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April 2019

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

May 17 @ 5:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm

Judith G. Levy Artist Statement My work is about history, culture, and identity. I explore complexity, commonality, and contradiction in personal stories, historical narratives, and socio-cultural issues. I use my queer gaze to examine memory, authenticity, and desire, while I reconfigure and recreate in order to describe departures from traditional understandings and to create new meanings. I use text, found objects, and appropriated materials in an effort to create links between external and internal worlds. I tend to work in…

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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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Johanna Winters | ENDLNG

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibition is the culmination of Johanna Winter's time as the 2018-19 Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. {   An endling is the last known of a species.   } {   An ENDLNG is our protagonist resisting her fate to come undone.   } ENDLNG is a puppet-figure performance, installation, and sound piece that proposes a narrative in which female desire and agency demand to be witnessed. Our protagonist confronts her burdensome longing and disappointment through a merging of puppetry, gesture,…

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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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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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