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Aaron Hughes | Poetry Despite/Music Despite Eternal War Requiem

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

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, KS

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, KS

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, KS

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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Ghosts of Segregation | Photographs by Richard Frishman

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

In Ghosts of Segregation, photographer Richard Frishman explores the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. From the New Orleans Slave Exchange and “colored entrances” at movie theatres to the abandoned Negro Nursing School in Houston, Frishman’s photographs show how our surroundings bear witness to history, reminding us where … [more]

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Humanities Kansas and The Percolator present: La Yarda, A Short Documentary

Lawrence Arts Center

The 7pm screening has reached maximum capacity, so we've opened up an encore screening at 8:30pm. Local filmmakers Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre and Marlo Angell capture the story of La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence in this 15minute film. Memories by former residents and their lineage reveal … [more]

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Ursula Minor: The Kansas River Bridge Lynching

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Join us for a presentation examining the lynching of three men 138 years ago at the Kansas River Bridge, and efforts seeking to place a memorial at the location. Ursula Minor is a lifelong Lawrence resident and activist in the community. She is president of the Lawrence Branch NAACP, a member of the Lawrence Memorial … [more]

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Documenting Our Invisible History: A Photo Essay

Lawrence Arts Center Lower Lobby 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

A group of ten students, led by instructor Ann Dean, toured the eastern and downtown areas of Lawrence searching for our invisible history and capturing images to exhibit as documentation of some of Lawrence’s hidden past. The students photographed buildings, objects, and places that are significant to the people who built our community. Whether it … [more]

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Readings and Performances with Tai Amri Spann-Ryan and Barry “Washboard” Barnes from B.L.A.C.K. Lawrence

Lawrence Arts Center Gallery 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence, KS

Renowned local artists Tai Amri Spann-Ryan and Barry Washboard Barnes will join together to present readings and performances at the Lawrence Arts Center in conjunction with the ongoing Ghosts of Segregation exhibition of photos exploring the lingering presence of segregation, slavery and institutional racism hidden in everyday American architecture. Spann-Ryan, 2016 Langston Hughes Poetry Award … [more]

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