KU faculty, Lawrence Art Guild hang group show at Arts Center

Sunday, February 16, 2003

Artwork by Kansas University art department faculty and members of the Lawrence Art Guild will fill the galleries through March 15 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

The faculty show, called "Mostly Square," is composed of work displayed in 2001 in Scotland as part of a faculty exchange exhibition with Edinburgh College of Art. At the same time, the Scottish artists exhibited at KU's Art and Design Gallery.

The show's title arose from the limitations imposed on the artists, who were creating work that had to be shipped safely across the Atlantic. Though the small, mostly-square format set boundaries, it also provoked "work of extraordinary ingenuity," said Judith McCrea, art department chairwoman.

What: "Mostly Square" and Lawrence Art Guild All Members ShowWhen: Through March 15.Where: Lawrence Arts Center galleries

Artists in the show are Jane Asbury, Phil Blackhurst, Robert Brawley, Carol Ann Carter, Rik Dishinger, John Hachmeister, Tanya Hartman, Cima Katz, Michael Krueger, Gerald Lubensky, Judith McCrea, Yoonmi Nam, Robert Price, Roger Shimomura, Peter Thompson and Maria Velasco. The show opens Tuesday in the small gallery.

The show's opening reception will be 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at the Arts Center.

The Art Guild All Members Show will hang simultaneously in the large gallery. The opening reception will be 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Guest speaker Reed Anderson, KU graduate student in art history, will present a slide lecture titled "Regionalism, the WPA and Joe Jones' 'Men and Wheat.'"