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Mixed-media artist creating installation at Spencer this week

Ke-Sook Lee, an artist who works primarily with thread, recycled fabric and fiber material to make mixed-media installations, will create an installation at the Spencer Museum of Art Thursday through Sunday.

Behind the Lens: Optical vs. digital zoom

I get asked a lot of questions regarding cameras and photography. This week I’ll focus on one that may confuse some people: What’s the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?

KU alumnus to create art using unwanted household items

Lawrence-based artist and Kansas University alumnus Eli Gold has been selected as artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center where he plans to complete an installation from Kansans’ accumulated clutter.

Civil rights poetry project receives grant

The Kansas University’s project on the History of Black Writing will continue to study the influence of the Civil Rights era on African-American poetry with its recent $156,000 grant from the National Endowment of Humanities.

University Theatre students to perform 'Electra' this Saturday

It’s safe to say putting together the University Theatre production of Sophocles’ “Electra” was all Greek to the students. Not only did they speed-learn a play, but a new language, says director Dennis Christilles.

Library announces first author visit enabled by new donation

The Lawrence Public Library has announced the first writer who will visit the city as part of the library’s new Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. And he’s not showing up with nothing but a book. By Sara Shepherd

Lawrence Arts Center resident artists explore the human body in printmaking, ceramic figures

Printmaker Tonja Torgerson and ceramist Gunyoung Kim were selected for the highly competitive Lawrence Arts Center resident artists program. They will spend the next year teaching classes, taking part in community-driven programs and creating a body of work for an exhibition at the end of the year. The center offers curatorial and technical assistance in ensuring the artists fulfill their vision. Torgerson and Kim stood out among the 60 to 70 applicants because of the many ways they have explored techniques in their respective fields.

The Dinner Party Project: Bringing art to the table

Local artist Emily Kate Johnson caters more than just the food at her dinner party events — she also caters artwork, serving up conversations with and about artists along with fine dining.

Documentary 'After Tiller' to air on PBS

Lana Wilson and Martha Shane’s Sundance award-winning documentary “After Tiller” will premiere nationally on PBS on Sept. 1.

Filmmaker seeks 'Lessons from Exes' for upcoming project

Set aside the emotional baggage and once-shared cat. Did any of your exes leave you with practical advice you still use? An area artist is seeking those stories for a film project. By Sara Shepherd

Pledging through paint: John Sebelius peers into college greek life

John Sebelius's “Do You Know Who My Father Is?!” exhibit at the Arts Center explores the vibrant Greek life by painting images found in photos from public Facebook profiles of Kansas University students.

Entries for Hughes Creative Writing Awards being accepted

Submissions to the 2015 Langston Hughes Creative Awards are now being accepted through Dec. 18.

KU student's film selected for Kentucky festival

Kansas University visual arts student Allison Flom recently had a short film selected to be in the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Somerset, Ky., this September.

Natural History Museum to celebrate member support and new exhibits

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

“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 Opera Theatre celebrates anniversary with 'Don Giovanni'

Lawrence Opera Theatre is diving into uncharted territory this summer with their first full-scale opera production in conjunction with their five-year anniversary celebration.

Ensemble Ibérica to perform flamenco with a twist at Lied Center concert

Ensemble Ibérica will serve up traditional Spanish sounds — mixed with other musical influences from around the globe — to Lawrence audiences with its new show, "Flamenco Mío," Friday night at the Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Writing on the walls: The art of graffiti

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

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

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.

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