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Artist focuses on the rhythms of the street | UDK

By Rick Hellman on October 23, 2019 Stephen T. Johnson’s large, colorful mosaics decorate public transportation systems in New York and Los Angeles and many public buildings in between. His books of illustrations and wordplay have been published by major publishers. Click to read more…

Nazanin Amiri Meers, light display

In the Know: A Paper Installation

  Maybe you’ve noticed something new above the Lawrence Arts Center’s front doors, something particularly striking after dark. The Arts Center is excited to have new work by visual artist Nazanin Amiri Meers in the Arts Center’s lightboxes, especially as the days grow shorter. Amiri Meers is a visual artist from Mashad, Iran who migrated … [more]

On the Importance of Drawing

A group of University of Kansas graduate alumni came together to show a more private and less commonly exhibited aspect of their process in the Disegno group show at the Lawrence Arts Center. Though the eight participating artists come from differing backgrounds, they share drawing as a central facet of their art. For metalsmith Erick … [more]

Back to the Garden exhibition

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From the incredible talk with photographers Henry Diltz and Baron Wolman to the Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation film screening, we’ve had a great time celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock with you! Centered around the group photography exhibition, “Back to the Garden,” the supplementary talks, live music, and movies led to engaging … [more]

Southeast professors host protest banner workshop | SMSU Arrow

by Ashley Dexter on August 29, 2019 Southeast professors Hannah and Blake Sanders opened a free protest banner workshop Saturday, Aug. 24, at Catapult Creative House to engage students and community members in printmaking. With no art skills or printmaking experience required, event-goers only had to show up to participate in the event. The work … [more]

VIDEO: Hope & Despair II Concert Promo

The Nine Forty LIVE concert series returns on August 31 for Hope & Despair II, a showcase of local musicians performing original work inspired by themes related to Woodstock. This live music event is in conjunction with Back to the Garden, the Woodstock 50th Anniversary group photography show now on display in the galleries. Check … [more]

Woodstock Print

KPR Presents: Woodstock, 50 Years Later | KPR

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 by Kaye McIntyre Week of August 4, 2019: This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day music festival that came to symbolize 1969 counterculture. We’ll get a sneak peek at “Back to the Garden,” the Lawrence Arts Center’s celebration of Woodstock, with special events and a photography exhibit. We’ll … [more]

Mechanical & Botanical print

Mechanical and Botanical: An Investigation Into Place, Object and Nature

Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman did not have to go far to find the inspiration for creating their newest body of work, “Mechanical and Botanical.” Images from their own backyard and past childhood memories provided a starting point for their exhibit now on display in the middle gallery. Stemming from her interests in sustainable agriculture … [more]

Arts Center Receives Grant from Humanities Kansas for Woodstock Anniversary Programming

Humanities Kansas has just announced a $10,000 award to the Lawrence Arts Center in support of “Back to the Garden: Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival,” a photo exhibit and public programs marking the 50thanniversary of Woodstock. Curated by Exhibitions Program Director Ben Ahlvers, “Back to the Garden” runs from August 9 through September 14 … [more]