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Southeast professors host protest banner workshop | SMSU Arrow

by Ashley Dexter on August 29, 2019 Southeast professors Hannah and Blake Sanders opened a free protest banner workshop Saturday, Aug. 24, at Catapult Creative House to engage students and community members in printmaking. With no art skills or printmaking experience required, event-goers only had to show up to participate in the event. The work … [more]

Fall Faculty Members Are Ready to Make Art with You!

What better way to embark on a fabulous fall session of art-making adventures than to gather our talented faculty members together to bounce energy and ideas off one another. This fall, we are focusing on building strength through collaboration. One activity used slow-shutter photography to capture light generated by small LED devices – a lesson … [more]

CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris

Leadership Lawrence Announces 2019 Class | Lawrence Arts Center CEO to participate

Lawrence, Kan. – Leadership Lawrence, a program of The Chamber of Lawrence, has selected its 2020 class. Leadership Lawrence is a professional development program that provides participants first-hand exposure to the inner workings of Lawrence and Douglas County, in addition to extensive leadership training. The class of 2020 is the 38th class of Leadership Lawrence. … [more]

School of Dance Students

Explore Opportunities and Meet New Faces in the School of Dance

Fall enrollment is underway and classes are filling up quickly. Feel free to browse classes get excited and dance! The School of Dance Handbook is your resource for policies, curriculum overview, attire/dress code requirements, performance opportunities, and all things dance. Check out the opportunity to audition for The Nutcracker, a Kansas Ballet 2019 production. Also, meet our newest … [more]

The Lawrence Arts Center the heART of the city

Lawrence Arts Center Red Dancer sculpture represents the spirit of community arts!

A landmark of downtown Lawrence since 2009, the towering 18’ Red Dancer sculpture welcomes art students and aficionados to the Lawrence Arts Center 365 days a year. Its creator, artist Jan Gaumnitz, donated the sculpture to the Arts Center after her 2009 exhibition, Altogether, because the sculpture seemed to belong where it had been placed for … [more]

VIDEO: Hope & Despair II Concert Promo

The Nine Forty LIVE concert series returns on August 31 for Hope & Despair II, a showcase of local musicians performing original work inspired by themes related to Woodstock. This live music event is in conjunction with Back to the Garden, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary group photography show now on display in the galleries. Check … [more]


Get Into Gear with the School of Dance

Fall is right around the corner and the School of Dance is kicking into gear! We look forward to seeing returning dancers and newly engaged dance participants this semester. Check out the Fall edition of the School of Dance Handbook for up-to-date information regarding policies, curriculum overview, staff/faculty bios and so much more! Two Events in One … [more]

The outside of the Lawrence Arts Center with a banner that reads the heART of the city

Summer Surveys – We Want to Hear From You!

Summer is winding down and we already miss you! If you took a class with us, please fill out a quick survey about your experience and help us grow. Click here to fill out a Summer Class Survey. Click here to fill out a Summer Youth Theatre Experience Survey. And remember – fall enrollment is … [more]

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KPR Presents: Woodstock, 50 Years Later | KPR

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 by Kaye McIntyre Week of August 4, 2019: This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day music festival that came to symbolize 1969 counterculture. We’ll get a sneak peek at “Back to the Garden,” the Lawrence Arts Center’s celebration of Woodstock, with special events and a photography exhibit. We’ll … [more]