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Free State Fest in Seattle

Free State Festival Director Marlo Angell attended the Seattle International Film Festival last week to attend the Film Festival Alliance’s Regional Roundtable. The Film Festival Alliance (FFA) fosters collaboration between mission-driven film festivals around the world and the Free State Festival is honored to be a current member of this organization. This weekend’s series of … Continued


Local sculptors to showcase work in collaborative exhibit at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

April 27, 2018 by Jaya Chakka From April 20 to May 19, the Lawrence Arts Center will feature the works of local artists Jenny Doores and Andrew Cho in an exhibit titled “Devil Take the Hindmost.” Featuring a plethora of sculptures ranging from starkly grayscale to vividly colorful, the collection addresses socio-political issues from multiple perspectives. … Continued


Thank you for making the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success. Together, generous sponsors, a dedicated staff and board of directors, talented artists and the art buyers who appreciate their work were able to raise funds to support the Exhibitions Program that will bring over 20 exhibitions to the Lawrence community in … Continued


1000 Pieces of Art from Local Students

The USD 497 show is up in the galleries from April 27-May 10, so come see the best work of our talented Lawrence Public Schools student artists. With every school represented in all types of mediums, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vitality of our local community youth. The artwork showcases exploration and creativity … Continued


Meet the Auction Artist: Lisa Grossman

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley. Her piece, Lightning Triptych, is now available for online bidding in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction! About the Artist Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, … Continued


Meet the Auction Artist: Pat Slimmer

From public art to cars, Pat Slimmer is a true renaissance man! In addition to being a master mechanic, Pat Slimmer is the man behind the infamous “Flying Saucer” Art Car. This signature vehicle in the Art Tougeau parade has traveled to many exhibitions and has even been featured in several books. Pat’s public art has … Continued


Meet the Auction Artist: Rachael Sudlow

What better way to show off your KU pride than bidding on Rachael Sudlow’s beautiful jewelry piece, Campanile Love Necklace, in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition! About the Artist A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Rachael’s photography work captures the landscape with an unusual perspective, bringing both the bovine and the barnyard … Continued


Meet the Auction Artist: Hong Zhang

For 10 years, Hong has studied under both Chinese and American fine arts educational systems and has discovered a balance between the two cultures and artistic styles. She received her BFA from the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1994 and her MFA from the University of California Davis in 2004. Hong has exhibited her work at … Continued


Meet the Auction Artist: Stephen T. Johnson

March Madness has taken over Lawrence, including the Art Auction! Stephen T. Johnson’s depiction of KU Basketball star Frank Mason captures the grace and power of the game infused with Jayhawk pride. See this piece in the galleries as part of this year’s Benefit Art Auction through April 14 or click here to bid online. About … Continued