Visual Arts

Seeing double: Artists team up for show at Cider Gallery
May 23, 2015
“More Than Meets The Eye.” Those who grew up in the 1980s might remember the phrase from the old “Transformers” cartoons. It’s also the name of an upcoming collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Lawrence artists John Sebelius and Jeromy Morris.
Art gives voice, healing to woman living with mental-health condition
May 23, 2015
It all started with a doodle. Lesa Weller had always struggled with mental health. Diagnoses for depression and bipolar disorder came early in life, and several suicide attempts marked her teenage years.
Artist explores ‘gray area’ of human condition in Arts Center exhibit
May 9, 2015
The Seven Deadly Sins — and their righteous counterpart, the Seven Heavenly Virtues — served as a linchpin to Patrick’s Duegaw’s childhood in upstate New York, where his Catholic schooling ingrained in him a fear of the Devil and his vices.
Behind the Lens: Journal-World drone could offer a different perspective
May 3, 2015
Recently, editors at the Lawrence Journal-World approached the photo department about incorporating video and still photographs shot from a drone into our reportage. Initially, the idea was met with some hesitation, in part because of the potential costs. But speaking at least for myself, I also was a bit nervous about crashing the thing and getting blamed for trashing a piece of expensive equipment.
Style and function come together in Chair Show
April 25, 2015
You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.
Turning heads: Inside Out exhibition a portrait of the entire arts community
April 18, 2015
Those walking by the Lawrence Arts Center recently may have noticed some eye-catching new additions to the building’s front windows: a trio of giant faces. The images represent only a fraction of the approximately 650 black-and-white portraits photographed over the last year by local artist Rachael Perry for the Lawrence Inside Out project.
Museum to celebrate anniversary of ‘Dark Command’ with free screenings
April 16, 2015
The Watkins Museum of History will screen “Dark Command,” a 1940 Western starring John Wayne loosely based on Quantrill’s Raid in Lawrence, for free this Saturday.
Artists Louis Copt, Mike McCaffrey to give talks at Cider Gallery
April 15, 2015
The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St., will host artist talks from Louis Copt and Mike McCaffrey from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Percolator to host pasting workshop for ‘Inside Out’ portraits
April 11, 2015
Before Lawrence Inside Out hits the streets this Final Friday, the Lawrence Percolator is inviting folks to help install some of the large portraits with a wheat-pasting workshop April 19 at the Percolator.
George Clinton, Dennis Lehane among Free State Festival headliners
06:16 p.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
Best-selling authors, famous comedians, acclaimed filmmakers and a funk legend are among the headliners for this June’s Free State Festival, the Lawrence Arts Center announced Wednesday.
Behind the Lens: Do photographs always tell the whole story?
April 4, 2015
Famous 20th century war photographer Robert Capa said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” The trouble is, it’s not always true.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 4, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
Spencer Museum to host ‘Last Look’ events before closing for renovations
03:40 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:39 p.m.
With renovations slated for May, the Spencer Museum of Art is giving guests the chance to take a last look at the galleries with a series of programming that will culminate in a closing party April 12.
KU visiting artist Lynne Yamamoto to lecture at Spencer Museum
March 25, 2015
Installation artist Lynne Yamamoto will give a lecture 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success
March 23, 2015
A committee of neighborhood, city and business representatives gathered Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library to ask what will make the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project a success.

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