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Art Here, Art Now: A Note On “Woman contemplating” by Lauretta Hendricks-Backus

This year we are excited to partner with the Department of Art History at the University of Kansas to provide background and insight on participating artists and their work. David Cateforis, Department Chair and Art History Professor, leads graduate students enrolled in the course Art Here, Art Now as they select and research some of the artists participating … Continued


9th Street Blog: Subscribe to the newsletter!

This past Sunday our 3rd Community Input Session happened at the Amtrak Depot and folks made it through the snow! In case you missed it, the meeting covered the project’s progress, the RFP, talked about the Youth Corps and did some mapping activities. Our e-newsletter subscribe is up and running. You can self-subscribe when you … Continued


Early Ed Talks: Social/Emotional Skills

About our guest blogger… Rudi Monson’s daughter is currently in her second year of preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center. Her older daughter spent three years in the Arts Center’s Early Childhood Education program, including kindergarten. Rudi holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Kansas, and a master’s in Curriculum … Continued


Writes of Spring: New Writing Classroom, New Classes!

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new writing classroom, and to celebrate, we’re adding more writing classes to our roster than ever before! Our own Jackie Hedeman will teach Not-So-Secret Selves: Writing Real Life! Jackie describes herself as a “writer, audience member, chocolate chip cookie connoisseur, spy.” We describe her as our grant writer, … Continued


Guerilla Arts Spring Break Camp

With a record-breaking number of snow days, this winter has left us with a pretty severe case of cabin fever. Our Youth Visual Arts program invites you to break out of the winter rut, venture outside, and celebrate spring, Arts Center style! The week of March 11th, we’re hosting a topic-specific, weeklong,  School’s Out Camp … Continued


Lawrence Dance Intensive Faculty & Guest Artists

Current Ashley Brittingham Andie Stitt Deanna Doyle Jerel Hilding Kameron Saunders Krystyna Hilding Kyle Mullins Michael Dolman Sarah Breedlove Sara Felt Sean Duus Wanwan Cai   Past Teachers & Guest Artists Andie Stitt Anne Fay Ashley Brittingham Beau Hancock Eleanor Goudie-Averill Jamie McPherson Jerel Hilding Joan Stone Joyce Voekler Juliet Remmers Kameron Saunders Krystyna Hilding … Continued


Too Cool For School? Enroll in a Middle or High School School’s Out Day

Here at the LAC, we’re pretty extra. Extracurricular, that is! Don’t roll your eyes just yet; from our joint STEAM project with Boys and Girls Club to our Creative Youth Development programs HANG12 and stARTup, we strive to provide quality humanities after school programming to foster creativity, analytical skills, and professional development. Did you know … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Exhibitions + KU Department of Art History

For over 40 years the Lawrence Arts Center has been a creative fixture in the community, playing a central role in nurturing artistic development for people of all ages. The Annual Benefit Art Auction was established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund the not-for-profit Arts Center gallery and raise the funds needed … Continued


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 … Continued


Teacher Feature: Join Us in Celebrating our Visual Arts Instructors

Ann Dean works with students in Darkroom Photography Ann Dean:  The Lawrence Arts Center congratulates instructor Ann Dean for being selected as 2018’s Best of Lawrence: Artist (Photography or Digital Images)! Visit her website to see her extensive, and international, portfolio, and join Ann in a future session. Darkroom Photography meets Tuesdays beginning January 29th … Continued