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New Instructor: Meet Mercedes Lucero

Mercedes Lucero in describing her upcoming class, Found Forms, writes: “How we tell a story matters. Coined by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola, “hermit crab” writing is a metaphor of sorts. As the crab must find its perfect shell, so too must a story find its truest form. So, what might it look like to … Continued


Five stARTup Artists to Be Featured for May Final Friday

above: painting by stARTup artist Juliana Wilches Five of our graduating stARTup artists, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Quincy Grove, Addie Thornsbury, and Wil Myslivy, were featured during April Final Friday, with shows opening at a variety of downtown galleries and public spaces. This month, artists Violet Amouak, Mina Dailey, Juliana Wilches, Liam Hoey-Kummerow, and Maya … Continued



SYT Casting OPEN for All in the Timing

Are you or your 8th-12th grade student still looking for Summer Theatre opportunities? Great news!   Casting & participation is still OPEN for the Summer Youth Theatre production of All in the Timing   Rehearsals: M-F, May 28-June 20, 4-10 pm, 6-7 Dinner Break Performances: June 20 | 7pm June 21 | 7pm June 22 | … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Amanda Pintore

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 in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued



Art Here, Art Now: Judith G. Levy, Splendid Country Roads

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 students through the selection, research, and writing process for the Art Here, Art Now blog series. We would … Continued


Featured Classes: Introduction to Digital Photo and Darkroom Photography

Lawrence Arts Center Teaching Artist Ann Dean was honored with the Best of Lawrence: Artist Working in Photography or Digital Images title in 2018. Recently, Ann has been announced as a returning finalist in the 2019 Best of Lawrence Awards!  At the Lawrence Arts Center, we feel lucky to host Ann as a committed studio … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Amanda Clark

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 in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued


9th Street – Pathways Proposals due Friday!

The Rebuilding East Ninth Street project is moving along! If you haven’t already heard, our first round of proposals have been selected. We had a reception and presentation last Thursday for the community to hear about the projects and talk with the participating artists. Click here to see more information about the projects. There was … Continued