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Emma Davison as Gerda being led on her journey by the River Guardian

Snow Queen Spotlight: Gerda Grows Up

As a young dancer at the Lawrence Arts Center, Emma Davison started a journey that would take her from ballet classes and stage performances to a degree in dance from the University of Kansas. When she danced as Gerda in the 2006 production of The Snow Queen, Emma had no way of knowing that, like … [more]


Art on Demand Launches!

We hosted our first Art on Demand experience here at the Lawrence Arts Center this week! Students and staff from Project SEARCH through Lawrence Public Schools came to the Arts Center to take a tour and screenprint t-shirts. The students each created a square to put on to the t-shirts and crafted a beautiful, collaborative … [more]


Rebekah Abrams and her daughters Audrey & Eva Senger stand together outside of final rehearsals.

Snow Queen Spotlight: A Family Affair

The Snow Queen tells the story of love, separation, and reconnection. In a sense, Rebekah Abrams and her daughters could share a similar tale. After years of dropping off her daughters, Audrey & Eva Senger, at Lawrence Arts Center production rehearsals, Rebekah decided that she could spend more time with them if she found a way to participate as well. In 2015, Rebekah began as a … [more]


40 Years of Featured Artists: Hong Chun Zhang

Each year the Lawrence Arts Center selects an artist to feature in its galleries. This artist generously donates works to be sold in the Annual Benefit Art Auction immediately following the Featured Artist Exhibition. We were honored to host Hong Chun Zhang as the 2012 Featured Artist.   Hong Chun Zhang was born and raised … [more]


a stack of summer catalogues

The Summer Catalogue Casts a Wide Net – Advertise with Us!

Did you know our catalogue is mailed to almost 50,000 households in Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora, and Linwood? Well, guess what? We have just a few spots left to advertise YOUR business, event or organization in the most dog-eared, pored-over and re-read publication by parents and art lovers… the Summer Course & Events Catalogue! The deadline … [more]


Spring will Spring Soon: Don’t Miss Early Enrollment!

  Early enrollment ends March 1st, Take an art class so that you won’t burst, Go on a ceramics spree, Take photography or poetry! Choose your class and dive in headfirst!     Image credit: Chandra Beadleston (Student of Adam Finkelston) In Analog & Digital Photography with Adam Finkelston: Students will learn the basics of … [more]


Call For Applicants: Lawrence Arts Center Printmaking Internship

Are you a local printmaker committed to artistic excellence and community engagement? If so, we’d love to have you as our 2020 Lawrence Arts Center Printmaking Intern!   Our Print studio internship is an unpaid position that offers a unique opportunity to work with our community of accomplished printmaking instructors, staff members, and our annual … [more]



A collection of Grecian Vases featuring various subjects

For the Love of Art!

It’s February, which means that love is in the air! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we wanted to express our love and gratitude for all of our students, teachers, and the art they produce in our studios. Each piece tells a story, and behind each story is an amazing human being. Browse the galleries below to … [more]


‘Vagina Monologues’ production to feature stories of Lawrence women | LJW

By Lauren Fox on February 12, 2020 In “The Vagina Monologues: Liberated Sisters,” on stage this week at the Lawrence Arts Center, director Sadie Barbee seeks to share the stories of women whose voices have been muted. “One of my favorite lines in the show is, ‘We forget the vagina. What else would explain our … [more]