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Five stARTup Artists to Be Featured for May Final Friday

above: painting by stARTup artist Juliana Wilches Five of our graduating stARTup artists, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Quincy Grove, Addie Thornsbury, and Wil Myslivy, were featured during April Final Friday, with shows opening at a variety of downtown galleries and public spaces. This month, artists Violet Amouak, Mina Dailey, Juliana Wilches, Liam Hoey-Kummerow, and Maya … Continued


Youth Visual Arts Education May Newsletter

above: the 2019 USD 497 Exhibition, on view through May 10th   Enroll Now for Our Summer Discount! Sure, summer doesn’t officially start until June 20th, but as artists we rarely follow the rules, and around here summer classes start the week of June 2nd. To satisfy our impatience for popsicle/firefly/lawn sprinkler season, we’re offering … Continued


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 … Continued



Youth Visual Arts in April -Win a Free Summer Youth Class!

Above: the Boys and Girls Club ” Points of Youth” on display   Boys & Girls Club’s “Points of Youth” on Display Through April 18th If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery, be sure to visit this month for “Points of Youth,”  a multimedia exhibition created in conjunction with the … Continued


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 … Continued


School’s Out! Miniatures and Magic in Youth Visual Arts

On February 15th, 21st, and 22nd, school’s out. At the Lawrence Arts Center, we’ve planned elementary classes for the day off, offering thematic art experiences for grades 1st through 5th!  From 9 AM to 4 PM, your student can explore visual arts and theatrical movement while practicing concepts in science, engineering, and mathematics. Mini-Masterpieces Kansas … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Collaborates with Zinn Writers in Residence

Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams visit with educators at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School   Zinn Writers in Residence: In memory of their daughter Rebecca, a gifted poet and lifelong writer, Dick and Diane Zinn support a Writer in Residence each year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, connecting 7th grade students with inspiring regional … Continued


Teacher Feature: Join Us in Celebrating our Visual Arts Instructors

Ann Dean works with students in Darkroom Photography Ann Dean:  The Lawrence Arts Center congratulates instructor Ann Dean for being selected as 2018’s Best of Lawrence: Artist (Photography or Digital Images)! Visit her website to see her extensive, and international, portfolio, and join Ann in a future session. Darkroom Photography meets Tuesdays beginning January 29th … Continued