Arts notes

Art contest centered on wheat

Manhattan -- The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is holding a holiday art contest for Kansas residents of all ages.

The contest will recognize an artist who captures the spirit of Kansas wheat farming and will be featured on a holiday greeting card. All entries require a signature or a signature of a parent or guardian.

The deadline for entries is Sept. 15. The winning entry will receive $50.

For contest rules and an entry form, call (785) 587-0007, or e-mail kawg@flinthills.com. Mail the entry form to Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, 315 Houston St., Suite C, Manhattan, Kan. 66502.

Mennonite items on display

Topeka -- "Mennonite Household Arts" will be exhibited through Sept. 29 at the Mulvane Art Museum, 17th and Jewell.

The exhibit features an assortment of household objects, such as furniture, clothing, clocks, quilts and other fabric arts, made by Mennonites in the 18th through 20th centuries.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

Watson headlines jazz showcase

Kansas City, Mo. -- "Generations of Jazz," featuring Bobby Watson, will be presented at 5 p.m. Saturday at Science City at Union Station.

A panel discussion and "In-Tune with Music," featuring local jazz masters, will begin at 5 p.m. An all-star live performance will be at 6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lee Ann Martin, (816) 512-2387.

Exhibit's curator to give talk

Yiguo Zhang, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and curator of the "Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China" exhibition, will give a gallery talk on the exhibit at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 3. For further information, call Kristina Mitchell, 864-0137.

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