Arts notes

Sunday, March 10, 2002

Dancers create works inspired by word 'blue'

Reach � a movement collective inc., a Kansas City-based dance company, will present "Blue" at 7 p.m. Saturday and March 17 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

The program features modern dance and improvisation inspired by artists' interpretations of the word "blue." Artists include choreographers Andrea Wescott, M. Suzanne Ryan, Tina Cazort and Jackie VanPatten Wild, composer Korey Ireland and fabric artist Martha Heimbaugh.

Admission is $5; children under 12 are admitted free. For more information, call (816) 920-3313.

Lawrence artist starring in 'Spinning Into Butter'

Lawrence artist Cheryl Weaver is appearing in "Spinning Into Butter," a play by Rebecca Gilman, Friday through April 7 at the Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

Weaver plays Sarah Daniels, dean of students at Belmont College in Vermont. Presented with a potentially explosive situation � an African-American student finds a racist note on his door � Daniels struggles to resolve the matter for the school and to reconcile her own attitudes toward race.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets range from $12.50 to $25 and can be reserved by calling (816) 531-7529.

KU Women's Chorale to present winter concert

The Kansas University Women's Chorale Winter Concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St.

The concert, conducted by Ed Goeke, will include music by Purcell, Elgar, Holst and Bernstein. It is free and open to the public.

Lawrence artist fashions multipanel paintings

"Modular Series: Arrangements in Space," an exhibition of mixed-media works on canvas by Lawrence artist Janet Satz, will be displayed March 17-April 19 at the Stocksdale Gallery of Art at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

An opening reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 17.

The exhibition includes multipanel paintings, above, that suggest architectural interiors, exteriors and cityscapes. Painted as a series of modular panels, the works are not dependent on the traditional rectangle for their composition � each painting can stand alone or be used in combination with others.

Satz earned a bachelor's of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., a master's degree in art education from New York University and a doctorate of arts fellowship from New York University. Her work is in many public and private collections across the country, including the Smithsonian Institution.

KU alumnus wins creative writing award

Kansas University alumnus Tom Averill is the recipient of the 2002 Edgar Wolfe Literary Award.

Averill, writer-in-residence and English professor at Washburn University in Topeka, is the author of two short-story collections, a humorous travelogue and a novel, "Secrets of the Tsil Cafe." He was a student of Edgar Wolfe, a KU creative writing professor.

A reception for Averill will be at 2 p.m. April 13 at the West Wyandotte branch of the Kansas City, Kan., Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd St.