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April 2018

USD 497 Exhibition

April 27 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 9:00 pm

FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTION: April 27  |  5 pm - 9 pm The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence.  Showcasing a cross section of the excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education.  On exhibit just after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-based Preschool and Kindergarten Exhibitions, the show is…

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AUDITION: 2018 Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for 1st-12th graders. Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians work with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold-out audiences. Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime! Check below for show titles and details. The Rookie Company (1st-4th grade) does not need to audition. Junior and Senior companies require an audition that will take…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Jenny Doores & Andrew Cho

April 30 @ 7:00 pm

Artists from the exhibition Devil Take the Hindmost will talk about their work. Jenny Doore’s sculptures combine bold simplicity with mysterious imagery in a manner that evokes mythology. Hers is a world with nude women who travel on the shells of giant tortoises, a world where a blindfolded woman emotionlessly nurses a bald homunculus in spectacles and a business suit. The figures are robust and idealized in the way of archetypes.  By contrast Andrew Cho’s ceramic vessels are very much of…

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May 2018

Musical Theatre Showcase

May 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join the School of Theatre & Music for our End of Year Musical Theatre Showcase!  This event features musical theatre voice, dance, and performance students, directed by Rachel Naughtin, Sadie Barbee, Katherine Dick, and Monika Ivy. Come celebrate the growth and achievement of the Musical Theatre Program!  Suggested Donation:  $5

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School of Dance End-of-Year Showcases

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - May 19 @ 7:30 pm

May 18 | 5:30PM, 7:30PM May 19 | 10:45am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm Click here to view the End of Year Showcases Performance Schedule Celebrate what our students have accomplished with these annual performances by the School of Dance. Youth students are required to confirm their participation in End-of-Year Showcases by Saturday, February 3. Registration includes two free tickets for any showcase. Tickets will be available for pick-up in March 2018 prior to tickets going on sale in April.  Additional general…

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MONDAY NIGHT MIXERS: Brews with a Fuse: glass fusing with Shanna Wagner

May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you love to melt things? Us too! Learn simple glass fusing techniques and create small pendants, key chains, wine glass charms or coasters. SP-MNMJ21: 5/21, M, 5:30PM-7:30PM, $60 ($54) Enroll as a couple (or bring a friend!). Open to all skill levels. Drinks and supplies provided. Must be 21 or older. Price is cost per couple.

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Michael Benedetti

May 21 @ 7:00 pm

2017/18 Printmaking Artist in Residence Michael Benedetti is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and he has an MFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia. Michael has been awarded multiple residencies, including a residency in Ghent Belgium where he studied low-toxic and sustainable options for printmakers. He also has exhibited his work throughout the world.

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Christy Wittmer

May 23 @ 7:00 pm

2015/16 Ceramics Artist in Residence, Christy Wittmer, returns to Lawrence to give an INSIGHT Art Talk about the fifteen months she spent in China on a Fulbright grant. She spent the first three and a half months in Beijing studying Mandarin and exploring the city. Christy spent the remaining year living and working in Jingdezhen, China, which is commonly known as the Porcelain Capital for its 1700 year history of porcelain production. Christy will discuss the research she did on…

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June 2018

Company Auditions for Lawrence Ballet Theatre 2018-19

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration opens at 9:30 am MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS To be considered for LBT, company members must attend a formal audition. Auditions are held each year for the Novice, Junior, and Senior company levels of LBT. Novice, Junior and Senior Company Members must: Be at least 11 years of age or older Take three ballet technique classes per week Attend all company weekly rehearsals (2-4 hours per week) and additional rehearsals during production weeks. Be available to perform at scheduled events/concerts Senior…

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