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November 2016

Love the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Fund Drive!

November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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

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. Click here for class listings! 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…


Artist INC Live Lawrence Applications are OPEN

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

Applications accepted thru 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 second…


January 2017

Daniel Rozin: Penguins Mirror

January 13 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm Penguins Mirror is an installation comprised of 450 motorized stuffed penguins. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side in response to the presence of an audience. The penguins’ collective intelligence is puzzling yet somehow familiar as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry. For nearly three decades, Daniel Rozin’s practice has investigated the structure and…


Louis Copt: Raising the Barn

January 13 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: January 23  |  7 pm Artist Louis Copt has been painting full-time since 1984. He received a BA in art from Emporia State University in 1971, studied at the Art Students League in New York City, and has taken classes in drawing and painting at the University of Kansas.  In 2011, Copt was named “Governor’s Artist” by the Kansas Arts Commission.  He is a past…


Photography: Richard Gwin & Mike Yoder

January 13 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: January 18  |  7pm Richard Gwin and Mike Yoder are well regarded photographers, both of whom live in Lawrence and spent many years taking photographs with the Lawrence Journal World.  Their combined years of work, documenting the history and people of Lawrence, serve as a rich resource for contemplating the community’s future. This exhibition provides insight into each photographer’s approach to capturing the essence of…



January 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

By Barry Kornhauser Directed by Samaria Fleig Music by Jennifer Bennett A lonely old man discovers an unlikely friendship when a red balloon unexpectedly floats into his life. Packed with physical comedy that charms and delights family audiences, this play demonstrates that companionship can come from the most unlikely of places. A theatre for the very young production to benefit the Preschool/Kindergarten scholarship fund. January 21  |  11am & 3pm $15 adults/ $12 seniors/$10 children (plus taxes & fees)

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Wine tasting & studio tour

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A fundraiser for the Lawrence Arts Center Financial Aid Fund! Please join us for an evening of epicurean delights, including 20 fine wines, hors d' oeuvres, and studio tours featuring artists at work. Make your own coaster in the print studio, wine charms in the jewelry studio, and learn some dance steps in the dance studio. Wine courtesy of City Wine Market and Ad Astra Selections Gourmet Bites by Evan Williams Catering Reservations $75 per person, space is limited. ALL…

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Free State Family Film Series presents Kirikou and the Sorceress

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

(1998, 1hr 14min - Senegal/France, English language version) This beautifully animated film tells the story of tiny Kirikou, born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell. To rid the village of the curse, Kirikou voyages to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him. Hotdogs by Leeway Franks will be available for purchase! ($4 + $1 ticket fee online or $2…

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