April 24th Final Friday Events

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Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Preserving Your Family’s Military Heritage
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name The Watkins Museum of History
Business Website http://www.WatkinsMuseum.org
Business Location 1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


For the April 24th Final Friday event and in preparation for a military preservation workshop on Saturday, April 25th, the Watkins Museum of History invites you to a special display of military related objects from our collection. This exhibit will be on display in the Community Room. Persons interested in the Military Preservation workshop to be held on April 25th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. should pre-register by contacting Jan at 785-841-4109. Two museum curators will be on hand to share information on caring for your family’s military treasures. This program is funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council. Free.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * JJ’s glass open house and Gypsy Market
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name JJ glass
Business Website
Business Location 313 E 8th St.
Lawrence , Kansas 66046
United States


Live glass blowing demonstrations and local artists vending handmade goods.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Greenhouse Culture
Business Website http://www.thegreenhouseculture.com
Business Location 1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


The Greenhouse Culture Final Friday Art Show
6:00-9:00pm April 24th
Featuring Artwork by Rachel Rudeen
Live music by Kathryn King during Final Friday.

Refreshments provided.

Rachel Rudeen Bio

I am a Kansas-grown, Oregon-trained ceramic artist and photographer based in Lawrence, KS. I draw much of my inspiration from the Northwest where I was exposed to its incredible artists, scenery, and culture during my undergraduate career at George Fox University. Since moving back to my home state, I have been able to keep exploring my relationship with ceramics, allowing me to refine my skills in creating functional ware.

Some of my fondest memories have occurred around the table, sharing conversation with others over tea or coffee. More often than not, these gatherings were enriched by the handmade vessels from which we drank. A handmade mug or tea bowl has the power to spark conversation, invoke contemplation, and foster community. My joy comes from knowing that people can interact with my work and cultivate relationships, which is why I have created a series of pieces from which people can gather over a drink. I hope that these forms will be taken off the shelf and used, over and over again, for that is when my art is most effective.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Big Kickoff to Summer Arts art show
April 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 11:00:00 PM
Business Name Art Emergency
Business Website
Business Location 721 E. 9th st
Lawrence, Ks 66044
United States


Cross your fingers for good weather! Aprils Final Friday is our Big Kickoff to Summer Arts art show. Three live bands on our outdoor stage starting with the great local group The Brody Buster Band 6pm-7pm, The Eugenes 7:30-8:30 and The Fitts of Fire 8:30-…
Huge local artist showing! Live print making, live blacksmithing and live rock carving will inspire you to want to become an artist. Displayed works include Nick Schmiedeler’s Sculptures, Theresa Shelter Logans mixed media and Cade Cranstons original celebrity charcoal portraits plus many more. A hand painted TeePee full of Native American art will cover the front lawn. Hungry? Did I mention Draskos Food Truck will be here for late night eats at 9pm. Check out all that Lawrence has to offer on Final Friday but be sure to see us at the greatest warehouse art gallery in town!



Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Drawings by Dustin Sypher
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Culinaria Food and Wine
Business Website http://www.culinariafoodandwine.com
Business Location 512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


Join us for Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club and see the amazing drawings of local Artist-Blacksmith, Dustin Sypher.

Artist Statement: In the years since I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas in Sculpture, I have steadily worked toward my dream of working in the arts through the medium of steel and iron using old blacksmithing methods. I also explore color, movement, organic, geometric, and figurative images on paper using pastels and pencils and in encaustics as well.

We’ll be serving Appetizers, Salad, Entrees, Sweets & Beverages.

Culinaria Food and Wine – 512 East 9th Street – 5-9 pm


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * See/Saw Film Festival (Free / Public Event)
Month * April
Starting Time 6:30:00 PM
Business Name See/Saw Film Festival
Business Website http://www.seesawfilmfest.com
Business Location Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm. 521 1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KANSAS 66046
United States


Join us at the Lawrence Public Library on April 24, 25 and 26 (Fri-Sun) for a free Film Festival with a fantastic line-up of feature-length, documentaries, animation, and shorts. The films we have selected come from all over the world including the United States, China, Israel, India, Ireland… with a small selection of short films produced by Van Go Youth and the Lawrence Arts Center. The purpose of this film festival is to exhibit the untold or hidden stories that many children and young people experience, or keep silent, growing up in the 21st century. On Friday April 24, our festival opens with a beautiful animation film from Ireland, “Song of the Sea”. This film is suitable for all ages, and uses the mythical stories of the Irish ‘Selkie’ or seal people to capture a coming-of-age narrative about a boy and his sister who lose their mother and face all kinds of adventures alone. This film was recently nominated for an Oscar. A panel of children will discuss the film after the screening. Please arrive early as seating is first-come-first-served and space is limited. For a full line-up of festival films please see our program at: http://seesawfilmfest.com/program/


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Inside Out
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Percolator
Business Website
Business Location 913 Rhode Island, Look for the green awnings in the alley between the Lawrence Art Center and Ninth Street.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


With over six hundred portraits and stories celebrating all things artistic in Lawrence, this participatory art project will hit the streets April Final Friday!

The faces of Lawrence Inside Out will go up in many, many locations, too many locations to list! Start out by exploring the Percolator, the Lawrence Public Library, the Lawrence Arts Center, Van-Go Mobile Arts, the Watkins Museum of History, the Lawrence Creates Makerspace, and the Warehouse Arts District.

Do YOU want to help make the exhibition a reality? Want to learn how to wheat paste and put up portraits? Look for an upcoming workshop/show installation at the Percolator with wheat-paste artist extraordinaire/Lawrence Arts Center printmaking resident Tonja Torgerson. April 19, 3-5 pm at the Perc!

A huge thank you to everyone who has participated and supported this year long community process.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * OBSERVATION: OPTIMYSTIC :: Jeremy Rockwell
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website
Business Location 6 E. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States



This new work evolved from a previous series on canvas that explored optical illusion and perspective, capturing the relationship between observer and art/artist. The forms, initially rendered in 2D, took on an organic, sculptural life of their own, becoming the simple building block to create larger shapes and ideas. A diversion into mathematical mysticism, these pieces represent a feedback loop, in a sense – repeated, geometric patterns, that are self-similar and familiar, natural and dynamic.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Creates “Inside/Out” & Poetry Showcase
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.com
Business Location 512 E. 9th St. (9th & New Jersey, NW cor.)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


Final Friday this month features Rachael Perry’s Lawrence “Inside/Out” portrait project, a poetry showcase with projected slideshows, and no shortage of art! Music, food, and drinks to partake, art and gadgets to marvel, brought to you by members of the makerspace.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Wonder Fair Presents: Joe Pera Talks You To Sleep (a late night comedy performance event)
Starting Time 11:00:00 PM
Ending Time 1:00:00 AM
Business Name Wonder Fair
Business Website http://www.wonderfair.com
Business Location 803 1/2 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


This month Wonder Fair will open up its secret patio to host a free event in partnership with the first annual Riptide Comedy Festival.

After nightfall, bring your own sleeping bag and snuggle up under the moonlight on our turf-clad patio. Bedtime begins at 11pm with the soothing sounds of local electronic musician Narkalark. Performances by deadpan comedians Tom Larkin and James Austin Johnson will follow, before our featured event: “Joe Pera Talks you to Sleep”.

“Laughs and nice dreams are the aims of this performance piece show by comedian Joe Pera. Featuring low-key jokes and calm stories, the performance will be like listening to Garrison Keillor but actually funny but not so funny that you don’t mind falling asleep in the middle.”

Your bedtime schedule:

11:00pm– Live Music by Narkalark (Lawrence); Cookies and Milk available at moon bar
11:30pm– Comedian Tom Larkin (Kansas City)
11:45pm– Comedian James Austin Johnson (Los Angeles)
12:00pm– Comedian Joe Pera (New York; Comedy Central)

FREE, all ages. BYO Pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag. Pajamas welcome. A midnight snack bar (cash/credit/donation) will be open to serve Cookies, Milk, and other libations. Cookies baked locally by Apple of My Pie Bakery. Sorry, guests will not be allowed to sleep through the evening on the Wonder Fair patio, and will be woken gently at the end of the performance to return to their beds.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Angela Lowe
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Ten Thousand Villages Lawrence
Business Website http://facebook.com/tenthousandvillageslawrence
Business Location 835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


Angela Lowe has had an “artist’s eye” from childhood capturing candid expressions of people and compositions of natural beauty. “Growing up in colorful Colorado, natural beauty was on full array throughout the seasons,” Angela states. Her curious creative perspective persisted and earned her a Bachelor of Arts degree.
“My life’s calling has been manifested in various ministry settings, yet I have always been able to express myself in a creative way using my art education background. My passion for creativity is expressed in my gardening, home interior designs, crafts and photography. It is my therapy especially after a long day or night at LMH where I am the Coordinator of Spiritual Care / Staff Chaplain.”

Her photography exhibit will feature collage photos with different local themes – Jayhawks, gardens, flowers, farmers market, bicycles.

Angela is on the Board of Directors for Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work will be donated to Ten Thousand Villages, Lawrence.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * 365: From Kansas to the Caribbean, New Works by Ann Dean
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


Artist Ann Dean’s photographs capture a range of moments from straightforward beauty to surrealist flashes within everyday life. She will discuss her exhibition of new work on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Tami Clark | Plaster and Wax
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Essential Goods
Business Website http://www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Business Location 825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk we will feature work by Lawrence artist Tami Clark. Please join us at the opening reception for her show Plaster and Wax at Essential Goods on Friday April 24th from 5 to 9 pm. Come meet the artist and check out her new work!

About the Artist

Tami Clark is a mixed media artist and youth director in Lawrence, KS. She experimented with many different mediums until she discovered that she could use all of her favorites when working in assemblage and mixed media. She enjoys working with plaster, encaustic painting and found objects and loves to go on hunts for the rusty treasures she uses in her work. Tami has started an after-school art program in her church and loves watching the faces of her teenage students as they discover new techniques and realize they have what it takes to be called a true artist. We all do, we just have to find our path.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS: Resident Exhibition and Open Studios
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Studios
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com/
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


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
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck​
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
​Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

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/rehearsal 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 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, 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.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * INSIDE/OUTSIDE New Works by Peter Thompson and Rick Mitchell
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


Rick Mitchell

The images I’ve contributed to this exhibition were made over the course of four years and in a variety of locations and circumstances. I am attracted to subjects when the light reveals them in a compelling way– not merely by making them visible but by displaying their physical attributes to the fullest. Thus, a view of the Grand Canyon, a neon sign or markings on a studio wall are all equal as content in my mind, and equally available to an optimum visual experience. There are two portraits among this group, both made of my oldest son, Adam, in the Wakarusa Wetlands just prior to the beginning of construction of a controversial highway bypass. While these images may capture aspects of my son’s character, for me they are also lamentations for land and habitat that are being overwhelmed by human development. The portraits suggest a prayerful valediction in response to a rupture in our relationship with the living world. They also allegorize an inner-seeking that, if practiced, could enhance understanding of our moral obligation to that world. In light of frequent exploitations of Nature that threaten even our own existence, it would seem that, as a species, our hold on sanity is tenuous.


Peter Thompson

In my photographs, I am motivated by the same issues of form, structure, light and color that have occupied me for nearly 50 years of teaching and making drawings and paintings. I would like to emphasize that I have little interest in subject matter per se, and don’t share photography’s current infatuation with ‘the mundane’. I am obsessed with seeing and with making pictures, however, and my circumstances certainly would be described as ordinary.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Elizabeth Rowley
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SeedCo Satellite at 840 Mass.
Business Website
Business Location 840 Mass St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


Lawrence artist Elizabeth Rowley obtained her BFA in Painting and Drawing at Wichita State University. Her work has been represented in regional and national juried shows. Elizabeth is a resident artist at SeedCo Studios in the Warehouse Arts District (Lawrence, KS). She is represented by The Gallery at Artworks (Wichita, KS).

“The Deconstructive Series” is a new body of mixed media work. Rowley’s process involves reconstructing the space with mixed media and torn canvas. After the spaces are created, the texture is built up with paint and other materials.

***Special thanks to Jason Peters and Yantra***


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lori Gustafson – Portraits in Oil
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus
Business Website
Business Location 624 N 2nd St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


Lori B. Gustafson
Artist Statement

My inspiration as an artist is born out of my passion for teaching,
observation of life and love of story. However, I believe that works of art are much more than expression. Art is communication. It is a visual language that transcends barriers created by geography,
politics, race, gender and society. Art has great power to influence.
To be an artist brings with it tremendous and powerful responsibility
and must be used as an unselfish discipline.

To be an artist, for me personally, it is not possible to separate the art from teaching. I feel, as an artist, that my calling is to ultimately
show others a pathway to simply see more.


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Spring Profusion”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name EXTRA VIRGIN
Business Website http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com
Business Location 937 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


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. http://www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, http://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. http://www.laurieculling.com, http://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. http://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.
Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com


Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Local Film “From Ashes to Immortality”
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Global Cafe
Business Website http://www.globalcafelawrence.com
Business Location 820 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


Sneak peek and informational session for a local film that is currently in production. Written and produced by Lawrencian Eric Hyde. Final Friday exhibit will feature a projector running clips, trailers and filmed rehearsals from the movie. Actors will be in house for a meet and greet to answer questions and give insights into their roles.



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