September 26th Final Friday Map

25 09 2014

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September 26th Final Friday Events

23 09 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, September 26th, 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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

 

Paper|Plate

A ceramics and drawing group exhibition

Curated by Kyla Strid

September 26 – November 8

This exhibition features a plate and drawing from over 30 artists from various parts of the United States.  The artists included in this exhibition represent some of the best and brightest ceramic artists today.

 

Russell Wrankle

New Work

September 26 – November 8

Sculptor Russell Wrankle from Toquerville Utah will be exhibiting his newest works.  His current series is a personal narrative that utilizes familiar animal figures.  Russell’s work has been shown in galleries around the United States.  He is currently Assistant Professor at Southern Utah University.

 

Art Beat

Cottonwood’s retirement and enrichment services annual art show & sale

September 26, 5-9.  September 27, 10-noon.

This exhibit features artworks made by Lawrence’s Cottonwood retirees.  The Lawrence Arts Center and Cottonwood Inc. have partnered for many years with classes and exhibits.  This annual show is a must see!

 

David Vertačnik

Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014

August 29 – October 4

For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art.  His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe.

                       

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Final Friday Reception:

Works by Teresa Treanor

 

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

 

SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

 

Painting on the Street!

Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 E. 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

 

September 26thth Final Friday Artist Bio:

Connita Fitzpatrick is a self-described creative individual. Most of her education was as a graphic designer.

 

Her work consists of multimedia and cross-media visuals. Her passion is to create visuals, no matter what the materials are.

 

She likes to do everything from painting with acrylics to building rolling carts. Her project focus is on the environment, the community, and education.

 

When she is not painting, she freelances forwww.sheamediaco.com and other design groups, translating web content from English to Spanish (vise-versa), and being an aunt to her two year-old niece. Her blog can be found at: 22tutus.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

el dopa presents double take

 

an insight on reflection and abstract views.

 

rebecca dreyfus photographer and videographer

 

http://rebeccadreyfus.me/

 

matthew j asbury figurative painter

 

https://www.facebook.com/mjasbury

 

live preformance by

jake crawford

 

doors at 4 over at 9

 

free to get in.

 

 

 

 

 

SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

Clint Ricketts

 

Clint Ricketts is a printmaker, painter, and teacher currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2010 and has taught design and printmaking courses at Emporia State, Washburn University and Missouri Western State University. Clint’s art has been exhibited locally at galleries including The Wonder Fair, The H and R Block Art Space, The Kansas City Art Institute, and The Invisible Hand Gallery and as a participant in the Kansas City Collection. Clint’s work has also been seen nationally and internationally in the publication New American Paintings and in galleries including the International Print Center of New York, OK Mountain of Austin, Texas, the Coyne Gallery of The University of Syracuse and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

<<. Rhythmic Flow. >>

Works by Lisa Doffing

 

Statement from the Artist:

The images that are expressed in my paintings emerge naturally from the process. I begin by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and apply alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images will catch my eye, and I build on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world– like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself– are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level.

 

I have been blind in my right eye from birth and am legally blind in my good eye, which is correctable; and I have studied the neuro-plasticity of the brain and how other senses become stronger as result.  That is why I emphasize my love of music, movement, tactile sensation (because most of it is finger painting), and intuition especially. The images emerge like magic, and I am always thrilled to be able to discover more and more “hidden” images and messages  as the light changes through the day and night as it plays on the paintings– or as each viewer sees something new. Painting has changed my life, and my only hope is to share the love of color, discovery, and the natural world with others.

 

Artist Bio:

I grew up in Wichita. I have degrees in Human Development and Family
Life and English from KU and KSU. I began my lifelong commitment to the arts through piano, flute, and voice lessons and competitions. In college, I worked in the KU Arts Department for many years, and began drawing and painting with my
roommates and friends who were studying Fine Arts. I began to take a few
drawing and art classes in my early twenties as a result of their encouragement. I do not have formal training in art, yet I have had years of exposure through my work with KU Art and Design, friends, and close associations over the years.
I enjoy singing, painting, and photographing natural settings. Aside from visual arts and music, I love to write. I have been working on stories about my travels across the U.S. and Europe, and I have been encouraged to submit my writing for publication by a well renowned author. I continue to write stories for children –for picture books–and submit them for publication. I would love to both write and illustrate picture books.

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

Harry and the Potters & À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés (cd release show)

LIVE On the Wonder Fair Secret Patio

September 26, 7:00-9:00pm

 

This Final Friday, visit Wonder Fair’s newly renovated secret outdoor patio for two free shows by local Lawrence theme/art bands: Harry and the Potters, singing about the trials and tribulations of growing up a wizard orphan world-savior, and À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés, singing the sorrows of a life spent pulling prints. Fans of books, or just the printed word, rejoice!

 

7:00pm– Harry and the Potters

8:00pm– À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés

 

Meanwhile, In the Wonder Fair Gallery:

 

Daria Tessler: World Without Us.

September 26 through October 26, 2014 (Open Daily)

 

Longtime Wonder Fair favorite Daria Tessler will be our featured artist in the gallery September 26-October 26, displaying original watercolors that expand upon her super-saturated, hyper-strange screen-printed universe. Tessler’s work illustrates her whimsical answer to one of humankind’s most vain and vulnerable questions: what will become of the “World Without Us,” when humans no longer roam and excessively zone the earth? In Tessler’s view, an ecosystem of abandoned plastics and unchecked natural growth will become the fantastical infrastructure of a wondrous new society.

 

An illustrator, prolific printmaker, and voracious consumer of sci-fi/fantasy books and science podcasts, Tessler is always finding new ways to press against the elastic boundary that divides creatures of pure fantasy from those that are stranger than fiction.  We invite you to join us this October to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Tessler’s original watercolors, which often serve as the inspiration for her more widely-known and highly affordable screenprints.

 

About the Artist:

Born in Finland and raised in Los Angeles, Daria Tessler currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she draws and screenprints characters of all shapes and sizes who adventure through jumbled, mysterious worlds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Gallery welcomes artists Sophia Compton, Rhoda Powers, and Cindy Oliver this month. We will have desserts and breads from Wheatfields Bakery and samples of teas from exotic beverage lounge, Mana Bar. Darrell Lea will provide music.

 

Rhoda Powers lives and creates in Parkville, MO and has been a full time mixed media artist in the metropolitan Kansas City area over the past several years. Always looking for ways to differentiate herself, you will find much of her work highly textured and dimensional. Working with clients to bring their ideas into reality is one of her favorite things to do, and Rhoda often has the opportunity to collaborate with other talented artists in the area to create the perfect piece.

 

As a Lawrence textile artist, it is painting that makes Sophia Compton’s heart sing. Although she has worked in a variety of media in the S. F. Bay area the past 30 years, her focus is wearable art. A few years ago she transferred her love of watercolor to silk, which is the only fabric that lends itself to watercolor effects. There is something about taking a piece of white cloth and filling it with color! Some of her pieces can be hung like 2-D art, but silks that one can wear gives her more opportunities to see them continually being enjoyed by people.

 

Cindy Oliver is a mixed-media artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Following a jewelry class that introduced her to wire for beading, she discovered its potential as a 3-dimensional line for drawing/sculpting and connecting objects. She is intrigued with found objects and their innate mystery, and connects these with wire to create art that sparks the imagination of the viewers. Her whimsical style and expressiveness is inspired by nature and human nature, and is also a way to meditatively work out ideas and issues in daily life.

 

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 is excited to have Becky Drager here for this month’s Final Friday Art Walk. Topeka artist Becky Drager graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA degree majoring in graphic design. In 2011, after 20 years of working in the graphics field, Becky returned to her home state of Kansas and began painting full time.

From Becky: “Preparing for my first solo show, Prairie Structures: Natural and Man-made, has been an exciting journey of capturing the beauty of our Kansas prairie and the structures that mostly go unnoticed as we live our daily lives. Inspired by my Topeka Building series where I did paintings of historic buildings and landmarks, I decided I wanted to take this successful idea and expand on it to include hidden gems that can be found throughout our urban and rural backyards. This new endeavor took me down miles and miles of Kansas’ country roads as I looked for those quaint historic main streets, stone buildings, modern and old windmills, grain elevators, cows and more. These paintings are meant to inspire the viewer to see the ordinary and what we take for granted in a new way by bringing them into the foreground of our lives. Using super-saturated colors and a modern graphic look, I make the native limestone, brick, metal or animals pop with energizing life by injecting the painting with inspirational color that enhances the beauty of the object whether it is natural or man-made. My hope is that these works of art excite the viewer to explore and see our country roots and fall in love with the urban and rural beauty of our historic downtowns, silos, roads, and natural ecosystem because these Prairie Structures are what make us truly Kansans.”

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Jeannette Bryant

 

Please join us Friday, September 26th at the opening reception for artist Jeannette Bryant of Another Girl for Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence! We are excited to welcome her back for another Final Friday at Essential Goods. Her work will be up through the month of October.

 

About The Artist

Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant of Another Girl is a life-long Kansan. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Jeannette fell in love with Lawrence while attending the University of Kansas. After living three years in Holton while teaching at the high school, she returned to Lawrence and taught English and Journalism at Eudora High for 29 years. She retired in 2010 has been enjoying making jewelry and prints when she isn’t napping.

 

Much of Jeannette’s artwork is designed on the computer and then enhanced and transferred to mat board or wood. Her creations include jewelry, plaques, ornaments, and collages. She also designs party and wedding invitations, birth announcements, and stationery.

 

One of Jeannette’s favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). Her work is often described as whimsical, funny, or just plain bizarre. Your call.

 

Jeannette is a participant in the annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work has also been featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and the Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She has had her work at Essential Goods for over two years.

 

Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe. Her daughter Chelsea also lives in Lawrence and is her best critic and biggest fan.

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Ramon Valdez

Ramon Valdez paints with every color he can find, whether it’s in nature or not, from portraits to pages torn from imaginary children’s books, hoping to elevate the medium past the preconceived notions of what people think watercolor is.  His images try to express that watercolor is not a quiet and muted thing, but a vibrant and loud medium that screams to be noticed. His work has been exhibited in galleries locally and nationally.

Growing up in Garden City, Kansas, Ramon uses the influences of a small-town upbringing, story-telling, and music to infuse his paintings with life. The artist currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas.

His work can be previewed at fwordsart.see.me and http://www.fwordsart.tumblr.com

 

 

 

 

 

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

 

Wendy Kim-Luellen and Melissa Parsons share a philosophy that fabrics used everyday should be beautiful and a little luxury makes everything better. They partnered to form Made to Wear Accessories, specializing in one-of-a-kind items that convey this philosophy. Wendy makes scarves and cowls using a combination of machine and hand knitting techniques. Melissa makes handwoven and dyed scarves. Their collection uses Merino wool, cashmere, silk, alpaca, mohair, and rayon chenille in classic designs that have to be worn to be appreciated. Whether you are looking for a warm layer to wear in a chilly office, an accent for a special-occasion outfit, or the final touch for a man’s dress coat, you’ll find it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

SeedCo Studios Group Show

SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, ‘outsider’ and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Photography by Ann Dean

 

“I take photos because I have to. It gives me a chance to savor the fleeing moments in life that we all take for granted’

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Percolator Little Library Dedication

 

We’ve erected our own monument devoted to literacy and information sharing. Join us this Final Friday to dedicate the Percolator’s Little Library and bring a book to add to the collection. Everyone who brings us a book will be entered to win lovely prizes supplied by our friends at the Raven Bookstore, Liberty Hall and Aimee’s Coffee House. The Print Show is up in the gallery and music on the patio will be provided by the very talented Dale Cordes of The King Devilles!

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography” by Marciana Vequist

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Harvest Art”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
September 26, 2014, Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through October 28, 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 (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

 

 

GRANADA THEATER (1020 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

Watkins Museum Celebrates KU’s Homecoming

 

On Friday, September 26th, join the Watkins Museum in celebrating the University of Kansas’ Homecoming. The public is invited to the museum from 6-8 PM during the KU Homecoming Parade and monthly Final Friday art walk. Stop by and enjoy photos of Homecoming celebrations from throughout KU’s history, gathered from the KU Archives. Pick up free buttons, refreshments, and caramel popcorn from The Mass Street Sweet Shoppe to complete the Homecoming experience!

 

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Watkins Museum, visit the museum website at www.watkinsmuseum.org or call 785-841-4109.  The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

Frauke Klatt: Journey

 

The Cider Gallery is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership of the sister cities, Lawrence and Eutin, Germany, with an international exhibition “Frauke Klatt: Journey” This past July, three representatives from Lawrence visited an exhibition of Klatt’s work in Germany and were inspired to bring the artist to Lawrence to connect the two cities and educate Lawrence about this striking port city. Klatt’s textural pieces capture her sensations of life on the Baltic Sea and often her love of sailing.

In her solo exhibition, Frauke Klatt will show several of her large acrylic paintings that express her passion of sailing the sensations she feels on the Baltic Sea. The motifs Klatt uses are often reduced to outlines of sailboats, against the light glittering water and a bleak gray sky. She experiments with the relationship between sky and water, or sky and ground, often merging the two elements in a cubist manner. Klatt has had solo exhibitions in Dubai, London, Denia, Spain, Switzerland and Malta near the Mediterranean Sea. Her paintings have been shown in several museums and maritime galleries in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Spain.

 

Bio and Statement:

Frauke Klatt was born in Luebeck, Germany and educated at the Katharineum in Luebeck. She furthered her education at the University of Hamburg until 1980. Frauke has been an enthusiastic sailor for the last forty years, and has always been devoted to her own art as well as making art with her three sons.

 

Frauke Klatt has managed to integrate the impressions left by sailing and living near

the water in her paintings. The representations lie nestled between abstraction and realism. Despite the fact that she has often reduced the theme of sailing to the simple triangular form of a boat’s sail, her pictures are astonishingly explicit and complex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

Join us in celebrating our Final Fridays debut at our new location! Open Studios from 6-9, 720 E 9th street #2.

 

Music by DJ BARR and Whatever Forever.

Featuring resident artists:
Barrie Arachtingi
Jason Barr
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
Kyla Strid
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Whatever Forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULINARIA (512 E 9th St.)

 

Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Emily Parker & Leslie Kuluva

 

Culinaria Food and Wine is typically a catering company, but in addition to our monthly Wine Club, we’re now opening our doors on Final Fridays in a Pop-Up Restaurant/Art Gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space. We’ll be selling Chili – meat & veggie, Cornbread w/ Honey Butter, Clementine Vodka Cocktails, Free State/Boulevard or Domestic Beers, Water & Soda, and we’re featuring the art of local ladies Emily Parker and Leslie Kuluva. Their collaborative showing will be up throughout October and can be purchased at Final Friday September 26th, Wine Club on October 15th (with reservation), or by appointment.

Emily Parker is a local artist who paints all manner of lively, fun & unique figures and subject matter. Using bold colors and loose brushstrokes her pieces draw in the viewer and evoke a smile every time.

Leslie Kuluva is well known in town as the originator of the Lawrence F*cking Kansas goods. She uses screen print to produce nostalgia driven designs and commissioned posters that are both graphically appealing and wildly creative.

We asked the girls to collaborate for our Final Fridays September and we think it’s gonna be great! We’re located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

The September Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by The Heebie Jeebies, art, refreshments, and much more.

 

To celebrate our new Solar Awning, the first in Lawrence, The Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Good Energy Solutions are hosting a very exciting art installation, Art Under the Awning, by abstract Light Wizard Creator Andy Ward Smith.  You will have to see it to believe it!

 

Come enjoy our new visiting artists, displays by Lawrence Creates Makerspace members, food, refreshments, and much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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!

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY (500 Locust St.)

www.schaumburgphotography.com

 

Dolled Up

Emmalee Schaumburg will be showing a collection of prints from her new line of photography, Dolled Up, during her Grand Opening reception on Friday, September 26th. The featured collection for the evening will include whimsical Snow White inspired images. Pinups and boudoir images will be sprinkled throughout the show. Please stop by for a glass of wine or craft beer and browse the collection in her new studio located at 500 Locust Street in North Lawrence.

 

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg is a Lawrence-based portrait photographer and pinup artist. Her photography studio resides in the historic Lindley Building at the corner of 5th and Locust Street. Emmalee’s love for photography began in the dark room. Watching images and stories unfold in a pool of chemicals fascinated her, and she’s been addicted to the art of photographic storytelling ever since. Her latest passion is Cosplay photography, which brings fantasy characters to life creating original works of performance art with elaborate costumes and fanciful style. Specific types of Cosplay photography she enjoys is Steampunk and Fairytale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Play in the Mud”

 

Join us in welcoming to our community, artist and potter, Belinda Baker of Bare Tree Studios.

Belinda has always loved artistic endeavors and began at an early age with drawing and oil painting. Forever eager to try new things, she has also worked in stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and various other mediums through the years. Yet her love of pottery has never waned and she continues to enjoy creating new things. She has studied pottery through various college courses, private studio classes, and trips to see and be inspired by local pottery both nearby and abroad, and of course many hours of practice in her studio.

Though she loves to make decorative pieces for art’s sake, her current focus is primarily in wheel thrown and hand-built functional art often with a nod to the nature around us.

Come enjoy her clay creations while visiting the Iwig Dairy Local Foods Market in North Lawrence.

Iwig Family Dairy makes the best milk and ice cream in town, so come indulge. Kids will have a chance to play with clay and create their own piece of art and they get a free ice cream cone! Adults can sample Iwig Dairy products and other yummy local foods sold in the market. Everyone is invited to hear music in the lovely garden behind the store featuring a gorgeous waterfall and a fire ring. The performer will be confirmed on our Facebook. The store will be open until 9:00 pm, featuring the best dairy products available and other healthy foods from local farmers and producers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY AT KU

 

 

 

WOODRUFF AUDITORIUM AT THE KANSAS UNION

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

7:30 pm: meet and greet with FMS faculty, staff, alum and grad students

8 pm: movie followed by a conversation with Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala

In 1982, eleven-year-old Chris Strompolos asked twelve-year-old Eric Zala a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark? I’m playing Indiana Jones.”

 

It took seven years but they actually did it— A shot-for-shot, fully costumed recreation of Steven Spielberg’s $20 million blockbuster made in the back yards and basements of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Now considered a cult classic, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION epitomizes the perseverance and creative spirit behind fan filmmaking. As of 2014, Chris and Eric have shared this adventure in over 100 cinemas, universities, and film workshops around the world.

 

 

 





August Map of Venues

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Final Friday, August 29th, 2014

25 08 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, August 29th, 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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

                       

John Sebelius

Do You Know Who My father Is?!

Come see John’s newest works.  His exhibit explores college Greek culture and their presence in social media.

 

David Vertačnik

Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014

For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art.  His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe.  This final Friday will be the public’s first opportunity to see this exhibit.

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)

 

“La Galería de Springhill”

Presented at

The Springhill Suites by Marriott

 

Enjoy an evening with us, celebrating the rich tradition of the arts and culture of our own beautiful Lawrence, Kansas.

Treat yourself to an exhibition of some of the best Lawrence has to offer, and indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, served by our knowledgeable and gracious staff.

“La Galería de Springhill” will be presented from 5pm to 9pm in the Naismith Ballroom, on the second floor of the Springhill Suites by Marriott, located at 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044.  (785)841-2700 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lwcks-springhill-suites-lawrence/

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

 

Painting on the Street!

Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 East 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

Final Friday at the Bottleneck: August 29th, 2014:

El Dopa Presents: The Ladder Match

 

Erin Bratzler vs.

Karl Dean vs.

Jon Freeman

 

4pm to light’s out:

Buskers & Brats

Plus Musical Guests:

Ezekiel Rubottom

Oldfield Victory

Godzillionaire

 

 

 

 

 

SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)

 

Kathy Brecheisen

 

Most of my life I’ve lived and worked in rural Douglas County, Kansas, and among many things, I’m an Artist. In fact, I’ve been a mixed-media artist since early childhood.

Having experimented with a vast array of mediums, and mastering several, I seem to always fall back on my old favorites, acrylic and oil paint.

Most of my inspirations come from my home states natural scenic rolling hills, plants and animals. My passion for vibrant exciting colors, nature and life, allows me to creatively express who I am, where I’ve been and where I dream of going. To me, painting is magical and necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

A Kansas Fair Affaire

Brian Goodman

 

About the project-

For two years, I have traveled the state of Kansas, photographing
small town county fairs.  With a desire to see more of Kansas,
I drove over 4,000 miles, visiting towns in every corner of the
state.  Along this journey, I have made over 15,000 photographs
with the intended purpose of making a book.

These images are a small selection of what I think make small
town fairs truly unique, yet comfortably similar – hot summer
days, dusty rodeos, funnel cakes, Ferris wheels, parades, wide
open spaces, impending storms, neon-lit carnival rides,
and sunset skies.

A little about me…

I grew up in Warrensburg, MO, and earned a Bachelor’s degree
in photography from the University of Central Missouri.  I work
as a freelance photographer, living in Lawrence, KS with my
wife Jenna and my two dogs, Walter and Millie.

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

‘Kids-A-Bunga’

A Kids Art Show! Created and Curated by Kids!

Opening: Finals Fridays-August 29th

Early Show: 5-8 pm

 

Creative communities create creative children.

With more than fifteen kids showing artwork, ‘Kids-A-Bunga’ is a shining example of what the local youth of Lawrence is cookin’ up in the visual realm.

For the night of Final Fridays, Henry’s will turn the downstairs into a kids interactive playground.

Watermelon, paper collaborations and surf-themed balloons will be present along with endless amounts of sidewalk chalk.

Curated by Alicia Kelly (b. 1986) and Phoenix Rose (b. 2009), ‘Kids-A-Bunga’ is sure to keep This Final Fridays at Henry’s fresh and energetic.

 

Words about the show from the Co-Curator, Phoenix Rose:

“I feel happy about the show- I feel happy about balloon animals.I think ‘Kids-A-Bunga’ should have lots of decorations, balloon animals! Cat and dog ballon animals because two of my friends like those, just one unicorn balloon animal because I really love unicorns. Only dresses allowed to wear. There is one more thing: boys can only wear shorts and a shirt.” (These are only suggestions)

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Lawrence artist Angie Pickman will be here for the August Final Friday Art Walk, and two local and well-known ceramic artists, Kim Brooks and Dilesh Fernando, will collaborate for an installation. We will have music by Cucharada, and we will feature food that will be a preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week.

 

We are pleased to have Angie Pickman here at the gallery for Final Friday. Angie lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, KS, often operating under the moniker “Rural Pearl.” Her life philosophy revolves around achieving simplicity, winnowing away at all the things that are not needed so that the individual can be reduced to the rawest, purest being possible. Cutting paper is metaphorical for this—the cutting away of all that is unnecessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form.

 

Kim Brooks and Dilesh Fernando will collaborate to show work that is inspired by their lives and experiences. Kim is a local ceramics artist who, along with creating ceramic pieces and teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center, also works at the Phoenix Gallery! Kim will have an art installation of porcelain petals, inspired by the memories of her father and his love for his peonies, lilacs, impatiens, and dogwoods. Dilesh Fernando is a ceramic artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Mathematical proportions of the Golden Mean influence the function and aesthetics in Dilesh’s art. Fluid lines through surface decoration and glazes enhance the aesthetics, as well as enrich the tactile experience. He endeavors to create vessels for people to use in everyday life and continue to enjoy over the years. Dilesh and Kim’s installations are not to be missed!

 

Lawrence Restaurant Week is a feast for the senses. Taking place September 14-20, more than a dozen restaurants will take part in celebrating the eclectic dining scene of downtown Lawrence. During the August Final Friday Art Walk, Phoenix Gallery will be hosting a preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week dishes featuring samples from 715, Ladybird Diner, Pachamamas and Merchants Pub & Plate. Stop by to see what’s in store!

 

Founded in December of 2011, Cucharada had bound a trio of artists together looking to bring Tango music and its various subtypes to the area. They ventured to pursue the canon that is synonymous with Argentina in hopes of being true to the aesthetic while carving out their own interpretations. Some of it is time tested material, while other selections are culled from more recent “Nuevo-Tango.”

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Underground is excited to feature artists Camron Flanders and Michael Terry for the August Final Friday Art Walk.

 

Camron Flanders’ wildlife series highlights his love of birds and flight. Extensive research and observation of these birds allowed him to capture them in their natural habitat. Camron is a proud Lawrence native, Lawrence High Lion, and Kansas Jayhawk who set out to Florida to pursue his dream of professional golf. He returned home to start a family and his photography career. In addition to a unique artistic vision and style, his technical expertise, advanced lighting and post production techniques deliver unparalleled results. When not making dramatic photos of people doing what they love, he’s exploring and documenting the unique and hidden beauty that his “fly over state” has to offer.

The Montage series, on which Michael Terry is currently working, is created by merging two to four separate photographs together to form an entirely new narrative within the image.  He then “works” the piece by manipulating the contrast, color spectrum, and saturation to alter the overall mood, including masking when needed and burning or dodging areas. The textures, color, and structure are strongly considered when deciding which shots to use in the beginning steps of the process. Michael’s love of painting is helping him with certain compositional decisions to create a looser, more painterly appearance. In some cases, he also combines photos of his paintings, artwork, and photo collages. Experimenting with color inversion, Michael is building the otherworldly aspect that some of the images contain.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Please join us Friday, August 29thth at the opening reception for artist Katie Meuser for the July Final Friday Art Walk. It will be a great evening and we hope to see you! Katie’s work will be up through August 28th.

 

Katie Meuser was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1986 and grew up in North Platte, Nebraska.  Katie completed a BA 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. She has had solo shows at the Walker Gallery in Kearney, Nebraska, 2009, Suite Sixteen in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2012, the Woods Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013, and Phoenix Art Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, 2013. Katie displayed her work in a few locations in Seoul, South Korea while she was living there from 2010-2012. Katie is the creator of KT Cards and Co-Creator of ME CAAARDS. They are sold in select stores in Nebraska and Kansas, including Essential Goods, here in Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Ten Thousand Villages – Lawrence is proud to present Lawrence native Brittany Long. Brittany has recently returned from Milwaukee, Wisconsin after obtaining an Illustration degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. A proud mid-western, Long finds solace in the wheat fields and rolling hills of Western Kansas and identifies with frigid Lake Michigan. She strives to capture the beauty in the intricacies of otherwise mundane mid-west living and then approaches this with humor. Her work can be characterized by her use of any and all media ranging from India ink to Crayola Crayons, believing that the process to the tactile final product is most important.

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

SeedCo Studios Group Show

SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, ‘outsider’ and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Greg Stone and Mark Raymer

 

Mark Raymer:

“New Zealand born.  Texas raised.  Kansas living.”

His work explores mythology of an unsettled land and the events that occur, people and creatures that inhabit it.

 

Greg Stone:

Greg Stone is from Georgia, rooted in Northern New York, and living in Kansas. His work is an amalgam of personal history, pop culture, Americana, and current events. In creating work, Stone hopes to elevate the doodle to a higher art form.

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

The Print Show features over thirty artists and over fifty prints from all over Lawrence and across the country.  These printmakers united delight the eye and incite the imagination.  Don’t miss this flight of fancy!

 

And that’s not all!  Join us for August Final Friday, printmaking workshops and a printfest…

 

The Print Show Final Friday

August 29, 5-9 pm

 

 

 

 

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

“Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography” by Marciana Vequist

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Summer in the City”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through September 23, 2014.  There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer.  We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.
 
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 (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

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.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

GRANADA THEATER (

 

 

Final Friday Event in the parking lot of The Granada.

Friday August 29th.  5:30pm-9:30pm

FREE!

All Ages Welcome

 

Kansas City Contemporary Circus Teams Up with Granada Theater for 

Final Friday Show 

 

The Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts Street, will host MoonDrop Circus for an evening of delightful circus acts for all ages on the next Final Friday, August 29, 2014. Thirty­minute sets will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue into the evening, with a fire show to conclude the night’s performances beginning after dark (9:15 ­ 9:30 p.m.) and ending at 10:00 p.m. All performancesare free to the public, but audience members are encouraged to support the performers with tips accepted at the end of each set.

 

MoonDrop Circus is local to Kansas City and is elated to be presenting its variety of circus arts for the Lawrence community during the celebrated monthly art walk. The Final Friday performances will encourage audience participation and provide entertaining acts, such as aerial dance on silk, rope and lyra, as well as juggling, stilt walking, belly dancing, hula hooping,  yo­yo,acro­balancers and fire manipulation, all accompanied by live music or silent physical  comedy. Audience members can stay all night long and never see the same act twice, as the line­up for

the night offers a fresh variety of performances for each set. The performers’ antics, skills and

stunts are bound to leave the audience charmed and smiling from ear to ear.

 

In 2012, MoonDrop Circus began performing at First Friday events hosted by Beco Flowers in

Kansas City. The circus group continues to produce events that are free to the public, as well as

to host Community Circus Week during the month of January. Community Circus Week

provides an opportunity for community members to  get a taste of the circus by attending and

participating in workshops, circus clubs, lectures, and an open stage night for local performers

and hobbyists. Additionally, MoonDrop Circus presented its full­length stage show during the

Community Circus Week at Just Off Broadway Theatre in January 2014. MoonDrop provides

professional circus entertainment for private parties, corporate events and fundraisers, using all

local talent and adding a boost to the creative spirit and entrepreneurship of the Kansas City

Metro Area.

 

You can find out more about MoonDrop Circus and the Final Friday Event at the Granada

Theater at www.moondropcircus.com and on Facebook by searching for MoonDrop Circus.

 

 

Thomas Richmond

Twenty Four year old Lawrence based Artist Thomas Richmond will be showing various selected works of art ranging from hand made screen prints on paper, to large stencil works on canvas! Richmond is also the artist behind the new murals in progress at the Granada Theater, so be sure to come check out his personal work along with a selection of hand-designed t-shirts under his collaborative company Omen and Arrow!

FYI’s::  Creative Director for Medwakh.com / muralist for Topeka/Lawrence Hookah House, first mural is at Hashinger Hall on the University of Kansas Campus, prefers working with stencil/spray paint, Own and starting up collaborative t-shirt company Omen and Arrow with Simon Jackson,

 

Instagram::  @trichmond713

 

Food/Drink::

Torched Goodness Creme Brulee and Goodness Steaks will be Vending.

 

Beer / Wine / Soft Drinks available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

SeedCo Studios Curated Exhibition

 

SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, ‘outsider’ and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

 

SeedCo Studios Group Show at the Cider Gallery, opens Final Friday, August 29th, reception from 5-9 pm, show runs through September.

 

SeedCo Studios Exhibiting Artists:

Jason Barr
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold

Yuri Zupancic

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

Look for us next month at our new location in the Warehouse Arts District!

 

 

 

 

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

 

August Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by Jime and Aaron Acoustic Duo. There will be grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculptures, paintings, demos by Lawrence Creates Makerspace Members, and more!

We will be displaying works by:
Annola M. Charity, Textile Artist

Designs by Zia, Painter
Suzanne Peters Ashley, Fabric Artist
Rodolfo Parisi, Video Producer
Clifton Rendón, Photographer
Frank Shopen, Sculptor
Garret Tufte, Innovator & Artist
Kassidee Quaranta, Artist
Maria Lis Cabriza, Oil Painter
Lesa Weller, Multimedia Artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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!

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

CHARLIE FORSYTH

 

Bio:

Charley Forsyth is a seventh grade teacher at West Middle School in Lawrence. He has recently started creating handmade linocut prints from his home. He has no formal art training, apart from doodling during meetings. 

He was born and raised in Kansas, and much of his art draws inspiration from this and his other interests. This is his first art show. Some of his work is also available at Wonder Fair on Massachusetts Street. 

For more information, feel free to email him at seeforceart@gmail.com or find him on Instagram: @seeforce. 

 

 

 

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

 

Artwork by Fred Mersmann

Music by Luke Paul

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

The Brewhaus coffee shop is pleased to welcome Mary Braun as its featured artist for August 2014.

Mary has been studying painting formally since 2011 and she received her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2014.  She has exhibited her work at several locations, including several solo exhibits:
Wallace Engineering  First Friday’s Art Exhibit in Kansas City (2014)
Alley of the Altars: Street Installation, Crossroads District, Kansas City, MO (2012)
Go to Bed Hungry: Installation, courtyard of the Blue River Community College, Independence, MO (2010)
Mary Braun: B-Vogue Salon, Independence, MO (2007)

The Brewhaus coffee shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence is delighted to be able to share her work here in Lawrence, Kansas.
Artist Statement
I find it necessary to turn the ideas of landscape inside-out, a bit, and perhaps
upside down. My reasons are ethical, practical and experiential, and all of that feeds into
my studio practice and into the work. I continue to build a body of work in watercolor,
oil paint, collage, graphite, charcoal and India ink. These landscapes are sometimes
anchored by thick organic forms are accented with calligraphic and lyrical line and color,
and sometimes, they find a way to narrate the generous, the bright or dark, and the
organic.





July 25th Final Friday Map of Venues

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July 25th Final Friday Events

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FINAL FRIDAY, July 25th, 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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

                       

betsy timmer. hitting home

 

Over the last couple of years, births, deaths, shifting relationships, and changing responsibilities have made me keenly aware of passing time. In response, I find myself questioning my priorities, my roles, my relationships, and my motivations. What truly matters to me?  What has real and lasting value? What am I working toward? I emerge from my usual blur of daily routines and to-do lists both in alarm and in awe of the precious and fleeting nature of even my most mundane moments. Again and again, I find myself considering and evaluating how I, and those around me, use this most finite resource – time.

 

chris wolf edmonds + pam sullivan

tall grass. deep water.

 

July 11 – August 23

 

Edmonds and Sullivan share a love of nature and creative visual poetry through color, texture, fabric, stitching, paint, and print.  This exhibition features the newest fiber works from both artists and  a variety of techniques and mediums.

 

jan gaumnitz. horse sense

July 5 thru August 16

 

Jan Gaumnitz’s newest work comprises her passions for photography and horses.  The exhibit is located on the main floor atrium on both north & south ends.

 

kyla strid. waggle dance

2013-14 ceramics artist in residence

 

June 27 – July 25

 

buzz cup line up

 

Borrowed from the bees and inspired by daily experiences in a life of travel, Strid’s work features the places, people, plants, books, conversations, foods, or insects encountered in her changing environments. Translating quiet moments and backyard treasures into the forms and surfaces of pots, her work parallels the waggle dance of bees, translating and communicating sources found along a wandering path of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

HOBBS (700 Massachusetts St.)

 

Featured Artist: John Geery

A cascade of vivid, retro-radioactive non-stop modern art excitement!

 

John Geery was born in Stull, Kansas and has been a resident of Lawrence for 25 years.
He received a BFA in painting from the University of Kansas and has been creating his unique brand of artwork for 30 years. His work has been featured nationwide.
Artist website: http://www.johngeery.com

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

 

Painting on the Street!

Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 East 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

El Dopa Versus Naomi Welch & Landon Merrill

 

Naomi Welch

A resident tattooer at Ichiban Tattoo Studio, (1912 Massachusetts St.) Naomi Welch calls Lawrence, KS home, for now. An internationally shown artist, she owes her strong desire to pursue personal truth on a universal scale to her time at Willem de Kooning Art Academy (Rotterdam, Netherlands). Mediums utilized are as diverse as her interests and style. Current works however, feature predominately ink and watercolor.

 

Landon Merill

Landon Merrill is a graphic designer and artist currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. Drawing influences from surrealists, printmakers, comic illustrators, tattoos, and graffiti, Landon has crafted a unique style consisting of organic line work, intensely detailed illustrations, and condensed compositions. Visit The Bottleneck for Final Friday, July 25th to see more of his work.

 

 

 

 

 

SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)

 

Sandbar Subs and Peoples Bank will be hosting a Final Fridays on July 25th at the 745 New Hampshire Street location. On exhibit will be artwork from Holly Green. Holly Green is a Lawrence native, acrylic on canvas artist. Exhibits will be seascapes, mountains and lake scenes inspired by the Gulf of Mexico to Ecuador. Her artwork is hanging in private collections.

Please stop by and enjoy wonderful Sandbar Subs appetizers provided by Peoples Bank from 5 to 9pm! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

ZAK BARNES & BILLY BEESON, RECENT WORKS

 

ZAK BARNES
Known for his large Kansas-based figurative paintings, dubbed “surregionalism,” as well as his plein air works, Zak Barnes brings a special blend of influences and imagery from different periods. Barnes painted with the late Robert Sudlow for many years.

“My strongest influences are my immediate environment, life experience, and the way my mind interprets this information. I live and work alternatively within remote and more cosmopolitan settings. In this way I am able to explore a wide range of physical and emotional experience. I find fulfillment in the rhythm of my days out in the open, loading and unloading the truck with equipment, paints and dogs, setting up, and working with the elements. There is physical as well as mental work in the process – it becomes a meditation and a practice.”

BILLY BEESON

Billy Beeson was raised in Lawrence, KS. Skateboarding and art took up all of his free time from a young age. After high school he packed up and headed to NYC where he attended art school, showing his work at several galleries during his time in the city. At the age of 25 he returned to Lawrence. While he’s experimented with sculpting, woodwork and mixed media, his true passion is in painting. His work can best be described as process driven experimental.

Growing up I lived to paint. It’s all I thought about when I wasn’t skateboarding. Moving to New York and studying art was a dream come true. My experiences there helped me hone my skills and taught me to trust myself with my canvas. Upon returning to Kansas, fatherhood and family life took a front seat and for nearly 10 years art became an occasional hobby. That changed in 2012 when I was diagnosed with a rare neurologic disorder that causes stroke-like episodes. Faced with reinventing myself, I began painting again. The collective perspectives of getting older and facing mortality opened new doors into my own creativity. Rather than insisting that I find ‘my’ style, I’m open and willing to explore various mediums, take risks with colors and forms and challenge myself to embrace my pieces as they progress.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

“Had to Do It”

|| New Works by Addison Stonestreet ||

 

Opening: July 25th, 6-9 pm.

 

From the Artist:

The work I create is about embracing my Tourette’s syndrome. I view my Tourette’s as an advantage not a disability. It’s a unique quality that I bring to my art, my thinking and how I express myself. It’s all I’ve ever known. It is who I am. It’s not treated with medication and it’s not treated as a disability. I don’t use at as an excuse. It’s something I deal with everyday. Every new day brings a new path in life. Much like cyclic weather changes, my Tourette’s syndrome can be characterized by moving or recurring cycles. I incorporate weather patterns to express a feeling of chaos or harmony that evokes some kind of emotion. Air is equilibrium. Air represents movement. It can be light and breezy as the breath of spring or carry the power of gale force winds. Even the atmosphere needs rest, so in creating art, I seek ways to give my tics temporary respite from my never-ending movement of Tourette’s.

The intentions that drive my work are to be seen as thoughts that are the manifestations of what we experience. The idea of multidirectional movements are the result of freedom. Can’t freedom evolve into the notion of creativity? With creativity comes limitless possibilities. To limit the creative is to limit the progress of civilization and progressive action.

The ideas and influences that inform my work come from the fringe culture lifestyle I live. Because i am a skateboarder I am influenced by pop culture, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and individualism that comes with the sport. It’s a melting pot of style, taste, and behavior.

My process is to trust my instincts as I develop the piece. Combined with a chaotic layering process consisting of drips and intentional mistakes. While incorporating my tics into my work. Whether that be representational symbolism or physical mark making. In my work I use mediums that blends the unique style of street art, traditional, and contemporary materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

Young Woman Authors  |  A YWAs: Young Woman Artists Special Event

Exhibition runs June 27–August 24, 2014

Final Friday YWAs readings, July 25, 7:00-9:00pm

 

 

Final Friday July 25th, Wonder Fair’s ongoing YWAs: Young Woman Artists exhibition will be the backdrop for a special evening event highlighting the talents of another group of talented YWAs: Young Woman Authors.

 

In preparing for YWAs, Wonder Fair curators observed and measured the gap that persists between the perception of equality in the art world, and its statistical reality: men, it turned out, were twice as likely to be represented locally in galleries as women. A familiar gap exists in the world of literature, where women’s literary organization VIDA has for four years tracked the gender distribution of magazine bylines, finding that stories by male authors appear in leading publications at an alarmingly high rate compared to stories by “the rarer sex.” In 2014, after three years of sustained attention and criticism of this gender trend, the numbers have begun to balance out in progressive magazines like The Paris Review.

 

To acknowledge and applaud these strides in supporting the cause of female creatives, Wonder Fair has invited local woman authors to present readings of their work at our July Final Friday event. Readers include (but aren’t limited to) Amber Brejcha-Fraley, author of From Kansas, Not Dorothy, and Megan Kaminski, KU Assistant Professor of Poetry and author of Desiring Map. Readings will take place intermittently between 7pm and 9pm in the Gallery, while our visually-rich exhibition YWAs: Young Woman Artists will be open and on view Final Friday from Noon to 10pm.

 

Artists in the ongoing YWAs exhibition include Shenequa Brooks, Grace D. Chin, Mariah Gillespie, Alison Moyna Greene, Rachel Gregor, Shelby Keierleber, Alicia Kelly, Kristin Morland, Yoonmi Nam, Daiana Oneto, Danielle Peters, Jaime Rovenstine, Jessica Simorte, Kasey Stertz, Katie Weatherly, and Anna Youngyeun. YWAs was curated by Meredith Moore, of Wonder Fair, and Paula Rose, of the Kansas City Art Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Gallery will feature artists Zee Galliano and Jay Alexander. We have music by Cucharada, and Richard Bean will be here with his honey and honey products. We will also have honey themed food as well as beverages from Z’s Divine Espresso.

 

Zee Galliano, a local artist, has always been drawn to texture, pattern, and geometric shapes. Inspiration for her newest work is drawn from the most beautiful place she has ever seen—Zion National Park. Her love affair with metal began in 2005. Her pieces are all hand-fabricated out of mixed metals using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, riveting, soldering, and forging. Sometimes she begins with a specific idea in mind, but most often, design “happens” when playing around with raw materials (silver, copper, gold) in the form of sheet, wire, and tubing.

 

Jay Alexander has been working on three-dimensional materials since he was very young, starting with alabaster and wood then continuing with limestone and marble. In the last few years, he has experimented with other minerals and semiprecious stones. Jay explores human and natural elements around him, searching for beauty and the unusual in everything. A smooth finish that invites touch and a second look characterizes his work.

 

Founded in December of 2011, Cucharada had bound a trio of artists together looking to bring Tango music and its various subtypes to the area. They ventured to pursue the canon that is synonymous with Argentina in hopes of being true to the aesthetic while carving out their own interpretations. Some of it is time tested material, while other selections are culled from more recent “Nuevo-Tango.”

 

In the spring of 1971, a young man decided to pursue the notion of maintaining a beehive. That same inquisitive spirit manifests itself in the practice of beekeeping at Blossom Trail bee ranch. Honey production has made, and continues to make, Richard Bean’s reputation. His diverse expansion within the craft includes queen rearing and pollen collecting. Much like any knowledgeable student would have a rewarding hobby, his own is a bee keeping curriculum called BEES4US that he created. Join Richard at the July Final Friday Art Walk to witness what Mother Nature has allowed our honeybees to exploit in 2014.

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Underground will feature artists Tom Mersmann and Walt Hull for July’s Final Friday Art Walk.

 

Tom Mersmann is a painter of landscapes and, also, of intricate scenes of human and other natural life in northeast Kansas. A life-long Kansan, Mersmann studied drawing and painting at the University of Kansas. He was a large machine mechanic at ICL Corporation, and while working there was commissioned by the company to paint two pieces. One of these pieces is a wall-sized mural of the Kansas (Kaw) River located in the site’s conference room. Mersmann is retired and now paints full-time. His work was selected for the Douglas County Courthouse Exhibition in 2014. He has also shown his work at the Lawrence Arts Center, Hays Art Center, Deines Cultural Center, and other locations in northeast Kansas.

 

Walt Hull became involved with blacksmithing in the early eighties, roughly in the middle of a 20 year stint as a steel fabricator, and in 1994 was able to go full time as a blacksmith specializing in architectural work. Architectural work, it turns out, does not exhaust the aesthetic possibilities of the medium, and he began doing sculpture as well. From Walt: “It doesn’t matter where an idea comes from. It may be that I see something in nature which, for some reason, fascinates me, and I start visualizing shapes and movements in iron which seem to me to capture the cause of that fascination (e.g., “Dead Tree”). It may be that I see something happening in a piece I’m working on that seems to me to mean something, and I play with it until I find out what it is ( “(Un)folding”). Maybe it is a word or phrase that seems to need visual expression (“Pick/put”). What I always like to see is a little whimsy, a little ambiguity (as opposed to vagueness), a clean line, a finished look. I have no grand statement; I’m more into interesting questions.”

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Please join us Friday, July 25th at the opening reception for artist Beth King for July Final Friday Art Walk. It will be a great evening and we hope to see you! Beth’s work will be up through August 28th.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My artist statement is a simple on: I love people. Yes, I will not deny for a second that they are difficult, sometimes needlessly mean, and often irrational, but the simple fact of the matter is they’re interesting. With all their flaws, they’re wonderful and engaging. The way people interact and influence each other has always been something I could not learn enough about, ever since I was a kid and drove my parents crazy with the non stop questions of “what’s your favorite______?”. All of my work is influenced by the expressiveness of the world around me and how I cope with it. Most of the work displayed here is my own, but I have included many collaborations because I think sharing the artistic experience with others is what ultimately makes us better, and an artist can always get better.

 

 

ARTIST BIO

I’m Beth King. I am a 2D and ceramic artist who loves working with anything that can get my hands dirty. I graduated from Emporia State University with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history. While I do not hold a job in art full-time, I have illustrated children’s books for Humanity Reads, a non-profit literacy group, and I hope to one day break into the exciting world of education. Art is how I navigate through the world and process emotions. Feelings and interpersonal relationships fascinate me, and I love to try my best to capture the expressive nature of the people and creatures around me and in my head. Color only adds to that. The symbolism and meaning you can achieve with colors is amazing and can make people understand without words, which is nice because I’ve never been great with those.

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Tami Clark

Mixed Media Artist

Lawrence, KS

Tami Clark is a self-taught artist that began researching and exploring art mediums in 1995 and has built an arsenal of techniques that she now uses in her assemblage and mixed media art.  She is a full-time Director of Youth Ministries and teaches seminars on mixed media with the focus of empowering students.  Her inspiration comes from watching students of all ages discover that their natural talents fit perfectly in the world of mixed media.

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDOM’S FRONTIER in the CARNEGIE BUILDING (9th and Vermont St.)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

JESSICA WISNESKI, Works in Graphite

 

Largely self-taught, Jess began drawing portraits two years ago when a friend commissioned her for album artwork.  She became obsessed with capturing light on skin and fabric, and began learning portraiture by creating studies of her favorite musicians. These works encompass the last two years of her exploration in graphite.

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Dime Bag Show, closing reception

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Summer in the City”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through September 23, 2014.  There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer.  We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.
 
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 (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm: Paper Buffalo / Westerners

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm: High Magic (AR) / Heidi Lynn Gluck

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

6:00-9:00pm July 25th
Featuring Artwork by Kevin Spykerman 

 

Live Jazz Music by Lester Estelle, Lynn Elliott and friends Refreshments provided.

Kevin Spykerman paints vivid wilderness images, specifically capturing the rugged beauty of Northern Minnesota shorelines, with the hope that the images he creates will help viewers escape the complications of contemporary life in order to rediscover the sense of wonder found only by surrounding yourself with primitive, unbroken nature.

 

Spykerman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and went on to study printmaking and painting at the University of New Mexico.  The artist currently resides in Lenexa, Kansas with his wife and two sons.

 

You can preview his work at www.kevinspykerman.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Help support student history project at Watkins Museum during July Final Friday

 

In 2010, students from Royal Valley Middle School began a project that combined Kansas history, fine art and the state legislature. Today, four years later, their project needs your help to regain the attention of legislators in Topeka.

The First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry was the first Union regiment of black soldiers to be organized during the Civil War. When the Kansas Legislature put out a call for submissions of artwork to be permanently displayed in the state Capitol, Royal Valley teacher Nathan McAlister and his students researched, designed and created a mural commemorating the First Kansas Colored to present to their local representatives. Though lots of hard work was put into the project and many letters were sent, the students have not yet been given the opportunity to share their project with committee members. The statehouse project has stalled, but students are determined to share the story of the First Kansas Colored with Kansans across the state and students of the Civil War across the country.

The mural, on display at the Watkins Museum, will be featured during Final Friday on July 25, from 6-8 PM. The public is invited to view the mural and sign a letter supporting its mission.

 

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Watkins Museum, visit the museum website at www.watkinsmuseum.org or call 785-841-4109.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENOVATED CHURCH AT 12th and CONNECTICUT

 

Passages, new work by Rena Detrixhe

Over the past year, many hands have helped transform the 147 year-old church located at the corner of 12th and Connecticut into a unique home to lease. In order to celebrate the completion of the renovation, an open house and art exhibition will be held on Final Friday, July 25th at the church. Local artist Rena Detrixhe has created a site-specific installation entitled Passages inspired by the space, its history and its future as a home.

Youngest of three children, Rena Detrixhe was born and raised in western Kansas where she spent her childhood exploring the world surrounding her family’s limestone home outside of Russell. Currently living and working in Lawrence, KS, she creates drawings sculptures, and installations combining found materials with repetitive processes. Her work is strongly influenced by the act of gathering, collecting, and observing. Working in and with nature has become a recurring theme in her practice. Detrixhe received her BFA in Expanded Media with honors and distinction from the University of Kansas in 2013. She has received numerous fine art scholarships and awards including a scholarship to attend the prestigious art school at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

LACES: An exhibition of work by Lawrence Arts Center Educational Staff

 

Featuring the artwork of over 45 staff and faculty of the Lawrence Arts Center. A multiplicity of work that includes ceramics, drawing and painting, handmade books, jewelry, photos, prints, sculpture, and film & digital media. The impressive collection embodies the diversity of experience, perspective and aesthetics present in the faculty and staff at the Lawrence Arts Center.

 

Reception July 25th from 5 until 9 pm

Show runs through August 26th

 

Cider Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 pm or by appointment:

art@cidergallery.com

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

Look for us next month at our new location in the Warehouse Arts District!

 

 

 

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

 

This month’s Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by the Lawrence band The Argyle Sky, grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculpture, paintings, and more! Artists include Donna DennisKobie KoblerUrsula Barnes MinorNick Schmiedeler,, Morgan SeamanSusan Peters AshleyFrank ShopenGarret Tufte, and Valerie Ford. The Final Friday Lawrence Art Party is held at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 9th and New Jersey from 5:30-9:30.

 

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates, 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@gmail.com.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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!

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

CHARLIE FORSYTH

 

Bio:

Charley Forsyth is a seventh grade teacher at West Middle School in Lawrence. He has recently started creating handmade linocut prints from his home. He has no formal art training, apart from doodling during meetings. 

He was born and raised in Kansas, and much of his art draws inspiration from this and his other interests. This is his first art show. Some of his work is also available at Wonder Fair on Massachusetts Street. 

For more information, feel free to email him at seeforceart@gmail.com or find him on Instagram: @seeforce. 

 

 

 

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

 

Join us next month for a new Final Friday exhibition

 

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

The Brewhaus coffee shop is pleased to welcome Mary Braun as its featured artist for August 2014.  Please join us on Final Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm to meet the artist and celebrate her work.

Mary has been studying painting formally since 2011 and she received her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2014.  She has exhibited her work at several locations, including several solo exhibits:
Wallace Engineering  First Friday’s Art Exhibit in Kansas City (2014)
Alley of the Altars: Street Installation, Crossroads District, Kansas City, MO (2012)
Go to Bed Hungry: Installation, courtyard of the Blue River Community College, Independence, MO (2010)
Mary Braun: B-Vogue Salon, Independence, MO (2007)

The Brewhaus coffee shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence is delighted to be able to share her work here in Lawrence, Kansas.
Artist Statement
I find it necessary to turn the ideas of landscape inside-out, a bit, and perhaps
upside down. My reasons are ethical, practical and experiential, and all of that feeds into
my studio practice and into the work. I continue to build a body of work in watercolor,
oil paint, collage, graphite, charcoal and India ink. These landscapes are sometimes
anchored by thick organic forms are accented with calligraphic and lyrical line and color,
and sometimes, they find a way to narrate the generous, the bright or dark, and the
organic.





Final Friday Map of Venues/Free State Festival Venues

26 06 2014

Download and print this map of Final Friday venues for June 27th, 2014

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddaj4du86eqirkj/finalfridaysjune2014.pdf

finalfridaysmapapr2014 copy








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