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Archive for Saturday, August 14, 2004

Photographer’s new medium on display

August 14, 2004

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Lawrence photographer Robbin Loomas calls it a whole new medium. Her artworks may start with photographs, but hours of painstaking manipulation achieved through digital painting techniques are what produce the kind of "photo paintings" she'll be exhibiting this month at Unity Gallery.

She emphasizes that her process has nothing to do with pressing a watercolor filter button in Photoshop and taking the credit for the rapid result. She can spend a few hours or several weeks on her pieces, using a stylus to literally layer on colors, textures and effects.

Still confused? Loomas can clarify at an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the gallery, 900 Madeline Lane, where she'll be demonstrating her techniques.

Here's what else is on the weekend entertainment palette:

Miscellaneous

  • Union Station Rummage Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Sprint Festival Plaza, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 460-2020.
  • Leavenworth County Fair, Tonganoxie Fairgrounds, (913) 250-2300.
  • Brunch and music, with Jon Svoboda, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 751-1ART.
  • Union Station Rummage Sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sprint Festival Plaza, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 460-2020.
Lawrence photographer Robbin Loomas produces "photo paintings" like
the one at left by starting with a photograph and then digitally
manipulating the image, often using a stylus and pressure-sensitive
tablet. An opening reception for her August exhibition at Unity
Gallery will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the gallery, 900
Madeline Lane.

Lawrence photographer Robbin Loomas produces "photo paintings" like the one at left by starting with a photograph and then digitally manipulating the image, often using a stylus and pressure-sensitive tablet. An opening reception for her August exhibition at Unity Gallery will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the gallery, 900 Madeline Lane.

Theater

  • "Meshuggah-Nuns," 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 842-9999.
  • "Wizard of Oz," 8 p.m. today, Performing Arts Center, Fifth and Delaware, (913) 250-2300.

Music

  • Billy Ebeling and The Late For Dinner Band, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. today, Jazz Louisiana Kitchen, 39th and State Line, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 531-556.
  • Blood in-Blood Out (Spook City USA), Bloody Sunday, The Killer, Iron Guts, 7 p.m. today, El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 561-8349.
  • The Capsules, Cheating Kay, Somnambulists, 9 p.m. today, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., 841-LIVE.
  • Anvil Chorus, Bellweather, The Silver Shore, 9 p.m. today, The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-0884.
  • Robbie Fulks, Nora O' Connor, 9 p.m. today, Davey's Uptown, 3402 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-1909.
  • Switchhitter, 9 p.m. today, The Brick, 1727 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 421-1634.
  • The Rhythm Rockets, 9 p.m. today, The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-0884.
  • Von Ehricks, Unknown Stuntman, 10 p.m. today, Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., 749-7676.
  • Sellout!, 10 p.m. today, The Jazzhaus, 926 1/2 Mass., 749-1387.
  • OK Jones, 10:30 p.m. today, Eighth Street Tap Room, 801 N.H., 841-6918.
  • Keywest Jazz Quartet, 6 p.m. Sunday, Stone Creek, 3801 W. Sixth, 830-8500.
  • Casket Life, 7 p.m. Sunday, El Torreon, 3101 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 561-8349.
  • Brodioke, 9 p.m. Sunday, The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., 841-LIVE.
  • Les Messiurs du Rock, 9 p.m. Sunday, The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 753-0884.

Art events

  • Opening reception: Lawrence photographer Robbin Loomas, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. today, Unity Art Gallery, 900 Madeline Lane, 841-1447.
  • Opening reception: "Common Ground," Cuban artist Pablo Perea and Chicago artist Allison Hill, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. today, Hallar Gallery, 4540 Main St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 561-5339.
  • Walk-in Tour: "Black and White in America," 2 p.m. Sunday, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 751-1ART.

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