Arts Notes

Artist uses pockets as psychological metaphors

An exhibition of sculptural fiber works created by Sarah Lynn Potter will be shown Monday through April 2 in the Art and Design Gallery in the Art and Design Building at Kansas University. An opening reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Potter's works use the pocket as a metaphor of containment for the objects she collects and as a way to explore how material objects leave impressions in people's minds.

Included in the exhibit is "Honor," above, a work of fabric and shells that is dyed and sewn.

Potter has a bachelor's degree in fiber from the Kansas City Art Institute and is working on a master's degree at KU. She recently won second prize for her work "Token" in "Beatitudes Betrayed," a show dealing with religious injustices.

Michael Moore to give talk at KC university

Kansas City, Mo. � Michael Moore, author of "Stupid White Men" and director of "Roger & Me," will talk at 7 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 51st and Rockhill Road.

After his talk, Moore will sign copies of his book.

The event is free and open to the public.

Exhibit shows 'rehearsals' for larger paintings

Kansas City, Mo. � "Alex Katz: Small Paintings" will be displayed through June 2 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd. The exhibit includes about 80 works, including "Green Shoes," above, an oil painting on composition board.

Katz is best known for his large-scale paintings, including portraits, figures and landscapes. He considered his small paintings rehearsals that reveal not only how he works but why he is interested in particular subjects.

The exhibition allows viewers to see an evolution of Katz's works over the last 50 years. In the small paintings, he experiments with color, light, gestures, details and subject matter.


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