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Get Ready for Transformations!

Each year, Lawrencians eagerly await the Transformations Charity Gala. Hosted by Deja Brooks, Transformations gives locals the opportunity to get glammed up (thanks to their drag queen mentors) and live their pageant personae for a night, all while competing for up to $10,000 on behalf of a local nonprofit. This year, the Lawrence Arts Center … Continued



Instructor John Hulsey Featured in International Instructional TV Series

Move over, Bob Ross, Watercolor Instructor/ Professional Artist John Hulsey was visited by the Australian TV Series, Colour in Your Life, last August. The instructional art series has been televised in thirteen countries, and in this episode, John was featured in an oil painting demonstration. You can learn more about the series and view the video … Continued


It’s Not Too Late! Adult Visual Arts Classes Still Enrolling!

Winter has been a flurry of activity around the LAC studios with a blizzard of classes in Visual Arts beginning this week. Don’t let the avalanche intimidate; it’s not too late to enroll in upcoming sessions! Have an opening in your New Year schedule? Check out these later week sessions, enrolling now: 1st Time Potter: … Continued


Show Up, Do Art: Free Family Art Experiences for 2019

Opening this Friday, artist Tara Moorman’s exhibition Letters to my Ancestors features a family tree of watercolor portraiture. Dense with pattern and detail, the work reveals the richness of both period clothing and family history. Moorman explains the history of the project: When my mother, Patty Nation Fisher, of Erie, Kansas passed away, I inherited a large … Continued



Room for All | KC Studio

By David Frese on January 2, 2019 Under Exhibition Program Director Ben Ahlvers, the Lawrence Arts Center Has Broadened its Scope and Upped its Game as a Contemporary Art Space A batch of kittens found their way into the Lawrence Arts Center this fall, and Ben Ahlvers wasn’t sure what to think about it. Ahlvers is … Continued


New Year, New Skills! Resolutions in Adult Visual Arts.

Ring in the New Year! Jewelry by Teaching Artist Carly Kimbrough   The new year offers a great opportunity to learn a new skill or renew artistic practice. Many of winter/spring session classes begin the week of January 6th. Browse our catalog for returning classes and new offerings in printmaking, ceramics, metals, fiber arts, writing, book … Continued


Performing Arts this January!

Hello and Happy January! Check out what’s coming up in the new year!   We’re calling all actors, singers, and dancers ages 8 and up to audition for Oliver! on January 5th. After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for … Continued