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Announcing the 2018 Lawrence Vanguard Awards

The Lawrence Vanguard Awards honor youth achievement in the visual arts in Lawrence Public Schools. Supported by a champion of the arts, the awards are focused on identifying remarkable talent, skill, and originality in young visual artists in Lawrence. The awards are open to youth working in visual art mediums within Lawrence Public Schools. 2D … 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



Spotlight on Dwight Lamb of the Kansas Folklife Festival

The April 21 Kansas Folklife Festival will feature a very special guest – acclaimed accordion and fiddler Dwight Lamb! Dwight Lamb is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow with more than 60 years of experience in music collection, recording, preservation, and teaching. He has been a signature performer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival … Continued


Impov-style comedy group, PANTS, to perform at Lawrence Arts Center | CJ Online

April 14, 2018 by Savanna Maue Samaria Fleig describes her troupe’s comedy show as intense, exhausting and exhilarating — all at the same time. The show, PANTS, is hosted by the Pantomime And Nontraditional Theatre Society, and originated as a student group at Emporia State University. The concept seems simple: the troupe rehearses 30 two-minute … Continued


Meet our new instructors this summer!

We have some fantastic new instructors this summer in our adult arts education program, teaching everything from sewing fundamentals to writing from memory to a class about inflatables! Each of these exceptional artists brings a wide range and depth of experience to our studios. Click on the links below to learn more about these artists and … 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


‘The Tree’ poses tough questions about aging | KU

April 11, 2018 by Rick Hellman Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Read more …


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


Resident Artists’ Spotlight: Tressa Jones & Carly Slade

Applications for next year’s printmaking and ceramics residency are due April 15th! We checked in with last year’s residents to see where are they now! This is what they had to say: Tressa Jones –  Printmaking Artist in Residence 2016-17: The yearlong Printmaking residency at the LAC provided invaluable time, facilities, and space, which I … Continued