Arts notes

Shimomura participates in New York CIty exhibit

Kansas University art professor Roger Shimomura has been invited by the International Center of Photography in New York City to participate in the Web site component of the "Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self" exhibition.

The piece by Shimomura is a 24-photograph suite titled "24 People, for whom I have been mistaken."

The exhibition will showcase contemporary works concerning cultural identity from all 50 states, biographical information about participating artists and information about the history of race and representation in American photography.

Presidential portraits on display in Abilene

Abilene � "American Presidents: Life Portraits," an exhibit of presidential portraits presented by C-SPAN and the White House Historical Assn., is on display through Dec. 27 at the Eisenhower Center, 200 Southeast Fourth St.

The oil portraits were commissioned in 1999 from Chas Fagan by C-SPAN for the television series of the U.S. presidents. Accompanying the portraits are biographical sketches and photographs.

The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Guitarist to give fingerstyle tips

Overland Park � Guitarist Pat Kirtley will conduct an acoustic fingerstyle guitar workshop at 7 p.m. Monday at Guitar Source, 11554 W. 95th St.

Kirtley was the 1995 winner of the National Fingerstyle Picking Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. He will cover alternative tunings, right-hand dynamics, cascading arpeggios and other techniques.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (913) 894-6440.

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