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Video: Importance of Dance to a Community

As we gear up for a beautiful celebration of dance this weekend in Emergence, Associate Dance Director Ellie Goudie-Averill took a moment to share her thoughts on why it’s significant for Lawrence to have a pre-professional dance company such as the Lawrence Ballet Theatre. So, take a moment to listen, be inspired and see Emergence … [more]

Kindergarten and Play!

Christopher Brown is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He has noted a disturbing trend in in Kindergarten.  “Research has consistently shown classrooms that offer children the opportunities to engage in play-based and child-centered learning activities help children grow academically, socially andemotionally. Furthermore, recess … [more]

Arts Based Kindergarten Exhibition

The first ever Arts Based Kindergarten Exhibition welcomed family and friends to an opening reception on Tuesday, April 18. Fingers pointed at artwork with pride, photographs were taken of young artists, and parents beamed with admiration. The exhibit is on display until April 21, so be sure to stop by and experience a colorful and … [more]

Thank You, Lawrence, for a Successful Art Auction!

We would like to thank the Lawrence community for the outstanding support of the Lawrence Arts Center’s 37th Annual Benefit Art Auction. We greatly appreciate it!  This year’s Auction raised over $173,275 that will directly support our Exhibitions Program.  We also raised $44,750 in donations specifically for our visiting and resident artist fund and our project-based … [more]

Visiting Artist Roberto Lugo featured on PBS

Ceramicist Roberto Lugo was recently on PBS’s Articulate program. Lugo attend the 2016 Ceramics Symposium at the Lawrence Arts Center as a visiting artist and inspired attendees with his pottery demonstrations and popular art talk. PBS’s video segment “The Ghetto Potter,” which is also Roberto Lugo’s self-proclaimed nickname, explores the ways in which his art is the product … [more]

Welcome Amanda Pintore, Associate Director for Performing Arts and Education

The Lawrence Arts Center is Excited to Welcome Amanda Pintore, Associate Director for Performing Arts and Education Originally from Omaha, NE, Amanda Pintore is a teaching artist and director focusing on Theatre and Dance for the Very Young, arts integration, and facilitating theatre-making with young people. She has an MFA in Theatre for Youth from … [more]

Our Current Artists In Residence – Apply Now!

  Tressa Jones – 2016/17 Printmaking Artist in Residence What was your favorite part of this residency? “It’s been awesome to have this time to work on continuing themes from grad school. The access to the studios and facilities is great. Being able to practice different teaching techniques and demos for classes has been very … [more]

ARTSpace STEAM Video

Get ready to create your own adventure this summer by learning about our innovative ARTSpace STEAM program for elementary-age students in this brand new short video! Through interviews with program directors Margaret Weisbrod Morris and Neal Barbour and guest scientist Kevin Loos, you’ll find out about the Design Thinking Model used in our classrooms, delve into the … [more]

Get your tickets for PANTS!

What is PANTS? Well, it’s not a skirt, that’s for sure. PANTS stands for the Pantomime and Nontraditional Theatre Society, and our Lawrence chapter is performing 30 plays in 60 minutes on April 14 and 15 at 7:30PM. The actors, who are also the writers, say that the audience is responsible for picking the order in which these very short … [more]

Beyond Summer Youth Theatre

While so much of the School of Theatre & Music’s energy goes into the performance, technical theatre, and internship programs for Summer Youth Theatre during June and July, this summer we will offer additional theatre and technical theatre classes outside of the SYT programming. If you have ever had an idea to make a script better or … [more]