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OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2019

#ArtHeals Workshops

Telling Your Story: Ideas for Memoir Writing

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
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Want to write about events from your life? Is there an essay or memoir inside you that is waiting to be written? Join author Molly Krause for a workshop from her course, Jump Start Your Memoir. Learn tips, explore pitfalls, receive prompts and ask questions this during this interactive class. Bring paper and pen!


Molly Krause is the author of the memoir Float On, the novel Joy Again, and the cookbooks The Cook’s Book of Intense Flavors and Cooking For Fresh Flavor. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Brain, Child, Ragazine, Manifest-Station and Front Page Review. Her next book, a young adult novel, Queens of New York, will be released by Flint Hills Publishing in 2020. She serves as a board member for Feathered Ink, a writing residency serving women and teaches memoir both online and to community groups. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and two daughters. When not hunched over a laptop writing, walking the border collies Lucy and Desi, traveling, or chasing down her teenage daughters, attending adult ballet class in the highlight of her week.  


Truth in Rhyme

ChrisTopher Niles Enneking is a survivor who needed signposts to find the trailhead on his path to healing.  He believes that now, still on that path, he continues to need signposts so that he might be reminded that there have been others on that path.  He believes that too often we need to make those signs for ourselves and he believes that that is where words come into play.


Using poetry as a tool to untether our words, this workshop will release the conscious mind so that we might mine our subconscious for our own signposts, messages we can place on a path that has been littered by trauma. We are going to skip our way through those dark woods and learn where the flowers grow.  

We are going 

to learn 

to feel 

what we know 

that we are defined 

not by what Life has done to us

but by what we 

do to Life!

You will be given word games to play and people to play them with and every participant will receive a free journal and the muse to fill it .

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center

Social Stitching

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
10am-5pm | Lower Gallery

Social Stitching is an ongoing art project that creates handmade scarves and hats for community members who find themselves disadvantaged. Along with lessons on crochet and knitting techniques, free yarn and tools are provided for anyone who is interested in making a contribution. All skill levels are welcome as each event has experts and brand new yarn enthusiasts. All work created at these workshops will be donated to local non-profits

Benjamin Wills is an artist based in Lawrence, KS. He received his B.F.A. in Art X, Expanded Forms, from the University of Georgia, and an M.A. and M.F.A. in Sculpture and Printmaking from the University of Iowa. He is currently the Catron Visiting Professor at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Wills has recently been an instructor at the Lawrence Art Center as well as a faculty in residence at the Salina Art Center. His work is rooted in nostalgia, consumption, environment, and social justice, creating a contemporary portrait of American institutions.  


Power Words: Healing through Paper Art

SATURDAY OCT 26, 2019 | Lawrence Arts Center
3:00pm-4:30pm | Lower Gallery

Experimenting with pop-up book structures and the meditative paper cutting processes, this workshop interlaces two paper-based traditions into complementary forms. Choosing power words as our starting off point and mantra, students will learn the magic of paper folding, cutting and pop up book techniques as a form of meditation.



 About Alicia:

Alicia is a paperarts and printmaking instructor at The Lawrence Arts Center and Van Go Inc.  She is a member of The Paper Artist Collective. She has participated in local and international exhibitions and residencies, her most recent residencies include Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK.


More Information on #ArtHeals


Poetry. Social Stichery. Memoir Writing. On Saturday, October 26, The Willow and The Lawrence Arts Center will host a range of workshops throughout the day which are free and open to the public.  Come join!

Workshop Schedule

On Final Friday (October 25th) The Willow hosts a gallery display of survivor art.  On the main stage, we'll be showcasing a new documentary about domestic violence in the UK.  And Saturday, join us for an evening community concert.

Events Schedule
Stronger Today 5K

Run, Walk, Roll, or stroll your way to 5K in this October-long DVAM 2019 fundraiser.  Choose to complete the 5K by yourself, or as part of a team, and celebrate your achievement on Saturday October 26 at our Stronger Today Donut Buffet!

Sponsor the Event

We would love to have you join us as a sponsor of #ArtHeals and Stronger Today 5K.  We have a number of sponsorship packages and options available.  Please visit our sponsorship page for more details.




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