"Final" Final Friday of 2012

FINAL FRIDAY, December 28th , 2012 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

As the year draws to a close and the wintry weather is upon us, Final Fridays brings together galleries, artists, merchants, restaurants, studios, coffee shops and bars for one last 2012 art hoopla before our grand foray in to the New Year. Stop in all of these toasty warm locations Friday, and wish all the artists and venues that bring Final Fridays to the public every month a happy new year! Final Fridays are free and open to all.

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org

The Lawrence Arts Center will be closed on Final Friday. Look for class catalogs at other Final Friday venues, and fulfill that New Year's resolution to create more in 2013!

LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 Vermont St.) www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com

SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts St.) www.signsoflifegallery.com

Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation. Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space.

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)

Lawrence Art Party

Don't miss the last Lawrence Art Party of the year, on Final Friday, December 28! We'll have music by the wonderful Lawrence musician John Lomas, local and regional artists, performance art by fortune teller Madam Go Go, and much more!

This will be the final day of our Silent Auction to benefit the Lawrence Art Guild and Lawrence Community Workshop, and we will have a raffle for some amazing artwork!

Artists signed up as of today:

Julie Blichmann Wes Casey Dave DeHetre LeAnne Doljac Brad Levy Angie Logan Kevin Mimms George Paley John Wysocki

BLUE FLAME GALLERY (745 New Hampshire, Suite 5)


Oil paintings by Aaron Hannon

Blue Flame Gallery

745 new Hampshire Suite 5

Friday December 28th 5-9


Animal Whimsy: Emily Emerson of Fauna Designs Emily Emerson of Fauna Designs will be showing her colorful, whimsical illustrations and greeting cards.

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com

Moments In Time – Works on Paper by Eliza Bullock

I am an artist based in Lawrence, KS. Born and raised in New York City, I grew up surrounded by the noisy texture and richly layered tapestry of the city and its inhabitants. There is an alluring tension of extremes there whch has become an essential part of the work I make.

I create abstract works on paper combining techniques of monotype, chiné colle, collage, assemblage, drawing and stitching. Monotype, unlike other printmaking methods, is a process through which only one unique print can be made. Each print is one-of-a-kind. I begin by creating monotype prints and layer into them to complete each piece. My process is very fluid. I don't know what I am going to create until I begin. It is then that my conversation with the piece begins. It is a dynamic, evolving exchange between myself and the work until it reaches resolution.

As an abstract artist, I believe each piece should offer the viewer an ever-changing experience that presents something new with each view. It is my hope that my work speaks to the viewer on a deep and personal level as it does for me. You can view my full collection of work and exhibition schedule at www.elizabullock.com. Thank you.

COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)

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

WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com

Holiday Market

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com

Phoenix Gallery 825 Massachusetts 5p.m. to 9p.m.

LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) www.lostartspace.com

2∞ Twenty-eight is a harmonic divisor number, a happy number, a triangular number, a hexagonal number, and a centered nonagonal number. The revolution time of the surface of the Sun on itself is 28 days while its core is revolving in 33 days. The curing time of concrete is classically considered 28 days. The New General Catalogue object NGC 28, an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Phoenix The average human menstrual cycle is 28 days although no link has been established with the nightlighting and the Moon. In Gematriya, the system of Hebrew Numerology, the number 28 corresponds to the word koakh, meaning "power", "energy". The number of dominoes in standard domino sets The postal code of the province of Madrid, in Spain. 1842 – Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (d. 1891) 1899 – Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (d. 1943) 1921 – Johnny Otis, American musician (d. 2012 1953 – Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese professional wrestler The list goes on forever…literally. Throughout time so many things have happened on this day that they are uncountable. In fact, so much will happen on that day this year , in one hour of that day, in one minute of that hour; it would take a lifetime trying to describe what escapes so easily. Like steps down the staircase, the moments pass, already lost, unable to last, the endless cycle continued. This December 28 the Fresh Produce Art Collective, SeedCo Studios, and the Phoenix Gallery present an exhibition of new and recent works celebrating the infinite, the indefinite, and the indifferent: various lenses through which the spectacle can be viewed, transcribed, defragmented, and/or otherwise captured for a brief amount of time, before descending into the void. Despite the improbabilities, the show goes on. There are always more infinities…


YOU DESERVE THIS... works by Adam Lott

I drew these drawings. I primarily used felt tipped pens. I always used bristol paper. I regret nothing. brief bio: Adam Lott was born in Grand Island, NE, but grew up mostly in Garden City, KS and has spent the last few years of his life in Lawrence, KS...and he's standing...just over there. Watching.

DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

The Baggage Show

FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Join us at Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for a live jazz combo

AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com

You are Invited

Art by Lesa

December 1 thru December 31, 2012

Reception Lawrence Final Friday December 28, 2012 5:30-9:00pm New low prices on Originals: $100-$250

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org

1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.) www.lawrenceartguild.org

Winter Blitz with more than 30 artists


313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Layet johnson Ξ Sacred Jests Opens Final Friday December 28th 5-9pm Runs through January 21st The Invisible Hand Gallery 846 Pennsylvania Street Lawrence, ks 66044 www.invisiblehandgallery.com

From www.invisiblehandgallery.com

Sacred Jests, Layet Johnson’s second solo exhibition and first for the Invisible Hand, opens on Final Friday, December 28, 2012.

With Sacred Jests, Johnson aims to disarm the viewer with a collection of work that engages and disconnects pop cultural and intellectual touch points, playing the part of amateur, trickster, editor, and mimic, with a monosyllabic motto, “Slack,” equally endearing viewers and holding them at arm’s length.

Johnson's continuous examination of materials and processes, from painting and video to performance and sculpture, will also be on display, in addition to the humor, paradox, and Americana that touches much of his output.

Unpredictability, stark sarcasm and tangled conceptualism all find frictional, fictional cohesion in Sacred Jests. Good advice for the prospective viewer comes from Johnson’s graduate classmate and close friend Charles Westfall, who once stated about the work that, “to take it seriously, you cannot take it seriously.”

Layet Johnson was born November 26, 1985, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 2004 and from Hendrix College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in arts with a focus on drawing. He completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2011 at The Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia.

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.) www.lostartspace.com

SeedCo Studios is the preeminent studio collective in the Warehouse Arts District with numerous visual and performing artists housed in one cacophony of creativity at 826 Pennsylvania St. SeedCo resident artists run and exhibit work in Lost Art Space (downtown Lawrence) and Glimpse (19th and Wyandotte on First Fridays in KC.)

SeedCo opens its doors to the public on Final Fridays with open studios.

MARLA'S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)

Marla Jackson Quilter Textile Historian Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com

For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email marlaquilts@sbcglobal.net or call 785-371-6682 



Paintings by Emily Parker

FRANK'S NORTH STAR TAVERN (508 Locust) FF after-party 8 pm until 2 am


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