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January 2017

Daniel Rozin: Penguins Mirror

January 13 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm Penguins Mirror is an installation comprised of 450 motorized stuffed penguins. Playing with the compositional possibilities of black and white, each penguin turns from side to side in response to the presence of an audience. The penguins’ collective intelligence is puzzling yet somehow familiar as the plush toys enact a precise choreography rooted in geometry. For nearly three decades, Daniel Rozin’s practice has investigated the structure and…


Louis Copt: Raising the Barn

January 13 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: January 23  |  7 pm Artist Louis Copt has been painting full-time since 1984. He received a BA in art from Emporia State University in 1971, studied at the Art Students League in New York City, and has taken classes in drawing and painting at the University of Kansas.  In 2011, Copt was named “Governor’s Artist” by the Kansas Arts Commission.  He is a past…


Photography: Richard Gwin & Mike Yoder

January 13 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 9:00 pm

Receptions: January 13  |   7-9 pm and January 27  |  5-9 pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: January 18  |  7pm Richard Gwin and Mike Yoder are well regarded photographers, both of whom live in Lawrence and spent many years taking photographs with the Lawrence Journal World.  Their combined years of work, documenting the history and people of Lawrence, serve as a rich resource for contemplating the community’s future. This exhibition provides insight into each photographer’s approach to capturing the essence of…


April 2017

2017 Benefit Art Auction

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

EXHIBITION: March 10 - April 8 RECEPTIONS: Friday, March 10th, 7-9pm    |    March 31st, 5-9pm Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more.  Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during the April 8…

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Lawrence Arts Center Annual Preschool Exhibit

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibit features works from preschool students at the Lawrence Arts Center. Illuminating the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, this exhibit offers a rare and inspiring glimpse of the origin of ingenuity and inspiration. Arts Center preschoolers have the opportunity to work with professional artists, actors, dancers, and musicians; attend performances; and create in the studios. Creative confidence and innovative skills are clear in the work of these very young students.


Lawrence Arts Center Inaugural Kindergarten Exhibit

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 9:00 pm

Piloted in the fall of 2016 with support from the Thomas D. Galloway Family, the Kelly Galloway Kindergarten’s arts-based curriculum prepares young students to develop innovation and critical thinking skills while setting the stage for a lifetime love of learning. This exhibition will mark the inaugural exhibition of the Arts Center Kindergarten. Come experience the powerful imaginations of some of our youngest students.


USD 497 Exhibition

April 28 @ 9:00 am - May 12 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: April 28, 5-9 pm The annual USD 497 Public School show features works selected by public school art teachers of K-12 students from across Lawrence.  Showcasing a cross section of the excellent visual arts programing in Lawrence public schools, this exhibit spotlights the value of arts learning and the importance of fine arts programs in public education.  On exhibit just after the Lawrence Arts Center Arts-based Preschool and Kindergarten Exhibitions, the show is an enlightening window into…


October 2017

Print Week 2017

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

exhibitions  •  print fair  •  workshops  •  demonstrations presentations  •  studio tours A collaboration with the Lawrence Arts Center, Wonder Fair, the University of Kansas Printmaking Department, and the Spencer Museum of Art.


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