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May 2019

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Johanna Winters | ENDLNG

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibition is the culmination of Johanna Winter's time as the 2018-19 Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. {   An endling is the last known of a species.   } {   An ENDLNG is our protagonist resisting her fate to come undone.   } ENDLNG is a puppet-figure performance, installation, and sound piece that proposes a narrative in which female desire and agency demand to be witnessed. Our protagonist confronts her burdensome longing and disappointment through a merging of puppetry, gesture,…

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2018/19 stARTup exhibitions (May)

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 16 @ 9:00 pm

A professional development class for artists from grades 9 to 12, stARTup helps build student portfolios, websites, and writing skills, and provides guidance in pricing work and exhibition planning, culminating in a Final Friday solo show for participants. Ruby McLendon  |  Consciousness in Bloom Ruby has textural painting that jump off the wall at Z’s on Mass         Liam Hoey-Kummerow  |  The World is Too Small for Walls Paintings that mimic constructivist propoganda with social messaging at Gould Evans    …

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June 2019

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INSIGHT Art Talk | Johanna Winters, 2018/19 Printmaking Artist in Residence

June 10 @ 7:00 pm

Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN where she served as the Education and Community Programs Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Johanna received her MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was the 2017-18 recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Thomas Fellowship. She has taught printmaking as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and recently completed a residency at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Her work has…

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CLOSING RECEPTION: Judith G. Levy | be/long/ing (and) a/part/ing

June 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us to close Judith G. Levy's exhibition, which includes the video installation titled Among the Trees. Among the Trees is an installation created from found 35 mm slides and from edited found drone video that explores the range of the relationships we have with trees. The images move from small-scale intimacies to large-scale environmental disaster. In the first part, trees play a significant role in our personal lives and are part of family portraits, provide shade for picnics and…

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Nate Ditzler | Domestic Perseverance

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Nate’s work seeks meaning from the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. He uses a combination of handmade and slip cast ceramic forms, fabricated mixed media elements, and modified found objects to give a visual presence to these phenomena. Nate is fascinated by the way that combining familiar and surreal aspects can cause a shift in an artwork’s meaning, as well as the way in which the viewer can enter into the work based on their own subjective…

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Rachel Trusty | Summer Crush

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Crush features selected work from the mixed-media series Friends and Lovers. This body of work features images of love that are historically invisible. Based on anonymous found photographs, the small paintings depict same-sex female couples from different historical time periods. The titles in the series allude to captions normally written on family photographs and ambiguously address the relationship between the two women shown. This is purposeful as historically same-sex relationships are ignored or relabeled by family or friends to…

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(Sub)Urban Sprawl | Curated by Matthew McLaughlin

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, & Sang-Mi Yoo Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban presents an exploration of the contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. (Sub)Urban questions the reality of suburban and urban environments through humor, satire, and irony. The artists exhibited explore the banality of the interior and exterior of our lives, through our homes and planned communities. They explore items from our…

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITS: Living My Vision / Tuss

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 22 @ 9:00 pm

Dairionn Billberry, best known throughout the art community as ‘Tuss’ or the ‘Young Visionary’, has put together a show of new work that focuses on street culture and sports iconography. Using apparel as canvases, Tuss embellishes and enhances urban style with his own style of customization. He has been featured in the University Daily Kansan, SneakerFiles, Bleacher Report, KC Sneakfest, CollegeSpun, and a few other media outlets. In his own words, “My work is inspired by my everyday interactions and…

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July 2019

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Splash of Color | Cottonwood Annual Art Exhibition

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: July 26, 5pm - 9pm Cottonwood, Inc., serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, provides Retirement Enrichment Day Services in downtown Lawrence.  Retirees pursue their own leisure interests, and many have the good fortune to participate in Printmaking classes at the Lawrence Arts Center. This exciting, annual exhibition is not to be missed.

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