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‘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]


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]


Parking lot show with LK Ultra / CS Luxem / Elexa Dawson | I Heart Local Music

by Fally Afani on September 7 For the second time since the start of the quarantine, the Lawrence Arts Center gifted the scene with a perfectly socially-distanced parking lot show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. They switched gears this time, learning towards more indie acts. Click for photos and recap…


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]


Arts Organization Offering New Round of Financial Assistance to Area Artists

Rocket Relief is now accepting another round of applications for emergency grants to benefit individual artists in the region who are struggling financially through the Coronavirus pandemic. A conglomerate of Kansas City-area arts organizations comprising Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC Regional Arts Council has announced another round of open applications for … [more]


Free State Story Slam Celebrates 10 Years of Telling Tales

Free State Story Slam hit a milestone this season as the local live storytelling event entered its 10th year. Organizer David Hollond said the seeds of inspiration were sown as he listened to the Moth Radio hour for several years in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until he experienced a live show that he … [more]