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“Movement Material” Comes to the Cider Gallery on December 5th

The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce that we will present an evening of works by the collaborative duo Jeremy Moss (filmmaker) and Pamela Vail (dancer).  Both currently teach at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) and mentored resident dance artist Tori Lawrence.  Associate Director of Dance Ellie Goudie-Averill has also created work and … Continued



New Lightbox Art By Alicia Kelly

Lately, if you have looked toward the sky in front of our building at 940 New Hampshire Street, you might have noticed a change.  We have a new light box design!  This one was created by local artist Alicia Kelly.  Titled Swing It, Shake It, Make It, it features Kelly’s signature intricate cut paper style. … Continued


Lawrence Ballet Theatre Performance at Brandon Woods

On Wednesday, October 26th, LBT members Emmy Easley, Samantha Dunham, Elizabeth Lollar, Annie Olson, and Maya Sabatini, joined Associate Director of Dance Ellie Goudie-Averill to present a Lecture/Demonstration to the Brandon Woods community.  Ellie spoke about the history and aesthetics of Ballet and Annie presented a solo variation from Giselle, of the Romantic Era, and … Continued


It’s Alive! Meet Frankenstein Lighting Designer Brandon Jensen

Meet Lighting Designer Brandon Jensen   Even though Halloween is my least favorite holiday, I felt I had to celebrate in some way to avoid becoming a total scrooge. Luckily, the Lawrence Art Center let me join in on their festivities with Ric Averill’s adaptation of the original Mary Shelley horror story, Frankenstein. I was … Continued



HANG12 Celebration Show

Lawrence’s youth curatorial board, HANG12, produces, curates, and installs monthly Final Friday shows at local galleries in partnership with community artists. HANG12 has put on twenty shows in twenty months, a staggering amount of time, commitment, and sheer love of process. Come celebrate our success at the Percolator.  HANG12 has carved a large paneled relief … Continued


Barry Crimmins Comedy Special Available for Download

When Louis C.K. asked Free State Festival guest Barry Crimmins where he wanted to film his comedy special, Barry chose our very own main stage as his back drop and the people of Lawrence, KS as his audience. On June 4, he performed two sold out shows that were beautifully filmed by Louis C.K.’s production company, … Continued


Featured Artist: Vanessa German

Vanessa German is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist based in the Homewood community of Pittsburgh, PA and her work can now be seen in the exhibition, Platform, currently on display in the Lawrence Arts Center large gallery. Join her on November 2 for an INSIGHT Art Talk and performance at 7pm.   The third of five … Continued


Monster Make-up Dazzles the Stage

What goes into transforming charming actor Christoph Cording into Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s freakish creation? Nearly 2 hours of make-up! Talented scenic designer Tammy Keiser not only creates a hauntingly beautiful laboratory for our newest 940 family theatre production but also provides intricate special effects make-up for the steam punk/ victorian influenced cast. Check out this time lapse video of … Continued