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Lawrence Arts Center to introduce career preparation program for young artists

Neal Barbour likes to think of the arts as a tool belt. If you’re a creative type looking to build a career for yourself in art, he explains, you’ll need a complete arsenal in your tool belt — one that goes beyond talent and passion to include networking, personal branding, grant writing and other professional essentials.

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Lawrence Arts Center announces new CEO

A Lawrence native and Kansas University alumna with experience in financial management and the arts has been named the next CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center.

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Ephemeral art, 'Sound Shapes' among those on display in Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

If you've been wondering what kind of business, exactly, that giant, orange taco with feet has in downtown Lawrence, we have some answers for you. The "taco," sadly, is not actually a taco, but rather one of seven pieces — plus one site-specific installation that gives a whole new meaning to the old "one man's trash is another man's treasure" adage — in this year's Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.

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Lawrence Arts Center CEO confident East Ninth Project will move forward

If project halted, $500,000 grant must be returned, she says

Lawrence Arts Center CEO Susan Tate said Wednesday a $500,000 grant from ArtPlace America toward the recreation of East Ninth Street would have to be returned if the Lawrence City Commission halts the project.

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Lawrence historic resources board hears heated comments on East Ninth Street design

Brewing tensions came out at a public meeting Thursday when those in support of an East Ninth Street redesign showed up to debate those who have attempted to stymie it.

Search to replace Lawrence Arts Center leader is underway; decision expected by end of June

The Lawrence Arts Center may have a new CEO sooner than expected.

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Lawrence Arts Center receives $50,000 from NEA to fund Free State Festival

The Lawrence Arts Center has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts, joining 63 other communities nationwide to garner Our Town grants from the NEA.

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Lied Center receives $40,000 NEA grant

The Lied Center of Kansas has received a $40,000 Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts that will fund a series of events focusing on work created by, for and about people with disabilities, the Lied Center announced this week.

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Lawrence Historic Resources board delays vote on East Ninth design, told plan is a 'slap in the face' to history

The city’s historic resources board interrupted Thursday the recent back-to-back-to-back votes of support for a concept design for the East Ninth Project.

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Jayhawk Boulevard to close Sunday in the name of creative pursuits

Second annual KU Day of Creativity will have cross-disciplinary activities for all ages

Last year Kansas University’s first Day of Creativity took place at the Spencer Museum of Art, one of the final events before the museum closed for renovations. This year the event is moving up the hill and taking over the Natural History Museum, the Commons at Spooner Hall — and Jayhawk Boulevard in between.

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