Arts Notes

Lawrence students show art in Kansas City

Allison Heape, a Lawrence High School student, recently exhibited two sculptures in the Kansas City Area High School Student and William Bracker Memorial Scholarship Show at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Her pieces were titled "terracotta self-portrait" and "crimson nymph."

In addition, Heape and three other Lawrence High School students were selected to show works in the recent Fifth Annual National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo. The exhibit included two works by Heape and one work each by Barbara Reilford, Whitney Devine and Mary Evan.

Both exhibits were in conjunction with the recent National Council on the Education for the Ceramics Arts conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Home-schoolers plan concert in Salina

Salina � Home-schooled children from across Kansas will gather in Salina for a collective concert. The Golden Belt Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, 1025 S. Ohio.

More than 100 students will meet for a day of instruction under the direction of master choral clinician Glenn Litke and the concert.

The program will include classical, sacred, patriotic and contemporary choral works.

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Chicago jazz dance troupe to perform

Overland Park � The River North Chicago Dance Company, a world-class jazz group, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

The 14-member dance troupe will showcase "Love Will Follow," with choreography by artistic director Frank Chaves and music by Kenny Loggins; "Beat"; "A Mi Manera"; and "Pulse," with choreography by Daniel Ezralow, a founder of Aeros.

River North was the subject of the Emmy Award-winning television special, "Reality of a Dreamer," which aired on PBS.

Admission is $25 and $20. Tickets are available by calling the Carlsen Center Box Office, (913) 469-4445.

Decorative arts expert to give talk

Kansas City, Mo. � Catherine Futter, a specialist in American and European decorative arts, has joined the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as the first Helen Jane and R. Hugh "Pat" Uhlmann curator of decorative arts.

Futter most recently was curator of decorative arts and historic houses at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va.

The Nelson-Atkins' decorative arts collection contains 6,277 works. American holdings are strongest in Boston-area case furniture of the 18th century. European holdings include 17th- and 18th-century furniture.

Futter has a bachelor's degree in medieval and Renaissance studies from Duke University and a master's degree of arts and doctorate of degree in art history, both from Yale University.

Octagon art fair accepting entries

Ames, Iowa � Entries are being accepted for the Octagon Art Festival, which features more than 100 Midwest artists. The festival is Sept. 29 in Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University.

The works must be fine art of original concept and design. Deadline for slide entries is June 19.

For an entry form or more information, contact Letitia Hansen at Octagon Center for the Arts, (515) 232-5331, or


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