Adult Visual Arts June Newsletter

above: detail from Johanna Winters’ “TOOTH LOJIKK,” monotype with drawing and chine-colle

Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters, Performs ENDLNG

Our 2018/ 2019 Artists in Residence have been working diligently to prepare for their final shows, marking the culmination of work made over the previous year at the Lawrence Arts Center. On May 31st, Printmaking Artist in Residence Johanna Winters debuted her latest mixed media performance, ENDLNG. An expansion of previous themes presented through printmaking and puppetry, ENDLNG ruminates on the fear of aging and obsolescence, particularly gendered challenges of the female experience. ENDLNG features both three-dimensional puppet forms and cut paper shadow puppets, matched with an original musical composition and live poetry performance. Prints will remain on display throughout the entirety of the exhibition with further live performances throughout June, as well as an Artist Talk on June 10th at 7:00 PM


Thursday, June 6: 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 15: 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Attend Johanna Winters’ Artist Talk:

Monday, June 10th, 7:00 PM

Summer Classes Are Rolling, With Room to Enroll Now! 

Lawrence Arts Center’s Visual Arts classes begin the week of Monday, June 3rd, with plenty of offerings in printmaking, drawing, painting, ceramics, writing, metals, photography, textiles, and more! In addition to classics including Beginning Printmaking and Life Drawing and Anatomy for the Artist, check out new offerings including poet Mercedes Lucero’s writing class Found Forms, or Kent Smith’s Drawing Lawrence; Feathers and Fur! We’ve all heard of vacations and “stay-cations,” but why not take and make a “cre-ation”?


Ceramic Artist in Residence, Nate Ditzler, Presents Domestic Perseverance 

Nate Ditzler’s exhibition Domestic Preserverence opens Friday, June 28th. We’ve been sneaking peeks, and with what appear to be ceramic slip cast beach balls, giant porcelain ice cream cones, and diminutive ceramic amusement park rides, we have a feeling that the exhibition will have a certain summer flavor (maybe strawberry, we think that the ice cream cone may be strawberry?). Featuring amorphous blob beings that serve as a stand-in for the artist, Nate Ditzler’s sculptural vignettes meditate on the human condition through the humorous presentation of daily activities.

Domestic Perseverance, Final Friday Reception

June 28th, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

exhibition on display through July 20th