September 15, 2010 ~ Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) Cultural Center, Dr. Daniel Wildcat, a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, reading and discussion from his newest book, Red Alert: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, and other works. Wildcat is a professor at HINU and co-director of the Haskell Environmental Research Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University.
October 21, 2008 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, Tim Forcade gallery talk in conjunction with “Imagination & Place Exhibition: Photographs by Tim Forcade,” October 17 – November 25, 2008. Since the 1960s, Forcade has combined a fine arts education with directed research in electronics and computer graphics. Forcade says, “As the world shows up for me, at times I’m resident enough to notice, wonder, and make pictures of whatever appears.”
May 13, 2008 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Her Voice/Their Voices” poetry reading and reunion. More than 100 gathered on the occasion of the publication of a new book of poetry, “Her Voice”, by Elizabeth Schultz, University of Kansas professor emerita of English. Former students of Schultz, all poets before she became one, also read: Denise Low, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Mary Wharff, Steve Bunch, Jim Bogan, and Cyrus Console. The event was co-sponsored by the Lawrence Arts Center, the KU English Department, and the Raven Bookstore.
June 21, 2006 ~ Lawrence, Arts Center, gallery talk by Kansas City, Missouri, artist Jane Voorhees, in conjunction with LAC exhibition, “Journeys: Paintings, Prints, and Installations by Jane Voorhees.” Voorhees was a featured artist at the first Kansas Conference on Imagination & Place, in 2001.
May 17, 2006 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “McLuhan, Jung, Erasmus and Moore: Resources for Change, Continuity and Sustainability,” public talk by Richard Schoeck, Lawrence, Kansas, poet and professor emeritus of humanities from several institutions.
March 15, 2006 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Models of Reality,” a community conversation led by Rick Mitchell, Lawrence, Kansas, Lawrence Arts Center gallery director and photographer. Previously Mitchell taught at Rutgers University and directed the Agricultural Museum of the State of New Jersey.
February 15, 2006 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, /Words of a Prairie Alchemist/ reading and celebration, by author Denise Low; Lawrence, Kansas, chair of the English department at Haskell Indian Nations University; art exhibition by cover artist Jack Ozegovic, Lawrence, Kansas. Response to book by Thomas Fox Averill (author of book’s introduction), Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English at Washburn Univeristy of Topeka, Kansas; response to artwork by Elizabeth Schultz, Lawrence, Kansas writer and University of Kansas professor emerita of English.
November 16, 2005 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Landscape: Reality and Image” public roundtable discussion, moderated by Rick Mitchell, Lawrence, Kansas, Lawrence Arts Center gallery director and photographer. Previously Mitchell taught at Rutgers University and directed the Agricultural Museum of the State of New Jersey.
October 18, 2005 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Freedom, Dignity and Justice in the Land of the Snows,” by Palden Gyatso, author and Tibetan Buddhist monk, exiled to India.
September 27, 2005 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “From the Ground Up: The Kansas Digital Landscape,” a proposed, interactive website by Paul Hotvedt and Garth Myers. Hotvedt, Lawrence, Kansas, is a painter and director of Blue Heron Typesetting, Inc. Myers, is associate professor of geography at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
November 13, 2004 ~ Coffee House Crawl, a fund raiser for Imagination & Place organized by Lawrence, Kansas poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Participants visited coffeehouses in downtown Lawrence for mini-workshops with local writers. The crawl culminated in an evening of readings titled “Animals on the Loose”, by all the writing workshop leaders: Mirriam-Goldberg, Denise Low, Philip Kimball, Kelly Barth, Elizabeth Schultz, and Jim McCrary.
November 10, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Place, memory, dreams and story” by Rick Mitchell, Lawrence, Kansas, Lawrence Arts Center gallery director and photographer. Previously Mitchell taught at Rutgers University and directed the Agricultural Museum of the State of New Jersey.
September 15, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, preview of Langston Hughes in Lawrence: Photographs & Biographical References (published in late 2004) by authors Denise Low and T.F. Pecore Weso of Lawrence, Kansas. Low is chair of the English department at Haskell Indian Nations University. Weso teaches U.S. history at Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, Missouri; he is a member of the Menominee Indian Nation of Wisconsin.
June 8, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Sea of Grass: Contemporary Prairie Paintings”. by Elizabeth Schultz, Lawrence, Kansas writer and University of Kansas professor emerita of English. Panel discussion of exhibition, “Prairie River: Paintings and Prints” by Lisa Grossman, Lawrence, Kansas artist, with Wakefield Dort, University of Kansas professor emeritus of geology, Grossman and Schultz.
February 20, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Blind Looking for the Light No. 2: The Investigation of Cultural Identity”, by Taweesak Molsawat, artist, native of Thailand, and San Diego State University jewelry instructor.
February 4, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Visions from the Fields of Merit: Drawings of Tibet and the Himalayas” and “Photographs From Tibet and the Himalayas”, by Philip Sugden, artist, and Carole Elchert, photographer. Sugden and Elchert are on the faculty of the University of Findlay College of Liberal Arts in Findlay, Ohio.
January 12, 2004 ~ Lawrence Arts Center, “Local, Not Provincial”, by George Ciscle, Curator-in-Residence, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
March 31, 2003 ~ Prairie Park Nature Center, Lawrence, Kansas. Naturalist, environmental activist, and nationally acclaimed author Terry Tempest Williams, community discussion, reading from new works. Click on I&P Photo Gallery to see picture from April 3, 2003.