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Liberty Arts Squared Festival, May 31 and June 1

The 4th Annual Liberty Arts Squared Festival features fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, arts activities for children, and a beer and wine garden on Friday evening.

The visual arts area incorporates two- and three-dimensional fine arts and fine crafts. Media will be juried and displayed in two separate categories: Fine Arts and Crafts. Examples of art that are eligible for the juried selection are:

  • wet media (oils/acrylic/watercolors)
  • dry media (pencils, charcoal, pastels)
  • sculpture (wire, glass, metal, wood, fired clay, other)
  • photography
  • mixed media
  • hand-built and wheel thrown pottery and ceramics
  • fine jewelry
  • fibers, basketry, and weaving

This is a great opportunity for the Artastic or Creative Crafts badges.

On Friday evening, from 4-9 pm, we will present Jeff Porter, and the great band The Crayons! On Saturday, we will present the Liberty Jazz Ensemble, Jeff Porter, Edge Town, and The Rick Bacus Trio! Consider this for Music Appreciation.

Liberty Arts Squared will have book and poetry readings, and singer/songwriters featured throughout the day on Saturday at the Corbin Theater on the square. Come in to cool off, bring in your lunch or snack, have a seat and enjoy the literary arts and song. Check out the schedule of the day for your favorite or new performing literary artists. This might help with Book Adventurer or Creative Writing.

The Children’s art area of the festival will feature interactive arts activities in the visual arts, literature, musical arts and music-making and performance. The following organizations will be providing children’s art activities:  Martha Lafitte Nature Sanctuary, Oddball Kids, Red Star Studios (clay), Liberty Symphony Orchestra, the Liberty School District will present Dr. Vibrations (the musical petting zoo), and face painting. The activities are set up so that children can become engaged with producing art and viewing demonstrations throughout the children’s area. Activities will be available for all age groups from very young through teen-aged. This will help with Artastic, as well as just be fun!

Friday, May 31, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Historic Liberty Square, Liberty, Missouri

For more information, visit the Liberty Arts Squared website

Overland Park Orchestra Concert, May 19

Enjoy the uplifting sounds of the Overland Park Orchestra at this free concert. A nice opportunity to address Music Appreciation at a great price!

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty, Overland Park, KS

For more information, visit the Overland Park city website

With A Banjo On My Knee, May 17 – June 23

With A Banjo On My Knee intertwines homespun humor with old-time music – bluegrass, country, folk and gospel! You’ll enjoy banjo and guitar pickin’ and songs that live in your memories – Old Joe Clark, Do Lord, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Oh Susanna, I’ll Fly Away and more! We’re gonna have some FUN with this show! (Rated G)

May 16, 2013 to Jun 23, 2013
Thurs, Fri and Sat shows at 8 pm, Sun matinees at 2 pm
Admission: Adults – $23; Seniors – $20

Chestnut Fine Arts Center
234 N. Chestnut Street, Olathe KS

For more information, visit the Chestnut Fine Arts website.

Music In The Galleries, Feb. 23

Every month, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art partners with UMKC Conservatory’s Community Music and Dance Academy to offer gallery performances for audiences of all ages. Sight, movement and sound mingle in the spaces of the museum to offer exciting art interaction.

In February, ancient and modern come alive in the exhibition, Journeys through Mountains and Rivers. Enjoy new compositions by Jing Zhou and performed by colleagues Michael Miller, Tyler Capp and Scott Steele on various instruments, including the traditional Chinese zheng.

Drop by, no tickets required.

Saturday, February 23
Performances at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Hall

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO
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This could be an opportunity to address Music Appreciation.

Andrew Tyson, piano: Young Concert Artist, Jan. 27

Andrew Tyson, piano: Young Concert Artist

Born in 1986 in Durham, North Carolina, Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and intriguing musical voice. The opportunity to perform at the Lied Center of Kansas is one of three special prizes he was awarded for achievements during his YCA audition. Tyson has worked with many orchestras and string quartets, including the Brentano String Quartet, which will also be performing at the Lied Center. He is currently a master’s student at The Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald.

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tickets: Adult $20; Student & Youth $11

Lied Center Pavilion
1600 Stewart Avenue, Lawrence, KS
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Consider this for Music Appreciation — it’s a good opportunity to see other young people in the performing arts.

Kids Club Concert Series: “How the Camel Got His Hump”, Jan. 26

Kids Club Concert Series:

Learn how the camel got his hump in this new operetta for young audiences, by UMKC’s own Leah Sproul Pulatie.  This work is based on the Rudyard Kipling “Just So Story” of the same title, and will feature singers, piano and percussion.

Ideal for children ages 3-8, each Kids Club concert features activities that encourage your child in music and dance.  Kids Club is the perfect way to introduce a child to a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation of the performing arts.

$10 per ticket (each ticket good for one child and one adult)

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

James C. Olson Performning Arts Center
White Recital Hall
4949 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO
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More information available online

This is one of the more Tenderheart-friendly ways to approach Music Appreciation.