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VIDEO: Dot, A Dance Performance for Very Young Children

“At one point, one of the dancers picked him up and spun him around. The look of pure joy on both of their faces moved me to tears. Super powerful and the most innocent, abandoned joy I have witnessed in recent memory.”         – Dot Play Lab Series Parent Go behind the … [more]

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 … [more]

Spotlight on Dot: Meet Tammy Keiser and Samaria Fleig

Meet Tammy Keiser and Samaria Fleig, the Costume Designer and Lighting Designer for Dot, the Lawrence Art Center’s dance performance for very young children! Tammy Keiser: Theatre is what I do and what I am – Painting, building, make-up, fabric, wood … Collaboration, chaos, cussing, creativity, it’s all good! Samaria has moved a lot, she’s lived in six states and … [more]

HANG12 on the Senate Floor

On March 15th, at the Kansas Enrichment Network’s annual Day at the Capitol in Topeka, HANG12, the Lawrence Arts Center’s youth curatorial board, was invited to the house and senate floors to be recognized as an outstanding out-of-school time program. In addition to celebrating their well-earned recognition, members of HANG12 met with legislators to discuss … [more]

Sculpting Fabric with Liza MacKinnon

Our new Sculpting Fabric class with Liza MacKinnon will explore multiple materials and forms. Students will learn hand sewing techniques to create more than 12 different forms of flowers using anything from burnt organza to ribbon cockade. Layers of cotton, felt, ribbons, beads, and accessories from Liza’s personal stash of treasures will be used to … [more]

Guerilla Artists Around the Town

We don’t run too many activities more than once, but Guerilla Arts Camp has become a mainstay in our rotation. One reason for this lies in the importance of teaching social justice through positive messaging and artwork. another reason: Guerilla Arts Camp is just pure fun. True Guerilla Art really balances these tenets to immediately … [more]

stARTup Shows Opening Soon

Our stARTup program is accelerating quickly! The cohort began September 6 with 12 students from local high schools and has been working diligently through the year to refine their craft and vision. They began work on studio practices at the Arts Center and focused on making pieces missing from their portfolio. They met with KU … [more]

Photo by Susan Vogel

Spotlight on Tristian Griffin, ‘Emergence’ Visiting Artist

photo by Susan Vogel Tristian Griffin was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He trained at the Legacy School of the Arts (‘06-’08), Virginia School of the Arts (‘08-’09), and Kansas City Ballet (‘09-’10). In 2014, Tristian graduated from Texas Christian University (TCU) receiving his BFA in Ballet with a minor in English. While … [more]

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 … [more]