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Visual Arts

Award-winning Turkish film to play at Liberty Hall
January 19, 2014
Filmmaker Pelin Esmer will answer questions and meet guests following the free screening of her film “Watchtower.”
Percolator looking for love-themed artwork
January 19, 2014
The deadline to submit to the “Make More Love” exhibit has been extended to Sunday, Jan. 26.
Call for small art draws big response
January 19, 2014
Wall space won’t be a concern for the year’s first exhibit in the gallery at the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City.
Behind the Lens: Planning for the perfect photo op
January 19, 2014
I was standing in the balcony of the House of Representatives, just above the Speaker’s chair where Gov. Brownback would give his State of the State address, when a nearby photographer mentioned the importance of luck in getting good photographs.
Documentary on East Hill Singers prison choir to air on PBS
January 12, 2014
“Conducting Hope” will be featured on Kansas City Public Television, airing on January 12, at 3 p.m.
Quilter, historian receives grant to create storytelling quilts
January 12, 2014
Textile artist Marla Jackson has received a grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area to fund a series of storytelling quilts.
Kansas-Missouri border war film to screen at Liberty Hall
December 29, 2013
“Road to Valhalla,” will be screening at Liberty Hall on Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.
Public art project suggested for new Lawrence roundabout
December 16, 2013
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is asking the city to include an art project in the design of the new roundabout at Wakarusa and Legends drives. By Sara Shepherd
Behind the Lens: Books for the shutterbug
December 15, 2013
If you’re not that knowledgeable about what photography-related gifts to get your favorite shutterbug, a safe alternative can be books. Here’s a short list of potential stocking-stuffers
Pop-up artist colony finds home in East Lawrence church-turned-house
December 8, 2013
Just another day at Pilot Balloon Church-House? There’s probably no such thing. The historic-church-turned-house at 10th and New York streets in East Lawrence is spending the year as a pop-up artist colony, where creatives from across the country stay a week or three and, basically, create whatever they want while here. By Sara Shepherd
Haskell event encourages reconciliation, healing from mass hanging
University showing ‘Dakota 38’ film tonight
December 2, 2013
The song he performed was written in memory of the Dakota 38. But Elton Two Hawks said its message could apply to American Indians from any tribe: “You’ve got to learn to forgive.” By Sara Shepherd
Historical photos reveal Ottawa theater could be oldest working theater in U.S.
December 1, 2013
When invited to look at recently donated photographs of her family’s movie theater, Peach Madl wasn’t expecting to unleash an investigation into the history of cinemas in the U.S. But what resulted was the discovery that The Plaza Grill and Cinema in Ottawa is likely the oldest operating theater in America, having opened in 1905, predating San Francisco’s Victoria Theatre by three years. Let the news sink in and the shock wear off. A small town in Kansas, far away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and New York City, is home to the country’s oldest theater in continuous use. By Nadia Imafidon
Mysterious, legendary creatures fill Percolator
November 28, 2013
Local artists Matthew Lord and Kent Smith have teamed up for a new exhibit dedicated to the field of cryptozoology, or mysterious creatures not proven to exist.
Native materials expert raises awareness about resource sustainability
November 24, 2013
Wade Myslivy is self-trained in a variety of primitive skills sparked by a lifelong interest in how pre-industrial people used available resources and basic technologies to make smaller artifacts from baskets to beads, to much more work-intensive items like stone hand tools and hunting weapons such as bows.
Local artists honor spirit of Jim Brothers in retrospective exhibit
November 24, 2013
The legacy of American sculptor Jim Brothers lives on, as local artists, Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Lawrence Art Guild present new exhibit, “Recollections: Friends Remember Jim.”