March 28th FF Map

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March 28th Final Friday

25 03 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, March 28th, 2014
5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted
http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com
Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City of Lawrence

 

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other.

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)
http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

34th Annual Art Auction Preview
Join us for a Final Friday preview reception of the Benefit Art Auction exhibition and bid on works of art!
Tom Moore
Solo Exhibition
January 31 – March 30
Tom Moore’s life has been filled with both the compulsion to create and obstacles that have forced him to devise alternative ways to fulfill that urge. He always wanted to become an artist (or, possibly a superhero, as his early inspiration was cartoons and comic books). Moore trained formally at the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, where he honed his skills in painting and learned to silkscreen. In 1994, at the age of 50, Moore developed Parkinson’s disease and serious health issues, and by 2003 he was forced to give up painting. Tom is still compelled to create, and his casual sketches on the backs of envelopes and scrap paper have continued to flow. Ironically, episodes in the hospital and rehabilitation settings have offered him uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on making these sketches.
This exhibition will include a large variety of drawings and sketches in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Antecedent Gallery curated by Roger Shimomura.

 
THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)
http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 
DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation.
Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space.

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)
http://www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)
http://www.pachamamas.com

Recent Works by Marie McKenzie and Kate Larson
Works can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)
//.Henry’s CoffeeShop & Bar.\\
Opening: March FF: March 28th 6-9 p.m.

||.Henry’s CoffeeShop & Bar is proud to present some rad artists joining us this month based out of the Oklahoma City area. Stop by the opening, meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and feast your eyes on these enchanting works on paper.||
||.Double Date.||.Couple’s*Skate.||

Tanner Frady/Ashley Smith:

Living by the motto, “C.R.E.A.M.” (Cartoons Rule Everything Around Me), this OKC couple created an arrangement of vibrant wood cutout characters that are sure to bring a smile to your face. A series of vices as well as some familiar faces influenced by traditional sign painting, graffiti, retro cartoons and tattoo art to touch base on all levels of viewing pleasure.
The Holey Kids:

The Holey Kids are Katie Rake and Elijah Scott, a couple of chumps from OKC. Hiding out in a world of their own, surrounded by doe-eyed dopes and unsettling organisms. They have a hard time making friends, so they just hand make their friends instead. Mother and Father Holey have utilized scraps from the other two artists’ pieces and, making collaborations by outcasts on cast out materials, as well as created a series of photo etchings for you to enjoy.

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.wonderfair.com
(above the Burger Stand)

Where I’m From, Where I Want to Be | New Work by Jonathan Metzger
March 28–April 22, 2014
Opening with the artist Final Friday, March 28, 6:00-9:30pm

This Final Friday Wonder Fair returns to its regularly-scheduled exhibition programming with Jonathan Metzger: printmaker, cabinet-maker, black-coffee-drinker, above-average bowler. Inspired by his farm-boy upbringing, Metzger’s work most often features monolithic, inanimate tools set within highly-detailed midwestern landscapes. Anthropomorphized hammers and tea cups borrowed from memories of his father’s work shed or his mother’s kitchen become compelling portrait subjects in Metzgers’ work. In the artist’s hands, however, they no longer seem so perfectly suited to their traditional masculine or feminine purpose.

Join us at Wonder Fair Final Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm to meet the artist, and have first chance at his newest screenprint edition created for Where I’m From, Where I Want to Be.

Artist’s biography:

Working in various media, Jonathan Metzger is a young, mid-western man searching for a place. Growing up on the bluffs near the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota, Metzger spent his youth on his parent’s farm. Memories of building fences, raising pole sheds, and completing household chores inspire his current work. Jonathan Metzger received his MFA with honors from University of Kansas in spring of 2013. Currently, Metzger is a visiting assistant professor at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS.

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

“Taco ‘Bout It”
a show inspired by the taco
Artists: Clint Ricketts, Jason Barr, Valueshock, Jeff Eaton, Leslie Kuluva, Emily Parker, Adam Lott, Grace D. Chin, Solace Naeymi, Cameron Lamontagne, Meredith Moore, Wonder Fair, Aaron Marable, Amanda Graham, Patrick Giroux, Becky Harpstrite, Sarah Swyers, Jeff McKee and Eric Dobbins

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

For the March Final Friday Art Walk, we will be featuring artists Robbin Loomas, Wendy Droge-Malm, and Steve and Shelby Wendland. Dorian’s Wheel will be providing music and we will have food and beverages.

Robbin Loomas, a working photographer for over 25 years, has her own photo studio, Sterling Image, in Lawrence, KS. Her images are each created differently using a combination of photography, painting, and technology. After enhancing the photographs digitally, using a variety of computer programs, she prints the images on canvas and applies natural acrylics or oil paints.

Wendy Droge-Malm is a self-taught polymer clay artist, and has been working with this medium for about six years. She has been a resident of Kansas all her life. She earned both her bachelors and masters degrees in Social Work at KSU and KU respectively. In addition to being an artist, Wendy is a stay-at-home mom with two beautiful, creative little girls.

Steve and Shelby Wendland of Custom Fabrication, LLC will be in the New Hampshire St. entrance. They realized that it was challenging to find high quality metal works in the construction field and started to take on part-time metal projects using basic knowledge and tooling. To them, taking a piece of raw steel and manipulating it into a piece that speaks of beauty, strength, and longevity is rewarding.

Dorian’s Wheel is a traditional Irish band from Lawrence, Kansas, made up of three multi-talented, professional musicians: Kelly Bohling (fiddle, vocals), Chris Bohling (bodhrán, vocals, mandolin), and Leslie Jabara (harp, vocals, bouzouki, tin whistle). The band performs driving instrumental jigs and reels, stirring ballads, and rollicking songs.

 
PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Join us for the March Final Friday Art Walk in Phoenix Underground featuring artist Rick Wright. Rick is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.F.A in Design/Illustration and an M.A. in art education. He lives in midtown Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and young daughter. He routinely exhibits work in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and travels regionally to art festivals in Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas, St Louis, Chicago, Memphis, and Des Moines. In addition to his personal work, he has been an art educator in both private and public schools and currently teaches art at Van-Go Inc., an arts based non-profit job training program in Lawrence, KS. His work is composed primarily of acrylic paints through an aggressive use of brushwork, mark-making, and color exploration to capture the essence of a pose. Rick seeks to maintain a rawness and energy in the completed image, but with a believability of form. The majority of his work is rooted in direct observation of a model. Burlesque performers, dancers, and acrobats are of particular interest to his current body of work. Rick typically creates a number of charcoal sketches and then utilizes them in the studio as reference for larger paintings where his own direction and color sensibilities develop independently from the model.

 
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Opening Reception for The Craftivists::Commotion
Please join us Friday, March 28th at the opening reception for The Craftivists out of Topeka. We are thrilled to represent them this month in our gallery! It will be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Roura Young is a watercolorist. Inspired by color, she plays with the paint to create her expressive works.

Roura grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas where she studied art in a private studio with Bess Carter. She graduated with an art history degree from the University of Kansas and currently lives and works in rural Douglas County.

“The variety of color found in our lives fascinates me. I love to push the limits on color as I explore the world through my watercolors. My subjects are those that I experience; the Flint Hills, the woods, even a patch of clover in my backyard.” ~ Roura Young

 
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Bio/Statement:
The visually symbolic images in my work each represent text, and as such, represent a certain amount of implied secrecy. Each piece can be interpreted purely as visual imagery or decoded to include their textual denotations. The choice lies squarely with the viewer. The duality of my work as both as visual images and as secret coded text is representative for me of the dual experience of the homosexual individual existing in the World. Society perceives you as gay or straight.

All individuals have the same rights or they do not. Your marriage is legal or it is not. A middle ground is apparently absent from the conversation.

Each piece is a limited group of textually referenced images in close proximity that represent words, phrases, or simply individual letters.

My work contains religious textual references, which intentionally juxtaposes the military semiotic tradition with the textural traditions of organized religion. This blended approach, of religion and government is intended to provoke the viewer to remember that the semiotics of religion is so inherent to our lives that we forget that the original intent of this imagery was to control.

As a gay artist, I explore the connection between religion and government, illuminating some of the most relevant issues present in our society today.
Jeremy Scott Eaton is from Missouri. Jeremy has created paintings, music compositions for the piano, a ‘drag’ persona, and mixed media sculptures including set design. After being denied the same marriage rights as other Americans for the second time in California, he turned his artistic scope towards the political spectrum.

Jeremy uses the semaphore language and text to create a dialogue about the communication and transparency between religion and government. Much like the coded and decorative ways politicians speak, his work begs to communicate with you by aesthetics alone. Jeremy is currently living and working in Saint Joseph, MO.

 

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.)
*look for the green awnings
http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

Hard Rain: Living with Bombs in Laos
Opening Final Friday, March 28, 5-9 pm
One plane load of Bombs, every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day….. for 9 years. This is what rained down on the small Southeast Asian country of Laos, mostly in secret, during the time of the American involvement in the Vietnam war. Approximately 1/3 of these bombs failed to explode upon impact, & today, over 40 years since the end of the war, they continue to maim and kill people.

Hard Rain is an exhibit of photos, prints, textiles, artifacts, posters, historic and contemporary, exploring the continued unexploded ordnance contamination of Laos. Included are items on loan from the Legacies of War foundation. Legacies of War was founded with the mission to advocate for UXO clearance, to raise awareness, provide a space for healing and create hope for peace.

The show will open with a blessing and prayer for peace by the monks of the Lao Buddhist Association of Olathe Ks. at 6:00 pm on March 28.

The Lawrence Percolator is located behind 913 Rhode Island, in the Alley just east of the Lawrence Arts Center. All are invited and welcome!

Lawrence Percolator ::
http://www.lcava.org
http://www.facebook.com/lawrence.percolator

Location: look for the green awnings in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island

 

 

DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

Featuring oil paintings by Kim Kern
6-8 pm
416 East 9th

 

 

CORE:FORM (512 E. 9th St.)

“Random Expressions”
Photography by Marciana Derrico Vequist

 
THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.920mass.com

“Brick and Mortar” by Matt Kuhlman
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Coffee counter and bar will be open

Human development is a fascinating yet frequently overlooked force. The buildings we construct and the cities we establish are very intentional efforts at shaping the world as we desire it, yet we are so closely entwined with this process that it is easy to overlook what an unbelievable phenomenon it is. I make pieces that try to offer perspectives that highlight different qualities of the man-made world and addresses some of the larger questions: Why do organic creatures choose to create such a geometric environment for themselves? Is it really best to cover acres of land with grids of neutral-colored, cheaply constructed, inefficient homes? If it’s not the best thing to do, why does this happen, and why do so many people find nothing unusual about the practice? What causes us to regard a building either impressive or ugly? What does the style and structure of our buildings say about our society? Considering questions like this, I try to balance the extremes and come up with results that express the organic, geometric, beautiful, ugly, practical, and impractical qualities of the world that we choose to create.

Matt Kuhlman is a Chicago-based artist and writer originally from Lawrence, Kansas. He earned a BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas in 2008, and a Master’s in Journalism, also from the University of Kansas, in 2011. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows through the last ten years, and is currently a podcast contributor to the Boston-based arts and culture website Big Red & Shiny.

 
AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

 
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

“SPRING FORWARD”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens March 28 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through April 22, 2014

Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area. http://www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, http://www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm
Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists’ advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. http://www.laurieculling.com, http://www.convergenceart.com, http://www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. http://www.dianhauser.com
LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.replaylounge.com

6 pm: Clay Hughes & Friends
10 pm: Spirits and Melchizedek Children / Karma Vision

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm March 28th
Featuring Artwork by Spencer Chapin
Live Jazz music during Final Friday.
Refreshments provided.

Spencer Chapin is an artist working in the realms of graphic design, photography, painting and illustration from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. In 2001 he graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City with a degree in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design and photography. Spencer has 13 years experience as a graphic designer and is currently a Graphic Design Coordinator at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. Spencer is also a freelance artist working in an array of areas including music, automotive, education, oil, religious, social, nonprofit, apparel and more.

Under the pseudonym, Nalubuff, Spencer creates acrylic paintings, composite photography and vector-based illustrations. His pieces incorporate subject matter including animals, portraits and Christian messages brought to life through the mixture of saturated color palettes, gritty textures and aggressive strokes. These images meld the influences of Japanese wood block prints, graffiti, 80’s cartoons, rock music, zoology, nature, fantasy film cinematography and Hieroglyphic ancient writing.

Whether it is drawing a viewer in to a story told through composite photography or allowing the viewer to just pause and focus on the beautiful creation in the lines and structure of animals, Spencer strives to create images that will inspire, motivate and bring hope.

http://www.nalubuff.com

 

 

AIMEE’S CAFE’ & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

 
WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)
http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 
ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

ECOBOUTIQUO
earth friendly fashion gallery
NOW OPEN!!
1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs
OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00
and by appointment- 785.979.6929
offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled,
handmade, art. jewelry, accessories,
some vintage, some thrift,
and some things unexpected.

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)
Cider Gallery Fine Art, in the Warehouse Arts District of Lawrence, Kansas, to host the work of Jeromy Morris and Jeremy Rockwell.
March 21, 2014 (Lawrence, KS) Cider Gallery Fine Art is pleased to announce a reception for artists Jeromy Morris and Jeremy Rockwell taking place on Final Friday, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on March 28, 2014. The exhibition will be located at the Cider Gallery on 810 Pennsylvania Street.
JEROMY MORRIS
Born in Denver, CO, now living and producing in Lawrence, KS, Jeromy Morris has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from the University of Kansas. He is a founding member of Fresh Produce Art Collective and Director at SeedCo Studios. Morris is constantly finding new techniques to express his creativity through multiple mediums. He “builds moods” using acrylic, toner transfers, spray paint on wood panel and re-purposed/found objects. Inspired by chaos and the mundane, he seeks out subtleties and embraces the accidental.
JEREMY ROCKWELL
Born in Santa Maria, CA, Jeremy Rockwell is a Mixed media artist who explores painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and design. Currently working in Exhibitions at The Lawrence Arts Center, Rockwell also manages (and is a founding member) of SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District, an open concept artist studio and gallery housing over 20 artists and musicians. Rockwell lives and works in Lawrence, KS.
For more information, please contact art@cidergallery.com or visit cidergallery.com.
Cider Gallery Fine Art hours: 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.

 
SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)
http://www.seedcostudios.com

Atomic Photography presents: The Ballad of Freyja.
At long last another collaboration with Atomic and Foxy By Proxy Revue ! This stunning photo series will be opening at SeedCo Studios this final friday.

“White were the moorlands
And frozen, before her;
Green were the moorlands
And blooming, behind her.
Out of her gold locks
Shaking the spring flowers,
Out of her garments
Shaking the south wind,
Around in the birches
Awaking the throstles,
Beautiful Freyja came.”
— Kingsley.

Open Studios 5:00-9:00pm
Resident Artists:
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Fart Lyfe
Jason Barr
Michaela Carmen
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Ryan Storck
Naomi Welch
Ben Welch
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom

 

 

 

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party
Lawrence Creates Makerspace
9th and New Jersey (NW Corner)
Friday, March 28, 5:30 – 9:30
We are going to have a fabulous Final Friday Lawrence Art Party! We offer all of this and more:

–The incomparable Darrell Lea will provide musical entertainment,

–We’ll have grilled Italian Sausage sandwiches and liquid refreshments,

–Our Brain Hacking team will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about your brain, see a live image of your brainwaves, and take home a print if you would like.

–We have a GREAT group of makers and artists showing this month, including:

- Donna Dennis, with beautiful paintings
- Cindy Kerr and her fabulous jewelry
- Nick Schmiedeler’s amazing sculptures
- Garret Tufte, with wonderful sculptures and creative ideas
- Lesa Weller,with unique and colorful geometric creations

- We’ll have a home automation demonstration, and preview of a FREE DIY home automation class we will hold on Saturday, March 29.

- We’ll have a sneak preview of the LED lighting we are planning on installing in the Makerspace!

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 512 E. 9th Street (9th and NJ), Lawrence KS. We welcome new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, simply email a few images of the work you would like to show to lawrenceksart@gmai.com.

For information on our modest fees, set up times, and much more, check out the Lawrence Art Party Artist Information Guide.

 

 

901 PENN GALLERY (901 Pennsylvania St.)

“Birthing Each Other”
Autumn Estrella Brighid
One Night Solo Exhibition

Autumn Estrella Brighid is an an artist, a scientist, and alternative healing practitioner. She has apprenticed under esteemed teachers from around the world, delving into a vigorous engagement with permaculture, interpersonal communication, midwifery, and shamanism. At the University of Kansas, Autumn studied fine art and biological sciences and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. During a 9-month adventure in California, she began training which led her to begin offering workshops and life coaching based in transformational self-compassion. A health crisis in 2013 led her back to art, this time as a therapeutic tool to process the emotional challenges and spiritual questions that emerged during the low point of her illness. Exploring ideas around birth and gestation, “Birthing Each Other” features the sculptures which she calls Womb Eggs, pieces fired in KU’s wood-fire anagama kiln. This work is inspired by the womb-like cavern of the kiln itself, and the symbolic significance of the unavoidable unpredictability of this technique. Concurrent with her work as an artist in ceramics and other media, Autumn also plans to pursue graduate studies in pre- and perinatal psychology. She was born in Winfield, Kansas, and has resided in Lawrence since 2004.

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Brand new Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

 
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)

“Earth’s Ever-Changing Surface”
Meet one of Lawrence’s treasured artists, Marie McKenzie while seeing some of her unique original paintings on display for the evening.

Marie McKenzie Bio:
A graduate of the University of Kansas’ Fine Art Program with an emphasis in painting, Marie McKenzie’s range of work encompasses painting, sculpture and design. Observations of nature are the driving force in all of her work. This new series of paintings highlights the earth’s ever changing surface through the exploration of erosion, sediment and landmass. Marie has exhibited in numerous galleries, non-profit venues and flash spaces in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Her creative process in centered at SeedCo Studios, a shared artist residency and event space in Lawrence, KS.
So come be inspired by Marie’s interpretations of our ever-changing home, Earth. What a great way to welcome the spring season and all the changes to come. While you are here, enjoy the best tasting local chocolate milk and ice cream from the Iwig Family Dairy. Kids will have a chance to paint, so bring them with you and treat the family to ice cream cones! The store will be open until 9:00pm, featuring the best dairy products available and other healthy local foods from local farmers.

 

 

 





February 28th Final Friday Map of Venues

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February 28th Final Friday Events

25 02 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, February 28th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

 

 

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City of Lawrence

 

 

 

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other. 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

 

Creative Observer

William S. Burroughs

The Lawrence Arts Center will present an exhibition of William Burroughs’ art and collections titled “Creative Observer” from January 17 thru March 2. The exhibition will include works from many periods of his life. This multimedia experience will provide insight into Burroughs’ prolific creative energy as well as revealing his ideas on observing art and people. Included in this exhibit will be collaborative works with such artists as Brion Gysin, Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Cobain, Keith Haring, and George Condo, among others.  February 5 marked the 100th birthday of Burroughs.  There are a variety of programs that surround this exhibit.  Check website for details.  http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

 

Tom Moore

Solo Exhibition

January 31 – March 30

Tom Moore’s life has been filled with both the compulsion to create and obstacles that have forced him to devise alternative ways to fulfill that urge. He always wanted to become an artist (or, possibly a superhero, as his early inspiration was cartoons and comic books). Moore trained formally at the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, where he honed his skills in painting and learned to silkscreen. In 1994, at the age of 50, Moore developed Parkinson’s disease and other serious health issues, and by 2003 he was forced to give up painting. Tom is still compelled to create, and his casual sketches on the backs of envelopes and scrap paper have continued to flow. Ironically, episodes in the hospital and rehabilitation settings have offered him uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on making these sketches.

This exhibition will include a large variety of drawings and sketches in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Antecedent Gallery curated by Roger Shimomura.

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

 

We are presenting Matt Gatewood photography: peoples, places of Europe and Asia; Mary Brady black and white photography, and original drawings. Also, Alec Joller with mixed media collages.

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation.

Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space.

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

 

Present Tense

Works on Paper 2011-2013

Marty Olson

 

The autumn of 2011 presented a change in vision and process for me. The previous years, my focus had been to develop a painting style involving acrylic paint and various water-soluble media applied to canvas and wood panel surfaces. All this was combined with abstraction of familiar images and textures. At one point, I produced a series of image-based pieces from photographs of a historic site in New Mexico. Following that series with more “sense of place” pieces, I chose to retire the acrylic paint for the time being.

 

My sight was now set on returning to works on paper with watercolor, ink, collage and colored pencils.  I thought it was a great time for me to revisit spiritual themes. I took a broader approach by investigating various belief systems and culling personal visual impressions. I touched bases with New Age, Pantheism/Paganism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Voodoo, Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah),as well as Roman Mythology and abstracted perceptions of these beliefs. The central theme was the Mandala. There seems to be a sacred circle in any ritualistic theory.

 

I have since expanded my scope into my own search for a rewarding spiritual place in my artwork. Subsequently, I have added the images of roots and wings as a homage to my parents, both of whom encouraged and nurtured my artistic path.

 

February 2014

 

Marty Olson was born in Albuquerque, NM, and lived his earliest years in Wichita, KS.

His family moved to Lawrence, KS in 1957, where Marty has resided ever since, apart from two years at Northwest Missouri University, where he majored in Fine Arts.

 

Since his years in college, Marty has pursued his passion for visual art through painting, drawing, and printmaking. He definitely had his thirst for learning tweaked by his art professors at NWMSU.

 

Marty has had solo exhibits more recently in venues around Kansas, such as Lincoln Arts Center; Stone House Gallery in Fredonia; Kansas Wesleyan University Gallery in Salina; Salina Country Club Gallery; Carnegie arts Center in Ottawa; 1109 Gallery in Lawrence; and the Lumberyard Arts Center in Baldwin City. The Fall of 2013 saw an exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center.

 

Previous exhibits have been in Washington, DC; Pasadena, CA; Taos, NM; Kansas City, MO; and two exhibits at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center in Tulsa, OK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

En Plein Air Drawings – Vans and Trucks of the Later 20th Century’

Drawings by Angela Wright

 

Opening: February 28th, 6-9 p.m.

 

 

Statement:

 

Through finding inspiration and meaning between the realms of the abstract to the impressionist understandings of context and color, Angela creates pieces to display and provoke a kind of interpretation, while also attempting to describe the intrinsic beauty of the world.

 

The works presented in the show, En Plein Air Drawings – Vans and Trucks of the Later 19th Century, demonstrate various trucks and vans seen around Lawrence, Kansas. These drawings were created in ink pen and drawn on site of the vehicles, as to gain a feeling of the automobile amidst the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

S.O.B.D.H.Q. 

 

The Secret Order of the Black Diamond has returned to Wonder Fair, drifting out of obscurity to fulfill long-awaited rewards prophesied in their founding charter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/858272521/the-secret-order-of-the-black-diamond-orientation

 

Visit S.O.B.D.’s pop-up headquarters at Wonder Fair on Final Friday, February 28th, for a special one-night-only scavenger hunt, letterpress demonstration (where you may print your own SOBD membership card), and to become a part of the complex and continuously unfolding SOBD adventure. 

 

Find us:

Wonder Fair (Print Palace of the Great Plains!)

803 1/2 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

phone: 785-856-3247

http://www.wonderfair.com

Hours:

Weekdays (all of them!) 12-6

Saturdays 10-7

Sundays 11-5

 

 

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

 

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

 

“Taco ‘Bout It”

a show inspired by the taco

*catered by Taco Zone and The Replay Lounge

Free Tacos!

 

Artists: Clint Ricketts, Jason Barr, Valueshock, Jeff Eaton, Leslie Kuluva, Emily Parker, Adam Lott, Grace D. Chin, Solace Naeymi, Cameron Lamontagne, Meredith Moore, Wonder Fair, Aaron Marable, Amanda Graham, Patrick Giroux, Becky Harpstrite, Sarah Swyers, Jeff McKee and Eric Dobbins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

 

Join us at Phoenix Gallery on Friday, February 28th for the Final Friday Art Walk. This month we will be featuring artists Jane Flanders and Katie Meuser. We will have music by Darrell Lea, and food will be furnished by TCBY of Lawrence. There will also be hors d’oeuvres in Phoenix Underground/Essential Goods.

 

Jane Flanders’ functional ceramics are porcelain midfire from an electric kiln, and are fired to 2,165 degrees. Midfire ceramics are often colorful. Jane enjoys mixing glazes and exploring color variations, and she has learned chemistry as well as ceramics. Jane produces ware by throwing on a wheel, then often alters the thrown ware. She then pursues form and design so that the ceramics provide a blend of technology and artistic expression. Along with her ceramics, Jane will also be showing several of her paintings. These pieces are just as unique as her ceramics and show the wide range of this artist’s talent. Jane received a B.F.A. in design from the University of Kansas, and works in her studio/home in East Lawrence. 

 

 

Katie Meuser will be in the Vermont St. entrance. Katie completed a B.A. at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2009. She works predominantly with watercolor, acrylic, and ink to make large scale non-objective abstracts on canvas, as well as smaller scale watercolor flowers using a free flowing technique she developed while attending the University. Katie is the creator of KT Cards and Co-creator of ME CAAARDS. They are lighthearted greeting cards that show Katie’s “punny” insight. They are sold in select stores in Nebraska and Kansas, including Essential Goods, here in Lawrence.

 

Be sure to come out and see Darrell Lea, a well-known singer, guitarist, and song-writer from Lawrence, KS.

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Underground and Phoenix Gallery are proud to present our very first KU Visual Arts Juried Student Exhibition. “Sublime” is the theme of the show, and students were invited to create a work of art based upon their own interpretation of the word. Sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, and ceramics were all acceptable mediums for the competition. The jurors are local artists Kate Dinneen, Roger Shimomura, and Tim Forcade. As well as student work, we will also be featuring work from selected KU Visual Art Faculty. The opening reception is February 28th, from 5 to 9 pm. Winners will be announced at 7 pm during a short presentation. Please come support the students and faculty for this exciting evening and throughout the month of March. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

Please join us Friday, February 28th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Rebecca Ryan. It will be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

Artist Statement

I try to capture instantaneous expressions of energy and emotion through the use of vivid color and vaguely abstract forms. Inspirations are many and varied and range from music, literature and poetry, scents, and sights, to the unique quality or feel of relationships and experiences encountered on my journey through Life. Each image has its basis in my own personal experiences, but I have delighted in learning what others see and experience when viewing them. Art, whatever it is, seems to me to involve a strange dance of reflection and interaction between the artist, the creation, and the viewer. 

 

Artist Biography

A Kansas native, Rebecca Ryan has lived in Lawrence since 1970. Her formal education includes a B.A. in French Language and Literature, and an M.S. in Computer Science.  She has been painting for 20 years, guided and encouraged by several friends with formal training and degrees in Fine Art. Rebecca recently retired from a 30-year career in technology. She is enjoying the opportunity to take formal art classes where she is exploring new perspectives and opportunities. She is currently working with Digital Imaging through classes at Johnson County Community College. This is her first showing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

 

Little Itchings

Andrew Burkitt

Andrew Burkitt was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1977 and grew up in the surrounding suburbs. The rolling landscape of Kansas made a deep impression on Burkitt and continues to inspire his artwork.  In 2012 he received his MFA in printmaking from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at The University of Georgia.  His current studio practice includes the ongoing development of his drawing skill and the ever-challenging practice of printmaking. He currently resides in the beautiful city of Lawrence, Ks.

 

 

 

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.)

*look for the green awnings

http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

February Final Friday

February 28, 5-9 pm

Make More Love closing party

The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts.  Join us for an intimate evening of variations on the theme of love.  Featuring visual art from an array of Lawrence artists with music by Adam of the Universe, Plains, and Invisible Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORE:FORM (512 E. 9th St.)

“Random Expressions”

Photography by Marciana Derrico Vequist

 

 

 

 

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Art Makes Winter Warmer”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens February 28 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through March 25, 2014
 

Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years.  She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals.  She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.  Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area.  www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

 

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists’ advocate, living in Lawrence.  Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads.  Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002).  Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections.  Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988).  Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years.  She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.  www.laurieculling.com, www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since.  Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis.  Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations.  She has exhibited her work locally and regionally.  Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections.  Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists.  www.dianhauser.com

 

LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS  During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.  Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure.  Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots.  Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years.  She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.replaylounge.com

 

6 pm: Fox & The Bird (TX)/Sunflower Colonels

10 pm: Video Ranger (NE)/Lazy (KC)/CS Luxem

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

 

 

 

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

 

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm February 28th
Featuring Artwork from several local artists.
Live music during Final Friday.
Refreshments provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIMEE’S CAFE’ & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Courage, Confidence, and Character: Girl Scouting in Lawrence

Final Friday Reception: 6 until 8 pm

Free

 

 

 

 

 

ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

 

ECOBOUTIQUO
earth friendly fashion gallery
NOW OPEN!!
1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs
OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00
and by appointment- 785.979.6929
offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled,
handmade, art. jewelry, accessories,
some vintage, some thrift,
and some things unexpected.

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Cider Gallery Fine Arts is proud to present:

Recent Works by Eliza Bullock and Molly Murphy

Opening reception from 5 until 9 pm

 

Eliza Bullock Statement and Bio:

Bio 

I received a BFA from Ohio University in Graphic Design in 1995. After graduating I moved to San Francisco and worked as a designer in the publishing industry. It was the dawn of streamlined, computer-generated design and production. I was, however, missing my connection with fine art and with creating things that had a more tactile, textural quality. I began making monotypes in 2000 through a series of classes and workshops in San Francisco. In 2002 I moved to Florence, Italy where I participated in an intensive monotype workshop where I further developed my skills and passion for printmaking. After returning to the United States, I further pursued that passion while continuing to work as a designer. It wasn’t until moving to Lawrence, KS in 2009, where I became aware of the Lawrence Arts Center and its John Talleur Print Studio, that I was finally able to turn my art making into a more primary focus. Now I work in printmaking, mixed media and photography. I find that each discipline enhances the other. I live and work at my home in Lawrence, KS.

 

Artist Statement

I am an artist based in Lawrence, KS. Born and raised in New York City, I grew up surrounded by the noisy texture and richly layered dichotomy of the city and its inhabitants. There is an alluring tension of extremes there which has become an essential part of the work I make. 

I create abstract works on paper utilizing techniques of monotype, chine collé, collage, assemblage, drawing, painting, pastels and stitching. Monotype, unlike other printmaking methods, is a process through which only one unique print can be made. Each print is one-of-a-kind. I begin by creating monotype prints and layer into them with additional techniques and materials to complete each piece. 

My process is very fluid. I never know what I am going to create until I begin. It is then that my conversation with the piece begins. It is a dynamic, evolving exchange between myself and the work until it reaches resolution. I believe each piece should offer the viewer an ever-changing experience that presents something new with each view. It is my hope that my work speaks to the viewer on a very personal level and that it connects with their deepest emotions, as it does for me.

 

Molly Murphy Statement and Bio:

 

“My work embraces the inextricable links between art and science, and investigates memory as it relates to the lines between the two. Something of an autodidact, my studies – or life for that matter – has never taken on a conventional order. My work tends to incorporate the studies of neuroscientists and researchers in the fields of computational cognitive psychology, neural processing and memory, along with sometimes nearly parallel pursuits by Buddhists, transcendental meditation and intuitive healers. I find myself unable to separate the knowable from the unknowable in my work, and accept that the mere act of creating a piece is an act of memory.

I have completed series around these themes, all with a focus on memory – be it physical, neurological, collective, intuitive, projected – for Baker University, BNIM Architects, as Visual Artist in Residence in Seaside, Florida and numerous group and solo shows. At this moment, I see all of this as a scratch on the surface of a subject that has such fluidity that I may follow it for the rest of my life with every moment offering new intrigue.”

 

Molly Murphy serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center, serves as Coordinator for Final Fridays, Art Coordinator for The Bourgeois Pig and Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar.  She previously served on the Board of the Percolator Lawrence, created and designed the Project-based Residency program at the Lawrence Arts Center, and was a co-founder of dotdotdot artspace and member of Fresh Produce Art Collective and SeedCo Studios resident artist. She works out of an old warehouse studio in the Crossroads Kansas City, Missouri where she can often be found pacing around the city sidewalks with a cup of YJ’s coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.seedcostudios.com

 

6 until 9 pm

 

Open studios by resident artists:

Michaela Carmen
Jessica Rold
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie

Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dana Olson
Dani Ramirez

Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Ryan Storck
David Titterington

Naomi Welch
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Whatever Forever Tapes

 

 

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

www.seedcostudios.com
www.freshproduceartcollective.com
whatevertapes.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

 

MARLA’S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

 

Marla Jackson
Quilter Textile Historian

Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District

Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson.  Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth.  With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com

 

Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts.  Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson’s personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.

 

Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

 

Brand new Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs.  Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

“Ink on Paper” by Wyatt Rogers, a printer by trade, an artist by birth

“I have always loved art in every form. I see art as a form of expressing one’s view of themselves and their perception of reality. Everyone sees life differently, but can relate to others thru similar experiences. My hope is that my art will connect with others and allow you to see what I see.

Art is made to express an emotion that is shared by all. A piece can say something so powerful to someone that they want to possess it. Connecting thru art on an emotional level is what inspires me.”

                                                                                                                              Wyatt Rogers

The art form Wyatt Rogers uses is an ink blot style on paper, canvass or glass. His work truly incorporates his fine talent for color combinations. Each piece of work is unique, beautiful and enticing.

Wyatt is the father of four sons and Iwig Dairy produces milk. So we have decided to inspire kids by engaging them in artwork. We will have non-toxic, water soluble paints available for kids to try their own talents at ink blot art. Art pieces may remain at the store on exhibit for others to see.

So come see the inspirations Wyatt speaks of while you sample the healthiest local milks from the Iwig Family Dairy. Bring the kids and treat them (and yourself) to an ice cream cone! The store will be open until 9:00pm and features all healthy local foods from local farmers.

 

 

 

 

 





January 31st Map of Final Friday Venues

30 01 2014

Printable poster: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nke76aj2ukwzrzl/finalfridaysmapjan2014.pdf

finalfridaysmapdec2013





Final Friday Events for January 31st, 2014

27 01 2014

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank

Matt Pryor

With Ghosty, Obi

940 LIVE concert series

Doors at 7, show at 8

$10 + service fee

Sometimes Matt Pryor makes very loud music with The Get Up Kids. Sometimes he makes very quiet music by himself. This special hometown event is like nothing he’s ever attempted before. Backed by a rogue orchestra of horns and strings (and many other things), this one time only event is his most ambitious. “it’s looking like we’re going to have about 20 performers on Friday,” says Pryor, “This is something that I’ve always wanted to do.” Kansas City’s own Ghosty will not only be playing their own set but also joining Pryor as part of his show. Starting the evening will be local up and comers Obi who are definitely worth coming early for. This performance is sponsored by Free State Brewing Company, Love Garden Sounds, O’Connor Company, Inc., Piller Family Foundation.

Creative Observer

William S. Burroughs

The Lawrence Arts Center will present an exhibition of William Burroughs’ art and collections titled “Creative Observer” from January 17 thru March 2. The exhibition will include works from many periods of his life. This multimedia experience will provide insight into Burroughs’ prolific creative energy as well as revealing his ideas on observing art and people. Included in this exhibit will be collaborative works with such artists as Brion Gysin, Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Cobain, Keith Haring, and George Condo, among others. February 5 will mark the 100th birthday of Burroughs. There are a variety of programs that surround this exhibit. Check website for details.

Tom Moore

Solo Exhibition

January 31 – March 30

Tom Moore’s life has been filled with both the compulsion to create and obstacles that have forced him to devise alternative ways to fulfill that urge. He always wanted to become an artist (or, possibly a superhero, as his early inspiration was cartoons and comic books). Moore trained formally at the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, where he honed his skills in painting and learned to silkscreen. In 1994, at the age of 50, Moore developed Parkinson’s disease and other serious health issues, and by 2003 he was forced to give up painting. Tom is still compelled to create, and his casual sketches on the backs of envelopes and scrap paper have continued to flow. Ironically, episodes in the hospital and rehabilitation settings have offered him uninterrupted blocks of time to focus on making these sketches.

This exhibition will include a large variety of drawings and sketches in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Antecedent Gallery curated by Roger Shimomura.

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

Drifters by the Moonlight

9 pm until midnight

$2 wells on special and a $2 cover

DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

Works by Joanne Renfro

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKTIQUE (4 E. 7th)

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.thebottlenecklive.com

This month’s Final Friday at The Bottleneck, Lawrence’s Rock and Roll historical music venue will feature local artists Thomas Richmond and Trenton Lee Tiemeyer.

Richmond is a young artist influenced by both pop art and street art. He studied fine art printmaking at KU, where he created a 35-foot stencil mural in Hashinger Hall’s on the KU campus. Richmond has also completed two additional full-scale wall murals and owns his own clothing company named Omen & Arrow.

Trenton Lee Tiemeyer is a Lawrence-based poet, artist, and photographer, who finds his subjects while traveling for a living. Obsessed with all things abandoned and dilapidated, he scours the backroads of America in search of yesterday.

Along with the artwork of Thomas Richmond and Trenton Lee Tiemeyer, The Bottleneck will provide appetizers. It is located in the heart of the Lawrence Cultural District at 737 New Hampshire St. (www.thebottlenecklive.com)

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

MARK FEIDEN

“This is a good country –much better in many respects than the Fatherland. The vine-clad hills of the old country are not so rich as the rocky hills of Wabaunsee County.” –Sebastian Nehring, Feiden ancestor, Kansas pioneer.

Mark Feiden is a sixth-generation Kansan with pioneer roots in Wabaunsee and Reno counties. Originally from Wichita, Mark began exploring the back roads of Kansas as an alternative to the Turnpike while attending the University of Kansas during the early 1980’s. What began as a diversion soon became a dedication–to the sharing of “this… good country” through photography and other works. In 1997, Mark cofounded The Konza Press with the express mission of promoting the people, places and rich history of Kansas through the work of native artists and photographers.

Mark, whose images have appeared in numerous publications, has coauthored four books on Kansas. His most recent title, “The Flint Hills,” combines his photographs with an essay by well-known Kansas writer, cowboy and Flint Hills historian Jim Hoy.

Mark holds two degrees from the University of Kansas where he as also taught as a Guest Lecturer. In addition to photography and publishing, Mark consults as a Graphic, Interaction and Information Designer. For the last three years, Mark has been partnered with Louis Copt in operation of the Copt/Feiden Gallery—a “pop-up” space in downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I suppose that my images are “art” insofar as they succeed in communicating my deep and abiding affection for the plains landscape–one that is subtle yet complex, forever changing and inextricably linked to the weather. My work, however, was born and continues to be centered not so much on a desire to express, but rather to document and share.

There also exists in my work a certain genealogical motivation. The Kansas landscape, timeless in a way, is the common thread that laces together 152 years and four sides of my family. As I drive a rolling Flint Hills road or stand overlooking a hay meadow, I imagine that I am enjoying very much the same view as my grandfather and his grandfather before him. My sense of self is somehow interwoven with the landscape, and photography has provided not only the means for sharing, but also the excuse for continued exploration–both inward and outward.

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

Works by Carolyn Whitaker-Collins

Opening: January 31st, 6-9 p.m

Coffeeshop:

“Only A Mother Would Love”

Ceramic Mug Series

From Carolyn:

40 Cups out of a series of 100, part conceptual exercise, part creative therapeutic outlet. High fire white stoneware and the fame favored four glazes used in various combinations, including a salt glaze, which provides some of the more spectacular surface detail.

The handles of the mugs in the series of gestural shapes, simple, emblematic. Part figurative, part abstract,championing the ugly-beautiful, the un-heroic side of visual freedom- a flower, a question mark, a clef.

I try to create deliberately rough-hewn hand-made, witty and accessible imagery as well as Utilitarian objects – a vessel one can introduce into ones’ actual living space.

Tactile, playful, undermining conventional expectation, I hope you enjoy irreverent approach.

Bar:

“Evoke”

My artwork takes a critical view of womens’ issues – social, political and cultural. In my work I also deconstruct the idea of self through fairy tails, specific poetry and the subconscious. My work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces.

While I use a variety of materials and processes in each work my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between all of the images they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through subject matter. The subject matter of each piece determines the materials and the layers of the work.

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Gallery will be featuring artists Liza MacKinnon and Suzanne Perry for this month’s Final Friday Art Walk. Traditional Irish band Dorian’s Wheel will be here, and there will be snacks and beverages at Phoenix Gallery, as well as downstairs at Essential Goods.

Liza MacKinnon, of MacKomics Studio, is a local artist working in a variety of mediums, as well as teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center and Lawrence Public Library. She has been Phoenix Gallery’s January featured artist for three years in a row, launching Valentine-Making Season in Final Friday style. Liza has one splendid daughter and two crazed Boston Terriers. She will be demonstrating an audience participation activity: burnt organza (candle, pre-cut organza, and a shish-kebob skewers). She will bring a new collection of rings made with this technique, as well as other valentine-themed products.

The other well-known Lawrence artist for the evening will be Suzanne Perry. Many of you may know her by the glass block night lights throughout the Gallery. Each light is unique, and Suzanne designs each light to be functional, yet whimsical. From a beautiful lotus to regal cats, these art pieces will make your home glow with warmth. You may also have seen her Glowblock lamps on the pages of national publications including, Femail Creations, The Wireless Catalog, and After5Catalog. She will also feature new work for Valentine’s Day.

Dorian’s Wheel is a traditional Irish band from Lawrence, Kansas, made up of three multi-talented, professional musicians: Kelly Bohling (fiddle, vocals), Chris Bohling (bodhrán, vocals, mandolin), and Leslie Jabara (harp, vocals, bouzouki, tin whistle). The band performs driving instrumental jigs and reels, stirring ballads, and rollicking songs. The ensemble plays a collection of traditional instruments not usually heard in the typical pub band.

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Underground will feature artists Mary Brooks and Brett Allen for January’s Final Friday Art Walk.

Mary Brooks’ acrylic paintings, in which she utilizes nontraditional application methods and tools to capture the intensity of light, color, and pattern in the world around us, have been aptly described as “organic.” A native of East St. Louis, Illinois, Mary is a long-time Lawrence resident who gains her inspiration from her frequent travels exploring the American southwest, particularly the wide-open vistas of west Texas and the mountains, canyons, and rivers of northern New Mexico. When she is not painting, she works as a scholarly book indexer, a profession that requires intense focus and attention to detail. These are also the skills she applies in her imaginative and luminous paintings, which invite viewers to recast their frameworks of sight and memory.

Brett Allen is a Kansas City native and has been active in many fields of art and design for nearly 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting. Allen’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently he has a sculpture in the Lawrence Downtown Sculpture Exhibition on display at 9th and Vermont. The current subject matter of his work is based on a series of personal events and relationships boiled down to a single image or symbol. Brett typically works in painting with a variety of mixed media, incorporating abstract imagery and found object materials as a base for the painting. Inspired by a certain form of repetition, he started using his symbols as stencils to recreate this repetition.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Opening Reception for Maryanna Stark Adelman | Familiar/Unexpected

Artist Statement

Familiar/Unexpected

When asked, is that a painting or a drawing? I answer, I don’t know. It begins as a drawing, with water soluble pencils and crayons. Then, during the process of seeing and editing, water is added and in that instant, it becomes a painting. Is that a landscape? Well, yes. However, it’s also a portrait, of sorts. In the process of painting the public landscape, life interrupts and the once anonymous place markers of trees, birds, houses and other objects begin to tell a story.

Artist Biography

Raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, Maryanna Stark Adelman received a BA in Theatre from Baker University before earning a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. After teaching high school art and theatre she returned to school and earned her MA in Printmaking and Painting from University of Missouri, Kansas City. Maryanna continues her intaglio (etching) printing through the HandPrint Press at UMKC and paints from her home studio. She has exhibited in the Kansas City area at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Late Show Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, UMKC Gallery of Art and the Thornhill Art Gallery. Currently, Maryanna teaches drawing at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and is a visiting artist for Kansas City Young Audiences. Maryanna lives with her family in Kansas City, Missouri. More of her work may be seen at maryannaadelman.com.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Jessica Jagerson is a 30ish mother of two, married for 15 years, almost college graduate. As a small business owner she lives her life on the delicate edge of fast-paced and out of control. Her greatest relief from the high-energry, high-stress life she leads is the act of creation. Sometimes it’s as simple as baking a cake, but where she truly finds peace is in front of a canvas.

Painting is her escape and as such the images she creates are full of color, romantic ideas, and relaxed thought. Her work often centers around the ideal; The utopian idea of an object rather than the naturally flawed object itself. The perfectly formed flower, or a day perfectly spent are often topics of her work. Nevertheless, her paintings should not be considered vapid. In fact, she lures the viewer in with her colorful and lively imagery only to puzzle them and engage their minds with carefully chosen titles that are meant to open the conversation between the viewer and the image.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

jesse gray :: new blue moon

high noon. down town. old black. new lows. whip lash. wrist bones. no wiggle room . blue notes. hard times. fish scales. red nosed. hats off. go team. ain’t no thing.

opening reception from 6 until 9 pm

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.)

*look for the green awnings

http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

Make More Love:

Let’s get it on.

The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate evening of variations on the theme of love. Featuring visual art and live performances from an array of Lawrence artists.

Opening Friday, January 31, 5-9 pm

6:30 Poetry performance by Karen Roberts

7:00 Love stories by Dan Ward

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

The Saga Begins”

Brand new Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District will be having its grand opening on Friday, January 31st from 5-9 as part of Final Fridays. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

“Art & Love, Hand in Hand”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, LaurieCulling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens January 29 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through March 1, 2014


Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area.
www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists’ advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. www.laurieculling.com, www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. www.dianhauser.com

LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

Early Show:

6 pm until 9 pm

Fullbloods (KC) / My Oh My! (KC)

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

Photographs by Bill Snead

AIMEE’S CAFE’ & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

Exhibition on Elizabeth Miller Watkins Opens with Final Friday Celebration

Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ generous giving created and supported a number of social institutions that the city still enjoys. From scholarship halls to hospitals, the museum’s new exhibit, For the Good of All: Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ Community Philanthropy explores how Mrs. Watkins charitable gifts continue to benefit and impact the community today. The exhibit opens with a Final Friday celebration on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.

On January 21st, Elizabeth Miller Watkins would have celebrated her 153rd birthday. In honor of her contributions to the community and her birthday, the exhibit opening will be celebrated with a birthday party. The public is invited to enjoy this important community member’s birthday with cake and punch, and explore the exhibit that honors her contributions to Lawrence.

ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

ECOBOUTIQUO
earth friendly fashion gallery
NOW OPEN!!
1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs
OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00
and by appointment- 785.979.6929
offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled,
handmade, art. jewelry, accessories,
some vintage, some thrift,
and some things unexpected.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

Mummies Are Sitting Ducks

Opening Reception: FINAL FRIDAY. January 31st 5 – 9PM
Artist Panel Discussion: February 4th, 7 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 31 – Feb. 27th, 2014

This exhibition seeks to find veins of contemporized influence in art from the great American Beat writer William S. Burroughs. If the exhibition pays homage to WSB it is not out of imitation, or reverence but rather through an extension of consciousness and a spirit of innovation, willingness to hallucinate, to think unabashedly, and perhaps cultivate an estrangement from contemporary norms.

“Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact”

-William S. Burroughs

Burroughs’ words of advice become impossible to ignore, uplifting to read and devour, clanging occasionally at a decibel to loud to hear. Most artists are at the skirts, like shaman dwelling at the edge of the village, every so often one shaman comes along that can undeniable speak to every artist with telepathic clarity, Burroughs is that shaman. His influence at this point is so prophetic and wide spread that it can hardly be traced back to the source, like a dither of magic, and a spell of untethered permission.

I see painting as an evocative magic, and there must always be a random factor in magic, one, which must be constantly changed and renewed.”

-William S. Burroughs

The artists selected for this exhibition are pushing change forward, willing it with magic and images. Fifteen artists were selected for this show, coming from near and far, but leaning heavily on this region that William called home, in the end Happy 100th Birthday Mr. Burroughs, we offer not accolades and mouthy gifts but a mantel of change and a walk into the unknown.

Artists include:

Tom Reed, Aaron Storck, David Ford, Archie Scott Gobber, Craig Roper, Midwest Pressed, Jaimie Warren, Linda Lighton, Peregrine Honig, Randy Regier, Angie Christensen, Philip Heying, Miki Baird, Nina Katchadourian, Robert Dale Anderson, Michael Krueger, Wayne Propst and William S. Burroughs.

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.seedcostudios.com

6 until 9 pm

Open studios by resident artists:

Michaela Carmen
Jessica Rold
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie

Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dana Olson
Dani Ramirez

Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Ryan Storck
David Titterington

Naomi Welch
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Whatever Forever Tapes

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

www.seedcostudios.com
www.freshproduceartcollective.com
whatevertapes.bandcamp.com

MARLA’S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

Marla Jackson
Quilter Textile Historian

Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District

Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson.  Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth.  With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the new Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com

Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts.  Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson’s personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.

Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. Her gallery will soon become a teaching laboratory where she will begin to teach the art of creative story quilting, doll making, fabric design and printing, handbags and accessory creations. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

The January 31 Lawrence Art Party will feature the amazing Lawrence band, L A FAHY and the Argyle SKY, with as many as 20 artists and artisans showing their art for your enjoyment. We’ll have paintings, sculpture, photography, and more!

We’ll start at 5:30, with refreshments and art, Papa Kenos pizza will be delivered at 7:00, and L A FAHY and the Argyle SKY will take the stage shortly thereafter.

Come on down and have a great time!

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)

Arts & Technologies of Early Peoples”

Willow and Redbud Stick Basketry, bone tools, brain-tanned buckskin and other aboriginal tools replicated by Marty Falkenstien.

Basketry is the oldest form of art, predating pottery in our evolution as Homo Sapiens Sapiens; and it belongs to women. Tap into your own DNA and familiarize yourself with women’s and men’s survival tools and everyday works of art used by early peoples. Touch the deer hide transformed into suede-like buckskin, hold the elk handle and obsidian blade tool used to scrape the hair from the deer skin, marvel at the technology that weaves and twines sticks into useful baskets. These works of art are three dimensional and real.

Marty Falkenstien has over 20 years experience and influence by California Indian co-workers and friends, as a cultural interpreter in the National Park Service and as Director of Education at the Marin Museum of the American Indian in California. She now manages the first local foods market in Lawrence operated by the healthiest best tasting dairy in this part of the world, Iwig Family Dairy from Tecumseh.

Come honor the incredible artful skills of peoples in past times while you sample the healthiest local milks and ice cream skills of today from the Iwig Family Dairy. The store will be open until 9:00pm and features all healthy local foods from local farmers.

OTHER FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN LAWRENCE

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS ART & DESIGN BLDG.

The Middle: Photo-Based Works by Artists Living in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Public Reception for the Artists: Friday, January 31st 5-7pm

Exhibition Dates January 21 – February 7th
University of Kansas Art and Design Building.

Some of us are from other places, some of us have lived in the middle our entire lives, some of us were born in the middle and returned because it is where we feel at home or because we found work. Many of us make pictures in the middle and many of us travel the country or the world to make compelling photographs.  This eclectic exhibition features a wide variety of approaches to the medium of photography.

Jeff Rich will exhibit photographs from his recent monograph Watershed.  Larry Schwarm, best known for his iconic images of the burning Konza prairie, will exhibit new work. MaryDorsey Wanless, Adam Dienst-Scott, Emma Powell and Larry Gawel will exhibit images made using alternative and experimental photographic processes. This exhibition features recent work by notable photographers from throughout the region.

Artists:
Gloria Baker Feinstein – MO
Daniel Coburn – KS
Bryon Darby – KS
Adam Dienst-Scott – NE
Deanna Dikeman – MO
Dana Fritz – NE
Larry Gawel – NE
Phillip Heying – KS
Shreepad Joglekar – KS
Joe Johnson – MO
Luke Jordan – KS
Priya Kambli – MO
Adam Long – MO
Emma Powell – IA
Jeff Rich – IA
Travis Shaffer – MO
Mike Sinclair – MO
Lara Shipley – KS
Larry Schwarm – KS
MaryDorsey Wanless – KS

 

ALVAMAR COUNTRY CLUB DINING ROOM (1809 Crossgate Dr.)

Works by Lu Vaccaro

Reception from 5 until 9 pm





Final Friday, December 27th, Map of Venues

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