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
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
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.
As in previous years, this month’s Final Friday offers plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping — outside the box store.
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.
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.”
City documenting style to prepare for potential preservation efforts
In post World War II Lawrence, modern architecture arrived in the form of sleek commercial buildings, monolithic university structures and unusual, geometric-inspired homes. Love them or hate them, these buildings tell the story of what was happening to our city at the time — change. By Sara Shepherd
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 is hosting artists Janet Davidson-Hughes and Ben Ahlvers for an informal talk and reception Tuesday at 7 p.m.
A bronze sculpture stolen from a downtown art gallery was returned today. By Sara Shepherd
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.
Ric Averill has been thinking a lot about heritage recently. The longtime performing arts artistic director at the Lawrence Arts Center draws back the curtain on his latest project Friday, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” By John R. Phythyon Jr.
This Friday offers several opportunities for viewers to engage in and be a part of the creative process.
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.
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.
The Department of Visual Art and Lawrence Arts Center host event to promote the programs in ceramics and sculpting at the University.
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.
Nestled between The Burger Stand and The Buckle on downtown Massachusetts Street is a magical door that leads you to the one and only Wonder Fair.
Laura Ramberg practices — and teaches — what she calls “creative life.” “Art-making is not just about making a product,” she says. “It’s about the creative process, so I think everyone can benefit from practicing artful living.”
Lawrence native Lance LeClair develops his artistry by painting ceiling tiles with pop culture references and original works.