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FINAL FRIDAY, September 26th, 2014
5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted
Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City of Lawrence
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)
Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.
A ceramics and drawing group exhibition
Curated by Kyla Strid
September 26 – November 8
This exhibition features a plate and drawing from over 30 artists from various parts of the United States. The artists included in this exhibition represent some of the best and brightest ceramic artists today.
September 26 – November 8
Sculptor Russell Wrankle from Toquerville Utah will be exhibiting his newest works. His current series is a personal narrative that utilizes familiar animal figures. Russell’s work has been shown in galleries around the United States. He is currently Assistant Professor at Southern Utah University.
Cottonwood’s retirement and enrichment services annual art show & sale
September 26, 5-9. September 27, 10-noon.
This exhibit features artworks made by Lawrence’s Cottonwood retirees. The Lawrence Arts Center and Cottonwood Inc. have partnered for many years with classes and exhibits. This annual show is a must see!
Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014
August 29 – October 4
For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art. His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe.
THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)
Final Friday Reception:
Works by Teresa Treanor
THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)
SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)
LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)
Painting on the Street!
Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 E. 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!
September 26thth Final Friday Artist Bio:
Connita Fitzpatrick is a self-described creative individual. Most of her education was as a graphic designer.
Her work consists of multimedia and cross-media visuals. Her passion is to create visuals, no matter what the materials are.
She likes to do everything from painting with acrylics to building rolling carts. Her project focus is on the environment, the community, and education.
When she is not painting, she freelances forwww.sheamediaco.com and other design groups, translating web content from English to Spanish (vise-versa), and being an aunt to her two year-old niece. Her blog can be found at: 22tutus.wordpress.com
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.
THE BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)
el dopa presents double take
an insight on reflection and abstract views.
rebecca dreyfus photographer and videographer
matthew j asbury figurative painter
live preformance by
doors at 4 over at 9
free to get in.
SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)
PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)
Clint Ricketts is a printmaker, painter, and teacher currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2010 and has taught design and printmaking courses at Emporia State, Washburn University and Missouri Western State University. Clint’s art has been exhibited locally at galleries including The Wonder Fair, The H and R Block Art Space, The Kansas City Art Institute, and The Invisible Hand Gallery and as a participant in the Kansas City Collection. Clint’s work has also been seen nationally and internationally in the publication New American Paintings and in galleries including the International Print Center of New York, OK Mountain of Austin, Texas, the Coyne Gallery of The University of Syracuse and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.
HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)
<<. Rhythmic Flow. >>
Works by Lisa Doffing
Statement from the Artist:
The images that are expressed in my paintings emerge naturally from the process. I begin by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and apply 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 will catch my eye, and I build 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.
I have been blind in my right eye from birth and am legally blind in my good eye, which is correctable; and I have studied the neuro-plasticity of the brain and how other senses become stronger as result. That is why I emphasize my love of music, movement, tactile sensation (because most of it is finger painting), and intuition especially. The images emerge like magic, and I am always thrilled to be able to discover more and more “hidden” images and messages as the light changes through the day and night as it plays on the paintings– or as each viewer sees something new. Painting has changed my life, and my only hope is to share the love of color, discovery, and the natural world with others.
I grew up in Wichita. I have degrees in Human Development and Family
Life and English from KU and KSU. I began my lifelong commitment to the arts through piano, flute, and voice lessons and competitions. In college, I worked in the KU Arts Department for many years, and began drawing and painting with my
roommates and friends who were studying Fine Arts. I began to take a few
drawing and art classes in my early twenties as a result of their encouragement. I do not have formal training in art, yet I have had years of exposure through my work with KU Art and Design, friends, and close associations over the years.
I enjoy singing, painting, and photographing natural settings. Aside from visual arts and music, I love to write. I have been working on stories about my travels across the U.S. and Europe, and I have been encouraged to submit my writing for publication by a well renowned author. I continue to write stories for children –for picture books–and submit them for publication. I would love to both write and illustrate picture books.
WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)
(above the Burger Stand)
LIVE On the Wonder Fair Secret Patio
September 26, 7:00-9:00pm
This Final Friday, visit Wonder Fair’s newly renovated secret outdoor patio for two free shows by local Lawrence theme/art bands: Harry and the Potters, singing about the trials and tribulations of growing up a wizard orphan world-savior, and À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés, singing the sorrows of a life spent pulling prints. Fans of books, or just the printed word, rejoice!
7:00pm– Harry and the Potters
8:00pm– À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés
Meanwhile, In the Wonder Fair Gallery:
Daria Tessler: World Without Us.
September 26 through October 26, 2014 (Open Daily)
Longtime Wonder Fair favorite Daria Tessler will be our featured artist in the gallery September 26-October 26, displaying original watercolors that expand upon her super-saturated, hyper-strange screen-printed universe. Tessler’s work illustrates her whimsical answer to one of humankind’s most vain and vulnerable questions: what will become of the “World Without Us,” when humans no longer roam and excessively zone the earth? In Tessler’s view, an ecosystem of abandoned plastics and unchecked natural growth will become the fantastical infrastructure of a wondrous new society.
An illustrator, prolific printmaker, and voracious consumer of sci-fi/fantasy books and science podcasts, Tessler is always finding new ways to press against the elastic boundary that divides creatures of pure fantasy from those that are stranger than fiction. We invite you to join us this October to enjoy a rare opportunity to see Tessler’s original watercolors, which often serve as the inspiration for her more widely-known and highly affordable screenprints.
About the Artist:
Born in Finland and raised in Los Angeles, Daria Tessler currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she draws and screenprints characters of all shapes and sizes who adventure through jumbled, mysterious worlds.
PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)
Phoenix Gallery welcomes artists Sophia Compton, Rhoda Powers, and Cindy Oliver this month. We will have desserts and breads from Wheatfields Bakery and samples of teas from exotic beverage lounge, Mana Bar. Darrell Lea will provide music.
Rhoda Powers lives and creates in Parkville, MO and has been a full time mixed media artist in the metropolitan Kansas City area over the past several years. Always looking for ways to differentiate herself, you will ﬁnd much of her work highly textured and dimensional. Working with clients to bring their ideas into reality is one of her favorite things to do, and Rhoda often has the opportunity to collaborate with other talented artists in the area to create the perfect piece.
As a Lawrence textile artist, it is painting that makes Sophia Compton’s heart sing. Although she has worked in a variety of media in the S. F. Bay area the past 30 years, her focus is wearable art. A few years ago she transferred her love of watercolor to silk, which is the only fabric that lends itself to watercolor effects. There is something about taking a piece of white cloth and filling it with color! Some of her pieces can be hung like 2-D art, but silks that one can wear gives her more opportunities to see them continually being enjoyed by people.
Cindy Oliver is a mixed-media artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Following a jewelry class that introduced her to wire for beading, she discovered its potential as a 3-dimensional line for drawing/sculpting and connecting objects. She is intrigued with found objects and their innate mystery, and connects these with wire to create art that sparks the imagination of the viewers. Her whimsical style and expressiveness is inspired by nature and human nature, and is also a way to meditatively work out ideas and issues in daily life.
Be sure to come out and see Darrell Lea, a well-known singer, guitarist, and song-writer from Lawrence, KS.
PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)
Phoenix Underground is excited to have Becky Drager here for this month’s Final Friday Art Walk. Topeka artist Becky Drager graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA degree majoring in graphic design. In 2011, after 20 years of working in the graphics field, Becky returned to her home state of Kansas and began painting full time.
From Becky: “Preparing for my first solo show, Prairie Structures: Natural and Man-made, has been an exciting journey of capturing the beauty of our Kansas prairie and the structures that mostly go unnoticed as we live our daily lives. Inspired by my Topeka Building series where I did paintings of historic buildings and landmarks, I decided I wanted to take this successful idea and expand on it to include hidden gems that can be found throughout our urban and rural backyards. This new endeavor took me down miles and miles of Kansas’ country roads as I looked for those quaint historic main streets, stone buildings, modern and old windmills, grain elevators, cows and more. These paintings are meant to inspire the viewer to see the ordinary and what we take for granted in a new way by bringing them into the foreground of our lives. Using super-saturated colors and a modern graphic look, I make the native limestone, brick, metal or animals pop with energizing life by injecting the painting with inspirational color that enhances the beauty of the object whether it is natural or man-made. My hope is that these works of art excite the viewer to explore and see our country roots and fall in love with the urban and rural beauty of our historic downtowns, silos, roads, and natural ecosystem because these Prairie Structures are what make us truly Kansans.”
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)
Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Jeannette Bryant
Please join us Friday, September 26th at the opening reception for artist Jeannette Bryant of Another Girl for Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence! We are excited to welcome her back for another Final Friday at Essential Goods. Her work will be up through the month of October.
About The Artist
Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant of Another Girl is a life-long Kansan. Born and raised in Hutchinson, Jeannette fell in love with Lawrence while attending the University of Kansas. After living three years in Holton while teaching at the high school, she returned to Lawrence and taught English and Journalism at Eudora High for 29 years. She retired in 2010 has been enjoying making jewelry and prints when she isn’t napping.
Much of Jeannette’s artwork is designed on the computer and then enhanced and transferred to mat board or wood. Her creations include jewelry, plaques, ornaments, and collages. She also designs party and wedding invitations, birth announcements, and stationery.
One of Jeannette’s favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). Her work is often described as whimsical, funny, or just plain bizarre. Your call.
Jeannette is a participant in the annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work has also been featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and the Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She has had her work at Essential Goods for over two years.
Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe. Her daughter Chelsea also lives in Lawrence and is her best critic and biggest fan.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)
Ramon Valdez paints with every color he can find, whether it’s in nature or not, from portraits to pages torn from imaginary children’s books, hoping to elevate the medium past the preconceived notions of what people think watercolor is. His images try to express that watercolor is not a quiet and muted thing, but a vibrant and loud medium that screams to be noticed. His work has been exhibited in galleries locally and nationally.
Growing up in Garden City, Kansas, Ramon uses the influences of a small-town upbringing, story-telling, and music to infuse his paintings with life. The artist currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas.
His work can be previewed at fwordsart.see.me and http://www.fwordsart.tumblr.com
FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)
Wendy Kim-Luellen and Melissa Parsons share a philosophy that fabrics used everyday should be beautiful and a little luxury makes everything better. They partnered to form Made to Wear Accessories, specializing in one-of-a-kind items that convey this philosophy. Wendy makes scarves and cowls using a combination of machine and hand knitting techniques. Melissa makes handwoven and dyed scarves. Their collection uses Merino wool, cashmere, silk, alpaca, mohair, and rayon chenille in classic designs that have to be worn to be appreciated. Whether you are looking for a warm layer to wear in a chilly office, an accent for a special-occasion outfit, or the final touch for a man’s dress coat, you’ll find it here.
YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)
SeedCo Studios Group Show
SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, ‘outsider’ and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
Photography by Ann Dean
“I take photos because I have to. It gives me a chance to savor the fleeing moments in life that we all take for granted’
LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.)
*look for the green awnings
Percolator Little Library Dedication
We’ve erected our own monument devoted to literacy and information sharing. Join us this Final Friday to dedicate the Percolator’s Little Library and bring a book to add to the collection. Everyone who brings us a book will be entered to win lovely prizes supplied by our friends at the Raven Bookstore, Liberty Hall and Aimee’s Coffee House. The Print Show is up in the gallery and music on the patio will be provided by the very talented Dale Cordes of The King Devilles!
CORE:FORM PILATES STUDIO (512 E. 9th St.)
“Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography” by Marciana Vequist
THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)
Open on Final Friday Evenings
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)
“Harvest Art”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom
September 26, 2014, Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through October 28, 2014.
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. www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, 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. www.laurieculling.com, www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org
Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. www.dianhauser.com
LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.
REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)
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
GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)
AIMEE’S CAFE’ & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.)
Open every Final Friday
GRANADA THEATER (1020 Massachusetts St.)
WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)
Watkins Museum Celebrates KU’s Homecoming
On Friday, September 26th, join the Watkins Museum in celebrating the University of Kansas’ Homecoming. The public is invited to the museum from 6-8 PM during the KU Homecoming Parade and monthly Final Friday art walk. Stop by and enjoy photos of Homecoming celebrations from throughout KU’s history, gathered from the KU Archives. Pick up free buttons, refreshments, and caramel popcorn from The Mass Street Sweet Shoppe to complete the Homecoming experience!
For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Watkins Museum, visit the museum website at www.watkinsmuseum.org or call 785-841-4109. The Watkins Museum is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)
Frauke Klatt: Journey
The Cider Gallery is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership of the sister cities, Lawrence and Eutin, Germany, with an international exhibition “Frauke Klatt: Journey” This past July, three representatives from Lawrence visited an exhibition of Klatt’s work in Germany and were inspired to bring the artist to Lawrence to connect the two cities and educate Lawrence about this striking port city. Klatt’s textural pieces capture her sensations of life on the Baltic Sea and often her love of sailing.
In her solo exhibition, Frauke Klatt will show several of her large acrylic paintings that express her passion of sailing the sensations she feels on the Baltic Sea. The motifs Klatt uses are often reduced to outlines of sailboats, against the light glittering water and a bleak gray sky. She experiments with the relationship between sky and water, or sky and ground, often merging the two elements in a cubist manner. Klatt has had solo exhibitions in Dubai, London, Denia, Spain, Switzerland and Malta near the Mediterranean Sea. Her paintings have been shown in several museums and maritime galleries in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Spain.
Bio and Statement:
Frauke Klatt was born in Luebeck, Germany and educated at the Katharineum in Luebeck. She furthered her education at the University of Hamburg until 1980. Frauke has been an enthusiastic sailor for the last forty years, and has always been devoted to her own art as well as making art with her three sons.
Frauke Klatt has managed to integrate the impressions left by sailing and living near
the water in her paintings. The representations lie nestled between abstraction and realism. Despite the fact that she has often reduced the theme of sailing to the simple triangular form of a boat’s sail, her pictures are astonishingly explicit and complex.
SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)
Join us in celebrating our Final Fridays debut at our new location! Open Studios from 6-9, 720 E 9th street #2.
Music by DJ BARR and Whatever Forever.
Featuring resident artists:
Foxy by Proxy
CULINARIA (512 E 9th St.)
Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Emily Parker & Leslie Kuluva
Culinaria Food and Wine is typically a catering company, but in addition to our monthly Wine Club, we’re now opening our doors on Final Fridays in a Pop-Up Restaurant/Art Gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space. We’ll be selling Chili – meat & veggie, Cornbread w/ Honey Butter, Clementine Vodka Cocktails, Free State/Boulevard or Domestic Beers, Water & Soda, and we’re featuring the art of local ladies Emily Parker and Leslie Kuluva. Their collaborative showing will be up throughout October and can be purchased at Final Friday September 26th, Wine Club on October 15th (with reservation), or by appointment.
Emily Parker is a local artist who paints all manner of lively, fun & unique figures and subject matter. Using bold colors and loose brushstrokes her pieces draw in the viewer and evoke a smile every time.
Leslie Kuluva is well known in town as the originator of the Lawrence F*cking Kansas goods. She uses screen print to produce nostalgia driven designs and commissioned posters that are both graphically appealing and wildly creative.
We asked the girls to collaborate for our Final Fridays September and we think it’s gonna be great! We’re located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!
THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)
The September Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by The Heebie Jeebies, art, refreshments, and much more.
To celebrate our new Solar Awning, the first in Lawrence, The Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Good Energy Solutions are hosting a very exciting art installation, Art Under the Awning, by abstract Light Wizard Creator Andy Ward Smith. You will have to see it to believe it!
Come enjoy our new visiting artists, displays by Lawrence Creates Makerspace members, food, refreshments, and much more!
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.)
Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE
SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY (500 Locust St.)
Emmalee Schaumburg will be showing a collection of prints from her new line of photography, Dolled Up, during her Grand Opening reception on Friday, September 26th. The featured collection for the evening will include whimsical Snow White inspired images. Pinups and boudoir images will be sprinkled throughout the show. Please stop by for a glass of wine or craft beer and browse the collection in her new studio located at 500 Locust Street in North Lawrence.
About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg is a Lawrence-based portrait photographer and pinup artist. Her photography studio resides in the historic Lindley Building at the corner of 5th and Locust Street. Emmalee’s love for photography began in the dark room. Watching images and stories unfold in a pool of chemicals fascinated her, and she’s been addicted to the art of photographic storytelling ever since. Her latest passion is Cosplay photography, which brings fantasy characters to life creating original works of performance art with elaborate costumes and fanciful style. Specific types of Cosplay photography she enjoys is Steampunk and Fairytale.
GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd St.)
IWIG DAIRY LOCAL FOODS GROCERY (622 N. 2nd St.)
“Play in the Mud”
Join us in welcoming to our community, artist and potter, Belinda Baker of Bare Tree Studios.
Belinda has always loved artistic endeavors and began at an early age with drawing and oil painting. Forever eager to try new things, she has also worked in stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and various other mediums through the years. Yet her love of pottery has never waned and she continues to enjoy creating new things. She has studied pottery through various college courses, private studio classes, and trips to see and be inspired by local pottery both nearby and abroad, and of course many hours of practice in her studio.
Though she loves to make decorative pieces for art’s sake, her current focus is primarily in wheel thrown and hand-built functional art often with a nod to the nature around us.
Come enjoy her clay creations while visiting the Iwig Dairy Local Foods Market in North Lawrence.
Iwig Family Dairy makes the best milk and ice cream in town, so come indulge. Kids will have a chance to play with clay and create their own piece of art and they get a free ice cream cone! Adults can sample Iwig Dairy products and other yummy local foods sold in the market. Everyone is invited to hear music in the lovely garden behind the store featuring a gorgeous waterfall and a fire ring. The performer will be confirmed on our Facebook. The store will be open until 9:00 pm, featuring the best dairy products available and other healthy foods from local farmers and producers.
THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)
FINAL FRIDAY AT KU
WOODRUFF AUDITORIUM AT THE KANSAS UNION
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation
7:30 pm: meet and greet with FMS faculty, staff, alum and grad students
8 pm: movie followed by a conversation with Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala
In 1982, eleven-year-old Chris Strompolos asked twelve-year-old Eric Zala a question: “Would you like to help me do a remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark? I’m playing Indiana Jones.”
It took seven years but they actually did it— A shot-for-shot, fully costumed recreation of Steven Spielberg’s $20 million blockbuster made in the back yards and basements of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Now considered a cult classic, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION epitomizes the perseverance and creative spirit behind fan filmmaking. As of 2014, Chris and Eric have shared this adventure in over 100 cinemas, universities, and film workshops around the world.
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