Final Friday Map of Venues, August 29th FINAL FRIDAY, August 29th, 2014 5 until 9 pm unless otherwise noted

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., and The City of Lawrence

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

John Sebelius Do You Know Who My father Is?! Come see John’s newest works. His exhibit explores college Greek culture and their presence in social media.

David Vertačnik Local Flavor, Selected work 1979-2014 For over 3 decades David Vertacnik has been creating art. His mixed media sculptures can be found in public and private collections around the globe. This final Friday will be the public’s first opportunity to see this exhibit.

THE SUMMIT (9th and New Hampshire)

Monthly exhibitions on the Climbing Wall Gallery

THE ELDRIDGE HOTEL (801 Massachusetts St.)

SPRINGHILL SUITES (1 Riverfront Plaza)

“La Galería de Springhill” Presented at The Springhill Suites by Marriott

Enjoy an evening with us, celebrating the rich tradition of the arts and culture of our own beautiful Lawrence, Kansas. Treat yourself to an exhibition of some of the best Lawrence has to offer, and indulge in delectable hors d'oeuvres, served by our knowledgeable and gracious staff. “La Galería de Springhill” will be presented from 5pm to 9pm in the Naismith Ballroom, on the second floor of the Springhill Suites by Marriott, located at 1 Riverfront Plaza, Lawrence, KS 66044. (785)841-2700


Painting on the Street! Watch one of our talented artists create spontaneous art in front of Lawrence Hits’ office (, and, located at 7 East 8th Street, just east of 8th & Mass Streets!

SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY (722 Massachusetts St.)

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 BOTTLENECK (737 New Hampshire St.)

Final Friday at the Bottleneck: August 29th, 2014: El Dopa Presents: The Ladder Match

Erin Bratzler vs. Karl Dean vs. Jon Freeman

4pm to light’s out: Buskers & Brats Plus Musical Guests: Ezekiel Rubottom Oldfield Victory Godzillionaire

SANDBAR SUBS & PEOPLE’S BANK (745 New Hampshire St.)

Kathy Brecheisen

Most of my life I’ve lived and worked in rural Douglas County, Kansas, and among many things, I’m an Artist. In fact, I’ve been a mixed-media artist since early childhood.

Having experimented with a vast array of mediums, and mastering several, I seem to always fall back on my old favorites, acrylic and oil paint.

Most of my inspirations come from my home states natural scenic rolling hills, plants and animals. My passion for vibrant exciting colors, nature and life, allows me to creatively express who I am, where I’ve been and where I dream of going. To me, painting is magical and necessary.

PACHAMAMAS (800 New Hampshire St.)

A Kansas Fair Affaire Brian Goodman

About the project-

For two years, I have traveled the state of Kansas, photographing small town county fairs. With a desire to see more of Kansas, I drove over 4,000 miles, visiting towns in every corner of the state. Along this journey, I have made over 15,000 photographs with the intended purpose of making a book.

These images are a small selection of what I think make small town fairs truly unique, yet comfortably similar – hot summer days, dusty rodeos, funnel cakes, Ferris wheels, parades, wide open spaces, impending storms, neon-lit carnival rides, and sunset skies.

A little about me…

I grew up in Warrensburg, MO, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in photography from the University of Central Missouri. I work as a freelance photographer, living in Lawrence, KS with my wife Jenna and my two dogs, Walter and Millie.


'Kids-A-Bunga' A Kids Art Show! Created and Curated by Kids! Opening: Finals Fridays-August 29th Early Show: 5-8 pm

Creative communities create creative children. With more than fifteen kids showing artwork, 'Kids-A-Bunga' is a shining example of what the local youth of Lawrence is cookin' up in the visual realm. For the night of Final Fridays, Henry's will turn the downstairs into a kids interactive playground. Watermelon, paper collaborations and surf-themed balloons will be present along with endless amounts of sidewalk chalk. Curated by Alicia Kelly (b. 1986) and Phoenix Rose (b. 2009), 'Kids-A-Bunga' is sure to keep This Final Fridays at Henry's fresh and energetic.

Words about the show from the Co-Curator, Phoenix Rose: “I feel happy about the show- I feel happy about balloon animals.I think 'Kids-A-Bunga' should have lots of decorations, balloon animals! Cat and dog ballon animals because two of my friends like those, just one unicorn balloon animal because I really love unicorns. Only dresses allowed to wear. There is one more thing: boys can only wear shorts and a shirt.” (These are only suggestions)

WONDER FAIR (803 1/2 Massachusetts St.) (above the Burger Stand)

PHOENIX GALLERY (825 Massachusetts St.) Lawrence artist Angie Pickman will be here for the August Final Friday Art Walk, and two local and well-known ceramic artists, Kim Brooks and Dilesh Fernando, will collaborate for an installation. We will have music by Cucharada, and we will feature food that will be a preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week.

We are pleased to have Angie Pickman here at the gallery for Final Friday. Angie lives and works as a full-time cut paper artist in Lawrence, KS, often operating under the moniker “Rural Pearl.” Her life philosophy revolves around achieving simplicity, winnowing away at all the things that are not needed so that the individual can be reduced to the rawest, purest being possible. Cutting paper is metaphorical for this—the cutting away of all that is unnecessary to reveal the subject in a simple, bold form.

Kim Brooks and Dilesh Fernando will collaborate to show work that is inspired by their lives and experiences. Kim is a local ceramics artist who, along with creating ceramic pieces and teaching at the Lawrence Arts Center, also works at the Phoenix Gallery! Kim will have an art installation of porcelain petals, inspired by the memories of her father and his love for his peonies, lilacs, impatiens, and dogwoods. Dilesh Fernando is a ceramic artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Mathematical proportions of the Golden Mean influence the function and aesthetics in Dilesh’s art. Fluid lines through surface decoration and glazes enhance the aesthetics, as well as enrich the tactile experience. He endeavors to create vessels for people to use in everyday life and continue to enjoy over the years. Dilesh and Kim's installations are not to be missed!

Lawrence Restaurant Week is a feast for the senses. Taking place September 14-20, more than a dozen restaurants will take part in celebrating the eclectic dining scene of downtown Lawrence. During the August Final Friday Art Walk, Phoenix Gallery will be hosting a preview of Lawrence Restaurant Week dishes featuring samples from 715, Ladybird Diner, Pachamamas and Merchants Pub & Plate. Stop by to see what's in store!

Founded in December of 2011, Cucharada had bound a trio of artists together looking to bring Tango music and its various subtypes to the area. They ventured to pursue the canon that is synonymous with Argentina in hopes of being true to the aesthetic while carving out their own interpretations. Some of it is time tested material, while other selections are culled from more recent “Nuevo-Tango.”

PHOENIX GALLERY UNDERGROUND (825 Massachusetts St.) Phoenix Underground is excited to feature artists Camron Flanders and Michael Terry for the August Final Friday Art Walk.

Camron Flanders’ wildlife series highlights his love of birds and flight. Extensive research and observation of these birds allowed him to capture them in their natural habitat. Camron is a proud Lawrence native, Lawrence High Lion, and Kansas Jayhawk who set out to Florida to pursue his dream of professional golf. He returned home to start a family and his photography career. In addition to a unique artistic vision and style, his technical expertise, advanced lighting and post production techniques deliver unparalleled results. When not making dramatic photos of people doing what they love, he’s exploring and documenting the unique and hidden beauty that his “fly over state” has to offer.
The Montage series, on which Michael Terry is currently working, is created by merging two to four separate photographs together to form an entirely new narrative within the image. He then “works” the piece by manipulating the contrast, color spectrum, and saturation to alter the overall mood, including masking when needed and burning or dodging areas. The textures, color, and structure are strongly considered when deciding which shots to use in the beginning steps of the process. Michael’s love of painting is helping him with certain compositional decisions to create a looser, more painterly appearance. In some cases, he also combines photos of his paintings, artwork, and photo collages. Experimenting with color inversion, Michael is building the otherworldly aspect that some of the images contain.

ESSENTIAL GOODS (825 Massachusetts St.)

Please join us Friday, August 29thth at the opening reception for artist Katie Meuser for the July Final Friday Art Walk. It will be a great evening and we hope to see you! Katie's work will be up through August 28th.

Katie Meuser was born in Hastings, Nebraska in 1986 and grew up in North Platte, Nebraska. Katie completed a BA at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2009. She works predominantly with watercolor, acrylic, and ink to make large scale non-objective abstracts on canvas, as well as smaller scale watercolor flowers using a free flowing technique she developed while attending the University. She has had solo shows at the Walker Gallery in Kearney, Nebraska, 2009, Suite Sixteen in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2012, the Woods Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2013, and Phoenix Art Gallery in Lawrence, Kansas, 2013. Katie displayed her work in a few locations in Seoul, South Korea while she was living there from 2010-2012. Katie is the creator of KT Cards and Co-Creator of ME CAAARDS. They are sold in select stores in Nebraska and Kansas, including Essential Goods, here in Lawrence.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES (835 Massachusetts St.)

Ten Thousand Villages - Lawrence is proud to present Lawrence native Brittany Long. Brittany has recently returned from Milwaukee, Wisconsin after obtaining an Illustration degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. A proud mid-western, Long finds solace in the wheat fields and rolling hills of Western Kansas and identifies with frigid Lake Michigan. She strives to capture the beauty in the intricacies of otherwise mundane mid-west living and then approaches this with humor. Her work can be characterized by her use of any and all media ranging from India ink to Crayola Crayons, believing that the process to the tactile final product is most important.

YANTRA (840 Massachusetts St.)

SeedCo Studios Group Show SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, 'outsider' and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.


Greg Stone and Mark Raymer

Mark Raymer: "New Zealand born. Texas raised. Kansas living." His work explores mythology of an unsettled land and the events that occur, people and creatures that inhabit it.

Greg Stone: Greg Stone is from Georgia, rooted in Northern New York, and living in Kansas. His work is an amalgam of personal history, pop culture, Americana, and current events. In creating work, Stone hopes to elevate the doodle to a higher art form.

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

The Print Show features over thirty artists and over fifty prints from all over Lawrence and across the country. These printmakers united delight the eye and incite the imagination. Don't miss this flight of fancy!

And that's not all! Join us for August Final Friday, printmaking workshops and a printfest...

The Print Show Final Friday August 29, 5-9 pm

CORE:FORM PILATES STUDIO (512 E. 9th St.) "Emotional Resonance: Black and White Photography" by Marciana Vequist

THE ROOST (920 Massachusetts St.)

Open on Final Friday Evenings

EXTRA VIRGIN (937 Massachusetts St.)

"Summer in the City", Artwork by Kathleen Anderson, Laurie Culling, Dian Hauser, Leta Strom Opens July 25, 2014 Final Friday, Reception 5-9pm. Show runs through September 23, 2014. There will be NO August Final Friday reception at Extra Virgin. You are invited to stop by the store any time during business hours for a cool break during the summer. We look forward to seeing you at our September Final Friday reception.

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., Laurie Culling is a visual artist and 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.,,

Dian Hauser is a mixed media artist living in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband and 14 turkeys (among other animals). She received her MFA from the University of Kansas in 2000 and has been happily making art ever since. Her artwork references stories, verbal and written, that have a metaphysical basis. Dian uses metal and wood as a ground for her collage/ drawing/ painting explorations. She has exhibited her work locally and regionally. Dian’s art hangs in corporate and private collections. Dian was the Lawrence Public Library Art Liaison until 2013 and has had the pleasure of working with many Lawrence artists. LETA STROM BACKDOOR PHOTOS During her travels with her husband Steve, Leta Strom utilized traditional and modern photographic techniques to create canvas pieces that capture the charm and distinctiveness of various locales in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Her photo company, “Backdoor Photo,” takes its name from the approach that Steve and Leta chose in planning their European adventure. Rather than visiting a great many large cities, they chose to enter the countries through the ‘backdoor,’ wandering along winding cobblestone streets, becoming lost in the centuries-old charm of the villages and falling in step with the daily lives of locals. It is Leta’s hope that as you view her photos, you may become lost in the enchanting appeal of these European spots. Leta Strom has been involved in the Arts and working with young people for over twenty-five years. She taught high school drama and students with special needs. Leta resides in Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Steve, and enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lauren and Kristin.

REPLAY LOUNGE (946 Massachusetts St.)



FIVE BAR / INGREDIENT (947 Massachusetts St.)

Five Bar (just to the north of Ingredient) on Final Friday for live music all night

GREENHOUSE CULTURE (1001 Massachusetts St.)

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

Open every Final Friday

GRANADA THEATER (1020 Massachusetts St.)

Final Friday Event in the parking lot of The Granada. Friday August 29th. 5:30pm-9:30pm FREE! All Ages Welcome

Kansas City Contemporary Circus Teams Up with Granada Theater for Final Friday Show

The Granada Theater, 1020 Massachusetts Street, will host MoonDrop Circus for an evening of delightful circus acts for all ages on the next Final Friday, August 29, 2014. Thirty­minute sets will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue into the evening, with a fire show to conclude the night’s performances beginning after dark (9:15 ­ 9:30 p.m.) and ending at 10:00 p.m. All performancesare free to the public, but audience members are encouraged to support the performers with tips accepted at the end of each set.

MoonDrop Circus is local to Kansas City and is elated to be presenting its variety of circus arts for the Lawrence community during the celebrated monthly art walk. The Final Friday performances will encourage audience participation and provide entertaining acts, such as aerial dance on silk, rope and lyra, as well as juggling, stilt walking, belly dancing, hula hooping, yo­yo,acro­balancers and fire manipulation, all accompanied by live music or silent physical comedy. Audience members can stay all night long and never see the same act twice, as the line­up for the night offers a fresh variety of performances for each set. The performers’ antics, skills and stunts are bound to leave the audience charmed and smiling from ear to ear.

In 2012, MoonDrop Circus began performing at First Friday events hosted by Beco Flowers in Kansas City. The circus group continues to produce events that are free to the public, as well as to host Community Circus Week during the month of January. Community Circus Week provides an opportunity for community members to get a taste of the circus by attending and participating in workshops, circus clubs, lectures, and an open stage night for local performers and hobbyists. Additionally, MoonDrop Circus presented its full­length stage show during the Community Circus Week at Just Off Broadway Theatre in January 2014. MoonDrop provides professional circus entertainment for private parties, corporate events and fundraisers, using all local talent and adding a boost to the creative spirit and entrepreneurship of the Kansas City Metro Area.

You can find out more about MoonDrop Circus and the Final Friday Event at the Granada Theater at and on Facebook by searching for MoonDrop Circus.

Thomas Richmond Twenty Four year old Lawrence based Artist Thomas Richmond will be showing various selected works of art ranging from hand made screen prints on paper, to large stencil works on canvas! Richmond is also the artist behind the new murals in progress at the Granada Theater, so be sure to come check out his personal work along with a selection of hand-designed t-shirts under his collaborative company Omen and Arrow!

FYI's:: Creative Director for / muralist for Topeka/Lawrence Hookah House, first mural is at Hashinger Hall on the University of Kansas Campus, prefers working with stencil/spray paint, Own and starting up collaborative t-shirt company Omen and Arrow with Simon Jackson,

Instagram:: @trichmond713

Food/Drink:: Torched Goodness Creme Brulee and Goodness Steaks will be Vending.

Beer / Wine / Soft Drinks available for purchase.

WATKINS MUSEUM of HISTORY (1047 Massachusetts St.)


CIDER GALLERY (810 Pennsylvania St.) SeedCo Studios Curated Exhibition

SeedCo Studios is a group workspace currently based in the Warehouse Arts District in East Lawrence, Kansas, founded and run by members of the Fresh Produce Art Collective. Aiming to provide a space to create and collaborate through a multitude of platforms, primarily visual, sonic, and performance-based art forms. Although the styles range from contemporary mixed media to pop surrealism, 'outsider' and neo-classical realism, the unifying factor among the visual work represented is the depth to which each individual has committed to their own personal vision. Somehow, within this diversity, threads of similarity seem to weave through the pieces when collected and shown together. A sense of rhythm and intention apart from any singular expression emerges, like companion plants interacting, co-creating harmony within the garden, making the whole, as they say, greater than the sum of its parts.

SeedCo Studios Group Show at the Cider Gallery, opens Final Friday, August 29th, reception from 5-9 pm, show runs through September.

SeedCo Studios Exhibiting Artists: Jason Barr Jesse Gray Erok Johanssen Alicia Kelly Kate Larson Marie McKenzie Landon Merrill Jeromy Morris Dani Ramirez Catherine Reed Jeremy Rockwell Jessica Rold Yuri Zupancic

SeedCo STUDIOS (826 Pennsylvania St.)

Look for us next month at our new location in the Warehouse Arts District!

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

August Final Friday Lawrence Art Party features music by Jime and Aaron Acoustic Duo. There will be grilled sausages from Fritz’s in KC, sculptures, paintings, demos by Lawrence Creates Makerspace Members, and more!

We will be displaying works by:
Annola M. Charity, Textile Artist Designs by Zia, Painter Suzanne Peters Ashley, Fabric Artist
Rodolfo Parisi, Video Producer
Clifton Rendón, Photographer Frank Shopen, Sculptor Garret Tufte, Innovator & Artist
Kassidee Quaranta, Artist Maria Lis Cabriza, Oil Painter
Lesa Weller, Multimedia Artist

ART EMERGENCY (721 E. 9th St.)

Art Gallery in the heart of the East Lawrence Art District. This is a big warehouse undergoing an awesome transformation to become one of the next great galleries in town. Come visit us to see the tremendous talents of many local artisans displaying their fine art, street art and sculptures. We are the giant green warehouse on the corner of 9th and Delaware, next to Star Signs. Free entry, live music, adult beverages, and no dress code, see you on Friday!

DECADE (920 Delaware St.)

Monthly Final Friday Exhibitions




Bio: Charley Forsyth is a seventh grade teacher at West Middle School in Lawrence. He has recently started creating handmade linocut prints from his home. He has no formal art training, apart from doodling during meetings. He was born and raised in Kansas, and much of his art draws inspiration from this and his other interests. This is his first art show. Some of his work is also available at Wonder Fair on Massachusetts Street. For more information, feel free to email him at or find him on Instagram: @seeforce.


Artwork by Fred Mersmann Music by Luke Paul

THE BREWHAUS (624 N. 2nd St.)

The Brewhaus coffee shop is pleased to welcome Mary Braun as its featured artist for August 2014.

Mary has been studying painting formally since 2011 and she received her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri in 2014. She has exhibited her work at several locations, including several solo exhibits: Wallace Engineering First Friday's Art Exhibit in Kansas City (2014) Alley of the Altars: Street Installation, Crossroads District, Kansas City, MO (2012) Go to Bed Hungry: Installation, courtyard of the Blue River Community College, Independence, MO (2010) Mary Braun: B-Vogue Salon, Independence, MO (2007) The Brewhaus coffee shop located at 624 N 2nd Street, Lawrence is delighted to be able to share her work here in Lawrence, Kansas.

Artist Statement I find it necessary to turn the ideas of landscape inside-out, a bit, and perhaps upside down. My reasons are ethical, practical and experiential, and all of that feeds into my studio practice and into the work. I continue to build a body of work in watercolor, oil paint, collage, graphite, charcoal and India ink. These landscapes are sometimes anchored by thick organic forms are accented with calligraphic and lyrical line and color, and sometimes, they find a way to narrate the generous, the bright or dark, and the organic.


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