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Dayon Royster | phaschunəble nahn-cents: akt II

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

2019-2021 Printmaking Artist in Residence Dayon Royster’s pfashən-uhble naan-sints series uses phonetics to playfully focus on serious topics including accessibility, bias, context, information, research, rules and truth. This second installment touches on those same themes and adds moral superiority, the culpability of society at large, and the pros and cons of individuality. Royster’s prints feature … [more]

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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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INSIGHT Art Talk | Ashlyn Pope

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

Please join Artist in Residence Ashlyn Pope for a guided gallery tour. Ashlyn will walk visitors through her newest ceramics and quilts in her solo exhibition, Witnessing Dandelions.

Virtual INSIGHT Art Talk: Aaron Hughes and Karim Wasfi

Join artist Aaron Hughes and maestro Karim Wasfi as they discuss and share music and poetry from Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem) currently on display through August 15 at the Lawrence Arts Center. Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem) connects artists across time and place, from World War I to the “Global War on Terror,” from the US … [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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INSIGHT Art Talk: Rich Frishman

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

Join us for an art talk and Q&A with Ghosts of Segregation photographer Rich Frishman. Frishman's first camera was a gift for his 5th birthday, and since then he's never put it down. "I am, by nature, a storyteller," Frishman said. "Photography is my means of expressing those stories. My roots are in photojournalism, and … [more]

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