Arts notes

Sunday, March 30, 2003

KU art graduate students stage thesis exhibitions

Art work by graduate students in Kansas University's art and design programs will be on display through April 11 at the Art and Design Gallery.

The Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions, which began March 2, change weekly to feature work in a variety of media. The shows are a degree requirement for the students.

Opening today in the gallery is a show featuring work by Travis Hinton, ceramics, and Tam Trenary, textiles. Hinton's piece, "Love, Lust and Memories Lost," is shown above. The opening reception is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The show comes on the tails of an exhibition by ceramists Marshall Maude and Heather Nameth.

Works by Patrick Dunn, sculpture, and Ross Lunz, jewelry and metalsmithing, will round out the exhibitions the week of April 6.

The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday.

Blues-folk-country artist to play Lawrence show

Singer-songwriter Greg Brown will bring his blend of blues, folk and country music, tinged with gospel and jazz, to Lawrence on Saturday. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

Brown recently released Milk of the Moon. He has been nominated for Grammy Awards and has appeared many times on National Public Radio's Prairie Home Companion.

Wetlands-inspired art wanted for exhibition

Organizers of an art exhibit to benefit the Baker Wetlands are calling for art inspired by the wetlands.

Interested artists should call Irene Grote at 832-0714 for more details about how to submit work. The exhibition will hang May 2-25 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. An opening reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 2.

Seventy-five percent of proceeds from sales will benefit the cause of saving the wetlands, the other 25 percent will be donated to the library.