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January 2019

Join the Ukulele Orchestra

January 7 @ 5:30 pm - April 29 @ 6:30 pm

Work as a group to create comic, vibrant ukulele performances in an orchestral setting. We’ll sing and play pop, rock, and vintage favorites as well as write our own songs. You will need your own ukulele and to feel somewhat comfortable with strumming and basic chords.

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FEATURED CLASS: Runaway Puppets with Johanna Winters

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - February 27 @ 8:30 pm

Wednesdays, January 9 through February 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm $175 (members $157.50)   In this class, students will collaborate with the Lawrence Arts Center Performing Arts department to construct large-scale, wearable masks and sculptures for the spring production of The Runaway Orchestra, an original work by Ric Averill. Through an exploration of puppetry, caricature, and costume design, students will gain experience in constructing wearable sculpture for a theatrical production.   2018/19 Printmaking Artist in Residence Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN, where…

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Letters to My Ancestors: Watercolors of Tara Moorman

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm

FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS January 25  |  5 to 9PM    February 22  |  5 to 9PM Cedar Rapids-based artist Tara Moorman has long been known for her exquisite watercolor paintings. This exhibition displays a series, inspired by old photographs of Moorman’s relatives found at her mother’s home. While these paintings are of Moorman’s family, she believes some universal experiences — love, loss, and the keeping of secrets — are present in the work. Show Statement When my mother, Patty Nation Fisher,…



Jen Unekis. The Spaces Between

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, January 11  |  7 to 9 pm FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS January 25  |  5 to 9PM    February 22  |  5 to 9PM Jen Unekis’s delicate lines, soft layered surfaces, and bold strokes pull the viewer in. When she paints, she is most interested in exploring the accidents: the awkward dance of maintaining control within a piece without constricting it, taking care not to step on its toes and ruin the magic, creating a piece that finds…



FAMILY CLASSES | Family Pottery with Andrew Cho (winter)

January 12 @ 9:00 am - March 2 @ 10:30 am

Parents and children work together to make imaginative clay projects on the wheel and with their hands. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.   Andrew Cho is a ceramist who draws on ceramic vessels. Drawings exist in an imagined space. Forms and depths are illusions in the mind of the viewer, while objects exist in actual space, taking up room and displacing things around them. Andrew Cho's work uses the tension between these two types of space to address…

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Free State Festival Film Screening: Transformations

January 18 @ 7:00 pm

Get ready for the upcoming Transformations Charity Gala on January 26th with an encore screening of the film, Transformations! This crowd-pleasing short documentary premiered at the 2018 Free State Festival and recently screened at DOC NYC. Four Kansas men prepare to go full drag for a pageant-style charity gala. In the process, they learn a thing or two about their drag queen mentors. Directed by Alonso Mayo, Produced by Nina Leidersdorff and starring Brandon Eisman, aka Deja Brooks. RUNNING TIME: 39…

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Storybook Drama classes for Pre-K and Kindergarteners!

January 19 @ 10:30 am - May 4 @ 10:30 pm

Storybook Drama is ideal for a child's first theatre class experience. Winter enrollment opens November 18.   You Must Wear a Hat! Kayla Sandusky We will act out and explore Simon Phillip's book, You Must Wear a Hat!, where a child and his cool collection of animal friends work together to attend a most fabulous hat party. WI-AYZ156: 1/19, SA, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM, $15 ($13.50) Not All Princesses Wear Pink Kayla Sandusky We will act out and explore Jane Yolen's…



Film Screening: Strangers in Town

January 19 @ 3:00 pm

A 33-minute documentary film by Lawrence filmmaker Steve Lerner and LA filmmaker Reuben Aaronson, along with Jim Jewell and Greg Allen. The film tells how global migration unexpectedly transformed Garden City, Kansas. For current students at Garden City High School, the town's remarkable diversity is all they've ever known. This film gives new meaning to Garden City's motto "the world grows here," and provides an inspiring view of human possibility in the face of enormous change. A Q & A will follow…




January 23 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Exhibition walkthrough featuring watercolor and photographic works by Tara Moorman. Art can act as a record keeper of both chronological and emotional histories. Join us in writing exercises that connect story to composition through collaborative poetry.  Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative.…


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