Saturday, August 23, 2003
The sounds of mandolins, fiddles and flat-picked guitars will waft through South Park Sunday during the 23rd annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships. Anywhere from five to 20 contestants compete in each category, and the park fills with spectators sitting on blankets and in lawn chairs, soaking up bluegrass melodies. The no-cost event is open to the public.
And opening tonight at Signs of Life gallery in downtown Lawrence is an exhibition of paintings by Lawrence artist Heather Smith Jones. The K-U graduate's work, which explores patterns of wondering and knowing, will be on view through October 22. Tonight's opening reception runs from 7 to 10.