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Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Sharon McCaman!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Sharon McCaman, the installation designer and performer in Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6! Sharon McCaman is easy to spot because of her loud, crazy wardrobe. She actually really likes fruits and vegetables, but also eats a bean burrito once … [more]


Pictured: Rachel Cross

Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Rachel Cross!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Rachel Cross, the musician in Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6! Rachel Cross is an opera-singing, baby-whispering, harp-playing, plant-loving, dancing-through-life creative. She’s a jack of all trades musician and has an impressive and eccentric collection of instruments. She’s been known … [more]


Sadie Barbee posing in front of a beautiful landscape full of trees

Spotlight on Atmosphere: Meet Sadie Barbee!

A gallery installation. A performance. Atmosphere.   Meet Sadie Barbee, a performer in Atmosphere, the Lawrence Arts Center’s newest performance for very young children ages 2-6! Sadie is an artist in many different mediums! She sings, acts, dances, and she loves making art in people’s coffee. Sadie has lived and worked in Lawrence her entire … [more]


Announcing our 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence: Ashlyn Pope and Dayon Royster

Following an internationally competitive process with countless highly qualified applicants, we are delighted to announce that we have selected Ashlyn Pope as our Ceramics Artist-in-Residence and Dayon Royster as our Printmaking Artist-in-Residence. These two artists represent the best of an overwhelmingly strong pool of candidates for these two yearlong positions. As part of their residency, … [more]


Adult Visual Arts June Newsletter

above: detail from Johanna Winters’ “TOOTH LOJIKK,” monotype with drawing and chine-colle Printmaking Artist in Residence, Johanna Winters, Performs ENDLNG Our 2018/ 2019 Artists in Residence have been working diligently to prepare for their final shows, marking the culmination of work made over the previous year at the Lawrence Arts Center. On May 31st, Printmaking … [more]


A Conversation with 2017/2018 Printmaking Artist in Residence Michael Benedetti

Deadlines for our 2019/2020 Printmaking and Ceramic Artist in Residency applications are due Monday, April 15th. These 12-month residencies offer our resident artists an intensive period of studio practice and outreach development, as well as provide our LAC faculty, staff, and students extended time to learn alongside these phenomenal additions to our community. While we … [more]


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 … [more]



Spotlight on Oliver! Actress Clara Kundin

One of the highlights of our spring family music production is the tradition of bringing in guest artists to work with our community cast. Having a mix of novice and professional actors sets the stage for idea exchange, development of new techniques, and fresh takes on the material. We are honored to have Clara Kundin … [more]