Spring Choral Masterworks Concert planned at Saint Mary

The University of Saint Mary department of fine arts-music will hold its Spring Choral Masterworks Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Annunciation Chapel on the university’s main campus in Leavenworth, at 4100 S. 4th St. Admission is free.
This year’s program focuses exclusively on Gabriel Faure, with the feature presentation a performance of Faure’s delicate and ethereal Requiem Mass. The program will also include Faure’s Opus 65 motets, Ave Verum and “Tantum Ergo” as well as an arrangement of Cantique de Jean Racine performed by the USM Handbell Choir.
William Krusemark, professor of music and chair of the USM department of fine arts, will serve as conductor. USM Assistant Professor Freda Proctor will serve as organist and direct the Bells of Saint Mary Handbell Choir.
Vocal soloists include students Sarah DaMetz, Lansing;  Emma Vavricek, Bonner Springs; Bailey Mortensen; Ashley Muldoon, Edwardsville; Hayley Webb; Korena Leach; Wila Figueroa; and Rob Gaslin.

KCK school board to meet Tuesday at Harmon

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kan.

Among the items to be discussed are a report on a Harmon Hub project, the development of a half-mile concrete walking trail, community gardens and outdoor classroom.

Students with Leadership 2020 have already raised $45,000 in grant funding for this project, and the board is asked to approve up to $110,245 for it.


Sporting KC and Arts KC join for design challenge and gallery exhibit

Sporting KC and the ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council have announced a joint collaboration to co-host a design challenge for local artists to create artwork which showcases the beautiful game and celebrates soccer in Kansas City.

Up to 20 selected artists will have their pieces on display during a First Friday gallery exhibition at the Three Points Club on May 2 and also at Sporting Park during “Art in the Park” in conjunction with Sporting Kansas City’s home match on May 14.

The gallery exhibition will feature a live DJ and appearances by Sporting Kansas City players with drinks and appetizers available for ticket holders.

All pieces will be available to purchase by the general public and a portion of all ticket and art sale proceeds will benefit the Victory Project and the ArtsKC fund.