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Performer Profile: Kirsten Paludan of Cowboy Cabaret

We recently chatted with musician Kirsten Paludan to discuss everything from her upcoming event Cowboy Cabaret II to highlights of her prolific music career. On April 9 at 7:30pm, join the Starhaven Rounders and an all-star cast of homegrown celebrities on a honky-tonk hoe-down of original songs, country western classics, and gospel favorites. Tickets on sale here. “Keep your eyes and … Continued


Jazz Comes to the Arts Based Preschool

Acclaimed pianist Addison Frei and vocalist Tahira Clayton delighted Arts Based Preschoolers this morning with fun vocal and rhythm warm-ups and jazzy renditions of childhood favorites. Don’t miss Addison and Tahira perform tonight for Nine Forty LIVE at 7:30pm. Tickets on sale here.


Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Enrollment now open!

The Lawrence Arts Center Kelly Galloway Kindergarten is now enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year.  The curriculum developed for this ground-breaking arts-based kindergarten completes the continuum of the award winning academic approach pioneered at the Arts Center.  With a special focus on preparing young students in the skills of innovation, communication and collaboration, the arts-based … Continued


Local 2D and 3D

This summer find out art making secrets from local artists.  Students 6th-12th grade team up with artist/teacher Bailey Marable as each day they walk through a different local artist’s studio or gallery space.  Learn tips and tricks that you take back to the studio to create your own imaginative work in a similar medium.  These … Continued



KU’s Randi Hacker Talks Representation of Asians in Cinema

The Lawrence Arts Center is proud to partner with the KU Center for East Asian Studies on the upcoming film series, The Changing Face of East Asia in Hollywood: A Film Festival on Perspective, Representation and Discrimination. The Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas and the KU Department of Film and Media Studies have generously come … Continued


At one with nature

KC Metropolis | Click for article By Alex Anderson Wed, Mar 30, 2016 Environmental artist Neil Goss talks about his work, his preference to create pieces outdoors, and the challenge of gathering his natural materials.


Lawrence Arts Center heads to Portland!

Members of the education staff are headed to Portland, Oregon to represent the Lawrence Arts Center at the annual national printmaking conference. The Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) is the largest print organization in North America. Its conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states and … Continued


All Ages Make-Up Workshop! April 16

Explore the world of stage makeup.  Students will experiment with different techniques including animals, scars and wounds, and looking really, really old! Saturday, April 16, 1-4PM 1 day workshop, $30 ($27 member) SP-TAY46


Meet the Auction Artist: Kent Smith

Kent Smith is an illustrator, designer and teacher whose work can be found in children’s toys, beer labels, huge woodblocks and tiny trading cards. His work often centers on themes of storytelling, community building, unexplained phenomena and the magic that exists all around us. Kent Smith’s piece in the 2016 Benefit Art Auction is entitled … Continued