January 30th, 2015 Final Friday

22 01 2015

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the City of Lawrence






LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)


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


Pies from the porn kitchen

By Natalie Liccardello


Directed by Ric Averill


January 22, 23 24, 29, 30 31


$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students



A fresh, ribald urban comedy of pie porn enacted, featuring Kansas City actress Amy Kelly, and Lawrence native, actor Chris Roady. Written by Kansas City actress Natalie Liccardello, Pies from the Porn Kitchen is jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns. Featured in LAC’s New Play Development Workshop in 2011, the full production promises more than a few laughs. Play contains nudity.


*All galleries are closed on Final Friday






BE MOVED (2 E. 7th St.)


Kansas Plein Air Paintings by Gregory Thomas


Light refreshments will be served.






THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)



Open on Final Fridays






SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)


Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation.

Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space.







KRISTIN MORLAND (737 Connecticut St.)



Kansas Day Celebration


Kristin Morland will open her home studio and be showing her most recent work including the Kansas State Flag in honor of Kansas Day.


Bio:  Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is handsewn sequins and beads.  But, beyond the medium, Morland’s work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound and experience.








PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)



Pachamamas Artists, a Farewell Show

Curator, Molly Murphy, has selected a group of local artists who have exhibited or been a large part of Pachamamas over the years. This show will also feature the work of Pachamamas dear friend and employee, Gabe Todd Van Boven, who recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36.

Participating artists:

Gabriel Todd Van Boven
Clare Doveton
Wayne Propst
Louis Copt
Zak Barnes
Billy Beeson
Tim Forcade
Betsy Forcade
Marty Olson
Sue Ashline
Jeromy Morris
Jeremy Rockwell
Brian Goodman
Lorraine Hilleary
Marie McKenzie
Molly Murphy









|| Just A Taste ||

An exhibition showcasing eclectic styles of the creative minds in Lawrence, KS


Participating Artists:

Geoffrey Benzing     Andrew Burkitt   Grace Chin   Ann Dean   Alycia Futrelle

Bar Geyer     Jesse Gray    Erok Johanssen   Leslie Kay    Kelly Kearns

Alicia Kelly    Christian Kennedy    Mitch Meseke    Jeromy Morris

Solace Naeymi Yoonmi Nam


|| To cure your winter blue, Henry’s is delighted to have Chelsi Reed from Mass Relaxation giving sample massages during the Final Friday opening! ||


More about Mass Relaxation:

Your relaxation destination! Providing therapeutic massage for the masses for the past ten years! My goal is for you to feel restored with an expanded knowledge about your personal health. Located in the wonderful historic House building at 729 ½ Mass St. suite 210. Online scheduling and additional information available at massrelaxation.com







GRIFFITH PAYMENTS + HARBORTOUCH (801 ½ Massachusetts St, Suite 2)




Robert Lambert NYC Artist

“I work every day all day, this is my passion. The statement I make you will see on the wall.”


Robert Lambert has been painting since nineteen ninety when he left the world of fine art
photography to devote himself full time to his calling. During the last fifteen years he followed
his desire to seek out new expressions by working in New York, Paris and Amsterdam.
He preferred collectors who bought his work without having it explained. His work currently
resides in many significant international collections. In this manner, he has fully supported
himself and his pursuit of new expressions. In two thousand and three after a prolonged period
in Paris, a new series of oils, constructions and encaustics mixed media, evolved. Lambert
returned to New York City where he moved into his studio at the Chelsea Hotel. He continues
working on oils and mixed media paintings

“There is nothing that focuses you better than feeling isolated and being a stranger.”


Robert has been featured in numerous magazine publications including Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Art Price.

A limited edition of Robert’s Fine Art Digital Prints will be available for sale.







WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)


(above the Burger Stand)


January 30 through March 22, Wonder Fair celebrates the Fine Art of Illustration with “In Between,” a new series of original drawings by KU professor and industry veteran Barry Fitzgerald.

“In Between,” texture and tone form a soft background to a series of vivid black ink drawings: lines curvaceous and sharp, vividly suggesting parables grown from the artist’s imagination…but left tantalizingly open to our interpretation.

Before In Between:

Students of our history will recall that Wonder Fair was built with the visual language of Illustration as its cornerstone, under the guidance of 2008 KU Illustration graduate and Wonder Founder Eric Dobbins.

Seven years later, Wonder Fair still champions all forms of art that are accessible but still demonstrate creative and conceptual rigor; promotes artists who possess a certain refreshing optimism that Art and Capital could fairly coexist (but who cannily recognize that they often do not).

And so, it is with great excitement that we exhibit “In Between”, a return, of sorts, to our earliest roots.

About the Artist:

Barry Fitzgerald is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, artist and visual communicator who loves the challenge of making images that engage intellectually, emotionally, and aesthetically. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with others, and is available for commissions.

After a previous career as a graphic designer in Washington, DC, Fitzgerald earned an MFA in illustration at SUNY Buffalo where he studied under Hall of Fame illustrator Alan E. Cober. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Detroit New to work as a staff artist, where he was able to combine his love of graphic design, illustration, and visual communication. Currently, Fitzgerald is a Professor of Illustration at the University of Kansas. He has been teaching illustration, drawing, painting, and conceptual problem solving since 1993.

Barry has received over 100 national and international awards for his work, including American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of NY, Society of Illustrators of LA, 3X3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, and Print Magazine. He has also been included in ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide’ published by Lürzer’s Archive.







PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)


The theme for Phoenix Gallery’s January Final Friday Art Walk is “It’s Sweet to be Local.” Phoenix Gallery is partnering with Raven Book Store, Mass St. Sweet Shop, and Z’s Divine Espresso to make this a great evening. The Raven will bring great books and other wonderful items to help celebrate the season. Mass St. Sweet Shop and Z’s Divine Espresso will have Valentine treats, coffee, and other tasty samples to enjoy.


We are highlighting nine local artists this month with several of them creating pieces for the Valentine season. Phoenix Gallery is proud have Liza MacKinnon, Bob Gent, Rachael Sudlow, Jody Thurman, Kerry Thonen, Zee Galliano, Kim Brook, and Dirty Saylor Soap here for the evening.


To round out a great night, Tyler Gregory will be here to perform music in his amazing signature style. For all of you who know his music, you know it will be a special night!
















For January’s Final Friday Art Walk, we will feature artists Lisa Doffing and Elizabeth Rowley.


The images expressed in Lisa Doffing’s paintings emerge naturally from the process. She begins by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and applies alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images catch her eye, and she builds on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world—like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself—are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level.



The landscape for Elizabeth Rowley is both focus and conduit for emotional expression. Working from small to large formats and from realism to abstraction, she creates spaces that are as much about “feeling” the landscape as they are about seeing it. Her landscapes are a collaboration between real landscape and her own emotional response to that landscape. She looks into the natural world, its outer surface and its inner light, its violence and its calm.





ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)








TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)


Lorel Ranney Hoffmann

In 2014, a dear friend had to euthanize her horse.  As she described what that entailed, my heart broke for her.  I decided I needed to do something to help ease her pain, but what?  Though I had not painted in years, I bought a canvas and got to work.  Studying the images of this sweet and gentle animal, my painting process became like a meditation on him, on all the work he did, on what her meant to her.  When I presented her the portrait of her beloved horse, Buddy, we were both very moved.  Art can say what words can’t.

I earned my degree in visual art education at the University of Kansas, in 1995, and my master’s degree in liberal arts from Baker University in 2006.  I have been fortunate to teach art in a public school setting for 18 years.  While I enjoyed any opportunity to be creative, often my own art making was postponed by the demands of my teaching and family.    However, since painting Buddy, my art has become more of a priority.  I continue to paint with acrylics in a realistic illustrative style, often favoring bold colorful images.  I am inspired by a wide variety of subject matter, from still life, to animal portraits, to landscapes.  My art doesn’t have one specific message to communicate.  I simply enjoy creating colorful, honest images for their own beautiful sake.







YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)


Selected works by SeedCo Studios resident artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective









Life in the Urban Jungle

-Erok Johannsen-


Erok Johanssen is a Mixed Media artist working from SeedCo Studios. His work combines the color and energy of graffiti and street art with the more representational imagery
produced through photography.


Multiple mediums mix to engage photo, paint, and print.














SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE (905 Rhode Island St.)


“Social Service League Open House
Friday, January 30th 4:00-8:00pm

The Social Service League is proud to announce its long-awaited grand opening. The League has finally returned to its home at 905 Rhode Island. The League’s employees, board members and volunteers are proud to unveil a newly renovated building, complete with a donation sorting area, a changing room, a kid’s play area and a boutique, not to mention heating, lights and hot water. Please join us for food, drinks, music and celebration. Everyone is welcome.”





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

*look for the green awnings



The Love Show: Our annual themed exhibition relating to all matters of the heart! The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate display of artworks based of variations on the theme of love. Opening reception is January Final Friday, show runs through February 22.





REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)



10 pm Late Show: CS Luxem / No Cave / Redder Moon (KC)





FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)


“Yonder” Photography by Doug Stremel


Drop by Five Bar & Tables for the opening reception of Doug Stremel’s Photography Show. The event is part of the February Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence.

The show titled “Yonder” features Doug’s recent work from the Kansas Flint HIlls, Ireland, and Iceland.

Framed large prints and a collection of smaller prints will be for sale. Hope to see you and your friends there.







THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)


WILD WEST FILM FLIX is television program hosted by Mike Anderson that showcases some of the best works from local filmmakers over the last few years. These films had to have been made in 48 hours and with specific criteria. Jan 30th at THE GRANADA THEATER, this is a FREE SCREENING for All Ages.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm. Episode runtimes are 22 minutes each with breaks. Come out, buy a drink, and watch an episode or two with us. Come and go as you please. Future episodes are also set to air on Lawrence Television Network and WOW Channel 6 in Lawrence.






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



South Mass Art Guild’s

5th Annual Droppers Ball

All Member Art Show







WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)



Lawrence Inside Out is a community photography project focusing on Lawrence residents and their connection to creating and supporting the arts.  Using black and white portraits, local artist Rachael Perry invites Lawrencians of all ages to share their stories in celebration of our creative community. Participants’ images will be printed large-scale, popping up in April throughout Lawrence, including the Percolator!  With four hundred portraits and counting, Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of portrait sessions.  If you would like to join the project, here are three opportunities during the month of January.  Portrait sessions are also set up on an individual basis at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace.


Lawrence Inside Out is part of the global Inside Out Project, a participatory art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art.


6 until 8 pm at the Watkins Museum of History















CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)




Group Show Featuring Regional Artists

We are pleased to present the works of Sally Piller, Jeromy Morris, Wayne Probst, Jeremy Rockwell, John Sebelius, Molly Murphy, Yoonmi Nam, Kyla Strid, Marie McKenzie, Eric Conrad, Cheryl Toh, Janice Nabors Raiteri and Lee Chapman.


Beverages will be served.






SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)




SeedCo Studios Final Fridays

Open Studios and Resident Group Exhibition

January 30th 6-9pm, 720 E 9th street #7.

Come enjoy food and drinks at SeedCo Studios! 18 Artist studios and a fresh resident group show in the front gallery!

Featuring resident artists:

Felt Show

Barrie Arachtingi

Jesse Gray

Erok Johanssen

Kate Larson

Brittany Long

Brandon Mateer

Landon Merrill

Jeromy Morris

Dani Ramirez

Janice Raiteri

Catherine Reed

Jeremy Rockwell

Jessica Rold

Elizabeth Rowley

Ryan Storck​

Kyla Strid

Aaron Youngstrom

​Dana Wiseman

Whatever Forever Tapes


Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform the space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation,
collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.







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


Lawrence Creates Final Friday Art Party with Cindy Novelo

Friday, January 31, 2015

5:30-9:00 PM







ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)


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







THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)


The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Seanna Hunter Ben between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 30 January 2015.


Ya’ateeh Shi ei Seanna Hunter Ben Yinishye. Naanashtezhi Taachiinii nishli , Nakaii Dinee bashinishchiin. Tohstonii ei dashinalii do Todichiinii ei dashicheii. Akoteego Dine asdzaan nishli.

Hello everyone my name is Seanna Hunter Ben. I am the Red Running Into Water clan born for the Wondering People clan.  My maternal Grandmother’s clan is Big Water clan and my paternal Grandfather’s clan is Big Water. In that way I am a Navajo Woman.

Born in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Seanna Hunter Ben graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelors of Fine Arts.

Through the abstract spray paint poster work she creates an environment that is influenced by graffiti gestural marks and a feel of the environment of her reservation. She created environments that feed to the general notion of growing up on a reservation and finding a sense of beauty still evolving out of such an environment and harsh reality through art, culture and a traditional upbringing.

She works with a very colorful saturated palate of spray paint, paint and art pens to create the environment.  Her work has been exhibited at the scholarship shows for the University of Kansas. She currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas.







One response

27 05 2016
Margaret Rose

Final Fridays are made possible by participating artists and supporters. It is NOT made possible by the City of Lawrence as stated at the top of the page. It happened way before the city gov jumped on the bandwagon. That being said, thanks go to any person or entity that supports the artists who make Final Fridays happen!

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