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september 

3  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: John Sebelius | 7pm


American Fusion

4  PERFORMANCE
American Fusion Project 2014: Into the Sun

7:30pm
$10 adults, $5 students/seniors

Young Artists from the Juilliard School in New York combine diverse art forms with the text of A True Account of Talking to the Sun on Fire Island by American poet, Frank O’Hara. Dancers, composers, singers, a violinist, a cellist, a pianist and a photographer collaborate to present an unforgettable performing arts experience.


8  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: David Vertačnik | 7pm


11  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Amber Ginsberg + Aaron Hughes, The Tea Project | 7pm


Story Slam12  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: That Summer Feeling

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


dinnerunderstars201413 EDUCATION

Dinner Under the Stars

French Bohemian: Rooftop Edition
Cocktails at 5:30  |  Dinner at 6:30

An education fundraiser benefiting visual and performing arts and the financial aid fund.

 


15  EDUCATION
School’s Out Day: Get SmART
click for class description and online enrollment


wrankleweb26  EXHIBITION

Russell Wrankle. New Works
September 26 – November 8
Reception September 26, 5 to 9pm
INSIGHT Art Talk October 10, 7pm

 

 

 

 

 


26  EXHIBITION
Paper | Plate
A ceramics exhibition curated by Kyla Strid
September 26 – November 8
Reception October 10 | 7pm


october 

Nervous Set2 • 3 • 4
9 • 10 • 11
16 • 17 • 18
  PERFORMANCE

The Nervous Set

all shows 8pm
$30 adults
$25 seniors
$20 students

Original book by Jay Landesman
Original music by Tommy Wolf
Lyrics by Fran Landesman
Directed by Ric Averill

 


ginsberghughesweb2 • 3 • 5 • 7 • 11  EXHIBITION
Amber Ginsberg + Aaron Hughes. The Tea Project
Residency and Exhibition by Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes
October 2 – November 14
October 2 | Opening Reception
October 3 | Tea Performance
October 5 | Tea Performance followed by a Tea Collection: Share your stories of tea with artists Amber Ginsburg & Aaron Hughes
October 7 | Tea Collection: Share your stories of tea with artists Amber Ginsburg & Aaron Hughes
October 11 | 4pm Tea Performance
additional closing events in November


2  EXHIBITION
Artists’ Night | 6pm

Visual and performing artists are invited to come to the Lawrence Arts Center to learn about our Project-based Residency program and about how to participate in the 2015 Free State Festival by writing a proposal for funding for new work for this Cultural District event. We will also answer questions about the 9th Street Corridor Project and possible roles for artists as the street concept is developed over the next year and well into the future.

Director of Exhibitions Ben Ahlvers will go over the exhibitions proposal process, art shares, and other opportunities in and outside of the Lawrence Arts Center. Included at this gathering will be information on how to participate in the 2015 Free State Festival.

At this gathering we’ll also introduce the art community to our new year-long residents. GunYoung Kim, Tonja Torgenson, Valerie Campos.

Pizza and beverages provided.

All artists are invited to stay for our 8:00 p.m. cabaret-style production of “The Nervous Set,” a Beat Generation jazz musical based on true story of Jay Landesman’s magazine “Neurotica,” and his friendship with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and even William Burroughs. Buy one ticket and receive a second free. Please send an email to Susan Tate if you would like to take advantage of this artist-only special. susantate@lawrenceartscenter.org


Son of the Sheik5  FILM SCREENING
Son of the Sheik | 7pm

Rudolph Valentino’s last and most successful film, one of the highest grossing films of its time. Valentino’s surprising death right after the premiere caused one of the largest cases of mass hysteria of the 20th century. This is an action/adventure/romance film with a fun cast of off-beat characters. There are harrowing chase scenes, daring sword fights and dazzling chemistry between Vilma Banky and Rudolph Valentino. Discover why your grandmothers and great-grandmothers were so mesmerized by the great Valentino. Alloy Orchestra from Boston will bring this classic silent motion picture to life with their original score. Critic Roger Ebert described Alloy as the best in the business of accompanying silent films.

Tickets $14, available at Footprints-the Birkenstock Store, The Raven Bookstore and Cottin’s Hardware and Rental as well as one hour before the show at the door.
www.footprints.com


symposium2015logo10 • 11  EDUCATION

2014 Ceramics Symposium
9:30 to 4:30 pm both days  |  click for more information and online registration

 

 

 

 


Story Slam10  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Scars

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


KU School of Music22  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

time TBA

 

 

 


Gant's Amazing Feats

23 • 24 • 25 • 30 • 31  PERFORMANCE

Downtown Underground Series #1
Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness

A Traveling Freak Show of Emotional Deformities by Anthony Neilson
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 


Tyler Gregory25  PERFORMANCE
NINE-FORTY LIVE: Tyler Gregory cd release
with Nicholas St. James | 7pm | $5 suggested donation

 

 

 


Phantom of the Paradise30  PERFORMANCE
NINE-FORTY LIVE: Phantom of the Paradise
film screening followed by live music
7:30pm | $10

 

 

 

 

 

 


halloweenball201425 • 26 • 31  PERFORMANCE
The Halloween Monster Ball
25 & 26 performances at 3pm
Special Halloween performance at 4pm
$10 adults
$7.50 students/seniors
$5.00 children 5
years and younger

Original music by Ric Averill
Directed by Cynthia Crews, Hanan Misko and School of Dance Faculty

 

 

november 

Print1  PERFORMANCE
Ragtime!
7:30pm
$10 adults
$5 seniors
students free (ticket required)


An evening with Scott Joplin featuring pianist Michael Dolman

 

 


Gant's Amazing Feats

1 • 6 • 7 • 8  PERFORMANCE

Downtown Underground Series #1
Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness

A Traveling Freak Show of Emotional Deformities by Anthony Neilson
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 


3  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Karen Matheis | 7pm


Sons of Braail5  PERFORMANCE

The Sons of Brasil
with KU Jazz Ensembles
7:30pm
$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
$5 students

This group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a night club in Ipanema or Leblon. Join us for jazz on the Mainstage featuring Stan Kessler, Danny Embrey, Greg Whitfield, Doug Auwarter, Gary Helm, and #1 KC jazz pianist Roger Wilder on the Steinway.


ginsberghughesweb6 • 7 • 8  EXHIBITION
Amber Ginsberg + Aaron Hughes. The Tea Project
Residency and Exhibition by Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes
October 2 – November 14
November 6 | Write Out
Friday, November 7 | Tea Performance
Saturday, November 8 | Closing & Community Event


7 • 8  GUEST PRODUCTION
Beyond Words: AIM Dance Company Fall Concert
7pm | general admission tickets $12

An emotional and empowering contemporary dance presentation performed by the AIM Dance Company of Point B Dance. By blending the excitement of commercial dance with the essence of concert dance, the AIM Dance Company members will take their audience on a literary journey, retelling prose and poetry through dance. Along with an encore performance of Pandora’s Box, three new works will be presented that touch upon addiction, persecution and temptation.

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

www.pointbdance.com


Ferry_10web7  EXHIBITION
John Ferry. New Works
November 7 – January 3
Reception November 21 | 5 to 7pm

 

 


7  EDUCATION
School’s Out Day: The Way Things Goldberg: An Epic Rube Goldberg Adventure
click for class description and online enrollment


13  EDUCATION
School’s Out Day: ComicCon
click for class description and online enrollment


matheisweb14  EXHIBITION
Karen Matheis. Chronic City
November 14–January 3
Reception November 14 | 5 to 7pm
INSIGHT art talk November 17 | 7pm

 

 

 

 


Story Slam14  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Separation

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


Carmen Deedy

15  PERFORMANCE

A Special Story Slam Event!
An Evening with Carmen Deedy

$10 adults  |  $7.50 seniors/students

 

 


16  PERFORMANCE
Lyric Arts Trio

Lyric Arts Trio3pm
$12 adult
$10 senior
$8 student

A Steinway concert. One of Kansas City’s top classical ensembles, the Clarinet, Soprano and Piano trio perform a World War I Centennial commemoration including poems and songs from the period including works by Ravel and Debussy.

 


KU School of Music17  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: Jazz Ensembles II and III (big bands) and Combo 1

time TBA

 

 

 


bizbaz_201428 • 29  GUEST EVENT
2014 BizBaz
November 28  |  5 to 9pm
November 29  |  9am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

december

5  PERFORMANCE
Nine Four-O Jazz
Youth Vocal Ensemble | 7:30pm | $5 suggested donation


6  PERFORMANCE
Act Out Theatre
Youth Issue Theater | 7:30pm | $5 suggested donation


A Kansas Nutcracker10  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
A Kansas Nutcracker: 1856 Bleeding
Kansas Edition
with Free State Liberation Orchestra featuring members of the Uptown Mandolin Quartet
• Orchestration and conducting by Jeff Dearinger
• New script and stage direction by Ric Averill
• New original choreography by Cynthia Crews and Hanan Misko

December 12, 13  |  7pm
December 14  |   2pm
December 19, 20  |  7pm
December 20, 21  |  2pm
$21 adults
$18 seniors
$15 students


january

Nine Forty Live
8  PERFORMANCE
Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock
$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
students free (ticket required)

Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock in a cabaret-style performance.

 


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Firsts

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


10  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales + Alice in Wonderland Auditions


22 • 23 • 24 • 29 • 30 • 31  PERFORMANCE
Downtown Underground Series #2
Pies from the Porn Kitchen 

By Natalie Liccardello
Directed by Ric Averill
8pm
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 

 

february

Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Lust

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


KU School of Music17  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Big Band

time TBA

 

 

 


march

Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Fish Out of Water

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


Story Slam14  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A Special Story Slam

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


april

Story Slam10  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Money

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


KU School of Music28  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

time TBA


may

3  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions


KU School of Music7  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Big Band Show

time TBA

 

 

 


Story Slam8  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

Grand Slam! The year’s best story tellers

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A special Story Slam

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


june

Free State Festival22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28  EDUCATION
Free State Festival

 

 

 

september

12  EDUCATION
Dinner Under the Stars


25 • 26  LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER
40th Anniversary Celebration!
40 years of Lawrence Arts Center
35 years of Summer Youth Theater
35 years of Benefit Art Auction
30 Years of Arts-based Preschool