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Artist INC Returns to the Lawrence Arts Center | Apply by November 6

The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce the return of Artist INC Live Lawrence, an eight-week professional training seminar for artists working in every medium. Funded in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Artist INC’s third Lawrence session will beginning in January 2019 and run through early March. Artist INC was developed … Continued

Featured Ceramics Symposium Artist: Kevin Snipes

Last week we introduced  Sanam Emami and her work featured in The Image & the Vessel: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, as well as her role as an upcoming demonstrator in the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018 Ceramics Symposium. Today, we’re highlighting the work of Kevin Snipes. Kevin Snipes, Speed Demons, porcelain, glaze, oxide wash, 2015 Joining us from Pittsburgh, … Continued

We’re jammin’ with adult arts in October!

Pottery Jam 2018: The Handbuilt Edition   October 11th Free & open to the public beginning at 5:30 pm | Main Lobby Cash Bar You’re invited to our second ever Pottery Jam! This collaborative and improvisational event features artists Chandra DeBuse, Margaret Kinkeade, Joseph Pintz, and Momoko Usami demonstrating their approaches to handbuilding pots. Join … Continued

Featured Ceramic Symposium Artist: Sanam Emami

The Image & the Vessel-a Survey of Contemporary Pottery Opens today, bringing to our gallery a phenomenal array of ceramicists and a seductive selection of surfaces. Curated to highlight innovations in craft, the display coincides with the upcoming Ceramics Symposium, a biennial two-day celebration of top nationally recognized contemporary ceramicists, diverse technical demonstration, and conceptual … Continued

Enrolling Now: Open Studio With Louis

Did you know that in addition to our adult classes, structured as technical intensives, we offer open studio options? Open studios, in print, ceramics, and painting, allow space for students to further develop personal work and expanded self-direction. Today we’re spotlighting Open Studio with Louis. Led by painter and longtime Kansan Louis Copt, this nine-week … Continued

Monday Night Mixer Series Enrolling Now: Ales & Tales

What does a professional Storyteller do, exactly? For Priscilla Howe, the job requires recalling and embellishing some of the earliest stories recorded across world cultures, traversing more than her fair share of TSA lines (to tell stories in fourteen countries across four continents), speaking fluent English, French, and Bulgarian, working as an academic librarian, and … Continued

Art for adults at the Lawrence Arts Center!

You’re Invited to our Welcome Back to {ART} School event! Saturday, September 8 @ 12–2PM: Let us show you around the Lawrence Arts Center studios, help you find the perfect class, and provide guidance on applying for financial aid and scholarships! Not already a member? We can help you sign up so you can start using … Continued

New Class Offering: Stone Setting

Ready to take your metalsmithing to the next level? Local jeweler Rachael Sudlow is offering Stone Setting this fall at the Lawrence Arts Center. Adorn your metalwork through a variety of stone setting techniques including cabochon, prong, flush, and basket settings. Both beginner and developing jewelers with soldering experience are welcome to expand their skill … Continued

Explore Metals this Fall With Carly Kimbrough!

Carly Kimbrough is a Kansas City-based metalsmith specializing in personal, contemporary adaptations of Art Deco and Art Nouveau design. Carly received her BFA from the University of Kansas in design, continuing her work as an art educator and professional jeweler. Her work can currently be found among the oddities at the Kansas City shop Oracle … Continued

Pen to Periodical: Fall Writing with Charles Higginson

Students in this fall’s LAC class in nonfiction magazine writing will get a rare opportunity. In addition to the instructor, Charles Higginson, five local experts in the magazine game will visit to share their insights. Visitors will include Nathan Pettengill, editor of Lawrence Magazine, Kelly Gibson, editor of Manhattan Magazine, and writers Katherine Dinsdale, Mary … Continued