Arts notes

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Tapestries, collages in CornerBank show

Tapestry landscapes and mixed media collages are the focus of the upcoming art show at CornerBank.

The featured artists are Dan Schriner, who creates his large landscapes using yarn in tapestry weavings, and Barbara Solberg, who incorporates a variety of media, including found objects, pastel, acrylic and oils to create her works on paper.

The show opens with a wine-and-cheese reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the bank, 4621 W. Sixth St. It will remain on view through March 26.

The exhibit may be viewed during bank hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Concert to benefit arts center children

Jim Cosgrove and the Hiccups will perform at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center to raise money for its scholarship fund.

The Kansas City artist and his band offer song and dance for children. The music focuses on laughing, singing, dancing and playing. Several of his CDs have earned national Parents Choice Awards.

McDonald's of Lawrence is sponsoring the performance.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.

KU art program brings noted painter to campus

New York painter Julie Heffernan will discuss her work at 10 a.m. Thursday in Room 421 of Kansas University's Art and Design Building as part of the art department's Visiting Artist Series.

The event is free and open to the public.

Heffernan is represented by Pilkington-Olsoff Fine Arts. She graduated with a master's from the Yale School of Art in 1985.

She will be artist in residence with the department Wednesday through Friday, critiquing graduate art students' work.

Four to eight artists are chosen by a committee of art students and faculty each year for the Visiting Artist Series.

For more information, call 864-4401.

Visiting Artist Series features bassoon, piano

Bassoonist Albie Micklich will play a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall.

Micklich, assistant professor of bassoon at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has performed with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony and the Juilliard Orchestra, and is currently principal bassoon of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra.

Nicole Narboni, a senior lecturer in piano at the School of Music of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will accompany Micklich.

The duo will perform a variety of selections, including works by Romeo Cascarino, Alexandre Tansman and Eugene Bozza.

The concert is part of the department of music and dance's Visiting Artist Series. For more information, call 864-3436.

Dance concert celebrates first steps

The Prairie Wind Dancers, the Lawrence Arts Center's residence dance company, will perform a concert this week to benefit First Step House.

The show will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the arts center, 940 N.H.

On the program is "Stories of Addiction, " a dance created during the company's residency at First Step House that addresses issues related to addiction. First Step House is a halfway house for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.

Three other works from the company's repertoire -- "Cosmic Bubbles," "Knock Me a Kiss" and "Cinderella: An Urban Tale" -- are also on the bill.

The concert is free and open to the public; donations are appreciated. For more information, call 843-2787.

Outdoor sculpture show calls for entries

The Lawrence Arts Commission is calling for entries in its 2004 Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.

Deadline is Feb. 27.

Artists may enter up to three works and also should include a biographical paragraph and a brief statement about each work. Entry fee is $10. All pieces must be free-standing, suitable for long-term outdoor display, safe for children and as vandal-proof as possible. Artists selected for the 17th annual exhibition will receive a $750 honorarium.

Kemper Museum director Rachael Blackburn will jury this year's show, selecting eight pieces for display at various downtown Lawrence locations.

For a flier and more information about entering, contact Michael Tubbs at 832-7813 or arts@ci.lawrence.ks.us.

Love is in the air at the Olive Gallery

"Love Sucks," a juried art show, opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Olive Gallery and Art Supply, 15 E. Eighth St.

Area artists were asked to submit art based on the theme "love" or "love sucks." The work will be displayed in a metamorphosized gallery: The Olive will trade its signature green walls for red and black ones during the show.

The exhibit will remain on view through Feb. 25.