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August 2018

Casey Whittier. Every Corner: A Confessional

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - October 13 @ 9:00 pm

Casey Whittier’s work is informed by her fascination with cast-off objects and quiet spaces: the things stuck in the corner, at the bottom of the pile. Her interest lies in an object’s ability to catalyze a story, to conjure up associations: past, present, future, real, fictional, or in-between. The works in this exhibition are culled from the everyday, straddling the line between humorous and serious. Complicated, as many stories are, they hold a certain tension within them: at once, ceramic…



FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. Join us in the galleries for exhibition receptions this month.


September 2018

INSIGHT Art Talk: The Pleiades Project

September 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Pleiades Project is an international collaboration of seven artists creating multidisciplinary artwork based on the Pleiades Star Cluster. The collaborating artists are Diana Dunkley, Debra Nelson, Nan Renbarger, and Margaret Rose of Kansas, USA and Australians Estelle Anderson and Peta Milne from the Australian Capital Territory and Lois Denham from Central Goldfields Victoria. The Pleiades Project began in August of 2014 and, as yet, has no ending date.



A New Musical:  The Fantastical Dangerous Journey of Q

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - September 8 @ 7:00 pm

A new musical for the Rebel Playhouse Book and Lyrics by Ric Averill Music and additional lyrics by Dax Dupuy September 7 | 7pm September 8 | 2pm September 8 | 7pm Join us for a sneak peek of Ric Averill’s new musical, as the Lawrence Arts Center partners with guest artists from New York City’s premiere company, Rebel Playhouse. In this delightful new musical, Q has to face a terrible day filled with an oral report, bullying friends, a…



ALL MEMBER EVENT: Mimosas & Members!

September 8 @ 10:00 am

Join us in the main gallery to get acquainted with our new CEO. Have a mimosa and coffee, enjoy our current exhibits, and chat with Margaret Weisbrod Morris. Stick around for our noon to 2 pm Welcome Back to {ART} School event to talk with program directors, meet the new artists in residence and development director, tour studios, and get help finding the perfect class and getting enrolled!



INSIGHT Art Talk: Casey Whittier

September 12 @ 7:00 pm

Casey Whittier received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Utilizing a variety of forming methods, Whittier recreates elements from nature, unites the landscapes of her reality with the landscapes of daydreams, exploits the visceral qualities of clay, and ponders the power of shared experience. She is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Social Practice at the Kansas City Art Institute and serves on the board of directors for



Story Slam: New Beginnings

September 14 @ 7:00 pm

Real stories, live & uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live music & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to May (except December).


Cucharada:  Noche de Tango

September 14 @ 7:00 pm

Dance Lessons Main Lobby at 7 pm  |  Music & Dancing in the Theater at 7:30 pm $15 Adults/$12 Seniors/$10 Students Join us for an evening of live Tango music and dancing as Kansas City Tango ensemble Cucharada brings its take on the immortal Argentine style to Lawrence. Cucharada is tango without borders. From the birth of Tango in the Mar del Plata region of South America on the border of Uruguay and Argentina to its rebirth in the United States,…

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AUDITION: The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2018

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 2:30 pm

1st Grade to Adults Calling all dancers in 1-12 grade and adults who enjoy movement to audition for Arts Center’s The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet. This production is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Lawrence, Kansas during the Civil War era. This newly envisioned ballet production tells the story of how Drosselmeyer and Clara liberate the wooden Nutcracker soldier from the clutches of the Mouse King. This family production is for audiences of all ages. Be a…


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