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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.

Final round of portrait sessions set for community photo project

The community photo project Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of public portrait sessions before preparing its citywide exhibition

Newly acquired Bloch painting offers warmth with hint of mystery

A newly acquired painting by one of Lawrence’s more famous past residents — at least in the art world — is warming up the contemporary gallery at the Spencer Museum of Art. “Summer” by Albert Bloch is now on display in the 20/21 Gallery. By Sara Shepherd

Behind the Lens: Bring old photos into the digital age

Have old photographs you’re looking to bring into the digital age? Here’s how to do it yourself.

Mike Yoder's Photos of the Year 2014

In this audio slideshow, Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder talks about his best work from 2014.

The 10 best films of 2014

This year's list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..

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