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Online Art Talk Engages the Community

With nearly a thousand views between YouTube and Facebook (and growing!), the Final Friday INSIGHT Art Talk featuring Melville Scholar Elizabeth Schultz and Or, the Whale artist Jos Sances hit home with our audiences with its thoughtful discourse and interactive questions taken from online viewers. Sances’s nearly life-sized whale takes up the entire large gallery … [more]



‘Moby-Dick’ Scholar to Join Artist of Life-Size Whale in Virtual Talk on Friday | LJW

By Lauren Fox on September 23, 2020 The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a “Moby-Dick” scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances’ piece “Or, The Whale” currently occupies an entire wall of the art center’s large gallery. In August, the Journal-World interviewed Sances about his … [more]


Arts Center Partners with Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Art and health come together at the new Lawrence Memorial Hospital West facility with a showcase of permanent and rotating local art collections curated by the Lawrence Arts Center. This unique partnership between the Arts Center and LMH enables patients, visitors, families and hospital staff to experience art in their surroundings. In 2019, The World … [more]


Arts Center Goes LIVE!

With social distancing measures in place, we see less of you coming through our doors every day and frankly, WE MISS YOU! We sure are glad you are staying safe and it always makes our staff smile to see familiar faces in virtual classes, strolling through the galleries and attending outdoor drive-ins. But, we miss … [more]


The Nutcracker outside of the Lawrence Arts Center

We’ll see you in 2021 for The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet

With careful consideration for our common health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lawrence Arts Center has joined the ranks of dance companies across the nation in making the difficult decision to put on hold our seasonal holiday production. The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet is one of Lawrence’s preeminent annual performances, as well as … [more]


LMH West to surround patients with beautiful works from local artists | LJW

by Lauren Fox on September 13, 2020 Lisa Grossman had a mantra of solace as she worked on her latest painting. That’s because she knew the piece would be going up in LMH West. “It’s such an honor to have work in hospitals and care facilities,” the Lawrence-based artist said. “It’s kind of a luxury … [more]


Printmaking Artist in Residence Shares Love of Craft in Fall Class

Dayon Royster loves sharing everything he knows about printmaking. One of two artists in residence this year at the Lawrence Arts Center, Dayon has been teaching printmaking for several years, beginning as a graduate Student at the University of Iowa. Dayon has said that, “Because printmaking is so process-based, I get a lot of questions … [more]


CVKey is at the LAC!

As part of our ongoing mission to open our doors in the safest and healthiest way possible, the Lawrence Arts Center has joined a community pilot program to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. CVKey was developed by a non-profit group co-founded by former Google vice president Brian McClendon, called CVKey Project. CVKey … [more]