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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]


Students of Zinn Writers in Residence Program to Present at the 6th Annual Poetry Fair

In January, poets Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams began an eight-week writing intensive with 7th grade students from Liberty Central Middle School. Presenting a curriculum of verse poetry novels, 180 students were prompted to respond by creating their own poetry. These submissions will be shared at the 2019 Annual Poetry Fair on Sunday, April … [more]


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 … [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]


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 … [more]


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 … [more]


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 … [more]


Show Up, Do Art: Free Family Art Experiences for 2019

Opening this Friday, artist Tara Moorman’s exhibition Letters to my Ancestors features a family tree of watercolor portraiture. Dense with pattern and detail, the work reveals the richness of both period clothing and family history. Moorman explains the history of the project: When my mother, Patty Nation Fisher, of Erie, Kansas passed away, I inherited a large … [more]


Gift a Class and Make it a Local Handmade Holiday!

Teaching Artist and screenprint instructor Alicia Kelly’s holiday card   Looking for that perfect last minute local gift, but would rather not leave the warmth and safety of a flickering Netflix marathon? Why compromise? Enrollment in a Winter/Spring class at the Lawrence Arts Center makes the perfect surprise, and with online and phone registration options, … [more]


Margaret Weisbrod Morris Re-elected to the Arts Education Network Advisory Council

The Lawrence Arts Center is pleased to announce that Arts Center CEO Margaret Weisbrod Morris has been re-elected an advisory council member to the Arts Education Network at Americans for the Arts. Her two-year term begins January 1, 2019 and runs through December 31, 2020. “I am thrilled to continue to serve on this council … [more]