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Free State Festival Live Performance: The Middle Tell

Free State Festival is quickly approaching, bringing a feast of independent film screenings, psychedelic visual arts exhibitions, a chorus of musical acts, and a taste of tequila. Adding a new dimension to this year’s offerings, Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters, will present The Middle Tell, a narrative work conducted through … Continued


Announcing the 2018/19 Artists in Residence

The Lawrence Arts Center is thrilled to announce the Ceramics and Printmaking Artists in Residence for 2018-2019. This year, the Arts Center received a record number of applications for these two yearlong positions. The two artists selected represent the best of an overwhelmingly strong pool of candidates. The 2018-2019 Ceramics Artist in Residence for the … Continued




Resident Artists’ Spotlight: Tressa Jones & Carly Slade

Applications for next year’s printmaking and ceramics residency are due April 15th! We checked in with last year’s residents to see where are they now! This is what they had to say: Tressa Jones –  Printmaking Artist in Residence 2016-17: The yearlong Printmaking residency at the LAC provided invaluable time, facilities, and space, which I … Continued


New Class: Print to 3D with Michael Benedetti

Join our Printmaking Artist in Residence, Michael Benedetti, for a new class called “Print to 3D.” This class will utilize printmaking’s inherent qualities, repetition and the multiple, to create sculptures and 3D forms. Michael will start by introducing and demonstrating multiple screenprinting techniques. Students will then learn how to transform their flat screen printed images … Continued


Printmaking AIR Michael Benedetti Makes Valentines in the Preschool

Arts based preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a visit from Printmaking Artist-in-Residence Michael Benedetti this week. With just a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, young artists created cards of their own design and hand printed them with Michael’s guidance. Lots of smiles, bright colors, and cat jokes were shared by all. One of the … Continued


Winter Class Offerings by our Artists-in-Residence

Cold weather makes for great studio time! Ceramics Artist-in-Residence Shiyuan Xu makes progress on several beautiful new pieces in her studio on the second floor of the Arts Center.  Taking classes from our Artists-in-Residence, who come to us with a wealth of experience from around the country and internationally, is a great way to learn … Continued



Tressa Jones: a capacity to become more

Tressa Jones, our 2016-17 printmaking resident, is having her solo exhibition opening this Final Friday. The reception for her show will go from 5-9 pm. Come out to see the amazing work she has created while living here in Lawrence. Read Tressa’s description of her exhibition along with her artist biography below.   This body of … Continued