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July 2017

Boldly Stitched: Contemporary Art Quilts

July 12 @ 9:00 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Final Friday Reception July 28 | 5-9pm With work by: Alice Beasley Hollis Chatelain Lola Jenkins Valerie Goodwin Carole Harris Valerie White Six of the best art quilters working in the field today will display their quilts at the Lawrence Arts Center. A range of styles and approaches will be represented in celebration of the long-standing tradition of quilt making. This exhibition is a must see during the National African American Quilt Conference.

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Ivan Fortushniak: Aftermath: A Play on History

July 28 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm

Mix-media works by Ivan Fortushniak Final Friday Reception July 28 | 5-9pm Ivan Fortushniak is a nationally known artist who works as an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas and an Artist in Residence at the Des Moines Art Center. He has artworks in public and private collections including the Spencer Art Museum and the Dayton Art Center. He has won several awards including the Director's Award…

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Anson the Ornery. Deluge. Solo Exhibition.

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - September 9 @ 9:00 pm

Anson the Ornery’s artwork combines his artistic disciplines to create interactive installations that make the viewer a part of his creative process. These interactive artworks are a satirical comment that parodies controversial issues to give a more nuanced and alternative view. Anson constructs full sensory environments with his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to immerse the viewer in his artwork strengthening the connection between the viewer and the content. To build these elaborate installations he uses the…

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Final Friday Exhibitions Reception

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. This month features Boldly Stitched, a group quilt exhibition, an installation by Anson the Ornery, and an exhibit of works by Ivan Fortushniak.

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August 2017

Final Friday Exhibitions Reception

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. This month features the installation Deluge, by Anson the Ornery, and a last chance to view a solo exhibit of works by Ivan Fortushniak.

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September 2017

Melissa Schulenberg. Solo Exhibition

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: September 29  |  5 to 9pm Melissa Schulenberg is an artist/printmaker who currently resides in Canton, New York where she is an associate professor of art at St. Lawrence University. Growing up in Michigan and South Dakota, she was always interested in drawing and painting but never knew about printmaking. It wasn’t until college, taking numerous printmaking courses and working at the Bowdoin Art Museum, that she discovered the wonderful world of prints. Schulenberg received her BA in…

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2017 Mid America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: September 29  |  5 to 9pm PRINT WEEK RECEPTION: October 18 The Mid America Print Council is an educational and community-based organization that focuses on all print related arts. Embracing both time-honored and innovative approaches, they promote awareness and appreciation of traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking. They are an inclusive association for individuals and institutions, administering the sharing of technical and critical information regarding print. Honoring predecessors, the organization aims to bring new and sustained interest to this…

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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is internationally known for his focus on delicate social subjects through his in-your-face prints, posters, and broadsides. Formerly a computer programmer, Kennedy walked away from his life to become an artist in the lost crafts of printing and book art. He had found his called, he says, as a printer and provocateur. His letterpress poster shop currently operates out of Detroit, Michigan under the imprint “Kennedy Prints!” In 2008, Kennedy was the subject of filmmaker Laura…

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Final Friday Street pARTy and exhibition opening receptions

September 29 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. This month includes our annual fall street party with music, food and libations, plus fun activities for the whole family! Come inside for exhibition receptions featuring Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Melissa Schulenberg and the 2017 Mid America Print Council Juried Members’ Exhibition. Check back for details.

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