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November 2016

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…

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May 2017

Danielle Head: Within and Without

May 19 @ 9:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm

(exhibit will be closed Friday, June 2 at 5pm thru Saturday, June 3) Final Friday Reception: May 26 | 5-9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: June 8 | 7pm At 12:20 on November 24th 1963, the death of Lee Harvey Oswald was transmitted into the homes of millions of Americans on live television. Having issued no confession, the subsequent investigation of the alleged presidential assassin was left to material remnants, traces, and recollections of the father, son, Marxist, G-man, patsy, nobody. Dallas police meticulously collected and cataloged…

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Carly Slade: “Ok, Google, take me home”

May 19 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

Lawrence Arts Center 2016/17 Ceramics Artist-in-residence (exhibit will be closed Friday, June 2 at 5pm thru Saturday, June 3) Final Friday Reception: May 26 | 5-9PM INSIGHT ArtTalk: June 1 |  7-8 Most of us do it without thinking, “Ok, Google, take me home” we say to our phones casually. But what makes a home? It is a place everyone searches for; it can be a house or a bar, a restaurant, a community centre; it’s more of a feeling than brick and…

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Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel. Culture Vulture Carrion

May 19 @ 9:00 am - June 24 @ 5:00 pm

(exhibit will be closed Friday, June 2 at 5pm thru Saturday, June 3) Opening Reception: May 19 | 5-7PM Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel (yeah, it’s a mouthful) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores contemporary Indigenous issues and personal identity. Some of Sydney’s projects are used to educate others about food politics, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to projects amongst her own community focusing…

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School of Dance End of Year Showcases

May 26 @ 3:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm

The Fall and Winter/Spring semesters culminate with the annual School of Dance End of Year Showcases.  This event is a crucial component of the dance curriculum and serves as vehicle to showcase the milestone of each student's technical and artistic growth while providing the thrills of performing on the Arts Center’s mainstage. The structure of these showcases is a little different than traditional dance recitals so please read the following thoroughly.   TICKETS    Complimentary tickets for enrolled students will be…

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June 2017

INSIGHT Art Talk: Carly Slade

June 1 @ 7:00 pm

EXHIBITION: May 19 – July 1 Most of us do it without thinking. “Ok, Google, take me home” we say to our phones casually. But what makes a home? It is a place everyone searches for; it can be a house or a bar, a restaurant, a community centre; it’s more of a feeling than brick and mortar. These are spaces for communities, linked by occupations, hobbies, addictions, and pleasure. But they are in flux, ever effected by the politics,…

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Announcing Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2017-2018 Season

June 3 @ 2:00 pm

Company Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2017-18 Saturday, June 3, 2pm, Studio 206 Registration opens at 1:30pm About Lawrence Ballet Theatre Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) is the only pre-professional ballet company in Lawrence and the only company in Kansas to be members of the prestigious Regional Dance America Association. Under the direction of Artistic Director Cynthia Crews, company members gain exposure and experience through numerous performances and by working directly with professional guest choreographers. As one of the fourteen member companies that make…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Danielle Head

June 8 @ 7:00 pm

EXHIBITION: May 19 – June 24 At 12:20 on November 24th 1963, the death of Lee Harvey Oswald was transmitted into the homes of millions of Americans on live television. Having issued no confession, the subsequent investigation of the alleged presidential assassin was left to material remnants, traces, and recollections of the father, son, Marxist, G-man, patsy, nobody. Dallas police meticulously collected and cataloged Oswald’s belongings – physical evidence for decoding the immaterial unknown. From unassuming articles of clothing to…

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Picnic on the Prairie

June 10 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Plein air music, theatre, and dancing in honor of the Lawrence Arts Center’s performing arts programs at the Williams House (700 California Street).  With outdoor performances by students from the Lawrence Arts Center’s School of Theatre & Music and the School of Dance, and professional artists. A nine-piece string ensemble will consist of The Oread Strings, a group of local professional string players featuring a member of the Topeka Symphony and the Kansas City Symphony,…

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