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The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed from 5pm December 23, 2014 thru 9am January 3, 2015. Have a safe and happy holiday!


january

7  PERFORMANCE

940 Classical: Jack Winerock | 7pm
a cabaret-style performance with cocktails and on-stage seating

$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
students free (ticket required)


TICKETS TO BOTH WINEROCK CONCERTS ONLY $12.50
INQUIRE AT THE BOX OFFICE


8  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Lu Vaccaro | 7pm
You are invited to attend a conversation with Lu Vacarro, widow of the artist Nick Vacarro whose exhibit “Magic Boxes” is on display at the Lawrence Arts Center.  The pieces displayed in “Magic Boxes” embody Nick’s passion for creating and his sharp sense of humor.  Many stories are attached to them to the more than 100 boxes in the exhibition.  Lu will share stories behind some of the works and will demonstrate the interactive works.  We will also bring out many more works that were not included in the exhibition. This event is free and open to the public.


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Firsts

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 

 


Alice in WonderlandSleeping Beauty and Anansi the Spider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales + Alice in Wonderland AUDITIONS


14  PERFORMANCE
Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock
(DATE CHANGED FROM JANUARY 8)
$10 adults
$7.50 seniors
students free (ticket required)

Chaeyoung Park and Jack Winerock in concert.

 


Wine Tasting Benefit17  EDUCATION/EXHIBITION
Wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and music!
5 to 7pm  |  $65/person  |  click for tickets
An event to benefit the Arts Center Financial Aid Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ninefour-opiano18  PERFORMANCE
Nine Four-O Jazz
Youth Vocal Ensemble | 3pm | $5 suggested donation


The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on January 19 to observe Martin Luther King Day


21  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Clare Doveton | 7pm
Clare Doveton draws endless inspiration from the natural world simply being quiet witness to the circle of life out on the land surrounding her Kansas farm. She describes painting as the process of translating the silent dialog one has with the world onto the canvas. Doveton seeks to conjure both the heavenly and darker qualities of the everyday experience, and to view them in the work (and in life) as equals. Clare Doveton’s work will be featured in her solo show of new works preceding the 2015 Benefit Art Auction. She has been selected as the featured artist for this year’s auction.


22 • 23 • 24 • 29 • 30 • 31  PERFORMANCE
Downtown Underground Series #2
Pies from the Porn Kitchen 

By Natalie Liccardello
Directed by Ric Averill
8pm
$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 

 

 

 


Jim Cosgrove24  PERFORMANCE
Jim Cosgrove in Concert! | 10am & 11:30am
$10 adults
$8 seniors
$6 children

 

 

 


Souper Bowl31  EDUCATION
Souper Bowl Saturday | 11am to 2pm

 

 

 

 

 

 


february

Michael Kirkendoll6  PERFORMANCE
Michael Kirkendoll and the Cortona Collective
7:30pm

$20 adults
$15 seniors
$5 students

 

 

 


Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Lust

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 

 

 


KU School of Music17  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Big Band

7:30pm free concert

 

 

 


Sleeping Beauty and Anansi the Spider21  PERFORMANCE
Sleeping Beauty and Anansi the Spider
2pm & 7pm

$10 adults
$8 seniors
$6 children

 

 


28  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Pablo Rico | 1:30pm
Since 1983, Pablo Rico has directed and coordinated over 300 exhibitions at museums and public centers of art in 22 countries. These exhibitions have included major solo exhibitions, retrospectives and special projects featuring artists such as Georges Braque, Giorgio De Chirico, Álvarez Bravo, Jasper Johns, Carl Andre, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, Charlotte Moorman, Xu-Bing, Gilberto Zorio, Peter Philips, Joseph Kosuth, and Marina Abramovic, among many others. In 1989, he curated a major retrospective of Francisco Goya. His written theoretical and critical texts on contemporary art, architecture and urbanism have appeared in over 160 publications. Pablo J. Rico currently resides in Mexico City.


march

Alice in Wonderland6 • 7 • 8  PERFORMANCE
Alice in Wonderland
March 6  |  7pm 
March 7  |  3pm & 7pm
March 8  |  3pm

$20 adults
$17 seniors
$14 students

 

 


vivianmaierweb12  FILM SCREENING
Finding Vivian Maier | 7pm  |  FREE!

A current hot-button issue in contemporary photography and modern art, ownership of Vivan Maier’s estate and work are in acrimonious dispute. This award-winning documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the intriguing life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. The film’s release fueled the dispute between the men whose accidental discovery of her work led to Maier coming to the world’s attention and garnering a posthumous reputation on a par with Henri Cartier-Bresson.

 


Story Slam13  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Fish Out of Water

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


Story Slam14  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A Special Story Slam

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 

 

 


Peter and the Wolf27 • 28 • 29  PERFORMANCE
Peter and the Wolf
March 27  |  7:30pm
March 28  |  3pm & 7:30pm
March 29  |  3pm

$21 adults
$18 seniors
$15 student/child

 

 

 

april

 

Story Slam10  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

THEME: Money

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 

 

 


Fireflies36x60_Doveton11  EXHIBITION
35th Annual Benefit Art Auction
FEATURED ARTIST Clare Doveton
click for more information

An event to benefit the Arts Center Exhibition Program

 


19  EDUCATION
Poetry Fair | TBA

 


19  EXHIBITION
940 Classical: Dahlia Trio with guest guitarist Sean Mawhirter | 3pm

$12 adults
$10 seniors
$8 students

Pianist Laura Hrivnak, violinist Kelly Bohling and Cellist Ellen Lind perform classical to contemporary work from Beethoven’s “Archduke” piano trio, to Clara Schumann, to Tedesco’s Fantasia for Guitar and Piano arranged for this quartet and a new trio by Ryan Woodhouse.  All seasoned area symphonic performers and teachers (200+ students between them), this unique Lawrence trio plus guitar is a must-see, must-hear.


KU School of Music28  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Jazz Combos

7pm free concert

 


30  EXHIBITION
INSIGHT Art Talk: Ann Dean | 7pm
Artist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightforward beauty to surrealist flashes within everyday life. She will discuss her exhibition of new work from her upcoming solo exhibition titled “From Kansas to the Caribbean”

 

may

3  EDUCATION/PERFORMANCE
2015 Summer Youth Theater Auditions


KU School of Music7  PERFORMANCE
KU School of Music: KU Big Band Show

7:30pm free concert

 

 

 


8  EXHIBITION

Too Much, Too Early, Composers who left us in their 30s
Hugo Vera- tenor, Kyle Naig- piano | 7:30pm

$30 adults
$25 seniors
$20 students

If rock stars die young, does it follow that classical composers live long and prosper? Though it takes a while to master the techniques of writing classical music, many great classical works were written by people in their twenties and thirties who met untimely deaths. This recital celebrates the work of composers who left this earth too early including Henry Purcell, W. A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Georges Bizet, and George Gershwin.


Story Slam8  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

Grand Slam! The year’s best story tellers

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


Story Slam9  PERFORMANCE
Story Slam

A special Story Slam

Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout.

Donations encouraged. Cash bar.

 


june

Free State Festival22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • 27 • 28  EDUCATION
Free State Festival

 

 

 


25 • 26  LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER
40th Anniversary Celebration!
40 years of Lawrence Arts Center
35 years of Summer Youth Theater
35 years of Benefit Art Auction
30 Years of Arts-based Preschool


september

26  EDUCATION
Dinner Under the Stars