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Student art on display at Lawrence Arts Center

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Public art exhibits are pretty commonplace in Lawrence, but it isn’t every day that the city’s youngest artists have the chance to showcase their work.

The Lawrence Arts Center is currently hosting the school district’s annual art show, which includes student art from all 20 of the district’s schools.

The show features student artwork selected by district art teachers and ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade. Selections include a variety of visual art, such as drawings, paintings and ceramics. Think abstract art and self-portraits, but also cat portraits and ceramic pandas.

The exhibit will be open until May 14 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Arts center galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


In other news and notes for Friday:

  • Liberty Memorial Central Middle School will have Museum Night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Variety Shows at South Middle School begin at 6 p.m.

  • West Middle School will hold its Spring Show at 7 p.m.


Lunch menu options:

Elementary school level:

Main dish: chicken strips with roll; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick

Sides: mashed potatoes with gravy, mandarin oranges, salad bar, milk

Middle school level:

Main dish: chicken strips with roll; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; hamburger, fish sandwich

Sides: mashed potatoes with gravy, mandarin oranges, salad bar, yellow tear-drop tomatoes, fruit juice, fresh fruit, milk

High school level:

Main dish: crispito with cheese; rice bowl; deli bar; pizza; cereal with string cheese; parfait with muffin; peanut butter and jelly with string cheese; chef salad with breadstick; daily sandwiches

Sides: savory black beans, refried beans, grapes, fresh fruit, fruit sorbet, fruit juice, oven potatoes, tomato salsa, salad bar, milk

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