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Souper Bowl 2021

Lawrence Arts Center

We are calling an audible this year and pulling the soup from our Souper Bowl, but there will still be plenty of opportunities to celebrate a win! Rather than sharing a meal during this year's Souper Bowl, we are mixing things up with a Buy a Bowl, Fill a Bowl event. Soup (or other non-perishable) … [more]

Annual Benefit Art Auction Exhibition | Featured Artist Michael McCaffrey

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

 BID NOW! Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying several spaces in the Arts Center and is enriched by art talks, films, and more. This annual event gives an opportunity for the public to support exhibitions at the Lawrence … [more]

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2021 Benefit Art Auction Virtual Closing Celebration!

Lawrence Arts Center — Virtual Lawrence

We're closing out bidding for the 2021 Benefit Art Auction on April 10 from 8:00- 8:30 pm with a LIVE virtual event on our YouTube channel and all that's needed is YOU in the audience! Make sure to have your phone handy (and get registered to bid) in order to continue to bid on your favorite artworks … [more]

Lawrence Arts Center Preschool & Kindergarten Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

The Linda Reimond Preschool and Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exhibition features works from preschool and kindergarten students at the Lawrence Arts Center. Illuminating the roots of imagination through fearless creativity, this exhibit offers a rare and stirring glimpse of the origin of ingenuity and inspiration. Arts Center early childhood students have the opportunity to work with … [more]

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Dayon Royster | phaschunəble nahn-cents: akt II

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

2019-2021 Printmaking Artist in Residence Dayon Royster’s pfashən-uhble naan-sints series uses phonetics to playfully focus on serious topics including accessibility, bias, context, information, research, rules and truth. This second installment touches on those same themes and adds moral superiority, the culpability of society at large, and the pros and cons of individuality. Royster’s prints feature … [more]

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Aaron Hughes | Poetry Despite/Music Despite Eternal War Requiem

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

In 2019, following the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day and the end of World War One on November 11th, 1918, Aaron Hughes created a multi-media exhibit that explores our current state of endless war and historical antecedents. Aaron Hughes is an artist, curator, organizer, teacher, anti-war activist, and Iraq War veteran living in Chicago. He … [more]

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Tonja Torgerson | Succumb

The Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania Street, Lawrence

Reflections on vulnerability, death, and the impermanence of the body. Torgerson uses prints, cut paper, and collage to create a fallen Garden of Eden in which life-size figures grapple with the recognition of their mortality. These works provide an intimate pause in which to consider the frailty of the body; allowing us to dwell on … [more]

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Ashlyn Pope | Witnessing Dandelions

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

2019-2021 Ceramic Artist in Residence Ashlyn Pope’s work is a reflection not only of her own experience, but also an expression of her history. Pope has spent her time in residency at the Arts Center exploring themes of her ancestry and symbolism, and how to relay that information through her ceramics. Working in both hand-building … [more]

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One Week In Spring. Ruben Castillo

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

One Week in Spring explores memory, records, observation, and narratives around what author Kathleen Stewart calls “ordinary affects” through the production of a new suite of intaglio prints and drawings. The imagery will circulate around softness and domestic intimacy to produce a space addressing collective desire and connection. The goal of the Lawrence Art’s Center’s … [more]

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