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April 2019

2019 Benefit Art Auction

April 13 @ 5:30 pm

Fine art and fun times to support a good cause. CLICK HERE to view the art.   All artwork can be bid on in the galleries and online during the month-long exhibition leading up to the live auction party. Silent auction art can be purchased outright at any time for 200% of retail value. Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit Art Auction provides funding for the exhibitions program…

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Arts-Based Kindergarten & Preschool Exhibitions

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 9:00 pm

Linda Reimond Preschool Exhibition 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 Kelly Galloway Kindergarten Exhibition Piloted…

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“Ayiwewe!”: Rwandan Children’s Experience of the 1994 Genocide

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 3 @ 9:00 pm

Ayiwewe! displays drawings of Rwandan children’s experiences of the 1994 genocide. This exhibition is a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and will be on display in the Lower Lobby Gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center April 19 – May 3. Ayiwewe was curated by Drs Reinhild and John Janzen, authors of the book Do I Still Have a Life: Voices from the Aftermath of War in Rwanda and Burundi? Twenty-five years ago Rwandan children, especially those…

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2019 USD 497 Exhibition

April 26 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 9:00 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 programming 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 the trajectory of artistic development and creative growth…

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Addie Thornsbury | Grasping the Uninhabited: Speaking in Riddles

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 11 @ 9:00 pm

A professional development class for artists from grades 9 to 12, stARTup helps build student portfolios, websites, and writing skills, and provides guidance in pricing work and exhibition planning, culminating in a Final Friday solo show for participants. Through photographs and screen prints, Grasping the Uninhabited: Speaking in Riddles exhibits a yearning to understand the complexities of the human condition and identity. Although these pieces glance at intimacy and personal experiences, their enigmatic mood, anonymity, and isolated scenes outweigh any…

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2018/19 stARTup exhibitions (April)

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - May 16 @ 9:00 pm

A professional development class for artists from grades 9 to 12, stARTup helps build student portfolios, websites, and writing skills, and provides guidance in pricing work and exhibition planning, culminating in a Final Friday solo show for participants. Symon Knox  |  Curious Existence Color-saturated figure and portrait photographs Edward Jones 4608 Merion Ct Lawrence, KS 66047 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM               Ruby McLendon I  Consciousness in Bloom Illustrative paintings that engage the space with heavily textured…

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May 2019

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INSIGHT Art Talk | Judith G. Levy

May 18 @ 2:00 pm

Judith G. Levy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores history, culture, and identity. She has presented solo exhibitions at venues including The University of Missouri, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University, Big Car Gallery, Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, Navta Schulz Gallery, and the Paragraph Gallery. Her public art has been shown in Lawrence, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Kansas City, and she has been included in collaborative and group exhibitions at presenting institutions such as the Spencer Museum…

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2018/19 stARTup exhibitions (May)

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 16 @ 9:00 pm

A professional development class for artists from grades 9 to 12, stARTup helps build student portfolios, websites, and writing skills, and provides guidance in pricing work and exhibition planning, culminating in a Final Friday solo show for participants. Ruby McLendon  |  Consciousness in Bloom Ruby has textural painting that jump off the wall at Z’s on Mass         Liam Hoey-Kummerow  |  The World is Too Small for Walls Paintings that mimic constructivist propoganda with social messaging at Gould Evans    …

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June 2019

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INSIGHT Art Talk | Johanna Winters, 2018/19 Printmaking Artist in Residence

June 10 @ 7:00 pm

Johanna Winters hails from Minneapolis, MN where she served as the Education and Community Programs Manager at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Johanna received her MFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and was the 2017-18 recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences Thomas Fellowship. She has taught printmaking as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and recently completed a residency at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Her work has…

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