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As Halloween nears, stained-glass artist's works take on a darker tone

Artist John Niswonger’s stained-glass hawk feathers would look nice in just about any window and might even make a nice gift for a loved one. But here’s guessing that your grandmother would not react the same way if she were to unwrap his one hundred-piece homage to the 1970s low-budget, horror movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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Exhibition of Native American nude paintings hopes to 'tear down' a cultural taboo

Among the upcoming Final Friday exhibitions is a show at the Phoenix Underground, which artist and organizer Brent Learned is sure will offer a unique experience not only in subject matter, but also in its assemblage.

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‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit at KU takes aim at sexual assault myth

There’s a form-fitting, bright red minidress. There’s also some workout clothes, a button-up shirt with slacks, a nightshirt, a man’s T-shirt and cargo pants, and a couple child-size sundresses. None of those outfits invited the people wearing them to be sexually assaulted, an installation on view this week at the University of Kansas reminds us.

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Musical adaptation of Hanks, DiCaprio film to make debut at Theatre Lawrence

For its opening act of the 2017-2018 season, Theatre Lawrence will present the musical Catch Me If You Can, which director Ric Averill explains goes much deeper than a simple tale of cat and mouse.

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Big crowds expected for annual Haskell Indian Art Market

Anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 people are expected to attend this weekend’s Haskell Indian Art Market, many on the lookout for hidden treasures among the tents.

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Lawrence's 'rush' tagger sentenced to pay thousands in fines and restitution, tells judge graffiti was 'a thrill'

Sean D. Dixon, of Lawrence, was convicted and sentenced Friday for spray-painting the word “rush” on buildings, walls, utility boxes and other surfaces all over downtown Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus. He was ordered to pay thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, serve a year of probation, complete community service and spend several days in jail or on house arrest.

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Monuments of a different type honor civil rights heroes at Lawrence exhibition

As bronze statues of Confederate figures are creating national controversy, there's hope that a Lawrence exhibition featuring quilts and textiles of civil rights heroes will bring people together.

Allegation: Former Lawrence Art Guild president stole from organization to pay preschool

A court hearing this week revealed new information about what led to a felony theft charge against the former president of the Lawrence Art Guild. The woman allegedly used an Art Guild debit card to pay for preschool, according to court testimony.

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When do moviegoers become pilgrims?

Among the millions of travelers heading out for the summer holidays, some are choosing an unlikely destination: a rusted bus on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness.

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Arts Center names interim CEO, effective Aug. 1

Cindy Maude, a Lawrence-based marketing professional and local arts supporter, has been named the Lawrence Arts Center’s new interim CEO.

Several counties planning to sue state over improper distribution of funds

Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...

2015 Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

Sights and sounds from the 2015 Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at South Park in downtown Lawrence. Music is by Billy Ebeling and The Late for Dinner Band.

Intergalactic Jedi Academy at the Lawrence Arts Center

Campers at the Lawrence Arts Center are introduced to all things "Star Wars" during the weeklong Intergalactic Jedi Academy. Campers created costumes, drew popular Star Wars characters, learned Jedi moves from dance instructors and built their own lightsabers made from pool noodles.

Sculpture workshop with Lincoln Fox

Lawrence resident Denise Detommaso talks about learning from professional sculptor Lincoln Fox, who came to Lawrence for a sculpture workshop at Art Emergency.

The Chair Show

Matt Jones, co-owner of Struct/Restruct talks about the concept behind The Chair Show, which he helped organize at Decade coffee shop in East Lawrence.

Young guerilla artists leave their marks downtown

First and second-graders participating in the Lawrence Arts Center's guerilla art camp displayed some of their temporary art along with a positive message Friday, March 20, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

Youths learn how to make short films for Free State Festival

A group of young filmmakers are creating short films with the help of Lawrence Arts Center Digital Media Director Marlo Angell. The films will be shown during at the Youth Outreach Showcase during the Free State Festival on June 26.

Van Go students create short film

Van Go student filmmakers create a short film for the Free State Festival along the banks of the Kansas River with the help of Lawrence Arts Center digital media director Marlo Angell.

At 93, sculptor Elden Tefft prepares for a show

Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons.

Visiting Artist Creates Balloon Installation

Chicago artist, Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons

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