Art a la Carte

Welcome to Art a la Carte. I’m Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.

As the 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration approaches on Monday, a locally written play recognizes the role that six women played in the civil rights movement. “Herstory Made the Difference,” by Cherisa Dulin Williams, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center. Williams says one of the play’s messages is that anyone can make a difference.

South Dakota artist Benjamin Victor will be in town this weekend for the dedication of “Monument to Firefighters,” a larger-than-life bronze scultpure he created for Fire Station No. 5. The figure of a firefighter is meant as a memorial to those who have died in the line of duty. The unveiling will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by a reception and Q&A with the artist.

An exhibition by painter Louis Copt and Dan Coburn opens Tuesday at Pachamama’s in downtown Lawrence. Copt’s paintings capture Kansas landscapes, especially the annual prairie burnings in the Flint Hills. Coburn’s photographs depict manmade structures existing in harmony with the landscape. An opening reception will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

I’m Mindie Paget with Art a la Carte.