Final Friday: Sept 30, 2016

28 09 2016

5:00 until 9:00 pm (unless otherwise noted)

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

Here’s a quick list of participating venues in alphabetical order with further details below:

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St)

https://www.facebook.com/ArtEmergency/

Dennis Maygers & Charles Higginson

Dennis Maygers and Charles Higginson perform an eclectic mix of old R&B, classic country, bayou blues, and great rock tunes old and new. Both gentlemen have been active in the local music scene for years, but only recently decided to combine their talents, their love of old instruments, and a willingness to try just about any musical style. Higginson, who studied guitar under his friend and mentor, Bill Crahan, is best known for his work in the Uptown Mandolin Quartet. Maygers has played in local rock bands for years going all the way back to the Bluethings in the early 70’s to the fun-packed surf band Blue Wave. He has recently been performing with Steve Strickland, a singer/songwriter from Ottawa. This fun, toe-tapping duet includes Maygers on bass, Higginson on guitar, and both on vocals.

BE MOVED STUDIO (2 East 7th Street, upstairs) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://www.bemovedstudio.com/

“Les Femmes de la Terre” (Women of the Earth”) paintings by Mishea Obiji. With DJ dizzy b. The title of this show connects th content of Mishea’s paintings to her creative process, which involves using sand as a stencil. The sand and the other natural materials, such as feathers and snakeskins, are representatives of Earth’s treasures, as are Women.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://www.facebook.com/TheBourgeoisPig

MAN/APE?

MAN/APE? is a collaborative project with the photography of Adam Smith and drawings by Adam Lott. This is not their first collaboration.

Adam Lott

Stationary Cartoonist

I’m the man (duh)

Adam Smith

Traveling photographer

I’m the ape (obvs)

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

FRAGMENTS // Paintings by Susan Grace and Photography by Kyle Batson

Opening Reception: September 30th, FINAL FRIDAYS 5-9pm (*cash bar*)

Susan Grace is a painter whose work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the U.S., such as ARC Gallery, Chicago; Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, GA; World Trade Center, New Orleans; Kirkpatrick Center Museum Complex, Oklahoma City; Wichita Art Museum, KS; Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI; The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green; and Riverside Art Museum, CA. She has received numerous awards for her work. Although she studied painting informally in Athens, Greece, her academic background is primarily in literature and theater, and she taught courses in modern American and European literature in universities in the U.S. and Greece before becoming a full-time painter. Her study of literature continues to inspire and influence her paintings.

“Poets and artists express a view of the world as a collage of passing fragments. There is no bigger picture or a linear logic here, only transitory images and words, seen as if rushing past the windows of a train.”

― Ugo Rondinone (artist)

In my paintings I explore issues related to disintegration, disorientation, instability, and attempts to communicate using some kind of written sign, including text translations, asemic writing, and pictographic scripts. From shifting perceptions, unreliable memories, and vague intentions and impulses we construct an identity and a personal and sometimes briefly shared narrative of the past and a possible future. Most of my influences come from literature, and two authors I often turn to for inspiration are Thomas Pynchon and Samuel Beckett. These are some of the passages and lines that influence my current work:

“She could, at this stage of things, recognize signals like that, as the epileptic is said to—an odor, color, pure piercing grace note announcing his seizure. Afterward it is only this signal, really dross, this secular announcement, and never what is revealed during the attack, that he remembers. Oedipa wondered whether, at the end of this (if it were supposed to end), she too might not be left with only compiled memories of clues, announcements, intimations, but never the central truth itself, which must somehow each time be too bright for her memory to hold; which must always blaze out, destroying its own message irreversibly, leaving an overexposed blank when the ordinary world came back.” ― Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)

“Where now? Who now? When now?”

― Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable (1953, trans. Patrick Bowles)

“Shall I project a world?” ― Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)

Kyle Batson is a humanist photographer based in Lawrence. His work focuses on capturing emotion and movement in candid moments from people all over the world.

I shoot moments. Unposed, and in most cases, without the subject knowing I was there. Each of these moments is unique to a specific time and place. But there is a universality in specificity. Photography has a direct and visceral way of connecting us to people we will never meet in places we will never visit. Each of these moments are fragments of larger stories which remain a mystery forever.

THE COMMONS – SPOONER HALL, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (1340 Jayhawk Blvd.)
4:00 to 7:30 P.M.
www.ecmku.orgTrans/forming Activist Media in the AmericasTrans/forming Activist Media in the Americas brings together an interdisciplinary group of activist media producers and scholars from across North America to explore this research question: How are current activist movements in the Americas transformed by migrations, of people and ideas, across new media forms and modalities?

The events will include screenings of activist documentaries; a discussion and performance by Bocafloja; an exhibit and workshops on the production and meaning of public art, led by Gregg Deal and Kai Barrow; two roundtable dialogues among activists and artists on media and migration in their work, including KU faculty (Elizabeth Esch, David Roediger, and Robert Warrior); and a closing keynote by Maurice Rafael Magaña (University of Arizona).

Trans/forming Activist Media in the Americas, convened by Joo Ok Kim (American Studies), Joshua Miner (Film & Media Studies), Christopher Perreira (American Studies), and Magalí Rabasa (Lewis & Clark College), is a Commons Starter Grant Project, co-sponsored by the Center for Migration Research.

DIANA DUNKLEY/STUDIO 3D (1019 Delaware Street)

https://www.facebook.com/Diana-Dunkley-at-Studio-3D-467376586774412/

Ann Kuckelman Cobb-New Work

Ann Kuckelman Cobb is a long time Lawrence artist who works in several mediums, but primarily watercolor. Ann has been invited to show her new work at Diana Dunkley’s spacious Studio 3D in the Warehouse Arts District on September 30 Final Friday. This will be a one night only event, so plan to be there!

The show includes watercolors, prints, willow sculptures and work-in-progress illustrations for a children’s book–a first effort in this direction for Ann!

There will also be notecards of some of Ann’s Secret Life of Stones series for sale, and some of the original “Stones” pieces will be part of the show.

Preview earlier work at www.annkuckelmancobb.com

ECCENTRICITY (716 Massachusetts)

https://www.facebook.com/Eccentricity-A-Unique-Boutique/

Regine Benalcaza

Eccentricity is featuring Artist Regine Benalcazar for Final Fridays in the month of September! Regine has drawn, painted, and made crafts all her life. To find the time to ‘seriously’ paint has been a dream, unfulfilled, throughout her professional life. This dream has finally come true. Born in Switzerland in 1943 Regine studied medicine in Geneva and Zuerich. She moved to the US at the age of 30 to study, practice, and teach adult, child, and adolescent psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry & Clinic. In 1974 she married Becquer Benalcazer in Topeka where they resided until her retirement in 2001. She then lived with her husband in Paris and Fukuoka, Japan and traveled extensively also taking courses of art and sculpting. Regine returned to Lawrence in 2003 with her husband, 2 grown children, and 6 grandchildren and now gets to fulfill her dream of being an artist!

THE ENCLAVE, NORTH LAWRENCE ARTISTS COLLABORATIVE STUDIO (628 N 2nd St ) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

https://www.facebook.com/EnclaveKS/?fref=ts

The Enclave Final Fridays Over the Bridge – Open Studios

The Enclave continues to provide Final Fridays enthusiat

ist with a North Lawrence venue that can serve as either a starting point for your evening, or the spot to wrap things up if you are so inclined.

The artists that inhabit the space, of which there are four at this time, are eclectic in their styles and always eager to have new eyes visiting.

We look forward to seeing both new and old visitors for this Event.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

Jason Jones | Altered Thrift Store Art

Essential Goods is excited to present “Altered Thrift Store Art” by artist Jason Jones! Please join us opening night on Friday, September 30th from 5pm to 9 pm to see a collection of recent works by Jason. His original works will only be up for one evening, so we hope to see you at his opening reception!

About The Artist

Back in 2011, artist Jason Jones randomly painted a robot on an old print that he bought at a thrift store. His original intention was to only use the frame, but that day he decided to salvage the print too. Ever since then, he has been painting on all kinds of thrift store art. Whether a vintage print or an original painting, Jones alters each one by hand painting on the piece, matching the color palette and the style of the original while adding his own twist to the discarded artwork.

Jones lives in Fayetteville, AR with his lovely family. Learn more and see all of his work by visiting ArtistJasonJones.com or find him on Instagram under @artistjasonjones.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING SHOP (937 Mass. St.)

http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com

August Palette

VICKI VORMEHR Vicki Vormehr is a highly sought after artist from the Midwest. Her dedication to photo-realistic quality, and mastering the subtle change of light in her work, set her apart from all other artists in her field. Vicki graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Vicki’s paintings have achieved international attention and award winning acclaim. Vicki’s subjects include paintings of scenes on college campuses, Western art, motorcycle themes, landscapes, pet portraits and artwork to decorate children’s rooms. Vicki uses the finest professional quality paints and canvases for her paintings. Vicki has done watercolor paintings her whole life but has enjoyed trying other mediums including oils. She has taken oil painting classes at the Kansas City Art Institute and has enjoyed painting many canvases in a variety of subject matter. One of the most popular paintings are the custom pet port raits. W ith warmth and a sense of humor matching her artistic ability, Vicki’s painting capture the spirit of the American experience. www.vyartgallery.com

THE GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://thegreenhouseculture.com

Coloring Book Night featuring Alex Case

The Greenhouse Culture is hosting a Coloring Book Night for September Final Fridays! Coloring pages and supplies will be provided, and all are welcome to bring their own coloring books, too.

In conjunction with the free adult coloring book night, artist Alex Case will be assembling a collaborative community art piece. Visitors will have the option to each color a paper card, which will then be assembled together into a larger work throughout the evening. In addition, Alex has designed a coloring book that will be displayed.

Alex is constantly struck by the beauty and intricacy of the world around him. He is fascinated with life and growth, especially in unique places and situations, and is often surprised by the resilience of the vines and flowers that he sees on his walks throughout the world. His art has its roots in the careful observation and study of the objects that he sees, yet he also finds beauty in the sleek, minimal lines and forms of his man-made surroundings and products. The natural forms and basic geometric shapes that Alex uses create intricate designs which explore and combine the worlds of the observed and the abstract.

In this particular body of work being featured at Coloring Book Night, Alex is also interested in the way that things and people come together. A beach is more than just pieces of sand, a forest is more than just trees close together, and a community is more that just people living in the same place. Why is it that this combination of individual elements working together creates something more beautiful and more powerful than the sum of the parts alone?

Alex Case is a young artist working out of Olathe, Kansas. He recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Art Education, and is excited to begin teaching art in the near future. He loves travel, a good conversation with a friend or stranger, and of course, creating art.

HANK CHARCUTERIE (1900 Massachusetts) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://hankmeats.com

Kyra Roesle

For her first art show, Kyra Roesle is displaying her wild side. “I’ve always been fascinated with animals and the relationship we share with them; their motives, their nature, even their bone structures.” In respect to this, the show is a mashup between using mediums such as leather-working, bone painting, burning, and acrylic paints. “Each and everything I do in this show is my attempt at explaining just how I see the natural world around me and the intimate relationship we share with the creatures in it. Their energies, their bodies and equally their impact on human belief and vision, particularly my own. My whole life growing up on a farm I’ve been inspired, if not obsessed with these thoughts, and now for the first time I can get them out.”

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP + BAR (11 East 8th St.) 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Continuations | Works by Erok Johanssen

Show up all month of October!

Bio: Erok Johanssen is a Lawrence based Mixed Media artist working out of SeedCo Studios. Erok’s work combines the realism of his photography with the more abstract forms influenced by his background as a graffiti writer. This juxtaposition creates a conversation between the perfectionist detail achievable through photos and the raw energy of graffiti. By combining the two influences his work aims to challenge the viewer to determine where the line between the photography and the aerosol begins or ends.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

This exhibition is timed to sync with the 2016 Presidential election. In this current election season, we have been bombarded with political rhetoric, reporting, and advertising. As we inch closer to November 8th, opportunities are rife for artists to examine political rhetoric, social realities, and our national ideals. The invited artists in this exhibition address not only policies that candidates declare on their respective platforms, but also the broad demagoguery of the American social and political landscape.

Norman Akers • Vanessa German • Archie Scott Gobber • Michael Krueger • Penny Mateer • Jenny Odell • Stephen Powers • Mark Wagner • Ericka Walker • Wayne White

Curated by Ben Ahlvers

Link for more information and dates in October: https://lawrenceartscenter.org/event/platform-final-friday-reception-september-30-5pm-9pm/

LAWRENCE HEALING SPACE (512 E. 9th St Suite B – Upstairs) 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.

http://www.lawrencehealingspace.com

Come and see the Lawrence Healing Space. We will have snacks, drinks, and a creative art activity, while supplies last. Come meet us and see what we are up to in Lawrence.

MANA BAR (1111 New Hampshire St.) 6:00 to 8:00

http://www.manabarlawrence.com/

avey_bb | drawings of the internet self

Join us for the opening exhibition of AVEY_BB | DRAWINGS OF THE INTERNET SELF.

“As a person of the ‘millennial generation’, avey_bb clashes tactile fiber works with an entirely conceptual internet world as an expression of self through its objectification.”

Snacks will be provided and as always, we will be serving the finest artisan teas as well as fresh kombucha, kava kava, and coffee.

MINSKY’S PIZZA (934 Massachusetts St.)

http://minskys.com/lawrence/

Leo Hayden – http://leohayden.com/

THE PERCOLATOR ARTSPACE (913 Rhode Island St.-yellow building in the alley)

https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.percolator/

Prairie Spirit Life Drawing Group Show

Join us for on September Final Friday for the opening reception of the Prairie Spirit Life Drawing Group Show at the Lawrence Percolator. The show, featuring works on paper by the Prairie Spirit Art Group of Garnett, KS, is slated to open September 30th on Final Friday and run through October 22nd. Works on display were created during a series of four long pose life drawing sessions sponsored by the Walker Art Committee in Garnett, KS and made possible by funds from a Creative Economy Project Support Grant through the The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Nine area artist from Garnett, Kincaid, Iola, Burlington, Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas met up at the Chamber Players Community Theatre in Garnett, KS to draw from life. Works feature professional art model Olivia Hernandez of Lawrence. Works include drawings and paintings by artists Steven Greenwall of Iola, KS, Jim Stukey and Bruce Bergstrom of Burlington, KS, Sonia Reeder-Jones and Autumn Romig of Garnett, KS, Zoey Claire of Kincaid, KS, Mike Henry of Topeka, KS, and Jim Hasselle and David Quinn of Lawrence, KS.

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://phoenixgalleryart.com

September 2016 Final Friday at Phoenix Gallery

Join us for this September Final Friday reception that includes a month long sampling of local artists whose work is being featured in the annual Lawrence ArtWalk. Both Phoenix Gallery and Phoenix Underground will use this exciting and eclectic event to showcase why we are so proud of the large community of artists we are lucky to have here in Lawrence. Enjoy the music performance of Tallgrass Collective (soon to be known as Hillbilly Star Trek), a five piece singer songwriter band bringing us tunes from Cajun to bluegrass. If you heard them hear last month you know you’re in for a treat. Food and beverages will also be provided.

About the Lawrence ArtWalk

The 21st Annual Lawrence ArtWalk will include mixed media (2-D and 3-D), sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, and ceramics. Stop in, meet our artists and see their work throughout both Phoenix Gallery and Phoenix Underground! Be sure to grab a guide map for our event in October.

The 21st Annual Lawrence ArtWalk will take place on Saturday October 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday October 23, Noon to 6:00 PM. This breaks with the tradition of having the ArtWalk the weekend before Halloween. The ArtWalk provides unique public access to artists’ open studios, featuring over 30 locally, regionally and internationally recognized visual artists of the Lawrence, Kansas area. Come see where these artists make their magic! Each studio is as individual as the original artwork that is made in it.

This year the ArtWalk, which is actually spread all over Lawrence and requires driving to cover all the sites, is planning a bicycle route to accommodate the cycling population. Stay tuned to lawrenceartwalk.org for more details and the guide map link for specific artists, where to pick up a guide map, extended hours, demonstrations and other concurrent events, including the Phoenix Gallery of Lawrence’s 21st ArtWalk Artists Exhibit.

Join us for this September Final Friday reception that includes a month long sampling of local artists whose work is being featured in the annual Lawrence ArtWalk. Both Phoenix Gallery and Phoenix Underground will use this exciting and eclectic event to showcase why we are so proud of the large community of artists we are lucky to have here in Lawrence. Enjoy the music performance of Tallgrass Collective (soon to be known as Hillbilly Star Trek), a five piece singer songwriter band bringing us tunes from Cajun to bluegrass. If you heard them hear last month you know you’re in for a treat. Food and beverages will also be provided.

About the Lawrence ArtWalk:

The 21st Annual Lawrence ArtWalk will include mixed media (2-D and 3-D), sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, and ceramics. Stop in, meet our artists and see their work throughout both Phoenix Gallery and Phoenix Underground! Be sure to grab a guide map for our event in October.

The 21st Annual Lawrence ArtWalk will take place on Saturday October 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday October 23, Noon to 6:00 PM. This breaks with the tradition of having the ArtWalk the weekend before Halloween. The ArtWalk provides unique public access to artists’ open studios, featuring over 30 locally, regionally and internationally recognized visual artists of the Lawrence, Kansas area. Come see where these artists make their magic! Each studio is as individual as the original artwork that is made in it.

This year the ArtWalk, which is actually spread all over Lawrence and requires driving to cover all the sites, is planning a bicycle route to accommodate the cycling population. Stay tuned to lawrenceartwalk.org for more details and the guide map link for specific artists, where to pick up a guide map, extended hours, demonstrations and other concurrent events, including the Phoenix Gallery of Lawrence’s 21st ArtWalk Artists Exhibit.

SEEDCO STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

SeedCo (Open) Studios

  • Featuring resident artists:
  • Felt Show- show times TBA
  • Lori Andersen
  • Jesse Gray
  • Erok Johanssen
  • Cassie Jones
  • Maria Martin
  • Brandon Mateer
  • Jeromy Morris
  • Javy Ortiz
  • Rolf Petermann
  • Dani Ramirez
  • Janice Raiteri
  • Catherine Reed
  • Jeremy Rockwell
  • Elizabeth Rowley
  • John Sebelius
  • Ryan Storck
  • Kyla Strid
  • Aaron Youngstrom
  • Dana Wiseman

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 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, construct ion, digital media, and str eet art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. SeedCo Studios is a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

SOUTH MASS ART GUILD/AIMEE’S COFFEE HOUSE (1025 MASSACHUSETTS) 7:00 to 10:00 P.M

Perceptions: An Exhibition of Photographic Works By Amanda Monaghan and Pablo Cerca

will be on display at Aimee’s Coffee House, 1025 Massachusetts 9/29/16-10/26/ 16. Opening reception Final Friday, September 30, 2016 7:00-10:00pm

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.) 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.

http://facebook.com/tenthousandvillageslawrence

Toni Brou

Toni Brou (“brew”) grew up in Dodge City, Kansas. She learned to love the creative process while watching her father make junk art from found objects. Toni earned a BFA in graphic design from KU. After a series of personal tragedies, she adopted the mantra, “the sun always rises” and her distinguishable whimsical fine folk art style. After living in Lawrence for decades, Toni recently moved to the Indiana countryside. She will be back for the Final Friday’s reception with bright paintings, assemblages, ornaments, silk scarves, pendants, earrings, prints and cards.

THEATRE LAWRENCE (4660 Bauer Farm Dr.) 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.

http://www.theatrelawrence.com/

The world of professional Broadway gypsies takes center stage in this stunning musical fusing dance, song and compelling drama. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and 9 Tony Awards, its songs include What I Did for Love, I Hope I Get It, and One (Singular Sensation).

SHOWS: September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, Oct. 1, 2

Judy Locy Wright, Director

Barb Allen Wasson, Choreographer

Patricia Ahern, Music Director

WATKINS MUSEUM OF HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts Street) 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

The Art of Conversation: Segregation & Civil Rights

In June, the Watkins in partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center hosted The Art of Conversation: Race and Social Justice, one of our most popular programs in recent memory. Now we have turned The Art of Conversation into a yearlong series!

Our September Final Friday will feature KU historians William M. Tuttle and Shawn Alexander along with several eyewitnesses discussing segregation in 1960’s Lawrence and the grassroots movement that brought about the historic Fair Housing Ordinance of 1967, one of the first in the nation. Additionally, audience members will hear about two new projects documenting Lawrence’s activist history.

Our September Art of Conversation promises to be a wonderful opportunity for the public to engage with scholars, historical actors, and each other about crucial issues of past and present.

Z’S DIVINE EXPRESSO (2351 West 31ST Street) 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

http://zsdivine.com/

Kathy Bourgeois

Painter and Muralist

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