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April 2018

Jenny Doores & Andrew Cho. Devil Take the Hindmost

April 20 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

INSIGHT Art Talk: April 30  |  7 pm Jenny Doores combines bold simplicity and fantastic imagery in her sculptures. Nude women travel on the shells of giant tortoises. A blindfolded woman emotionlessly nurses a bald homunculus in spectacles and a business suit. These figures are robust and idealized archetypes. They evoke mythology.  By contrast, Andrew Cho’s ceramic vessels are very much of the physical world. Cho brings realism to pottery with the materiality of gritty clay and buttery glazes. These materials…


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…


FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performing arts

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the annual USD 497 Public School show, featuring works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence, and works by Jenny Doores and Andrew Cho in an exhibition titled Devil Take The Hindmost. Then stay for an evening of dance with the production Emergence, presented by the Lawrence Ballet Theatre, the only pre-professional ballet company in Lawrence.


May 2018

Emmy Lingsheit. Seconds

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 9:00 pm

Emmy Lingscheit’s work explores ideas of environmental change and geopolitical upheaval, and investigates the ambiguities and exchanges between organisms and non-organisms, and between humans and non-humans. These seemingly rigid categories become increasingly blurry as technological advances take us further into a postnatural domain, and scientific research continues to reveal surprising insights into the world we think we know. Lingscheit’s prints and sculptural works explore the myriad ways in which we are enmeshed with the non-human, from the cellular level to…


June 2018

Shiyuan Xu. Envisioning Invisibility

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Shiyuan Xu is the 2017-18 Ceramics Artist in Residence. Shiyuan Xu’s work highlights the beauty and fragility, rhythm and harmony of natural life forms at the microscopic level. She reinterprets scientific phenomena into art forms. Working primarily with porcelain paper clay, Xu hand builds organic skeleton-like structures with slabs within an intimate scale. Her glazes drip to become a part of the whole structure with added layers giving the work a skin-like surface. Xu tries to reveal the neglected world…


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