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In 90 seconds, most people could probably fry an egg on a preheated pan, fill up an empty tank of gas on a compact car or peel and cut up an apple with fingers fully intact. Most people, however, could not produce a large-scale painting of anything remotely recognizable before an audience while wearing high heels.
Mary Boucher can trace her fascination with Lawrence history back to the year she settled here, 1975. It was, coincidentally, the very same year that the Watkins Museum of History — the old building at 1047 Massachusetts St. used to house a bank and mortgage company owned by the storied Watkins family — opened its renovated doors to the community. The three-story structure, constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style some 130 years ago, is one of Boucher’s architectural favorites in town.
Art has been Stacey Lamb’s refuge since childhood, but she thought two years ago her days as an artist were over.
It would be pretty difficult to forget meeting a anyone with a name like Gizmo Joe, or Mothman or Pat the Hat from Slab City, California. A pinky-ringed cabbie from Jersey named Al? Fahgettaboudit! For Lawrence artist John Sebelius, the memories of these four and 61 others certainly haven’t faded, as he has recorded them in great, colorful detail for his upcoming show, Cupcakes, which opens at Phoenix Gallery for Final Fridays on Nov. 26.
JoAnn Clouse is a regular on the northeastern Kansas arts-and-crafts circuit, and on Sunday will make her fourth appearance at Lawrence’s 40th annual Holiday Bazaar. Organized and hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the event, slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will bring more than 100 exhibitors and a variety of handmade gifts to the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
It’s ironic, Nick Schmiedeler says, that the old Packard junkyard on 1106 Rhode Island Street didn’t produce enough junk for the metal sculpture he just completed at the site.
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission has announced the winners of this year’s Phoenix Awards. The awards, now in their 21st year, annually recognize outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community.
If going downtown to unwind and unplug yourself from the presidential election, the talking heads and hot-button political issues is on your agenda for the upcoming Final Fridays, let this serve as a warning to steer clear of several works of art.
Been missing the Spencer Museum of Art? Miss no longer. After being closed a year and a half for an $8 million renovation, the museum reopens to the public on Saturday.
Opening up: Spencer Museum renovation brings outside in, enlarges spaces for student-art interaction
Following a nearly $8 million renovation, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas is a much more open place — physically and conceptually. The museum will reopen to the public on Oct. 15 after being closed for renovations for the past year and a half.
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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.
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.
Lawrence resident Denise Detommaso talks about learning from professional sculptor Lincoln Fox, who came to Lawrence for a sculpture workshop at Art Emergency.
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.
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.
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 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.
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