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January 2019

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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 190 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

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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