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April 2016

The 4 Elements, A Group Show

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

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May 2016

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. Vantage Point | Reception May 27, 5-9pm

May 27 @ 9:00 am - July 23 @ 9:00 pm
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May 27 - July 23 Reception May 27, 5-9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk  May 31, 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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Amanda Maciuba. Impermanent Lines | Reception May 27, 5-9pm

May 27 @ 9:00 am - June 18 @ 9:00 pm
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2015/16 Artist in Residence Exhibitions Reception May 27, 5-9pm     INSIGHT ArtTalk June 8, 7:30pm This exhibit is concerned with how purposeful human actions, alongside uncontrollable factors of time and nature, alter both the current landscape and human agency within that landscape. Impermanent Lines is inspired by the landscapes, communities, development practices and environmental concerns prevalent throughout the Midwest, specifically those of Northeast Kansas. Amanda Maciuba graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2009 with a degree in Visual…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Maggy Rozycki Hiltner. Vantage Point

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maggy Rozycki Hiltner

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 May 27 - July 9 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…

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June 2016

LIVE with Barry Crimmins

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Barry Crimmins

Shows at 7pm & 9:30pm  Tickets $10  |  General Admission Free State Festival favorite Barry Crimmins returns to Lawrence to film his one hour comedy special on the Lawrence Arts Center MainStage. Crimmins, who won hearts during last year’s festival with his critically acclaimed film Call Me Lucky, is a political satirist, activist and founder of the legendary Ding Ho Comedy Club. He produced shows, performed in them and helped many great comics by treating them well and encouraging originality.…

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Lawrence Dance Intensives

June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 4:00 pm
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Summer Ballet 2016 June 6 – June 17 Hosted at: 1301 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045 The Lawrence Dance Intensive provides regional dancers with professional dance instruction from world-class teachers and choreographers. This intensive is a partnership between the Kansas University Dance Department and the Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, and is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on preparing students for the demands of a professional career. It is a place where dancers develop their artistry! Classes…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Amanda Maciuba. Impermanent Lines

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Amanda Maciuba

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! 2015/16 Artist in Residence EXHIBITION May 27 - June 18 This exhibit is concerned with how purposeful human actions, alongside uncontrollable factors of time and nature, alter both the current landscape and…

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Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - June 19 @ 3:00 pm
Much Ado About Nothing

June 16, 17, 18  |  7:30 PM June 19  |  3 PM $10 adults / $7.50 students Directed by Elizabeth Sullivan Young lovers Claudio and Hero fall in love and are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a “lover’s trap” for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In…

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Free State Festival

June 20 - June 25
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The Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival is a week-long multidisciplinary arts festival that brings the very best in film, music, art, and ideas to the Lawrence Cultural District each June. This year’s festival includes appearances by comedian and television star Maria Bamford, Radiolab founder and co-host Jad Abumrad, artist and activist Aurora Robson, and a free outdoor concert featuring hip-hop artists Public Enemy.  More announcements coming soon! Visit www.freestatefestival.org for a growing schedule of 2016 Festival concerts, films, performances,…

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