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Flex Your Claws and Sketch! “Drawing Lawrence: Feathers and Fur” enrolling now

What has beaks, and talons, and scales all over? Lawrence, of course! This summer, instructor Kent Smith is merging feral and fine art in his class Drawing Lawrence: Feathers and Fur. Join Kent for a sketchbook safari, traveling to a new location and drawing new creatures every week! This eight-week class will focus on observational … [more]

Audience Survey for Giselle & Emergence

Congratulations to the performers, crew, staff, families and sponsors on a magnificent run of Lawrence Ballet Theatre’s Giselle & Emergence! If you were lucky enough to catch these very special performances, we want to hear from you. This brief survey will take just a few minutes of your time and will help us grow even … [more]

Lawrence Arts Center Staff Members Pursue New Arts Opportunities

Two staff members at the Lawrence Arts Center have been awarded prestigious visual arts residencies, and a third is soon to depart on a new academic adventure. Lawrence Arts Center Studio Manager Adam Meistrell has been awarded a short-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Located outside Helena, Montana on the … [more]

Art Here, Art Now: Jen Unekis, A Sensitive Handling of Color and Tension

During the 2019 Benefit Art Auction, we partnered with the Department of Art History at the University of Kansas to provide background and insight on participating artists and their work. David Cateforis, Department Chair and Art History Professor, led graduate students through the selection, research, and writing process for the Art Here, Art Now blog series. We … [more]

Giselle & Emergence Photo Gallery

Lawrence Ballet Theatre performs Giselle & Emergence April 25 – 27! From classical ballet to modern dance, these two dance shows knock it out of the park in both heart and artistry. Enjoy these stunning photos by Ann Dean and join us for an inspiring weekend of dance! Giselle, one of the best-known ballets from the … [more]

Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program … [more]

the Shared Table Enrolling Now

Above: a primary sketch for the Shared Table this summer instructors Thomas Huang and Kyla Strid will present the Shared Table, a collaborative studio arts course in which students will build a dinner party; hand crafting a collaborative dining table, and forming and firing individual ceramic place settings. Of the class, Huang explains  I’m curious … [more]

What a fantastic Benefit Art Auction!

Thank you to the generous sponsors, dedicated staff, supportive board of directors, talented artists, and enthusiastic art buyers who came together to raise funds sufficient to support another year of first-class exhibitions to the Lawrence Arts Center. Edmonds Duncan has been our signature sponsor since 2015, and I am continually humbled by their generosity. Their … [more]