Arts notes

Sweet summer: Those were the best days of my life

Remember those summer days spent exploring the shore of the lake, or playing double-header baseball games? Or the year you and your friends pretended to be pirates living in the backyard tree house? Or the summer you learned to swim, or won a blue ribbon at the county fair?

We would like for you to share your favorite summertime memory with other readers.

Please write a summary of your memory and send it to Jan Biles, features-arts editor, Journal-World, 609 N.H., Lawrence 66044; drop it by the office; or e-mail to jbiles@ljworld.com.

If you have a photograph that reflects your favorite memory, please include it and provide identifying information about those in the photo. All photos will be returned. Remember to include your name, address and phone number.

For more information, call Biles at 832-7146.

Lindsborg loves its horses

The Dala horse, a symbol of Swedish handcraft, is getting new life in Lindsborg, the small Kansas town founded by Swedes.

A herd of the horses is on display this summer and will be featured during the central Kansas town's annual Svensk Hyllningsfest Oct. 12-14.

For more information, call the Lindsborg Chamber of Commerce, (888) 227-2227, or see www.lindsborg.org.

Author seeking scary ghost tales for book

Lawrence author Gil Bavel is looking for ghost stories for a book he is writing titled "Kansas Ghosts."

Bavel is collecting real-life accounts from Kansans who have experienced hauntings or other supernatural activity. The book will focus mainly on ghostly encounters in Kansas, but will include activity in neighboring states and stories from people who reside in Kansas but experienced the supernatural elsewhere.

You can submit your stories via Bavel's Web site, www.kansasghosts.com, or send them to P.O. Box 1180, Lawrence 66044.

Architect for Nelson-Atkins expansion honored

Kansas City, Mo. � Steven Holl, the architect for the expansion project at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, has been designated in Time magazine's July 9 issue as America's best architect.

In 1999, Holl, of New York City, was picked by the museum's architect selection committee to design the museum's first expansion. A model of his design concept in on view in the museum's Kirkwood Hall.

The new building will open in 2005.

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