Final Friday Events for July 31st

29 07 2015
New Church Lawrence Ballpit

New Church Lawrence

3300 Clinton Pkwy. Ct.

Suite 110

4pm to 10pm

http://newchurchlawrence.org

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

EXTRA VIRGIN Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Shop

937 Massachusetts St.

5pm to 9pm

http://www.extravirginoilsvinegars.com

Final Fridays at 739 Connecticut St.

739 Connecticut St.

5pm to 9pm

Orgastracts presented by Janice Nabors Raiteri

SeedCo Satellite Gallery @840 Mass

840 Mass St

5pm to 9pm

http://seedcostudios.com

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

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Valerie Campos. Natural Selection: The Pursuit of Happiness

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Dazzle the Decades

Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St

5pm to 9pm

http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com

Kelly Kearns :: Farewell to Lawrence Show

The Bourgeois Pig

6 E. 9th Street

5pm to 9pm

https://www.facebook.com/TheBourgeoisPig

From Feathers to Bone – July Final Friday at Phoenix Underground

Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St

5pm to 9pm

http://www.phoenixgalleryart.com

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

The Greenhouse Culture

1001 Massachusetts St.

6pm to 9pm

http://www.thegreenhouseculture.com

An Exhibition of Paintings by Gabriel Tuxhorn at The Brewhaus

Devil Dog’s Brewhaus

624 N 2nd St

6pm to 9pm

Final Fridays at Essential Goods | Carrie Hilgert

Essential Goods

825 Massachusetts Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

Works by Clint Ricketts and Angie Pickman

Cider Gallery

810 Pennsylvania

5pm to 9pm

http://cidergallery.com/

Works by JESSICA ROLD ::: OPEN STUDIOS

SEEDCO STUDIOS

720 E 9th St #7

5pm to 9pm

http://www.seedcostudios.com/

No Way – A collection of works by Steven Petrie

Lawrence Percolator

913 Rhode Island St. in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center

(south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings.

5pm to 9pm

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

Kim Rudisell

TOOTER AND TILLAYE’S HOME GOODS

644 Locust Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.tooterandtillayes.com

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

Schaumburg Photography

500 Locust Street

5pm to 10pm

http://www.schaumburgphotography.com

KC Historic Garment Museum Exhibit

Griffith Payments

801 1/2 Mass. St.

5pm to 8pm

http://www.griffithpayments.com

Valerie Hill

Culinaria Food and Wine

512 East 9th Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.culinariafoodandwine.com

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

Wonder Fair Gallery

803 1/2 Massachusetts St.

6pm to 9pm

http://www.wonderfair.com

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

Henry’s on 8th

11 e 8th

6pm to 9pm

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

Cottonwood Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center

940 New Hampshire Street

5pm to 9pm

http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org





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, March 27th

20 03 2015

Final Friday

March 27th, 2015

Event Contact: Molly Murphy, molly@lawrenceartscenter.org

Submit an event by the 15th of each month: www.lawrenceks.org/finalfriday

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * SEEDCO STUDIOS l OPEN STUDIOS l RESIDENT EXHIBITION
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Website http://www.seedcostudios.com
Business Location 720 E 9th St #7
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

:::OPEN STUDIOS l RESIDENT EXHIBITION:::

Open studios and an exhibition of works created by the Fresh Produce Art Collective and resident artists of SeedCo Studios.

SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, ‘outsider’ and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

www.seedcostudios.com

The Fresh Produce Art Collective is a self-organized group of art makers based in and around Lawrence, KS. More than any specific members, the collective exists as a kind of starter culture for creating and sustaining an artistic awareness within the community. There are shared themes that find their way into the work-reclamation of forgotten remnants, an appreciation for the peripheries of visual communication, a certain amount of commitment to eloquence and craft, and many shared processes and mediums-only natural with shared studio space- but each member of the collective brings their own distinct point of view. It is through this expression of individuality that the influence of the group far surpasses the sum of its parts, allowing ideas and experiences to transcend preconceived boundaries, and translate into an understanding of how to build a more meaningful reality. More important than the philosophy of art-making, the practice of production is the true test of the collective mindset. Shared studio and shop spaces have developed an inherent sense of collaboration as well as personal responsibility for each piece. Rarely looking backward too long, the collective mentality emphasizes the immediate, if anything looking forward at what is just beyond sight, while still retaining unifying elements of style and innate composition. Beyond the hive-mind, each artist is individually fully engaged in their own elemental vision quest, rarely satisfied with what has been created, but always willing to embrace the challenge again. This energy breathes life into otherwise inanimate objects and surfaces, allowing them to be activated, to speak, to tell a story, and it engages any willing to listen. As Fresh Produce has grown and evolved into a self-sustaining contributor to the local artistic infrastructure, its ideals and direction have become more crystallized and nuanced, and its ability to infuse the community with contemporary cultural art events is just beginning to be explored. Art fills a distinct void in our current society, where so much is intangible, invisible that we forget how natural it is to express something that absolutely, certainly exists, whatever that something may be. The regeneration of awareness and creative engagement is an ongoing process, the limits of visual and material manipulation have yet to be reached, and the collective unconscious still seeks a mouthpiece through which to reassure us that we are not alone.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * The Processed Picture l Louis Copt & Michael McCaffrey
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 STREET
LAWRENCE, KS 66044
United States

 

The Processed Picture
Louis Copt & Michael McCaffrey

In the hands of a painter once a photograph is taken, it rarely stays the same. The representational works in this exhibition are sourced from either a single or a series of photographic images. When an artist uses a photograph as reference material for a painting the original photograph is changed, manipulated and transformed in different and unexpected ways, a synthesis of mediums occurs. Photographic images have changed ways of seeing and expanded ideas about composition, stretching the boundaries between appearance and reality.

For the artist, photography can be a tool for painting as well as an end unto itself.  Our current work with photography, combined with painting, is a way to explore the crossroads between observation, fantasy and personal expression.

The processed picture is a two-person exhibition of works by Michael McCaffrey and Louis Copt. In this exhibition both artists examine the intersection between photography and painting through similar but different processes.

:::Michael McCaffrey:::
Currently, my subject matter is dictated by a desire to capture the people, places and things in my life as I observe them now. I am driven by a desire to capture the truth of these people as they are now because the truth is, the truth changes. Primarily I am interested in how the persona of the self undergoes constant shifts as it adapts to ever changing physical and psychological realties.

One year ago I returned home to teach at the University of Kansas as a sabbatical replacement, since then I have been creating paintings, drawings and photographs of my 75-year-old father; for a much longer time, I have been documenting the glacially slow change in his environment.  These portraits are derived from a close study of a habitat and its inhabitant. Returning home has spurred growth and necessitated a more representational shift in my work.  This recent work strives to balance perceived form with painterly invention developed during the painting process. My color has changed from bright synthetic hues representative of computer monitors to the neutrals that I associate more frequently with my father and his home.

More of Michaels work can be found at www.michaelmccaffreystudio.com

:::LOUIS COPT:::
Artist Louis Copt was born and reared in Emporia, Kansas. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1971 with a degree in art.

Copt began his career as a full time artist in 1985 after returning from a summer of study at the Art Students League in New York City. The focus for Copt’s art includes landscape, portrait, figurative painting, sculpture and photography.

Louis has taught at the Lawrence Arts Center for over 14 years and has led travel and painting workshops to France, Spain and Italy. He has also taught classes at the University of Kansas.

His work has been featured in two recent exhibits at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri and the Sabatini Gallery in Topeka, Kansas. His work has been published in American Artist Magazine and numerous scholarly publications including The Great Plains Quarterly.

Copt has also exhibited work in national competitions such as the National Oil Painters of America and the Kansas Watercolor Society. His work is in several museum, corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

:::Figurative Statement:::
The majority of the photographic and painted images in my portion of this exhibition are from work done at a three-day photographic workshop at the F. Holland Day Retreat Center near Ried State Park in Maine. The rest of my works are from images made at various locations in the Kansas Flint Hills. I have found it both challenging and inspirational to work with the figure and the landscape combining the beauty of nature with the beauty of the human form.

Historian Kenneth Clark states in his classic study “The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form” that “in the greatest age of painting, the nude inspired the greatest works: and even when it ceased to be a compulsive subject, it held its position as an academic exercise and a demonstration of mastery.” It did so, he explains, because the nude as a conceptual and artistic category always involved the notion of an ideal abstracted from the reality we confront in our everyday lives. As such, we may add, the nude in art plays a role similar to that of hero in epic: it provides the means and occasion to figure forth what a society takes to be greatest excellence. The nude therefore “is not the subject of art but a form of art”.

It was the Greeks by their idealization of man, who turned the body into an incarnation of energy. Two paintings made in 1907 can be taken as the starting point of twentieth-century art. They are Matisse’s “Blue Nude” and Picasso’s “Demoiselles d’Avignon”. Both of these revolutionary pictures represented the nude.

The early Christians emphasis on chastity and celibacy discounted depiction’s of nakedness. In this climate, there was little motivation to study the nude, and unclothed figures are thus rare in medieval art. Among the notable exceptions are Adam and Eve where their nakedness casts undress in the ominous light of shame and original sin.

My depiction of the nude is not to project an image of a huddled and defenseless body, but a balanced, prosperous and confident body. I have found that drawing and painting the human form has helped me in all other artistic pursuits from abstract to landscape painting. I consider rendering the human form one of the most difficult and challenging things an artist can do. Working with the figure forces me to slow down and observe and strive for an ideal of perfection. Aristotle said “Art completes what nature cannot bring to a finish. The artist gives us knowledge of natures’s unrealized ends”.

More of Louis’ work can be found at www.louiscopt.com

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Spring Fling”, 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 * Micky McKillip
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, KS 66044
United States

I am a dreamer, I have always been a dreamer, my dreaming has conjured up numerous ideas that have become creations for all to see, the possibilities are vast and endless.

Nature has long been a love of mine, I find inspiration in the change of seasons and wide open, wild spaces. Wildflowers, vines, stones, feathers, driftwood, bones, and the bloom on the branch, are all so intriguing to me and inspire my designs.

As a collector, a wide variety of things catch my eye. I’m drawn to texture, shape and color, sometime just the way light reflects off an object sparks an idea for me. I love re-using found or castoff items, leftovers. I could poke around flea markets, estate sales and small town antique shops for hours, it’s all brain food. That pile of old, broken, and tangled jewelry left forgotten in the bottom of a jewelry box. A stash of aged bottles found in the river, that old gravy boat, a pair of used up cowboy boots, or a collection of fifty year old perfume bottles. I find all of these little treasures so inspiring and useful to me in my creations. Once I have gathered a pleasing collection I will assemble or re-imagine it into something of interest, wonder and beauty.

Flowers are my passion! So many fragrances, colors and shapes, all so interesting and pleasing. Flowers are never static, constantly changing with the season. Flowers delight the senses, they can make people smile or pause for a sniff. I grow gourds and a wide variety of flowers and forage wild flowers and vines to use in my floral creations. It’s consuming and fun and feeds my soul. You can see my eclectic bouquets on display in found and recycled containers at the Lawrence farmers market on Saturdays. I am also available for any and all occasion deliveries, weddings or events. I strive to make unusual, interesting, and uniquely personal bouquets.

We inspire and help each other achieve our goals and make our ideas become a reality. Whether it is a sculpture at the river made of driftwood and trash or iron butterflies commissioned at the city library or a tree for the festival of the trees charity benefit, we are all in it together.

The Harrison Art Collective:

This is my family:
Brian Harrison
Ripp Harrison
Gus Harrison
Micky McKillip

Welding is a skill that has been passed from father to son in our family. Brian has made crazy, cool sculptures from castoff metal parts and pieces. Fish, flowers, spiders/bugs, dinosaurs and butterflies, you can see all of these works around the region. Gus has become a welder by trade and has used horseshoes and tools to make hearts and sea creatures. He’s our strong man who helps everyone and is beginning to explore his creative side. Ripp, the high school art teacher and coach, takes it up a notch. He is a people watcher and likes to make you look twice to be sure you saw what you think you did! He is a pencil and paint kinda guy, but also uses clay, wood, metal, and cardboard to empty his vivid brain. We are all available to consider custom commissions upon request.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Edible Books Festival
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Public Library
Business Website http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/
Business Location 707 Vermont St.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Simple or complicated, create an edible work of art based on the form, title, or content of a book. Register as an individual or a team at 785-843-3833 by 5:00 pm Thursday, March 26. Bring entries between 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm on Friday. No registrations are required to view the submissions and vote!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lesa Weller
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Brewhaus, North Lawrence’s Coffee Bar
Business Website
Business Location 624 N 2nd St 624 N 2nd Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Lesa Weller between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 27 March 2015.

Lesa Weller’s art tells her story of survival while encouraging people with mental health issues to find acceptance and solace inside of themselves. In 2004, the amnesia Lesa had experienced since childhood finally made sense in an amazing way. Today, through her art, she knows wellness and peace.

Colorful and arresting art is created by different personalities who share Lesa’s reality. As she learns, grows, changes and finds courage through her art, each part of her influences and guides each movement, each stroke, and every imagining that accumulates into her life’s work.

Lesa draws with media which help her realize the color saturations and moods she wishes to explore. Each personality has their own favorite way of capturing feelings, thoughts and experiences. She works in markers, pencils, ink, pastels, watercolor, oils, crayons and any colorful medium she can find.

Her work is seen world‐wide through her website on Fine Art America and locally in art displays and galleries. Collectors are drawn to her artwork because of the variations in style, mood, emotion and color they each possess and the frankness with which she describes them.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Geoffrey Benzing
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name The Roost
Business Website http://www.920mass.com
Business Location 920 Mass
Lawrence, Ks 66044
United States

 

Watercolors from Another Galaxy

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * March Final Friday at the Phoenix Underground
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 Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Phoenix Underground is proud to host the second Juried University of Kansas Visual Arts Student Exhibition.

Studying the history of art is fundamental to any artist’s training as it highlights the rich development of themes and techniques and examines the role of art across time and culture. Therefore, for the 2015 Juried Student exhibition Phoenix Underground is asking students to find inspiration from the “textbook greats.” Titled “With Gratitude to the Greats,” students were asked to create an original work that is highly influenced by a particular time period, genre, style, or artist.

The judges will be local artist Kris Kuksi, visual arts coordinator Grace Peterson, and Art History professor Sherry Fowler. Upon the announcement there will be three winners who will receive prizes. The opening reception will be Final Friday, March 27, 2015 from 5-9 pm and the announcement of winners will be at 7:00 pm.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Phoenix Gallery Final Friday
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 Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

During the March Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery, we will be hosting several local artists; JoAnne Renfro, Cecilia Labora and Ingrid Alexander. Come by and meet the artists!

JoAnne Renfro is a free-lance artist, living in Lawrence, Kansas. Born and raised and proud of it! She graduated from KU ‘several’ years ago with a fine arts degree. She uses color, pattern and whimsy in her art, along with a sense of humour developed through raising three kids, several dogs, numerous cats and a pot belly pig named Matilda. Joanne will be bringing in new works for the evening!

Cecilia Labora has always been fascinated by the beauty of beads and the opportunity that they offer to express creatively. As a small child she strung seed beads or as they were known to her in her native Mexico, ‘chaquira’. In 2003 she learned about making handmade glass beads, also known as flameworked or lampworked glass beads, and her love affair with molten glass began. Her passion for this art form continues with every bead she makes. Her beads range in color and style from colorful and funky to more organic neutral tones with classic designs.

Ingrid Alexander will be featured in the Vermont Street Gallery. Originally from Nicaragua, a small country in Central America full of lakes, volcanoes and tropical rainforests, she has been imbued with its great artisitic tradition. She visualizes a tropical paradise with its colors, shapes and sounds. Her interest in other cultures, ancient and indigenous to the American and African continents, has intrigued her since her childhood. The colors, patterns and motifs in her paintings come from the textiles, ceramics and mural arts of these cultures. She paints with oils, acrylics, watercolors and mixed media on everything from canvas to barns.

Phoenix Gallery is delighted to have local singer and artist Maria Anthony providing music for the evening. Join us for food, libations and music this Final Friday!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Textile Demonstrators: Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Watkins Museum of History
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 8:00:00 PM
Business Name Watkins Museum of History
Business Website http://www.WatkinsMuseum.org
Business Location 1047 Massachusetts Street 1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Join us to celebrate women’s history month and meet textile and fiber artists. Meet spinners, weavers, quilters, needle workers, and an angora rabbit! This event is in conjunction with the museum’s temporary exhibit: A Stitch in Time: Lawrence History Through Textiles which will be on display on the museum’s 2nd level through April 11, 2015. Free. To participate in this event, contact Jan Shupert-Arick, Public Programs Manager, at 785-841-4109.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Emily Markoulatos “Spring Sprang Sprung”
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 AM
Business Name The Bourgeois Pig
Business Website
Business Location 6 E. 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Emily Markoulatos makes paintings that tell their own story while communicating emotion to the viewer. She believes visual art is an important form of communication which goes beyond what can be described through words alone. Emily uses vivid colors, in her abstract canvases, and creates texture with the use of different tools, including pallet knives and oil bars. In her wood pieces, she uses a wood burner to create a subtle texture. These works are often representative of the beautiful Kansas landscape. Emily graduated with a BFA from Iowa State University, and is currently seeking a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Kansas. She sells her paintings through her website at www.emilymarkoulatos.com.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Emily Eakes – LOVE | HATE
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, KS 66044
United States

 

Please join us at the opening reception for artist Emily Eakes on Friday, March 27th from 5 to 9 pm. Emily’s show, LOVE | HATE, will be up through the third week in April.

Working from her home studio in Lawrence, Emily Eakes crafts hand-carved, hand-printed, hand-embroidered ready to hang original artworks. Subtle and subversive, Eakes’ work combines traditional printmaking with images of stereotypical “women’s work” to create thought-provoking home decor pieces. “I’m inspired by culture and by the notion that what for some is bad and wrong, for others is good and normal. I like making beautiful things that are subtly subversive”.

Born in Missouri, but raised in Northeast Kansas, Eakes has called Lawrence home for the past several years. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and has taken additional credits in K-12 art education at Washburn University. Making art for over 30 years, Eakes knows that the drive and need to create is within her. “I knew by the first grade that I was going to be an artist”.

In addition to creating fine art, Eakes is a full-time graphic designer under the business name, filthEdesign. She has taught art classes at the Mulvane Art Museum and continues to create and exhibit fine art across the country. To see more of Eakes’ work, visit filthedesign.com

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * 2015 Lawrence Arts Center Benefit Auction Exhibit
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name The Lawrence Arts Center
Business Website http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Business Location 940 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

The Benefit Art Auction is the primary funding source for the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center and features original artworks generously donated by local and national artists. It is an excellent opportunity to purchase art, support the exhibitions at the Arts Center, and learn more about the artists.
Established by artists in 1981 as a way to fund a not-for-profit gallery, the auction provides funding for the exhibitions program now occupying five spaces in the Arts Center and enriched by Art Talks, films, and more. This is a community opportunity to support the Exhibitions Program at the Lawrence Arts Center. Approximately 150 pieces generously donated by artists will be on exhibit for four weeks to be auctioned during the April 11 auction event. Visitors to the exhibition may make bids on both live and silent auction items; all bids start at 50% of retail value. Patrons may purchase pieces before the auction for buy-out bids of 200% of retail value.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Women’s History Month: “Tell Mama” Story Quilts by Marla Jackson
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Lawrence Percolator
Business Website http://facebook.com/lawrence.percolator
Business Location 913 Rhode Island St. in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings.
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

The Percolator Art Space is proud to present, “Women’s History Month: “Tell Mama” Story Quilts by Marla Jackson. This exhibition will be on display at the Percolator Art Space from March 27, 2015-April 17, 2015. Marla will be available to speak with visitors at Final Fridays on March 27th between 6-8 pm.

This exhibition of 10 quilts reflects the stories of notable women in Marla’s personal life, as well as personal heroes. Included in the exhibition are two story quilts never before displayed for the public. The works include:

Tell Mama
Royalty
Middle Passage
Tina Turner
Celia Cruz

Marla Jackson is a world-renowned visual narrative artist and quilter with an art studio and teaching gallery, and is the director of the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy in Lawrence, KS. Marla is a community-based visual art educator. Her works have been exhibited in over thirty-five national and international venues, including the American Folk Art Museum, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. One of her most famous works is part of the permanent collection, at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community. Her narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of her ancestors and the Kansas region. Her work has been featured in the Kansas History Society Quarterly, Threads of Faith, MS Magazine, Speaking Out of Turn Magazine, PBS programs, local and regional syndicated press, as well as exhibit catalogs. Marla’s company, Marla Quilt’s Inc. African American Museum and Textile Academy is an impetus for developing artistic skills, enhancing individual and communal expression and furthering intellectual awareness. Marla donates art supplies and her expertise to Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School, in Lawrence Kansas.

Marla Jackson: “Quilting allows me to access a place deep within my soul where absolute peace is present. I am a quilting poet, whose intention is to provide opportunities to challenge common beliefs, promote questioning, and to inspire others to change their world to be a better place for all people. Quilting has brought me to a greater understanding of my family history, as well as the broader histories of the African American experience. I am particularly drawn to stories and images depicting slavery and freedom, specifically as it resulted from efforts of the Underground Railroad. Often I wake up in the middle of night with my mind full of images. I immediately begin sketching what my mind’s eye conceptualizes. These midnight drawings are then realized through the quilting process. My desire is to continue to have opportunities to share my work, my vision, and our collective narratives and histories.”

Marla recently received funding from the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council to create a dye garden and from these dyes; she made quilts depicting the story of Maria Martin, a slave-era quilter who lived in Lawrence in the 19th century. This project is called Turkey Red after the color of the dye producing a rich and incredibly color fast cool (blue-ish) red color for cloth. Working with students from Liberty Memorial Central Junior High School students, Marla created quilts that tell the story of Maria Martin. These quilts are currently on display at the African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy. Please visit the website at http://www.marlaquiltsinc.com for times when the museum is open or to book a tour.

The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. LCAVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing new art and cultural events to audiences in Lawrence and Douglas County Kansas. The Percolator is a community-based exhibition and performance space accessible to all members of the community. The Percolator is located at 913 Rhode Island St, in the alley north of the Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street, between New Hampshire and Rhode Island). Look for the green awnings. The gallery space is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 pm.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Lawrence Creates Art Party
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)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Featuring member art and craft exhibitions, live music, food and drink.

Featured Art: kinetic metal sculptures by Nick Schmiedeler.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Art Emergency
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 10:30:00 PM
Business Name Art Emergency
Business Website
Business Location 721 E. 9th st
Lawrence , Ks 66044
United States

 

Art Emergency, in association with Kate and Karl’s blacksmith and stone carving presents Creative Collection! A jubilation of local creativity featuring live musical guest, The Band Band. They will be keeping the vibes light and the music right all night while the greatest art warehouse in town exhibits local art! Celebrate creativity with Sculptures, Prints, Paintings, Stone Carvings and much more!

 

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * || Night Characters || Jonah Gray
Starting Time 6:00:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar
Business Website
Business Location 11 East 8th Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

 

Please join the Henry’s family this Spring-filled March Final Fridays in welcoming local young artist, Jonah Gray. Jonah is a spirited young adult who has been raised by a community of artists and will be exhibiting his first show this month. Don’t forget to grab a delicious iced coffee or a Manhattan from the bar on your way out!

|| Night Characters || Jonah Gray ||

Opening : March 27th, 6-9 pm

Bio:
Jonah Gray is a self-taught artist from Lawrence, KS. His work explores the boundary between perception and imagination, capturing the energy and essence of his subjects. From zombies to robots to Abraham Lincoln, his characters encompass the past, present and future with equal aplomb and vitality.

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * Spring Cleaning: An Original Art and Fine Print Super Sale
Starting Time 5:00:00 PM
Ending Time 10:00:00 PM
Business Name Wonder Fair Gallery
Business Website http://www.wonderfair.com
Business Location 803 1/2 Massachusetts St (Above the Burger Stand)
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

This April Wonder Fair celebrates its seven-year anniversary as a Downtown Lawrence destination; wow! In that time, we’ve seen the birth and growth of Final Fridays and have filled our vaults with great original art and fine prints. Final Friday, we’ll share the wealth and our thanks with a spring cleaning sale and anniversary celebration! For a limited time, enjoy savings of 10%-50% off throughout the shoppe and gallery. Featuring work by Wonder Friends Justin Marable, Yoonmi Nam, Tugboat Printshop, Tonja Torgerson, Adreena Cook, Sean Starwars, Nick Perry, Charley Forsyth, and many more!

 

Artist Name or Exhibition Title * “Vibrations” art by Stephanie Weiss
Starting Time 7:15:00 PM
Ending Time 9:00:00 PM
Business Name Be Moved Studio
Business Website http://www.bemovedstudio.com
Business Location 2 E. 7th St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

 

Artistically and personally, I’ve always been really inspired by the cosmos, space, dreams, consciousness, yoga, etc. I’m beginning to understand that all of the things we use our 5 (or 6) senses to perceive are, at their very base, a vibration, including colors, smells, sounds, and even thoughts. These pieces are my attempt to understand this better and I did so specifically, by connecting the Om symbol, the Chakras, the Earth (trees) and the Heavens (a starry sky.)





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Final Friday, February 27th, 2015

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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

 





Map of Venues, January 30th Final Friday

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Downloadable pdf: <https://www.dropbox.com/s/zhu6tryj5koee0c/2015jan.pdf?dl=0>





January 30th, 2015 Final Friday

22 01 2015

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

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

 

Pies from the porn kitchen

By Natalie Liccardello

 

Directed by Ric Averill

 

January 22, 23 24, 29, 30 31

8pm

$15 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students

 

 

A fresh, ribald urban comedy of pie porn enacted, featuring Kansas City actress Amy Kelly, and Lawrence native, actor Chris Roady. Written by Kansas City actress Natalie Liccardello, Pies from the Porn Kitchen is jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns. Featured in LAC’s New Play Development Workshop in 2011, the full production promises more than a few laughs. Play contains nudity.

 

*All galleries are closed on Final Friday

 

 

 

 

 

BE MOVED (2 E. 7th St.)

 

Kansas Plein Air Paintings by Gregory Thomas

7:15pm-9pm

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Open on Final Fridays

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRISTIN MORLAND (737 Connecticut St.)

www.kristinmorland.com

 

Kansas Day Celebration

 

Kristin Morland will open her home studio and be showing her most recent work including the Kansas State Flag in honor of Kansas Day.

 

Bio:  Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is handsewn sequins and beads.  But, beyond the medium, Morland’s work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound and experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

Pachamamas Artists, a Farewell Show

Curator, Molly Murphy, has selected a group of local artists who have exhibited or been a large part of Pachamamas over the years. This show will also feature the work of Pachamamas dear friend and employee, Gabe Todd Van Boven, who recently lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36.

Participating artists:

Gabriel Todd Van Boven
Clare Doveton
Wayne Propst
Louis Copt
Zak Barnes
Billy Beeson
Tim Forcade
Betsy Forcade
Marty Olson
Sue Ashline
Jeromy Morris
Jeremy Rockwell
Brian Goodman
Lorraine Hilleary
Marie McKenzie
Molly Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

|| Just A Taste ||

An exhibition showcasing eclectic styles of the creative minds in Lawrence, KS

 

Participating Artists:

Geoffrey Benzing     Andrew Burkitt   Grace Chin   Ann Dean   Alycia Futrelle

Bar Geyer     Jesse Gray    Erok Johanssen   Leslie Kay    Kelly Kearns

Alicia Kelly    Christian Kennedy    Mitch Meseke    Jeromy Morris

Solace Naeymi Yoonmi Nam

 

|| To cure your winter blue, Henry’s is delighted to have Chelsi Reed from Mass Relaxation giving sample massages during the Final Friday opening! ||

 

More about Mass Relaxation:

Your relaxation destination! Providing therapeutic massage for the masses for the past ten years! My goal is for you to feel restored with an expanded knowledge about your personal health. Located in the wonderful historic House building at 729 ½ Mass St. suite 210. Online scheduling and additional information available at massrelaxation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRIFFITH PAYMENTS + HARBORTOUCH (801 ½ Massachusetts St, Suite 2)

www.griffithpayments.com

www.harbortouchworld.com

 

Robert Lambert NYC Artist

“I work every day all day, this is my passion. The statement I make you will see on the wall.”

 

Robert Lambert has been painting since nineteen ninety when he left the world of fine art
photography to devote himself full time to his calling. During the last fifteen years he followed
his desire to seek out new expressions by working in New York, Paris and Amsterdam.
He preferred collectors who bought his work without having it explained. His work currently
resides in many significant international collections. In this manner, he has fully supported
himself and his pursuit of new expressions. In two thousand and three after a prolonged period
in Paris, a new series of oils, constructions and encaustics mixed media, evolved. Lambert
returned to New York City where he moved into his studio at the Chelsea Hotel. He continues
working on oils and mixed media paintings

“There is nothing that focuses you better than feeling isolated and being a stranger.”

 

Robert has been featured in numerous magazine publications including Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, and Art Price.

A limited edition of Robert’s Fine Art Digital Prints will be available for sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

January 30 through March 22, Wonder Fair celebrates the Fine Art of Illustration with “In Between,” a new series of original drawings by KU professor and industry veteran Barry Fitzgerald.

“In Between,” texture and tone form a soft background to a series of vivid black ink drawings: lines curvaceous and sharp, vividly suggesting parables grown from the artist’s imagination…but left tantalizingly open to our interpretation.

Before In Between:

Students of our history will recall that Wonder Fair was built with the visual language of Illustration as its cornerstone, under the guidance of 2008 KU Illustration graduate and Wonder Founder Eric Dobbins.

Seven years later, Wonder Fair still champions all forms of art that are accessible but still demonstrate creative and conceptual rigor; promotes artists who possess a certain refreshing optimism that Art and Capital could fairly coexist (but who cannily recognize that they often do not).

And so, it is with great excitement that we exhibit “In Between”, a return, of sorts, to our earliest roots.

About the Artist:

Barry Fitzgerald is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, artist and visual communicator who loves the challenge of making images that engage intellectually, emotionally, and aesthetically. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with others, and is available for commissions.

After a previous career as a graphic designer in Washington, DC, Fitzgerald earned an MFA in illustration at SUNY Buffalo where he studied under Hall of Fame illustrator Alan E. Cober. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Detroit New to work as a staff artist, where he was able to combine his love of graphic design, illustration, and visual communication. Currently, Fitzgerald is a Professor of Illustration at the University of Kansas. He has been teaching illustration, drawing, painting, and conceptual problem solving since 1993.

Barry has received over 100 national and international awards for his work, including American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators of NY, Society of Illustrators of LA, 3X3 Magazine, Creative Quarterly, and Print Magazine. He has also been included in ‘200 Best Illustrators Worldwide’ published by Lürzer’s Archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

The theme for Phoenix Gallery’s January Final Friday Art Walk is “It’s Sweet to be Local.” Phoenix Gallery is partnering with Raven Book Store, Mass St. Sweet Shop, and Z’s Divine Espresso to make this a great evening. The Raven will bring great books and other wonderful items to help celebrate the season. Mass St. Sweet Shop and Z’s Divine Espresso will have Valentine treats, coffee, and other tasty samples to enjoy.

 

We are highlighting nine local artists this month with several of them creating pieces for the Valentine season. Phoenix Gallery is proud have Liza MacKinnon, Bob Gent, Rachael Sudlow, Jody Thurman, Kerry Thonen, Zee Galliano, Kim Brook, and Dirty Saylor Soap here for the evening.

 

To round out a great night, Tyler Gregory will be here to perform music in his amazing signature style. For all of you who know his music, you know it will be a special night!

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PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

For January’s Final Friday Art Walk, we will feature artists Lisa Doffing and Elizabeth Rowley.

 

The images expressed in Lisa Doffing’s paintings emerge naturally from the process. She begins by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and applies alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images catch her eye, and she builds on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world—like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself—are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level.

 

 

The landscape for Elizabeth Rowley is both focus and conduit for emotional expression. Working from small to large formats and from realism to abstraction, she creates spaces that are as much about “feeling” the landscape as they are about seeing it. Her landscapes are a collaboration between real landscape and her own emotional response to that landscape. She looks into the natural world, its outer surface and its inner light, its violence and its calm.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Lorel Ranney Hoffmann

In 2014, a dear friend had to euthanize her horse.  As she described what that entailed, my heart broke for her.  I decided I needed to do something to help ease her pain, but what?  Though I had not painted in years, I bought a canvas and got to work.  Studying the images of this sweet and gentle animal, my painting process became like a meditation on him, on all the work he did, on what her meant to her.  When I presented her the portrait of her beloved horse, Buddy, we were both very moved.  Art can say what words can’t.

I earned my degree in visual art education at the University of Kansas, in 1995, and my master’s degree in liberal arts from Baker University in 2006.  I have been fortunate to teach art in a public school setting for 18 years.  While I enjoyed any opportunity to be creative, often my own art making was postponed by the demands of my teaching and family.    However, since painting Buddy, my art has become more of a priority.  I continue to paint with acrylics in a realistic illustrative style, often favoring bold colorful images.  I am inspired by a wide variety of subject matter, from still life, to animal portraits, to landscapes.  My art doesn’t have one specific message to communicate.  I simply enjoy creating colorful, honest images for their own beautiful sake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

Selected works by SeedCo Studios resident artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Life in the Urban Jungle

-Erok Johannsen-

 

Erok Johanssen is a Mixed Media artist working from SeedCo Studios. His work combines the color and energy of graffiti and street art with the more representational imagery
produced through photography.

 

Multiple mediums mix to engage photo, paint, and print.

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SOCIAL SERVICE LEAGUE (905 Rhode Island St.)

 

“Social Service League Open House
Friday, January 30th 4:00-8:00pm

The Social Service League is proud to announce its long-awaited grand opening. The League has finally returned to its home at 905 Rhode Island. The League’s employees, board members and volunteers are proud to unveil a newly renovated building, complete with a donation sorting area, a changing room, a kid’s play area and a boutique, not to mention heating, lights and hot water. Please join us for food, drinks, music and celebration. Everyone is welcome.”

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

The Love Show: Our annual themed exhibition relating to all matters of the heart! The Percolator is proud to offer Lawrencians a space to explore and expand their emotional lives through the arts. Join us for an intimate display of artworks based of variations on the theme of love. Opening reception is January Final Friday, show runs through February 22.

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

10 pm Late Show: CS Luxem / No Cave / Redder Moon (KC)

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

“Yonder” Photography by Doug Stremel

 

Drop by Five Bar & Tables for the opening reception of Doug Stremel’s Photography Show. The event is part of the February Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence.

The show titled “Yonder” features Doug’s recent work from the Kansas Flint HIlls, Ireland, and Iceland.

Framed large prints and a collection of smaller prints will be for sale. Hope to see you and your friends there.

www.dougstremel.com

 

 

 

 

 

THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)

 

WILD WEST FILM FLIX is television program hosted by Mike Anderson that showcases some of the best works from local filmmakers over the last few years. These films had to have been made in 48 hours and with specific criteria. Jan 30th at THE GRANADA THEATER, this is a FREE SCREENING for All Ages.

Doors open at 6:30pm, show begins at 7pm. Episode runtimes are 22 minutes each with breaks. Come out, buy a drink, and watch an episode or two with us. Come and go as you please. Future episodes are also set to air on Lawrence Television Network and WOW Channel 6 in Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

South Mass Art Guild’s

5th Annual Droppers Ball

All Member Art Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

Lawrence Inside Out is a community photography project focusing on Lawrence residents and their connection to creating and supporting the arts.  Using black and white portraits, local artist Rachael Perry invites Lawrencians of all ages to share their stories in celebration of our creative community. Participants’ images will be printed large-scale, popping up in April throughout Lawrence, including the Percolator!  With four hundred portraits and counting, Lawrence Inside Out is gearing up for one more month of portrait sessions.  If you would like to join the project, here are three opportunities during the month of January.  Portrait sessions are also set up on an individual basis at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace.

 

Lawrence Inside Out is part of the global Inside Out Project, a participatory art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art.

 

6 until 8 pm at the Watkins Museum of History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

 

Group Show Featuring Regional Artists

We are pleased to present the works of Sally Piller, Jeromy Morris, Wayne Probst, Jeremy Rockwell, John Sebelius, Molly Murphy, Yoonmi Nam, Kyla Strid, Marie McKenzie, Eric Conrad, Cheryl Toh, Janice Nabors Raiteri and Lee Chapman.

 

Beverages will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

SeedCo Studios Final Fridays

Open Studios and Resident Group Exhibition

January 30th 6-9pm, 720 E 9th street #7.

Come enjoy food and drinks at SeedCo Studios! 18 Artist studios and a fresh resident group show in the front gallery!

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

Ryan Storck​

Kyla Strid

Aaron Youngstrom

​Dana Wiseman

Whatever Forever Tapes

 

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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 operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform the space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation,
collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Lawrence Creates Final Friday Art Party with Cindy Novelo

Friday, January 31, 2015

5:30-9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

 

The Brewhaus, located at 624 N 2nd St in Lawrence, will be presenting the works of Seanna Hunter Ben between the hours of 6-9PM on Friday, 30 January 2015.

Statement:

Ya’ateeh Shi ei Seanna Hunter Ben Yinishye. Naanashtezhi Taachiinii nishli , Nakaii Dinee bashinishchiin. Tohstonii ei dashinalii do Todichiinii ei dashicheii. Akoteego Dine asdzaan nishli.

Hello everyone my name is Seanna Hunter Ben. I am the Red Running Into Water clan born for the Wondering People clan.  My maternal Grandmother’s clan is Big Water clan and my paternal Grandfather’s clan is Big Water. In that way I am a Navajo Woman.

Born in Chinle, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation, Seanna Hunter Ben graduated from the University of Kansas with her Bachelors of Fine Arts.

Through the abstract spray paint poster work she creates an environment that is influenced by graffiti gestural marks and a feel of the environment of her reservation. She created environments that feed to the general notion of growing up on a reservation and finding a sense of beauty still evolving out of such an environment and harsh reality through art, culture and a traditional upbringing.

She works with a very colorful saturated palate of spray paint, paint and art pens to create the environment.  Her work has been exhibited at the scholarship shows for the University of Kansas. She currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

 

 

 

 





Final Friday December 26th, 2014

23 12 2014

FINAL FRIDAY, December 26th, 2014

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

http://www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

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

Please note that this is the last month Final Fridays is supported by the Lawrence Arts Center and Downtown Lawrence Inc. Beginning in 2015, Final Fridays will transfer to the City of Lawrence under the direction of Christina McClelland, Director of Arts and Culture, who will be the press, coordination, artist and information contact for Final Fridays. (cmcclelland@lawrenceks.org)

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on Final Fridays for the winter break, and will reopen on January 3rd. Happy holidays!

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

The Artwork of Jay Hines

Artist, Jay Hines, celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years. Work can be seen throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Liza Mackinnon

Liza MacKinnon of MacKomics Studio presents a mixed body of work for the December 26th, 2014 Final Friday show at Ten Thousand Villages at 835 Massachusetts Street.  This collection includes handmade books, copperplate etchings, image transfer and collage mixed-media pieces as well new wood canvas paintings.  In addition to fine arts, Liza is an art educator who teaches arts and crafts and literature-based programs to all ages at the Lawrence Public Library and the Lawrence Arts Center.

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

MARY MCGIVERN

“I like to paint lowbrow portraits. Grumpy people and fat cats are primarily what catch my eye, but other inspirations sneak their way into my paintings as well. Above all, I’m drawn to the absurd in life, and I think that my work speaks to that.”

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MINSKY’S PIZZA (934 Massachusetts St.)

www.minskys.com/lawrence

This month we will be featuring our permanent pieces by Kansas City artists Lisa Lala and Irina Stroganova as well as paintings by local artist Colby Earleywine.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

SEEDCO STUDIOS:: FINAL FRIDAYS

Seedco Studios, in association with the Fresh Produce Art Collective presents SQUARED, an exhibition of recent works by residents of Seedco and featured guest artists. Equality, the new normal, averages, volume, density; inside and outide the box, hidden and multiplied, the four winds, square pegs, all share the same symmetry. In a world where the complexities of multiverses and interwebs overload the sensory threshholds, the shape of the square offers a rare slice of simplicity. The show opens this Final Friday December 26.

Seedco Studios will also be hosting selected artist’s studios open to the public. As well as the main gallery, the space is a combines work spaces with music rehearsal spaces to act an organically assembled incubator for creative arts. Seedco is located at 720 Delaware St. in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence.

:::Featuring resident artists:::

Barrie Arachtingi
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
A
licia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brittany Long
Brandon Mateer
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold

Elizabeth Rowley
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Whatever Forever

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SEEDCO STUDIOS
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production. At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform the space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, 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.

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

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is throwing a Chautauqua on Final Friday!  In addition to great art, we’ll have music, poetry, and much more.  Come on by for a great, family-friendly time.  

We’ll end the show with an amazing piece of poetry, “Welcome to KU” by Topher Enneking.  The KU Alumni Association calls his performance ” an inspirational message of growth, inclusion and tradition that mirrors his own personal journey through KU and beyond.”

The Lawrence Art Party, a production of Lawrence Creates, 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 lawrenceksart@gmail.com.

For information on our modest fees, set up times, and much more, check out the Lawrence Art Party Artist Information Guide.

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs.  Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!





Black Friday Final Friday, November 28, 2014

25 11 2014

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

 

Bizarre Bazzar

(LAC Galleries Closed)

 

Bizarre Bazzar is an annual art fair featuring dozens of booths with a wide range of art.

There will also be live public performances.

 

5pm: Mark Roberts-Extended Bass Soloist

6pm: Megan Hurt and friends

7pm: Sugarfoot Detour – Folk Rock

8pm: Raghsidad Belly Dancers

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Open on Final Fridays

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 737 CONNECTICUT STREET

737 Connecticut Street invites Final Friday goers to visit Kristin Morland’s home studio.  This month’s show features the work of Heather Smith Jones, Emily Markoulatos, Raelean Finch, and Kristin Morland. Offerings include fine art, letterpress cards, prints, jewelry and fine knitwear.  We will open our doors at 5 pm.
Kristin Morland is an artist whose primary work is in hand sewn sequins and beads. But, beyond the medium, Morland’s work centers on light and color to tell a story, to connect patterns of behavior, or reflect on nature, sound, and experience. In her work, Kristin reflects a fascination with time, people, places, and objects. Her aim is to show the beauty in everyday experiences, and seemingly ordinary moments. Making use of contrast and color, as well as form and texture, Morland condenses emotion and experience to interface her language.www.kristinmorland.com
Morland’s work has been shown in local, and midwest galleries.  Kristin regularly participates in juried competitions, benefit auctions, Final Fridays and Artwalk.  Morland received her BFA from the University of Kansas, where she studied painting and weaving.  Kristin and her husband Timothy decided to move back to Lawrence after they were married to raise their family.  Morland’s home studio is open to the public by appointment, and Lawrence Final Friday events.
Heather Smith Jones is an artist working in painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking. She is the author of Water Paper Paint, Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media, published in 2011. Her work is represented by galleries in the Midwest and on the East coast, is part of the Sprint Corporation and Emprise Financial Corporation public collections, and many private collections around the world. For the past eleven years she has been an instructor in the Arts-Based Preschool at The Lawrence Arts Center and has taught children of all ages, students on the college level, and adult workshops. She earned an MFA from The University of Kansas in 2001, and a BFA in Painting from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC in 1996. Smith Jones grew up in the mountains of Tennessee and on the South Carolina coast, and currently lives in Lawrence with her husband and their four cats. www.heathersmithjones.com 
Emily Markoulatos combines acrylic paints with a wood burning technique to create images inspired by the Kansas landscape and people. Her more abstract canvases layer colors and texture that evoke the viewers’ imagination.
Raelean Finch of No-Law Knits hand knits a variety of wooly garments and accessories using luxurious fibers such as wool, alpaca, merino and organic cotton. She knits for babies, toddlers, kids and adults.

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

The Artwork of Jay Hines

Artist, Jay Hines, celebrates his 90th year with an exhibition of works spanning many years. Work can be seen throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

Henry’s Coffee Shop + Bar is excited this November Final Fridays to present:

“….and then, I’ll be the Moon..”
Works by Charlotte ‘Larson’ Pemberton

Opening: November 28th, 6-9 pm

Statement :

Charlotte ‘Larson’ Pemberton primarily creates images using printmaking processes or various mixed media techniques. “….and then, I’ll be the Moon..” features images of the majestic moon and associations with cycles.

Charlotte is a Kansas native and resides in Lawrence. She is an active member of the Lawrence arts community- co-founding the Thieves Guild Art Collective, a trio of illustrators who produce monthly life drawing events, as well as involvement with Wonder Fair. Charolette is currently earning a Visual Communications Illustration degree at the University of Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

Instead of our white cube gallery this holiday season, at Wonder Fair you’ll find a glittering ice cavern filled with framed art prints (and other tiny treasures), hung salon-style around a centerpiece of cut paper stalactites. This year’s special “Prints on Ice” gallery installation is inspired by and designed in homage to the opening of the Downtown Lawrence ice rink, located adjacent to our friends at the Lawrence Public Library.

Installation begins November 25 and continues into early December, remaining on view through January 2015.

*A note on the permanence and seasonal swelling of ice caves*:

All year we specialize in cleverly-designed functional art and original prints, and carry a carefully curated selection of affordable handmade goods. This special season, however, Wonder Fair hosts an expanded group of local, national, and international artists, and a greater variety of their thoughtfully handmade prints, jewelry, home goods, stationery, and unique art objects.

Wishing you a happy hometown holiday season,

Meredith, Paul, Grace, Charlotte, and all of your friends at Wonder Fair

and, a special note of gratitude to designers Sam Jones (sivioco) and csillaghullo, for their open-source vector and background images that we’ve used in our header image. Note our attempt to put a copyright watermark thanking them in the corner of the image, and Facebook’s terrible image quality making it illegible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

For the November Final Friday Art Walk we will feature the artists of Illuminated Glass, a collaboration of three wonderful local glass artists: Ben Kappen, Brad Chun, and Courtney Skeeba. Elizabeth Rowley will display her paintings in the Vermont St. entrance and throughout the gallery.

Ben Kappen spent three years studying illustration at the University of Kansas before leaving to pursue a career in glass. In 2000 he began to learn how to furnace-work soft glass with Darren Davis at Rainbow Fired Glass in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Using what he had learned there with soft glass, he bought a small torch and began to ‘lampwork’ glass in early 2003. During this time Ben also began building his own equipment in order to open a soft glass studio in Lecompton, Kansas. Over a six month period he 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 of 2004 and marked the grand opening of Illuminated Glass.

Brad Chun attended the Kansas City Art Institute in 1992, and was first introduced to art glass while visiting Eugene, Oregon in 1993. There he met Bob Snodgrass, a key figure in the modern lampworking studio movement that developed throughout the early 90’s. Brad moved to Eugene in 1996 to apprentice at the Snodgrass School of Glass. He developed his skills under Bob’s watchful eye, exploring the new glass world. With only a few colors available at the time, experimentation and discovery was a daily occurrence. Brad moved back to Lawrence, Kansas in 1998 where he was introduced to furnace worked soft glass at Free State Glass.

Courtney Skeeba studied glassblowing in 1992 at the Cleveland Institute of Art. There she developed her skills under Brent Lee Young before returning to Kansas. In 1996, Courtney attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing and Design. During this time, she kept her glass skills sharp while working at Free State Glass in Lawrence, Kansas. From 1993-2002, Courtney worked under Dick Rector and Jim Slough, helping to create the fine glass art Free State was known for.

Lawrence artist Elizabeth Rowley is drawn to capturing the essence of the landscape surrounding her with thick applications of oil paint with her palette knife. She is driven by her pure reverence for nature. Her new plein-air paintings pay homage to the Kansas landscape where she sits in the prairie and open-sky where she is inspired to paint.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Underground welcomes Justin Marable and his exhibition “Skyward Shifts” for the November Final Friday Art Walk

Justin was raised in Robinson, a northeastern Kansas farm town. Throughout his life, he has learned and wandered within the boundaries of his Midwestern homeland, observing the social and physical landscape of the surrounding region. He finds inspiration in geography and history of the Midwest. Social and environmental issues drive much of his work as well as influences from family, nature, and everyday life. Justin graduated from the University of Kansas in 2005 with a B.F.A. in printmaking and currently resides in Topeka with his wife and daughters. He works full time at his home as an artist, husband, and father. In Kansas he has settled, grown his roots, and created a life grounded in art, family, and community.

From Justin: “The longer I learn and grow within the Midwest, the more I realize slight shifts across the landscape. Within my “Ingrained” body of work, I bring attention to a deeper and more ethereal view of Kansas landscape. I utilize various types of lumber that contain both rich and subtle wood grain.  Various woods such as hickory, oak, spalted maple, spalted sycamore, and ash were used to create most of these pieces. The imagery originally comes from photographs of my wanderings across the Midwest. These scenes are common observations ingrained mentally within my memory and physically within the properties of wood. Through this work, I present a depth of beauty to be discovered by those seeking and seeing more of Kansas than meets the eye. My overall hope is to provide an ongoing stream of original art that flows from roots of urban and rural Kansas to the surrounding local and global community.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

Please join us Friday, November 29th at the opening reception for artist Kelsey Deviney for the November Final Friday Art Walk in Downtown Lawrence!

 

Kelsey Michele Deviney was raised in the country outside of Winchester, Kansas. Kelsey was raised on five acres of land along with her three younger siblings. She is currently a senior at the University of Kansas completing her BFA in Visual Art and Minor in Art History. She creates artwork from multiple mediums, varying from 2-D and 3-D. Her favorites include life drawing, metal work, and photography. Because of her upbringing out on the farm, surrounded by pasture and timber; all of her work has a constant theme of her relationship with nature and her view on society. Kelsey will graduate this December 14, 2014 and plans to stay in Lawrence to find a job in the arts.

Kelsey has added to her resume in the past year by interning with Van Go of Lawrence, KS. Van Go is a well-known grant funded art program that reaches out to at-risk children in the community. The program is focused around job training for high school students while providing social work assistance.

In February 2014, Kelsey began a new job through Kansas Work Study at Essential Goods on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. She was very excited to have a position in the arts that allowed her to interact with artists but also customers who support buying local artwork.

For her final semester at KU, Kelsey has been interning with the Lawrence Arts Centers Art-Based Preschool program. This program gives 3-4 year old children the chance to explore many different types of art from painting, theatre, and music. This internship has been excellent for Kelsey, as it applies directly to her future plans.

In the next five years Kelsey plans to move to a farm outside of Wichita, KS and start organic farming with her boyfriend, Ryan. She also plans to run an art-based daycare from the farm teaching kids the importance of health, fitness, and creativity. Kelsey plans to continue her personal art on the side while sharing with others the joy that art can bring.

Kelsey’s work will be up through December 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Angela Lowe

 

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 some of her favorite prints, cards and bookmarks.  “It has an international theme reflecting candid photos from recent pilgrimages to Myanmar and Bolivia.  Expressions of warmth and love are conveyed in any language,” Angela passionately states.  Her work is reasonably priced because she wants others to have the opportunity to enjoy some of her “favorite things” from across the street, throughout our nation and around the world. 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. Angela will be sharing the exhibit space with a promising photographer, Marie Boncella, a tenth grader at Lawrence Free State High School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Rachel Adelia Forrest

Lost and Found

The landscape is a surreal entity, and we only know as much as we sense. My paintings are about exploration and discovery. As I explore nature, I have close to no desire to paint what is easily found. While a beautiful Kansas sunset seen from my back porch is extremely provoking (and I will often photograph it with my cell phone), what inspires me are sights that are more difficult to find, or something that I did not purposefully look for. As an example, Perry Lake I is a composition that I found off the beaten path. After a drive out of Lawrence and through the dirt roads that surround Perry Lake, I happened upon a small lagoon. It was quite isolated, and I travelled on foot along the rocky beach. My intuition took me to this spot; it is often what I choose to follow. The movement of the water against the rocks, with a distant strip of land was very striking to me. In nature, I find themes of life and death, tranquility, harmony, and memory. Many difficulties arise in the physical journeying process, but suffering for my work has been rewarding to date.

Rachel grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma and graduated in May 2014 from the University of Kansas with a BFA in painting, a BFA in Art History, and a minor in French. She also studied at the Marchutz School of Art in Aix-en-Provence, France. Rachel regularly exhibits her work locally and currently has work at the Buttonwood Art Space and the 2016 Main Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. She has exhibited at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, several spaces in Oklahoma City, and has a painting in the Heritage Museum at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Kolor & Collage, an exhibition of works by Kristina Crawford

at Aimees Cafe and Coffeehouse

1025 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

 

Stop by Aimee’s for coffee and make a small collage with artist Kristina Crawford

Friday, November 29

6 pm- 9 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Food trucks will be open from 5 until 9 pm behind Cider Gallery

*wine and beer available inside the Cider Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

CIDER GALLERY HOLIDAY GROUP SHOW

Please join us this Final Friday, November 28th for a group show that will take place during the holiday celebrations! In this show, we are honored to exhibit many Lawrence local artists. All works will be moderately priced—a work by Jeremy Rockwell or Yoonmi Nam could be your own! Conversely, an intricate piece by Alicia Kelly would be an brilliant gift in time for the holiday season! There will be many other artists as well. All in all, we will be showcasing works by:
Eliza Bullock
Lee Chapman
Eric Conrad
Alicia Kelly
Marie McKenzie
Jeromy Morris
Molly Murphy
Yoonmi Nam
Sally Piller
Wayne Propst
Jeremy Rockwell
John Sebelius
Kyla Strid

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

SeedCo Studios OPEN studios from 6 until 9 pm

 

Featuring resident artists:
Barrie Arachtingi
Jason Barr
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid

Dave Van Hee
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Whatever Forever

 

SEEDCO STUDIOS– Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production.

At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Lawrence Creates November Final Friday Art Party with Darrell Lea

Friday, November 28, 2014

5:30-9:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE

 

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd Street)

 

Beth Ann Pine

Beth has been creating original art since she could hold a crayon. Her previous paintings, done in acrylic on canvas, celebrate the female form.  She focused heavily on editing her work, eliminating lines and shadows.  She explores what could be removed from her work, while still allowing the painting to communicate to the viewer.  The idea is that by editing ourselves, we allow the most important things to come to the foreground both in art and in life.

 

Her current work features watercolors that serve to express feminine energy.  Her work has been driven by creating flowing lines and color but done in a specific amount of time.  Deadline driven, her watercolors are an exploration of what one can accomplish in a small amount of time, day-by-day.  Once the allotted time is up, the work is considered complete.

 

 

Please, join Beth at The Brewhaus this Final Friday, November 28, 2014. (You may find Black Friday wonderfulness as well!  Keep an eye out on FaceBook!)

 

The Brewhaus is North Lawrence’s own coffee-shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence, Kansas, next to Iwig’s Dairy.  Her work will then be displayed through-out the month of December and perhaps into January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Halloween Night Final Friday Events

27 10 2014

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)

www.lawrenceartscenter.org

Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by Gould Evans.

 

This Halloween Final Friday will feature a variety of art exhibitions that you don’t want to miss.  Over 60 artists from around North America have their work on display.  Our bar will feature a spooky cocktail just for Halloween visitors and from 7-9pm DJ Proof will be spinning records.

 

Souvenir’s From The Future.  A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics.  Curated by Ben Ahlvers

This group exhibition explores juxtapositions whether they be visual or conceptual as well as the connections that can be formed in the context of a group exhibition. The works included in this exhibit looks to the future in order to acknowledge the past. They make connections and blur definitions of ceramic materials, processes. The exhibit delectably and mysteriously explores tensions between nature and the synthetic, the hand and the machine, history and the future. This exhibit brings together nearly 40 artists working in North America, each working with ceramic material and processes.

 

Solo Show by Russell Wrankle.  Russell is an artist and a teacher currently living in Southern Utah.  His ceramic sculptures play on his personal narrative, utilizing a variety of animal figures.  Wrankle says that, like Aesop’s Fables, the animal is an apt vehicle to express human truths.

 

The Tea Project

Aaron Hughes, Amber Ginsburg

Artist Aaron Hughes began the Tea Project as a response to his military deployment to Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 and his return trip in 2009 as a peace delegate to the First International Labor Conference in Erbil, Iraq. As an artist, teacher, and activist, he works to create projects and scenarios in which diverse groups of people can collectively and personally address difficult topics and create meaning out of trauma. Amber Ginsburg is an artist, editor, writer and lecturer at the University of Chicago. Together with collaborators, Amber creates site-generated projects and social sculpture that insert historical scenarios into present day situations. Her work is strongly influenced by her background in craft and ceramics.  This installation will continue to evolve through November 8.

 

Paper|Plate. a Ceramics Exhibition.  Curated by Kyla Strid

This exhibit features a variety of plates and drawings.  The contributing artists are from across the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

www.thesummitlawrence.com

 

Open on Final Fridays

 

 

 

 

 

THE CARNEGIE BUILDING (9th and Vermont)

 

The Carnegie Building will be dressed up for Halloween, and so will the historic reenactors who will be joining Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area staff, and the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council at 9th and Vermont, in Lawrence. Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will have displays. Coloring sheets, and candy for trick or treaters. Other refreshments will also be served. (785) 856-5300. For more information about events and historic sites in the 41 counties – 29 in Kansas, 12 in Missouri – that comprise the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, visit our Web site at http://www.freedomsfrontier.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE HITS & PAINTED KANVAS (7 E. 8th St.)

 

Painting on the Street!

Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (lawrencehits.com, thevoiceoflawrence.com and lawrencetv.tv), located at 7 E. 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

www.pachamamas.com

 

 

Clint Ricketts

 

Clint Ricketts is a printmaker, painter, and teacher currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2010 and has taught design and printmaking courses at Emporia State, Washburn University and Missouri Western State University. Clint’s art has been exhibited locally at galleries including The Wonder Fair, The H and R Block Art Space, The Kansas City Art Institute, and The Invisible Hand Gallery and as a participant in the Kansas City Collection. Clint’s work has also been seen nationally and internationally in the publication New American Paintings and in galleries including the International Print Center of New York, OK Mountain of Austin, Texas, the Coyne Gallery of The University of Syracuse and Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY’S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)

 

| Hometown Glory | Photography by Nicholas Maher |

 

Opening: Final Fridays, October 31st,

6-9 pm

 

Nestled in comfy corners of Lawrence- visual art is busting at the seams. Henry’s is proud to welcome and host ‘Hometown Glory’ , photography by Nicholas Maher, this October Final Friday!

Stop by this Halloweeny Final Fridays to grab a chat with Nicholas about his work, come sip on a chai latte or an apple cider from the good lookin’ guys upstairs.

| Hometown Glory | Photography by Nicholas Maher |

Nicholas Maher is a student artist based out of Lawrence Ks. He has been studying photography intensively for the past two years. Nicholas grew up in Lawrence and the majority of his photographs are taken locally. He enjoys shooting in the wild and when not in class he can be found on the banks of the Kaw River chasing sunrises and eagles. Most of Nicholas’s inspiration comes from Lawrence’s strange organic vibe.
Nicholas is just getting started as an Artist/Photographer this will be his first show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

www.wonderfair.com

(above the Burger Stand)

 

 

Halloween night, Kansas City artists Dustin Williams and Jon Linn unveil their third installment of the ongoing Ghost Town series. Each October at Wonder Fair, nondescript hallways and dusty back rooms are inexplicably transformed into suspiciously spooky new businesses. In the wake of 2012’s Cemetery Cinema, the haunted video rental store, and 2013’s Dead End Diner (see our grave reviews on Yelp), comes a new installation and a new business/membership card to add to your wallet.

http://frankandsteininc.net/

Please note that our official opening hours will begin at 7pm and end at 11pm to allow downtown tick-or-treating families to dissipate, and allow guests maximum access to our haunted installation in the Halloween evening hours. (Kids welcome, but Wonder Fair will not participate in handing out sidewalk candy; families must brave the stairs to receive their tricks and treats at Wonder Fair.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Join Phoenix Gallery for October’s Final Friday Art Walk for a special evening featuring ceramic mugs and cups from local artists. Now is the time to start thinking of warm drinks for cooler weather, so this will be a chance to see these great pieces featured for the evening. From small espresso cups to large mugs, we will show you a variety of the work that our local artists create. To add to the evening, we will have the pieces you choose at 10% off and we will include a coupon to take the mug to TCBY and have it filled with free coffee! Enjoy local art and warm up as well! TCBY will also be here at the gallery with food and drink to try. Check out our Phoenix Underground gallery featuring local artists Ardys Ramberg and Stephanie Freeman. This exhibition will be shown throughout the month of November.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.phoenixgalleryks.com

 

Phoenix Underground will feature artists Ardys Ramberg and Stephanie Freeman for October’s Final Friday Art Walk.

 

Stephanie Freeman has been painting on and off for forty years. Most recently, she began painting steadily as a means of restructuring her life and healing her grief after losing her sister to cancer. Even though it was very painful to work during this period of mourning, she began painting regularly, embracing the personal artistic growth that occurred. At first she worked with oil paint, producing large, brightly colored abstract works. Gradually, she began experimenting with burning raw canvas. Initially Stephanie was terrified of the fire, but she learned to embrace its restorative properties. She loved the idea of nearly destroying something and, through creativity, resurrecting it. Her current body of work is inspired by the forms brought about by the controlled burning of canvas fragments, which are often incorporated as collage elements in the finished works. She has been reinventing herself since her sister’s death. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, these paintings are part of her rebirth.

 

Rusty metal pitted by time, weather, and soil–that is what Ardys Ramberg’s show is about. Oiled, to stop the aging process, the textures formed speak to her heart. Ardys’ mentor, George Kaull, disdained the old metal she choose to work with, and he was right. It’s brittle and difficult to weld smoothly, but oh so exciting to look at if you are of her ilk. “Odysseus Spots Circe” is a piece Ardys intended to make years ago. She is so glad it has come into existence. It gave her another chance to visit with Jon Blumb, too! The enclosure in the middle of the room will knock your socks off if you get to see it after several inches of gently fallen snow. Clouds, flying birds, and trees viewed through its “roof” seem ever more magical as you sip tea inside it with a friend. And how delightful it is to construct such things! Ardys sang a song inside it to send it on its way to a new home.

 

 

 

 

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

www.facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence

 

 

Please join us at the opening reception for Kansas City artist Bryan Fyffe on October 31st from 5 to 9 pm. We could not think of a better artist to have for Final Fridays Art Walk on Halloween! Bryan  illustrates for Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion. He will have a never seen before new haunted house piece of work for the opening reception. We hope to see you this Halloween at Essential Goods!

 

About The Artist

Bryan Fyffe grew up with an interest in ghost stories, Star Wars action figures, Godzilla and pretty much anything with the flavor “blue raspberry”. He creates art on a wide variety of subjects, some of his favorites being zombies, Halloween and food. Some of Bryan’s regular freelance clients are Walt Disney and Penguin Books. His digital collage work features many textures and layers.

 

Bryan lives with his wife and two children in Kansas City. You can check out more of his work at http://www.bryanfyffe.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

 

Sophia Compton: Silk artist

Much of my work is about natural elements combined with collage, a synthesis of color and texture which is a way of adding beauty and excitement to art, and therefore, to life. Creating silk collage is also a way of making sense of a complex and uncertain world. My work has evolved as a form of expressive mosaics to textile pieces, a combination of still life and symbolic elements of life. Using different materials and the placement of the materials together to create a unique effect is always magical and fascinating process.

A self-taught textile artist, it is silk painting that makes my heart sing. Although I have worked in a variety of media in the S.F. Bay area the past 30 years, my focus is wearable art. I was a weaver for many years, and at one time, raised sheep to shear for wool I spun before weaving. A few years ago I transferred my love of watercolor to silk, which is the only fabric that lends itself to watercolor effects. I recently have started quilting silk.

A fairly new Lawrencian, I have been a member of the Lawrence Art Guild for three years, during which time I have been a participant in the Guild shows, and have also shown my work through Lawrence Creates, the Library, the Merc, Phoenix, and  several other  Lawrence businesses. I teach workshops on silk-painting and other fiber arts through Makerspace and other venues in Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

 

Closed for Halloween. Back next month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

At Dusk and Dawn :: New Works on the Kansas Landscape by Molly Murphy

 

From the Artist:

This series of landscapes borders on the abstract, focused on the light and dew in the air during the Kansas autumn months. I grew up on the outskirts of Lawrence, between Baldwin and Vinland, KS amidst rolling fields, small creeks and large swaths of trees outlining the landscape. I still spend a great deal of time outside of Lawrence exploring these areas, and still find newness in the landscape that is so familiar to me. I attempt to capture the moments driving by or walking through these areas of light dripping through shadows, hazy mists engulfing the sightline, fields of fire and never ending skies that break from grey to full brilliance. Often the land itself has such surreal depth, I feel I’m squinting or even sleeping inside it.

 

About the Artist:

Molly Murphy lives in Lawrence, KS with studios in the Kansas City Crossroads and Lawrence, KS. She currently serves as co-curator of Cider Gallery Fine Arts with her studio partner, Clare Doveton, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence Arts Center and Coordinator of Final Fridays for the City of Lawrence.

 

 

 

 

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

*look for the green awnings

www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

 

Closed for Halloween

 

 

 

 

 

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

www.920mass.com

 

Mitch Meseke

Mitch Meseke is a freelance artist and recent resident of Lawrence, KS. Mitch will be featuring both his illustrations and collage work from October 31st through November at the Roost, all of which can be found among many other things on his website: http://www.mitchmeseke.com

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

 

No Final Friday opening this month. Back next month.

 

 

 

 

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)

www.replaylounge.com

 

MATINEE SHOW 6-9 pm

 

NIGHT SHOW 10 pm

 

 

 

 

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

 

Open every Final Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)

www.watkinsmuseum.org

 

 

4:30-8:00

Families are invited to visit the Watkins for trick or treating, and go on a short scavenger hunt for prizes.

 

Our exhibit opening that night is titled La Catrina Speaks: Political Discourse and Dia de los Muertos.

Artifacts on loan from the Spencer Museum of Art are used to show how the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead gives voice to political, cultural and social concerns. Artifacts drawn from the museum’s collection illustrate how residents have expressed their political views. By exploring how citizens in the past expressed their concerns, La Catrina Speaks encourages Lawrencians to voice their beliefs on today’s important issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

 

 

FOOD TRUCK PARKING LOT (810 Pennsylvania St.)

 

Join us on Halloween night for openings and special events in the Warehouse Arts District from 5 until 9 pm.

 

We will also feature two fantastic food trucks throughout the evening, located just behind Cider Gallery Fine Arts and the Poehler Lofts:

 

Torched Goodness

&

The Purple Carrot

 

*Wine and beer available inside Cider Gallery Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.)

www.cidergallery.com

 

JACK COLLINS AND CHERYL TOH

 

Please join us on Halloween night, Friday, October 31st for our Final Friday reception for Jack Collins and Cheryl Toh. In this two-person show, connections are made both with the artists’ processes and visual results of their work. While Jack Collins assembled this series of paintings with wood, screws, and glue, Cheryl Toh assembled her work with a sewing machine, allowing the lines of thread to generate shapes. The resulting images from both artists are striking yet subtle nuances of color.

Cheryl Toh is a mixed media artist working primarily in drawing and

painting. Her work depicts an ongoing observation of the varying levels of communication within macro & micro communities. Toh’s work then moves forward within a set of parameters – distilling, interpreting and transforming the observations she has accumulated through the use of organic symbology.

Originally from Connecticut, Toh received a Bachelor of Arts from Elms College in Massachusetts with additional training at Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC; Gage Academy and Pratt Fine Art Center both in Seattle, WA. She was awarded residencies at Escape to Create in Seaside FL and with the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project, KCMO; she was also ArtsKC Inspiration Grant recipient. Toh regularly shows throughout the U.S. and her work is found in public, corporate and private collections.

 

Kansas City artist Jack Collins is a mixed media painter. He works with the idea that wood planes on the canvas and negative space around these objects are in the process of entering and exiting the two dimensional plane of the composition. Collins works with the interactions of positive and negative space, or figure and ground, creating an illusionistic space. For the last year and a half, Collins has incorporated wood into his paintings, which offers him new challenges in his progression from using paper. Collins received an MFA in painting from the University of Kansas in 1990, and has been exhibiting in Lawrence and Kansas City for several years. He is the recipient of two grants from the Kansas Arts Commission, as well as the Faculty Growth and Enrichment Grant from Baker University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SeedCo STUDIOS (720 E 9th St.)

www.seedcostudios.com

 

 

SeedCo Studios OPEN studios from 6 until 9 pm

 

Featuring resident artists:
Barrie Arachtingi
Jason Barr
Jesse Gray
Erok Johanssen
Alicia Kelly
Kate Larson
Brandon Mateer
Marie McKenzie
Landon Merrill
Jeromy Morris
Dani Ramirez
Catherine Reed
Jeremy Rockwell
Jessica Rold
Ryan Storck
Kyla Strid

Dave Van Hee
Dana Wiseman
Aaron Youngstrom
Felt Show
Whatever Forever

 

SEEDCO STUDIOS– Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 720 E 9th Street #2 in Lawrence, KS, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of art. With 19 artist studios, a music recording operation and collaborative space/gallery, the potential for creating at all scales is practically limitless. SeedCo is envisioned as a creative factory/laboratory with each of the resident artists bringing their singular artistic identity and prowess to expand and delve deeper into conception and production.

At the heart of this project is a conscious intent to transform post-industrial space into a fluent medium all its own, specifically designed to transcend temporal and spatial values and condense them to create a heightened sensory experience. A multi-disciplinary approach emphasizing cooperation, collaboration, and community involvement and encompassing elements from fine art, sculpture, graphic design and production, music and recording, fashion, construction, digital 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULINARIA (512 E 9th St.)

 

 

Food and Drink by Culinaria Food and Wine, Art by Sophia Coen

 

Culinaria Food and Wine is back for October Final Friday!! We’ll be open October 31st, in a pop-up restaurant/art gallery capacity. Join us for dinner, great local art, and to see our beautiful event space.

 

FOOD: Roasted Pork and Red Chile Tacos or Sweet Potato and Tomatillo Tacos

SNACKS: Various Halloween Treats

DRINKS: Pear Vodka Cocktails, Free State/Boulevard or Domestic Beers, Water & Soda

ART: Featuring the debut photography exhibit of, Sophia Coen. Photos will be up throughout November, and can be purchased at Final Friday October 31st, Wine Club on November 19th (with reservation), or by appointment most Tuesdays/Thursdays from 2-4 pm.

Sophia Coen is a Lawrence, KS photographer whose show for Final Fridays, titled “Just a Pose,” is a collection of portraits that play with texture, color, light and setting to paint an overall picture of beauty and disconnect. Her focus on juxtaposition and her still-life approach allows her subjects to become elevated to editorial status, but not without a sometimes quiet, sometimes bold resistance.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

October Final Friday Lawrence Creates Art Party with Alonzo Beardshear

 

Be sure to join us on Halloween evening for Barbecue Dinner by Mitch Pearson, Costume Party, Art, Music and more! Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E 9th St, Lawrence KS, 5:30-9:00PM

 

Rachael Perry is taking portraits for the Lawrence Inside Out project.

Lawrence Creates Members displaying this month:

Nick Schmiedeler, Metal Sculptor
Rodolfo Parisi, Videographer
Lesa Weller, Fine Art
Garrett Tufte, Poet and Creator Extraordinaire
Dave DeHetre, Painter

and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

 

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

 

New Works by Margaret Rose