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A process revealed: Arts Center exhibit gives glimpse into photojournalism

Lawrence Journal-World | Click for article By Nick Krug on January 15, 2017 A current exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center, featuring works by Mike Yoder and Richard Gwin, two photographers with well over a half-century’s worth of combined years at the Lawrence Journal-World, aims to bring forth the hidden process. By presenting prints of … [more]

Our Own Kind of Performing Arts Winter Storm

Provided the ice predicted for this weekend does not come too soon, tomorrow will wrap up our first week of winter classes with a Saturday morning full of Musical Theatre singing and dance. The sound of kids could be heard all through the building in the evenings this week as students explored with their voices, … [more]

Balloonacy Guest Artist Feature: Bruce Smith

Guest artist Bruce Smith left the stage sweating after today’s rehearsal for Balloonacy, a theatre for the very young production to benefit the Preschool/Kindergarten scholarship fund. The most strenuous physical moment of the show is a fight between his character and…a balloon. He reports that he had to fight the balloon because it has just … [more]

Parenting Basics

We just recently re-discovered this article from Bev Bos a pioneer in early childhood  arts based education. Bev’s words, although written years ago, are still very relevant today.  “The most important thing to remember is that childhood is a very short precious time, it is just a whisper . . .” Click here to read … [more]

Americans for the Arts ARTSblog: Catching STEAM

by Chief Program Officer Margaret Weisbrod Morris If you haven’t heard about the movement to place art within STEM curriculum, or STEAM, you’ve been missing one of the steamiest topics to hit the arts in decades. Read more about the pioneering STEAM program at the Lawrence Arts Center.    

Trees arrive just in time for our snow day!

Our good friends at the Breakfast Optimist Club generously donated trees for us to “plant” in our sand box.  The children arrived back to school to a forest. This week we will make bird feeders for our birds and hang them on our trees. This is how we DO a snow day at preschool and … [more]

Get Ready for Billy Elliot!

Auditions for Billy Elliot ­­have been going very well! We’re looking forward to a phenomenal show filled with great talent. Our guest choreographer, Marc Wayne, has been putting dancers through quite the test of their abilities and they have repeatedly risen to the challenge. Some of our actors were moved to tears as they read … [more]

Last Weekend for Enrollment

Middle and High School students–looking for something fun to do with friends this winter? Take an art class with our very talented and kind artists! This is the last weekend to enroll before our Winter classes begin and we have a diverse offering for all types of artists.  Looking to learn or improve your ceramics … [more]