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September 2016

Something Fleeting (at the University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery)

September 19 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Something Fleeting

Reception: 5:30-7pm Thursday, September 22 University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery Organized by Kyla Strid The artists in this exhibition work directly or indirectly with the transient, ever shifting or fleeting nature of things. They might explore this idea in the material, process, or content of their work. A moment, a body, a conversation, a landscape, a culture, a life … these things change, evolve, vanish, grow, get lost, or transform into something new. All of these artists have…


Platform | Final Friday Reception September 30, 5-9pm

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
detail from “Huh, Turkey Red, French White and Prussian Blue,” Archie Scott Gobber

Curated by Ben Ahlvers INSIGHT ArtTalk: October 5, 7pm This exhibition is timed to sync with the 2016 Presidential election. In this current election season, we have been bombarded with political rhetoric, reporting, and advertising. As we inch closer to November 8th, opportunities are rife for artists to examine political rhetoric, social realities, and our national ideals. The invited artists in this exhibition address not only policies that candidates declare on their respective platforms, but also the broad demagoguery of…


Currently Nontraditional | Final Friday Reception September 30, 5–9pm

September 30 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Currently Nontraditional

Curated by Ben Ahlvers September 30-October 22 2016 INSIGHT Art Talk: October 10, 7pm. Without a doubt, this year has seen many events that have affected our country, state, and community. The artists in this exhibition all live in Lawrence, and they are “currently nontraditional.” They’ve created new work in response to their thoughts about aspects of what 2016 means to them. Representing a wide range of experience, and techniques, these artists operate outside of the perceived traditional artist track.…


Simon Levin. Collecting Fire, The Legacy Pots of Simon Levin | Final Friday Reception September 30, 5pm – 9pm

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - October 22 @ 9:00 pm
Simon Levin

September 30 – October 22 Final Friday Reception: September 30, 5pm - 9pm   Simon Levin is a potter, writer, Fulbright scholar, kiln builder, and teacher residing in Wisconsin. He has been making pottery for over 25 years. His work is acclaimed internationally and held in collections both private and public. When Simon became a father, he began to select his best work as a gift to his children.  This exhibition is a collection of Simons’ prized pots that he…


Fall Street Party and Fundraiser

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Final Friday Street pARTy & Fundraiser

Join us for a celebration of the quirky creativity that makes Lawrence unique and help the Lawrence Arts Center make up for cuts in City funding for the arts at the same time!  With a stellar lineup of local bands, an outdoor circus performance by Sihka Ann Destroy and the Last Carnival Acrobats, food vendors including Port Fonda and Drasko’s, and beer by Crown Distributors and Boulevard Brewing Co., this is an evening to rejoice in Lawrence’s creative spirit. Schedule…


Art of Conversation: Segregation and Civil Rights

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art of Conversation

As part of the Free State Festival this past June, the Watkins hosted The Art of Conversation: Race and Social Justice, one of our most popular programs in recent memory, in partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center. Now, the Watkins Museum of History and the Lawrence Arts Center are working together to turn The Art of Conversation into a yearlong series! The first event will take place at the Watkins on Friday, September 30, with additional involvement from the City…


October 2016

The Last Carnival School Performances

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnival Student Showcase

Come one come all to the Last Carnival 3rd annual student showcase. At this years show "Lost in Toyland" you can enjoy acts that include aerial dance, partner acrobatics, multiple people flying though the air at once, group contortion, and more. This is a family friendly all ages circus show featuring students from your local circus school, The Last Carnival, who have been training ever so hard to amaze you and sometimes themselves!

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Glorious Colour: A Lecture by Kaffe Fassett with Brandon Mably

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kaffe Fasset

Presented by Sarah’s Fabrics Join us for an evening of inspiration with the world renowned fiber artist Kaffe Fasset. Learn his creative process and get a sneak peak of this latest projects. Sarah’s Fabrics pop-up shop at 6pm. Lecture to be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Kansas City-based Ensemble Ibérica performs the music of Ibéria (Spain and Portugal) and the colonial Americas while educating the public about Iberian cultural influence. Programs explore diverse time periods, styles and locations including the Spanish baroque, Portuguese fado and Argentine tango. Their performance, ¡Cubanissmo!, features traditional Cuban classics sung by Latin Grammy Nominees, Mireya Ramos, and Shae Fiol. $25 adults $18 seniors $10 students

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