Final Friday and Free State Festival, June 26th

22 06 2015

Final Friday Events at the Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

New Work. Luke DuBois. Todd Bryant.

New Work. Bryant & DuBois will be creating new work in the Lawrence Arts Center atrium space. This new work will be projected on the West face of the building and will be viewable from both interior & exterior.

R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural ephemera. Stemming from his investigations of “time-lapse phonography,” his work is a sonic and encyclopedic relative to time-lapse photography. Just as a long camera exposure fuses motion into a single image, his work reveals the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information. An active visual and musical collaborator, DuBois is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data. DuBois’ work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; the 21C Museum, Louisville, KY; Progressive Corporate Collection, and the Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia. Past exhibitions of his work have included the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.


The Quiet Hour

Sci-Fi (85min)
In a rural part of post-apocalyptic England occupied by alien invaders, a teenager fights against bandits to save her family farm.

Q&A with Producer J.T. O’Neill


Call Me Lucky

Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you’ve probably never heard of him. But once you’ve experienced Bobcat Goldthwait’s brilliant character portrait of him and heard Crimmins’s secret, you will never forget him.

Q&A with Director Bobcat Goldthwait & Star Barry Crimmins


Free State Festival Story Slam

The Free State Story Slam suspends the rules so that some of Lawrence’s finest authors, poets, songwriters and raconteurs can bring you an unforgettable evening of unconventional stories well told. Leave your expectations at the door; the rules of physics just might not apply.

7-9 pm


Tonja Torgeson

Momento Mori. This exhibit will feature all recent works by printmaking artist-in-resident Tonja Torgerson. These works are made during Tonja’s residency at the Lawrence Arts Center. Tonja Torgerson has her MFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University, and BFA in Studio Arts, minor in Art History, from the University of Minnesota.


Gunyoung Kim

Ceramic artist Gunyoung Kim’s figure sculpture captures inner psychological aspects of humanity through surreal facial expression, subtle gestures and placement. Her recent work is about the connections and disconnections that happen in a relationship because of complex and changeable emotions between two people. “Nonverbal emotional cues such as eye contact, facial expression, body posture, and interpersonal distance; these things speak broadly about the tangled thinking and feeling that occurs when we interact with other people. Gunyoung is the 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence in ceramics


The Bourgeois Pig


6 E. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jesse Gray :: Heavy Meta

Heavy Meta

Q: how would you ddescribe your work?
A:Thermographic post-representationalism with theromorphic tendencies. Interleaved heat-exchange systems co-structured to maintain reLative temperature or cooler.
Q:Cooler than what?
Coincidence///radiation obscured by smudged dusts. Dual experiences of surface tension via inter dimensional membranesX the questionable relevance of figurative expression in modern social static. transected by the re-marginalization of abnormality.
Q: where do you see (<o> <o>) your work going in the next five years?
A: Bio-tribalism, environmental lucidity, space children. More obvious trite motifs with better branding. Product placement, bipedal plot structures. Light sculptures. Radio telescopes. More awkward silences, less tropical islandses(sic).
Q: that sounds like bullshit
a:Thank you


Jesse Gray was born in the woods near Austin,Texas. He now lives and works in Lawrence, KS and shows regularly here and in Kansas City with other resident artists of Seedco Studios.



Molly Murphy :: Short-Term PARKing (installation)

6 E. 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66046
United States

Short Term PARKing is a temporary tiny park, greenspace where there is little, offering disruption in a high traffic downtown area. The tiny park will exist within the parameters of a 9×23’ short term metered parking space. The project title, Short Term PARKing, is a play off the many current discussions of parking options due to the recent and future construction projects, and the project itself is located in what the City of Lawrence designates as a short term parking metered space. While many discussions of where we will all leave our vehicles (there are parking lots on every block of downtown, on both parallel streets to Massachusetts, a four-level parking garage, street side parking on every north/south and east/west street and several long-term parking lots) there is also a lively and sometimes contentious discussion of an “arts corridor” along 9th Street, what that would look like and who has a say in what it looks like.


Culinaria Food and Wine

512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


512 East 9th Street, Lawrence, KS

Pet World Community Art Donation Show with Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine.

Culinaria Food and Wine Supper Club is on for June Final Friday!! We’ll be open 5 – 9 pm, June 26th. Join us for dinner, and great local art (all donation). Each month for Final Fridays, Culinaria donates a portion of our food & drink sales to a local group or charity – this month we’ve chosen our friends at Pet World, Lawrence.

ART: We will be featuring donated art from the Lawrence community. ALL PROCEEDS FROM ART SALES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO PET WORLD. The art show will remain up throughout the month of July, and can be purchased at Final Friday June 26th, Wine Club on July 15th (with reservation), by appointment most Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12-4 pm, or during our regular Friday night Supper Club, each Friday evening after 5 pm.

Please help us help Pet World Lawrence!

We’re located in the parking lot at the NW corner of 9th and New Jersey.


Wonder Fair

532 Walnut St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Secret Order of the Black Diamond: The Key (A new SOBD adventure featuring guest artist Shawn Bitters)

Running parallel with Free State Festival, (though carefully pacing itself so as to slip beneath your notice,) Lawrence’s best-kept secret society–the Secret Order of the Black Diamond–will resurface June 25th through 29th to unveil the 8th in its series of artful “Lost Print” treasure hunts. Members of the SOBD and interested new recruits should report to SOBDHQ at 803 1/2 Massachusetts during all operating hours of the Wonder Fair Gallery, and particularly Final Friday evening, to receive their mission and prepare themselves to seek “THE KEY”. All successful treasure hunters will receive one from an original edition of prints created by guest artist Shawn Bitters. Current SOBD members are encouraged to come prepared with their treasure hunter kits (log book and signature stamp). New recruits reporting to Wonder Fair will be given the opportunity to outfit themselves with appropriate SOBD treasure hunting instruments. Onward Fire.


Henry’s Coffee Shop & Bar

11 East 8th
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Unearthed :: Works by Nathan Hein

|| Unearthed’ || Works by Nathan Hein

Nathan Hein’s work captivates every sensational tick of a dream- like, perfectly placed world .
Henry’s is delighted to the moon and back to have Nathan Hein showcase his newest works.

Please stop by the open June 26th Final Friday from 6-9 pm, to meet the artist himself!

Statement from the Artist:
The works in “Unearthed” meld natural landscapes with precise structures. Abstract chaos encounters exacting precision. And a few people peek through, living among their towering creations.

Nathan Hein is an artist from Kansas who has studied and found mentorship at Northeast Magnet High School, Wichita City Arts, and the University of Kansas. Though he has experimented with many methods of expression, including ceramics, metals, textiles, glass, and drawing, he has focused primarily on painting for the past decade.


GREEN WAVE by WHITE ART STUDIO (Shannon White & Darin M. White)

500 S Powerhouse Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

GREEN WAVE Light Installation is at Bowersock Mill for the Free State Festival & Final Friday

GREEN WAVE TM is an energy efficient LED light and soundscape installation by Shannon & Darin White (WHITE ART STUDIO artists), which asks the scientific question “Can You Hear the Color Green?” with the visual form inspired by sound waves from the Kansas River projected onto the Bowersock Power Company. The forms and color correspond to the architecture and function of the site and highlight the currency of creativity and collaboration.

The temporary installation is a part of the Lawrence Free State Festival and will be visible on Friday, June 26th (also Final Friday) and Saturday, June 27th from 9:00 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the western facade of the Bowersock Mill from the 2nd Street bridge across from Lawrence City Hall. To leave comments or for more information on the work, visit or We look forward to seeing you in downtown Lawrence for the Free State Festival this year and to further installations of our Green Note Project!


Ten Thousand Villages

835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

The String Doll Gang

Ten Thousand Villages will be Featuring Kambashi String Dolls.

OUR STRING DOLL ARTISTS are based in small villages in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Crafting String Dolls is the main occupation for most of our artisans, which means a reliable income and improved living standards for their families and communities in their economically developing regions. When they are not making string dolls, many of our workers spend time taking care of their families and tending to their vegetable gardens for self-sufficiency. Some have other jobs such as sewing or working in shops and restaurants. We’d like to introduce you to 19 of our enthusiastic doll makers so that you can see the people who make what we like to call ‘ten dollar pieces of art.’

Fair Trade means that our artists receive adequate pay for their quality work.

Kamibashi has always practiced Fair Trade principles, which include working with artisans in developing countries (in our case Thailand) and paying fair prices for their amazing work. We have been a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation since April 2012.


SeedCo Studios

720 E 9th St. #7
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


:::New and Collaborative Works by SeedCo Studios Resident Artists:::

June 26th, Final Fridays, 5:00-10:00pm

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

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


Mana Bar

1111 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Current Works by Valkyrie Schmidt



George Paley Building

721 E. Ninth Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Immersive Environment

Luke DuBois, Nick Hallett, Brock Monroe, Zach Layton
These artists will create an immersive environment of prismatic, ephemeral light accompanied by music. This unique combination of artists presents a unique opportunity for collaborations in Lawrence. Between them, they have performed at the Lincoln Center, Guggenheim Museum, MOMA PS1, and many other notable museums and institutions. This immersive multimedia experience will explore connections between music and art.


Maceli’s Banquet and Dining Hall

1031 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Free State Festival Beer Dinner

Beertails: 5:30 p.m., Dinner: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Announcing the first annual Free State Festival Beer Dinner! Premiering new beer-based recipes by local chefs and beer and course pairings by internationally renowned Anheuser-Busch brewmaster George Reisch, this is a five-course meal that you won’t soon forget. Learn how to perfectly pair beer with your meals, collect some new recipes to try in your kitchen, and be eligible to win exciting door prizes!


Free State Festival

Lawrence Arts Center 940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Card Table Theater :: Your Funniest Five


Local comedians and filmmakers provide sketches, films, and stand-up sets of under five minutes a piece for your amusement.


Free State Festival

8th and New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Split Lip Rayfield

In partnership with the Tour of Lawrence, the Lawrence Arts Center presents Split Lip Rayfield, a band that has carved out a unique genre of music with unmatched sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together they burn up speakers and stages alike. Split Lip Rayfield will be playing under the stars on 8th and Massachusetts.


St. Luke AME Church

900 New York
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jazz and Gospel Choir Performance

A jazz combo and the gospel choir from St. Luke’s AME will perform two shows in the sanctuary at St. Luke’s AME. This collaboration bridges jazz and gospel traditions.

There is an additional, later performance from 8:30-9:30.


Lawrence Percolator

913 Rhode Island St. –
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

Jason Kenning: Nevermind the Weather

“Nevermind the Weather” is an exhibition of paintings illustrating the ecology of our digital lives. This series takes inspiration from the way our culture consumes technology just as the environment is consumed by it.

The show is designed to ask: How does being more connected digitally translate into our physical lives? Does it benefit or harm the environment? How do seemingly insurmountable issues like climate change affect our decisions as individuals and society as a whole? Does technology alienate us, or redefine who we are and what we become?

Jason Kenning graduated from Creighton University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and co-major in philosophy. He has frequently joins those academic and intellectual interests into his drawings, paintings, and sculptures beginning with his BFA show “Pluralism” and continuing to this day. His work is driven by a love of all types of media, figurative and portrait studies, and the emotional and the narrative possibilities of visual art.


Lawrence Community Photo Studio

720 E. 9th street Suite 6 (next to Seedco Studios)
lawrence, KANSAS (KS) 66044
United States

Grand opening of the Lawrence Community Photo Studio! And exhibition by John Clayton photography


Cider Gallery Fine Art

810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


Born in 1982, Kyle Goddard was raised in the Greater Jackson Area of Mississippi. At
the age of 17, Kyle joined the Army Guard in which he served for nine years with one
deployment in Afghanistan. Though the military is not traditionally thought of as an
artistic environment, the overt use of repetition and organization would leave an
impression. Influenced by the early Modern artists and the New York Abstract
Expressionists, Kyle became interested in the science of composition. He also gains
inspiration through architecture, the forms of casual elements of everyday life, and the persistent geometry of which we are surrounded by. After receiving his B.F.A. in
Painting from the University of Southern Mississippi, Kyle has continued to advance his artistic theories. He received a State Fellowship in Mississippi for his paintings in 2013, was recently published in Studio Visit Magazine, and prominently works on expanding his portfolio.


“My paintings are a process of deconstruction, wherein I find satisfaction in working with concrete experiences rather than abstract ideas. In each composition there is a network of visual ingredients layered on top of one another and removed again until only the essential elements remain. My studio often becomes an architectural workspace laden with rulers, large straight edges, levels, and other various tools. I have worked hard to develop an understanding of formalism. Through studious research, experimentation, analytical processes, and sensitivity to the motives and actions of the world around us, we are able to create something honest. Honesty – not merely telling the truth, but the conscious attempt to self analyze our beliefs or actions and decide if they are both true to ourselves and their purpose.”


Richard Saba asks: I have known your work for 45 years. For most of that time the work was rigorously minimal, conceptual and committed to the idea of the image being a result of a specific and repetitious process. The past few years has seen an almost diametric reversal in your work which now appears to be the result of a spontaneous and kind of conscious free association. Could you describe for me how this change occurred and what it means to you?

At KU an an undergraduate there were two major influences running through the painting department: from the West coast there was the painterly figuration of Diebenkorn, and from the East coast the powerful presence of de Kooning. While I made a brief attempt at de Kooning-type gestural paintings I soon realized that kind of expressionism, although I loved looking at it, didn’t feel right for me. Shortly after that I became enamored by the hard edge color painters like Gene Davis. The systematic process of this kind of painting was right up my alley. I wanted a more rigorous and conceptual process. So I replaced the space with time- the time it obviously took me to execute the obsessive processes I had set up for myself. For many years I continued to work on pieces, predominantly drawings, which were driven by relentlessly logical compositional strategies along with painstakingly time consuming modes of execution. Throughout the years I worked my way through many different mediums, some rather unconventional. Whether pencil, crayons, rubber stamps, shoe polish, ink or collage among others, were all intrinsic to what the image would end up looking like. After coming across a huge pile of manila paper a local hardware store was tossing out, I started working with oil stix, which in a way brought me full circle back to the touch- critical painting of de Kooning. I slowly gravitated away from my hardcore conceptual process, and tried as I always had, to let the medium dictate the image. Back to more free form and spontaneous mark making. From there I began to add all the materials I had, at one time or another, used. In a way these drawings are an encyclopedia of the past 45 years of my art.

Richard Saba asks: I find myself consistently personifying your abstract images and seeing narratives unfold in them. Is this by design on your part?

For most of my career I have resisted interpretation of the work in any form. I limited myself to numerical images or the alphabet- systems which had no symbolic or metaphoric possibilities. While i still find it inconceivable to deliberately construct a narrative, I do find myself more interested in creating images that are ambiguous in terms of intent.

(Richard Saba is a talented painter and musician, a dear friend, and my harshest critic. He lives and works in Cherry Valley, New York.)


The Greenhouse Culture

1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

The Greenhouse Culture Art Show featuring Javy Ortiz

Javy Ortiz

Guided by the influences of music and vibrant artists, Javy Ortiz has put together
a series of aggressively colorful paintings. Abstract paintings that can stir your mind and emotions.
Javy Ortiz is a young artist who has been living and working in Lawrence for the past year. With a few art classes at Barton Community College under his belt, Javy is mostly self-taught. Javy is recently focusing on abstract paintings using bright and colorful acrylics, spray paint, stencils, and even holes. His paintings are filled with motion and an electric feel influenced by music, street art, and every day life. Apart from abstract works, Javy likes to create mixed media portraits of popular icons and occasional self-portraits. Influenced by the giant western-Kansas skies that he grew up watching in Macksville, Javy also likes to paint space scenes with spray. At only 21 years of age, Javy has created a wide variety of works, varying in subject and media.


Spring Hill Suites By Marriot

1 Riverfront Plaza (6th and New Hampshire)
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

La Galleria de SpringHill Art Night

Come join us to view works by local artists, a vocal recital and FREE Hors d ‘Oeuvres and Beverages in our Naismith Ballroom, coupled with a beautiful view of the Kansas River it is sure to be a memorable evening.

Vanessa Thomas Voice Studio will present a vocal recital of local students
Rylee Clingingsmith
Natalie Myers
Sarah O’Neill
Alyssa Karacek
Kyleigh Naylor
Maddie Birdashaw
Carlyn Hartsock
Trinity Dent
Elizabeth Godinez
Jackson Berland
Kara Smith
Kayla Clark
Kara Smith

Soprano/Mezzo Soprano Vanessa Thomas is a popular vocalist in the Kansas City area, and regularly performs in concerts and in recital all over the country. Thomas, known for her seamless 4-octave range, has an unusual versatility in a variety of musical genres, including Jazz, Musical Theater, Opera, and other classical styles, such as operetta and oratorio. Recent credits include the world premiere of “John Brown” by Kirke Mechem (composer of the famed opera ‘Tartuffe’), and appearing as Doc Severinsen’s vocalist with his Big Band Tour, ‘Here’s Doc’, and holiday shows ‘Jingle Bell Doc’ and ‘Doc the Halls’. Thomas has been soloist in recent concert with Cincinnati Pops,
Utah Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Chatanooga Symphony, and Buffalo Symphony. She has performed with such notable players as Severinsen, Ed Shaughnessy, Mike Metheny, Ernie Watts, Chip McNeil, and Gary Foster; operatic tenor Joseph Wolverton, and operatic baritones James Maddalena and Donnie Ray Albert. She has sung under the baton of James Conlon, Julius Rudel, and Robert Spano, and has worked with arrangers Dick Lieb, Adi Yeshaya, Alan Baylock, and Jay Chattaway.

Upcoming performances this season include concerts with Doc at Hollywood Bowl opening for Pink Martini, Detroit Symphony Pops, Ft Worth, Plano, and ‘Jingle Bell Doc’ at the Kaufman Center with Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, and Minneaota Orchestra and Chorus.

Lynn Metzger:
Sixty years in Lawrence has given me a special feeling for our city. Some of the business structures have remained basically unchanged since I was young, while most have reincarnated many times. Some are new to the scene. The sameness and the change fascinate me.


Devil Dog’s Brewhouse

624 N 2nd St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Kimbo Jackson – Watercolors and More

The Brewhaus is happy to call Kimbo Jackson a friend of the shop since we have known her long before the idea North Lawrence’s coffee bar was ever imagined.

We are extremely excited about the chance to finally have some of Kimbo’s pieces to show for a brief period of time.

Kimbo’s Artist’s Statement is as follows:

I use watercolors and other water soluble stains (like coffee or beet root) to show the energy and nature of creatures that I’ve met or had a dream about. Since childhood I have been able to visualize the energy that encompasses living beings. It is my hope to share this on paper. –Kimbo



934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Matt Schappaugh

Matt Schappaugh is a local artist who has lived in Shawnee Kansas most of his life. Despite never seeing himself become a fine artist as a child, Matt discovered his passion for painting at the University of Kansas. His main inspirations for creating paintings stem from a desire to understand our existence. He strives to answer why people cause conflict with others and how conflict has shaped our world. Matt also seeks to better understand and reflect on the pain of mental illness in an attempt to express what many cannot.

This body of work is directly reflecting the confusion, negative thoughts, and pain suffered by those with mental illness. The art making process and chaotic application of paint is used to demonstrate the raw negative energy associated with mental illness. I often manifest figures and destroy them with a variety of aggressive techniques, in an attempt to conduct my energy and emotions directly into the painting. These works draw from personal experiences with depression and the stigma of having mental illness. This is an opportunity to express the pain, guilt, and confusion of what so many others also struggle with on a daily basis. Through this series, I hope to capture and honestly depict what it is like to deal with mental illness.


Essential Goods

825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jamelle Zablow-Maloney :: Bare Roots Jewelry

About The Artist
I began my work in jewelry when I was young, inspired by my parents who dabbled in gemstone hunting here in the Midwest and in jewelry making when I was in middle and high school. I began creating jewelry to my own interests and to match my wardrobe while in college when I was continuously unable to find pieces that matched my tastes and price range in retail stores.  I began making jewelry for retail when others became interested in my designs and encouraged me to do so. Jewelry making is a loved hobby of mine that I would love to have as a full time occupation, but continue to engage in between my work as a mother and teacher.

I see my jewelry as art and spend a lot of time with each piece ensuring that it is unique and hangs or sits right when it is worn. I enjoy working with raw materials like bone and stone, in order to give my pieces an organic, bohemian measure that matches my own style. I work hard to get materials from vendors and individuals that are honest about where and how they were obtained. I am adamant that the bones I use are from animals who died of natural causes and were not poached.

My favorite part about making jewelry for others is customizing it!!! I love surprising customers with my art!


Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery

This June Final Fridays, Phoenix Gallery is excited to feature ceramics from the Lawrence Potters Guild and the paintings of Shala Stevenson. Former Lawrence folk group Lost and Found, who now calls Springfield home will also be joining us to perform during their summer tour. Come meet the artists and be sure to grab a bite to eat or refreshment while enjoying the art and music on Friday, June 26th from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Members of the Lawrence Potters Guild will be featuring “Ceramics for Summer: Different Perspectives.” The artists will showcase a wide variety of work in low fire, high fire, functional and sculptural ceramics. Everyone in this clay collective has a passion for form and it is interesting to see the different approaches each one takes. The members all come from different educational backgrounds, professions and occupations and their stories are manifest through their art work. Several members of the Lawrence Potters Guild are represented by Phoenix Art Gallery. Others who will have work on display will be in attendance on Friday night.
Painter, photographer, graphic designer, Mom and Lawrencian, Shala Stevenson is currently working as a Creative Director at the Lied Center of Kansas. She was born in New Jersey, raised in Florida, moved to Colorado, got a job in California and then settled in to Lawrence two decades ago to raise her daughter. She lives in East Lawrence with one child, two dogs and a very loud cat. “I’ve been creating art in secret my whole life, but never had the courage to call myself an “artist” until the sudden passing of my younger brother, Alan. Influenced by Modigliani, my newest set of figure paintings “Repose”, “Relax”, and “Recline” use bright orange and turquoise hues and incorporate images developed in my collage work,” says Shala Stevenson.


Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Underground

We welcome back Allan Chow to the Phoenix Underground for June’s Final Friday! In 2013, we exhibited his vibrant still life paintings of fruit. This time around, Allan will be showing his series “Songs of the Prairie” featuring landscapes of the tallgrass prairie, rendered in his trademark bold swaths of color. We invite you to join us June 26th, 2015, from 5-9 pm, for the opening reception. We will be offering light bites and refreshments in the company of this talented painter. The exhibition will be on display through July 29th, 2015.

Songs of the Prairie

Artist Statement:
Dancing between Impressionism and Expressionism, Allan Chow’s series of prairie paintings acknowledges the world that once thrived and all efforts protecting the majestic tallgrass prairie that struggles to exist in today’s modern civilization. With his intuitively developed palette and bold, spontaneous strokes of his palette knife, he gives form to the prairie and sky. Allan received his BFA in illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has established a national following with his solo exhibitions, prestigious list of collectors including the Kansas Chiefs: Arrowhead Art Collection, Kansas City Royals, the University of Kansas Medical Center, H&R Block and private collections in Seattle, California, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He has given lectures at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Kansas City – Missouri and featured in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Societies of Illustrators of Los Angeles, New York and Korea.


Extra Virgin

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.,

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.,,

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.

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”.


Be Moved

2 E. 7th St.
Lawrence , Kansas 66044
United States

“In the Spirit of Earth Medicine” Photography by Andrew Claypool

Take a closer look at the magic held deep in the hands of Mother Natures brightest and most humble teachers.
The essence of Nature as seen through Andrew’s lens.

In-joy live Pipa music by composer and extremely talented HongHong Hui.
The Pipa is a Chinese instrument, and has been played for almost two thousand years in China.

“The bold strings rattled like splatters of sudden rain,
The fine strings hummed like lovers’ whispers.
Chattering and pattering, pattering and chattering,
As pearls, large and small, on a jade plate fall.”

Liquid rejuvenation provided by KANbucha.


JJ Glass

313 E 8th St
Lawrence , KS 66044
United States

Gypsy Market

Glass glass blowing demonstrations and local artists vending their handmade goods.



United States

F.D. Brown, Cyrus Fillmore, Teresa Treanor

F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.
He paints southwestern, Native American, western art as well as iconic images from the world of sports, music and cinema.
Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American, the beautiful colors of the southwest and the images of cinema, music and sport in dramatic color.

Cyrus Fillmore- Wood Sculpture

Teresa Treanor- Ink Scapes and Abstract Acrylic

Map of Venues, January 30th Final Friday

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September 27th Final Friday Events

23 09 2013

FINAL FRIDAY, September 27th , 2013

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

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

Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank

Marty Olson

Ergo Sum: Present Tense

Works on Paper 2011-2013

September 27 – November 16

The autumn of 2011 presented a change in vision and process for Marty. The previous years, his focus had been to develop a painting style involving acrylic paint and various water-soluble media applied to canvas and wood panel surfaces. All this was combined with abstraction of familiar images and textures. With this new work Marty took a broader approach by investigating various belief systems and culling personal visual impressions. He touches base with New Age, Pantheism/Paganism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Jewish Mysticism (Kabbalah), as well as abstracted perceptions of beliefs.

Midwest Pressed

Laugh Riot

September 16 – October 20

In 2011 Midwest Pressed (Tim Dooley & Aaron Wilson) metastasized from a hip collaborative art moniker to a bona fide limited-liability partnership with an actual physical address and a new air of legitimacy. The currents we have been navigating recently deal with making the transition from academic fine art viability to the production of unique screen printed products made available through Al Gore’s ‘internet’. Worn Out is a collaborative print project working mainly with screen printing. Dooley and Wilson focus on themed bodies of work that highlight both the unique and serial nature of printmaking, or “making each print an individual and successful impression born from the language of the multiple.” The works involve intense layering of color and imagery, often focusing on clichés from pop culture. Zombies, riot cops, unicorns, Bigfoot, kittens, money, and Modernism all make appearances. Displayed from floor to ceiling in grid-like and clustered formats and printed on both paper and t-shirts, the exhibition will present a visual overload of pieces from several series of related works. Worn Out, like much of our collective creative output, walks the line between the museum and the street with a pop art dialogue that does not bother to draw a distinction between high and low culture.

Big 10 Print Exchange

Organized by John McCaughey

September 16 – October 20

Named after the athletic conference, The Big Ten coincidentally has some of the most respected printmaking programs in the country. One student was chosen by a faculty member at each university to represent their program in the print exchange. The participating programs are:

The University of Wisconsin – Madison, The University of Iowa, The University of Indiana – Bloomington, The Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Penn State University, University of Minnesota, and Purdue University.*

Unnatural Selection: Paintings by Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke, and Robert McCann

August 23 – October 12

The paintings of Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke, and Robert McCann share a ‘more-is-more’ aesthetic. Whether developed from drawing, collage, photos, or life observation, these pictures and stories are ultimately built out of paint. The hard-won image and the craft of painting are revealed in vigorous multi-figure storytelling. Teresa Dunn probes the precarious nature of intimate relationships, where they succeed, fail, or lie in limbo. The narrative worlds created by each artist share a vision in which tenuousness is vital. Tension can keep everything bound dramatically together; but wound too tightly and things fall apart.

Jason Klinknet

Chicken Bone Choppers – Solo Exhibition

Antecedent Gallery

Jason’s exhibition will feature his mysterious sculptures created with bone, teeth, and found objects. This exhibit is the newest incarnation in the Antecedent Gallery curated by Wayne Propst & Roger Shimomura.

US BANK PAVILION (9th and Massachusetts St.)

Free live performances on the pavilion sponsored by US Bank and Cromwell Solar and The University of Kansas

Final Friday, September 27th Performances are being presented in conjunction with the Campus Art Walk. For more information and a schedule of events :


African Drum Ensemble

University Dance Company


Abe & Jake’s Landing Catfish Fry

Do you love catfish? Join Friends of the Kaw for a crisp fall evening of live music, delicious catfish, and libations – on the banks of the Kansas (or Kaw) River.

While you are having a good time, you will also be supporting a great cause; protecting the Kaw River!

Also enjoy river art showcasing local artists, Kansas Riverkings artifacts and food prepared by Terrebonne Café.

You can learn more about the beautiful Kaw River, and how you can get involved.

And meet new friends while enjoying a catfish dinner!

Just $10 includes entrance and food!

Artists Exhibiting:

George Paley, sculpture

Emily Markoulatos, woodburned paintings on panel, acrylic paintings on canvas

Mary Brooks, paintings/mixed media

Thomas Jr. Soetaert, photography

Maria Martin, paintings

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)




F.D. Brown is a self taught artist from Lawrence, Kansas who began his professional painting career in 1997.

He paints southwestern, Native American, western art and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.

Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.




PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

Works by Margaret Morris

about the artist:

An artist trained in analytical psychology, Margaret Weisbrod Morris’s work is a straightforward blend of metaphor and reality, with a touch of the absurd. Working in a variety of mediums and subjects, her work focuses on visually representing sensory dynamics and visual minutiae to convey the intensity of precise moments in life. Drawn to monotonous, repetitive visual elements, and strange, illogical visual situations, her work juxtaposes emptiness with chaos, calm with intensity to create meticulous, dreamlike, or irrational scenes that are based in reality but are slightly implausible. Morris holds a BFA in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA from New York University.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

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


\\ Mark Collins //

“From the Field” (downstairs)/ “BIG FISH…little fish” (upstairs)


<<“From the Field”>>


From the Field” is a break from Mark Collins’s customary assemblage sculptures. A house painter by trade, he began to take note of the patterns and color combinations his work shirts were taking. Naturally, he started collecting them and eventually mounting them. No conscious decisions went into the making of each and he would retire a shirt when it became torn or worn out or too heavy.

Mark looked at this collection and think of the tremendous amount of toil that accompanied their creation and the amount of arduous work that has gone through his body. “I feel the visceral changes it has made in me. I feel the acquisition of skill and confidence. I feel knowledge of a craft and the business of that craft.”

<<BIG FISH…little fish>>


“I woke up one morning feeling lonesome and I felt like drinking only I didn’t have a drinking buddy so I gathered some wood and screws and made “BIG FISH”. We drank all day and he told me his name was Henry and we liked drinking so much that we drank all week and gathered a drinking posse and they go by “little fish”…and they got names too. “



A native of Memphis, TN, Mark Collins moved to Lawrence two years ago. While in Memphis, he was an active part of the arts community. Mark received a BFA from the U of M as well as, participating in dozens of shows and festivals throughout the mid-south. Mark co-created a gallery and studio space called Plan B that bridged the gap between professional and student artist.

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

(above the Burger Stand)


Greatest Hits: Alex Schubert, Kenneth Kupfer, & John Malta

Featuring a Haunted Installation by Dustin Williams, Jon Linn, and Cameron Lamontagne

On view daily September 27 – November 4

Artist’s Reception and Interactive Performance September 27, 6:00-10:00 pm

This Halloween season, Wonder Fair presents the work of six area artists, illustrators, and zine-makers. In our gallery, you’ll peruse a selection of “Greatest Hits” from the portfolios of Alex Schubert, Kenneth Kupfer, andJohn Malta. Whether drawn for the glossy pages of their own alternative comics, or painted on assignment for the revered New York Times,their recent artwork illustrates the shared history of kids raised in the ‘80s and early ‘90s on a steady diet of mainstream video games and underground comics.

Beyond the gallery, guests will once again be allowed to range into the hidden spaces of Wonder Fair, as our back room is remodeled into an interactive, haunted art Installation. Visitors to last year’s Cemetery Cinema may remember Dustin Williams’ pun-filled video store, staffed by a surly ghost, lined with fictional VHS tapes, and entombed in cobwebs. This year, Williams–along with fellow illustrator Cameron Lamontagne and sound artist Jon Linn–will expand his ghostly real estate to open the Dead End Diner. Be sure to visit on our Final Friday grand opening event to pick up your frequent Die-ner card, valid through 10/31/13.



LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

This month’s Final Friday Art Walk will feature artists Dilesh Fernando, Ben Kappen with Brad Chun, Felicia Roth, and Don Stevanov. Ardys Ramberg will provide live music and Wheatfields Bakery will be here with breads and spreads.

Dilesh Fernando is a pottery artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Mathematical proportions of the Golden Mean influence the function and aesthetics in Dilesh’s art. Fluid lines through surface decoration and glazes enhance the aesthetics, as well as enrich the tactile experience. He endeavors to create vessels for people to use in everyday life and continue to enjoy over the years.

In 2000 Ben Kappen began to learn how to furnace-work soft glass with Darren Davis at Rainbow Fired Glass in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He bought a small torch and began to lampwork glass in early 2003. During this time he also began building his own equipment in order to open a soft glass studio in Lecompton, Kansas. Ben hand-built an array of annealing ovens and reheating equipment, along with a 250 pound capacity hot-glass furnace. The furnace was first fired in June 2004 and marked the grand opening of Illuminated Glass.

Felicia Roth is an award winning artist from Blue Springs, Missouri. There is a depth of insight represented in Felicia Roth’s art. Her use of color, movement, materials and object matter shows a range that reaches out to everyone.

Lawrence photographer Don Stevanov will have his work in the Vermont St. entrance.

Local musician/artist Ardys Ramberg will be performing during Final Friday. Ardys loves any melody, whether jazz, folk, or cowboy style, and she writes songs, as well.

Don’t miss our annual Breads and Spreads. Wheatfields Bakery will be here, and you can sample the great baked breads and homemade spreads for which Wheatfields is famous.


Phoenix Underground will feature artist Kaylyn Munro as well as sculptures by Beatriz Parra Thompson, a KU ceramics graduate student.

A lifelong artist, Kaylyn received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting at the University of Kansas. She went on to study architecture and practiced that craft in the Kansas City and Lawrence area for 25 years. Since 2009, she has focused on painting and printmaking fulltime. Her work has been shown in a number of regional and national shows and is in private collections in Hong Kong, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Missouri and Kansas. She teaches oil painting to beginning and intermediate level students at the Lawrence Arts Center.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Opening Reception for Ryan Paget

Friday, September 27th, 5 to 9 pm

825 Massachusetts Street


Please join us at Essential Goods Friday, September 27th at the opening reception for Lawrence artist Ryan Paget. We will be showcasing a variety of Ryan’s paintings and ceramic sculptures. It will be a great evening— we hope to see you there!

Artist Bio

Ryan has lived all his life in Kansas and draws inspiration from the simple and rugged beauty of his surroundings. In addition to being an art teacher and part-time artist, he is driven to build and repair most anything. In his artwork he strives to create dynamic visual effects and thought-provoking yet minimal narratives derived from his life experiences. His favorite part about making art, other than getting his hands dirty and listening to music, is expressing his ideas with total autonomy.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Celia Smith is a graduate of the University of Madrid, Spain, her country of origin. A resident of Lawrence for many years now, she works full time in her studio on the southern edge of town.


Using sketches and drawings made in the field, Celia composes her paintings. Some works are simple landscapes, others are based on myths, traditional ballads and stories. Some are based on feelings, and many are symbolical interpretations of life as it is, with the positive and the negative forces at play, at odds, or in balance.


Celia has received a number of awards and recognitions from the states of Kansas and Missouri and shows regularly in Idaho, Montana, Washington and South Dakota.


While some of her work is done on commission, she is also an active participant in juried shows and art fairs, from which she has received several awards and cash prizes. In our area, Celia participates in most local Arts Fairs and shows, such as Art in the Park, Mulvane Art Fair, Art Westport, the UnPlaza Art Fair , the Lawrence Art Walk,, the Bizarre Bazaar and the Holiday Art Fair.


Some of her work is available at Ten Thousand Villages during September and Final Friday, and her studio is open to the public, by appointment.






Works by Kristin Morland

-the journey of not knowing to knowing is my work…

Patterns of behavior, natural forms, sound and experience collaborate to form identities. With these identities come perceptions, associations, and conclusions.

Utilizing the natural world reflects a fascination with time, people, places, and objects; my aim is to show the beauty in everyday experiences, and seemingly ordinary moments. Since, moments and human experiences are always fleeting, I like to record these moments as well as draw my own conclusions. Making use of contrast and color, as well as form and texture, I am able to condense my emotion and interface my language with my experience.

-Kristin Morland

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

*look for the green awnings

High Tide Moon Side

A collaborative show with works by Alicia Kelly and Kelly Kearns. Alicia and Kelly have been working together to create new pieces, getting inspiration from each others unique style from passing work back and forth. The collaboration was a way for each artist to work spontaneously and find new ideas within each new layer. They will be showing their individual works, their collaborations, and installations at The Percolator.

AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)


Emmalee Schaumburg of Schaumburg Photography and Bombshell Pin-up Photography will be showing her work at Au Marché this month for the Final Friday Art Walk. Visit Au Marché and buy 3 Christopher Elbow Chocolates to get 1 Free ($1.75 value) from 5pm to 8pm.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg:

Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, newborns, children, high school seniors and pin-ups.

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

“AUTUMN”, Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser
Opens September 27 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through October, 2013

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.


Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library’s Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years, and four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.


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.


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.

REPLAY LOUNGE (945 Massachusetts St.)

Women of Lawrence Film (WOLF) is an organization of female filmmakers in Lawrence with the mission of collaborating, supporting and educating women in the art and craft of filmmaking. “Femme Fatale Final Fridays” is an event that showcases short films made by women filmmakers. Films are screened for free for the public and there is a cash bar.

Screening will be held at the Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts St Lawrence, KS 66044.

Screening begins at 5:00pm with repeat screenings at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers

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.)

Indigenous pre-party in the parking lot!

5-7 pm

Showcase of Native American artists

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

This month the featured artist is Violet Sant, paintings of nature.

ROCKIN PARROT (1027 Massachusetts St.)

Hey, Lawrence – we are a new store in town on Mass. Street. Rockin’ Parrot moved into 1027 Massachusetts St. on Aug 10th. We are a perky, eclectic, and upscale consignment boutique with a mix of clothing and antiques that will appeal to people of all ages and pocketbooks. We have pocketbooks for sale too by the way. We are also hosting artists for the Final Friday Artwalks. The artist we will be hosting this Final Friday is Diana Lehmann. She is a local photographer that specializes in photos taken in Kansas. She shows the beauty of Kansas in her compositions she creates. We hosted her in August and had many patrons look at and admire the beauty of Kansas as seen through her eyes. The title of her exhibit is “In Your Backyard”.

So stop by on September 27th to admire her work as seen through her camera lense in her exhibit entitled “In Your BackYard” .

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

Democracy on Display: 100 Years of Political Advertising
Third Floor

Mass Street Merchant: The Leo Beuerman Story
Third Floor

Watkins: The Couple, the Building, the Legacy
First Floor Lobby

More than a Game:Basketball and Community Spirit
Third Floor



ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)

earth friendly fashion gallery
1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs
OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00
and by appointment- 785.979.6929
offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled,
handmade, art. jewelry, accessories,
some vintage, some thrift,
and some things unexpected.


313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)


Back in October!

CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)


Cider Gallery Fine Art is pleased to present a group exhibition for the September Final Fridays reception. The gallery will feature works from a selection of Cider Gallery artists, including new works from artists Hunt Slonem, Jeremy Rockwell, Tim Forcade, Stan Herd and John Sebelius. The newly acquired 1977 Andy Warhol screenprint is also on display in the gallery.

For more information about Cider Gallery or this event, contact or visit

Cider Gallery Fine Art is open 1-5pm Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.


Liberty Hall and The Invisible Hand Gallery present:

The films of Mike Anderson with an artist talk after the showing.

Thursday, September 26th at 7pm.

Liberty Hall Theater

644 Massachusetts st.

Lawrence, ks

(785) 749-1972


Mike Anderson: Giant

Opens Final Friday, September 27th

The Invisible Hand Gallery

810 Pennsylvania st


Visual artist Mike Anderson creates the realization of a self-invented myth through his narrative project, The Giant. Through his film installation, Anderson offers an opportunity for the viewer to become immersed in his constructed universe, challenging their perception of the physically real and unreal by skillfully rendering a digital environment.


Originally a painter, Anderson applies his knowledge of the medium when using digital film software, developing believable three-dimensional spaces with a two-dimensional art form. While using digital editing to manipulate his films, Anderson is reminded of nineteenth century academic painters, carefully recreating scenes and landscapes through great artistic acuity.


In addition to his film installation, Anderson will display source material from the creation of The Giant. These materials will include photographic prints of digital sculpture in addition to the release of a book, which will contain the original story as well as illustrations and sketches that lent themselves to the progression of The Giant as an idea and project.


Anderson is excited not only by the capabilities of digital technology in its ability to aid in the creation of works, but its potential to preserve the integrity of a project. The longevity as well as the portability of digital artwork ensures that the work will not suffer visual or physical degradation through format change or time.


Maintaining the integrity of his work and clarity of narrative is very important for Anderson. The communication of his vision is a burden the artist feels acutely; through his work, he is able to participate in the tradition of storytelling that has compelled human beings throughout history. Anderson feels that it is this desire to share our ideas and imagination that drives many to create all forms of art.


Being able to share yourself with somebody else is what makes us into a society instead of a collection of individuals.”


Liberty hall with feature the film’s of Mike Anderson followed by an artist talk on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm.


Giant opens at The Invisible Hand Gallery’s new location inside The Cider Gallery at 810 Pennsylvania street on September 27.





SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

Final Friday, September 27th
Open Studios: 5:00-9:00pm
Music: 9:00-?

Open Studios by resident artists:
Michaela Carmen
Jessica Dietrich
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Jeremy Rockwell
Ryan Storck
Angela Wright
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Foxy by Proxy
Whatever Forever Tapes

:::Music Performance curated by Whatever Forever:::




826 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, Kansas

Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects 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, 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, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, 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.

901 PENN GALLERY (901 Pennsylvania St.)

Wendy Barsotti, Mixed Media

Lauretta Hendricks Backus, Ceramics and 2/D


Music on the roof

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.


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 or call 785-371-6682 







THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

Final Friday Lawrence Art Party – September 27

Lawrence Creates Makerspace

512 E. 9th Street, Lawrence KS

Sponsored by Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild

We’re going to have a great Lawrence Art Party on Final Friday, September 27. We’ll be broadcast live on, with great art, refreshments, music and more!


The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates and the Lawrence Art Guild, is held every Final Friday at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace at 512 E. 9th Street (9th and NJ), Lawrence KS. We welcome new artists. To apply for a Lawrence Art Party event, simply email a few images of the work you would like to show to




Male Pinup Night

Modern day pinup photography has increased in popularity with women wanting to recreate those classic Gil Elvgren and Vargas images. But what if men were photographed as a modern day pinup with the same expressions and same classic poses? Well, we’ve gathered up a few

manly men and photographed them doing manly things in a pinup kind of way. Come grab a beer or glass of wine, and prepare yourself for something you won’t forget. This facetious representation of the modern day pinup will be an unforgettable night.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg:

Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography early on in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, babies, high school seniors and pin-ups.

About Bombshell Pinup Photography:

Bombshell Pinup Photography photographs everyday women and transforms them into a modern day pinups. Our mission is to prove every girl of every age in every walk of life is gorgeous and to help her see it.



Local artist, Michael McCaffrey, will be exhibiting paintings in this private residence studio on the West Side.

McCaffrey has his Masters of Art from Indiana.

Local, Regional and International Artists Take Over Black Friday in Lawrence

22 11 2011



  • THE LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

Bizarre Bazaar

Opening Night, Final Friday, November 25th from 5 until 9 pm

*also open Saturday from 9am until 5 pm

  • 845 MASSACHUSETTS FLASH SPACE (the old Penny Annie’s space

Lost Art

Exhibiting Artists: Jessie Gray, Jeromy Morris, Yuri Zupancic and Jeremy Rockwell

opening reception from 5 until 9 pm

  • PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts)

Demonstrating Artist: Bill Collins

Come to the Phoenix Gallery for Final Friday and see the works of Lawrence
jewelry artist Bill Collins. He is well known for his sterling silver
pieces that explore Lawrence and Kansas life. Don’t miss the opportunity to
see his latest works including tornadoes, Oz themes, and beautiful trees.
Also stop by to sample hot cider and holiday treats!

Bill Collins is a jewelry artist currently working in Lawrence, KS. He has
always loved the arts, and jewelry designing is a natural expression of his
interests. After finishing his undergraduate work in Jewelry and Design at
the University of Kansas, he worked in northern California with several
fine jewelry manufacturers.

Bill credits his early exposure to art and design to his mom, Patricia L.
Collins, a painter and art educator, and to his grandfather, H. Frances
James who began the Art Department at Emporia State University and was
recognized as a fine watercolorist and landscape painter.

Throughout the years, Bill’s primary focus has been fine jewelry and custom
design. He is currently developing a very personal collection of pieces
that expresses his love of the rural beauty and unique heritage of both the
city of Lawrence and the state of Kansas. Its colorful history and striking
landscapes, as well as the more unique members of its community, have
inspired a new direction in his work.

  • DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts)

Opening Reception: 6:30 until 9:30 pm

Friends since almost forever, Mike Wallace, Andy Timmons, & Traci
Bunkers, have come together again for a unique show at a venue of
eternal visual stimulation. This time, they are also joined by Wes
McCauley and Chris Teasley to broaden the salient experience that
won’t soon be forgotten.

Andy Timmons, fondly known as Uncle Andy, is a prolific artist who
specializes in squished acrylics on found objects.

Mike Wallace is a Lawrence area artist who is starting to show again
after many years. He is currently producing portraits and animal
portraits in oil, as well as mixed-media pieces. For more information,
contact Mike at

Traci Bunkers, mixed-media artist and published author, has a little
something for everyone, including quirky pin-back buttons & pocket
mirrors, ponytail dreadlocks, mixed-media paintings, photographs, and
handmade books. She will also have both of her books “The Art Journal
Workshop” and “Print & Stamp Lab” available. See her website at
for more information.

Wes McCauley is a small business owner producing commercial
photography and virtual tours for real estate and commercial ventures.
When not working for clients, he enjoys a wide range of photography
for fine art, and is also a highly skilled freefall (skydiving) aerial
photographer. He will be showing his skydiving photography.



*Meet the artists for a reception with light refreshments in the Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Come celebrate the art being created in our local public schools! Artwork from
students representing all fourteen elementary schools as well as both Free
State and Lawrence High will be on display this month in both the gallery
and the children’s room. The art displayed will represent the wide range of
media, techniques, and curriculum covered in the Fine Arts programs in
Lawrence Public Schools. Also on exhibit: WATERCOLORS by JULIE HAMMER, and
and JAN SEE.


Join Margo Holland of Smiling Mad Designs, Jess Hull of 3 Giggling Girls, and Christy Schneider of Inkello Letterpress

for Final Fridays on November 25, 2011. Located above Esquina in a playful studio space, the three women create a variety of handmade items. Margo, an arts-inspired mother of three, creates colorful, eclectic jewelry, textiles and home decor objects. Jess, a mother and self-taught children’s clothing designer, makes whimsical, one-of-a-kind, boutique clothing for kids of all ages. Christy designs and prints on an antique letterpress, making a variety of paper goods, including greeting cards,

journals, bookplates, and more. She is also a mother and a children’s illustrator, who owns Yellow Pencil Studio, Inc.

For additional information contact: Margo Holland at 785.363.5092.

  • BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th St.)

Final Friday opening reception from 5:30 until 8 pm

exhibiting artists: Sarah Frazelle, Edme’e and Ryan Hasler, Kathy Horniman, Carlos Rodriguez

  • SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts)

Surfaces: Photography by Rick Mitchell

Reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm, Friday November 25th

Artist’s Statement:

I work by walking with my camera and allowing myself to be stopped by things I see. It doesn’t matter where in the world I am or if I am alone or in a crowd. By now, after years of working this way, it feels like the images are opening like new blooms here and there– as constant as the twinkling of stars.

This exhibition reflects my interest in making images in all kinds of environments, both familiar and unfamiliar. The “home place” is rich with memory and feeling that may be brought to a level of intensity through vivid color, sharp focus, or an angle on things not often taken. My approach to photography, as an artist rather than a journalist or scientist, is to make images that are just slightly out of register with “normal” color and sometimes, as we photographers say, “out of gamut.” This is something like “magical realism” which appeals to me in literature. Walks in even the most familiar neighborhoods become adventures in new perception and imagination.

I would like to claim to be naive but there is no chance of it. My eyes pour feelingly over the surfaces of the beloved Earth. Who built this house, I wonder; who made this wall? Who made the light that shines upon it? I sense the world is a being. “Don’t be shy about your condition,” I say. “Let me look at you.”

Biographical Information:

Rick Mitchell has worked with photographic materials since 1970. He earned degrees in art from the University of Kansas and Rutgers University and served on the faculties of Rutgers, Baker University and the University of Kansas. He has also spent time as the Executive Director of the Agricultural Museum of the State of New Jersey and Director of the Exhibition Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. He is currently an independent artist and writer living in Lawrence, Kansas.

  • THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 Massachusetts)

Kenneth Kupfer: Trash Mob

Opens Final Friday, November 25th 6-9pm

  • THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)

Teeth as Art, by Luka Mjeda

opening reception from 6 until 9 pm

Luka Mjeda ( is based in Zagreb, Croatia and works with David Frayer (KU – Anthropology) on Neandertal teeth. This exhibit is the first result of their work on a Teeth as Art publication. Luka is a professional photographer who has done commercial art for many Croatian magazines and in advertising (Levi´s, Banka, MG, MUO, Kras, Jadran, Bornstein, Juicy). He has produced 16 single-artist exhibitions along with participating in many group exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Modern Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Croatia and in private collections. He has published images in many art compilations and in his own editions in Croatia.

Teeth as Art

The Krapina Neandertal site is a national icon for Croatia. Dated ~130,000 years ago, the site was excavated between 1899-1905 and contains hun-dreds of bones and teeth. «The material has been a part of my life since childhood and recently I received an opportun- ity from the Croatian Natural History Museum to photo the collection.”

A tooth is just another dirty old fossil tooth, you might say?

«Not for me! And not for these teeth. Beyond their anthropological importance, these teeth have a surreal component – a concept of constant change and development of humans in their deep past. Intrigued by this idea and nudged by David Frayer, I manipulated the original images to create a new perspective on the way we view these teeth.»

Contact David Frayer ( for all purchases. If you want an image already sold, also contact him for other, unframed copies.

  • TELLER’S ART SPACE (746 Massachusetts)

Megan Embers Roelofs: Wingspan
Opens Tuesday November 29th 6-8pm

Open on Final Friday

  • 1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts)

The 1109 Gallery at 1109 Massachusetts kicks off Final Friday, November 25th, with our “Wintry Mix” exhibit and a reception with great food and libations! The gallery windows will be decorated for the holidays and the gallery shop is filled with new great gift items for holiday shopping. Including books by Annola Charity, Karla Nathan, the Wichita Museum of Art Cookbook and Kansas Voices. Be sure to check us out! The reception will be held from 7-9pm.

  • THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire)

5 until 9:30 pm on Final Friday

Music by Darrell Lea, Visual Art by: Jason Barr, Bill Bowerman, Emily Eakes, Connie Erlich, Paul Flinders, Neil Goss, DW Gates, Monica Gundelfinger, Matthew Jarmer, Brad Levy, Baker Medlock, Amy Moreno, Kaylyn Munro, Jilli Nel, George Paley, Eddy Presswood, Dan Shattuck, Greg Thomas, Judy Thompson, Thomas Weso, Susan Wilson

  • THE LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center)

Cirque de Decay by KT Walsh

Cirque de Decay
The densely packed show includes
paintings, sculpture, ceramics, prints, and mural studies. Seven
costumes created by Percolator friends will be on display in
anticipation of a costume driven, winter play by Walsh.
See a video here

  • THE WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (11th and Massachusetts)

The Watkins Museum will exhibit the work of Emily Hunt, a local photographer, for November’s Final Friday. Jazz duo Ed Judd and Mike Shirtz will provide music for the event. The Watkins will be open until 8:00 PM.


Icons, Amulets and New Work

featuring the latest ceramic sculptural work of local treasure, Leni Salkind

Lawrence artist, Leni Salkind, will be on hand to discuss her latest ceramic sculptures including a series on the iconic “Big Boy”.

  • COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (815 Massachusetts)

Kansas paintings and photography by Louis Copt and Mark Feiden.

Open for FINAL FRIDAY, November 25, 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Please visit us as part of “Final Fridays”–a celebration of the arts
that includes special exhibits, performances
and demonstrations in Downtown Lawrence.

  • WONDERFAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts)

Holiday Market opens at Noon on Final Friday

At Wonder Fair, we don’t stop. Just as the walls of the Hibernation blanket fort come down we’ll deck

out our halls for the holiday season. Beginning Final Friday, November 25th, the Wonder Fair Gallery

will be transformed into a festive marketplace complete with brightly striped awnings and 16 feet of

model railroad, courtesy of the Lawrence Model Railroad Club. We won’t open at 4:00 a.m. or offer

door-buster sales; instead, we will present shoppers with an alternative– a plethora of locally hand-

made gifts to be perused at the shoppers’ leisure, and a shopping experience to be enjoyed rather

than endured.

In advance of the holidays we’ve boosted our retail offerings by going hyper-local and recruiting over

20 artists from within the Topeka-Kansas City corridor. Artists featured in this month-long event include bookbinders, printmakers, fiber artists, clothiers, jewelers, and stationers. Amongst these is KU

illustration professor Tad Carpenter, whose “monster mix-up” prints form an interactive display of

cartoonish monster tops and bottoms to be arranged and rearranged in 13,168,189,440,000 different

combinations (trust us, we did the math). Carpenter’s installation, the work of our Holiday Market

artists, and the rest of our magical Shoppe transformation will be on view and on sale through

December 23rd.

The Wonder Fair Holiday Market opens 12:00 noon Final Friday, November 25 and will continue

through December 23, 2011. The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday

12-6, and Saturday 10-7, with completely random extended hours for the holiday season. Please visit frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.

Holiday Market Participating Artists: Stationery/Bookbinding

Hammerpress (Kansas City); Wildhorse Press (Tonganoxie); Field Trip Publishing (Kansas City); Thayer Bray (Kansas City); Catherine Reinhart (Lawrence)

Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Multiples

Michael Kreuger (Lawrence); Heather Smith-Jones (Lawrence); Tad Carpenter (Kansas City); Justin

Marable (Topeka); Christa Dalien (Lawrence); Clinton Ricketts (Lawrence); Susan Meyer

(Leavenworth); Rodolfo Marron (Kansas City)

Clothing, Jewelry, Housewares, and Accessories

Leslie Kay (Lawrence) ; Kate E. Burke (Kansas City); Holly Hangauer (Lawrence); Ricochet Waves

(Lawrence); Liz Bonny (Lawrence); Bar Geyer (Lawrence); Bailey Marable (Topeka)

  • THE ETC. SHOP (928 Massachusetts)

The Art of Textile Weaving: Diane Throop

Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments on Final Friday from 5 until 8 pm.


seeing through a year: new photographic work by natalie anne dye

opening reception Final Friday, 6 until 10 pm

in response to many great shifts in my life this past year, i rekindled a romance with 35mm slide film.

these images are a result of seeing through a year, seeing the life around me, seeing myself in all that life.

it is a pleasure to share them with you. -N