Jan Biles

Recent stories

Show puts spotlight on Lawrence’s talent
September 22, 2002
When art collectors Lee and Darcy Gerhard moved to Lawrence a few years ago, they brought with them an idea that would take root in their new hometown.
Conductor eager to direct Mozart, Copland works
September 15, 2002
Timothy Hankewich signed on to conduct the season opener for the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra because of two compositions on the program: Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Jupiter” symphony.
Lawrence actress takes on Patsy Cline role
September 15, 2002
Annette Cook has been grooming herself for the lead role of “Always Patsy Cline” for decades. In the 1980s while living in New York City as a struggling actress, she and her friends put together a country-western band called Rock Therapy and played the nightclub circuit.
Carrying on a dancer’s legacy
Stackhouse teaches Simon work to KU students
September 15, 2002
For the past week, choreographer Sarah Stackhouse has been setting excerpts of Jose Limon’s “A Choreographic Offering” with Kansas University dance students. Stackhouse danced with the Jose Limon Company from 1958 to 1969 as a principal dancer and partner to its founder.
Cutting-edge art
Gallery courts contemporary creations
September 15, 2002
A trio of young artists see a gap in the visual arts scene in Lawrence and they’re taking steps to change that landscape. Paragraph, a gallery dedicated to showing contemporary art by emerging or established artists, opened earlier this month at 701 Mass.
Date looms large in artwork
Lawrence residents’ Sept. 11 images chosen for D.C. exhibit
September 11, 2002
When the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked a year ago, the nation’s artists mourned alongside every other American.
Shoulder’ offers peek at White House life
September 10, 2002
Imagine being the chief butler at the White House for 21 years. Imagine the notes on the presidents and their goings-on that you could jot down in a little spiral notebook while no one was looking.
Indian Arts Show judges give this year’s entries a thumbs-up
September 8, 2002
Nelda Schrupp reached deep inside a large clay pot sitting on a table among other artworks entered in the 14th Annual Indian Arts Show at Kansas University’s Museum of Anthropology.
Patriotic patterns
Area quilters cope with attacks by creating mini-flags
September 8, 2002
A year ago, the members of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild were shaken to the core by the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington. And they dealt with the Sept. 11 tragedy the best way that they could: piece by piece, stitch by stitch.
Artists bring wares to festival
More than 100 exhibitors expected Sunday in South Park
September 7, 2002
Jay and Ingrid Alexander describe themselves as maverick artists. They care less about securing commissions and are driven to create the sculptures and paintings that spring from their souls and imaginations.

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