Archive for Sunday, November 24, 2002

Arts notes

November 24, 2002

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Teen artists to sell work at Adornment

Works by apprentice artists in the Van Go Mobile Arts' JAMS program will be for sale Saturday at Adornment, the program's annual holiday sale.

The show, sale and party will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 N.J.

The art has been created by youngsters in the JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Make Sense) fall 2002 job-training program. The teens, 14 to 18 years old, have designed and created two- and three-dimensional art objects to be sold to support Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc.

Starting Dec. 1, the gallery will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day through Dec. 23.

Community Theatre issues audition call

Lawrence Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Funny Money" at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theatre, 1501 N.H.

"Funny Money," a comedy by Ray Cooney, follows Henry Perkins, a mild-mannered CPA who picks up the wrong briefcase - one that's full of cash. When he decides to keep the money, a string of hysterical scenarios ensues.

The show will be directed by Jeanne Chin, who directed last season's production of "Don't Dress for Dinner."

Roles are available for six men and two women. Volunteers also are needed for all crew positions.

"Funny Money" will rehearse for several weeks and then break for the holidays. Performances are scheduled for mid-January. Perusal scripts may be checked out from the main office.

KU, KSU faculty players collaborate for concert

Professors from Kansas University and Kansas State University will join forces today for an "extended woodwind" concert at the Spencer Museum of Art.

The 1 p.m. concert will feature "Mladi" or "Youth" by Moravian composer Leos Janacek. The piece contains references to playing children and other scenes of childhood and adds bass clarinet to the standard flute, oboe, bassoon and horn ensemble.

Other pieces on the program include "Septett fur Blasintrumente" by Paul Hindemith for woodwind quintet and trumpet and Charles Lefebvre's "2nd Suite pour Instruments a Vent."

Participating KU professors are Margaret Marco, oboe, and Larry Maxey, clarinet. K-State performers include Mary Lee Cochran, flute; Tod Kerstetter, clarinet; Jacqueline Fassler-Kerstetter, horn; Bruce Gbur, bassoon; and Gary Mortenson, trumpet.

The musicians performed the same program on Nov. 7 in Faith's Chapel at K-State.

Discussion groups focus on Paule Marshall books

Registration is under way for a four-part "Paule Marshall Book Discussion Group" at the Lawrence Public Library.

The library received a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council to develop the series, which will run from Jan. 8 to Feb. 19.

Participants, limited to 30, must provide their own books, which will be available in late November as a set of four from The Raven Bookstore. To register, call the library's reference desk at 843-1178 or 843-3833.

Marshall, considered one of the foremost authors writing today, was one of the keynote speakers at last spring's Langston Hughes centennial symposium and will return Feb. 20 to present the Frances and Floyd Horowitz Lecture.

The discussion sessions will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the Library Gallery: Jan. 8, "Brown Girl, Brownstones;" Jan. 22, "Praisesong for the Widow;" Feb. 5, "The Fisher King;" and Feb. 19, "Soul Clap Hands and Sing."

KU student curates show of KC artist's work

St. Joseph, Mo. - A doctoral candidate in American art at Kansas University is the curator of a show this fall at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.

Reed Anderson, Lawrence, is curator of "The Art and Words of Arthur Kraft," a retrospective of paintings, drawings and sculptures of the late Kansas City artist. The exhibit opened Friday runs through Jan. 5.

Kraft, who died in 1977 at the age of 55, lived and completed most of his art in Kansas City. He was commissioned to create large-scale, whimsical sculptures, ranging from a family of penguins in Indianapolis to a 10-ton laughing elephant in Detroit. His work was exhibited in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, London and Paris. He was a Fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in Geneva.

Topeka Symphony performs at Washburn

Topeka - The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will present its third concert of the season at 3 p.m. today in White Concert Hall at Washburn University.

The program will include "Four Sea Interludes" from the opera "Peter Grimes" by Benjamin Britten, "Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'" by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Antonin Dvorak's Eighth Symphony.

A free concert preview will be presented by Luis Millan at 2 p.m. in the Choral Room adjacent to the concert hall.

Tickets are $27, $21 and $17 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the symphony office at (785) 232-2032. Student tickets are half price, and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

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