Artifacts 1/17/08

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Local artist juried into oil paint organization

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston artist Lynn Lancaster was recently juried into the Oil Painters of America, an organization that provides a forum for oil painters to display their art in regional and national competitions. Lancaster represents Sweetgum Gallery in Sikeston. An exhibit of his work is on display this month at the Sikeston Depot Museum.

High school art exhibit opens Jan. 27

Southeast Missouri State University will host its annual High School Art Exhibition, now in its 30th year, beginning Jan. 27 at the Crisp Museum at the university's River Campus. A reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the museum. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

Children's art on display at hospital

Student art created for the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's annual Children's Arts Festival is currently on display in the pediatric ward at Southeast Missouri Hospital and the lobby of US Bank on Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Exhibiting artists are from Cape Girardeau Central Middle School, Chaffee Elementary, Kelly, Nell Holcomb and Trinity Lutheran schools.

Local artist nominated for indie music award

Tyler Montgomery, a Christian recording artist from Dexter, Mo., has been nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Artist of the Year and for Album of the Year in the third annual IndieHeaven Momentum Awards. The awards will be presented at the IndieHeaven summit in March. To vote for Montgomery, visit www.indiehaven.com/momentum_awards.php.

Foster McGinty to play Port Cape Jan. 25 and 26

Cape Girardeau native Foster McGinty will perform Jan. 25 and 26 at Port Cape Girardeau. McGinty, nephew of Mid-Life Crisis band leader Chuck McGinty, has lived in New York City for more than a year writing and recording songs. For more information on McGinty, go to www.fostermcginty.com.

Tickets for 'Chicago' in Paducah on sale Monday

PADUCAH, Ky. -- Ticket sales for the touring production of the musical "Chicago," coming to the Carson Center in Paducah on March 7 and 8, begin Saturday. "Chicago" is produced by Jam Theatricals. For tickets, call 270-450-4444 or go to www.thecarsoncenter.org.

-- From staff reports

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