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Announcing the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award Winners

The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, poet Jameelah Jones and fiction writer Molly Weisgrau. Jones and Weisbrau will read from their work at the awards ceremony, on Friday, February 1, 2019, Langston Hughes’s birthday. This celebration and reading … Continued

Get Ready for Transformations!

Each year, Lawrencians eagerly await the Transformations Charity Gala. Hosted by Deja Brooks, Transformations gives locals the opportunity to get glammed up (thanks to their drag queen mentors) and live their pageant personae for a night, all while competing for up to $10,000 on behalf of a local nonprofit. This year, the Lawrence Arts Center … Continued

Instructor John Hulsey Featured in International Instructional TV Series

Move over, Bob Ross, Watercolor Instructor/ Professional Artist John Hulsey was visited by the Australian TV Series, Colour in Your Life, last August. The instructional art series has been televised in thirteen countries, and in this episode, John was featured in an oil painting demonstration. You can learn more about the series and view the video … Continued

Jan. 19: New-to-Studio Meet & Greet, Biannual Attire Swap!

New-to-Studio Meeting 10am-12pm, Dance Studios – New to our studios? We want to meet you! Come say hello to School of Dance staff and let us answer any questions you may have about our program. We are glad to meet you! Biannual Attire Swap (FREE event!) 10am-12pm, Main Lobby – Don’t forget to stop by the … Continued

It’s Not Too Late! Adult Visual Arts Classes Still Enrolling!

Winter has been a flurry of activity around the LAC studios with a blizzard of classes in Visual Arts beginning this week. Don’t let the avalanche intimidate; it’s not too late to enroll in upcoming sessions! Have an opening in your New Year schedule? Check out these later week sessions, enrolling now: 1st Time Potter: … Continued

Show Up, Do Art: Free Family Art Experiences for 2019

Opening this Friday, artist Tara Moorman’s exhibition Letters to my Ancestors features a family tree of watercolor portraiture. Dense with pattern and detail, the work reveals the richness of both period clothing and family history. Moorman explains the history of the project: When my mother, Patty Nation Fisher, of Erie, Kansas passed away, I inherited a large … Continued

Lawrence Dance Intensives Housing

Hashinger Hall Address:  1632 Engel Road, Lawrence Kansas Phone: (country code +1) 785-864-8095 Full Intensive campers have the option of staying in rooms in Hashinger Hall, the Center for the Creative Arts dormitory located atop Daisy Hill on KU’s beautiful Lawrence campus. Housing for Full Intensive campers includes all linens, plus a meal card that … Continued