Archive for Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Arts notes

April 4, 2007


Lawrence artists' work featured in exhibit

Stan Herd, Hobart Jackson and Ted Johnson, all of Lawrence, will be among artists whose work is featured in "Figuratively Speaking," an exhibit of drawings and paintings of the human figure, at SouthWind Gallery in Topeka.

The show opens Friday with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will remain on display through April 21. The gallery is at Framewoods of Topeka, 3074 SW 29th St.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Mini-Quilt Show reception announced

A reception is planned for the Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild Mini-Quilt Show on Thursday at CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St.

The event will be 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the bank lobby, and the exhibit will remain on display through April 25.

Proceeds from the sale of more than 60 mini-quilts will benefit area nonprofit organizations.

University Dance Co. plans spring concerts

Both contemporary and traditional flamenco works will be featured on the University Dance Company's spring concerts.

The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Lied Center. Post-performance discussions are planned after the concerts.

Guest choreographer Niurca Márquez choreographed "Pa'lante es pa'lla (Forward is that way...)," a contemporary piece in three parts, for UDC dancers during a residency in February. The first part, performed to a work by La Negra, captures the innocence with which the dancers approach this new language. The second part, danced to a tango by Juaneke, reveals the quality or gracia of each dancer, while the third part returns to the innocence, but with growing knowledge that, through the language of flamenco, stories can be told.

Márquez also composed a traditional flamenco solo for dance faculty member Michelle Heffner Hayes, who makes her Lied Center debut in "Tu Guajirita (Your Little Country Girl)." She performs to an original composition by award-winning flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodriguez. Hayes adds her own take on flamenco in a second solo, which she choreographed in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. Her dance follows the expressive changes of Miguel Poveda's voice in one of the oldest flamenco forms, martinete.

Works by other KU dance faculty capture a variety of genres and styles, and student choreography will be featured as well.

Tickets are $10, with discounts for students, seniors and others. Call 864-2787 for more information.

Exhibit features late artist's works

The art of Dorothy "Dotty" and Leonard Rosenthal will hang this month at the east and south entrances of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Jane Live, daughter and curator, hopes that newly framed paintings will delight fans of Rosenthal art: watercolor studies by Lenny and oil on paper abstracts by Dotty, as well as some "centenarian acrylics," painted in Lawrence.

Dotty moved to Lawrence in 2000 from New York City, where she was a known exhibitor at the Pen and Brush Club for 15 years. Lenny, who died in 1982, founded the NYC Transit Authority Art Association, an organization that created art exhibitions on subway platforms throughout the 1960s and '70s.

Dotty's art hangs year-round in several area businesses. including Lawrence Hearing Aid Center and Pioneer Ridge Health Center, where she lived for nine months until her death in May 2006.

For more information, contact Live at, or call 843-4810.


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