Arts notes

Artist's works reflect those of his father

The lobby of Do's Deluxe hair salon is the site of an art show by proprietor Marty Olson and his father, the late Orrin Olson. The elder Olson, who died in 1995, was an artist for most of his life and created window displays for Weaver's department store in downtown Lawrence.

Orrin Olson's interest in perspective led him to create three-dimensional assemblages made from layered pen-and-ink drawings mounted behind glass. His drawings are of still lifes, landscapes and architectural details.

Marty Olson will display a set of pieces titled "The Book of Orrin," which he displays in the above photo. Each three-dimensional piece is a graphic representation of an episode or story from his father's life.

The father and son show will continue through Feb. 1 at 416 E. Ninth St. For more information, call 841-2254. To read more about and to see selected images from the exhibit, go to

KU student playwright's work advances to regional

English Alternative Theatre and Card Table Theatre's co-production of "Mourning Glorie," a one-act play by Kansas University graduate student Kirby Fields, above right with the play's cast, will compete at the regional festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Jan. 22-27 in Lincoln, Neb.

"Mourning Glorie" is about a mysterious young man who spends a great deal of time attending the funerals of people he does not know because he has a way of helping survivors deal with the loss of their loved ones.

A benefit performance of "Mourning Glorie" will be at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in Liberty Hall, 644 Mass. All seats are $5.

Also competing at the regional festival in the Ten-Minute Plays category is "Two Faces of Deception" by KU undergraduate student David Huffman.

Lawrence quilter's work on display at KC museum


Kansas City, Kan. � Several handmade quilts by Lawrence artist Patti Butcher are on display at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St.

The exhibit, "Pieces of My Life: A Quarter Century of Quilting," can be seen through Jan. 30.

Butcher, who learned to quilt at an adult education class in 1977 at Lawrence High School, said she is showing 16 of her "traditional quilts with a contemporary twist."

The show includes a quilt commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Kansas Library Assn. and "Oklahoma," above, a state quilt from "Create Your Family," a book by Lawrence resident Barbara Brackman.


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