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Early Ed Talks: Learning About Writing

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years at the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelors degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a masters in Curriculum … Continued


Early Ed Talks: A Parent Blog

Hi fellow parents! I’m Rudi Monson. My daughter, Rivi, is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. My older daughter, Logan, spent three years at the Arts Center’s Early Childhood program, including kindergarten. I don’t know about you, but when I started looking for the right preschool for my kids, … Continued



School of Dance – December News

This month in the School of Dance! Dec. 7-9, 14-16 | The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet Experience the sensation and charm of the Lawrence Arts Center’s Nutcracker production. A winter family favorite, this ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s original story and set in Kansas during the Civil War. Witness the magic and wonder of this story as … Continued


Thank You, Nutcracker Conductor Jeff Dearinger!

After more than fifteen years of arranging the uniquely Kansas music of the Arts Center’s take on The Nutcracker, conductor Jeff Dearinger has decided hang up his baton after this year’s run. His indelible contributions to this holiday favorite have been greatly admired and appreciated by creative collaborators and audience members alike. We took some … Continued


Artist-in-Residence Johanna Winters to Perform in Kansas City

Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Johanna Winters heads to Kansas City this Friday, December 7 at 8pm for a performance of “Narrow Witness” at The Drugstore (3948 Main St.) with collaborator Benjamin Wills. NARROW WITNESS is a puppet-figure performance and sound piece that challenges notions of conventional storytelling through a merging of puppetry, gesture, language, and ritual. Using … Continued


Video: Hollie Rice – Art is for Everyone

“Everybody can use more creativity in their life. You can use it in any career or activity, and this place allows you to have a little extra.” – Hollie Rice, Teaching Artist We visited favorite ceramics instructor Hollie Rice’s Ceramics Revolution class this winter for this new Art is for Everyone video series! Check it … Continued


Backstage Pass: Ben Ahlvers to give talk at Kansas City Public Library

As the first chief photographer of Rolling Stone magazine, Baron Wolman got readers up close and personal with Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and other iconic rock stars of the 1960s and ’70s—and he became an icon himself. Ben Ahlvers worked with Wolman in curating the exhibit Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone, featuring 35 photographs, … Continued