Lawrence Arts Center exhibition provides insight into career of KU professor, modernist painter Albert Bloch
The majority of the pieces in “Albert Bloch: Themes and Variations. Paintings and Watercolors from the Albert Bloch Foundation,” which opened late last month and will remain at the Arts Center until early January, had never been displayed publicly before. Most of the watercolors, Ben Ahlvers notes, had never left Bloch’s studio. Not even in the 50 years following his death. By Joanna Hlavacek
My wife doesn’t accompany me on many Journal-World photo assignments. But the moon has been a close friend of hers since she was young, so she joined me to chase the harvest moon and eclipse Sept. 27.
Lawrence native and Aspen art collector Daniel Joseph Watkins' “Freak Power” exhibit, featuring political art and writing from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colo., opened Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center. By Joanna Hlavacek
When The Latenight Callers were formed in 2008, Lawrence drummer/keyboardist Nick Combs didn’t know that much about film noir. The band calls its style “noir-a-go-go,” ...
Kansas University graduate Mark Mallouk is having quite a week. On Friday, “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger — the movie he wrote — opened in over 3,500 theaters nationwide.
A trio of renowned indigenous artists will visit Kansas University this month to share the visual arts and performing arts of the Haida, an indigenous people of North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast.
Lawrence's second biennial Print Week returns this week, bringing with it a stacked schedule of exhibitions, workshops, presentations, studio tours and a highly anticipated print fair that’s expected to draw 20 vendors from around the region and nation.
Otto Dix's experience as a soldier — which he chronicled throughout World War I in his diary and sketchbook — became the basis for much of his artwork, including a 1914 self-portrait chosen as the 2015-2016 Common Work of Art at Kansas University. By Joanna Hlavacek
You can’t go home again. That’s what they say, anyway. But it’s not exactly what Michael McCaffrey found upon his return to Lawrence last year, when spurred by the death of his mother in 2012, the thirty-something artist decided to leave Minneapolis to move back in with his elderly father. By Joanna Hlavacek
The Lawrence Arts Center's 2015-2016 artists-in-residence moved into their studios earlier this month, and will soon begin teaching classes, taking part in community-outreach projects and creating new work in Lawrence.
Benjamin Waller drew from personal experiences to write, direct, produce and edit “The Hardest Thing to Earn,” which examines the very real consequences of sexual assault in a small-town, collegiate setting.
As a kid, Jay Keim would spend many an hour tinkering around his family’s at-home darkroom. It’s where his father, an avid hobby photographer, taught him the basics of developing images on film. It’s also where Keim, now 60 and operating his own photo studio, first fell in love with photography.
A four-minute video celebrating Lawrence as “the cradle of basketball” has racked up tens of thousands of views since its Monday debut on Facebook.
The City of Lawrence has announced the names of eight artists commissioned for work on the East Ninth Project.
From my years of experience as a photographer, I’ve learned that a person’s facial expression or body language can result in a photograph that either simply documents objective visual evidence of the person, or instead may capture a more expressive moment, transforming the scene into a memorable record of a life experience.
The Lawrence Public Library is once again asking local artists to submit their takes on controversial literature for its annual Banned Book Trading Card series.
The KU professor and filmmaker dishes on his controversial new project with Spike Lee, his favorite movies and one thing every budding screenwriter should know. Principal photography recently wrapped on the new Spike Lee film “Chiraq,” which he co-wrote with the director and stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett and will debut in December, in time for awards consideration. By Eric Melin
Sometimes all it takes is a little guidance from Charles Darwin — yes, that Charles Darwin — by way of an 11-year-old boy to change one’s outlook when things get rough.
Orange Mouse Theatricals is seeking mid-century-inspired artwork and handmade merchandise to be incorporated into its upcoming production of "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" as well as an accompanying exhibition.
My photography checklist for traveling to South Korea included two camera bodies, three lenses, a laptop, iPhone, a padded floor seat, a pocket point-and-shoot camera and memory cards, including an Eyefi Mobi Pro SD memory card. What I forgot to pack were pastel-colored clothes. What?