Introducing our 2023-2024 Artists-in-Residence

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The Lawrence Arts Center is thrilled to introduce our 2023-2024 Artists-in-Residence: Rachel Beer and Dehmie Dehmlow. Each August, our new residents join us to spend a year working in our studios, teaching, offering workshops for our community, and developing new bodies of work. They infuse our building with enthusiasm, extensive skills, and experience in ceramics and printmaking. They bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to our community and help spur conversations about contemporary practices in art and craft. Join us in welcoming them to our community!

Rachel Beer | Printmaking Artist-in-Residence

Rachel Beer is a visual artist based in the Midwest. She received her BFA in drawing and printmaking from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019. She graduated with her MFA in printmaking from Northern Illinois University in May of 2023 and was recently selected as the 2023/2024 Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas. Rachel’s work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and internationally. Her practice is founded in a love of drawing, and she extends this love into the mediums of printmaking by combining the lively qualities of woodblock and monotype printing with the delicacy of graphite and lithography. Influenced by her experiences navigating invisible illness/disability, her work explores the fluctuations between her internal and external ecosystems, with the purpose of drawing attention towards the small and often overlooked moments of regeneration that reside within these disturbed environments. View Rachel’s work on her Instagram: @rachelbeerprints 

Dehmie Dehmlow | Ceramics Artist-in-Residence

Dehmie Dehmlow grew up in Denver, Colorado. She makes pottery and mixed media modular sculptures that tell stories using found materials, ceramics, and other fabricated objects. Dehmie creates depth in her pots using layers of color and texture. She loves to teach ceramics and sculpture. She earned her BA in Ceramics and Pre-Medical Sciences from Colorado State University. In addition to ceramics Dehmie’s background is in caregiving for elderly and adults with disabilities. Dehmie was a ceramics intern at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado before she was selected as the 2019 Salad Days Artist in Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Dehmie then completed a Post-Baccalaureate program at Louisiana State University. She received her MFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2022 and completed a residency at PrattMWP (New York), in May of 2023. Dehmie enjoys being outside with her dog, Hadlee, and observing the world and people around her. View Dehmie’s work on her website or Instagram: @dehmdehm

Meet the New Artists-in-Residence

Friday, August 25th, 5-7PM

Visit with our new artists-in-residence to see their studios and new works in progress. Members of our Adult Education will also be working in our Print and Clay studios and discussing upcoming classes & programs.