April 24th Final Friday Events

16 04 2015

Joe Pera at Wonder FairLawrence Inside Outart_emergency

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

 

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

 

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

 

Live glass blowing demonstrations and local artists vending handmade goods.

 

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

 

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

Refreshments provided.

Rachel Rudeen Bio

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

OBSERVATION: OPTIMYSTIC

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Your bedtime schedule:

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

About the Artist

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

 

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

 

Featuring resident artists:

Felt Show
Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Janice Raiteri
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Elizabeth Rowley
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck​
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
​Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

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

 

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

 

Rick Mitchell

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

 

Peter Thompson

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Lori B. Gustafson
Artist Statement

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

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

 

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

 

Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area. http://www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, http://www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists’ advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. http://www.laurieculling.com, http://www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. http://www.dianhauser.com

LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.
Peggy Mohr Though new to acrylic painting, Peggy has expressed her creativity in many ways since young. Music, dance and sewing were a major part of her growing up years, yet she always wanted to paint. She transferred to KU in 1975, graduated, married and raised her children in Lawrence, KS., where she currently resides with her husband, Larry. She worked for a local water color artist for many years yet never tried painting for herself. In 2008 she divinely came across a sketch she had done of her “brother’s mind” when she was in junior high, in Southern California. This was the kick she needed to pursue art for herself. After taking various classes at the art center she made the decision to focus on painting. For her, this had been a growing process, releasing a renewed love of the arts and gratefulness to God for His faithful “nudging”. http://peggymohr.com

 

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

 

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





Final Friday, February 27th, 2015

23 02 2015

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Neal Barbour and Kim Brook
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Underground
Business Website http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com
Business Location 825 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Neal Barbour presents Destructure. Destructure is a series of sculptures that all relate to landscapes and human intervention upon them. The clay was made using recycled porcelain mixed with paper pulp, churned into a slurry, poured onto plaster, dried, flipped, dried, rolled thin, sculpted onto armatures (or not) and then high fired to Cone 10. The mix of natural processes and materials with more manufactured processes and materials strives to emulate the subtle coercion humans put onto the land around us. Throughout the sculpting process, the clay would have its own limits and motions, sinking, cracking, dimpling, moving to where it wanted to go—a gentle reminder that what we do to the land around us is impermanent and nature will take itself back left to its own devices. The process of working with clay provides a constant reminder of our link to the natural world. Much like our own selves and surroundings, clay has memory. Each touch is a recorded moment and the clay doesn’t forget no matter how you try to manipulate it. Each one of these structures was pushed to its breaking point whether by forces of hand, pressure, or heat. The strength of the ceramics reflects the greater strength of the earth and its ability to heal from what we enact upon it.

Kim Brook is a Ceramics Artist and Arts Educator at the Lawrence Arts Center. She was born in South Korea, but was raised in New Jersey. Lawrence, Kansas has been Kim’s primary home for the past ten years. Kim discovered clay after a long career in the food industry and now creates her functional work consistently considering how the look and feel of the piece can enhance food presentation and taste. The interiors of her pieces are often a simple glossy white or a matte black as if to frame the meal. The outside and bottom of the pieces, however, highlight Kim’s attention to small details with water etched designs and small hints of color. Cups, plates, and bowls are designed to fit in the human hand with gentle slopes and curving lines.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Angie Pickman, David Carter, and Kerry Thonen and music by Darrell Lea
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Phoenix Gallery
Business Website http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com
Business Location 825 Massachusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Angie Pickman lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, Kansas, often operating under the moniker, ‘Rural Pearl.’ Her life philosophy revolves around achieving simplicity, winnowing away at all the things that are not needed so that the individual can be reduced to the rawest, purest being possible. At this level, one is more readily able to truly observe and take in the natural beauty that exists around us. Cutting paper is metaphorical for this—the cutting away of all that is unnecessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form. Angie’s tools of trade are a rubber gripped x-acto knife, acid-free paper, mechanical pencils, a self-healing cutting mat, and coffee—for consumption and for a few stains here and there.

Each of David Carter’s pieces are sculpted in multi-media using ceramics, epoxy, fabric, and other materials. Incorporating actual objects with the anthropomorphic characters helps to give them life. They are hand painted with acrylic paints making each one unique. From David: “Even though I am creating animals in clothing, I am attempting to impart true character to them. The last thing I want to do is to make any more sculptures that are simply cute. I have had enough of that to last a lifetime. Most of my little people are not exactly nice, and many are out-and-out criminals. If anything, I would call them anti-cute. Basically most of them are up to no good. They exist in an imaginary world combining Beatrix Potter and Dickens—my own version of Victorian Britain. I try to make each one as a stolen moment in their nefarious lives.”

Kerry Thonen will be in the Vermont St. gallery. She is a prolific digital artist, painter, and printmaker living in Lawrence, Kansas. Kerry’s work is drawn from many different sources. One of these sources is the history of his family. Photographs are a major material used in the creation of his paintings. Kerry’s playful use of images and technique creates a rich texture that inspires the imagination.

Be sure to come out and see Darrell Lea, a well-known singer, guitarist, and song-writer from Lawrence, KS.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Yellow” works by Jen Unekis
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website https://www.facebook.com/TheBourgeoisPig
Business Location 6 E. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jen Unekis was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964. She lived in a classic Southern California home with a pool, play house, citrus trees and a built in trampoline in the back yard. At the age of 4 her father decided quit his job at IBM to return to his roots in Kansas. The family moved to a 100 year-old farm house that had sat vacant for 5 years. Since the farm was in extreme need of repair, for the next 10 years of her life her home was a constantly changing environment. Sledgehammer in hand, life had changed from one of comfort to that of a struggling farm family. But the lack of life’s creature comforts is probably what sparked Jen’s creative spirit. Her world was 40 acres of land to explore. A graveyard of old farm machinery was one of her favorite spots.
After leaving the farm and moving to many locations, living from time to time on her family’s abandoned copper mine in the summers (and attending three different high schools in three years) she landed back in Kansas, moved to Lawrence and enrolled in KU. After studying Art and Design with an emphasis in ceramics she began creating primarily works in clay. That changed to multi-media work in 1988. Today she lives in a little yellow bungalow near the river with her daughter Adeline and husband David, where she has a painting studio. Her recent work has become a study of color with clay like texture. Using line and form to make the subtle suggestions of human form or floral elements. Her work is primarily in venetian plaster and acrylic paints. Jen was the Grand Prize winner at the 2013 Art Westport and was awarded 1st place in 2D at the 2012 Lawrence’s Art in the Park. Jen’s work has also won placement awards in the Kansas Visions show, and the LOYO show.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * NICOLE CAWLFIELD
Starting Time 4:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Hank Charcuterie
Business Website http://www.hankmeats.com
Business Location 1900 Mass Street
Lawrence , Ks 66046
United States

Nicole Cawlfield
Dark Farms Series

http://www.nicolecawlfield.com/

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * KANbucha Alchemy Factory
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name KANbucha
Business Website http://www.kanbucha.com
Business Location 111 Riverfront Road, Suite A
KS Lawrence
United States

KANbucha and Alchemy, two Lawrence born business will hold an open house Friday, February 27th to feature the new shared facility space. The evening will feature the artwork of David Titterington (www.davidtitterington.com) and the live music of Josh Winter. Art, music, food and a viewing of the facility will be open to the public this Final Friday from 5-9 PM.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kansas Paraguay Partners Art Exchange
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 AM
Business Name Lawrence Percolator
Business Website http://facebook.com/lawrence.percolator
Business Location 913 Rhode Island St (in alley)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Kansas artists, Judith McCrea, Amber Hansen, Eric Conrad and Marguerite Perret will be participating in a group show to garner interest and educate Lawrence about Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP). The KPP promotes cultural understanding and fosters international economic and social connections between Kansas and Paraguay. These locales are connected by strong agricultural base, similar size, a landlocked location in the center of their continents, and strong Mennonite communities. This Kansas contingent of artists-all who have been or are planning to travel to Paraguay soon-will launch a creative exchange through KPP that will bring Paraguayan artists to our state and encourage a deeper understanding of how the arts can affect the citizens of the earth.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * || Avery Fowles: Adventures in Form ||
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar
Business Website
Business Location 11 E. 8th
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Avery Fowles: Adventures in Form

Avery Fowles is an artist living in Kansas City where she spends her time working, street performing as a living statue, drawing portraits of friends, and painting her apartment walls.

The paintings she creates are big and warm and are set in the spaces she finds most comfortable. Conversely her graphite and pen drawings are intimate and inspired by organic design. Both bodies of work focus mainly on the figure and contrasting patterns and textures.

Henry’s Upstairs also has a treat for you this Frosty February!

Our own talented bar back Kevin Scott will be showcasing his magical, unforgettable travel photography.

|| Kevin Scott : See America ||

Words from Kevin: I am full time student that enjoys spending my free time traveling. I particularly enjoy solo road trips to the national parks in the west and photography is a good reason to be in interesting places at the times when they look their best.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Cynthia O’Kelly
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Minsky’s Pizza
Business Website http://www.minskys.com/lawrence
Business Location 934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Art has been a passion of Cynthia’s since she was a little girl. She took as many art classes as she possibly could in school. She really started to find her “style” while working at Van Go. She got to paint murals, benches and wall art as well as create pieces using glass. She graduated from JCCC in 2013 and took some art classes there as well. Her art show for Final Friday shows her progression from her time in college to now.
When asked about her art Cynthia says, “I like to think of my current work as ‘recycled art.’ I take things that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn them into something visually appealing. My art includes old CD’s, wire, broken jewelry, material, beads, yarn, rubber bands, and also things from nature. I like to experiment with textures, shape and color. My goal is to create pieces that are interesting to look at, and that people have never seen before. ”

Come out and see Cynthia’s work premiering for Final Friday!!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS: OPEN STUDIOS
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name SEEDCO STUDIOS
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com/
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

SeedCo Studios February Final Fridays
:::Open Studios and Resident Exhibition:::
February 27th, 6-9pm, 720 E 9th St. #7

Featuring resident artists:
Felt Show
Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Janice Nabors Raiteri
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Elizabeth Rowley
Karl Soukup
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid
Aaron Youngstrom
Dana Wiseman
Whatever Forever

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #7 in Lawrence, KS, SeedCo Studios is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 18 artist studios, a music rehearsal/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 media, and street art, the scope of this endeavor is far-reaching, but the flavor is distinctly home-grown. With its placement in the center of historic redevelopment, SeedCo Studios has the chance to act as a catalyst for creative growth, not only in Lawrence proper, but radiating outward into the surrounding regional area and beyond.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * CURRENT WORKS
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Cider Gallery Fine Art
Business Website http://cidergallery.com/
Business Location 810 Pennsylvania Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

CURRENT WORKS: GROUP EXHIBITION

Featuring artists:
Janice Nabors Raiteri
Kyla Strid
Jeromy Morris
Eric Conrad
John Sebelius
Jeremy Rockwell
Kyle Goddard
Sally Piller
Elizabeth Rowley
Yoonmi Nam
Lee Chapman
Cheryl Toh
Wayne Propst
and more.

Image by Janice Nabors Raiteri, “Watery Jewels.”

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Ann Dean Photography
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Culinaria Food and Wine
Business Website http://culinariafoodandwine.com
Business Location 512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Specializing in event, portraiture and travel photography, Ann is currently working in Lawrence, Kansas as a freelance photographer. She uses a photo-journalistic approach, allowing for a wider range of interpretation and capturing the essence of the occasion. She also teaches photography classes at the Lawrence Arts Center and the Spencer Museum of Art. Her work will be available for purchase throughout the month of March.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Kris Kuksi
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Tooter and Tillaye’s Home Goods
Business Website http://www.tooterandtillayes.com
Business Location 644 locust street north Lawrence, 5 blocks east of Johnny’s tavern
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

Sculptor / painter, does large commission pieces for corporations across the nation.

 

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

Kathleen Anderson is a Lawrence resident who has been painting in watercolor and oil for the past 14 years. She loves color in all its brilliance and subtleties with subject matter that includes landscapes, city scenes, seascapes, flowers and animals. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, the Greater Kansas City Art Association, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. Her work hangs in private and corporate collections and has been displayed in 1109 Gallery in Lawrence, SouthWind Gallery in Topeka, and Images Gallery, Buttonwood Gallery, and ARTichokes Gallery in the Kansas City area. http://www.kathleenhelenanderson.com, http://www.artkc.com/anderson_k.htm

Laurie Culling is a visual artist and active visual artists’ advocate, living in Lawrence. Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, her art explorations feature a variety of mediums including acrylic on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, watercolor, pastels, hand-made paper collage, fabric and beads. Her artwork has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally and she has received numerous awards including Lawrence’s prestigious Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). Her works are in many private, public and corporate collections. Laurie is a former Lawrence Art Guild co-president and vice-president, the co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery (1982), a founding member of the F.A.N. Club (1987) and Artist for the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center (1988). Laurie volunteered as art exhibit coordinator on behalf of the Lawrence Art Guild for the Lawrence Public Library for 20 years. She was the volunteer Assistant Director of the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence. http://www.laurieculling.com, http://www.convergenceart.com, www.lawrenceartguild.org

http://www.convergenceart.com, http://www.lawrenceartguild.org

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. www.dianhauser.com

Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

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

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Open House & Gypsy Market
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name JJ’s Glass
Business Website http://www.jjsglass.com
Business Location 313 studios 313 e 8th st
lawrence, ks 66044
United States

JJ’s Glass is hosting an open house & Gypsy Market. Multiple local glass artists will be on site for live glass blowing demonstrations during the event. The gypsy market will focus on handcrafted Art & goods made by local artists from a variety of disciplines.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * LCM Art Party with Roger Shimomura Prints and The Blues, Reggae & Country Music (BRC) Band
Starting Time 5:30:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Creates Makerspace Final Friday Art Party
Business Website http://www.lawrencecreates.info
Business Location 512 East 9th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

The Lawrence Creates February Final Friday Art Party is proud to present world-renown artist Roger Shimomura giving a short talk (6:30PM) and offering his wonderful art prints. We are also joined by Joe Bickford and the BRC Band (7:00PM). John and Chala Larocca will offer up a brisket sandwich and there will be wine and beer available (5:30PM). Hope you can join us!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Clare Doveton – New Works
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Clare Doveton draws inspiration from the natural world by simply being a quiet witness to the circle of life in rural Kansas.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Tony Peterson
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus Coffee Shop
Business Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brewhaus/133909969995262
Business Location 624 North Second Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

I use my camera as a tool to capture the subtle beauty found in the world around me as I see it. I’m particularly drawn to the interaction of light, pattern, color, and texture. My work doesn’t fit neatly into any particular category or style.

“Peterson covers a wide range of subjects with his work, but the nature of structures and the structures of nature are common threads … He focuses not so much on the objects themselves, but on focal points and resonant visual elements, so that each is as much a study in shape and symbol as a record of the thing being photographed.”

– Steve Brisendine, ArtKC365, June 26, 2011

Peterson is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. After more than 30 years working in human services and nonprofit administration
he is currently pursuing his original passions for art and photography.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Soft Opening of Turkey Red Exhibition-black tie, ticketed event
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Independence Inc.
Business Website http://www.marlasquiltsinc.com
Business Location 2001 Haskell Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Attire: Black Tie
Suggested Donation to attend: $100
Purchase Tickets:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y7A9C9P6Y69JW

 





Thundersnow Pushes Many Final Friday Events to March 1st, 2013

27 02 2013

Many Final Friday events that were cancelled last weekend due to inclement weather have been rescheduled for Friday, March 1st from 6 until 9 pm.  (the first Final Friday on First Friday)

Venues that will host “First Friday” events, receptions and parties:

  • The Invisible Hand Gallery (846 Pennsylvania)
  • Wonder Fair (803 1/2 Massachusetts)
  • Essential Goods (15 E. 7th St.)
  • The Lawrence Percolator (in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center, look for the green awnings)
  • The Blue Flame Gallery (Revival Massage) (745 New Hampshire St.)
  • The Blue Dot Salon (15 E. 7th)
  • The Bourgeois Pig  (6 E. 9th St.)
  • 1109 Gallery (1109 Massachusetts St.)

Venues that will be open to the public on Friday, March 1st, but will not have formal receptions:

  • The Phoenix Gallery (825 Massachusetts St.)
  • The Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire St.)
  • Pachamamas Restaurant and Star Bar (800 New Hampshire St.)




Final Friday, February 22nd, 2013

19 02 2013

FINAL FRIDAY, February 22nd , 2013

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

Final Fridays are made possible by support from The Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The City Of Lawrence and CornerBank

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center’s visual arts exhibit “VIM,” is a first-time collaboration between painters Kent Michael Smith, Lisa Lala and Archie Scott Gobber, and ceramist Ben Ahlvers. The exhibit opens Jan. 18 and runs through March 2. The “Vim” full color, 32 page book release takes place this Final Friday. The four artists will sign and make brief remarks on the exhibit beginning at 7pm.

Debut Exhibition in the Antecedent Gallery

The Antecedent Gallery inaugural show will feature Wayne Propst. The show will be to some degree retrospective in that it will incorporate items collected over many years. The art that has issued from this wide ranging collection will be assembled as a spring board for social, political, and cultural commentary. An example….Kennedy half dollars and 6.5 m/m mannlicher-carcano shell casings melded into a grim document. The collection “documents” will be vigorously annotated to encourage future gallery presenters to explain the nature of their collections.

Sensational press reviews and exorbitant prices commonly associated with the world of contemporary art may cause the original role of art to be overlooked. Humans once painted on the walls of caves to simply document basic aspects of their lives. In order to understand art today, one must know something about the context of contemporary theory and practice which can be highly challenging to the casual art viewer.

This project is curated by Wayne Propst and Roger Shimomura.

Carla Aspenberg. New Works

Using simple handmade stamps and other mixed media elements, these new works explore energy, movement and light. The pieces feature symbols of eyes, bees and radiating lines, and also look at themes of outer space. Much of the work incorporates accessible print methods that evoke ethereal compositions. The works have been influenced by colony collapse disorder, divine geometry and physical properties of light. They have also been influenced by the Italian art movement called Arte Povera (poor art), in which common, everyday materials are used to create works of fine art. Aspenberg was 2011-12 printmaking artist-in-residence at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Prints from the Amalgamated Printers Association

An exhibition of prints from the Amalgamated Printers Association will be on display in the Hallmark Exhibition space on the lower level. This sampling of prints is part of the APA monthly print exchange, and displays works produced by letterpress artists who are members of the association.

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

http://www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Visit the Lawrence Public Library in its new temporary location at 7th and New Hampshire!

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CHURCH (619 Vermont St.)

“The Amazing Grace Club” at New Life IN Christ Church, 619 Vermont St. will be featuring art by local artists February 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. Featured artist for the evening is Mr. Pat Mayo, longtime Lawrence resident-artist.

Prior to moving to Lawrence over 40 years ago, Pat Mayo started painting with oils when in junior high. He likes to work with acrylics, water colors, colored pencil, oils, and scratchboard.

He has done artwork by commission, including portraits, landscapes, and has even painted motorcycles alongside their owners. He previously worked for 19 years as a paramedic here in town and hosted a local program called “Paramedic Pat.” He has been a nurse for the last 14 years and involved in a variety of community organizations and events.

Other artists will be featured at “The Amazing Grace Club,” including some children’s work which will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to provide clean water for families in Africa.

SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.signsoflifegallery.com

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

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

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

Lawrence Art Party

We’re going to have a very special Lawrence Art Party, with an awesome classical pianist, Ariana Krasniqi, wonderful pizza from Papa Kenos Pizzeria, refreshments from the Free State Brewery, and a fundraising art raffle for the Lawrence Art Guild and Lawrence Community Workshop.

Artists exhibiting:

Jenny Allen and LeAnne Doljac, Michael Bohoskey, Wes Casey, John Clayton, Sandra Griffin, Koepsel Raegan, Sarah Kunen, Bill Kutilek, Bob Lynn, Andrea Moskow, Kassidee Quaranta, Wyatt Rogers, Shala Stevenson, and Thomas Pecore Weso

 


DYNAMITE SALOON (721 Massachusetts)

Vicki Vormehr will be showing “Original Oil paintings of dog portraits on Canvas”

 

Vicki has done watercolor paintings her whole life. After taking oil painting classes at the Kansas City Art Institute 4 years ago, she developed a love for this new medium. Now Vicki paints mainly in oil paints on canvas. A variety of dog breeds will be on display Friday evening.

BLUE FLAME GALLERY (745 New Hampshire, Suite 5)

“STUFF OF STARS”

Watercolors & Illustrations by Sean Robin Minton

Music by La Guerre

Friday February 22nd @ 6pm

TELLER’S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.tellerslawrence.com

Practitioners”

Jordan Geiger & Taylor Holenbeck

ESSENTIAL GOODS (15 E. 7th St.)

Final Fridays at Essential Goods

Join us for Final Fridays at Essential Goods from 6 pm to 9 pm in lovely Downtown Lawrence! Check out a variety of work by some of our favorite local artisans while treating your ears to music by DJ On.It… See you next Friday!

Essential Goods is located on 7th Street in The Palladian Building, next to Astrokitty Comics and The Blue Dot Salon

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th St.)


Erika kjorle Geery. interpretive tree Painting
Frank Shopen. Bronze, clay Sculpture
Gil Bavel. Digital photography
Michele Berendsen. Fusion world gourmet
David Seibel. Birds in focus

Friday February 22nd. 6-830

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

Kansas Light and Land

Photographs by Michael Strickland

(open all night on Final Friday)

Born in Liberal, Kansas, Michael is a born and raised Kansan. He grew up in the farmlands of western Kansan, appreciating the subtle beauties no one else seemed to see. Michael grew up a musician and a scientist, always striving for perfection. This led him to pursue his passions and attend Interlochen Summer Arts Camp during the summer of 2008 where he met lifelong friends and grew to truly love the arts. Interlochen accepted him into the Arts Academy, a boarding school, where he attended his final year of high school. It was here that Michael fine-tuned his artistic vision and work ethic under some of the most phenomenal arts instructors in the world. As a jazz saxophonist, Michael was drawn to New York City, where he was accepted into one of the nation’s foremost jazz conservatories to further pursue jazz. During his time in New York, Michael decided to take his life in another direction and return home to Kansas and study Aerospace Engineering.

It was not long after moving back to Kansas, when a friend convinced him to buy a digital SLR. He began experimenting with different types of photography, eventually setting his sights on the nature that was so dear to him. During the late winter of 2012, Michael had the opportunity to travel to the American Southwest and experience the American landscape at its finest. It was here that his passion for photography grew exponentially. Michael’s vision has since honed into capturing the landscapes of America. His passion to capture the light and beauty of the United States comes from his heritage in the heartland and his memory of western Kansas light as a child.

Michael’s aim is to always capture photographs that raise emotional connections with their viewers. Each photograph is a story waiting to be told.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence’s Final
Fridays
. Refreshments provided.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

Cheese and Rice Sonic Rush

Andy Hadle

Opening reception 6:00-10:00pm, Final Friday, Feburary 22nd:

Cheese and Rice Sonic Rush is a new body of work from Lawrence-based artist Andy Hadle. This exhibition visualizes an erratic inner discourse on the topic of mass consumption, amplified by comic abstraction.

The multimedia show investigates the absurd yet tenuous codependency of commodities and human survival. Inspired by Humour Noir and Bizarro Fiction, Cheese and Rice Sonic Rush ironically embraces consumer culture banality, inviting the viewer to empathize with sell-outs and hypermarkets. The work presents a comedy whose familiar characters are cast from the shelves of convenience stores and the ad columns alongside Internet browser windows. Using personified pop-images and humorous absurdity, Hadle offers commentary about our society of mass consumption and its connection to human behavior. His message is broadcast through a variety of art media: colorfully collaged works on paper; installation sculptures depicting spaces for strange consumer rituals; and a collection of videos mocking the capricious behavior of Internet distractions.

As the title Cheese and Rice Sonic Rush suggests, this show is a frenzied expletive distorted by today’s consumer culture, which…

Pop Quiz!

How much Dorito seasoning would be required to cover the entire lower forty-eight states?

Answers should be submitted as a photograph to #GodStillDoesMiracles

The Wonder Fair is open new expanded hours, Monday through Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 11-5, with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there. Please visit www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.

Wonder Fair is located at 803 1/2 Massachusetts (above the Casbah), Lawrence, KS, 66044.

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Demonstrating artist: Britta McKee

Final Friday this month at Phoenix Gallery will feature Britta McKee of Tobias Designs. Natalie will be bringing spring themed tasty sweets, we will have hot jasmine and honey tea, and there will be live acoustic music by Stanley Unruh.

Britta McKee graduated from the University of Kansas with a BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry. She strives to create jewelry pieces for all ages that are clean, organic, and inspired by natural elements. Britta loves to be outside hitting the trails and searching for junk that can be turned into beauty and tries to infuse that into her work. She incorporates textures and vibrant colors into jewelry that is comfortable and unique. Britta lives in Topeka and has her work at the Phoenix Gallery. Come by the gallery to meet Britta and see the new pieces that she has created for this art walk.

Stanley Unruh is a Mechanical Engineer and part time professor at the University of Kansas. Many of his songs are obscure covers that most people have never heard. He has written a couple and also plays a few more well-known covers, such as Beatles and Neil Young. Stanley has no band, it is just him and his Martin D35 guitar.

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lostartspace.com

Still Life

Life is still life is still life is still life; any way look at it you lose. The random

placement of certain objects deciding your fate-the idea seems absurd, completely

counter-intuitive to free will, and yet they seem to take on such significance in the

right context. How can a glass of water, a feather, a box of matches and a couple

of pieces of fruit take on such foreboding soulfulness? Like nourishment for the

afterlife, mundane accoutrements are transformed into artifacts of ritual- oracles

describing hidden sources of power. We exist among landscapes of these objects_

they outnumber us and on some level control us, telepathically, to objectify them

and join them in admiration of inanimate beauty. The illusion somehow surpasses

reality, like a charismatic leader, or a radioactive fog that allows us to forget, if

only for a little while, that the shape of the future is still unseen, and the ways of

the past are lost.

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Works by John Stephen Howard

Contemporary and friend of local artists, Stan Herd and Clare Doveton, Howard is what I would call a ‘painter’s painter.’ His works exhibit great technical skill while depicting narratives of spiritual and self-reflective inquiries in dream-like scenes. Some of Howard’s work is reminiscent of some neo-expressionists, such as Clemente, but with more tenderness and hope.”

-Molly Murphy, Bourgeois Pig art coordinator

THE FIX SALON (845 New Hampshire St.)

DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

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

*look for the green awnings

http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

Final Friday, February 22, 5-9 pm Erika Nelson and her Sideshow Extravaganza
This month’s Final Friday at the Percolator will feature a retrospective of Nelson’s years on the road with the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things.

Saturday, February 23, 7 pm “Hucksters, Barkers, and Sideshows”
See! and Hear! how the hucksters, barkers, and sideshow workers of Kansas plied their craft. This speech by Erika Nelson is brought to you in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council.

Erika Nelson is a visionary artist, educator and one of America’s foremost experts and speakers on the World’s Largest Things. She is a national researcher and speaker on Grassroots Art environments, Roadside Attractions and Architecture, and the World’s Largest Things. Nelson is also the founder and curator of a unique and innovative traveling roadside attraction and museum called “The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things.” She resides next to the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas.

http://www.worldslargestthings.com/

Hope to see you there!


FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.thegranada.com

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

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

The Final Friday show at Aimee’s Coffee House on February 22nd, is comprised of the collective works by several members of the South Mass Art Guild. There are 21 pieces on display, including oils, water colors, mixed media, pen & ink, pencil sketches, and photography. Works by Kim Augusto, Alejandro Augusto, Natasha Shultz, Perry Shepard, Shala Drake, Cary Strong, Lesa Weller, Shana Good, Satori Good, and Dennis Constance are included. Most pieces are for sale, or copies are available for purchase.

February is the SMAG’s anniversary month, so the show is also our 4th annual “Droppers’ Ball”, and will feature free fake Twinkies, and free ice water on the appetizer table. Drop by 1025 Mass anytime during the Final Friday hours to sample the gourmet delights and visit with the artists. We look forward to seeing you!

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

6–8 p.m., Free
Artist Nicole Lopez will display her work.

1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lawrenceartguild.org

Join the Lawrence Art Guild and 1109 Gallery for “The Human Condition” a wonderful exhibit and sale with over 30 area artists with Featured Artist, Hobart Jackson in the large gallery. We will have a Final Friday reception February 22, 2013 held at 1109 Gallery, 1109 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS from 5pm-9pm. Refreshments provided by Lawrence Art Guild members. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The Gallery features a full line of unique gifts for Valentine’s Day.

The Lawrence Art Guild is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity created to promote art awareness in Lawrence and surrounding areas. We support the creative growth of its members and area artists. The Art Guild is a volunteer organization and all funds received from gallery sales and shows are given back to the arts community.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.invisiblehandgallery.com

The Friends of the hand.

A group show celebrating the Invisible Hand Gallery’s third birthday!

New works by:

Adam Lott
Jeff Mckee
BiKlops Design
Molly Murphy
Adam Smith
Andrew Burkitt
Clint Rickets
Patrick Giroux
Kenneth Kupfer
Wayne Propst

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

http://www.lostartspace.com

TUNNEL<o>VISION

We had been digging for over a year and it still felt like we were just

scratching the surface. The hole was barely visible above ground, but once you

descended the ramp the space stretched out like a parking lot-seemingly

impossible-but in this day and age, with everything being done by accident, it

happened to exist.

Noise loves a cave. You could whisper in certain places and it would travel to

the opposite end of the room, bending like a growing vine. People still come to sing songs to see if any of them would trigger a secret door in the wall, revealing a

chamber of opulent splendor and gold, for surely one has to exist. It’s just a matter

of finding the right tones, or notes.

Nobody remembers when we decided to begin the tunnel. Some of us were

digging another hole a couple thousand feet away ( or so). We decided that rather

than travel over land, with the risk of wolves and giant scorpions, we would find a

way to connect them underground. One night we just went for it . After the first

couple hundred feet we started running into other tunnels that intersected

ours-150 year-old barrel sluices, a contraband smuggling tunnel from the seventies that, for all we knew, went all the way down to the border, a brick lined passage that housed some kind of giant drive shaft equipped with gears and levers still well-oiled and working almost silently. Every now and then our shovels scrape against the walls of someone’s basement, faintly emanating sounds from the rec room tv or subtle syncopations of swing and bebop from some lost and forgotten subterranean jazz collections. Still we dig on, even as the ground grows rockier and more unstable, and random

shifting makes it seem as if the ceiling is about to fall. We keep searching for the

way out, still seeking the light…

SeedCo Studios and Whatever Forever Tapes present a showcase of sights

and sounds underground after-hours this Final Friday, February 22, from 9-midnight at the SeedCo Studios warehouse 825 Pennsylvania St. Along with open

studios by resident artists the show will feature the sonic stylings of C.S. Luxem and Dean Monkey and the Dropouts. Shovels will be provided for digging…

Check out seedcostudios.com for more info on this and other upcoming events.

MARLA’S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

Marla Jackson
Quilter Textile Historian

Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District

Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson.  Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth.  With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the new Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com

Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts.  Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson’s personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.

Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. Her gallery will soon become a teaching laboratory where she will begin to teach the art of creative story quilting, doll making, fabric design and printing, handbags and accessory creations. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 

FINAL FRIDAYS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

(AFTER-PARTY ART SHOW)

GASLIGHT GARDENS (317 N. 2nd)

FRANK’S NORTH STAR TAVERN (508 Locust) FF after-party

8 pm until 2 am





June 29th Final Friday Events

23 06 2012

FINAL FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 2012

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

This Final Friday in a Nutshell:

Join hundreds of artists and dozens of locations in the Downtown, East and South Lawrence areas on Friday, June 29th, for visual arts exhibitions, performances, fashion, studio tours and activities as part of this month’s Final Fridays event. Two new venues join the party this month: Star Struck Clothing on 8th Street and 8 Flavors at 2210 Iowa- our first South Lawrence venue!

Lawrence Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Ceramics Artist-in-residence, Allen Chen, will open his exhibition of sculptural ceramic works, the culmination of his year in Lawrence. In the lobby area, the massive aerial balloon sculpture of Chicago-based Willy Chyr floats between the first and second floors and spans the length of the lobby area.

The Invisible Hand Gallery celebrates its time in Downtown with a final group show of artists who have helped make it such a success, before it moves to the new East Lawrence Arts District next month.

The Lawrence Public Library showcases the work of four extraordinary female artists in “Four for the Show,” and The Lawrence Art Party will showcase the work of over 20 local and regional artists along with musical entertainment.

The Lost Art Space artists, who made their mark in a temporary exhibition/working studio space in the old Penny Annie’s space, move to the basement of the Phoenix Gallery with their new show “Stare,” while upstairs in the Phoenix Gallery you can visit with and have books signed by the multi-talented demonstrating artist, Felicia Roth.

Foxtrot brings back Kansas native, Kate von Achen, with her fair trade Ugandan company, Awava, and the launch of its new clothing line created with local fashion designer, Margie Hogue, who worked directly with Ugandan female artisans and tailors.

Wonder Fair shows us what “The Inner-Workings of a Man Who Drinks Way Too Much Mountain Dew” looks like with an exhibition of prints by Sean Starwars, a member of eaOutlaw Printmakers.

Marty Olson and Jennifer Joie Webster are the featured artists at Do’s Deluxe on East 9th St. This beautiful hair salon provides one of the most unique places to see artwork on Final Fridays.

Plein Air is the theme at 1109 Gallery with featured artist Jane Fortun, and the opening of “Amber Waves,” a group show of landscape and plein air painters.

If you find yourself in need of a great meal, a caffeine boost or fancy cocktail on the art walk, check out these shows in local restaurants and bars: Pachamamas features “Through Line” by Jeremy Rockwell, The Bourgeois Pig opens the neuroscience-to-art work of Molly Murphy, and Teller’s Restaurant showcases “Reciprocity” by Emily Hunt.

If, after all of these events, you find yourself asking for more, The Lost Art crew will be hosting an “After Ours Open Studio” at their new studio home in the East Lawrence Arts District. The party starts at 9:30 with musical guests and open studios.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Body of Work: Studies and Interpretations of the Live Model

In the main galleries of the Lawrence Arts Center, this group exhibition explores aspects of human figuration through the eyes of artists who live in the Lawrence area.

Louis Copt
Amber Hansen
Stephen T. Johnson
Ted Johnson
Karen Matheis
Judith McCrea
Lori Norwood
Juniper Tangpuz
Nicholas Ward

Willy Chyr

Willy Chyr is interested in generative art, storytelling, and the intersection between art and science. He holds a BA degree in physics and economics from the University of Chicago. While in college, Willy joined Le Vorris & Vox Circus and performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician. He also learned to twist balloons. Chyr’s art, which also uses the element of light, has been displayed in Millennium Park for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s LabFest! at the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Learning Center, and as part of the university’s Festival of the Arts, in which he created a women’s line of balloon fashion. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center in Omaha and has exhibited in numerous other venues around the country.

Chyr has created a site-specific aerial piece in the Lawrence Arts Center main lobby.

Allen Chen

2011-12 Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Allen Chen was born in 1979 in Taiwan and immigrated to California in 1991. He received his B.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in 2005 and M.F.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. Chen has since completed an artist residency at Mendocino Art Center in California and a long term artist in residence program at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana.

Chen brings to a close his year at the Lawrence Arts Center with this exhibit of his sculptural ceramic work.

*NEW VENUES THIS FINAL FRIDAY:

STAR STRUCK CLOTHING (16 E. 8th St.)

http://www.starstruckclothing.com

Works by Thomas Cray

It’s taken a while for me to embrace that any of my work could be considered a work of art or that I would even consider myself to be an artist. From my perspective, when most people think of the label of a photographer, they believe it is either someone who is involved with some form of mass communication or someone who is paid to do portraits. I hope to separate myself and my work from that generalized thinking. I don’t want to be told what my art should look like nor have someone come to me and refuse to pay for my services or any of my work because they weren’t happy with the end product. The prints that I display are pieces that I am proud of and enjoy seeing on the wall. If someone likes my work, I hope that they will consider purchasing a print. For those that aren’t drawn to what I’ve produced, I appreciate them taking the time to view my work and invite them to come back and look again in the future as there may be something new that does appeal to their taste in art.

8 FLAVORS (2210 Iowa) – behind Hastings

8 FLAVORS is a new restaurant that offers a unique, innovative and modern take on Asian food- DONE RIGHT!

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE with signature items such as homemade dumplings, smoky salmon rangoons and our famous General’s Sesame chicken.

SEE and HEAR the DIFFERENCE with a fun loving atmosphere, good music to your ears AND…LOCAL ART!!!

We are proud to announce our collaboration with Emily Hughes of Dancehues studio (811 E 23rd suite G Lawrence KS) to celebrate our very 1st FINAL FRIDAY at 8 flavors. Emily is a fantastic, loving and supportive mentor to many in the local community. Her studio provides a place where all ages and backgrounds gather to use dance as a productive outlet for self expression. JOIN US for a in house performance art recital on June 28th 2012 @ 7pm. $12. at the door gets you a sample meal/beverage along with a comfy seat to enjoy this one of a kind dining experience. Alcohol may be purchased as well with those with a valid id who are 21 and up.
We are also still seeking local artists to display their work and we have lots of space for all mediums BIG OR SMALL.
for further inquiries please call us 785-856-8898 or 785-331-5632
THANK U LAWRENCE!!!!

*AND CHECK OUT ALL OF THESE AMAZING SHOWS I N DOWNTOWN & EAST LAWRENCE:

VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (showing at The Lawrence Art Party in Hobbs Taylor Lofts)

http://www.van-go.org

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th St.)

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (701 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.eldridgehotel.com

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 Vermont St.)

http://www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

Four for the Show

Artwork by Laurie Culling, Barbara Reid, Tami Clark, Liza MacKinnon

Laurie Culling

Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, Laurie Culling works with acrylics on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, fabric, beads, hand-made paper collage and more. Her artwork is subtle, understated, whimsical and pointedly to the essence. She has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including Lawrence’s Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). She earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing from KU; is the 1982 co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery; and a former co-president and former vice-president of the Lawrence Art Guild.

Barbara Reid

Barbara Reid records sight and feeling interpretations with her watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. She especially enjoys painting landscapes, flowers, birds and animals. The years of workshops, classes and Art friends create wonderful memories. Barbara has exhibited in the Florida Keys, Overland Park, Prairie Village, and Merriam, KS, and now in Lawrence. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, and welcomes commissioned artworks.

Tami Clark

Tami Clark is a mixed media artist who lives in Lawrence where she is also the Director of Youth Ministries at the First United Methodist Church. She received a degree in the School of Social Welfare in 2000 and began working in mixed media in 2004. Tami primarily works in assemblage and encaustic painting. She creates story boards of plaster, acrylic, collage and found objects that represent individual moments in time.

Liza MacKinnon

Interested in most forms of creative expression, Liza Mackinnon is repeatedly drawn back to historical costume. Whether it be fashioning a full sized Victorian-era dress with bustle out of orange bedsheets or shaping tiny empire-waist dress sculptures out of pages of Pride and Prejudice, the theme remains constant. There is something sublime in the drape, cut, trim and pattern of fabric manipulation throughout the ages. Liza is also currently working on a year-long challenge of posting a “dress a day”.

SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.signsoflifegallery.com

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

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

Open on Final Fridays.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

Press Release and invitation to the FREE Final Friday Lawrence Art Party

June 29, 5-9:30 at 718 New Hampshire Street, Hobbs Taylor Loft Building

Please make plans to enjoy the Lawrence Art Party on this Final Friday, June 29! We will have a special performance by an amazing all-female band, Holmes Street. Over 20 local and regional artists will show and sell paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media art, and more.

We are showcasing a wonderful group of artists this month, including Julie Blichmann, Bob Buchanan, Traci Bunkers, Wesley Casey, John Clayton, Becky Collier, Dave DeHetre, Dan Dishman, John Geery, Emily Johnson, Megan Kunz, Jonathan Marzette, Landon Merrill, Tony Peterson, George Paley, Trae Rickford, Wyatt Rogers, Jennifer Unekis, Lesa Weller, and Tammy West.

More can be seen at the Facebook event site

http://tinyurl.com/lapjune2012

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKtique (729 1/2 Massachusetts St., Ste. 202)

(above Francis Sporting Goods)

I.Love.Dogs. It’s a simple fact: ‘paws’ down, I’ve loved dogs my entire
life!

I.Love.Good.Health. It’s no secret that good nutrition and the use of
organics is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle…not just for people,
but for our dogs, too! I believe that our Dogs deserve healthy treats that
are designed to nourish and support their bodies – every batch of Lucky
Paws treats is hand-mixed, rolled, cut and baked with that in mind. I have
been baking for dogs since 1990, and the Bakery portion of the shop will
carry fresh-baked treats for dogs, ranging from Peamutt Butter Puppies, to
Apple-Cinnamon Fat Cats, to a variety of grain-free treats. I’m also happy
to bake custom orders for dogs, and do bake BARKday cakes and Pupcakes upon
request!

I.Love.My.Pack. I have 6 amazing furkids – Gretta, Durga, Hanuman
(Commander of Woof),Tonka, Legal (Runnin’ Buddy) and Shakti, the CEO (Chief
Eating Officer) and Lucky Paws logo girl. Shakti will grace the shop with
her pawsitive greeting skills!

I.Love.Art. The Unique BARKtique will carry a variety of fun, eclectic,
one-of-a-kind dog related items from artisans both far and wide, supporting
their talents and whimsical gifts. The BARKtique will feature various
artists and their work each month, and will also have some fun vintage
dog-related items!This is THE place for DOGS and the people who love them!


TELLER’S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.tellerslawrence.com

Emily Hunt: Reciprocity

Opens Tuesday June 26th 6-8pm

Tellers artspace

746 Massachusetts

Lawrence photographer and instant-film aficionado Emily Hunt presents a new set of works when Reciprocity opens at the Teller’s art space on June 26.

Reciprocity will feature several large film prints as well as some smaller prints and Polaroids. Many of the photographs capture homes and other buildings free of occupants and passersby. The result is a haunting and lonely vision of Lawrence as a ghost town.

The simplicity of the composition allows the viewer to focus on peripheral details in the photographs: the mood of a late-afternoon shadow falling on pavement or the flecks of peeling paint on a tired house. Hunt says her photographic style lends itself to the imaginings of her audience.

“People may respond to them positively or negatively, depending on what they see,” Hunt says.

Hunt is primarily a film photographer and is particularly fond of instant film. After Polaroid discontinued its beloved instant film in 2009, Hunt became an early adopter of film from The Impossible Project, which operates out of a former Polaroid factory in the Netherlands.

“A lot of it is really experimental,” Hunt says. “It’s really finicky and the results you get are pretty unexpected and have a lot of blemishes sometimes, which I really like. Sometimes it’s frustrating, but that’s definitely the medium that I’m really passionate about, their new film.”

Sun spots and soft focus are things that Hunt has come to appreciate about working with instant film. But she also appreciates the way the film challenges her as a photographer.

“With film you just have to spend that much longer setting up shots and just really focus on the image you’re creating because you can’t just do a snap shot with your finicky film,” Hunt says.

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

http://www.pachamamas.com

“Through Line” works by Jeremy Rockwell

showing throughout the restaurant and Star Bar

ATOMIC PHOTOGRAPHY (313 E. 8th St. Studio B)

Atomic is a collaborative effort between Racheal Major, Jen young, and Jamie Haverkamp. Specializing in graphic design, pin up portraiture, and Americana photography. The photography services include retro makeovers equipped with professional hair and make up, wardrobe and prop selection, and personalized pose guidance. Now located right in the heart of east Lawrence! Atomic shares a split studio space at 8th and New York. The space is split up into several art studios ranging from ceramics, to fine art.

SMILING MAD DESIGNS & INKELLO LETTERPRESS (801.5, suite 3 Massachusetts St.)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.theinvisiblehandgallery.com

Friends of the hand.

Opens Final Friday June 29th, 6-9pm

The Invisible Hand Gallery

801.5 Massachusetts Suite D

Lawrence, ks 66044

http://www.invisiblehandgallery.com

The Friends Of The Hand is a final show to celebrate my Massachusetts street gallery before moving on to bigger and better things.

We will be featuring the work of twenty-three artists who have shown with me and inspired me over the last few years.

Kenneth Kupfer
Henry Schneiderman
Aaron Storck
Clinton Rickets
Ben strawn
Leslie kay
Andrew Jilka
Jeff Immer
Adam Lott
Molly Murphy
Jeremy Rockwell
Andrew Burkitt
Yuri Zupancic
Jeffrey McKee
Jeromy Morris
Jesse gray
Eric Dobbins
Geoff Benzing
Jason Barr
Jenn Erwin
Wayne Propst
Dave Loewenstein
Andrew Huffman

Since moving to Lawrence in 2006, Adam Smith has served a vital role in local visual arts activity. One of Lawrence’s premiere framers, Smith contributes to numerous exhibitions throughout the city. And as owner of The Invisible Hand Gallery, he has provided art lovers one of the most consistently excellent series of exhibitions in the area.
On June 29, Smith will present Friends of the Hand, an exhibition that showcases works from 23 area artists who have inspired him since he opened his gallery space more than 2 years ago. The show will be last at the current Invisible Hand location, 801 Massachusetts St., before Smith moves the gallery to a new space at 846 Pennsylvania St.
Smith recently sat down to chat about his experiences with the gallery and his plans for the future.
This all started as a framing business in the Casbah building. Can you talk about your origins and the decision to open a gallery space?
I pretty much started from scratch there. I’m a self-taught framer. I started making frames in the late 90s for my own photography. I bought a frame shop that was going out of business in 2002 and just put it in storage for years and then finally opened it here.
This was originally two offices. It was really, really awful in here; it was carpeted and painted green and the ceilings were really bad. I redid it all by myself. I put everything in: the floors and ceilings and the walls and opened the two spaces up.
I feel like I probably wanted to start a gallery to begin with but didn’t have the confidence to try to do that. I felt like if I had something to make a little money it would be easier, and it has been. Lots of times the gallery supports itself, which is great, but the framing business is what’s always made the gallery work.
What have been some of the high points from your time in this location?
Over the last year, the people have started coming a lot more, which is always nice. But I feel like I’ve always shown what I thought was the best of art in Lawrence or from Kansas City. The show coming up at the end of this month, the Friends of the Hand show, has 23 artists in it, a lot of whom have shown here. Some have shown at Teller’s; a couple are just good friends who have helped me out over the years.
I wouldn’t want to pick artists to say they’re my favorite. Really it’s all just what I think is the best anyways. I’ve been incredibly proud of the work that’s gone through here over the last two years. I think it’s amazing I’ve had so much great art in this space.
What have been your biggest challenges operating here?
Space, definitely. This whole place is about 450 square feet. It’s been really challenging to do framing in here when I get into making some 6-foot frames, it’s really hard to move around. The other big challenge for me is time. I work 45 or 50 hours a week at the Pig, so it’s hard to be here when I need to be. I’ve had a lot of help, a lot of great people who have volunteered and interned here.
I think that’s my biggest challenge going on. My new shop is going to be 9 to 5, so I’m going to have to figure out how to make that time work. I’m going to try to be there 5 days a week in the afternoons. With intern help and friends, I think it will continue to work.
When will the new gallery open up?
The Final Friday of July. Molly Murphy and Claire Doveton are going to open it. I’m going to work, on some level, with the Lost Arts Space guys, who are also on that block, and the Poehler Institute that does the lofts. We’re all going to kind of do one big Final Friday block party over there.
Will operations change at all in the new space?
In my new space, I plan on it being a lot more involved than this place. I love this gallery, but it seems like a lot of times it’s just a framing business and Final Friday. Over there I want to have a lot more events: artist sales, get-togethers, poetry readings or music shows or whatever.
Wonder Fair does a great job; they have the shop. I won’t ever have a shop like that, but I do think my new space is going to afford a new environment to have events here in town. It’s not huge, but it’s big enough. It’s a little over twice the size of this place — all open, one big room.
I want to have at least two events every month there, whether it’s everybody coming over and watching a movie projected on the wall or having a sale or having a show or whatever it is.
Will you be shifting your focus at all in regard to art?
My goal with the new gallery is to show as much national art as local art. I love showing local art; I want to continue showing local art. But I also want to expand into a bigger group of artists. I’ve been talking to a lot of people who have some Lawrence connection on some level, but who have moved on. I’ve got a couple shows in the works for next year for artists who have gained some national recognition but kind of started out around here.
How confident are you in the revitalization of east Lawrence as an arts district?
I think with me and the Lost Art Space guys and the hundred people that live in the (Poehler) building, I’m pretty confident that it will do well. I think the art that I’ll be showing over the next few years is going to bring people from wherever, or at least I hope.

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.wonderfair.com

The Inner-Workings of a Man Who Drinks Way Too Much Mountain Dew

Final Friday, June 29, The Wonder Fair proudly presents, “A Fuck Ton of Prints.”  It is the work of Sean Starwars, one of the “eaOutlaw Printmakers” along with such printmaking legends as Tom Huck, Bill Fick, and Dennis Mcnett.

His work features familiar pop culture heroes and villains, southern culture ephemera, and the inner workings of a man who drinks way to much Mountain Dew. Done in a style reminiscent of Hannah Barbara cartoons or a pig cooking another pig on a Barbecue joint sign, Starwars’ woodcuts are both creepy and hilarious.

Hailing from rural Mississippi, Starwars makes a woodcut every day. Meet the outlaw himself at the Wonder Fair. The show will continue through June.

The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there.

Please visit www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.

GLOBAL CAFE (820 Massachusetts St.)

FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)

margiehogue for awava launch party @ Foxtrot (823 Massachusetts St.)

From Kansas to Uganda and back to Kansas again, the first margiehogue for a w a v a. collection is ready for its international debut, taking place at Foxtrot during Final Friday’s from 6pm until 9pm!

Lawrence designer, Margie Hogue, has partnered with Awava, a fair trade fashion company working with women artisans in post-conflict Uganda and founded by Lawrence native Kate von Achen, to bring you an amazing new line of clothing, fusing traditional African textiles with modern fashion design. These are clothes you can feel good about wearing inside and out.

Join us to raise a glass of celebratory vino, and to be the first to experience these wonderful creations, which will be available for viewing and purchase at this event, and will go live on the website the following day!

For sneak peeks, please visit our social media sites:

awava.blogspot.com

facebook.com/awavamarket

twitter.com/awava

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lovegardensounds.com

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Demonstrating artist: Felicia Roth.

Felicia Roth is an award winning artist, jeweler and poet. Her amazing work includes hand painted jewelry, modern and impressionistic paintings, cards and books. Felicia will have copies of her latest book of poems on hand for signing. These would make a wonderful gift for friends or family! Come out and visit with Felicia and see the work of this multi-talented artist.

This month you will have one last chance to hear Wes Samms live at our gallery. Wes is moving and he is one of the highlights of Final Friday so come in and hear his beautiful music one more time!

Think summer! Come in and sample a light summer cake, lemonade and lemon cookies!

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) * New Location!

http://www.lostartspace.com

Fresh from a residency in the former Penny Annie’s candy shoppe, artists

Paul Flinders, Jeromy Morris, Erok Johanssen, Jeremy Rockwell, Jesse Gray,

and Yuri Zupancic will continue to bring their perspectives into the fold of the

Lawrence art scene. Located at 825 Massachusetts St. in the basement below

the Phoenix Gallery, the Lost Art Space will depart from an abandoned

storefront aesthetic in favor of a clean white box. The art presented on the

walls will continue to push the envelope with content, style and material

innovation. The space will present its first show, STARE, on June 29 to

coincide with downtown Lawrence’s Final Fridays Art Walk.

After Ours>

The Fresh Produce Art Collective is keeping the home fires burning this

Final Friday with a late-night After Ours open studio tour at the SEED CO. This

emerging art space will serve as FP’s new center of operations, a hub of surface

activation, concept germination, and post-contemporary artistic creation and re-

creation. Located at 826 Pennsylvania, in the heart of Lawrence’s new Eastside

Arts District, the SEED CO. is envisioned as a shared studio/ event space

incorporating multi-media works and performances. This event is a preview of

things to come, a glimpse into the window of possibilities, and a celebration of a

new era of creative collaboration.

After Ours Open Studio at The SEED CO. Warehouse- Friday June 29. Doors

open at 9:30 PM

Special musical guests- to be announced!

THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Molly Murphy: Remarkably Unmemorable

(works based on the neuroscience of memory as it relates to abstract works of art)

Molly Murphy exhibits her series of work created on a fellowship in Seaside, Florida as the 2012 Visual Artist In Residence. While in Seaside, Murphy investigated the work of several neuroscientists and AI researchers working in the areas of memory and visual cognition. This series chose scenes based on the work of MIT’s CSAI Lead Researcher and Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor, Aude Oliva, pertaining to the memorability of images in two dimensional form. She chose scenes that, according to Oliva’s studies, would be unmemorable as photographs, and interpreted them in three forms: first, rendered realistically from life, second, rendered from memory, and third, rendered abstractly. Some of the writing and notes from Murphy’s final fellowship talk will be exhibited with the series.

Z’s DIVINE DOWNTOWN ESPRESSO (10 E. 9th St.)

http://www.zsdivine.com

DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

Watercolors by Jennifer Joie Webster and Marty Olson :

“Mandalas & Mirages”

In addition, local author Paula Schumacher will be onsite for a signing/release of her new book, “The Beginner’s Guide to Office Boxing”.
Hours: 6:00-8:00 pm at Do’s Deluxe, 416 East 9th Street

BDC TATTOO (938 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.bdctattoo.com

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

*look for the green awnings

http://www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

KANSAS SAMPLER (921 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.kansassampler.com

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.thegranada.com

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

http://www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.watkinsmuseum.org

1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.)

http://www.lawrenceartguild.org

“AMBER WAVES” June 26th-July 22nd


Final Friday- Join 1109 Gallery for our Final Friday artists reception. This exhibit will showcase the work of some of the best landscape and plein aire artists in NE Kansas. Our reception will be held from 5pm-9pm on Friday June 29th. Come and see this amazing installation!

FEATURED ARTIST JANE FORTUN:

Early morning, late afternoon/early evening are the time of day that
Jane prefers to paint her outdoor landscapes. Known as Plein Air (in
fresh air) this approach has seen a huge increase in popularity in
recent years. The reason being that nature is the best instructor for
this venue of painting–plus it is just fun and challenging at the
same time!

Jane says these are some of my favorite moments, outdoors in the
beauty and peace that that the natural world provides, capturing the
particular scene before me in oil paint. It has become an addiction—
a good addiction!

Early on Jane graduated from art school in Boston, majoring in fashion
illustration.After that, evening studies at RISD in Providence and
classes with some fine insrtuctors in MA and RI.

Painting took a back seat to raising children for some time, but free
lance artwork did enter the picture and helped keep her on the
artistic path.

Since moving to KS 21 years ago Jane has been painting regularly,
studio and more frequently, plein air works, which bring absolutely
the most joy.

Jane has been in juried shows regionally, participated in outdoor art
fairs, been in a few traveling shows and won some awards along the
way. Her works belong in private and corporate collections
nationwide.

1109 GALLERY
Lawrence Art Guild Association
1109 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
785.856.2784
gallery@lawrenceartguild.org
http://www.lawrenceartguild.org