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By David Frese on January 2, 2019

Under Exhibition Program Director Ben Ahlvers, the Lawrence Arts Center Has Broadened its Scope and Upped its Game as a Contemporary Art Space

A batch of kittens found their way into the Lawrence Arts Center this fall, and Ben Ahlvers wasn’t sure what to think about it.

Ahlvers is exhibitions program director at Lawrence Arts Center. The kittens were an added feature to “Affectionate Indifference,” a recent group show of artists celebrating our feline companions.

“As soon as I opened the doors and it was wildly popular, I thought, ‘Oh, this is a gimmick, we shouldn’t have done this,’” Ahlvers said. “Then I got over it. Everything I do, I second guess it.”

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