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Visual Arts

Behind the Lens: Optical vs. digital zoom
September 7, 2014
I get asked a lot of questions regarding cameras and photography. This week I’ll focus on one that may confuse some people: What’s the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?
KU alumnus to create art using unwanted household items
September 7, 2014
Lawrence-based artist and Kansas University alumnus Eli Gold has been selected as artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center where he plans to complete an installation from Kansans’ accumulated clutter.
Lawrence Arts Center resident artists explore the human body in printmaking, ceramic figures
August 31, 2014
Printmaker Tonja Torgerson and ceramist Gunyoung Kim were selected for the highly competitive Lawrence Arts Center resident artists program. They will spend the next year teaching classes, taking part in community-driven programs and creating a body of work for an exhibition at the end of the year. The center offers curatorial and technical assistance in ensuring the artists fulfill their vision. Torgerson and Kim stood out among the 60 to 70 applicants because of the many ways they have explored techniques in their respective fields.
The Dinner Party Project: Bringing art to the table
August 24, 2014
Local artist Emily Kate Johnson caters more than just the food at her dinner party events — she also caters artwork, serving up conversations with and about artists along with fine dining.
Documentary ‘After Tiller’ to air on PBS
August 24, 2014
Lana Wilson and Martha Shane’s Sundance award-winning documentary “After Tiller” will premiere nationally on PBS on Sept. 1.
Filmmaker seeks ‘Lessons from Exes’ for upcoming project
August 19, 2014
Set aside the emotional baggage and once-shared cat. Did any of your exes leave you with practical advice you still use? An area artist is seeking those stories for a film project. By Sara Shepherd
Pledging through paint: John Sebelius peers into college greek life
August 17, 2014
John Sebelius’s “Do You Know Who My Father Is?!” exhibit at the Arts Center explores the vibrant Greek life by painting images found in photos from public Facebook profiles of Kansas University students.
KU student’s film selected for Kentucky festival
August 17, 2014
Kansas University visual arts student Allison Flom recently had a short film selected to be in the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Somerset, Ky., this September.
Natural History Museum to celebrate member support and new exhibits
August 14, 2014
The Kansas University Natural History Museum is highlighting new exhibits and showing an outdoor film for its first-ever members day this Saturday.
Teen drama miniseries to premiere this weekend
August 14, 2014
“A Band Apart” will premiere this Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center followed by a Q&A session with the cast and first-time filmmaker Grace X. Oliver.
Lawrence Arts Center announces 2014-15 artists-in-residence
August 11, 2014
The Lawrence Arts Center has announced the 2014-15 artists-in-residence, ceramist Gunyoung Kim and printmaker Tonja Torgerson. Starting in August, Kim and Torgerson will teach classes, work on solo and collaboration projects in the studios and take part in community-driven programs for one full year.
Writing on the walls: The art of graffiti
August 10, 2014
When an art form is viewed as vandalism in the eyes of the law, the challenge for the artists responsible is as much about how to create as about what to create. Graffiti is such an art form, with authorities quick to document the crime and property owners eager to scrub the paint off. To protect themselves, graffiti artists rarely reveal their true identities, and as a result don’t always receive recognition for their work. And the ones that do come out of hiding risk being arrested. So it begs the question: Is creating graffiti art worth the risk? We asked some local graffiti artists, law enforcement and art experts to find out.
Renowned sculptor to host assemblage workshop for kids
August 10, 2014
Fantastic realist sculptor Kris Kuksi is hosting a 3-D assemblage workshop at the Lawrence Arts Center this month.
Getting inked: The bodies of artwork in Lawrence
August 3, 2014
It’s not enough for some to get a simple black text tattoo. Some sit down for hours at a time to have tattoo artists ink intricate designs all over their bodies. Take a look at several stunning pieces created in Lawrence.
Behind the Lens: Is a broken camera worth repairing?
August 3, 2014
You basically have two choices for repairing a camera: mail the broken equipment to the manufacturer or start shopping for a replacement.

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