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The Takach Press Has Arrived!

Our brand new custom designed Takach press arrived safe and sound on June 30 thanks to Huddleston Machinery Moving, Facilities Director Steve Richardson, Printmaking Fellow Tonja Torgerson and Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Amanda Maciuba. This beautiful piece of equipment is a work of art in its own right and will not only double our capacity to print, but is also … Continued


SYT’s Beauty and the Beast brings Magic to the Main Stage

The Summer Youth Theatre production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opens tonight and is sure to sweep you off your feet with spectacular dancing, beautiful sets by Tammy Keiser, costumes hand designed by Jeannie Harper (including Belle’s intricate ball gown) and musical numbers that will stay with you long after the production is over. A cast … Continued


Featured Artist: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

Current events, historical disasters, idealized landscapes, and a sly sense of humor can all be found in Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s Vantage Point now on display in the large gallery through July 23. Maggy Rozycki Hiltner scours antique shops and yard sales for old embroidery. Inspired by the images of animated vegetables and all too cute … Continued


Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad on journalism, the fury of Terry Gross fans and what makes ‘messy’ stories worth telling

lawrence.com | Click for article By Joanna Hlavacek on June 24, 2016 The creative process, according to “Radiolab” co-host Jad Abumrad, is marked with uncertainty. Whether that creative queasiness — “gut churn,” he calls it — helps or hinders the operation is the inquiry at the center of Abumrad’s multimedia presentation of the same name, … Continued



The Big Show: Public Enemy at the Lawrence Arts Center

Ink | Click for article By BILL BROWNLEE special to Ink on June 25, 2016 Hip-hop was once considered a fad. Hits by novelty groups like The Fat Boys reinforced the notion. But Public Enemy did away with that misperception.


Lawrence Arts Center to begin kindergarten program

Lawrence Journal-World | Click for article By Rochelle Valverde on June 21, 2016 After 30 years of offering preschool, the Lawrence Arts Center is enrolling its inaugural class of kindergarten students for the upcoming school year. Though the kindergarten curriculum will be based on the academic standards used by Kansas public schools, the program’s director … Continued


Go Ninja Go!

The Lawrence Arts Center has been overrun by ninjas!!!!  They have been trained in Ninjitsu practices and have personally designed nunchuks.  They rake our giant zen garden daily and meditate on the ephemeral beauty of our paper cherry blossom trees.  Their prolific artwork of fish kites, sumi ink scrolls, and shibori scarves hang from the … Continued



Create! Performance Dance Camp

The Create!  Performance Dance Camp is a unique opportunity for young dancers, grades 1st-4th, to be a part of the creation of an all new performance.  The camp day will consist of classes in Ballet, Tap and/or Jazz, collaborative rehearsals and creation of costumes, sets, etc. Instructors Paige Comparato and Cindy Crews have chosen to create … Continued