Final Friday Events for October

23 10 2015

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


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.


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.

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

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.


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.,

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.,,

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”.

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.,

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.


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.”

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.

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.)

Jeannie Foster

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

Cost: Free

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.
Mainstage, 3 full-length magic shows will be presented on the hour, by area illusionist Korso the Curious and nationally renowned Tom Burgoon.

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.

Outdoor Food:

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:

  • $2 entry
  • Prizes for top 3 in each category/ age group!
  • Age Groups: Kids, and Adults

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.


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.

SEEDCO STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

/Light: New Works by SeedCo Resident Artists

(Slash Light)

Featured Artists:

  • Felt Show
  • Lori Andersen
  • Barrie Arachtingi
  • Jesse Gray
  • Erok Johanssen
  • Kate Larson
  • Brittany Long
  • Landon Merrill
  • Jeromy Morris
  • Dani Ramirez
  • Janice Raiteri
  • Catherine Reed
  • Jeremy Rockwell
  • Elizabeth Rowley
  • John Sebelius
  • Ryan Storck
  • Kyla Strid
  • Aaron Younstrom
  • Lesa Weller
  • Dana Wiseman
  • Yuri Zapancic

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.


THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street) 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Deborah Bettinger

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)

Gregory Thomas

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!


Jerrold Carton

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.

Final Friday Events for July 31st

29 07 2015
New Church Lawrence Ballpit

New Church Lawrence

3300 Clinton Pkwy. Ct.

Suite 110

4pm to 10pm

“Serene Summer”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom, Peggy Mohr

EXTRA VIRGIN Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Shop

937 Massachusetts St.

5pm to 9pm

Final Fridays at 739 Connecticut St.

739 Connecticut St.

5pm to 9pm

Orgastracts presented by Janice Nabors Raiteri

SeedCo Satellite Gallery @840 Mass

840 Mass St

5pm to 9pm

Dis/Re/Con.nect: New Works by Barry Fitzgerald

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

Valerie Campos. Natural Selection: The Pursuit of Happiness

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

Dazzle the Decades

Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St

5pm to 9pm

Kelly Kearns :: Farewell to Lawrence Show

The Bourgeois Pig

6 E. 9th Street

5pm to 9pm

From Feathers to Bone – July Final Friday at Phoenix Underground

Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St

5pm to 9pm

Group Exhibition by Alex Case, Stephanie Maximovich, Hannah Sroor, and Kayla Dubois

The Greenhouse Culture

1001 Massachusetts St.

6pm to 9pm

An Exhibition of Paintings by Gabriel Tuxhorn at The Brewhaus

Devil Dog’s Brewhaus

624 N 2nd St

6pm to 9pm

Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Carrie Hilgert

Essential Goods

825 Massachusetts Street

5pm to 9pm

Works by Clint Ricketts and Angie Pickman

Cider Gallery

810 Pennsylvania

5pm to 9pm



720 E 9th St #7

5pm to 9pm

No Way – A collection of works by Steven Petrie

Lawrence Percolator

913 Rhode Island St. 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.

5pm to 9pm

Kim Rudisell


644 Locust Street

5pm to 9pm

Schaumburg Photography :: Surrealism, Lifelike Dolls and Circus Themed Photography

Schaumburg Photography

500 Locust Street

5pm to 10pm

KC Historic Garment Museum Exhibit

Griffith Payments

801 1/2 Mass. St.

5pm to 8pm

Valerie Hill

Culinaria Food and Wine

512 East 9th Street

5pm to 9pm

Wonder Fair Gallery & Card Table Theatre Present: Card Table’s StoryTime Walking History Tours of Lawrence

Wonder Fair Gallery

803 1/2 Massachusetts St.

6pm to 9pm

Don’t Set Yourself To Fall In Love || new works by Zack Young

Henry’s on 8th

11 e 8th

6pm to 9pm

Cottonwood Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

Final Fridays Turns One!

17 08 2011

August 26th, 2011

Final Fridays One Year Anniversary Events

(following the first ever Campus Art Walk presented by Departments of Design and Visual Art, KU Libraries, KU Memorial Unions, Spencer Museum of Art and the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

for more information on the Campus Art Walk:

  • Final Fridays Featured Event:In conjunction with the KU Libraries and The Spencer Museum of Art, and sponsored by Invisible Hand Gallery and Biklops Design, Final Fridays presents the Mobile Gallery Project.

Final Fridays celebrates its One Year Anniversary with The Mobile Gallery Project: mobile galleries will convene at The Spencer Art Museum between 4 and 6 pm, then walk, bike or cruise down 9th Street to the Final Fridays art walk one year anniversary party! Look for the Mobile Galleries around the Campus Art Walk between 4 and 6, and then around the Final Fridays art walk from 6:30 to 9 pm.

  • Lawrence Journal World (645 New Hampshire)

Dear Lawrence and The Lawrence Journal-World will play host to a community photo exhibition during the first anniversary of Lawrence’s Final Fridays event on Aug. 26 at The News Center, 645 New Hampshire Street.

The exhibition is based on the popular online photo sharing website, To see examples of some of the photos that will be on display, visit

As part of the exhibition, our staff photographers, Mike Yoder, Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and Kevin Anderson, will show off meaningful and historical photos, retaken in their current setting. Among the photos you’ll see are photos from the KU campus, downtown Lawrence and even some from their own backyards. In addition to photographs from staff photographers, three Lawrence photographers, Tim Forcade, Rick Mitchell and Earl Richardson will also feature their own works. Select photos submitted by community members will also be printed and displayed alongside those of the featured photographers. All submitted photos will be displayed on a large, LCD TV.

The Dear Lawrence exhibition will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during Final Fridays. Visitors will also be able to view some of the historic photographs that line the walls of The News Center.

  • Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire)


Qiao Xiaoguang’s Papercuts

August 26 – October 2.

Reception August 26, 5-9pm

INSIGHT Art Talk September 27, 7pm

Underwritten by Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas and Beth Schultz

In his 2009 Moby-Dick papercuts, Qiao Xiaoguang brings together diverse elements to illuminate Herman Melville’s iconic and capacious novel. Qiao, who was born in 1957 and is an established artist in Beijing and professor and director of the Cultural Heritage Research Center at the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, learned traditional Chinese papercutting techniques from the elderly women who practice it in rural China. Consequently, his very contemporary papercuts continue to reference the plants and animals of China’s countryside. They also continue to depend on an intricacy of design characteristic of these techniques which were developed in China more than 1500 years ago.

The three Moby-Dick papercuts in this exhibit demonstrate Qiao’s extraordinary skill in using this traditional Chinese craft to interpret visually a novel written in the nineteenth century in the United States about whaling, an industry now nearly obsolete. Although both his method of his art and his subject matter are connected to the past, Qiao’s vision makes his works contemporary. They appear realistic as well as abstract, humorous as well as thought-provoking. In his large portrait of Queequeg, the Polynesian harpooner in Moby-Dick, the long jagged lines suggest a strength of character, and the difference between his eyes suggest that one is ever watchful while the other gazes inward. In large and intricate papercuts, titled “The Story of Moby Dick” and “The Flowering of Moby Dick,” Qiao expresses the capiousness, the mystery, the regenerative possibilities of both the whale and the novel. He suggests that the whale literally blossoms while the characters are shown in relationship to its living mystery.

-Elizabeth Schultz

Lawrence Arts Center presents

Baron Wolman – Every Picture Tells a Story, The Rolling Stone Years.

August 26 through October 1

Baron Wolman was the original Chief Photographer for ROLLING STONE magazine during

rock music’s heyday in the 1960s. In an era when photographers and musicians were part of

the same explosive scene, Wolman had virtually unlimited access to his subjects.

On August 26th, he will open a unique and multifaceted show at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Every Picture Tells a Story, The Rolling Stone Years, curated by Ben Ahlvers, has three

dynamic parts:

1. Baron Wolman’s photographs of Rock and Roll legends such as Eric Clapton, Bob

Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Van Morrison, Greg Allman, Grace

Slick, The Band, Johnny Cash, BB King, Buddy Guy, Pete Townshend and the Rolling

Stones. Some of these images have never been displayed before.

2. A Rolling Stone cover tribute will include many of the finished covers created by

Baron Wolman, as Chief Photographer of Rolling Stone Magazine. Finished covers will

be accompanied by pristine photographs and contact sheets for a behind the scenes

look at how an image makes it to the cover.

3. Special Events:

August 26th 2pm Panel discussion moderated by Bill Snead. Wolman and panel

members will discuss their experiences in the field of


August 26th 5-9pm Show opens for Lawrence’s Final Fridays.

Baron will be there to meet fans and sign his new book.

August 27th 2pm Baron Wolman Lecture.

Baron will share his stories and images from his years working as

the first Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone magazine.

(Free & open to the public but ticket required. Pick up tickets at LAC )

For more information, visit the Lawrence Arts Center website

Baron Wolman :

The Rolling Stone Years: Every Picture Tells a Story

  • Q5 Gallery (Quinton’s Upstairs)

Q5 gallery at Quinton’s Upstairs presents the next installment of the ongoing “Just Hanging” series. The Just Hanging shows are unthemed and exhibit a rotating collection of local artists who work in a variety of visual media. The idea is for artists to just hang whatever they have been working on recently. This keeps the artist free to explore the ideas important to them and still have their work fit into a group show. It also caters to exhibiting the newest and freshest works being produced. Please come out and join us this Final Friday August 26th from 5pm-9pm in the upstairs area of Quinton’s Bar and Grill.
In addition to the exhibited works, Q5 will be hosting a Drink and Draw session and will have an artists collaboration board set up. We encourage everybody to come out and not only view the creations of others, but also engage in their own creative process. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Drink and Draw and artists collaboration. Some supplies will be provided but bringing your preferred materials is highly encouraged. Q5 hopes to see you all there. Now go make some art! Contributing Artists: Dave DeHetre,Trina Baker, Jill English, Bill Scoular, Leo Hayden, Brenden Martinez, Jeromy Morris, Erok Johanssen, Jim Luhning, Ryan Storck, Jordan Tarrant, Rachel Herring, Bobbie Powell, Brent Teufel

  • The Bourgeois Pig (6 E. 9th St.)


Heaven Party weds juvenile gross-out humor & the search for the divine. This new series reflects issues of morality, faith, booze, sex, & drugs. Just like life, this party has no rules. Heaven Party is a fantasy where the unseen is seen. All guilty pleasures on display. Angels & demons behaving badly, just like the rest of us.

  • Blue Dot Salon (15 E. 7th St.)

For Final Friday the Blue Dot Salon presents Deb Ashlock and Clare Doveton. Come by for open house 6-9. Also available is Zims sauce, hot sauce from Kansas City!

  • The Invisible Hand Gallery (801 1/2 Massachusetts, Suite D)

John Sebelius: Under The Influence

Opens Final Friday August 26th 6-9 pm (Final Friday One Year Anniversary!)
Runs through Saturday September 24

From the Artist:My work addresses individuals and groups that are overlooked; people whose stories deserve an audience. I grew up in a politically active environment. I was raised in a household that celebrated diverse communities and people. This type of upbringing has helped me to be open to humankind and has pushed me to investigate individuals who remain unseen. My exploration into these communities has allowed me the opportunity to explore… myself through lived experience, without judgment or expectations. As a visual artist I investigate the legacy of service to America in a unique way-by finding those who go unnoticed and giving them a voice through my art. In this way, I carry on a family tradition but in personal way.
The direction of my current work is an ever-evolving practice. There is great physicality to my paintings that are only created through a constant reworking process. Continually building up layers of ground and physically removing them allows me the ability to connect with my subjects and materials on a physical and personal level. By scraping paint and embedding it with drawing, I hope to create a descriptive surface that can hold disparate images within a unified field. My most recent work investigates color and the emotional impact of visceral marks. I’m intrigued by the idea of being part of a population and invisible all at once. I focus heavily on societal implications of behavior and if being part of a crowd absolves one of the same restrictions they may experience as an individual. Memories and dreams surrounding certain individuals and images continue to serve as inspiration for the paintings.

John Sebelius is an American artist, fashion designer and the creator of the board game Don’t Drop The Soap. After graduating with honors from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, Sebelius founded, Gillius, Inc. and created and produced the board game Don’t Drop the Soap and the Gillius clothing line. Sebelius’ clothing designs received immediate attention when he won the Deegie’s Carma Fashion Designer Open Call Contest in 2007. Currently, Gillius, Inc. products are sold in over 150 stores across the U.S. and have been featured in: Express, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Harper’s, DETAILS, CNN, and The Washington Post.
In 2009, Sebelius returned to Lawrence and began his MFA in Drawing & Painting at the University of Kansas Awards include: Vermont Studio Center partial Fellowship and Artist’s Grant, Wayne DeWitt Larabee Scholarship, Daniel MacMorris Scholarship, and two University of Kansas School Of The Arts Travel Grants. John is a founding member of the SOTA Advisory Board and is focused on his new love, teaching. Sebelius became a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2009 and continues to teach at the University of Kansas. He was appointed to be one of the panelists deciding Creativity and Organizational Capacity Fellowships at the National Endowment for the Arts in November 2010. Sebelius remains the owner and Creative Director of Gillius, Inc. and lives in Lawrence.

  • 1109 Gallery (1109 Massachusetts)

Join 1109 gallery for a fun filled Final Friday Artist’s Reception with our featured artist Joie Webster and 30 others for “Horizons- Land and Spirit”. Also beginning at 5:30pm we will have readings by theGreat Plains Writing Group from their newly published book. Books will be available for sale. (readings 5:30-6:30) The reception will be held from 7-9, with steel guitar Hawaiian musicby Bill Crayhan and John Lomas.

  • The Eldridge Hotel (7th and Massachusetts)

“Animals and Art”
The Historic Eldridge Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
7th & Mass. St.
Aug. 26th 5-9pm
Cash Bar
Animals are the theme for Final Fridays One Year Anniversary!
Over 15 featured artists will be on display showcasing acrylic, watercolors, pen and ink, sculpting, jewelry etc.
If you love animals, you won’t want to miss this artistic event!

Heidi Brewer- beadwork

Lori Dalrymple-oil

Donna Dennis-pencil

Michael Glades-glass

Pamalla Hadjisavalos-acrylic, sewing

Lori Herpich-photographs

Paul Herpich-photographs

Richard Herpich-photographs

Maura Landry-bronze sculptures

Tom MacDonald-water color

Kenneth Matthew Morton-oil

Charlotte Neese-oil

Carole Peters-sewing, ink, watercolors

Catherine Hale Robins-bronze sculpture

Kali Vukas-oil

Kristin Wiechert Novak-cross stitch sampler

Sandra Wiechert-pastels
August’s cause martini benefits the Lawrence Humane Society. Try our “Muddy Dog Martini” at The Eldridge or The Oread this month to help us support a great cause! Protect your animals during the summer heat!

  • Pachamama’s Restaurant & Bar (800 New Hampshire)

Clare Doveton: Recent Works

New large pieces never before exhibited, as well as some new works on paper. Also included are the last of the “Sky Farm” series. Ever.

Show runs until September 3rd. Final Friday reception from 5 until 8 pm.

  • The Percolator (in the alley behind the Arts Center, look for the green awnings)

Going | Home | Coming
Final Fridays reception 5-8 pm
Home is something many of us take for granted, until we are called to consider it from a new perspective. Leaving or returning home can offer such an opportunity for reflection. Join us at the Percolator for a show in which artists from near and far share their perspectives on going and coming home.

  • The Small Space (mobile)

Select Prints from/by Molly Murphy presented by the Small Space

Adam Dorsomm will be out again this Final Friday with his backgammon case gallery. This month he will be exhibiting select giclee’ prints by Lawrence artist, Molly Murphy, for only $15 per print.

  • The Lawrence Public Library

Lawrence Public Library Gallery

Lawrence native Ryan Waggoner presents his photographic series, An Appetite
for Energy. The series is a year in the making, and is focused on the way we
in America consume–and waste–energy. Backed by extensive research, each
frame explores and exposes many careless tendencies and habits related to
energy consumption. Without making sweeping conclusions, An Appetite for
Energy attempts to explain why the United States consumes nearly 25% of the
world’s energy despite being home to just 4% of the world’s population.
Waggoner will give a brief presentation on his series, followed by an artist
This exhibition is in conjunction with the Take Charge Challenge, a friendly
year-long competition between Lawrence and Manhattan for a $100,000 energy
efficiency grant. Ryan Waggoner is Collections Photographer at the Spencer
Museum of Art, and a recent graduate from the University of Kansas with a
B.F.A. in Photography.

  • Foxtrot (823 Massachusetts)

Midwest Mandalas by Jeromy Morris

Jewelry by Monica Gundelfinger

  • Diane’s Artisan Gallery (4 E. 7th St.)

Jewelry Show with Susan Mahlstedt, award winning Kansas City jeweler

Susan Mahlstedt, a Kansas City treasure, will present her newest designs fresh from winning the 2011 Award of Excellence at the St. Paul’s American Craft Council show. Susan hand-fabricates textured jewelry in sterling silver and high carat gold finding inspiration in nature.

  • Phoenix Gallery (825 Massachusetts)

Cindy Buehler

Our demonstrating artist for August is Cindy Buehler with Cinderelish
Pottery. She is an amazing artist who began working with clay 12 years ago
and uses bright glaze colors to enhance her bold black and white sgrafitto
designs. Her work is created from porcelain clay on the pottery wheel or
with her original slab molds. Cindy currently teaches classes at Red Star
Studios and works from her home studio in Liberty, Mo. The Phoenix Gallery
carries many of Cindy’s unique, functional designs, so stop in and meet her
during Final Friday Art Walk. We will also have some great food for you to

  • Signs of Life Gallery (722 Massachusetts)

Visit our beautiful gallery space and enjoy works by some of the finest regional, national, and international artists. Signs of Life carries a large selection of original art – landscapes, contemporary art, regional photography, and prints. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lawrence, stop by at 722 Massachusetts St. Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 11 pm.

  • Lawrence Art Party (Flash Space at 739 Massachusetts)

Lawrence Art Party

The Lawrence Art Party celebrates one year of Final Fridays with another extraordinary group show of local and regional artists, artisans and musicians. Van Go! teams up again this month with Lawrence Art Party to display works created by young artists in the JAMS program.

  • Teller’s (746 Massachusetts)

Jenn Erwin: Body Scapes

In my current body of work, I am addressing ideas that deal with anxieties
and phobia surrounding the human body. While the body is a fascination to many,
many consider the things going on internally to be repulsive. I make
drawings and monotype prints as a way to display the things in our bodies we
cannot see yet fear. I am using imagery of lesions, growths, muscles, hair, skin and
other organs. I take those parts to intuitively create landscapes of our insides and
show the viewer that these parts of the body that have undergone some sort of
trauma from disease. These drawings express my own ideas of decay, infection and the parts that may be missing within.
Jenn Erwin was born in Ceiba, Puerto Rico in 1986. A Virginia native, She studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA in 2009.
Jenn is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas majoring in Printmaking.

  • Wonder Fair Art Gallery (803 1/2 Massachusetts)

  • The Social Service League (905 Rhode Island)
    5-8pmART SHOW! 7-8pm




PAUL PONZO…silk screen

JASON KLINKNETT…sock sculpture

CAROL BETH WHALEN…decorated gourds

MURPH DIXON…various mediums

ANGIE CHRISTENSON…intaglio print

CHUCK CORNELIUS…hand-carved sculpture


  • Elevate Mind Body Peace (1403 Massachusetts)

  • The Toy Store (936 Massachusetts)

Zachary Spears: presenting and demonstrating Lego Stop Motion Films

Zachary Spears is currently a Sophomore at Lawrence High School. He
moved to Lawrence when he was 7-years-old and his creative tendencies

have thrived in the nurturing, artistic Lawrence community. He has

taken art, drama and film at the Lawrence Arts Center, Theatre

Lawrence and SouthWest Junior High. At the age of nine he made his

first stop-motion short film, mixing his love of all things Lego with

that of motion and a new passion was unleashed. Since then he has

created 70+ short films. He was honored to have his Experimental short

film included as part of the Drop Your Shorts Film Festival at the

Lawrence Arts Center in 2011 as well as being chosen as the winning

youth short film at the 2010 Dad's Day Film Festival.

In June of 2011 Zach entered a Lego stop-motion film in the Toy
Store's Lego contest. His film did not win the top award, but it paved
the way for a joint endeavor in which Zach will make short films with
the Toy Store. Both parties are very excited for this opportunity.

July 29th… Art and Air Conditioning Along the Art Walk

20 07 2011


  • Rhyming The Lines:Solo Exhibition by Tanya Hartman.July 15 – August 13.From the artist:
    “My work combines an obsessive dedication to technical precision and to
    traditional materials with a growing belief in the visual impact of collaged
    and painted text. Words have a visual presence. They are actual gestures,
    printed marks upon a two-dimensional surface. My artwork attempts to bridge
    the gap between what is perceived as a book and what is perceived as a piece
    of visual art. It is important for me to use phrases that move through time,
    so that the viewer experiences reading one of my paintings as they would
    experience reading a book. The interaction between drawing and painting,
    installation and display, large and small, and words and images helps to
    evoke my perception that the need to express certain facts about history is
    equal to the need to express the convoluted fantasies that we each carry
    about the meaning of our own unique histories. Though my works are about the
    upheavals experienced by just one family, it is my hope that through the
    language of common image and utterance, I can speak to many diverse
    Tanya Hartman was educated at The Rhode Island School Of Design where she
    obtained a BFA in Painting in 1987. Between 1992-1994 she was a graduate
    student in Painting at Yale University. After her graduation from Yale
    (MFA/Painting, 1994) she was a Fulbright Scholar in Stockholm, Sweden. She
    now teaches painting and drawing at the University of Kansas where she is an
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of
    Visual Art. She is represented by Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas
    City, Missouri. There, she exhibited her work in a solo show in
    January-February 2010 titled, Rhyming The Lines, an exhibition favorably
    reviewed in The Pitch and in the Kansas City Star and Review magazine. She
    has also exhibited at The Center for Book Arts in New York, A.I.R. Gallery
    in New York, ARC Gallery, Chicago Illinois; and at the Salina Art Center,
    Salina, KS.
  • 2010-2011 Project-Based Artist in Residence Exhibition
    AARON STORCK Wizard Porch and Garden
    An installation by Aaron Stork


Exhibits include imagery from Photography, Photoshop, Photo Essay and Dark
Room Photography classes and audio recordings from Screenwriting classes.

Located in the downstairs Hallmark exhibition hall

  • Different Perspectives
    New works by Akiko Jackson. 2010-2011 Artist in Residence.
    July 15 – August 13Akiko Jackson is from Kahuku, a rural North Shore community on the island of
    O’ahu, Hawai’i. From 1999-2007, Akiko lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco
    to focus her studies in the arts. After receiving a Master of Arts degree
    from California State University, Northridge, she moved to Richmond,
    Virginia where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia
    Commonwealth University. Akiko has been the Artist in Residence at the
    Lawrence Arts Center for the past year. Different Perspectives will be
    Akiko’s exit exhibition.
    • West Side Story Beginning at 5:30 PM we’re going to have flash mob dancing interspersed with songs of Gershwin, Bernstein and Sondheim. There will be solos, duets and group numbers sandwiched between dance routines – all by the 8th – 12th grade Cast of WEST SIDE STORY (which will then have a 7:30 PM performance)
    • Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm

    Tickets: $8.50 adults, $6.50 seniors and students
    $1 added to each ticket for handling chargeLawrence’s Summer Youth Theater High School students will perform WEST SIDE
    STORY, by Leonard Berstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. A full
    orchestra and choreography by Diana Dresser and professional dance captains
    to lead each of the gangs will make this the most ambitious SYT show todate. WEST SIDE STORY will be performed July 28th – 31st.



Using cardboard and zip ties, sculptor Juniper Tangpuz has transformed the aerial space of the main lobby of the Arts Center with 12 constellation-inspired, large- scale sculptures created in his studio and at the Arts Center. This cardboard world will be complete this week as students enrolled in Gotham City Arts Camp work with Juniper and other artists to design and build a cardboard city from the ground up.

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY, 801 1/2 Massachusetts

  • Ben Strawn
    End Of Days Parade
    Opens final friday july 29th
    Runs through saturday August 20th

From the Artist:

lightning bug population has dropped 70% in the past 3 years – 20% of
lizard species are expected to be extinct by 2080 – salt water fish
are predicted to be extinct by 2048 – 29% of salt water species are
already 90% extinct – Arctic summers may be ice free by 2040 – Sea
…level may rise between 7 – 23 inches in the next 100 years – there is
a 70% increase in the rate of Greenland’s ice melt over the last 5
years – there is a 70% chance of the ocean conveyor failing within the
next 200 years, 40% chance within the next century – The amazon has
experienced two “hundred-year droughts” in the span of 5 years – April
14-16th 2011 200+ confirmed tornadoes across 16 states – April 25-28th 2011 334 confirmed tornadoes across 21 – The Joplin Tornado was 1 mile wide and stayed on the ground for 6 miles – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was one of the 15 largest reactors in the world and was 40 years old – nuclear waste remains toxic for over 10,000 – 100,000 years – There are over 440 nuclear power plants world wide with over 50 in construction and over 100 nuclear reactors In military and scientific installations – there have been over 2000 nuclear
detonations on earth – in 1859 a massive solar flare disrupted
telegraph services for weeks. Today it would disrupt our power grid
for weeks and destroy a portion of our satellite infrastructure – Solar
activity is expected to peak in 2013

When I was younger I compulsively imagined nuclear detonations on the
horizon, I tended to imagine them when I was driving home.
My Junior year of high school I witnessed a plane crash from my
backyard about a mile away. I felt the heat of the mushroom cloud and
the percussion of the explosion. It was very quiet.

I like to paint the woods. I grew up in Hot Springs Arkansas and have the honor of once being lost in the woods and on a separate instance being trapped in a Briar Patch. I once stumbled into a mossy glade next to a stream in the woods somewhere behind my house and never found it again. Another time a deer walked up to me in the woods and stood about 4 feet from me until my dog chased him away. There is a new subdivision going in back there now.

I recently had a child and think she is the most beautiful thing in
the world. I can’t wait for her to be old enough to read her the
stories of George MacDonald. I like toys and have discovered the art
of fisher price pull-toys designed in the 1940’s. I love early cartoons
when the traditionally trained artist didn’t know what cute exactly
looked like and missed the mark often.

I love the constructions of Joseph Cornell and feel materials are
important and a painting is not just an illustration but should be a
whole object frame and all. The paintings are layered plexiglass
stacked in a handmade frame with slots trimmed out like a slide tray.
It’s similar to Early cell animation when they used a multi-plane
camera to give 2d animation a sense of depth as the camera panned
through the layers. The layered plexi-glass can be sanded and stained
and can obscure the painting below it creating a telephoto sense of
depth as well as the actual physical depth of the layers. The noise
and flecks of paint and artifacts and imperfections are allowed to be
incorporated as it lends a depth like the particles in water or the
pop and hiss of an old record. If you hold the paintings up to a light
they often take on a new depth- they tend to look underwater. I have
been reluctant to attach a light-box because I like the interaction of
taking the painting off the wall and holding it up to see the light
change. I think its like living far from the sea, it makes it special
when you make the pilgrimage.

The headless characters have not been decapitated, but they may have
been. There is an internal narrative to the paintings that makes no
actual sense. They have recurring characters – kind of but not really.
If they were arranged in a story book it would make as much sense to
read it backwards. Henny Penny would be sprinkled througout it.

I have painted my entire life but until the last five years I haven’t
cared much for anything I’ve done. I actually think the paintings I’m
doing now are beautiful. It’s a strange feeling.

My favorite colors are teal and rust.

1109 Gallery, 1109 Massachusetts

  • Art in Three Dimensions

3D artwork by area artists and a wonderful installation in the small gallery, “United Space: A Sallenbach/Dunlap Collaboration”

Open until 9 pm for Final Friday Art Walks, guest speakers Jim Sallenbach and Debra Dunlap, will give a talk from 6 until 7 pm, and musicians, Scott Tichenor and Bill Crayhan will perform from 7 until 9 pm. Great artwork, food, fun and libations.

*Ask us about “Take a Seat for Art!”

THE PHOENIX GALLERY, 825 Massachusetts

  • Final Fridays artist: Free State Glass We have an fantastic Final Friday art walk lined up for you July 29th at the
    Phoenix Gallery! The local Free State Glass artists will be here with
    beautiful work. Dick Rector and Jim Slough will be glad to answer questions
    and show their newest work. They are amazing glass blowers and we are proud
    to have them in our gallery.Pendleton’s Country Market will be on hand with wonderful foods and samples
    to try. If you have never met them at the Farmers’ Market or tried their
    great foods, you are in for a treat! See you on the 29th from 5 to 9 pm.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG, 6 E. 9th Street

  • The Long and The Short

              new works by Molly Murphy

“The intuitive, but incorrect, assumption that has kept us from understanding brains … is intelligence is defined by behavior. Intelligence is defined by prediction.”

“We experience the world through a sequence of patterns, and we store them, and we recall them. And when we recall them, we match them up against reality. We are making predictions all the time. It’s an internal metric… a prediction leads to intelligent behavior.” -Jeff Hawkins on Brain Theory

This series of work looks at our manipulations of the physical world to suit our human compulsions. Placing memories of the natural world up against landscapes of human construction, and memories of renaissance knowledge against specialization, these works ask questions about what the physical landscape will look like based on memory, patterns and predictions.

Understanding the natural world and ourselves requires abstract thought before coming to what may seem a very simple answer…

TELLER’S, 746 Massachusetts

  • Dungeons and Dragons by Geoff Benzing

“Dungeons and Dragons” is a collection of pencil and ink drawings on matte board inspired from everyday life, role playing games, and the UFO phenomenon.
To see more of Geoffrey Benzing’s art go to La Mancha Gallery’s website,, or Geoff’s own website, benzing

Geoffrey Benzing was born in 1975 and has studied art at Wichita State University, and is returning to the University of Kansas to complete his education in the fall of 2011. He currently lives in Lawrence Kansas. He grew up in Wichita Kansas where he enjoyed skateboarding and graffiti like a normal teenager, later he found himself mowing grass and laying sod for a living. At the age of 29 Geoffrey had his first one man gallery show at the Fire House gallery in Wichita and from there he has not stopped painting and showing.

THE DUSTY BOOKSHELF, 708 Massachusetts

  • Singer/Songwriter Sam Smith

7-8 pm

Stop in for music, refreshments and, of course, books!

ACME, 847 Massachusetts

  • Works by Alicia Kelly

Limited edition T-shirts also available from the artist. The ACME staff will press the shirt while you enjoy great art and refreshments.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY, *739 Massachusetts (flash space)

  • The Lawrence Art Party

Come cool off at the Lawrence Art Party on Final Friday, July 29th. This month we will be at 739 Massachusetts (formerly Maurices.) We’ll have amazing art, cool jazz, cold drinks and great music! Have a hot time in the coolest spot in town!

Artists include John Clayton, Kathy Cooper, Donna Dennis, Dan Dishman, Connie Ehrlich, Van Go Mobile Arts, Leo Hayden, Mark Thomas Hennessy, Matthew Jarmer, Lora Jost, Brad Levy, Jim Luhning, Marty Olson, George Paley, Gary Scott, Frank Shopen, Alex Skorija, and Addison Stonestreet.

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    Lower Level

    For this exhibit, the artists were invited to work on their own
    interpretations of “Animals and Stuff,” bringing to mind cabinets of
    curiosities, those mysterious Victorian collections of objects… and lots
    of stuffed animals. There are no stuffed animals here – although there IS a
    drawing of a plush rabbit – but the artists wanted to convey that sense of the
    inscrutable that comes when one ponders items from a distant era. We invite
    you to play along in exploring the idea of the enigmatic in these images of
    “animals and stuff.”
    Kathleen Anderson loves to paint in “happy colors” whether it’s the medium
    of watercolor or oil. It’s her way of transforming the world around her, and
    sharing it with others. The viewer should feel he or she can walk into the
    landscape painting, or smell the flowers, or stroll beside one of the lovely
    buildings on the Plaza.


  • The American West

5-9pm Art Show
9-11pm Dance Party with DJ

Native American dance regalia on display with live performance
Ronald Lash, Carol Beth Whalen, Tony Yazzi, Mark Gourd, Dixon Collection
bead work, arrowheads, painted gourds, stone sculpture, hand-carved wood


  • New Artists, New Art: Jewelry by Ashka Dymel, Brooklyn, NY and Wearable Fiber Art by Amy Nguyen, Northampton, MA

Diane’s has fresh work from two artists new to the gallery. Ashka Dymel who creates jewelry that represents her interests in structure, modular design and, most recently – color. Amy Nguyen creates scarves and stoles by stitching, painting, patterning, dyeing and sculpting, all greatly influenced by Japanese textile design.

Ashka Dymel was born in Warsaw, Poland. After studies in Poland and Czechoslavakia, Ashka moved to the United States where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Environmental Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Ashka was an Adjunct Professor of Design and Design History at her alma mater Parsons from 1988 through 1995. Currently Ashka is a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn conducting design seminars in the Jewelry division of the Sculpture Department. After several years of working in the field of architecture, Ashka began to design jewelry and small objects. Since 1990 she has run her own studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ashka lives with her husband and son in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Amy Nguyen’s degree in studio art and art history, her background in costume and theatre design and her studies with master textile artists have all aligned to enrich her textile work. Her exquisite wearable art may be found in galleries, specialty boutiques and museum stores as well as juried craft and museum shows. She currently lives in Boston with her husband Ky.


  • Lawrence Busker Fest Preview on the US Bank Plaza from 7 until 9 pm

Artists to perform include: Mooncalf the Magician, Tricks of Light and Jason Divad fire Juggler.

*The Lawrence Busker Festival will be held August 19th – 21st . You can find more information, schedules and sponsors at

SIGNS OF LIFE, 722 Massachusetts

  • Black and White ShowSimple images with light and shadow, positive and negative spaces,
    harsh and yet soft – this is Black and White.Join us on July 29th from 6 to 9 pm for the Final Friday show at Signs
    of Life Gallery. We will be featuring prints, photography, intaglio, and
    sculpture by local artists Darin White, Rick Mitchell, and Shannon
    White, and nationally known artists Rick Beerhorst, Barry Moser, Ed
    Knippers, and Daniel Coburn. /

THE LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR, in the alley behind the Arts Center, next to Social Service League

  • The Dime Bag Show III

The third annual show of its kind, The Dime Bag Show is a benefit for the Social Service League and The Lawrence Percolator. Each piece in the show was created out of a $10 bag of “goodies” from the League and turned into a work of art for this show. All works are $50 or under!

June 24th, on the Final Fridays art walk

17 06 2011
  • Sunfire Ceramics

1002 New Hampshire

The Jewelry Work of Loretta Schmidt


Open Studio Fused Glass

create your own simple fused glass piece!

  • Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire

Wizard Porch and Garden

Aaron Storck brings the latest from his Wizard series installations of paintings, drawings, and sculptural installation to the project space at Lawrence Arts Center. Opening Final Friday.

  • Social Service League

905 Rhode Island

Final Fridays Dance Party

Stop by the League during regular Final Fridays hours, or stop in for the Final Friday after-party. 5 pm until ???

  • The Bourgeois Pig

6 E. 9th St.

Regrettable Edibles

photographs by Meg Dejmal

The inspiration for this particular series came from a study of the history of women being associated with nature, fairy

tales, and third wave feminism.

Visually, I’ve also always been fascinated with the juxtaposition of objects that don’t belong together. For example, I have always loved the way that something disgusting and dark could pair with something soft and feminine. I am a firm believer in opposites attracting.

  • Flash Space!

739 Massachusetts

A group show curated by students at The University of Kansas, this show takes the empty Maurice’s storefront downtown, and turns the space into a one-night gallery.

  • Signs of Life Gallery

722 Massachusetts

Signs of Life is proud to present Water, Paper, Paint: The Creativity of Heather Smith Jones.

Opening Friday June 24th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Heather Smith Jones is a local artist and author with a newly published book Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media. Join us for a reception and opening featuring her newest work.

Heather’s art is a playful yet meaningful exploration of media and text, often incorporating interesting techniques such as pinhole designs, old photo images, and letterpress embossing. Her work is not constrained to any one medium and stretches beyond the boundaries of traditional water color paintings.

Originally from the American South Heather came to Kansas in the late 1990’s to attend graduate school at The University of Kansas. In 2001 she earned her M.F.A. and then married a homegrown Kansas guy and settled in Lawrence. She is a studio artist and part-time instructor in the Arts-Based Preschool at The Lawrence Arts Center. In addition she collaborates with artists and writers on a number of projects.

  • 1109 Gallery

1109 Massachusetts

On June 24th, Final Friday, join 1109 Gallery for our final reception of the “Portals” exhibit. Place a silent bid in our “Take a Seat For Art Fundraiser” and enjoy the music of New York jazz painist Kent Raine. Open until 9pm, musician performing 7-9pm.

  • Wonder Fair Gallery/Shoppe/Studio

803 1/2 Massachusetts

The Wonder Fair Family Show!
The first ever group exhibition by the Wonder Fair Family

6 – 10 pm

 Things have a tendency to accumulate; matter, trash, cells, atoms, ideas,
human-beings. Mysterious forces push and pull these things into bigger more
complex things. Gravity acts on our skeletons, electromagnetism on our
neurons, and desire on our souls.

A bit of carbon, some thermodynamics, geologic span of time and presto, a
diamond! Four artists, shared piece of bubble-gum, a dash of entrepreneurial
verve, smudge of paint and a megaphone and presto, The Wonder Fair!

When elements accumulate resulting in a combined power greater than the sum
of its parts, we call it synergy. When synergy happens at the Wonder Fair,
we call it show time, and it is about time.

The Wonder Fair Family: Jason Barr, Kelly Clark, Eric Dobbins, and Lee
Piechocki have some things to show you and some things to tell you. Who
started the fire? Who toils over the anvil? What is in that ambiguous pile?
Is that a real diamond or a cubic zirconium? We will lift the mystery of the
Wonder Fair Family Crest; share our secrets, hopes and dreams. You will
laugh and you will cry. You will shake your head and close your eyes, then
open them again. You will ask, “why” and we will respond, “why not?” You
will wish you never came, but then later, you will be so glad you did.
Artist Related Links: (under construction)

  • Diane’s Artisan Gallery

4 E. 7th St.

Jewelry Trunk Show with Sydney Lynch of Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska artist, Sydney Lynch, will be presenting a large collection of her sculptural, contemporary jewelry. From her studio based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sydney Lynch creates jewelry of the highest quality craftsmanship to create a unique collection of wearable art that include a variety of gemstones such as diamonds, opal, aquamarine, tourmaline, pearls, beryl, peridot and sapphire set in high karat gold and silver. A nationally recognized designer for 25 years, Sydney’s work has been exhibited at leading juried shows and is sold at fine craft galleries and jewelry stores across the country. 

  • Z’s Divine Downtown Espresso

10 E. 9th St. Suite A

Dreams Whisper

works by Ashley Buckmaster

5-7 pm

from the artist: The art work I put together for this show is all about nature
and dreams, basically whatever I think up that brings a feeling of fantasy
and whimsy. A lot of the paintings feature women’s faces in natural
earthy surroundings with splashes of color leaving the faces white.
I like to think they’re my nature goddesses, like keepers of the elements.
My photos are mostly taken around the city of Lawrence or in the woods or farm
farmland where I live around lake Perry.

My Name is Ashley Buckmaster. I am 23 years old, from Lake Perry.
I am a freelance artist specializing in photography and mixed media paintings,
often combining the two by digitally manipulating images. My art styles
Pop art, Modern, Realism, Surrealism and Symbolism. I believe that trying
to obtain perfection in art is a waste of time. It’s all of the imperfections
that make it special and interesting. ” Artists who seek perfection in
everything are those who cannot attain it in anything”. ( Gustave Flaubert)

  • Global Cafe

820 Massachusetts

An Appetite for Energy

by Ryan Waggoner

Sponsored by the Take Charge Challenge

As part of the Take Charge Challenge, the City of Lawrence will team up with
ES Lighting to provide a lucky Lawrence resident with a prize that includes
a home lighting consultation and lighting retrofit worth up to $800. How
can you enter to win such a great prize? Visit the Take Charge Challenge
exhibit at the upcoming Final Fridays event on June 24 in downtown Lawrence

The Take Charge Challenge will present the exhibit “An Appetite for Energy”
by local artist Ryan Waggoner at Global Cafe, 820 Massachusetts Street
during the Final Fridays event from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 24. The public is
welcome and invited to attend the exhibit and visit with local energy
professionals on ways to save on energy costs, receive free CFLs and learn
more about great energy-efficiency programs offered through Westar and
Efficiency Kansas. Food and beverages will be provided for the event. The
sign-up for the ES Lighting retrofit raffle will also be available at the
Take Charge event.

*About the artist:* Ryan Waggoner, born in Lawrence in 1988, presents a
photographic series entitled ‘An Appetite for Energy’. The series is a year
in the making and is focused on the way we Americans consume and waste
energy. Backed by extensive research, each frame explores and exposes many
careless tendencies and habits related to energy consumption. Without making
sweeping conclusions, ‘An Appetite for Energy’ attempts to explain why the
United States consumes nearly 25% of the world’s energy despite being home
to just 4% of the world’s population. Waggoner is a recent graduate from the
University of Kansas with a B.F.A. in Photography.

*About the Take Charge Challenge:* The Take Charge Challenge is a friendly
competition to save energy, save money, and take charge of our energy
future. The town that reduces its energy use the most from January through
September 2011 will win an energy efficiency or renewable energy community
project worth up to $100,000! For more information, visit:

  • Pachamama’s

800 Massachusetts

Debra Clemente

 Final Fridays reception from 5 until 8 pm

 exhibit runs through July 2nd

  •  Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts

Demonstrating artist, Rachael Sudlow

Rachael Sudlow’s outdoorsy, Midwestern upbringing influences her jewelry
through ornate touches that parallel her love of art, whimsy and organic
themes. She has a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her
designs, mostly created in sterling silver, are entirely handmade. Almost
all of her work is customizable and can be created to your
specifications. Sudlow was born, raised and now runs her studio in Lawrence,
KS. She teaches metalsmithing at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Come in it meet Rachael and see her beautiful jewelry!

  • The Invisible Hand Gallery

801 1/2 Massachusetts

Andrew Burkitt: Karma Bones

Opens Final Friday, June 24th 6-9pm

Runs through Saturday July 23rd

From the artist:

Andrew Burkitt was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1977. He grew up in the suburbs outside of Kansas City. In 2007 Burkitt Graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence with a BFA in Printmaking and Art History. In 2012 he will graduate from the University of Georgia with his MFA in printmaking. Burkitt is interested in making two dimensional work using printmaking and drawing. He finds the processes of intaglio, lithography, woodcut, serigraphy and digital printmaking all have a place in his artistic practice. At times Burkitt combines many of these techniques together to obtain a single unique image and at other times he will use a single technique to create multiples of an image. The content of Burkitt’s work is informed by gravity, landscape and human social history.


  • Teller’s Art Space

746 Massachusetts

Jennifer Somers: Energetic Terrain
Landscape photography featuring ways we attempt to harness the power of our surroundings

Open for Final Fridays

5-9 pm

  • Lawrence Art Party

(Hobbs Taylor Lofts between 7th and 8th on New Hampshire)

We’re having a special Lawrence Art Party this month – great music, 20
artists, and a really fun time!

Artists include Louis Copt, Tim Forcade, and many others. Check out the
poster here<>a
complete list.

The Lawrence Art Party is held every Final Friday at the Hobbs Taylor
Gallery at 718 New Hampshire, in Lawrence, Kansas.

Please visit the event page
invite your friends and kick off Final Friday at the original, one-and-only,
Lawrence Art Party.

  • ACME

847  Massachusetts

Works by Dave Kelly

(limited edition T-shirts available from the artist)

5-8 pm

The ACME staff will press limited edition shirts by Dave Kelly while you enjoy great art and refreshments.

  • Elevate Mind Body Peace

1403 Massachusetts

Featured Artist: Charles Ray

Elevate throws another blow-out party for Final Fridays with Astrology readings, Psychic readings, artworks by oxidation artist Charles Ray, live music by Hello Bi-plane, and much more. Elevate will be open from 5-9, music begins at 8.

  • Lawrence Public Library

707 Vermont St.

*Please join us for a Final Fridays Artwalk reception with artists Toni Brou, Juliana Hacker and Emily Reno in the Auditorium and Gallery from 5-7

GRATITUDE by TONI BROU Toni Brou(“Brew”) grew up in Dodge City, KS, watching
her father make what he called “junk art” from found objects. During a
series of personal tragedies in the 1980s, she adopted the mantra “the sun
always rises” and began sculpting small suns repeatedly in her own work.
When Toni lost her father in 1999, her suns became bigger and she began
incorporating salvaged objects as a nod to her dad and his fostering of her
creativity. CBS Sunday Morning will be using images of her sun art in
upcoming broadcasts. “Gratitude” features works in honor of people who have
inspired her, and includes Toni’s hubcap sun assemblages, whimsical bird
paintings, and hand painted silk scarves.

PHOTOGRAPHS by JULIANA HACKER and EMILY RENO  Two burgeoning local artists
unveil their portraiture for the first time in this fun and charming show!
Taking pictures of her cats has always been a hobby for fifteen year old
Juliana Hacker. For this show, Juliana was inspired to take photos her cat,
Mrs. O’Hara, where only a tiny bit of her was showing, so that viewers must
scan the photo to locate her. The name of this series is *Cat Scan*. Free
State student Emily Reno will be a Junior this fall. Her passion for
photography has only increased since 2008 when she was given the family
camera to use on a trip in Arizona. *Up Close and Personal* is a collection
of Emily’s favorites using Macro.