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School of Dance Parent Observation Week

Parent Observation Week – Oct. 7-13 Dance Studio 206/208 and Studio 720   Hosted each semester, the School of Dance’s Parent Observation Week is an opportunity for students and instructors to share the classroom experience with interested parents. Class Observation Week, held October 7-13, is open to parents and caregivers, however seating is limited. We … [more]

On the Importance of Drawing

A group of University of Kansas graduate alumni came together to show a more private and less commonly exhibited aspect of their process in the Disegno group show at the Lawrence Arts Center. Though the eight participating artists come from differing backgrounds, they share drawing as a central facet of their art. For metalsmith Erick … [more]

Printmakers and print enthusiasts gather around a table with black tote bags printed with a white protest sign.

Did you attend the 2019 Lawrence Print Week? We want to hear from you!

From the bustling Print Fair to the Eerie Ink Tour, last week was packed with collaborations, demonstrations and hands on activities celebrating the love all things print! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of the participating artists, staff, sponsors, volunteers, partners, and attendees for making it an always inspiring, occasionally sublime, … [more]

Kris Kuksi and Hang 12 Students

Heading into Fall with HANG12

During the months of September and October, HANG12 has been working alongside local artist Kris Kuksi to plan, curate, and install a high school submission show based on recreating personal mythologies and finding the symbolism within them.  In September, Kris Kuksi gave presentations to Free State High School and Lawrence High students, before welcoming them … [more]

East Ninth Project – Upcoming Events!

Keep in the loop with East Ninth projects and get involved!   Tuesday October 1st Yarn It Forward Soup and Stitch Learn to crochet or do other yarn craft, or help others to learn. All that plus dinner! Tuesdays through October, 6-8 pm at the Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard.   Friday October 4th  “Generational Knowledge” … [more]

Dance Students Posing Together

October Activity in the School of Dance

Oct. 5-6 | Rehearsals Begin for the The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet It’s time to rehearse! The Nutcracker cast will begin rehearsing the majority of roles on the first weekend of October; regular rehearsals continue through November 24. Cast members should refer to the rehearsal schedule for days/times, locations, breaks, as well as Tech Week … [more]

Cast of Willy Wonka

Performing Arts this October: Candy, Ghosts, and Performances Abound!

Check out the fantastical offerings for all ages this October!   Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, October 4th with the theme “Adventures in Kansas.” Live music by Jonathan Fleig begins at 7pm and the slam starts at 7:30pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice.   Join us on October 5th for a second weekend … [more]

Children and adults play in a sandbox of soil and flowers. A large tent is lit with bright colors.

Spill, Squish, Crunch Photo Gallery

This past Saturday, the lower level of the Arts Center was teeming with young explorers and their caregivers! Fruit was tasted, hands squished through foam and dirt, colors splashed down slides, and new friends were made as the under six set guided their curious adults through a landscape of discovery… Check out the photo gallery … [more]

Teen Center Art Show Program!

Pictured above, teens from the Boys & Girls Club participate in a ceramics studio at the Lawrence Art Center after school.   In 2018, the Teen Center Art Show Program was piloted by the Lawrence Arts Center in partnership with the Center for Great Futures, and we are excited to partner again! Since last year, … [more]

Here Begins Nutcracker Season!

We are pleased to announce The Nutcracker, A Kansas Ballet 2019! Click here to view the cast list.   We look forward to a magical Lawrence Nutcracker season! See below for access to up-to-date cast documents, a link to the Nutcracker enrollment page, and list of dates to pay special attention to. Important Cast Documents:   2019 Nutcracker … [more]