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2021

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ART // Flower Matrix. Claudia Hart

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

Hart’s decorative patterns are in fact also computer codes – augmented “tags” functioning like QR – that permit users to see her fantastical animations embedded in them through Hart’s Looking Glass augmented app. Through the Looking Glass, one can glimpse a world of pulsing invisible flowers covered with animated graphics culled from Internet signage, computer … [more]

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ART // Mind Expanding VR Experience. Luke DuBois

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

SEPTEMBER 21, 3-5 PM 1 & SEPTEMBER 22, 6-9 PM Luke DuBois is a multidisciplinary artist who exhibits and performs internationally. This recent virtual reality project puts the user on a psychedelic adventure. An artificial world of images and sounds created by a computer are affected by the actions of a person who is experiencing … [more]

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ART // Johanna Winters: The Middle Tell

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

The Middle Tell is a shadow-puppet performance created by Johanna Winters chronicling a trio of female bards as they reluctantly surrender to a deteriorating condition. These middle women reveal their story through a muted language of hinging limbs and dousing light. Suspended in a time that is both passing and returning, sustaining and releasing, the … [more]

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ART // Synthesizer Performance. Luke DuBois

Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence

Using the Lawrence Public Library’s custom modular analog synthesizer, avant-garde electronic performer Luke DuBois will perform live.  This performance will be a unique opportunity for the community to see this instrument being used. The modular synthesizer is a type of synthesizer, which exists in both physical and virtual forms, consisting of separate specialized modules. The … [more]

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ART // Echoes Through a Greenspace

South Park 1141 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence

Echoes Through a Green Space is a collaborative public art project based around South Park. The project aims to celebrate the history of the public green space by creating an interactive light installation and live musical performance, echoing the park’s unique history as a place for public performance and social gathering. The creation of a … [more]

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Experimental Film Showcase

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St, Lawrence

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 … [more]

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Triumph

Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence

Screening Venue: Lawrence Public Library Lawn (707 Vermont St.) Director: Brett Leonard Writer & a Producer: Michael D. Coffey Narrative feature. Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Special Guest: Writer/Producer Michael D. Coffey Inspired by a true story, a bright and determined high school senior strives one last time to be a wrestler despite having cerebral … [more]

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ART OPENINGS: Tonja Torgerson & Ashlyn Pope

Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence

Tonja Torgerson: Succumb Cider Gallery (810 Pennsylvania St.) Tonja Torgerson As part of her project-based residency at the Lawrence Arts Center, Torgerson uses prints, cut paper, and collage to create a fallen Garden of Eden in which life-size figures grapple with the recognition of their mortality. These works provide an intimate pause in which to … [more]

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Hairspray (1988)

Theatre Lawrence 4660 Bauer Farm Dr., Lawrence

Screening Venue: Theatre Lawrence (4660 Bauer Farm Dr.) Director: John Waters Narrative feature. Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes 1960s Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) finally gets her big break and lands on an American Bandstand-inspired TV show. Tracy soon forces the issue of integrated dancing on the previously all white program, much to the horror … [more]

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