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Hang12 Final Friday: Malka Hampton’s “Free Floating Fears”

Anthrophobia, 2018 Surreal images, staged phobias, and compositions dense with anxiety are what you can expect in Malka Hampton’s solo photography exhibition, Free Floating Fears. The dark, gauze-like worlds of Malka’s compositions reflect romanticizing experience as a process of coping and deflection.  Malka was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Vanguard Award for outstanding work as … Continued

PLAY Conference

In July, several of the teachers in our Early Childhood Education Department were fortunate to attend “The Play Conference” held in Roseville, California.  What a gift we each received. We all are confirmed believers in the power of play and why we all need it. It was so validating to be in a huge room … Continued

Featured Ceramics Symposium Artist: Kevin Snipes

Last week we introduced  Sanam Emami and her work featured in The Image & the Vessel: A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, as well as her role as an upcoming demonstrator in the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018 Ceramics Symposium. Today, we’re highlighting the work of Kevin Snipes. Kevin Snipes, Speed Demons, porcelain, glaze, oxide wash, 2015 Joining us from Pittsburgh, … Continued

We’re jammin’ with adult arts in October!

Pottery Jam 2018: The Handbuilt Edition   October 11th Free & open to the public beginning at 5:30 pm | Main Lobby Cash Bar You’re invited to our second ever Pottery Jam! This collaborative and improvisational event features artists Chandra DeBuse, Margaret Kinkeade, Joseph Pintz, and Momoko Usami demonstrating their approaches to handbuilding pots. Join … Continued

Art as an opportunity for creativity, connection, and communication

Hello Friends, The other day some colleagues and I were discussing what defines us as the Lawrence Arts Center. Beyond all the buzz words of integrity, commitment to quality, having fun, enrichment, etcetera, etcetera, we dug deeper into what motivates us, inspires us, keeps us moving forward into new frontiers. The more we spoke about … Continued

Enrolling Now: Open Studio With Louis

Did you know that in addition to our adult classes, structured as technical intensives, we offer open studio options? Open studios, in print, ceramics, and painting, allow space for students to further develop personal work and expanded self-direction. Today we’re spotlighting Open Studio with Louis. Led by painter and longtime Kansan Louis Copt, this nine-week … Continued

Artist INC Has Returned! Professional Development for Artists in Every Medium

We are pleased to announce the return of Artist INC!  Enabled by a grant awarded by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, the program will offer its third Lawrence session beginning in January 2019! Artist INC assists artists at all stages of their career through building creative and financial strategies. Business and budgeting advice for … Continued

Oct. 23: Hip Hop Master Class with Amirah Sackett

The Lied Center of Kansas and the School of Dance welcome Amirah Sackett to Lawrence! Internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher Amirah Sackett will host a Master Class for School of Dance Hip Hop students on October 23 before performing at the Lied Center of Kansas. This Master Class is provided by the Lied … Continued

Oct. 19: Performance & Artist Talk Potluck with Maura Garcia

Studio 720 | 6:30-7:30 pm 6:15-6:25 pm | Food Drop Off 6:30 pm | Performance followed by Artist Talk and Potluck Join artist Maura Garcia for an evening of dance and conversation over shared food! Bring a covered dish of your choice to Studio 720 and meet Maura before enjoying an excerpt of Maura’s newest … Continued

Free State Festival Live Performance: The Middle Tell

Free State Festival is quickly approaching, bringing a feast of independent film screenings, psychedelic visual arts exhibitions, a chorus of musical acts, and a taste of tequila. Adding a new dimension to this year’s offerings, Lawrence Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters, will present The Middle Tell, a narrative work conducted through … Continued