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.)





Downloadable Map of Venues, February 2015 FF

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Final Friday, February 27th, 2015

23 02 2015

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Neal Barbour and Kim Brook
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

Neal Barbour presents Destructure. Destructure is a series of sculptures that all relate to landscapes and human intervention upon them. The clay was made using recycled porcelain mixed with paper pulp, churned into a slurry, poured onto plaster, dried, flipped, dried, rolled thin, sculpted onto armatures (or not) and then high fired to Cone 10. The mix of natural processes and materials with more manufactured processes and materials strives to emulate the subtle coercion humans put onto the land around us. Throughout the sculpting process, the clay would have its own limits and motions, sinking, cracking, dimpling, moving to where it wanted to go—a gentle reminder that what we do to the land around us is impermanent and nature will take itself back left to its own devices. The process of working with clay provides a constant reminder of our link to the natural world. Much like our own selves and surroundings, clay has memory. Each touch is a recorded moment and the clay doesn’t forget no matter how you try to manipulate it. Each one of these structures was pushed to its breaking point whether by forces of hand, pressure, or heat. The strength of the ceramics reflects the greater strength of the earth and its ability to heal from what we enact upon it.

Kim Brook is a Ceramics Artist and Arts Educator at the Lawrence Arts Center. She was born in South Korea, but was raised in New Jersey. Lawrence, Kansas has been Kim’s primary home for the past ten years. Kim discovered clay after a long career in the food industry and now creates her functional work consistently considering how the look and feel of the piece can enhance food presentation and taste. The interiors of her pieces are often a simple glossy white or a matte black as if to frame the meal. The outside and bottom of the pieces, however, highlight Kim’s attention to small details with water etched designs and small hints of color. Cups, plates, and bowls are designed to fit in the human hand with gentle slopes and curving lines.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Angie Pickman, David Carter, and Kerry Thonen and music by Darrell Lea
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
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Angie Pickman lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, Kansas, often operating under the moniker, ‘Rural Pearl.’ Her life philosophy revolves around achieving simplicity, winnowing away at all the things that are not needed so that the individual can be reduced to the rawest, purest being possible. At this level, one is more readily able to truly observe and take in the natural beauty that exists around us. Cutting paper is metaphorical for this—the cutting away of all that is unnecessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form. Angie’s tools of trade are a rubber gripped x-acto knife, acid-free paper, mechanical pencils, a self-healing cutting mat, and coffee—for consumption and for a few stains here and there.

Each of David Carter’s pieces are sculpted in multi-media using ceramics, epoxy, fabric, and other materials. Incorporating actual objects with the anthropomorphic characters helps to give them life. They are hand painted with acrylic paints making each one unique. From David: “Even though I am creating animals in clothing, I am attempting to impart true character to them. The last thing I want to do is to make any more sculptures that are simply cute. I have had enough of that to last a lifetime. Most of my little people are not exactly nice, and many are out-and-out criminals. If anything, I would call them anti-cute. Basically most of them are up to no good. They exist in an imaginary world combining Beatrix Potter and Dickens—my own version of Victorian Britain. I try to make each one as a stolen moment in their nefarious lives.”

Kerry Thonen will be in the Vermont St. gallery. She is a prolific digital artist, painter, and printmaker living in Lawrence, Kansas. Kerry’s work is drawn from many different sources. One of these sources is the history of his family. Photographs are a major material used in the creation of his paintings. Kerry’s playful use of images and technique creates a rich texture that inspires the imagination.

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

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Yellow” works by Jen Unekis
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 St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

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 4 her father decided quit his job at IBM to return to his roots in Kansas. The family moved to a 100 year-old farm house that had sat vacant for 5 years. Since the farm was in extreme need of repair, for the next 10 years of her life her home was a constantly changing environment. Sledgehammer in hand, 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 40 acres of land to explore. A graveyard of old farm machinery was one of her favorite spots.
After leaving the farm and moving to many locations, living from time to time on her family’s abandoned copper mine in the summers (and attending three different high schools in three years) she landed back in Kansas, moved to Lawrence and enrolled in KU. After studying Art and Design with an emphasis in ceramics she began creating primarily works in clay. That changed to multi-media work in 1988. Today she lives in a little yellow bungalow near the river with her daughter Adeline and husband David, where she has a painting studio. Her recent work has become a study of color with clay like texture. Using line and form to make the subtle suggestions of human form or floral elements. Her work is primarily in venetian plaster and acrylic paints. Jen was the Grand Prize winner at the 2013 Art Westport and was awarded 1st place in 2D at the 2012 Lawrence’s Art in the Park. Jen’s work has also won placement awards in the Kansas Visions show, and the LOYO show.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * NICOLE CAWLFIELD
Starting Time 4:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Hank Charcuterie
Business Website http://www.hankmeats.com
Business Location 1900 Mass Street
Lawrence , Ks 66046
United States

Nicole Cawlfield
Dark Farms Series

http://www.nicolecawlfield.com/

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * KANbucha Alchemy Factory
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name KANbucha
Business Website http://www.kanbucha.com
Business Location 111 Riverfront Road, Suite A
KS Lawrence
United States

KANbucha and Alchemy, two Lawrence born business will hold an open house Friday, February 27th to feature the new shared facility space. The evening will feature the artwork of David Titterington (www.davidtitterington.com) and the live music of Josh Winter. Art, music, food and a viewing of the facility will be open to the public this Final Friday from 5-9 PM.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kansas Paraguay Partners Art Exchange
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 AM
Business Name Lawrence Percolator
Business Website http://facebook.com/lawrence.percolator
Business Location 913 Rhode Island St (in alley)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Kansas artists, Judith McCrea, Amber Hansen, Eric Conrad and Marguerite Perret will be participating in a group show to garner interest and educate Lawrence about Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP). The KPP promotes cultural understanding and fosters international economic and social connections between Kansas and Paraguay. These locales are connected by strong agricultural base, similar size, a landlocked location in the center of their continents, and strong Mennonite communities. This Kansas contingent of artists-all who have been or are planning to travel to Paraguay soon-will launch a creative exchange through KPP that will bring Paraguayan artists to our state and encourage a deeper understanding of how the arts can affect the citizens of the earth.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * || Avery Fowles: Adventures in Form ||
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar
Business Website
Business Location 11 E. 8th
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Avery Fowles: Adventures in Form

Avery Fowles is an artist living in Kansas City where she spends her time working, street performing as a living statue, drawing portraits of friends, and painting her apartment walls.

The paintings she creates are big and warm and are set in the spaces she finds most comfortable. Conversely her graphite and pen drawings are intimate and inspired by organic design. Both bodies of work focus mainly on the figure and contrasting patterns and textures.

Henry’s Upstairs also has a treat for you this Frosty February!

Our own talented bar back Kevin Scott will be showcasing his magical, unforgettable travel photography.

|| Kevin Scott : See America ||

Words from Kevin: I am full time student that enjoys spending my free time traveling. I particularly enjoy solo road trips to the national parks in the west and photography is a good reason to be in interesting places at the times when they look their best.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Cynthia O’Kelly
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Minsky’s Pizza
Business Website http://www.minskys.com/lawrence
Business Location 934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Art has been a passion of Cynthia’s since she was a little girl. She took as many art classes as she possibly could in school. She really started to find her “style” while working at Van Go. She got to paint murals, benches and wall art as well as create pieces using glass. She graduated from JCCC in 2013 and took some art classes there as well. Her art show for Final Friday shows her progression from her time in college to now.
When asked about her art Cynthia says, “I like to think of my current work as ‘recycled art.’ I take things that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn them into something visually appealing. My art includes old CD’s, wire, broken jewelry, material, beads, yarn, rubber bands, and also things from nature. I like to experiment with textures, shape and color. My goal is to create pieces that are interesting to look at, and that people have never seen before. ”

Come out and see Cynthia’s work premiering for Final Friday!!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS: OPEN STUDIOS
Starting Time 6:00:00 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

SeedCo Studios February Final Fridays
:::Open Studios and Resident Exhibition:::
February 27th, 6-9pm, 720 E 9th St. #7

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

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, SeedCo Studios is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 18 artist studios, a music rehearsal/recording 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 * CURRENT WORKS
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

CURRENT WORKS: GROUP EXHIBITION

Featuring artists:
Janice Nabors Raiteri
Kyla Strid
Jeromy Morris
Eric Conrad
John Sebelius
Jeremy Rockwell
Kyle Goddard
Sally Piller
Elizabeth Rowley
Yoonmi Nam
Lee Chapman
Cheryl Toh
Wayne Propst
and more.

Image by Janice Nabors Raiteri, “Watery Jewels.”

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Ann Dean Photography
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Culinaria Food and Wine
Business Website http://culinariafoodandwine.com
Business Location 512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Specializing in event, portraiture and travel photography, Ann is currently working in Lawrence, Kansas as a freelance photographer. She uses a photo-journalistic approach, allowing for a wider range of interpretation and capturing the essence of the occasion. She also teaches photography classes at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Spencer Museum of Art. Her work will be available for purchase throughout the month of March.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kris Kuksi
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Tooter and Tillaye’s Home Goods
Business Website http://www.tooterandtillayes.com
Business Location 644 locust street north Lawrence, 5 blocks east of Johnny’s tavern
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

Sculptor / painter, does large commission pieces for corporations across the nation.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Winter into Spring”, 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

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. www.dianhauser.com

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 * Open House & Gypsy Market
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name JJ’s Glass
Business Website http://www.jjsglass.com
Business Location 313 studios 313 e 8th st
lawrence, ks 66044
United States

JJ’s Glass is hosting an open house & Gypsy Market. Multiple local glass artists will be on site for live glass blowing demonstrations during the event. The gypsy market will focus on handcrafted Art & goods made by local artists from a variety of disciplines.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * LCM Art Party with Roger Shimomura Prints and The Blues, Reggae & Country Music (BRC) Band
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates Makerspace Final Friday Art Party
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.info
Business Location 512 East 9th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

The Lawrence Creates February Final Friday Art Party is proud to present world-renown artist Roger Shimomura giving a short talk (6:30PM) and offering his wonderful art prints. We are also joined by Joe Bickford and the BRC Band (7:00PM). John and Chala Larocca will offer up a brisket sandwich and there will be wine and beer available (5:30PM). Hope you can join us!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Clare Doveton – New Works
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

Clare Doveton draws inspiration from the natural world by simply being a quiet witness to the circle of life in rural Kansas.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Tony Peterson
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus Coffee Shop
Business Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brewhaus/133909969995262
Business Location 624 North Second Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

I use my camera as a tool to capture the subtle beauty found in the world around me as I see it. I’m particularly drawn to the interaction of light, pattern, color, and texture. My work doesn’t fit neatly into any particular category or style.

“Peterson covers a wide range of subjects with his work, but the nature of structures and the structures of nature are common threads … He focuses not so much on the objects themselves, but on focal points and resonant visual elements, so that each is as much a study in shape and symbol as a record of the thing being photographed.”

– Steve Brisendine, ArtKC365, June 26, 2011

Peterson is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. After more than 30 years working in human services and nonprofit administration
he is currently pursuing his original passions for art and photography.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Soft Opening of Turkey Red Exhibition-black tie, ticketed event
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Independence Inc.
Business Website http://www.marlasquiltsinc.com
Business Location 2001 Haskell Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Attire: Black Tie
Suggested Donation to attend: $100
Purchase Tickets:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y7A9C9P6Y69JW

 





Map of Venues, January 30th Final Friday

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January 30th, 2015 Final Friday

22 01 2015

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the City of Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

 

Pies from the porn kitchen

By Natalie Liccardello

 

Directed by Ric Averill

 

January 22, 23 24, 29, 30 31

8pm

$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 

 

A fresh, ribald urban comedy of pie porn enacted, featuring Kansas City actress Amy Kelly, and Lawrence native, actor Chris Roady. Written by Kansas City actress Natalie Liccardello, Pies from the Porn Kitchen is jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns. Featured in LAC’s New Play Development Workshop in 2011, the full production promises more than a few laughs. Play contains nudity.

 

*All galleries are closed on Final Friday

 

 

 

 

 

BE MOVED (2 E. 7th St.)

 

Kansas Plein Air Paintings by Gregory Thomas

7:15pm-9pm

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Open on Final Fridays

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRISTIN MORLAND (737 Connecticut St.)

www.kristinmorland.com

 

Kansas Day Celebration

 

Kristin Morland will open her home studio and be showing her most recent work including the Kansas State Flag in honor of Kansas Day.

 

Bio:  Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is handsewn sequins and beads.  But, beyond the medium, Morland’s work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound and experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

Pachamamas Artists, a Farewell Show

Curator, Molly Murphy, has selected a group of local artists who have exhibited or been a large part of Pachamamas over the years. This show will also feature the work of Pachamamas dear friend and employee, Gabe Todd Van Boven, who recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36.

Participating artists:

Gabriel Todd Van Boven
Clare Doveton
Wayne Propst
Louis Copt
Zak Barnes
Billy Beeson
Tim Forcade
Betsy Forcade
Marty Olson
Sue Ashline
Jeromy Morris
Jeremy Rockwell
Brian Goodman
Lorraine Hilleary
Marie McKenzie
Molly Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

|| Just A Taste ||

An exhibition showcasing eclectic styles of the creative minds in Lawrence, KS

 

Participating Artists:

Geoffrey Benzing     Andrew Burkitt   Grace Chin   Ann Dean   Alycia Futrelle

Bar Geyer     Jesse Gray    Erok Johanssen   Leslie Kay    Kelly Kearns

Alicia Kelly    Christian Kennedy    Mitch Meseke    Jeromy Morris

Solace Naeymi Yoonmi Nam

 

|| To cure your winter blue, Henry’s is delighted to have Chelsi Reed from Mass Relaxation giving sample massages during the Final Friday opening! ||

 

More about Mass Relaxation:

Your relaxation destination! Providing therapeutic massage for the masses for the past ten years! My goal is for you to feel restored with an expanded knowledge about your personal health. Located in the wonderful historic House building at 729 ½ Mass St. suite 210. Online scheduling and additional information available at massrelaxation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIFFITH PAYMENTS + HARBORTOUCH (801 ½ Massachusetts St, Suite 2)

www.griffithpayments.com

www.harbortouchworld.com

 

Robert Lambert NYC Artist

“I work every day all day, this is my passion. The statement I make you will see on the wall.”

 

Robert Lambert has been painting since nineteen ninety when he left the world of fine art
photography to devote himself full time to his calling. During the last fifteen years he followed
his desire to seek out new expressions by working in New York, Paris and Amsterdam.
He preferred collectors who bought his work without having it explained. His work currently
resides in many significant international collections. In this manner, he has fully supported
himself and his pursuit of new expressions. In two thousand and three after a prolonged period
in Paris, a new series of oils, constructions and encaustics mixed media, evolved. Lambert
returned to New York City where he moved into his studio at the Chelsea Hotel. He continues
working on oils and mixed media paintings

“There is nothing that focuses you better than feeling isolated and being a stranger.”

 

Robert has been featured in numerous magazine publications including Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Art Price.

A limited edition of Robert’s Fine Art Digital Prints will be available for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

January 30 through March 22, Wonder Fair celebrates the Fine Art of Illustration with “In Between,” a new series of original drawings by KU professor and industry veteran Barry Fitzgerald.

“In Between,” texture and tone form a soft background to a series of vivid black ink drawings: lines curvaceous and sharp, vividly suggesting parables grown from the artist’s imagination…but left tantalizingly open to our interpretation.

Before In Between:

Students of our history will recall that Wonder Fair was built with the visual language of Illustration as its cornerstone, under the guidance of 2008 KU Illustration graduate and Wonder Founder Eric Dobbins.

Seven years later, Wonder Fair still champions all forms of art that are accessible but still demonstrate creative and conceptual rigor; promotes artists who possess a certain refreshing optimism that Art and Capital could fairly coexist (but who cannily recognize that they often do not).

And so, it is with great excitement that we exhibit “In Between”, a return, of sorts, to our earliest roots.

About the Artist:

Barry Fitzgerald is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, artist and visual communicator who loves the challenge of making images that engage intellectually, emotionally, and aesthetically. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with others, and is available for commissions.

After a previous career as a graphic designer in Washington, DC, Fitzgerald earned an MFA in illustration at SUNY Buffalo where he studied under Hall of Fame illustrator Alan E. Cober. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Detroit New to work as a staff artist, where he was able to combine his love of graphic design, illustration, and visual communication. Currently, Fitzgerald is a Professor of Illustration at the University of Kansas. He has been teaching illustration, drawing, painting, and conceptual problem solving since 1993.

Barry has received over 100 national and international awards for his work, including American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of NY, Society of Illustrators of LA, 3X3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, and Print Magazine. He has also been included in ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide’ published by Lürzer’s Archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

The theme for Phoenix Gallery’s January Final Friday Art Walk is “It’s Sweet to be Local.” Phoenix Gallery is partnering with Raven Book Store, Mass St. Sweet Shop, and Z’s Divine Espresso to make this a great evening. The Raven will bring great books and other wonderful items to help celebrate the season. Mass St. Sweet Shop and Z’s Divine Espresso will have Valentine treats, coffee, and other tasty samples to enjoy.

 

We are highlighting nine local artists this month with several of them creating pieces for the Valentine season. Phoenix Gallery is proud have Liza MacKinnon, Bob Gent, Rachael Sudlow, Jody Thurman, Kerry Thonen, Zee Galliano, Kim Brook, and Dirty Saylor Soap here for the evening.

 

To round out a great night, Tyler Gregory will be here to perform music in his amazing signature style. For all of you who know his music, you know it will be a special night!

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PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

For January’s Final Friday Art Walk, we will feature artists Lisa Doffing and Elizabeth Rowley.

 

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

 

 

The landscape for Elizabeth Rowley is both focus and conduit for emotional expression. Working from small to large formats and from realism to abstraction, she creates spaces that are as much about “feeling” the landscape as they are about seeing it. Her landscapes are a collaboration between real landscape and her own emotional response to that landscape. She looks into the natural world, its outer surface and its inner light, its violence and its calm.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Lorel Ranney Hoffmann

In 2014, a dear friend had to euthanize her horse.  As she described what that entailed, my heart broke for her.  I decided I needed to do something to help ease her pain, but what?  Though I had not painted in years, I bought a canvas and got to work.  Studying the images of this sweet and gentle animal, my painting process became like a meditation on him, on all the work he did, on what her meant to her.  When I presented her the portrait of her beloved horse, Buddy, we were both very moved.  Art can say what words can’t.

I earned my degree in visual art education at the University of Kansas, in 1995, and my master’s degree in liberal arts from Baker University in 2006.  I have been fortunate to teach art in a public school setting for 18 years.  While I enjoyed any opportunity to be creative, often my own art making was postponed by the demands of my teaching and family.    However, since painting Buddy, my art has become more of a priority.  I continue to paint with acrylics in a realistic illustrative style, often favoring bold colorful images.  I am inspired by a wide variety of subject matter, from still life, to animal portraits, to landscapes.  My art doesn’t have one specific message to communicate.  I simply enjoy creating colorful, honest images for their own beautiful sake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

Selected works by SeedCo Studios resident artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Life in the Urban Jungle

-Erok Johannsen-

 

Erok Johanssen is a Mixed Media artist working from SeedCo Studios. His work combines the color and energy of graffiti and street art with the more representational imagery
produced through photography.

 

Multiple mediums mix to engage photo, paint, and print.

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SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE (905 Rhode Island St.)

 

“Social Service League Open House
Friday, January 30th 4:00-8:00pm

The Social Service League is proud to announce its long-awaited grand opening. The League has finally returned to its home at 905 Rhode Island. The League’s employees, board members and volunteers are proud to unveil a newly renovated building, complete with a donation sorting area, a changing room, a kid’s play area and a boutique, not to mention heating, lights and hot water. Please join us for food, drinks, music and celebration. Everyone is welcome.”

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

The Love Show: Our annual themed exhibition relating to all matters of the heart! The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate display of artworks based of variations on the theme of love. Opening reception is January Final Friday, show runs through February 22.

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

10 pm Late Show: CS Luxem / No Cave / Redder Moon (KC)

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Yonder” Photography by Doug Stremel

 

Drop by Five Bar & Tables for the opening reception of Doug Stremel’s Photography Show. The event is part of the February Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence.

The show titled “Yonder” features Doug’s recent work from the Kansas Flint HIlls, Ireland, and Iceland.

Framed large prints and a collection of smaller prints will be for sale. Hope to see you and your friends there.

www.dougstremel.com

 

 

 

 

 

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

 

WILD WEST FILM FLIX is television program hosted by Mike Anderson that showcases some of the best works from local filmmakers over the last few years. These films had to have been made in 48 hours and with specific criteria. Jan 30th at THE GRANADA THEATER, this is a FREE SCREENING for All Ages.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm. Episode runtimes are 22 minutes each with breaks. Come out, buy a drink, and watch an episode or two with us. Come and go as you please. Future episodes are also set to air on Lawrence Television Network and WOW Channel 6 in Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

South Mass Art Guild’s

5th Annual Droppers Ball

All Member Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Lawrence Inside Out is a community photography project focusing on Lawrence residents and their connection to creating and supporting the arts.  Using black and white portraits, local artist Rachael Perry invites Lawrencians of all ages to share their stories in celebration of our creative community. Participants’ images will be printed large-scale, popping up in April throughout Lawrence, including the Percolator!  With four hundred portraits and counting, Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of portrait sessions.  If you would like to join the project, here are three opportunities during the month of January.  Portrait sessions are also set up on an individual basis at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace.

 

Lawrence Inside Out is part of the global Inside Out Project, a participatory art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art.

 

6 until 8 pm at the Watkins Museum of History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

 

Group Show Featuring Regional Artists

We are pleased to present the works of Sally Piller, Jeromy Morris, Wayne Probst, Jeremy Rockwell, John Sebelius, Molly Murphy, Yoonmi Nam, Kyla Strid, Marie McKenzie, Eric Conrad, Cheryl Toh, Janice Nabors Raiteri and Lee Chapman.

 

Beverages will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

SeedCo Studios Final Fridays

Open Studios and Resident Group Exhibition

January 30th 6-9pm, 720 E 9th street #7.

Come enjoy food and drinks at SeedCo Studios! 18 Artist studios and a fresh resident group show in the front gallery!

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

Ryan Storck​

Kyla Strid

Aaron Youngstrom

​Dana Wiseman

Whatever Forever Tapes

 

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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 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 the 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Lawrence Creates Final Friday Art Party with Cindy Novelo

Friday, January 31, 2015

5:30-9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

 

The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Seanna Hunter Ben between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Statement:

Ya’ateeh Shi ei Seanna Hunter Ben Yinishye. Naanashtezhi Taachiinii nishli , Nakaii Dinee bashinishchiin. Tohstonii ei dashinalii do Todichiinii ei dashicheii. Akoteego Dine asdzaan nishli.

Hello everyone my name is Seanna Hunter Ben. I am the Red Running Into Water clan born for the Wondering People clan.  My maternal Grandmother’s clan is Big Water clan and my paternal Grandfather’s clan is Big Water. In that way I am a Navajo Woman.

Born in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Seanna Hunter Ben graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelors of Fine Arts.

Through the abstract spray paint poster work she creates an environment that is influenced by graffiti gestural marks and a feel of the environment of her reservation. She created environments that feed to the general notion of growing up on a reservation and finding a sense of beauty still evolving out of such an environment and harsh reality through art, culture and a traditional upbringing.

She works with a very colorful saturated palate of spray paint, paint and art pens to create the environment.  Her work has been exhibited at the scholarship shows for the University of Kansas. She currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

 

 





Final Friday December 26th, 2014

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FINAL FRIDAY, December 26th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

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

Please note that this is the last month Final Fridays is supported by the Lawrence Arts Center and Downtown Lawrence Inc. Beginning in 2015, Final Fridays will transfer to the City of Lawrence under the direction of Christina McClelland, Director of Arts and Culture, who will be the press, coordination, artist and information contact for Final Fridays. (cmcclelland@lawrenceks.org)

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on Final Fridays for the winter break, and will reopen on January 3rd. Happy holidays!

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

The Artwork of Jay Hines

Artist, Jay Hines, celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years. Work can be seen throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Liza Mackinnon

Liza MacKinnon of MacKomics Studio presents a mixed body of work for the December 26th, 2014 Final Friday show at Ten Thousand Villages at 835 Massachusetts Street.  This collection includes handmade books, copperplate etchings, image transfer and collage mixed-media pieces as well new wood canvas paintings.  In addition to fine arts, Liza is an art educator who teaches arts and crafts and literature-based programs to all ages at the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Arts Center.

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

MARY MCGIVERN

“I like to paint lowbrow portraits. Grumpy people and fat cats are primarily what catch my eye, but other inspirations sneak their way into my paintings as well. Above all, I’m drawn to the absurd in life, and I think that my work speaks to that.”

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MINSKY’S PIZZA (934 Massachusetts St.)

www.minskys.com/lawrence

This month we will be featuring our permanent pieces by Kansas City artists Lisa Lala and Irina Stroganova as well as paintings by local artist Colby Earleywine.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

SEEDCO STUDIOS:: FINAL FRIDAYS

Seedco Studios, in association with the Fresh Produce Art Collective presents SQUARED, an exhibition of recent works by residents of Seedco and featured guest artists. Equality, the new normal, averages, volume, density; inside and outide the box, hidden and multiplied, the four winds, square pegs, all share the same symmetry. In a world where the complexities of multiverses and interwebs overload the sensory threshholds, the shape of the square offers a rare slice of simplicity. The show opens this Final Friday December 26.

Seedco Studios will also be hosting selected artist’s studios open to the public. As well as the main gallery, the space is a combines work spaces with music rehearsal spaces to act an organically assembled incubator for creative arts. Seedco is located at 720 Delaware St. in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence.

:::Featuring resident artists:::

Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
A
licia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold

Elizabeth Rowley
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Whatever Forever

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SEEDCO STUDIOS
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording 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 the 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.

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

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is throwing a Chautauqua on Final Friday!  In addition to great art, we’ll have music, poetry, and much more.  Come on by for a great, family-friendly time.  

We’ll end the show with an amazing piece of poetry, “Welcome to KU” by Topher Enneking.  The KU Alumni Association calls his performance ” an inspirational message of growth, inclusion and tradition that mirrors his own personal journey through KU and beyond.”

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

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

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

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








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