Filmmaker says famed journalist William Allen White's story is just as relevant today
Even though Kansas newspaper editor and editorialist William Allen White died nearly three-quarters of a century ago, Lawrence filmmaker Kevin Willmott says he views the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist as a modern figure.
Retired Lawrence police officer dives deeper into acting with film being shown at Free State Festival
It’s possible that the 27 years he spent with the Lawrence Police Department served Paul Fellers well when it came to sniffing out acting roles. In the twilight of his career with the LPD, Fellers began moonlighting as an actor and was cast in two different roles, which must have seemed like natural fits.
First-time filmmaker's work to debut at Liberty Hall this week
Lawrence resident Kalee Forsythe says she wants to be a writer/director “more than anything in the world,” but unlike Sara, the lead female role in her film “E 1200,” Forsythe didn’t have to get a $5,000 loan from a sadistic drug dealer named Alice to make it all happen. But, she did need $5,000 to get the dream off the ground. She got it through the slightly less stressful method of an Indiegogo campaign.
A process revealed: Arts Center exhibit gives glimpse into photojournalism
A current exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center, featuring works by Mike Yoder and Richard Gwin, two photographers with well over a half-century’s worth of combined years at the Lawrence Journal-World, aims to bring forth the hidden process. By presenting prints of contact sheets while on assignment, and photos selected after being pushed through the various channels of editing, “the work” is made visible.
65 colorful characters in Lawrence artist John Sebelius' upcoming show
It would be pretty difficult to forget meeting a anyone with a name like Gizmo Joe, or Mothman or Pat the Hat from Slab City, California. A pinky-ringed cabbie from Jersey named Al? Fahgettaboudit! For Lawrence artist John Sebelius, the memories of these four and 61 others certainly haven’t faded, as he has recorded them in great, colorful detail for his upcoming show, Cupcakes, which opens at Phoenix Gallery for Final Fridays on Nov. 26.
Art between friends: Lawrence artists collaborate despite 1,000-mile separation
Two Lawrence friends, Adam Smith and Adam Lott have collaborated on a Final Fridays show despite having more than a thousand miles between them.
Behind the Lens: Exploring the subject
An abandoned piano is of little news value. But as a photographer, my eye was drawn to the neglected instrument.
LOOK: In the yoga world, some like it even hotter
On a day when the National Weather Service had issued an excessive heat warning for over half of the state, most in Lawrence didn’t dare set a foot outside to dip even as much as a big toe in a pool. However, on July 22, one place in town, specifically 1405 Massachusetts, had their heaters going with temperatures hovering between 100 and 110 degrees for over an hour and nobody seemed to mind.
KU mourns death of longtime film and media studies professor
Kansas University is mourning the death of Charles “Chuck” Berg, a longtime professor in the school’s department of film and media studies. Berg, 75, died Tuesday, July 26, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The cause of death has not yet been released.
KU Faculty Exhibition artist draws inspiration from family history, plight of refugees
Woven throughout Tanya Hartman’s family history are tales of alienation, loss and the very universal hunger to belong — if not in one’s homeland, then wherever else home might be found.
Behind the Lens: Great pics don't always take great gear
A photographer went to a dinner party, where he showed his photographs. The lady of the house said, “Those are nice pictures; you must have a great camera.” He said nothing, but when leaving, he offered the following compliment to the woman: “The meal was very nice; you must have great pots and pans.”
Lawrence Arts Center announces 2016-2017 artists-in-residence
Ceramicist Carly Slade and printmaker Tressa Jones are the Lawrence Arts Center’s 2016-2017 artists-in-residence, the Arts Center announced Tuesday. The pair will begin developing new bodies of work, collaborating in Arts Center studios, taking part in community-driven projects and teaching as part of their yearlong residencies at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., after arriving in Lawrence in mid-August.
Behind the Lens: Pointy boots and point-and-shoots
The secret to good photography is comfortable shoes. I left my cowboy boots in my car and donned soft leather hikers to photograph the Flint Hills Rodeo earlier this June.