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Visual Arts

July Final Friday preview: Sock sculptures, women authors and Lawrence artists ‘Inside Out’
July 24, 2014
Among the items on this month’s Final Friday roster: sock sculptures, literary readings and a look at art from the ‘Inside Out.’
Artwork in the DNA of new library building
July 20, 2014
Spanning across the atrium of the renovated library and above the staircase are six panels of multicolored glass strung together to make “A Ribbon of Light” created by Dierk Van Keppel. With the framework resembling a double helix, anyone drawing scientific conclusions from its aesthetic would be exactly right.
Behind the Lens: Turn your camera into a time machine
July 20, 2014
Time-lapse photography consists of making a series of still or video images of a subject at variable times and over an extended period. When you combine the images later in a linear format and view them back at a faster speed, the passage of time is compressed.
Lawrence Inside Out: the people’s art project
July 13, 2014
Local artist Rachael Perry is setting out to capture Lawrence as a “city of the arts” with her own community take on the global Inside Out Project. Perry is not only seeking out musicians, dancers, writers, artists, designers and any other kind of artist imaginable, but she is looking for the art-enthused and supporters.
Through the looking glass: the artists behind window displays
July 13, 2014
With a college campus nearby, and some graduates staying put, local businesses are bound to find creative artists to spruce up their storefronts and get noticed from the streets.
New exhibit asks what’s with the gender imbalance in art?
Wonder Fair show features all female artists
July 6, 2014
When curators of a new show at Wonder Fair Gallery started counting how many female artists were represented in regional galleries compared with males, they discovered disparities. The gender gap at Wonder Fair, owner Meredith Moore admits, was pretty much equally as wide. By Sara Shepherd
Behind the Lens: Why iPhones are better than cameras
July 6, 2014
As the quality of smartphone camera images improves, there are more reasons to reach for an iPhone instead of a DSLR to take photos.
Movie filmed in Lawrence is big winner at Free State Festival
June 29, 2014
Los Angeles-based filmmaker Blake Robbins took home top honors Sunday morning at the Free State Festival awards brunch for his drama “The Sublime and the Beautiful.” Robbins directed, wrote and starred in the film, which screened Saturday night at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Ceramist makes a beeline in Arts Center exhibition
June 29, 2014
Kyla Strid’s exhibition entitled “Waggle Dance” is an analogy for her unconventional journey to becoming a potter, incorporating aspects of her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, with the new home she has made for herself in Lawrence. The exhibition has been open at the Arts Center since last Friday and will run through July 25.
Waggle Dance exhibit opens Friday at Arts Center
June 25, 2014
“Waggle Dance” by Lawrence Arts Center’s ceramist artist-in-residence Kyla Strid will open to the public with an artist reception this Friday, and run through July 25.
Navigating this weekend’s jam-packed festivities
June 25, 2014
With the Free State Festival, Tour of Lawrence, Final Fridays and Lawrence Field Day Festival all going on, trying to decide what to do this weekend is an overwhelming task. To make things easier for you, we’ve come up with a schedule of suggestions of what’s going on at a given time, along with some alternative ideas.
The films of the Free State Festival
June 22, 2014
Because of all the other media and art-related events and activities, it may be easy to forget that the Free State Festival started as the Free State Film Festival. Here’s a preview at some of the movies showing this year.
Arts and Ideas at the Free State Festival
June 22, 2014
Enjoy innovative outdoor art installations and presentations by some of the most talented local and visiting artists in the world.
Kickstarter campaign to support documentary about son of Fred Phelps
June 15, 2014
Some Lawrence filmmakers have begun a Kickstarter fundraising campaign in the hopes of making a documentary about Nate Phelps, a former member of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church who is now a supporter of LGBT rights.
Teacher helps disabled artist create works 25 years after tragic accident
10:11 p.m., June 14, 2014 Updated 10:53 p.m.
25 years ago, artist Ron Light and his family suffered an incredible loss when he and his two children were run over by a car driven by mentally ill woman, killing Ron’s daughter, injuring his son, and severely injuring Ron. Today, with the help of Lawrence Arts Center instructor Robbin Loomas, Ron is producing original digital artwork each week in his assisted-living care facility despite having limited motor skills.

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