Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University has opened three new exhibitions in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Featuring 150 art works, this is one of its largest visual arts events and the primary funding source for the Arts Center’s exhibitions program. If that isn’t already enough to put one on edge, a piece by this year’s featured artist, William S. Burroughs, is valued higher than anything they have ever tried to auction in the past.
Two purple jellyfish swim over a field of pink jewel anemone, blue tube sponges, a cluster of East Pacific pink coral and a stand of purple-tipped anemone. This is not the description of a National Geographic video of a coral reef; rather, it’s an intricate glass sculpture by artist Cathy Richardson, the featured artist at this weekend's Marble Crazy in Bonner Springs. By Caroline Boyer
Plenty of my photographer colleagues believe that basketball sits at the top of the list among the easiest sports to cover. Often the reasons they cite are that it’s played on a relatively small court and also for the predictability of the action’s direction.
The art at this month’s Final Fridays is nothing less than sublime, for that was the inspiration for the art on display at Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.
Richard Andrews, Lawrence Weschler and Suzanne Deal Booth will be speaking this spring on behalf of the Spencer Museum of Art exhibit, “James Turrell: Gard Blue.”
“Personal Geometry: Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji & Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell” will be on view through May 18.
Filmmaker John Waters is bringing his “The Filthy Life” monologue to the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 20. Waters was famously called “Pope of Trash” by Burroughs, a name earned because of his trashy, absurd cult films in the 1970s and 1980s. By Nadia Imafidon
After a long and happy relationship, I recently had to give up my 1996 Toyota RAV. It was a super vehicle and a surprisingly great creative device for my photography.
A special screening of Sundance award-winning documentary “After Tiller” will take place on Feb. 16.
Film tells story of how Wilt Chamberlain changed Lawrence on and off court
Broad, sweeping biographical films that try to sum up a person’s entire life in two hours rarely ever get it right. That’s why the best thing that happened to Kevin Willmott’s movie “Jayhawkers” was not being able to raise the $12 million dollars they needed.
Vicki Lawrence is traveling across the country for her co-written cabaret-style two-woman production; both parts played by herself, of course.
Lawrence Public Library is asking kids to participate in the Love Your Library Tile Project on Valentine's Day weekend to leave their mark on the new library building.
Awarding the best, worst and weirdest achievements in film
In the spirit of awards season, and after some serious reflection on the past year in films, I’d like to present my own particularly dubious set of awards: the Alternative Oscars, if you will. And the winners are … (Warning: Some light spoilers ahead.) By Eric Melin
The New Jersey Press Association asked our photo staff to judge its state’s newspaper photography contest for 2013. Ten photo categories, including, sports and portraits, comprising about 1,000 photographs, were reviewed. While looking at the images, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Dorothy’s famous line, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Get your homemade artisanal bowls, soup included.
The new year brings a number of new venues for Final Friday art lovers.
Leaving it up to the community entirely to decide, people of all ages contribute love-inspired work to the Percolator Artspace.
Filmmaker Pelin Esmer will answer questions and meet guests following the free screening of her film "Watchtower."
The deadline to submit to the "Make More Love" exhibit has been extended to Sunday, Jan. 26.