Arts notes

CornerBank showcases Lawrence artists

Four Lawrence artists will exhibit their work through the end of February at CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St.

Featured artists are Celia Smith; Catherine Hale Robins; Karen Wiley; and First Weavers, a group of artists that includes Martina Masaquiza, Tony Moss and Clemente Jerez. Artwork may be viewed 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Smith's newest works are landscapes inspired by her recent trip to Spain as well as figurative oil paintings. Robins' work includes bronze sculptures of domestic and wild animals in natural poses. Wiley will display colorful multimedia collages. First Weavers will show woven tapestries, like the one pictured above.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday at the bank.

New hire: Lied Center names new education director

Barbara A. Bosche has been named the Lied Center's new director of education.

Bosche spent the past two months as interim education coordinator at the Lied. She replaces former education director Cassandra Howard.

Bosche previously served as special assistant to the director at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colo., where she promoted exhibitions, solicited financial support and worked with contributors.

During the 1980s, she was a studio artist in Colorado, Indiana and New Mexico. She also studied music extensively and taught music education.

Bosche was a research development coordinator from 1991 to 1997 at the Colorado School of Mines. From 1997 to 1999, she was director of research development at that institution.

Bosche moved to Lawrence last year with her husband, Kansas University associate professor of mathematics Erik Van Vleck, and their 4-year-old daughter, Haley.

Music: Five hundred pianists join forces for concert

Five hundred area musicians -- most of them students -- will perform at 18 grand pianos during the 10th Anniversary Multi-Piano Concert today at the Lied Center.

The pianists will be under the direction of Linda Ross Happy, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Sarah Vodopest, a freshman pre-med major at Kansas University, will perform as part of the ensemble. She has performed in the concert for several years.

The show will be performed at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5.


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