June 29th Final Friday Events in a Nutshell... and more for the truly dedicated
FINAL FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 2012 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com
This Final Friday in a Nutshell:
Join hundreds of artists and dozens of locations in the Downtown, East and South Lawrence areas on Friday, June 29th, for visual arts exhibitions, performances, fashion, studio tours and activities as part of this month's Final Fridays event. Two new venues join the party this month: Star Struck Clothing on 8th Street and 8 Flavors at 2210 Iowa- our first South Lawrence venue!
Lawrence Arts Center's 2011-2012 Ceramics Artist-in-residence, Allen Chen, will open his exhibition of sculptural ceramic works, the culmination of his year in Lawrence. In the lobby area, the massive aerial balloon sculpture of Chicago-based Willy Chyr floats between the first and second floors and spans the length of the lobby area.
The Invisible Hand Gallery celebrates its time in Downtown with a final group show of artists who have helped make it such a success, before it moves to the new East Lawrence Arts District next month.
The Lawrence Public Library showcases the work of four extraordinary female artists in “Four for the Show,” and The Lawrence Art Party will showcase the work of over 20 local and regional artists along with musical entertainment.
The Lost Art Space artists, who made their mark in a temporary exhibition/working studio space in the old Penny Annie's space, move to the basement of the Phoenix Gallery with their new show “Stare,” while upstairs in the Phoenix Gallery you can visit with and have books signed by the multi-talented demonstrating artist, Felicia Roth.
Foxtrot brings back Kansas native, Kate von Achen, with her fair trade Ugandan company, Awava, and the launch of its new clothing line created with local fashion designer, Margie Hogue, who worked directly with Ugandan female artisans and tailors.
Wonder Fair shows us what “The Inner-Workings of a Man Who Drinks Way Too Much Mountain Dew” looks like with an exhibition of prints by Sean Starwars, a member of eaOutlaw Printmakers.
Marty Olson and Jennifer Joie Webster are the featured artists at Do's Deluxe on East 9th St. This beautiful hair salon provides one of the most unique places to see artwork on Final Fridays.
Plein Air is the theme at 1109 Gallery with featured artist Jane Fortun, and the opening of “Amber Waves,” a group show of landscape and plein air painters.
If you find yourself in need of a great meal, a caffeine boost or fancy cocktail on the art walk, check out these shows in local restaurants and bars: Pachamamas features “Through Line” by Jeremy Rockwell, The Bourgeois Pig opens the neuroscience-to-art work of Molly Murphy, and Teller's Restaurant showcases “Reciprocity” by Emily Hunt.
If, after all of these events, you find yourself asking for more, The Lost Art crew will be hosting an “After Ours Open Studio” at their new studio home in the East Lawrence Arts District. The party starts at 9:30 with musical guests and open studios.
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org
Body of Work: Studies and Interpretations of the Live Model
In the main galleries of the Lawrence Arts Center, this group exhibition explores aspects of human ﬁguration through the eyes of artists who live in the Lawrence area.
Louis Copt Amber Hansen Stephen T. Johnson Ted Johnson Karen Matheis Judith McCrea Lori Norwood Juniper Tangpuz Nicholas Ward
Willy Chyr is interested in generative art, storytelling, and the intersection between art and science. He holds a BA degree in physics and economics from the University of Chicago. While in college, Willy joined Le Vorris & Vox Circus and performed as a juggler, unicyclist, and magician. He also learned to twist balloons. Chyr’s art, which also uses the element of light, has been displayed in Millennium Park for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry’s LabFest! at the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Learning Center, and as part of the university’s Festival of the Arts, in which he created a women’s line of balloon fashion. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center in Omaha and has exhibited in numerous other venues around the country.
Chyr has created a site-specific aerial piece in the Lawrence Arts Center main lobby.
2011-12 Arts Center Artist-in-Residence Allen Chen was born in 1979 in Taiwan and immigrated to California in 1991. He received his B.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in 2005 and M.F.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. Chen has since completed an artist residency at Mendocino Art Center in California and a long term artist in residence program at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana.
Chen brings to a close his year at the Lawrence Arts Center with this exhibit of his sculptural ceramic work.
*NEW VENUES THIS FINAL FRIDAY:
STAR STRUCK CLOTHING (16 E. 8th St.) www.starstruckclothing.com
Works by Thomas Cray
It's taken a while for me to embrace that any of my work could be considered a work of art or that I would even consider myself to be an artist. From my perspective, when most people think of the label of a photographer, they believe it is either someone who is involved with some form of mass communication or someone who is paid to do portraits. I hope to separate myself and my work from that generalized thinking. I don't want to be told what my art should look like nor have someone come to me and refuse to pay for my services or any of my work because they weren't happy with the end product. The prints that I display are pieces that I am proud of and enjoy seeing on the wall. If someone likes my work, I hope that they will consider purchasing a print. For those that aren't drawn to what I've produced, I appreciate them taking the time to view my work and invite them to come back and look again in the future as there may be something new that does appeal to their taste in art.
8 FLAVORS (2210 Iowa) – behind Hastings
8 FLAVORS is a new restaurant that offers a unique, innovative and modern take on Asian food- DONE RIGHT!
TASTE THE DIFFERENCE with signature items such as homemade dumplings, smoky salmon rangoons and our famous General's Sesame chicken.
SEE and HEAR the DIFFERENCE with a fun loving atmosphere, good music to your ears AND...LOCAL ART!!!
We are proud to announce our collaboration with Emily Hughes of Dancehues studio (811 E 23rd suite G Lawrence KS) to celebrate our very 1st FINAL FRIDAY at 8 flavors. Emily is a fantastic, loving and supportive mentor to many in the local community. Her studio provides a place where all ages and backgrounds gather to use dance as a productive outlet for self expression. JOIN US for a in house performance art recital on June 28th 2012 @ 7pm. $12. at the door gets you a sample meal/beverage along with a comfy seat to enjoy this one of a kind dining experience. Alcohol may be purchased as well with those with a valid id who are 21 and up. We are also still seeking local artists to display their work and we have lots of space for all mediums BIG OR SMALL. for further inquiries please call us 785-856-8898 or 785-331-5632 THANK U LAWRENCE!!!!
*AND CHECK OUT ALL OF THESE AMAZING SHOWS I N DOWNTOWN & EAST LAWRENCE:
VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (showing at The Lawrence Art Party in Hobbs Taylor Lofts) www.van-go.org
BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th St.)
THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (701 Massachusetts St.) www.eldridgehotel.com
LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (707 Vermont St.) www.lawrencepubliclibrary.com
Four for the Show
Artwork by Laurie Culling, Barbara Reid, Tami Clark, Liza MacKinnon
Laurie Culling Ranging in style from realistic to abstract, Laurie Culling works with acrylics on canvas, mixed media on gypsum, monotypes, fabric, beads, hand-made paper collage and more. Her artwork is subtle, understated, whimsical and pointedly to the essence. She has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and has received numerous awards, including Lawrence’s Phoenix Award in Visual Arts (2002). She earned a BFA in Painting & Drawing from KU; is the 1982 co-founder of the Phoenix Gallery; and a former co-president and former vice-president of the Lawrence Art Guild.
Barbara Reid Barbara Reid records sight and feeling interpretations with her watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. She especially enjoys painting landscapes, flowers, birds and animals. The years of workshops, classes and Art friends create wonderful memories. Barbara has exhibited in the Florida Keys, Overland Park, Prairie Village, and Merriam, KS, and now in Lawrence. She is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, and welcomes commissioned artworks.
Tami Clark Tami Clark is a mixed media artist who lives in Lawrence where she is also the Director of Youth Ministries at the First United Methodist Church. She received a degree in the School of Social Welfare in 2000 and began working in mixed media in 2004. Tami primarily works in assemblage and encaustic painting. She creates story boards of plaster, acrylic, collage and found objects that represent individual moments in time.
Liza MacKinnon Interested in most forms of creative expression, Liza Mackinnon is repeatedly drawn back to historical costume. Whether it be fashioning a full sized Victorian-era dress with bustle out of orange bedsheets or shaping tiny empire-waist dress sculptures out of pages of Pride and Prejudice, the theme remains constant. There is something sublime in the drape, cut, trim and pattern of fabric manipulation throughout the ages. Liza is also currently working on a year-long challenge of posting a “dress a day”.
SIGNS OF LIFE (722 Massachusetts St.) www.signsoflifegallery.com
Signs of Life Gallery is located at 722 Massachusetts St. in the heart of historic Lawrence, Kansas. We feature work by dozens of artists to suit a variety of tastes. Many are local, but we also represent artists of national and even international reputation. Our beautiful gallery overlooks picturesque downtown Lawrence and we are convinced you will find it a satisfying place to experience art and cultivate your own creativity. Come in and let us help you find artwork that is a perfect fit for your life and space. Open on Final Fridays.
THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (718 New Hampshire St.)
Press Release and invitation to the FREE Final Friday Lawrence Art Party
June 29, 5-9:30 at 718 New Hampshire Street, Hobbs Taylor Loft Building
Please make plans to enjoy the Lawrence Art Party on this Final Friday, June 29! We will have a special performance by an amazing all-female band, Holmes Street. Over 20 local and regional artists will show and sell paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media art, and more.
We are showcasing a wonderful group of artists this month, including Julie Blichmann, Bob Buchanan, Traci Bunkers, Wesley Casey, John Clayton, Becky Collier, Dave DeHetre, Dan Dishman, John Geery, Emily Johnson, Megan Kunz, Jonathan Marzette, Landon Merrill, Tony Peterson, George Paley, Trae Rickford, Wyatt Rogers, Jennifer Unekis, Lesa Weller, and Tammy West.
More can be seen at the Facebook event site http://tinyurl.com/lapjune2012
LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKtique (729 1/2 Massachusetts St., Ste. 202) (above Francis Sporting Goods)
I.Love.Dogs. It's a simple fact: 'paws' down, I've loved dogs my entire life!
I.Love.Good.Health. It's no secret that good nutrition and the use of organics is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle...not just for people, but for our dogs, too! I believe that our Dogs deserve healthy treats that are designed to nourish and support their bodies - every batch of Lucky Paws treats is hand-mixed, rolled, cut and baked with that in mind. I have been baking for dogs since 1990, and the Bakery portion of the shop will carry fresh-baked treats for dogs, ranging from Peamutt Butter Puppies, to Apple-Cinnamon Fat Cats, to a variety of grain-free treats. I'm also happy to bake custom orders for dogs, and do bake BARKday cakes and Pupcakes upon request!
I.Love.My.Pack. I have 6 amazing furkids - Gretta, Durga, Hanuman (Commander of Woof),Tonka, Legal (Runnin' Buddy) and Shakti, the CEO (Chief Eating Officer) and Lucky Paws logo girl. Shakti will grace the shop with her pawsitive greeting skills!
I.Love.Art. The Unique BARKtique will carry a variety of fun, eclectic, one-of-a-kind dog related items from artisans both far and wide, supporting their talents and whimsical gifts. The BARKtique will feature various artists and their work each month, and will also have some fun vintage dog-related items!This is THE place for DOGS and the people who love them!
TELLER'S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.) www.tellerslawrence.com
Emily Hunt: Reciprocity Opens Tuesday June 26th 6-8pm Tellers artspace 746 Massachusetts
Lawrence photographer and instant-film aficionado Emily Hunt presents a new set of works when Reciprocity opens at the Teller’s art space on June 26. Reciprocity will feature several large film prints as well as some smaller prints and Polaroids. Many of the photographs capture homes and other buildings free of occupants and passersby. The result is a haunting and lonely vision of Lawrence as a ghost town. The simplicity of the composition allows the viewer to focus on peripheral details in the photographs: the mood of a late-afternoon shadow falling on pavement or the flecks of peeling paint on a tired house. Hunt says her photographic style lends itself to the imaginings of her audience. “People may respond to them positively or negatively, depending on what they see,” Hunt says. Hunt is primarily a film photographer and is particularly fond of instant film. After Polaroid discontinued its beloved instant film in 2009, Hunt became an early adopter of film from The Impossible Project, which operates out of a former Polaroid factory in the Netherlands. “A lot of it is really experimental,” Hunt says. “It’s really finicky and the results you get are pretty unexpected and have a lot of blemishes sometimes, which I really like. Sometimes it’s frustrating, but that’s definitely the medium that I’m really passionate about, their new film.” Sun spots and soft focus are things that Hunt has come to appreciate about working with instant film. But she also appreciates the way the film challenges her as a photographer. “With film you just have to spend that much longer setting up shots and just really focus on the image you’re creating because you can’t just do a snap shot with your finicky film,” Hunt says.
PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com
“Through Line” works by Jeremy Rockwell showing throughout the restaurant and Star Bar
ATOMIC PHOTOGRAPHY (313 E. 8th St. Studio B)
Atomic is a collaborative effort between Racheal Major, Jen young, and Jamie Haverkamp. Specializing in graphic design, pin up portraiture, and Americana photography. The photography services include retro makeovers equipped with professional hair and make up, wardrobe and prop selection, and personalized pose guidance. Now located right in the heart of east Lawrence! Atomic shares a split studio space at 8th and New York. The space is split up into several art studios ranging from ceramics, to fine art.
SMILING MAD DESIGNS & INKELLO LETTERPRESS (801.5, suite 3 Massachusetts St.)
THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (801 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.theinvisiblehandgallery.com
Friends of the hand.
Opens Final Friday June 29th, 6-9pm The Invisible Hand Gallery 801.5 Massachusetts Suite D Lawrence, ks 66044 www.invisiblehandgallery.com
The Friends Of The Hand is a final show to celebrate my Massachusetts street gallery before moving on to bigger and better things.
We will be featuring the work of twenty-three artists who have shown with me and inspired me over the last few years.
Kenneth Kupfer Henry Schneiderman Aaron Storck Clinton Rickets Ben strawn Leslie kay Andrew Jilka Jeff Immer Adam Lott Molly Murphy Jeremy Rockwell Andrew Burkitt Yuri Zupancic Jeffrey McKee Jeromy Morris Jesse gray Eric Dobbins Geoff Benzing Jason Barr Jenn Erwin Wayne Propst Dave Loewenstein Andrew Huffman
Since moving to Lawrence in 2006, Adam Smith has served a vital role in local visual arts activity. One of Lawrence’s premiere framers, Smith contributes to numerous exhibitions throughout the city. And as owner of The Invisible Hand Gallery, he has provided art lovers one of the most consistently excellent series of exhibitions in the area. On June 29, Smith will present Friends of the Hand, an exhibition that showcases works from 23 area artists who have inspired him since he opened his gallery space more than 2 years ago. The show will be last at the current Invisible Hand location, 801 Massachusetts St., before Smith moves the gallery to a new space at 846 Pennsylvania St. Smith recently sat down to chat about his experiences with the gallery and his plans for the future. This all started as a framing business in the Casbah building. Can you talk about your origins and the decision to open a gallery space? I pretty much started from scratch there. I’m a self-taught framer. I started making frames in the late 90s for my own photography. I bought a frame shop that was going out of business in 2002 and just put it in storage for years and then finally opened it here. This was originally two offices. It was really, really awful in here; it was carpeted and painted green and the ceilings were really bad. I redid it all by myself. I put everything in: the floors and ceilings and the walls and opened the two spaces up. I feel like I probably wanted to start a gallery to begin with but didn’t have the confidence to try to do that. I felt like if I had something to make a little money it would be easier, and it has been. Lots of times the gallery supports itself, which is great, but the framing business is what’s always made the gallery work. What have been some of the high points from your time in this location? Over the last year, the people have started coming a lot more, which is always nice. But I feel like I’ve always shown what I thought was the best of art in Lawrence or from Kansas City. The show coming up at the end of this month, the Friends of the Hand show, has 23 artists in it, a lot of whom have shown here. Some have shown at Teller’s; a couple are just good friends who have helped me out over the years. I wouldn’t want to pick artists to say they’re my favorite. Really it’s all just what I think is the best anyways. I’ve been incredibly proud of the work that’s gone through here over the last two years. I think it’s amazing I’ve had so much great art in this space. What have been your biggest challenges operating here? Space, definitely. This whole place is about 450 square feet. It’s been really challenging to do framing in here when I get into making some 6-foot frames, it’s really hard to move around. The other big challenge for me is time. I work 45 or 50 hours a week at the Pig, so it’s hard to be here when I need to be. I’ve had a lot of help, a lot of great people who have volunteered and interned here. I think that’s my biggest challenge going on. My new shop is going to be 9 to 5, so I’m going to have to figure out how to make that time work. I’m going to try to be there 5 days a week in the afternoons. With intern help and friends, I think it will continue to work. When will the new gallery open up? The Final Friday of July. Molly Murphy and Claire Doveton are going to open it. I’m going to work, on some level, with the Lost Arts Space guys, who are also on that block, and the Poehler Institute that does the lofts. We’re all going to kind of do one big Final Friday block party over there. Will operations change at all in the new space? In my new space, I plan on it being a lot more involved than this place. I love this gallery, but it seems like a lot of times it’s just a framing business and Final Friday. Over there I want to have a lot more events: artist sales, get-togethers, poetry readings or music shows or whatever. Wonder Fair does a great job; they have the shop. I won’t ever have a shop like that, but I do think my new space is going to afford a new environment to have events here in town. It’s not huge, but it’s big enough. It’s a little over twice the size of this place — all open, one big room. I want to have at least two events every month there, whether it’s everybody coming over and watching a movie projected on the wall or having a sale or having a show or whatever it is. Will you be shifting your focus at all in regard to art? My goal with the new gallery is to show as much national art as local art. I love showing local art; I want to continue showing local art. But I also want to expand into a bigger group of artists. I’ve been talking to a lot of people who have some Lawrence connection on some level, but who have moved on. I’ve got a couple shows in the works for next year for artists who have gained some national recognition but kind of started out around here. How confident are you in the revitalization of east Lawrence as an arts district? I think with me and the Lost Art Space guys and the hundred people that live in the (Poehler) building, I’m pretty confident that it will do well. I think the art that I’ll be showing over the next few years is going to bring people from wherever, or at least I hope.
WONDER FAIR (803 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com
The Inner-Workings of a Man Who Drinks Way Too Much Mountain Dew
Final Friday, June 29, The Wonder Fair proudly presents, “A Fuck Ton of Prints.” It is the work of Sean Starwars, one of the “eaOutlaw Printmakers” along with such printmaking legends as Tom Huck, Bill Fick, and Dennis Mcnett. His work features familiar pop culture heroes and villains, southern culture ephemera, and the inner workings of a man who drinks way to much Mountain Dew. Done in a style reminiscent of Hannah Barbara cartoons or a pig cooking another pig on a Barbecue joint sign, Starwars’ woodcuts are both creepy and hilarious. Hailing from rural Mississippi, Starwars makes a woodcut every day. Meet the outlaw himself at the Wonder Fair. The show will continue through June.
The Wonder Fair is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with completely random extended hours when we happen to be there.
Please visit www.wonderfair.com frequently for news, information, and to skew our Google analytics data.
GLOBAL CAFE (820 Massachusetts St.)
FOXTROT (823 Massachusetts St.)
margiehogue for awava launch party @ Foxtrot (823 Massachusetts St.)
From Kansas to Uganda and back to Kansas again, the first margiehogue for a w a v a. collection is ready for its international debut, taking place at Foxtrot during Final Friday’s from 6pm until 9pm! Lawrence designer, Margie Hogue, has partnered with Awava, a fair trade fashion company working with women artisans in post-conflict Uganda and founded by Lawrence native Kate von Achen, to bring you an amazing new line of clothing, fusing traditional African textiles with modern fashion design. These are clothes you can feel good about wearing inside and out. Join us to raise a glass of celebratory vino, and to be the first to experience these wonderful creations, which will be available for viewing and purchase at this event, and will go live on the website the following day! For sneak peeks, please visit our social media sites: awava.blogspot.com facebook.com/awavamarket twitter.com/awava
LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)
DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)
PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com
Demonstrating artist: Felicia Roth.
Felicia Roth is an award winning artist, jeweler and poet. Her amazing work includes hand painted jewelry, modern and impressionistic paintings, cards and books. Felicia will have copies of her latest book of poems on hand for signing. These would make a wonderful gift for friends or family! Come out and visit with Felicia and see the work of this multi-talented artist.
This month you will have one last chance to hear Wes Samms live at our gallery. Wes is moving and he is one of the highlights of Final Friday so come in and hear his beautiful music one more time!
Think summer! Come in and sample a light summer cake, lemonade and lemon cookies!
LOST ART SPACE (825 Massachusetts St.) * New Location! www.lostartspace.com
Fresh from a residency in the former Penny Annie's candy shoppe, artists Paul Flinders, Jeromy Morris, Erok Johanssen, Jeremy Rockwell, Jesse Gray, and Yuri Zupancic will continue to bring their perspectives into the fold of the Lawrence art scene. Located at 825 Massachusetts St. in the basement below the Phoenix Gallery, the Lost Art Space will depart from an abandoned storefront aesthetic in favor of a clean white box. The art presented on the walls will continue to push the envelope with content, style and material innovation. The space will present its first show, STARE, on June 29 to coincide with downtown Lawrence's Final Fridays Art Walk.
After Ours> The Fresh Produce Art Collective is keeping the home fires burning this Final Friday with a late-night After Ours open studio tour at the SEED CO. This emerging art space will serve as FP's new center of operations, a hub of surface activation, concept germination, and post-contemporary artistic creation and re- creation. Located at 826 Pennsylvania, in the heart of Lawrence's new Eastside Arts District, the SEED CO. is envisioned as a shared studio/ event space incorporating multi-media works and performances. This event is a preview of things to come, a glimpse into the window of possibilities, and a celebration of a new era of creative collaboration.
After Ours Open Studio at The SEED CO. Warehouse- Friday June 29. Doors open at 9:30 PM Special musical guests- to be announced!
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
Molly Murphy: Remarkably Unmemorable (works based on the neuroscience of memory as it relates to abstract works of art)
Molly Murphy exhibits her series of work created on a fellowship in Seaside, Florida as the 2012 Visual Artist In Residence. While in Seaside, Murphy investigated the work of several neuroscientists and AI researchers working in the areas of memory and visual cognition. This series chose scenes based on the work of MIT's CSAI Lead Researcher and Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor, Aude Oliva, pertaining to the memorability of images in two dimensional form. She chose scenes that, according to Oliva's studies, would be unmemorable as photographs, and interpreted them in three forms: first, rendered realistically from life, second, rendered from memory, and third, rendered abstractly. Some of the writing and notes from Murphy's final fellowship talk will be exhibited with the series.
Z's DIVINE DOWNTOWN ESPRESSO (10 E. 9th St.) www.zsdivine.com
DO'S DELUXE (416 E. 9th St.)
Watercolors by Jennifer Joie Webster and Marty Olson : "Mandalas & Mirages"
In addition, local author Paula Schumacher will be onsite for a signing/release of her new book, "The Beginner's Guide to Office Boxing". Hours: 6:00-8:00 pm at Do's Deluxe, 416 East 9th Street
BDC TATTOO (938 Massachusetts St.) www.bdctattoo.com
LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com
KANSAS SAMPLER (921 Massachusetts St.) www.kansassampler.com
THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com
AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com
WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org
1109 GALLERY (1109 Massachusetts St.) www.lawrenceartguild.org
"AMBER WAVES" June 26th-July 22nd
Final Friday- Join 1109 Gallery for our Final Friday artists reception. This exhibit will showcase the work of some of the best landscape and plein aire artists in NE Kansas. Our reception will be held from 5pm-9pm on Friday June 29th. Come and see this amazing installation!
FEATURED ARTIST JANE FORTUN:
Early morning, late afternoon/early evening are the time of day that Jane prefers to paint her outdoor landscapes. Known as Plein Air (in fresh air) this approach has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years. The reason being that nature is the best instructor for this venue of painting--plus it is just fun and challenging at the same time! Jane says these are some of my favorite moments, outdoors in the beauty and peace that that the natural world provides, capturing the particular scene before me in oil paint. It has become an addiction--- a good addiction! Early on Jane graduated from art school in Boston, majoring in fashion illustration.After that, evening studies at RISD in Providence and classes with some fine insrtuctors in MA and RI. Painting took a back seat to raising children for some time, but free lance artwork did enter the picture and helped keep her on the artistic path. Since moving to KS 21 years ago Jane has been painting regularly, studio and more frequently, plein air works, which bring absolutely the most joy. Jane has been in juried shows regionally, participated in outdoor art fairs, been in a few traveling shows and won some awards along the way. Her works belong in private and corporate collections nationwide.
1109 GALLERY Lawrence Art Guild Association 1109 Massachusetts St Lawrence, Kansas 66044 785.856.2784 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lawrenceartguild.org