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April 2018

2018 Benefit Art Auction

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks. Bidding on auction works is an opportunity to support exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center – all proceeds from sales go toward continuing…


Lawrence Arts Center Annual Preschool Exhibit

April 14 @ 9:00 pm - April 22 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibit features works from preschool students at the Lawrence Arts Center.  Illuminating the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, this exhibit offers a rare and inspiring glimpse of the origin of ingenuity and inspiration.  Arts Center preschoolers have the opportunity to work with professional artists, actors, dancers, and musicians; attend performances; and create in the studios. Creative confidence and innovative skills are clear in the work of these very young students.


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.


MONDAY NIGHT MIXERS: Pinot & Paint: Abstraction with Louis Copt

April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Create your own Rothko-esque painting in this delightful evening with Louis. SP-MNMP11: 4/16, M, 5:30PM-7:30PM, $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.



Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exploration Night

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in exploring options for Kindergarten? We'd like to welcome your family and introduce you to our fun and innovative Kelly Galloway Kindergarten classroom and teachers. RSVP TO RESERVE ONE of three 25 minute sessions: 5:30-5:55 | 6:00-6:25 | 6:30-6:55   Please contact Linda at 785.843.2787 or to RSVP for a time that works best for your family. The Kelly Galloway Arts-Based Kindergarten, made possible by a gift from the Thomas D. Galloway Family, completes the continuum of our award-winning…


University Dance Company 2018 Spring Concert

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 7:30 pm

Advance ticket price $5 student/senior and $10 adult through 6 PM Wednesday, April 18. Prices go up to $10 student/senior and $15 adult after this time. The University of Kansas Department of Dance presents the University Dance Company Spring 2018 Concert with guest choreography by Maya Tillman-Rayton and Emily Bain. Performances will be Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 21 at 2:00pm at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Guest artist and KU…

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April 20 @ 7:00 pm

April 20 | 7pm & 10pm $10 Adult/Senior/Student (plus tax & fees) The Lawrence Chapter of the Pantomime and Nontraditional Theatre Society present 30 plays in 60 minutes or less. Inspired by the Neo-Futurists of Chicago, this production is sure to knock your pa—socks off!

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940 Live presents Kansas Folklife Festival

April 21 @ 7:30 pm

A Celebration of Music, Art, and Dance Featuring Tricia Spencer, Howard Rains and Dwight Lamb $20 Adult/$15 Senior/$10 Student (plus tax & fees) Celebrate Midwest music, dance, and art at the Kansas Folklife Festival! The festival will feature Lawrence’s masters of traditional fiddling, Tricia Spencer and Howard Rains. Grandfather of Midwest traditional music, fiddler and accordionist Dwight Lamb will join us as our special guest. The evening will begin with an art opening in the lower lobby, showcasing the visual art…

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Poetry Fair 2018

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

2018 Poetry Fair lineup: Annette Billings, Jim McCrary, Duane Johnson, Xanath Caraza, Gary Lechliter, Diane Wahto, Anne Haehl, Silvia Kofler, Izzy Wasserstein, Sandy Hazlet, Beth Schultz, Gloria Creed-Dikeogu, Julie Unruh, Denise Low, Dan Pohl, William J. Karnowski, Joan Koromante, Ronda Miller, Alyse Bensel, Diane Silver Poets will be provided a reserved space for selling their books. Bring your own cash box and change.


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