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Featured Classes: Introduction to Digital Photo and Darkroom Photography

Lawrence Arts Center Teaching Artist Ann Dean was honored with the Best of Lawrence: Artist Working in Photography or Digital Images title in 2018. Recently, Ann has been announced as a returning finalist in the 2019 Best of Lawrence Awards!  At the Lawrence Arts Center, we feel lucky to host Ann as a committed studio … Continued


Lawrence Arts Center Staff Members Pursue New Arts Opportunities

Two staff members at the Lawrence Arts Center have been awarded prestigious visual arts residencies, and a third is soon to depart on a new academic adventure. Lawrence Arts Center Studio Manager Adam Meistrell has been awarded a short-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Located outside Helena, Montana on the … Continued


Five stARTup Artists to be Featured on April Final Friday

This Final Friday, we’re celebrating youth art! Along with the Annual USD 497 Exhibition, opening Friday, April 26th, five artists from the Lawrence Arts Center’s stARTup cohort will hold solo show receptions at downtown galleries. Artists Quincy Grove, Symon Knox, Ruby McLendon, Wil Myslivy, and Addie Thornsbury began working within our stARTup professional development program … Continued


the Shared Table Enrolling Now

Above: a primary sketch for the Shared Table this summer instructors Thomas Huang and Kyla Strid will present the Shared Table, a collaborative studio arts course in which students will build a dinner party; hand crafting a collaborative dining table, and forming and firing individual ceramic place settings. Of the class, Huang explains  I’m curious … Continued


What a fantastic Benefit Art Auction!

Thank you to the generous sponsors, dedicated staff, supportive board of directors, talented artists, and enthusiastic art buyers who came together to raise funds sufficient to support another year of first-class exhibitions to the Lawrence Arts Center. Edmonds Duncan has been our signature sponsor since 2015, and I am continually humbled by their generosity. Their … Continued


9th Street Project – Proposal Selections and Due Dates!

RFP 1 Research and Artist Reception We had 27 fantastic applicants for RFP 1, Research. We thank each of those artists for the time and effort they put into their applications, and encourage them to apply for RFP 2, Pathways. (More details about that below.) Twelve of those twenty-seven artists were selected to present their … Continued


Youth Visual Arts in April -Win a Free Summer Youth Class!

Above: the Boys and Girls Club ” Points of Youth” on display   Boys & Girls Club’s “Points of Youth” on Display Through April 18th If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Lower Lobby Gallery, be sure to visit this month for “Points of Youth,”  a multimedia exhibition created in conjunction with the … Continued


Art Here, Art Now: Gerry Miller’s “Dinner With Mom”

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


School of Dance April Newsletter

April 25 – 27 | Lawrence Ballet Theatre presents Giselle and Emergence This year, Lawrence Ballet Theatre (LBT) will continue its mission to offer high-quality classical ballet for Northeast Kansas audiences to enjoy. LBT will present the full-length Giselle, one of the best-known ballets from the romantic era. It is a story of romance, deceit, and forgiveness, … Continued


A Conversation With 2017/ 2018 Artist in Residence, Shiyuan Xu!

Above: Shiyuan Xu working in her studio   April is a bittersweet time around the Lawrence Arts Center. Looking forward to May and June, when our current Artists in Residence will present their exit solo shows, we both anticipate the phenomenal quality of their exhibitions and struggle to push aside our sadness at the thought … Continued