Visual Arts

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.
2015 Spring Arts Preview
March 14, 2015
With temperatures already warming up, it’s a good time to take a look at a the crop of activities on the calendar for this spring in Lawrence. We’ve rounded up a few of the many fun arts, entertainment, music, food, theater and performance events going on between now and the start of summer.
Book documenting 1968 Miami Pop Festival to launch at KU
March 14, 2015
Photographer Ken Davidoff and musician-filmmaker Jack Connell, the authors behind the upcoming “The 1968 Miami Pop Festival,” will celebrate their book’s launch at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kansas Union’s Alderson Auditorium.
Upcoming Benefit Art Auction expected to be a big draw
March 7, 2015
In less than a week, Lawrence Arts Center galleries will be full of artwork, as it kicks off the month-long exhibition that will culminate in the 34th annual Benefit Art Auction on April 11.
Former home builder, mechanic and racer builds motorcycle out of wood
March 2, 2015
Back in their heyday, Leroy Mize and Jerry Casebier would grab their wives, hop on their motorcycles and travel across the country. Now 73 years old, Mize said he’s too old to ride or race, but he’s found another way to combine his love of woodworking and machinery. For the past three and a half years, Mize said he’s been building a 1965 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle out of oak and walnut. By Conrad Swanson
Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming
March 1, 2015
If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.
February Final Friday preview: Artist Roger Shimomura to talk, sell work at Makerspace
February 26, 2015
For one night only during this month’s Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

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