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The Lawrence Arts Center is, for the second year, a finalist for a major national grant that would fund a so-called creative placemaking project in Lawrence. The Arts Center announced Monday that its $500,000 proposal — “Free State Connection: The 9th Street Corridor Project” — was among 97 finalists for this year’s ArtPlace America grants. By Sara Shepherd
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is offering their Annual Community Arts Grant Program to promote appreciation and aware of the arts in town and encourage collaboration among community artists. The deadline to submit applications is March 24 at 4 p.m.
Featuring 150 art works, this is one of its largest visual arts events and the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. If that isn’t already enough to put one on edge, a piece by this year’s featured artist, William S. Burroughs, is valued higher than anything they have ever tried to auction in the past.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Marilynne Robinson spoke on intricacies of "Housekeeping," the beautiful unrecognized landscape of the Northwest, and graces she finds in life’s common moments. She came to speak in Lawrence at the end of Read Across Lawrence, her first novel this year's pick for the community read.
The art at this month’s Final Fridays is nothing less than sublime, for that was the inspiration for the art on display at Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.
Richard Andrews, Lawrence Weschler and Suzanne Deal Booth will be speaking this spring on behalf of the Spencer Museum of Art exhibit, “James Turrell: Gard Blue.”
Violet Russell holds a 'snowflake' as she dances around a class taught by Sarah Niileksela, a practicing music therapist. Ten years ago, maybe 25 percent of an introductory music therapy class at Kansas University had seen a news story about the field, says KU associate professor of music therapy Dena Register. Now they say they’ve known about the career since eighth grade, she says, a quick change she credits to fairly recent publicity. By Nadia Imafidon
The Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation has donated a substantial gift to support children's programming at the Lawrence Arts Center.
“Personal Geometry: Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji & Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell” will be on view through May 18.
Filmmaker John Waters is bringing his “The Filthy Life” monologue to the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 20. Waters was famously called “Pope of Trash” by Burroughs, a name earned because of his trashy, absurd cult films in the 1970s and 1980s. By Nadia Imafidon
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 ...
Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft works in preparation for his upcoming show at the Lawrence Arts Center, “Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses.”
Chicago artist Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons.
Chicago artist, Willy Chyr talks about an installation he is creating at the Lawrence Arts Center from an estimated 1,200 balloons
Several professional wrestlers share their stories about life in the ring. Every month the wrestlers compete at the Turner Recreation Center for Metro Pro Wrestling.
Trevor Murdoch, former WWE star, reflects on why he's still wrestling after 12 years and many bumps and bruises. Murdoch wrestles at the monthly Metro Pro Wrestling events held at the Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Randall Bennett, a Lawrence artist, is finishing up work on a 60-foot mural of the Flint Hills for the soon-to-be opened Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. Bennett said he hopes the mural will inspire people to see the Flint Hills in person.
Lawrence muralist Dave Loewenstein talks about his first community mural, "Guardians of the Arts," which formerly existed on the north wall of the building at 722 Massachusetts, and the efforts being made to possibly remake it, as it was recently painted over because of repairs to the building.
Gov. Sam Brownback answers a question about a group's request to have the National Endowment for the Arts pull its funding for Kansas after the state cut its own funding for the Kansas Arts Commission. The president of Americans for the Arts said that allowing Kansas to receive federal arts funding while not providing any of its own would be unfair to other states.
Arts supporters talk about moving forward despite the recent elimination of state funding for the Kansas Arts Commission.
Lawrence artist Elden Tefft is creating the "Sandy the Sandrat" sculpture in honor of North Lawrence residents, who consider themselves sandrats, and are in need of a mascot. The annual North Lawrence Sandrat reunion is Saturday, June 4, and attendees will have a chance to get an early look at the sculpture in progress.