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Lawrence Arts Center highlights whale exhibit | KCTV5

By Greg Payne on October 13, 2020 You never know what you’ll discover each week inside the Lawrence Arts Center. The group features a number of local and international artwork. One of the highlights this week can hardly fit in the building. “It’s 51 feet long and 14 feet high,” said Ben Ahlvers the director … [more]


Art is for everyone. Art is for everywhere.

When Katie Aldritt asked her youth drawing and painting students what they looked forward to most when things returned to “normal” she wasn’t sure what to expect–drawings of friends in school, going to the movies, a trip to the library, perhaps. What she received were drawings of the “Red Dancer,” the downtown landmark sculpture that … [more]


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Online Art Talk Engages the Community

With nearly a thousand views between YouTube and Facebook (and growing!), the Final Friday INSIGHT Art Talk featuring Melville Scholar Elizabeth Schultz and Or, the Whale artist Jos Sances hit home with our audiences with its thoughtful discourse and interactive questions taken from online viewers. Sances’s nearly life-sized whale takes up the entire large gallery … [more]


Photo of Or, The Whale.

‘Moby-Dick’ Scholar to Join Artist of Life-Size Whale in Virtual Talk on Friday | LJW

By Lauren Fox on September 23, 2020 The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a “Moby-Dick” scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances’ piece “Or, The Whale” currently occupies an entire wall of the art center’s large gallery. In August, the Journal-World interviewed Sances about his … [more]


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Arts Center Partners with Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Art and health come together at the new Lawrence Memorial Hospital West facility with a showcase of permanent and rotating local art collections curated by the Lawrence Arts Center. This unique partnership between the Arts Center and LMH enables patients, visitors, families and hospital staff to experience art in their surroundings. In 2019, The World … [more]


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LMH West to surround patients with beautiful works from local artists | LJW

by Lauren Fox on September 13, 2020 Lisa Grossman had a mantra of solace as she worked on her latest painting. That’s because she knew the piece would be going up in LMH West. “It’s such an honor to have work in hospitals and care facilities,” the Lawrence-based artist said. “It’s kind of a luxury … [more]


Exhibits Extended Through October 24 & Virtual Art Talk Just Announced!

Our current slate of exhibitions – Jos Sances’s Or, The Whale; Jeff Weinberg’s Table Pieces; and Leon Richmond’s Theater of the Absurdo – have been so popular for socially distant viewing that we’ve decided to keep them around for another month! So if you haven’t made it in to the galleries yet or just need … [more]


CVKey is at the LAC!

As part of our ongoing mission to open our doors in the safest and healthiest way possible, the Lawrence Arts Center has joined a community pilot program to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. CVKey was developed by a non-profit group co-founded by former Google vice president Brian McClendon, called CVKey Project. CVKey … [more]


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Fall Catalog Cover Features Sparkling Local Artist

The pandemic and quarantine may be making Lawrence residents feel somewhat isolated, but even a quick glance at the Arts Center’s fall catalog offers glimmers of hope! This season’s catalog is full of virtual and in-person classes, events and exhibitions to drive the blues away. Its cover features a piece titled “glimmers of hope” by … [more]