Final Fridays Turns One!

17 08 2011

August 26th, 2011

Final Fridays One Year Anniversary Events

(following the first ever Campus Art Walk presented by Departments of Design and Visual Art, KU Libraries, KU Memorial Unions, Spencer Museum of Art and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

for more information on the Campus Art Walk:

  • Final Fridays Featured Event:In conjunction with the KU Libraries and The Spencer Museum of Art, and sponsored by Invisible Hand Gallery and Biklops Design, Final Fridays presents the Mobile Gallery Project.

Final Fridays celebrates its One Year Anniversary with The Mobile Gallery Project: mobile galleries will convene at The Spencer Art Museum between 4 and 6 pm, then walk, bike or cruise down 9th Street to the Final Fridays art walk one year anniversary party! Look for the Mobile Galleries around the Campus Art Walk between 4 and 6, and then around the Final Fridays art walk from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • Lawrence Journal World (645 New Hampshire)

Dear Lawrence and The Lawrence Journal-World will play host to a community photo exhibition during the first anniversary of Lawrence’s Final Fridays event on Aug. 26 at The News Center, 645 New Hampshire Street.

The exhibition is based on the popular online photo sharing website, To see examples of some of the photos that will be on display, visit

As part of the exhibition, our staff photographers, Mike Yoder, Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and Kevin Anderson, will show off meaningful and historical photos, retaken in their current setting. Among the photos you’ll see are photos from the KU campus, downtown Lawrence and even some from their own backyards. In addition to photographs from staff photographers, three Lawrence photographers, Tim Forcade, Rick Mitchell and Earl Richardson will also feature their own works. Select photos submitted by community members will also be printed and displayed alongside those of the featured photographers. All submitted photos will be displayed on a large, LCD TV.

The Dear Lawrence exhibition will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Final Fridays. Visitors will also be able to view some of the historic photographs that line the walls of The News Center.

  • Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire)


Qiao Xiaoguang’s Papercuts

August 26 – October 2.

Reception August 26, 5-9pm

INSIGHT Art Talk September 27, 7pm

Underwritten by Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas and Beth Schultz

In his 2009 Moby-Dick papercuts, Qiao Xiaoguang brings together diverse elements to illuminate Herman Melville’s iconic and capacious novel. Qiao, who was born in 1957 and is an established artist in Beijing and professor and director of the Cultural Heritage Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, learned traditional Chinese papercutting techniques from the elderly women who practice it in rural China. Consequently, his very contemporary papercuts continue to reference the plants and animals of China’s countryside. They also continue to depend on an intricacy of design characteristic of these techniques which were developed in China more than 1500 years ago.

The three Moby-Dick papercuts in this exhibit demonstrate Qiao’s extraordinary skill in using this traditional Chinese craft to interpret visually a novel written in the nineteenth century in the United States about whaling, an industry now nearly obsolete. Although both his method of his art and his subject matter are connected to the past, Qiao’s vision makes his works contemporary. They appear realistic as well as abstract, humorous as well as thought-provoking. In his large portrait of Queequeg, the Polynesian harpooner in Moby-Dick, the long jagged lines suggest a strength of character, and the difference between his eyes suggest that one is ever watchful while the other gazes inward. In large and intricate papercuts, titled “The Story of Moby Dick” and “The Flowering of Moby Dick,” Qiao expresses the capiousness, the mystery, the regenerative possibilities of both the whale and the novel. He suggests that the whale literally blossoms while the characters are shown in relationship to its living mystery.

-Elizabeth Schultz

Lawrence Arts Center presents

Baron Wolman – Every Picture Tells a Story, The Rolling Stone Years.

August 26 through October 1

Baron Wolman was the original Chief Photographer for ROLLING STONE magazine during

rock music’s heyday in the 1960s. In an era when photographers and musicians were part of

the same explosive scene, Wolman had virtually unlimited access to his subjects.

On August 26th, he will open a unique and multifaceted show at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Every Picture Tells a Story, The Rolling Stone Years, curated by Ben Ahlvers, has three

dynamic parts:

1. Baron Wolman’s photographs of Rock and Roll legends such as Eric Clapton, Bob

Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, Greg Allman, Grace

Slick, The Band, Johnny Cash, BB King, Buddy Guy, Pete Townshend and the Rolling

Stones. Some of these images have never been displayed before.

2. A Rolling Stone cover tribute will include many of the finished covers created by

Baron Wolman, as Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine. Finished covers will

be accompanied by pristine photographs and contact sheets for a behind the scenes

look at how an image makes it to the cover.

3. Special Events:

August 26th 2pm Panel discussion moderated by Bill Snead. Wolman and panel

members will discuss their experiences in the field of


August 26th 5-9pm Show opens for Lawrence’s Final Fridays.

Baron will be there to meet fans and sign his new book.

August 27th 2pm Baron Wolman Lecture.

Baron will share his stories and images from his years working as

the first Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone magazine.

(Free & open to the public but ticket required. Pick up tickets at LAC )

For more information, visit the Lawrence Arts Center website

Baron Wolman :

The Rolling Stone Years: Every Picture Tells a Story

  • Q5 Gallery (Quinton’s Upstairs)

Q5 gallery at Quinton’s Upstairs presents the next installment of the ongoing “Just Hanging” series. The Just Hanging shows are unthemed and exhibit a rotating collection of local artists who work in a variety of visual media. The idea is for artists to just hang whatever they have been working on recently. This keeps the artist free to explore the ideas important to them and still have their work fit into a group show. It also caters to exhibiting the newest and freshest works being produced. Please come out and join us this Final Friday August 26th from 5pm-9pm in the upstairs area of Quinton’s Bar and Grill.
In addition to the exhibited works, Q5 will be hosting a Drink and Draw session and will have an artists collaboration board set up. We encourage everybody to come out and not only view the creations of others, but also engage in their own creative process. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Drink and Draw and artists collaboration. Some supplies will be provided but bringing your preferred materials is highly encouraged. Q5 hopes to see you all there. Now go make some art! Contributing Artists: Dave DeHetre,Trina Baker, Jill English, Bill Scoular, Leo Hayden, Brenden Martinez, Jeromy Morris, Erok Johanssen, Jim Luhning, Ryan Storck, Jordan Tarrant, Rachel Herring, Bobbie Powell, Brent Teufel

  • The Bourgeois Pig (6 E. 9th St.)


Heaven Party weds juvenile gross-out humor & the search for the divine. This new series reflects issues of morality, faith, booze, sex, & drugs. Just like life, this party has no rules. Heaven Party is a fantasy where the unseen is seen. All guilty pleasures on display. Angels & demons behaving badly, just like the rest of us.

  • Blue Dot Salon (15 E. 7th St.)

For Final Friday the Blue Dot Salon presents Deb Ashlock and Clare Doveton. Come by for open house 6-9. Also available is Zims sauce, hot sauce from Kansas City!

  • The Invisible Hand Gallery (801 1/2 Massachusetts, Suite D)

John Sebelius: Under The Influence

Opens Final Friday August 26th 6-9 pm (Final Friday One Year Anniversary!)
Runs through Saturday September 24

From the Artist:My work addresses individuals and groups that are overlooked; people whose stories deserve an audience. I grew up in a politically active environment. I was raised in a household that celebrated diverse communities and people. This type of upbringing has helped me to be open to humankind and has pushed me to investigate individuals who remain unseen. My exploration into these communities has allowed me the opportunity to explore… myself through lived experience, without judgment or expectations. As a visual artist I investigate the legacy of service to America in a unique way-by finding those who go unnoticed and giving them a voice through my art. In this way, I carry on a family tradition but in personal way.
The direction of my current work is an ever-evolving practice. There is great physicality to my paintings that are only created through a constant reworking process. Continually building up layers of ground and physically removing them allows me the ability to connect with my subjects and materials on a physical and personal level. By scraping paint and embedding it with drawing, I hope to create a descriptive surface that can hold disparate images within a unified field. My most recent work investigates color and the emotional impact of visceral marks. I’m intrigued by the idea of being part of a population and invisible all at once. I focus heavily on societal implications of behavior and if being part of a crowd absolves one of the same restrictions they may experience as an individual. Memories and dreams surrounding certain individuals and images continue to serve as inspiration for the paintings.

John Sebelius is an American artist, fashion designer and the creator of the board game Don’t Drop The Soap. After graduating with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, Sebelius founded, Gillius, Inc. and created and produced the board game Don’t Drop the Soap and the Gillius clothing line. Sebelius’ clothing designs received immediate attention when he won the Deegie’s Carma Fashion Designer Open Call Contest in 2007. Currently, Gillius, Inc. products are sold in over 150 stores across the U.S. and have been featured in: Express, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Harper’s, DETAILS, CNN, and The Washington Post.
In 2009, Sebelius returned to Lawrence and began his MFA in Drawing & Painting at the University of Kansas Awards include: Vermont Studio Center partial Fellowship and Artist’s Grant, Wayne DeWitt Larabee Scholarship, Daniel MacMorris Scholarship, and two University of Kansas School Of The Arts Travel Grants. John is a founding member of the SOTA Advisory Board and is focused on his new love, teaching. Sebelius became a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2009 and continues to teach at the University of Kansas. He was appointed to be one of the panelists deciding Creativity and Organizational Capacity Fellowships at the National Endowment for the Arts in November 2010. Sebelius remains the owner and Creative Director of Gillius, Inc. and lives in Lawrence.

  • 1109 Gallery (1109 Massachusetts)

Join 1109 gallery for a fun filled Final Friday Artist’s Reception with our featured artist Joie Webster and 30 others for “Horizons- Land and Spirit”. Also beginning at 5:30pm we will have readings by theGreat Plains Writing Group from their newly published book. Books will be available for sale. (readings 5:30-6:30) The reception will be held from 7-9, with steel guitar Hawaiian musicby Bill Crayhan and John Lomas.

  • The Eldridge Hotel (7th and Massachusetts)

“Animals and Art”
The Historic Eldridge Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
7th & Mass. St.
Aug. 26th 5-9pm
Cash Bar
Animals are the theme for Final Fridays One Year Anniversary!
Over 15 featured artists will be on display showcasing acrylic, watercolors, pen and ink, sculpting, jewelry etc.
If you love animals, you won’t want to miss this artistic event!

Heidi Brewer- beadwork

Lori Dalrymple-oil

Donna Dennis-pencil

Michael Glades-glass

Pamalla Hadjisavalos-acrylic, sewing

Lori Herpich-photographs

Paul Herpich-photographs

Richard Herpich-photographs

Maura Landry-bronze sculptures

Tom MacDonald-water color

Kenneth Matthew Morton-oil

Charlotte Neese-oil

Carole Peters-sewing, ink, watercolors

Catherine Hale Robins-bronze sculpture

Kali Vukas-oil

Kristin Wiechert Novak-cross stitch sampler

Sandra Wiechert-pastels
August’s cause martini benefits the Lawrence Humane Society. Try our “Muddy Dog Martini” at The Eldridge or The Oread this month to help us support a great cause! Protect your animals during the summer heat!

  • Pachamama’s Restaurant & Bar (800 New Hampshire)

Clare Doveton: Recent Works

New large pieces never before exhibited, as well as some new works on paper. Also included are the last of the “Sky Farm” series. Ever.

Show runs until September 3rd. Final Friday reception from 5 until 8 pm.

  • The Percolator (in the alley behind the Arts Center, look for the green awnings)

Going | Home | Coming
Final Fridays reception 5-8 pm
Home is something many of us take for granted, until we are called to consider it from a new perspective. Leaving or returning home can offer such an opportunity for reflection. Join us at the Percolator for a show in which artists from near and far share their perspectives on going and coming home.

  • The Small Space (mobile)

Select Prints from/by Molly Murphy presented by the Small Space

Adam Dorsomm will be out again this Final Friday with his backgammon case gallery. This month he will be exhibiting select giclee’ prints by Lawrence artist, Molly Murphy, for only $15 per print.

  • The Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence Public Library Gallery

Lawrence native Ryan Waggoner presents his photographic series, An Appetite
for Energy. The series is a year in the making, and is focused on the way we
in America consume–and waste–energy. Backed by extensive research, each
frame explores and exposes many careless tendencies and habits related to
energy consumption. Without making sweeping conclusions, An Appetite for
Energy attempts to explain why the United States consumes nearly 25% of the
world’s energy despite being home to just 4% of the world’s population.
Waggoner will give a brief presentation on his series, followed by an artist
This exhibition is in conjunction with the Take Charge Challenge, a friendly
year-long competition between Lawrence and Manhattan for a $100,000 energy
efficiency grant. Ryan Waggoner is Collections Photographer at the Spencer
Museum of Art, and a recent graduate from the University of Kansas with a
B.F.A. in Photography.

  • Foxtrot (823 Massachusetts)

Midwest Mandalas by Jeromy Morris

Jewelry by Monica Gundelfinger

  • Diane’s Artisan Gallery (4 E. 7th St.)

Jewelry Show with Susan Mahlstedt, award winning Kansas City jeweler

Susan Mahlstedt, a Kansas City treasure, will present her newest designs fresh from winning the 2011 Award of Excellence at the St. Paul’s American Craft Council show. Susan hand-fabricates textured jewelry in sterling silver and high carat gold finding inspiration in nature.

  • Phoenix Gallery (825 Massachusetts)

Cindy Buehler

Our demonstrating artist for August is Cindy Buehler with Cinderelish
Pottery. She is an amazing artist who began working with clay 12 years ago
and uses bright glaze colors to enhance her bold black and white sgrafitto
designs. Her work is created from porcelain clay on the pottery wheel or
with her original slab molds. Cindy currently teaches classes at Red Star
Studios and works from her home studio in Liberty, Mo. The Phoenix Gallery
carries many of Cindy’s unique, functional designs, so stop in and meet her
during Final Friday Art Walk. We will also have some great food for you to

  • Signs of Life Gallery (722 Massachusetts)

Visit our beautiful gallery space and enjoy works by some of the finest regional, national, and international artists. Signs of Life carries a large selection of original art – landscapes, contemporary art, regional photography, and prints. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lawrence, stop by at 722 Massachusetts St. Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 11 pm.

  • Lawrence Art Party (Flash Space at 739 Massachusetts)

Lawrence Art Party

The Lawrence Art Party celebrates one year of Final Fridays with another extraordinary group show of local and regional artists, artisans and musicians. Van Go! teams up again this month with Lawrence Art Party to display works created by young artists in the JAMS program.

  • Teller’s (746 Massachusetts)

Jenn Erwin: Body Scapes

In my current body of work, I am addressing ideas that deal with anxieties
and phobia surrounding the human body. While the body is a fascination to many,
many consider the things going on internally to be repulsive. I make
drawings and monotype prints as a way to display the things in our bodies we
cannot see yet fear. I am using imagery of lesions, growths, muscles, hair, skin and
other organs. I take those parts to intuitively create landscapes of our insides and
show the viewer that these parts of the body that have undergone some sort of
trauma from disease. These drawings express my own ideas of decay, infection and the parts that may be missing within.
Jenn Erwin was born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico in 1986. A Virginia native, She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA in 2009.
Jenn is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas majoring in Printmaking.

  • Wonder Fair Art Gallery (803 1/2 Massachusetts)

  • The Social Service League (905 Rhode Island)
    5-8pmART SHOW! 7-8pm




PAUL PONZO…silk screen

JASON KLINKNETT…sock sculpture

CAROL BETH WHALEN…decorated gourds

MURPH DIXON…various mediums

ANGIE CHRISTENSON…intaglio print

CHUCK CORNELIUS…hand-carved sculpture


  • Elevate Mind Body Peace (1403 Massachusetts)

  • The Toy Store (936 Massachusetts)

Zachary Spears: presenting and demonstrating Lego Stop Motion Films

Zachary Spears is currently a Sophomore at Lawrence High School. He
moved to Lawrence when he was 7-years-old and his creative tendencies

have thrived in the nurturing, artistic Lawrence community. He has

taken art, drama and film at the Lawrence Arts Center, Theatre

Lawrence and SouthWest Junior High. At the age of nine he made his

first stop-motion short film, mixing his love of all things Lego with

that of motion and a new passion was unleashed. Since then he has

created 70+ short films. He was honored to have his Experimental short

film included as part of the Drop Your Shorts Film Festival at the

Lawrence Arts Center in 2011 as well as being chosen as the winning

youth short film at the 2010 Dad's Day Film Festival.

In June of 2011 Zach entered a Lego stop-motion film in the Toy
Store's Lego contest. His film did not win the top award, but it paved
the way for a joint endeavor in which Zach will make short films with
the Toy Store. Both parties are very excited for this opportunity.



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