Final Friday and Free State Festival, June 26th

22 06 2015

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

New Work. Luke DuBois. Todd Bryant.

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

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


The Quiet Hour

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

Q&A with Producer J.T. O’Neill


Call Me Lucky

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

Q&A with Director Bobcat Goldthwait & Star Barry Crimmins


Free State Festival Story Slam

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

7-9 pm


Tonja Torgeson

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


Gunyoung Kim

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


The Bourgeois Pig


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

Jesse Gray :: Heavy Meta

Heavy Meta

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


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



Molly Murphy :: Short-Term PARKing (installation)

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

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


Culinaria Food and Wine

512 East 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


512 East 9th Street, Lawrence, KS

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

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

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

Please help us help Pet World Lawrence!

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


Wonder Fair

532 Walnut St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

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

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


Henry’s Coffee Shop & Bar

11 East 8th
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Unearthed :: Works by Nathan Hein

|| Unearthed’ || Works by Nathan Hein

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

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

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

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


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

500 S Powerhouse Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

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

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

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


Ten Thousand Villages

835 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States

The String Doll Gang

Ten Thousand Villages will be Featuring Kambashi String Dolls.

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

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

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


SeedCo Studios

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


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

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

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

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


Mana Bar

1111 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Current Works by Valkyrie Schmidt



George Paley Building

721 E. Ninth Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Immersive Environment

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


Maceli’s Banquet and Dining Hall

1031 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Free State Festival Beer Dinner

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

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


Free State Festival

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

Card Table Theater :: Your Funniest Five


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


Free State Festival

8th and New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Split Lip Rayfield

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


St. Luke AME Church

900 New York
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jazz and Gospel Choir Performance

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

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


Lawrence Percolator

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

Jason Kenning: Nevermind the Weather

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

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

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


Lawrence Community Photo Studio

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

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


Cider Gallery Fine Art

810 Pennsylvania
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
United States


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


The Greenhouse Culture

1001 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

The Greenhouse Culture Art Show featuring Javy Ortiz

Javy Ortiz

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


Spring Hill Suites By Marriot

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

La Galleria de SpringHill Art Night

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

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

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

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

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


Devil Dog’s Brewhouse

624 N 2nd St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Kimbo Jackson – Watercolors and More

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

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

Kimbo’s Artist’s Statement is as follows:

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



934 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Matt Schappaugh

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

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


Essential Goods

825 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

Jamelle Zablow-Maloney :: Bare Roots Jewelry

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

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

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


Phoenix Gallery

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery

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

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


Phoenix Underground

825 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States

June Final Friday at the Phoenix Underground

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

Songs of the Prairie

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


Extra Virgin

937 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States


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

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

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

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

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


Be Moved

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

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

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

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

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

Liquid rejuvenation provided by KANbucha.


JJ Glass

313 E 8th St
Lawrence , KS 66044
United States

Gypsy Market

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



United States

F.D. Brown, Cyrus Fillmore, Teresa Treanor

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

Cyrus Fillmore- Wood Sculpture

Teresa Treanor- Ink Scapes and Abstract Acrylic

October 26th Final Friday Events

22 10 2012

FINAL FRIDAY, October 26th, 2012

5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted


-Lawrence, KS


Join hundreds of artists, performers and visitors on Final Friday in Downtown Lawrence, East Lawrence, the Warehouse Arts District and North Lawrence. Final Friday will kick off a weekend of studio tours from the annual Lawrence Art Walk, with many studios open and events on Final Friday as well. Lawrence Art Walk events on Final Friday have been added to this list, and maps for the weekend can be picked up at The Lawrence Arts Center.







LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire)


R. Luke DuBois

Hindsight is Always 20/20

Solo Exhibition

September 28 thru November 17, 2012

Orton International Cone Box Show

organized by Inge Balch, Baker University Professor

September 14 thru October 27, 2012

Ben Kappen will be demonstrating glassblowing in front of the Lawrence Arts Center.

Threepenny Opera

directed byRic Averill

$20 adult
$17.50 seniors
$15 students
(recommended for audiences 18+)


Don’t miss the Lawrence Arts Center’s professional production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s compelling Threepenny Opera. Brecht’s classic piece of epic theater will be directed by Ric Averill, Arts Center Artistic Director of Performing Arts. The Threepenny Opera celebrates the anti-hero, Mack the Knife, as he becomes a popular cult hero – no more guilty than his targeted 1% – in Brecht’s lament over the inequalities provided by a corrupt and money driven society. Brecht’s opera retells John Gay’s earlier Beggar’s Opera and presents man’s inhumanity to man as the only way to survive the ‘food first, then morals’ quandary. The music and characters are highly entertaining, as they provide a biting social commentary as relevant now as it was in 1928 Berlin. The cabaret style of the declining Weimar Republic’s entertainment district infuses the piece with a definitive sound that was the inspiration for musicals like Cabaret and Chicago.




VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (715 New Jersey)


*showing at The Lawrence Art Party







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




THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (701 Massachusetts St.)







Final Fridays: Downtown Tuesday Painters

October 26th 5-7pm

The Downtown Tuesday Painters is a group that meets regularly at the Douglas County Senior Center to pursue their craft. They will be showing artworks including watercolors, pastels, acrylics, oils, and mixed-media throughout the library.





SIGNS OF LIFE (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.


THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)


Final Friday Lawrence Art Party


Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 718 New Hampshire Street

Friday, October 26

6-9:30 PM


Improvisational Dance by members of the KU Dance Company


Jazz Guitar by Michael Stephenson


The October Final Friday Lawrence Art Party has everything you need for

an awesome evening in Lawrence! Enjoy beautiful improvisational dance

by members of the KU Dance Company, amazing jazz guitar by Michael

Stephenson, and a wide variety of visual art, including wonderful sculptures,

oil paintings, mixed media art, photographs, and much more.

Enjoy the art of 20+ local artists, including Julie Blichmann, Wes Casey, Cris Chapin,

John Clayton, Tina Garrett, Sandra Griffin, Brad Levy, Angie Logan, Robin Loomas,

Robert Lundbom, Baker Medlock, Kevin A. Mimms, Jilli Nel, Kassidee Quaranta,

Madonna Sophia, Nick Schmiedeler, Sherrie Taylor, Jen Unekis, Lesa Weller, and

Thomas Weso. Van Go and Douglas County Aids Prevention Project will also be

showing art!








Paintings for PAWS to benefit our local Crossroads Dog Rescue


Over the past month, people have registered and received a blank canvas. Then, will their dog/dogs create an art piece, so, it’s art FOR dogs, BY dogs!!!!


All of the ‘dogcasso’ pieces will be on display Final Fridays from 5-8, and they will be up for silent auction. Each piece will be named and accompanied by a short bio of the furartist. I’m hoping that we will have great traffic and that people will bid on the pieces! At 8:00 pm, all bidding will end and the highest bid will take each piece. All monies raised wil go directly to Crossroads! Refreshments will be provided by Five Bar & Tables!


The BARKtique will also feature unique, one-of-a-kind dog-themed, art pieces from local artists, and fresh, organic dog treats baked using local ingredients!



Patrick Emerson has been perfecting his photography for decades. His interest in digital photography was sparked during his time at KU managing the School of Fine Arts computer labs. Patrick graduated from KU with an English degree and went right to work for KU as a records clerk in the School of Fine Arts. He quickly advanced to managing their computer labs and training students/staff how to use design and imaging software. After leaving KU, he taught design at Baker University. Patrick delights in running into his many former students in the Lawrence community and is pleased to hear of their success in the arts.

Landscapes would be one of Patrick’s specialties but he really has quite a range of subjects in his images. His work has been published in Lonely Planet’s Best Travel 2009, in the international edition of Popular Photography, and on many websites and web publications. His most recent award came from the Ranchland Trust of Kansas which awarded him top honors in the landscape category.

Patrick and his wife, Nancy, started P&N Creative a few years ago and have been busy promoting Patrick’s photography as well as providing wedding, portrait, and event photography. You will see them frequently at Teller’s events taking photos which are displayed on their website and in marketing publications for the restaurant. They also work in partnership with Wolfe’s Camera in Topeka providing educational photo tours of Kansas.

Patrick’s work can be viewed on the walls of one of Lawrence’s premier restaurants, Teller’s, and on the third floor of the restaurant in the October Final Fridays event this month. Please join us on the third floor of Tellers October 22 from 6pm-8pm for a reception/opening and meet Patrick Emerson in person.






Ann Dean Photography


Soft opening of Nurture Botanicals Studio – Herbal infused body care &
handcrafted candles
The Palladian Building
15 E. 7th Street, Suite 202

Ann Dean Photo: Savoring the Journey. Travel Photography Prints & Cards
Artist Bio – “I love photography because it gives me a chance to savor
the fleeting moments in time that we all take for granted and that give
our lives meaning.” Ann is currently working in Lawrence, Kansas as a
freelance photographer. She also teaches photography classes at the
Lawrence Arts Center and the Spencer Museum of Art.




PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)



Recent Works by Molly Murphy


Recent works in oil on both canvas and panel can be viewed throughout the restaurant and Star Bar.


Murphy’s recent exhibitions have included The Albina Press in Portland, Oregon, The Invisible Hand Gallery Grand Re-Opening with fellow painter, Clare Doveton, The Holt-Russell Gallery at Baker University and numerous group shows at Lost Art Space, a collectively-run gallery in Lawrence. Murphy was also the 2012 Visual-Artist-In-Residence in Seaside, Florida.


Murphy works out of a studio in the Crossroads in Kansas City, MO and is a SeedCo studio resident in Lawrence, KS.




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


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



COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

2012 Grand Opening—Two days:

Friday, October 26th, 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence’s Final
. Refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 27th, 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM—Please stop by and say hello after
the KU homecoming game. Snacks and refreshments provided.


WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.)


UNSUNG HEROES: New Works by Justin Plakas at Wonder Fair

It must be really cold for stuff like sports trophies and magazine clippings in the shadow of high art material. But Justin Plakas wants those items to know they are art’s heroes in his new show debuting at The Wonder Fair this upcoming Final Friday—aptly titled UNSUNG HEROES.

While the accolades of dollar-store objets d’art are not sung around the world, Plakas has set out to give these cast-offs their due credit through the medium of prints, photography, assemblage sculptures and works on paper.

I want people to see the things around them in new ways and maybe laugh a little bit,” Plakas said.

Traveling all the way from Athens, Georgia, Plakas will be in attendance this Final Friday to introduce his Unsung Heroes, and perhaps to prompt new appreciation for the simple gifts we so recklessly take advantage of (not unlike our own mothers or tax software).

About the artist: Plakas recently completed a summer residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and has previously taught at the University of South Carolina, The University of the South, and The University of Georgia. Currently, when he is not busy teaching at Gainesville State College he is screening film works in festivals and exhibiting in Galleries all across the United States.

The Wonder Fair is proud to present his latest showing October 26 through November 16, 2012.




FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)





LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)


Hospital Ships and Drakkar Sauna

live in-store performance




DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

For Final Friday this month Phil Stivers will be coming all the way from San Diego, California. Don’t miss the chance to meet this incredible wood artist and talk to him about his work. Jeff Dunaway of Lawrence will be providing jazz guitar music and everyone’s favorite, Pendleton’s Country Market, will be back with an assortment of wonderful foods to sample. This will be a great time to try their farm fresh foods, and it is never too early to buy some for your seasonal festivities.

Phil Stivers creates his art in northern San Diego County, California. He has worked with wood for over 20 years and is a graduate of the woodworking program at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. Phil’s degrees in woodworking include both cabinet and furniture making. His career with wood began with a custom woodworking and cabinetmaking business in 1994. After a brief pause in shop time in 2008, Phil began turning “in earnest” following a new passion in wood. His work has progressed to amazing and continues to wow viewers and patrons alike.





LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.)


What’s beautiful about a malfunction? Lost Art Space presents an exhibition which confronts this question in an array of mediums. See how -through an artist’s perspective- you can explore new ways of seeing imperfections. Scrambled images and truncated data do not behave as they were intended, but amidst these messes there are gems. Like our long-held tradition of dumpster diving for art supplies, we rummage through piles of pixels and memories of misinformation to create artwork for the post-digital age. No matter how advanced our tools and systems may be, chaos will always add its color. Join us in making positive associations through the foggy faults of our rapidly evolving e-culture.

Featuring new works by Jeremy Rockwell, Molly Murphy, Yuri Zupancic, Jeromy Morris, Jesse Gray, Paul Flinders, Erok Johannsen and Jasmine Mccaffrey.



DJing My Own Art Opening

Brett Allen

Artist Bio

Brett Allen, born in Kansas City, KS – long time Lawrence resident

Active as an artist for many years, worked in film, photography, design, sculpture, and painting before receiving a BFA in painting at the University of Kansas in 2004, and is now pursuing an MFA at Wichita State University.

Artistic Statement

Here I exhibit two different thought processes with a common work process. First the animal forms; the animals are symbols tied to a personal narrative. The events in the narrative are summarized down into a single form and associated to an animal. I ignore traditional and cultural meanings associated to the animals and try to reestablish them with new personal meaning. Second the pop culture icons; in a similar way I am summarizing personal relationships into a character based on memories tied to pop culture iconography. The characters serve as memory triggers related to personal history.


DO’S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

Better Angels, Deer, and a Boat

Lora Jost at Do’s Deluxe

Please join Lora Jost for the opening reception for her exhibit Better Angels, Deer, and a Boat, on Final Friday, October 26, 2012, 6-8 pm at Do’s Deluxe (416 E. 9th St., Lawrence, KS). Lora Jost’s magical images pay homage to this beautiful world through dreamlike scenes and personal symbols that include children and deer, a wind chime microburst, tough-looking “better angels,” screaming babies and tranquil paper boats. In this exhibit of mixed-media collage, mosaics, and scratchboard drawings, Jost expresses her affection for everyday life while at the same time depicting a bit of turbulence too, because the storms they are a-comin — if they aren’t already here. Exhibit runs Oct. 23 – Nov. 23, 2012, T-F 11am – 6pm; Sat 10am – 1pm.

Exhibit dates: Oct. 23 – Nov. 23, 2012, T-F 11am – 6pm; Sat 10am – 1pm

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

*look for the green awnings

Tuesday, October 23, 5-9 pm Pass the Hat music series with musical acts THANKSGIVING from Portland, Oregon, PAJAMA PARTY from Olympia, Washington, MOTHER RUSSIA MAFIA from Kansas City and LAZY, also of Kansas City. Bring food to share at the potluck and stay for the music!

Friday, October 26, 6 pm Final Fridays El Dia de los Muertos Come check out the preparations for El Dia de los Muertos (Nov 2). Create your own altar with pictures, mementos, and decorations to pay homage to your loved ones who have passed on.

Saturday, October 27, 10 am-3 pm Caravan Baldwin City After our recent escapade in Eudora, the Caravan troupe is at it again, this time partnering with the Lumberyard Arts Center to bring free arts activities to all. Featuring costumes, a photobooth, scarecrow making and paper flower making. We will also host workshops in papermaking, rubber stamp making, and bucket drumming. Come join us in Baldwin City! (See the attached flyer for the event schedule.) Thanks to the Douglas County Community Foundation, Cottin’s Hardware, and the Social Service League.

Friday, November 2, 5-9 pm El Dia de los Muertos final celebration El Dia de los Muerto originated in Mexico as a way of remembering and celebrating those who have died. Bring food to share and pictures or other offerings to add to the altars. Featuring a performance by El Dia de los Muertos Community Band! Sometimes quiet and sometimes raucous, this has been a yearly Percolator ritual.

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)


Join us at the brand new Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for a live jazz combo with Lawrence-based trumpeter, Tommy Johnson from 7 until 10 pm.





THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.)





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


RAHN Art Show Fundraiser

6 until 9 pm






WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.)


Watkins Community Museum of History and the Spencer Museum of Art invite the public to a celebration of Dia de los Muertos, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition La Calavera Catrina: Women’s Imagery and Day of the Dead. Party guests are invited to create a personal contribution to the museum exhibition in a family-friendly hands-on activity: the creation of a community altera, or altar, to celebrate the lives of people who have died. Visitors are welcome to bring photos of loved ones who have died to decorate and be part of the altar.

La Calavera Catrina was developed through a partnership between the Watkins and the Spencer museums. The exhibition explores the way women are depicted in folk art and photography created to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, on loan from the Spencer Museum,

For more information on the exhibition or the events planned for October 26, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109.





1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.)


The Woven Dream” – Fabric and Textiles

Featured Artists: Kaw Valley Fiber Guild









313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)










Opens Final Friday, October 26th 5-9pm

The Invisible Hand Gallery



From the artist.


Jeff Immer, an artist and designer living in Kansas City, Missouri,

presents The New Bullshit, opening at Invisible Hand Gallery on Final

Friday, October 26, 2012.


Immer offers up a manifesto for the show:


The Old Bullshit was slow. The Old Bullshit was simple and made

people happy some of the time. The Old Bullshit was mean. The Old

Bullshit loved money but could appreciate hard work. The Old Bullshit

was comfortable with illusion. The Old Bullshit went to bed early and

woke up before the sun. The New Bullshit is new.”


This new collection — digital collage, photography, projection, and

even neon — shows off the artist’s intuitive process of creating and

degrading, corrupting and refining, with “‘a thick layer of icing on

the cake.” For Immer, bright can always be brighter, but darkness can

still snuggle with everything. “I like a sense of mystery, some color

and sex,” says Immer. “And I love presenting something arguably cheap

or shallow or pop-cultural in a very austere way. Religious.”


And it should be noted that no Old Bullshit will be on display. Says

Immer: “They’ve been giving it away for free lately … the glory of an

election year I suppose.”




FLASH SPACE (830 Pennsylvania St.)


KU Sculpture Students

Show Coordinated and Curated by Jessie Kelley





SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)


Open Studio Tours and Art Show


7:18 pm – Sacrificial Cow Raising with Wayne Propst and Associates (12′ x 300 lbs.)







Cottin’s Hardware Scarecrow Contest and Auction


5:00- 9:00 pm

*A benefit for Central Garden and Four Winds Native Center Garden









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

“New Wood”

Utilizing found wood, paintings and other objects… BARRR tells a new story with old stuff.


8 pm until 2 am







Friday, October 26 [Final Fridays]

5-10pm (hours vary): Artists’ Public Receptions/Other Activities

See listing below.


Saturday, October 27

10am-6pm: Open studios

6-10pm (hours vary): Artists’ Public Receptions


Sunday, October 28

Noon-6pm: Open studios


In what has become one of Lawrence’s most eagerly anticipated annual arts events, many Lawrence-area artists will once again open their private home studios to the public to showcase their artwork. The Lawrence ArtWalk, which is Lawrence’s original art walk and now in its 18th year, will feature over 40 Douglas County artists who will be exhibiting their work individually or as part of two artists’ groups; and is a fabulous opportunity to meet some of the area’s finest artists in their creative work environments, see demonstrations of their arts and crafts, and purchase locally produced art. Artists are based primarily in Lawrence and will be displaying work in a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, drawing, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. From funky to exquisite, the ArtWalk will have it all!


• Printed guide maps are available from the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, 785.843.2787; or in limited quantities from any Lawrence ArtWalk location.




Accessible: location meets ADA regulations.

Accessible*: location has limited accessibility. For such locations – and all others – contact the location ahead of time to confirm the degree of accessibility.




Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont (785.843.1178)

Final Fridays, October 26: See main Final Fridays listings for hours.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #6.
Downtown Tuesday Painters

East entrance lobby, gallery and AV area.

Annual exhibition.

Artwork samples and biographical info
• Accessible.


724 Rhode Island [Private residence]

Final Fridays, October 26: Reception, 6-9:30pm.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #8.

Tony Peterson


Artwork samples and biographical info
• Accessible* (Not wheelchair.)


Jewelry By Julie, 19 W. 9th, (785.832.8693)

Final Fridays, October 26: Extended hours, 11am-6pm.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #9.

Julie Kingsbury

Jewelry (sterling silver/gemstone).

Artwork samples and biographical info
• Refreshments: snacks and drinks.

Accessible* (Wheel-chair ramp.)


Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire (785.843.2787)

Final Fridays, October 26: Poster signing and glass-blowing demos with Ben Kappen, our Featured Artist! 5-9pm.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #10.

Ben Kappen

Glass (hand-blown, sculpted).

Artwork samples and biographical info



Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts (785.841.4109)

Final Fridays, October 26: Extended hours, Fri 4-8pm.
• Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #11.

Parking available in alley (one-way southbound, 7 spaces).

D.W. Gates

Photography (land, water and sky scapes).

Artwork samples and biographical info
• Community Room (1st floor).

Accessible entrance on museum’s south side.

Roger Spohn

Photography (archival prints).

Artwork samples and biographical info
• Refreshments.

Staircase and 2nd floor landing.

Accessible* (Roger’s prints and notecards may be seen on the 2nd floor landing, which is accessible by elevator from the south side of the building. However, Roger’s main display of photos on the staircase between the second and third floors is not ADA-accessible.)





Thomas Gibson Studio, 228 N. 2100 Rd., Lecompton

Final Fridays, October 26: Reception, 6-10pm.

Lawrence ArtWalk 2012 location #2.

Thomas Gibson

Photography (alternative processes: Collodion/Tintypes).

Limited edition archival prints & framed originals.

Artwork samples and biographical info

Park in the driveway otherwise in the grass.

Accessible* (Same-level access via roll-up dock door.)


Located 4.0 miles west of Lecompton. Take 6th St./Hwy 40 west of 6th & Wakarusa for about 10.3 miles (or west of Downtown for about 14.0 miles); turn right onto E.175 Rd./1023, head north for 2.3 miles – when the road becomes N.2100 Rd. – and continue eastward for 0.3 miles. About a 25-minute drive from 6th & Wakarusa. Look for ArtWalk signs.

See Google map for map overlay.


Due to excessively dry weather and the threat of wild fires this summer, you are highly discouraged from smoking on rural properties [locations #1-3] unless environmental conditions have markedly improved.



Info provided by:

John Wysocki, Director
Lawrence ArtWalk