September 30th, Final Fridays Listings
1. LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 NEW HAMPSHIRE)
- Outdoor Concert:5:30 Love Garden Sounds
7:00 Kansas City Bearfighters
8:00 The Spook Lights
- Inside:THE CUTTING EDGE OF MOBY-DICK:
Qiao Xiaoguang’s Papercuts
Baron Wolman – Every Picture Tells a Story, The Rolling Stone Years.
August 26 through October 1
2. THE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center, look for the green awnings)
- *Janata* (The Masses)
new work by Priti Cox
Sept. 24 – Oct 29Performance from noon until 6 pm
Done in the style of *Rangoli* (Indian floor designs), this
performance/installation using powdered and whole grains and seeds attempts
to show the intricate and versatile biodiversity of India, which is under
threat in the age of economic globalization and monoculture.
Opening Reception Final Friday, September 30th
6 – 9 pm, Artist talk 7 pm
- Priti Cox:Encroachment: Manufacturing Revolution
Saturday, October 1st, 10 am – 4 pm
- Priti Cox:Bija (the seed)
Saturday, October 15th
3.THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY **2 LOCATIONS THIS MONTH**
(716 NEW HAMPSHIRE-HOBBS TAYLOR LOFTS & 739 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Please make plans on this Final Friday, September 30, from 5-9 PM for two free art events, both with music, fun, and wonderful art by talented artists!The Lawrence Art Party has been held every month since the beginning of Lawrence Final Fridays. Our goals have been to host a free, fun party for the community; provide a venue for both the performing and visual arts, and provide visual artists an opportunity to show, share, and sell their art. We have been more successful than we imagined was possible. For example, last month, we had an estimated 600-800 guests during this five hour event, and our artists sold a lot of wonderful art.
To meet increasing demand by artists and the public, and to ensure a solid foundation for the future, we are making two major improvements to our program.
First, effective immediately, we are expanding our support for the arts from one to two events. We will have entertainment and refreshments at both events.
- The Lawrence Art Party will continue as a regular Lawrence Final Friday event, this month on September 30. It will take place at the Hobbs Taylor Gallery at 716 New Hampshire Street, with participation by visual and performing artists from throughout the region. We will showcase a wide variety of visual and performing artists, including dancers and musicians.
- In addition, beginning this month, we will also sponsor the Lawrence Art Invitational. This event, hosted this month at 739 Massachusetts Street, will be an opportunity for established artists and advanced KU students to show their work in a gallery setting. This event will feature jazz, classical, and other music.Second, both events will soon move under the umbrella of a non-profit organization provisionally called the Science, Art, and Technology (STArt) Alliance. This organization will be dedicated to increasing the Lawrence and regional focus on creativity, innovation, and the arts; and contributing to local economic and community development.
4. WONDER FAIR Gallery/Shoppe/Studio (803 1/2 MASSACHUSETTS)
The Return of Wonder Fair:
The Third Age of Wonder Fair begins with new ownership and a new exhibition of prints,drawings, and sculpture by local artists Yoonmi Nam and Eric Conrad.
After a two-month hiatus, the Wonder Fair will reopen Final Friday, September 30; fanfare,celebration, and hijinks will ensue. A torch passing ceremony will be held at 6:30pm to consecrate the transference of ownership from founder, legend, Eric Dobbins to new stewards Meredith Moore and Paul DeGeorge. From 6:00 to 10:00pm, Wonder Fair Gallery presents the opening festivities for Me + You + Me, with work by KU professor Yoonmi Nam (printmaking) and Emporia State University professor Eric Conrad (sculpture).
In Me + You + Me, Nam and Conrad present works that explore the permanence of bonds—bonds between humans, our environment, and our perception of the same. In Nam’s prints and drawings, toppled walls and sagging houses are suspended over simple washes of color—the structures seem to defy gravity even as they succumb to the ravages of time, misuse, or neglect. In a similar vein, Eric Conrad’s drawings and sculptures present “heaps of figures” whose bodies are “mixed-up, entangled, disfigured, and forced into co-dependent communities– fragile structures where there is potential for both reconciliation and for collapse.”
Me + You + Me will open September 30 and continue through October 23, 2011. The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12-6, and Saturday 10-7. Please visit http://www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.
- About Yoonmi Nam: Yoonmi Nam was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to America to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Printmaking in 2000. Her work considers the cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through prints, installations and drawings. Her recent research interests include the study of traditional ink paintings and woodblock prints from East Asia, including those from Japan, Korea, China, and Tibet. To this end, Yoonmi has traveled and lectured in China, and lived and worked in Japan, Korea and Tibet. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally including countries such as Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Korea, Bulgaria and Paraguay. Currently, she teaches printmaking and drawing at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.” Bio courtesy of the Artist.
- About Eric Conrad: Eric Conrad (b. 1972 Toronto, Ontario) lives and works in Lawrence,Kansas. He completed a BA in Mathematics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and did his graduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Rhode Island School of Design were he received an MFA in Painting/Printmaking in 2000. His interest in traditional figurative painting, dramatic settings, and psychologically charged spaces manifest themselves in sculptures, drawings and mixed-media installations that deal with
power and relationships, tension and sensuality, intimacy and aloneness, violence and exuberance. He has exhibited his work in regionally, nationally, and internationally including venues in New York, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, California, Hungary, and New Zealand. The recipient of several grants, awards and fellowships, he has received a Pollock-Krasner grant, and has been an artist in residence at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, and Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. Eric is an Assistant Professor of Art and the Foundation Studies Coordinator in the Department of Art at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Bio courtesy of the Artist.
- Since 2008 the Wonder Fair (www.wonderfair.com) has been a purveyor of fine hand-made
and feel-good prints, books, zines, and jewelry. In conjunction with downtown Lawrence Final
Fridays, each month the Wonder Fair presents a new exhibition of work by local or national
artists. Everything bought, sold, or traded by the Wonder Fair is guaranteed to make you
smile (unless you suffer from over-developed frowning muscles).
5.ACME (847 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Sculpture and Jewelery by Andre Sitting Up
edition T-shirts also available from artist.
The ACME staff will press
the shirt while you enjoy great art and refreshments
September 30th, 20115p-8p
6.THE DUSTY BOOKSHELF (708 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Beaded Hall
Acoustic Music by Luke Underwood and Andrew Frederick
Stop in for music and refreshments!
September 30, 2011 from 7-8pm.
7.SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE (905 RHODE ISLAND)
- Fall into ArtJoin us at the start of fall for September Final Fridays.
Cindy Oliver (mixed media sculpture)
Charles Cornelius (wood carving)
Paul Punzo (linoleum block prints)
Caitlin Reed (photography)
Josie Wrath (paint/collage)
As the weather turns more and more people in the community are in need of blankets, coats, sweaters, gloves, hats and scarves. The money raised from Final Fridays at The League helps to support those in need. If you’d like to donate your used goods please come by during regular business hours:Wed – Fri, 9am to 4pm/Saturday, 9am to 2pm
8. PHOENIX GALLERY (825 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Demonstrating artist: Creative GrafixMike and Nancy Ford of Iola, KS, along with their daughters, Madison,
McKinley, and Reagan, have traveled the country photographing the alphabet.
Whether it be a crumbling sign on an old brick building or an object that
has the potential to look like a letter, they have captured it. The
photographs have been taken in both small rural towns and big bustling
cities. What started out as a one time project for a gift for some friends
has blossomed into a thriving family business.
And back by popular demand for the September Final Friday, Wheatfields and
breads and spreads will be at Phoenix Gallery. Come in to try their artisan
breads and fabulios spreads!
9.LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 VERMONT)
- Photography by the Lawrence Photo Alliance, featuring “Random Expressions”
by Marciana VequistBecause Marciana Vequist’s professional work as a psychologist can sometimes
be intense, her photography provides her with an escape. She uses a High
Dynamic Range (HDR) processing technique to make ordinary scenes look more
interesting. Her processing ranges from painterly to surreal. Much of her
work depicts urban and rural landscapes and railscapes. Vequist’s
installation is being shown with additional works by the Lawrence Photo
Alliance (LPA); for more information, please go to
10.LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 MASSACHUSETTS)
- New and Used works by Jeromy Morris at Love Garden SoundsCome enjoy live music and drinks as you make your rounds for Final Fridays. Show will be up through the month of October.
11. TELLERS ARTSPACE (746 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Whitney Mahoney: Borrowed Histories
Opens Tuesday September 27th from 6-8pmOpen for viewing on Final Friday
Runs through Saturday October 22nd
12. THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Mark Luce: Notional Topography
Opens Final Friday September 30th from 6-9
Runs through Saturday October 22nd
13. DIANE’S ARTISAN GALLERY (4 E. 7TH ST.)
- Lawrence artist, David Hamby, presents his hand-turned fountain and ballpoint pens.David Hamby, a Lawrence wood-turner, will be on hand to discuss his latest collection of beautifully crafted hand-turned fountain and ballpoint pens.
14. 1109 GALLERY (1109 MASSACHUSETTS)
- SELF-EXAMINATION: This month is a very special month at 1109 Gallery! Our show “Self-Examination” features the artwork of Constance Ehrlich in our large gallery. This exhibit and sale will also benefit a cancer survivor through the sale of the 21 decorated busts that will be featured in our small gallery as well as the artwork of over 25 area artists. On Final Friday we will have great artwork, food and libations. Open until 9pm on Final Friday!Gallery Hours: 11-5pm Tuesday through Saturday
15. MOBILE GALLERY
- Mobile Art Gallery on Massachusetts Street
Mark Hennessy and Karen Matheis
Small works of art for sale all under $40.00
16. DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 MASSACHUSETTS) **NEW FF VENUE**
- Friends since almost forever, Mike Wallace, Andy Timmons, & Traci
Bunkers, have come together for a unique show at a venue of eternal
visual stimulation. In this artistic powerhouse trio, each one brings
their own distinctive creative super powers to the proverbial table.Andy Timmons, fondly known as Uncle Andy, is a prolific artist who
specializes in squished acrylics on found objects.
Mike Wallace is a Lawrence area artist who will be showing for the
first time in years. He is currently producing portraits and animal
portraits in oil, as well as mixed-media pieces. For more information,
contact Mike at email@example.com.
Traci Bunkers, mixed-media artist and published author, has a little
something for everyone, ranging from mixed-media paintings, to
photographs, to handmade books. She will also have both of her books
“The Art Journal Workshop” and “Print & Stamp Lab” available. See her
website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information.
17. THE ELDRIDGE AND TELLER’S RESTAURANT
Will history repeat itself?
- It will ….on September 30th from 5:45-7:00p at Teller’s Restaurant and the historic Eldridge hotel in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. In 1932 Clyde Barrow, from the infamous “Bonnie and Clyde”, and his buddies Ralph Fults and Ray Hamilton checked into The Eldridge hotel and spent the remainder of the day observing the First National Bank at the corner of 8thand Massachusetts which is now Teller’s Restaurant.The following morning at 8:35am the bandits noticed the bank president stroll quietly up the street and let himself into the building. For nearly ten minutes he was alone inside. Eventually the other employees began to arrive. The next morning the same thing happened. Barrow, Fults and Hamilton knew what to do. “Let’s do it tomorrow,” said Barrow. Fults and Hamilton nodded in agreement.
This led to Clyde Barrow’s FIRST bank robbery which took place in Lawrence, Kansas, and the beginning of the notorious Barrow Gang which included “Bonnie & Clyde”. In 1932 the estimated cash stolen from the bank was round $33,000. In today’s terms Barrow and his boys got away with around $544,000+ (according to the Consumer Price Index Calculator).
On September 30th Teller’s and The Eldridge will be holding a re-enactment of this infamous robbery. Events begin with a cocktail party at The Eldridge at 7th & Mass St. beginning at 5:45pm complete with various 1930’s cocktails including a Sidecar, Whiskey Sour, Gibson, Mint Julep and Manhattan. Guests will be able to meet “Clyde Barrows”, “Bonnie Parker”, “Ralph Fults” and various other members of the staged re-enactment robbery. Teller’s will be taking dinner reservations for the evening. Guests at Teller’s will be able to watch the robbery happening from the inside of the restaurant. Dinner will be served during this event giving guests an eye-witness advantage to the robbery. At 6:30pm those people on the street will be able to see the event unfold on downtown Massachusetts Street which will include “Clyde”, “Ralph” and “Ray” walking south on Mass St. from The Eldridge at 7th St. to Teller’s at 8th St. Action will also take place in front of Teller’s as the gang shuffles the “bank president” played by Lawrence’s Mayor Aron Cromwell and two actors playing the “tellers” into Teller’s Restaurant. A 1933 Ford 4 door Deluxe Sedan with a 221 cubic inch Flathead V8 engine owned by Bill, Tina & Ed Crocker, of Berryton, Kansas will be showcased as the “getaway” car. The car has approximately 90,000 original miles, has been repainted, but still has its original mohair interior. The car was seen in the 1996 Robert Altman movie “Kansas City” and driven by George Clooney in the 2000 movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The 1933 “getaway” car will be parked in front of Teller’s from noon until 7pm on September 30th which is KU’s Homecoming Weekend and Final Fridays-Lawrence’s Gallery Art Walk evening. Barrow and his gang will make their car escape from in front of Teller’s going north on Mass St. and across the river bridge. The City of Lawrence and the Lawrence Police Department are cooperating with Teller’s and The Eldridge for this event. Theatre Lawrence will be casting and providing the costumes for this event.
- For dinner reservations call Teller’s 785-843-4111. No reservations are required for The Eldridge “Bonnie & Clyde” cocktail party. For dinner reservations at The Eldridge call 785-749-1005.
- For additional information about the event contact Patti McCormick, Director of Media and Special Events for The Olivia Collection 785-766-4570 or Tom Wilson, owner/manager of Teller’s Restaurant 785-843-4111
18. THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9TH ST.)
- The Sensual World: drawingsLee Chapman
Lee Chapman was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1946. She has lived in, left and returned to Lawrence three different times, most recently from 1996 to the present. Work has appeared at 6 Gallery, LOYO exhibitions, and various venues in the 1960s and 70s. She has created cover art for a number of small-press books, most notably Barry Giffords’ book of poems, Flaubert At Key West. As a student at San Francisco Art Institute, she learned she was a “sit-down artist,” and has been sitting down to draw ever since. Her medium is ink and colored pencil exclusively.
- PACHAMAMA’S RESTAURANT (800 NEW HAMPSHIRE)
- ASTEROID HEAD IN A NEW AGEAn Exhibition & Celebration of their New Signature Cocktail – The Asteroid Head
Closing reception and cocktail release: September 30th 6 until 9 pm
20. AIMEE’S CAFE & COFFEE SHOP (1025 MASSACHUSETTS)
- Works by Mike Hooper