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April 2018

Lawrence Arts Center Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exhibit

April 14 @ 9:00 pm - April 22 @ 9:00 pm

Piloted in the fall of 2016 with support from the Thomas D. Galloway Family, the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten’s arts-based curriculum prepares young students to develop innovation and critical thinking skills while setting the stage for a lifetime love of learning. This exhibition presents the powerful imaginations of some of our youngest artists.

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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…

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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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May 2018
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Emmy Lingscheit. 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…

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Michael Benedetti. The Architecture of Memory

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

2017/18 Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Michael Benedetti is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a MFA in Printmaking from The University of Georgia. He has been awarded multiple residencies including Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and The Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Michael’s current artwork focuses on identity and the abstraction of emotion through the use of architecture, modular components, and systematic image creation. In order to better understand how our surroundings contribute to the formation of an identity,…

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Elijah Jackson. Polyphony

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm

Elijah Jackson was established in the year of 2000 and is currently residing in Lawrence, Kansas. He recently graduated from Lawrence High School. He has been involved in art classes throughout high school in Photography, Ceramics and Drawing. He has been involved in band as well -  playing the clarinet for 6 years. His work has been both illustrative as well as experimental. Elijah also illustrated for the school newspaper and was in stARTup at the Lawrence Arts Center. He…

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June 2018
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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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Jan Gaumnitz. Altogether 2018

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

This multimedia exhibition explores nature and our relationship with it. Using photography, sculpture, painting, and printmaking, Jan Gaumnitz fills the gallery with vibrant colors and surfaces that are varied and uniquely hers. As a child, Jan lived on a farm near a lake in Minnesota. This close association with nature had an enduring influence on her life and art. Gaumnitz prefers to be outside “seeing, experiencing, remembering, collecting, and photographing,” than creating a work of art inside her studio. Gaumnitz’s work investigates…

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My Mother Was the First REAL Thug That I Knew. Works by Sandra Keat German & Vanessa German

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

Vanessa German (1976 – ) Vanessa German is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of her historic Homewood neighborhood. Her work is in private and public collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Progressive Art Collection, and Snite Museum of Art, among many others. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, and in…

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