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Room for All | KC Studio

By David Frese on January 2, 2019 Under Exhibition Program Director Ben Ahlvers, the Lawrence Arts Center Has Broadened its Scope and Upped its Game as a Contemporary Art Space A batch of kittens found their way into the Lawrence Arts Center this fall, and Ben Ahlvers wasn’t sure what to think about it. Ahlvers is … Continued



Lawrence Arts Center to restart Ukulele Orchestra program | UDK

By Wyatt Hall on December 6, 2018 When you think of an orchestra, you traditionally think of both wind and string-based classical instruments. The Lawrence Arts Center is shaking that up by bringing back a program in January called the Ukulele Orchestra. The Ukulele Orchestra is a 16-week class where five to 15 students will learn … Continued




Backstage Pass: Ben Ahlvers to give talk at Kansas City Public Library

As the first chief photographer of Rolling Stone magazine, Baron Wolman got readers up close and personal with Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and other iconic rock stars of the 1960s and ’70s—and he became an icon himself. Ben Ahlvers worked with Wolman in curating the exhibit Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone, featuring 35 photographs, … Continued