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January 2019

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Letters to My Ancestors: Watercolors of Tara Moorman

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm

FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS January 25  |  5 to 9PM    February 22  |  5 to 9PM Cedar Rapids-based artist Tara Moorman has long been known for her exquisite watercolor paintings. This exhibition displays a series, inspired by old photographs of Moorman’s relatives found at her mother’s home. While these paintings are of Moorman’s family, she believes some universal experiences — love, loss, and the keeping of secrets — are present in the work. Show Statement When my mother, Patty Nation Fisher,…

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Jen Unekis. The Spaces Between

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - February 23 @ 9:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, January 11  |  7 to 9 pm FINAL FRIDAY RECEPTIONS January 25  |  5 to 9PM    February 22  |  5 to 9PM Jen Unekis’s delicate lines, soft layered surfaces, and bold strokes pull the viewer in. When she paints, she is most interested in exploring the accidents: the awkward dance of maintaining control within a piece without constricting it, taking care not to step on its toes and ruin the magic, creating a piece that finds…

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March 2019

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2019 Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

March 8 @ 9:00 am - April 12 @ 9:00 pm

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 now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. Approximately 175 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks. Bidding on auction works is an opportunity to support exhibitions at the Lawrence Arts Center – all proceeds from sales go toward continuing…

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April 2019

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2019 Benefit Art Auction

April 13 @ 5:30 pm

Fine art and fun times to support a good cause!   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. Live auction works can be (and usually are) outbid at the live auction event.  Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the Lawrence Arts Center Annual Benefit…

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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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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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