in "Sacagawea."

An African-American male actor, ages 21-50, is needed to play York in "Sacagawea" and ensemble roles in "Stuart Little."

To set up an audition or for more information, call Ric Averill, artistic director at 843-2787 or 842-6622 or e-mail him at

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