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Students of Zinn Writers in Residence Program to Present at the 6th Annual Poetry Fair

In January, poets Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams began an eight-week writing intensive with 7th grade students from Liberty Central Middle School. Presenting a curriculum of verse poetry novels, 180 students were prompted to respond by creating their own poetry. These submissions will be shared at the 2019 Annual Poetry Fair on Sunday, April … [more]


3rd Grade Arts Day

We were so happy to welcome 3rd graders from Lawrence Public Schools this week to experience the art of movement! Classes from elementary schools all around the district rotated through dance activities on all three floors of our building. School of Dance Director Hanan Misko, Associate Director of Performing Arts & Education Amanda Pintore, Leah … [more]



Lawrence Arts Center Collaborates with Zinn Writers in Residence

Mercedes Lucero and Alex Kimball Williams visit with educators at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School   Zinn Writers in Residence: In memory of their daughter Rebecca, a gifted poet and lifelong writer, Dick and Diane Zinn support a Writer in Residence each year at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, connecting 7th grade students with inspiring regional … [more]


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 … [more]


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 … [more]



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 … [more]


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 … [more]