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June 2018
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Shiyuan Xu. Envisioning Invisibility

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

Shiyuan Xu is the 2017-18 Ceramics Artist in Residence. Shiyuan Xu’s work highlights the beauty and fragility, rhythm and harmony of natural life forms at the microscopic level. She reinterprets scientific phenomena into art forms. Working primarily with porcelain paper clay, Xu hand builds organic skeleton-like structures with slabs within an intimate scale. Her glazes drip to become a part of the whole structure with added layers giving the work a skin-like surface. Xu tries to reveal the neglected world…

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Jan Gaumnitz. Altogether 2018

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 pm

This multimedia exhibition explores nature and our relationship with it. Using photography, sculpture, painting, and printmaking, Jan Gaumnitz fills the gallery with vibrant colors and surfaces that are varied and uniquely hers. As a child, Jan lived on a farm near a lake in Minnesota. This close association with nature had an enduring influence on her life and art. Gaumnitz prefers to be outside “seeing, experiencing, remembering, collecting, and photographing,” than creating a work of art inside her studio. Gaumnitz’s work investigates…

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My Mother Was the First REAL Thug That I Knew. Works by Sandra Keat German & Vanessa German

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - July 21 @ 5:00 pm

Vanessa German (1976 – ) Vanessa German is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of her historic Homewood neighborhood. Her work is in private and public collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Progressive Art Collection, and Snite Museum of Art, among many others. Her work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, and in…

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July 2018

Summer Youth Theatre presents Pippin

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 3:30 pm

July 26th | 7 PM July 27th| 7 PM July 28th| 2PM & 7 PM July 29th | 3PM $10/$7.50 Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Roger O. Hirson. Heir to the Frankish throne, young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

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Erin Johnson. It Was a Warm Day and Everybody Was in Bad, Bad Shape

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

July 27 – August 25, 2018 In The Way Things Can Happen, extras from The Day After, a 1983 made-for-TV movie depicting a nuclear attack on the United States, recollect their original scenes, now 34 years later. Having been filmed in the midst of the Cold War on location in Lawrence, Kansas and with a cast of five thousand locals, The Day After blurred the distinction between extras’ everyday existence and the movie and in doing so achieved the urgency…

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Benjamin Rosenthal. slickly across the surface [of], [our] sensitive signals

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm

This exhibition will include Rosenthal’s newest works. Currently one of the 2017-2018 artists-in-residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. He holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis, and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. His work pulls from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, and questions the…

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TUG Collective. Borders | Corridors – lines of desire

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 25 @ 9:00 pm

TUG is an interdisciplinary arts collective that creates contact zones where people can generate insights about, and produce actions around, contemporary social issues. They will be at the Lawrence Arts Center for a project based residency in the Spring of 2018 to create new works for this exhibition. Since 2006, TUG has focused on participatory, problem-based interventions related to borders, Borderlands, and other fuzzy frontiers, and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies, and capital…

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August 2018
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INSIGHT Art Talk: Benjamin Rosenthal

August 29 @ 7:00 pm

Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, Benjamin Rosenthal questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Join us to learn more about his current exhibition at the Lawrence Arts Center.

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The Pleiades Project: To the Stars Through Collaboration

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 9:00 pm

The Pleiades Project is an international collaboration of seven artists creating multidisciplinary artwork based on the Pleiades Star Cluster. The collaborating artists are Diana Dunkley, Debra Nelson, Nan Renbarger, and Margaret Rose of Kansas, USA and Australians Estelle Anderson and Peta Milne from the Australian Capital Territory and Lois Denham from Central Goldfields Victoria. The Pleiades Project began in August of 2014 and, as yet, has no ending date. The Pleiades Project artists have created an interactive collaborative installation that…

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