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Ad Astra Galleria owners Joel Bales, left, and Lisa Lett have
turned the former Lawrence School of Ballet at 205 W. Eighth St.
into an art gallery. The gallery is featuring colorful, abstract
paintings by Lawrence artist Evelyn Haaheim through January.

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To the stars through ambition

Ad astra galleria opens with lofty dream of becoming arts, culture hub

Fixed to the worn wood floor at the old Lawrence School of Ballet is a grid of yellow construction paper stars. Current tenant Joel Bales imagines toe shoe-clad dancers lining up on the stars during rehearsals. But he's not really certain which of the historic building's previous occupants left the stars behind.


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