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Students of Zinn Writers in Residence Program to Present at the 6th Annual Poetry Fair

In January, poets Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams began an eight-week writing intensive with 7th grade students from Liberty Central Middle School. Presenting a curriculum of verse poetry novels, 180 students were prompted to respond by creating their own poetry. These submissions will be shared at the 2019 Annual Poetry Fair on Sunday, April … [more]

3rd Grade Arts Day

We were so happy to welcome 3rd graders from Lawrence Public Schools this week to experience the art of movement! Classes from elementary schools all around the district rotated through dance activities on all three floors of our building. School of Dance Director Hanan Misko, Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education Amanda Pintore, Leah … [more]

9th Street Project – Proposal Selections and Due Dates!

RFP 1 Research and Artist Reception We had 27 fantastic applicants for RFP 1, Research. We thank each of those artists for the time and effort they put into their applications, and encourage them to apply for RFP 2, Pathways. (More details about that below.) Twelve of those twenty-seven artists were selected to present their … [more]

Early Education Art Exhibition

Something magical happens during every Benefit Art Auction… the early education team waves their wands and fills the galleries with art from the Preschool and Kindergarten! This special exhibition is hung at eye level for the young artists- giving you a glimpse of the world through their eyes. Be sure to stop by and see … [more]

A Conversation with 2017/2018 Printmaking Artist in Residence Michael Benedetti

Deadlines for our 2019/2020 Printmaking and Ceramic Artist in Residency applications are due Monday, April 15th. These 12-month residencies offer our resident artists an intensive period of studio practice and outreach development, as well as provide our LAC faculty, staff, and students extended time to learn alongside these phenomenal additions to our community. While we … [more]

Youth Visual Arts in April -Win a Free Summer Youth Class!

Above: the Boys and Girls Club ” Points of Youth” on display   Boys & Girls Club’s “Points of Youth” on Display Through April 18th If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery, be sure to visit this month for “Points of Youth,”  a multimedia exhibition created in conjunction with the … [more]

Art Here, Art Now: Gerry Miller’s “Dinner With Mom”

This year we are excited to partner 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, leads graduate students enrolled in the course Art Here, Art Now as they select and research some of the artists participating … [more]

Artist Residency Applications are due April 15

“You have this full 12 months to continue work that you’ve been pursuing previously. Also, 12 months to connect to an arts community that’s very established.” – Johanna Winters   The deadline to apply for one of our two, year-long Artist-in-Residence positions is just around the corner! Hear what this year’s AIRs, Johanna Winters and Nate … [more]

School of Dance April Newsletter

April 25 – 27 | Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Giselle and Emergence This year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) will continue its mission to offer high-quality classical ballet for Northeast Kansas audiences to enjoy. LBT will present the full-length Giselle, one of the best-known ballets from the romantic era. It is a story of romance, deceit, and forgiveness, … [more]