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June 2017

Tressa Jones: a capacity to become more

June 30 @ 9:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Lawrence Arts Center 2016/17 Printmaking Artist-in-residence Final Friday Reception: June 30 | 5-9PM INSIGHT ArtTalk: July 13 | 7pm As time passes, distance forms, and that something becomes harder to reach, blurry, less physical; a capacity to become more is a visual translation of this distance. Embracing mystery means also embracing that distance and here, not without uncertainty, things can keep becoming until they are indeed uncircumscribable. Utilizing a minimal aesthetic and encouraging the gallery’s architecture to dictate the exhibition Jones will…

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July 2017

Boldly Stitched: Contemporary Art Quilts

July 12 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Final Friday Reception July 28 | 5-9pm With work by: Alice Beasley Hollis Chatelain Lola Jenkins Valerie Goodwin Carole Harris Valerie White Six of the best art quilters working in the field today will display their quilts at the Lawrence Arts Center. A range of styles and approaches will be represented in celebration of the long-standing tradition of quilt making. This exhibition is a must see during the National African American Quilt Conference.

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Charlotte’s Web

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - July 22 @ 7:00 pm

Click for CAST LIST! Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White. In this stage adaptation of the classic children’s book, a young girl, Fern, befriends the runt piglet, Wilbur. When the adults in Fern’s family prepare to slaughter Wilbur, Fern teams up with a barnyard spider named Charlotte to convince the community that Wilbur is “some pig” worth saving. Check out a reading list from our friends at the Lawrence Public Library! Thursday, July 20  |…

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Les Misérables

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 7:00 pm

Click for CAST LIST! Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Based on the book by Victor Hugo. In the midst of the French Revolution, hear the people sing together to fight for ideals bigger than themselves. Full of powerful songs and epic deaths, Les Misérables tells of the bravery of people ready for a life about to start when tomorrow comes. Check out a reading list from our friends at the Lawrence Public Library! Thursday, July 27  |…

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Ivan Fortushniak: Aftermath: A Play on History

July 28 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm

Mix-media works by Ivan Fortushniak Final Friday Reception July 28 | 5-9pm Ivan Fortushniak is a nationally known artist who works as an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas and an Artist in Residence at the Des Moines Art Center. He has artworks in public and private collections including the Spencer Art Museum and the Dayton Art Center. He has won several awards including the Director's Award…

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Anson the Ornery. Deluge. Solo Exhibition.

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - September 9 @ 9:00 pm

Anson the Ornery’s artwork combines his artistic disciplines to create interactive installations that make the viewer a part of his creative process. These interactive artworks are a satirical comment that parodies controversial issues to give a more nuanced and alternative view. Anson constructs full sensory environments with his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to immerse the viewer in his artwork strengthening the connection between the viewer and the content. To build these elaborate installations he uses the…

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Final Friday Exhibitions Reception

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. This month features Boldly Stitched, a group quilt exhibition, an installation by Anson the Ornery, and an exhibit of works by Ivan Fortushniak.

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August 2017

Final Friday Exhibitions Reception

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

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. This month features the installation Deluge, by Anson the Ornery, and a last chance to view a solo exhibit of works by Ivan Fortushniak.

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September 2017

Melissa Schulenberg. Solo Exhibition

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: September 29  |  5 to 9pm Melissa Schulenberg is an artist/printmaker who currently resides in Canton, New York where she is an associate professor of art at St. Lawrence University. Growing up in Michigan and South Dakota, she was always interested in drawing and painting but never knew about printmaking. It wasn’t until college, taking numerous printmaking courses and working at the Bowdoin Art Museum, that she discovered the wonderful world of prints. Schulenberg received her BA in…

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