October 26th Final Friday Events

FINAL FRIDAY, October 26th, 2012 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com

-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.

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS AND VENUES IN DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE

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

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) www.van-go.org

*showing at The Lawrence Art Party

STAR STRUCK CLOTHING (16 E. 8th St.) www.starstruckclothing.com

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

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.) 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.)

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!

LUCKY PAWS BAKERY & UNIQUE BARKtique (4 E. 7th St.)

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!

TELLER'S RESTAURANT UPSTAIRS (746 Massachusetts St.) www.tellerslawrence.com

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.

NURTURE BOTANICALS STUDIO (15 E. 7th St.)

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.) www.pachamamas.com

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 Fridays. 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.) www.wonderfair.com

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.)

www.lovegardensounds.com

Hospital Ships and Drakkar Sauna live in-store performance

DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)

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

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.) www.lostartspace.com

Glitch 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.

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

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 www.lawrence-percolator.blogspot.com

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.) www.thegranada.com

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

RAHN Art Show Fundraiser 6 until 9 pm

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

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.) www.lawrenceartguild.org

“The Woven Dream” – Fabric and Textiles Featured Artists: Kaw Valley Fiber Guild

FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT

313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)

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

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.) www.lostartspace.com

Open Studio Tours and Art Show

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

900 NEW JERSEY

Cottin's Hardware Scarecrow Contest and Auction

5:00- 9:00 pm *A benefit for Central Garden and Four Winds Native Center Garden

FINAL FRIDAYS IN NORTH LAWRENCE (AFTER-PARTY ART SHOW)

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

LAWRENCE ART WALK EVENTS ON FINAL FRIDAY

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS www.lawrenceartwalk.org

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!

MAPS • 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.

FINAL FRIDAYS,OCTOBER 26: LAWRENCE ARTWALK 2012 ARTISTS' EVENTS ACCESSIBILITY LEGEND FOR LISTINGS • 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.

DOWNTOWN LAWRENCE

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 • Photography. 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 • Outside.

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.)

OUTSIDE LAWRENCE

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.) DIRECTIONS • 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. SMOKING IS DISCOURAGED ON RURAL PROPERTIES 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

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