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July 2019

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Splash of Color | Cottonwood Annual Art Exhibition

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: July 26, 5pm - 9pm Cottonwood, Inc., serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, provides Retirement Enrichment Day Services in downtown Lawrence.  Retirees pursue their own leisure interests, and many have the good fortune to participate in Printmaking classes at the Lawrence Arts Center. This exciting, annual exhibition is not to be missed.

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Jody Boyer, Russ Nordman | Mechanical & Botanical

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm

Jody Boyer’s work for this exhibition was made this summer in her own backyard. As an artist and naturalist, she is interested in the possibilities and tensions between human intervention and nature. Using material from her own wild backyard, where she allowed plant life to grow as it would without intervention, Boyer has created unique wet cyanotype photograms to showcase plants typically vilified and removed from a well-maintained urban forest or garden. Her process involved solar cooking plant material and adding…

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August 2019

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Back to the Garden | Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Henry Diltz  •  John Dominis  •  Bill Eppridge  •  Elliott Landy  •  Jason Laure Lisa Law  •  Ken Regan  •  Baron Wolman   OPENING RECEPTION August 9  |  5 to 8 pm “This project brings together images and photographers from Woodstock and asks us to consider the legacy of this festival that came to symbolize the tumultuous 1960s." - Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director Woodstock embodies the sixties. Honoring the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Back To The Garden is an intimate look at the…

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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

August 16 @ 7:00 pm

A Free State Festival presentation Live performances and rare interviews with Jimi Hendrix from the 1970 Atlanta International Pop Festival, then hailed as the “Southern Woodstock.” Songs include: “Stone Free,” “Purple Haze,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Foxy Lady,” and more. Running Time: 90 minutes PLEASE NOTE: Ticket price includes convenience fees and sales tax! Funding for this program is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. https://vimeo.com/311490783

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SYMPOSIUM: Disorder on the Border

August 17 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, August 17 – Evening Keynote & Concert - Lawrence Arts Center 6:45-7:00 Evening announcements & intro of Tom 7:00-7:45– KEYNOTE Tom Rafiner – Order Number 11 7:45-8:00 pm- Q & A for Tom 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Civil War Music – Lawrence Opera Singers. 10:00 pm- Closing remarks & dismiss Join us for a free evening of history and song. No tickets are required. At 7 pm, hear a fascinating presentation by historian Tom Rafiner about the controversial…

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Free Community Ballet Master Class with Melissa Hale Coyle

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This master class is free and open to those who meet the age and level requirements. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for attendance. Please contact the front desk by calling 785.843.2787 to pre-register! Must be 12-21yrs of age and dancing at an Inter-Adv level (equivalent to Ballet Va-VII).  LBT members do not need to register. This master class is made possible by the Lawrence Arts Center Visiting Guest Artist Fund. Melissa Hale Coyle grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma…

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INSIGHT Art Talk | Henry Diltz & Baron Wolman

August 22 @ 7:00 pm

Curator Ben Ahlvers will host a Q & A with two iconic photographers, Henry Diltz and Baron Wolman, who photographed the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Theater doors open at 6:30. This is a free event but seating is limited. Henry Diltz Henry Diltz is an extraordinary rock n roll photographer unlike any other. A founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet, Diltz is as much at home as a musician on tour, as he is a visual historian of the last…

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Mary Baker & Friends Broadway Cabaret

August 24 @ 7:30 pm

Adult $20  |  Senior $18  |  Student $12  |  Cabaret seating $20 Mary Baker & Friends return with another gala mainstage cabaret featuring songs from Broadway and movie musicals old and new. The popular series was initiated in 2000. Over 100 performers have sung nearly 750 songs in the forty-two shows the group has presented since then at venues in Lawrence, Ottawa, Baldwin City and Vassar, KS. Cabaret seating is available! 

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Woodstock and the 60s

August 26 @ 7:00 pm

A presentation by David Farber, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas. In the 1960s, a lot of young Americans took on all the big questions, asking what equality, freedom, patriotism, and prosperity  should and could mean. At Woodstock, nearly half a million of them celebrated what freedom felt like in the midst of one of the greatest assemblages of popular musicians the United States had ever seen.  At a time of national polarization…

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