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July 2018

Summer Youth Theatre presents The Trials of Robin Hood

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 2:00 pm

July 19th | 7 PM July 20th| 7 PM July 21st| 2PM & 7 PM $10/$7.50 Written by Will Averill. Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard is forced to try and figure out what happened in his kingdom during his absence. Told from the perspectives of Robin himself, Maid Marian, and Prince John, this hilarious tale combines three different stories into one--and, with three different endings, it is up to the audience to decide which one is true.

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Summer Youth Theatre presents Pippin

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 3:30 pm

July 26th | 7 PM July 27th| 7 PM July 28th| 2PM & 7 PM July 29th | 3PM $10/$7.50 Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Roger O. Hirson. Heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

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August 2018

Monday Night Mixers: Spirits and Sparklers with Kent Smith

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Create unique and experimental drawings with the lightest touch of fire. SU-AAMM13: 8/13, M, 5:30PM-7:30PM, 1 wk, $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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FREE

INSIGHT Art Talk: Benjamin Rosenthal

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, Benjamin Rosenthal questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Join us to learn more about his current exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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September 2018
FREE

INSIGHT Art Talk: The Pleiades Project

September 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Pleiades Project is an international collaboration of seven artists creating multidisciplinary artwork based on the Pleiades Star Cluster. The collaborating artists are Diana Dunkley, Debra Nelson, Nan Renbarger, and Margaret Rose of Kansas, USA and Australians Estelle Anderson and Peta Milne from the Australian Capital Territory and Lois Denham from Central Goldfields Victoria. The Pleiades Project began in August of 2014 and, as yet, has no ending date.

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A New Musical:  The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - September 8 @ 7:00 pm

A new musical for the Rebel Playhouse Book and Lyrics by Ric Averill Music and additional lyrics by Dax Dupuy September 7 | 7pm September 8 | 2pm September 8 | 7pm Join us for a sneak peek of Ric Averill’s new musical, as the Lawrence Arts Center partners with guest artists from New York City’s premiere company, Rebel Playhouse. In this delightful new musical, Q has to face a terrible day filled with an oral report, bullying friends, a…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Casey Whittier

September 12 @ 7:00 pm

Casey Whittier received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Utilizing a variety of forming methods, Whittier recreates elements from nature, unites the landscapes of her reality with the landscapes of daydreams, exploits the visceral qualities of clay, and ponders the power of shared experience. She is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Social Practice at the Kansas City Art Institute and serves on the board of directors for Artaxis.org.

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FREE

AUDITION: The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 2:30 pm

1st Grade to Adults Calling all dancers in 1-12 grade and adults who enjoy movement to audition for Arts Center’s The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet. This production is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Lawrence, Kansas during the Civil War era. This newly envisioned ballet production tells the story of how Drosselmeyer and Clara liberate the wooden Nutcracker soldier from the clutches of the Mouse King. This family production is for audiences of all ages. Be a…

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October 2018
$125

2018 Ceramics Symposium

October 12 @ 9:30 am - October 13 @ 4:30 pm

Every two years, the Lawrence Arts Center hosts nationally recognized ceramicists in a symposium on topics central to the contemporary ceramics art world, offering an opportunity to interact and observe ceramic artists working in the top of the field. Over the course of two days, this select group of artists demonstrates sculpting processes, wheel throwing, surface decoration, and glazing; representing a diverse range of techniques and approaches to ceramic art in studios at the Arts Center while demonstrating their techniques…

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