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Screening venue: Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St.)

Films will be screened on a loop in the Lawrence Arts Center’s front gallery for the entire week of the Free State Festival. Please come and go at your leisure (masks required).


Midden – Adriana Gramly (4 minutes)
Scraps and trash are brought together through animation to realize hidden potential.

* Midden will be accompanied by a 3D sculptural art installation 

Artist Statement: 

My home has hardly changed, as far as appearances, in the twenty years we’ve lived there. Well except for the twenty years worth of collected junk. I now am separated enough to appreciate, not cringe, at its eccentricities. The opossum coming through the window was no longer embarrassing, nor the stray cats snakes, and raccoons. And now the packrat in the side-room comically chews up my dad’s collection of wires, beads, and clothes, finding pieces for its own nest, or midden.

In retaining my dad’s spirit to create my own hoarder’s nest, I collected and made things that I was attracted to, and found their purpose as I went. By bringing all of these scraps and trash together in an animation, I’m realizing their potential in a way that my dad has never seemed to manage with his own treasures.


The View – Elizabeth Stehling (7 minutes)
Hypnotic, transient realities continuously fracture with frames of majestic landscapes. As the sands flow and seconds pass, two women fall deeper into a disorienting new space of lost time.

Riptide Rhapsody – Kenton Brett and David Jarred (7 minutes)
Five furry, fluffy and feathered friends are swept out to sea and into an amazing adventure. They encounter sea monsters, robots, and mutants in this stylistically inventive and hand-made animation.



June 21, 2021
June 27, 2021
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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