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September 2016


September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
detail from “Huh, Turkey Red, French White and Prussian Blue,” Archie Scott Gobber

Curated by Ben Ahlvers INSIGHT ArtTalk: October 5, 7pm This exhibition is timed to sync with the 2016 Presidential election. In this current election season, we have been bombarded with political rhetoric, reporting, and advertising. As we inch closer to November 8th, opportunities are rife for artists to examine political rhetoric, social realities, and our national ideals. The invited artists in this exhibition address not only policies that candidates declare on their respective platforms, but also the broad demagoguery of…


October 2016


October 21 @ 7:30 pm - October 30 @ 4:00 pm

October 21 & 22  |  7:30 PM,  October 23 | 4 PM October 28 & 29 | 7:30 PM October 30 | 4 PM Just in time for Halloween, Mary Shelley’s tale comes to life in Ric Averill’s Gothic adaptation of this horror classic, directed by Elizabeth Sullivan. Victor Frankenstein falls in love while battling the monstrous ethical questions that come with the power to create life and take it away. Starring Kansas City actor Walter Coppage as the blind…

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Margie Kuhn. Revisions | Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm – 9pm

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Creation Theory 45--Giants

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: November 9, 7pm A Kansas native, Margie Kuhn grew up in Kansas and attended Kansas University and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She earned an undergraduate degree in scientific illustration and worked as a freelance scientific illustrator for a few years before she began teaching art. This experience inspired a return to school, where she earned a Masters of Art Museum Education and later a Masters of…


Yuri Zupancic. Screen Deep | Final Friday Reception October 28, 5pm – 9pm

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Apple Eating

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: December 7, 7pm Yuri’s most successful, most prolific medium is miniature oil paintings on microchips. His microchip paintings have been featured in the Huffington Post, WIRED and Juxtapoz magazines. Smaller and faster is the new bigger and better. He attempts to make these little talismans that have individual meanings and significances that the viewer can imagine continuing far beyond the small space of the canvas. Zupancic recently has been exploring…


Cottonwood Annual Art Exhibition

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - November 21 @ 9:00 pm
Cottonwood, Inc.

October 28 – November 21 Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm Cottonwood, Inc., serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, provides Retirement Enrichment Day Services in downtown Lawrence.  Retirees pursue their own leisure interests, and many have the good fortune to participate in Printmaking classes at the Lawrence Arts Center.  This exciting, annual exhibition is not to be missed.


November 2016

INSIGHT Art Talk and performance with Vanessa German

November 2 @ 7:00 pm
Vanessa German

Poet, performer, photographer, and sculptor Vanessa German creates works that explore the power of transformation and healing. She scours her Pittsburgh neighborhood searching for objects to incorporate into her art. “I surrender myself to the objects that call up to me,” she has said. Her intricate mixed-media sculptures combine doll parts, antique tins, cowrie shells, household objects, and African beads. With these three-dimensional collages German reclaims objects and words that symbolize the oppression of African Americans for generations, creating serene,…



School’s Out Creatures Not of this World

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Unleash your imagination and uncage a creature not of this world or to add to the zoological history of mythic monsters and beings. Paint a portrait of your own invention, make tiny creature books, and produce a wickedly beautiful mask of an imagined being. Expand the canon of tall tales and faire tales by creating a history for your creature and learn to move and act as it would. For 1st-2nd, enroll here! For 3rd-5th, enroll here! 



School’s Out Super Silkscreen Print Party 6th-9th Grade

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Students get a crash course in the most versatile of the printmaking processes, silkscreen, as they work to bring their illustrations through the screenprinting process. Students learn the technical process of silkscreen printing and poster design while exploring their creative interests. The class culminates with a print run on t-shirts as students walk away from the course wearing their art with posters in hand! Enroll here!


Progress: Tori Lawrence + Co.

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - November 5 @ 7:30 pm
Tori Lawrence Progress

November 4 & 5  |  7:30 PM Tori Lawrence + Co., a dance company with a focus on experimental dance films and interdisciplinary performances, presents "Progress," a new work for the Lawrence Arts Center stage. “Progress” features professional dancers, Taryn Griggs and Eleanor Goudie-Averill, and a Kansas-City based experimental rock band, Shiny Jets.  Set in a pristine white space, “Progress” challenges the concept of societal progress by looking at trends of normativity and homogenization within mid-century American culture. By bringing…

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