Governor's Arts Awards winners to be honored
Topeka The recipients of the 2002 Governor's Arts Awards will be honored Sept. 20 at the Reardon Convention Center, Fifth and Minnesota.
A reception is at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:45 p.m. and awards at 7:30 p.m.
The Kansas Arts Commission Distinguished Arts Award Honoree is Ed Asner, a television, screen and stage actor who was born in Kansas City, Kan.
The Governor's Arts Award recipients are KANU-FM, Lawrence, arts organization; Ann Evans, Lawrence, arts advocate; Richard Welsbacher, Wichita, arts educator; Ann Garvey, Wichita, arts patron; and Marjorie Schick, Pittsburg, Larry Schwarm, Emporia, and Wayne Bryan, Wichita, individual artists.
Reservations are $40 and should be paid by Sept. 16. For more information, call Elwanda Richardson, (913) 588-1236.
Branson fest celebrates American crafts, music
Branson, Mo. The Festival of American Music and Craftsmanship runs through Oct. 26 at Silver Dollar City.
More than 400 visiting musicians, including Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show and Second Edition, will perform on stages throughout the park. Eighty craftsmen, from stained glass artists to silversmiths, will demonstrate their skills.
Artist's work illustrates major events in her life
Therapist Bob Ault will give a lecture using the example of artist Elizabeth Layton to illustrate how art and letters can be used to tell one's life story. The lecture is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The program provides an opportunity to view selected art pieces and portions of letters that Ault and Layton shared over a 15-year period.
Layton, a Wellsville resident who had depression for many years, began taking art classes 25 years ago at Ottawa University. The art helped bring her out of her illness.
The program is open to the public; a $2 donation is suggested.
Broadway star pairs with KC Symphony
Kansas City, Mo. Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth will perform with the Kansas City Symphony at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central.
The program is titled "Show Tunes from the Big Apple" and will include music from her debut solo recording, "Let Yourself Go."
Chenoweth won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Sally in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." She appeared on "Frasier" and will play Marian the librarian opposite Matthew Broderick in the ABC film "The Music Man," which will air next spring.
Tickets range from $26 to $65 and are available at (816) 471-1100 or at www.kcsymphony.org.