Teacher Feature: Join Us in Celebrating our Visual Arts Instructors

Ann Dean works with students in Darkroom Photography

Ann Dean: 

The Lawrence Arts Center congratulates instructor Ann Dean for being selected as 2018’s Best of Lawrence: Artist (Photography or Digital Images)! Visit her website to see her extensive, and international, portfolio, and join Ann in a future session. Darkroom Photography meets Tuesdays beginning January 29th and is enrolling now, as is Intro to Digital Photography, beginning March 18th.

Fuko Ito:

HOT HANDS 2019 poster designed by Fuko Ito

Will be on the spot for HOT HANDS 2019. At this live drawing-based fundraiser you will find Fuko, and thirty other regional artists, producing works with collage, drawing media, and painting, in real time and available for immediate sale. Proceeds generated from HOT HANDS works will benefit Front/Space, a Kansas City artist-run space. Currently an Arts Center teaching artist in printmaking, Fuko has taught Beginning Printmaking and Mokahanga. Join Fuko in the spring for Risograph: Publishing + Artist Books.




Drugstore Studios, Kansas City

Saturday, January 26th 6 PM- 10 PM

Drugstore Studios, Kansas City







Ben Wills:

A selection of work from Airplanes by Ben Wills

Instructor Ben Wills is currently featured in two regional exhibitions. Through spring, you can visit Ben’s solo exhibition:

Airplanes/ A Lifers World, Kansas City Public Library, Guldner Gallery, January 14 – March 31, as well as:

Faculty Art Exhibition – Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, January 18 – March 23.

Inspired by Ben’s social approach to art making?

Look for Ben’s upcoming spring class, Politics and Print, co-taught with our Print Studio Coordinator Kate Horvat!