VIM, a new collaborative art exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center, opens this week with a public reception.
The reception is planned from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. There’s also a Final Friday reception from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 27 and an Insight Art Talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. The exhibit runs through March 2, and select works from it will be featured at the Arts Center’s annual benefit auction April 13.
VIM is a first-time collaboration between painters Kent Michael Smith, Lisa Lala and Archie Scott Gobber and ceramist Ben Ahlvers, who is also the Arts Center’s exhibitions director. The center promises a two- and three-dimensional exhibit accentuating distinctive qualities in materials, processes and ideas in works that convey “ebullient vitality and vigor.”