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February 2019

Open Enrollment for Arts-Based Preschool & Kindergarten

February 9 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT BEGINS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019   Linda Reimond Arts-Based Preschool 33 years inspiring children. 33 years encouraging a lifetime love of learning. The Lawrence Arts Center’s Arts-Based Preschool offers a creative approach to early education. The preschool provides social, motor, and creative experiences within an award-winning curriculum. The program includes music, creative movement, sculpture, painting, drama, drawing, and opportunities to work with visiting artists alongside experienced early education specialists. This caring, thoughtful early educational environment nurtures creative…

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March 2019

Print Fair 2019 Call for Vendors

March 7 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 9:00 pm

exhibitions  •  print fair  •  workshops  •  demonstrations  •  presentations A collaboration with the Lawrence Arts Center, Wonder Fair, the University of Kansas Printmaking Department, and the Spencer Museum of Art.   Print Fair Calendar 2019 April 15th Deadline for reservations July 21st Full vendor list announced to the public September 27th Print Fair Set Up 12-4 p.m. & Final Friday Reception 5 - 9 p.m. September 28th Print Fair open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tear down 4 -…

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2019 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

March 8 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 9:00 pm

  Bid online and in the galleries through midnight on Friday, April 12! Silent auction artwork can be purchased at 200% of the retail value.   Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit…

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$189

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Clay Sculpture with Traci Bunkers

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:30 pm

Together parents and children learn the basics of hand-building with clay to create functional and whimsical pieces. Sculpt, fire, glaze, and embellish fun and fantastical future family heirlooms. Enrollment fee covers one family member and one child.   Traci Bunkers, author of The Art Journal Workshop, Print & Stamp Lab, and Print It!, is a passionate mixed-media & fiber artist who loves rusty things, glitter glue, old books to cut up, and cheap cameras. Making her own books and art…

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$189

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Printmaking with Brandon Keenan

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:30 pm

Parents and children work together to carve blocks, roll ink, and make multiples on fabric and paper. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.   Brandon Keenan graduated from the University of Kansas in 2017 with BFAs in Visual Art and History of Art. While his early studies focused mostly on various types of printmaking, during his last year of undergrad he worked mostly with painting and installation. Keenan’s work focuses on memories, questions of their reliability and how…

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$204

FAMILY CLASSES | Family Pottery with Andrew Cho (spring)

March 23 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 10:30 am

Parents and children work together to make imaginative clay projects on the wheel and with their hands. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.   Andrew Cho is a ceramist who draws on ceramic vessels. Drawings exist in an imagined space. Forms and depths are illusions in the mind of the viewer, while objects exist in actual space, taking up room and displacing things around them. Andrew Cho's work uses the tension between these two types of space to address…

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FREE FAMILY ART EXPERIENCES | I Spy: Gallery Edition

March 27 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Our galleries will be overflowing with work in all mediums, from a phenomenal array of artists, for our annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Join us for an afternoon of “I Spy” challenges, Arts Center style! Our free family programs offer interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative. No registration required — just come join us!

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Mekko Film Screening + Q&A with Sterlin Harjo

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In conjunction with the KU Indigenous Culture Festival, the inaugural Indigenous Arts Initiative presents a FREE screening of Mekko + Q&A with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo. Film running time: 1hr 27min Synopsis: Mekko, released from prison after a 19-year sentence, has nowhere to go and sleeps on the streets. When he is taken in by the native community, he becomes convinced that a man among their ranks is a witch. Sponsors: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and National Endowment for the…

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FINAL FRIDAY: 2019 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Approximately 180 pieces generously donated by artists fill our three gallery spaces in the 2019 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of all artwork supports the Exhibitions program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Bid online or in the galleries during Final Friday!

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