Arts Notes

Sunday, April 6, 2003

CornerBank sponsors coloring contest

Coloring a basket-bearing bunny rabbit could land local children a spot in an art show.

CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St., and The Custard Cup, 520 W. 23rd St., Suite E, are sponsoring a coloring contest and artist reception for Lawrence's budding artists.

Coloring pages can be picked up at the bank. Completed pages must be returned by Thursday. Winners will be chosen in three categories: preschool to 5-year-olds, 7- and 8-year -olds, and 9- and 10-year-olds.

The winner in each group will win a $10 Johnny Appleseed account. The next two placers in each category will win a $5 account.

An artist reception with ice cream and balloons will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the bank. For more information, call Michelle Williams or Kathy Summers at 838-9400.

Acting spots open at Perry summer theater

Perry -- Auditions for the Hurl Bert's Players summer theatre season at Apple Valley Farm near Lake Perry can be scheduled by calling 766-3471 before Monday.

Performers will be paid.

Music teachers present student recital

The Lawrence Accredited Music Teachers' Recital will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

The following students will be performing: Faelan Jacobson, Angelica Wade, Alan Shi, Willie Johnson, Andrew Woodhead, Mariah Saylor, Nic Brill, Chelsea Jacobson, Tennery Carttar, Ruilong Hu and Maxwell Gregoire.

The studios of Eleanor Allen, Elaine de San Miguel, Sarah Higgins and Sue Kwak will be represented.

The recital will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by the new piano dedication recital.

Folkster Beth Amsel to play at Hawk's Nest

Beth Amsel, billed as one of the best young singer-songwriters on the New England scene, is scheduled to play a 7:30 p.m. show Tuesday at the Hawk's Nest in the Kansas Union.

Tickets are $10 for the public, $5 for students.

Critics have lauded Amsel's voice as "lush and angelic." She has recently sold out crowds at Cambridge's fabled Club Passim and was voted "most wanted to return" at the renowned Falcon Ridge Folk Festival showcase. She has been compared to the likes of Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan and Emmylou Harris.

For more information, call 865-FOLK or visit

KU Men's Glee Club performs spring concert

The Kansas University Men's Glee Club will present its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall.

Admission is free.

The choir, directed by Hugo Vera, is a 45-member group that includes students of all majors and grades. The organization has performed extensively on campus and around Lawrence.

The performance will include works by Schubert, Wagner, Cat Stevens and Leonard Bernstein.