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In Downtown Lawrence, Artists Bring A Demolished Mural Back To Life & other Kansas Art News 6-23-17

You bring the chairs, they’ll provide the fresh air and films

Javan Andrew and Olivia Grant have put together this new series, which they are staging in the new Gallery Alley, an an outdoor pop-up art gallery at 616 E. Douglas. The first movie was on the last Saturday in May, and nearly 200 people set up their …

In Downtown Lawrence, Artists Bring A Demolished Mural Back To Life

A team of Lawrence and Kansas City artists have “revived” a lost mural in downtown Lawrence. Figures painted in vibrant purples, blues and greens are shown gesturing, singing and gardening in “Pollinators,” which decorates the side of the relatively …

Kansas landscape painter among participants in upcoming Summer Fest arts and crafts festival

Lawrence resident Peter Johnson is pictured with one of his paintings of the Kansas River on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his studio in North Lawrence. Johnson, who is a painter, printmaker, and who also enjoys drawing, will be showing his work at theᅠ…

How federal budget cuts could hurt Kansas artists

Arts organizations in Wichita may soon rely more heavily on your donations, if the president gets his way. As part of his proposed federal budget, President Trump called for the eventual elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nationalᅠ…

Big KC arts festival planned for this fall has been postponed –

Last year Kansas City Mayor Sly James laid out a vision for a giant KC arts festival in fall 2017, like those in Chicago, Baltimore and many other cities. The City Council approved $250,000 in seed money to get the planning underway. But it’s now clear …

5 fast facts: Wichita arts industry beats national average, study finds

The arts and culture industry in Wichita injects $94.7 million into the local economy, according to Americans for the Arts’ Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study. That ranks the city No. 1 in the state by a large margin – the next-closest area was …

Kansas Free for Arts studio opens

Kansas Free for Arts, a nonprofit founded in 2014 by Hank Osterhout and Megan O’Brien, has opened a studio in downtown Emporia. The studio is located at 11 E. 4th St. and will host a community open house Friday. Kansas Free for Arts was originallyᅠ…

Six Kansas Projects To Receive National Endowment For The Arts Grants

Almost a million dollars is on its way to Kansas to support the arts. Music Theatre Wichita will use $10,000 for their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In connection with the play, the theatre will explore race, disability, religion, and …

Art in the Loop cues Kansas Citians to view the city through one another’s eyes –

Burchett’s one-day display, titled “Don’t Wait, Get Lost,” is one of 14 works chosen for this year’s Art in the Loop Project. The project brings local artists and musicians into public spaces, including the Kansas City Central Library, City Market Park …

Wichitan adds some attitude to his grassroots artwork

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Kansas Grassroots Art Association was headquartered in Lawrence, and members then helped document Kansas as one of the top three states for yard art ornamentation. By the time the association disbanded in the 1990s, theᅠ…

‘Kansas Stories’ hosts artist – Salina Journal

Erika Nelson, independent artist, educator and director of the World’s Largest Things Inc., will present and discuss “Make Art, Not War” as part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s “Kansas Stories” Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations andᅠ…

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