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June 2019

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CLOSING RECEPTION: Judith G. Levy | be/long/ing (and) a/part/ing

June 21 @ 6:00 pm

Join us to close Judith G. Levy's exhibition, which includes the video installation titled Among the Trees. Among the Trees is an installation created from found 35 mm slides and from edited found drone video that explores the range of the relationships we have with trees. The images move from small-scale intimacies to large-scale environmental disaster. In the first part, trees play a significant role in our personal lives and are part of family portraits, provide shade for picnics and…

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Nate Ditzler | Domestic Perseverance

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Nate’s work seeks meaning from the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. He uses a combination of handmade and slip cast ceramic forms, fabricated mixed media elements, and modified found objects to give a visual presence to these phenomena. Nate is fascinated by the way that combining familiar and surreal aspects can cause a shift in an artwork’s meaning, as well as the way in which the viewer can enter into the work based on their own subjective…

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Rachel Trusty | Summer Crush

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 20 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Crush features selected work from the mixed-media series Friends and Lovers. This body of work features images of love that are historically invisible. Based on anonymous found photographs, the small paintings depict same-sex female couples from different historical time periods. The titles in the series allude to captions normally written on family photographs and ambiguously address the relationship between the two women shown. This is purposeful as historically same-sex relationships are ignored or relabeled by family or friends to…

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(Sub)Urban Sprawl | Curated by Matthew McLaughlin

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - August 3 @ 9:00 pm

Featuring Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, & Sang-Mi Yoo Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban presents an exploration of the contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. (Sub)Urban questions the reality of suburban and urban environments through humor, satire, and irony. The artists exhibited explore the banality of the interior and exterior of our lives, through our homes and planned communities. They explore items from our…

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COMMUNITY EXHIBITS: Living My Vision / Tuss

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - July 22 @ 9:00 pm

Dairionn Billberry, best known throughout the art community as ‘Tuss’ or the ‘Young Visionary’, has put together a show of new work that focuses on street culture and sports iconography. Using apparel as canvases, Tuss embellishes and enhances urban style with his own style of customization. He has been featured in the University Daily Kansan, SneakerFiles, Bleacher Report, KC Sneakfest, CollegeSpun, and a few other media outlets. In his own words, “My work is inspired by my everyday interactions and…

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July 2019

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Splash of Color | Cottonwood Annual Art Exhibition

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 19 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: July 26, 5pm - 9pm Cottonwood, Inc., serving adults with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, provides Retirement Enrichment Day Services in downtown Lawrence.  Retirees pursue their own leisure interests, and many have the good fortune to participate in Printmaking classes at the Lawrence Arts Center. This exciting, annual exhibition is not to be missed.

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Jody Boyer, Russ Nordman | Mechanical & Botanical

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - August 24 @ 9:00 pm

Jody Boyer’s work for this exhibition was made this summer in her own backyard. As an artist and naturalist, she is interested in the possibilities and tensions between human intervention and nature. Using material from her own wild backyard, where she allowed plant life to grow as it would without intervention, Boyer has created unique wet cyanotype photograms to showcase plants typically vilified and removed from a well-maintained urban forest or garden. Her process involved solar cooking plant material and adding…

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August 2019

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Back to the Garden | Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm
Woodstock Image

Henry Diltz  •  John Dominis  •  Bill Eppridge  •  Elliott Landy  •  Jason Laure Lisa Law  •  Ken Regan  •  Baron Wolman   OPENING RECEPTION August 9  |  5 to 8 pm “This project brings together images and photographers from Woodstock and asks us to consider the legacy of this festival that came to symbolize the tumultuous 1960s." - Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director Woodstock embodies the sixties. Honoring the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, Back To The Garden is an intimate look at the…

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LOWER LOBBY EXHIBITION HALL | Printerns

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - September 16 @ 9:00 pm

‘Printerns’ is a group exhibition featuring Lawrence Arts Center’s two recent printmaking interns, Katie Curry and Stevie Haley Delgado. They have spent the last several months working and learning from the community at the JTSP Print Lab. Both of their recent personal work is focused around illustrations using a variety of mediums, including risograph prints, screenprints, and watercolors. They explore similar elements within their work, including storytelling and their use of color to achieve a specific atmosphere for each illustration.…

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