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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.



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…


May 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: Christy Wittmer

May 23 @ 7:00 pm

2015/16 Ceramics Artist in Residence, Christy Wittmer, returns to Lawrence to give an INSIGHT Art Talk about the fifteen months she spent in China on a Fulbright grant. She spent the first three and a half months in Beijing studying Mandarin and exploring the city. Christy spent the remaining year living and working in Jingdezhen, China, which is commonly known as the Porcelain Capital for its 1700 year history of porcelain production. Christy will discuss the research she did on…


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…


June 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: Emmy Lingsheit

June 21 @ 7:00 pm

 Emmy Lingscheit exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including recent invitational and group exhibitions “New Prints 2016/Winter” at the International Print Center New York, NY, “A Curious Bestiary: Chimeras and Cryptozoology from American Printmakers” at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA, and “American Lithography in the 21st Century,” at the Lithographic Academy in Tidaholm, Sweden. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the University of Southern Indiana, and the Indianapolis Arts Center. She has held numerous…


July 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: Shiyuan Xu

July 11 @ 7:00 pm

2017/18 Ceramics Artist in Residence Shiyuan Xu is originally from Hangzhou, P.R. China and has an MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Shiyuan is a 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and has been awarded multiple prestigious artist residencies.  


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