Arts notes

Sunday, May 4, 2003

Comics, sequential art focus of K.C. exhibition

Kansas City, Mo. -- "Sequence," a juried exhibition of more than 100 works of sequential art and comics by local, national and international artists, will be on view at three galleries in the West Bottoms from Friday through June 7.

The exhibit showcases work in media ranging from traditional pen-and-ink to sculptural and explores themes from humorous to political, poetic to surreal. It's the first exhibition of its kind in Kansas City.

The work will be on display at The Green Door Gallery, 1229 1/2 Union; The Old Post Office, 1229 Union; and Panacea, 1317 Union. An opening reception will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

An after party/benefit concert for the Comic Creators Network will run from 10 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday at Farenheit Gallery and will include entertainment by the Swillhound String Band, Silvermen, Krystle Warren and BoyMeetsMoog! A $7 donation is suggested.

The galleries are open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. For more information, visit

Kansas City journal calls for entries

Kansas City, Mo. -- A Kansas City journal is calling for submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for its 18th Annual Literary Awards competition.

Deadline for submissions to New Letters, a quarterly literary magazine published by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is May 20. Winners will be announced in September.

A poetry entry consists of a collection of three to six poems. A fiction or creative nonfiction entry may contain up to 5,000 words. There is no limit on the number of entries or genres entered by each writer. Reading fee for each entry is $15. Every entry after the first is $10.

Cash prizes will be awarded, and all winners will be published in a future issue of New Letters. All finalists will be listed on the New Letters Roll of Honor section in that same issue.

Writer's guidelines, along with a list of prior contest winners, can be found at You can also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to New Letters Literary Awards, University House, Room 113, 5101 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64110.

Free photo contest open to Lawrence residents

More than $60,000 in prizes will be awarded in this year's International Open Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by the International Library of Photography.

The deadline is June 30. The free contest is open to anyone.

To enter, send one photograph in one of the following categories: people, travel, pets, children, sports, nature, action, humor, portraiture or other. The photo must be a color or black-and-white print, unmounted, 8-by-10 inches or smaller.

All entries should have the photographer's name, address, category and photo title on the back.

Send entries to: The International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2616, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. You may also submit photos online at

Kansas City theater announces new season

Kansas City, Mo. -- American Heartland Theatre has announced its 2003-2004 season, a series of five Kansas City premieres and one world premiere.

Here's a look at the productions:

Patrons can renew season subscriptions or purchase new tickets by calling (816) 842-9999 or visiting

The American Heartland Theatre is in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 314, Kansas City, Mo.