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July 2016

University of Kansas Faculty Exhibition

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 pm
KU Faculty Exhibition

Final Friday Reception – July 29, 5-9pm The Visual Art Faculty Exhibition will be an opportunity to view many accomplished artists’ work in one space. The faculty of KU’s Department of Visual Art is comprised of internationally recognized artists and scholars with interests that span a broad range of media and disciplines. Dedicated to educating the next generation of artists, these teachers prioritize mentorship while maintaining notable practices.


August 2016

Brian Horsch. Animals and More | Final Friday Opening Reception August 26, 5 to 9pm

August 26 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 9:00 pm
Brian Horsch

Reception August 26, 5-9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk September 12, 7pm Brian J. Horsch has been creating hand built and thrown ceramic sculpture since 2008.  He tends to focus on human and animal forms both real and unreal. He has a special affinity for farmers, ranchers, and indigenous Midwest critters. Many of his pieces are functional with human or animal accents. Prior to his interest in clay, he was carving sculpture from various hardwoods. His ceramic pieces are variously fired by electric,…


Little Red Riding Hood: Grandmother’s Tale

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - August 28 @ 6:00 pm

Show times: August 26th | 7PM;  August 27th| 1PM & 4PM; August 28th| 2PM For the first installment of our 940 Family Theatre Series, we have an eerie yet fun tale for all ages! Max Bush’s new version of this fairytale classic is based on the 15th century oral tale, “The Grandmother’s Story”; Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood” (1697); and “Little Red Cap” by the Brothers Grimm (1812).  Professional, community, and student actors fight, dance, and wander on and off…

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Footprints Film Festival: Shane & Red River

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
shane-red river

Showtimes and Ticket Sales available at Shane A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. Director: George Stevens Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr. (screenplay) (as A. B. Guthrie Jr.), Jack Sher) Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin Red River Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny,…


September 2016

Printmaking Studio Open House

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
John Talleur Print Studio

  The Lawrence Arts Center’s John Talleur Printmaking Studio is Kansas' only community printmaking shop, offering classes and access to printmaking facilities for a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults. Through grants from the Douglas County Community Foundation and the Kriz Charitable Fund, as well as gifts from individual donors, the John Talleur Printmaking studio has undergone major changes over the past year. A renovation nearly doubled the working space of the studio, and a new…


Hamilton Singalong

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hamilton Singalong

Join your friends at the Lawrence Arts Center for a free singalong celebration of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. We’ll be singing our way through all the hits, from “My Shot” to “The Room Where It Happens.” So, put on your favorite revolutionary attire, brush up on your lyrics, and prepare to strut your stuff under the spotlight on the Lawrence Arts Center’s main stage or just hum along from the comfort of a seat in the audience.  Food vendors…


INSIGHT ArtTalk: David Brackett

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Work by David Brackett, courtesy KU Department of Art

Born in Detroit, Michigan, David Brackett is currently an Associate Professor of Textiles/Fibers at the University of Kansas.  His work explores the effects of chance on the formation of pattern, both in nature and in society.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts in Textiles from the University of Kansas.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and he has taught numerous workshops on weaving, dyeing,…


American Fusion: The Sleepers, by Walt Whitman

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
American Fusion: The Sleepers

The Arts Fusion Initiative is an ensemble of Juilliard-trained dancers, musicians and actors. Each year’s project features a poem that inspires the fusion of art forms for an innovative, live performance. $18 adults $15 seniors $10 students

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Free State Story Slam

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free State Story Slam

Real stories, live & uncensored. Extraordinary, witty, suspenseful: whatever yarns you have, spin them. This is a don’t-miss occasion to hear and share whoppers, MOTH–style, the second Friday of each month (excluding December). Raconteurs step up to the mic to bring laughs, tears, surprise, amazement, and the occasional awkward moment. All are welcome, bring a tale to tell on the theme for the evening, or just come to listen. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Adults, 18+ only. Live…


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