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23 10 2013

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October 25th Final Friday Events

23 10 2013

FINAL FRIDAY, October 25th , 2013

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

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank

John Gary Brown

Time and Space

John Gary Brown’s paintings, though essentially non-objective, are usually organized around a horizon line, or some other element that places the image in a particular place. There is usually a light source, or the implication of one.  John Gary Brown grew up in Kansas, and the stark, infinite horizon of the prairie was the first landscape he felt a spiritual attachment to, but while living in Seattle he began to appreciate the elusive Northwestern vistas, with their ambiguous merging of land, water and atmosphere. Traveling in Europe, he learned to love a more ordered countryside, and in the Middle East encountered the decayed, full circle magic of the desert which seemed to reflect the beginning and end of earth’s ongoing cycles. Lately John has explored the trackless fantasies of inner and outer space, but often returns to his other sources. In the past he has painted the figure and other subject matter, but the landscape, the most eternal and elemental of all artistic subjects, and according to John, will always be his first love.

Elden Tefft

Gossamer Exhibition

Elden Tefft will be exhibiting his newest bronze sculptures at the Lawrence Arts Center. At age 94, Elden is still active in his studio. This exhibit will feature his newest works and supporting displays that show Tefft’s process and place in the history of American bronze casting. Tefft was the founder of the International Sculpture Center and its conferences. Beginning in the late 1940s his experimental research in bronze casting and international travel provided the founding basis for the early conferences. He has continued this emphasis on bronze founding research as director of the Kansas Sculpture Research Center, dispersing the resulting technology through publications, workshops, and teaching around the world. His own work maintains an emphasis on bronze although he also works in stone and other media. He is the recipient of the first Governor’s Art’s, Life Time Achievement Award in Art Education and received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.

Marty Olson

Ergo Sum Present Tense

Works on Paper 2011-2013

The autumn of 2011 presented a change in vision and process for Marty. The previous years, his focus had been to develop a painting style involving acrylic paint and various water-soluble media applied to canvas and wood panel surfaces. All this was combined with abstraction of familiar images and textures. At one point, he produced a series of image-based pieces from photographs of a historic site in New Mexico. Following that series with more “sense of place” pieces, he chose to retire the acrylic paint for the time being. This exhibition is the newest work from Marty Olson.

Midwest Pressed

Laugh Riot

September 16 – October 20

In 2011 Midwest Pressed (Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson) metastasized from a hip collaborative art moniker to a bona fide limited-liability partnership with an actual physical address and a new air of legitimacy. The currents we have been navigating recently deal with making the transition from academic fine art viability to the production of unique screen printed products made available through Al Gore’s ‘internet’. Worn Out is a collaborative print project working mainly with screen printing. Dooley and Wilson focus on themed bodies of work that highlight both the unique and serial nature of printmaking, or “making each print an individual and successful impression born from the language of the multiple.” The works involve intense layering of color and imagery, often focusing on clichés from pop culture. Zombies, riot cops, unicorns, Bigfoot, kittens, money, and Modernism all make appearances. Displayed from floor to ceiling in grid-like and clustered formats and printed on both paper and t-shirts, the exhibition will present a visual overload of pieces from several series of related works. Worn Out, like much of our collective creative output, walks the line between the museum and the street with a pop art dialogue that does not bother to draw a distinction between high and low culture.

Neil Goss

Photosynthesis: The Chronology of Our Love

This piece as a whole represents the past, present and future of our lives together. Together we coiled the flowerpots as a foundation for the totems. Clay is the foundation of our relationship. The first totem represents our separate pasts and the time when we first met each other. Homage to the Natural World: In Memory of the Western World was created by Neil during the time of their first encounter. In this conceptual piece, we were unaware of each other’s existence. There is no plant growing in the pot, as our love had not been found.

Cottonwood Inc.

Cottonwood, Inc., Retirement Enrichment Services shares a strong and rewarding partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center. The opportunity for creative expression within the community from professional artists in this state of the art facility is incredibly rewarding and important to those served by Cottonwood. A life-enriching retirement experience is what we strive to offer our retirees, and the Lawrence Arts Center is instrumental in helping us deliver on our commitment. We especially appreciate that the instructor strives to understand each of the students to better facilitate the learning experience. The instructor shares the technique, but is spacious and encourages fun and artistic freedom. Each fall, the retirees choose their favorite pieces of art which are featured and made available for purchase during our annual art show.

Sweeny Todd (performance)

Adults $29 | Seniors $26 | Students $23

(plus ticket agent fees)

Book by Hugh Wheeler • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond • Directed by Ric Averill

With Musical Direction by Patricia Ahern and Costumes by Steffani Day

Sweeney Todd (Mark Rector) is an unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge (Patrick Kelly) who framed him and ravaged his young wife (Sylvia Stoner). His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs, Mrs. Lovett (Jill Anderson), soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!

Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) is an organization of female filmmakers in Lawrence with the mission of collaborating, supporting and educating women in the art and craft of filmmaking.

Femme Fatale Final Fridays” is an event that showcases short films made by women filmmakers. Films are screened for free for the public.The screening will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center, Room 213, 940 New Hampshire,St Lawrence, KS 66044. Join us for October’s Halloween inspired thriller showcase. Films playing are “Suspense,” by Lois Weber, “Good Night Jane” by Misti Boland, and “Nanny Goat” by Erin Darley.Feel free to celebrate Halloween early with us and dress up in your favorite costume.

Screening begins at 6:00 pm and a repeat screening at 7:00 pm. Following each screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers Erin Darley and Misti Boland.

WOLF will have a networking mixer at 7:30pm for filmmakers, actors, writers, and film enthusiasts at the Lawrence Arts Center. All are welcome!

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hamsphire)

http://www.thesummitlawrence.com

The Summit located at 9th and New Hampshire downtown will be honoring Darrel Lea, who will be playing his guitar. Lea plans on playing general songs and something spooky for Halloween. Darrel has played at the Lawrence Creates Art Party and will be playing at the Phoenix Gallery in November. We hope to see each and every one of you out there.

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKTIQUE (4 E. 7th)

STEPHANIE PUGH is an artist educator at a high school in the Kansas City Metro area where her classes include photography, printmaking, commercial design and mixed media. Her involvement in the animal rescue community has lead her to use her artistic endeavors to benefit homeless animals and capture the images of our beloved pets in a creative forum. She works two days a week at Wayside Waifs, focusing on stressed dogs and bully breeds. In her spare time she also volunteers with Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, organizing and implementing fundraisers to assist in the cost of rescuing pit bulls from the Kansas City area. You can see the reflection of many animals she has worked with in her various paintings, prints and jewelry. Every year, she donates her artwork to local and national rescues for them to use to raise funds.

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue will be on site Final Friday evening with information about their rescue and will have adoptable bullies to meet! We are also planning to have a KISSABULL Kissing Booth – come get a smooch from an adoraBULL dog and help us raise $ for rescue! Kisses – $1.00/Paper towels – $1.00!

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

 

619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY

 

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.

He paints southwestern, Native American, western art and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.

Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

Explorations in Photography: ‘Scanography’ by Bill Bowerman and ‘Nature’s
Hidden Patterns’ by E. Jay Hilty

Opening from 6 until 9 pm

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

Photographic Works by Steve Ramberg

I am a family doctor working part time at First Med here in Lawrence. I have enjoyed photography since I was a teenager, when I acquired a medium format camera. I used a 35mm Pentax for 20 years shooting both color slides and black and white for home printing in the darkroom. The digital revolution opened up color printing as well as new ways to take images and to process the shots. All of my images are printed from digital files on an Epson inkjet printer, with ink derived from pigments that are stable. But the images begin in a variety of ways, including traditional transparency film done on a large format camera, digital camera shots (Canon), and from a scanner hooked to a computer. The scanograms are compositions arranged on the glass of the scanner, then the shot is taken from the scanner’s point of view. The resulting image can be adjusted or cropped for desired effect. The scanner allows for extreme detail for objects next to the glass. Most of the pieces shown here are printed on canvas, then coated with transparent protective clear coat, before framing. I hope you enjoy!

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence’s Final
Fridays
. Refreshments provided.

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

October 25th, 6-9 p.m.

 

<< Dark Matter >>

// Geoff Benzing \\

 

“Dark Matter” is a series of watercolors that include a variety of subjects in the form of silhouettes and shadows against a light source. People, whales, cathedrals, cars, and dragons are contrasted in dark shades against street lights, camp fires, and the cosmos. These paintings are the product of several years of experimenting with watercolors in which I put together the paintings that i felt were the darkest, and created this series.

 

 

Geoff Benzing was born in 1975 and studied art at Wichita State University. He resides in Lawrence KS and his website is Benzingart.com

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

The Undressing Room: New Interactive Work by Anna Youngyeun

7pm-9pm, One-Night-Only artist performance (may contain moderate nudity, viewer discretion advised)

 

Dead End Diner: open Haunted House

5pm-10pm

 

This Final Friday Wonder Fair will host Anna Youngyeun, a graduate student of Textile Arts at the University of Kansas. Youngyeun first captured our interest in spring of 2013 with her intimate performance, Invitation (http://www.annayoungyeun.com/Invitation). The artists’ bare legs emerged from beneath a lumpy, ponderous potato sack of lycra stretched to the ceiling. Thus fixed in place, the artist stood for two hours allowing viewers to reach their arms into a series tunnels neatly stitched into the costume exterior, withdrawing to find the artist had placed in their hand a small, hand-stitched gift: a reward for the wantonness and bravery of their approach.

Like Invitation, all of Youngyeun’s graduate-level work is masterfully crafted, thoughtfully executed, and thoroughly provocative. The artist explains, “at the very core of my work is an ever-evolving effort to laugh at myself as a form of self-soothing and a means for more earnest introspection. […] I allude to sensations such as weightiness and pressure and simple gestures like hugging and hiding to raise questions about ways in which people engage with their own bodies, other bodies, and surrounding spaces. Each piece invites play and experimentation, and often the experience is any mixture of lighthearted, silly, awkward, frustrating, disturbing, and exhausting.”

We are honored to know this promising emerging artist at the beginning of her career, and to present her first public interactive performance, The Undressing Roomat the Wonder Fair Gallery on Final Friday evening. Performance may contain moderate nudity; viewer discretion advised.

Beyond the gallery, guests will once again be allowed to range into the hidden spaces of Wonder Fair to visit our haunted Dead End Dinerbar, on view through Halloween night.

 

 

 

 

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

MARY BROOKS

Inspired by her frequent travels exploring the southern Great Plains, especially northern New Mexico, artist Mary Brooks uses acrylics to capture the mix of light, shade, and color patterns of an ever-changing sky to bring the landscape alive. Her passionate quest for expression challenges viewers by recasting our frameworks of sight and memory.

Mary is a long-time Lawrence resident, born in East St. Louis, Illinois, the daughter and

granddaughter of metalworkers and welders, a heritage that has fueled her dedication to hard work, authenticity, and craft. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and former textbook editor, she now indexes scholarly books, a profession that requires attention to fine detail while operating within a grand structure. These finely honed skills are evident in her imaginative paintings that help simplify and structure a sometimes chaotic world.

MARIA S. MARTIN

Maria S. Martin is a second generation artist from a family of artists who worked in realism, abstraction, and storytelling/folk art in all mediums.

Her father, both a commercial artist and a fine artist, was her mentor and continues to inspire her art ventures and in particular her painting. She worked alongside him from early childhood accompanying him when he painted murals in private homes to later working with him in his home studio. She refers to those years at home as a private art school where visual art became and continues to be her world.

Today her mixed media paintings create journeys through the use of textured surface layers and the colors so important to her work. Through abstract expressionism the viewer is drawn into the painting feeling the air, seeing the imagery, and sensing the emotion as each painting becomes their own story. She studied art in Philadelphia and at The University of Kansas in Lawrence where she now resides. Her work continually evolves.

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

Ever since preadolescence, this unlikely trio has been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the zeitgeist. Upon viewing their work, what first starts out as yearning, soon becomes an explosion into a carnival of power. One is is left with a sense of fleeting permanence and the chance of a new beginning as a modern-day hero.

Undoubtedly, this is a personal invitation to experience and purchase the artwork by Traci Bunkers, Uncle Andy and Mike Wallace. Bunkers, the outspoken leader, says, “Support your local artists. Come buy Art!

Traci Bunkers, of Bonkers Handmade Originals, is mixed-media artist, photographer and author. She has a little something for everyone from small gifts to fine art. Her offerings include mixed-media paintings, photographs, hand-knit scarves, cards, quirky pin-back buttons, and pocket mirrors. See her website and online shop at http://www.TraciBunkers.com.

Uncle Andy, specializing in squished acrylics on found objects, has hundreds of pieces and must make room for more!

Mike Wallace is currently producing collages, portraits and  animal portraits in oil, as well as mixed-media pieces. For more information, contact Mike at mwdesign@sunflower.com.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

The October Final Friday Art Walk at Phoenix Gallery will feature artists Kim Brook, Crystal Stone, and Marci Blank in the main gallery and Kerry Thonen in the Vermont St. entrance. Music will be provided by Tyler Gregory, we will have food from Pendleton’s Country Market, and TCBY of Lawrence will provide their new hot chai tea. Marcia Riley will also be here signing books.

Kim Brook came to Lawrence in 2003 via South Korea and New Jersey. With her functional ceramics she strives to connect the “dishes” and the “china” to become utilitarian pieces that bring a sense of joy and uniqueness to more than special occasions. By combining simple forms and pattern, she hopes to add beauty to very durable porcelain and stoneware pieces. She also focuses on texture details to inspire touch and individuality.

Hailing from the outskirts of Lawrence, KS, in an off-grid gypsy caravan deep in the woods, Crystal Stone of The Emerald Gypsy gathers her inspiration from the land, incorporating what Mother Earth provides in order to create her handmade jewelry.

A professional fiber artist for over 20 years, Marci Blank has delighted many art patrons with her wearable designs. Marci’s talent for blending colors of interesting yarns with her unique designs give her creations their own essence. From conception to finished product, Marci is constantly working to find the right blend of style and function.

Kerry Thonen’s work reflects a sense of play and discovery with the merging of the
medias of painting, collage, and digital manipulation. The images are the past that might have touched or influenced one’s direction on a path of discovery.

Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found performing with his steam-powered melodies. Gregory’s mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. This songcrafter takes the cues and lifestyle from WWII-era blues bellowers and drives full force on his guitar/banjo/stomp-box live performance arrangements.

Lawrence, KS author Marcia Riley will be here signing her book, Pillow Fairy. Publishing Pillow Fairy has been a dream of hers for over 20 years. This book would be a great gift for the holidays.

Back by popular demand, Pendleton’s Country Market will be here with their food samples and great products to take home for your holiday cooking! It is always a fun time when John and Karen are here, and you never know what delicious treats they will have to try.

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Underground will feature artists Katheryn Krouse and Eileen Flink during October’s Final Friday Art Walk.

Emerging artist Katheryn Krouse has much to offer art aficionados and enthusiasts. Through her vast talents and wide use of mediums, Krouse creates a variety of artistic statements encompassing simple pleasures, the basic human essence, and complex emotions. Krouse’s range of interpretation and expression is natural and honest. Krouse’s artistic journey began at an early age, and she has been on the fast-track to success ever since. Continually encouraged by teachers and professional artists alike, Krouse has embraced all aspects of the art she loves and has received much recognition and many accolades throughout her educational and art careers. Her first commissioned sale occurred when she was just a high school sophomore, and her art has been sought-after since.

Eileen Flink’s interest in painting watercolors developed suddenly while she was in the middle of a business career. The abrupt interest was a surprise. She was a lawyer–not a painter. But the desire was persistent, so she took a class and tried to paint on weekends. About ten years later, in 2010, she was fortunate enough to be able to retire. Retirement freed her up to devote as much time as she wanted for painting. Her paintings are about what she knows and what she loves. A lifelong resident of the Midwest, she takes most of her subject matter from the region. She is drawn to the quiet, the gentle, the serene. She attempts to capture the beauty of ordinary things, and is most satisfied with a painting when vibrant color and the pull of light and dark lend emotion to what otherwise might pass.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Please join us Friday, October 25th at the opening reception for photographer Stephan Anderson-Story’s show, Memoir. It will be a great evening and we’d love to see you!

About Memoir

The images included in Memoir serve as a partial collection of people I have come in contact with that are important to me. Photography allows me to simultaneously show the story of my moments with them and their moments with me. In those moments, we share life together.”

Artist Bio

In 1980, Stephan Anderson-Story’s parents’ built a house on land outside of Baldwin City, Kansas. One year later he was born there. When he visits his home, he walks in the woods and across the nearby fields, reflecting on everyone and everything that has led him to be how he is. It is where he goes to find myself.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

“Harvest Treats”, mixed media artwork by Laurie Culling
Opens October 14. October 25 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through November 19, 2013

 

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.

 

 

 

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

Day of the Dead Celebration

party from 5 until 9 pm: Join us for food, fun and Final Friday!

group show featuring the work of:

Alycia Futrelle

Jeromy Morris

Yuri Zupancic

Erok Johanssen

Emily Parker

Molly Murphy

Jesse Gray

Aaron Marable

Kendra Marable

The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to a precolumbian past. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. In the pre-Hispanic era skulls were commonly kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth. The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess, known as the “Lady of the Dead”, corresponding to the modern Catrina.

In most regions of Mexico November 1 is to honor children and infants, whereas deceased adults are honored on November 2. This is indicated by generally referring to November 1 mainly as Día de los Inocentes (“Day of the Innocents”) but also as Día de los Angelitos (“Day of the Little Angels”) and November 2 as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”)

-wikipedia

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

*look for the green awnings

http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

El Día de los Muertos, 5-9 pm

Decorate an altar, leave offerings for those who have died, celebrate with the living and the dead, share food and enjoy the art. This Final Fridays opening is in preparation for the grand Día de los Muertos celebration that will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 6-9 pm.

 

And coming up…


Saturday, November 2, 6-9 pm El Día de los Muertos final celebration

El Día de los Muertos originated in Mexico as a way of remembering and celebrating those who have died. Bring food to share at the potluck and pictures or other offerings to add to the altars. Paint your face and join the parade. Sometimes quiet and sometimes raucous, this has been a yearly Percolator ritual.

 

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. This month, she is excited to share her most recent Day of the Dead work. Emmalee’s use of costume, makeup and lighting breathes life into her enchanted, corpselike beings. These images are truly stunning.

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

“AUTUMN”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser
Opens September 27 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through October, 2013

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.

 

Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library’s Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years, and four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.

 

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.

 

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.


REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

Live Music, early show starts at 6 pm

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

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

THE GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.thegreenhouseculture.com

The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm October 25th
Featuring Artwork from several local artists.
Local musicians performing live jazz during Final Friday.
Refreshments provided.
The family friendly atmosphere will include an art exhibit by local
children and art related kids activities.

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.thegranada.com

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

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

ROCKIN PARROT (1027 Massachusetts St.)

Hey, Lawrence – we are a new store in town on Mass. Street. Rockin’ Parrot moved into 1027 Massachusetts St. on Aug 10th. We are a perky, eclectic, and upscale consignment boutique with a mix of clothing and antiques that will appeal to people of all ages and pocketbooks. We have pocketbooks for sale too by the way. We are also hosting artists for the Final Friday Artwalks.

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

Local Puppets exhibit and Art Walk shows at the Watkins Museum

Four shows at the Watkins Museum will be on view during the October Final Friday and annual ArtWalk, October 25-27. An opening reception will take place on Friday, October 25 from 6 -9 PM

The exhibit “Puppets with Purpose” looks at the ways that local residents have used the art of puppetry and puppet-making to earn a living, celebrate events, and demonstrate artistic skills. Intricately crafted marionettes and stick puppets from the Watkins and Spencer Museum collections are on display, including marionettes from the Lawrence Bushong shop and the Kansas City-based Hazelle factory. Also included in the exhibit are selected puppets created to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The exhibit will be open to the public until January 4.

ArtWalk artists exhibiting at the Watkins are photographers Roger Spohn, Jerry Sipe and D.W. Gates.

Roger Spohn’s photos include landscapes from western states, but are mostly confined to the Kansas landscape, and recognizable local scenes of Lawrence and the University of Kansas. Jerry Sipe photographs critters, large and small, as well as plant life, water, rocks, and all aspects of the natural world, including people. D.W. Gates’ photography focuses on land, water and sky ‘scapes’ of northeast Kansas. All three photographers will display their works for viewing and sale throughout the Lawrence ArtWalk.

The ArtWalk runs Friday through Sunday, October 25-27. The Watkins will be open extended hours for the event: on Friday the 25th from 6-9 PM, Saturday the 26th from 10 AM-6 PM, and Sunday the 27th from 12-6 PM.

For more information on this Final Friday event and the ArtWalk, contact the Watkins Museum of History at 785-841-4109.

 

 

ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

ECOBOUTIQUO
earth friendly fashion gallery
NOW OPEN!!
1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs
OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00
and by appointment- 785.979.6929
offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled,
handmade, art. jewelry, accessories,
some vintage, some thrift,
and some things unexpected.

FINAL FRIDAY SPECIAL LOCATION

FREE STATE EASTSIDE BREWERY (1923 Moodie Rd., directions below)

Add this one-time event to your Final Friday evening! Artist Lora Jost is working on a seven-foot mosaic for the main stairway of the downtown Free State Brewery. Come see her process and progress during this open house at her eastside brewery-studio on Moody Road.

6 – 8 pm (Free State will serve refreshments)

Free State Eastside Brewery, 1923 Moodie Road

Directions: from 19th St. and Massachusetts, go east on 19th and turn right on Moodie Road. (Moodie is on the right side between Delaware and Haskell). The Free State Eastside Brewery is the second building on the right. It is also just off the Burroughs walking/biking path. Enter at the far west door.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Cider Gallery Fine Art, in the Warehouse Arts District of Lawrence, Kansas,

to host the work of Janet Davidson-Hues.

Cider Gallery Fine Art is pleased to announce

a reception for artist Janet Davidson-Hues taking place on Final Friday, from 5:00

to 9:00 pm on October 25, 2013. The exhibition will be located at the Cider

Gallery on 810 Pennsylvania Street.

Davidson-Hues merges the written word and image in order to explore the

collaborative relationship between women and their language. She paints words

and phrases onto canvas, employing bold fonts and dynamic backgrounds.

Through the spontaneous application of paint and her examination of the

intricacies of language, Davidson-Hues seeks to call attention to the voice just

below the surface of her work.

Janet Davidson-Hues was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is an MFA graduate

from the University of Kansas. She previously taught as an Assistant Professor of

Art at Indiana State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in 20 solo

shows and 130 invitational and group exhibitions.

For more information, please contact art@cidergallery.com or visit

cidergallery.com.

Cider Gallery Fine Art hours: 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by

appointment or chance.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.invisiblehandgallery.com

 

Ben Ahlvers: Shake. Shaky. Shakey.

Opens Final Friday October 25th 5-9pm

Runs through November 25th

 

Ceramicist Ben Ahlvers approaches his sculptures with great care for craft and respect for clay as a medium of fine art. Inspired by personal narrative, Ahlvers develops figures that engage the viewer through attention to detail and humor. These principles played a large part in the development of his upcoming exhibition, Shake. Shaky. Shakey.

 

Ahlvers’ lively figures, primarily clay with the occasional found object or fabric, exhibit a quality of motion, as though caught mid gesture. The artist achieves this by beginning many of his sculptures with a drawing. He then uses his knowledge of clay construction to capture the movement of the two-dimensional work in a three-dimensional form. Through this process, Ahlvers’ interest in drawing and animation becomes apparent in his final products.

 

The artist’s work combines his concern with form with an equal attention to tactile detail. Ahlvers does not shy away from the visibility of the artist’s hand; instead, he takes pleasure in the development of his sculpture’s surface. Ahlvers utilizes any tool that might offer an opportunity for an interesting texture, such as a stick against a soft body of clay, to accomplish unique marks within the material.

 

This marrying of surface and form is a vehicle for Ahlvers to convey personal details from his own life to his viewers. Ahlvers builds figures that capture the personality of those around him, as well as representational sculptures that reflect the objects that surround and inspire the artist.

 

Through his exhibition, Ahlvers is able to juxtapose sculpted characters and articles in a way that tells an intimate story infused with his sense of humor. This use of comedy allows Ahlvers to discuss with his audience personal subject matter in an accessible yet unique manner, drawing on irony and satire to highlight the dichotomy of light and dark present in life and art.

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.seedcostudios.com

Open Studios 5:00-9:00

Music 9:00-???

Open studios by resident artists:

Michaela Carmen
Jessica Rold
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Jeromy Morris
Dana Olson
Dani Ramirez
Jeremy Rockwell
Ryan Storck
David Titterington
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Whatever Forever Tapes

Second Annual Scarecrow Contest & Auction

A Benefit for Four Local Garden Projects:

Central Garden @ Liberty Memorial Central Middle School

New York Elementary School Garden

South Middle School Garden

Lawrence Community Shelter

5:00-9:00

:::Music Performance curated by Whatever Forever:::
SOBRIQUET/ PAPER BUFFALO/ DEAN MONKEY AND THE DROPOUTS with DJASON & AETHER
9:00-?

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects 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, 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, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, 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.

www.seedcostudios.com
www.freshproduceartcollective.com
whatevertapes.bandcamp.com

 

MARLA’S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

Marla Jackson
Quilter Textile Historian

Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District

Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson.  Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth.  With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the new Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com

 

Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts.  Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson’s personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.

 

Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. Her gallery will soon become a teaching laboratory where she will begin to teach the art of creative story quilting, doll making, fabric design and printing, handbags and accessory creations. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party – September 27

Lawrence Creates Makerspace

512 E. 9th Street, Lawrence KS

Sponsored by Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild

We’re going to have a great Lawrence Art Party on Final Friday, September 27. We’ll be broadcast live on Lawrencehits.com, with great art, refreshments, music and more!

 

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, 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

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY/BOMSHELL PINUP PHOTOGRAPHY (613 N. 2nd St.)

http://www.schaumburgphotography.com

Dia de Los Muertos

With Dia de Los Muertos just around the corner, Emmalee Schaumburg and Maryam Zangeneh will be showing their most recent work inspired by the dead. Maryam’s use of colorful pastels brings out the innocence in her children of the dead and Emmalee’s use of costume, makeup and lighting breathes life into her enchanted, corpselike beings. These images are truly stunning.

Stop by the studio between 5pm & 9pm for light appetizers, adult beverages, and specialty coffee provided by Alchemy Coffee. Two sugar skull masks will be given away so be sure to stop in and enter the drawing!

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg:
Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. This month, she is excited to share her most recent Day of the Dead work.

About Whobaloo Artist, Maryam Zangeneh:
Maryam Zangeneh enjoys creating art of all different mediums. As a kid, she would practice drawing the covers of Disney movies and animals in National Geographic. The imagination of children and their ability to be so naturally creative has always fascinated her.

Children are featured as the subject matter in a lot of Maryam’s work. Recently, she has put a dark twist on her normal subject matter (in the spirit of Day of the Dead) and turned them into children of the dead. They are the perfect combination of innocence and the supernatural.

LAWRENCE ART WALK ON FINAL FRIDAY

LAWRENCE ARTWALK 2013
The 19th annual self-guided tour of Lawrence artists’ open studios and other art spaces featuring the visual artists of Douglas County, Kansas. 21 locations in and around Lawrence. Free.

 

Lawrence’s original art walk!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, October 25 [Final Fridays]

5-9:30pm (hours vary): Artists’ Open Studios & Public Receptions (see listing below).
Saturday, October 26
10am-6pm: Open Studios.
For extended hours for specific artists: see website.
6-8pm: Artist’s Public Reception.
Sunday, October 27
Noon-6pm: Open Studios.
For extended hours for specific artists: see website.

In what has become one of Lawrence’s most eagerly anticipated annual arts events, many Lawrence-area artists will once again open their private home studios to the public to showcase their artwork. The Lawrence ArtWalk will feature over 45 Douglas County artists who will be exhibiting their work individually or as part of two artists’ groups; and is a fabulous opportunity to meet some of the area’s finest artists in their creative work environments, see demonstrations of their arts and crafts, and purchase locally produced art. Artists are based primarily in Lawrence and will be displaying work in a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. From funky to exquisite, the ArtWalk will have it all!

MAPS
• Printed guide maps are available from the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, 785.843.2787; or in limited quantities from any Lawrence ArtWalk location.
Google Map. Please be sure to read the sidebar on the left side of the map.

FOR THE LATEST INFO
• Visit www.lawrenceartwalk.org
• Visit Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 micro site: includes samples of every artist’s artwork, which are available for sale.
• ‘Like’ our Facebook page
• Follow us on Twitter


FINAL FRIDAYS, OCTOBER 25
LAWRENCE ARTWALK 2013: ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS & PUBLIC RECEPTIONS

ACCESSIBILITY LEGEND FOR LISTINGS
• Accessible: location meets ADA regulations.
• Accessible*: location has limited accessibility. For such locations – and all others – contact the location ahead of time to confirm the degree of accessibility.

LAWRENCE CULTURAL DISTRICT

724 Rhode Island [Private residence]
• Final Fridays, October 25: Reception, 5-9:30pm.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #11.
Tony Peterson
• Photography.

Artwork samples and biographical info
Up-to-date parking info (bottom of page).

 

Jewelry By Julie, 19 W. 9th, (785.832.8693)
• Final Fridays, October 25: Reception, 12-6pm.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #12.
Julie Kingsbury
• Jewelry (sterling silver/gemstones).
Artwork samples and biographical info
• Accessible* (Wheel-chair ramp.)
Up-to-date parking info (bottom of page).

 

Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts (785.841.4109)
• Final Fridays, October 25, 6-9pm.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #14.
• Parking available in alley (one-way southbound, 7 spaces).
Up-to-date parking info (bottom of page).
> Community Room (1st floor; accessible entrance on museum’s south side):
D.W. Gates
• Photography (land, water and sky scapes).
Artwork samples and biographical info
Jerry Sipe
• Photography (nature, abstract).
Artwork samples and biographical info
> Staircase and 2nd floor:
Roger Spohn
• Photography.
Artwork samples and biographical info
• Accessible* (Roger’s prints and notecards may be seen on the 2nd floor, which is accessible by elevator from the south side of the building. However, Roger’s main display of photos on the staircase between the 2nd and 3rd floors is not ADA-accessible.)

 

Studio 3D, 1019 Delaware St. [Private residence]
• Final Fridays, October 25: Reception, 5-8pm. Featuring Gina Westergard, Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 Featured Artist, who will be signing copies of the Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 poster, which features her artwork.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #16.
• Located across the street from Hobbs Park; look for the red door.
• Accessible* (Back door is accessible from alley with portable ramp.)
Diana Dunkley
• Mixed-media 2-D (works on paper), Conceptual sculpture (including performance and installation), Mixed-media 3-D.
Artwork samples and biographical info
Cathy Tisdale
• Ceramics (porcelain sculpture), Photography (layered collages).
Artwork samples and biographical info

Gina Westergard

• Jewelry (sterling silver, gemstones), Metalworks (non-sculptural: metal and mixed-media vessels).
Artwork samples and biographical info

 

ELSEWHERE IN LAWRENCE

 

219 Illinois St.[Private residence]
• Final Fridays, October 25, 5-9pm.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #8.
Anne Egitto
• Ceramics (English and domestic porcelain, functional ware).
Artwork samples and biographical info

 

907 W. 27th Ter.[Private residence]
• Final Fridays, October 25: Reception: 6-7:30pm.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2013 location #20.
Celia Smith
• Painting (acrylic), Drawing.
Artwork samples and biographical info
• Located off Louisiana St. Studio is located on 2nd floor.