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Hang12 Goes Virtual for Final Friday

This Final Friday, Hang12 hosts their first ever virtual show, “Under Everything,” featuring work by stARTup students Mina Dailey, Emma Nasseri, and Theodore Weis. Support the work of these young artists and tune in to this link on May 29 at 6pm. HANG12 provides students with the opportunity to plan, curate, and host youth exhibitions in … [more]




Start Up Students Working Next To Each Other Creating On A Long Sheet of Paper

stARTup has started up!

For the last three years, the Lawrence Arts Center has been running a program for high school students that connects professional skills to studio practices. StARTup is a program for high school artists looking to take their art to a professional level. They work on studio practices to make pieces missing from their portfolio and … [more]



Kris Kuksi and Hang 12 Students

Heading into Fall with HANG12

During the months of September and October, HANG12 has been working alongside local artist Kris Kuksi to plan, curate, and install a high school submission show based on recreating personal mythologies and finding the symbolism within them.  In September, Kris Kuksi gave presentations to Free State High School and Lawrence High students, before welcoming them … [more]



Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program … [more]


Final Friday Reception: Points of Youth

This Friday the Lawrence Arts Center will be your one-stop for visual arts, hand crafted food, and delicious drinks. Points of Youth is the unveiling of a partnership between Lawrence Arts Center teaching artists Andrew Cho, Cathy Joritz, and Brandon Keenan and students of Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence to produce works in ceramics, drawing, … [more]


Too Cool For School? Enroll in a Middle or High School School’s Out Day

Here at the LAC, we’re pretty extra. Extracurricular, that is! Don’t roll your eyes just yet; from our joint STEAM project with Boys and Girls Club to our Creative Youth Development programs HANG12 and stARTup, we strive to provide quality humanities after school programming to foster creativity, analytical skills, and professional development. Did you know … [more]