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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!





Black Friday Map of Venues

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Black Friday Final Friday, November 28, 2014

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LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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

 

Bizarre Bazzar

(LAC Galleries Closed)

 

Bizarre Bazzar is an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art.

There will also be live public performances.

 

5pm: Mark Roberts-Extended Bass Soloist

6pm: Megan Hurt and friends

7pm: Sugarfoot Detour – Folk Rock

8pm: Raghsidad Belly Dancers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 737 CONNECTICUT STREET

737 Connecticut Street invites Final Friday goers to visit Kristin Morland’s home studio.  This month’s show features the work of Heather Smith Jones, Emily Markoulatos, Raelean Finch, and Kristin Morland. Offerings include fine art, letterpress cards, prints, jewelry and fine knitwear.  We will open our doors at 5 pm.
Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is in hand sewn 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. In her work, Kristin reflects a fascination with time, people, places, and objects. Her aim is to show the beauty in everyday experiences, and seemingly ordinary moments. Making use of contrast and color, as well as form and texture, Morland condenses emotion and experience to interface her language.www.kristinmorland.com
Morland’s work has been shown in local, and midwest galleries.  Kristin regularly participates in juried competitions, benefit auctions, Final Fridays and Artwalk.  Morland received her BFA from the University of Kansas, where she studied painting and weaving.  Kristin and her husband Timothy decided to move back to Lawrence after they were married to raise their family.  Morland’s home studio is open to the public by appointment, and Lawrence Final Friday events.
Heather Smith Jones is an artist working in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. She is the author of Water Paper Paint, Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media, published in 2011. Her work is represented by galleries in the Midwest and on the East coast, is part of the Sprint Corporation and Emprise Financial Corporation public collections, and many private collections around the world. For the past eleven years she has been an instructor in the Arts-Based Preschool at The Lawrence Arts Center and has taught children of all ages, students on the college level, and adult workshops. She earned an MFA from The University of Kansas in 2001, and a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1996. Smith Jones grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and on the South Carolina coast, and currently lives in Lawrence with her husband and their four cats. www.heathersmithjones.com 
Emily Markoulatos combines acrylic paints with a wood burning technique to create images inspired by the Kansas landscape and people. Her more abstract canvases layer colors and texture that evoke the viewers’ imagination.
Raelean Finch of No-Law Knits hand knits a variety of wooly garments and accessories using luxurious fibers such as wool, alpaca, merino and organic cotton. She knits for babies, toddlers, kids and adults.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar is excited this November Final Fridays to present:

“….and then, I’ll be the Moon..”
Works by Charlotte ‘Larson’ Pemberton

Opening: November 28th, 6-9 pm

Statement :

Charlotte ‘Larson’ Pemberton primarily creates images using printmaking processes or various mixed media techniques. “….and then, I’ll be the Moon..” features images of the majestic moon and associations with cycles.

Charlotte is a Kansas native and resides in Lawrence. She is an active member of the Lawrence arts community- co-founding the Thieves Guild Art Collective, a trio of illustrators who produce monthly life drawing events, as well as involvement with Wonder Fair. Charolette is currently earning a Visual Communications Illustration degree at the University of Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

Instead of our white cube gallery this holiday season, at Wonder Fair you’ll find a glittering ice cavern filled with framed art prints (and other tiny treasures), hung salon-style around a centerpiece of cut paper stalactites. This year’s special “Prints on Ice” gallery installation is inspired by and designed in homage to the opening of the Downtown Lawrence ice rink, located adjacent to our friends at the Lawrence Public Library.

Installation begins November 25 and continues into early December, remaining on view through January 2015.

*A note on the permanence and seasonal swelling of ice caves*:

All year we specialize in cleverly-designed functional art and original prints, and carry a carefully curated selection of affordable handmade goods. This special season, however, Wonder Fair hosts an expanded group of local, national, and international artists, and a greater variety of their thoughtfully handmade prints, jewelry, home goods, stationery, and unique art objects.

Wishing you a happy hometown holiday season,

Meredith, Paul, Grace, Charlotte, and all of your friends at Wonder Fair

and, a special note of gratitude to designers Sam Jones (sivioco) and csillaghullo, for their open-source vector and background images that we’ve used in our header image. Note our attempt to put a copyright watermark thanking them in the corner of the image, and Facebook’s terrible image quality making it illegible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

For the November Final Friday Art Walk we will feature the artists of Illuminated Glass, a collaboration of three wonderful local glass artists: Ben Kappen, Brad Chun, and Courtney Skeeba. Elizabeth Rowley will display her paintings in the Vermont St. entrance and throughout the gallery.

Ben Kappen spent three years studying illustration at the University of Kansas before leaving to pursue a career in glass. In 2000 he began to learn how to furnace-work soft glass with Darren Davis at Rainbow Fired Glass in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Using what he had learned there with soft glass, he bought a small torch and began to ‘lampwork’ glass in early 2003. During this time Ben also began building his own equipment in order to open a soft glass studio in Lecompton, Kansas. Over a six month period he hand built an array of annealing ovens and reheating equipment, along with a 250 pound capacity hot-glass furnace. The furnace was first fired in June of 2004 and marked the grand opening of Illuminated Glass.

Brad Chun attended the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992, and was first introduced to art glass while visiting Eugene, Oregon in 1993. There he met Bob Snodgrass, a key figure in the modern lampworking studio movement that developed throughout the early 90’s. Brad moved to Eugene in 1996 to apprentice at the Snodgrass School of Glass. He developed his skills under Bob’s watchful eye, exploring the new glass world. With only a few colors available at the time, experimentation and discovery was a daily occurrence. Brad moved back to Lawrence, Kansas in 1998 where he was introduced to furnace worked soft glass at Free State Glass.

Courtney Skeeba studied glassblowing in 1992 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. There she developed her skills under Brent Lee Young before returning to Kansas. In 1996, Courtney attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Design. During this time, she kept her glass skills sharp while working at Free State Glass in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1993-2002, Courtney worked under Dick Rector and Jim Slough, helping to create the fine glass art Free State was known for.

Lawrence artist Elizabeth Rowley is drawn to capturing the essence of the landscape surrounding her with thick applications of oil paint with her palette knife. She is driven by her pure reverence for nature. Her new plein-air paintings pay homage to the Kansas landscape where she sits in the prairie and open-sky where she is inspired to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Underground welcomes Justin Marable and his exhibition “Skyward Shifts” for the November Final Friday Art Walk

Justin was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout his life, he has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region. He finds inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of his work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a B.F.A. in printmaking and currently resides in Topeka with his wife and daughters. He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father. In Kansas he has settled, grown his roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community.

From Justin: “The longer I learn and grow within the Midwest, the more I realize slight shifts across the landscape. Within my “Ingrained” body of work, I bring attention to a deeper and more ethereal view of Kansas landscape. I utilize various types of lumber that contain both rich and subtle wood grain.  Various woods such as hickory, oak, spalted maple, spalted sycamore, and ash were used to create most of these pieces. The imagery originally comes from photographs of my wanderings across the Midwest. These scenes are common observations ingrained mentally within my memory and physically within the properties of wood. Through this work, I present a depth of beauty to be discovered by those seeking and seeing more of Kansas than meets the eye. My overall hope is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Please join us Friday, November 29th at the opening reception for artist Kelsey Deviney for the November Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence!

 

Kelsey Michele Deviney was raised in the country outside of Winchester, Kansas. Kelsey was raised on five acres of land along with her three younger siblings. She is currently a senior at the University of Kansas completing her BFA in Visual Art and Minor in Art History. She creates artwork from multiple mediums, varying from 2-D and 3-D. Her favorites include life drawing, metal work, and photography. Because of her upbringing out on the farm, surrounded by pasture and timber; all of her work has a constant theme of her relationship with nature and her view on society. Kelsey will graduate this December 14, 2014 and plans to stay in Lawrence to find a job in the arts.

Kelsey has added to her resume in the past year by interning with Van Go of Lawrence, KS. Van Go is a well-known grant funded art program that reaches out to at-risk children in the community. The program is focused around job training for high school students while providing social work assistance.

In February 2014, Kelsey began a new job through Kansas Work Study at Essential Goods on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. She was very excited to have a position in the arts that allowed her to interact with artists but also customers who support buying local artwork.

For her final semester at KU, Kelsey has been interning with the Lawrence Arts Centers Art-Based Preschool program. This program gives 3-4 year old children the chance to explore many different types of art from painting, theatre, and music. This internship has been excellent for Kelsey, as it applies directly to her future plans.

In the next five years Kelsey plans to move to a farm outside of Wichita, KS and start organic farming with her boyfriend, Ryan. She also plans to run an art-based daycare from the farm teaching kids the importance of health, fitness, and creativity. Kelsey plans to continue her personal art on the side while sharing with others the joy that art can bring.

Kelsey’s work will be up through December 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Angela Lowe

 

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 some of her favorite prints, cards and bookmarks.  “It has an international theme reflecting candid photos from recent pilgrimages to Myanmar and Bolivia.  Expressions of warmth and love are conveyed in any language,” Angela passionately states.  Her work is reasonably priced because she wants others to have the opportunity to enjoy some of her “favorite things” from across the street, throughout our nation and around the world. 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. Angela will be sharing the exhibit space with a promising photographer, Marie Boncella, a tenth grader at Lawrence Free State High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Rachel Adelia Forrest

Lost and Found

The landscape is a surreal entity, and we only know as much as we sense. My paintings are about exploration and discovery. As I explore nature, I have close to no desire to paint what is easily found. While a beautiful Kansas sunset seen from my back porch is extremely provoking (and I will often photograph it with my cell phone), what inspires me are sights that are more difficult to find, or something that I did not purposefully look for. As an example, Perry Lake I is a composition that I found off the beaten path. After a drive out of Lawrence and through the dirt roads that surround Perry Lake, I happened upon a small lagoon. It was quite isolated, and I travelled on foot along the rocky beach. My intuition took me to this spot; it is often what I choose to follow. The movement of the water against the rocks, with a distant strip of land was very striking to me. In nature, I find themes of life and death, tranquility, harmony, and memory. Many difficulties arise in the physical journeying process, but suffering for my work has been rewarding to date.

Rachel grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated in May 2014 from the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting, a BFA in Art History, and a minor in French. She also studied at the Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France. Rachel regularly exhibits her work locally and currently has work at the Buttonwood Art Space and the 2016 Main Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. She has exhibited at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, several spaces in Oklahoma City, and has a painting in the Heritage Museum at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Kolor & Collage, an exhibition of works by Kristina Crawford

at Aimees Cafe and Coffeehouse

1025 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

 

Stop by Aimee’s for coffee and make a small collage with artist Kristina Crawford

Friday, November 29

6 pm- 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Food trucks will be open from 5 until 9 pm behind Cider Gallery

*wine and beer available inside the Cider Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

CIDER GALLERY HOLIDAY GROUP SHOW

Please join us this Final Friday, November 28th for a group show that will take place during the holiday celebrations! In this show, we are honored to exhibit many Lawrence local artists. All works will be moderately priced—a work by Jeremy Rockwell or Yoonmi Nam could be your own! Conversely, an intricate piece by Alicia Kelly would be an brilliant gift in time for the holiday season! There will be many other artists as well. All in all, we will be showcasing works by:
Eliza Bullock
Lee Chapman
Eric Conrad
Alicia Kelly
Marie McKenzie
Jeromy Morris
Molly Murphy
Yoonmi Nam
Sally Piller
Wayne Propst
Jeremy Rockwell
John Sebelius
Kyla Strid

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

SeedCo Studios OPEN studios from 6 until 9 pm

 

Featuring resident artists:
Barrie Arachtingi
Jason Barr
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid

Dave Van Hee
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Whatever Forever

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Lawrence Creates November Final Friday Art Party with Darrell Lea

Friday, November 28, 2014

5:30-9:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

 

Beth Ann Pine

Beth has been creating original art since she could hold a crayon. Her previous paintings, done in acrylic on canvas, celebrate the female form.  She focused heavily on editing her work, eliminating lines and shadows.  She explores what could be removed from her work, while still allowing the painting to communicate to the viewer.  The idea is that by editing ourselves, we allow the most important things to come to the foreground both in art and in life.

 

Her current work features watercolors that serve to express feminine energy.  Her work has been driven by creating flowing lines and color but done in a specific amount of time.  Deadline driven, her watercolors are an exploration of what one can accomplish in a small amount of time, day-by-day.  Once the allotted time is up, the work is considered complete.

 

 

Please, join Beth at The Brewhaus this Final Friday, November 28, 2014. (You may find Black Friday wonderfulness as well!  Keep an eye out on FaceBook!)

 

The Brewhaus is North Lawrence’s own coffee-shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kansas, next to Iwig’s Dairy.  Her work will then be displayed through-out the month of December and perhaps into January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








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