August Map of Venues

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Final Friday, August 29th, 2014

25 08 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, August 29th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

                       

John Sebelius

Do You Know Who My father Is?!

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

 

David Vertačnik

Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014

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

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)

 

“La Galería de Springhill”

Presented at

The Springhill Suites by Marriott

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Painting on the Street!

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

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

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

El Dopa Presents: The Ladder Match

 

Erin Bratzler vs.

Karl Dean vs.

Jon Freeman

 

4pm to light’s out:

Buskers & Brats

Plus Musical Guests:

Ezekiel Rubottom

Oldfield Victory

Godzillionaire

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kathy Brecheisen

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

A Kansas Fair Affaire

Brian Goodman

 

About the project-

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

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

A little about me…

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

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

‘Kids-A-Bunga’

A Kids Art Show! Created and Curated by Kids!

Opening: Finals Fridays-August 29th

Early Show: 5-8 pm

 

Creative communities create creative children.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

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

 

Katie Meuser was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1986 and grew up in North Platte, Nebraska.  Katie completed a BA at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2009. She works predominantly with watercolor, acrylic, and ink to make large scale non-objective abstracts on canvas, as well as smaller scale watercolor flowers using a free flowing technique she developed while attending the University. She has had solo shows at the Walker Gallery in Kearney, Nebraska, 2009, Suite Sixteen in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2012, the Woods Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013, and Phoenix Art Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, 2013. Katie displayed her work in a few locations in Seoul, South Korea while she was living there from 2010-2012. Katie is the creator of KT Cards and Co-Creator of ME CAAARDS. They are sold in select stores in Nebraska and Kansas, including Essential Goods, here in Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

SeedCo Studios Group Show

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Greg Stone and Mark Raymer

 

Mark Raymer:

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

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

 

Greg Stone:

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

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

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

 

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

 

The Print Show Final Friday

August 29, 5-9 pm

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Summer in the City”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through September 23, 2014.  There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer.  We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.
 
Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years.  She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals.  She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.  Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area.  www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

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

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

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

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

GRANADA THEATER (

 

 

Final Friday Event in the parking lot of The Granada.

Friday August 29th.  5:30pm-9:30pm

FREE!

All Ages Welcome

 

Kansas City Contemporary Circus Teams Up with Granada Theater for 

Final Friday Show 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Area.

 

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

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

 

 

Thomas Richmond

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

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

 

Instagram::  @trichmond713

 

Food/Drink::

Torched Goodness Creme Brulee and Goodness Steaks will be Vending.

 

Beer / Wine / Soft Drinks available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

SeedCo Studios Curated Exhibition

 

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

 

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

 

SeedCo Studios Exhibiting Artists:

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

Yuri Zupancic

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

CHARLIE FORSYTH

 

Bio:

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Artwork by Fred Mersmann

Music by Luke Paul

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

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

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

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





July 25th Final Friday Map of Venues

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July 25th Final Friday Events

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FINAL FRIDAY, July 25th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

                       

betsy timmer. hitting home

 

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

 

chris wolf edmonds + pam sullivan

tall grass. deep water.

 

July 11 – August 23

 

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

 

jan gaumnitz. horse sense

July 5 thru August 16

 

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

 

kyla strid. waggle dance

2013-14 ceramics artist in residence

 

June 27 – July 25

 

buzz cup line up

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

HOBBS (700 Massachusetts St.)

 

Featured Artist: John Geery

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Painting on the Street!

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

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

El Dopa Versus Naomi Welch & Landon Merrill

 

Naomi Welch

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

 

Landon Merill

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

ZAK BARNES & BILLY BEESON, RECENT WORKS

 

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

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

BILLY BEESON

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

“Had to Do It”

|| New Works by Addison Stonestreet ||

 

Opening: July 25th, 6-9 pm.

 

From the Artist:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

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

Exhibition runs June 27–August 24, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

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

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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

 

 

ARTIST BIO

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

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Tami Clark

Mixed Media Artist

Lawrence, KS

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

JESSICA WISNESKI, Works in Graphite

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Dime Bag Show, closing reception

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Summer in the City”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through September 23, 2014.  There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer.  We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.
 
Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years.  She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals.  She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.  Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area.  www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

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

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

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

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm: Paper Buffalo / Westerners

 

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

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

You can preview his work at www.kevinspykerman.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENOVATED CHURCH AT 12th and CONNECTICUT

 

Passages, new work by Rena Detrixhe

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

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

 

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

 

Reception July 25th from 5 until 9 pm

Show runs through August 26th

 

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

art@cidergallery.com

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

 

CHARLIE FORSYTH

 

Bio:

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Join us next month for a new Final Friday exhibition

 

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

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

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

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





Final Friday Map of Venues/Free State Festival Venues

26 06 2014

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

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

finalfridaysmapapr2014 copy





Final Friday during the Free State Festival, June 27th

23 06 2014

Final Fridays partners this month with Free State Festival and the Lawrence Arts Center on June 27th, the third day of the festival. The Free State Festival is a five day event in the Lawrence Cultural District featuring film, outdoor afterdark installations, music stages, film talkback events and much more. For more information on the festival, a full schedule of events and ticket information visit: www.freestatefestival.org

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

                       

waggle dance

exhibition by kyla strid, 2013-14 ceramics artist in residence

June 27 – July 25

 

Reception June 27, 5-9pm

 

INSIGHT art talk June 30, 7pm

 

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

 

 

Urban Tribal Strangers In Paradox

A solo exhibition by Justin Baldwin

Antecedent Gallery

June 27- July 21

Reception June 27, 5-9pm

 

New York artist Justin Baldwin does his best work underground in the subway system. Unlike most who use their Metrocard to gain access to a city full of straphanging subjects, however, he merely uses the subway car as his studio.  This exhibit is curated by Roger Shimomura.

 

 

FREE STATE FESTIVAL

For a full list of free and ticketed events, look for the special pull-out section of the Lawrence Journal World on Sunday, June 22nd, or visit: www.freestatefestival.org

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

 

 

 

 

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

HOBBS (700 Massachusetts St.)

 

Featured Artist: John Geery

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Painting on the Street!

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

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

www.thebottlenecklive.com

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

Photographs by Camron Flanders

Works can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar

 

Camron Flanders is a true Lawrence native, born and raised. He was a proud Lawrence High Lion, going on to graduate from KU before setting out to Florida to pursue his dream of professional golf. Back in Kansas, he’s determined to explore his home state and show the world what his “fly over state” has to offer. In Lawrence, he’s ready to photograph you and your family as no one ever has.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

Another beautiful summer month at Henry’s on Eighth, and the lovely Kristen Shuler will be showcasing her newest embroidery works!
Stop by for a thai iced coffee, a sangria, or a simple rose-water lemonade and join us in celebration!

Bio:
Kristen is a self-taught embroidery artist living in Kansas City, Missouri. By day, she works as a Medical Social Worker at a community health clinic. Through her work teaching health literacy to families living with chronic illnesses, she finds inspiration for her hand stitched anatomical designs. Kristen owns and operates Hey Paul Studios and her work has been featured as cover art on articles in The Molecularist, Radiolab, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Atlantic.

About her work:
“I have observed strong emotional reactions to my work by people who have become more in touch with their bodies after dealing with an illness. My embroidery tends to draw the quirky and the fun lovers of art. The fact that the minority of consumers have the guts to hang some of my pieces on their walls makes my work unique.”

Take a peek at Kristen’s website :
http://www.heypaulstudios.com/

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

YWAs: Young Woman Artists at Wonder Fair

 

On Final Friday, June 27th, the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas will open its new exhibition YWAs: Young Woman Artists*. Exceptional artwork by 16 local woman artists under age 50 will be shown alongside the results of months of research tracking the gender gap in our creative communities. Wonder Fair curator Meredith Moore and independent feminist Art Historian Paula Rose have scoured the artist rosters and recent exhibition records of Kansas City’s and Lawrence’s most prominent galleries and institutions to determine whether female artists have more, less, or equal success in securing career-defining exhibitions amidst what some scholars have noted is a particularly masculine climate in our local art scene. This presentation of art alongside gender gap statistics is informed by theGuerrilla Girls “weenie counts” of the 1980s (primarily NY-based) and, more recently, artist Micol Hebron’s crowd-sourcedGallery Tally project (based in LA). Thisis the first systematic documentation of this kind in the Midwest.

 

Moore explains, “The goal is not to call out galleries and institutions—even ourselves—for perpetuating gender imbalance. Rather, through YWAs we hope to bring its benign neglect to the forefront of discussions about our art community, and to establish a network for the exchange of influence and support amongst women artists.”

Moore continues, “it doesn’t make much sense for successful artists to overwhelmingly be male; men do not disproportionately outnumber women in art programs–at KCAI, 2014 enrollment figures show that 62% of students are female. Over time, we hope to address this gender gap issue by exhibiting more women artists, more thoughtfully in our own gallery.” They extend the invitation to other galleries to do the same.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

 

In selecting artists to include in their accompanying exhibition, Moore sought out artists whose “talents dwarf their exposure in the local art scene,” while Rose looked for “bursts of creative energy” amongst students and recent graduates. Featured artists will include Shenequa Brooks, Grace D. Chin, Mariah Gillespie, Alison Moyna Greene, Rachel Gregor, Shelby Keierleber, Alicia Kelly, Kristin Morland, Yoonmi Nam, Daiana Oneto, Danielle Peters, Jaime Rovenstine, Jessica Simorte, Kasey Stertz, Katie Weatherly, and Anna Youngyeun.  Select images follow, accompanied by descriptions of the work. Additional and high-resolution images available upon request.

 

ABOUT THE CURATORS:

 

Meredith Moore and Paula Rose both earned Masters Degrees in Art History from the University of Kansas in 2009. Moore is the owner and director of the Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, KS, and has worked in the collections, curatorial, and external affairs departments of the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS. Her areas of specialization are printmaking, modern and contemporary art, and the evolution of social practice throughout art history. Paula Rose teaches Women in Art at the Kansas City Art Institute, among other courses, leads tours and restores artifacts at the Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City, and is the former curator of the Plenum Gallery. Her areas of specialization include modern and contemporary art, popular culture, and feminist art and theory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

This month’s Final Friday Art Walk at Phoenix Gallery will feature artists Dave Van Hee, Dilesh Fernando, and a group show focusing on thematic life drawing by Thieves Guild.

Also come in and try samples of the local organic fare from one of the premier food trucks in Lawrence, The Blissful Bite, and listen to music by Darell Lea.

 

From Dave Van Hee: “Dave Van Hee lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. This well-known artist is originally from Kansas City, Mo., and he thinks frozen waffles are really pretty good. His parents were not Brazilian acrobats, contrary to popular belief. Whether masks, ceramics or wearable art, you can always depend on Dave to have the most amazing, quirky, and talked about pieces around. Dave will bring new work for this show, so be ready!

 

Dilesh Fernando is a ceramic artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Mathematical proportions of the Golden Mean influence the function and aesthetics in Dilesh’s art. Fluid lines through surface decoration and glazes enhance the aesthetics, as well as enrich the tactile experience. He endeavors to create vessels for people to use in everyday life and continue to enjoy over the years. For those of you who own Dilesh’s work, you know that they are functional as well as beautiful. Some of the new pieces that Dilesh is working on for this show are not to be missed!

 

Phoenix Gallery, in coordination with Thieves Guild, also presents a group show focusing on thematic life drawing. Thieves Guild is a trio of Lawrence artists made up of Matthew Lord, Charlotte Pemberton, and Kent Smith. For nearly two years, Thieves Guild has hosted monthly thematic life drawing events on the first Monday of every month. The sessions focus on a central motif utilizing costuming, set design, and music to create unique drawing environments and inspire participants to approach life drawing differently than in a traditional academic setting. The ultimate goal of Thieves Guild is to foster a sense of community amongst local artists, celebrating the wealth of artistic talent located in Lawrence. Loyal attendees will submit sketches, finished artwork, and photographs documenting Thieves Guild events to show at Phoenix Gallery for the June Final Friday Art Walk.

 

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 presents artists Karen Matheis and Lora Jost for the June Final Friday Art Walk.

 

“I Feel Love” by Karen Matheis:

I Feel Love is a series of figure-based paintings inspired by dancers reacting to D.J. mixed music. The idea for the paintings occurred when watching late night crowds at The Eighth Street Tap Room. The Tap Room atmosphere influenced the overall execution of the works. The cramped space gets steamy year round and the illumination is a hard light, creating shadows and blocking details. I Feel Love shows people dancing as a collective. They move together, but interaction is minimal.

 

 

 “Animals” by Lora Jost

Animals includes imaginative drawings and a 2-foot mosaic that feature animals. In some of her work, Jost morphs animal and human characteristics to capture experiences while in other work she is concerned with birds, frogs, and other critters endangered by habitat destruction and climate change. Jost is currently bouncing around image-ideas with composer-friend Lynn Gumert (of Hightstown, NJ) and is playfully incorporating saxophones as symbols into some of her newest work. Lora is an artist with a studio in Lawrence, Kansas. Her recent seven-foot mosaic mural, Nearly Spring, was installed on New Year’s Day at Free State Brewery in Lawrence, Kansas. She has widely exhibited theme-based bodies of work using mixed-media collage, scratchboard, and mosaic.

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Opening Reception for Paul Punzo :: El Gato

Please join us Friday, June 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Paul Punzo. We are excited to have Paul back for Final Fridays at our new location on Mass. Street! It will be a great evening and we look forward to seeing you! Paul’s work will be up through July 24th.

About the Artist…

Paul Punzo is very happy to be able to be the featured artist at Essential Goods for the second time and will be bringing a variety of mediums to the show. In addition to new works of linoleum prints featuring cats, owls and sacred hearts, Paul will be showing paintings from his previous time here in Lawrence, LA and Wichita. He will have framed prints using colorful frames, smaller unframed prints plus tee shirts of his cat, Hopper! All prints are hand pressed using inks, watercolors, acrylics and spray paints to produce interesting pieces of art. Please enjoy!

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

 “How Queer!” presented by Kansas Queer Youth Network.

Please join us at Ten Thousand Villages Friday June 27th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for the show “How Queer!” Several artists including Rae Fell, James Good-Decosta, Cadence Tatem, Chloe Sotomayor, Lydia, Jordan and others will present works which focus attention on issues facing LGBTQ+ youth in Kansas. Artist James Good-Decosta states “This show will feature the art of many young queer artists from Lawrence, Kansas. Much of the art will explore themes of the cultural and personal struggles of being a LBGTQ+ young person in today’s society.” The show will also raise funds so that members of the Kansas Queer Youth Network can attend the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Network National Gathering in July. Come help celebrate youth creativity and talent at the art show and fundraiser “How Queer!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area celebrates Final Fridays with Youth Art

The fiery and contentious history of Freedom’s Frontier makes for some great art! Ever since the 1860s, the story of Freedom’s Frontier has been inspiring artists to share their perspectives through a visual medium. Art designed by students is the focus of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Final Fridays this month, 5-9 p.m., Friday, June 27, at the historic Carnegie Building at 9th and Vermont, in Lawrence.

Freedom’s Frontier is happy to not only point visitors and residents to great art that interprets regional history, but to support new artwork that focuses on shared stories. Through Interpretive Grants, Freedom’s Frontier has supported murals, story quilts, and even a mobile mural on a Lawrence city bus. Three of these projects were collaborative projects produced by students:

  •      First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry — This mural is a creation of 85 middle school students from Royal Valley Middle School in Mayetta, KS. These students researched many aspects of the First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry. Based on this research, they designed and painted a mural. The project was made possible through a grant provided by Freedom’s Frontier. The mural is on display this summer at the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS. Student artists and their history teacher, Nathan McAlister will give a presentation on the mural on August 16 at the Watkins Museum. But, for Final Fridays, the mural will be on display at the Carnegie.
  •      Lawrence’s “Rolling History” — The students at Van Go, Inc. created a rolling history lesson by partnering with the City of Lawrence to wrap a bus in a historic mural. Catch the bus on its regular night route through Lawrence. And for Final Fridays, view the mural at Van Go, 715 New Jersey, Lawrence. This project was made possible through a grant from Freedom’s Frontier.
  •      “Still We Rise” — Students at the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy wanted to tell the story of African Americans in Lawrence during Quantrill’s Raid as part of the sesquicentennial of the raid in 2013. Students researched their stories and represented them through a textile-based medium. Students are continuing their exploration of the era’s history with more story quilts planned in the future. The quilt is a part of the collection at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence. It is on loan to Freedom’s Frontier for Final Fridays.

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area shares offices with the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau. The CVB will cosponsor the June Final Fridays event at the Carnegie Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Know a budding artist?

Open to high school students, these two competitions recognize young artists in the state of Kansas:

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Crumble. Climb.

Marie McKenzie

A graduate of the University of Kansas’ Fine Art Program with an emphasis in Painting, Marie

McKenzie’s current works are a combination of painting and sculpture executed through the use of repurposed wood. Her sculptures central concern is in the convergence of humankind with nature. Highlighting the earth’s ever-changing surface, Marie investigates natural forms and landscapes with the effects of a global economy in mind, her work aims to be a testament to our legacy. Marie has exhibited in numerous galleries, non-profit venues and flash spaces in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Her creative process is centered at SeedCo. Studios, a shared artist collective and event space in Lawrence, KS.

“Tactile and textural, my recent wood sculptures highlight the earth’s ever-changing surface. The process of investigating and visualizing topographies, natural forms and landscapes – and then producing them in a way that celebrates their essence- is endlessly fulfilling. A recurring theme in my work is to peel back the layers of an environment in order to fully immerse the viewer. In this instance, I have appreciated and enjoyed the opportunity to investigate the inward and outward display of growth, separation and collision of the earth’s crust. By carefully cutting patterns in layer after layer of wood, I am working alongside the growth of the grain while simultaneously referencing the natural world’s formations and transformations.”

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Come see the Dime Bag, the Percolator’s yearly collaboration with the Social Service League on Final Friday, June 27th! This one-of a-kind event features local artists of all ages and abilities in a quest to make art out of found items from our beloved neighborhood thrift store.  Sales go to fund SSL & Percolator upcoming projects. Peruse the inventive, strange, primitive, refined and exquisite creations while enjoying performances by Richard Music’s Rock Camp.  As part of the Free State Film Festival, take in unusual projections by Percolators, including Walt Ohnesorge’s Mandala series.

 

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Open on Final Friday Evenings

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

“…and the living is easy…” (…SUMMER TIME…), Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
Opens June 27, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.  Show runs through July 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.  www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

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

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

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

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

Early show: 6 pm

DJ Boogie on the Patio: 10 pm

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

www.thegreenhouseculture.com

 

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm June 27th
Featuring Artwork by Zachary Ingalls Live music by Calvin Scott 

Refreshments provided.

Artist Biography of Zachary Ingalls:

My earliest recollections included time spent drawing buildings. Typically houses or village street scenes, I always enjoyed drawing in the architectural styles that I liked. Fueling this interest, my grandfather would take me on excursions to historic museums and villages throughout New England. Sometimes we would just walk up and down Main Street in Newtown, Connecticut, taking pictures of the houses he pointed out, and that interested me. These earlier architectural forms have stood the test of time, continuing to exist as the world changes around them, and those experiences spawned a love of architecture, specifically Colonial. Over time, historic buildings would become a significant personal and professional focus.

Over time, hand drawings gave way to computer renderings, and while I initially considered those renderings as the way to best document a given structure, my parents began commenting on their quality. Together, we realized that these renderings were, indeed, works of art that could be appreciated by more than just the person who commissioned the work. Prior passion and the feedback from my parents has now resulted in an “accidental” business.
With this new venture in mind, I began doing renderings of other historic houses, commissioned works, and projects of interest. Among these was an initiative to draw several of the University of Kansas’ historic buildings. Beyond structures that were important to many, were those important only to the people who owned and enjoyed them. Each building poses a new challenge. On occasion, I am fortunate to have access to original building plans. At other times, I have made my own measurements, supplemented by detailed photographs. More than “art,” I see these renderings as the documentation of a structure, frozen at a specific point in time. They offer unique reference points, and allow the viewer to appreciate the building for what it is, as well as what it once was.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed drawing them.

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

“Mellowed”

Now-July 1, 2014

 

An exhibition of alternative process photography by Lawrence artist Amanda Monaghan.  Featuring sunprints, image transfers and pinhole photography.  All images are printed by hand using traditional darkroom techniques.

In addition to Monaghan’s work, the show features a variety of artwork from local mixed media artist, Kristina Crawford.

 

For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk, Monaghan & Crawford will be assembling a “pop-up” life-size camera obscura in front of Aimee’s Coffee Shop, from 5:00-8:00pm.  (The camera obscura will be open again on Sunday, June 29 from 1:00-4:00pm in honor of National Camera Day.)

 

This show is part of the South Mass Art Guild’s monthly featured artist program.  Both women are members of SMAG and hold positions as Officers of the Lawrence Art Guild.

 

www.lawrenceartguild.org

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Centron movies and the Joe’s Bakery documentary, and fresh popcorn from the Mass Street Sweet Shoppe—all part of the Free State Festival. 6-8 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

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.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

“Heat” a group show of Cider affiliated artists

The opening reception will coincide with the Free State Festival, and will feature bands on the Cider Stage in the north courtyard from 5 until 10 pm.

 

“Heat” features many regional artists who have been exhibitors in and friends of the Cider Gallery from its inception in April of 2013:

Stephen Johnson
Stan Herd
Janet Davidson Hues
Clare Doveton
Molly Murphy
Zak Barnes
Jeromy Morris
Jeremy Rockwell
Billy Beeson
John Sebelius
Tim Forcade

 

 

Free State Festival Cider Gallery Stage:

 

6 p.m. Drakkar Sauna, tight harmony, unique instrumentation and original lyricism

7 p.m. Olassa, country/Western/folk/pop with accordion and distinctive vocals

8 p.m. DJ G-Train, hip hop DJ

9 p.m. The Barefoot Boys, indigenous musicians Rayyan Kamal & Tim Clark will end set with a parade with Marching Away

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

SEEDCO STUDIOS
Final Fridays and Free State Festival
June 27th and 28th.

 

Final Friday, June 27th:

Open Studios 5:00-9:00pm

 

Resident Artists:

Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Fart Lyfe
We Win
Barrie Arachtingi
Jason Barr
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
Kyla Strid
Naomi Welch
Ben Welch
Aaron Youngstrom

 

Free State Festival @ Seedco stage and Busker stage
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Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 9:30pm–1am FREE

Members of Fresh Produce Art Collective will be projecting new collaborative works visible from surrounding streets.
www.freshproduceartcollective.com
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Friday, June 27, 10pm FREE
Nick Hallett and Brock Monroe
Building off Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine and the cut-up writing techniques introduced to William Burroughs by Gysin, the team of artist Brock Monroe and composer-musician Nick Hallett manifest an immersive installation-performance of abstracted light and electronically manipulated vocals. Its fragments of light are captured and reprojected as moving image, while Hallett delivers an interpretation of Burroughs’ cut-up writings, including selections from his noted work, “The Ticket That Exploded,” as a live soundtrack.
David Linton 11pm FREE
David Linton is a multiple-media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture and signal flow. He has been active in the downtown NYC experimental arts community for over 30 years. Originally a percussionist, David has created sound, music and something in between for many collaborative dance, theater and performance settings.
There will be music @ the Cider Gallery on Friday
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::::Saturday-June 28::::
Music and Buskers (stage will be in-between Seedco and building to the south, in parking lot)
5:45 p.m. August Gilbreath, street magic
6:45 p.m. Brian Wendling, juggling, comedy, energy!
7 p.m. Oils, progressive rock
7:45 p.m. Rod Sipe, magician and fire eater
8 p.m. Approach, hip-hop
Barry Anderson, VUM (band), Monta At Odds (band) 10pm FREE
A series of short films and video pieces from the ongoing musical collaboration project “The Janus Restraint” will be projected with accompanying live soundtracks by the collaborating bands VUM (Los Angeles) and Monta At Odds (Kansas City).www.barryanderson.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace. Lawrence Creates welcomes new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, send a few images to lawrenceksart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions Presented by the Dinner Party Project

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

 

 

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)

 

Monthly art exhibitions and music on the patio

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

 

The Brewhaus is pleased to announce Atomic Photography will be showing artwork this Final Friday.  Additionally, we are proud to be sponsoring a N.E.M.E.S.I.S Master Brewer FREE BEER contest!  Come vote for your favorite!

 

Atomic Photography is a salon style portrait studio that specializes in retro/vintage 1940s-60s pinup portraiture, transforming the everyday girl into a glamorous WWII/50s Pinup Girl.  A few times a year we dabble in highly stylized themed shoots with local burlesque troupes and other organizations.  Atomic Photography was founded in the summer 2009 by Racheal Major and Jen Young. We pride ourselves with being a collaborative project combining many art forms; alt-modeling, burlesque, high fashion, multimedia, and graphic design, as well as fine art. We also photograph weddings and live events.

 

The Ballad of Freyja

 

Featuring the Foxy by Proxy Revue

 

“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.

 





Downloadable Map of Venues for May 30th, 2014

30 05 2014

Don’t Forget to Download Your May 30th Final Fridays Map of Venues

You can use the following links to download a printable pdf or jpeg file of the Final Fridays map of venues for May 30th, 2014. There are a lot of spots to hit, so make sure you take this out with you in printed or digital form in order not to miss anything!

PDF https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0yh9hxy81v9au1/finalfridaysmay2014.pdffinalfridaysmapapr2014 copy

JPEG https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1iqwl0qugtx6kt/finalfridaysmay2014.jpg








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