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September 2016


September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
detail from “Huh, Turkey Red, French White and Prussian Blue,” Archie Scott Gobber

Curated by Ben Ahlvers INSIGHT ArtTalk: October 5, 7pm This exhibition is timed to sync with the 2016 Presidential election. In this current election season, we have been bombarded with political rhetoric, reporting, and advertising. As we inch closer to November 8th, opportunities are rife for artists to examine political rhetoric, social realities, and our national ideals. The invited artists in this exhibition address not only policies that candidates declare on their respective platforms, but also the broad demagoguery of…


October 2016

Margie Kuhn. Revisions

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Creation Theory 45--Giants

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: November 9, 7pm A Kansas native, Margie Kuhn grew up in Kansas and attended Kansas University and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She earned an undergraduate degree in scientific illustration and worked as a freelance scientific illustrator for a few years before she began teaching art. This experience inspired a return to school, where she earned a Masters of Art Museum Education and later a Masters of…


Yuri Zupancic. Screen Deep

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Apple Eating

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: December 7, 7pm Yuri’s most successful, most prolific medium is miniature oil paintings on microchips. His microchip paintings have been featured in the Huffington Post, WIRED and Juxtapoz magazines. Smaller and faster is the new bigger and better. He attempts to make these little talismans that have individual meanings and significances that the viewer can imagine continuing far beyond the small space of the canvas. Zupancic recently has been exploring…


November 2016

Love the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Fund Drive!

November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Love the Lawrence Arts Center!

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE CARD ««  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Invest in local artists, the creative economy, and the next generation of innovative and imaginative thinkers. A gift to the Lawrence Arts Center is an investment in… . . .  Approximately 150 local artists each year. . . .  Our creative economy, a driver for local tourism, retail sales, and job growth. . . . Arts education programming for over 8,000 children and adults annually. Help us keep imagining! Donate and Become a…


Winter /Spring Open Enrollment

November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
take a class!

The Lawrence Arts Center offers sequential educational programming for preschoolers through adults in visual and performing arts. We invite beginners and adventurers of all ages who wish to learn an art form. We invite beginners and adventurers of all ages who wish to learn an art form! Early enrollment is a benefit of membership! Members also receive 10% off on classes—click here to learn how to   become a member. Become a member when you enroll and start enjoying benefits immediately! Financial…


Artist INC Live Lawrence Applications are OPEN

November 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Applications accepted November 30, 2016-January 24, 2017 Session: March 28 thru May 16 Tuesdays  | 6 to 9 PM Artist INC is a cutting edge training program that empowers artists to take control of their careers and create opportunities they’ve only imagined by addressing the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Now in its seventh year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 400 Kansas City artists, and is launching its…


December 2016

The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet 2016

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - December 18 @ 3:00 pm
The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet 2016

Featuring the Lawrence Ballet Theatre & Free State Liberation Orchestra Conducted and arranged by Jeff Dearinger Artistic Direction by Hanan Misko Choreography by Hanan Misko and Cynthia Crews, Artistic Director of Lawrence Ballet Theatre December 9 & 10 | 7pm December 11 | 3pm December 16| 7pm December 17 | 2pm & 7pm December 18 | 3pm $25 adults/$18 seniors/$10 students (plus taxes & fees) This year’s Nutcracker is all new, all Kansas, and all dance. Remarkably fresh and filled…

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January 2017

Dar Williams – Return to MORTAL CITY // The 20th Anniversary Tour

January 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dar Williams

Doors: 7:00 PM  |  Show: 8:00 PM All Ages Every new album from Dar Williams represents her thoughts and feelings about both her own life and larger forces in the world. In the past few years, Williams has been involved in a wide range of different efforts and projects: teaching a course titled “Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy” at her alma mater, Wesleyan University; working with children at several summer camps; leading songwriting workshops; getting involved with the workings…

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School of Dance Auditions for Spring Dance Double Feature

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Spring Dance Double Feature

The School of Dance presents two magical stories told through dance-- A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Shannon Pickett, and Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, directed by Ellie Goudie-Averill. Auditions are this January! Mufaro's Beautiful Daughter (Modern) Auditions January 7 | 10 am Dancers must also be enrolled in Contemporary I-III or Modern I-II classes. Participation fee is included in class tuition and there is not additional fee for leading roles. Midsummer Night's Dream (Ballet) Auditions January 7 | 12-2:30 pm Registration to…


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