Final Friday Events, April 25th, 2014

23 04 2014

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

 

 

University Dance Company Spring Concert

7:30pm 10/15$
The University Dance Company is a pre-professional performance ensemble located in The University of Kansas, accepting members by audition only. Students rehearse approximately four hours a week per piece for three months prior to the performance. Dancers perform at the Lied Center of Kansas, one of the most prestigious performing arts venues in the country. University Dance Company concerts feature choreography by faculty members and guest artists in modern, ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco, East Indian and other dance forms. Occasionally, outstanding student choreography is featured in the program.
 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

The Eldridge Announces Easter Egg Showcase
The Easter Bunny Left Its Eggs At The Eldridge

 

On Friday, April 25th, The Eldridge hotel will showcase artwork from artists of all ages at its Easter Egg Showcase.

 

This Final Friday exhibit is unique because the hotel will highlight artwork created by the Lawrence community instead of a single artist. The Eldridge hotel, located in historic downtown Lawrence, values community involvement and is excited to see how local artists and residents decorate their Easter eggs.

 

The Easter Egg Showcase will display Easter Eggs from Friday, April 18, to Sunday, April 27. The Eldridge will display the Easter eggs in its restaurants, TEN & The Jayhawker, hotel lobby, and as centerpieces during its Easter Brunch on Sunday, August 20th.

 

To participate in The Eldridge’s Easter Egg Showcase, please email Aparna Kumar, Marketing Manager for The Eldridge hotel, at akumar@oliviacollection.com or call 785-830-3927.

 

The Eldridge hotel is located at the heart of historic downtown Lawrence. The Eldridge’s contemporary charm includes warm valet and concierge services; award winning food and beverages; and innovative meeting spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

El Dopa vs. the Unknown

April is National Poetry Month, and this Final Friday at The Bottleneck will feature works on paper and on canvas by two-fisted local artists Matthew J Asbury, Mark Hennessy, and Jason Ryberg. April¹s Final Friday at the Bottleneck will present visual, printed work from these three artists celebrating poetry and luchadors including a first-time performance of El Dopa vs. The Unknown by Mark Hennessy and Jason Ryberg.

Matthew J Asbury was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas. A life-long lover of art, Matthew works in media ranging from chalk to digital media‹with some poems thrown in for good measure. Matthew has designed merchandise and promotional material for bands, freelances concept art, design, and comic inker, currently working on a comic book, and exploring repurposed portraiture. Art makes him happy.

Mark Hennessy is a local artist breaking previous fine records at both the town and the university libraries. He has taught in Poland as well as in the States. He was awarded Best Poetry Performance by the readers/writers of The Kansas City Pitch and the Academy of American Poets University prize by Guggenheim fellow John Baliban. He has published introductions for the collected works of Defoe and Wilde, travelogues for College Music Journal, flash fiction/paintings in Axcess Magazine, and poetry collections Cue the Bedlam and I Lost it All the Night the Day the Circus Came to Town. A recent PhD graduate Mark will read from his new work, Airport Motel, and show new paintings.

Jason Ryberg is the author of nine books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, several angry letters to various magazine and newspaper editors, and a box full of folders, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be (loosely) construed as a novel. He is currently an artist-in-residence at The Prospero Institute of Disquieted P/o/e/t/i/c/s and an aspiring b-movie actor. His latest collections of poems are Motel, Diner, Liquor and Beauty Parlors, Train Yards And Everything In Between (both available from Spartan Press, 2014) He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with a rooster named Little Red and a billygoat named Giuseppe. Feel free to look up his skirt at jasonryberg.blogspot.com

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

 

Recent Works by Marie McKenzie and Kate Larson

Works can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

.|| Trace ||.
Works by Katherine Hair

 

Henry’s has the delight honor of showcasing magical new works by Katherine Hair. She is an Oklahoma based artists that caught our eye a few months back! This is a real treat!

Statement:

Katherine Hair is an Oklahoman artist with a background in installation work and printmaking. Inspired by nature and magical realism, her current show Trace explores growth and decay over time through watercolor and cyanotype. Trace fossils are geological records of biological activity. Just as trace fossils are hints of what once was, Katherine’s ethereal portrayal of flora and fauna reference the temporal nature of life.

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

Waste Not Mystics | New Work by Justin Marable

April 25–May 25, 2014

Opening with the artist Final Friday, April 25, 6:00-9:30pm

 

To prepare you for this month’s Final Friday opening at Wonder Fair, we can’t simply issue a statement about unicorns and rainbows. We need to tell you a story…

 

It begins like this:

 

“At the very end of the 20th century, a geneticist named Percival Tevius discovered a secret gene encoded in the DNA of a prehistoric Tarpan. Upon this discovery, he crossed the DNA with a common domestic horse, an ancient Konik, and a sprinkling of sustainably harvested unicorn magic. His lifelong obsession led to the birth of what he termed, Equus magia Cornu, or “magic horn horse”. Born of biological magic on the rural outskirts of a remote and landlocked village, the mystical herd came from humble and mysterious beginnings. Unfortunately, Dr. Tevius died soon after his discovery and the Equus magia Cornu became only a legend. Years after his death, however, myth became truth when a local rancher and oil baron of the small surrounding town captured the gentle creatures. They were forced onto the grazing grounds of a junkyard, raised in the waste of excess, and enslaved by an heir of 21st century chaos.  The mythical creatures fell victim to the baron’s toxic industry of exploitation…”

 

So opens artist Justin Marable’s most recent and, we believe, most grandiose art exhibition to date. Waste Not Mystics features a heroic band of unicorns whose illustrated adventures put a fantastical spin on bleak ecological realities. Visit Wonder Fair on Final Friday to learn the fate of Dr. Percival Tevius’ mythical creatures, to meet the artist, and to conclude that, indeed, this exhibition will be every bit as crazy and awesome as it sounds.

 

About the Artist

Justin Marable was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town.  Throughout his life, he has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region.  Social and environmental issues drive much of his work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life.  His life’s goal is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community.  He currently resides in Topeka with his wife and three daughters.  He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

 

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

We have another exciting lineup for April’s Final Friday Art Walk. Artists Brian Horsch, Darin White, and Celia Smith will be here, along with music by Michael Paull and coffee from Z’s Divine Espresso.

 

Brian J. Horsch has been creating hand built and thrown ceramic sculpture since 2008.  He tends to focus on human and animal forms both real and unreal. He has a special affinity for farmers, ranchers, and indigenous Kansas critters. Many of his pieces are functional with human or animal accents. His studio is in Lawrence, Kansas and he lives close to nature near Stull, Kansas.

 

Darin M. White is an artist, independent curator, and art consultant based in Lawrence, Kansas. Together with his wife Shannon, a painter and arts advocate, he founded b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement) in 2007. Together they promote creativity and action, and encourage others in their art and understanding. Darin equates his artwork to digging in the field, looking for treasures and mysteries to uncover and reveal. His current work is related to visions and dreams, which he hopes will raise questions for the viewer about the life they are living.

 

Celia Smith is a painter who uses acrylics, pencil, and pen. Starting with sketches from Nature and the human figure, she composes narrative pieces that are historical, literary, biographical, or simply spontaneous interpretations of the natural world. She enjoys painting animals that she has sketched from life in her wanderings, and does portraits on commission which include aspects of the life of the person portrayed. Celia came to Lawrence from Spain where she received her education at the University of Madrid.

 

Michael Paull is a composer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has lived in Lawrence, KS since 1993, but originally came here from Fort Collins, Colorado. When he is not performing, he teaches at the Americana Music Academy and also does occasional composing and arranging work on commission. Lately, Mr. Paull has been working on an album of both new and older original material for a brand new CD he will be releasing later this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

The featured artist at Phoenix Underground for April’s Final Friday Art Walk will be Betsy Forcade. Betsy is a fine art photographer with decades of experience and a love of the natural world. She and her artist husband, Tim, shoot all over the world, looking for those rare transcendental        photographic moments in otherworldly, yet ordinary, wild places. Betsy lives in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband and two cats. Betsy realizes that the special, unspoiled places of the natural world are shrinking. If she can convey some of the beauty that she finds in the Flint Hills or the Baker Wetlands, for example, perhaps those who see her photographs may desire to protect our natural heritage. She feels a profound reverence for those areas of our world that are wild, that follow their own laws. Betsy believes that we learn about our own humanity by opening up to the teachings of the natural world. She loves sharing the wonder, complexity and grace that nature offers us.

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

 

Opening Reception for Ann Dean :: Commotion

 

Please join us Friday, April 25th at the opening reception for Lawrence photographer, Ann Dean. It will be a fantastic evening and we look forward to seeing you there!

Artist Statement:

“I love photography because it gives me a chance to savor the fleeting moments in time that we all take for granted. I enjoy photographing my immediate surroundings here in Lawrence, Kansas, as well as doing travel photography. My hope is that my images resonate with the viewer as if you were actually there watching the scene unfold for yourself. I currently teach photography classes at the Lawrence Arts Center and I am a freelance photographer doing work with portrait, event and commercial photography. You can see more of my work on my website: anndean.zenfolio.com.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Eliza Bullock

 

I am an abstract artist based in Lawrence. My work utilizes techniques of monotype printmaking, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage and photography. In creating my work, my interest lies in that tense space between calm and chaos. Finding that place, for me, means allowing the process to lead me. That process is quite fluid. It is a dynamic, back-and-forth dialogue between myself and the work. It begins with an uninhibited intensity then undoubtedly leads to a more deliberate and delicate refinement. My hope is that the work presents a new experience to the viewer with each look and that it resonates on a deeply personal level and connects in an undeniable way with the viewer. To see more, visit www.elizabullock.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

“Dads”

Paintings of the guys we know, by Emily Parker

 

Parker’s vibrant acrylic portraits of her own father as well as the fathers of her close friends drip with the familiarity of old Kodachrome albums. Each scene is saturated with a certain closeness, sometimes goofiness, and portrayals of love between the subjects. Her quick loose brushwork paired with delicate lines pull the viewer in and out of details, creating a storytelling kind of viewing experience.

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Hard Rain: Living with Bombs in Laos

Closing Final Friday, April 25, 5-9 pm

Join us for a Party against Bombies with reggae and zydeco music.

 

6:00 Zydeco Tougeau

7:00 Street Level Uprising

8:00 Ernest James & Barry Washboard Barnes

 

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

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

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

 
 

 

 

 

DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

 

 

 

 

 

CORE:FORM (512 E. 9th St.)
“Random Expressions”

Photography by Marciana Derrico Vequist

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.920mass.com

 

“Brick and Mortar” by Matt Kuhlman

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“APRIL MAY…”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens April 25 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through May 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.replaylounge.com

 

6PM: Dean Monkey & The Dropouts/Tele Novella (ex-Voxtrot)

10PM: White Fang (OR/Burger Recs)/Skating Polly (OK)

 

 

 

 

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.)

 

6:00-9:00pm April 25th
Featuring Artwork by Hakan Yasarer
Music provided by Brad Rich during Final Friday. Refreshments provided.

Artist Biography:

Hakan Yasarer was born and raised in Turkey. His interest in photography started when he was a teenager with a point and shoot camera.  When he went to college in 2000 he was able to buy his first professional camera and then began to seriously practice photography. While studying civil engineering at Mustafa Kemal University in Antakya, Turkey, he had a chance to learn from professional photographers in the region and participated in local exhibitions to broaden his knowledge. While pursuing his master’s and doctorate degrees in geotechnical engineering at Kansas State University, he continuously extended his knowledge of photography through self-directed study and attending professional workshops.

Hakan concentrates on creating images that are both aesthetically and emotionally moving by expressing his perspective with lines, elements, colors, and tones. As he encounters people from all over the world and discovers their rich cultural heritage, he dreams of traveling and exploring places near and far. Even though his dream of world traveling has not yet come to be, his future projects will be focusing on humanitarian subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

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

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

“The First Presbyterian Church First 5 Years program Would would like to invite everyone to join us at Aimee’s on the “Final Friday” in April, (April 25th), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to view the wonderful art our students have created and to enjoy some milk and cookies!”

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Student Hangouts exhibit opens; KU organizations join the Watkins on April Final Friday

 

Joe’s Bakery, the Dine-A-Mite Inn, Wiedemann’s, the Gaslight Tavern, Johnny’s: every generation of students in Lawrence adopts local watering holes as hangouts in the down time between class, study and sleep. The Watkins Museum’s new temporary exhibit, From Classroom to Café: A Century of Student Hangouts, looks at some of the best-loved hangouts of the past with photos and artifacts. The public is invited to see the exhibit, play a game that tests knowledge of past and present hangouts, vote for a favorite local hangout, and enjoy refreshments at the exhibit’s opening on Final Friday, April 25, from 5:30-9:00 PM. Representatives from the Spencer Museum of Art will also share a digital display of photographs from Lawrence’s past.

 

On Final Friday, the Watkins will also host the KU Hillel 2014 Art Show, which features new works from 15 students. The Hillel events kick off with a Sabbath candle lighting at 6:30, with refreshments, raffles and voting for favorite artwork throughout the evening. At 7:00 PM in the Community Room, the Kansas History Conference presents its keynote speech from Dr. Bill Tuttle.

 

All the evening’s programs are free and open to the public.

 

The Douglas County Historical Society encourages civic engagement by supporting the research and interpretation of county history through active exhibits and thought-provoking educational programs.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

 

ECOBOUTIQUO
earth friendly fashion gallery

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

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

 

Cider Gallery Presents:

Zak Barnes & Billy Beeson

 

Opening reception: April 25th, 5-9pm
Show runs April 25th-May 28th, 2014

 

Z A K   B A R N E S
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.

 

B I L L Y   B E E S O N
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.

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.seedcostudios.com

 

Open Studios 5:00-9:00pm

 

Resident Artists:

 

Whatever Forever

Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Fart Lyfe
Jason Barr
Michaela Carmen

Edward Francisco
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Ryan Storck
Naomi Welch
Ben Welch
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party

Lawrence Creates Makerspace

9th and New Jersey (NW Corner)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

“Quarry To Clarity”

New Works by Marie McKenzie

 

Opening reception on Final Friday, open until 2 am

 

 

 

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

 

“Arts & Technologies of Early Peoples”

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

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

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

Bring the kids and come honor the incredible artful skills of peoples in past times while you sample the healthiest local milks and ice cream skills of today from the Iwig Family Dairy. There will be kid’s activities and the store will be open until 9:00pm, featuring healthy local foods from local farmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

Please join The Brewhaus for a dual brew tasting.  Ben from Nemesis Beer is providing beer for a beer tasting and Greenstone Coffee Roasters is hosting a coffee cupping.

 

In addition to hosting our house Artist, Molly Murphy, we will be hosting artist

Marilyn Pilkey Art
Fiber Art – Quilts – Accessories

 

A passionate environmentalist, she is committed to creating functional and decorative art using pre- existing materials.  She reclaims discarded mill ends, samples, and scraps – many of them vintage prints from her mother’s collection.

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAYS IN OTHER AREAS

 

 

CosMod (717 E. 22nd St.)

 

Grand Opening: CosMod Inc Opens Soon in Lawrence

 

From 19th Century to 1980’s Americana: CosMod Inc Studios will open for business: it’s an art installation that will feel a lot like a pop-up store.  It’s parts and pieces of American history on display and for sale,|: vintage and antiques, furniture, lighting and things… like a pair of framed Nixon prints, a big-eyed girl vase, African Folk Art figure, an Art Deco ice bucket, Arts & Crafts floor lamp and WWII bunk beds… What does it all mean?  The changing collection tells a story, one that questions the how, why and for what reasons we choose to keep, what we lose along the way and what is left behind. Art schmart, whatevah!  It’s also a decorator’s closet of full of props, goodies, must-haves and several of those, “good gried, that’s the ugliest statue I’ve ever seen. I have to have it.” It’s that kind of space.

 

Mid Century Modern furniture and lighting to 1960’s vintage denim, early Chinese mud figures, to projects available for custom refinishing, artfully arranged: for sale and all available for prop rentals.

 

Lawrence to NYC to Lawrnece, to NYC to Lawrence.  The comparisons between Williamsburg, Brooklyn to Lawrence, Kansas were never lost on this former Kansan who went to NYC, earning a Masters degree at Pratt Institute while managing small businesses in Brooklyn.

 

Early 90’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn was a vast wasteland of opportunity for artists to try a new medium: business.  We were flying under the radar of Wall Street at the time, living through another bad economy, in a desolate, sadly  discarded neighborhood.  Many artists opened businesses not simply to support their craft, but to contribute something valuable, a new medium. The idea that art and commerce could co-exist, even flourish in an abandoned part of the city was made more unlikely in that it was largely inhabited by a host of characters from Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, etc. I think we were the only ones who found it charming: desolate, tall “big sky country” just a bunch of old factories, now empty. It was a wild west scene at times.  I felt right at home: Hootenannies on the main drag after a day, unloading truckloads of antiques from old factories and mills closed, up and down the east coast. American History.  We listened to clients, as personal shoppers and we were making art in the process. Seemed like a dream to me!

 

Coming back home to Lawrence, I wanted to bring something of the city back home. I found the most industrial space I could manage.  My business neighbors rebuild things like engines. It’s a very inspiring environment. There is no pretense about, but I think the work, the objects speak for themselves. Where Brooklyn meets Lawrence, this is where CosMod Inc is situated. It’s the Urban Central Plains…

CosMod Inc Studios

Lisa Purdon – owner





Final Friday, April 25th, 2014 Map of Venues

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Downloadable pdf copy of this month’s map:

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March 28th FF Map

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March 28th Final Friday

25 03 2014

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 
DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

Tanner Frady/Ashley Smith:

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Artist’s biography:

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

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

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

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

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

 

 
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

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

 
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

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

 

 

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

“Random Expressions”
Photography by Marciana Derrico Vequist

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

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

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

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

 
AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

 
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

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

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

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

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

http://www.nalubuff.com

 

 

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

 

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

 

 
ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

–The incomparable Darrell Lea will provide musical entertainment,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

901 PENN GALLERY (901 Pennsylvania St.)

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

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

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

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

 
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 





February 28th Final Friday Map of Venues

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February 28th Final Friday Events

25 02 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, February 28th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

 

Creative Observer

William S. Burroughs

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

 

Tom Moore

Solo Exhibition

January 31 – March 30

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

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

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

DYNAMITE SALOON (719 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

 

Present Tense

Works on Paper 2011-2013

Marty Olson

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

February 2014

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

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

Drawings by Angela Wright

 

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

 

 

Statement:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

S.O.B.D.H.Q. 

 

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

 

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

 

Find us:

Wonder Fair (Print Palace of the Great Plains!)

803 1/2 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, KS 66044

phone: 785-856-3247

http://www.wonderfair.com

Hours:

Weekdays (all of them!) 12-6

Saturdays 10-7

Sundays 11-5

 

 

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

 

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

 

“Taco ‘Bout It”

a show inspired by the taco

*catered by Taco Zone and The Replay Lounge

Free Tacos!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

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

 

Artist Statement

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

 

Artist Biography

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Little Itchings

Andrew Burkitt

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

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

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

 

February Final Friday

February 28, 5-9 pm

Make More Love closing party

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

“Random Expressions”

Photography by Marciana Derrico Vequist

 

 

 

 

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.replaylounge.com

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Courage, Confidence, and Character: Girl Scouting in Lawrence

Final Friday Reception: 6 until 8 pm

Free

 

 

 

 

 

ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Cider Gallery Fine Arts is proud to present:

Recent Works by Eliza Bullock and Molly Murphy

Opening reception from 5 until 9 pm

 

Eliza Bullock Statement and Bio:

Bio 

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

 

Artist Statement

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

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

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

 

Molly Murphy Statement and Bio:

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.seedcostudios.com

 

6 until 9 pm

 

Open studios by resident artists:

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

Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dana Olson
Dani Ramirez

Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Ryan Storck
David Titterington

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

MARLA’S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

 

Marla Jackson
Quilter Textile Historian

Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

No Final Friday listing this month

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

                                                                                                                              Wyatt Rogers

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 





January 31st Map of Final Friday Venues

30 01 2014

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

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