Arts notes

Irish dancers to leap into Carlsen Center

Overland Park -- The Trinity Irish Dance Company will display its high-speed, high-flying footwork in two upcoming performances at the Carlsen Center.

The company, which has won 22 world titles for the United States at the World Irish Dance Championships in Ireland, will perform with live instrumental accompaniment as part of the Carlsen Center's Center Series. The 22-member troupe has appeared at the Kennedy Center, as well in feature films by Disney, Dreamworks and Universal.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd. Tickets are $30 and $25 and are available by calling (913) 469-4445 or at to

KU dance company receives grant

Dance/USA and the National Endowment for the Arts have awarded the Kansas University dance program a grant to support the restaging of "Missa Brevis," originally choreographed by Jose Limón and being restaged at KU by Sarah Stackhouse.

A national panel of artists, college faculty and dance presenters recommended 35 awards to universities in 35 cities and 28 states across the country to aid new works and reconstructions in modern, ballet, tap, swing, jazz and Latin dance. The initiative unites professional dance artists with college students and brings works to the community.

Stackhouse's residency involves open rehearsals, panel discussions on art and war, lecture/demonstrations for high school students and the community, performances by KU's touring company, On the Move, master classes and a cable television program about the project.

Baldwin Poetry Series features husband, wife

Baldwin -- The third installment of the Baldwin Poetry Series will feature husband and wife poets Thomas Zvi Wilson and Jeanie Wilson.

The series was the brainchild of Perry poet Jason Wesco, who was featured with Lawrence poet Brian Daldorph in last week's session.

The series is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays in September at Espress Yourself, 713 High St., in Baldwin.

Featured poets read their work, sell and sign copies of their books and visit with audience members.

The series is sponsored by Espress Yourself and Wesco's 219 Press in Perry. Admission is free.

Antique collector to discuss Watt Pottery

Antiques collector Diane Massey will display and discuss examples of Watt Pottery Wednesday at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

Massey's collection consists of crockery type kitchenware from the 1950s. Those attending the session is encouraged to bring Watt Pottery items for identification. Those in attendance also will learn how to distinguish certain reproductions from originals.

The two-hour event will begin at 2 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free, but donations are suggested. For more information, call the museum at 841-4109.

KU oboe professor to reveal 'Hidden Gems'

Margaret Marco, associate professor of oboe at Kansas University, will perform a recital of currently unpublished pieces for the oboe at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Swarthout Recital Hall.

The performance, "Hidden Gems: Music for Oboe and Bass Continuo by Nicolas Chedeville and Jacques-Christophe Huguenet," will feature pieces Marco found in the Biblotheque Nationale in Paris while doing research during the summer of 2000 on Baroque music for the oboe.

Joining Marco for the concert will be Ellen Bottorff, harpsichordist, and Paul Laird, baroque cellist and associate professor of musicology.

For more information, call Marco at 864-9719.

Art Guild turns meeting into supply swap meet

The Lawrence Art Guild's September meeting will be an art supply swap meet.

The forum is an opportunity for artists to clean out their studios after the guild's summer break. Bring unwanted or unused art supplies, equipment or books priced to sell, swap or trade.

The meeting, open to the public, will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Works sought for Washburn Arts Review

The Washburn Arts Review is accepting submissions of original fiction, poetry, personal essays, art and black-and-white photography for the 2004 issue of "Inscape," Washburn University's literary arts magazine.

Entries by non-students are welcome.

Deadline for entries is Oct. 15. All works must include the name, address and phone number of the author.

Works may be mailed to Inscape, Washburn University, Department of English, 1700 S.W. College, Topeka 66621.

For more information, call (785) 231-1010, ext. 1735, or e-mail

Lawrence photo chosen for international exhibit

"Shine On," a photograph by Lawrence photographer Laura Wolfe of The JGladman Gallery, was selected to be part of the Loan Collection and be displayed at the Professional Photographers of America's 112th International Print Exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The image also received the honor of being chosen to open the awards ceremony July 29 in Las Vegas.

Children's theater to have auditions

St. Joseph, Mo. -- Missoula Children's Theatre will have auditions Sept. 22 at the Missouri Theatre for its upcoming production of "Rumpelstiltskin."

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No preparation is necessary.

Auditions will be from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive at 4 p.m. and be prepared to stay the entire rehearsal time.

Rehearsals will be from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day the rest of the week, and the show will be presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Missouri Theatre, 717 Edmond, St. Joseph.

For more information or directions to the theater, call (816) 279-1225.


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