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September 2016

Something Fleeting (at the University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery)

September 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Reception: 5:30-7pm Thursday, September 22 University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery Organized by Kyla Strid The artists in this exhibition work directly or indirectly with the transient, ever shifting or fleeting nature of things. They might explore this idea in the material, process, or content of their work. A moment, a body, a conversation, a landscape, a culture, a life … these things change, evolve, vanish, grow, get lost, or transform into something new. All of these artists have…


INSIGHT Art Talk: Gina Westergard

September 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gina Westergard’s close connection to the land and its rhythms of inevitable change have inspired the functional and symbolic funerary urns she creates.  Her works are characterized by rich surface textures and vibrant colors that result in contemplative objects that initiate a celebration of life. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally for over 20 years in venues in Germany, Australia, Finland and throughout the United States. Reviews of her work in Metalsmith magazine include “Discoveries Within,” Summer 2000; “Intimate Assemblages,”…



September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Curated by Ben Ahlvers INSIGHT ArtTalk: October 5, 7pm This exhibition is timed to sync with the 2016 Presidential election. In this current election season, we have been bombarded with political rhetoric, reporting, and advertising. As we inch closer to November 8th, opportunities are rife for artists to examine political rhetoric, social realities, and our national ideals. The invited artists in this exhibition address not only policies that candidates declare on their respective platforms, but also the broad demagoguery of…


Currently Nontraditional

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Curated by Ben Ahlvers September 30-October 22 2016 INSIGHT Art Talk: October 10, 7pm. Without a doubt, this year has seen many events that have affected our country, state, and community. The artists in this exhibition all live in Lawrence, and they are “currently nontraditional.” They’ve created new work in response to their thoughts about aspects of what 2016 means to them. Representing a wide range of experience, and techniques, these artists operate outside of the perceived traditional artist track.…


Collecting Fire: The Legacy Pots of Simon Levin

September 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

September 30 – October 22 Final Friday Reception: September 30, 5pm - 9pm   Simon Levin is a potter, writer, Fulbright scholar, kiln builder, and teacher residing in Wisconsin. He has been making pottery for over 25 years. His work is acclaimed internationally and held in collections both private and public. When Simon became a father, he began to select his best work as a gift to his children.  This exhibition is a collection of Simons’ prized pots that he…


October 2016

Here to Stay: Hang 12 exhibit at the Percolator

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Lawrence's youth curatorial board, HANG12, produces, curates, and installs monthly Final Friday shows at local galleries in partnership with community artists. HANG12 has put on twenty shows in twenty months, a staggering amount of time, commitment, and sheer love of process. Come celebrate our success at the Percolator.  HANG12 has carved a large paneled relief mural and taken prints off the mural.  Calling into question the divide between making and presenting, HANG12 poses the question of what is the real art,…


Margie Kuhn. Revisions

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: November 9, 7pm A Kansas native, Margie Kuhn grew up in Kansas and attended Kansas University and the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She earned an undergraduate degree in scientific illustration and worked as a freelance scientific illustrator for a few years before she began teaching art. This experience inspired a return to school, where she earned a Masters of Art Museum Education and later a Masters of…


Yuri Zupancic. Screen Deep

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 5pm - 9pm INSIGHT ArtTalk: December 7, 7pm Yuri’s most successful, most prolific medium is miniature oil paintings on microchips. His microchip paintings have been featured in the Huffington Post, WIRED and Juxtapoz magazines. Smaller and faster is the new bigger and better. He attempts to make these little talismans that have individual meanings and significances that the viewer can imagine continuing far beyond the small space of the canvas. Zupancic recently has been exploring…


Cottonwood Annual Art Exhibition

October 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - November 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Final Friday Reception: October 28, 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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