Arts notes

Public art sought for aquatic center

The Lawrence Arts Commission is calling for entries for the Percent for Art Project at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, north of Free State High School at 4706 Overland Drive.

A total of $35,000 has been allocated to fund two $35,000 art projects. Each award will cover costs associated with the project. Two locations are available, one inside and one outdoor.

Individual artists or teams of artists working in durable materials are eligible.

Proposal materials must be received by Oct. 15, and installation of artwork is to be completed by April 15. A proposal packet, including relevant building drawings, is available at Treanor Architects, 110 McDonald Drive, suite 192, or on the city's Web site, www.ci.lawrence.ks.us/citygovt/citymanager/.

Concert features Stephen Foster music

"The Music of Stephen Foster" will be presented at 2:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Wearing authentic Civil War period dress and using an antique melodeon, Holly Turner and Christine and Jeff Reinhard will tell about Stephen Foster's life and music and will perform many of his songs.

Other performers include Theresa Draper, alto; Christopher Reinhard, guitar; and Melissa Reinhard, narrator.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thunderbirds coming to Nebraska

Bellevue, Neb. -- The U.S. Air Force's premier aerial-demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, will take part in "Thunder Over the Heartland" Saturday and Aug. 27 at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb.

Offutt officials expect about 400,000 people to attend the air show.

In addition to the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Nights parachute demonstration team from Fort Bragg, N.C., national aerobatics champion Sean Tucker and a demonstration team from Naval Air Station Oceana will perform. The Red Baron Stearman Squadron, the new Northern Lights jet and propeller teams also will appear.

For more information call Offutt's media division, (402) 294-7820 or (402) 294-7863.

Play puts twist on Red Riding Hood

Kansas City, Mo. -- "Seeing Red," a compilation of little Red Riding Hood stories, will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at Westport Coffeehouse Theater, 4010 Pa.

The production will deal with sensitive issues and is not intended for children. The production will be a fund-raiser for the newly formed The Heather and Laurel Theater.

For more information, call (816) 444-8863.

Winfield festival lists lineup

Winfield -- The Walnut Valley Festival and National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship will be held Sept. 14-17 in Winfield.

Performers include Marley's Ghost, Bryan Bowers, Small Potatoes, Spontaneous Combustion, Dan Crary, Home Rangers, Steve Kauffman, Bluestem, Misty River, The Wilders, Big Twang, John McCutcheon and Tom Chapin, Nickel Creek, Cherish the Ladies, Beppe Gambetta, Revival, Bar-D Wranglers, Mike Cross, Byron Berline Band, Dan Levenson, Aileen and Elkin Thomas.

A contra dance with The Plaid Family and The Wilders will be held Sept. 15.

Mountain dulcimer, autoharp, mandolin, flatpick guitar, fingerstyle guitar, banjo, fiddle and hammer dulcimer workshops will be offered.

Ticket prices are from $24 to $60 in advance or $15 to $70 at the gate.

The deadline for advance mail-order tickets is Aug. 31. Orders postmarked after Aug. 31 will be held at the gate with a balance due.

For more information, call the Walnut Valley Assn., (316) 221-3250.

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