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Arts notes

June 27, 2004


Lawrence City Band to celebrate America

The Lawrence City Band's fifth concert of the summer season will "Celebrate America."

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets.

"American Salute," "The Spirit of '76" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" are among the patriotic tunes slated for this concert, which is being billed as a Fourth of July performance.

All Lawrence choirs are invited to sing along when the band plays "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Words will be printed on the back of the programs.

'River City Chronicles'

Lawrence has history of radical abolition

Historian Matthew Veatch and Kansas University assistant professor of history Jonathan Earle discuss the anti-slavery movement in mid-1850s Lawrence at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday on "River City Chronicles" on 6News.

Veatch, Kansas State Historical Society assistant state historian, describes the background of radical abolitionism, while Earle cites Lawrence's role on the radical abolitionist spectrum.

"River City Chronicles" is a weekly feature in honor of Lawrence's sesquicentennial and will run each Monday through Sept. 13.

E.M.U. Theatre auditions

Auditions for E.M.U. Theatre's summer 10-minute play festival will be at 7 p.m. today and Monday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.

Osage author to talk at arts center

Carter Revard, distinguished Osage writer, will be reading from his work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

Professor emeritus at Washington University at St. Louis, Revard is the author of three volumes of poetry and two recently published books: "Family Values, Tribal Affairs" (essays) and "Winning the Dustbowl" (poems and prose.)

The reading is free and open to the public. However, donations in support of The Kansas Conference on Imagination & Place will be accepted.

The conference, a program of the arts center, aims to foster diverse thinking and dialogue on topics related to place.

LOYO deadline fast approaching

The deadline for artists to enter the fourth annual Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale is July 8.

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.

Art guild opens all-member show

The Lawrence Art Guild will mount an exhibition of works by its members during July at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

The show opens Thursday and remains on view through the end of the month. A reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 23, the same evening as the Lawrence Gallery Walk.

Works in a variety of media will be displayed in the library entrances, gallery, display cases and the lower level.

Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Library art exhibits are sponsored by the Lawrence Art Guild. The library art exhibit coordinator is guild member Laurie Culling.

Guild announces arts contributions

The Lawrence Art Guild supported musicians and dancers at Art in the Park by contributing $125 to each. They included The Prairie Acre, Larryville Stompers, Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band, Uncle Dirty Toes, Glass Coffee Table, The Bowery Dancers and The Border Band.

The Guild also awarded cash prizes to the following artists:

  • Alan Brummel, Best of Show, $200
  • Jean Terry, first in 2-D, $125
  • Stephanie Munoz-O'Neil, second in 2-D, $75
  • William Hanlin, third in 2-D, $50
  • Free State Glass, first in 3-D, $125
  • Lena Echelle, second in 3-D, $75
  • Mark Thorson, third in 3-D, $50

In addition, the art guild recently contributed $500 to the East Lawrence Neighborhood Assn. in support of its Hobbs Park Mural Project and has agreed to be a nonprofit sponsor for the 2004 ArtWalk.

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