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Hang12 Final Friday: Malka Hampton’s “Free Floating Fears”

Anthrophobia, 2018 Surreal images, staged phobias, and compositions dense with anxiety are what you can expect in Malka Hampton’s solo photography exhibition, Free Floating Fears. The dark, gauze-like worlds of Malka’s compositions reflect romanticizing experience as a process of coping and deflection.  Malka was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Vanguard Award for outstanding work as … 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

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

Thank you for attending the Free State Festival!

Thank you, Lawrence, for making the 2018 Free State Festival such a success! We loved seeing the familiar faces of pass-holders, meeting new people, experiencing unique venues, and witnessing filmmakers, actors, visual artists, musicians, panelists, and community members coming together day after day. We appreciate every single audience member, cheerleader, artist, moderator, community partner, local … Continued

Local sculptors to showcase work in collaborative exhibit at Lawrence Arts Center | UDK

April 27, 2018 by Jaya Chakka From April 20 to May 19, the Lawrence Arts Center will feature the works of local artists Jenny Doores and Andrew Cho in an exhibit titled “Devil Take the Hindmost.” Featuring a plethora of sculptures ranging from starkly grayscale to vividly colorful, the collection addresses socio-political issues from multiple perspectives. … Continued

Thank you for making the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Benefit Art Auction a success. Together, generous sponsors, a dedicated staff and board of directors, talented artists and the art buyers who appreciate their work were able to raise funds to support the Exhibitions Program that will bring over 20 exhibitions to the Lawrence community in … Continued

1000 Pieces of Art from Local Students

The USD 497 show is up in the galleries from April 27-May 10, so come see the best work of our talented Lawrence Public Schools student artists. With every school represented in all types of mediums, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the vitality of our local community youth. The artwork showcases exploration and creativity … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Lisa Grossman

Lisa Grossman is a painter and printmaker whose work focuses on the open spaces and prairies of Eastern Kansas and the Kansas River Valley. Her piece, Lightning Triptych, is now available for online bidding in the 2018 Benefit Art Auction! About the Artist Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Grossman earned a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, … Continued

Meet the Auction Artist: Pat Slimmer

From public art to cars, Pat Slimmer is a true renaissance man! In addition to being a master mechanic, Pat Slimmer is the man behind the infamous “Flying Saucer” Art Car. This signature vehicle in the Art Tougeau parade has traveled to many exhibitions and has even been featured in several books. Pat’s public art has … Continued