The walls of Eleanor Woodyard’s study suddenly seem very, very bare. More than 180 colorfully adorned visitors from across the globe that once smiled, frowned and grimaced at Woodyard and her late husband have taken up residency elsewhere — a place they’ll undoubtedly be able to make more friends.
What does it mean to live in a nest, a home or interior? The Lawrence Percolator has teamed up with two community housing organizations to answer through art.
Michael Krueger teaches art at Kansas University, has exhibited and lectured internationally and had work featured in art publications in major U.S. cities. But no one’s ever written about his bizarre, palm-sized (and some pinkie-sized) cutout “drawings of little note” — no one’s ever really seen them.
Eleanor Woodyard talks about some of the 180 masks she and her late husband collected and that she's donating to Theatre Lawrence.
The Spencer Museum of Art's new curator of global indigenous art will lead a lunch-hour tour on Friday of her inaugural exhibit. “Too often, ideas about ‘natives’ are linked to outdated stereotypes, which can make these communities seem frozen in a particular time and place,” she says. “The reality is that their traditions have undergone as many transformations in form, medium, meaning and aesthetics as European or Asian art has.”
After 5-year-old Caden White died from cancer in 2009, his father, Darin, created a sculpture in his memory. The artist is now sharing that highly personal piece of art with the community. White is one of eight artists taking part in this year's Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
Because a photograph can only be a one-dimensional representation of a subject, many photographs tend to look flat and lack dimension and depth. A creative visual device to overcome this problem is to incorporate elements in your scene that fill empty space or add content around your subject.
Drawing from the codification of meaning and emotion by the media, Geo Sipp’s work seeks to reevaluate the visual narrative to which we have become conditioned.
Wonder Fair this month is displaying works by last year’s Wonder Fair Print Invitational winner, and issuing a call for artists for this year’s Invitational.
Performance art seeks to capture attention of folks on the fringe
Some people are interested in history. Some are drawn to art. To engage the rest, artist Gregory Thomas believes, publicly destroying a larger-than-life item in a giant ball of flames usually does the trick. Meet the Quantrill's raid commemoration idea known as the Phoenix Festival.
Printmaking experiment puts real people's faces on bugs' bodies
Printmaker Patrick Vincent set up Stigmergic — aka the Bugs Project — like a science experiment. Define parameters, he thought, then see how things play out. The variables are now on view in a creepy, crawly installation at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Rich Johnson isn’t crazy about the Batman TV show. He doesn’t obsess over the classic 1960s series or own a Batman cape or suit. What Johnson does obsess about is restoring cars, and what he does own is a replica Batmobile — which he built by himself and plans to drive in Saturday’s Art Tougeau Parade in downtown Lawrence. By Meagan Thomas
Ask a physicist about string theory and you get talk of particle theory, dark matter and quantum physics. Ask an artist about string theory and you will get something like what is currently on display in the front gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center.
This month’s Final Fridays not only offers wonderful art but also gives participants an opportunity to catch up on what people and companies are up to.
Hailed as the city of the future, Songdo, South Korea, was built from the ground up and opened for business in 2009. Against the city’s modern, concrete-and-steel-heavy architectural landscape, a shot of color from a brand-new outdoor mural really pops. If “A City on the Rise” looks similar to something you’d see on the side of a building in Lawrence, your eyes aren’t mistaken. By Sara Shepherd
Four Lawrence artists will be among those showing their work this weekend at the annual Mulvane Mountain-Plains Art Fair in Topeka.
Escape to Matthewland: Child's imagination inspires art event to support finding cure for rare disorder
In Matthewland, a Slinky-shaped planet inside the universe’s smallest galaxy, Scrogs swim and Squics sting. Bhrams use their specialized mini-arms to cut into trees for food, and Tiaills flaunt their many curly tails. Matt Reimer’s imagination, as one adult friend describes it, is boundless. His 9-year-old body, however healthy it may appear on the outside, is not.