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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 … Continued


December Yarns from Adult Visual Arts

Social Stitchery: Lawrence Arts Center teaching artist Ben Wills will be partnering with Bert Nash Community Mental Health for his upcoming class, Social Stitchery. The free six-week class will meet in a unique combined craft circle and social forum to create winter scarves for donation while discussing local poverty issues and strategies. All materials will … Continued



Submissions Open for the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Youth

Lawrence Magazine presents the Langston Hughes Spoken Word Prize for Douglas County High School students. Part of the official annual Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards, this first-year prize pays tribute to the work of Langston Hughes and recognizes young talent with a $400 cash prize. DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2019 Submissions: Contestants must submit an audio … Continued


Join Artist Ben Wills for Social Stitchery

The cold days of winter offer a great opportunity to enjoy an indoor activity. Have you been meaning to learn how to knit or crochet? This January, Kansas City based artist Ben Wills will offer free fiber lessons in Social Stitchery! By learning a variety of stitches, sample textile blocks will be combined into winter scarves for … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Announces Artists Selected for Artist INC Live 2019

Lawrence Arts Center Announces Artists Selected for Artist INC Live 2019 The Lawrence Arts Center announces Artists selected for the Artist INC Live 2019 seminar. Artist INC is a nationally-recognized arts entrepreneurship program designed to give artists from all disciplines the business training and support needed to strengthen their art practice and grow their arts … Continued


Submissions Now Open for the 2019 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2018   The Lawrence Arts Center and The Raven Book Store announce their joint sponsorship of the 2018 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards.  Two awards of $500 each are given annually, one in the area of poetry and one in the area of fiction. Selection will be based on the quality … Continued


Boys and Girls Club Break the Internet

The Art Hawks behind the thearthawk.weebly.com were a group of 20 1st-5th graders that are part of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. Teaching Artists Leah Towle and Ashley Russell visited them for a week, and then they came to work at the Lawrence Arts Center for the following two weeks for “Break the Internet.” The … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center exhibition features adoptable cats | UDK

By Jaya Chakka on November 8, 2018 Even the most ardent pet lovers are apt to have a love-hate relationship with cats. On one hand, cats can be incredibly affectionate, cuddly, adorable animals. On the other, however, they are also known for their apathy, stubbornness and inclination for knocking items from high places. Indeed, cats are … Continued