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—as all 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.
Events for October 30th, 2015
5:00 until 9:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)
Final Fridays are made possible by support from the City of Lawrence
|FORMER BORDERS BUILDING (700 New Hampshire St.)
A Series of Fortunate Events – Group Exhibition
Bill Kutilek is a Lawrence artist who received his BFA in ceramics and glass from KU. He went on to study Kiln Casting at Pilchuck Glass School and Bullseye Glass. Bill has been creating kiln cast, glass sculptures in his rural Douglas County studio for the last 15 years. He is inspired by local geology and the landscapes of the Southwest and seeks abstraction rather than trying to recreate what nature presents. Kiln casting is a multi step, time consuming process so Bill began making abstract paintings about four years ago as a vehicle to more spontaneous art.
Jo Renfro is a lifelong Lawrencian, which probably has helped develop her love for the quirky and colorful. She works in 2D and 3D, but the common thread is positivity. Jo likes her art to induce smiling. Whether it is a humorous poster or card or a piece made out of repurposed objects, she tries to make it fun, colorful and whimsical.
John Sebelius is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker from Lawrence who holds an M.F.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Kansas and a B.F.A. in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sebelius’s work has been featured in: Harper’s, Express, DETAILS, Review, CNN, Aspen Daily News, The Washington Post, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. John has shown work in Gallery Two of Sydney, Australia, Woods-Gerry Gallery in Providence, RI, Kansas City Artists Coalition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vermont Studio Center and had a solo exhibition at the Gonzo Museum in Aspen, CO. Sebelius was named the Best Artist of 2012, 2014, and 2015 by Lawrence Journal-World
Teresa Treanor grew up in Lawrence and started painting about three years ago. She started with colored ink on Yupo and created many colorful inkscapes. Teresa is still doing ink but has recently taken up abstract acrylic painting. She spends her time painting in her garage and basement. She gets inspiration mainly from the desert in Arizona, likes to use bright colors and says she doesn’t know what the piece will look like until she decides it’s finished.
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 has 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, the beautiful colors of the southwest and the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.
Stan Herd is from Protection, Kansas and resides in Lawrence. Stan is an American crop artist and painter who creates images, or earthworks, on large areas of land, especially in Kansas. His work is sometimes called living sculpture. He plots his designs and then executes them by planting, mowing, and sometimes burning, or plowing the land.
Two of Herd’s first Kansas installations were the 160-acre portraits of Kiowa War Chief Satanta (1981) and Will Rogers (1983). These artworks can be seen in Herd’s 1994 book on crop art. He is associated with the Prairie Renaissance Movement.
Herd’s website includes photos of his work and a list of some of the media coverage of his various projects, including an article in Smithsonian magazine and National Geographic’s World magazine (1988).
Herd made several trips to Havana to create Rosa Blanca in 2001, an image of a white rose in honor of the 19th-century Cuban poet José Martí.
Herd’s work has been seen on CBS Sunday Morning; Fox Television’s Breakfast Time; Dateline NBC; CNN News; ABC’s Good Morning America; and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.
Lori Norwood is a Lawrence sculptor and a former world class pentathlete who won this year’s Phoenix Award for Visual Arts. Norwood was among five local artists this year to win a Phoenix Award, which recognizes outstanding artistic achievement in the Lawrence community.
Tom Waller is an artist from Lawrence whose motto is: “One man’s junk is another man’s gold.” Tom has made art out of ” junk” since 1969 using small metal objects; nuts, bolts, screws, springs, old typewriter parts, etc. Tom taught and coached at Lawrence High School for many years retiring in 1995.
Cy Fillmore is a self taught sculptor who has been working in wood and steel for more than 20 years. His works include wood sculpture, African Drums, Wood/Steel combination sculpture, and his favorite; Turned Sculpture. Cy’s claim to fame was the creation of the Kansas City Chiefs “Game Drum” which is played before each home game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Clyde Fillmore was a General Contractor and Bridge Carpenter until he retired 10 years ago. Since then he has been spending his time in his home shop learning about the lathe and repairing antique furniture. He will be displaying some of his finely turned creations including solid and segmented turnings.
|THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
Pour Over: New works by Jeromy Morris
Jeromy Morris has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from the University of Kansas. He is a founding member of Fresh Produce Art Collective, Cider Gallery Curator and Director at SeedCo Studios. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections. Jeromy lives and works in East Lawrence, KS.
Morris is constantly finding new techniques to express his creativity through multiple mediums. He fuses together process to “build moods” using, acrylic, toner transfers, spray paint and epoxy on panel. Inspired by chaos and the mundane, he seeks out subtleties and embraces the accidental. Morris’ work deals with, interactions and happenings relating to, consumerism and advertising, urban ruins and type decay, nature vs. industry and the equilibrium and fusion thereof. www.jeromymorris.com
|DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS STUDIO (824-1/2 Massachusetts)
Trip the light fantastic upstairs into a magical space that is just as interesting as what the artists are showing. Traci Bunkers and Uncle Andy have come together to wow you with their visual magical mystery treats with a wide range of art and inexpensive gifts. Eye candy à go-go makes it definitely worth the trip upstairs.
Don’t pass up this opportunity to experience and purchase the artwork by Traci Bunkers & Uncle Andy. 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-dyed 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!
|ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)
Jerod Barker | Shining
For our October Final Friday Artwalk, Essential Goods is excited to exhibit new artwork by artist Jerod Barker. Please join us at his opening reception on Friday, October 30th from 5 to 9 pm to meet the artist and enjoy his new work.
About the artist: I am an illustrator and designer interested in mythology, forces of nature and the human perspective. Inspired by music and traditional printing methods, I try to grab attention and convey emotion with color and graphic detail. When I’m not making posters or patterns, I’m enjoying the outdoors, attending local events and traveling.
Jarod’s work will be up through November 24th.
|EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING SHOP (937 Mass. St.)
Autumn Leaves – Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr and Madeline Tollefson (Show runs through November 24, 2015)
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, http://www.lawrenceartguild.org
Leta Strom – During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta 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 spec ial 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
Madeline Tollefson began painting in watercolor in 1990, to fill the void when 4 children and 3 foster children began college or married life, and to renew an interest pursued before her marriage. She has studied continuously with Ellen Duncan (KWS, CWS, AWS) of Lecompton, Kansas. She paints weekly with the ‘Tuesday Artists”, also at Lecompton. She maintains a private home studio. Additionally, she has studied in workshops presented by Doug Walton, Tony Couch, Eric Wiegardt and Karlyn Holman, and numerous others. Goals are to glorify God and give joy with her watercolors, and to encourage others to pursue art at any age. Dreams include being a credit to her great-aunt, Fern Coppedge, who before her death in 1955 was a charter member of the ‘Philadelphia Ten’ women impressionists group. Madeline’s paintings hang in several private homes and in area businesses. www.bymadeline.com, www.artprintexpress.com/artist-Madeline-Tollefson-33.html
|HENRY’S ON EIGHTH STREET (11 East 8th St.) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
|| Achromatic Cohesion || HANG12 Collective ||
Henry’s is ecstatic to team up with The Lawrence Arts Center this month, presenting the collective show, Achromatic Cohesion, curated and hung by the HANG12 Collective.
HANG12 is a collective of emerging artists that curate, create, and hang a gallery show each month for Final Fridays. HANG12 aims to share underrepresented viewpoints and act as an integral part of the local art scene. For this month’s show, Achromatic Cohesion, artists had to create 4 small cohesive black and white panels or 1 large black and white panel.
Join us for our opening at Henry’s Coffeehouse for October’s Final Friday from 5-9pm. Before the opening, HANG12 invites you to attend their check presentation party at the Lawrence Arts Center from 5-6pm celebrating their recent grant award of $75,000 from State Farm Insurance; snacks and drinks will be provided. Achromatic Cohesion will remain up at Henry’s for the month of November leading up to the next month’s show.
|LAWRENCE COMMUNITY PHOTO STUDIO (720 E 9th St., Suite 6)
Halloween Party at the Lawrence Community Photo Studio
Come for a new showing of Local Photographers work and have your pictures taken (costumes recommended but not required). Come by to see this unique new addition to the 9th street Arts district scene.
|MANA BAR (1111 Massachusetts St.) 6:00 TO 9:00 P.M.
NATURE/FORM | works by Rebecca Dreyfus
“Growing up in Kansas, I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship between nature and industrialization, and how it seems as though there is this constant battle between which one will outgrow the other. In the Fall of 2012, I began photographing textures found in nature as well as skyscrapers in Kansas City and Chicago. I paired the opposing negatives together in the darkroom to create double exposures to abstract the form and visually show the struggle nature and industrialization have between eachother.” http://rebeccadreyfus.me/
We will be joined by SOLLUS (KC), who will be playing a set beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The ensemble SOLLUS, founded in 2015 by Rev. William Ellis Bradley and consisting of Joey Watson and J Ashley Miller, employs William’s solar-powered flutes (sollusflutes) as a means to emphasize the universal language of waveforms through long-tone compositions based on the orbital patterns of our solar system. www.reverendwilliamellisbradley.com/SOLLUS
|PERCOLATOR ART SPACE (913 Rhode Island) 6:30 to 10:00 P.M.|
The Print Show 2
Final Friday at the Percolator Art Space is the opening Print Show 2! We will have local, regional and national printmakers representing the many styles and exploration of printing. Last year over fifty artists participated twice that many pieces of art, large and small displayed on that stormy night. We hope to have such a turnout again (minus the thunderstorm )! We will have music, food, drinks so come by everyone and put a flower in your hair and be with friends!
The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. LCAVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing new art and cultural events to audiences in Lawrence and Douglas County Kansas. The Percolator is a community-based exhibition and performance space accessible to all members of the community. The Percolator is located at 913 Rhode Island, in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings. The gallery space is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 pm.
|PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)|
October Final Friday at Phoenix Gallery
Join us at the Phoenix Gallery from 5-9 PM this Final Friday to view paintings throughout the gallery by local artist Janey Greene, jewelry by Heather Duris and rockabilly/blues sensation Marvin and Cathy Hunt. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Janey Greene is a self-taught artist who discovered her love of art as a child. She began by making pencil drawings with her grandfather. She has since dabbled in charcoal drawing, batik, and jewelry making before settling on acrylic painting as her true passion.
Ms. Greene began teaching for Lawrence Public Schools as a first grade teacher in 1990. She introduced her young students to many talented artists through children’s literature. The vibrant, colorful work of illustrators such as Eric Carle and James Marshall influenced her work.
Since retiring from teaching in 2010, Ms. Greene devotes her time and energy to developing her modern, abstract style. Her work is characterized by clean lines, bold colors and a touch of whimsy.
Ms. Greene lives with her husband in Baldwin City, Kansas and works from her home studio. Her work is often on display at local business and galleries. She also participates in regional art shows.
Heather Duris is a painter and jewelry artist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Kansas with a Minor in Art History. Heather has participated in local art shows with her abstract oil paintings, and also works on commission.
Heather finds inspiration in the beauty of the prairie and in the stories that take place here. One of her favorite quotes is from Parra-Wa-Samen (Ten Bears), Yamparika Comanche: “I was born upon the prairie, where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun”.
In 2014, Heather purchased a jewelry business and began making hand-stamped personalized jewelry and some bead work. She incorporates a touch of whimsy in her stamped jewelry with fun quotes and playful imagery. She enjoys doing custom work as well as repairing jewelry. Most of her jewelry work is done in sterling silver, copper, pewter, and stainless steel. She lives in Lawrence with her husband, two daughters and her lovable English Setter.
Marvin and Cathy Hunt will be providing our music for the evening. This Lawrence duo plays jump blues and rockabilly music, with great vocals, a guitar and fun lyrics!
|PHOENIX UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)
For this month’s Final Friday Art Walk at Phoenix Underground we are excited to exhibit new work by Jeannie Foster. The exhibition will be up through November 25, 2015.
Jeannie Foster is a self-taught artist living in the Kansas City area. Starting at an early age, Jeannie was provided invaluable instruction, guidance and support by her mother, also a Kansas City based artist, Mary Lou McLagan. For her paintings, Jeannie finds her subject matters by seeking out unexpected points of views, hidden gems waiting to be discovered, or even overlooked objects from our everyday routine. Oftentimes, she finds her inspiration in small towns, back alleys and remote roads, just to name a few. After finding her composition Jeannie’s goal is to create a painting that emulates the same feeling of excitement, discovery and fascination she felt when searching for her subject. This is reflected vividly through her use of vibrant colors and is also the first step Jeannie tackles in her paintings. After she has applied a decent amount of color she uses it to build forms, often utilizing complementary colors and glazes that she can layer to change perspectives. Jeannie participates in local, regional and national art events and her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Asia.
|SEVEN EAST 7TH (7 East 7th St.) 5:00 TO 8:00 P.M.
A series of watercolor paintings of the moon in its phases, including the recent “bloodmoon.”
|TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)
Carlin Francis with UPAVIM Crafts
Carlin Francis is a Lawrence native and graduate of Lawrence High School and is working with UPAVIM Crafts in Guatemala with a focus on funding, grant writing, and teacher training. She will be displaying and selling handmade crafts from the women of UPAVIM Crafts, a fair trade cooperative.
UPAVIM is an acronym for Unidas Para Vivir Mejor, “United For A Better Life.” This group of women lives in a squatter community named La Esperanza (“Hope”) on the outskirts of Guatemala City. Before being accepted as a working member of the cooperative, each woman must complete 32 volunteer hours. As a member, she must continue to volunteer two hours per week. For these women artisans, craft work is fit into a daily routine of child care, housework and volunteering in other programs at the UPAVIM community center. In addition to personal income, the artisans use money from the sales of handicrafts to run a Montessori Infant Education Center and Alternative Elementary School.
In 1989, UPAVIM was organized to offer much needed health and educational services within this community, where many families had fled from Guatemala’s civil war and overpopulation in the capital city. Since then, the organization has grown to include income generation programs, including handicraft training and production, a bakery, a soy product production, medical clinic, pharmacy, medical laboratory, growth monitoring program and tutoring program for families with limited choices.
All money raised during this event will go directly to supporting the women of UPAVIM Crafts. Please come lend your support.
|WATKINS MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts Street) 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Shared Spirits: Exploring Dia de los Muertos
Description: Shared Spirits: Exploring Dias de los Muertos examines the partnership between the Watkins Museum of History and the Spencer Museum of Art to preserve and share artifacts related to Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. Presented in conjunction with the Spencer Art Museum’s At Large programming, this exhibit traces the origins of the Day of the Dead artifacts, their cultural significance, and how the artifacts have been shared with the Lawrence community. Shared Spirits: Exploring Dias de los Muertos will be on display October 5 – November 30, 2015.
At our Final Friday event, we’ll have a talk by staff of the Spencer, chips and queso provided by the Salty Iguana, and a chance to decorate sugar skulls!
Where: Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 5-8 PM
|GRIFFITH PAYMENTS + HARBORTOUCH (801-1/2 Massachusetts St., Suite 2) 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fashion IS Art // The Little Black |Bra| Dress
Dress inspired by Moschino 1988 : : Handmade by Ann Brownfield
Moschino produced amusing clothes that parodied the mores of the fashion industry and its customers. He worked for Gianni Versache & Cadette
The ‘Bra’ dress is offered as a display donation for Final Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lawrence from fashion designer Ann Brownfield : :
|THEATRE LAWRENCE (4660 Bauer Farm Dr.) 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.
A Festival of Magic & Mystery!!
Magicians and story tellers from 5-9pm
Inside the building five designated areas will highlight the talents of magicians and storytellers.
Four additional rooms will feature areas for shorter rotating magical segments including comedy, illusions and tricks. One room will feature seldom seen up-close-and-personal magic, and another room will specialize in magic for children and teach a few tricks. The storytelling room for youngsters features stories with shadow puppetry activities.
Tom Burgoon: A dynamic, polished professional, Tom has been practicing magic for our four decades. Tom has delighted audiences in all 50 states, cruise lines, major hotels and even for President George W. Bush. He is a repeat performer on the Fox TV series Masters of Illusion and has performed with great comedians such as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Sinbad and Sam Kenison.
Korso: Whether because of his quick and witty comedy or his mesmerizing magic and Never a Dull Moment motto, audiences will love this Kansas City award winning entertainer. who performs throughout the area, including the KC Fringe Festival, Starlight Theatre and the Sprint Center.
Including Big Boyz BBQ Catering with specialty tacos from their food truck, as well as J. Smith Concessions. Other partners include Sprouts, with special candy treats, US Toy, Pinot’s Palette and the Society of American Magicians, (SAM) Assembly #38.
Pumpkin contest open to the public:
|HANK CHARCUTERIE (1900 Mass)
Katie Schaefer, landscape oil paintings.
The objective of this collection is to alter the perception that Kansas is a mundane and flat state. Through color, light, and movement, I aim to capture a particular moment in time on the Eastern Kansas prairie. To achieve this effect, I immerse myself in nature and work with oil paints en plein air: a process that is equally as important as the finished product.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
|CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)
Reinventing The Wheel: New Works by Matt Ridgway
Matt Ridgway’s artwork represents a counterpoise through opposing extremes. His drawing and sculpture, at times geometric and abstract, other times bursting with loaded imagery of a personal or sociological nature, reflects an ongoing attempt to reconcile two seemingly disparate aspects of his consciousness. In the artists own words: “Consciousness goes through cycles just as nature and the planets do. My own conscious fascinations cycle between an obsession over temporal or personal matters and an exploration of the metaphysical structures that hold it all together. At times I have held to the rigid ideals that art is meant for self-expression or that art is better suited to enact social change or that art is truly meant for unraveling the mysteries of the universe. The real beauty of art is that it can be all of those things, and much more. My whole life is about understanding and reconciling these extremes in order to find a healthy balance between them.”
Ridgway’s current works in ink on paper and carved wood attempt a fusion between these subjects by juxtaposing explorations of numerology and sacred geometry with personal history and social criticism. By using the circle as a template and symmetry as a guide (but not a rule), these divergent themes are presented as a single body of work representing harmony in balance. Ridgway currently lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas. www.ridgwayink.com
|SEEDCO STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)
/Light: New Works by SeedCo Resident Artists
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 18 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 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 med ia, 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.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE
|THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street) 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Deborah Bettinger has been a choreographer and ballet instructor in the Lawrence area for thirty years. Twenty-two of the years she taught, choreographed and produced shows such as The Kansas Nutcracker for the Lawrence Arts Center.
She was the Artistic Director of the Lawrence Ballet Ensemble for twenty-five years. She choreographed and produced hundreds of ballets and musicals. A frequent student of art classes she has painted has for years.
Raised in a military family, she developed a strong wanderlust. Traveling the world, the nation and the state she paints her experiences and impressions of the landscapes in her world.
Painting Kansas landscape has filled out the last couple of years, Jefferson County, Kansas has been a constant source of inspiration and material.
Watercolor is her medium of choice, plein air is her preferred method. Oils follow the trail of watercolors, always looking for towards a method to portray the beauty of the plains and the world that surrounds her child and grandchild.
|EAGLE’S REST (642A Locust Street)
Come see Gregory Thomas’ fabulous oil paintings including some new paintings of sunflowers! Eagles Rest will also be holding a silent auction for a sofa proceeds to be donated to the Willow House. Drinks and snacks!
|TOOTER AND TILLAYE’S HOME GOODS (644 Locust Street)
The Featured Artist is the Late Jerrold Carton, (1947-2009), recognized as one of Missouri’s top 50 Artists. His styles include realism, impressionism, surrealism and sculpture. His favorite medium was oil on canvas. His wife Jeanne Carton, who now resides in Lawrence is offering his first posthumous showing for this Final Friday Art Walk and evening event at Tooter and Tillaye’s Home Goods. Some of Jerrolds’ pieces will be for sale.