Final Friday and Free State Festival, June 26th

22 06 2015

Final Friday Events at the Lawrence Arts Center

 

http://www.freestatefestival.org
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

New Work. Luke DuBois. Todd Bryant.

New Work. Bryant & DuBois will be creating new work in the Lawrence Arts Center atrium space. This new work will be projected on the West face of the building and will be viewable from both interior & exterior.

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural ephemera. Stemming from his investigations of “time-lapse phonography,” his work is a sonic and encyclopedic relative to time-lapse photography. Just as a long camera exposure fuses motion into a single image, his work reveals the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information. An active visual and musical collaborator, DuBois is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data. DuBois’ work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; the 21C Museum, Louisville, KY; Progressive Corporate Collection, and the Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia. Past exhibitions of his work have included the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

 

The Quiet Hour

Sci-Fi (85min)
In a rural part of post-apocalyptic England occupied by alien invaders, a teenager fights against bandits to save her family farm.

Q&A with Producer J.T. O’Neill

 

Call Me Lucky

Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you’ve probably never heard of him. But once you’ve experienced Bobcat Goldthwait’s brilliant character portrait of him and heard Crimmins’s secret, you will never forget him.

Q&A with Director Bobcat Goldthwait & Star Barry Crimmins

 

Free State Festival Story Slam

The Free State Story Slam suspends the rules so that some of Lawrence’s finest authors, poets, songwriters and raconteurs can bring you an unforgettable evening of unconventional stories well told. Leave your expectations at the door; the rules of physics just might not apply.

7-9 pm

 

Tonja Torgeson

Momento Mori. This exhibit will feature all recent works by printmaking artist-in-resident Tonja Torgerson. These works are made during Tonja’s residency at the Lawrence Arts Center. Tonja Torgerson has her MFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University, and BFA in Studio Arts, minor in Art History, from the University of Minnesota.

 

Gunyoung Kim

Ceramic artist Gunyoung Kim’s figure sculpture captures inner psychological aspects of humanity through surreal facial expression, subtle gestures and placement. Her recent work is about the connections and disconnections that happen in a relationship because of complex and changeable emotions between two people. “Nonverbal emotional cues such as eye contact, facial expression, body posture, and interpersonal distance; these things speak broadly about the tangled thinking and feeling that occurs when we interact with other people. Gunyoung is the 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence in ceramics

 

The Bourgeois Pig

 

6 E. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jesse Gray :: Heavy Meta

Heavy Meta

Q: how would you ddescribe your work?
A:Thermographic post-representationalism with theromorphic tendencies. Interleaved heat-exchange systems co-structured to maintain reLative temperature or cooler.
Q:Cooler than what?
Coincidence///radiation obscured by smudged dusts. Dual experiences of surface tension via inter dimensional membranesX the questionable relevance of figurative expression in modern social static. transected by the re-marginalization of abnormality.
Q: where do you see (<o> <o>) your work going in the next five years?
A: Bio-tribalism, environmental lucidity, space children. More obvious trite motifs with better branding. Product placement, bipedal plot structures. Light sculptures. Radio telescopes. More awkward silences, less tropical islandses(sic).
Q: that sounds like bullshit
a:Thank you

Bio:

Jesse Gray was born in the woods near Austin,Texas. He now lives and works in Lawrence, KS and shows regularly here and in Kansas City with other resident artists of Seedco Studios.

 

 

Molly Murphy :: Short-Term PARKing (installation)

6 E. 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Short Term PARKing is a temporary tiny park, greenspace where there is little, offering disruption in a high traffic downtown area. The tiny park will exist within the parameters of a 9×23’ short term metered parking space. The project title, Short Term PARKing, is a play off the many current discussions of parking options due to the recent and future construction projects, and the project itself is located in what the City of Lawrence designates as a short term parking metered space. While many discussions of where we will all leave our vehicles (there are parking lots on every block of downtown, on both parallel streets to Massachusetts, a four-level parking garage, street side parking on every north/south and east/west street and several long-term parking lots) there is also a lively and sometimes contentious discussion of an “arts corridor” along 9th Street, what that would look like and who has a say in what it looks like.

 

Culinaria Food and Wine

512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

PET WORLD FUNDRAISER ART SHOW – CULINARIA FOOD AND WINE SUPPER CLUB

512 East 9th Street, Lawrence, KS

Pet World Community Art Donation Show with Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine.

Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club is on for June Final Friday!! We’ll be open 5 – 9 pm, June 26th. Join us for dinner, and great local art (all donation). Each month for Final Fridays, Culinaria donates a portion of our food & drink sales to a local group or charity – this month we’ve chosen our friends at Pet World, Lawrence.

ART: We will be featuring donated art from the Lawrence community. ALL PROCEEDS FROM ART SALES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO PET WORLD. The art show will remain up throughout the month of July, and can be purchased at Final Friday June 26th, Wine Club on July 15th (with reservation), by appointment most Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12-4 pm, or during our regular Friday night Supper Club, each Friday evening after 5 pm.

Please help us help Pet World Lawrence!

We’re located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey.

 

Wonder Fair

532 Walnut St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Secret Order of the Black Diamond: The Key (A new SOBD adventure featuring guest artist Shawn Bitters)

Running parallel with Free State Festival, (though carefully pacing itself so as to slip beneath your notice,) Lawrence’s best-kept secret society–the Secret Order of the Black Diamond–will resurface June 25th through 29th to unveil the 8th in its series of artful “Lost Print” treasure hunts. Members of the SOBD and interested new recruits should report to SOBDHQ at 803 1/2 Massachusetts during all operating hours of the Wonder Fair Gallery, and particularly Final Friday evening, to receive their mission and prepare themselves to seek “THE KEY”. All successful treasure hunters will receive one from an original edition of prints created by guest artist Shawn Bitters. Current SOBD members are encouraged to come prepared with their treasure hunter kits (log book and signature stamp). New recruits reporting to Wonder Fair will be given the opportunity to outfit themselves with appropriate SOBD treasure hunting instruments. Onward Fire.

 

Henry’s Coffee Shop & Bar

11 East 8th
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Unearthed :: Works by Nathan Hein

|| Unearthed’ || Works by Nathan Hein

Nathan Hein’s work captivates every sensational tick of a dream- like, perfectly placed world .
Henry’s is delighted to the moon and back to have Nathan Hein showcase his newest works.

Please stop by the open June 26th Final Friday from 6-9 pm, to meet the artist himself!

Statement from the Artist:
The works in “Unearthed” meld natural landscapes with precise structures. Abstract chaos encounters exacting precision. And a few people peek through, living among their towering creations.

Bio:
Nathan Hein is an artist from Kansas who has studied and found mentorship at Northeast Magnet High School, Wichita City Arts, and the University of Kansas. Though he has experimented with many methods of expression, including ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, and drawing, he has focused primarily on painting for the past decade.

 

GREEN WAVE by WHITE ART STUDIO (Shannon White & Darin M. White)

500 S Powerhouse Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

GREEN WAVE Light Installation is at Bowersock Mill for the Free State Festival & Final Friday

GREEN WAVE TM is an energy efficient LED light and soundscape installation by Shannon & Darin White (WHITE ART STUDIO artists), which asks the scientific question “Can You Hear the Color Green?” with the visual form inspired by sound waves from the Kansas River projected onto the Bowersock Power Company. The forms and color correspond to the architecture and function of the site and highlight the currency of creativity and collaboration.

The temporary installation is a part of the Lawrence Free State Festival and will be visible on Friday, June 26th (also Final Friday) and Saturday, June 27th from 9:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the western facade of the Bowersock Mill from the 2nd Street bridge across from Lawrence City Hall. To leave comments or for more information on the work, visit http://www.greennoteproject.com or http://freestatefestival.org/event/green-wave/126. We look forward to seeing you in downtown Lawrence for the Free State Festival this year and to further installations of our Green Note Project!

 

Ten Thousand Villages

835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

The String Doll Gang

Ten Thousand Villages will be Featuring Kambashi String Dolls.

OUR STRING DOLL ARTISTS are based in small villages in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Crafting String Dolls is the main occupation for most of our artisans, which means a reliable income and improved living standards for their families and communities in their economically developing regions. When they are not making string dolls, many of our workers spend time taking care of their families and tending to their vegetable gardens for self-sufficiency. Some have other jobs such as sewing or working in shops and restaurants. We’d like to introduce you to 19 of our enthusiastic doll makers so that you can see the people who make what we like to call ‘ten dollar pieces of art.’

Fair Trade means that our artists receive adequate pay for their quality work.

Kamibashi has always practiced Fair Trade principles, which include working with artisans in developing countries (in our case Thailand) and paying fair prices for their amazing work. We have been a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation since April 2012.

 

SeedCo Studios

720 E 9th St. #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

SeedCo-llabortations

:::New and Collaborative Works by SeedCo Studios Resident Artists:::

June 26th, Final Fridays, 5:00-10:00pm

Featuring new and collaborative works by:
Felt Show
Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Janice Raiteri
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Elizabeth Rowley
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

SEEDCO STUDIOS
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording/rehearsal operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

 

Mana Bar

1111 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Current Works by Valkyrie Schmidt

 

 

George Paley Building

721 E. Ninth Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Immersive Environment

Luke DuBois, Nick Hallett, Brock Monroe, Zach Layton
These artists will create an immersive environment of prismatic, ephemeral light accompanied by music. This unique combination of artists presents a unique opportunity for collaborations in Lawrence. Between them, they have performed at the Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, MOMA PS1, and many other notable museums and institutions. This immersive multimedia experience will explore connections between music and art.

 

Maceli’s Banquet and Dining Hall

1031 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Free State Festival Beer Dinner

STELLA ARTOIS PRESENTS THE FREE STATE FESTIVAL BEER DINNER
Beertails: 5:30 p.m., Dinner: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Announcing the first annual Free State Festival Beer Dinner! Premiering new beer-based recipes by local chefs and beer and course pairings by internationally renowned Anheuser-Busch brewmaster George Reisch, this is a five-course meal that you won’t soon forget. Learn how to perfectly pair beer with your meals, collect some new recipes to try in your kitchen, and be eligible to win exciting door prizes!

 

Free State Festival

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Card Table Theater :: Your Funniest Five

CARD TABLE THEATRE PRESENTS: YOUR FUNNIEST FIVE

Local comedians and filmmakers provide sketches, films, and stand-up sets of under five minutes a piece for your amusement.

 

Free State Festival

8th and New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Split Lip Rayfield

In partnership with the Tour of Lawrence, the Lawrence Arts Center presents Split Lip Rayfield, a band that has carved out a unique genre of music with unmatched sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together they burn up speakers and stages alike. Split Lip Rayfield will be playing under the stars on 8th and Massachusetts.

 

St. Luke AME Church

900 New York
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jazz and Gospel Choir Performance

A jazz combo and the gospel choir from St. Luke’s AME will perform two shows in the sanctuary at St. Luke’s AME. This collaboration bridges jazz and gospel traditions.

There is an additional, later performance from 8:30-9:30.

 

Lawrence Percolator

913 Rhode Island St. –
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

Jason Kenning: Nevermind the Weather

“Nevermind the Weather” is an exhibition of paintings illustrating the ecology of our digital lives. This series takes inspiration from the way our culture consumes technology just as the environment is consumed by it.

The show is designed to ask: How does being more connected digitally translate into our physical lives? Does it benefit or harm the environment? How do seemingly insurmountable issues like climate change affect our decisions as individuals and society as a whole? Does technology alienate us, or redefine who we are and what we become?

Jason Kenning graduated from Creighton University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and co-major in philosophy. He has frequently joins those academic and intellectual interests into his drawings, paintings, and sculptures beginning with his BFA show “Pluralism” and continuing to this day. His work is driven by a love of all types of media, figurative and portrait studies, and the emotional and the narrative possibilities of visual art.

 

Lawrence Community Photo Studio

720 E. 9th street Suite 6 (next to Seedco Studios)
lawrence, KANSAS (KS) 66044
United States

Grand opening of the Lawrence Community Photo Studio! And exhibition by John Clayton photography

 

Cider Gallery Fine Art

810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

NEW PAINTINGS BY KYLE GODDARD

Born in 1982, Kyle Goddard was raised in the Greater Jackson Area of Mississippi. At
the age of 17, Kyle joined the Army Guard in which he served for nine years with one
deployment in Afghanistan. Though the military is not traditionally thought of as an
artistic environment, the overt use of repetition and organization would leave an
impression. Influenced by the early Modern artists and the New York Abstract
Expressionists, Kyle became interested in the science of composition. He also gains
inspiration through architecture, the forms of casual elements of everyday life, and the persistent geometry of which we are surrounded by. After receiving his B.F.A. in
Painting from the University of Southern Mississippi, Kyle has continued to advance his artistic theories. He received a State Fellowship in Mississippi for his paintings in 2013, was recently published in Studio Visit Magazine, and prominently works on expanding his portfolio.

 

“My paintings are a process of deconstruction, wherein I find satisfaction in working with concrete experiences rather than abstract ideas. In each composition there is a network of visual ingredients layered on top of one another and removed again until only the essential elements remain. My studio often becomes an architectural workspace laden with rulers, large straight edges, levels, and other various tools. I have worked hard to develop an understanding of formalism. Through studious research, experimentation, analytical processes, and sensitivity to the motives and actions of the world around us, we are able to create something honest. Honesty – not merely telling the truth, but the conscious attempt to self analyze our beliefs or actions and decide if they are both true to ourselves and their purpose.”

NEW DRAWINGS BY ROBERT MCNOWN

Richard Saba asks: I have known your work for 45 years. For most of that time the work was rigorously minimal, conceptual and committed to the idea of the image being a result of a specific and repetitious process. The past few years has seen an almost diametric reversal in your work which now appears to be the result of a spontaneous and kind of conscious free association. Could you describe for me how this change occurred and what it means to you?

At KU an an undergraduate there were two major influences running through the painting department: from the West coast there was the painterly figuration of Diebenkorn, and from the East coast the powerful presence of de Kooning. While I made a brief attempt at de Kooning-type gestural paintings I soon realized that kind of expressionism, although I loved looking at it, didn’t feel right for me. Shortly after that I became enamored by the hard edge color painters like Gene Davis. The systematic process of this kind of painting was right up my alley. I wanted a more rigorous and conceptual process. So I replaced the space with time- the time it obviously took me to execute the obsessive processes I had set up for myself. For many years I continued to work on pieces, predominantly drawings, which were driven by relentlessly logical compositional strategies along with painstakingly time consuming modes of execution. Throughout the years I worked my way through many different mediums, some rather unconventional. Whether pencil, crayons, rubber stamps, shoe polish, ink or collage among others, were all intrinsic to what the image would end up looking like. After coming across a huge pile of manila paper a local hardware store was tossing out, I started working with oil stix, which in a way brought me full circle back to the touch- critical painting of de Kooning. I slowly gravitated away from my hardcore conceptual process, and tried as I always had, to let the medium dictate the image. Back to more free form and spontaneous mark making. From there I began to add all the materials I had, at one time or another, used. In a way these drawings are an encyclopedia of the past 45 years of my art.

Richard Saba asks: I find myself consistently personifying your abstract images and seeing narratives unfold in them. Is this by design on your part?

For most of my career I have resisted interpretation of the work in any form. I limited myself to numerical images or the alphabet- systems which had no symbolic or metaphoric possibilities. While i still find it inconceivable to deliberately construct a narrative, I do find myself more interested in creating images that are ambiguous in terms of intent.

(Richard Saba is a talented painter and musician, a dear friend, and my harshest critic. He lives and works in Cherry Valley, New York.)

 

The Greenhouse Culture

1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

The Greenhouse Culture Art Show featuring Javy Ortiz

Javy Ortiz

Guided by the influences of music and vibrant artists, Javy Ortiz has put together
a series of aggressively colorful paintings. Abstract paintings that can stir your mind and emotions.
Javy Ortiz is a young artist who has been living and working in Lawrence for the past year. With a few art classes at Barton Community College under his belt, Javy is mostly self-taught. Javy is recently focusing on abstract paintings using bright and colorful acrylics, spray paint, stencils, and even holes. His paintings are filled with motion and an electric feel influenced by music, street art, and every day life. Apart from abstract works, Javy likes to create mixed media portraits of popular icons and occasional self-portraits. Influenced by the giant western-Kansas skies that he grew up watching in Macksville, Javy also likes to paint space scenes with spray. At only 21 years of age, Javy has created a wide variety of works, varying in subject and media.

 

Spring Hill Suites By Marriot

1 Riverfront Plaza (6th and New Hampshire)
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

La Galleria de SpringHill Art Night

Come join us to view works by local artists, a vocal recital and FREE Hors d ‘Oeuvres and Beverages in our Naismith Ballroom, coupled with a beautiful view of the Kansas River it is sure to be a memorable evening.

Vanessa Thomas Voice Studio will present a vocal recital of local students
Rylee Clingingsmith
Natalie Myers
Sarah O’Neill
Alyssa Karacek
Kyleigh Naylor
Maddie Birdashaw
Carlyn Hartsock
Trinity Dent
Elizabeth Godinez
Jackson Berland
Kara Smith
Kayla Clark
Kara Smith

Soprano/Mezzo Soprano Vanessa Thomas is a popular vocalist in the Kansas City area, and regularly performs in concerts and in recital all over the country. Thomas, known for her seamless 4-octave range, has an unusual versatility in a variety of musical genres, including Jazz, Musical Theater, Opera, and other classical styles, such as operetta and oratorio. Recent credits include the world premiere of “John Brown” by Kirke Mechem (composer of the famed opera ‘Tartuffe’), and appearing as Doc Severinsen’s vocalist with his Big Band Tour, ‘Here’s Doc’, and holiday shows ‘Jingle Bell Doc’ and ‘Doc the Halls’. Thomas has been soloist in recent concert with Cincinnati Pops,
Utah Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Chatanooga Symphony, and Buffalo Symphony. She has performed with such notable players as Severinsen, Ed Shaughnessy, Mike Metheny, Ernie Watts, Chip McNeil, and Gary Foster; operatic tenor Joseph Wolverton, and operatic baritones James Maddalena and Donnie Ray Albert. She has sung under the baton of James Conlon, Julius Rudel, and Robert Spano, and has worked with arrangers Dick Lieb, Adi Yeshaya, Alan Baylock, and Jay Chattaway.

Upcoming performances this season include concerts with Doc at Hollywood Bowl opening for Pink Martini, Detroit Symphony Pops, Ft Worth, Plano, and ‘Jingle Bell Doc’ at the Kaufman Center with Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, and Minneaota Orchestra and Chorus.

Lynn Metzger:
Sixty years in Lawrence has given me a special feeling for our city. Some of the business structures have remained basically unchanged since I was young, while most have reincarnated many times. Some are new to the scene. The sameness and the change fascinate me.

 

Devil Dog’s Brewhouse

624 N 2nd St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Kimbo Jackson – Watercolors and More

The Brewhaus is happy to call Kimbo Jackson a friend of the shop since we have known her long before the idea North Lawrence’s coffee bar was ever imagined.

We are extremely excited about the chance to finally have some of Kimbo’s pieces to show for a brief period of time.

Kimbo’s Artist’s Statement is as follows:

I use watercolors and other water soluble stains (like coffee or beet root) to show the energy and nature of creatures that I’ve met or had a dream about. Since childhood I have been able to visualize the energy that encompasses living beings. It is my hope to share this on paper. –Kimbo

 

Minsky’s

934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Matt Schappaugh

Matt Schappaugh is a local artist who has lived in Shawnee Kansas most of his life. Despite never seeing himself become a fine artist as a child, Matt discovered his passion for painting at the University of Kansas. His main inspirations for creating paintings stem from a desire to understand our existence. He strives to answer why people cause conflict with others and how conflict has shaped our world. Matt also seeks to better understand and reflect on the pain of mental illness in an attempt to express what many cannot.

This body of work is directly reflecting the confusion, negative thoughts, and pain suffered by those with mental illness. The art making process and chaotic application of paint is used to demonstrate the raw negative energy associated with mental illness. I often manifest figures and destroy them with a variety of aggressive techniques, in an attempt to conduct my energy and emotions directly into the painting. These works draw from personal experiences with depression and the stigma of having mental illness. This is an opportunity to express the pain, guilt, and confusion of what so many others also struggle with on a daily basis. Through this series, I hope to capture and honestly depict what it is like to deal with mental illness.

 

Essential Goods

825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jamelle Zablow-Maloney :: Bare Roots Jewelry

About The Artist
I began my work in jewelry when I was young, inspired by my parents who dabbled in gemstone hunting here in the Midwest and in jewelry making when I was in middle and high school. I began creating jewelry to my own interests and to match my wardrobe while in college when I was continuously unable to find pieces that matched my tastes and price range in retail stores.  I began making jewelry for retail when others became interested in my designs and encouraged me to do so. Jewelry making is a loved hobby of mine that I would love to have as a full time occupation, but continue to engage in between my work as a mother and teacher.

I see my jewelry as art and spend a lot of time with each piece ensuring that it is unique and hangs or sits right when it is worn. I enjoy working with raw materials like bone and stone, in order to give my pieces an organic, bohemian measure that matches my own style. I work hard to get materials from vendors and individuals that are honest about where and how they were obtained. I am adamant that the bones I use are from animals who died of natural causes and were not poached.

My favorite part about making jewelry for others is customizing it!!! I love surprising customers with my art!

 

Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery

This June Final Fridays, Phoenix Gallery is excited to feature ceramics from the Lawrence Potters Guild and the paintings of Shala Stevenson. Former Lawrence folk group Lost and Found, who now calls Springfield home will also be joining us to perform during their summer tour. Come meet the artists and be sure to grab a bite to eat or refreshment while enjoying the art and music on Friday, June 26th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Members of the Lawrence Potters Guild will be featuring “Ceramics for Summer: Different Perspectives.” The artists will showcase a wide variety of work in low fire, high fire, functional and sculptural ceramics. Everyone in this clay collective has a passion for form and it is interesting to see the different approaches each one takes. The members all come from different educational backgrounds, professions and occupations and their stories are manifest through their art work. Several members of the Lawrence Potters Guild are represented by Phoenix Art Gallery. Others who will have work on display will be in attendance on Friday night.
Painter, photographer, graphic designer, Mom and Lawrencian, Shala Stevenson is currently working as a Creative Director at the Lied Center of Kansas. She was born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, moved to Colorado, got a job in California and then settled in to Lawrence two decades ago to raise her daughter. She lives in East Lawrence with one child, two dogs and a very loud cat. “I’ve been creating art in secret my whole life, but never had the courage to call myself an “artist” until the sudden passing of my younger brother, Alan. Influenced by Modigliani, my newest set of figure paintings “Repose”, “Relax”, and “Recline” use bright orange and turquoise hues and incorporate images developed in my collage work,” says Shala Stevenson.

 

Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Underground

We welcome back Allan Chow to the Phoenix Underground for June’s Final Friday! In 2013, we exhibited his vibrant still life paintings of fruit. This time around, Allan will be showing his series “Songs of the Prairie” featuring landscapes of the tallgrass prairie, rendered in his trademark bold swaths of color. We invite you to join us June 26th, 2015, from 5-9 pm, for the opening reception. We will be offering light bites and refreshments in the company of this talented painter. The exhibition will be on display through July 29th, 2015.

Songs of the Prairie

Artist Statement:
Dancing between Impressionism and Expressionism, Allan Chow’s series of prairie paintings acknowledges the world that once thrived and all efforts protecting the majestic tallgrass prairie that struggles to exist in today’s modern civilization. With his intuitively developed palette and bold, spontaneous strokes of his palette knife, he gives form to the prairie and sky. Allan received his BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has established a national following with his solo exhibitions, prestigious list of collectors including the Kansas Chiefs: Arrowhead Art Collection, Kansas City Royals, the University of Kansas Medical Center, H&R Block and private collections in Seattle, California, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He has given lectures at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Kansas City – Missouri and featured in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Societies of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York and Korea.

 

Extra Virgin

937 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Summmerrrrrr…

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

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

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

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

Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com

 

Be Moved

2 E. 7th St.
Lawrence , Kansas 66044
United States

“In the Spirit of Earth Medicine” Photography by Andrew Claypool

Take a closer look at the magic held deep in the hands of Mother Natures brightest and most humble teachers.
The essence of Nature as seen through Andrew’s lens.

In-joy live Pipa music by composer and extremely talented HongHong Hui.
The Pipa is a Chinese instrument, and has been played for almost two thousand years in China.

“The bold strings rattled like splatters of sudden rain,
The fine strings hummed like lovers’ whispers.
Chattering and pattering, pattering and chattering,
As pearls, large and small, on a jade plate fall.”

Liquid rejuvenation provided by KANbucha.

 

JJ Glass

313 E 8th St
Lawrence , KS 66044
United States

Gypsy Market

Glass glass blowing demonstrations and local artists vending their handmade goods.

 

Pachamamas

800 NEW HAMPSHIRE
LAWRENCE, KS 66044
United States

F.D. Brown, Cyrus Fillmore, Teresa Treanor

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.
He paints southwestern, Native American, western art as well as iconic images from the world of sports, music and cinema.
Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American, the beautiful colors of the southwest and the images of cinema, music and sport in dramatic color.

Cyrus Fillmore- Wood Sculpture

Teresa Treanor- Ink Scapes and Abstract Acrylic





May Final Friday Map of Venues

29 05 2015

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May 2015 Final Friday Events

26 05 2015

We are very excited about the May 2015 Final Friday, our biggest yet! This Final Friday brings together exhibitions, performance, music, installations, the Lawrence Arts Center annual street party, Art Tougeau, Free State Festival summer movie kick-off, the Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Tour beginning at the Lawrence Arts Center, and Busker Fest. Rest assured this action-packed weekend will offer art, activities and entertainment to suit every member of your family. See you on Friday!

 

 

Solstice by Kelsey Yankee, showing at the Roost

Solstice by Kelsey Yankee, showing at the Roost

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kim’s Kreation’s “Multimedia Textile Wall Art”
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 10:00:00 PM
Business Name Kim’s Kreation’s
Business Website http://kimkreat@yahoo.com
Business Location Tooter and Tillaye’s 644 Locust Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Kim’s Kreation’s
Multimedia Textile Wall Art

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Free State Festival Under the Stars
Month * May
Starting Time 9:00:00 PM
Ending Time 11:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website
Business Location 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Join us on Fridays starting May 29th to June 19th for a series of outdoor film screenings! All screenings begin at 9pm and are free!
May 29: American Graffiti 1973
June 5: The Breakfast Club 1985
June 12: One Crazy Summer 1986
June 19: The Dark Crystal 1982

 

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Live Music
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website
Business Location 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Start the evening with DJ Proof, then the Beer Bellies take over, and Das Furbender rounds out the evening on stage in front of the Arts Center.

 

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Steamroller Printmaking
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website
Business Location 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Join our printmaking Artist in Residence, Tonja Torgerson in making an oversized large print making with a steamroller.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Final Friday Street pARTy
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Bring your car, bike, moped, or other form of transportation and paint or decorate it for the Art Tougeau parade the next day, then race it down our ramp. Don’t have one? Grab a cardboard version in front of the Arts Center and decorate it. Come early, there are only 50 cardboard cars to give away on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Innumerable Anxieties – Exhibition by Patrick Duegaw
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence 66044
United States
The Innumerable anxieties examines the ambiguous region between opposite extremes of human behavior.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Geoff Benzing presents Retrospectoid
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Satellite at 840 Mass
Business Website
Business Location 840 Mass St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

Geoff Benzing is a local artist who has lived and worked in Lawrence for over ten years,was in born 1975, studied art at WSU, and works as a grounds keeper and professional artist. Geoff likes to work in series, and has developed several styles that vary in character, and technique. Geoff has done art his whole life, encourged by his family, he studied art in college and began showing work in galleries and coffee houses in 2001. Watercolor and acrylic paintings make up the bulk of Geoff’s work and to see more of Geoff’s art go to benzingart.com

Retrospectiod is a variety pack of paintings from the past 7 years showcasing pieces from several different series. Over the past years I have attempted to create original ideas in paintings, I have labored to make collections or series of paintings that go together according to medium and subject. Retropsectoid includes watercolor and acrylic paintings of various themes that I feel are the best work over the years from 2008 to 2015. Each series represents a different year and style and together they show the progression over time and my attempt to achive something original and interesting. I hope you enjoy.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * A Convergence of Familiar Fixtures: New Work by Members of The Depot Art Collective
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Dinner Party Project at The Depot Art Collective
Business Website http://www.dinnerpartyproject.squarespace.com
Business Location 900 New Jersey Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition The debut exhibition of The Depot Art Collective, a new collaborative studio and event space in East Lawrence. This exhibition features work by Rebecca Dreyfus, Lindsey Kennedy, Avery Beck, Alycia Futrelle, and Emily Kate Johnson. In addition to hosting artists in studios, The Depot also hosts The Dinner Party Project; a monthly collaboration between, artists, chefs, musicians, and bartenders.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club with Exhibition by Molly Murphy
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Culinaria Food and Wine
Business Website http://www.culinariafoodandwine.com
Business Location 512 E. 9th
Lawrence, Kansas 66006
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition
Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Molly Murphy

Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club is on for May Final Friday!! We’ll be open May 29th, in a pop-up restaurant/art gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space. Some of the proceeds will go to the Ballard Center!

ART: Featuring the paintings of Molly Murphy. Paintings will remain up throughout June, and can be purchased at Final Friday May 29th, Wine Club on June 17th (with reservation), by appointment most Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12-4 pm, or during our regular Friday night Supper Club.

We’re located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * S.R. Sadler and Mitch Meseke
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website https://www.facebook.com/TheBourgeoisPig
Business Location 6 E. 9th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition S. R. Sadler recently moved to Lawrence and calls the Midwest her home after years traveling the road. She is an Alaska-raised artist and has documented her adventures through her work. This is how she sees Kansas.

Mitch Meseke is a local freelance artist, currently showing film photography from his recent road trip through the Southwest. You can find Mitch’s work on his website http://www.mitchmeseke.com or follow him @mitchmeseke on Instagram.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Various artists represented by the gallery
Month * May
Starting Time
Ending Time 10:00:00 PM
Business Name Signs of Life
Business Website http://Signsoflifegallery.com
Business Location 722 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Iryna Stroganova
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Minsky’s Pizza
Business Website
Business Location 934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition The Kansas City artist who created our much loved Jayhawk piece along with our other permanent work shows her new collection. With a mix of Kansas City sights and comic book favorites, there’s something for everyone in Iryna’s newest work!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Progress Report: Education in Lawrence in the Early 1900s
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Watkins Museum of History
Business Website http://www.watkinsmuseum.org
Business Location 1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition The newest exhibit at the Watkins Museum explores the changes that took place in public education in the early 1900s and the forces that motivated those changes. Featuring artifacts and historic photos, the exhibit chronicles experiences of both teachers and students and highlights some of Lawrence’s most historic schools. The exhibit was developed by a team of students from the KU Museum Studies program.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Busker Festival
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 11:00:00 PM
Business Name
Business Website http://lawrencebuskerfest.com
Business Location downtown Lawrence
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition Our 8th year of weirdness and fun on the streets of downtown Lawrence, Ks! This year we move to May to partner with the Art Togueau Art Car Parade! Come see performers working on the street over 3 days with unique and unusual skills like fire eating, magic, contortion,acrobatics, feats of strength and agility!
It’s all free to attend and enjoy, you need only express your appreciation by tipping each performer.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * ‘Exploring Australia’ || Photography by Curtis Morton
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar
Business Website https://www.facebook.com/henryscoffeeshop?fref=ts
Business Location 11 E. 8th St.
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

This May Final Fridays, Henry’s Coffee Shop​ is proud to present the Photography of the venturesome Curtis Morton.
Come meet the artist and explore Australia with the Henry’s Family and be sure to grab a Sangria from upstairs or an Iced Lady Bug from the coffeeshop!

‘Exploring Australia’
Opens: May 29th Final Fridays, 6-9 pm

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Listeners – A documentary film about suicide prevention hotlines – preview
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:01 PM
Ending Time 8:00:01 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania

Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Description of Artist or Exhibition Trailers and short clips of the upcoming documentary film about volunteers who staff crisis and suicide hotlines at the Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence. Directed and Produced by Bob Hurst.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * More Than Meets The Eye: Collaborative works by Jeromy Morris and John Sebelius
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition More Than Meets The Eye is a collaborative show that combines the work of John Sebelius and Jeromy Morris. The artists approached this new body of work without a plan or idea of how the art would evolve. Their process became a visual telephone where paintings were passed back in forth, allowing for works to change, develop, and be destroyed.

http://www.jeromymorris.com
http://www.johnsebelius.com

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Tom Mersmann Final Fridays Art Walks In Downtown Lawrence
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus
Business Website
Business Location North Lawrence, Lawrence, KS 624 N 2nd Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

The Brewhaus will be hosting an Opening for Tom Mersmann between the hours of 6-9PM on the 29th of May.
Artist’s Statement:

I am repeatedly intrigued with the many ways the world presents itself to us in the weaving of color, shape and textures, light and shadow and emerging detail. Having lived my entire life in Lawrence and surrounding areas, I have become particularly fond of the landscapes and visual events that I encounter here in Northeast Kansas. My paintings are an attempt to honor those landscapes and events and share a deeper conversation with them.

The Brewhaus will be Posting a video “walk-thru” tour of North Lawrence, Lawrence, Kansas’ coffee bar a couple of days prior to the Event, that shows what pieces Tom will be putting on display here for the month of June.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kelsey Yankee
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name The Roost
Business Website http://www.920mass.com/
Business Location 920 Mass
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition Paintings by Kelsey Yankee.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Paul Punzo | Oui!
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time
Business Name Essential Goods
Business Website http://www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk we will feature work by Lawrence artist Paul Punzo. Please join us at the opening reception for his show “Oui!” at Essential Goods on Friday, May 29th from 5 to 9 pm. Come meet the artist and check out his new work!

Artist Statement
I am happy to be the featured artist for a third consecutive year at Essential Goods. This show is a celebration of a journey of the last few years, or “oui ‘a la vie!” (yes to life)!!

I started with working on 18″ x 24″ cold press watercolor paper using many different techniques. I have learned creating 68 colorful variations of background noise. Some pieces will be displayed as they are, for there were some very cool ones that needed nothing more. In addition is new block prints of sacred hearts, eyeballs and elephants, to name a few. Also look for silk screened manitee t shirts, as well as other pieces of new work that I hope will bring smiles to you all! Im so grateful to be part of the Lawrence artist community and hope to see you all at the end of May! “Oui a la vie” paulp

Paul’s work will be up through the month of June.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Ambedo: Works by Aaron Hannon
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:30:00 PM
Business Name Be Moved Studio
Business Website
Business Location 2 E. 7th St
Lawrence , KS 66044
United States

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * May Final Friday at Phoenix Underground
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Underground
Business Website http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com
Business Location 825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

Phoenix Underground is pleased to present Jen Unekis for our upcoming May Final Friday Artwalk. The opening reception will be Friday, May 29, 2015 from 5:00-9:00pm and will be on display through June 24, 2015. Please join us for the opening reception to meet the artist Jen, see her new work and enjoy good food and music!

“Art and life, intertwined”

Jen Unekis was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964. She lived in a classic Southern California home with a pool, play house, citrus trees and a built in trampoline in the back yard. At the age of four, Jen’s father decided to return to his roots in Kansas and they moved to a 100 year-old farm house that had sat vacant for five years and had been a wonderful home to the local wildlife. Life had changed from one of comfort to that of a struggling farm family, but the lack of life’s creature comforts is probably what sparked Jen’s creative spirit. Her world was forty acres of land to explore, full of odd objects to cherish. A graveyard of old farm machinery was one of her favorite spots.
Today, Jen lives in a little yellow bungalow near the river in Lawrence, Kansas with her daughter Adeline and husband David. She currently runs an interior decorating business out of her house and has an art studio where she creates her work.

Her recent work has become a study of color and texture working primarily in venetian plaster and acrylic paints. She strives to create a personal experience for the viewer with layers of color, texture and line. Fitting in small marks with other media to create elements that feel unexpected yet familiar and well worn.
Jen was the Grand Prize winner at the 2013 Art Westport and was awarded 1st place in 2D at the 2012 Lawrence Art in the Park. Jen’s work has also won placement awards in the Kansas Visions show, the LOYO show and the Lawrence Art Guild’s Art in the Park.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * May Final Friday at Phoenix Gallery
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Gallery
Business Website
Business Location 825 Massachusetts
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

In keeping with the theme of Buskerfest weekend in downtown Lawrence, the Phoenix Gallery is proud to present artists Thomas Sciacca, Bryan and Andrea Ring and Kelly Aaron. Lively and creative, these artists are all working with a circus theme in mind. We will also have a special music performance for the evening, Marvin and Cathy Hunt. Also, Ten restaurant in the Historic Eldridge will be providing food.

Thomas Sciacca has been a freelance illustrator since 1984. He has produced images for a range of publishers and publications including The New York Times, Bantam Books, Vintage Press, Playboy, The Chicago Tribune, GQ, Esquire, and many others. Sciacca has also taught in the design programs of the Ringling School of Art and Design, the Kansas City Art Institute, and Penn Valley Community College. Theatrically, Sciacca has designed and painted sets with Paul Mesner Puppets, The Lyric Opera, KC Rep, the Unicorn Theatre, New Theatre Restaurant, and the Lawrence Arts Center. In 2014, Sciacca collaborated with Rock Candy Boutique, on a series called Sideshow Serenade. The circus sideshow themed series involves paintings, drawings, boxes, furniture, prints, books and jewelry.

Bryan and Andrea Ring covet pieces from city streets and random locales; items like street signs and license plates. They gather inspiration from the urban jungle to the wild west, then combine their treasured findings with precious metals to create their unique style of fine art jewelry.
Bryan and Andrea met at college where they studied metalsmithing and design together. This is also where they began to combine their ideas about design, materials, inspiration, and what they wanted to do with their lives. After designing everything from products to displays for other companies, they formed a company of their own, Amuck llc.

Kelly Aaron became interested in mosaics several years ago after meeting another artist who created art from broken dishes. After taking a class from this artist, Kelly realized mosaic was the medium for her; this is a medium with no rules and endless possibilities. This, coupled with Kelly’s love of antiques, resulted in the creation of truly one-of-a-kind pieces incorporating broken dishes, buttons, beads, vintage jewelry, old tins, figurines and anything else she could get her hands on. Kelly’s tongue-in-cheek style adds another unique element to her work – rarely serious and always fun. Kelly resides in Prairie Village with her husband, writer Jason Aaron, and her sons, Brendan and Dashiell.

We are excited to feature Marvin and Cathy Hunt who will be providing our music for the evening. This Lawrence duo plays jump blues and rockabilly music, with great vocals, a guitar and fun lyrics!

TEN Restaurant “Bites” to be featured at Phoenix Gallery. Visitors to The Phoenix Gallery during May 29’s Final Friday Artwalk will get the pleasure of sampling food from the kitchen of Chef Nicholas Haxton at TEN restaurant. TEN features gourmet American-style cuisine and offers an elegant dining environment inside the historic Eldridge Hotel at 7th and Massachusetts streets.
Eldridge staff will share pro tips to dining and parking Downtown, offer small bites from its kitchen and talk recipes – without giving away Chef’s secrets! – all while in the company of great artists and great art!
The Eldridge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a legendary Sunday Brunch. Reservations can be made by calling 785-749-1005 or via Open Table.
Phoenix Gallery and The Eldridge Hotel are members of Downtown Lawrence, Inc., which supports Downtown Lawrence businesses – shop local!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Creates Final Friday Art Party with Darrell Lea and Raegen Koepsel
Month * May
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates Makerspace
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.com
Business Location 512 E 9th St. (9th and NJ)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition Join us for Lawrence Creates May Final Friday Art Party with Darrell Lea and art by area award-winning High School student artists, including Raegen Koepsel and Madeline Smith.

Help us celebrate these young students’ amazing accomplishments in the areas of art and academics before they head off toward their new lives outside of the Lawrence area!

We will have the usual wine and beer and our one and only Polish sausages as well!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Van Go, Inc.
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Yantra Financial Technologies
Business Website http://www.van-go.org
Business Location 840 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition Preview items for Van Go’s “What Floats Your Boat” event. Items include hand painted outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and yard decor. Tickets will be available to purchase and refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Greenhouse Culture Art Show
Month * May
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Greenhouse Culture
Business Website http://www.thegreenhouseculture.com
Business Location 1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm April 24th
Featuring Artwork by Chuck Watson, Aaron Riffel and Isaac Riffel
Live Jazz music during Final Friday.

Refreshments provided.

Three generations of potters:

Teacher (Chuck Watson), student (Aaron Riffel), and son (Isaac Riffel) will be showing their artwork in ceramic media at the Green House Culture this month.

Chuck was teaching at Liberal High School during the early 1990′s when Aaron began his High School career (class of 1994) and began absorbing a love of clay from Chuck. It has been about 20 years since they’ve been in the classroom at Liberal High School, but their friendship has never waned.

Chuck received a B.S.Ed. & M.A. from Emporia State and studied other clay and glass work at Colorado Mtn College, Colorado Institute of Art, Seward Co. Community College, SW Oklahoma State, and KU.

He retired after 38 years of teaching at Mission Valley School, Emporia State University, Liberal High School, Seward County Community College, KCK Public Schools, and Neosho River Free School.

Aaron’s formal education has led him to a career as a System Administrator at KU, but he continues to feed his passion for clay, working in his garage studio. That passion has even rubbed off on his 10-year-old son, Isaac, who has the very same love of clay that Chuck instilled in Aaron 20+ years ago.

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Summer Dreams…”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr. May 29, 2015, Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through June 23, 2015
Month * May
Starting Time
Ending Time
Business Name EXTRA VIRGIN Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Shop
Business Website http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com
Business Location 937 Mass. St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Susan Harris
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Ten Thousand Villages – Lawrence
Business Website http://facebook.com/tenthousandvillageslawrence
Business Location 835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

Hello – I am Susan Harris.
I have always liked to make things. I remember the very first thing I made “craft-wise” was a set of reindeer heads. I used plastic ivory soap bottles and sticks for antlers, red puff for nose and googly eyes, don’t you know they were adorable? Ha Ha!
After making those little works of art, I was hooked, I grew up knitting, creating pictures with beans and corn, mosaic ashtray kits and once I made a model of a koala bear. The kit had this fuzzy stuff that you had to glue all over and I thought it was super cool! I have made wreaths, flower arrangements, painted jackets, scarecrows, elves painted on ply board, Easter baskets out of excelsior, Christmas ornaments and I can’t even remember what all, but today, you are seeing my latest endeavors.
The mosaic pieces are made of really old things, plates, can openers, marbles and all kinds of “good junk”.
The banners have some old fabric worked into almost every one and the candlesticks are all from old stuff as well.
The towels and bucking cowboys are new or course, but I like them because I did “weather” them a bit.
I grew up crafting in Henderson, Texas where I taught school to support my crafting addiction, I have been creating stuff here and there, ever since.
I followed my two wonderful daughters, who surprisingly enough, both ended up in this area.
I love Lawrence and am truly enjoying being here! It is good to be a Kansan!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS: Resident Exhibition and Open Studios
Month * May
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Studios
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com/
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States
Description of Artist or Exhibition

Featuring resident artists:

Felt Show
Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Janice Raiteri
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Elizabeth Rowley
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck​
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
​Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

SEEDCO STUDIOS
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording/rehearsal operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.





April 24th Map of Final Friday Venues

23 04 2015

2014november

Downloadable pdf: <https://www.dropbox.com/s/fr3fgelofxdtw45/2015april.pdf?dl=0>





April 24th Final Friday Events

16 04 2015

Joe Pera at Wonder FairLawrence Inside Outart_emergency

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Preserving Your Family’s Military Heritage
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name The Watkins Museum of History
Business Website http://www.WatkinsMuseum.org
Business Location 1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

For the April 24th Final Friday event and in preparation for a military preservation workshop on Saturday, April 25th, the Watkins Museum of History invites you to a special display of military related objects from our collection. This exhibit will be on display in the Community Room. Persons interested in the Military Preservation workshop to be held on April 25th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. should pre-register by contacting Jan at 785-841-4109. Two museum curators will be on hand to share information on caring for your family’s military treasures. This program is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council. Free.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * JJ’s glass open house and Gypsy Market
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name JJ glass
Business Website
Business Location 313 E 8th St.
Lawrence , Kansas 66046
United States

 

Live glass blowing demonstrations and local artists vending handmade goods.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Greenhouse Culture
Business Website http://www.thegreenhouseculture.com
Business Location 1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm April 24th
Featuring Artwork by Rachel Rudeen
Live music by Kathryn King during Final Friday.

Refreshments provided.

Rachel Rudeen Bio

I am a Kansas-grown, Oregon-trained ceramic artist and photographer based in Lawrence, KS. I draw much of my inspiration from the Northwest where I was exposed to its incredible artists, scenery, and culture during my undergraduate career at George Fox University. Since moving back to my home state, I have been able to keep exploring my relationship with ceramics, allowing me to refine my skills in creating functional ware.

Some of my fondest memories have occurred around the table, sharing conversation with others over tea or coffee. More often than not, these gatherings were enriched by the handmade vessels from which we drank. A handmade mug or tea bowl has the power to spark conversation, invoke contemplation, and foster community. My joy comes from knowing that people can interact with my work and cultivate relationships, which is why I have created a series of pieces from which people can gather over a drink. I hope that these forms will be taken off the shelf and used, over and over again, for that is when my art is most effective.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Big Kickoff to Summer Arts art show
April 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 11:00:00 PM
Business Name Art Emergency
Business Website
Business Location 721 E. 9th st
Lawrence, Ks 66044
United States

 

Cross your fingers for good weather! Aprils Final Friday is our Big Kickoff to Summer Arts art show. Three live bands on our outdoor stage starting with the great local group The Brody Buster Band 6pm-7pm, The Eugenes 7:30-8:30 and The Fitts of Fire 8:30-…
Huge local artist showing! Live print making, live blacksmithing and live rock carving will inspire you to want to become an artist. Displayed works include Nick Schmiedeler’s Sculptures, Theresa Shelter Logans mixed media and Cade Cranstons original celebrity charcoal portraits plus many more. A hand painted TeePee full of Native American art will cover the front lawn. Hungry? Did I mention Draskos Food Truck will be here for late night eats at 9pm. Check out all that Lawrence has to offer on Final Friday but be sure to see us at the greatest warehouse art gallery in town!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Drawings by Dustin Sypher
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Culinaria Food and Wine
Business Website http://www.culinariafoodandwine.com
Business Location 512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Join us for Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club and see the amazing drawings of local Artist-Blacksmith, Dustin Sypher.

Artist Statement: In the years since I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas in Sculpture, I have steadily worked toward my dream of working in the arts through the medium of steel and iron using old blacksmithing methods. I also explore color, movement, organic, geometric, and figurative images on paper using pastels and pencils and in encaustics as well.

We’ll be serving Appetizers, Salad, Entrees, Sweets & Beverages.

Culinaria Food and Wine – 512 East 9th Street – 5-9 pm

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * See/Saw Film Festival (Free / Public Event)
Month * April
Starting Time 6:30:00 PM
Business Name See/Saw Film Festival
Business Website http://www.seesawfilmfest.com
Business Location Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 521 1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KANSAS 66046
United States

 

Join us at the Lawrence Public Library on April 24, 25 and 26 (Fri-Sun) for a free Film Festival with a fantastic line-up of feature-length, documentaries, animation, and shorts. The films we have selected come from all over the world including the United States, China, Israel, India, Ireland… with a small selection of short films produced by Van Go Youth and the Lawrence Arts Center. The purpose of this film festival is to exhibit the untold or hidden stories that many children and young people experience, or keep silent, growing up in the 21st century. On Friday April 24, our festival opens with a beautiful animation film from Ireland, “Song of the Sea”. This film is suitable for all ages, and uses the mythical stories of the Irish ‘Selkie’ or seal people to capture a coming-of-age narrative about a boy and his sister who lose their mother and face all kinds of adventures alone. This film was recently nominated for an Oscar. A panel of children will discuss the film after the screening. Please arrive early as seating is first-come-first-served and space is limited. For a full line-up of festival films please see our program at: http://seesawfilmfest.com/program/

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Inside Out
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Percolator
Business Website
Business Location 913 Rhode Island, Look for the green awnings in the alley between the Lawrence Art Center and Ninth Street.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

With over six hundred portraits and stories celebrating all things artistic in Lawrence, this participatory art project will hit the streets April Final Friday!

The faces of Lawrence Inside Out will go up in many, many locations, too many locations to list! Start out by exploring the Percolator, the Lawrence Public Library, the Lawrence Arts Center, Van-Go Mobile Arts, the Watkins Museum of History, the Lawrence Creates Makerspace, and the Warehouse Arts District.

Do YOU want to help make the exhibition a reality? Want to learn how to wheat paste and put up portraits? Look for an upcoming workshop/show installation at the Percolator with wheat-paste artist extraordinaire/Lawrence Arts Center printmaking resident Tonja Torgerson. April 19, 3-5 pm at the Perc!

A huge thank you to everyone who has participated and supported this year long community process.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * OBSERVATION: OPTIMYSTIC :: Jeremy Rockwell
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website
Business Location 6 E. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

 

OBSERVATION: OPTIMYSTIC

This new work evolved from a previous series on canvas that explored optical illusion and perspective, capturing the relationship between observer and art/artist. The forms, initially rendered in 2D, took on an organic, sculptural life of their own, becoming the simple building block to create larger shapes and ideas. A diversion into mathematical mysticism, these pieces represent a feedback loop, in a sense – repeated, geometric patterns, that are self-similar and familiar, natural and dynamic.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Creates “Inside/Out” & Poetry Showcase
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.com
Business Location 512 E. 9th St. (9th & New Jersey, NW cor.)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Final Friday this month features Rachael Perry’s Lawrence “Inside/Out” portrait project, a poetry showcase with projected slideshows, and no shortage of art! Music, food, and drinks to partake, art and gadgets to marvel, brought to you by members of the makerspace.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Wonder Fair Presents: Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep (a late night comedy performance event)
Starting Time 11:00:00 PM
Ending Time 1:00:00 AM
Business Name Wonder Fair
Business Website http://www.wonderfair.com
Business Location 803 1/2 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

This month Wonder Fair will open up its secret patio to host a free event in partnership with the first annual Riptide Comedy Festival.

After nightfall, bring your own sleeping bag and snuggle up under the moonlight on our turf-clad patio. Bedtime begins at 11pm with the soothing sounds of local electronic musician Narkalark. Performances by deadpan comedians Tom Larkin and James Austin Johnson will follow, before our featured event: “Joe Pera Talks you to Sleep”.

“Laughs and nice dreams are the aims of this performance piece show by comedian Joe Pera. Featuring low-key jokes and calm stories, the performance will be like listening to Garrison Keillor but actually funny but not so funny that you don’t mind falling asleep in the middle.”

Your bedtime schedule:

11:00pm– Live Music by Narkalark (Lawrence); Cookies and Milk available at moon bar
11:30pm– Comedian Tom Larkin (Kansas City)
11:45pm– Comedian James Austin Johnson (Los Angeles)
12:00pm– Comedian Joe Pera (New York; Comedy Central)

FREE, all ages. BYO Pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag. Pajamas welcome. A midnight snack bar (cash/credit/donation) will be open to serve Cookies, Milk, and other libations. Cookies baked locally by Apple of My Pie Bakery. Sorry, guests will not be allowed to sleep through the evening on the Wonder Fair patio, and will be woken gently at the end of the performance to return to their beds.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Angela Lowe
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Ten Thousand Villages Lawrence
Business Website http://facebook.com/tenthousandvillageslawrence
Business Location 835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Angela Lowe has had an “artist’s eye” from childhood capturing candid expressions of people and compositions of natural beauty. “Growing up in colorful Colorado, natural beauty was on full array throughout the seasons,” Angela states. Her curious creative perspective persisted and earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree.
“My life’s calling has been manifested in various ministry settings, yet I have always been able to express myself in a creative way using my art education background. My passion for creativity is expressed in my gardening, home interior designs, crafts and photography. It is my therapy especially after a long day or night at LMH where I am the Coordinator of Spiritual Care / Staff Chaplain.”

Her photography exhibit will feature collage photos with different local themes – Jayhawks, gardens, flowers, farmers market, bicycles.

Angela is on the Board of Directors for Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work will be donated to Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * 365: From Kansas to the Caribbean, New Works by Ann Dean
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Artist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightforward beauty to surrealist flashes within everyday life. She will discuss her exhibition of new work on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Tami Clark | Plaster and Wax
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Essential Goods
Business Website http://www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk we will feature work by Lawrence artist Tami Clark. Please join us at the opening reception for her show Plaster and Wax at Essential Goods on Friday April 24th from 5 to 9 pm. Come meet the artist and check out her new work!

About the Artist

Tami Clark is a mixed media artist and youth director in Lawrence, KS. She experimented with many different mediums until she discovered that she could use all of her favorites when working in assemblage and mixed media. She enjoys working with plaster, encaustic painting and found objects and loves to go on hunts for the rusty treasures she uses in her work. Tami has started an after-school art program in her church and loves watching the faces of her teenage students as they discover new techniques and realize they have what it takes to be called a true artist. We all do, we just have to find our path.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS: Resident Exhibition and Open Studios
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Studios
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com/
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Featuring resident artists:

Felt Show
Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Janice Raiteri
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Elizabeth Rowley
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck​
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
​Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

SEEDCO STUDIOS
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording/rehearsal operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * INSIDE/OUTSIDE New Works by Peter Thompson and Rick Mitchell
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Rick Mitchell

The images I’ve contributed to this exhibition were made over the course of four years and in a variety of locations and circumstances. I am attracted to subjects when the light reveals them in a compelling way– not merely by making them visible but by displaying their physical attributes to the fullest. Thus, a view of the Grand Canyon, a neon sign or markings on a studio wall are all equal as content in my mind, and equally available to an optimum visual experience. There are two portraits among this group, both made of my oldest son, Adam, in the Wakarusa Wetlands just prior to the beginning of construction of a controversial highway bypass. While these images may capture aspects of my son’s character, for me they are also lamentations for land and habitat that are being overwhelmed by human development. The portraits suggest a prayerful valediction in response to a rupture in our relationship with the living world. They also allegorize an inner-seeking that, if practiced, could enhance understanding of our moral obligation to that world. In light of frequent exploitations of Nature that threaten even our own existence, it would seem that, as a species, our hold on sanity is tenuous.

 

Peter Thompson

In my photographs, I am motivated by the same issues of form, structure, light and color that have occupied me for nearly 50 years of teaching and making drawings and paintings. I would like to emphasize that I have little interest in subject matter per se, and don’t share photography’s current infatuation with ‘the mundane’. I am obsessed with seeing and with making pictures, however, and my circumstances certainly would be described as ordinary.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Elizabeth Rowley
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Satellite at 840 Mass.
Business Website
Business Location 840 Mass St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Lawrence artist Elizabeth Rowley obtained her BFA in Painting and Drawing at Wichita State University. Her work has been represented in regional and national juried shows. Elizabeth is a resident artist at SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District (Lawrence, KS). She is represented by The Gallery at Artworks (Wichita, KS).

“The Deconstructive Series” is a new body of mixed media work. Rowley’s process involves reconstructing the space with mixed media and torn canvas. After the spaces are created, the texture is built up with paint and other materials.

***Special thanks to Jason Peters and Yantra***

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lori Gustafson – Portraits in Oil
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus
Business Website
Business Location 624 N 2nd St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Lori B. Gustafson
Artist Statement

My inspiration as an artist is born out of my passion for teaching,
observation of life and love of story. However, I believe that works of art are much more than expression. Art is communication. It is a visual language that transcends barriers created by geography,
politics, race, gender and society. Art has great power to influence.
To be an artist brings with it tremendous and powerful responsibility
and must be used as an unselfish discipline.

To be an artist, for me personally, it is not possible to separate the art from teaching. I feel, as an artist, that my calling is to ultimately
show others a pathway to simply see more.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Spring Profusion”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name EXTRA VIRGIN
Business Website http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com
Business Location 937 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

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

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

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

LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.
Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Local Film “From Ashes to Immortality”
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Global Cafe
Business Website http://www.globalcafelawrence.com
Business Location 820 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Sneak peek and informational session for a local film that is currently in production. Written and produced by Lawrencian Eric Hyde. Final Friday exhibit will feature a projector running clips, trailers and filmed rehearsals from the movie. Actors will be in house for a meet and greet to answer questions and give insights into their roles.





Map of Venues, Final Friday, March 27th

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Final Friday, March 27th

20 03 2015

Final Friday

March 27th, 2015

Event Contact: Molly Murphy, molly@lawrenceartscenter.org

Submit an event by the 15th of each month: www.lawrenceks.org/finalfriday

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS l OPEN STUDIOS l RESIDENT EXHIBITION
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

:::OPEN STUDIOS l RESIDENT EXHIBITION:::

Open studios and an exhibition of works created by the Fresh Produce Art Collective and resident artists of SeedCo Studios.

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.

www.seedcostudios.com

The Fresh Produce Art Collective is a self-organized group of art makers based in and around Lawrence, KS. More than any specific members, the collective exists as a kind of starter culture for creating and sustaining an artistic awareness within the community. There are shared themes that find their way into the work-reclamation of forgotten remnants, an appreciation for the peripheries of visual communication, a certain amount of commitment to eloquence and craft, and many shared processes and mediums-only natural with shared studio space- but each member of the collective brings their own distinct point of view. It is through this expression of individuality that the influence of the group far surpasses the sum of its parts, allowing ideas and experiences to transcend preconceived boundaries, and translate into an understanding of how to build a more meaningful reality. More important than the philosophy of art-making, the practice of production is the true test of the collective mindset. Shared studio and shop spaces have developed an inherent sense of collaboration as well as personal responsibility for each piece. Rarely looking backward too long, the collective mentality emphasizes the immediate, if anything looking forward at what is just beyond sight, while still retaining unifying elements of style and innate composition. Beyond the hive-mind, each artist is individually fully engaged in their own elemental vision quest, rarely satisfied with what has been created, but always willing to embrace the challenge again. This energy breathes life into otherwise inanimate objects and surfaces, allowing them to be activated, to speak, to tell a story, and it engages any willing to listen. As Fresh Produce has grown and evolved into a self-sustaining contributor to the local artistic infrastructure, its ideals and direction have become more crystallized and nuanced, and its ability to infuse the community with contemporary cultural art events is just beginning to be explored. Art fills a distinct void in our current society, where so much is intangible, invisible that we forget how natural it is to express something that absolutely, certainly exists, whatever that something may be. The regeneration of awareness and creative engagement is an ongoing process, the limits of visual and material manipulation have yet to be reached, and the collective unconscious still seeks a mouthpiece through which to reassure us that we are not alone.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Processed Picture l Louis Copt & Michael McCaffrey
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 PENNSYLVANIA STREET
LAWRENCE, KS 66044
United States

 

The Processed Picture
Louis Copt & Michael McCaffrey

In the hands of a painter once a photograph is taken, it rarely stays the same. The representational works in this exhibition are sourced from either a single or a series of photographic images. When an artist uses a photograph as reference material for a painting the original photograph is changed, manipulated and transformed in different and unexpected ways, a synthesis of mediums occurs. Photographic images have changed ways of seeing and expanded ideas about composition, stretching the boundaries between appearance and reality.

For the artist, photography can be a tool for painting as well as an end unto itself.  Our current work with photography, combined with painting, is a way to explore the crossroads between observation, fantasy and personal expression.

The processed picture is a two-person exhibition of works by Michael McCaffrey and Louis Copt. In this exhibition both artists examine the intersection between photography and painting through similar but different processes.

:::Michael McCaffrey:::
Currently, my subject matter is dictated by a desire to capture the people, places and things in my life as I observe them now. I am driven by a desire to capture the truth of these people as they are now because the truth is, the truth changes. Primarily I am interested in how the persona of the self undergoes constant shifts as it adapts to ever changing physical and psychological realties.

One year ago I returned home to teach at the University of Kansas as a sabbatical replacement, since then I have been creating paintings, drawings and photographs of my 75-year-old father; for a much longer time, I have been documenting the glacially slow change in his environment.  These portraits are derived from a close study of a habitat and its inhabitant. Returning home has spurred growth and necessitated a more representational shift in my work.  This recent work strives to balance perceived form with painterly invention developed during the painting process. My color has changed from bright synthetic hues representative of computer monitors to the neutrals that I associate more frequently with my father and his home.

More of Michaels work can be found at www.michaelmccaffreystudio.com

:::LOUIS COPT:::
Artist Louis Copt was born and reared in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1971 with a degree in art.

Copt began his career as a full time artist in 1985 after returning from a summer of study at the Art Students League in New York City. The focus for Copt’s art includes landscape, portrait, figurative painting, sculpture and photography.

Louis has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center for over 14 years and has led travel and painting workshops to France, Spain and Italy. He has also taught classes at the University of Kansas.

His work has been featured in two recent exhibits at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri and the Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas. His work has been published in American Artist Magazine and numerous scholarly publications including The Great Plains Quarterly.

Copt has also exhibited work in national competitions such as the National Oil Painters of America and the Kansas Watercolor Society. His work is in several museum, corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

:::Figurative Statement:::
The majority of the photographic and painted images in my portion of this exhibition are from work done at a three-day photographic workshop at the F. Holland Day Retreat Center near Ried State Park in Maine. The rest of my works are from images made at various locations in the Kansas Flint Hills. I have found it both challenging and inspirational to work with the figure and the landscape combining the beauty of nature with the beauty of the human form.

Historian Kenneth Clark states in his classic study “The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form” that “in the greatest age of painting, the nude inspired the greatest works: and even when it ceased to be a compulsive subject, it held its position as an academic exercise and a demonstration of mastery.” It did so, he explains, because the nude as a conceptual and artistic category always involved the notion of an ideal abstracted from the reality we confront in our everyday lives. As such, we may add, the nude in art plays a role similar to that of hero in epic: it provides the means and occasion to figure forth what a society takes to be greatest excellence. The nude therefore “is not the subject of art but a form of art”.

It was the Greeks by their idealization of man, who turned the body into an incarnation of energy. Two paintings made in 1907 can be taken as the starting point of twentieth-century art. They are Matisse’s “Blue Nude” and Picasso’s “Demoiselles d’Avignon”. Both of these revolutionary pictures represented the nude.

The early Christians emphasis on chastity and celibacy discounted depiction’s of nakedness. In this climate, there was little motivation to study the nude, and unclothed figures are thus rare in medieval art. Among the notable exceptions are Adam and Eve where their nakedness casts undress in the ominous light of shame and original sin.

My depiction of the nude is not to project an image of a huddled and defenseless body, but a balanced, prosperous and confident body. I have found that drawing and painting the human form has helped me in all other artistic pursuits from abstract to landscape painting. I consider rendering the human form one of the most difficult and challenging things an artist can do. Working with the figure forces me to slow down and observe and strive for an ideal of perfection. Aristotle said “Art completes what nature cannot bring to a finish. The artist gives us knowledge of natures’s unrealized ends”.

More of Louis’ work can be found at www.louiscopt.com

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Spring Fling”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name EXTRA VIRGIN
Business Website http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com
Business Location 937 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

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

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

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

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

Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Micky McKillip
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Ten Thousand Villages – Lawrence
Business Website http://facebook.com/tenthousandvillageslawrence
Business Location 835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

I am a dreamer, I have always been a dreamer, my dreaming has conjured up numerous ideas that have become creations for all to see, the possibilities are vast and endless.

Nature has long been a love of mine, I find inspiration in the change of seasons and wide open, wild spaces. Wildflowers, vines, stones, feathers, driftwood, bones, and the bloom on the branch, are all so intriguing to me and inspire my designs.

As a collector, a wide variety of things catch my eye. I’m drawn to texture, shape and color, sometime just the way light reflects off an object sparks an idea for me. I love re-using found or castoff items, leftovers. I could poke around flea markets, estate sales and small town antique shops for hours, it’s all brain food. That pile of old, broken, and tangled jewelry left forgotten in the bottom of a jewelry box. A stash of aged bottles found in the river, that old gravy boat, a pair of used up cowboy boots, or a collection of fifty year old perfume bottles. I find all of these little treasures so inspiring and useful to me in my creations. Once I have gathered a pleasing collection I will assemble or re-imagine it into something of interest, wonder and beauty.

Flowers are my passion! So many fragrances, colors and shapes, all so interesting and pleasing. Flowers are never static, constantly changing with the season. Flowers delight the senses, they can make people smile or pause for a sniff. I grow gourds and a wide variety of flowers and forage wild flowers and vines to use in my floral creations. It’s consuming and fun and feeds my soul. You can see my eclectic bouquets on display in found and recycled containers at the Lawrence farmers market on Saturdays. I am also available for any and all occasion deliveries, weddings or events. I strive to make unusual, interesting, and uniquely personal bouquets.

We inspire and help each other achieve our goals and make our ideas become a reality. Whether it is a sculpture at the river made of driftwood and trash or iron butterflies commissioned at the city library or a tree for the festival of the trees charity benefit, we are all in it together.

The Harrison Art Collective:

This is my family:
Brian Harrison
Ripp Harrison
Gus Harrison
Micky McKillip

Welding is a skill that has been passed from father to son in our family. Brian has made crazy, cool sculptures from castoff metal parts and pieces. Fish, flowers, spiders/bugs, dinosaurs and butterflies, you can see all of these works around the region. Gus has become a welder by trade and has used horseshoes and tools to make hearts and sea creatures. He’s our strong man who helps everyone and is beginning to explore his creative side. Ripp, the high school art teacher and coach, takes it up a notch. He is a people watcher and likes to make you look twice to be sure you saw what you think you did! He is a pencil and paint kinda guy, but also uses clay, wood, metal, and cardboard to empty his vivid brain. We are all available to consider custom commissions upon request.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Edible Books Festival
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Public Library
Business Website http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/
Business Location 707 Vermont St.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Simple or complicated, create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Register as an individual or a team at 785-843-3833 by 5:00 pm Thursday, March 26. Bring entries between 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm on Friday. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lesa Weller
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus, North Lawrence’s Coffee Bar
Business Website
Business Location 624 N 2nd St 624 N 2nd Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Lesa Weller between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 27 March 2015.

Lesa Weller’s art tells her story of survival while encouraging people with mental health issues to find acceptance and solace inside of themselves. In 2004, the amnesia Lesa had experienced since childhood finally made sense in an amazing way. Today, through her art, she knows wellness and peace.

Colorful and arresting art is created by different personalities who share Lesa’s reality. As she learns, grows, changes and finds courage through her art, each part of her influences and guides each movement, each stroke, and every imagining that accumulates into her life’s work.

Lesa draws with media which help her realize the color saturations and moods she wishes to explore. Each personality has their own favorite way of capturing feelings, thoughts and experiences. She works in markers, pencils, ink, pastels, watercolor, oils, crayons and any colorful medium she can find.

Her work is seen world‐wide through her website on Fine Art America and locally in art displays and galleries. Collectors are drawn to her artwork because of the variations in style, mood, emotion and color they each possess and the frankness with which she describes them.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Geoffrey Benzing
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name The Roost
Business Website http://www.920mass.com
Business Location 920 Mass
Lawrence, Ks 66044
United States

 

Watercolors from Another Galaxy

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * March Final Friday at the Phoenix Underground
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Underground
Business Website http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Phoenix Underground is proud to host the second Juried University of Kansas Visual Arts Student Exhibition.

Studying the history of art is fundamental to any artist’s training as it highlights the rich development of themes and techniques and examines the role of art across time and culture. Therefore, for the 2015 Juried Student exhibition Phoenix Underground is asking students to find inspiration from the “textbook greats.” Titled “With Gratitude to the Greats,” students were asked to create an original work that is highly influenced by a particular time period, genre, style, or artist.

The judges will be local artist Kris Kuksi, visual arts coordinator Grace Peterson, and Art History professor Sherry Fowler. Upon the announcement there will be three winners who will receive prizes. The opening reception will be Final Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5-9 pm and the announcement of winners will be at 7:00 pm.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Phoenix Gallery Final Friday
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Gallery
Business Website http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

During the March Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery, we will be hosting several local artists; JoAnne Renfro, Cecilia Labora and Ingrid Alexander. Come by and meet the artists!

JoAnne Renfro is a free-lance artist, living in Lawrence, Kansas. Born and raised and proud of it! She graduated from KU ‘several’ years ago with a fine arts degree. She uses color, pattern and whimsy in her art, along with a sense of humour developed through raising three kids, several dogs, numerous cats and a pot belly pig named Matilda. Joanne will be bringing in new works for the evening!

Cecilia Labora has always been fascinated by the beauty of beads and the opportunity that they offer to express creatively. As a small child she strung seed beads or as they were known to her in her native Mexico, ‘chaquira’. In 2003 she learned about making handmade glass beads, also known as flameworked or lampworked glass beads, and her love affair with molten glass began. Her passion for this art form continues with every bead she makes. Her beads range in color and style from colorful and funky to more organic neutral tones with classic designs.

Ingrid Alexander will be featured in the Vermont Street Gallery. Originally from Nicaragua, a small country in Central America full of lakes, volcanoes and tropical rainforests, she has been imbued with its great artisitic tradition. She visualizes a tropical paradise with its colors, shapes and sounds. Her interest in other cultures, ancient and indigenous to the American and African continents, has intrigued her since her childhood. The colors, patterns and motifs in her paintings come from the textiles, ceramics and mural arts of these cultures. She paints with oils, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media on everything from canvas to barns.

Phoenix Gallery is delighted to have local singer and artist Maria Anthony providing music for the evening. Join us for food, libations and music this Final Friday!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Textile Demonstrators: Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Watkins Museum of History
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Watkins Museum of History
Business Website http://www.WatkinsMuseum.org
Business Location 1047 Massachusetts Street 1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Join us to celebrate women’s history month and meet textile and fiber artists. Meet spinners, weavers, quilters, needle workers, and an angora rabbit! This event is in conjunction with the museum’s temporary exhibit: A Stitch in Time: Lawrence History Through Textiles which will be on display on the museum’s 2nd level through April 11, 2015. Free. To participate in this event, contact Jan Shupert-Arick, Public Programs Manager, at 785-841-4109.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Emily Markoulatos “Spring Sprang Sprung”
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 AM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website
Business Location 6 E. 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Emily Markoulatos makes paintings that tell their own story while communicating emotion to the viewer. She believes visual art is an important form of communication which goes beyond what can be described through words alone. Emily uses vivid colors, in her abstract canvases, and creates texture with the use of different tools, including pallet knives and oil bars. In her wood pieces, she uses a wood burner to create a subtle texture. These works are often representative of the beautiful Kansas landscape. Emily graduated with a BFA from Iowa State University, and is currently seeking a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Kansas. She sells her paintings through her website at www.emilymarkoulatos.com.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Emily Eakes – LOVE | HATE
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Essential Goods
Business Website http://www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Please join us at the opening reception for artist Emily Eakes on Friday, March 27th from 5 to 9 pm. Emily’s show, LOVE | HATE, will be up through the third week in April.

Working from her home studio in Lawrence, Emily Eakes crafts hand-carved, hand-printed, hand-embroidered ready to hang original artworks. Subtle and subversive, Eakes’ work combines traditional printmaking with images of stereotypical “women’s work” to create thought-provoking home decor pieces. “I’m inspired by culture and by the notion that what for some is bad and wrong, for others is good and normal. I like making beautiful things that are subtly subversive”.

Born in Missouri, but raised in Northeast Kansas, Eakes has called Lawrence home for the past several years. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and has taken additional credits in K-12 art education at Washburn University. Making art for over 30 years, Eakes knows that the drive and need to create is within her. “I knew by the first grade that I was going to be an artist”.

In addition to creating fine art, Eakes is a full-time graphic designer under the business name, filthEdesign. She has taught art classes at the Mulvane Art Museum and continues to create and exhibit fine art across the country. To see more of Eakes’ work, visit filthedesign.com

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * 2015 Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Auction Exhibit
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

The Benefit Art Auction is the primary funding source for the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center and features original artworks generously donated by local and national artists. It is an excellent opportunity to purchase art, support the exhibitions at the Arts Center, and learn more about the artists.
Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. This is a community opportunity to support the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during the April 11 auction event. Visitors to the exhibition may make bids on both live and silent auction items; all bids start at 50% of retail value. Patrons may purchase pieces before the auction for buy-out bids of 200% of retail value.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Women’s History Month: “Tell Mama” Story Quilts by Marla Jackson
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Percolator
Business Website http://facebook.com/lawrence.percolator
Business Location 913 Rhode Island St. in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

The Percolator Art Space is proud to present, “Women’s History Month: “Tell Mama” Story Quilts by Marla Jackson. This exhibition will be on display at the Percolator Art Space from March 27, 2015-April 17, 2015. Marla will be available to speak with visitors at Final Fridays on March 27th between 6-8 pm.

This exhibition of 10 quilts reflects the stories of notable women in Marla’s personal life, as well as personal heroes. Included in the exhibition are two story quilts never before displayed for the public. The works include:

Tell Mama
Royalty
Middle Passage
Tina Turner
Celia Cruz

Marla Jackson is a world-renowned visual narrative artist and quilter with an art studio and teaching gallery, and is the director of the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy in Lawrence, KS. Marla is a community-based visual art educator. Her works have been exhibited in over thirty-five national and international venues, including the American Folk Art Museum, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of her most famous works is part of the permanent collection, at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community. Her narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of her ancestors and the Kansas region. Her work has been featured in the Kansas History Society Quarterly, Threads of Faith, MS Magazine, Speaking Out of Turn Magazine, PBS programs, local and regional syndicated press, as well as exhibit catalogs. Marla’s company, Marla Quilt’s Inc. African American Museum and Textile Academy is an impetus for developing artistic skills, enhancing individual and communal expression and furthering intellectual awareness. Marla donates art supplies and her expertise to Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School, in Lawrence Kansas.

Marla Jackson: “Quilting allows me to access a place deep within my soul where absolute peace is present. I am a quilting poet, whose intention is to provide opportunities to challenge common beliefs, promote questioning, and to inspire others to change their world to be a better place for all people. Quilting has brought me to a greater understanding of my family history, as well as the broader histories of the African American experience. I am particularly drawn to stories and images depicting slavery and freedom, specifically as it resulted from efforts of the Underground Railroad. Often I wake up in the middle of night with my mind full of images. I immediately begin sketching what my mind’s eye conceptualizes. These midnight drawings are then realized through the quilting process. My desire is to continue to have opportunities to share my work, my vision, and our collective narratives and histories.”

Marla recently received funding from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council to create a dye garden and from these dyes; she made quilts depicting the story of Maria Martin, a slave-era quilter who lived in Lawrence in the 19th century. This project is called Turkey Red after the color of the dye producing a rich and incredibly color fast cool (blue-ish) red color for cloth. Working with students from Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School students, Marla created quilts that tell the story of Maria Martin. These quilts are currently on display at the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy. Please visit the website at http://www.marlaquiltsinc.com for times when the museum is open or to book a tour.

The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. LCAVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing new art and cultural events to audiences in Lawrence and Douglas County Kansas. The Percolator is a community-based exhibition and performance space accessible to all members of the community. The Percolator is located at 913 Rhode Island St, in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings. The gallery space is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 pm.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Creates Art Party
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.com
Business Location 512 E. 9th St. (9th & New Jersey)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Featuring member art and craft exhibitions, live music, food and drink.

Featured Art: kinetic metal sculptures by Nick Schmiedeler.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Art Emergency
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 10:30:00 PM
Business Name Art Emergency
Business Website
Business Location 721 E. 9th st
Lawrence , Ks 66044
United States

 

Art Emergency, in association with Kate and Karl’s blacksmith and stone carving presents Creative Collection! A jubilation of local creativity featuring live musical guest, The Band Band. They will be keeping the vibes light and the music right all night while the greatest art warehouse in town exhibits local art! Celebrate creativity with Sculptures, Prints, Paintings, Stone Carvings and much more!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * || Night Characters || Jonah Gray
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar
Business Website
Business Location 11 East 8th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Please join the Henry’s family this Spring-filled March Final Fridays in welcoming local young artist, Jonah Gray. Jonah is a spirited young adult who has been raised by a community of artists and will be exhibiting his first show this month. Don’t forget to grab a delicious iced coffee or a Manhattan from the bar on your way out!

|| Night Characters || Jonah Gray ||

Opening : March 27th, 6-9 pm

Bio:
Jonah Gray is a self-taught artist from Lawrence, KS. His work explores the boundary between perception and imagination, capturing the energy and essence of his subjects. From zombies to robots to Abraham Lincoln, his characters encompass the past, present and future with equal aplomb and vitality.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Spring Cleaning: An Original Art and Fine Print Super Sale
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 10:00:00 PM
Business Name Wonder Fair Gallery
Business Website http://www.wonderfair.com
Business Location 803 1/2 Massachusetts St (Above the Burger Stand)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

This April Wonder Fair celebrates its seven-year anniversary as a Downtown Lawrence destination; wow! In that time, we’ve seen the birth and growth of Final Fridays and have filled our vaults with great original art and fine prints. Final Friday, we’ll share the wealth and our thanks with a spring cleaning sale and anniversary celebration! For a limited time, enjoy savings of 10%-50% off throughout the shoppe and gallery. Featuring work by Wonder Friends Justin Marable, Yoonmi Nam, Tugboat Printshop, Tonja Torgerson, Adreena Cook, Sean Starwars, Nick Perry, Charley Forsyth, and many more!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Vibrations” art by Stephanie Weiss
Starting Time 7:15:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Be Moved Studio
Business Website http://www.bemovedstudio.com
Business Location 2 E. 7th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Artistically and personally, I’ve always been really inspired by the cosmos, space, dreams, consciousness, yoga, etc. I’m beginning to understand that all of the things we use our 5 (or 6) senses to perceive are, at their very base, a vibration, including colors, smells, sounds, and even thoughts. These pieces are my attempt to understand this better and I did so specifically, by connecting the Om symbol, the Chakras, the Earth (trees) and the Heavens (a starry sky.)








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