Americans for the Arts ArtsBlog: A Conversation with a Kansas Pioneer, Artist Laura Ramberg

Laura Ramberg is a ceramicist, sculptor, and dancer who has been working as an artist in the Lawrence, Kansas community for the past 40 years. A true innovator and creative pioneer, she has taught art classes through the Lawrence Arts Center three times a week at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center for two decades. Working with literally hundreds of students over 20 years, she has witnessed fluctuations in policy, changes in facilities, and the digital revolution in youth culture. She has experienced firsthand how art can help people in crisis in the moment, but also how it can change their lives. ATFA Arts Education Council Chair Margaret Weisbrod Morris sat down with Laura to hear about her experiences working with incarcerated youth.

click to read Margaret & Laura’s conversation