Friday, April 7, 2006
Welcome to Art a la Carte. I'm Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget.
A miracle unfolds tonight at the Lawrence Community Theatre with the
opening of "The Miracle Worker." The play tells the story of Helen
Keller, who was stricken blind and deaf in infancy and later learned to
communicate with the help of a motivated teacher. The show is sponsored
by Bill and Janet Muggy, whose late son Nate worked as a signer for the
deaf. The lights go up at 8 p.m., and the show continues for three weekends.
Lamenting the fact that fantasy art gets a bad rap, Gary Shainheit has
started a gallery at his downtown businesses, The Sacred Sword. The
first exhibition opens with a reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and highlights the work of three artists in addition to Shainheit, who
specializes in acrylic paintings that feature swords.
And Saturday evening at 6 p.m., the Lawrence Art Auction party returns
to the Lawrence Arts Center. More than 236 works donated by nearly 240
artists are available in both the silent and live auctions. Live bidding
begins at 7:30, and all proceeds benefit the Lawrence Arts Center's
I'm Mindie Paget with Art a la Carte.