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At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten we take “Ted Talks” to a new level with “Kinder Talks”

Our “Kinder Talks” inform and enrich students through personal experiences. For example: Families share family and cultural traditions where children enjoyed creating a traditional art/craft and food from: Mexico Iceland Vietnam Australia Russia Columbia Families share their occupations: Solar energy specialist Concert musician who creates contemporary sounds Arborist Herpetologist Additional “Kinder Talk” topics: Dentist—we got to … [more]

Romeo & Juliet fills Theatre-in-The-Round & Beyond!

The Summer Youth Theatre’s successful season continued with a weekend of sold out performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. This beautifully rendered production transformed the main stage into a unique theatre-in-the-round presentation, bringing a profound sense of immediacy to both the characters and the action. Audiences were seated either with the Capulets or the Montagues … [more]

Art Detectives Solved the Case

Each year, the Art Detectives remain vigilant to prevent heists and art theft at the Lawrence Arts Center. They have foiled a forger and uncovered a secret historical treasure, but this year they faced their greatest challenge yet: solving a heist as it unfolded. When a cryptic message came in from their mole planted in … [more]

Exciting Opportunities in Education

I love working at the Arts Center! No day is the same and each one is filled with exciting educational connections for the students who come through our doors. The spirit of our educational programs is to provide experiential learning in the arts that is fun, engaging, and innovative. Whether they are learning hard skills … [more]

Kelly Galloway Kindergarten students work hands-on with professional visiting artists

At the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten, we create art with professional artists. We are delighted to announce a Fine Arts Grant from the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation that will allow students to work with a professional artist weekly! We welcome guest artists in a wide variety of disciplines, including: •  Dance and creative movement •  Theatre •  Ceramics … [more]

Meet the Arts Institute Instructor: Raven Harper

Raven Harper received her BFA in Textile Design from the University of Kansas. She is currently an instructor at the Prairie Moon Waldorf School where she enjoys teaching children how to knit, crochet, sew, and felt. Due to the Waldorf School’s emphasis on using natural materials, Raven’s handwork class has focused on using wool, cotton yarn … [more]

Shakespeare Takes Social Media

Always up for a challenge, the Summer Youth Theatre cast of Romeo & Juliet turned to Twitter last week to dramatize a scene from their upcoming production. The scene in question? Act One, Scene V – the masquerade party where Romeo and Juliet fall in love. The characters with the quick thumbs? Friar John (a Franciscan … [more]

SYT season opens with five sold out shows!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. kicked off the Summer Youth Theatre season with all shows sold out! This extraordinary production featured talented actors ages 4th through 8th grade supported behind the scenes by student tech crew and interns and guided by professional theatre staff. This coming weekend our senior SYT company will perform Romeo & Juliet … [more]

Meet the Faculty: Michael Dolman

Michael (Mike) Dolman, pianist, is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. Mike holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with composer/pianist Dale Dykins. Mike is also a student of Jack Winerock, Professor of Music (piano) at KU. Currently, Mike is a pianist for Lines … [more]