Arts notes

Lawrence City Band to play worldly music

The Lawrence City Band's seventh concert of the summer season will showcase music from around the globe.

"World Tour 2004," under the direction of Robert Foster, will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in South Park, 11th and Massachusetts Street.

The program includes "Hungarian March," "March of the Belgium Parachutist," "An American in Paris" and "Hands Across the Sea."

The concert is free.

Brown Bag Concert features bluegrass band

The Alferd Packer Memorial String Band will entertain outdoor diners Thursday during the Brown Bag Concert.

The show runs from noon to 1 p.m. at the corner of Ninth and Massachusetts streets. People are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy free bluegrass music.

The summer concert series is sponsored by Lawrence Parks and Recreation and Downtown Lawrence Inc. It continues through July.

Quilter to lead Lawrence workshop

Nationally known quilt artist, designer and teacher Joen Wolfrom, of Fox Island, Wash., will be the featured speaker at the July meeting of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild.

She will speak at 7 p.m. July 19 in the meeting room at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Her lecture, called "Color Play," is free and open to the public.

Wolfrom also will conduct a three-day workshop on "The Illusionary Landscape Quilt" from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Register by contacting Georgann Eglinski at 842-8625.

Theater troupes to have auditions

The Seem-To-Be Players, the Lawrence Arts Center's children's theater company, will have auditions for the national tour of "The Boston Tea Party" and "The Ugly Duckling" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The tour runs from Sept. 7 to Nov. 21, with an optional resumption from Jan. 24 to March 21. Professional wages begin at $350 per diem with lodging paid on the road.

The Tell-A-Tale Players also will audition for "Aesop's Fables," which will be produced and directed by writer Ric Averill. Two actors will work for a combined weekly amount from which expenses must be paid, and actors must provide their own transportation and lodging.

For audition time and locations, call 843-2787 or e-mail

Eudora quilters compete for international award

The combined efforts of the Eudora Quilting Bees have guaranteed them a spot in the 2004 American Quilter's Society Quilt Exposition Aug. 18-21 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The guild has been chosen to join more than 250 others in the annual competition, which will offer $33,000 in prize money.

The group entered the Ultimate Guild Challenge Category, in which guilds challenge their members and choose the top eight quilts from among the guild to enter in the competition.

For more information about the 2004 quilt exposition, call (270) 898-7903 or visit

Kemper Museum touts beautiful women

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will display photographs by renowned photographer Garry Winogrand from Friday through Oct. 17.

Winogrand's works depict women in candid positions in public places. With approximately 40 photos, the exhibition is the museum's largest showing from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio, part of its permanent collection.

For more than 30 years, Winogrand photographed people in urban environments with a 35mm camera, chronicling impromptu moments in life.

For more information, contact Margaret Keough at (816) 457-6132 or

Wheelmen to meet in Baldwin, Lawrence

The Wheelmen, a national organization dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of bicycling heritage, will have their 37th annual national meet from Wednesday through July 18 at the Baker University campus in Baldwin, with several events open to the public.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, the Wheelmen will be featured in a parade through downtown Lawrence, showcasing antique bicycles. Trick riding and other skills will be demonstrated after the parade.

The bikes will be on display at the Baker University campus in Baldwin Friday afternoon and evening.

For more information, call James McKenzie at (785)830-9942 or visit

Missouri guitar festival returns for second year

The second annual St. Joseph International Guitar Festival will be Wednesday through July 18 on the campus of Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Mo.

Boasting an expanded lineup from last year's international roster, the festival will feature performances from such noted guitarists as Kevin Gallagher and Miguel Rodriguez, as well as a piano and guitar duet by Pamela and Robert Trent.

The Festival opens with a party and jam session at the Rear View Grill, 4902 Frederick Blvd., and ends with the final round of competition at the Christian Science Church, 12th and Felix.

For ticket information call (816) 271-4420 or visit

Art guild issues grants

The Lawrence Art Guild issued three grant checks at its June meeting.

Recipients of the $500 grants were artists Yoonmi Nam, Constance Ehrlich and Linda Baranski, who will be studying ancient Japanese block printing, social commentary artwork and classical mosaics, respectively.

The next meeting will be Sept. 20 and will begin the guild's next season, during which meetings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

The public is encouraged to attend the meetings. More information is available at

El Dorado exhibition calls for entries

Entries are needed for the fourth annual national and regional juried art exhibitions in October in El Dorado.

The national exhibit, at the Erman B. White Gallery on the Butler County Community College campus, will feature two-dimensional media and wall-mounted works.

The regional exhibit at the Coutts Memorial Museum of Art in El Dorado will feature artists from numerous states, entering such media as watercolor, oil, acrylic, fiber art, drawing, mixed media and original prints.

Each offers a $1,250 Best of Show award and other cash prizes. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, with a $30 fee for every three slides entered.

For more information, e-mail

Preparations under way for Arkansas exhibit

Preparations have begun for the 10th annual Northwest Arkansas Fall Regional Art Exhibit. The exhibition is open to artists in 10 states, with more than $3,000 in prizes to be award by judge Charles Harrington.

Slide entry deadline for the contest is Aug. 31, with walk-ins accepted on Nov. 5-6.

For a prospectus, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Jane Barron at 2807 Amberwood St., Springdale, Ark., 72762-0466. For more information, visit


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