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Haiku Canoe – Week 2

Suspended, suspense A vessel glides through limbo Our bodies our boats                                                                                                     -Giselle Scott (Canoe Workshop Student)

Lawrence Ballet Theatre to Perform at the Lied Center, July 23

See the Lawrence Ballet Theatre perform at the Lied Center on July 23rd at 7:30 pm!   Don’t miss the Lawrence Arts Center’s Lawrence Ballet Theatre performing the choreography of Cynthia Crews in front of the Kansas Sinfonietta as part of the Simple Gifts Concert, a community and university music celebration. Tickets are FREE and available at … [more]

Samaria Fleig: Summer Youth Theatre Artist Profile

Summer Youth Theatre Technical Director Samaria Fleig recently graduated from Emporia State University with her BFA and has found a home here in Lawrence. She loves all areas of the theatre both on and off the stage. This fall she will step into her role as both the Production Manager for the Performing Arts and Technical … [more]

Cast List Posted for Little Red Riding Hood: Grandmother’s Tale

Thank You to everyone who auditioned for Max’s Bush’s new play, Little Red Riding Hood:  Grandmother’s Tale.  An extra thank you to the professionalism to those of you who auditioned, particularly your patience while waiting for the cast list to be posted. We will hold a full cast read-through Thursday, August 4th from 6-8pm in … [more]

Summer Youth Theatre Tech Crew Super Stars

Some serious magic is happening behind the curtain in Summer Youth Theatre… These hard working and fun technicians, led by instructor Samaria Fleig, have created three houses for Into the Woods, a movie poster and Paramount Movie Studio arch for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Movie, and that’s just this week alone! So, next time you come to … [more]

Featured Artist: Claire Hentschker

Claire Hentschker is a Pittsburgh based artist working with Augmented and Virtual Reality platforms. Her work has been shown at venues including the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Drift’s H30//002 event and the Glasgow School of Art’s Creativity and Cognition Conference. Her new work, Shining360, is now on display in the front gallery through July … [more]

The Force is Strong at the Arts Center this Week

There is an X-wing in the lobby at 940 New Hampshire.  It’s as if Luke Skywalker landed his craft after destroying the Death Star and just headed on into one of the studios to start Jedi training with our ArtSpace Campers.  The FORCE is strong at LAC this week! Like any other day at your … [more]

Lawrence Arts Center announces 2016-2017 artists-in-residence

Lawrence Journal-World | Click for article By Joanna Hlavacek on July 6, 2016 Ceramicist Carly Slade and printmaker Tressa Jones are the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2016-2017 artists-in-residence, the Arts Center announced Tuesday.

5 Big Ways Kindergarten Has Changed Since the 1990s

“teacher expectations for kindergartners have become measurably higher, with a heavier focus on reading and math; meanwhile, time spent on things like art, math, and simple playtime has decreased. “We were surprised to see just how drastic the changes have been over a short period of time,” click here to read full article