Arts notes

Art Exhibition tops $26,500 in sales

This year's Lawrence Own-Your-Own Art Exhibition and Sale set a new sales record, selling 47 pieces and topping $26,500. Last year's sale brought in $14,000.

Now in its second year, the benefit for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and local visual artists is a volunteer effort by the Lawrence Committee for the Advancement of Visual Arts that encourages Lawrence residents to own and display artwork in their homes and offices.

The exhibition and sale took place nine days at the Carnegie Building, Ninth and Vermont streets. Bert Nash received more than $5,200.

Award winners were: Best of Show, "Dancing with Mummies," Judith Burns McCrea; second place, "Dauphin Island Series #60: Shearwater," Judy Geer Kellas; third place, "Gallery Opening," Gerry Miller; Paradigm Design Award of Merit, "Off the Wall Jewelry Box #1," Gracy Carmody; Jensen Liquor Award of Merit, "Yellow Horizon II," Ken Grizzell; Community Mercantile Award of Merit, "Rio Grande Engorging Itself on Orange and Blue," Susan Jordan; ARTFRAMES Award of Merit, "At the Pool," John Wysocki and FastFrames Award of Merit, "The Three Muses," Kristin Dempsey.

KU historian, painter to give gallery talk

Kansas University art historian David Cateforis and Lawrence landscape painter Robert Sudlow will give a gallery talk Tuesday to complement a Sudlow exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

The dialogue is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the arts center, where the Sudlow retrospective opened on Friday. The exhibit is called "Spiritual Journeys: The Art of Robert Sudlow."

An opening reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 8. That night, Sudlow will sign copies of a book that will be published as a companion to the exhibit.

Marching band festival set for Saturday

Dozens of regional high school marching bands will compete Saturday in Lawrence during the 11th annual Heart of America Marching Band Festival.

The festival, open to the public, will be from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Kansas University's Memorial Stadium. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children under 12.

Student bands will be grouped according to their Class 4A, 5A or 6A status and will be judged on music performance, marching performance and overall effectiveness. The adjudicators � all from premier marching bands � include, James Hudson of Southwest Texas State University, Jeff Mathews of Northwestern State University in Louisiana and Paul Brizzi of Ankeny High School in Iowa.

The KU Marching Jayhawks will perform an exhibition after the competition, while the scores are being tallied. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.

The festival is co-sponsored by KU Bands and the northeast district of the Kansas Music Educators Assn.


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