Arts notes

'Tosca' performance changed to Jan. 30

The Lied Series' performance of the Russian State Opera in "Tosca," has been changed to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The original date was Feb. 22.

Ticket holders may use their tickets to attend the rescheduled performance. Ticket holders who are unable to attend the Jan. 30 performance may exchange their "Tosca" tickets for another event during the 2002-2003 season.

Ticket holders may contact the Lied Center ticket office at 864-2787.

American Indian quilts to be displayed at library

"Wakanyeja," an exhibit of American Indian hand-sewn baby quilts, will be shown today through Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

"Wakanyeja" translates to "sacred gift." The quilts promote nonviolence and the traditional qualities of child-rearing practices with American Indian families.

The exhibit is part of the Lawrence Indian Arts Show and Haskell Indian Art Market. Quilts will be available at the art market Sept. 14-15 at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Lawrence residents seek 'ghostly' stories for book

A Lawrence couple is teaming up to write "Kansas Ghosts: The Dead Walk in Kansas."

Gil Bavel, Lawrence, is collecting real-life accounts from Kansans that have experience hauntings or other supernatural activity. The book will focus mostly on ghostly encounters in Kansas, but will include activity in neighboring states and stories from people who currently reside in Kansas but have experienced the supernatural elsewhere. Bavel's wife, Alison Dishinger, will be the photographer for the book.

If you have a personal account that you'd like to share with the author, he can be reached at his Web site, www.kansasghosts.com. You also can send him a letter at P.O. Box 1180, Lawrence 66044. Associate researchers are needed and may be credited in the book.

A follow-up book is already planned, and another one is in the offing about UFO sightings in Kansas.

Kaw Valley quilters garner first place

Quilts made by members of the Kaw Valley Quilters guild were chosen as among the nation's best at an international quilt competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Quilts exhibiting the theme "A Tisket, A Tasket, Kaw Valley's Favorite Basket Challenge," netted the guild $1,500 and first place in the international competition, which brought 575 quilts from around the world to the four-day exposition and show.

Kaw Valley Quilters Guild quilters and their quilts were: Kathy Delaney, "Rag Weeds"; Connie Tevis Hadl, "Gathering Baskets"; Nan Doljac, "Christmas Baskets"; Nancy Graves, "Basket Case"; Christina DeArmond, "Pieced Baskets"; Leanne M. Baraban, "Hearts and Flowers"; Jeanne Welch, "Kathie's Choice"; Susannah Christenson, "Baskets of Flowers and More"; Pamela Mayfield and Jean Stanclift, "Poison Ivy Comes a Creeping"; and Lori Kukuk, "Basket Case."

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