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November 2018
FREE

FINAL FRIDAY exhibitions

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the final Friday of each month, hundreds of people stream in and out of Lawrence’s galleries, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in pursuit of art and music. Join us in the galleries for exhibition receptions this month.

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January 2019
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FREE FAMILY ART EXPERIENCES | Wearables

January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Show up, do art. Use fashion to communicate time period and identity. Alter your ego through wearable constructions inspired by historical art and contemporary artists. Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative. No registration required — just come join us!

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FREE FAMILY ART EXPERIENCES | Storied Snapshots

January 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Exhibition walkthrough featuring watercolor and photographic works by Tara Moorman. Art can act as a record keeper of both chronological and emotional histories. Join us in writing exercises that connect story to composition through collaborative poetry.  Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative.…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Tara Moorman

January 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Tara Fisher Moorman was raised in a family of men and women who were always making something: building homes and furniture or designing clothes and beautiful quilts. Productivity was valued. Tara embraces their creative and artistic traditions. Her work is inspired by old family photographs and a desire to bring her ancestors and their stories to life. This work allows her to merge art with love of family, history, and storytelling. Her ancestors beckon her to keep working and sharing her…

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INSIGHT Art Talk: Jen Unekis

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Jen’s delicate and strong lines, soft layered surfaces, and varied strokes pull you into her paintings. When she paints, Jen focuses on the blending of color, movement, and shape. Her work is oftentimes inspired by natural landscapes and floral forms, but remains rooted in the abstract. Maintaining control within a piece without suffocating it is an awkward dance, but her goal is to create a piece that ultimately finds its own balance and sense of self. Jen was born in…

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February 2019
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ALL MEMBER EVENT: 2019 Souper Bowl Private Preview

February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Be first in line to purchase ceramic bowls handmade by artists and students, on sale from $10 up. Proceeds benefit visual arts education at the Lawrence Arts Center! Not a member? Become one today and join us!  

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Langston Hughes Awards 2019

February 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Langston Hughes’ birthday with a reading reception for Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award winners, complete with birthday cake and live music at the Lawrence Arts Center! Co-sponsored by The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, the award honors the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. Each year, the award is given to two writers to encourage and support Douglas County residents who continue in Hughes’ tradition of portraying life experience through poetry and…

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Souper Bowl Saturday!

February 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Lawrence Arts Center’s annual Souper Bowl Saturday is on its way again! We are gearing up for the event by making lots of beautiful ceramic bowls for you to choose from. This community event raises funds through the sale of handmade bowls and donated soups and bread. The bowls, $10 and up, come with complimentary soup and bread and the proceeds benefit the Arts Center's visual arts education programs. We are thankful for all of our artists, makers, and…

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FREE FAMILY ART EXPERIENCES | Abstract Atmospheres

February 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Show up, do art. Discover how artist Jen Unekis creates a sense of atmosphere and environment using color, shape, and line, and collaborate with design elements to build a world of your own. Our free family programs take place every second Saturday and fourth Wednesday of each month, offering interactive visits through the galleries and arts activities inspired by exhibiting artists. All ages are welcome, so bring your whole family to get creative. No registration required — just come join…

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