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Former resident exhibits work at Lindsborg gallery

Lindsborg � A former Lawrence artist is showing his clay vessels through June 24 at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St.

Marko Fields, who now teaches at Seward County Community College in Liberal, will show his sculptures in an exhibit titled "Old Friends, Old Stories." Included in the show is "Ship of Fools: In Search of the Golden Fleecing," above.

Barbara Waterman-Peters, an adjunct assistant professor of art at Washburn University in Topeka, also is exhibiting her paintings in the show.

Time to submit information for KU Edition

It's May, so you know what that means. It's time to submit information about your arts and entertainment events for inclusion in this year's KU Edition.

The edition will be published in mid-August and distributed to Journal-World subscribers, Kansas University students and KU alumni.

We are interested in receiving information about all types of concerts and recitals, dance events, theater productions, gallery and museum exhibits and all special events.

Please mail your information to Jan Biles, features-arts editor, Lawrence Journal-World, 609 N.H., P.O. Box 888, Lawrence 66044; send e-mail to jbiles@ljworld.com; or fax to Biles at (785) 843-4512. Please put "Attn.: Jan" on all faxes.

Restaurant, club raise funds for epilepsy research

A Lawrence restaurant is cracking some shells Monday for medical research. First Watch, 2540 Iowa, will be serving free omelets from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The fund-raiser is coordinated by the Pilot Club of Lawrence.

"If someone orders a free omelet, they'll be encouraged to donate the cost of the omelet to the Alliance for Epilepsy Research," said Norma Leary, a Pilot Club member whose daugher, Meredith, has epilepsy.

The club hopes to raise about $1,500.

Leary said breakthroughs in the treatment of epilepsy are just around the corner.

"We are so close. We just need the money (to help the research proceed)," she said. "I get so excited when I realize people diagnosed now won't have to go through what Meredith has gone through."

Meredith Leary was recently featured in a series of Journal-World stories on an experimental procedure at Kansas University Medical Center that is helping block epileptic seizures.

Spencer Museum acquires works of female artists

The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University has acquired five major artworks by female artists active since the mid-1940s, including "Steel Wool Peignoir," an early icon of feminist art by Mimi Smith.

The other works are a signature neo-plasticist painting by Charmion von Wiegand created in about 1945; a unique photo-based triptych by Adrian Piper from her "Mythic Being" series in the 1970s; "Caffeine," a beaded sculpture by Joyce J. Scott; and "Banshee," a print series by Kiki Smith created in the 1990s.

The works of Scott, Smith and von Wiegand are on view in the museum's 20th-Century Gallery.

The Piper and Kiki Smith works will be exhibited in "Sum of the Parts: Recent Works on Paper," which will be displayed June 30-Sept. 9 at the museum.

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