June 24th Final Friday at The Lawrence Arts Center

17 06 2011

Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St.)

Daniel Coburn. Object: Affection

June 10 – July 11, 2011

Daniel Coburn will exhibit photographs & text from his body of work, Object: Affection at the Lawrence Arts Center June 10 – July 11, 2011.


This project investigates the physical/psychological condition one experiences through the process of self-objectification. Coburn explores concepts related to the person as object and the photograph as object: the sitter as commodity and the print/media as the vehicle for distribution. In addition, this work illustrates the direct connection between an individual’s material possessions and that individual’s personal identity. The model is asked to participate in a photo shoot, and to approach the situation with the intent of making a photograph for a lover, significant other, or an ideal mate. Coburn’s long-term goal for this project is to study a widely diverse cross-section of people in an effort to understand how age, race, gender, sexual orientation and varying social/economic backgrounds affect a person’s approach and reaction to the process of self-objectification.


Daniel Coburn is a contemporary photographer whose visually arresting images have garnered national and international praise. Selections from his body of work have been featured in prestigious exhibitions, including Top 40 at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the National Competition at SOHO Photo Gallery in New York. He is a recipient of the 2008 Kansas Mid-Career Artist Fellowship Award presented by the Kansas Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Coburn recieved his BFA with an emphasis in photography from Washburn University and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of New Mexico.


2010-2011 Print Making Artist in Residence Exhibition

Nicolette Ross. If You Say So

June 10 – July 11, 2011

Nicolette Ross will display her newest body of work, If You Say So at the Lawrence Arts Center June 10 through July 11. This body of work was created during Nicolette’s yearlong residency at the Lawrence Arts Center.


From the artist:

If you say so. is an installation of hand carved illustrations symbolizing the incessant dialog between mind, body, and environment. Each illustration has been carefully selected to represent a particular memory, object, word, symptom, sound, or sensation related to my own afflictions with anxiety disorder, as well as the loss of personal relationships through time, circumstance, and communicational misunderstanding. I have made the choice to exhibit these carvings as sculptural objects, as they display the marks of individuality and movement- clues of my intimate and laborious engagement between my body and the material.


Nicolette Ross is the 2010-2011 Printmaking Artist in Residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. In 2010 she earned an MFA degree with honors at Washington University in St. Louis, where she had the privilege of building a comprehensive understanding of traditional and non-traditional contemporary art practices with an emphasis on printmaking and the artist book. She is the recipient of the 2009 Belle Cramer Award in Printmaking and the 2010 Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Award for Excellence in Book Design. She continues to fulfill her residency at the Lawrence Arts Center by teaching various Printmaking and Book Arts classes to all ages.


Summer Youth Theater presents:

Romeo and Juliet

7:30 pm

The Lawrence Arts Center Summer Youth Theater continues their 2011 season with ROMEO & JULIET by William Shakespeare – Directed by Doug Weaver.

Come join the Summer Youth Theater cast as they bring to life a world of love, passion, swordplay and tragedy. Rival Montagues and Capulets face off as Romeo (Taylor Thurmond) and Juliet (Ashley Kennedy) try to soar above the hate.

“Plenty of love and plenty of swordplay,” including fight choreography staged by director, Doug Weaver. Romantic sets and lighting by Danny Rogovein, evocative costumes by Steffani Day and a surprise contemporary musical score all bring Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy to life.

Ice Cream Social

Come join the Lawrence Arts Center’s ceramic community this Final Friday from 5pm until the ice cream runs out for our summer ice cream social fundraisers! Five dollars will get you a serving of ice cream (donated by Penny Annie’s) in a hand crafted ceramic bowl. Enjoy the ice cream and keep the ceramic bowl! Small bowls are perfect for other favorite summer foods such as guacamole, salsa, hummus, etc. If you are unable to make it this time, do not fret! There will be one more ice cream social during July’s Final Friday on July 29th. (spoons, napkins and wet naps provided!)

Lawrence Tango Dancers

(in the lobby at Lawrence Arts Center)

performances throughout the evening during Final Friday

Lawrence Tango Dancers celebrates the rich history and vibrant future of Argentine tango, bringing this romantic and expressive dance to the Lawrence area. In cooperation with Kansas City’s Argentine tango community, Lawrence Tango hosts events, performances, masterclasses and workshops for everyone from absolute beginners to advanced tango students. Free beginners’ classes for all ages – singles and couples both welcome – and an open practica (practice session) are held every Monday from 8-10 p.m. upstairs at Signs of Life Gallery, 722 Mass., as well as special events on a monthly basis and a beginners’ bootcamp on the KU campus in September. To learn more about events and classes, or to find details on joining the Facebook group for the latest info, please visit www.lawrencetango.org.




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