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December Events in Youth Visual Arts

Detail from Serotonin Vision Quest, intaglio print, by Artist in Residence Johanna Winters Hang 12 and Johanna Winters Collaborate with USD 497: In November, Artist in Residence Joanna Winters guided high school art students in developing an edition of prints inspired by techniques from her studio and participants’ personal struggles. Opening Friday, November 30th, works from the … [more]

December Yarns from Adult Visual Arts

Social Stitchery: Lawrence Arts Center teaching artist Ben Wills will be partnering with Bert Nash Community Mental Health for his upcoming class, Social Stitchery. The free six-week class will meet in a unique combined craft circle and social forum to create winter scarves for donation while discussing local poverty issues and strategies. All materials will … [more]

Performing Arts this December!

Hello and Happy December! Check out what we’ve got coming up this month and take a sneak peek at our plans for the new year.   First up, don’t miss out on The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet. Experience the charm of this Lawrence Arts Center production, running December 7-9 and 14-16. A winter family favorite, … [more]

Last Days of Fall 2018 School of Dance Classes

The School of Dance would like to remind families that certain classes are scheduled to end earlier than others in order to accommodate A Kansas Nutcracker production needs. Please review the list below to determine a class’s final meeting date, or click here to view our more visual Last Weeks of Classes schedule. Nov. 30, Friday … [more]

Notes from the Exhibition Field: Connecting Vanessa German to Lawrence

Last summer, we exhibited the work of mother-daughter duo Sandra Keat German and Vanessa German in an exhibition called My Mother was the First REAL Thug I Knew. I was first introduced to Vanessa’s work at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. It’s one of the few times I made a point to return … [more]

Art-a-cadabra: Elementary Illusionists

While the fall semester is drawing to a close, there’s still an opportunity for a week of after-school fun in the STEAM education class Illusionists. Running from Monday, December 5th to Thursday, December 9th, elementary school students will conjure an array of arts-based activities from optical tricks to performative feats. We’ll be pulling rabbits out … [more]

Submissions Open for the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Youth

Lawrence Magazine presents the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Douglas County High School students. Part of the official annual Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, this first-year prize pays tribute to the work of Langston Hughes and recognizes young talent with a $400 cash prize. DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2019 Submissions: Contestants must submit an audio … [more]

Nutcracker performance

Holiday Happenings: A Kansas ‘Nutcracker’ | Lawrence Journal-World

By Rochelle Valverde on November 21, 2018 The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual performance of E.T.A. Hoffman’s story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King reimagines the traditional tale in a Kansas setting. “I consider the show to be a lovely family experience that is magical, transformative and that celebrates what Lawrence loves and also the … [more]

Calling All Printmakers for Celebration Stationery!

The annual Lawrence Arts Center holiday card printing party and sale is here, and this year we’re going digital! On Saturday, December 1st, the John Talleur Print Studio will have the presses rolling from 12 PM to 5 PM for your best letterpress, relief, screenprint, and monoprint holiday designs. Paper and envelope stock, as well as snacks … [more]