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April 2016

USD 497 Annual Art Exhibition

April 29 @ 9:00 am - May 14 @ 9:00 pm
USD 497 Exhibition

Reception April 29, 5:30-7:30pm The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence.  Showcasing a cross section of the diverse, excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education.  Viewed consecutively after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-based Preschool Exhibition, the exhibit is an enlightening window into the trajectory of artistic development…


The 4 Elements, A Group Show

April 29 @ 9:00 am - June 4 @ 9:00 pm

Reception April 29, 5-9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk  May 11, 7pm The theme of the four elements is used to unify the work of four artists who explore the topic of the environment, and our human relationship to the natural world. Each artist’s work represents one of the four elements, using a different medium.  This artwork strives to invoke thought, conversation, and action related to environmental topics. Wind: Stained Glass by Shanna Wagner Water:  Photography by Diane Guthrie Earth: Ceramic Sculpture by…


May 2016

940 LIVE! presents Alan Ferber With KU Jazz Ensemble

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alan Ferber

May 5  |  7:30 pm $15 adults / $10 students Alan Ferber is a world famous jazz trombonist. “For the last four years, Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat magazine’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll. He has released five albums as a bandleader, all of which blur traditional boundaries through an intriguing mix of influences. The Wall Street Journal affectionately describes his music as “somehow both old school…

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Point B Dance presents Endangered

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - May 7 @ 7:00 pm

ELECTRIC! ENERGETIC! ENTERTAINING! The Dance Carnival is a celebration of dance featuring jazz, hip-hop, jazz funk, and contemporary styles of dance. The Dance Carnival will feature the Point B Dance Company – the resident company of Point B Dance in Lawrence, KS. The Point B Dance Company is a unique dance company that focuses on purity of movement as it is inspired by music and is on the cutting edge of the dance world, both commercially and artistically. Come be…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: The 4 Elements. A Group Show

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This lecture series brings visiting and exhibiting artists to the podium to talk about their work, and opens dialogue between artist and viewer. INSIGHT Art Talks bring a deeper understanding of works on display in the galleries throughout the year. All talks start at 7pm, cash bar available! EXHIBITION April 29 – June 4 The theme of the four elements is used to unify the work of four artists who explore the topic of the environment, and our human relationship…



May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$15/$12/$10 Yu-Fang Chen, Violin Hyerim Mapp, Cello Soojin Jin, Piano When three young musicians, Hyerim Mapp, Yu-Fang Chen, and Soojin Jin, all coming from different countries, landed in America and met during the winter of 2015 a strong partnership, forged by friendship and melded by music, formed.  All three immediately decided that they wanted to make and share music with other people and the rest is history.  Piano Trio Con Spirito was formed in 2015.  

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Free State Story Slam

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 13 « Grand Slam Adults, 18+ only Live music starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cabaret-style seating. Cocktails throughout. Real stories, live & uncensored. Second Friday of every month September to April (except December) Stories told live. Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful: whatever yarns you have, spin them. This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear and share whoppers, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All…


School of Dance Gala: Move. Strengthen. Inspire.

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gala 2016

$15 Adult/$12 Seniors/$8 Child This annual event features highlights from the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, Dance Education Resident, Ellie Goudie-Averill, and guest artists Julie Benirschke (Central Illinois Ballet) and Randy Herrera (Houston Ballet).  There will be a reception preceding the concert to honor the graduating seniors and Carmine Ballere Scholarship recipients.

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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. Vantage Point

May 27 @ 9:00 am - July 9 @ 9:00 pm
Vantage Point, Panel 20

May 27 - July 9 Reception May 27, 5-9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk  May 30, 7pm   Current events, historical disasters, idealized landscapes, and a sly sense of humor can all be found in Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s Vantage Point.  The 278 square-foot hand-stitched installation was created for Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Dr. Ruth Tan Lim Project Room, and incorporates Hiltner’s cast of Dick and Jane-style characters as well as found and artist-created imagery.


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