August 30th Marks Third Year of Final Fridays
FINAL FRIDAY,August 30th, 2013 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted www.finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com
3rd Anniversary of Final Fridays Exhibits & Performing Arts Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City Of Lawrence
Final Fridays began in August of 2010 through the cooperation of the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses, all of whom saw the value of the arts in our city and an opportunity to bring them to a wider public through this monthly free arts festival. Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, and has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy. On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5 until 9 pm, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt, storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages are all within walking distance of each other. Join us in our third year of Final Fridays on August 30th with a whole new line-up of exhibits and performances.
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank
Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke & Robert Mccann “Unnatural Selection” This three person exhibit come to Lawrence from Lansing Michigan. Whether developed from drawing, collage, photos, or observation, their work shares a ‘more-is-more’ aesthetic, hard-won images and a revelation of the craft of painting through vigorous multi-figure storytelling. The worlds created by each artist also share a vision in which tension keeps everything bound dramatically together; or wound too tightly, things fall apart. Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke and Robert McCann are all Assistant Professors of Art at Michigan State University who actively exhibit their art around the country & internationally.
Clinton Ricketts “Nice Paintings” Solo Exhibition Clinton Ricketts has created several new paintings that explore mark making and color. Ricketts has been researching artists such as Phillip Guston and Gerhard Richter, and the new paintings show their influence. Clint Ricketts is a printmaker, painter, and teacher currently living in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2010 and has taught design and printmaking courses at Emporia State, Washburn University and Missouri Western State University. Clint’s art has been exhibited locally at galleries including The Wonder Fair, The H and R Block Art Space, The Kansas City Art Institute, and The Invisible Hand Gallery and as a participant in the Kansas City Collection.
Alicia Kelly “Consider the Light” Solo Exhibition. Beginning August 19 artist Alicia Kelly will be in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. Alicia will be creating a paper-cut installation over the next several weeks. Using a variety of materials and processes she will fill the room with elegant patterns, images, and three dimensional forms. Her unique process will be documented using time-lapse technology. The screening will be held September 13 at 7pm. Throughout her time here, visitors are encouraged to interact with the artist and attend the September 13 reception. Alicia will be working in the gallery during Final Friday. Alicia Kelly was born and raised among the red dirt and wildflowers of northeastern Oklahoma. The country landscape and fauna of the midwest left a deep impression on Kelly that continues to inspire her artwork. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 2010 from the University of Kansas. She has exhibited her work in Kansas, Oregon, and Seoul South Korea. Her current studio practice is centered in Lawrence, KS where she works in the shared collective/ event space, Seed Co.
Jason Klinknet Chicken Bone Choppers - Solo Exhibition Antecedent Gallery Jason’s exhibition will feature his mysterious sculptures created with bone, teeth, and found objects. This exhibit is the newest incarnation in the Antecedent Gallery curated by Wayne Propst & Roger Shimomura.
Photos by students from the class Downtown Documentary on exhibit in the lower lobby.
Photography by Isabel Carttar A student exhibit displaying work produced during private session instruction with Ann Dean in the photography studio
Mother%$!#Hood A Musical Journey from A to Xanax 7:30pm $25 reserved seating Rachael, Angie, Marcia and friends are back for a fully-staged, four-night run of fun. Mother%$!#Hood follows three very different moms as they sing and dance their way through the world’s second-oldest profession. From their pregnancy tests to the empty nests, you’ll laugh your %$!# off! Mother%$!#Hood follows three very different moms as they sing and dance their way through the world’s second-oldest profession, from pregnancy tests to empty nests. With each of the 20 musical comedy sketches, Rachael, Angie and Marcia highlight iconic moments in parenting, proving that motherhood is a journey best enjoyed with friends.
US BANK PAVILION (9th and Massachusetts St.) Free live performances on the pavilion sponsored by US Bank and Cromwell Solar Final Friday, August 30th Performance: Tyler Gregory 6 until 8:30 pm
BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)
6-9pm kc artist mike savage paintings and Kim Criner jewelry
619 MASSACHUSETTS PLAINS GALLERY
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 and recently began a series called “High Contrast” that brings to life iconic images.
Mr. Brown is inspired by the rustic lifestyles of the cowboy, the proud heritage of the Native American and the beautiful colors of the southwest and now, the images of cinema and sport in dramatic color.
PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.) www.pachamamas.com
New Works by Jeff Weinberg
From the artist:
My painting is grounded in personal experience. Because all of our experiences are unique so are the paintings, some of which may be on antique silk or muslin, or contain marble paste or sand. Some are visually reflective and (like experiences) change in the light, or in the position by which they are viewed. My work has been sold by galleries in the United States and in Asia, and may be found in one museum and in private collections in the United States and abroad. The paintings at Pachamama’s are new works and have never been publicly exhibited. -Jeff Weinberg
KRISTIN MORLAND STUDIO (737 Connecticut St.)
Artist in residence, Kristin Morland is opening her home, 737 Connecticut, this month showing current works from her recent flag series.
COPT/FEIDEN GALLERY (800 Massachusetts St.)
5:00 PM until 9:00 PM—as part of Lawrence's Final Fridays. Refreshments provided.
HENRY'S COFFEE SHOP (11 E. 8th St.)
August Final Fridays Opening: 6 – 9 pm
Mixed media artwork on wood by Jasmine McCaffrey
Jasmine McCaffrey is a collector, creator and curator specializing in mixed media design. Combining her love for nature and nostalgia she captures portraits and spaces in natural light. With a knack for upcycling and repurposing she constructs artwork, wearables and sculptural floral forms. Available for interior staging and display styling needs, she is intuitive toward attuning your space to your Qi.
WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.) www.wonderfair.com (above the Burger Stand)
Print Week Presents: Tugboat Printshop Showcase On view daily August 30 – September 24 Artist’s Reception/Opening August 30, 6:00-10:00 pm
Artists Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth are TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP, a creative partnership producing hand-carved woodcut prints from their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania studio. Wonder Fair has long liked the cut of Tugboat’s jib, admiring from afar their dedication to masterful craftsmanship, and their unreserved enthusiasm for their craft. In this rare gallery exhibition of Tugboat’s work, recent prints will be on view alongside a selection of their originary hand-carved wood blocks—artifacts of the printmaking process oft unseen by the public, but of central importance to understanding an artist’s path to a finished image.
Wonder Fair’s nicely priced and resource-rich Tugboat Printshop Showcase is presented in coordination with Print Week, a celebration of printed arts taking place around Lawrence September 16-22, 2013. Print Week events will lead you to the Lawrence Art Center, Wonder Fair, the KU campus and beyond, but always sharing a common purpose with our friends at Tugboat Printshop: “to foster greater public appreciation for the arts, cultivate greater interest in owning original art, and stir up newfound interest for traditionally printed works on paper.”
LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)
"Biggie Smalls," a SeedCo Studios resident group show this month for Final Fridays and tunes provided by KC's Shy Boys and Empty Spaces.
DOWNTOWN UPSTAIRS STUDIO (824 1/2 Massachusetts St.)
Take the stairs up to a visual world of altered reality peppered with fleeting glimpses of earthly groundedness. What starts out as hope soon becomes corroded into a cacophony of lust and essential unreality of the moment, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the chance of a new order. For one night only, step into the wormhole for a viewing of artwork by Traci Bunkers and her Silent Partners. "As subtle forms become frozen through diligent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with an epitaph for the possibilities of our lovely world," whispered Bunkers, sweetly into the wind. Traci Bunkers, of Bonkers Handmade Originals, is a mixed-media artist, photographer and author. See her website at www.TraciBunkers.com for more information about her and her work.
The Silent Partners will be showing an array of squished acrylics on found objects, oil paintings, collage, and only the Shadow knows what else.
PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) www.phoenixgalleryks.com
For Final Friday this month, 5-9 p.m., we will be featuring local artists Brian Horsch, Marilyn Horsch, and Shala Stevenson. Music will be provided by DJ Zippy and we will have some wonderful desserts for you from TCBY of Lawrence. Come meet the artists and sample the food and music.
Brian J. Horsch has been creating hand built and thrown ceramic sculpture since 2008. He tends to focus on human and animal forms both real and unreal. He has a special affinity for farmers, ranchers, and indigenous Kansas critters. Many of his pieces are functional with human or animal accents. His studio is in Lawrence, Kansas and he lives close to nature near Stull, Kansas.
Shala Stevenson’s natural play with perspective and sense of humor bring intimacy and immediacy to the images she explores through photography and quirky multi-media collage. Mixing quotes and phrases with found objects and historic photos, she pens lettering to let new truths shine from everyday imagery. Shala’s inspirational photos of the everyday Lawrence, Kansas area resonate with the influence of her late brother, Alan.
Marilyn Horsch views the world through a brightly colored lens. She has painted in oil since 2003 and has painted many iconic Kansas venues and landmarks. Lately, she has been inspired by the amazing images of the cosmos captured by the Hubbell telescope. Having grown up in rural southwestern Kansas, the night sky always served as a source of wonderment for her and is highlighted in many of her works.
DJ Zippy is one of Lawrence's most renowned men of mystery. While rumor has it he was born during the Kennedy administration, we have no facts to prove it. All we do know is that he is a purveyor of the finest swinging tunes from the 1920's, 30's, 40's, and 50's.
TCBY of Lawrence moved into their location in November 2012 at 845 Massachusetts St. They will be here with desserts for you to try.
PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.)
Phoenix Gallery is happy to announce a new Final Friday venue, Phoenix Underground, a fine arts venue that will open with two well-known artists: Allan Chow and Michael McCaffrey. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Allan Chow’s creative journey began when he moved to the States as a teenager. Inspired by his Malaysian and American culture, Allan’s natural instincts as a painter are manifested through his exuberant colors, bold paint strokes and irresistible textures that set him apart from his peers and make his paintings some of the most preferred and collected in the country today. Allan has established a national following with his sophisticated style and obvious passion for painting. Allan’s electrifying still lives are far from being still. Heavily layered with paint, his spontaneous and expressive paint strokes bring his subject matter to life with energy, emotion and three dimensional attributes. His methodology with this body of work is improvisational painting. Using a palette knife, Allan applies thick impasto in brilliant colors found only in dreams. Michael McCaffrey was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his BFA from the University of Kansas and his MFA at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Michael currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he works at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. From Michael: “I am a romantic who balances traditional painting practice with more investigational ones as I enjoy testing the limits of my materials. I have a strong sense of nostalgia and wonder for the memories, places, objects and people that make up my life as they evoke inspiration within me. Recently, loss has propelled me to investigate the places, items and people that are closest to me. This menagerie of loved ones represents a personal history as well as a present significance; part of a complicated interweaving that has formed me and continues to inform me. I want so desperately to salvage these vestiges of my life that I commit them, as a kind of preservation, to paint. The paint is applied thickly allowing its physicality to mimic the immensity of history; meanwhile the color is symbolic as well as representational of my subjects.”
ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)
Opening Reception for Emily Emerson | Grand Opening at 825 Massachusetts Friday, August 30th, 5 to 9 pm 825 Massachusetts Street 785.856.0430 facebook.com/essentialgoodslawrence
Please join us for the opening reception for Lawrence artist Emily Emerson and our Grand Opening at our new location, 825 Massachusetts Street! We have a lot to celebrate and would love for you to join us! We will have live music by DJ On.It (Sean Foust).
Artist Bio Emily is an aspiring illustrator who was born and raised in Lawrence. As a child who was always drawing, she soon learned that animals make beautiful subjects, full of life. In her work, you will find whimsical, colorful depictions of nature. The artists that have had the most profound impact on Emily’s work are those that write and illustrate storybooks. She loves to see how an illustrator tells a narrative through lines and colors. Emily dreams of providing future inspiration by illustrating children’s books and telling stories with her own images.
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)
A Found Lineage, works by Kate Larson Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St. Closing Reception - 30 August 2013, 5-9pm; refreshments provided
Kate has been working as a resident artist at Seed Co Studios since September of 2012. She studied art at Bethel College in North Newton, KS, and graduated in 2008 with an emphasis in oil painting. Using a variety of tools and media including palette knives, glass and metal edges, wax, and brushes, her most recent work often focuses on the process itself. Every moment, layer, frustration, and risk is an important step that must be trusted. By creating a multilayered surface of broken lines, serene washes, and brushwork, she is acting on a discipline to create a sense of order and reconciliation to a seemingly chaotic composition. The action of letting go can create a very human and beautiful tension, and this cycle of angst, decision, and peace is something that she seeks with every painting. Kate is continuously energized by exploring new media and collaborating with other artists, which powerfully influences her own work. Surrounding themes include nature, urban environments, architecture, and history.
THE BOURGEOIS PIG (6 E. 9th St.)
Night Waters Small Works on Paper by Molly Murphy
Molly Murphy continues her abstract water series with “Night Waters,” a set of smaller works on paper. The works in this series follow her current two-person exhibition with abstract landscape artist, Clare Doveton, at Landmark Bank Gallery.
Murphy lives in Lawrence, Kansas and works out of a studio in the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City. Her work most often deals with memory in its many facets, from the personal to the biological. She has created series for Baker University and BNIM on the topic, and was the 2012 Artist-in-Residence in Seaside, Florida where she worked on a series based on the neuroscience of memory and learning as it relates to the abstract work of art. Her current works hinge on the contemplative, focusing on bodies of water and memories of night.
Murphy also serves as the Coordinator for Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS, serves on the Board of Directors at the Lawrence Arts Center and coordinates art shows and performances for several local businesses.
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
Final Friday Exhibit Opening: “Modern Views of Quantrill’s Raid” 6-8 p.m. Free. Exhibits at the Watkins Museum and at the Lawrence Percolator, located in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island.
Local artists share their thoughts about the raid that changed Lawrence forever, and its impact on the town’s character. Presented in collaboration with the Watkins Museum.
Featuring music by The Silos and Maria Anthony and a performance by librarian Linda Clay and her fellow musicians.
FAMILY PROMISE DAY HOUSE (905 Tennessee St.)
Family Promise of Lawrence is excited to invite several local artists and musicians to perform at the Day House at 905 Tennessee for their first Final Fridays event on August 30, 5:30-9:30pm. Come enjoy live music, photography and paintings, and check out the home that has been a refuge for so many homeless families over the last several years. Refreshments will be served.
AU MARCHE (931 Massachusetts St.)
Emmalee Schaumburg of Schaumburg Photography and Bombshell Pin-up Photography will be showing her work at Au Marché this month for the Final Friday Art Walk. Visit Au Marché and buy 3 Christopher Elbow Chocolates to get 1 Free ($1.75 value) from 5pm to 8pm.
About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, newborns, children, high school seniors and pin-ups.
EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)
"Essence of Summer", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser Opens July 26 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.
Show runs through September 24, 2013 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. Linda Baranski is a mosaic artist, painter and printmaker living in Northeast Kansas. She creates mosaics using Italian vitreous glass tile (smalti), stained glass and found objects. Her paintings, monoprints and mosaics range from Realism to Abstract Expressionism and use oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. After studying mosaic restoration in Ravenna, Italy, the direction of her mosaic work took on an iconic quality. In 2002 Linda co-founded the Library Friends of Art at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to support the library's Sabatini Gallery. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas for many years. Linda received Lawrence’s prestigious 2009 Phoenix Award as Arts Administrator. She served as president of the Lawrence Art Guild for three and a half years and for four years as Gallery Director of the 1109 Gallery in Downtown Lawrence.
Laurie Culling is a visual artist and an 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.
JACKPOT (943 Massachusetts St.)
Photography by Tom Soetaert
FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)
Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night
THE GRANADA (1020 Massachusetts St.) www.thegranada.com
AIMEE'S CAFE' & COFFEE SHOP (1025 Massachusetts St.) www.aimeescoffeehouse.com
Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays
ROCKIN PARROT (1027 Massachusetts St.)
Photos by Dianna of Madilily Photography will be on display at Rockin Parrot on Mass located at 1027 Mass street. This is a newly opened consignment boutique that will be showcasing local artists on the Final Fridays Art Walk. Stop by and say hello.
WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.) www.watkinsmuseum.org
Modern Views of Quantrill's Raid
Presented in collaboration with the Lawrence Percolator (located in the alley behind 913 Rhode Island)
Local artists share their thoughts about the raid that changed Lawrence forever, and its impact on the town's character.
ECOBOUTIQUO (1101 1/2 Masschusetts St.)
ECOBOUTIQUO earth friendly fashion gallery NOW OPEN!! 1101 1/2 massachusetts st. upstairs OPEN SATURDAYS: 10:00-6:00 and by appointment- 785.979.6929 offering: ecocouture, recycled, upcycled, handmade, art. jewelry, accessories, some vintage, some thrift, and some things unexpected.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN THE WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT
313 STUDIOS (313 E. 8th)
Back in October!
OUTDOOR CONCERT (South Parking Lot at Poehler Lofts)
The Harrisonics 8 pm (following Jim Krsnich indoor performance at the Cider Gallery)
Join The Harrisonics for a free outdoor concert south of the gardens at 8th and Pennsylvania in the Warehouse Arts District on Final Friday!
INDOOR CONCERT at the CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)
6 until 8 pm
Jim Krsnich & JC Deleon
CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)
The August Final Fridays reception at Cider Gallery Fine Art will feature their most recent acquisition, a 1977 screenprint by pop artist and cultural icon Andy Warhol. Alongside Warhol, Cider Gallery will also be featuring the work of artists Tim Forcade and Majo.
Born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, filmmaking, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Warhol died on February 22, 1987, in New York City. For more information about the piece or to set up a private viewing appointment, please contact: email@example.com
Tim Forcade, Lawrence, Kansas, has cultivated a higher understanding of light and form during the course of his 40 years of experience admiring, manipulating, and capturing it. These large-scale photographic works were created without a preconceived outcome in mind. The process, like jazz improvisation, allows the infinite variability of reflection and refraction to coalesce into striking, unprecedented compositions.
Majo, Barranquilla, Colombia, draws inspiration from both the beauty and chaos of her country, relying on her work to do the storytelling. Layered within each piece are personal experiences with surviving pre-Columbian tribes, their weaving, pottery, and "orfebreia" (precious metal work). New works pay homage to Carnaval de Barranquilla. For Majo, the paintings are a discovery of the best in nature and humanity, and the most important layer is the reaction of the viewer, which Majo refers to as "the last brushstroke."
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cidergallery.com
Cider Gallery Fine Art hours: 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.
Come see the newest addition to the Warehouse Arts District. K.T. Walsh was commissioned to create and paint a mural at the north entrance of the Poehler building located at 619 E. 8th Street. The mural is about the German Poehler family, the ex-slave settlements and the Mexican immigrant railroad workers. Please join the artist at the mural site during this Final Friday.
THE INVISIBLE HAND GALLERY (846 Pennsylvania St.) www.invisiblehandgallery.com
The Invisible Hand Gallery will be temporarily closed this month, in preparation for its move down the block to its new location in the Cider Gallery. Look for The Invisible Hand at the September Final Fridays.
SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.) www.seedcostudios.com
Open Studios: 5:00-9:00pm Music: 9:00-?
Open Studios by resident artists: Michaela Carmen Jessica Dietrich Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Jeremy Rockwell Ryan Storck Angela Wright Aaron Youngstrom Felt Show Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever Tapes
:::Music Performance curated by Whatever Forever::: OILS/ HAUNT ANANTA/ FORRESTER Sponsored by KJHK
SEEDCO STUDIOS 826 Pennsylvania Lawrence, Kansas
Located within the Warehouse Arts District at 826 Pennsylvania in a monolithic brick warehouse, this space is ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. With studios on the lower level and event space in the main hall, the potential for creating and collaborating on projects 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, 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, directly behind the monumental Poehler building, 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.
www.seedcostudios.com www.KJHK.org www.freshproduceartcollective.com whatevertapes.bandcamp.com
THROUGH A GLASS PRODUCTIONS (720 E. 9th St. #1)
Starlight Screenings is a Final Fridays event where a collection of short films, created by local filmmakers, are screened outdoors, free for the public.
This month we are screening "Comin' In Hot", Written and Directed by the Burghart Brothers.
"Comin' In Hot", is an ongoing series about a renegade teenager, Leon T. Rex and his sidekick Shotgun, a talking car from the past. Together they are on the run from the sinister CEO of Flare Industries, Jonathan Flare.
The first episode features their encounter with Mr. Coffee, a hired assassin that will stop at nothing to kill Leon and retrieve Shotgun for Flair Industries. Run-time 15min.
The recently completed second episode features an experimental space gorilla returns to earth to seek revenge against the Flare Corporation that sent him to space years ago. Run-time 30min.
Following the screening will be a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Screening begins at sundown around 8:30pm with a repeat screening at 9:30pm. Through A Glass Productions 720 east 9th Street #1
Stop on by for a sneak peak, or bring a chair and enjoy the entire show.
MARLA'S QUILTS (720 E. 9th St. #2)
Marla Jackson Quilter Textile Historian Opens Studio and Gallery in New Lawrence Arts District Get ready to take a journey into the creative mind of nationally renowned Lawrence artist Marla Jackson. Her artistic medium is not paint, acrylic, or pen and ink; not glass, stone or plaster but the vibrant and soul touching colors and textures of cloth. With one of her art creations already accepted at the Smithsonian, and many others featured in books, displayed at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas and in private collections, quilter textile historian and creative artistic story teller Marla Jackson is a new anchor in the new Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence at 720 # 2 East 9th Street. www.marlaquilts.com
Not your typical on-the-prairie quilter, Ms. Jackson brings her African American heritage and historical creative poignancy to her quilts. Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. But it is not until you know the raw emotion of Ms. Jackson's personal story, that you see the joy and pain of her own life intertwined with her African American culture playing out in the brilliant color and texture in her “story” quilts.
Many of her quilts will be on display, along with her amazing dolls some of which are created with rare African cloths from Ghana and Mali. Her gallery will soon become a teaching laboratory where she will begin to teach the art of creative story quilting, doll making, fabric design and printing, handbags and accessory creations. For more information and to sign up for Ms. Jackson’s future creative classes email email@example.com or call 785-371-6682
THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)
This month's Lawrence Art Party will have have it all - beautiful art, amazing classical music, poetry, refreshments, and a special event for KU students hosted by internationally acclaimed creativity expert and KU Distinguished Professor Barbara Alane Kerr. Dr. Kerr's work was recently featured in Scientific American magazine, and this month, she was given the Torrance award for her creativity research.
FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS IN NORTH LAWRENCE
SCHAUMBURG PHOTOGRAPHY/WHOBALOO (613 N. 2nd St.) www.schaumburgphotography.com www.whobaloo.com
Come one; come all to the greatest show on earth! Schaumburg Photography & Whobaloo present Carnival Night! Carnival-inspired photography and art will be on display at the studio. Adults and kids will be entertained with fire spinning, balloon art and carnival games! Adult beverages and cold press coffee by Alchemy Coffee will be served.
About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg fell in love with photography when she discovered her parents’ 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. After years of photographing various subjects she opened up a photography studio in North Lawrence. Today, her favorite subjects include, babies, high school seniors and pin-ups.
Whobaloo is the experience of homemade cards through technology. We give you the opportunity to start from scratch and build a card that you are proud to give to family and friends.
Your cards should get a "that's amazing" when people receive it so we've partnered with independent artists to provide art elements to use for any type of greeting or invitation that you want to send. So, find your perfect art element, add the perfect message and send a card or invitation that really means something.
At Whobaloo we believe that you were designed to create.
FINAL FRIDAYS IN WEST LAWRENCE
PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF MIKE McCAFFREY (1017 Rogers Pl.)
Local artist, Michael McCaffrey, will be exhibiting paintings in this private residence studio on the West Side. McCaffrey has his Masters of Art from Indiana.
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