Visual Arts

Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Mother Nature’s detail man
November 17, 2013
Randall Bennett, owner of Lawrence-based Tall Grass Museum Services, is a dioramist. There is a 50-50 chance that is a real word. If not, let me clarify: He’s an artist who makes dioramas — 3-D models — of nature. But even that doesn’t do a very good job of describing Bennett. Maybe the best way to describe him is that he’s a man who likes all the details Mother Nature can throw at him. By Chad Lawhorn
KU students commissioned to create artwork for Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
November 10, 2013
KU associate professor of sculpture Matthew Burke is leading “Special Topics in Art: The Federal Reserve Commission,” which will be offered each semester through fall 2014. Students’ mission is to conceive, design and execute a work of art to commemorate the Reserve’s 100th anniversary.
Cider Gallery hosts receptions for installation artist and ceramicist
12:00 a.m., November 10, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Cider Gallery is hosting artists Janet Davidson-Hughes and Ben Ahlvers for an informal talk and reception Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Filmmaker John Waters coming to Lawrence Arts Center
November 7, 2013
Filmmaker John Waters will appear at the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 20 as part of a series of events related to an exhibition of William S. Burroughs.
Stolen Jim Brothers sculpture returned to gallery
November 5, 2013
A bronze sculpture stolen from a downtown art gallery was returned today. By Sara Shepherd
Jim Brothers sculpture stolen from Signs of Life gallery
October 27, 2013
A bronze bust sculpted by artist Jim Brothers was taken from the upstairs gallery at Signs of Life this week. Clay Belcher, owner of the gallery, coffee shop and bookstore at 722 Massachusetts St., is offering a reward of $500 to anyone who could help recover the piece. By Nikki Wentling
Liberty Hall ready to retire a silver-screen legend
October 27, 2013
The days of 35-millimeter film are numbered, and unlike many small theaters across the country, Liberty Hall will live on and become part of the digital age, tossing the old film projectors and their reels aside. If all goes according to plan, that new era begins Nov. 1.
Annual art walk puts visitors inside local artists’ work spaces
October 26, 2013
In all, 21 artists and studios are featured on this year’s walk, which continues Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Most sites offer art for sale, with prices anywhere from $2 to $2 million. By Stephen Montemayor
Applicants sought for the 2013 Rural Kansas Photography Contest
October 24, 2013
Kansas University Medical Center’s Rural Health Education and Services is accepting entries for its 2013 Rural Kansas Photography Contest.
October Final Friday preview: ‘Undressing Room’ pushes creativity to edge
October 24, 2013
This Friday offers several opportunities for viewers to engage in and be a part of the creative process.
2013 Phoenix Awards: Art teacher unlocks creative voices in others
October 20, 2013
Cathy Ledeker sees her job teaching art to at-risk youths as “unlocking” the ideas in kids. That goes for the ones who come willingly, and the ones who are reluctant.
Lawrence ArtWalk Featured Artist shows metalsmith work celebrating life
October 20, 2013
When it comes to Gina Westergard’s art, she finds creating functional objects most fulfilling, as she appreciates the memory that gets tied in with the object.
Altar-building workshop helps honor loved ones with backdrop of Mexican holiday
October 19, 2013
Community members construct homages to loved ones as part of a Dia de los Muertos altar-building workshop co-hosted by The Lawrence Percolator and Lawrence Public Library on Saturday.
Celebrating ceramics at the Fire Spectacular
October 17, 2013
The Department of Visual Art and Lawrence Arts Center host event to promote the programs in ceramics and sculpting at the University.
Percolator hosting Dia de los Muertos workshops
October 17, 2013
The Percolator is hosting altar-making workshops for “El Dia de los Muertos,” a day originating in Mexico to remember and celebrate those who have died.