Final Friday Events, July 26th

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events are sponsored by CornerBank

Monika Laskowska. 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Give & Take: A participatory display of objects that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give specific names to. This exhibition will feature new ceramic work created during Laskowska’s residency. Many of the pieces reflect on relationships formed during the past year in Kansas. In addition, visitors to the gallery will have the opportunity to create works with clay in the gallery. This exhibit marks the exit of Laskowska as her yearlong residency is ending. Come see the exhibit & help send her off. Jack Collins New Work Kansas artist Jack Collins is currently displaying vibrant new paintings in the large gallery of the Lawrence Arts Center.  Collins addresses the challenge of making illusionistic space that can only exist on canvas.  This exhibit is 10 years in the making and is a must see.

Michael Krueger Canned Heat Michael Krueger’s exhibition of recent drawings of little note – watercolor, pencil, string, cut paper and glue – make up most of the diminutive works for Canned Heat.  Krueger is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Kansas.  He also exhibits his work internationally.  

Downtown Documentary

Zia Kelly, Julia Randolph, and Isabel Carttar with instructor Ann Dean

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.

Hairspray . Summer Youth Theater performance. This Tony award winning musical brings to life the world of early musical television shows with showstoppers ranging from 60s-style dance music to “downtown” rhythm and blues. Set in Baltimore at the dawn of civil rights movement, Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of American society in the 60s. Show time: 7:30pm Tickets: $7.50 student, $10.00 adult

VAN GO! MOBILE ARTS (715 New Jersey St.) BENCHMARK EVENT The Van Go building will have it's Benchmark event at 5 and be open through the evening for people to view the 21 new art benches.

BLUE DOT SALON (15 E. 7th)

Friday June 26th. 6:30-8:30pm Justin Kogl photography Jamie Rovenstine. Paintings And jewelry by Jessica Beeson


15 E. 7th Street | The Palladian Building | Downtown Lawrence located above Java Break, next to Astrokitty Comics and Blue Dot Salon

Opening Reception for JEANNETTE BRYANT :: ANOTHER GIRL Friday July 26 | 5 to 9 PM

Please join us for the opening reception for artist Jeannette Bryant for Final Fridays downtown on July 26th. Essential Goods will be participating with their next door neighbor Blue Dot Salon this month, and we will have live music by DJ On.It(Sean Foust).

:: Artist Bio ::

Our artist of of the month, Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant, is a life-long Kansan. She was born and raised in Hutchinson but while attending the University of Kansas fell completely in love with Lawrence. After teaching in Holton for three years, she returned to Lawrence and taught high school English and Journalism at Eudora High, retiring in 2010 following a three plus decade career in education.

While imparting knowledge to her students, Jeannette was also picking up serious computer skills of her own; upon retiring, she began honing those skills and using them in newly creative ways. Utilizing ephemera, decorative papers, glue, found items, glitter, googley eyes and various crafting tools, she began fashioning pins for family and friends. Her unique and witty work was discovered by others and she was encouraged to create items for retail sale.

Much of Jeannette's artwork is designed on the computer and then enhanced and transferred to mat board or wood. Her creations include jewelry, plaques, ornaments, and collages (She also designs party and wedding invitations, birth announcements, and stationary).

Aided by her apparently limitless imagination, one of Jeannette's favorite pastimes is photoshopping animal heads onto human bodies (because she can!). And why not? One might describe her work as whimsical or bizarre --your call.

Jeannette is a popular participant in Lawrence's annual Bizarre Bazaar; her work is also featured at Stitch On in Lawrence, Junque Drawer Boutique in Olathe, and Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Jeannette lives in Lawrence with her husband Joe and is very proud of her daughter Chelsea who is currently completing her internship in mortuary science.


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.)

Works by Jilli Nel

My concept of art is that it should be unhindered expressions of the soul, allowing the viewer to explore and identify without prompting. From a very early age, living in Scotland and England and later in South Africa, I have felt the need to explore form, either abstract or eclectic and interpret what I feel, more than what I see, on canvas. Commissions allowed me to explore the forms of African fauna and flora, with emphasis on the Big Five; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and the rhino. Despite the work being extremely satisfying, I felt myself drawn back to allowing my art to flow, unhindered by the restraints of form. My art stems from a need to explore my inner self and to translate my emotions, thoughts and experiences into visual abstracts, not mimicking nature, structure or architecture. It is the emotion behind a sight or a sound which lives on in our subconscious. This is my groundswell, my inspiration.

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.)

Second Annual Wonder Fair Print Invitational On view July 26 – August 26, 2012; opening reception July 26, 6-10pm at Wonder Fair Gallery 803 ½ Massachusetts St. (above the Burger Stand) Lawrence, KS 66044 Ph. (785) 856-3247 HOURS: M-F 12-6 | Sat. 10-7 | Sun 11-5

Hot off the press! This August, the Wonder Fair Gallery will feature work by twenty-three hot-blooded, inky-finger’d, muscly-armed American Printmakers in our second annual Print Invitational. Curated with solemn gravity by Mr. Michael Krueger (gentleman, scholar, and head of the KU department of printmaking), the Print Invitational is a manifestation of Wonder Fair's foundational purpose--to establish Lawrence as a preeminent center for creative print culture in the United States.

Exhibiting artists:

Diana Behl | Allison Bianco | Preston Bradley | Aaron S. Coleman | Jenny Harp | Logan Hill | Rachelle Hill | Tzvi Izaksonas | Rachel James | Phil Jasen | Jim Lee | Emmy Lingscheit | Ashton Ludden | Amanda Maciuba | Justin Marable | Adrienne Miller | Adam Palmer | Nathan Pietrykowski | Sally F. Piller | Ricky Ruiz | Angela Sprunger | Brooke Vertin

LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS (822 Massachusetts St.)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.)

We have another great line-up for you for Final Friday, so join us for art, food, and music. Artists Phil Stivers, Amanda Goth, Angie Pickman, and Justin Bergin will be here. We will have food for you to try from Chutney's Indian Diner, and music will be provided by Lost and Found. 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. Growing up in rural North Central Kansas, Amanda Goth’s attraction to the texture and movement of the migrating monarch, prairie grass, and falling leaves has held strong as her greatest inspiration. With many years of experience in dance as well as art, Amanda has channeled her rhythms through many forms of tactile media: pen and ink, textile, costuming, and sculpture. In both art and dance her approach is process based, taking each moment, filling it with intention, and discovering the rhythm. Angie Pickman was born in Atchison, Kansas, and currently lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, Kansas, often operating under the moniker, ‘Rural Pearl.’ Angie began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed”—a cut paper stop-motion/silhouette animation from 1926 by Lotte Reiniger. Angie had always wanted to be “an artist”—she knew from a very young age that it was her life’s calling—but it took her a long time to figure out in which medium this would manifest itself. Justin Bergin was born in Lawrence, KS and received his BFA from the University of Kansas in 2012 in sculpture. His paintings exist as personal tableaux and biographical portraiture, the facts intentionally obscured to the point of abstract design. They exist as memento mori, reminders of a past that is always disappearing into unreliable memory, and a future that promises to descend into that same hole of misremembering. Lost and Found originates from the outskirts of Lawrence, near Perry, Kansas. They began playing together in high school for fun in the fall of 2011 with only a few ukuleles and a guitar and later began writing their own music more seriously as well as doing some home recording. Members include Annie Mehl, Bridger Falkenstien, and Addison Jones. Chutney's Indian Diner in downtown Lawrence will be at Phoenix Gallery serving samples of tandoori chicken bites and spinach pakoras.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Finding the Light, Finding the Way/ and other landscape studies by Caroline Handwork Born in Indiana, relocated to Florida, and now a resident of Kansas Caroline finds inspiration in the landscapes of wherever she is. She has been working with oils and watercolors for 17 years and has studied painting at the University of Kansas. Caroline is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, Oil Painters of America, and American Women Artists. Her paintings hang in private and in corporate collections. Her ‘October Leaves’ series was recently featured in the 34th Annual Mini-Works Exhibition at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville Alabama.
Caroline’s work focuses on the natural environment, landscapes, and botanical studies. Currently she is exploring the connection between humans and nature via her paintings. ‘Finding the Light, Finding the Way’ deals with the ideas of light and discovery in the natural world and in our lives. The contrasts of light and dark are purposeful in these painting. The compositions and brush work are subtly engaging as she invites the viewer to become a part of the landscapes.

Stephanie A. Barrows musician, singer-songwriter, composer "Stephanie Ann Barrows is a poet, musician and singer-songwriter with over thirty years combined experience in the creative arts. As a longtime meditator and student of mind-and-body practices, she infuses her artistry with a desire to illuminate, uplift and inspire others to tap into their deepest selves in service. Ongoing writing projects include: Elementals (poetry collection), Dreaming in the Forest (narrative poetry and spoken word collection), Soulsongs (compilation of traditional mantras with original hymns, affirmations and mantras for soloists and small ensembles), and an untitled collection of short stories and essays.

Instrumental music projects for 2014 include: a collection of fifty short flute pieces for flute(s) and small ensembles, some of which will accompany recorded selections from Elementals and Dreaming in the Forest. Finally, Stephanie hopes to publish some of her illustrated songs and narrative poems in a children's collection (CD + book).


Photographs by Trina Baker opening reception Final Friday 6 until 9 pm

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

Kaylyn Munro Drawings, Prints and Oil Paintings

Final Fridays Reception: 6 until 8 pm

LAWRENCE PERCOLATOR (in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center on 9th St.) *look for the green awnings

July 26, 5-9 pm 6:00 performances by Richard's Rock Band groups 7:30 performance by Danny Pound, Brad Allen, and Matt Mozier Come celebrate the grand Percolation that continues to bubble up in Lawrence and help us keep brewing. Donate to the Perc and receive prints by Lawrence artists, exclusive Percolator t-shirts, delicious baked goods, and more!

On display for Final Friday: What's This About Color? Hand-dyed fabrics through August 11

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Essence of Summer", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Linda Baranski, Laurie Culling Opens July 26 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm.

Show runs through August, 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.

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.)


Supporting Bands: Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Volumes, Capture the Crown, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, For All Those Sleeping, Dayshell & Ice Nine Kills

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

Art Exhibitions and Entertainment every month on Final Fridays

WATKINS COMMUNITY MUSEUM (1047 Massachusetts St.)

QR1863 Preview Party at the Watkins Museum

The Watkins Museum of History invites the public to a special preview of #QR1863, the Quantrill’s Raid community Twitter project. The museum will be open and celebrating the project during Final Friday, July 26 from 6-8 PM. Attendees will learn how to participate in—or simply how to follow along—the “live-tweeted” event scheduled for the 150th anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Wednesday, August 21. Visit the Watkins during Final Friday for live music and refreshments, and meet some of the re-enactors who are helping make the Twitter project come alive.

Bringing together local actors, historical re-enactors and community members, the community Twitter project will have participants adopting the personas of those involved in the raid and tweeting as though the events were happening in real time. Anyone can follow along through the hashtag #QR1863 or through a Twitter feed on the website.

Just one of the many events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the raid, the community Twitter project began in June and will run throughout August. The bulk of the action will occur in the early morning hours of Aug. 21, the day 150 years earlier that William Quantrill and 400 of his men rode into Lawrence, murdering and burning as they went.

By sharing the story with the wide and diverse audience that makes up Twitter, the goal of the project is to pique interest in Lawrence’s history and to create a narrative that can be used in educational settings…and also to see #QR1863 trending worldwide by the end of day on August 21.

The community project is a collaboration among Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Watkins Community Museum, the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence Arts Center, 1863 Commemorate Lawrence and the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information on the Final Friday event, contact the Watkins Museum of History at 785-841-4109. To learn more about #QR1863, visit


opening reception from 6 until 9 pm Beneath the Surface Marie McKenzie On any given day we might walk by a manhole once, twice or perhaps too many times to count. Ubiquitous as a sewar is, we hardly give any consideration to the existence of another realm beneath our feet. While we continue on our paths and go through the motions of our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget to simply look up or down. This series of work is about uncovering the forgotten and unnoticed world around us. Through repurposing found wood by sanding down and then polishing the suface with multiple layers of paint, I work to destroy and then to rebuild. I manipulate the surface to in order to push the subject matter into a new direction, raising issues about the impact humans have beneath the surface. My tactile environment aims to present a quality of uncertainty mixed with opportunity, hopefully exciting the viewer into pulling the lever and revealing another world; a creative passageway that they can explore and get lost within. Biography: Marie McKenzie, who recieved her BFA in painting from the University of Kansas, is a mutlidisciplinary artist living and working in Lawrence, Kansas. Her sculptures contravene the viewer’s perception of the real and the imaginary. Her hybrid style of painting and sculpture impels onlookers to inspect the artist’s work further. Contact the artist at and visit her website to see her works of art.

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.


CIDER GALLERY ( 810 Pennsylvania St.)

Tim Forcade and Majo, Final Friday, Reception, July 26, 2013

Cider Gallery Fine Art is proud to announce a reception for the work of artists Tim Forcade and Majo, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm on July 26, 2013, at 810 Pennsylvania Street.

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 "orfebreria" (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." Both of these artists are featured in collections throughout the world.

Also at Cider Gallery on Final Friday:

Chef TK Peterson and co-owner Philip Wilson will be giving Lawrence a preview of what's to come at Merchants Pub & Plate Friday, July 26th, at the Cider Gallery. Featuring items off their new menu, the duo will be sampling their take on fresh, local food to all who join them.

Contact or visit cidergallery.comfor more information. Gallery hours 1-5 pm, Tuesday through Friday and by appointment or chance.


Beth Kleene Ξ Artifice Destiny Opens Final Friday July 26th 5-9pm The Invisible Hand Gallery 846 Pennsylvania Street

The surreal paintings of Elizabeth Kleene are dedicated to the exploration of magic, constructed information, simulations, and the perception of the world through the human mind. With these concepts in mind, Kleene presents a new exhibition of paintings, Artifice Destiny, at The Invisible Hand Gallery.

Kleene’s paintings challenge the viewer’s visual understanding and defy that which can be observed in the world around us. She develops impressive textural landscapes layered with optical illusions, creating unreal realities in her works.

Kleene began her career as a representational artist. As she developed her approach to painting, Kleene became increasingly interested in the introduction of unrecognizable elements into recognizable images. The artist compares her process to the archaic practice of alchemy or wizardry, and is excited by the almost spontaneous creation of something that was not previously there.

To create her paintings, Kleene layers oil, acrylic and even spray paint, leading to the sculptural depth of her work and obscuring that which may have once been decipherable to the viewer. In addition to the physical depth Kleene creates in her paintings, the artist cultivates visual complexity by referencing digital culture and the reflective surface of mirrors, as well as inserting objects such as trinkets throughout her paintings. She often deletes and alters the visual information given by her painting, layering not only the material within her work, but the concepts as well.

“Much of my work involves perception and how we create meaning,” Kleene says. Through texture and color, I can form relationships and talk about ideas using one element to say something about the other.

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)


Final Friday, July 26th Open Studios: 6:00-9:00pm Music: 9:00-?

Open Studios by resident artists: Michaela Carmen Jessica Dietrich Paul Flinders Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Brandon Mateer Marie McKenzie Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Jeremy Rockwell Angela Wright Foxy by Proxy Whatever Forever Tapes

:::Music Performance::: "E100 Live," a film by Luke Bender. -a live show filmed and edited by Luke Bender will be projected on the front of the Seedco Studios building from 9pm to 10pm. It will be free to the public. It will be followed by a live show in the Seedco Studios basement with E100 from Lawrence and Brother Gruesome from Oklahoma City at 10:15. The live show will have a $3 cover charge

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.


Wild West Film Fest

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.

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 or call 785-371-6682 

THE LAWRENCE ART PARTY (Lawrence Creates Makerspace 9th and New Jersey)

Lawrence Creates, the Center for Innovation, is now open! In partnership with the Lawrence Art Guild, we are moving the Final Friday Lawrence Art Party to our new location, at 9th and New Jersey, in the Warehouse Arts District!

Mark your calendar for a Final Friday Lawrence Art Party, with 20+ artists, ice-cold refreshments, food, music by The Silos, and much more! Singer-songwriter Tasha Haas built The Silos as an alt country-folk ensemble, emphasizing melody, vocal harmony, and a story-song style. Her side-kicks provide vocals/flute/harmonica (Debbie Goldberg), electric guitar/vocals (Iain Ellis), and percussion (Mick Palmer). The mission of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace is to empower community residents to learn new skills, develop products and businesses, create art, and build their future. Lawrence Creates leverages the amazing creativity of Lawrence and Douglas County to help ourselves and our neighbors achieve our dreams and improve our lives.



Steampunk & Robots 7/26/13, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us for a night of Steampunk & Robots featuring Schaumburg Photography & Whobaloo artist Amy Corn Friday, July 26th from 5pm - 9pm at 613 N. 2nd Street in North Lawrence. Grab a cup of Au Marché coffee, a little dessert and enjoy the evening! It's guaranteed to be a fantastic night full of fantasy!

About the Artist, Amy Corn: Some kids dream of being astronauts or pro athletes when they grow up, but Amy Corn aspired to more than space suits and signing bonuses. Amy started selling her art at a very young age by using her red wagon to go to the neighbors. Her first grade teacher created a certificate that crowned her "Amy the Artist" and her destiny was set. Many years and many finger paintings later, she is known for her whimsical sketches of robots, swashbucklers and otherworldly creatures—some of the favorites are featured at "With my art I like to tell a story, imagining the character as I create. There’s an inner dialogue that goes along with the robots, creatures, and little people I love to draw and paint. Who are they? What kind of food do they eat? What kind of voice do they have? Are they nice? Are they mischievous? For me, the most important part of making art is telling a story.

About the Photographer, Emmalee Schaumburg: Emmalee Schaumburg owns Schaumburg Photography, a charming portrait studio in North Lawrence. She first fell in love with photography when she discovered her mother’s 35mm camera in high school. The darkroom began to pull on her creative side and it didn’t let go. Although she has become well known in Lawrence as “the children’s photographer”, she enjoys photographing other subjects such as newborns, high school seniors and families. Recently she has pursued her passion for Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction where the Victorian era and Industrial Revolution meet and spiral into a whimsical futuristic fantasy. She has pulled together vintage props and hand painted ray guns to create beautiful images that tempt the imagination.


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