Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Family of artists shows talents at Bizarre Bazaar

November 24, 1999

The LaGue family will be more than represented at Saturday's Bizarre Bazaar in Lawrence.

The 11th annual event, which features art that is, well, different, will provide a showcase for several members of the LaGue family. The bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

Kathleen LaGue, whose first full-length CD recently was released on Lioness Records, will travel from her home in Nashville to sing and play guitar during breaks for other musicians. Her brother, Peter, will travel from his home in Wamego to play guitar and sing folk music from noon to 12:50 p.m. Peter, who sells art from his home business, Paradise Works, and his wife, Therese Doll, also will exhibit their original artwork during the bazaar.

Sister Jerry Dowdle who lives in Tonganoxie, will exhibit her accessories, boxes and jewelry made of recycled materials.

And their parents Markay and Paul LaGue who have homes in Easton and Tonganoxie plan a booth of their own, where Paul's photographs and walking sticks, and Markay's hemp accessories and hand-braided wool rugs will be available for sale.

Peter LaGue has exhibited at the bazaar for three years.

The LaGue children grew up on Tonganoxie, where their mother tried to expose them all to the arts.

"That was one of the most important things for me when raising kids was for them to have an appreciation for the arts, all of the arts," Markay LaGue said. "They were like that since the time they were little bitty kids. They had Play Dough or Magic Markers in their hands at all times."

When her children were students at Tonganoxie High School, she said, they all were members of the Chieftain Singers.

"And now, we have a granddaughter (Aeril Dowdle) whose in Chieftain Singers," she said.

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