Arts notes

Singer-songwriter to give concert at Stu's

Singer-songwriter Natalie Cox will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. today at Stu's Midtown Tavern, 925 Iowa. She performs acoustic rock and blues.

Cox has released three albums and is working on a fourth CD, "Stand Up." She has performed at the Women in Rock Concert at the Black River Amphitheater near St. Louis; the Stop the Coal Train Extravaganza in Mitchell, S.D.; the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson; and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Quilt artists showing works in Wichita

Lawrence quilt artists Linda Frost and Nan Renbarger are among the members of the Kansas Art Quilters displaying their works this summer in Wichita.

"Kansas Art Quilters: Outside the Box" will be shown at CityArts, 225 W. Lewis, through July 12. A closing reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 12 at the gallery.

Teddy bear sculptures being installed in KC

Kansas City, Mo. � The March of the Teddy Bears � Kansas City 2002, an exhibit of about 150 frocked, life-size teddy bear art sculptures, is being installed throughout the city to mark the centennial of the teddy bear.

An opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Crown Center area, 2450 Grand Blvd.

The bears were made by students and amateur and professional artists and will be displayed July through September throughout the city. The bears carry catchy titles, such as Beary Princess, Bear-atone Bear and Bearied Treasure.

Several events are being planned in conjunction with the display, including bear-spotting tours; a teddy bear auction on Oct. 5 at Crown Center; an Internet auction of more bears on Oct. 6; bear-themed birthday parties; and special teddy bear displays.

Baker professor receives Kopke award

Baldwin � Inge Balch, an art professor at Baker University, has been named the Kopke Distinguished Faculty Award winner.

Baker University trustee Charles Kopke, Kansas City, Mo., gave $100,000 to Baker, which provides a $5,000 cash award to an outstanding faculty member each year. Kopke's gift honors his wife, Verda, and his late mother, Jennie Howell Kopke, who graduated from Baker in 1921.

Arts center camp pairs youngsters and artists

The Lawrence Arts Center is offering a four-day arts camp for children ages 6-8.

The camp runs Monday through Thursday and will give children the opportunity to explore a different art form each day with a guest artist. The children will explore ceramics with Jan McElwain; drama with actress Jennifer Glenn; and printmaking with Christine Mercer-Kraft. They will build their own city with Kansas University architecture instructor Anne Patterson.

For more information, call the arts center, 843-2787.


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