From hand games to quilling, upcoming week is chance for public to experience American Indian traditions
American Indian arts and traditions will be on display for the public throughout the upcoming week at Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell community members and visiting artists will give a series of presentations and workshops on traditions from hand games to quilling, planned in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.
In a studio on the first floor of Chalmers Hall, the labyrinth-like structure that up until this past spring had been generically known as Kansas University’s Art and Design Building, students are busy. Busy bees, you might say.
A collection of 50 drawings by the late Kansas artist Elizabeth Layton, donated to the Lawrence Arts Center 20 years ago, have now been gifted to several art museums across the country.
For seven years, the gallery and retail shop Wonder Fair existed in a compact upstairs space above the Burger Stand. At it’s new location just down the street, the store has a lot more square footage — and a bigger community presence along with it.
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
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.