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...A Warm Welcome to Nick TomasicThe Lawrence Arts Center
is pleased to announce a great new addition to our staff.Nicholas "Nick" Tomasic joined us just after spring break as our new education coordinator.
...From 1999 to 2003, Nick was a resident and coordinator at The Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.
The sights, sounds, and smells of coastal New England represented a profound contrast to his
Strawberry Hill childhood neighborhood."The culture and weather of the Northeast are unlike anywhere else I've experienced," he
Returning to the eclectic Kansas City neighborhood, known for its architecture and Eastern European background, Nick
brother, Matt, founded The Strawberry Hill Land Trust
, a neighborhood development corporation.In addition to his
work with that organization, Nick keeps busy with gardening, music, polka dancing, and 11 nieces and nephews.
On the career side, Nick
has been a participating artist, lecturer and instructor at schools, residency programs and art centers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.His
lectures have included The Terra Cotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty, Xiían, Shaanxi, P.R.C.; The Cahokia Mounds of Collinsville, Illinois; and Italian Della Robbia Majolica.Nick's work has been shown nationally in various solo and group exhibitions.His
largest collector is his
Nick's exhibitions have included land art, large-scale outdoor sculpture, happenings and, most recently, small paintings.In addition to his position at the Arts Center, Nick serves as an adjunct professor at Donnelly College and still manages to find time to create his own ceramics work out of his Midtown, Kansas City studio.
"I am very excited to be at the Arts Center and back in the Midwest," he
says, "and I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcomes I've received!"