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July 2018
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Erin Johnson. It Was a Warm Day and Everybody Was in Bad, Bad Shape

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

July 27 – August 25, 2018 In The Way Things Can Happen, extras from The Day After, a 1983 made-for-TV movie depicting a nuclear attack on the United States, recollect their original scenes, now 34 years later. Having been filmed in the midst of the Cold War on location in Lawrence, Kansas and with a cast of five thousand locals, The Day After blurred the distinction between extras’ everyday existence and the movie and in doing so achieved the urgency…

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Benjamin Rosenthal. slickly across the surface [of], [our] sensitive signals

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm

The galleries will be closed August 26 for a private event. This exhibition will include Rosenthal’s newest works. Currently one of the 2017-2018 artists-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. He holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work pulls from a variety…

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TUG Collective. Borders | Corridors – lines of desire

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

TUG is an interdisciplinary arts collective that creates contact zones where people can generate insights about, and produce actions around, contemporary social issues. They will be at the Lawrence Arts Center for a project based residency in the Spring of 2018 to create new works for this exhibition. Since 2006, TUG has focused on participatory, problem-based interventions related to borders, Borderlands, and other fuzzy frontiers, and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies, and capital…

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August 2018
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Rethink: I Am A Veteran Story Circle

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you a woman veteran? You are invited to a Story Circle. Come to listen, share your story, connect with women veterans. We are asking the question: who are women veterans? The stories will be used to create a documentary style theatre production to be performed this November. Refreshments and snacks provided. Please join us!

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AUDITION: Reefer Madness, the Musical

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers to audition for Reefer Madness, the Musical   AUDITIONS   Saturday, August 25 2-4pm Open Auditions 4:30-5:30pm All Dance Auditions   CALLBACKS Sunday, August 26 2-5pm . Those auditioning should come prepared with: a monologue (30-60 seconds) 16 bars of a Broadway song with sheet music Come dressed in appropriate dance attire and ready to move Click here to preregister.   *If younger than 18 years of age, we ask that you provide documentation of permission to audition…

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AUDITION: The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calling actors, singers, and dancers, Grade 9 to adult to audition for The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q Help us with this exciting new musical development.  Work with professional New York City artists from Rebel Playhouse as well as Artistic Director Emeritus of Performing Arts, Ric Averill.   Director & Choreographer:  Sarah Sutliff Christina Bottley:  Music Director   AUDITIONS Monday, August 27 6-9pm   REHEARSALS August 28-September 6   Those auditioning should come prepared with: a monologue (30-60 seconds) 16…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Benjamin Rosenthal

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, Benjamin Rosenthal questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Join us to learn more about his current exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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The Pleiades Project: To the Stars Through Collaboration

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm

The Pleiades Project is an international collaboration of seven artists creating multidisciplinary artwork based on the Pleiades Star Cluster. The collaborating artists are Diana Dunkley, Debra Nelson, Nan Renbarger, and Margaret Rose of Kansas, USA and Australians Estelle Anderson and Peta Milne from the Australian Capital Territory and Lois Denham from Central Goldfields Victoria. The Pleiades Project began in August of 2014 and, as yet, has no ending date. The Pleiades Project artists have created an interactive collaborative installation that…

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Casey Whittier. Every Corner: A Confessional

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - October 13 @ 9:00 pm

Casey Whittier’s work is informed by her fascination with cast-off objects and quiet spaces: the things stuck in the corner, at the bottom of the pile. Her interest lies in an object’s ability to catalyze a story, to conjure up associations: past, present, future, real, fictional, or in-between. The works in this exhibition are culled from the everyday, straddling the line between humorous and serious. Complicated, as many stories are, they hold a certain tension within them: at once, ceramic…

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