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Final Friday Preview: Marla Jackson to celebrate mother in Percolator quilt show

Over the years, quilter and historian Marla Jackson’s mother has been a strong influence in her life — and in her work. She’s represented, at least figuratively, in all 10 quilts that make up Jackson’s new exhibition at the Lawrence Percolator that opens Friday.

KU visiting artist Lynne Yamamoto to lecture at Spencer Museum

Installation artist Lynne Yamamoto will give a lecture 6 p.m. Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

A committee of neighborhood, city and business representatives gathered Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library to ask what will make the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project a success.

2015 Spring Arts Preview

With temperatures already warming up, it's a good time to take a look at a the crop of activities on the calendar for this spring in Lawrence. We've rounded up a few of the many fun arts, entertainment, music, food, theater and performance events going on between now and the start of summer.

Upcoming Benefit Art Auction expected to be a big draw

In less than a week, Lawrence Arts Center galleries will be full of artwork, as it kicks off the month-long exhibition that will culminate in the 34th annual Benefit Art Auction on April 11.

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Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.

February Final Friday preview: Artist Roger Shimomura to talk, sell work at Makerspace

For one night only during this month's Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

Handmade chairs sought for upcoming art exhibit

Design and build studio Struct/restruct is seeking handmade chairs made by local artists and craftspeople to display in an upcoming art show at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St.

KU's Murphy Hall houses Oscar treasure

Go ahead — ask Kathy Pryor about Oscar. In addition to her duties as managing director and budget officer of theater at Kansas University, Pryor also serves as a caretaker of sorts for a 53-year-old Academy Award statuette that once belonged to playwright, novelist and KU alumnus William Inge.

Visiting ceramic artist to discuss 'Wildness Within' at KU

Beth Cavener, a Washington state-based artist known for creating emotionally charged animal sculptures, will talk about her creative process Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art.

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Predicting this year’s Oscar races

Film critic makes his picks for who will take home Oscars this year and who will be snubbed.

Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president

When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”

Artists celebrate love of all kinds in annual Percolator show

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the Lawrence Percolator is hosting a show that celebrates devotion in all its forms. This year’s exhibition, The Love Show, is the Percolator’s third based on that theme. It opened during January’s Final Friday and will run until Feb. 22.

January Final Friday preview: Sweet treats, graffiti influences and free massages

Final Fridays returns post-holidays with an eclectic mix of events. From love-centric art to ceramics to free massages, this Final Friday has something for everyone.

Library to give away copies of 'The Handmaid's Tale' during Final Friday

Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.

Arts Center to host annual Souper Bowl Saturday this weekend

More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls produced by area artists, community members and Lawrence Arts Center students will be up for sale at this weekend's Souper Bowl Saturday.

Lawrence student wins best of show in statewide in art contest

Nina Friesen, a senior at Lawrence High School, has won best of show in the "Kansans...As Talented As You Think!" art contest. Sponsored by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas, the annual competition honors the work of high school students.

Spencer Museum to host Rocket Grants event, Lawrence Inside Out

Artists interested in applying for a Rocket Grant — a program that supports innovative projects outside traditional art venues — are invited to attend a launch and review event at the Spencer Museum of Art from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18

Art show to celebrate Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar

This week, an art exhibit featuring works from some of the area’s most prominent artists will be held to celebrate Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar.

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