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Visual Arts

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.
Arts Center ceramist, KU partner for excavation in Crete
July 27, 2014
The Lawrence Art Center’s ceramist-in-residence Kyla Strid will be traveling to Gournia, Crete, this week with an archeological team led by Kansas University’s classics professor John Younger to consult on the excavation of a Minoan Pottery site.
Spreading her wings: Illustrator’s pursuit of book deal spread continents
July 27, 2014
Author and illustrator Lindsey Yankey shares how the idea for her children’s book “Bluebird” came into being after two gutsy trips to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
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