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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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FINAL FRIDAY New Exhibits Opening Reception

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

Join us to open three new exhibitions: Shiyuan Xu, Jan Gaumnitz, Vanessa German and Sandra Keat German

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July 2018

FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions & performance

July 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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, then stay to learn about the evils of the Devil's lettuce with our live performance of Reefer Madness.

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Monday Night Mixers: Lanterns and Libations with Alicia Kelly

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Want to create a piece of work that will light up the room? Using templates and paper cutting techniques, students will create an exquisitely handcrafted paper lantern, complete with light! SU-AAMM12: 7/9, M, 5:30PM-7:30PM, 1 wk, $60 ($54) Enroll as a couple (or bring a friend!). Open to all skill levels. Drinks and supplies provided. Must be 21 or older. Price is cost per couple.

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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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INSIGHT Art Talk: Jan Gaumnitz

July 16 @ 7:00 pm

Although Gaumnitz works in several mediums, there are common threads running through all the work: inspiration, composition, form and color. Join us for an artist talk and learn more and Gaumnitz's current exhibition at the Arts Center and more about the artist.

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Summer Youth Theatre presents The Trials of Robin Hood

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 2:00 pm

July 19th | 7 PM July 20th| 7 PM July 21st| 2PM & 7 PM $10/$7.50 Written by Will Averill. Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard is forced to try and figure out what happened in his kingdom during his absence. Told from the perspectives of Robin himself, Maid Marian, and Prince John, this hilarious tale combines three different stories into one--and, with three different endings, it is up to the audience to decide which one is true.

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