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January 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: Justin Marable

January 22 @ 7:00 pm

INSIGHT Art Talk: January 22  |  7 pm Join Justin Marable, who will be providing a guided tour through his immersive installation focused on time travelers who intercede in a variety of historic events in an effort to alter history. Marable creates art in various styles and subjects ranging across the vast social landscape.  His artwork is in a constant state of change and over time has transformed into numerous bodies of work. For over a decade, he has developed…

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FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performing arts

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us on Final Friday for a reception for Time-Shift Paradox, an installation by Justin Marable and stay for the StormDoor Productions and EMU Theatre presentation of Bent.

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February 2018

Langston Hughes Awards

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Langston Hughes’ birthday, with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Award winners, complete with birthday cake and live music at the Lawrence Arts Center! Co-sponsored by the Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the award honors the work of Hughes who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given to two writers to encourage and support Douglas County, Kansas, residents who continue in Hughes’ tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and prose.

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FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performing arts

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for one last look a Justin Marable's installation Time-Shift Paradox before it closes on February 24. Then stay for the Arts Center's reimagined, 1920s styled performance of The Wizard of Oz.

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March 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: 2018 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2018 BENEFIT ART AUCTION: Saturday, April 14, 5pm Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying several spaces in the Arts Center and is enriched by Art Talks, films, and more.  This is an opportunity to support the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Approximately 150 works of art generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during…

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FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performing arts

March 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a Final Friday reception for the 2018 Benefit Art Auction. This is an opportunity to support the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Approximately 150 works of art generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during the April 8th auction event. Art featured in this benefit auction are a reflection of the diverse range of mediums and aesthetics seen in our galleries throughout the year. Visitors to the exhibition…

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April 2018

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.

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Jenny Doores & Andrew Cho

April 30 @ 7:00 pm

Artists from the exhibition Devil Take the Hindmost will talk about their work. Jenny Doore’s sculptures combine bold simplicity with mysterious imagery in a manner that evokes mythology. Hers is a world with nude women who travel on the shells of giant tortoises, a world where a blindfolded woman emotionlessly nurses a bald homunculus in spectacles and a business suit. The figures are robust and idealized in the way of archetypes.  By contrast Andrew Cho’s ceramic vessels are very much of…

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May 2018

FINAL FRIDAY Art Tougeau Street pARTy

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

The Friday night Art Tougeau pre-parade pARTy is a family fun-filled evening brought to you by the Lawrence Arts Center featuring live music, art cars on display, food trucks, and more! In celebration of America’s fascination with all things wheeled, Lawrence holds the Art Tougeau Parade to honor mankind’s large creative cerebral cortex, bipedal locomotion, and opposable thumbs. The result is an all-inclusive event symbolic of humanity’s need for self-expression in the medium of all things wheeled. The Art Tougeau Parade…

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