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Archive for Sunday, July 4, 2004

Arts notes

July 4, 2004

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Lawrence artists exhibit regionally

Lawrence artist Hobart Jackson's photos recently appeared in the exhibition PhotoSpiva 2004, the oldest national photographic competition, at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Mo.

About the same time, his wife Shakura Jackson was just beginning to exhibit photos in the River Market Regional Exhibition at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, 201 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Kan.

The reception for this all-media, six-state exhibition is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit remains on view through Aug. 6.

The juror was Shannon Fitzgerald, curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

LOYO deadline fast approaching

The deadline for artists to enter the fourth annual Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale is Thursday.

Juror for this year's show will be Edward Barr, director of the Mulvane Museum of Art in Topeka.

For more information, call Judi Geer Kellas at 843-7749.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of the Visual Arts and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center.

Accessible Arts elects new board members

Kansas City, Kan. -- Vickie Tucker, of Wyandotte Special Ed Co-op, was elected to serve as president of Accessible Arts Inc., during the organization's annual meeting in June. She will serve for the 2004-2006 term.

The new vice president will be Jen Johnson, Sprint PCS Program Manager, of Olathe. Also elected were new board members Julia Austin, of the Metropolitan Arts Council of Kansas City; Elaine Houtman, manager of the Capper Center of Kansas City; McLouth resident Tonya Wahl, music therapist with the Kansas City, Kan., school district; and Robert Watson, city attorney of Overland Park.

The meeting was at Accessible Arts' new arts center on the grounds of the Kansas State School for the Blind.

Accessible Arts provides inclusive arts programs for children and conducts workshops in the metropolitan area and statewide.

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